Lake Wylie Rotarian honored as Paul Harris Fellow

December 21, 2013 

Gaglione named Paul Harris Fellow

During its annual Christmas meeting Dec. 17, the Lake Wylie Rotary Club recognized Janet Gaglione as a Paul Harris Fellow.

“A world of peace and goodwill comes closer to reality today as Janet becomes a Paul Harris Fellow,” said Babette Sabia, currently the district advocate for membership and former assistant governor. “It is because of gifts like the one made in Janet’s honor that The Rotary Foundation is able to carry out programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world.”

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named for founder Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905. Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation.

“Certainly to recognize a person as a Paul Harris Fellow is an honor to the individual, because it demonstrates significant support for the wonderful work of The Rotary Foundation,” Sabia said.

Gaglione is a former member of the Fort Mill and Indian Land Rotary Clubs. She is The Rotary Foundation chairperson for the Lake Wylie Club and serves on the board of directors. She will be launching the “Josh the Otter” program in the spring, a national water safety program.

Lake Wylie Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road. There are no meetings Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. On Jan. 7, former York County councilman Tom Smith of May Green Properties will talk about local development. Lunch costs $9, catered by Christopher’s. Visit for more information.

Relay for Life plans York kickoff

The Relay for Life of Western York County will have its annual kickoff celebration 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 1184 N. Shiloh Road.

The Western York County Relay for Life will be 11 a.m.-11 p.m. April 26 at York Middle School. Participants are welcome to join in several ways. The organization is looking for new teams, committee members and cancer survivors.

Anyone interested or who would like more information should or

River Hills Women’s Club luncheon Jan.15

The River Hills Women’s Club will meet at noon Jan. 15 at River Hills Country Club.

Dick Mann, president of Lake Wylie EMS, will talk about medical changes that could have an impact on EMS in York County and also demonstrate the latest CPR method.

Club membership is open to River Hills Country Club members and River Hills residents. Email to make a reservation. Email to join the group.

4-H Robotics Club

The Clemson Extension Service York County 4-H will sponsor a Robotics Club for ages 8 to 12 and will be limited to 12 members. Youth will use 4-H curriculum and use household items to build robots to learn different elements of robotics. The club will be led by volunteer leaders, Jennifer Walker and Patricia Hatch.

The club will meet each Friday at a leader’s home in York beginning Jan. 10 from 1 to 2:30 pm. Interested youth must register as 4-H member with a $10 state membership fee and there will be an additional club fee that will be discussed with parents when you register. Email for information or call 803-684-9919.

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

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