Steele Creek Masonic Lodge BBQ Nov. 14

November 8, 2013 

Newcomers meeting Wednesday in Rock Hill

The Newcomers Club of York County monthly luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.13, at Applied Technology Center, 2399 W. Main St., featuring the culinary talents of the students. Lunch costs $10. Make reservations by calling 803-712-7276.

Masonic Lodge serving BBQ Thursday

Steele Creek Masonic Lodge’s 44th annual BBQ will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at 13611 Steele Creek Road, across from Steele Creek Library.

Cost is $8 for a plate or three sandwiches or bulk or two bottles of Papa Jack’s BBQ Sauce. Plates include coleslaw, hush puppies, chips and sauce. Sandwiches are served with or without slaw and sauce.

Proceeds go to The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford and Steele Creek charities.

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Club puts focus

on fall fashion

The Clover Woman’s Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St.

Chico’s will demonstrate fashion scarves and jewelry to perk up fall outfits.

Call 803-222-5799 or 803-222-7873 if you need more information.

Ballroom dance Friday

The Ballroom Dance Club will hold its dance on Friday, Nov. 15, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:20 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Country Club Golf House, 101 Country Club Drive, Fort Mill. Dress code is dressy casual. All adult ages and skill levels are invited for Social Ballroom Dancing to music by DJ Rich Brausch. Dances are alcohol free, and non-alcoholic beverages are provided. Call Bob at 803-329-5764 or Pat at 803-980-4000. The Holiday Dance will be on Dec. 6. Visit

Speaker to talk about adoption Nov. 19

Ruth Turner will be speaking about the SC Heart Gallery and her experience with adoption at the Nov. 19 Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

Turner, a Charlotte native, has lived in Gastonia for more than 13 years. She and her husband have two natural children ages 24 and 26. The couple adopted two children when they were ages 8 and 11, and they are now ages 21 and 24. The Turners are looking to adopt another child, possibly two siblings.

Turner has worked with the Heart Gallery to help place pictures in local churches for the three years, where Pine Grove Baptist Church has participated.

Karen Preston, owner of Cajun Canvas in Steele Creek, originally scheduled to speak Nov. 19, will be rescheduled to speak at another meeting.

Rotary meets at noon Tuesdays. Lunch, catered by Christopher’s, costs $9. Guest are welcome.

The newly formed N.C. Lung Cancer Initiative will be featured Nov. 26 in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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Women’s group meeting Nov. 20

The River Hills Women’s Club will meet Nov. 20 at River Hills Country Club.

Cocktails will be served at noon, followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Kara Deir of “Olive This” will present a program on the 45 varieties of imported olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars the shop carries.

For reservations, email

Club membership is open to River Hills Country Club members and River Hills residents. Email mryanne@ to join.

Republican group holding membership tea

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club invites members and prospective members to its annual membership tea from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Reed home in Rivers Hills Plantation.

Special guest Rep. Raye Felder (S.C. House, Dist. 26) will deliver brief remarks following an installation ceremony of the club’s 2014 slate of officers: president, Suzanne Krause; Barbara Haba, first vice president; Carol Waris, second vice president; Marianne Falls, secretary; and Sue Powers, treasurer.

To RSVP or for more information, call 803-631-1049 or email by Tuesday, Nov.19.

CLWRW membership includes an automatic membership in the S.C. Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women — at nearly 98,000 members, the largest, most active volunteer organization in the United States. Men may join the CLWRW Club as Associate Members. Annual membership dues are $25; associate members’ dues are $10.

Holiday Shopping Bazaar Nov. 23

Cub Scout Pack 219 Holiday Shopping Bazaar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at St. Philip Neri parish Center, 292 Munn road.

There will be gift ideas, local crafts and artworks, door prizes, child care available and lunch available from noon to 2 p.m.

Bring new toys, canned foods or gift card donations for St. Vincent de Paul Society to receive extra door prize tickets.

Proceeds benefit pack 219. Call 803-548-9039 for information.

