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.
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.
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.
Service League Proclamation
Ann Taylor & Gigi Walter
Thank you Gigi Walter for organizing this event.
The following Proclamation was read to our membership by the Mayor.
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:
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.
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!