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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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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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!

 

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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What We’ve Been Up To — March, April & May 2018

service-league-sealService League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the months of —  March, April & May 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 -— 1133 hours
  • Charity Ball Fundraiser —74 hours
  • Vidant Medical Center Activities —-55 hours
  • Ronald McDonald House — 101 hours
  • Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice —176 hours
  • McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge —-198 hours
  • Layettes Program —44 hours
  • Other Projects —820 hours
  • Meetings — 893 hours

Total    -— 3493 hours of service to our community!

Way to go Ladies!

A few picture highlights from March – May

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New Board Welcome Retreat

The Service League of Greenville is on its summer break, but the new board already got a jump on the 2018-2019 year with a New Board Welcome Retreat.   Surrounded by amazing views of Chocowinity Bay and the Pamlico River, board members had the opportunity to meet and greet each other and share a delicious twenty-two salad feast…

Then it was time to get down to the business of asking questions, discussing ideas, presenting new opportunities for SLG to explore, and identifying challenges that may lie ahead.


A huge SLG thank you to Communications Chair Susan Thornton for spearheading the retreat, President Ann Taylor for her leadership during the retreat, Treasurer Janiffer Fraizer for hosting the event and creating the perfect environment for everyone to connect and feel energized. And to all who attended for their wisdom, enthusiasm, laughter, and salads!

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