“I am a strong individualist by personal habit, inheritance, and conviction; but it is a mere matter of common sense to recognize that the State, the community, the citizens acting together, can do a number of things better than if they were left to individual action.” _Theodore Roosevelt
I am so very excited at all GSOL is accomplishing and the rate at which it is growing. Tomorrow night, our Aulander, N.C. chapter has it’s first meeting! Glema Demario is our meeting coordinator for that group. The first meeting hasn’t even happened yet and it appears that Glema will have a strong chapter of volunteers working together to accomplish great things for the community. We gave the new chapter large gift bags filled with donated yarn to help get them started. Can hardly wait to see their creations. :)
Woodland Restaurant and Lounge, Woodland, N.C.
Ken Guynn, of the Woodland Restaurant & Lounge, sponsored a charity night for Granny Squares of Love. We are deeply grateful for his generous donation and for doing his part to make a difference in the community. Thank you for believing in us, Ken, and helping us to help others. May God richly reward your kindness. Pictured left to right, Jen Meyers, Kendra McGill, Jenn Richmond, Ken Guynn, bartender(sorry, I didn’t get his name.) Cassie New Daughtry, and Merindy Piland. Glema Demario got away before we took this photo. Michelle Jordan, a devoted supporter of GSOL was also there but left before we took this photo. It was good seeing everyone. Thanks again, Ken, for the support!
“The Destiny of Man is to unite, not to divide. If you keep on dividing you end up as a collection of monkeys throwing nuts at each other out of separate trees.”_ T.H. White
Last night, as a small group of us meet at the charity fund raiser, I couldn’t help but notice the unity, the happiness, and the friendship that is a common thread throughout the GSOL chapters. My meeting coordinators/leaders like each other. Our volunteers like each other. There seems no childish competiveness,no petty envy, no murmuring, or complaining, and no back stabbing They are with us for the right reasons. They care and they care about others a lot. It’s so very easy to see, and it’s a beautiful thing to witness. We are growing as a group because of their good nature and their dedication. I could not do this without them. They are a blessing.
Check out the Ahoskie Chapter’s March Meeting:
We had a pleasant meeting and were surprised with 3 more new volunteers!
Meeting coordinator, Jen Meyers, helps new volunteer, Mrs Lou Bridges, learn how to crochet a granny square.
We always love a full house:) Welcome to GSOL, Phyllis Hoggard, Rhonda Jones, and Lou Bridges. Happy to see Wanda Bowser and Sandy White are sticking by us as well. Good job, Ladies!
Sandy White has been very busy! Just look at this beautiful blanket she made by herself. Gorgeous!
Sandy White crocheted all of the granny squares in this blanket herself and put them together. Awesome work, Sandy! I love this!
“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” _Gwendolyn Brooks
Wanda Bowser( who likes to call herself “the moth” because she goes through yarn so fast) made this beautiful baby blanket. She also crocheted 4 hats and 2 scarves to donate. You rock, Wanda!!!
More beautiful work from the talented hands of Wanda Bowser. What a blessing
Jenn Richmond, co-leader for Ahoskie, also crocheted and donated 30 granny squares! Jen Myers, meeting coordinator for Ahoskie, crocheted and donated 12 granny squares. Michelle Harrell is creating a beautiful blanket that she is putting together with her own squares. The whole chapter is doing a super job. Well done, Ladies!!! Oh, and I hear the camaraderie was fabulous! Just what I like to hear. :)
“Each person you meet is an aspect of yourself, clamoring for love.” _unknown
Jackson’s GSOL chapter delivered a dozen baby blankets, beanies, and booties to the Nurse and Family Partnership!
Look at the scarf and all the warm hats crocheted and donated by Kendra Evans, of Jackson GSOL. It takes us all year to get ready for the winter months. The hats and scarf will come in handy. Thank you, Kendra!
Forgive me if I missed anything, or failed to mention someone, it’s never intentional. Just the sometimes over worked and tired memory of this old woman.
Thank you for all that you do. God love you and God bless you!