Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation Announces Garden Party Event

Honorees Include William King and the Cordelian Club

The Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation’s annual Garden Party is planned for Thursday, May 31 at the Springville Country Club. At its January meeting, the foundation board chose to recognize William King and the Cordelian Club for their many contributions to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home.

William King is the current president of the foundation board, and has been a vocal advocate for the hospital as a board member and foundation board member for decades. He spent his career as an electrician contractor throughout Western New York and was the long-time supervisor for the Town of Ashford.

The Cordelian Club – as the first group to be acknowledged with this event – dates back to 1937. Its fundraising efforts, primarily done through their annual dance, have contributed to countless expansion projects, equipment purchases and building improvements over the past seven decades.

Proceeds from this event will be put toward the renovation of the second floor nurses station, covering the acute care services.

The Garden Party starts at 5 p.m. and concludes by 8 p.m. The Springville Jazz Orchestra and Nick Kody & Lydia Herren will provide the musical entertainment. Tickets are $50/person or $80/couple available from the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital front desk or by contacting Kara Kane at or (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Tickets are $50 each or $80 per couple and are available at the BCH reception desk. For information and sponsorship opportunities, call the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation at (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485 or email Kara Kane at