Fort Mill Times

Military issues topic of May 22 luncheon

LAKE WYLIE -- The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women present Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Stanhope S. Spears, adjutant general for South Carolina, as featured speaker at the May 22 luncheon meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. at River Hills Country Club.

Spears will talk about current military issues including an update on U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A South Carolina native and graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, Spears has served as head of the military department of the state of South Carolina since 1995 and is senior among U.S. state adjutant generals. He administers the affairs of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guard, the Emergency Management Division, the state guard, Youth Challenge and Americorp.

The public, both men and women, are invited. Cost is $15 per person. Call 803- 831-0550 or 803-831-0689 by May 19 to make a reservation.