Lancaster County Organizations

Mother Goose Club

The Mother Goose Club for ages 4-6 has begun and includes stories, rhymes, puppets & crafts. At the Kershaw Branch Library we’ll meet on Mondays from 4:30-4:55 p.m. At the Lancaster County we’ll meet from 4-4:30 p.m. No registration required.

The Kids Book Club for ages 7-12 has begun and includes stories, games, puppets, snacks & fun. Kids earn 1 point for each page they read and 2 points for featured books. We’ll end the book club in April with an ice cream party!! At the Kershaw Branch Library we meet on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. At the Lancaster County Library we meet on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. No registration required.

For more information call Ms Brenda, Children’s Librarian at 285-1502.


Old English Painters Guild

For local painters there is a group that meets at the Indian Land Receation complex on Hyway 521.  The meetings include a business meeting followed by a painting project.  Nationally certified teachers present seminars 2 times a year.  The latest seminar was presented by Sandie Scales a Maureen McNaughton teacher.  For the month of February, Rock  Hills own Jean Greco will teach a project of her design for a silverware caddy.  Comming up in March is "Bon Appetit" with Heidi England.  This will be a 2 day project and painters who are interested can call Donna Bailey at 803-283-0932.  This project will be for anyone who has a flare for design and wants to paint.

The groups ongoing projects are Memory Boxes and Treasure Boxes.  The Memory Boxes are painted boxes that are given to area hospitals who in tern, give the boxes to mothers who have lost their babies.  The Treasure Boxes go to the Shriners Childrens Hospital in Greenville.  The boxes are given to the patients to keep there personal treasures.  The boxes are provided by the Chapter.

Members of the Old Engllish Painters Guild  are also members of the Society Of Decorative Painters, an international group.  Anyone may join and beginners are welcome as well as experienced painters.

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Rotary Club of Rock Hill

What would it take to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, Rotarians volunteer in communities at home and abroad.

 

Locally, our Club has selected the Worthy Boys and Girls Camp as our signature charity. We continue to support other local charities and causes, as well. Membership is by invitation and new members are welcome!

 

Learn more at www.Rotary.org The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

 

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

 

For more information, please send a comment through the club website page here.

 

4-H Club

Leaders: Lisa Doggart and PJ Krause

This club will meet at PJ Krause’s home in Fort Mill on the 3 rd or 4 th Saturday each month from 10:00 until noon. Projects are wood working, camping and outdoor adventures. The club members will learn to build and construct bird boxes. The club is for youth ages 7 to 14. The club is open to new members. For more information, please call the York County Extension Office at (803) 684-9919 extension 113 or PJ at (803) 396-8923.

The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status. If you need special accommodations due to a disability in order to participate in an Extension meeting, please notify the Extension Office.


Arthritis Foundation Carolinas Chapter

Arthritis is the #1 crippling disability in the US affects nearly 66 million Americans. That number includes nearly 3 million children and adults in North and South Carolina. While there are no cures for most forms of arthritis at this time, arthritis can now be treated through medication and exercise, and great strides are being made to find preventions and cures.

The Carolinas Chapter is proud to announce that over 4.6 million dollars has been awarded to Carolina institutions to support arthritis research in the last four years. Of the 38 Arthritis Foundation chapters across the country awarded research grants in 2003, the Carolinas Chapter ranks eighth highest in the dollar amount awarded.

Equally important as the research we support, the Arthritis Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people who have arthritis. We do this through the services that are provided, including exercise classes, self-help classes and support groups including certified aquatics programs. Our chapter also provides free literature, doctor referral lists and speakers for corporate, community and civic groups.

The Carolinas Chapter offers several local fund-raising events to help generate awareness and funding to support our mission. Arthritis Walk, educational luncheons, tribute dinners, and gala events are a few of the events hosted by our chapter.

If you are interesting in volunteering for any of these events or wish to support our mission through other volunteer efforts please call the chapter at 800-883-8806.


