We're more than just an organization. We are a family.
The Chapel Hill Service League is, and has been, so many things to so many different people, groups, and organizations. It's hard to know where to begin. When you've been around for as many decades as we have, it's difficult to tally the lives the Service League has touched and the organizations we've supported over the years.
The one constant throughout our nearly eight decades of service is our committment to our members, and to those in the community. Our membership shares a desire to give back, get involved, and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, just as our founding members did in 1939. With that shared desire and committment we are able to accomplish great things.
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7:00 pm 1st Monday of every month.
7:00 pm - 2nd Monday of every month.
6:30 pm - 3rd Monday of the month @ 1321 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill
Our members come from diverse backgrounds, varied experiences and ages, and even span generations within the same family. We love that mothers and daughters share the Service League legacy.
We are more than just an organization, we are a family. A family that grows together, grieves together, supports each other, and enjoys spending time together.
As a member, you have the opportunity to work with community members and volunteer with a wide range of local organizations. You also have the ability to serve on or chair committees, or be elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. The Service League offers women an opportunity to serve in leadership roles where they have excelled in their personal and professional lives, or may never have envisioned themselves serving before.
Who is the Service League?, 2014, time 7:30 min
Monthly meetings are an important part of Service League life. They provide our membership with an opportunity to hear from local non-profit representatives we're currently supporting or plan to support in the future, allow us to attend to League business matters, brainstorm new ideas, do team building, and to socialize with friends.
A major component of the mission of the Service League is to provide opportunities to build quality friendships among our membership and with members of the community. Our members enjoy team Trivia Night, dinners out, a glass of wine after a productive League meeting, clubs within the League, and more. You name the activity, and we can promise there are several other members who enjoy that too!
A CHAPEL HILL TRADITION
Volunteer Work & Projects
Last, but certainly not least, is our committment to the betterment of our community. The Service League was formed with this desire in mind, and it has remained the mainstay of our organization since its beginning in 1939.
In the beginning, the Service League was the only community organization of its kind in town. As such, it identified needs within the community, assembled a team/committee of League members and community members to brainstorm a plan to tackle these issues, and then implemented those plans. The League would staff and fund these projects, until the issue had been rectified, or until a permanent organization was in place to run the operation.
Now, with so many amazing local non-profits, with dedicated staff and brilliant ideas of how to improve the well being of our community and its citizens, our role has changed slightly. It still embodies our mission to contribute to the betterment of the community, but this is now primarily achieved by supporting our local organizations, through funding, staffing, and guidance. We are extremely fortunate to work with so many dedicated community non-profits.