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.
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!
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.
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!
Working in one of the Service League of Greenville gift shops we never know who or what we’re going to encounter. Sometimes, it really makes our day…
From SLG member Beth Harman:
I met Hamilton, a therapy dog at the cancer center, and his owner Brittany. They stopped by to see our Hope & Caring Boutique. Hamilton is such a great therapy dog. He is deaf and only has one eye. He is a Great Dane and is 6 years old. There are about 6 therapy dogs that they (recreational therapy department) use at the cancer center. I loved the picture they took because it has the outside of the shop and the shop plaque above us… I just loved that dog!
Back in March, The Daily Reflector did a wonderful article on Brittany Dail and Hamilton highlighting their therapy work and efforts to educate others about responsible pet ownership and special needs pets.
Here’s a video from the article:
A huge Service League of Greenville thank you to Brittany and Hamilton for their amazing service to our community by bringing comfort and joy to patients and helping to make pet ownership better for pets and people.
( Please check out the full online article at the Daily Reflector — CLICK HERE.)