Our Next Rotary Speaker!

Jeff Kauzlarich – ACC Championship Series

ACCChampgameJeff Kauzlarich is currently the Director of Corporate Sales with the Atlantic Coast Conference, focusing on developing relationships within the Charlotte business community through the new and exclusive ACC Membership Clubs. The ACC Charlotte office is currently located in the Raycom Sports Building in Uptown Charlotte.

Before joining the ACC, Jeff has spent the previous 8 years primarily working within sales roles in professional sports, including stints with the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Timberwolves. He has also spent time as an employee of the Florida Sports Foundation, located in Tallahassee, FL.

Jeff is originally from Minnesota and attended college at Minnesota State University, Mankato and The United States Sports Academy. Jeff currently resides in Uptown Charlotte.

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$89.7 Million Dollar Bond Referendum – York County, SC

York County DAOn Tuesday, Sept 8th,  Kevin Brackett, 16th Circuit Solicitor (District Attorney) and David Hamilton, Clerk of Court presented the upcoming needs and the $89.7 Million Dollar Bond Referendum regarding the Moss Justice Center among other relevant topics of our community.  Basically, the two main points of the discussion were focused on the critical need to update our current Court Facilities and Public Works Improvements (including a very important update to our Recycling Facility).  View the complete PowerPoint Presentation in PDF format here.
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New Members:

Michael Hurst

Col. Lance Young, Chad Bordeaux, and Mike Hurst

Col. Lance Young, Chad Bordeaux, and Mike Hurst

Col. Lance Young – Incoming District Governor for Rotary District 7750 and Chad Bordeaux welcome one of our newest members, Michael Hurst.

Michael Hurst was born in Denmark, SC, and graduated from Elon University in 2006 with a degree in Business Administration. Michael had worked over 5 years with employee benefits before transitioning to Benefitfocus, a Benefit Software Company headquartered in Charleston, SC. He currently serves as an Operations Manager.
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Bryan Dillion

Chad Bordeaux, Mary Sieck, Ed Lindsey, Bryan Dillion

Chad Bordeaux, Mary Sieck, Ed Lindsey, Bryan Dillion

Chad Bordeaux; Mary Sieck, Membership Chairman; Ed Lindsey, Current LWRC President, welcomes one of our newest members, Bryan Dillion.

Bryan Dillon is the new Public Information Officer for the Clover School District. He joins the Clover School District from the University of North Carolina Asheville where he served as the Coordinator of Interactive Marketing and Social Media. Previously, Bryan, a Winthrop University graduate, held various communication roles with the Winthrop University Athletics Department, the Big South Conference, the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association, and Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.
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Awards and Recognition

Lake Wylie Rotary Club Honors Spirit of Service 2015

Scholarship Awards

Spirit of Service Scholarship Awards (pictured left to right): Chad Bordeaux – Rotarian, Karen Van Vierssen – President, Mia Jeanty, Rachel Capps, Maggie Ballard, Emily Atkinson, Elizabeth Hartley – Rotarian and Scholarship Coach.

The Lake Wylie Rotary Club held its Spirit of Service Scholarship Awards on Tuesday night, May 19, having narrowed down the field of nominees to five students from the Clover High School.  After welcome and introductions, the Club listened to the presentations of the 5 Student Finalists selected by a panel of judges. Each student was given the opportunity to make a presentation about their service to the community. A team of Rotarian judges selected the winners.

The club also recognized two other prestigious awards during the event: Unsung Hero; and Rotarian of the Year.

To View More Photos of the Celebration, Click Here.

Maggie Award

Maggie Ballard, $2,000 Scholarship Recipient and Elizabeth Hartley
– – Photo Courtesy Lake Wylie Rotary

Maggie Ballard, who will major in education at the University of South Carolina, was awarded one of the top $2,000 scholarship awards. She has a heart for mission work and reaching out to those that are less fortunate. She worked with students that had “special needs”, worked as an afterschool and summer camp counselor for the YMCA. She has also participated in short-term mission trips to provide assistance in Honduras.

Emily Atkinson, $2,000 Scholarship Recipient and Elizabeth Hartley.   -- Photo Courtesy of Lake Wylie Rotary

Emily Atkinson, $2,000 Scholarship Recipient and Elizabeth Hartley.
— Photo Courtesy of Lake Wylie Rotary

Emily Atkinson, who will attend Anderson University to prepare to become a Physical Therapist, was awarded the Clover High School Interact Club $2,000 scholarship. Atkinson served as the Clover High School Interact Club Vice President, and was responsible for maintaining the club’s Facebook page. This past year, she participated in the Special Olympics and has volunteered for Rideability, which is a program for children with disabilities. She also has plans to continue to play an active role in Rotary at Anderson University in the Rotaract Program.

The decision to the first place Scholarship Award is always a difficult and daunting task for the judges. The three other students; Rachel Capps, Billy Gallien, and Mia Jeanty, were each awarded a $500 Scholarship. By all means, these student’s activities were just as impressive and represented a significant contribution to our community.

Mia Jeanty Award

Mia Jeanty
$500 Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Capps $500 Scholarship

Rachel Capps
$500 Scholarship Recipient

Billy Gallien

Billy Gallien
$500 Scholarship

The Lake Wylie Rotary Club is very proud to award these five outstanding students scholarships who all exemplify the Rotary International Motto of “Service Above Self”. The LWRC is able to provide this opportunity to our local students primarily from the funds raised by the Annual Lake Wylie Luau, which will again be held on Saturday, September 12, at the Red Fez Club.

Congratulations to our 2015 Spirit of Service Scholarship Recipients.