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 2018-2019
- President - Elise Bennett
- Vice President - Susie Gaebel Wallace
- Corresponding Secretary - Phyllis Woodrum
- Recording Secretary - Mary Ann Stuyvesant
- Assistant Secretary - Mary Kay Danckaert
- Treasurer - Joann Wallace
- Assistant Treasurer - Helyn Docs
AB TIMES newsletter
Click on the links below for copies of the Auxiliary Board's newsletter, the AB TIMES.
2018-2019 REGULAR MEETINGS & PROGRAMS
All meetings and programs 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.
2018-2019AB Executive Board Meetings
Meetings are held on Mondays at 9:30am in the Wolle Building Conference Room, except as noted.
- September 17, 2018
- October 15, 2018
- November 19, 2018
- December 17, 2018
- February 11, 2019
- March 18, 2019
- April 15, 2019
- May 20, 2019 (meeting location TBA)
- June 17, 2019
2018-2019 Regular Meetings & Programs
Meetings & Programs are held on Wednesdays at 10 am in the Carriage House Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.
September 26, 2018
Speaker: Charles Steiner, AB Volunteer
The Oxford Group
October 24, 2018
Speaker: Dianne Kauffman, Ohio Mart Chairperson
Ohio Mart 2018
November 28, 2018
Speaker: Volunteers from The Stan Hywet Needlework Guild
December 18, 2018
Holiday Luncheon - Fairlawn Country Club
Coffee at 9:30am, Program & Meeting at 10 am
Luncheon to follow with entertainment by the St. Cecilia Choral Society
February 27, 2019
Speaker: Sean Joyce, Stan Hywet President & Executive Director
State of the Estate
Meeting takes place in the Manor House Music Room
Social at 9:30am, Meeting at 10 am
March 27, 2019
Speaker: Julie Frey, Director of Museum Services/Curator at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
The Artist, Gertrude Seiberling
April 25, 2019
Speaker: Rebecca Rogers and Gloria Schreiber, with Tom Hrivnak, Superintendant of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
May 22, 2019
Speaker: Michele Mills, Auxiliary Board Archivist
The Year in Review
- Ohio Mart
- Parliamentary Advisor
- Special Appointment – Photographer
- Stan Hywet Representatives
- Friends Council
- Carriage House Store
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