Decides to Dissolve
(Please Read Judy's Letter Below)
Dear Members of AFHAV:
Per my letter in June, I am updating you on the results of our Board Meeting held on September 11-13 in Ocala to discuss the reorganization of the AFHAV. We had a healthcare administrator and two volunteer managers as guest speakers.
The Purpose of AFHAV is “to improve the quality of health care for the sick and needy in the State of Florida through the assistance to and training of health professionals and volunteers and the promotion, coordination and encouragement of volunteer health care auxiliaries and related activities throughout the State”.
After consulting with other volunteers and managers and much discussion by our Board Members, the Board voted unanimously to dissolve our association. Our decision was not made lightly. Many factors contributed to our decision:
Many auxiliaries being dissolved and becoming departments of volunteers with no officers.
Healthcare facilities establishing their own educational programs for volunteers.
Little or no financial support from the healthcare facilities to send volunteers to meetings and conferences.
Greatly reduced and limited vendor support for our conferences.
Fewer volunteers returning after the pandemic.
The dissolution process has begun, but because there are many steps required, the end will not occur immediately. It will take time to complete the process legally and correctly. The current Board Members have agreed to continue to serve until the dissolution is completed.
We are committed to keeping you informed on our website and by newsletter with information as the dissolution process proceeds.
AFHAV Board of Directors
Judy Boles, President
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At the Association of Florida Healthcare Auxiliaries-Volunteers we’re here to assist member auxiliaries/volunteer organizations to better serve and support their hospital/healthcare facilities by a mutual exchange of ideas. We stimulate interest with educational meetings. We aid in the organization of volunteer groups. We also suggest ideas and techniques for the development and expansion of auxiliary-volunteer services within healthcare facilities. We promote health education in the community.
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