Taco in a Bag Fundraiser


Volunteer of the Year - 2007: Sharon Puterbaugh

- 2008: Virginia March & Illa Zink

-2010: Helen Holth

-2012: Norma Strangeland, Theresa Straley, and Angie Blonigen


YARD TOUR - 2007


YARD TOUR - 2010


Appreciation Dinner - 2008



Blood Drive - 2009

Blood Drive - 2011


Leadership awards - 2009-2011




Golf Tournament - 2011


Tree of Lights -

2011 - 2012


Volunteer Appreciation Party - 2011 - 2012





to everyone who participated in "Tablescapes" in any way.  There were mega hours invested in this awesome event.  It was a wonderful day enjoyed by everyone who attended.  Hats off to all the ladies who decorated tables and to the chairpersons and their assistants.






Volunteer Opportunities 


Volunteers are needed to escort the patients from the clinic to Acute Care for appointments with the specialists.  If you are interested in this position, please call Dorothy Fenske at 652-7194 or 652-3214.

More Volunteer Opportunities 


Courtesy Cart



"The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all."

Leo Rosten(1908-1997) American Teacher & Humorist

HISTORY of The Carrington Health Center Auxiliary

The Carrington Health Center Auxiliary was organized on December 5, 1985, for the purpose of assisting the Carrington Health Center in charitable work and to aid the best interests of this institution.


Bette Jerde, Activity Director and Volunteer Coordinator was instrumental in organizing the auxiliary.  Duane Jerde, Hospital Administrator, was present at the organizational meeting and discussed the purpose of an auxiliary.


Pat Boyum was elected the first president.  Eighteen persons attended the organizational meeting and within the first year there were approximately 50 members.  Dues were $3.00 for one year and $100.00 for a Lifetime membership.  The auxiliary is affiliated with the North Dakota Hospital/Homes Auxiliary.


The auxiliary is a non-profit charitable organization and everything that is earned through fundraising goes back into a project to benefit the Health Center.


The first official function of the auxiliary was to host the dedication of the newly completed Health Center on February 2, 1986.


Other projects the auxiliary participated in were: supplying the nursery with crib blankets, decorative wall hangings and rocking chair covers; acquiring new baby sleepers for pediatrics; providing toys, tables and chair for pediatrics; providing a courtesy cart; delivering flowers to patients’ rooms; and helping in long-term care with hair care, crafts, baking, letter writing, reading and decorating.  A tea and tours of the facility were held during National Hospital Week in May.


On October 24, 1986, a newly built gift shop was opened in the lobby of the hospital across from the administrative offices.  A contest was held and Sheryll Fike came up with the name “Happy Heart Hutch.”  Proceeds from sales in the shop are used to purchase equipment for the Health Center and two leadership awards (scholarships) are presented each year.  These are presented to someone entering any medical field.  The shop is managed and staffed by volunteers under the leadership of the Volunteer Coordinator.


The executive board of the auxiliary consists of a president, first vice-president, second vice-president, secretary, treasurer, historian, six members-at-large and the past president.


The board meets monthly with the exception of one month in the summer.  Four general meetings are held each year; one in January, a volunteer luncheon and general meeting in April, a general meeting in September and a Christmas party in December.  A volunteer of the year and honorary membership is presented at the Christmas party. 


Dues at the present time are $6.00 for one year, $15.00 for three years and $100.00 for a Lifetime membership.


For more information about the auxiliary, you may call Dorothy Fenske at Carrington Health Center at 701-652-3141.


Carrington Hospital

The Presentation Sisters









Working Together is Rewarding and Fun!


AUG 18

Blood Drive


CHC Large Conference room



Special Event

Details to follow.


MAY 17

HAND State Convention




Yard & Garden Tour




Leadership Award Winners


  Carrington Health Center Auxiliary is offering three Leadership Awards (Scholarships of $750.00). Student must have completed one year of college minimum and be accepted into a health occupations program. For more info or to get an application – contact Lori Solberg at 652-2057 or Dorothy Fenske at 652-7194. Deadline to apply is June 15.


Auxiliary Donations...

    Take a look at some of the Auxiliary's  donations:

- 2 pictures for CHC West (formerly Holy Family Villa)

- 5 Scholarshiips

- Painted hallways from clinic area to the chapel

- Lift chairs for acute care

- Elliptical for cardiac rehab

- TV for CHC family visitors lounge

- 1/2 of "Tree of Lights" proceeds to Mercy Hospice

- Nikon microscope for lab

- Blood draw chair for clinic

- Kerma Floor Scale for acute care

- Pictures for radiology department

- Angels for Hospice

- Gifts for Baby Wellness Checks




Don't forget that the Auxiliary cookbook is on sale at the Happy Heart Hutch Gift Shop.  Stop by and get a copy! It would make a great gift!



Request:  We are updating info for our membership list.  Would you be willing to share your cell phone number in order for it to be used on the membership list?  If you would, please call Dorothy Fenske at 652-7104 and leave a message.