Our “Newsworthy” Blog

A Very Merry Christmas Meeting

Our December meeting comprised a full agenda of entertainment, Service League news, and delicious food and fellowship!

Thank you to the Carolina Chord Connection Barbershop for bringing in the Christmas spirit with their songs and entertainment.

Elf Danette Pugh continued the laughs during member moments with Karla Lloyd and Cindy Collie.

A delicious spread of homemade goodies filled the tables.

Thank you for the wonderful Christmas coffee led by these super organizers:

Barbara Bowser, Anna Fey Campbell, Ellen Crawley, Beth Harman, Lisa Gay, Dorothy Smith, Earlene Hite

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Blanket Making During Our November Work Shop

A fun time was had by all at our November Blanket Workshop.  We had 13 ladies cutting and hand tying fleece blankets — and having a good chat!

Hospital Activities Chair Cassie Causey delivered 16 blankets to the Office of Patient and Family Experience, who were thrilled to receive them!

Thank you to all who participate in our blanket workshops!  They bring warmth and comfort to patients and are much appreciated and even requested.

If you missed it, please click to read — Patient And Family Touched By Receiving SLG Blanket

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Patient And Family Touched By Receiving SLG Blanket

As Service League of Greenville members, we take pride in having “Service Hearts.”  We do what we do to make a difference in our community and not for the recognition we receive.  Just the same, it makes our day when someone lets us know how much they appreciate our efforts…

Such as this recent encounter shared by several SLG members working in our Service League of Greenville Gift Shop.  From Martha Bloss:

“While working in the SLG Gift Shop today, a woman came in to thank the SLG for giving her mother a blanket.  Her 87 year old mom makes many blankets and gives them to the fire dept and a child abuse social worker.  She was thrilled to receive a blanket from someone else when she truly needed it. “

Another SLG members adds:

“This was a special and rather moving experience for each of us there.  The daughter was sincerely appreciative of what had been given to her mother, who in turn, had been doing so much for others.”

Can it get any better than serving those who serve others?  A huge SLG thank you to all who share their “Service Hearts.”

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Getting To Know You…

As a fun way for members to “meet & greet” their fellow volunteers, Service League of Greenville 2nd Vice President Danette Pugh has been finding creative disguises to chat up randomly selected members during our monthly meetings…

Service League of Greenville President Annelle West looks on as “Pilgrim” Danette draws the names of the lucky “winners”…

Nov SLG Mtg

SLG members Joan Giordano and Teresa Warren give each other moral support as the questioning chatting begins…

Nov SLG Mtg 2

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What We’ve Been Up To — October 2017

service-league-sealService League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the month of —  October 2017.

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 — 649 hours
  • Charity Ball Fundraiser — 44 hours
  • Vidant Medical Center Activities — 43 hours
  • Ronald McDonald House —  49 hours
  • Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice —  120 hours
  • McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge — 76 hours
  • Layettes Program — 41 hours
  • Other Projects — 238 hours
  • Meetings — 409 hours

Total for October — 1669 hours of service to our community!  

Way to go Ladies!

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A Bounty Of Blankets For Vidant Patients

We had a great turnout for our first fall blanket workshop this year!  Service League of Greenville members made 19 colorful hand-tied blankets and delivered them to Vidant Patient and Family Experience, who will gifted them to Vidant patients.

These workshops are always a wonderful way to connect with our fellow members and show individual Vidant patients how much we care.

Thank you to all the members who participate in and donate to this worthy project!

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What We’ve Been Up To — September 2017

service-league-sealService League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the month of — September 2017.

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 — 541 hours
  • Charity Ball Fundraiser – 22 hours
  • Vidant Medical Center Activities – 16 hours
  • Ronald McDonald House —  53 hours
  • Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice —  92 hours
  • McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge — 53 hours
  • Layettes Program – 93 hours
  • Other Projects – 323 hours
  • Meetings —  311 hours

Total  —  1464 hours — of service to our community!

Way to go Ladies!

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Donations Of Quick Meals To Ronald McDonald House

Quick meals are in high demand at The Ronald McDonald House located inside the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center (near the pediatric units).

When a child is sick and receiving medical attention, the last thing families need is the added stress of worrying about how or where to grab something quick and nutritious to eat without having to leave the building where their child is being treated. Fortunately, the Ronald McDonald House provides a 2,500 sq.ft. common area with kitchen, laundry, and shower facilities, a playroom and other home-like amenities.

But, keeping the pantry full is an ongoing challenge.

During our October meeting, the Service League of Greenville held a last minute “Quick Meal Drive” to help the Ronald McDonald House restock their quick meals pantry.  We are pleased to say, our members exceeded expectations:

Helping to unload the Service League of Greenville’s quick meal donations are RMH Eastern NC’s Director of Development, Hanna Caton, and Executive Director, Meghan King Woolard.

A huge thank you to all the SLG members who participated and gave so generously!

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Our 2017 SLG Provisionals Making The Rounds & In The News

Our 2017 Provisional members have been busy over the last month — making the rounds of orientation, training, general meeting, Vidant tour, skit practices, gift shop training (click on pictures to enlarge)…

and, gracing the pages of the Daily Reflector (click to view picture and article in the Daily Reflector HERE) —

A HEARTY WELCOME TO THESE LOVELY LADIES!!

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Remembering Our Beginnings

As we start our 80th year, we took a moment during our October meeting to look back to our founding ladies and thrift shop beginnings,  to the source of our inspiration and focus — Dr. Laughinghouse, and, to the emblem of our aspirations — our Service League of Greenville seal.

Service League of Greenville member Gigi Walter gave a moving re-enactment of founding member Jesse R. Moye as she addressed members on October 2, 1939 to present and explain the meaning behind the seal she designed.

“… A torch of service to guide our feet.  A compass, in its form the likeness of a star, a star of hope, a star of faith, to guide our direction… ” 

Find out more about the history of The Service League of Greenville at:
IN THE BEGINNING… 1937 – 1940
DR. CHARLES O’HAGAN LAUGHINGHOUSE
— OUR SEAL, A SYMBOL OF SERVICE LEAGUE IDEALS
or click HERE!

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