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Club news: Lake Wylie Lions visit school for deaf, blind

River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions present $3,000 to South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. From left are Interim President  Page McCraw with Lions Lee Rowley and Lee Kehler and CEO of the Walker Foundation Ann Akerman.
River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions present $3,000 to South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. From left are Interim President Page McCraw with Lions Lee Rowley and Lee Kehler and CEO of the Walker Foundation Ann Akerman. RIVER HILLS/LAKE WYLIE LIONS

Lions visit school for deaf, blind

River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club members Lee Rowley and Lee Kehler presented a check for $3,000 to South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg to help achieve academic goals.

Singers from the school perform for the Lions every winter holiday season.

The school has shown its appreciation for the Lions’ support by placing a plaque honoring the club in its Performing Arts Room.

Lions Club awards winners

The June dinner meeting of River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club featured a guest speaker and three award winners. The speaker was Mike Wolf, economist with Wells Fargo Securities, who discussed both the U.S. and regional economies. The winners were Lions Derek Lewis, Lee Rowley and the late Fred Glickman.

Lewis was honored for his leadership on the Membership Committee and involvement in several Lions projects including Christmas tree sales, the annual golf tournament, and the River Hills Telephone Directory.

For Rowley, outgoing president of the Lions, the award was his second in two weeks. He was previously named an Unsung Hero by the Lake Wylie Rotary. His Lions award was for outstanding club leadership and service as president.

Glickman died before he could be presented with an award for Distinguished Service for his many years of involvement in club project and the community. Accepting the award on his behalf was Lion Bessie Meeks.

Rotary Club hosts poker run

The Lake Wylie Rotary Club took to the lake on May 16 to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease research at the second annual Lake Wylie Poker Run.

The Lake Wylie Poker run is an event organized by the Rotary Club of Lake Wylie where participants, using boats or other watercraft, visit five checkpoints on Lake Wylie. At each checkpoint, they draw a playing card. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. This year, the club sold 116 hands and raised nearly $2,000.

“This years Poker Run exceeded our expectations and gave us a lot of ideas to grow the event significantly next year. I look forward to seeing this event reach its full potential in future years,” said Karen van Vierssen, president of the Lake Wylie Rotary Club.

Proceeds from the Lake Wylie Poker Run go to support The CART Fund (cartfund.org), a nonprofit that raises money for Alzheimer’s disease research. The CART Fund started in Sumter, S.C., in 1996 with Rotarians voluntarily emptying their pockets and purses of change at weekly meetings. All administrative expenses of The CART Fund are paid from interest earned; therefore, 100 percent of donations go to research. Through 2014, more than $4.5 million has been awarded in 26 grants to recognized research institutions.

Sweet Repeat presents $9,000 in scholarships

Among the awards and scholarships presented to Clover High School seniors during the May 27 Senior Academic Awards, Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation presented scholarships to three students. Each student received a $3,000 scholarship to the school of their choice.

Norma Lilliendahl and Trisha Morris represented the board and volunteers of the Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation in presenting the scholarships, citing the outstanding academic achievements and community service of the three recipients, Tyler Auston Brown, Hannah Bryce Moore and Jennifer Starcher.

4-H alumni wanted

4-H Youth Development, a part of Clemson Extension Service in York County, is compiling a directory of 4-H Alumni.

The hopes of compiling the directory is to reach out to alumni to see how the program is thriving and revamp their interest if it has been lost during the years. Email fisreal@clemson.edu or asmccar@clemson.edu, or call 803-684-9919.

Community invited to June 11 meeting

Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women will hold a Town Hall Meeting social 6-8 p.m. June 11 with S.C. Rep. Ralph Norman at Cherry Sushi Bar, 4034 Charlotte Highway.

Norman will report on S.C. House legislative proceedings and updates. This is an informal political gathering is open to the community, both men and women.

A cash bar will be available with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. No reservations are necessary.

For more information, call 803-831-0689.

Purple Heart Chapter to meet June 15

Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 2008 Rock Hill will meet June 15 at the VFW Hall, 732 W. Main St.

All Purple Heart recipients are welcome. For information, call 803-367-8328.

Lions offering program for veterans

The River Hills/ Lake Wylie Lions Club will offer a new program, “Involve a U.S. Veteran,” which waives the club’s traditional $40 fee for retired or honorably discharged personnel from the U.S. military.

Eligible veterans include personnel from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard Services, Marines, National Guard, Navy or Reserves. The program also includes enlisted National Guard or Reserves.

For membership information, call 803-831-0911.

4-H registering for day camps

4-H Youth Development of Clemson Extension Service in York County will offer several day camps this summer.

▪ 10 a.m.-noon June 9: 4-H Ag & Art. Paint farm animals and gain self-confidence. For ages 9 and older. Cost: $15.

▪ 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10: 4-H Bread & Birdhouses. Learn about birds, build birdhouses and bake bread. For ages 8 and older. Cost: $15.

▪ 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 11: 4-H Pasta. Learn how to make homemade pasta and sides to make a complete Italian inspired meal. For ages 8 and older. Cost: $10.

▪ 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26: 4-H Beginners Camp Sew. Learn to sew, which can open up new job opportunities. For ages 9-14. Cost: $30, includes starter kit.

The York County 4-H office is at 120 N. Congress St. For information or to register, call 803-684-9919.

4-H offering beekeeping camp

4-H Youth Development, a part of Clemson Extension Service in York County, will host a beekeeping camp 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 28-29 for ages 5 to 19 at the York Extension Office 120 N. Congress St.

Campers will learn the basics of beekeeping, bee’s jobs in the colony including how pollination takes place, the parts of the hive, the equipment beekeepers use, and how honey is extracted. Campers will receive resources to take home and able to take home a sample of honey.

The registration fee is $10. Call 803-684-9919.

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