The following officers were appointed to the Col. William Bratton Chapter of the South Carolina Sons of the American Revolution: Mark S. Starnes, president, Clover; Greg Greenawalt, vice president, Fort Mill; Samuel S. Wood, secretary, Fort Lawn and John Marker, registrar/historian, Waxhaw, N.C.
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was founded in April 1889 and in conjunction with the Daughters of the American Revolution support patriotic, historical and educational objectives. Educational outreach programs provide support to area schools on the history of the American Revolution as well as scholarships that support ROTC, Eagle Scouts and the History Teacher of the Year program.
Anyone who can prove a direct ancestral lineage to a patriot who rendered active service in the cause for American independence is eligible to become a member. Genealogical guidance and historical resources are available to assist prospective members.
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The Col. William Bratton Chapter covers membership in Lancaster, York, Union, Chesterfield and Chester counties. Call 803-628-0304.
Clover Woman's Club
The Clover Woman's Club met March 12 at Sally Mann's house. Guest speaker, Pat Guerry Hodnett, introduced the members to her books, "A Place for Lilly Kate" and "Dragon Smoke." She entertained the group with stories about how she decided to write and how both books are based on happenings in York during the 1950s. Hodnett also is a former S.C. Miss Congeniality.
Members voted to donate $250 to the Greater Clover Chamber of Commerce as an Eagle sponsor of the "Today's Students, Tomorrow's Leaders" luncheon on April 23 at River Hills Country Club.
The club also plans to give three $1,000 scholarships this year to Clover High School seniors. The club members and guests are planning to gather at the Brandon House in York for dinner at 6:00 on April 2. Call Carolyn Pate 803-222-1232 for a reservation.
The club is sponsoring a benefit Card Party from 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 23 at the Clover School District Office, 604 Bethel St., Clover, with proceeds going to the club's scholarship fund. The club plans to give three $1,000 scholarships this year to Clover High School seniors. Tickets cost $10, and there will be door prizes and refreshments. For reservations and more information, call 803-222-5702.
The next monthly meeting will be a picnic on May 14 at Kermene Yon's house.
Tega Cay Lions Club
Tega Cay Lions Club will celebrate its 35th anniversary and is trying to find former members. The club will hold a dinner at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Phil Glennon Community Center, One Malokai Drive. Dinner is open to all former members and residents who would like to attend.
Moira Quinn, senior vice president of communications and chief operating officer for Charlotte Center City Partners, is keynote speaker. Former members will be recognized, and the Melvin Jones Fellowship will be awarded. Quinn worked at WBTV and WBT radio in front of the camera and microphone, as well as in management. During the 1980s, she hosted and co-produced "PM Magazine" with Bob Lacey. She has two sons, 20-year old David and 25-year old Devin, who lives at Lake Wylie.
Tega Mayor Bob Runde and City Council have proclaimed April 12, 2009, as Tega Cay Lions Week. Dinner costs $20 per person. Reservations required. Call 803-548-3539.