November 2016 

 

Thank you everyone who was able to join us for this year's volunteer recognition celebration!  It was a wonderful night full of delicious food, good friends and great music. Please watch for an online survey coming your way as we begin planning next year's celebration.

 
Bryce Nelson and Bob Skorjanc Honored with the Lori Kleiman Award at this Year's Volunteer Recognition Celebration
 
Lori Kleiman was one of RMHCCIN's highly valued and very special volunteers dating back to our opening in 1982. She was valued for her dedication to the RMHCCIN mission, her work ethic, generosity with her time and talent, creativity, energy, and most of all, her compassion. Since her passing, the RMHCCIN recognizes volunteers that most exemplify her dedication and values with this special award.
 
Dave Kleiman, Bryce Nelson and
Michelle Study-Campbell
 
Bryce Nelson came to the House in January 2013 where he has served as a Guest Services Volunteer at Limestone ever since.  Bryce is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty - he even shares his musical talent!  In past years, Bryce has coordinated benefit concerts on our behalf and will once again be singing at this year's Holiday Open House!
Bob Skorjanc has been a Guest Services Volunteer at the RMH at Riley since May 2010.  Bob is known for his enthusiasm which never fails and his willingness to do whatever is needed. He even views delivering pop tabs to Limestone and picking up supplies for RMH at Riley as an opportunity to earn steps on his Fitbit!
Dave Kleiman, Bob Skorjanc and
Michelle Study-Campbell
 
 
Congratulations and thank you gentlemen for your support of the House and the families we serve! 
 
Honoring Our Shining Stars
Annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration

One Year Anniversaries
 
Tracie Alexander
Andy Ball
Savannah Ball
Ann Barnum
Gail Bennett
Amanda Benzine
Michael Boatright
Sammi Bowyer
Katy Brawley
Char Brooks
Megan Burcham
Anita Butts
Aaliyah Coe
Lisa Contino
Karolyn Edwards
Tyanna Fordham
Abby Fox
Kristen Hearth
Colette Highsmith
April Huey
Jami Kasprzyk
Courtney Kunkel
Cheryl McClelland
Michaela McDonald
Jack McMahon
Mike Murray
Diane Norman
Amanda Olaves-Mullican
Tom Olson
Bobbie Ozogar
Beth Parks
Da'Janique Peterson
Karena Phillippo
Morgan Piasecki
Nick Provenzano

Marco Ray
Jim Rednour
Morgan Rogers
Mary Sauer
Yuval Sharon
Sarah Shirey
Paul Smith
Whitney Soden
Deborah St. Pierre
Alexis Stevens
Dawn Ter Horst
Tom Wallander
Kim Webb
Hope Williams
Sarah Witwer
Sandy Woodward
Jean Zimpfer

Five Year Anniversaries

Carla Crock
Paul Crock
Leah Hall
Dave Hatton
Alan Holt
Kyle Just
Cara Kowal
Sheryl Lesem
Bill McKernan
Greta Notz
Sharon Paul  
David Peterson
Marsha Robinson
Jesamyn Sparks
Catherine Stiver
Jackie Vermilyer
Alice Voris

Ten Year Anniversaries

Holly Hammer
Richard Hammer
Craig Ito
Mary Glenn Rinne
Mercedes Roots  
Marie Shea
Jeri Shipp
Tom Shipp 

Fifteen Year Anniversaries
 
Pat Bowers
Juanna Brennan
Cathy Plump 
Lauren Schnepf

Twenty Year Anniversaries

Emily Duhn

Ralf Reisinger
 
Thirty Five Year Anniversaries
 
Judy Monnier

President's Service Awards
Based on 2015 Recorded Hours
 
Bronze (100-249 hours)  
 
Harold Aron
Lori Ball
Juanna Brennan
Christina Bryant
Liz Chapline
Naomi Dart
Linda Duke
Theresa Errard
Tyanna Fordham
Marsha Gordon
Bert Harvey
Ernie Harvey
Terri Hawkins
Lisa Hull
Woody Hurst
Nancy Iles
Cara Kowal
Karen Lewandowski
Marco Ray
Diana Roberts
Byron Robinson
Marsha Robinson
Mercedes Roots
Bob Schofield
Marie Shea
Lane Sims
Bob Skorjanc
Deborah St. Pierre
Alice Voris
Shirley Yegerlehner 

Silver (250 to 499 hours)

Karen McGugin
 
Gold (500 plus hours)
 
Michael Rhinaman

Linda Satterfield
 
Helping Hands Awards
 
This award recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses who have responded to the needs of our families through their generous donation of their time, talent and treasure.

Allegion
Gayle and Jerry Margraf
Scotty's Brewhouse

 
 
Going Home for the Holidays?
  
