The Auxiliary Board (AB)
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.
AUXILIARY BOARD OFFICERS 2020-2021
- President - Susie Gaebel Wallace
- Vice President - Teri Woodruff
- Corresponding Secretary - Mary Kay Danckaert
- Recording Secretary - Kirklyn Kuzdrall
- Assistant Secretary - Jane Delcamp
- Treasurer - Amy Prather
- Assistant Treasurer - Lee Meyer
AB TIMES newsletter
Click on the links below for copies of the Auxiliary Board's newsletter, the AB TIMES.
2020-2021 AB Executive Board Meetings
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all meeting locations, attendance limits and safety guidelines will be issued monthly in the AB Times. Check-in and well checks begin at 9:30am. Masks are required in all indoor spaces at Stan Hywet. Refreshments may not be available during meetings. Business meetings begin at 10 am, with the program first on the agenda. All meetings, if they take place, will be streamed via Facebook Live.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Winds of Change Garden Sculptures
Shelley Funai, Grounds Manager, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
1920s Fashion in the Rubber City
Nancy Stanforth and Susie Wallace, AB Members
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Ohio Mart 2020
Darby Ashelman, Ohio Mart Chairman
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
League of Women Voters at 100
Jackie Derrow, President of LWVAA
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Manor House Restoration
*Portage Country Club
Julie Frey, Curator, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
2019-2020 Regular Meetings & Programs
- Ohio Mart
- Parliamentary Advisor
- Special Appointment – Photographer
- Stan Hywet Representatives
- Friends Council
- Carriage House Store
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