April 16, 2014
On April 14, President of the Central Council of the Guilds of Good Samaritan Vera Meinhold handed the gavel to 1st Vice President Marie Nicharico at the Recognition Luncheon. Meinhold, a member of the Lindenhurst/N. Babylon Guild was thanked for her successful two-year term, during which time more than $500,000 was donated to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation for various programs, including pediatrics, cancer, intensive care services and the Emergency Department. Made up of volunteers from surrounding communities, the Guilds have given more than 309,000 combined hours of service to the hospital over the past 54 years.
Meinhold and Nicharico, a member of the Copaigue/Massapequa/Amityville Guild, have volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital since 1981giving 17,000 hours combined. Both are retired teachers who taught in Susan E. Wiley Elementary School in Copiague.
For more information about the Guilds of Good Samaritan Medical Center, please call Director of Volunteer Services Susan Grimm at (631) 376-3659.
Pictured (L-R): Good Samaritan Hospital Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs and Marketing Theresa Jacobellis, President of the Central Council of the Guilds of Good Samaritan Marie Nicharico and Past President of the Central Council of the Guilds of Good Samaritan Vera Meinhold.
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