2020 Virtual Convention  

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September 14   1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   Microsoft Teams practice session #1

September 15   1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   Microsoft Teams practice session #2

September 17    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM  2019 Financial Report Presentation

October 1       Ballot Postmark Deadline

October 7       9:00 AM – 10:30 AM  Virtual Convention

       Complete Minutes for the 2019 Partners General Business Meeting

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District & Local CHE Annual Reports

District & Local PPE Annual Reports

(Uploaded 9/8/2020)

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Convention Changes Because of the Pandemic

NOTICE:  MAY 22, 2020


After much discussion and with input from Leigh Ann Larson, our WHA liaison, the Board of Directors of Partners of WHA has voted to cancel the face to face 2020 Partners Convention.  The convention was scheduled to be held on October 6 – 8, 2020 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. This was a very difficult decision, and was not made lightly.  Our primary concern has been and will always remain, the health, safety and wellbeing of our members and participants. 


Although we will not be gathering in person, Partners will be hosting a virtual meeting on October 7, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:30 A.M.  The purpose of this meeting will be to elect officers and approve the 2021 budget. All members can join the virtual meeting but each organization is allowed 2 voting delegates.


The revised convention schedule is as follows:

October 5 - 7,2021 -  Madison - Marriott - Hosting: Southern District Convention Chair, Terri Donlin – Mentor, Pat Freeders

October 4 - 6, 2022 - WI Dells - Chula Vista Resort - Hosting: Western District - Convention Co-chairs, Patsy Pippen & Iva Mulhern 

October 3 - 5, 2023 - Stevens Point - Holiday Inn and Convention Center - Hosting: West Central District - Convention Chair, Betty Oddo


In recognition of the financial challenges that our member organizations are facing, Partners of WHA is  waiving the 2020 dues payments.  If you have already submitted payment, please let Julie Steiner (steinerfam@mwt.net) know if you would like the money applied to 2021 or refunded.


The Best of the Best and WAVE awards will also be cancelled for 2020.  For those that have submitted applications, please know they will be included in the 2021 competition.  The deadline for applications has been extended so please continue to submit your nominations to the address listed on the form which can be found on the Partners website.   


We know this is a trying time for everyone and hope you understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 virus and the concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time.  


If you have questions, concerns or comments please feel free to contact me by phone 715-581-9304 or email jmolaska@gmail.com


Until we can meet again, stay safe and thank you all for your commitment to Partners of WHA. 


Jan Molaska


Partners of WHA

WHA's Emergency Preparedness Resource Page has information on COVID-19.

   Partners of WHA Districts   

Organizational Purpose:

Partners of WHA supports healthcare volunteers through education and advocacy for the health of our communities. 


Download the Partners of WHA Brochure here.

Partners of Wisconsin Hospital Association, Inc. (Partners) is a non-profit, volunteer service organization affiliated with Wisconsin Hospital Association. Founded in 1951 as Wisconsin Hospital Association Auxiliaries, Partners, which changed its name in 1997, now boasts almost 9,000 members in Wisconsin.

  • Partners emphasizes auxiliary participation in health education, health career and wellness programs, and volunteer service to Wisconsin hospitals, focusing on public policy education and advocacy to Wisconsin hospitals.

  • Partners promotes leadership development offering resources, meetings and seminars to local hospital auxiliaries.

  • Partners shares information on successful auxiliary programs, fund raising and trends in volunteerism through its quarterly newsletter, Reaching Out, and through legislative and health education mailings. 


For the Year 2019 -


Districts Reporting                                                                 7
Partners of WHA Member Organizations                            56
Partners of WHA Member Organizations reporting            54


         Lakes District Members                        1,427
         North Central District Members            1,177
         Northwestern District Members               681
         Southeastern District Members            1,018

         Southern District Members                   2,391
         West Central District Members                726
         Western District Members                       867
                              TOTAL                              8,287

Total Hours Reported                                                 894,105

Total Fundraising Projects                                                 224       

Total Money given from Fundraising                    $ 1,706,171

Number of Scholarships Awarded                                    339

Total Money given in Scholarships                          $ 371,125

Number of Contacts with Legislators                             1,090

Number of Public Policy articles                                       146 

Number of Health Education projects/programs               241

Number of Health Education articles in Newsletters        167

Submitted on March 17, 2019 by Jan Molaska, President of Partners of WHA

(Revised 4/1/2020)

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President:              Jan  Molaska             jmolaska@gmail.com