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!
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!
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!
Carol Frey, Gift Shop Manager
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!
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.
Carol Rados, Brenda Whichard, Vidant staff
Carol Rados, Brenda Whichard
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!
Our annual Christmas Tea in the month of December is once again, colorful and bright.
It is conducted by an elf named Danette…
First VP Danette Pugh
Meeting in process
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.
Connie Bond’s silver set
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!
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!
The Service League was publicly recognized again by Vidant Health in a full page ad in The Daily Reflector on October 14 and October 21. Pictured in their Service League coats, from left are Kim Lewis, Fran Best, Bonnie Porter, Karen Gagnon, and our website designer, Linda Anselmi, who will be greatly missed due to her relocating in November.
We are appreciative of this ad and the continued support and partnership with Vidant Health.