The Jefferson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual meeting and installation of officers program May 21.

The theme was Volunteers Have a Heart of Gold. Eula Liddell, outgoing president, welcomed everyone and introduced special guests, acording to a news release.

Bryan Jackson, JRMC senior vice president and chief financial officer, welcomed everyone to JRMC. Jackson thanked all the volunteers for the many hours of service they provide to the hospital. He also spoke about efforts to improve the overall health of the community by focusing on wellness and prevention.

Charlotte Jackson, volunteerCoordinator, led the group in the auxiliary prayer. After lunch, Suzanne Hackney, state president of the Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association (AHAA), discussed the benefits of being a volunteer.

Hackney gave examples such as volunteering reduces stress, combats depression, helps one stay physically healthy, makes one happy, and gives one a sense of purpose, according to the release.

Elizabeth McKinstry, Southeast District Chair of AHAA, installed the officers for 2019-2020. The slate of officers are Barbara Goodwin, president; Nedra White, vice president; Emma Williams, recording secretary; Shirley Johnson, corresponding secretary; Michelle Noble, treasurer; Bettye Johnson, publicity; and Eula Liddell, parliamentarian.

Charlotte Jackson presented pins as recognition for the total accumulated hours each volunteer has worked.

For 25 hours, Beverly Cotledge; 50 hours, Bria Haynes; 75 hours, Lonella Ringo; 100 hours, Elizabeth Ballard; 125 hours, Gene Hiatt; 175 hours, Barbara Horner and Nancy Lunsford; 325 hours, Betty Bradshaw; 350 hours, Bettye Johnson; 525 hours, Early Foreman and Michelle Noble; 675 hours, Barbara Hutcheson; 700 hours, Roy Hanley and Peggy Swob; 800 hours, Charlotte Jackson; 875 hours, Bessie Stromiles; 900 hours, Precious Parker; 950 hours, Marlyn Simpson.

For 1,000 hours, Nancy Longacre and David Moore; 1,300 hours, Carol Carter, Shirley Johnson, and Viola Johnson; 1,400 hours, Frances Johnson-Evans; 1,800 hours, Eula Liddell; 1,900 hours, Ethell Lee; 2,100 hours, Betty Anthony and Betty Rice; 2,200 hours, Mary Ann Kulbeth; 2,700 hours, Marnelle Clement; 2,800 hours, Emily Dendy; 3,400 hours, Don Best; 3,700 hours, David Hutcheson; 4,200 hours, Georgia Grigsby and Nedra White; 4,400 hours, Emma Williams; 4,800 hours, Shirley Jacob; 5,200 hours, Barbara Goodwin; 5,500 hours, Betty Perryman; 7,800 hours, Mary Moore.

Two volunteers have 10,000 or more hours. For 10,000 hours, Ruth Swaby. She has been volunteering for 15 years. And for 11,700 hours, Roxine Carter, who has been volunteering for 21 years.

Charlotte Jackson was awarded the Auxilian of the Year for 2018.

For those who want more details or would like to volunteer at JRMC, call 536-8076 or contact email .