Our April Service League of Greenville general meeting was one of those that seems to be packed to bursting. We covered a lot of ground in two hours.
We signed-up for events and activities:
We took care of business:
SLG Recording Secretary Sherry Pofahl and SLG President Annelle West
Past President Mary Lee Hobbie explains a points of order.
We learned of other needs in our community:
Mark Anthony, Board Chairman, NC chapter of ALS Association
We celebrated our accomplishments:
Charity Ball Chair Gwen Gordon and Laughinghouse Fund Chair Brenda Philips presenting check for the net proceeds of The Service League of Greenville’s 55th Annual Charity Ball
And, we enjoyed getting to know current members and honoring new members:
SLG 2nd VP Danette Pugh gets to know members Debbie Adams and Becky Brittle
Meeting adjourned, members enjoy a Spring Coffee in honor of Provisional members from the last two years.
With great pride, The Service League of Greenville officially opened the doors to our new HOPE AND CARING BOUTIQUE on March 25th, 2018. Located inside Vidant Health’s Cancer Center, the boutique is a warm and welcoming oasis, encouraging patients, visitors, and staff to relax as they shop amid soothing music, muted lighting, and welcoming smiles. Please stop in and say hello.
A huge Service League THANK YOU to all who help make this beautiful gift shop a reality, especially our Gift Shops Manager, Marianne Smith and Assistant Gift Shops Manager, Carol Frey.
Our colorful, hand-tied fleece blankets continue to be popular with both the makers and the recipients. Blanket workshops were held in February and March and many members worked on blankets at home.
Fleece material was cut to appropriate lap-blanket size and heartwarming labels were pre-sewn onto one layer of each blanket.
Plenty of fun and discussion was shared as the edges of the two layers of the blanket were fringe-cut and hand-tied together.
Blankets were then rolled and tied with bows that held book-marker style cards explaining a bit about what THE SERVICE LEAGUE OF GREENVILLE does.
Hospital Activities Chair Cassie Causey, assisted by SLG member Brenda Whichard, delivered the blankets to Vidant Health’s Office of Patient and Family Experience. Leslie Spencer and Erica Janak are always thrilled to have the blankets on hand for patients needing a little boost of warmth and sunshine during their stay at Vidant Health Center.
Thank you ladies for supporting SLG Hospital Activities Committee and helping to share some love with patients at Vidant.
Our thanks to Cassie and her helpers for organizing these workshops and all the ladies who participated in making them both rewarding and just so much fun!
In case you missed this posting by Angelina Brittle, on Vidant Health’s facebook page:
We have a very special #VidantThankYou to the Service League of Greenville. They donated sodas to stock our inpatient hospice house kitchen for our patients, their families and visitors to enjoy. Words cannot express how much comfort something like this can bring to our families.
A cart full of needed soda items donated by SLG members at our last meeting and delivered to Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice by SLG Hospice House Chair Martha Bloss.
Our thanks to Angelina for the lovely posting, Martha for organizing this, and all who donated!!
There was a tell-tale sea of blue and green smocks in the audience as Service League of Greenville President Annelle West took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of Vidant Health’s new Cancer Center. The Cancer Center is an important part of improving wellness in Greenville and eastern North Carolina and The Service League of Greenville members are proud to be a part of its beginnings and providing ongoing support through our Hope and Caring Boutique and the Healing Gardens.
In their March edition, City Flare Magazine featured an article about the Service League of Greenville written by our own Gigi Walter and wonderful pictures of SLG in action contributed by several members.
Gracing the cover is our own Beth Harman and Service League Vice President Ann Taylor wearing their SLG smocks.
A big SLG thanks to City Flare Magazine for featuring SLG’s history and achievements and to all who contributed to this effort.
Make sure to look for a copy of City Flare Magazine at local businesses around town!
Service League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the month of — February 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 — 596 hours
- Charity Ball Fundraiser — 419 hours
- Vidant Medical Center Activities — 27 hours
- Ronald McDonald House — 18 hours
- Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice — 95 hours
- McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge — 69 hours
- Layettes Program — 10 hours
- Other Projects —148 hours
- Meetings — 300 hours
Total — 1,682 hours of service to our community!
Way to go Ladies!
A few highlights for our March meeting:
Leprechaun Danette Pugh calls for this months “getting to know you” members
SLG members Lynn Rudisuhli & Brenda Phillps consider which famous person they would like to meet.
Second VP Danette Pugh get serious announcing SLG’s May luncheon theme — SLG 8o Decades
The new healing garden made the perfect backdrop for the presentation of our first payment of $300,000 to meet our $2 million pledge to Vidant Health Foundation for the new Cancer Center’s garden. Service League of Greenville President, Annelle West, along with Vice President, Ann Taylor; 2nd VP, Danette Pugh; and Past President, Mary Lee Hobbie presented the check to Phyllis DeAntonio, Administrator for Cancer Services at Vidant Medical Center.
The day was cool, but sunny as Service League of Greenville members enjoyed their first glimpse of the healing garden in Vidant Health’s new Cancer Center set to open this month.
Another great day to be a part of the Service League of Greenville!
THE SERVICE LEAGUE OF GREENVILLE 55th ANNUAL CHARITY BALL to benefit the LAUGHINGHOUSE HOSPITAL FUND was held on Saturday March 3rd at Rock Springs. Both Bella Magazine NC and the Daily Reflector’s Scene Around came out to take pictures of attendees.
The Daily Reflectors’ Scene Around shares its pictures in an on-line gallery, click this link — SCENE AROUND: Charity Ball, March 3
Bella Magazine NC also shares a wealth of attendee photos (52) on it’s facebook page. You must be signed into facebook to view their photo gallery, then click this link — It’s the 55th Annual Service League Gala!
On Saturday March 3, 2018 THE SERVICE LEAGUE OF GREENVILLE Fifty-fifth Annual Charity Ball to benefit THE LAUGHINGHOUSE HOSPITAL FUND was held at Rock Springs.
The Laughinghouse Hospital Fund was established in 1939 and is dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Charles O’Hagan Laughinghouse. Today, through the recommendations of physicians and the assistance of social services, our fund provides prescription medicine to those in the community who do not have medical insurance and are not receiving public assistance.
Welcome to “A Taste of Mardi Gras”!