Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers of the Georgia Hospital Association

What is CoA/V?

The Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers of the Georgia Hospital Association (COA/V) was founded in 1958 and currently consists of 75 hospital auxiliaries throughout the state of Georgia. During the 2014-2015 year we had a total of 7090 auxiliary members across the state. These hospitals represent a total of 17, 357 hospital beds.  The 7090 auxiliary members donated 1,283,754 volunteer hours.  Their auxiliaries contributed $3,447,564 to their respective hospitals and $558,011 to their communities for a total of $4,143,285 in funds contributed.

There are also 42 teen programs with a total of 1226 teen volunteers that are active throughout our organization. Sixty-one Auxiliaries have gift shops. The association is divided into 7 districts: Central, East Central, North, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest.(See Participating Districts.) Two district directors represent each district. Its governing body is made up of a Board of Management (BOM) that directs the actions and programs of the association.  (See Board of Management.) The President also selects members of the BOM to serve on committees. You can find the list of committees and their members under Board of Management. 


JANUARY  9            Youth Conference Planning Session—Macon, GA 

JANUARY 19- 20   COA/V  Board of Management Meeting,  Macon, GA

MARCH 3                East Central District Spring Meeting,  Winder, GA

MARCH 8               Central District Spring Meeting, Macon GA

MARCH 9                Southeast District Spring Meeting, Pooler, GA  

MARCH  10             Southwest District Spring Meeting, Cairo, GA 

MARCH 23            Northeast District Spring Meeting, Cumming, GA

MARCH 29            Northwest District Spring Meeting, Carrollton, GA 

MARCH 30            North District Spring Meeting, Rome, GA

APRIL 10-16           Celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week

APRIL 19-20          COA/V Board of Management Meeting,  Macon, GA

APRIL 24-26           SHVL Annual Conference,  Jacksonville, FL

MAY  1-3                SALAHA Annual Conference, Washington, DC

JULY  15-17          COA/V of GHA Youth Conference, Rock Eagle, GA

JULY 19-20           COAV Board of Management Meeting, Macon, GA

OCTOBER 24-26   COA/V 57th Annual Conference,  Augusta, GA

57th Annual Conference Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers of the Georgia Hospital Association


October 23 - 26, 2016

Augusta Marriott at Convention Center


The Northwest District Volunteers and District Directors, Kathryn Hall and Sherrill Eby, and the 2016 Conference Chair, Marcelle Johnson, are excited about hosting the 57th Annual Conference of Auxiliaries and Volunteers in Augusta, Georgia, October 23 -26, 2016.  Please mark your calendars.

The general schedule of events is:

Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • Registration from 4:00 until 6:00 pm
  • Gift Shop Managers meeting 5:00 pm
  • Silent Auction items and Door prizes received from 4:00 until 6:00 pm
  • Welcome to Conference 2016 Reception

Monday, October 24, 2016

  • Registration from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm
  • Vendor Show from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm
  • Silent Auction items and Door prizes received from 9:00 am until noon
  • Conference begins with lunch at noon. Workshops held in the afternoon
  • Dinner, Entertainment, and Fashion Show

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • Conference continues with General Meetings and Workshops
  • Silent Auction will be held
  • Dinner and Entertainment
  • Installation of Officers

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • Closing Ceremonies
  • Door Prizes & Raffle

The Augusta Marriott is located at Two Tenth Street, Augusta, GA. 30901. Telephone numbers are 1-706-722-8900 & 1-800-868-5354. Registration packets with conference information will be mailed out around August 1, 2016.

Remember, if you have reservations for conference and find you don’t need them, please contact Marcelle Johnson 404-285-6101.  Please do not cancel reservations with the hotel.

Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Elizabeth Wilmont Bull Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Georgia Council on Auxiliaries during 1962-63 as a memorial to Mrs. Bull who had truly been the pioneer leader in developing the Council on Auxiliaries into a viable state organization during the years 1959-61. Mrs. Bull served as President of the Council for two years and was serving as chairman of the Southeastern Hospital Conference of Hospital Auxiliaries, a six -state region, at the time of her death. Mrs. Bull and her entire family were lost in the air tragedy which occurred at Orly Field, Paris, France on June 3, 1962, in which more than 100 prominent Atlantans died.
The Georgia Council on Auxiliaries began its fund raising in the fall of 1962 to establish a permanent memorial to Mrs. Bull through a scholarship fund for qualifying students in a medical related field. Hospital auxiliaries throughout the state made contributions throughout 1963. The Fund continues to grow and contributions have been received each year which increases the principle.
Additional funds are always needed and checks may be sent to the Council President or Scholarship Chairman.
Applications forms will be reviewed by the Scholarship Fund Committee. Personal history, financial need, and acceptance by a Georgia school will be essential to apply.
The amount of the fund to be used by the student for tuition, books and fees will be determined by the Scholarship Committee. Checks will be issued to the institution, not to the individual.
Deadline for receiving the the applications is February 15th. Selections for scholarships will be made at the Board of Management Meeting in April.

2016 Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship Winners

District  Auxiliary  Name  Major  School 
Central  Washington County
Regional Medical Center
Fathia Jennice
Bachelor of Science -
 Middle Georgia
State University
Central   Oconee Regional
Medical Center
Bailey Elise Cole  Bachelor of Science -
Georgia College and
State University
East Central  Barrow Regional
Medical Center
Mary Rougeau
 Physician's Assistant-
Augusta University
North   Floyd Medical Center Katie Rae
Bachelor of Science -
Shorter University
Northeast  Northside Hospital
 Ayoola Osasona Family Nurse Practioner-
Augusta University
Northeast  Emory Johns Creek Courtney Danielle
Doctor of Pharmacy Mercer University
School of Pharmacy
Northeast   Eastside Medical Center  Justin Ramkissoon Doctor of Pharmacy Philadelphia College of 
Osteopathic Medical 
Suwanee, GA
Northeast   Northside Hospital
Nikel Sledge  Doctor of Pharmacy Mercer University
School of Pharmacy
Northeast   Northside Hospital
Rayni Leigh
Physician's Assistant-
Augusta University
Northeast  Northside Hospital
 Michael Scott
Doctor of Medicine  Mercer University 
School of Medicine
Southeast   Southeast Georgia Health
System- Brunswick Campus
Jessica L. Poe  Family Nurse Practioner -
South University,
Southeast   Mayo Clinic Health System 
Lane McKenzie
 South Georgia
State College
Southeast   St. Joseph's/Candler  Yelyzaveta "Lisa"
Master of Speech
Armstrong State
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New Slogan: Have a Heart; Pump it Up!
Rock Eagle 4H Camp, Eatonton, Georgia

July 15-17

The 2016 Youth Conference will be held at Rock Eagle 4H Camp in Eatonton, GA, Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17.  We encourage you to attend this event with your youth colunteers.  This conference promises to be educational and motivational.  Our focus will be on careers in health care and youth leadership development.

The cost per person is $65.00 and covers the lodge beds, meals, and workshops.  All attendees including chaperons must pay this fee. EACH attendee should bring towels, linens for a single bed, pillow, blanket or sleeping bag, insect repellent, and any needed personal items.  LODGE space is limited - pack light. 

Minimum one chaperone is required for each five youth volunteers.  We do not allow youth to chaperone each other no matter how mature they may be.


Enclosed you will find:

  • Registration & Dietary Restriction forms

  • Consent & Acknowledgement & Rules and Regulations forms


  • YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP application

Conference dress is casual but should be appropriate.  Several outside activities are scheduled. 

Registration deadline is June 30, 2016

Charla Summers