St. Mary’s auxiliary installs officers

Pictured in the photo, back row from left, are new St. Mary's auxiliary members Debbie Miller; Dolores Morrow; Marilyn Ault; Angela Andolina; Mary Ann Alkonis. Front row, from left, Socorro Rivera and April Jemmott. Missing from the photo is Brittany Gillen. (Photo submitted)

AMSTERDAM —  St. Mary’s Healthcare Auxiliary recently held its annual installation banquet at the Riverstone Manor coordinated by co-chairwomen Marcia Russo and Lesia Talmadge.

Officers for 2017 are as follows: Linda Estep, president; Linda Naple, vice president; Kathleen Smith, secretary; Paula Phillips, treasurer/financial secretary; Lorrie Tesiero, historian; Andrea Clare, assistant secretary; and Marcia Russo, assistant treasurer.

The evening’s banquet began with a welcome from Estep, followed by an invocation given by Sister Joan Mary Hartigan, according to a news release.

The installation of officers was conducted by past Presidents Mary Koller and Patricia Schuttig.

Estep presented a check for $50,000 to Victor Giulianelli, president and CEO of St. Mary’s Healthcare, an installment toward the auxiliary’s $250,000 pledge for services and equipment provided at the St. Mary’s Rao Pavilion.

Pictured, from left, are St. Mary's new auxiliary officers Andrea Clare, assistant secretary; Marcia Russo, assistant treasurer; Linda Estep, president; Kathleen Smith, secretary; and Paula Phillips, treasurer/financial secretary. Missing from the photo are Linda Naple, vice president and Lorrie Tesiero, historian. (Photo submitted)

Giulianelli offered his thanks to the auxilians for all they do for St. Mary’s — helping with the Mission Cupboard, the Breast Health Luncheon and the pre-natal clinic, to name a few — and for acting as “trendsetters in the 2015 capital campaign,” the news release said.

The St. Mary’s Gift Shop also gave the auxiliary a donation of $20,000 this year.

For more information on the St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary or other volunteer opportunities, call Colleen Medwid at (518) 841-7136 or medwidc@smha.org.


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