St. John's Auxiliary


The Auxiliary is an all-volunteer group whose purpose is to promote and advance the welfare of St John’s Medical Center in these ways: by educating members so they may serve as community ambassadors for the Medical Center, through fundraising activities, and by service to the hospital and its patients. Funds raised by the Auxiliary, through annual events such as the Spring Fling Gala and the Annual Charity Golf Tournament, go directly toward the fulfillment of pledges to the Medical Center for specific equipment or services.


The Purpose of St. John’s Auxiliary is to promote and advance the welfare of St. John’s Medical Center.  This is accomplished by educating  members so they may serve as ambassadors for the Medical Center in the community, and through fundraising activities and service to the hospital and its patients.


About St. John’s Auxiliary

Our group is made up of volunteers committed to the Medical Center’s mission. We serve as an advocacy group for the hospital and we host educational programs to inform the community about the importance of the hospital and raise funds to support critical needs.

Over our long history, we have purchased essential medical equipment, an activity bus for the Living Center, and have sponsored educational programs. Since 1974, we have provided more than $2 million to benefit St. John’s.

Our members make a huge, positive impact in our community!


Emily cooper, Sarah Graham, Kristin Irvine


"Joining the Auxiliary is a fun and rewarding way to collaborate with many amazing members of our community. All are welcome!"

Sue Critzer


We meet on the first Monday of every month in the Moose/Wapiti Classrooms at SJMC. In March, June, September, and December, we host an evening social at the home of one of our members.

Members receive:

Free access to the hospital gym
Free flu shots and blood screening
An invitation to the annual SJMC holiday party

Donna, Linda, Judi, and Dorris at Volunteer luncheon

Active Member

Members attend monthly meetings, actively serve on committees, and assist with fundraisers. Annual dues start at $25.

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Social Member

Members provide valuable support, are welcome to attend luncheons and socials, and are invited to participate in fundraisers. Annual dues start at $50.

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Patron Member

Members support the mission of the Auxiliary and are invited to participate and be engaged as much as they would like. Annual dues start at $250.

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To download an Auxiliary Membership form, please click the link. Downloadable Auxiliary Membership Form

Leadership and Members


Sue Critzer, President
Kristen Irvine, Vice President
Sue Bybee, Treasurer
Emily Cooper, Secretary
Donna Clark, Acting Past President

Nancy Adams
Amrita Banerjee
Sandra Audyova-Keatley
Judy Basye
Laurie Bay
Donna Beaupré
Jaclyn Braddy
Sue Bybee
Doris Budge
Barbara Butterfield
Kerry Carr
Donna Clark
Emily Cooper
Marcia Craighead
Linda Criswell
Sue Critzer
Addie Donnan
Petria Fossel
Valerie Goettler
Sarah Graham
Elizabeth Hale
Connie Hansen
Diana Hanson
Stephanie Harper
Margaret Hochheiser
Kristen Irvine
Shay James
Diana Joy

Becky Kimmel
Kathy Kjellgren
Patty Krause
Michelle Kren
Maralyn Larson
Mary Ann Lawroski
Carol Lewis
Mary Lohuis
Julie Matzke
Lee Naylon
Joan Palmer
Mary Ponce
Holly Richert
Susan Riesch
Linda Rode
Vicki Rosenberg
Lisa Rullman
Sue Salzmann
Amy Wilson Scott
Linda Scott
Regina Schultz
Joni Upsher
Alice Webber
Nancy Wilbrecht
Mary Willis
Cindy Winslow
Janet Wood
Betty Zernik

Sue Critzer, Donna Clark and Doris Budge, Spring Fling 2016, St John's Medical Center. CREDIT: David J Swift
Sue Critzer, Donna Clark and Doris Budge, Spring Fling 2016, St John’s Medical Center. CREDIT: David J Swift

Major Contributions

20163D Digital Mammography
2014-2015 — Activity Bus for The Living Center
2012-2013 — $150,000 Pledge for Surgical Suite Integration
2010-2011 — Patient Medication Pumps
2009 — Digital Mammography
2006-2008 — Essential Life-Saving Equipment
2003-2005 — $200,000 Pledge to the Capital Campaign

Connie Hansen, St John's Living Center activity bus. CREDIT: David J Swift.

2016 Auxiliary Christmas Party!

Ode to the Auxiliary 2016

It’s three weeks before Christmas and at Donna’s house,

Auxiliary members gathered, much noisier than a mouse.

We’re grateful for those who support us all year,

And look forward to all of you helping next year.


We’ve enjoyed some nice food, and wine and punch,

Soon we’ll exchange ornaments and laugh a bunch.

So, sit down for a moment to review what we’ve done,

We’ll make it quick, to stave off boredom.
Tonight Living Center folks are nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of the Auxiliary Christmas party dance in their heads.

A pleased Connie in her office, with list in hand,

Members have signed up to buy gifts for each woman and man.


Earlier this year started out with a roar,

The First Baby family got gifts galore!

Thank you Janet and team for all you did,

The family appreciates it and so does their kid!


Next on the agenda is scholarship time,

Our winner put in lots of volunteer time

The committee of Kathy, Mary Ann and Julie

We appreciate all you did truly!


Then Spring Fling was upon us in a flash!

A sold-out success, records were smashed!

Michelle and her team did it again,

The weather was great and so was the Stage Coach band.


Down the hospital hall came Rachel and Kathy ,

Raffle items in tow, let’s sell tickets, make it snappy!

Sell raffle tickets to everyone, go go go!

That raffle sure did make lots of dough!

Soon deadlines approached for the Shooting Star golf day,

Hey Donna and Sue B who knew we’d have too many to play!

Again the weather was perfect, the course spectacular

And thanks to our volunteers yet another record was shattered!


Thanks to Connie and Sarah it seems our evening socials are a success

Thank you to those who planned, hosted and brought guests!

Our membership has grown by leaps and bounds

Thanks Linda and Diana for wearing the Membership committee crowns!


Officers Kristen, Emily, Donna and Sue B thanks a whole bunch

Thanks Rachel and Kathy for so many things including help with our lunch.

Rick and John G provided much needed support

Things worked so much smoother with them holding down the fort.


We certainly ended the year with a bang!

Completing our pledge for 3D mammograms.

In four years we’ve raised over $1/2 million dollars

Thanks to volunteer efforts of hours and hours


We met our new staff cardiologist, diabetes specialist and our new CEO

Heard about future plans, facility upgrades, where the future may go.

What we’ve learned about the hospital and those who provide care

Is just as important as fundraising, so with others we can share.

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