Fort Mill Times

Club news - April 29, 2009

Lions Phil Glennon, Pat McCarthy and Bill Stumpf were all awarded Melvin Jones Fellowships during the Tega Cay Lions Club's 35th anniversary celebration held April 11. This is the highest award presented by Lions International and it recognizes citizens for their humanitarian work and is a one-diamond yellow gold pin.
Lions Phil Glennon, Pat McCarthy and Bill Stumpf were all awarded Melvin Jones Fellowships during the Tega Cay Lions Club's 35th anniversary celebration held April 11. This is the highest award presented by Lions International and it recognizes citizens for their humanitarian work and is a one-diamond yellow gold pin.

DAR comes to Indian Land

Artists beckon

The Catawba River Art Guild meets at the Rock Hill Art Council meets 10 a.m. the second Thursday every month. Call Sue at 802-2497.

Parents of hearing-impaired kids get together

HITCH-UP (Hearing Impaired Toddlers and Children Have Unlimited Potential) meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Open to all York County residents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, the group is committed to support, education and fellowship. Childcare provided. For more information, call Catherine O'Grady at 802-2660 or send an e-mail to

CFS support group meets monthly

The Piedmont Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group meets 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Piedmont Women's Center, Conference Room D, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill. For more information, call Ann Norman at 366-4799 or Pansy Yates at 329-1234.

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

Fort Mill Mothers of Preschoolers meets every other Friday. MOPS formed to encourage, equip and develop every mother of a preschooler 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. Visit

Knit together

To anyone interested in crochet or knitting, a local chapter of the Crochet Guild of America meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month at the Fort Mill Public Library. For more information, e-mail Rose Baker at, or visit

Have something to say? Say 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 493-9048 or Andy Hanschu at 704-287-0687.

Down Syndrome support offered

A support group for Fort Mill area residents who have loved ones with Down Syndrome is now available. For more information, call Theresa Marino at 802-0332.

Moms of multiples meet

Attention all mothers of twins, triplets or more. The Mid-Upstate Mothers of Multiples Support Club of South Carolina (the MUMMS Club of SC) is in search of new members for a new area chapter. The MUMMS Club is a nonprofit organization designed to provide support to mothers and expectant mothers of multiple birth children. For details, call Monica at 831-5343 or Ruth at 329-1813.

Support group for prostate cancer forms

In conjunction with the American Cancer Society Columbia office, Marvin Smith of Fort Mill is starting an ACS Man-to-Man prostate cancer support group in the York County area. If you have been recently diagnosed with, or treated for, prostate cancer, call Smith at 802-8001 or e-mail him at

Daughters of the Confederacy

Legion Post 43 seeks members

American Legion Post 43 in Fort Mill is actively recruiting all eligible retired and active duty military members. The post, located at 427 Banks St., Fort Mill, also holds public bingo nights at 6:30 p.m. every Friday. For more information, call 547-2414.

Help for food addicts

Trouble with weight and food issues? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets 7-8:15 p.m. Sundays at Zoar Road United Methodist Church. For more information, visit

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 promotes 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.

Like horses?

Join 4-H

The 4-H Horse Club is accepting new members. This club meets 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Clemson Extension office in York.

• The club will participate in the following activities: County and state 4-H presentations, camping trips, Fall Livestock Show, State 4-H Horse Show, hippology, Horse Bowl and Horse Judging, community service projects and monthly arena sessions. Tori Campbell and Mark McCarter will be the 4-H volunteer leaders of this club. Call Campbell at 803-222-7100 or send an e-mail to

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

Meet the Moose

The Fort Mill Moose Lodge 1240 is a nonprofit family fraternity. Fort Mill members say it's one of the friendliest places in town for friends and fellowship and to meet, have fun and socialize. The main focuses of the fraternity are children, the elderly and the local community. Members support Mooseheart, the 1,000-acre Illinois home and school for children in need, and Moosehaven, the 65-acre Florida retirement community for senior members in need.

The lodge events throughout the year include an annual chili cook-off, fish fry, barbecues, dances, billiard tournaments, horseshoe tournaments, turkey shoots, an upcoming adult/ children's fishing tournament and more. They also offer some of the best chicken wings (with many flavors available) on some occasions during NFL and NASCAR events. Their legendary Wednesday night home-cooked dinner is available for dine-in or take out at unbeatable prices.

For membership information, call the lodge at 547-4204.

