Michigan Council of Directors of Volunteer Services

Michigan Council of Directors of Volunteer Services Newsletter
In This Issue
Miss the Fall Conference?
Redesigned Website Goes Live!
Resources: Helpful Websites
New Members
Quick Links
Did You Miss the Fall Conference?
If you did, click here to print off the handouts that were distributed at the conference by speaker Mary McCormick, CAVS.  Thank you to Mary for allowing us to post these on our website, so all members have access to them.
Calendar of Events
Regional Meetings
January 29, 2009 
9:00 a.m.
Beaumont Hospital
Troy, MI
January 30, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Borgess Medical Center
Kalamazoo, MI
February 9, 2009
11:00 a.m.
Botsford Medical Center
Farmington Hills, MI
R.S.V.P. to
February 20, 2008
10:00 a.m.
Hospice of Little Traverse Bay
Petoskey, MI 
R.S.V.P. to hobrien@northernhealth.org

Healthcare Advocacy Day
April 1, 2009
Lansing, MI 
National Healthcare
Volunteer Week
April 19 - 25, 2009 
Spring Conference
 June 3 - 5, 2009
(Room Rates - $89)
Mackinac Island, MI
More details to come early next year.
Your MCDVS Board
Carol Bridges, President

 Karol Pokley, President Elect
Kathy Zaguroli, Secretary

 Linda Fites, Bylaws

Kristyn Ireland, Education Chair

Julie Elliott, Education Co-Chair

 Cindi McPherson, Membership

Penny Brown, Newsletter

Lisa Hasselbach, Political Affairs
Erin O'Mara, Professional Development

Sue Methner, PR/Resources

Tamera Varkas, Website
Issue: # 4 December 2008
Message from the President
The "do more with less" theory seems to be alive and well in our profession and in all our hospitals.  With increasing workloads and stressors, we need each other more than ever. 
One of the issues we've been discussing at board meetings is the availability of a DVS to attend conferences.  We all know that networking is our most valuable resource.  
Erin O'Mara has worked very hard to put together Regional Meetings.  Please do your best to attend these meetings, and at that time, give us feedback on how we can make attendance at the Spring '09 conference doable for you. 
With the monthly newsletter and a new website, we are a well-connected group.  I hear from all of you how much you value the advice and assistance that is offered through all these venues.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments.  
 Carol Bridges 
New Website Goes Live
Carol Bridges 
The redesigned MCDVS web page is up and running thanks to the team of Stevens & Tate Marketing/Edora Digital Solutions and MCDVS Board members!  Please take a moment to look at the redesign by visiting www.mcdvs.com.
My sincere appreciation to Edora Digital Solutions for their countless hours and webinar training to make this project successful.   The professionalism of their staff was remarkable.  Their ability to bring technical jargon down to the beginner level was a gift.  As you know, this was a huge learning experience for me, but they made it fun.  
I hope you will notice the many new features that have been added to the site, so the membership will have an even better resource.  Please note: a user ID (mcdvs) and password (cab08) are required to log in to the "Members Only" area.  
We hope you will enjoy mcdvs.com and find it user friendly.  Should you have any questions or comments, please contact me at tamera.varkas@oakwood.org or write a comment in the "Contact Us" portion of the website.
Tamera Varkas 
  Website Coordinator

Resources:  Helpful Websites
Do you have a useful website to add to the list?  If yes, please send to Sue Methner, Resource Chair. 
www.theizzogroup.com  - Check out the Enlightened Leader newsletter.

Register for Bob Nelson's Free Tip of the Week at www.nelson-motivation.com  

www.energizeinc.com - Volunteer resource for books, items, tips, etc.

http://www.studergroup.com - Many hospitals endorse this customer service practice.

WWW.WALKTHETALK.COM - Inspirational - one of the resource chairs personal favorites.

http://www.voluncheer.com  - Volunteer product and gift resource

www.ittakestwo.com  - Thank you notes and gifts for volunteers.
 - Plaques, pins, etc.

www.volunteergifts.com  - Gift items

www.thankscompany.com  - Lots of ways to say Thank YOU!

http://www.nationalserviceresources.org  - A national resource of volunteer information.
New MCDVS Members
Please help welcome the following new members: 
Carol Beck
Allegiance Health
205 North East Avenue
Jackson, MI
517.788.4764 / fax 517.796.6434

Dennis Caldwell
Mercy Memorial Hospital System
718 N. Macomb Street
Monroe, MI  48161
734.240.8931 / fax 734.240.4420
Jackie Coffelt
Clinton Memorial Hospital
805 S. Oakland Street
St. Johns, MI  48879
985.227.3334. / fax 985.224.8744
Beaumont Hospitals
44201 Dequindre
Troy, MI  48085
248.964.5120 / fax 248.964.9007
Susan Engelsman
St. John Brighton Hospital
12851 Grand River Road
Brighton, MI  48116
810.225.2527 / fax 810.220.5507
Patricia Ezdebski
Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan
One Atkinson Drive
Ludington, MI  49431
231.845.2350 / fax 231.845.3607
Marcia Good
Spectrum Hospital Hospice
4500 Breton SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49508
616.391.4253 / fax 616.391.4270
Alison Heine
Kalkaska Memorial Health Center
419 S. Coral St.
Kalkaska, MI  49646
231.258.7669 / fax 231.258.7555
Dina Johnson
Oakwood Southshore Medical Cntr & Oakwood Annapolis Hospital
5450 Fort St. 
Trenton, MI  48183
734.362.6774 /  fax 734.467.4183
Deanna Robb 
Beaumont Hospital
2601 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI  48073
Carolyn Shappell 
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
15855 Nineteen Mile Rd.
Clinton Twp. MI  48038
586.263.2360 / fax 586.263.2614
Christine Smith - Johnson
Detroit Receiving Hospital
4201 St. Atoine
Detroit, MI  48201
313.745.3495 / fax 313.993.8664
Terre St. Peter
Beaumont Hospitals
3601 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI  48073
248.551.0795 / fax 248.551.6438