Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club welcomes newcomers to Feb. 28 meeting

February 22, 2014 

GOP group meeting Friday in Lake Wylie

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club welcomes newcomers, visitors and members to its Friday, Feb. 28, membership luncheon at River Hills Country Club.

Learn about the club’s 2014 goals and planned activities. Membership is open to women and men. At the luncheon, a gift will be awarded to a current club member who signs up the most new members.

Featured speaker is Kim Wellman, newly-elected president of the S.C. Federation of Republican Women. Past president and member of the West Metro Republican Women in Lexington, Wellman is the assistant vice president of Corporate Marketing Communications for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. She has served in leadership positions for organizations including the Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter, Junior Woman’s Club of Columbia and the United Way of the Midlands. She currently serves on the development committee for The Children’s Trust of South Carolina.

The meeting will begin with an 11:30 a.m. social, followed by lunch and speaker at noon. Cost of the luncheon is $18 per person. To reserve a seat with or without lunch (please specify), email by today, Feb. 25.

To become a member of the Clover Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club, email Annual membership dues are $25; dues for associate members (men) are $10. CLWRW membership includes an automatic membership in the SC Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women.

Hear about school bond concerns March 4

Margaret Blackwell, chairwoman of the Clover Schools Bond Referendum Committee made up of community members, will be the guest speaker at the March 4 Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, 5220 Crowders Cove Road.

Blackwell has 40 years experience as an educator in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and North Carolina. Most of her career was spent with Dallas Independent School District in Texas, where she worked as a teacher, principal and central staff administrator.

Blackwell will talk about concerns for the proposed March 22 Clover School District bond referendum and its impact on students and residents. She also will talk about why a new bond referendum is needed.

The meeting runs from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch costs $9, catered by Christopher's. To reserve lunch, email

For club information or to become a member, visit

Music Club marks 100 years

The Rock Hill Music Club will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a concert at 3 p.m. March 9 in Byrnes Auditorium. Featured local performing musicians will be Maury Wilkinson and the Border Quintet, Mignon Eayre, Shirley Fishburne, Jerry Helton and Donald Moe.

The club was founded March 20, 1914, by Mrs. A.E. Smith and a group of ladies and has provided music awards and scholarships and free community concerts.

The Celebration Benefit Luncheon will be 11 a.m. March 29 at the Family Center of Grace Lutheran Church.

As part of the anniversary celebration, the club is granting 17 music awards and scholarships to Winthrop University, Northwestern, Rock Hill High, and South Pointe high schools, South Carolina Federation of Music Club’s Summer Scholarships, and Opera Experience Southeast.

Clover Optimists oratorical contest March 29

The Clover Optimist Club will host its annual oratorical contest for children at 10 a.m. March 29.

Children will be asked to write and speak on the topic “How my passions impact the world.” The speech must be four to five minutes long.

Each contestant must prepare his or her own speech and may receive advice in the preparation.

The contest is open to all youths younger than 19. Parental permission is required.

The contest will be at the Clover Optimist Club, 1500 Tom Joye Road, Clover. Entrants should bring a copy of their speech, a copy of their birth certificate and the application.

For details or an application, call 803-684-2008 or email

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

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