November 21, 2017

Dear Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers (MAHV) Members:

At the November Leadership Board meeting a sliding scale dues schedule was approved. This sliding scale will begin with the calendar year 2018. The new dues schedule will be reflected in the attached dues statement. Your Leadership Board feels that this new dues schedule reflects the various levels of our member organizations. It also serves as an incentive for members' ongoing support for the work your statewide organization does for all our volunteers throughout our state.

This new dues schedule will be based on the total number of all volunteers and auxilians at your facility. The new scale is as follows:

>300         $200.00
100-300     $150.00
25-100       $100.00
<25           $25.00

We hope this new dues structure will further be an incentive for non-member organizations to become a part of the Minnesota Association of Healthcare Volunteers. The Leadership Board and District Chairs have developed a strategy to attract these organizations and we hope you will support them in their effort to recruit new members.

Thank you so much for your continued support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your District Chairs.


President Diane Damerow
Diane Damerow
MAHV President

Heart of Minnesota Award Winners PDF Print

MAHV recently recognized the following volunteer leaders at its annual meeting. Congratulations to the winners!

(Pictured with each winner is Joan Spaeth, MAHV Awards Chair and Diane Damerow, MAHV President)

Ethel Hudon - 2017 Heart of Minnesota Volunteer of the Year

Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Wyoming, Minnesota


Ethel has contributed thousands of hours of service. She is a “Go To” person for training other volunteers. She offers encouragement and models the best standards for customer service.  Always displaying dignity and integrity when dealing with patients, she helps make the patients feel special by making sure their rooms are ready with warm blankets, favorite juices on their bedside tables and taking the time to visit with them. A remarkable volunteer in the organization!



Mike Larson - 2017 Heart of Minnesota Senior Leadership of the Year

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd, Minnesota


Mike supports all of the Auxiliary's functions and makes an example to the rest of the leadership staff by his encouragement and support. All volunteers are invited to a special event to thank and recognize their service. He treats the volunteers like employees and allows them to feel free to stop in any time to just say hello or discuss topics they feel passionate about. He makes the volunteers feel appreciated and valued!



Bev Moberg - 2017 Heart of Minnesota Volunteer Resource Coordinator of the Year

Fairview Range Medical Center, Hibbing, Minnesota


Bev has a special talent to recognize the specific talents of individuals. Each volunteer is allowed to engage in meaningful opportunities that enhance the facility's goals. Each day she makes rounds to offer encouragement,  solutions and give a “pat on the back” for a job well done. As an advocate for volunteers, she maintains a high level of visibility and ensures that the value that Fairview Range's volunteers bring to the organization are fully recognized.





Jody Bjerke - 2017 President's Award

     Johnson Memorial Health Services, Dawson


Previous Winners:

Volunteer of the Year Award

Outstanding Volunteer Resource Professional

Outstanding Senior Leadership Award

President's Award

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