Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Enriching the lives of seniors

Auxiliary for Fahrney Keedy Senior Living Community

The Auxiliary for Fahrney Keedy Senior Living Community was established to work cooperatively with the Board of Trustees and Administration of the Home in the support and maintenance and the enrichment of the overall program of the Home.

The stated purpose of the Auxiliary is to develop within the membership of Church of the Brethren congregations of the Mid-Atlantic District of Maryland and within the surrounding community and a deep interest and loyal support of The Fahrney Keedy Home and Village, for the physical comfort and spiritual welfare of all the residents of the Home family. To that end, in addition to our modest dues, we hold various money-raising events and strive to provide spiritual and moral support through prayer, visitation, and volunteering services.

General meetings, which include a covered dish luncheon, are held in April and October and the Executive Board meets in January, April, July, and October. All members of the congregations of the Church of the Brethren in the Mid-Atlantic District and all friends, families, and persons interested in the Home are eligible for membership. Yearly dues are $2.00 and life memberships are $50.00.

Sources of income in addition to dues are through fund raising activities and include the Gift Shop in the Lobby of the main building, a food and bake sale the second Saturday in June and a yard sale, food, and bake sale the second Saturday in September.

Funds are used for various purposes to benefit the Home and its residents. A major ongoing project is the Scholarship Fund which is made available to train and upgrade education of employees of the Home. Additionally, a few of the recent items purchased with Auxiliary funds include table umbrellas and shade canopies for the Bowman Center outdoor tables, two-way radios for the use of Activities staff as they work with residents throughout the building, upgrading the sound system in the Auditorium, gift cards for the purchase of supplies from A.C. Moore, Michaels, and JoAnne Fabrics, metal shelving to store craft supplies, donations of funds to various Home special events, and donations of funds to the Home Benevolent fund.

In addition to money, members of the Auxiliary volunteer countless hours in assisting residents of the Home in various ways: operating the gift shop, transporting residents to
appointments within the Home (i.e. therapy, beauty shop, various activities), editing a monthly newsletter for residents of the Nursing/Assisted Living units, and visiting residents, to name a few.

 

Current Officers 

President – Sara Wolfe

Vice President – Diane Giffin

Recording Secretary – Freda Thawley

Corresponding Secretary – Mary Rosborough

Treasurer – Joseph Bachtell.

Committee Chairs

Membership – Mary Sue Grossnickle

Gift Shop – Martha Wiles

Devotions – Louise Willard

Purchasing – Glenna Moser

Historian – Lois Hightman

Catering – Barbara Starliper

Bake Sale – Nancy Pastor

Yard Sale – Ruth & Ray Hinkle

Regularly scheduled meetings are held on:

  • 3rd Saturday in January – Cabinet Meeting
  • 3rd Saturday in April – Cabinet Meeting, Covered Dish Luncheon, Business Meeting
  • 2nd Saturday in June – Food Sale, Bake Sale
  • 3rd Saturday in July – Cabinet Meeting
  • 2nd Saturday in September – Food Sale, Bake Sale, Yard Sale
  • 3rd Saturday in October – Cabinet Meeting, Covered Dish Luncheon, Business Meeting

For more information, contact Sara Wolfe, President, at 301-293-3491