The Lake Wylie Rotary Club continued their tradition of participating in the York County Adopt-a-Stream program with their most recent cleanup.
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.
For more information, visit our Little Free Libraries page.
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.”
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
1 Message in a jar (with money!)
Lots of kid toys
3 Shopping carts
253 pieces of lumber
2,000 pounds of recyclables
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 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!