First Quarter 2020
Volunteer Newsletter
To see in those in need the face of Christ
Happy New Year and Happy New Decade!!!
  • Attend a Society meeting at 10:00 AM at the SVdP Center on the third Thursday of each month.
  • There is a Cookie and Lemonade Social 0n the first Sunday of every month at SSPP Church after the 10:30 AM Mass.
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020; Empty Bowls fundraising event.
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020: Vinnie and Pat's Party. More info to come.
  • Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the SVdP Center: "Reflection of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ".
  • Sunday, September 27, 2020, SSPP Church, 10:30 AM Mass: Annual Vincentian Mass in honor of St. Vincent de Paul.
  • Sunday, November 8th, St. Michael's Church, 10:30 AM Mass in Remembrance of Deceased Vincentians.
  • Sunday, December 6th, SSPP Church, 10:30 AM Mass in honor of Patroness of SVdP, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Her Immaculate Conception.
Councell Farms Gleaning a Success!
Thank you to all SVdP members who came out to help glean the fields last fall at Councell Farms...the turnout was spectacular. 6500 lbs. of broccoli, collard greens, kale and a variety of squashes were harvested and distributed at the food pantry. A special thank you to Councell Farms for generously sharing their harvest with others in need!
THANK YOU to Koons Toyota of Easton, who donated $1,000 in support of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s “Dine Out and Feed the Hungry” discount card, which provides savings at 15 Talbot County restaurants, at a card cost of $25. Koons has been an ongoing supporter of St. Vincent de Paul for the last several years. Pictured here are (L-R) Society Marketing Rep Ed Marcoon and Koons Toyota/Scion General Manager J.T. Thompson.
Holiday Sharing...

St. Vincent de Paul Vice-President Steve Cossu presenting Natalie Brooks, Student Services Worker and McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Liaison, Talbot County Board of Education with gift cards as Christmas gifts for children listed as homeless within the Talbot County School System. Currently there are over 170 homeless children within the county. Making the season a little brighter.
Detention Center Holiday Party
The Talbot County Detention Center Holiday Party was held in December for detainees and their families. Thank you to all the SVdP volunteers who provided a delicious meal, activities and gifts for the children. Santa and Mother Goose were both in attendance for the festivities, making the event which brings families together during the holidays even more special.
2019 Easton Holiday Parade
The St. Vincent de Paul van, driven by our own John Syarto, participated in this year's holiday parade in downtown Easton. It was a chilly evening, but volunteers were warmed by the MANY compliments and appreciative comments they received from parade attendees.
(Van photo courtesy of Ted Mueller Photography)
SSPP/SVdP Pinning Ceremony

The pinning Ceremony for the new members of the SSPP/SVdP Club was held on December 20th in the school cafeteria. Each member of the club received a Youth SVdP Pin or a certificate for the returning members of the Club. Father Nash spoke to the group, and there were 7 Vincentians who witnessed this ceremony.
Amazon Smile Account - First donation check received!
Due to the new 501(c)3 number we recently obtained, we now have a link for shopping on Amazon Smile. Amazon will automatically give us 0.5% of your eligible purchases at no cost to you . If you'd like to help, please click on this special link (or copy and paste into your browser): https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-5261263 or specify "St. Vincent de Paul Saints Peter and Paul Conference I" from the Amazon Smile website. A small first check was received; keep it going and growing!!! Thanks!
Empty Bowls
Please join Talbot County Empty Bowls on Sunday, February 23 for the 6:30 seating. (The 5:00
p.m.seating is already sold out for this popular event!)
There will be an abundant supply of delicious soups, tasty cookies and beautiful bowls. Please help support this event, which also benefits SVdP.
 
Purchase tickets now at 

OR - send a check for $20 payable to:
Mid-Shore Community Foundation
102 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601
Dining Out Card

Gift Certificate
Dining Out Cards and Gift Certificates Available!!
Both the Dining Out Card for 2020 and SVdP Thrift Center Gift Certificates are currently available. You can click on the links below to purchase. Thank you!


New Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Saints Peter and Paul Conference, Inc. Board and Officers Sworn In


Welcome to the new SVdP 2020-2023 Board:

President: Alex Handy
Vice President: Steve Cossu
Vice President: Barbara Harries
Treasurer: Dick Bemis
Assistant Treasurer: Sue Comey (not shown)
Secretary: Wanda Diffley
Spiritual Advisor: Ron Virostek (not shown)

Board Members:
Dick Bemis
Steve Cossu
Gloria Freihage
Charlie Fitzgerald
Alex Handy
Mike Klein (not shown)
Kathy Weaver
"Did You Know?"

Little Rascals provides cocktail and prom dresses for teens at bargain prices. SVdP gives the dresses that are donated to our center and takes them to Little Rascals. Spread the word to all those young girls who might be looking for an inexpensive dress for the big dance. If you see a teen at the food pantry or thrift shop, tell them where they might find a dress. 
SAVE THE DATE:

Thursday, March 19, 202 will be this year's Vinnie & Pat's Party. Watch your email for further information regarding time and location.

A donation of $10 per person is being asked to help defray the cost of this dinner. There will be a basket at the sign in table for this purpose. Thank you for your support.
Angel Tree 2019
675 tags equaling 2,500 total gifts were taken by parishioners for this year's Angel Tree gift collection which benefited seven local agencies. Photos of the piles of gifts at the drop off center are shown below. Thank you to all who donated items, those who organized the event, those volunteered in shifts to collect the gifts and those who sorted and delivered the gifts. A special thank you to Scott and Mary Ellen Carter (owners of Express Employment Professionals) for again providing their space to us for this purpose. Many local residents had a brighter Christmas because of all of your efforts and generosity.
2019 Angel Tree Gifts
2019 Angel Tree Gifts
Volunteer Spotlight

Debbie Molchan has been a volunteer at the Food Pantry for 10 years, also filling in for Kathy Weaver as needed. She also has served on the Angel Tree Committee for five years, chairing it for the past two years. Along with her husband Gary, she has served on a Home Visitation Team for about 8 years.
 
Debbie's other volunteering includes helping at the Talbot County Free Library 2 - 3 days per week. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf, reading, playing cards, walking, and visiting with their daughters and their families. Thank you, Debbie, for all you do for SVdP.
Welcome New Volunteers :

Allayne Burke - Food Pantry
 Christopher Hills - Food Pantry
Tom Klein - Food Pantry
Joanie Kline - Food Pantry
Jeffery Thomas - Food Pantry
Carl Sabold - Food Pantry
Danna Murphy - Thrift Center
Amy Horne - Holiday Hut
Silvia Diaz - Food pantry and Translator
Loretta DiPasqua -Food Pantry
Susan Walsh - Holiday Hut
Jackie Granger - Holiday Hut
Carolyn Behr - Thrift Center
Neil Foley - Food Pantry
Amy Keller - Holiday Hut
Dave Keller - Holiday Hut
Maria Terrell - Thrift Center
John Edwards - Food Pantry
Eileen Edwards - Food Pantry
Lynn Coche - Thrift Center
Judith Gieske - Food Pantry
Catherine Hill - Thrift Center
Trisha O'Haro - Food Pantry
Contact Us:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul SSPP Conference
29533 Canvasback Drive
P.O. Box 783
Easton, MD 21601
410.770.4505
email: svdpeastonmd@gmail.com

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