Newcomers Club hosts author April 10

April 1, 2013 

Moms meet in civic sorority

Delta Alpha Gamma, The Sorority for Mommies, in Fort Mill is dedicated to community projects and supporting local businesses and causes such as breast cancer research and awareness.

For more information, Go to or email

Newcomers lunch April 10 in Baxter

The Newcomers Club of York County, a women’s social and civic-minded organization, will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Fish Market in Fort Mill’s Baxter Village.

Local cookbook author and lawyer Nancy Olah will discuss her book “Fool a Carnivore- meaty main dishes minus the meat!” The cost of the lunch is $10. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Margary by noon Friday at 547-3558 or

Program on the Catawba Nation set

The York County Genealogical and Historical Society will join with two Lancaster groups, the Katawba Valley Land Trust and the Native American Studies Center at USC-Lancaster, to present a program on the history and archaeology of the Catawba Indian Nation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April the Carol Ray Dowling Center – Hubbard Drive on the campus of USC-Lancaster.

The presenter will be Dr. Stephen Davis, associate director of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work has focused on six Catawba settlements that were occupied between about 1750 and 1820: Nassaw-Weyapee, Charraw Town, Old Town, Ayers Town, New Town and the Bowers Site.

Davis, one of the leading authorities on Catawba Indian history, has conducted numerous archaeological digs in Lancaster and York counties. His talk is titled “A Decade of Archaeological Investigations in the Old Catawba Nation.” All are welcome.

From Michigan? This club’s for you

The Michigan Club of Sun City Carolina Lakes is soliciting new members. You must be a former Michigan resident and live in Sun City Carolina Lakes. Annual dues is $10 per person or couple. If you are interested in joining this club, Email Dale Jordan at

For more information, email or call 775-338-5022.

Elks welcome new members

Fort Mill Elks Lodge 2859 is in the midst of its membership drive and is looking for interested residents to help it grow. For more information on the lodge, Go to or call Sal Incorvaia at 704-504-1513.

Lions Club invites new members

The Fort Mill Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at Unity Hall in Unity Presbyterian Church with dinner served at 7 p.m. The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., and end around 8:15 p.m.

Call Lion President John Andrejko at 803-547-2390 to visit or for more information.

Knit together

For anyone interested in crochet or knitting, a local chapter of the Crochet Guild of America meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month at the Fort Mill Public Library. For more information, email Rose Baker at, or visit

Down Syndrome support offered

A support group for Fort Mill area residents who have loved ones with Down Syndrome is now available. For details, call Theresa Marino at 803-802-0332.

Calling all gardeners

Members of Gardening on the Cay may not all have green thumbs, but they are eager to learn as much as they can about gardening while enjoying the social aspects of the club. Gardening on the Cay is affiliated with the Garden Club of South Carolina Inc., and a member of the National Garden Clubs Inc.

The club is open to all ladies in Fort Mill Township. Meetings are held in members’ homes on the second Monday night each month. Dues cost $20 per year.

For details, call Christine McCallion at 803-547-3537.

Have something to say? Say it here

Toastmasters offers educational material on such topics as overcoming the fear of speaking and giving advanced speeches such as roasts and other humorous speeches. Other programs that can provide helpful material are the Better Speaker Series and the Leadership Excellence Series. The Fort Mill chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.

Call Tim Gunnels at 803-493-9048 or Andy Hanschu at 704-287-0687.

Vintage Club lowers minimum age

Any resident of Tega Cay who is at least 50 years old can join the Vintage Club. This includes a couple even if only one of them is 50 or older.

Monthly meetings are held at the Glennon Center in Tega Cay, providing more room for diners and additional members. The club meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. at the Glennon Center and holds a variety of outings and activities. Dues are $15 per person a year and the dinners each month are $21 per person, including tax and gratuity.

For membership questions, contact Julia Rietz at 396-0203 or

Woman’s Club helps kids celebrate

The Woman’s Club of Fort Mill in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Mill, hosts a monthly birthday party for the 53 children in the club.

Each child participates, and those whose birthdays fall during that month are given a book as a birthday gift from the Woman’s Club. All of the children are treated to cupcakes, ice cream, juice and chips to make it a real celebration. In addition to the birthday party, Jordane Reid, director of the Fort Mill branch of the BGC, presents to a boy and a girl a “Youth of the Month” certificate recognizing them for outstanding citizenship.