Boys and Girls Clubs of York County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of York County is a youth development organization dedicated to serving kids, ages 5-18, in the five core program areas of:

Character & Leadership Development
Health & Life Skills
The Arts
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Education & Career Development

There are currently three York County Clubs (two in Rock Hill, one in Fort Mill). During the school year, Club hours are M-F, 2:30-6:30 p.m. for our Northside and Banks Street locations and M-F, 3:30-7:30 p.m. for our Teen Center location. During the summer program, Clubs are open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m..

Annual membership is only $15 per child, per school year. A weekly programming fee applies based on school lunch status and ranges from $15-$45 per week for after-school and $60-$100 during summer. NEW this year is the Holiday and Teacher Workday program; Clubs will be open from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and programming fees range from $12-$20 per day based on school lunch status.

Please contact us at 803-324-7920 or email to kblankenship@bgcyc.org to get more information on our organization. You can also visit us on the Web at http://www.bgcyc.org


Catawba Care Coalition Offers Free HIV Testing

Catawba Care Coalition, a United Way agency, now offers OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV Testing; results are given in as little as 20 minutes. The Prevention Services Department of Catawba Care
Coalition offers free, painless, and private HIV testing to anyone in the community. Every year many people get tested for HIV but do not return to find out their results. Now we can provide results and
counseling all in the same day.

The HIV testing is offered at Catawba Care Coalition located at 1151 Camden Ave in Rock Hill, on a walk-in basis Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm or by appointment. Catawba Care Coalition hopes to reduce barriers to getting tested by offering a free, painless (oral swab) HIV test with rapid results (as little as 20 minutes).

Today, there are still over one million persons living with HIV in the United States. About one-fourth of those with HIV have not yet been diagnosed and are unaware of their infection. Catawba Care Coalition wants to make it as easy as possible for anyone to get tested and hopes to continue to encourage everyone: Take pride in your life, get tested!

Catawba Care Coalition is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote optimal health for York, Chester and Lancaster County residents by providing medical care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and by educating the community to prevent the spread of HIV.

For more information about Catawba Care Coalition, please visit the website at www.catawbacare.org , or to schedule an HIV test, call 803-909-6363 (ext 234).


Girls on the Run of York County

Girls on the Run of York County is a nonprofit organization dedicated
to helping girls climb out of the "girl box", using a 24-lesson
curriculum designed to promote good choices for a lifetime of self respect and healthy living. The program is designed to specifically address "girl box" issues and uses warm-ups and workouts which encourage emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing. For more information contact us at: gotryorkco@aol.com or 803-802-7210.

If you are interested in forming a Girls on the Run program at your school or church please contact Lindy Morris, Program Director at 803-802-7210 or via e-mail at gotryorkco@aol.com.

Girls on the Run of York County is currently operating at 5 sites: Springfield Elementary, Gold Hill Elementary, and Riverview Elementary in Fort Mill, St. John's United Methodist Church in Rock Hill and York County Recreation Center in York. Our fall programs and sites will be determined this summer. If you would like to have your school, church, recreation center or club host a program please contact Lindy Morris at gotryorkco@aol.com or call 803-802-7210.

Our goal is to be able to offer all girls in York County the opportunity to participate. If you would like to volunteer or coach please contact us.


International Association of Administrative Professionals

The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is the world’s largest association for administrative support staff, with over 600 chapters and 40,000 members and affiliates worldwide. For more than 60 years, IAAP has provided up-to-date research on office
trends, cutting-edge publications, outstanding seminars and conferences, and top-notch resources to help administrative professionals enhance their skills and become more effective
contributors to their employers. Chartered in June 2003, the Rock Hill Area Chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month at United Way, 226 Northpark Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29732. The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome! Please visit us on our web site at: http://www.orgsites.com/sc/iaap-rock-hill/


Kappa League

Rock Hill Alumni Chapter Of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
P.O. Box 10641
Rock Hill SC 29730
email kappaleaguer@comporium.net

The Kappa Instructional Leadership League (Kappa League) is an organization oriented toward helping young men of high school age to grow and develop their leadership talents in every phase of human endeavor. It provides both challenging and rewarding experiences which richly enhance their lives.

