The Auxiliary Board (AB)

MISSION STATEMENT 

The purpose of the AB is to support the management of Stan Hywet  Hall & Gardens, Inc. by interpreting Stan Hywet as a cultural and  educational center, by raising funds and providing all possible financial support, and promoting volunteer services. 
 

about the AUXILIARY BOARD

The Women’s Volunteer Administration Committee, organized in 1956, was the forerunner of the Women’s Auxiliary Board (WAB). This group of women volunteers, worked very hard to prepare Stan Hywet for the opening of the Estate on June 15, 1957 —making it possible for the public to take tours, and honoring the Seiberlings and their motto of Non Nobis Solum (Not for Us Alone).

Reorganized in 1964 as the Women’s Auxiliary Board, the WAB has raised over $5 million for the continued restoration and upkeep of the Estate. The padded chairs in the Manor House Auditorium, the furniture in the Wolle Building Board Room and funds to pay for the appraisal of the historic collection are but a few of the projects that this important volunteer group has funded. In addition to fundraising, the AB members have contributed hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to Stan Hywet.

In 2013, a new chapter began when the WAB was reorganized as the Auxiliary Board (AB) of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. The AB continues in the tradition of its forebears as a vital support organization of the Estate.

Over the years, AB volunteers have contributed hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to  Stan Hywet. 

For information on joining the Auxiliary Board, please click here.


AUXILIARY BOARD OFFICERS 2017-2018

  • President - Hugh West
  • Vice President  - Elise Bennett
  • Corresponding Secretary - Phyllis Woodrum
  • Recording Secretary - Mary Ann Stuyvesant
  • Assistant Secretary - Dianne Kauffman
  • Treasurer - Joann Wallace
  • Assistant Treasurer - Ed Searle

AB TIMEs newsletter

Click on the links below for copies of the Auxiliary Board's newsletter, the AB TIMES.

2017

October, 2017
September, 2017
August, 2017
May, 2017
April, 2017
March, 2017
February, 2017

2016 

February, 2016
March, 2016
April, 2016
May, 2016
August, 2016
September, 2016
October, 2016
November, 2016
December, 2016


2017-2018  REGULAR MEETINGS & PROGRAMS

All meetings take place in the Carriage House Auditorium at Stan Hywet, except as noted. Coffee is served at 9:30am. Business meetings begin at 10:00am. Program is first on the agenda except during the December meeting.

Click here for a .pdf of the entire schedule of meetings listed below.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Ohio Mart 2017

Presented by Susie Wallace, Chairperson

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Betty Seiberling; Memories of a Community Focused Life

Presented by Emma Rainear, Volunteer Coordinator at Stan Hywet, and great-great granddaughter of  C.W. Seiberling.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Holiday Luncheon, Fairlawn Country Club

  • Coffee at 10:30 am
  • Meeting at 11am, followed by professional pianist Max Grossenbacher
  • Luncheon at 12 noon

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The State of the Estate

Presented by Sean Joyce & Linda Conrad, President and CEO, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Inc.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Irene Seiberling Harrison’s Healthy Habits

Presented by Julie Frey, Director of Museum Services/Curator at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

Wednesday. April 25, 2018
Holistic Health in a Home

Presented by Kristine Gill RN, PhD.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Year in Review

Presented by Susie Gaebel-Wallace, AB Archivist

  • Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers
  • Introduction of Provisionals

2017-2018 AB Executive Board Meetings

Meetings are held at 9:30am in the Wolle Building Conference Room, except as noted.

  • Monday, November 13, 2017
  • Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Monday, April 16, 2018
  • Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Monday, June 18, 2018

STANDING COMMITTEES

  • Archives
  • Crafts
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Membership
  • Nominating
  • Ohio Mart
  • Program
  • Properties
  • Publicity
  • Review/Planning
  • Volunteers
  • Yearbook/Bylaws
  • Parliamentary Advisor
  • Special Appointment – Photographer
  • Stan Hywet Representatives
  • Collections
  • Friends Council
  • Garden
  • Gilde
  • Carriage House Store

JOIN THE AUXILIARY BOARD

Membership is open to anyone that is not an employee of Stan Hywet and willing to contribute a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer work to Stan  Hywet Hall & Gardens during a calendar year. In addition to those areas  noted above, volunteers may work in any area of interest from house tour guide to  interpreter to gardening. 
 
For more information about joining the Stan Hywet Auxiliary Board, click here.