Club taking tea reservations

The Woman’s Club of Rock Hill is taking reservations for its Victorian Teas, which are ChristmasVille events. Teas will be 1 p.m. Dec. 6 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the historic Armstrong-Mauldin House, 607 Aiken Ave.

Cost is $20 per person. The tea includes carolers and servers in Victorian attire and music by harpists, Joan Reid and Nancy Smith. The Sugar Plum Boutique will feature some new vendors showing Christmas-themed gifts, decorations and home-made holiday treats.

The Club’s cookbook “Traditional Tea Time Favorites” will be available.

The club also is taking reservations for a Children’s Tea with Mrs. Claus at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Cost is children, $10; adults, $15 and includes favors, music by the Musicality Ringers and other fun activities. Menus differ for children and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The boutique will include items for children. It will be open one hour before, during and after the teas.

The boutique will be open one hour before, during and after each tea.

For reservations for either event, call 803-328-8888 and your call will be returned.

Republican Women elect officers

Delegates to the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women’s biennial convention held Oct. 25-26 at Folly Beach elected new officers for the 2014-2015 term. Kim Wellman of Lexington was elected president; she is a past president and member of the West Metro Republican Women.

Other officers elected include: Bev Brady of Harbor Island (Beaufort North Republican Women) as first vice president; Beverly Owensby of Spartanburg (Palmetto House Republican Women) as second vice president; Suzette Jordan of Greenville (Upstate Republican Women) as secretary; and Debbie Spaugh also of Greenville (Greenville County Republican Women) as treasurer.

The following district directors were also elected: Mary Ann Taylor of Charleston (Charleston County Republican Women); Deb Marks of Irmo (Capital City Republican Women); Dr. Anne Hancock of Greenwood (Greenwood Republican Women); Carole Self of Campobello (Spartanburg Republican Women); and Marita Edens of Lancaster (Lancaster Republican Women). Mary Ann Mills of Anderson (Anderson Republican Women) and Gaye Holt of Moore (GSP Republican Women) were elected as members-at-large.

During the convention, Sen. Katrina Shealy (R-Lexington) received both of two prestigious honors the Federation awarded. Shealy received the Strom Thurmond Award for Government and Public Services, which is presented to an elected official. She also received the Woman of the Year award which is given to an SCFRW member for strong Republican activism and leadership. Members of the board of directors (local club presidents and SCFRW officers, directors and standing committee chairs) select by secret ballot the winner of the Strom Thurmond award. SCFRW clubs submit nominations for the Woman of the Year award, with the winner selected by a small committee of state presidents from the National Federation of Republican Women.

Outgoing SCFRW president Charm Altman of Charleston was also honored with a resolution commending her for her service and leadership of the SCFRW during the 2012-2013 term. More than 100 delegates, alternates and guests attended the SCFRW biennial convention.

The South Carolina Federation of Republican Women was formed in 1961 and is currently comprised of 30 local clubs with nearly 1,000 members throughout the state. The objectives of the Federation are to promote an informed public through political educational activity; increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government; facilitate cooperation between the National and state federations; foster loyalty to the Republican Party and promote its principles; support the objectives and policies of the Republican National Committee; and work for the election of the Republican Party nominees.

4-H swine project deadline nears

The Clemson Extension Service in York, Lancaster and Chester counties is seeking youth to participate in the 4-H/FFA swine project and the 2014 Show and Sale.

In this project, youth ages 5 to 19 will obtain a feeder pig in January, raise it for around three months and show the finished hog at the Annual Livestock Show and Sale. Youth must register as a 4-H member or be a registered FFA member in the Clover or York FFA Chapter to participate.

The weigh-in will be held Jan. 6, and the show and sale will be on March 22 at the Chester Livestock Exchange in Richburg.

This is a United Way of York County sponsored project. The Bank of York sponsors grand and reserve champion prizes and the York County Farm Bureau awards special prizes to show participants.

The registration deadline is Dec. 1. For details, call 803-684-9919, ext. 113.

Catawba 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.

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


meet in Fort Mill

Toastmasters offers educational material on such topics as overcoming the fear of speaking and giving speeches.

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. Call 803-493-9048.

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