VFW has membership drive

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9138 is actively working to recruit all eligible veterans and active duty military personnel into the VFW. Anyone who ever served or is currently serving in any of the five branches of the U.S. military, including the Reserves or National Guard, is welcome to join. Call 547-5480 after 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Birthmother group meets regularly

A support group for women who have given up children for adoption meets in Fort Mill. The goal of this group is to help heal from the pain of losing children. Confidentiality at these support group meetings is stressed and remains a high priority. For information, contact Carolyn at 548-7698 or e-mail

Calling all gardeners

Members of Gardening on the Cay may not all have green thumbs, but they are eager to

learn as much as they can about gardening while enjoying the social aspects of the club. Gardening on the Cay is affiliated with the Garden Club of South Carolina Inc., and a member of the National Garden Clubs Inc. The club is open to all ladies in Fort Mill Township. Meetings are held in members' homes on the second Monday night each month and dues cost $20 for the year.

For more information, call Christine McCallion at 547-3537.

New Southern Women's Club invites you to join

The New Southern Women's Club invites newcomers in the area to meet people and participate in a wide range of activities. The club offers a book club, supper club, vagabond trips to places of interest, socials, luncheons, euchre and bridge. All who are interested are invited to join. For more information, call Joy at 802-0903 or Sue at 802-2497.

Helping Hands reach out

Helping Hands of Tega Cay offers free services to Tega Cay senior citizens and others who need transportation. Local residents can call for rides to medical appointments, a day at the shopping mall and local stores, visits to the library, banking, visits to the beauty salon or barber shop, etc. The first Tuesday of each month features trips to the mall in Pineville, N.C., for Senior Citizen Day events. For details, call Betty Worrell at 548-4063, Peg Snider at 548-7043 or Michele McGuire 547-0177.

Young at Heart

The Young at Heart, an activity group for people aged 50 and older, meets every Thursday at the Leroy Springs Recreation Complex in Fort Mill. Quarterly dues cost $24. Activities include line dancing classes at 10 a.m. the second, third and fourth Thursdays of the month. Meetings begin at 11 a.m. Covered dish lunches are held and on special occasions, lunch is catered. Other times, a "lunch on the town" is held at a local restaurant. Other activities are planned throughout the year. Call Colleen Littlejohn, senior director, at 547-1059 or send an e-mail to

Disabled vets welcomed

The York County chapter of Disabled American Veterans welcomes all local disabled veterans and their families to meet at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of every other month at the VFW Hall on West Main Street in Rock Hill. For more information, call Commander Richard Driskill at 547-3085.

DAV Auxiliary seeks new members

The York County Chapter of Disabled American Veterans has a DAV Auxiliary. Those eligible to join are spouses, surviving spouses, parents, siblings, children, grandparents, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of any person eligible (or deceased person who was eligible) for DAV membership. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month at the VFW Hall on West Main Street in Rock Hill. For details, call Jewel Driskill at 547-3085.

River watchers welcome guests

The Lake Wylie Covekeepers meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Red Fez Club, just south of the Buster Boyd Bridge on Hwy. 49, on the North Carolina side of the river. The public is always welcome. For more information, call Steve Johnson at 802-5368.

Parkinson group meets

The Parkinson Association of the Carolinas holds monthly meetings of its northern York County Support Group for Parkinson Disease patients and caregivers in the Hut at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Avenue in Rock Hill. For more information, call Kara Mann at 704-248-3717.

Vintage Club active

Members of the Tega Cay Vintage Club invite you to join in their fun activities. For membership information, call Karen Turrentine at 396-8421 or send an e-mail to

Alateen meets

Teenagers who have problems because of someone else's drinking can find help at Alateen, a group in Fort Mill. Meetings are held from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays upstairs in the brick house next to First Baptist Church in Fort Mill.

Alzheimer's help offered

An Alzheimer's and related dementia support group meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Lancaster Golden Care, Meeting Street and at 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Spring Arbor on India Hook Road. These groups offer educational and emotional coping support to those involved in caring for an individual with dementia. Informative programs with films and speakers are featured, as well as confidential discussions of care situations. If a no-cost in-home sitter is needed to attend, call the UpState S.C. Chapter several days in advance at 800-273-2555, or the Rock Hill office at 327-4715.

Sierra Club meets

Henry's Knob Group of S.C. Sierra Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Wesley Foundation, Stewart Street and Park Avenue. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, call Pat Grant at 980-4000.

Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon meetings are for anyone who has been affected by someone else's drinking.

• Fort Mill meetings are held at the little brick house beside First Baptist Church on Monroe White Street on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

• Tega Cay meetings are held every Monday at 8 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church on Hwy. 160 at Gold Hill Road.