The Women’s Guild was established in 1969, when Elizabeth W. Pouch, one of the SIMHS’s founders, telephoned her friend Agnes Miller, to arrange an ongoing social program for the wives of the doctors who were affiliated with the SIMHS. The women, however, were not content with simply socializing, and set forth goals of providing support for Society’s programs, services, and facilities. The Women’s Guild meets monthly in the homes of its members or at SIMHS’s West Brighton headquarters.
The Guild’s yearly fundraising activities include the gala Spring Luncheon each May, the $10,000 Limited Raffle in December, and assistance in planning the SIMHS Anniversary Ball in March. The organization also hosts and participates in several yearly ice skating outings for children who receive SIMHS services, as well as holiday parties for client children and their families.
For more information call Maryann Striffolino at 718-442-2225, Ext. 302/304 or send an E-mail to MStriffolino@simhsorg.