S.C. treasurer to speak Sept. 27 in Lake Wylie

September 22, 2013 

S.C. treasurer to speak Friday in Lake Wylie

South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis will be the featured speaker at the Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club’s Friday, Sept. 27, meeting at River Hills Country Club.

Loftis will present an overview of his responsibilities and accomplishments since taking office Jan. 12, 2011.

Special guest Phil Land, regional outreach director for Sen. Lindsay Graham, also will talk.

The program will close with a question-and-answer session and musical entertainment provided by Mr. Land, a bluegrass musician.

A native of Lexington County and graduate of the University of South Carolina, Loftis serves as investor of the Local Government Investment Pool and the Future Scholar 529 Fund. He is the vice chairman of the State Budget and Control Board, which has oversight of the state retirement system, procurement, insurance programs, and budget, auditor’s, human resources’ and technology offices.

He serves as chairman of the Board of Financial Institutions, which supervises state chartered financial institutions, and supervises mortgage originators and lenders, finance companies, pay day lenders and title lenders. He is a member of the S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission, which manages a $27 billion dollar fund; and also a member of the S.C. Education Authority and the state Public Service Authority.

Additionally, he is a small-business owner, and the founder and benefactor of The Saluda Charitable Foundation, a faith-based organization providing nutritional and housing services to orphans and the elderly.

Land has served for Graham in Rock Hill since 2011. He earned a bachelor of science degree in political science from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 2006 and a J.D. in Law from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2011. He has served as a legal assistant, assistant dean of students at Hampden-Sydney, and as a law clerk in the South Carolina Senate.

Guests, members and potential new members – both women and men – are invited. An 11:30 a.m. social will be followed by lunch at noon and speaker at 12:30 p.m.

Lunch costs $18 per person. To reserve a seat with or without lunch (please specify), call 803-831-1814 by today, Sept. 24, or email clwrw@comporium.net.

To join, call 803-831-1814. CLWRW membership includes membership in the S.C. Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Men may join the CLWRW as an associate member. Annual membership dues cost $25. Associate members dues cost $10.

Wreath class Saturday in Rock Hill

A Deco Mesh Wreath Class will be offered 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Woman’s Club of Rock Hill, 607 Aiken Avenue.

Cost is $35 and includes light lunch. For information, call 803-366-9027.

Scouts selling popcorn

Boys Scout Troop 333 is holding its popcorn fundraiser with Scouts going door-to-door.

Trail’s End Popcorn is offering four products: Dark & White Chocolately Drizzle, Bacon Ranch, Sour Cream & Onion, and Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese. Up to 70 percent of all sales go to the local troop.

Bags cost $10. The sale ends Oct.31. For more information, visit bsat333.com.

CHS student to speak at Rotary

Madeleine Burrell, Clover High School Class of 2014 on track to be valedictorian, will talk Oct. 1 at the combined Lake Wylie and Clover Rotary clubs’ meeting at noon at Clover Area Assistance Center.

The clubs held an attendance contest in August, and the winner was Lake Wylie, so the Clover club is hosting. Jimmy Roach, a Clover Rotarian, high school Interact Club sponsor and district Interact chairman, will cook the meal featuring shepherd’s pie.

Burrell will talk about her “expedition” component of the Congressional Award process in which she retraced the Revolutionary War battlefields where her great-great-grandfather fought. She is in the ROTC, pursuing an appointment to the Air Force Academy, and is completing her national Congressional Gold Medal.

Both Rotary clubs are involved in the joint project, Coins for CAAC, raising money for the center’s full-choice pantry project. Cans may be picked up and returned by the end of October to Sifford-Stine Insurance, Bordeaux & Bordeaux, CPA, Clover Community Bank, Family Trust and Rinehart Realty.

Guest planning to attend the meeting must RSVP by calling 803-517-2190. For more information about Lake Wylie Rotary Club, visit lwrotaryclub.org.

Club plans extravaganza

Woman’s Club of Rock Hill is hosting a Fall Extravaganza at 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at 607 Aiken Ave.

Autumn and Christmas items will be featured. Club members and local vendors will have handmade arts and crafts, baked goods, seasonal items and plants for sale. For information, call 803-322-8281 or 803-366-9027.

Clover Woman’s Club plans yard sale

The Clover Woman’s Club will have a flea market and yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Clover School District Office, 604 Bethel St.

The event will benefit the club’s scholarship fund. Donated items may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Oct. 17 at Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St.

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 mailed 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.

Join MOMS Club in Lake Wylie

MOMS Club, a social group serving ZIP codes 29710 and 29745, offers opportunities for moms and children to get together for fun activities.

For more information, email momsclublkw@gmail.com or visit Meetup.com and

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

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