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CVMC Auxiliary Names Jean Rubalcaba Auxilian of the Year

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Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jean Rubalcaba, CVMC Auxilian of the Year

CVMC Auxiliary President Carol Welch (left) with Jean Rubalcaba, Auxilian of the Year.

Berlin, VT –  Barre resident Jean Rubalcaba has been a volunteer at Central Vermont Medical Center for 45 years, since the hospital opened in 1968.

She was born and raised in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School.  Jean married Daniel and they raised three children – Deborah, Daniel and Karin.  She worked as a stay at home Mom and day care provider before working at Peoples National Bank, retiring from Key Bank as a branch manager.

Jean volunteers at the information desk in the lobby, in the gift shop and is an active member of the Auxiliary, currently serving on the board of directors.

Her family is very important to her.  She is actively involved with her six grandchildren, sharing Sunday dinners together, babysitting and attending their school functions, sports, plays and grandparents day. 

The CVMC Auxiliary operates the Gift Shop off the main lobby at the hospital and The Bene-Fit Shop, a thrift shop in Barre.  The Bene-Fit Shop is located to the left of Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel on Main Street in Barre with plenty of free parking in front of the shop. They are open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  All proceeds from The Bene-Fit Shop and the Gift Shop are used to support programs at CVMC and provide scholarships to local students studying for a career in health care. 

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to all persons who are interested in the purposes and activities of the organization. Membership dues are $10 per calendar year.  Contact Robin Brandis for more information at 802-371-4375, robin.brandis@cvmc.org  or visit CVMC’s web site for an application www.cvmc.org/auxiliary.