It is the purpose of the Rock Hill Alumni Chapter to help these young men to achieve worthy goals for themselves and to make constructive contributions to their community when leadership roles become their responsibility.

History of the Kappa League

The focus of Guide Right, from its inception, was to provide scholarships to needy and talented students, and to inform young people of the professions and other career options.

The basic concepts of Guide Right may be summarized as follows:

• To help youth, especially those of high school age, in the selection of courses leading to vocations compatible with their aptitudes, interests, and personalities.

• To assist our students with their coursework, with initial employment, and mentoring their progress in their chosen field. To assist parents in advising their children by giving them opportunities to talk over their problems with those who are successful in their chosen vocations.

• To afford youth a respite from the drudgery of the streets through sponsored entertainment and cultural enrichment.

• To inform youth of the values of higher education, of assistance available for continued educational pursuits such as: scholarships, loans, professional counseling, fellowships; and of various occupational and professional opportunities. Kappa Alpha Psi's commitment to young people is well established, and our Guide Right efforts, both individual and collective, continue to serve as a mechanism to "inspire service in the public interest".

Our Mission
The Kappa League or Kappa Leadership Development League is a mentoring program for young men. It operates under the auspices of Kappa Alpha Psi's National Guide Right Program, which is designed specifically to assist in the educational and occupational guidance of youth. There is instruction on substance abuse, cultural diversity, and personal hygiene. The biggest emphasis is on leadership & organizational skills building and the pursuit of higher education. The annual dues of the Rock Hill Alumni Chapter of the Kappa League are $75.00 and is limited to the selection of 20 participants.

Do you have the creativity and leadership skills to become part of the Rock Hill Alumni Chapter Kappa League?

Qualifications

Must be a male student in grades 9th -12th.
You must have a C average or higher.
Must have three (3) letters of recommendations by an adult.
Fill out the Rock Hill Alumni Chapter Kappa League Application


Leroy Springs Recreation Complex

Located at 971 Tom Hall Street (HWY 160) Call 547-4575 or 547-2235 for more information.

The Leroy Springs Recreation Complex is a private, non-profit organization that is membership-based and exists to enrich the lives of not only it's members, but all participants, and members of the local community by providing a wide variety of recreational, educational, physical, cultural, and social activities.
Daily Guest fees are $5.

Indoor facilities include a gym, indoor swimming pool (lap swim, aquacize, swim lessons, family open swim, swim team, and party rentals are ongoing), weight room, dance and aerobic studios, two racquetball courts, a craft/ceramic studio, two classrooms, a large meeting room with kitchen, and a child development center (3 & 4 yr old. preschool). A nursery is available (during limited hours) for members participating in classes.

Outdoor facilities include 6 lighted tennis courts, two softball fields, one little league field with pressbox, one lighted soccer field, two playgrounds, restroom facilities, and a direct connection to the Anne Springs Close Greenway trail system.

A wide variety of sports, classes and special events are offered throughout the year. Ongoing classes include several types of dance for all ages (including line and swing dance for adults), karate and kick-boxing, etiquette, painting and ceramics classes. Seasonal sports include baseball, t-ball, girls softball, adult church softball, soccer, football, wrestling, and swim team.

Fitness opportunities also abound throughout the year - our newest program is Girls on the Run - a interactive running, exercise, and life skills program offered for 3rd-5th grade girls in cooperation with several Fort Mill elementary schools. The LSC weight room is open every day. Volleyball and basketball pick-up games as well as table tennis are offered special nights during the week.

