Motivational speaker coming to Lake Wylie Dec. 10

November 30, 2013 

Ballroom Dance club meets Friday

The Ballroom Dance Club will have a Holiday Dance from 7:30 to 10:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Oak Room of the Country Club Golf House, 101 Country Club Drive.

Dress code is dressy. All adult ages and skill levels are invited. Music is by DJ Rich Brausch. Dances are alcohol free and beverages are provided. Bring finger foods to share with group.

Guest admission costs $10 per couple. Call 803-329-5764 or Pat at 803-980-4000 or visit for more information.

Optimist Barbecue sale Saturday

Clover Optimist Club Pork Barbecue sale will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, next to Killians Service Center on Highway 55.

A pork plate costs $8 and includes barbecue, slaw, chips and cookie and buns, with $1 going to Lee Killians’ medical fund. Sandwich with chips is $4. A 5-pound bucket costs $30. Drinks cost $1.

Walk-ins welcome. For tickets, call 803-322-0177.

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 at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, 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 homemade 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. Saturday, Dec. 7. Cost is $10 for children and $15 for adults, which includes favors, music by the Musicality Ringers and other fun activities.

For reservations, call 803-328-8888.

Motivational speaker coming to Rotary meeting Dec. 10

Scott Francis, a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker and author of “Success Weapons,” will be speaking at the Dec. 10 Lake Wylie Rotary meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Lane.

Francis inspires, motivates and educates by combining content, entertainment and heartfelt message into his programs. With more than 25 years experience, Francis has presented more than 3,000 programs to more than 80 Fortune 500 companies.

As a child, he was diagnosed with severe dyslexia. Although spelling, reading and other subjects were difficult, Francis taught himself life lessons. He believes one way to reduce stress is to focus on others and giving back to the community.

“Successful and happy people aren’t people without problems, they’re people who know how to solve their problems looking at them head-on and deciding to do something about them to improve their lives,” he said.

The rotary club meets at noon Tuesdays. The weekly buffet-style lunch costs $9. The public is invited. Visit for more information.

Rotary holiday drop-in Dec. 12

The Lake Wylie Rotary Club will have a drop-in for members, potential members and other Rotarians from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the David Weekley Model Home, Cottages at The Landing.

There will be beverages and snacks. For more information, call 803-517-2190.

Lions hosting holiday events

The River Hills Lions Club is hosting several holiday events.

• Tree sales, wreaths and bows are for sale at Camp Thunderbird. Proceeds go to Lions Club Charities.

• The Lions will host a Pancake Breakfast with Father Christmas on Dec. 14 at Camp Thunderbird dining hall. Other activities include pony rides and more for children.

AAL holding Love Lights Dec. 14 in Rock Hill

The Animal Adoption League will sponsor it’s 20th annual Love Lights Luminarias from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the pond in front of the Lakeview Acres Neighborhood on Celanese Road.

AAL will light a luminaria in honor or in memory of a special person or pet for a donation of $4 per luminaria. Upon request an acknowledgment card will be sent for an additional $1 per luminaria. Rain date is Dec.15.

For more information, email or call 803-985-3865.

Choraliers to perform at Dec. 18 club meeting

The River Hill’s Women’s Club will meet Dec. 18 at River Hills Country Club. Social time begins at noon and lunch is served at 12:30 p.m.

The Clover High School Choraliers, led by Jay Forest, will will perform holiday music.

Club membership is open to River Hills Country Club members and River Hills residents. To make a reservation to attend, email Email Diane Reed at to join the club.

Humane Society store open

Christmas store with proceeds from sales benefiting the Humane Society of York County is open through Dec. 18 at 2000 S.C. 160 West, suite 112, beside the Towne Tavern.

Hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

Local Republican club installs officers

At its Nov. 22 membership tea at River Hills Country Club, Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club held an installation ceremony for its 2014 slate of officers.

Club officers for the coming year are: president, Suzanne Krause; Barbara Haba, first vice president; Carol Waris, second vice president; Marianne Falls, secretary; and Sue Powers, treasurer.

Special guest speaker was Rep. Raye Felder, S.C. House Dist. 26.

By joining the club, members have the opportunity to be involved in social events such as the monthly luncheons with featured speakers and the annual home tour college scholarship benefit, and fundraising and assisting with Republican campaigns. Local membership includes membership in the S.C. Federation of Republican Women (and the National Federation of Republican Women).

Men may join the local club as associate members. Annual membership dues cost $25; associate member dues are $10. For more information or to join, call 330-414-1497.

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