Lake Wylie Rotary announces speakers

December 31, 2012 

John Tabor will present “Six Days Above the Clouds” during the Jan. 8 Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting at noon at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

Tabor, a member of the Charlotte Rotary Club, documented his trip Sept. 10-15 with 30 Rotarians from District 7680 to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The climb was an effort to raise awareness and money for Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign. It is estimated more than $100,000 was raised to eradicate polio as a result of each climber’s contributions and efforts to secure sponsors.

Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9. For more information, visit

On Jan. 15, Buz McKim, NASCAR artist and historian for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, will speak to the club.

McKim, from Hackensack, N.J., has a father who competed on northeastern NASCAR race tracks in the 1950s. McKim attempted a driving career in high school, but found it more profitable to paint pictures of the cars.

His artwork was included in mid-1970s Indianapolis 500 yearbooks. He also designed many NASCAR race car paint schemes during the 1970s including several Daytona 500 winners.

His television work includes the ESPN series “Ultimate NASCAR,” two award-winning productions for the Speed channel and biographies of NASCAR Hall of Fame members Bill France Sr. and Bud Moore, and most recently, an episode of “American Pickers.” He was also co-host of the weekly radio show, “NASCAR Collector,” on Sirius Satellite Radio for several seasons.

McKim lives in Rock Hill with his wife, Gwen. They have two daughters and five granddaughters.

Advocates sought for senior adults

Candidates interested in advocating for senior adults in Chester, Lancaster, Union or York counties must file with the Catawba Area Agency on Aging. Catawba Caucus elections will be in March.

The completed filing form, petition and $10 fee must be returned to Catawba AAA by Feb. 8. Election packets are available from Catawba AAA at 803-329-9670 or toll-free 800-662-8330.

Elected representatives will help develop recommendations for legislation and programs that affect South Carolina senior adults and present the ideas to the General Assembly and the governor.

For information, go to the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature website at For information on the regional Catawba Caucus, contact Myrna Hamilton at 803-802-2231.

Join MOMS Club

in Lake Wylie

The MOMS Club of Lake Wylie-Clover meets monthly in Lake Wylie.

This is a social group, and everyone is welcome to join.

For information, email or call 803-619-9228.

Art Guild

meets monthly

The Catawba River Art Guild meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Arts Council of York County, 121 E. Main St.

Send club news and photos to Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to intended Tuesday publication date.

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