Elks to honor Fort Mill officials
The Fort Mill Elks Lodge 2859 will hold its annual awards ceremony 7 p.m. June 3 at 215 Main St., Fort Mill.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Fort Mill Elks Trustee and former Citizen of the Year recipient Wink Rea. This years award recipients are Citizen of the Year Mayor Danny Funderburk, Elk of the Year Carol Kirkland, Officer of the Year Patrick Coyle and outstanding member awards will be given to Teddy Dusanenko and Charles Bean. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served after the ceremony
Womans Club of Fort Mill honored
The Womans Club of Fort Mill won the second place award for Communication and Identity (publicity) and first place award for fundraising and membership among others, at the state convention in Columbia.
Also, the club will host its last birthday party of the 2012-2013 school year for the Boys & Girls Club on May 31.This celebration will honor those children whose special day is in May, June and July.
The WCFM is able to purchase the birthday books and provide ice cream and cupcakes, due to help from the General Federation of Womens Clubs of South Carolina - Progress Foundation. In January, the local club received a grant which is matched by the local clubs funds. These funds are to be used for a specific project that benefits each community across the state of South Carolina. They are limited to: promoting libraries, family counseling, health education, rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents, aid to cancer prevention, aid to the mentally challenged and child welfare.
UDC group welcomes new members
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 are eligible.
Legion Post 43 seeks members
American Legion Post 43 in Fort Mill is recruiting all eligible retired and active duty military members. The post, at 427 Banks St., Fort Mill, also holds public bingo nights at 6:30 p.m. every Friday. For details, call 803-547-2414.
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.
Yoga Club welcomes all
The Charlotte Yoga Club in Fort Mill and Lake Wylie brings $5 Yoga, Budokon and Pilates classes to the area. Theres no cost to join. Go to meetup.com/charlotteyogaclub.
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 Alzheimers disease and related disorders. Call 803-396-2155.
Rotary: Service above self
Every 12:30 p.m. Wednesday 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 worlds 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 fortmillrotary.org.
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 email@example.com.
Support for trauma, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alateen meetings in Charlotte
Weekly Alateen meetings are held from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Its a 12-step meeting for children and teens whose lives have been affected by someone elses drinking. The group offers meetings for ages 6-12 and 13-19.
Meetings are at the Zoar Road Club, 14701 Thomas Road, Charlotte. For more information, go to www.zoarroadclub.org.
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.
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 803-802-0903 or email email@example.com.
4-H is here
The Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will sponsor a new 4-H Community Club at Academy Christian School in Rock Hill focusing on livestock and gardening projects.
The club, led by Wendy Lipe, will meet after school once a month at the school, 129 Border Road in Rock Hill. Those interested must register as a 4-H member with a $10 membership fee and a $1 insurance fee. For information, call 803-684-9919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo competition needs entries
The Arts Council of York County is calling for entries in its ninth annual Photography Competition and fourth annual Youth Photography Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., in Old Town Rock Hill. The deadline is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 31 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1.
Joe Ciarlante, owner of Ciarlante Photography in Charlotte, is the juror for this years competitions.
Entry fees for the adult competition are $30 for up to two entries, nonmembers and $20 for up to two entries for members. Those submitting to the youth competition must be enrolled in a K-12 program. Entry fees are $5 per photo for nonmembers and $3 per photo for members.
The selected entries in the adult competition will be exhibited in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from June 20-July 28 and recognized at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts on June 20.
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 email@example.com, or visit carolinaschaingang.com.
Two Alanon groups meet locally
An Al-Anon Family Group is a community resource providing support to anyone affected by a relative or friends drinking. The group meets in the following locations:
• Tega Cay AFG Grace Presbyterian Church on Hwy. 160 West near the corner of Gold Hill Road, 8 p.m. Mondays
• Fort Mill AFG First Baptist Church (in the house next to the church), 121 Monroe White St., 8 p.m. Tuesdays
Are you caregiver for Alzheimers or dementia patient?
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your caregiving responsibilities? Meet people who are dealing with the same life issues that you are facing, learn techniques that will work especially for you and find comfort in friendship.
Group meets 10-11 a.m. the second Friday of each month in the Carolina Lakes Golf Clubhouse meeting room (first door on left off lobby). A free in-home agency caregiver can be provided to stay with your loved one while you attend the support group.
Scuba club dives into events
The Carolina Scuba & Adventure Club meets monthly at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill. Club members will participate in beach cleanups, including an underwater cleanup. Contact the group on Facebook, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Down Syndrome support offered
A support group for Fort Mill-area residents who have loved ones with Down Syndrome is available. For details, call Theresa Marino at 803-802-0332
Prostate cancer support available
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 been diagnosed with or treated for prostate cancer, call 802-0903 or email email@example.com.
Support for incest survivors available
A support group for victims of incest meets in Indian Land. Sarah Harrison, an expert peer counselor in the field, hosts the group.
The group meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the Del Webb Library at 7641 Charlotte Highway. Incest victims and survivors are welcome to come to find support to move ahead in their lives. Contact Harrison at 548-0490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have gardening problems?
Contact York County Master Gardeners for expert advice 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Clemson Extension Office in York at 803-684-9919 and on Fridays at Bigger House in Glencairn Garden in Rock Hill at 803-324-4177. Reach them any time at email@example.com.
From Michigan? This clubs 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, email email@example.com 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 fortmillelks.org or call Sal Incorvaia at 704-504-1513.
Fort Mill 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 ending around 8:15 p.m.
Call Lion President John Andrejko at 803-547-2390 to visit or for more information.
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, announces upcoming events
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.
The club hosts bowling on the first Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at Strikers in Rock Hill. The cost is $9 and includes three games, shoes, and lunch.
For membership questions, contact Julia Rietz at 396-0203 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For bowling information, call Michele McGuire at 803-547-0177. For event information, contact Al Vesting at 803-883-0066 or at email@example.com.
Indian Land Democrats meet monthly
Indian Land residents are organizing the Indian Land Democratic Club. In addition to monthly meetings, news and information will be shared on the website www.indianlanddemocrats.com. Residents are invited to attend at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the meeting room of the library.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Beta Sigma Phi is here to help
Beta Sigma Phi, an international womens 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 organizations 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.
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