Aerobics, aquacize and many exercise classes (including - but not limited to - Early Bird, yoga, spin, sculpt, Pilates, step, cardio, Over 50 and Teen Fitness) offer something for everyone at different times and days during any given week, and are taught by certified instructors . Personal training is also available. A nursery is located on site for our MEMBERS convenience between the hours of 8:30 - 11:30 AM, Mon-Fri and 5:30-7:30 PM, Mon-Thu. Children must be infants - 4 years old.

Seniors also have a special place at LSC. Line dancing, chorus, meetings and/or special programs begin at 9AM and are followed by a delicious lunch at noon EACH THURSDAY. Many trips and special events are planned throughout the year in addition to the weekly meeting.

MANY SPECIAL CAMPS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR - and include, but are not limited to - Summer camps for all ages at the ASC Greenway, Spring Break, Summer and Winter Sports Camps, Cheer Camp, Craft Camp, Theatre Camp, or Springmaid Mountain Camp (held in Spruce Pine, NC during the summer).

Please check the CN2 CALENDAR of EVENTS link at this site or visit us at www.leroysprings.com for our latest listings and MORE INFORMATION about the Fort Mill and Springfield GOLF Courses, HORSE Camp, riding lessons and trail rides, and SPRINGMAID MOUNTAIN OR SPRINGMAID BEACH SPECIALS AND RESERVATIONS.


Quest Sports Outreach

The Quest Sports Group of First Baptist Church Rock Hill began meeting this September. Quest Sports is a newly formed sports outreach. We will be sponsoring various events within the community and outside the area.

Quest Sports currently meets between 5:00-7:00 PM on Sunday evenings at First Baptist Church Rock Hill Dave Lyle Blvd. Quest is open to all, so if you would like to have some fun and participate in sports come on by.

If you have any questions please call Randy Deas at 803-329-6909 or Email at redeas@rhtc.net


Restoration Outreach Ministries

The goal of Restoration Outreach Ministries, Inc. is to evangelize youth over seventeen years of age as well as adults and families who have had drug, alcohol or other life controlling problems. Our focus is the discipleship of women preparing them to function as Christians in society by applying spiritually motivated biblical principles to relationships in the family, local church, chosen vocations and the community. Our ministry is an extended arm of the Church.

Purpose;
Our primary purpose is to assist women in becoming mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive. We keep our purpose before us and ask God for the vision of a perfect work that Christ can accomplish. We desire to introduce our students to Christ and his transforming power and then other training
as to how to live a Christian life. We patiently work with our students realizing they may have had inadequate training and understanding in the past.

Size:
Restoration Outreach Ministries has two directors, two staff members, and a capacity for eight students in 2004. We also have a Thrift Store at 2335 Saluda Street, with four employee's that is open six days weekly from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. We except donations of all kinds that are regenerated to be sold at reasonable prices to the public.

History:
God's plan for Restoration Outreach Ministries was birthed in the hearts of Pastors Frank and Andrea Gamble. In 1990 they purchased 15.5 acres in Rock Hill, SC and began ministering to hurting people. The fruit of their obedience is evident in the young women's lives as they study the bible and begin to be restored. To date thirty-five girls have completed the one year program. The program uses the National Teen Challenge curriculum that has a seventy-five percent success
rate. Christ is the proven cure.


Rock Hill Civitan Club

In 1955 a group of businessmen in Rock Hill were invited into Civitan International by the Lancaster Civitan Club. They met in the old Andrew Jackson hotel (now the Guardian Building) on Main Street.

On April 15, 1955 we received our charter from Civitan International. Since that date we have been a leader in the Rock Hill area and have concentrated on the special-needs community and the youth of York County. We do many projects for the community including Bunny baskets for the elderly, flag displays when needed for an event, snacks for "Rolling in Rock Hill", sponsor two soccer teams, donate items to Hospice, help fill the "Kool Kids Toy Chest" at Piedmont Medical Center in the children's area, toiletries taken to pilgrim Inn for the homeless shelter , rang the bell for the Salvation Army at Christmas time, donated money and items to the Teen Connections Center, donated money to the "Back to Pack" program and to Tender Hearts Ministry plus many other projects.

