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our newest Service League members to the 2015 class!
Lauren Wooton, Brittany Peterson, Kimberly Young, Regan Pozniak, Sarah Beckman, Mary Gellin, Maria Bruhn and Pamela Schott.
SL Rummage Sale Closes its Doors

In 1935, Service League volunteers first opened "The Rummage Shop" in a dressing room of the Orpheum Theater. Monthly sales were held throughout Green Bay until 1979 when efforts were consolidated into two seasonal events. In 1996, the two rummage sales were consolidated into an annual event held each autumn. After 78 wonderful years, Service League of Green Bay has decided to discontinue its annual rummage sale. To arrive at this decision, the 2014-2015 Board considered several factors including:
  • Number of current active members
  • Number of projects, fundraisers, and other responsibilities our members devote their time to
  • Lack of volunteers to help with Rummage Sale in past years
The original intent of the Rummage Sale was to get home goods into the hands of people in the community who needed them most. We wish to honor this goal by continuing to collect donated items throughout the year, and giving them to organizations in need within our community. We will partner with these organizations to determine what types of items they require at a given time, and then hold donation drives to obtain these item from our members and associates, as we have done for our rummage sale in the past. We will also compile a list of needs for each organization that we work with, so that our members can donate at any time they have items to give. 

We invite you all to contact us at with any questions or concerns, and we will do our best to address each one. We appreciate your understanding and support, and ask that you do not hesitate to let us know if you have rummage items you want to donate! 

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September 2014 Newsletter
President's Message: Deb DeLeers


"Great things are brought about and burdens are lightened through the efforts of many hands anxiously engaged in a good cause." - Elder M. Russel Ballard



The last official holiday of the summer is over and school has officially started. I hope all of you are enjoying being back on a schedule as much as I am. Service League had a very productive summer and we are feeling ready to accomplish even more this fall: 

  • Back to school store serviced 1,331 children this year, in addition to the 1,500 middle school kids that received backpacks and supplies! We continue to break records for bargain shopping and are so thankful to the countless number of volunteers who took a few (or several) hours out of their day to come and help! The 2015 store will tentatively be held on August 5th. 
  • We welcomed 8 new members this month and are excited about our newest members: Lauren Wooton, Brittany Peterson, Kimberly Young, Regan Pozniak, Sarah Beckman, Mary Gellin, Maria Bruhn, and Pamela Schott.  Membership is on-going and we have several other ladies in the process of joining. If you know someone who is interested, or who would make a great member, please contact Chris Karman:
  • Encompass' Oktoberfest will be held on Friday, September 19 at the Radisson Conference Center. For more information or to purchase tickets - please contact Amy Hobbins at or Jennifer Hickey at
  • Charity Ball Scholarships are currently being accepted for any Service League member or associate with a senior graduating in 2015.  The deadline for submission is September 23rd. Please contact Joey Liebmann for more information:
  • We will once again be coordinating our annual Chicago Bus Trip Fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday November 15, 2014! Please CLICK HERE for more information and to buy your tickets!. All proceeds will benefit Service League of Green Bay and our programs.
  • The Service League Cookbook- Delicious Dining- is still available for purchase. These make great Holiday and hostess gifts - all your friends and family will want one! If you would like to place an order, click here: Cookbook Order Form
  • Big Blue Bash will be held on March 7, 2015. Our fundraising chair is already starting to secure donations and items for the auctions! If you have a great idea to earn Service League interesting auction items, sponsors or guests, please contact Mary Zuelke: It is sure to be a good time!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events!


Respectfully yours,

Deb DeLeers


We want to extend a very warm felt thank you to our Service League members who transitioned to Associate status at the end of last year. We are so grateful for your years of service and your dedication to our organization, and we will miss you all! Best of luck for the future and keep in touch!
Jenna Bauer, Crystal Uebelher, Gail Limoni, Rhiannon Mapes, Katie Carviou, Reva Shaw and Deb Johnson
Get to Know Us: Crystal Koles
Vice President


I am originally from Birnamwood, WI, a little town of 700 people in North-Central Wisconsin. After attending college in Platteville, WI I moved around a bit living in Sturgeon Bay, Green Bay and back to Birnamwood. I have been married to my husband, Jamey, for 7 years.  We have two children, Carter (3) and Morgan (16 months) and a black lab named Willy. We moved to the Green Bay area in 2008 to pursue a great job opportunity, and currently reside in Ashwaubenon.


My hobbies include running, hiking, biking, and really any outside activity.  I love live music, great food and cold beer, so living in Green Bay is a great fit for me. I am an Environmental Project Manager for American Transmission Company (ATC), which is an electric transmission utility that owns and operates the high-voltage electric transmission system in the eastern 2/3rds of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I get to combine my education and experience as a biologist with project management skills to ensure that the operation and maintenance of ATC's electric transmission system is done in the least impactful way to the environment. 


For the past two years I have been involved in Service League's Big Blue Bash auction/raffle committee. I believe this committee is so vital to our organization because the Big Blue Bash is our primary fundraiser, and therefore provides the financial resources for us to help almost 3,000 kids every year at our Back to School Store. My first year on this committee definitely put me out of my comfort zone because I had to contact businesses for donations, as well as come up with ideas for auction items. However, it was a great behind-the-scenes experience because I was able to gain an understanding of how generous our community of businesses and individuals really are. Almost all of the people I contacted that year made a donation to the auction/raffle, and it was so fulfilling to see how it all came together during the Big Blue Bash.


I currently have the honor of serving as the Vice President of Service League. My previous roles have included Encompass co-chair, baby shower committee, and Big Blue Bash auction/raffle committee.          

Upcoming Events

September 20th: Encompass Oktoberfest
September 23rd: Service League Board Meeting, 5:00pm, Kavarna Coffee house
October 3rd: Service League General Meeting
We wish you all a warm and cozy Fall Season!
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