Local Clubs, April 2013
Club listings consist of the club name, brief purpose statement, place, day and time of meetings, a contact phone number and/or e-mail address and the website link if applicable. Contact information is mandatory.
The deadline for the next listings update is April 30. Information received by that date will be published in the Salisbury Post on May 5.
To update your listing, call 704-797-4243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clubs and support groups, including AA, are updated regularly online. To see the listings, go to www.salisburypost.com, click on LIFESTYLE in the tab banner, and then choose clubs or support groups.
Last updated 4/16/13
— Aggrey Alumni Association
Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church • • John Harris, president, 704-9696 • • Ruthie Norman, 704-857-1737.
— Dunbar School Alumni Association
6 p.m. third Mondays • • Open to former students, teachers, administrators, spouses • • Benjamin Davis, president • • Ethel Evans, 704-637-2252.
— J.C. Price High School Alumni Association Salisbury Chapter
5 p.m. fourth Saturdays, Western Star Lodge on Old Concord Road Salisbury • • To give scholarships to graduating high school students furthering their education at an institution of higher learning that fall, based on financial need and academic achievement. New members welcome.
Carolyn Williams, president, 704-633-7162.
— R. A. Clement Association
Fourth Saturdays, Allen Temple Presbyterian Church, Cleveland • • Supports community initiatives, provides scholarships for high school graduates • • Open to former students, families, staff, friends of R.A. Clement High School, Cleveland, NC 1948-1968 • • Carolyn Steele Snipes, president; Norris Anderson, vice president • • Dorothy Bost Scott-704-278-4341, Leonard Hall-704-278-9116, Catrelia Steele Hunter 704-278-9149.
— South Rowan Alumni Association
6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan High School • • Patsy Parnell, 704-857-5762, email@example.com • • www.SouthRowanAlumni.com
7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Faith Legion Building; meal served. Guests welcome. For anyone 18 years+ with application and approval by board of directors • • To serve the community, provide opportunities for fellowship, increase members’ knowledge. Civitans seek experiences that build character, provide life direction, foster leadership development, recognition • • Wayne Mosher 704-279-6333.
— Granite Quarry
7 p.m. first and third Thursdays dinner meeting held at the Legion Building in Granite Quarry • • 704-636-1467, firstname.lastname@example.org • • www.facebook.com/GQCivitan
7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays. Immanuel Lutheran Church fellowship hall, dinner served by Sue Choat and other Civitan Members, followed by speakers • • Kim Sheeks, president, 704-642-2776, hatwoman@charlotte. twcbc.com
12:10 p.m buffet lunch; 12:45 p.m. program/speaker, Thursdays, Country Club of Salisbury • • Jennings Nelson, president, 704-637-6011, 704-798-0373, email@example.com, www.civitans.com, facebook
Membership meeting 7 p.m. third Thursdays, educational building, Spencer Presbyterian Church, 111 First St. • • Board of directors meeting and lunch 11:45 a.m. second Tuesdays (location announced at membership meeting and in newsletter) • • Joe Wilburn, president, 704-637-0693 • Buddy Gettys, vice president, firstname.lastname@example.org
6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays, Blue Bay, Statesville Blvd. • • Dutch treat dinner, program/ speaker. Club involved in many projects • • Wayne Mullis, email@example.com or 704-633-1081.
7 p.m. first Thursdays, Unity Presbyterian Church • • Dinner precedes the program • • Rev. Phil Hagen, president, 704-326-5108.
— Andrew Jackson Lodge 576 AF&AM
First and third Thursdays • • dinner 6:15 p.m., lodge opens 7 p.m. 401 N. Fulton St. • • Dennis Sims, 704 633 1665, firstname.lastname@example.org
— Eureka Lodge #45
First and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 1433 Old Wilksboro Road • • Jeff Roberts, 704-636-3276 or Hercules Shannon, 704-798-2032.
— Faithful Guide Lodge 376
7:30 p.m. stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays at 113 Krider St., Cleveland • • James W. Jones Jr., master, 704-278-4913.
— Fulton Masonic Lodge 99 AF&AM
6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. meeting, second and fourth Thursdays • •
— Salisbury Elks Lodge 699
7:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Elks Lodge, 508 S. Main St. • • First Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., bingo social for patients at VA Medical Center, volunteers needed. Bingo at lodge 7 p.m. Mondays • • www.SalisburyElks.org
— Salisbury York Rite Masonic Bodies
7:30 p.m. first Mondays except July, September. Monthly planning meeting 7 p.m. third Mondays, except June, July, December • • Salisbury Masonic Temple, 401 N. Fulton St., salisburyyrb@ K4jme.org
— Spencer Masonic Lodge 543
Stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., dinner 6:15 p.m. in dining room, 114 Fourt St., Spencer • • 704-636-8108, spencerlodge@K4jme.com
— Western Star Lodge 9
7:30 p.m. stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays at 912 Old Concord Road • • Jeff Carter, Master, 704-267-8292.
