fund board meeting set
The annual meeting of the Sister Martina Gehring Memorial Fund board of directors was held July 9 at Monastery of St. Gertrude. Members present included chairperson Denise Poxleitner, Armella Haener, Judy Clovis, Carol Lauer, Ella Schaeffer, Sr. Placida Wemhoff and Prioress Sr. Clarissa Goeckner.
Martina Gehring was a Benedictine sister at Monastery of St. Gertrude who served as an educator and an administrator of St. Benedicts Family Medical Center in Jerome. After she was killed in a car accident on June 21, 1987, her family established a fund to honor her memory by supporting causes that were important to her. In the last 20 years, over $20,000 from the fund has been used to support the pregnancy counseling centers in Lewiston and Grangeville, continuing education for sisters at the monastery and the promotion of vocations.
Family members contribute to the Sister Martina Gehring Memorial Fund through donations, gifts, memorials and wills and meet once a year to discuss distribution of the fund.