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Women's Auxiliary

Mission Statement

The MVNU Women's Auxiliary exists to accomplish the following:

 
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Organized:
1980 - Expanded from a campus organization for women called The Lakeholm Ladies, to include ladies across the Mount Vernon Nazarene University educational region: Ohio, Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia. The first on-campus retreat was held in 1981. Annual average attendance has been between 600-800.

Purpose:
To provide a broader knowledge of university affairs across the MVNU region; to provide service in special areas; and to contribute gifts for special projects. 

Membership:
Membership is included with registration for the annual Spring Retreat; however, ladies may join at anytime during the year (March 1- end of February) for $5.00. Membership includes voting privileges, a subscription to THE ROSE, which is the Women?s Auxiliary information newsletter mailed twice yearly, and all other mailings. 

Government:
The work of the Auxiliary is directed by a council made up of the wife of the university president, elected officers, a representative from each of the eight MVNU supporting districts of the Church of the Nazarene.

Projects:

Scholarships - The Auxiliary has awarded more than 340 scholarships, ranging from $300 in the beginning to the current annual 15 scholarships of $1,000 each. Approximately $287,000 has been awarded in scholarships to date.

Gazebo - Raised approximately $2,000 for the construction of the Gazebo in the grove on campus.

Chapel/Auditorium - Donated $12,500 to provide platform furniture for the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium: chairs, pulpit, altar and communion table and a number of choir chairs.

Scholarship Endowment - Established a scholarship endowment that has grown from $20,000 to just over $100,000. We gladly receive donations to the endowment at any time.

Resident Missionary Home - Refurbished this home at 115 Parrott Street at a cost of approximately $6,000.

Prayer Garden - Contributed approximately $4,000 to the Prayer Garden, located near the Gazebo, to complete the path around the area and to place Scripture Stones at various locations throughout the Garden.

Campus Benches - The Auxiliary raised over $6,500 and provided 22 benches throughout the campus for campus beautification. Many of these have been given in memory or honor of someone and a plaque is displayed on those benches.

Cecil & Novice Morris Waterfall in the Prince Student Union - $19,300 was raised to construct the waterfall in the atrium of the Prince Student Union. This project is in memory and honor of Cecil & Novice Morris for their many years of loyal support to Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Campus Center Ladies Restroom Renovation - The Ladies Restroom on the first floor of the Hyson Campus Center was completely renovated in 2006 at a cost of $10,000.

New Robes for the Treble Singers Choir - The Women's Auxiliary was able to provide all new robes for the Treble Singers Choir in 2007 at a cost of $7,000.
New Projects for 2017:
Central Complex Lobby Renovation
Silent Auction & Boutique - During the annual Spring Retreat in March, the Silent Auction & the Boutique have items available for sale that have been donated. The Silent Auction is for items valued at $25 or more and the Boutique offers items with a value of less than $25. We seek to offer nice items and the items donated can be anything of your choice. Some examples are handcrafted items, nice wood-crafted items, baked goods, jams, jellies, etc., etc., etc. 100% of the funds raised from the items sold in the Silent Auction & Boutique go toward scholarships given to MVNU students.

Survival Kits - Women's Auxiliary make Survival Kits just before Final Exam Week at the end of the fall and spring semesters. These can be ordered by anyone who would like to send them to students. Many volunteers are needed to help pack the kits. This project is done on a Saturday morning in December and again in May. 100% of the profit from the Survival Kits go toward scholarships given to MVNU students as well.
 
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Membership is included with registration for the annual Spring Retreat; however, ladies may join at any time during the year (March 1- end of February) for $5.00. Membership includes voting privileges, a subscription to THE ROSE (which is the Womens Auxiliary information newsletter mailed twice yearly), and all other mailings.

To become a member of the Women's Auxiliary, mail a $5.00 check made payable to "MVNU Women's Auxiliary" to:

MVNU Women's Auxiliary 
800 Martinsburg Road 
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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