GWC Members and guests were thrilled to enjoy their first GWC Social of 2023 on January 23 in the beautiful facility of Synergy Counseling of Greenwood, located in a former residence on E. Cambridge Ave. All attending were honored to meet the staff and enjoy the lovely foyer, conference room, and offices. Synergy Counseling offers comprehensive counseling services and collaborates with numerous Greenwood County nonprofits.

Holley Coyle, Social Committee Co-Chair, welcomed all members and guests and introduced CeCe Paul-Hill, founder and owner of Synergy Counseling. CeCe asked each of the nine staff members present to introduce themselves and describe the services they provide at Synergy. Cha’Ree Reynolds announced the formation of a new, nonprofit branch of Synergy named Counselling Collective. Through Counselling Collective, Synergy is committed to offering services at no or reduced cost to clients with financial constraints who struggle with mental health.

Mary Woodiwiss, Advisory Board Chair, thanked CeCe Paul-Hill and her colleagues for opening their wonderful space for our event and warmly welcoming us. Mary invited new GWC 2023 Members and the members who joined after February 2022 to the New Members Soup Supper to be hosted in Martha Ann Davis’s home on February 7th. She also made a request was made for willing instrumentalists to participate in a short skit at the upcoming GWC Annual Meeting on March 13.

As always, the Social Committee set out a delicious buffet, fine hot and cold beverages, and fresh garden arrangements which were enjoyed by all.  Those who attended departed from that lovely location with new knowledge about another excellent, essential resource in Greenwood along with the exhilaration of seeing old friends and meeting new ones!