Indian Land GOP meets

The Indian Land Republican Club holds its monthly meeting at the Del Webb Library in Indian Land. Anyone interested is welcome. Call Melvin Threatt at 704-906-6173.

Club for young mothers

A new club for young mothers meets in the conference room at the Fort Mill Library in Baxter Village. Young mothers in their teens to early 20s are encouraged to bring their children and socialize while giving their children the chance to interact with kids their age.

UDC group meets

The Florence Thornwell Chapter 246, United Daughters of the Confederacy in Fort Mill, welcomes new members as well as descendants of former chapter members.

The chapter was originally chartered as the Fort Mill Chapter 246. The name was changed to the Florence Thornwell Chapter in 1909 to honor its first president, Florence Thornwell. Thirty-five ladies, whose husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers and uncles served the Confederacy, were charter members. Many of the members’ surnames are as familiar today in Fort Mill as they were 110 years ago when the chapter was chartered.

Ladies 16 and older who are interested in joining the UDC can call Gail Robinson at 803-548-9395.

Legion Post 43 seeks members

American Legion Post 43 in Fort Mill is actively recruiting all eligible retired and active duty military members. The post, located at 427 Banks St., Fort Mill, also holds public bingo nights at 6:30 p.m. every Friday. For details, call 547-2414.

VFW has membership drive

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9138 is actively working to recruit all eligible veterans and active duty military personnel into the VFW. Anyone who ever served or is currently serving in any of the five branches of the U.S. military, including the Reserves or National Guard, is welcome to join. Call 803-547-5480 after 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Birth mother group meets regularly

A support group for women who have given up children for adoption meets in Fort Mill. The goal of this group is to help heal from the pain of losing children. Confidentiality at these support group meetings is stressed and remains a high priority. For information, contact Carolyn at 803-548-7698 or email

Beta Sigma Phi is here to help

Beta Sigma Phi, an international women’s sorority, has a chapter in Fort Mill. The sorority is nonacademic with 200,000 members in chapters around the world and 30 members in Fort Mill and Tega Cay (Epsilon Epsilon Chapter). It was founded for social, cultural and civic enrichment.

The Greek letters of its name represent life, learning and friendship, which is the organization’s motto. They hold two annual charity drives: one in the fall to raise money for Fort Mill Care Center and one in the spring to raise money for Foundation for Fort Mill Schools.

The website is and email is and can be found on Facebook at Beta Sigma Phi of Fort Mill.

Yoga Club welcomes all

The Charlotte Yoga Club in Fort Mill and Lake Wylie brings $5 Yoga, Budokon and Pilates classes to the area. There’s no cost to join. Go to

Caregivers offer support

A caregivers support group meets at 852 Gold Hill Road, suite 201, Fort Mill. This group is a structured gathering of caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia who meet to discuss issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Call 396-2155.

Rotary: ‘Service above self’

Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Mill Golf Course Clubhouse, a group of Rotarians and guests meet to discuss how to apply “Service Above Self.” The mission of Rotary is to eradicate polio worldwide.

Rotary, one of the world’s premier international humanitarian service organization, invites everyone to see how they serve our Fort Mill community, world peace projects around the world and just have fun and fellowship. Go to

Like horses?

A 4-H Equestrian Club is available for kids ages 5 and older. It is led by Teresa Snyder, a horse riding instructor. Call Margie Sippel at 803-684-9919 ext. 113 or email

Support for abuse victims available

A one-hour Trauma and Abuse Recovery Group hosted by the Center for Restoration in Fort Mill, will meet for eight weeks every Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. Gain understanding, share and heal in a safe group context. Call 803-280-7821 or email

Alateen meetings for teens offered

Weekly Alateen meetings are held from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. It’s a 12-step meeting for children and teens whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. The group offers meetings for ages 6-12 and 13-19.

Meetings are at the Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte (approximately 2 miles from Sonic on Hwy. 160 in Fort Mill). For more information, Go to

Widows can find support here

Hospice & Community Care will facilitate a widows support group open to the public at no charge. Registration is required. For location and to register, call 803-329-1500.

The Fort Mill chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill. Call Tim Gunnels at 803-493-9048 or Andy Hanschu at 704-287-0687.

Support group for prostate cancer patients

In conjunction with the American Cancer Society Columbia office, Marvin Smith of Fort Mill provides ACS Man-to-Man prostate cancer support in the York County area. If you have recently been diagnosed with or treated for prostate cancer, call Smith at 802-0903 or email him at

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