Marine Corp group meeting Feb. 12 in Rock Hill

February 10, 2013 

The York County Marine Corp League’s local detachment, the Olde English Leathernecks, will meet at 7 tonight, Feb. 12, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 732 W. Main St.

The league consists of veteran and retired Marines and associates. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 803-328-1054 or 803-517-7253.

Learn about accessorizing Thursday

Clover Woman’s Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 14, at Clover School District Administration Building, 604 Bethel St.

Judy Reed of Chicos will talk about changing a basic outfit through use of accessories.

Ann Sosne is the hostess.

Please bring nonperishable goods, such as peanut butter or mac and cheese, and plastic food bags for Pack the Back.

Call 803-222-5799 for more information.

Ballroom Dance Club meets Friday

The Ballroom Dance Club meets from 7:30 to 10:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Fort Mill Golf Course, Oak Room, 101 Country Club Drive.

DJ Rich Brausch plays a variety of ballroom dance music. Dance is to American style in an informal, dressy casual atmosphere; no jeans or T-shirts. Light refreshments provided; no alcohol.

Cost is $5 per person; free for first-time guests. Call 803-329- 5764 or 803-324-2356 or visit

Visit Charlotte leader to speak Feb. 19

Mike Butts, executive director for Visit Charlotte, is the guest speaker at the Feb. 19 Lake Wylie Rotary Club noon Feb. 19 meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

As the sales and marketing arm for the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Visit Charlotte promotes the region as a destination for tourists, a host city for meetings and conventions, and a site for sporting events. Butts oversees a team of 40 employees.

He was previously vice president of marketing for Signature Hospitality Resources, a nationwide operator of brand names in the hospitality industry, and served as regional director of sales for Hyatt Hotels. He sits on the board for the National Coalition of Destination Organizations and is co-chair of the Advocacy Committee for Destination Marketing Association International.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Butts has lived in the Charlotte area for almost 20 years. He now resides in Tega Cay, where he has served as deacon chairman at Tega Cay Baptist Church, and enjoys traveling to see his three children, hunting and motorcycling.

Guests are welcome. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9.

For more information, visit

SAR meeting

in Saturday

The Col. William Bratton Chapter of the South Carolina Society Sons of the American Revolution will meet from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing.

Mark C. Anthony , SAR South Carolina State Society Upstate vice president, former South Carolina Society State President and a member of the Daniel Morgan SAR chapter, will be the speaker. He is a historian and expert on the Revolutionary War battles of the Southern Campaign. His ancestors fought at the battle of Kings Mountain.

The meeting is open to guests and family members, and anyone interested in researching ancestral lineage with the possibility of joining SAR. Call 803-547-4114 for more information.

Women focus

on wine Feb. 20

The River Hills Women’s Club will hold a Feb. 20 luncheon with Jeffery Cushing, owner of Village Cellar in Lake Wylie, as guest speaker.

Cushing will present a program on pairing wine with food, and will hold a blind wine tasting.

Cocktails served at noon, followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. at River Hills Country Club.

Call 803-831-2018 to make a reservation.

Republican Women to

meet Feb. 22

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women welcomes members, guests and potential new members to its upcoming luncheon meeting Feb. 22 at River Hills Country Club.

An 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch at noon and speaker at 12:30 p.m.

By joining the CLWRW, members have the opportunity to get involved in a host of activities: social events such as the monthly luncheons with featured speakers; annual home tour college scholarship benefit to fundraising; and assisting with GOP campaigns.

Cost of the luncheon is $17. To reserve your seat with or without lunch (please specify), call 803-831-1814 or email Both women and men are invited.

To join the Clover Lake Wylie Republican Women, call 803-831-1814. Men may join as an associate member. Annual membership dues cost $25; associate members dues cost $15.

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Gardening Symposium

Seven experts on gardening will be featured during the 8th annual Joy of Gardening Symposium Feb. 23, at Baxter Hood Center, York Technical College. The event is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of York County.

Patrick McMilllan, Ph.D., director of Clemson University’s Campbell Museum of Natural History and host of SCETV’s award-winning nature program, and Larry Mellichamp, Ph.D., director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, will be the opening and closing speakers, respectively.

Speaking in concurrent sessions will be noted gardening authorities Pam Beck, Carol Buie-Jackson, Amanda McNulty, David Powell and Paul Thompson. They will cover topics ranging from how to create a bird sanctuary in your back yard to the “Dirt on Dirt.”

Eighteen vendors will offer plants, gardening books and other items during the event.

Registration will open at 8 a.m. The $50 fee includes lunch and drawings for door prizes.

Details and online registration are available at Registration deadline is Feb. 15. For more information, call 704-443-1366.

Jaycees plan cook-off, receive awards

The Clover Jaycees will host a community chili cook-off at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Clover Jaycee Hut on U.S. 321.

Those who wish to enter a pot of chili for tasting and judging may do so for $20. Those wishing to come and taste can get in for $5. For more information, contact Cindi Collins via email at

The Clover Jaycees also received fourth-quarter and year-end awards during the state convention in Columbia Jan 25 to 27.

Fourth-quarter awards and recipients are: Outstanding Local Community Project and Outstanding Local Ways and Means Project, Santa Sleigh Project; Membership Chapter; Outstanding Local President, Tamara Hartman; Honorable Mention Membership, with three new members; and Chapter of the Quarter.

Year-end awards and recipients are: 2012 Outstanding Community Project and Honorable Mention, Individual Development Project of the Year, Santa Sleigh; Honorable Mention, Year End Membership Chapter, with four new members; Honorable Mention, Robert A. Ashmore Award for Outstanding President of the Year,Tamara Hartman; and Honorable Mention, Nick A. Theodore Award for Outstanding Jaycee of the Year, Tyler Jenkins

Clover Jaycee President Matthew Readett was appointed the S.C. Jaycees Piedmont Regional Director. Heath Eubanks, Clover Jaycee administrative vice president, was appointed Audio/Visual Program Manager for the S.C. Jaycees.

“The Clover Jaycees have a good bit of young and energetic folks who are eager to serve the community of Clover with pride,” Readett said. He said new members ages 18 to 40 are welcome. The mission is “service to humanity while building lasting friendships and individual growth.”

Optimists launch oratorical contest

The Clover Optimist Club is seeking applicants for its oratorical scholarship program, which will be 10 a.m. April 13. The topic is “Why my voice is important.”

The speech contest is open to any student younger than age 19 by Dec. 31 and has not graduated from high school or the equivalent may enter. Interested students may pick up an application from the Clover High School counselors or from the Clover Optimist Club.

Entrants must submit a speech on this pre-assigned topic. There are three levels to the contest. Club winners, including two boys and two girls, will advance to the second level, the zone contest at 10 a.m. April 27 at the club.

One boy and one girl will advance to the third level, the district contest at 10 a.m. May 11 in Columbia.

Two winners, one boy and one girl, will each receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Entrants need to fill out an application, submit a copy of their speech and provide a copy of their birth certificate.

For information, call 803-684-2008 or email

Sweet Repeat seeks volunteers, members

Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation seeks volunteers for two to six hours a month to work at the Sweet Repeat Shop at Lake Wylie Plaza behind Fred’s.

All proceeds benefit charities in the local area.

Club membership applications are being accepted and are available at the store.

Call 803-831-0490 for more information

or visit and search for “MOMS Club of Lake Wylie, SC.”

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

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