2019 May Luncheon

Our annual May Luncheon was held on May 15, 2019 at Rock Springs Center and what a joyful and celebratory event it was.

We welcomed six new members who delighted us with a most comical skit consisting of epic member experiences while being on duty as Service League members.

Karen Carr, Ann Braxton, Phyllis Horns, Dorothy Muller, Barbara Quinn, Miranda Oliver

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Our Scholarship Chair, Brenda Philips, presented Jeff McPherson, Director of Development at ECU Medical and Health Sciences Foundation, with a check in the amount of $11,000.  ECU recognized and honored us with The Order of the Cupola trophy.

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Congratulations to our award recipients for being outstanding and exemplary members:

Ormond Service Cup — Jo Ann Jones
Agnes Wilkerson Award — Linda Seykora
President’s Tray — Susan Thornton

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We inducted new members to the Board with Wilma Shackelford as Treasurer and Donna Kraus as Recording Secretary.

Wilma Shakelford, Danette Pugh, Ann Taylor, Wendy Farrior, Donna Kraus

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Reflecting what a busy and productive year it has been, Susan Thornton, Chair of the Communications committee, has compiled the following report.  Thank you members for your time and energy and a service heart.

Have a safe and wonderful summer!

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Read All About It…Our Gift Shops

In the first edition of the 2019 City Flare Magazine, one can read and learn a bit of history about the three gift shops run by the Service League of Greenville.  The article was comprised and written by Cassie Causey and Kim Sayers who are League members and also members in the Communications Committee chaired by Susan Thornton.

Find copies of City Flare Magazine at local businesses around town and come visit our gift shops!

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Just For Fun!

The Service League of Greenville gathered at one its members’ new business, Simply Divine Oil and Wine, located at 692 E Arlington Blvd, for a fun social last Thursday. Owner Kim Sayers opened her store and welcomed the members to gather and relax and catch up amongst friends. Thanks to all the ladies who attended and thank you Kim for your hospitality!

 

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Welcome To An English Garden Party!

On Saturday February 23, 2019, the Service League of Greenville 56th Annual Charity Ball was held at Rock Springs Center.

Program by Susan Thornton

Thanks to the efforts of Chairpersons Marcia Pleasants and Theresa Warren and the Charity Ball Committee, approximately 280 guests attended the Ball and danced to live music by The Embers.

Click on the Daily Reflector Scene Around for more photos! http://www.reflector.com/Gallery/Scene-Around-Service-League-Of-Greenville-Charity-Ball

A Month of “A Labor Of Love”

Busy bees in the month of February 2019!  

It was so busy and sales were flying off the shelf at the Vidant Main Gift Shop on Valentines Day. We had time to take only a few pictures in between the wrappings!

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And of course our biggest event of the year, the Annual Charity Ball is on February 23, 2019.  Chairs Theresa Warren and Marcia Pleasants and all the committee members are making the final details and decorations for “An English Country Garden”.  It’s been reported that the Queen herself may be there!  You wouldn’t want to miss it!

Reporter Bonnie, Secret Service Marcia, Queen Danette

 

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Delivering With A Smile

Under the leadership of Gwen Gordon, our Special Projects Committee has been making the rounds!  Delivering crayons, activity books, and coloring books to Vidant Hospital are members Carol Rados and Brenda Whichard.  These supplies will be used by the children who are at the hospital but are not allowed to go into visitations.  The purchase of these supplies came from the sale of dog chews which is a spinoff of the Blanket Workshop Project.

Here is another delivery of supplies to the Creative Living Center.  Members donated paper products, trash bags, magazines and other items at the February General Membership meeting.  These supplies are much needed and appreciated by the Creative Living Center staff.

Our thanks to all the hard work by the Special Projects Committee!

Charity Ball Invitations — Addressed By Hand

It’s that time of year again and it has come around fast!  Service League ladies hand addressing hundreds of invitation envelopes to The Laughinghouse Fund Charity Ball.

Our thanks to all who dedicated a morning to this endeavor as it is done with care and love.

The Service League of Greenville’s 56th Annual Laughinghouse Charity Ball is on February 23, 2019.  The theme is — AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN!

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Our Meetings…Holiday Style!

Our annual Christmas Tea in the month of December is once again, colorful and bright.

It is conducted by an elf named Danette…

Rita Galbraith presents her report and shares the beautiful blankets that her committee is making for patients and families.  We are honored to have coffee in a silver set that was owned by member Connie Bond.

Wonderful food and fellowship is summed up by our organizer Brenda Philips:

Please extend my gratitude to the membership for helping to make the Christmas Tea a success again this year by bringing holiday goodies.
I particularly want to again recognize Jamie Kirby and Marcia Pleasants, my trusty assistants; Earlene Hite , who not only arranged the exquisite flowers but donated them as well; for sustaining members Kathy Beckman and Laurie Charlton who served beverages; and last, but not least, Annelle West who helped set up and navigate the church kitchen. She also took the linens home to laundry.
Terrence Clemons was invaluable! And such a gentleman.
I am donating any expense I encountered for cups, plates, napkins, supplies, coffee, cider, etc. So, as far as I know there will be no expense for the tea to the League.
I hope the provisionals will continue to be “lit “with the love shown them during this welcoming tea.

Our provisional members (l to r):  Ann Braxton, Karen Carr, Melanie Gaines, Miranda Oliver, Dorothy Muller, Phyllis Horns, Barbara Quinn

There is just so much talent in the League and in the November meeting, we were entertained by our past president, Annelle West’s singing and guitar.

We wish everyone a merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday!

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Delivery for Layette

A delivery of 12 Layette bags was made on Nov 6 to both The Brody School of Medicine OB/GYN Department and Public Health Baby Love program. Another remaining 12 layette packages were delivered to Carolina Pregnancy on Wednesday. The organizations were extremely appreciative of the generosity from the members of the Service League of Greenville. The donated baby supplies and clothing will be distributed for use in our local community.

Thank you to Rita Galbraith for organizing the collection and delivery of these items!  

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