Vintage Club meets June 26

June 18, 2013 

Vintage Club meets June 26

The Vintage Club, for Tega Cay residents age 50 and older, will hold a dinner meeting Wednesday, June 26, in the Phillip T. Glennon Community Center beginning with cocktails at 6:15 p.m. Entertainment is the club’s own version of “Are You Smarter than a Fifth-Grader?”

Upcoming events include bowling, trips to Charlotte to see “I Love Lucy” and “The Lion King,” a bocce ball/ice cream social and a trip to Nashville.

For membership information, contact Julia Rietz at 396-0203 or jewelsr@comporium.net.

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 carolinascubaadventure@gmail.com.

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 cress@comporium.net.

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 www.deltaalphagamma.com.

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 fortmillbsp.org and email is bspfortmill@yahoo.com and can be found on Facebook at Beta Sigma Phi of Fort Mill.

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.

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 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 547-5480 after 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

IL 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 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.

IL Republicans meet monthly

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.

Knit together

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

Two Al-Anon groups meet locally

Al-Anon Family Group is a community resource providing support to anyone affected by a relative’s or friend’s 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 AN Alzheimer’s or dementia caregiver?

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.

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 mcsmith@comporium.net.

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 snharr43@yahoo.com.

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 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 Alzheimer’s 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 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 fortmillrotary.org.

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 msippel@clemson.edu.

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 center4restoration@gmail.com.

Alateen meetings

in Charlotte

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. 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 mcsmith@comporium.net.

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 msippel@clemson.edu.

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 questions@yorkmg.org.

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 dale.jordan00@att.net.

For more information, email jordeeliz@yahoo.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 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 547-3537.

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 who are eligible.

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.

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