Club News

November 4, 2013 

Oak Initiative meets Mondays at HIM

The Fort Mill chapter of The Oak Initiative meets at 7:30 p.m. each Monday night at Heritage International Ministries (HIM), 375 Star Light Drive, Fort Mill.

The Oak Initiative is a nondenominational organization committed to unite, mobilize, equip, and activate citizens to engage in issues of our time from a biblical worldview.

For more information, call 803-487-0220.

From Michigan? This is 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, email Dale Jordan at

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.

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.

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

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 organizations, invites everyone to see how they serve Fort Mill, work on world peace projects around the world and just have fun and fellowship. Go to

Improve lives of veterans, rescued dogs

Mission Ready Mutts, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, trains and deploys dogs as service dogs for injured veterans. It is a community-based organization that provides service dogs, training, supplies, and therapeutic group sessions to veteran and active duty men and women struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and physical disabilities.

The organization strives to improve not only the lives of service members but also the lives of the dogs that they rescue and place in loving homes. They rescue, rehabilitate, train, and re-home each dog. The dogs are given a purpose in a loving forever home, and the service members’ quality of life is improved by the healing power of their new canine partner.

To learn more, go to

Vintage Club outings planned

The Vintage Club of Tega Cay’s upcoming events include:

• Nov. 8 – Charlotte Bobcats home game against the New York Knicks

• New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach

• Bowling continues on the first Monday of each month. Please be at Strikers in Rock Hill at 9:30 am. The cost is $9 a session, which includes three games, shoes and lunch. You could win a $5 prize or take home the trophy of the month. Call Michele McGuire for details 547-0177.

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

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.

Big Blue Fans

meet in Fort Mill

If you’re a fan of the New York Giants and want to get together with other local fans for games, the Blue Room is reserved for game day at Madison’s on The Corner in Crossroads Plaza at the corner of Hwy. 160 West and Gold Hill Road in Fort Mill.

Fans can watch the game on a huge projection screen and on several flat screens. Enjoy a hot buffet for less than $10, or order from an extensive menu.

All fans are welcome, but a head count for the buffet is needed prior to the game. For more information, send an email to, join Big Blue Fans in Fort Mill on Facebook or call 802-3990.

Bills Backers gather at Towne Tavern

Buffalo Bills fans are invited to Towne Tavern at Fort Mill, home of the York County Buffalo Bills Backers Fan Club. Join your fellow Bills fans in Suite 160 and view all Buffalo Bills games on a 10-foot HD projection screen with theater sound.

Great specials, giveaways and Western New York fare. For membership information, contact Towne Tavern at 802-2340 or

Jets fans cheer at Skyline Grill

Jets fans who want to watch the game with other local fans can stop in at the Skyline Grill at Regent Park Golf Club in Fort Mill. Fans can keep track of all of the games aired on the NFL Package and enjoy $1.50 domestic beers on game day.

For details, call 548-3777.

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.

Moms group offers support

Are you looking for a Moms group that offers support, advice and fellowship beyond the preschool years? MOMSnext was created to offer community to moms of school-age children.

MOMSnext, a division of Mops International, will meet the first Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fort Mill.

Register the evening of the first meeting or email Like them on Facebook to get the latest information and updates.

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.

Indian Land Republican invited to meet

The Indian Land Republican Club meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Del Webb Library on Charlotte Hwy. (Hwy. 521) in Indian Land.

For more information, contact Donnie Jones at 803-207-5450 or

Fort Mill Democrats meet at Towne Tavern

The Fort Mill Democratic Forum meets 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Towne Tavern, 2000 Hwy. 160 West, Fort Mill. All are welcomed. For more information, call Eileen at 547-5220.

Matt Forgarty, data director for the South Carolina Democratic Party, will conduct the training session. For more information, contact Sheila Bickford at or 548-0351.

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 Highway 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

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

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 803-396-2155.

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 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 803-280-782.

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

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

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

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

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

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 They can be found on Facebook at Beta Sigma Phi of Fort Mill.

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