Chariton, Leader, June 10, 2014
Sandra Knebel, Staff Writer
Sixty volunteers representing 11 hospitals in south central Iowa gathered at the Lucas County Health Center on June 5th to share ideas on how to better serve their communities. Linda Baynes, the Volunteer Services Director for LCHC worked with Annette Rice and Pam Anderson from the Iowa Hospital Association Auxiliary/Volunteer Board to plan what was a movie-themed day - from "Reeling in the Ideas" to the decor that brought Hollywood and the movies to the hospital's meeting rooms.
Local Volunteers Kaitlyn McCurdy, Martha Milnes, Becky Struve, Lucinda Burkhalter and Gert Patterson acted as session leaders for five round-table meetings where ideas were "reeled in", according to the movie theme. The round-table discussions focused on how to encourage the younger generation to volunteer, fundraising, starting new programs, customer service, and gift shops. LCHC's Marketing director, Jena Danner, took participants on tours of the hospital facilities.
This is the second time Lucas County Health Center has hosted the statewide event, the last time was 14 years ago. Baynes said she always attends wherever the gatherings are held because of the new ideas that she brings back to our community.