Lake Wylie Rotary president awarded top honor

May 4, 2014 

Rotary president earns top honor

Lake Wylie Rotary Club President Mary Sieck was presented the Paul Harris Fellow Award, one of the club’s most prestigious awards, at the Rotary District 7750 Conference held held April 25-27 in Dillard, Ga.

The award is presented by The Rotary Foundation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs.

“It is because of gifts like the one made in Mary’s honor that The Rotary Foundation is able to carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world and in our communities,” said District Gov. Lorraine Angelina of District 7750.

Sieck was presented with a certificate, medallion and pin.

Lake Wylie Rotary Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church. Visit for more information.

Eagle project makes record of gravestones

The town of Clover’s Woodside Cemetery gravestones were recently photographed and registered in an effort to make information available to loved ones looking for their family member’s information, as well as to the general public through Jeff Trowbridge’s Eagle Scout project. He took more than 2,500 photographs of gravestones, including 113 unmarked graves.

“With the help of 20 fellow Scouts, five leaders, two committee members and 10 neighbors and friends, we added 84 new recordings as well as made updates and corrections to 64 previously recorded. What amazed us was that the oldest headstone’s birth date chiseled was 1855 – that’s almost 160 years ago,” Trowbridge said.

Trowbridge worked with the town manager Allison Harvey to mold his project. The town is entering the photographs and information into a computer program to be made available to the public. Troop 333 will be honoring the Woodside Cemetery by donating a new American flag, and performing a Scout ceremony to lower the current flag, and replace it.

For troop information, visit

Woman’s club end-of-year picnic Thursday

The Clover Woman’s Club will end this year with a picnic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the home of Barbara and Tommy Crates’ Barn, 430 Glenn Road.

Bring a dish to share and drink of choice. Families are welcome. Year end reports may be turned in.

For more information, call 803-222-5799 or 704-588-3266.

Dance group meeting Friday

The Ballroom Dance Club will have its monthly dance 7:30-10:20 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the Oak Room of the Fort Mill Golf Course Club House, 101 Country Club Drive.

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; non-alcoholic beverages provided. Guest admission $15 per couple, $7.50 for singles. For information, call 803-329-5764.

GOP women holding social event May 15

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women will host a Mix & Mingle social event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Cherry restaurant and bar, 4034 Charlotte Hwy.

Both men and women are invited to this informal political gathering. Special guest is state Rep. Ralph Norman.

Guests will be seated on the restaurant’s covered deck. Snacks will be provided with a cash bar available.

For more information, call 803-831-0689.

Art league exhibits works

Works by members of the Tega Cay Art League are featured in an exhibit in the City Hall Rotunda Gallery, 155 Johnston Ave, through May 29.

The Tega Cay Art League is a study group of professional-level artists who meet weekly to paint, draw and discuss fine art. Together, they participate in occasional en plein air (outdoor painting), field trips, clothed model sessions, and demonstrations and educational programs. Members of the Tega Cay Art League work in a variety of mediums such as oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, collage, graphite and colored pencil.

In this exhibit, works by Todd Baxter, Tobi Bordihn, Barbara Davis, Adele Greenfield, Wendy Hope, Madie Horne, Beverley Hughes, Shirley Hunt, Sybil Mitchell, Tom Remmey, Jennifer Stalford, and Phiddy Webb will be on display. Horne will exhibit a solo show in the gallery in June.

The City Hall Rotunda Gallery is located on the second floor of City Hall.

For more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit

P.E.O. Sisterhood convention in Columbia

The South Carolina State Chapter of the International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will hold its 35th annual convention May 16-17 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel/Convention Center in Columbia. South Carolina state president is Gail Olive of Myrtle Beach.

Guest speaker is Beth Ledbetter of Johnson City, Tenn. She began her P.E.O. journey 36 years ago. She is a past Tennessee State President and served on state and international boards.

Host Chapters are Chapter C/Columbia, Chapter R/Greenville, Chapter T/Lake Wylie, Chapter AC/Rock Hill and Chapter AB/Columbia.

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate each other to achieve their highest aspirations. There are approximately 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with more than 250,000 active members. There are 41 chapters in South Carolina and 1,477 active members.

Historical society to honor veterans

York County Genealogical & Historical Society meets at 2 p.m. May 18 at Flint Hill Baptist Church, 269 Flint Hill Road.

Veterans from all wars from the Revolution through the mid-20th century will be honored. Graves of more than 200 veterans are located in the church cemetery.

The annual business meeting follows the program.

Ventriloquist guest of women’s club

The River Hills Women’s Club will meet May 21 at River Hills Country Club.

Steve Brogan, a comic ventriloquist, will entertain the group. He has performed on PBS, “Good Morning America,” The Fox Network and “Carolina Camera.”

Social time begins at noon with lunch served at 12:30 p.m.

Email to make a reservation.

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

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

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