The annual awards luncheon of the Marion General Hospital Auxiliary was held on Nov. 22, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Broad Street Restaurant.
Doris Broom, president, called the meeting to order. Kelli Woods, nursing administration secretary, was the guest. Minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted by a motion from Bob Simon and seconded by James May. Updated yearbooks were presented and distributed to the members by Cheryl Rankin.
The Ornament of Love project has begun and is the main fundraiser for the Auxiliary. An ornament can be in honor or in memory of someone you love or a friend. Forms were available at the front desk or in the gift shop of the hospital.
Rev. Versie D. Lee gave the devotional. He asked “What is a minute sermon-one half a sermon?” A full sermon is two minutes. Hebrews 3:15 says… “O that today you would hear his voice.” Harden not your hearts. Hear him now or hear him later. The sooner you listen, the better off you will be. Do not concern yourself about what you were. It is important to know what you are not. Accept Christ and do as he would have you do. He is your helper and your friend. God is always there for you. What you don’t have, God does. In all your ways acknowledge him. We need the Lord in our lives. What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul? What is more important than your soul? Every individual has to give an account for themselves.
Blessing for the meal was given by Rev. Lee.
After lunch, Woods presented the award pins for the year. Volunteer hours for the Auxiliary members for 2019 totaled 4,098.5 hours. She commended the members for their hours of service and expressed appreciation to them for all that they do, especially for the patients.
The meeting adjourned with a closing prayer by Larry Main.