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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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

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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Celebrating Eight Decades With Heart, Passion — and Fashion

Rock Springs Center was a buzz as the Service League of Greenville celebrated — with heart, passion, and fashion — eight decades of service to our community during our Annual May luncheon.

 Happy 80 years — SERVICE LEAGUE OF GREENVILLE!

To celebrate in true “Service League Style”, Members picked a decade — from our formation in the 1930’s to the present day — and dress the part.  Needless to say, the results were colorful, creative, and fun!

More May Luncheon Pictures:

And here is to 80 more years of heart, passion & fashion from THE SERVICE LEAGUE OF GREENVILLE!

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Remembering Our Beginnings

As we start our 80th year, we took a moment during our October meeting to look back to our founding ladies and thrift shop beginnings,  to the source of our inspiration and focus — Dr. Laughinghouse, and, to the emblem of our aspirations — our Service League of Greenville seal.

Service League of Greenville member Gigi Walter gave a moving re-enactment of founding member Jesse R. Moye as she addressed members on October 2, 1939 to present and explain the meaning behind the seal she designed.

“… A torch of service to guide our feet.  A compass, in its form the likeness of a star, a star of hope, a star of faith, to guide our direction… ” 

Find out more about the history of The Service League of Greenville at:
IN THE BEGINNING… 1937 – 1940
DR. CHARLES O’HAGAN LAUGHINGHOUSE
— OUR SEAL, A SYMBOL OF SERVICE LEAGUE IDEALS
or click HERE!

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In Honor Of Those Who Serve And In Remembrance Of Carrie Oakley

Carrie Oakley was 86 years old when she started volunteering weekly at McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge shortly after it opened its doors in 2002.  She was well on her way to becoming 101 years old when she worked her last day at the reception desk there.  Her dedication and commitment to The Service League of Greenville and to McConnell – Raab Hope Lodge epitomizes community service and volunteerism.

On May 12th 2017,  McConnell – Raab Hope Lodge honored the memory of Carrie Oakley and all who serve with a small reception and unveiling of a plaque over the reception desk with Carrie’s name and picture.

From the facebook page of McConnell- Raab Hope Lodge:

It is with great pleasure the McConnell- Raab Hope Lodge and the Service League of Greenville, Inc. honor the memory of 100 year old Volunteer Carrie Oakley and her many years of service as a front desk attendant. Her shining example of a warm smile, happy greeting, and faithful service still inspires all of us.

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In Memory of…

It saddens us to recognize the passing of these fine Service League of Greenville members:

Jacquelyn Buck

Eleanor Burnette

Jackie Coggins

Joan Crane

Della Dayson

Nina Guice

Peg Haigwood

Carrie Oakley

Peggy Pryor

Martha Snowden

Mary Ann Waldrop

We are forever thankful for their many years of fellowship, their dedication to the goals of the Service League, and their commitment to serving the needs of their community.

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2017 President’s Annual Report and Awards

The Service League of Greenville President, Annelle West, presided over our annual May Luncheon at Rock Springs.   As we enjoyed our delicious lunch, she gave the President’s Annual Report and walked us through The Service League of Greenville year that was 2016-2017.

We welcomed those new within our ranks:

New Service League members  — Kathy Baxter and Kay Gooding

New Gift Shops Assistant Manager — Carol Frey

We gave recognition and thanks to dedicated board and committee members who make the functioning of such a large organization possible.

As we thanked board members — Beth Harman, Blanche Sullivan, and Jo Ann Jones, for completing their two year terms, President West set in motion the hands of Service League change by installing and welcoming new board members:

Sherry Pofahl as Recording Secretary
Dorothy Smith as Corresponding Secretary
Janiffer Fraizer as Treasurer

(A complete list of our 2017-2018 Service League of Greenville Board can be found by clicking HERE.)

We celebrated our many accomplishments that can only be achieved through the continued commitment of time, talent, and treasure from all our membership.  Here are just a few worthy accomplishments from our 2016-2017 service year:

79 — Years of continuous service to Vidant Medical Center and our local community by The Service League of Greenville members.

162 — Total membership (99 Active, 54 sustaining, and 9 associate).

15,536 — Total volunteer hours served by membership.

4307 — Volunteer hours served in our gift shops and snack carts.

107 — Fleece lap blankets completed and shared with Vidant Health patients.

43,643  — Net Laughinghouse Funds generated through this years Charity Ball.

101 — Volunteer hours served in support of American Red Cross Blood Drives

22 — Members with more than 35 years of volunteerism with The Service League of Greenville.

67 — Years of membership completed (longest) by Betty Lou Howard.

751 — Volunteer hours served in support of McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge.

80 — Christmas Food Boxes purchased by our members and donated to Greenville families.

120 — Christmas and Easter bags filled by our members and donated to Ronald McDonald House children.

85 — Children and adult coats donated by members and given to the Salvation Army following Hurricane Matthew.

67 — Meal items prepared by members and shared with Ronald McDonald House families during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

1724  — Layette items donated by League members

We honored those Service League of Greenville members who display extraordinary commitment and service:

Board member Wilma Shackelford was awarded the President’s Tray.  Sustaining member Linda Osborne was honored with the Agnes Wilkerson Award.  Service League member Frances Mallison was presented with the Ormond Service Cup.

Congratulations Ladies!

For more pictures from our luncheon, click HERE.

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