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May 2012  
Service League of Green Bay Newsletter
In This Issue
Big Event for Little Kids Wrap-Up
Associates Corner
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REMINDER: Associates and Actives with High School Seniors!

Just a quick note to remind you all that you are eligible to participate in the 2012 Service League Charity Ball!

We are interested in knowing who will partake in this year's event in November. Even if you are unsure if you will participate, please let us know if you have a High School Senior Graduating in 2013 so we can keep our Service League Charity Ball history complete!

Please email Courtney Peirce at courtneypeirce@gmail

.com to provide us with this information.

Service League Associate Fashion Show is Coming!

Several Service League Associates have begun meeting to ressurect the Service League Fashion Show.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Service League - Back to School Store!  Please check facebook regularly for updates:

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Kim Schanock.

Welcome to the May 2012 edition of Service League's electronic newsletter! Spring has sprung, Summer is upon us and we are wrapping up another successful year. We have received lots of positive feedback about the electronic newsletter, and therefore plan to continue it going forward! Please do not hesitate to email us with your questions, feedback or suggestions at - we would love to hear from you!

Please also share this newsletter with your friends and family by clicking "Forward" at the bottom of this email. Enjoy and happy reading!
2012 BELK Book Booth
BELK: Big Event for Little Kids Wrap-Up
Service League of Green Bay once again participated at the 24th annual Big Event For Little Kids (BELK) on Saturday April 14, 2012 at Shopko Hall. Each year, Encompass Early Education Care, Inc. partners with various local business and organizations to put on this wonderful event for kids and their families. Everyone in attendance can explore the many fun filled activity booths that fill Shopko Hall, as well as enjoy hours of live entertainment and costumed  characters.
Each year Service League members organize and run two booths at the Big Event For Little Kids: the Adopt-a-Friend booth, and the Book Booth. The Adopt-a-Friend booth is made up of gently used and cleaned stuffed animals that can be purchased. Kids can pick out any stuffed animal they like, and complete an adoption certificate to take home with their new "friend"! The Book Booth has gently used books for every age that can be purchased. The prices are family friendly and all proceeds go to support Encompass Early Education Care, Inc.
This year was another successful year for Service League's booths at BELK, and all of us had a wonderful time interacting with the children and their families. We can't wait for next year!

Associate Corner - Cheryl Guc
Service League Class of 2005

A question and answer with Cheryl Guc 
Q: What years were you in Service League? 

A: I started Service League in 2005 and was an active member until 2010.

Q: What was/were your favorite project(s)?

A: I am a little biased, but because I was the Back-to-School chairperson, I'd have to say that the Store was my favorite project.  Although the Store is a time-intensive project the rewards are great!

Q: Any favorite Service League memories?  

A: I have many special memories from SL, but the ones that stand out the most are those times when I actually spent time out in the community.  For several years, I was involved in the puppet show " Count Me In" which we performed at local elementary schools.  We usually had three SL members act as puppeteers,  but during one performance we were missing one person so I volunteered to work two puppets.  I did my best trying to keep all of the dialogue straight, but it became challenging when my two puppets were the only ones on the "stage" and they had to talk to each other.  I am sure I looked and sounded silly trying to switch my voice and actions to match the correct puppet!  I don't think the kids picked up on our shortage of puppeteers, I only know they enjoyed the show!       

Q: What sorts of things have you been doing since Service League? (community based, work, family, etc) 

A: Although I am not an active member of Service League, I am still a member of the Back-to-School Store committee as the business collections coordinator.  I have also continued my involvement with Encompass and am starting my second term on their Executive Board.  This past year,  I became a member of PEO, an organization that raises funds to provide women with financial scholarships.  I also teach Sunday school for the three- and four-year olds at our church...what an active bunch of little ones!  Teaching at the church is fun, especially since my youngest, Gwen, is in my class, and my other daughters, Sydney and Courtney, help me manage and run the class.  I am also working on my Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology and will be starting my dissertation soon. 

Q: Any suggestions for getting people involved in community work and or Service League? 

A: Before we moved to Green Bay, I was not actively involved in community work because I was working and had two small kids, and I just felt like I did not have the time.  I now realize that organizations (like Service League) are so appreciative of people who can volunteer even small amounts of time to help with events or projects.  So for those who are interested in volunteering in the community but can't commit to joining an organization, start by participating in an event (i.e. - volunteer at the Back-to-School-Store or Encompass' Big Event for Little Kids).  If you enjoy volunteering at the event, then volunteer some more...and then a little more...and then even a bit more. At some point, you might have the time to actually join the organization, but if not, just continue to volunteer at their events.  In doing so, at least you are giving what you can and giving back to those who need.     

**Wondering what your former Service League friends and colleagues are up to now? Send us an email with their name and we will add them to our Associate Corner feature list where they can be highlighted in our newsletter! Feel free to email us directly about yourself too - we'd love to feature YOU!
Thank you all for your continued support of Service League and all we do. Your dedication to our organization and our mission is what makes it all possible. Warm wishes from all of us at Service League!

Katie DuBois
Marketing Chair

Service League of Green Bay

P.O. Box 372

Green Bay, WI 54305