New Indian Land VFW meets Feb. 22

February 24, 2014 

Fort Mill Lions reach out to veterans

U.S. military veterans are invited to join the Fort Mill Lions Club and help the club’s mission to serve the community. Any veteran who wants to join will not be asked to pay the entrance fee.

For more information, call John at 547-2390 or go to

Indian Land Democratic Club to meet Feb. 27

The net Indian Land Democratic Club meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Indian Land High School, 8063 River Road.

Guest speaker will be deputy public defender William Frick, candidate for Sixth Circuit solicitor. All Democrats are invited.

Vintage Club hits the road

The Vintage Club of Tega Cay is planning the following events:

• A March 4 trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino is planned. The bus will depart 8 a.m. and return by 9 p.m. Cost $30 but Harrah’s will match with free chips.

For details, call Michele McGuire at 547-0177.

•  Theater Night March 9 will be “Evita.”

•  Corn Hole Tournament March 12. Cost is $2 per participant.

• Bowling continues at 9:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month at Strikers in Rock Hill. 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. This event is open to Vintage Club members and their eligible guests.

For membership information, call Julia Rietz at 396-0203 or email

Kids invited to join 4-H Robotics Club

The Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will sponsor a Robotics Club for youth ages 8 to 12. Members will use household items to build robots and learn different elements of robotics.

The club will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays. For information on how to register, email Jennifer Walker at or call 803-684-9919.

Gardners welcome

Gardening on the Cay, the garden club of Tega Cay, is open to residents of Tega Cay and surrounding communities interested in gardening, protecting wildflowers and birds and encouraging community beautification and friendship.

For membership Information, contact Nancy Stone at 803-462-4777 or

No horse? No problem!

A York County 4-H Horse is forming for kids who do not own a horse but want to be involved with horses.

The club, for kids ages 9 and older, will meet and will meet in the Smyrna area of York County. For more information, contact Margie Sippel at 803-684-9919, ext. 113 or

Improve lives of vets, 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 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

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

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.

New moms group formed

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, meets the first Thursday of the month from 7 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 latest information and updates.

IL Republicans meet monthly

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

Democratic Club meets in Indian Land

The Indian Land Democratic Club meets in the Del Webb Library meeting room monthly. The club is looking for all Democrats interested in helping SCDP expand the active volunteer list for the 2014 Campaign.

For information, contact Sheila Bickford or 548-0351.

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 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

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.

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.

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

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.

Rotary is ‘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

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 803-280-7821 or email

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 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.

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

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 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 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., and ending around 8:15 p.m.

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

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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