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 about joining the Auxiliary Board, please click here.


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
October
September
August
June
May
April
March
February

2019
December
November
October
September
August
May
April
March
February


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, 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


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 gardening. 
 
For more information about joining the Stan Hywet Auxiliary Board, click here.