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WELCOME TO THE WOMAN'S BOARD OF NORWALK HOSPITAL'S

Treasure House Volunteers

What does the Woman's Board of the Hospital do?

The Woman's Board exists in order to raise funds for Norwalk Hospital and to support the interest and work of the hospital.

What are the activities of the Woman's Board?

Its primary activity is Treasure House, a thrift shop whose total profit is donated to the growth and development of the hospital and supportive activities such as the following:

  • 2 Respiratory Therapy Scholarships
  • 3 Scholarships for qualified nursing students
  • Supplying funds for gifts and memorials
  • Buying layettes for expectant mothers
  • Support and maintenance of the Little Chapel in the hospital

What are the obligations of a Woman's Board member?

Duties of active members of the Board are as follows:

  • To give all assistance necessary to any fund raising project of the Board
  • To interest others in the work of the hospital and the Board
  • To give such aid as may be required to the various committees of the Board
  • To give a minimum of 100 hours of service each year to Board activities

What does a member do at Treasure House?

The members of the Board perform all the necessary work needed to keep Treasure House functioning at a profitable level.

We exist on the generous contributions from our surrounding community. Some of our time is spent sorting out the items that are suitable for sale. After we decide we can use an item, it must be priced and then placed on the selling floor or stored for another time or season.

We want all members to participate in all functions, to share in the fun, and to help carry out their responsibilities.

Who shops at Treasure House?

We have a wide range of customers. Most are from the local area, but many come from the growing numbers in our community who have learned of our wonderful values in recycled goods.

Is that all there is?

No. Our members represent many different fields: medical, educational, business and legal. As members of a venerable organization we constantly shift roles. We need members to serve as officers of the Board, and we need members to head committees and to take their turn as chairmen and officers of Treasure House. We call on the many talents of our membership: artistic, organizational, secretarial and financial. In addition, we need people who are active in the community, because that’s where we find our membership, our customers and our contributors.

What does a member get out of all the time and energy given without compensation and seemingly at times without recognition?

Ask any member…for some reason you get back far more than you give, mostly because of a wonderful sense of community.