First Birthday Celebration Recap

The Rose Bud Auxiliary hosted its First Birthday Party to celebrate members on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The event included a wonderful lunch buffet, surprise guests, raffles, a grand prize and each member received a special birthday gift.

An Evening at the Copa Recap

The dust has settled and the gala is over, but it is one event that guests will never forget.  It was an amazing evening from the moment attendees entered the door. There were stunning decorations, gorgeous showgirls and amazing silent auction items. A cocktail reception with delicious hors d'oeuvres was held on the north patio and a photo salon was available to take photos as a momento.

Showgirls escorted guests into the ballroom where they enjoyed a delicious dinner and listened to wonderful music in the background.The talented Nate Tannenbaum served as the gala's emcee, Dr. Joel F. Bower was presented with the first Rose Bud Auxiliary Humankindness Award, and Richard Miller, Director of Cardiac Services at Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican gave a presentation about the auxiliary's goal to raise funds for a new Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit at the Siena campus. 

Guests were entertained by the Anthem Jazz Dancers with Nicole Duffel and then a spectacular performance from the Elite Dance Studio performers with an appearance by auxiliary member, Karen Majeski.  The live auction began with lively bids and escalated into a bidding war among several attendees.  Finally, Rheda Fisher and Rheda K's Jazz Krew entertained guests as they danced the night away.

On the way out, lucky winners of the many excellent prizes picked up their items and headed home.  It was a night to remember and it was all because of the numerous, wonderful and gracious volunteers who gave up hundreds of hours working to make sure it was an amazing evening. 


Priscille Atkisson, Dr. Joel F. Bower, and Patricia Lindberg.  


VegeNation Mini Event

The VegeNation mini event held on August 6th was wonderful.  Co-Owner, Chef Donald Lemperle made an appearance to tell his story of why he switched to health, plant-based meals.  Members enjoyed an afternoon extravaganza of delicious food, fun and friends!

General Membership Meeting & Pinning Ceremony

A general membership meeting was held on July 29th at the St. Rose Siena Campus.  Ric Miller, senior Market Director for Cardiovascular Services, was the guest speaker and shared information about the need for services and programs in the area of cardiology and cardiac rehab in our community.  During the meeting, a pinning ceremony was held and all members in attendance received a beautiful Rose Bud Auxiliary pin.  The pins are a gift for joining the auxiliary and every member will receive one.

SAGA Mini Event

The inaugural mini event held at SAGA Sandwich + Pastry restaurant on July 7th was a huge success. About 40 members gathered together to sample fantastic food and have a wonderful time socializing. More importantly, over $600 was raised for St. Rose Dominican Hospital’s Cardiac Services Program.  Chef Kvalsund shared how he began his restaurant after years in the food industry. It was an amazing experience. The seafood and meat and cheese platters were delicious. And the huge, Scandinavian dessert sampler was incredible.









Auxiliary Board Meeting

Hospital Tour

Valentine's Brunch