ELIH Auxiliary

Aux Tea 2019


The ELIH Auxiliary is just as vital today as it was when our doors opened in 1905. Since our hospital’s inception, the Auxiliary has been key to our growth and success. Although many things have changed since then, the dedication of our Auxilians has remained consistent throughout our 115 years of service to the North Fork and Shelter Island communities. 

The modern day Auxilians have really upped their fundraising game while still maintaining the integrity and objective of their predecessors. Today, our Auxiliary has over 200 members that support our departments with over 20,000 hours of volunteer support, fundraising events, and the operation of our Corner Shop and Opportunity Shop. This dedication has been recognized in the form of several prestigious awards:

  • Named 2013 Auxiliary of the Year by the Health Care Association of New York State (HANYS)
  • Named 2017 Best Small Auxiliary by the Health Care Association of New York State (HANYS)
  • Awarded the 2016-17 Community Service Award by The North Fork Chamber of Commerce
  • Recipients of Peconic Landing’s 2017 Older Americans Champions Award
  • ELIH Auxiliary Opportunity Shop Named 2019 Platinum Best Consignment/Thrift Shop by Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” on the North Fork


ELIH Auxiliary Executive Board

Helene V. Fall, President

Lynda Biedermann, First Vice President 

Iris Begora, Treasurer

Margaret Brown, Recording Secretary 

Nora Busch, Corresponding Secretary 

Appointed Officers

Nora Busch, Chair, Nominating

Bobbie Rubenstein, Archivist

Helene V. Fall, Chair, Car Raffle

Fran Murphy, Co-Chair, Car Raffle

Mary Ann Heitzig, Timekeeper

Mary Ellen Connors, Timekeeper