If you are scheduled to volunteer the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years, please remember to let Mary Friend know so if you will be absent from your shift so she can take you off the schedule.

In addition, if you find you have some extra time over the holidays and are available to help at the House, please contact Mary Friend at mfriend@rmhccin.org regarding open shifts. 

 
Krystyna's Korner
 
Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? It's hard to believe how fast time flies! 
 
Opportunities to help with holiday decorating and activities are available.  
  • House Decorating - November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (There is a sign up sheet in the front office at Limestone)
  • Santa's Workshop - December 20 - 24

We are also looking for groups to help with preliminary setup.  Please let us know if you know of a group that could help with any of the following projects:

  • Move items from the basement to the conference room for Santa's Workshop - December 16 or 19
  • Move items from the conference room to the basement from Santa's Workshop - December 27 or 28
  • Take down holiday decorations - January 3, 4 or 5  
If you can help, please let Krystyna Karr, kkarr@rmhccin.org or at 317-267-0605, ext. 210 or Mary Friend, mfriend@rmhccin.org or at 317-267-0605, x 225 know.
 

Mission Moment

 

"Thank you so much for providing a safe/close place for Lily to stay while we stayed with Dylan at Riley.  It meant the world to us to be able to have Lily close by and be able to visit us each and every day.  The pictures/videos we received of Lily having fun with the meal providers and activity providers in the evenings made our day.  So great to see her having a great time as we cared for Dylan.

 

Thanks so much,

 

Matt & Mindy Johnson."

 
Operations Update - Limestone   
  • Please remember to get parking passes from families who are checking out.  Also, when possible, give a family a temporary pass unless they need a permanent pass.  We are getting low on permanent parking passes.
  • A reminder to have families complete exit surveys.
  • Remember to thoroughly fill out the registration cards when doing a check-in, including your initials, guest signature, etc.
  • Calls for the RMHCCIN grants program should be directed to Lisa Lusk.
  • If someone asks about receiving our newsletter or would like to learn more about how they can help, please direct them to our website at www.rmhccin.org.
 

Updated Volunteer Schedule

 

Please click on the link below for the updated volunteer schedules: 

 

November Guest Services Schedule

Happy Birthday!
  
Please join us in celebrating the following RMHCCIN birthdays:   



Emily Duhn
Ali Marendt
Michelle
   Study-Campbell
Eddy Lux
Kiley Erlandson
Amanda
   Olaves-Mullican
Dave Hatton
April Smith
Tom Shipp

11/3
11/3
11/3
 
11/4
11/5
 
11/5
11/7
11/9
11/11
Juanna Brennan
Mercedes Roots
Gwen England
Colette
   Highsmith
Leah Shubert
Roshni Patel
Becca Waterman
Deb Marendt
Natalia Bilek
Mary Miller  

11/12
11/13
11/14
11/14

11/14
11/15
11/16
11/17
11/18
11/19

Lee Ann Devine
Chris Lake
Deigh Regnier
Nicole McKinney
Char Brooks
Katie Kirkman
Trisha Gleason
Chuck Richmond
Troy Hogan
Candice Hoos
Linda Satterfield

11/20
11/20
11/21
11/23
11/24
11/24
11/25
11/26
11/30
11/30
11/30


Upcoming Events
 
Visit our website or watch for details in future editions of this newsletter for these events.
 
Decorate the House for the Holidays
November 26

November 29
Santa's Workshop
December 20-24
 

Substitute List
 
Please contact these volunteers if you need a substitute.

Limestone

 Riley

If you would like to add your name to this list, please contact Mary Friend at mfriend@rmhccin.org or at (317) 267-0605, ext. 225.
 
Please remember to notify the manager on duty for last minute shift cancellations, and if you know your conflict in advance, notify Mary Friend.  Also, let us know if you are able to find a substitute so we can update the schedule.  Be sure to notify Mary or the manager on duty directly rather than through your shift mates. 
 
Thank you!

Our Mission
We provide a supportive home-away-from-home for families of children receiving medical care at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and other area hospitals, and we champion programs that improve the health, education and well-being of children.

Our Vision
Nurturing a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.
 
Our Values
I CARE
  • Innovation: We aim for continuous improvement to provide the highest level of comfort and care for our families.
  • Compassion: We seek to listen, understand and serve.
  • Accountability: We strive for the highest level of integrity and transparency with all of our partners and stakeholders.
  • Respect: We treat all people with dignity, compassion and respect.
  • Excellence: We embrace our mission and passionately commit to creating the best home-away-from-home for our families.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana
435 Limestone St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.269.2247
Newsletter Editor:
Mary Friend, CVA
Volunteer Resources Manager
mfriend@rmhccin.org
Direct Line:
317.267.0605 x225