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2018 President’s Annual Report: Scholarship, Skit, Honoraries, Awards, & Officers

Our Annual May Luncheon is a time when we recognize our members and their many individual and collective accomplishments within The Service League of Greenville. There was much to celebrate for the 2017-2018 year as our outgoing President, Annelle West, presided over the final meeting of her tenure and a delicious meal at Rock Springs.

We announced the establishment of the SERVICE LEAGUE OF GREENVILLE scholarship — an endowment for a medical or nursing student in the Brody School of Medicine. With Mark Notestine, President, ECU Medical and Health Sciences Foundation President  and Jeff McPherson, Director of Development, ECU Medical and Health Sciences Foundation on hand to accept the “big” endowment check for $200,000.

 

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We welcomed twelve new members into our ranks — (in alphabetical order) Jean Askew, Beth Beasley, Eleanor Broderick, Linda Byrd, Mary Lou Cherry, Cynthia Cox, Arlene Ferren, Cyndra Gasperini, Donna La geese, Laurie Maloney, Judy Plymale, and Lorie Wagner — who entertained us with a hilarious skit:

 

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We added five new Honorary Members in appreciation of their many years (45 – 68) of service and continued enthusiasm and participation in the league: Lorriane Brody (64), Martha Coffman (60), Betty Lou Howard (69), Esterre Lautares (57), Janet McGlohon (45).  Pictured below: Past President Annelle West with Honorary Members Betty Lou Howard, Janet McGlohon, and Lorriane Brody.

 

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We recognized outstanding members with our highest awards — Peggy Christopher received the Agnes Wilkerson Award; Brenda Philips, the President’s Tray; and Donna Moore, the Ormond Service Cup.

We set the wheels of change in motion by installing and welcoming our new Service League of Greenville President, Ann Taylor; 1st VP, Danette Pugh; and 2nd VP, Wendy Farrior.

 

And last, but not least — To each and every member of the SERVICE LEAGUE OF GREENVILLE:

788px-Love_Heart_symbol.svg  Congratulations on a year of amazing accomplishments.  And THANK YOU for all that you do.  You are indeed wonder women!! 788px-Love_Heart_symbol.svg

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Celebrating Eight Decades With Heart, Passion — and Fashion

Rock Springs Center was a buzz as the Service League of Greenville celebrated — with heart, passion, and fashion — eight decades of service to our community during our Annual May luncheon.

 Happy 80 years — SERVICE LEAGUE OF GREENVILLE!

To celebrate in true “Service League Style”, Members picked a decade — from our formation in the 1930’s to the present day — and dress the part.  Needless to say, the results were colorful, creative, and fun!

More May Luncheon Pictures:

And here is to 80 more years of heart, passion & fashion from THE SERVICE LEAGUE OF GREENVILLE!

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In Recognition and Appreciation From Vidant Health Foundation

The Service League of Greenville was featured in the Vidant Health Foundation newsletter, THE GIFT:

Photo credit Jenni Farrow for Vidant Health Foundantion

“The Service League of Greenville made their first $300,000 payment towards a $2 million pledge to help fund Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  This contribution to the new facility is the group’s largest to date. Through their generosity, the Service League of Greenville chose the public healing garden as the area to give towards that will provide tranquility and peacefulness to cancer patients and their families.”

Our beautifully worded greeting at the entrance to the healing garden speaks to the Service League of Greenville’s commitment to the health and wellness of our community.

Enjoy many more pictures of the Service League of Greenville, healing gardens and Cancer Center  at jennifarrow.com.

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The Service League of Greenville was also honored by a lovely THANK YOU cake from Vidant Health Foundation at our May general meeting delivered by Blaire Vick, Event Coordinator along with Bobbie Lapiejko, Director Annual Giving and Crystal Corbett, Major Gift Officer.

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Annual Board Luncheon at Colonial Inn

President Annelle West presided over the last official meeting of the 2016-2018 Service League of Greenville Board.  Held at the Colonial Inn in Farmville, everyone enjoyed the chance to do a bit of socializing among the lovely antiques and decor before settling down to finish this year’s Service League of Greenville board business and eat a beautifully presented and delicious lunch buffet.

