Our Next Rotary Speaker!

Doug Renew

Doug Renew, Chief Investigator, Office of the Secretary of State, will be our Guest Speaker on Tuesday, February 2nd. Our state is one of the most generous in the nation and the Secretary of State’s Office wants to make sure South Carolinians make informed decisions about charitable giving. Therefore, we are conducting short workshops around the state to educate consumers about the laws regarding charitable organizations, professional fundraisers and to share safe giving practices. Doug … Continue reading

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Best of Lake Wylie – 2015

1395308_10151762048541630_1299456274_nThe Lake Wylie Rotary Club would like to recognize those members that were voted as being the Best of Lake Wylie for 2015:


Chad Bordeaux of Bordeaux and Bordeaux, CPA
Best Accountant – 9 Years!
Allan Gregory, Certified Financial Advisor
Best Financial Advisor – 7 Years!
Lake Wylie Travel
Eddie Lukowski – Lake Wylie Travel
Mary Sieck, RinehartRealty
Best Real Estate Agent – 3 Years!
Matt Burris of Fred Caldwell Chevrolet


Chad Bordeaux – Paul Harris Fellow (Plus 2)


Col. Lance Young – Incoming District Governor for Rotary District 7750
Chad Bordeaux (right), Paul Harris Recipient

Recently, the Lake Wylie Rotary Club presented Chad Bordeaux the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award – Plus 2. The Paul Harris Fellow Award is one of the most honorable and celebrated awards in Rotary, and thereby named after the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris. These honorees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris. “Service Above Self”.

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New Members:

Joanna Kohn

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Ed Lindsey, President; Joanna Kohn, Mary Sieck, Membership (l to r)

Joanna Kohn has recently become the Hospital Liaison for Agape Senior Rehab in Rock Hill, SC. She started her career after graduating from the University of South Carolina where she majored in Exercise Science. Joanna has volunteered and interned in the rehabilitation fields of prosthetics, orthodontics, and physical therapy.

As a Hospital Liason, Joanna develps and maintains close relationships with the hospitals, home health, and hospice companies within a 25 mile radius of Rock Hill. The goal is work with the hospitals and other facilities to ensure patient care in the transfer to and from the Agape facility.

As a hospital liaison, Joanna is also responsible for marketing the Agape Rehab facility by attending community events and working in community outreach programs. Her goal is to educate the community on how the Agape facility is a good fit to achieve a sound recovery for themselves or their loved ones.

Bo Redmond

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– Mary Sieck, Bo Redmond, Ed Lindsey

Membership Director, Mary Sieck, pins new Rotary Member, Bo Redmond and welcomes him to the Lake Wylie Rotary Club as Ed Lindsey, President, conducts the induction ceremony.

Bo is the Senior Vice President and Commercial Banker for Clover Community Bank located in the Bank’s main office in Clover, SC.  His responsibilities include commercial business development, asset quality and portfolio management.

Bo was born in North Augusta, SC and is a graduate of Presbyterian College with a Degree in Business Administration.  He is an active member of the Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, and is serving on the Board of Directors as VP for Family Promise of York County.  He resides in Rock Hill with his wife and three children.

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.