Raritan Bay Medical Center 2010 Auxiliary Officers Formally Installed

PERTH AMBOY—Newly elected officers from Raritan Bay Medical Center’s three adult auxiliaries joined their fellow auxilians for an evening of celebration and formal installation recently.

Hospital administrators Vincent Costantino, senior vice president, operations, and Leonard Dunikoski, PhD., vice president and Old Bridge site director, personally greeted the men and women; praising them for their invaluable contributions to the medical center’s many successes throughout the years.


Dr. Dunikoski discussed the auxiliaries’ and medical center’s rich history, noting that Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) just celebrated its 108th anniversary and the Perth Amboy Auxiliary will celebrate its 122nd anniversary in 2010.

“The annual hospital auxiliary installation dinner is special evening celebrating each auxiliary’s accomplishments over the past year as well as officially welcoming those who have stepped forward to lead these groups of dedicated men and women,” said Susan Pasternack, volunteer services manager. “These valued auxilians serve as ambassadors to our community. Each group went above and beyond this year to support the hospital as we continue to provide high-quality healthcare to our growing community.”

The newly elected officers for 2010 are:
Perth Amboy Auxiliary: Carol Ann Bilas, president, Mary T. Smith, 1st vice-president; Joan Baldwin, 2nd vice-president; Joan Polansky, 3rd vice-president; Carmela Guarnera, secretary; Claire Tauber, treasurer; Lynn Markus, assistant treasurer and Dee Ziemba, immediate past president.
Ernest R. Hansen Chapter Auxiliary: Marcella Massopust, president; Carolyn Poulakowski, vice president; Donna Fojtlin, corresponding secretary; Joan Zaleski, recording secretary and Barbara Gallop, treasurer.

Old Bridge Auxiliary: Dorothy Ivancoe, president; Adele O’Hara, membership vice-president; Joseph Viviani, education vice-president; Trudy Getty, fundraising vice-president; Dorris Buckiewicz, programming vice-president; Randi Neuman and Mary Ellen Torre, recording secretaries; Claudia Hunter, corresponding secretary; Randi Neuman, treasurer and Mary Ellen Torre, assistant treasurer.

In addition to the installation of officers, Ollie E. Smith of the Perth Amboy Auxiliary, Marcella Massopust and Dorothy Ivancoe shared the results of their fundraising efforts for 2009.  The three auxiliaries gave a combined total of $34,000 towards projects and programs at RBMC’s Perth Amboy and Old Bridge locations.

Auxiliary fundraising efforts and activities support the environment of care enjoyed by members of community and assist Raritan Bay Medical Center in continuing to meet the changing healthcare needs of the community.

At the 2010 Raritan Bay Medical Center auxiliary installation dinner, from left, Perth Amboy Auxiliary President Carol Ann Bilas, Old Bridge Auxiliary President Dorothy Ivancoe and Ernest R. Hansen Chapter Auxiliary President Marcella Massopust.

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