Club notes

Nason auxiliary seeks new members

ROARING SPRING — Nason Hospital Auxiliary is holding its biennial membership drive.

The auxiliary would like to urge all previous members to renew their membership, and it is accepting new members. Dues are $10 for a two-year membership and $100 for a lifetime membership.

The Nason Hospital Auxiliary was founded more than 100 years ago. Today’s auxiliary continues the tradition of serving the community and supporting Nason Hospital in any way possible.

The auxiliary provides programs at Nason Hospital including the Comfort Cart, the free coffee stations located in the front lobby and the outpatient lobby.

It has purchased smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for home health patients and Special Delivery families. It has supplied car seats for families that do not have an appropriate car seat for their infant.

The auxiliary has also made donations to other area organizations including Through Inc., John’s Way and has financially supported the Roaring Spring Community Picnic.

This year, the auxiliary also is providing two scholarships to high school students who will be continuing their education in a healthcare related field.

Auxiliary funds are raised through membership dues, a variety of fundraisers and sales in the hospital gift shop.

The gift shop has a unique variety of items for sale, including baby items, women’s clothing, jewelry and unique gift items.

Members may choose to be as involved in the auxiliary as much as they are comfortable.

The auxiliary meets quarterly in the Nason Hospital board room. To join, call Judy Reffner, president, at 224-6220.

Historical society to award scholarships

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historial Society is reminding high school seniors to apply for the Mary Alice (Hall) Mock History Award.

Applicants must register with the Bedford County Historical Society and obtain pre-approval of their research project. It should highlight a topic of historical significance associated with Bedford County.

The deadline for the complete submission of all requirements is March 31. Contact your high school guidance counselor and/or the historical society 623-2011 for more information.

Railway retirees to meet Wednesday

DUNCANSVILLE — The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prime Sirloin Buffet.

NARVRE is the only chartered national organization whose sole purpose is to protect our pension rights.

All retired, veteran and present railroad employees (or widows) of any craft are invited to attend the meeting of NARVRE Unit 173, Altoona.

For more information, call Bob Passarell, unit president, at 979-6720.

AFSCME cancels March meeting

DUNCANSVILLE — The monthly meeting of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees retirees subchapter 8306, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been canceled.

Area clubs and nonprofit can email their news to

community@altoonamirror.com.

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