Kay Ball, Director of the Elkhart General Hospital Foundation,
Spoke to the Club
Dave Lehman, Chairman of the Rotary/Matterhorn Thanksgiving Day charity meal put out a call for Rotarians to donate $ 20.00 (the cost of one Turkey, 65 turkeys are needed).  Many Rotarians have already answered the call.  If you would like to make a donation, you can drop off $20.00 to the Matterhorn or mail in a check for $20.00 to 2041 Cassopolis Street.  Volunteers are also needed on Thanksgiving Day to help with serving food and other duties.
The Sergeant at Arms was Meghann Sullivan, who repeatedly fined Dave Lehman for constantly interrupting her presentation. Meghann also quizzed members on the origin of Thanksgiving.
The money the Sergeant’s committee raises over the year is pooled into a fund and then disbursed annually to area non-profit organizations.
The speakers were Kay Ball, Director of the Elkhart General Hospital Foundation, Mark Bralick, Director of Construction for the new West Wing Surgery Pavilion, and Pam Goddard-Dunfee, Director of Surgery Expansion.  Mark and Pam spoke about the nearly-completed West Wing Surgery Pavilion, which will be replacing 40 year old operating rooms and in-patient rooms with a state-of–the-art operating and in-patient facility. There will be 10 new operating rooms and one new hybrid operating room which will have radiological capability.  There will also be three endoscopy rooms, a patient acute care unit with 14 beds, a prep/hold unit with 23 beds, new sterile processing center, 43 new “private” inpatient rooms, and a helistop which will allow emergency transportation of incoming and outgoing patients.
Kay Ball spoke about the opportunity for community members to purchase a “named” space in the new pavilion. It is a way for families to acknowledge members of their family or begin a new legacy. Naming opportunities start at just $ 5,000.00.
For more information visit: www.EGH.org/Foundation.
Upcoming Programs:
November 23rd: Greg Anders and Cindy Lindahl, "A Strange Thing Happened in a Box in My Attic."
November 30th: Rebecca Kubacki, "Education for Latino Students."