Fort Mill Times

Club news - November 5, 2008

New Elks chapter forming

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is establishing a core group to form a new Elks Lodge in the Fort Mill area. Anyone interested in joining can contact: Patrick Coyle at 802-9817 or; Michael Pierce at 704-226-2455 or; or Tom Oddi at 704-200-5883 or for more information.

An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the American Legion Hall, 427 Banks St., Fort Mill.

Newcomer's Club bash planned

The Newcomers Club will hold a Make It, Bake It/ Sew It, Grow It charity auction at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, followed by turkey and all the fixins lunch. The cost of the lunch for non-members is $10. The event will be held at the Woodland Methodist Church Family Life Center, 801 N. Cherry Rd., Rock Hill.

Most of the items to be auctioned have been crafted by club members. This will be an opportunity to purchase gift items for the holidays at a reasonable price and support your community. Reservations needed by Friday, Nov. 7. Call Dianne at 325-4648.

Have something to say? Do it here!

Toastmasters offers educational material on such topics as overcoming the fear of speaking and giving advanced speeches such as roasts and other humorous speeches. Other programs that can provide helpful material are the Better Speaker Series and the Leadership Excellence Series. The Fort Mill chapter meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road in Fort Mill. Call Tim Gunnels at (704) 617-0215.

Help for food addicts

Trouble with weight and food issues? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets 7:45-9:00 p.m. Sundays at Zoar Road United Methodist Church. For more information, visit

Dads group meets

York County Dads is a group for stay-at-home dads who meet with their kids for weekly playgroups. For more information about dates, times and events, send an e-mail to

Moms club meets

Looking for a way to meet other moms? Need a play date for your children? Just dying for a mom's night out? Make the connection you're longing for with the MOMS Club of Fort Mill East. For more information, call Debbie Lister at 396-8574.

Check out local DAR's Web site

The members of the Nation Ford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has launched a Web site at

The chapter and National Society promote historic, patriotic, and educational endeavors. At almost two years old, the chapter is the youngest and fastest growing chapter in South Carolina. It has already been actively involved in the community and the Web site will allow it to distribute more information to a wider audience.

MOPS meets

Fort Mill Mothers of Preschoolers meets every other Friday. MOPS, formed to encourage, equip and develop every mother of a apreschooler to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader. It strives to develop meaningful relationships through small groups and to share their love of Jesus Christ. Vist

Tega Cay women invited for fun

The Tega Cay Women's Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Tega Cay City Hall for an interesting program, refreshments, and updates on the many activities available. All women in Tega Cay are invited to join. Monthly group activities include arts and crafts, book club, Bunco, day trips, dining out, Euchre, knitting, mah-jongg, movies, service projects and socializers. For more information, call Beverly Imler at 548-3135 or Sally Woods at 548-7692.

Calling all moms!

Local moms are invited to join the Fort Mill East MOMS Club. Weekday play dates and outings for moms and children. Call Catherine at 493-3246 or Rachel at 746-7389

Blues club jams

The Fort Mill Blues Club meets to jam twice a month from 7 p.m. until closing at McHale's on Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. Bring your ax, harp, sticks, vocals - whatever your blues chops require. Call (951) 837-0008 or send an e-mail to