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Grand River Hospital District Volunteer Association or GRHDVA

The Grand River Hospital District Volunteer Association or GRHDVA is a very active part of Volunteers Services. The GRHDVA usually meet on the first Wednesday of the month please check Volunteer Services calendar for any changes) at 9:30-10:30 for a semi-formal Robert’s Rule meeting. Often an informational program will follow from 10:30 – 11:00 or 11:30 depending on the topic. A postcard reminder/invitation is sent out to every active volunteer monthly.

Every GRH volunteer automatically becomes an associate GRHDVA member. To become a voting member simply pay a $5 yearly dues.

The GRHDVA was started over ten years ago by active GRH volunteers who wanted to provide substantial financial support for additional projects for Grand River Health. The GRHDVA applied for and became a 501c3 in 2012. Through the years the two main fund raising efforts are the Grand Chance for Chocolate around Valentine’s Day and the Grand Wine Affair in the fall. Grand River Gifts also provides proceeds for the GRHDVA. Past projects from the GRHDVA have been:

  • 2008 – Water Feature at Grand River Health Clinic
  • 2009 – Occupational Therapy Rooms for Rehabilitation
  • 2010 – E. Dene Moore Care Center – Fireplace & Walk-In Tub
  • 2011 – Parachute Student Health Centers – Children’s Dental Health
  • 2012 – Meals on Wheels Emergency Delivery Vehicle
  • 2013 – High School Athletic Trainer Field side AED Defibrillators
  • 2014 – E. Dene Moore Care Center – Gazebo
  • 2015 – Furnishings for the Children’s Mental Health Therapy Room
  • 2016 – Second Meals on Wheels Daily Delivery Vehicle
  • 2017 – Rehabilitation Services equipment along with equipment for new autism program
  • 2018 – GRH Emergency Department including “stop the Bleed” education program for our schools and community

Since 2014 they have provided almost half the funds for the GRH Medical Career Scholarships funds

The current GRHDVA 2018-19 Officers are:

Judy Wilson, President

MaryLee Mohrlang, Vice President

Victoria Kesler, Secretary

Lou Sallee, Treasurer


Past presidents:

  • 2017- present    – Judy Wilson
  • 2015-2016 – Victoria Kesler
  • 2011-2014 – Larry Sweeney
  • 2009-2011 – Victoria Kesler
  • 2008 – Lois Scripter
  • 2004-2007 – Nel Struwe