The Service League of Greenville’s Hospice House Chairman Honored

Our own, Martha Bloss, Hospice House chairman for The Service League of Greenville was honored for her outstanding volunteer work with The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice.

Angelina Brittle, Hospice Social Worker and Volunteer Coordinator & Martha Bloss, Hospice House Chairman, The Service League of Greenville.

The hospice house cares for patients who have pain or other symptoms that are hard to manage at home. The eight-bed facility offers medical care in a home-like environment and allows hospice patients and family members to be together. Service League members who volunteer there provide non-medical support and are specially trained to assist at the front desk and to read to patients. Non-trained Service League members bake treats and take meals during the holidays for patients’ families and visitors.

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In Recognition of Our Service Support of The McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge

The American Cancer Society’s McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge is a temporary “home away from home” for cancer patients to stay while they are going through cancer treatments in Greenville. Since its doors opened in 2002, The Service League of Greenville has provided strong service support for the Hope Lodge.  

Our own Brenda Edwards was the first to greet guest when the doors opened in 2002 and she has been a dedicated volunteer ever since.

Most weekdays there is a Service League member working the front reception desk greeting guests and answering phones. We also help with set-up and clean-up during special events, and many members drop off homemade desserts or hearty dishs for guests to enjoy during their stay and are especially welcome during holidays.

Service League of Greenville members gave nearly 200 hours of service to Hope Lodge in the month of April.  

At The Hope Lodge’s 16th Annual Reunion, The Service League of Greenville was honored as “Group Volunteer of the Year”.   From Katrina Combs, Hope Lodge Manager:

A big THANK YOU to all the members of the Service League of Greenville for their many hours of service and their many YEARS of service.  We are so very grateful for your support in our mission to offer temporary housing when guests receive cancer treatment in our area. The dessert selection at our event was the tastiest, most delightful we’ve ever served.

Thank you!

Hope Lodge chair Betty LeRoux, along with Cassie Causey and Donna Moore, accepted the award on behalf of all Service League of Greenville members.

We’d like to add our thanks to all our members for their ongoing dedication and support of Hope Lodge.  And, a special SLG THANK YOU to Katrina Combs and the American Cancer Society for providing such a warm and welcoming “home away from home” to cancer patients visiting our community.

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Our Second Annual Spring Meet & Greet

Our Second Annual Spring Meet & Greet was a hit!  We could not have asked for a better location, nicer weather, or a lovelier group of women interested in meeting Service League members and learning more about our organization.

Our thanks to all who contributed to the success of the day with food, friends, and door-prizes.  And a special SLG THANK YOU to our Meet & Greet hostess Wendy Farrior.

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Spring Coffee Honoring Our Provisional Members

Following our April general meeting, Service League of Greenville held a Spring Coffee sponsor by Sustaining members to honor our Provisional members from the last two years.  The cheerful spring flowers and beautiful arrangements set the perfect mood as everyone enjoyed sampling the delicious food, catching up with old friends, and getting to know new ones.





♥ Thank you Sustaining Members! 

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Our April General Meeting Covered A Lot Of Ground

Our April Service League of Greenville general meeting was one of those meetings that seems to be packed to bursting.  We covered a lot of ground in two hours.

We signed-up for future events and activities:

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We took care of current business:

SLG Recording Secretary Sherry Pofahl and SLG President Annelle West as Past President Mary Lee Hobbie explains a points of order.

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We learned of other needs in our community:

Mark Anthony, Board Chairman, NC chapter of ALS Association

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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

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And, we enjoyed getting to know our 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.

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Welcome To The Service League of Greenville’s Hope & Caring Boutique

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 helped make this beautiful gift shop a reality, especially our Gift Shops Manager, Marianne Smith-Conway and Assistant Gift Shops Manager, Carol Frey.

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