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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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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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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Giving A Helping Hand At RMH Telethon

Although Service League of Greenville members are currently on summer break, when a helping hand is needed for the second annual Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina Telethon we find a way to be there.

SLG members working the phone bank at the second annual Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina Telethon.

Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina is an independent, community supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for families of children who are receiving treatment in our community’s medical facilities.  

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Continuing Our Decades Of Support For Children’s Miracle Network

The Service League of Greenville continued its decades of support for the Children’s Miracle Network by working the phones during the 33rd annual telethon and delivering a donation for $5,000 on behalf of our members.

Over its 33 years, the CMN telethon has raised an impressive $27 million to fund everything from neo-natal medical equipment to special designed/educational books and toys. The Service League of Greenville has proudly contributed nearly $4 million of that total.

SLG President Ann Taylor showing that through our decades of support, the Service League of Greenville has contributed a whopping $3,832,033.
Waiting for our turn working the phones
Settling in
Working the phones …
And we received a plaque in recognition of our many years and many dollars in support of CMN

Our thanks to all who found some way to participate and/or contribute to CMN this year!

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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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Cutting The Ribbon At The Cancer Center Opening

There was a tell-tale sea of blue and green smocks in the audience as Service League of Greenville President Annelle West took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of Vidant Health’s new Cancer Center.  The Cancer Center is an important part of improving wellness in Greenville and eastern North Carolina and The Service League of Greenville members are proud to be a part of its beginnings and providing ongoing support through our Hope and Caring Boutique and the Healing Gardens.

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Starting Our $2 Million Pledge To Vidant Cancer Center

The new healing garden made the perfect backdrop for the presentation of our first payment of $300,000 to meet our $2 million pledge to Vidant Health Foundation for the new Cancer Center’s garden.  Service League of Greenville President, Annelle West, along with Vice President, Ann Taylor; 2nd VP, Danette Pugh; and Past President, Mary Lee Hobbie presented the check to Phyllis DeAntonio, Administrator for Cancer Services at Vidant Medical Center.

The day was cool, but sunny as Service League of Greenville members enjoyed their first glimpse of the healing garden in Vidant Health’s new Cancer Center set to open this month.

Another great day to be a part of the Service League of Greenville!

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In The News: Spotlighting SLG Charity Ball Attendees

THE SERVICE LEAGUE OF GREENVILLE 55th ANNUAL CHARITY BALL to benefit the LAUGHINGHOUSE HOSPITAL FUND was held on Saturday March 3rd at Rock Springs.  Both Bella Magazine NC and the Daily Reflector’s Scene Around came out to take pictures of attendees.

Attendee Photos:

The Daily Reflectors’ Scene Around shares its pictures in an on-line gallery, click this link — SCENE AROUND: Charity Ball, March 3

Bella Magazine NC also shares a wealth of attendee photos (52) on it’s facebook page.  You must be signed into facebook to view their photo gallery, then click this link — It’s the 55th Annual Service League Gala!

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