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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What We’ve Been Up To — September 2018

service-league-sealService League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the month of — September 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 —  502.5 hours
  • Charity Ball Fundraiser — 12 hours
  • Vidant Medical Center Activities —- 22 hours
  • Ronald McDonald House —  22 hours
  • Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice —33 hours
  • McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge —- 108 hours
  • Layettes Program — 27 hours
  • Other Projects — 378 hours
  • Meetings —  262 hours

Total    -—  1400.5 hours of service to our community!

Buy a Brick program in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina

In the News…

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.

 

 

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Who’s the Talk of the Town?

Our Service League President, Ann Taylor and First Vice-President, Danette Pugh, were on the Henry Hinton Talk of the Town Show on Oct 10, 2018 to share the history of the League and the current celebration of our 80th year.

The Service League was also recognized by the CEO of Vidant Health, Michael Waldrum in this letter published in The Daily Reflector on October 10.  Click below to see how the Service League has been around since the beginning of the Pitt Community Hospital to become the Vidant Medical Center it is now.

http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2018/10/10/Service-League-celebrates-80-years-We-are-greateful.html

Thank you Dr. Waldrum for recognizing the Service League and its impact on the community.  We are proud of what we’ve done in the last 80 years and will continue to serve in the years to come!

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What We’ve Been Up To — This Summer

Service League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the month of June/July/August.

Even though we are on break over the summer months, here are some of the ways our members shared their Service League time and talent with their community:

  • Service League Gift Shops & Snack Carts — 544 hours
  • Charity Ball Fundraiser — 59 hours
  • Vidant Medical Center Activities —- 17.5 hours
  • Ronald McDonald House —  28 hours
  • Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice — 151.5 hours
  • McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge —- 158.5 hours
  • Layettes Program — 63 hours
  • Other Projects — 139.5 hours
  • Meetings —  199.5 hours

Total    -—  1360.5 hours of service to our community!

Way to go Ladies!

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IT’S OFFICIAL…HAPPY 80 YEARS!

The Mayor of Greenville, P.J. Connelly, attended our monthly meeting on Monday, October 1st to present a Proclamation to Service League members naming the month of October 2018 as The Service League of Greenville Appreciation Month…to commemorate our 80th year anniversary!

The plaque was presented to our President, Ann Taylor.

Ann Taylor & Mayor P.J. Connelly

 

Thank you Gigi Walter for organizing this event.

The following Proclamation was read to our membership by the Mayor.

PROCLAMATION

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A SURPRISE GRANT!

The Service League was honored by the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation with a $2,500 grant this past month.  The Smith Family Foundation is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and recognizing the Service League as a partnership in giving back to the community.

The Service League is immensely appreciative for this grant from the Smith Family Foundation.  The funds will be appropriated to a project that will benefit the local community.

The Smith Family Foundation was also in the news in March 2018:

https://www.vidanthealth.com/Latest-News/Vidant-recipient-of-major-gift-from-local-family

Donations for Grifton to assist with Florence Recovery

Service League members gathered items that were donated at Pugh’s Tire on Dickinson Avenue on Tuesday, Sept 18.  Grifton is currently experiencing major flooding and loss of power due to Hurricane Florence this past weekend.

Susan Thornton, Danette Pugh, Wilma Shackelford

There was a great outpouring from the members and the community.  All the items have  been loaded and delivered to Grifton Mission Ministries. Thanks to everyone!

 

A Very Merry Christmas Meeting

Our December meeting comprised a full agenda of entertainment, Service League news,  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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