Newest Little Free Library installed

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. 

For more information, visit our Little Free Libraries page.

Greg Chacharon Awarded Unsung Hero Award

On October 20, Lake Wylie Rotarians gathered at the Clover Area Assistance Center to present the 2019-20 Unsung Hero Award.   The Unsung Hero of the Year Award is presented to a non-Rotarian and should truly take Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self” and incorporate it in their everyday lives. The award is usually presented around April but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Rotarians were very happy to finally honor the recipient.  Greg Chacharon is an avid volunteer at the Clover Area Assistance Center.  His care and concern for those struggling with food insecurities drives him to volunteer.  Greg also volunteers over 450 hours per year at the Daniel Stow Botanical Garden where he assists with special woodworking projects.  He definitely models the Rotarian motto, “Service Above Self.”

Rotarians hold food drive for CAAC

Lake Wylie Rotarians collected 500lbs. of food and $2,700. In monetary donations on Saturday, October 17 to benefit the Clover Area Assistance Center “CAAC”.  The generous spirit of the community will be beneficial to local folks with food insecurities. A heartfelt thank you! Find out more about what the Lake Wylie Rotary club is doing to fight hunger here.


The Lake Wylie Rotarians participated in the annual fall Riversweep clean up in Lake Wylie on October 3.  Ed Lindsey organized and lead the group as they enjoyed fun and fellowship while providing community service. Riversweep was a successful event and included:

1897 bags of trash collected
180 old tires
2 TV’s
1 Message in a jar (with money!)
Lots of kid toys
3 Shopping carts
253 pieces of lumber
2,000 pounds of recyclables

Paul Moran named Lake Wylie Rotarian of the Year

Congratulation Paul Moran, Lake Wylie 2019-20 Rotarian of the Year!  Paul has been tireless in his 17 years of contributions to Rotary.  He is Past President of the Bloomsburg Rotary Club in Pennsylvania and Paul Harris Foundation+4 contributor.  Paul currently serves as Treasurer of the Lake Wylie Rotary Club.  He is the Rotarian that fields questions that receive a level headed answer.  Paul is also our go to guy for technology. 

Lake Wylie Rotary Celebrates 10 years!

Lake Wylie Rotary celebrated their 10th Anniversary in June.  The group wanted to celebrate this milestone, even though they are not able to meet as a group at their regular meeting location due to Covid-19 restrictions.  They secured an outdoor pavilion and had everyone bring their own food and beverages.  A beautiful cake was made for the occasion by Rotarian Mark Wilson’s wife, Barbara.

The Lake Wylie Rotary Club was Chartered in June, 2010 and sponsored by the Clover Rotary Club.  The Charter Members still remaining are Chad Bordeaux, Allan Gregory, David McClure, Mary Sieck and Rob Watson.  Many service projects over the years include; Little Free Libraries, food drives, KIVA loans, and Josh the Otter water safety program.  The Lake Wylie Rotary Club looks forward to many more years of fun and fellowship!

Lake Wylie Rotary Raffle – Results

Here are the results of the recent Green with Rotary Raffle. Congratulations to Rich Bender, the winner of the Grand Prize of $5,000! Thanks to all that participated and helping us raise nearly $10,000 for local community projects!

PrizeWinnerSold By
Grand Prize $5000Rich BednarKenny C.
$250 Target Gift CardTommy AshleyAllan G.
$200 Publix Gift CardNathanMike H.
$200 QT Gift CardChad BordeauxChad B.
$100 Christopher’s Gift CardGary Ratajczak 
$100 Lily’s Gift CardLyda BaynardOn-Line
$100 Sweetwater Gift CardTom NicholsKenny C.
$100 Copper Gift CardPaul MoranPaul M.
$100 Lee’s Hoagie Gift CardBritta DraholaBernie D.
$100 McDonald’s Gift CardsNeil BordeauxChad B.
$100 Waffle House Gift CardBennettMike H.
$100 Moe’s Gift CardDavid ReddingDavid R.
$100 Wendy’s Gift CardLorraine AngelinoMary S.
$100 Lake Wylie Pizza Gift CardAnthony ThomasonEddie L.
$100 Walmart Gift CardBrian RichOn-Line
$50 Papa Doc’s Gift CardJanet CarswellOn-Line
1 Year YMCA MembershipKaia MoreyEd L.
Lowes Tailgater PackageLori DickersonAngel N.
Home Depot Drill ComboAllan GregoryAllan G.
Jim n’ Nick’s BBQ for 6Dan HinesJanet G.
2 Day Passes for Nat’l Whitewater CenterKema SalataDavid R.
Panther’s MemorabiliaMatthew MogaveroEddie L.
$100 AAA Travel Gift CardNana CronanAmy S.
$50 Plaza Appliance Gift CardChad BordeauxChad B.
2 NASCAR Race TicketsMichael SchonfeldDavid R.

Coronavirus Delays Raffle Drawing and Club Meetings

Our regular weekly meetings have been suspended due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We will let everyone know once we are able to resume meeting.

Since we are unable to meet in a live setting, we have also delayed the Raffle Drawing until further notice. As of right now, we plan to do it at our next live meeting. We are unable to determine when that will be at this time. If we determine it to be appropriate to do the drawing sooner, we will update everyone via this page and via our Facebook page.

Buy a 2022 Raffle Ticket

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! We also have a large number of secondary prizes from our Sponsors. You can get your ticket online or from any Rotarian! Multiple tickets mean multiple entries!

Winners will be drawn at our regular club meeting (and via Facebook Live) in March of 2022. A maximum of 250 tickets will be sold. Proceeds will be used to benefit the Lake Wylie Rotary Club Foundation’s local service projects.


Here are just some of the more than 25 prizes that were available in last years auction. We are currently working to secure prizes for 2022 and will update this list with those soon!:

$5,000 Grand Prize!

1 Year Family Membership to the YMCA

$250 Gift Card to Target

$200 Gift Card to Publix

$200 Gift Card to QuikTrip (QT)

Tailgater’s Bundle sponsored by Lowe’s of Lake Wylie

Backyard Bar-B-Q for Six and from Jim’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

Two Grandstand Tickets to the NASCAR SPRINT All-Star Race on May 16th

$100 in Gift Cards to Lee’s Hoagie House

$100 Gift Card to Christopher’s Grill & Bar

$100 Gift Card to Lily’s Bistro

$100 Gift Card to Bojangle’s

$100 in Gift Cards to McDonald’s

$100 Gift Card to Sweetwater

$100 Gift Card to Copper Premium Pub

$100 Gift Card to Waffle House

$100 Gift Card to Moe’s

$100 Gift Card to Wendy’s

$100 Gift Card to Lake Wylie Pizza

$100 Gift Card to Papa Doc’s Shore Club

12 Large Pizzas from Papa Johns

Drill Combo Kit from The Home Depot

Jewelry from Allison Love’s Fine Jewelry

Two Day Passes to the US National Whitewater Center

Carolina Panthers Memorabilia

Walmart Gift Card

Click here for Official Contest Rules.