In Appleton, Partners shared friendships, debated strategies, learned new things, and celebrated winners!

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Volunteers: Our Precious Gems

October 1-3, 2019

Red Lion Paper Valley, Appleton

HOSTS: LAKES & SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICTS

Sharon Scott, Chair

Iva Mulhern, Co-Chair

Learning new ways to help our communities be healthy.

Presentation of the Colors

Presentation of the Colors

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Rob Toonkel, CAVS, CDVS, CVA, CVM, Manager of Volunteer Services, Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, spoke about the changing volunteer environment and ways to energize your group.

Opening Speaker

Opening Speaker

President Jan Molaska presents opening speaker Rob Toonkel with proper Wisconsin gear.

Opening Speaker

Opening Speaker

Attendees listening to the opening speaker.

CEO Panel

CEO Panel

CEO Panel members Aspirus Wausau Hospital COO Tonya Darner, Ascension Calumet Hospital CAO Jennifer Derks, and Bellin Psychiatric Center President Sharla Baenen with Partners of WHA President Jan Molaska and moderator Eric Borgerding, President of Wisconsin Hospital Association.

Workshops

Workshops

Officer Megan Cash, Support Services Specialist, Appleton Police Department, discussing ways to outsmart hackers, schemers and other cyber threats.

Workshops

Workshops

Dr. Bradley Crotty, FACP, MPH, MD, discussing ways to use technology to attain our health goals.

Workshops

Workshops

Joe Tofferi, performance coach, Train 4 Your Best, gave us ways to keep your body moving pain free.

Workshops

Workshops

WHA Vice President of Advocacy Kari Hofer presenting HEAT Awareness.

Workshops

Workshops

Kathy Moe, Manager of Volunteers and Guest Services at Unity Point Health, Fort Dodge, Iowa, presenting ways to up your gift shop game.

Workshops

Workshops

John Edwards, Director of Security, Safety & Emergency Management for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Community Division and former Chief of Police in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, talking about Violence in the Workplace.

Workshops

Workshops

Lisa Hare, Froedtert Health Manager for Performance Excellence, teaching Mindfulness Strategies.

Workshops

Workshops

President-Elect Peg Larson presented information on the proposed bylaws and intended amendments.

Workshops

Workshops

Workshops

Workshops

Jon Hoelter, Director of Federal and State Relations, WHA, talked about current state and federal issues in healthcare.

Workshops

Workshops

Workshops

Workshops

When a speaker was suddenly unable to attend, a group of leaders presented an impromptu panel on change. Thank you to DVSs Cindy Clark, Yo Voight, Patti Prusinski, Mary Pengra, Carolyn Welsch, and Ann Bergmann with WHA Vice President Leigh Ann Larson.

Craft Sharing

Craft Sharing

One of the crafts shared in the crafting discussion.

Wokshops

Wokshops

Robert G Schuck, Registered Parliamentarian, talking about Running Meetings and Three Basic Motions.

Closing Speaker

Closing Speaker

Alison Starr, Tashi Deley LLC, talked about honoring the greatness within ourselves and others to make our workplaces great places to be.

Awards were given!

Best of the Best

Best of the Best

Best of the Best recipient Tim McKevett, President and CEO Beloit Health System, with Best of the Best Chair Arletta Trejo and Partners President Jan Molaska.

Best of the Best

Best of the Best

President and CEO of Beloit Health System Tim McKevett accepted the Best of the Best award.

Best of the Best

Best of the Best

President and CEO Tim McKevett with other representatives of Beloit Health System.

WAVE Winner

WAVE Winner

Fundraising Program: “Volunteer Community Brat Fry", Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics, Aspirus Volunteers, Medford

WAVE Winner

WAVE Winner

Community Service Program: “Partners Emergency Department Service Project”, Partners of Beaver Dam Community Hospital, Beaver Dam

WAVE Winner

WAVE Winner

Community Outreach and/or Collaboration Program "First Aid & Trauma Kits", Partners of Marshfield Medical Center - Ladysmith

WAVE winner

WAVE winner

In-service Hospital Volunteer Program: “Hospital Elder Life Program”, Auxiliary of Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff

Honor Point Recipients

Honor Point Recipients

West Central District

Honor Point Recipients

Honor Point Recipients

Western District

Honor Point Recipients

Honor Point Recipients

Southern District

Honor Point Recipients

Honor Point Recipients

Lakes District

Honor Point Recipients

Honor Point Recipients

North Central District

Honor Point Recipients

Honor Point Recipients

Southeastern District

Honor Point Recipients

Honor Point Recipients

Northwestern District

Displaying organizational achievements!

