Rotary of Lake Wylie will meet at Noon with updates from President, Greg Forrest.
We hope you can join us tomorrow for our regular meeting at the CSD YMCA at noon, and we’re very excited about our guest speaker, Gavin Harris, who is one of our Rotary of Lake Wylie members. Gavin will be peaking about his ministry and his special hunger feeding program and how we may be able to align and help (https://www.gavinharrisministries.com/).
Rotary of Lake Wylie will meet at Noon with updates from President, Greg Forrest, and a member spotlight from Dr. Yves-Renée Jennings, Ph.D.
We hope you can join us tomorrow for our regular meeting at the CSD YMCA at noon, and we’re very excited about our guest speaker, Lance Brockmeier, from Journey Community Caf’e!
Speaker Biography: Lance has been in the greater Charlotte area since 1996 when his work with Sea-Land Service brought him from Dallas, TX. Lance has been in the international logistics industry since 1979 in Savannah, GA, Atlanta, GA, Dallas, and then Charlotte. In late 1999, Lance joined Maersk when that company purchased Sea-Land Service.
Lance graduated from the University of Virginia in 1975, and from Queens University or Charlotte in 2003 with an MBA.
Lance retired from Maersk in April 2016, returning to work with Maersk part-time in January 2019.
Lance is currently the CEO of The Community Cafe which serves about 1,900 meals weekly from two dine-in cafes, three distribution and delivery sites and a food truck. The Community Cafe was started in 2010 by Don Murfin and Kenny Ashley, Pastor of The Journey Church in Lake Wylie. In September 2022, Lance and Constantine Mitsopoulos took over leadership of the all-volunteer Cafe when Don Murfin retired after a long tenure. The Cafe’s mission is to prepare and serve food to those in our community who need it, no questions asked, under our motto, “Neighbors Helping Neighbors So All May Eat.”
Speaker Biography: Mallory Jacobs is the Regional Director of Operations for South Carolina Foster Care at Pinnacle Family Services. Mallory received her Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!). She continued her education at Winthrop University where she received her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Mallory is a Licensed Master Social Worker and is currently undergoing the supervision process to become a Licensed Independent Social Worker – Clinical Practice. Mallory has experience working with Veterans and has been working in the foster care system since May 2022. In her free time, Mallory is likely playing with her two Labs, Simba and Trivette, who she adores and has spoiled rotten.
Join us April 15th, 2023 9:00am – 3:00pm Camp Thunderbird, 1 Thunderbird Ln, Lake Wylie, SC 29710
5k Races on Lake Wylie 10:00 am Sit-In Kayak 10:30 am Sit-On Kayak 11:00 am Paddleboard 11:30 am Youth (2k)
April 15th three adult races will be held. One sit-in kayak, One in a sit-on kayak, and one in paddle boards. These races will cover a 5K course starting at YMCA Camp Thunderbird on Lake Wylie, SC. Racers will paddle south along the shoreline, around Sunrise Point, and head for Pier 88 / River Hills Marina. At the marina, racers will round a turnaround buoy or race committee boat and paddle back along the shoreline, returning to YMCA Camp Thunderbird. The Youth Division (Ages 12-17) will be a combined, sit-in or sit-on kayak, paddle board race. Youth division racers will paddle a 2K course that is within the adult race course, it will start and finish at YMCA Camp Thunderbird. Medals will be given out to the top 3 racers in each division. Depending on your kayak/board and experience, it will take between 50 minutes and an hour and a half to complete the course. This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the water and enjoy the day.
Paddle for the Cure is much more than a day of kayak/paddle board races. You do not have to race to come to watch the races or browse the booths at the pavilion. Bring the whole family for live music, food, a silent auction, and children’s activities.
Proceeds from the event benefit Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART).
Purchase your ticket today for the Rotary Club of Lake Wylie’s Annual Raffle for your chance to win the Grand Prize of $5,000! You can get your ticket online or from any Rotarian! Multiple tickets mean multiple entries!
The winners will be drawn at our regular club meeting (and via Facebook Live) on January 17th, 2023. (In the event that inclement weather prevents us from holding our regular club meeting on that date, an alternate date will be announced here and on our Facebook page. A maximum of 250 tickets will be sold. Proceeds will be used to benefit the Lake Wylie Rotary Club Foundation’s local service projects.
The next Lake Wylie Rotary Club food drive in support of the Clover Area Assistance Center (CAAC) is scheduled for April 9th, 2022 from 10am to 2pm at the Parking lot of the River Hills HOA and Community Church of Lake Wylie. This is located on the corner of Hamilton’s Ferry and SC Highway 49. Rotarians will be on hand to help collect and transport donations to CAAC.
We ask that those in the community stop by with your food stuffs or monetary donation. Items needed include: cereals, canned vegetables, soups, spaghetti sauce, canned meats and stews, canned tuna, canned beans, rice, toilet paper, and toothpaste. Checks made out to CAAC will be gratefully accepted to enable the purchase of fresh meat and produce.
CAAC has the central service agency within the Clover School District that provides food assistance, financial assistance and education to those with needs. In addition, CAAC utilizes it’s ever growing network of partners and resources throughout York County to assist individuals in getting the help they need.
Throughout the Lake Wylie Rotary Clubs existence, it has worked to fight hunger in our community by supporting CAAC. You can find out more about those efforts to fight hunger here.
If you would like to find out more information about how you can get involved in your local community and have a lot of fun doing it, the Club would love to have you come for a visit! Contact our Membership Chair for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rotary Club of Lake Wylie and the Clover High School Interact Club are partnering to cleanup a portion of stream near the Crowder’s Creek bridge on Saturday, March 19th at 9am. The cleanup is part of the York County Adopt-a-Stream program for which the club participates annually. The program is a citizen-based monitoring and litter prevention initiative intended to protect the health and beauty of our local waterways.
The Lake Wylie Rotary has participated in the program since 2011 and cleans that section of the lake/river twice per year. Members of the Lake Wylie Rotary Club are devoted and passionate about keeping the lake clean and the environment healthy. The Catawba River and its tributaries serves 26 counties in the Carolina’s. It is known as the “hardest working river in America” because it provides more electricity per mile than any other river in the United States. With 8,900 miles of rivers, creeks and streams, the Catawba River Basin provides drinking water and electricity to more than 3 million people.
To find out how you can help the Lake Wylie Rotary Club with this project and become more involved in your community, and have fun doing it, contact us at email@example.com.
Lake Wylie Rotarian, Paul Moran steps into the position of President – Elect for the year 2022-2023. Paul has been a Rotarian for eighteen (18) years. Previously with the Rotary Club of Bloomsburg, PA, he was club secretary for four years, club vice-president in 2008-2009 and club president in 2009-2010. He participated in many service projects while with the Bloomsburg Club, most memorable was the building of the latest pavilion in Bloomsburg Town Park and multiple Friendship Meals at Wesley United Methodist Church.
Paul moved to Lake Wylie in July of 2018 and became a member of Lake Wylie Rotary in September 2018. He has served as the club’s secretary since July of 2019. He was honored to receive the Rotarian of the Year for 2019-2020 from the Lake Wylie Rotary Club. Paul looks forward to the 2022-2023 year and plans for the club to focus on Community, Service and Fellowship.
On October 20th, Lake Wylie Rotarians installed the newest Little Free Library in the community at Field Day Park at Lake Wylie. The new Little Free Library makes the 5th in the Community. Field Day Park is expected to open to the public on October 31st.
The Little Free Libraries are appreciated by all residents in Lake Wylie and Clover. During the Covid-19 pandemic, folks really appreciated having a well stocked library where they could grab a good book to help pass the time in isolation.