Charlotte leader to speak at River Hills Lions Sept. 3 meeting

August 26, 2013 

Optimists honor 10-year-old golfer

The Clover Optimist Club honored Zach Reuland, a fifth-grader from Rock Hill, for his outstanding performance in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship.

Zach, 10, is the son of Kerry and Mark Reuland of Rock Hill. He won his age division in the state tournament held in Myrtle Beach and was eligible to participate in the International tournament in Florida. But, he was already playing in the U.S. Kids International tournament at that time. He placed 38th out of 142 golfers from around the world.

The Clover Optimist Club honored Zach with a framed certificate and monetary award.

The Optimist International Junior Golf Championship is one of the largest junior golf tournaments in the world. Each year, more than 600 golfers participate. Former champions and top finishers include Tiger Woods, Nancy Lopez, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson and Michelle McGann.

The Optimist Junior Golf tournament is open to boys and girls ages 10 to 18. Interested golfers, should call 803-684-2008 or visit

4-H Photography Club offered

The Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will sponsor a Photography Club for youth 9 to 12.

Youth must own or have the use of a digital camera. Club members will lean to understand the basics of photography and then apply the skills to take better photos.

The club will meet once a month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Fort Mill Library.

Interested youth must register as 4-H member with a $10 membership fee and $10 in dues for the club year.

The new 4-H club year starts Sept. 1, and all clubs are open to new members. For more information, call 803-684-9919 or stop by the office at 120 N. Congress St.

Charlotte leader to speak at Lions meeting

Moira Quinn, chief operating officer for Charlotte Center City Partners, will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 3 River Hills Lions Club dinner meeting at River Hills Country Club.

Quinn is responsible for internal and external communications, media and the daily business operations of Center City Partners.

She started as a college intern at WBTV, became a studio cameraman and was the first woman in Charlotte to work as a full-time television news photographer. During the ’80s, she co-hosted and co-produced the show “PM Magazine.” After leaving to be a full-time mom, she returned to television as a specialty reporter in the news department, spent a few years at 1110-WBT as an on-air personality and producer, then news anchor and executive producer. Quinn joined Center City Partners in September 2002.

A graduate of Queens University where she is a trustee, and on the board of more than six Charlotte organizations including the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. She is a recipient of several Media Professional and Women in Business associations awards.

Learn about development Sept. 3

Beth Land, project manager for York County Economic Development, will speak at the Sept. 3 Lake Wylie Rotary Club’s noon lunch meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

Land recruits new businesses to the county by managing leads, facilitating prospect visits and showcasing the advantages of the region. She also concentrates on site development and strategic planning for future growth in rural and suburban areas. Recent industrial development projects she was involved with include Shutterfly, Britax, Exel and Keller USA.

Before joining YCED, Land was project manager at Avenger Aircraft and Services in Greenville. She also served as director of sales and was responsible for all domestic and international marketing efforts, working with customers like Lufthansa Technik on the Lockheed Super Constellation restoration project.

Land graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Clemson University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies with a minor in German. She is working toward her MBA at Wake Forest University and is expected to graduate in August 2014. She loves fly-fishing with her husband, Philip, and is a member of the York County Junior Welfare League chapter.

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

The club also is planning its third annual Lake Wylie Luau on Sept. 7 at a new location, Red Fez Club’s outdoor pavilion in Steele Creek on Lake Wylie.

Tickets cost $30 in advance, or $35 at the door, and include music, food, wine and beer, plus door prizes.

Sponsors and silent auction items are wanted. Proceeds go to Clover Area Assistance Center Full Choice Pantry Initiative and other programs.

For more information or to order tickets, call 803-517-2190 or 803-627-2242, or visit

A Boating Poker Run also will be held with registration from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Red Fez Club Pavilion. Cost is $10 per hand. You do not have to be a boater to buy a hand. To sign up in advance or for more information, call 803-631-5161.

Literary Society luncheon Sept. 7

The Rock Hill Luncheon Literary Society will sponsor poet, artist and editor Jonathan K. Rice from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at David’s Steak & Seafood, 147 Herlong Ave.

Rice will share his personal approach to integrating art and poetry. A question-and-answer session will be included. Rice will have his books available for purchase and signing.

For more information, visit

Fish fry served Sept. 15

LAKE WYLIE The River Hills Lions Club is holding a fish fry from 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Camp Thunderbird.

Food is provided by Catfish Cove. The menu consists of filet of flounder, chicken strips, hushpuppies, French fries, slaw and tea.

Tickets cost $10 for eat-in or dine out, with proceeds going to Lions charities. Tickets are available in advance at Q2U BBQ Pit, Bagel Boat or by calling 704-583-0349, and at the door.

Historical Society to meet Sept. 15

York County Genealogical & Historical Society meeting is at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Louis Pettus Archives at Winthrop University, 700 Cherry Road.

Archivist Gina White will talk about collections in the Louise Pettus Archives.

The exhibit “Pirates of the Carolinas” from the SC State Museum will be on display.

This meeting is open to the public.

Lions seek auction items for benefit dinner

The River Hills Lions Club seeks donations for its annual Benefit Dinner with live and silent auctions to be held Oct. 5 at River Hills Country Club. Proceeds go to River Hills/Lake Wylie EMS.

Examples of items needed include gift certificates, professional and college sports tickets, artwork, restaurant dinner packages, weekend getaways, automobiles, jewelry, theater tickets and Jet Skis.

Dinner tickets cost $80 per person. Checks may be mails to RH Lions Club/Martin Lewis, 33 Fairway Ridge, Lake Wylie, SC 29710, with memo: Lions Club Benefit Dinner 2013.

For ticket information or to arrange auction item pickup, call 704- 583-0349.

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

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