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

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Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

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Organizational Displays

Organizational Displays

Thanks to those who worked for a great convention!

Convention Committee Site Visit

Convention Committee Site Visit

Gem Magnets

Gem Magnets

Preparing Gems

Preparing Gems

Members of the Partners of St. Joseph's Hospital preparing the gem magnets.

Coloring Gems

Coloring Gems

Members of Partners of St. Joseph's in West Bend coloring the gem magnets.

Collating

Collating

Members of Partners of St. Joseph's Hospital preparing the folders for attendees.

Stuffing nametags

Stuffing nametags

All work, no play?

All work, no play?

Setting up the photo booth.

Setting up the photo booth.

Preconvention Meeting

Preconvention Meeting

Registration

Registration

Sue Boerschinger, Ann Korb, Dorothy Mullard, Norma Ring-Roerig, and Mickey Vanevenhoven.

Music

Music

Ron Williams, member of Volunteers in Partnership with Community Memorial Hospital, sharing his musical talent.

Head Table ready for business.

Head Table ready for business.

Silent Auction Chairs

Silent Auction Chairs

Dorothy Revnew and Gloria Sparacino, chairs of the Silent Auction.

Traditional Raffle

Traditional Raffle

Sheree Schaefer, Raffle Chair, setting up the table.

Traditional Raffle

Traditional Raffle

WHA Liaison Leigh Ann Larson and Raffle Chair Sheree Schaefer announcing the winners.

Networking with friends from all over Wisconsin.

Friends

Friends

President Jan Molaska, Past President Mark Schaefer, and Raffle Chair Sheree Schaefer.

Partners Officers

Partners Officers

Secretary and Convention Chair Sharon Scott, Treasurer Julie Steiner, President Jan Molaska, and President-Elect Peg Larson.

Presidents

Presidents

Past Presidents Mark Schaefer, Bonnie Olson, Ann Bergmann, Linda Fish, and Sue Lynch with President Jan Molaska.

Mercyhealth System Volunteers

Mercyhealth System Volunteers

SSM St. Mary's (Madison)

SSM St. Mary's (Madison)

Volunteers

Volunteers

Dancing!

Dancing!

Yo Voight, Jan Molaska, and Ann Bergmann.

Friends

Friends

Patsy Pippin (Boscobel) with Cumberland attendees John Tully, Ann Bergmann, Rita Niebuhr, Robin Denver, and Kathy Mason

Ascension Mercy Oshkosh

Ascension Mercy Oshkosh

Peg Larson and Bev Hoffman

WHA Leadership

WHA Leadership

Best of the Best awardee and WHA Board Member Tim McKevett and WHA CEO Eric Borgerding

Aspirus Volunteers - Wausau

Aspirus Volunteers - Wausau

Friends

Friends

Friends

Friends

Friends

Friends

Marshfield Medical Center - Ladysmit

Marshfield Medical Center - Ladysmit

St. Joseph's Community Hospital

St. Joseph's Community Hospital

Friends

Friends

Opening Speaker

Opening Speaker

President Jan Molaska, Keynote Speaker Rob Toonkel, and Convention Chair Sharon Scott.

Bonnie Olson and Jan Molaska

Bonnie Olson and Jan Molaska

Volunteers

Volunteers

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

Hayward Delegates with Sherry Jelic

Hayward Delegates with Sherry Jelic

Great fun with our Vendors, Silent Auction and Raffle.

Silent Auction

Silent Auction

Bonnie Olson checks her winning bids.

Shopping the Vendors

Shopping the Vendors

Shopping the Vendors

Shopping the Vendors

Silent Auction

Silent Auction

Kay Lyndahl bidding.

Shopping the Vendors

Shopping the Vendors

Wheel of Gems Raffle

Wheel of Gems Raffle

Vendors

Vendors

L'Bri Skincare

Vendors

Vendors

Cancergirl.com

Wheel of Gems Raffle

Wheel of Gems Raffle

Vendors

Vendors

Vendors

Vendors

Jewelry by Judy

Vendors

Vendors

Contact Us!

Web Coordinator,:  Patricia Franks          pfranks1974@gmail.com

President:              Jan  Molaska             jmolaska@gmail.com