Our club has been called "the best kept secret in Rock Hill" because we strive to satisfy real community needs most people are not even aware exist. We get the job done and move on to the next task. We  meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 at mary's Cafe on 1349 Firetower Road.

We have several money raising projects to help pay for our projects. At Christmas time we sell Claxton Fruitcakes in the grocery stores. We have candy boxes in some of the restarurants and businesses around town to raise money for the Civitan International Research Center in Birmingham, Alabama. We also have two yard sales a year. For $30 a year you can participate in Project American Flag and have an American flag placed in front of your business on six flag holidays a year.

For more information you can go to our website or called our ansering service at 366-6797.
http://www.rockhillcivitan.org


Safe Passage, Inc Survivor Support Group

An on-going, facilitated, support group for adult, female survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Safe Passage provides a safe place for women to come together and begin to work on healing and recovery with other victims and survivors. This group encourages women to share their experiences and understand that they are not alone. Acceptance, support, and strength are the foundations of this group.
This is a Free and Confidential Support Group. This Group Allows Walk-ins. Please Contact Safe Passage at 803-327-7558 for more information and to ensure this group is appropriate for you.


Sexual Assault Resource Center

SARC is a non-profit agency that serves York and Union counties. We provide group and indiviual counseling to men, women, and children who have been impacted by sexual assault/abuse. All of the services we provide are of no cost to the client and are confidential. SARC also offers volunteer opportunities, as our 24-hour crisis line is staffed by volunteers. Speakers are available to present to church groups, schools, civic organizations, etc. at no charge. Various topics related to sexual violence can be covered.

Contact us:
* 803-327-7558 (24 hours)
* Fax 803-327-6640
* www.sassault.org (SARC website)
* sassault@comporium.net (SARC e-mail)


Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International Club 2040

Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking, vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding; and contribute to the betterment of mankind.  Through Toastmasters millions have honed the skills and confidence needed to effectively express themselves in any situation. 

In 2010 our club will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in Rock Hill.  For information about our anniversary please contact Myron Brown: drbrown@YouNeedChiro.com  or call 366-8100.

The Mission of Our Club
The mission of the Rock Hill Toastmaster Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn fosters self-confidence and personal growth.

Meeting Information:
Meetings First and Third Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Westminster Towers Health & Rehab Center

831 McDow Drive, Rock Hill

Guests are always welcome.
For further information, please contact Allison Matthews: amatthews@westminstertowers.org


United Way of York County

United Way Fort Mill-Rock Hill-Tega Cay works year-round building a brighter future for our children, empowering the lives of our elderly and disabled, caring for those in crisis, increasing families and individuals self sufficiency, promoting health and wellness to our residents, and so much more.

How Does United Way Work?
1: You contribute to United Way.
2: The United Way combines your gift with the gifts of your friends and neighbors to distribute to the community.
3: Trained United Way volunteers study local programs in the community to determine where the money is needed and can do the most good.
4: United Way funded programs assist our neighbors in need.
5: Positive changes begin to occur in the lives of those less fortunate, and our community becomes stronger.

What makes United Way so effective is that clients who are served by some lesser-known programs do not fall through the cracks.

Call the United Way Fort Mill-Rock Hill-Tega Cay at 324-2735 for more information on how you can Change a Life in York County!


York County Literacy Association

The York County Literacy Association is a non profit organization whose mission is to enable the undereducated adults in York County to learn or to improve their basic reading, writing, math or English conversational skills.

We pursue our mission through the involvement of volunteers who tutor one-on-one. Tutors are required to attend a literacy training workshop. The tutor and student spend 2-3 hours a week in instruction. Schedules and locations are at the convenience of the student and tutor.

The association is supported by the United Way Agencies, Rock Hill Adult Education, Tri-District Adult Education, corporations, civic groups and individuals.

Call 981-1375 or 222-8079 for more information.