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Who’s the Talk of the Town?

Our Service League President, Ann Taylor and First Vice-President, Danette Pugh, were on the Henry Hinton Talk of the Town Show on Oct 10, 2018 to share the history of the League and the current celebration of our 80th year.

The Service League was also recognized by the CEO of Vidant Health, Michael Waldrum in this letter published in The Daily Reflector on October 10.  Click below to see how the Service League has been around since the beginning of the Pitt Community Hospital to become the Vidant Medical Center it is now.

http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2018/10/10/Service-League-celebrates-80-years-We-are-greateful.html

Thank you Dr. Waldrum for recognizing the Service League and its impact on the community.  We are proud of what we’ve done in the last 80 years and will continue to serve in the years to come!

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What We’ve Been Up To — This Summer

Service League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the month of June/July/August.

Even though we are on break over the summer months, here are some of the ways our members shared their Service League time and talent with their community:

  • Service League Gift Shops & Snack Carts — 544 hours
  • Charity Ball Fundraiser — 59 hours
  • Vidant Medical Center Activities —- 17.5 hours
  • Ronald McDonald House —  28 hours
  • Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice — 151.5 hours
  • McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge —- 158.5 hours
  • Layettes Program — 63 hours
  • Other Projects — 139.5 hours
  • Meetings —  199.5 hours

Total    -—  1360.5 hours of service to our community!

Way to go Ladies!

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IT’S OFFICIAL…HAPPY 80 YEARS!

The Mayor of Greenville, P.J. Connelly, attended our monthly meeting on Monday, October 1st to present a Proclamation to Service League members naming the month of October 2018 as The Service League of Greenville Appreciation Month…to commemorate our 80th year anniversary!

The plaque was presented to our President, Ann Taylor.

Ann Taylor & Mayor P.J. Connelly

Thank you Gigi Walter for organizing this event.

The following Proclamation was read to our membership by the Mayor.

PROCLAMATION

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A SURPRISE GRANT!

The Service League was honored by the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation with a $2,500 grant this past month.  The Smith Family Foundation is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and recognizing the Service League as a partnership in giving back to the community.

The Service League is immensely appreciative for this grant from the Smith Family Foundation.  The funds will be appropriated to a project that will benefit the local community.

The Smith Family Foundation was also in the news in March 2018:

https://www.vidanthealth.com/Latest-News/Vidant-recipient-of-major-gift-from-local-family

Donations for Grifton to assist with Florence Recovery

Service League members gathered items that were donated at Pugh’s Tire on Dickinson Avenue on Tuesday, Sept 18.  Grifton is currently experiencing major flooding and loss of power due to Hurricane Florence this past weekend.

Susan Thornton, Danette Pugh, Wilma Shackelford

There was a great outpouring from the members and the community.  All the items have  been loaded and delivered to Grifton Mission Ministries. Thanks to everyone!

 

Giving A Helping Hand At RMH Telethon

Although Service League of Greenville members are currently on summer break, when a helping hand is needed for the second annual Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina Telethon we find a way to be there.

SLG members working the phone bank at the second annual Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina Telethon.

Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina is an independent, community supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for families of children who are receiving treatment in our community’s medical facilities.  

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What We’ve Been Up To — March, April & May 2018

service-league-sealService League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the months of —  March, April & May 2018.

Here are just some of the ways our members shared their Service League time and talent with their community:

  • Service League Gift Shops & Snack Carts -— 1133 hours
  • Charity Ball Fundraiser —74 hours
  • Vidant Medical Center Activities —-55 hours
  • Ronald McDonald House — 101 hours
  • Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice —176 hours
  • McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge —-198 hours
  • Layettes Program —44 hours
  • Other Projects —820 hours
  • Meetings — 893 hours

Total    -— 3493 hours of service to our community!

Way to go Ladies!

A few picture highlights from March – May

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New Board Welcome Retreat

The Service League of Greenville is on its summer break, but the new board already got a jump on the 2018-2019 year with a New Board Welcome Retreat.   Surrounded by amazing views of Chocowinity Bay and the Pamlico River, board members had the opportunity to meet and greet each other and share a delicious twenty-two salad feast…

Then it was time to get down to the business of asking questions, discussing ideas, presenting new opportunities for SLG to explore, and identifying challenges that may lie ahead.


A huge SLG thank you to Communications Chair Susan Thornton for spearheading the retreat, President Ann Taylor for her leadership during the retreat, Treasurer Janiffer Fraizer for hosting the event and creating the perfect environment for everyone to connect and feel energized. And to all who attended for their wisdom, enthusiasm, laughter, and salads!

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Gift Shop Encounter — Hamilton & Brittany

Working in one of the Service League of Greenville gift shops we never know who or what we’re going to encounter.  Sometimes, it really makes our day…

From SLG member Beth Harman:

I met Hamilton, a therapy dog at the cancer center, and his owner Brittany.  They stopped by to see our Hope & Caring Boutique.  Hamilton is such a great therapy dog.  He is deaf and only has one eye.  He is a Great Dane and is 6 years old.  There are about 6 therapy dogs that they (recreational therapy department) use at the cancer center.  I loved the picture they took because it has the outside of the shop and the shop plaque above us… I just loved that dog!

Back in March, The Daily Reflector did a wonderful article on Brittany Dail and Hamilton highlighting their therapy work and efforts to educate others about responsible pet ownership and special needs pets.

Here’s a video from the article:

A huge Service League of Greenville thank you to Brittany and Hamilton for their amazing service to our community by bringing comfort and joy to patients and helping to make pet ownership better for pets and people.

( Please check out the full online article at the Daily Reflector — CLICK HERE.)

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Continuing Our Decades Of Support For Children’s Miracle Network

The Service League of Greenville continued its decades of support for the Children’s Miracle Network by working the phones during the 33rd annual telethon and delivering a donation for $5,000 on behalf of our members.

Over its 33 years, the CMN telethon has raised an impressive $27 million to fund everything from neo-natal medical equipment to special designed/educational books and toys. The Service League of Greenville has proudly contributed nearly $4 million of that total.

SLG President Ann Taylor showing that through our decades of support, the Service League of Greenville has contributed a whopping $3,832,033.
Waiting for our turn working the phones
Settling in
Working the phones …
And we received a plaque in recognition of our many years and many dollars in support of CMN

Our thanks to all who found some way to participate and/or contribute to CMN this year!

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