— Western Star Lodge 9 Pearl White Chapter 180 O.E.S.
7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 912 Old Concord Road. Workshop training 10 a.m. third Saturdays by 31st District Grand Lecturer Hettie C. Avery • • Worthy Matron, Annnie Ealy, 704-636-3344 • Worthy Patron, Johnny Moser, 704-608-7326.
— Woodmen of the World Lodge 111
6:30 p.m. First Mondays • • Includes supper. First Reformed Church, Landis • • Dr. James Shaver, 704-857-2238.
— Woodmen of the World Lodge 175
Klumac Road, Salisbury • • Keith Anderson, 704-209-0775.
— 30th North Carolina Troops
Civil War Reenactment Company, Southern Rowan County-Cabarrus County. Portrays Civil War era military company, attends events in NC, SC, Va. Portrays both Confederate as 30th NCT and Union as 9th Penn S.R. • • www.30thnct.org.
— 63rd NC State Troops Civil War Reenactment Company
Davie, Rowan, Cabarrus Counties. Portrays Civil War era military company, attends events in NC, SC, Va. Portrays both Confederate as 63rd NCST and Union as 7th W.V. Cavalry Dismounted. Mounted Troopers also welcome • • http://63rdncst.spaces.live.com
— Davidson Guards SCV Camp 1851
6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Speedy’s BBQ, Lexington.Guests speakers, presentations, public welcome • • Michael A. Scott, commander, 336-225-3668. davidsonguards@ triad.rr.com
— Genealogical Society of Rowan County
7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Rowan Public Library main branch • • To promote genealogical research in Rowan County and preservation of our heritage. Open to all interested in genealogical research and who subscribe to the objectives of the Society • • Bob Bruce President, 704-279-1175, email@example.com
— Historical Society of South Rowan
Second Thursdays, executive board; general meeting Jan., April, Aug., Nov. • • Meeting room at Roller Mill is available for rent for small events • • Barbara Doby, president, 704-855-8329.
— John Knox Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
10 a.m. second Saturdays, Kerr Mill, Millbridge, unless another location is announced • • Dedicated to patriotism, historical and environmental preservation and citizenship • • Regent Marjorie Aggers, 704-638-0351.
— Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
10:30 a.m. third Wednesdays, September-May, various locations • • To promote patriotic endeavor and historic preservation; awards for educational essay, citizenship • • DAR Room, first floor Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. • • Trudy Hall, 704-638-1271.
— Rowan History Club
7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Messinger Room, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. • • For anyone interested in history of Rowan County. Roundtable format allows for 30-45 minute presentation followed by Q&A. No dues, refreshments served. No invitation needed; visitors welcome • • Kaye Brown Hirst, 704-633-5946.
— Rowan Rifles Camp 405, Sons of Confederate Veterans
6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library • • Direct heirs of United Confederate Veterans and oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers • • Open to male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in Confederate armed forces. Membership through direct or collateral family lines; kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. Minimum age 12. SCV helps trace lineage to Confederate soldier in family. www.rowanscv.org for events, items of interest about Civil War history • • Steve Poteat, Camp commander, 704-633-7229, rowanscv @carolina.rr.com
— Salisbury Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
A national patriotic, historical and educational society whose members are direct descendents of the Patriots who earned our nation’s Independence • • Grady Hall, 704-638-1271, firstname.lastname@example.org
— Salisbury Confederate Prison Association Inc.
Annual meeting at Catawba College during April Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium. $10/year includes 4 issues of newsletter “The Prison Exchange.” Nonprofit group is interested in acquiring information on the Prison and those who were there. Information shared by correspondence, lectures, tours, pamphlets, displays throughout the year and website www.salisburyprison.org. Archaeological dig held in 2005 and “shovel test” in 2012. Raising funds for archaeological research, Museum and Learning Center, and Memorial Park • • Sue J. Curtis, PO Box 393, Salisbury, NC 28145-0393, email@example.com
— Samuel Spencer Chapter, National Railway Historical Society
7 p.m. first Mondays, Roundhouse theater, NC Transportation Museum, Spencer • • Membership open, guests welcome. Annual dues based on individual, student, family rates • • Elizabeth Smith, 704-636-2889 ext. 224.
— United Daughters of the Confederacy, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78
7 p.m., first Wednesdays, Gateway Building • • UDC organized in 1894, Salisbury Chapter third in NC to be formed and 78th in nation. Objectives include historical, educational, benevolent, memorial, patriotic. Ladies age 16+ descendants of individuals who served honorably in the military or civil service or gave material aid may be eligible for membership. Visitors welcome, membership by invitation. Application requires documentation. Chapter sponsors Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium and Children of the Confederacy chapter • • Sue J. Curtis, PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0083, firstname.lastname@example.org
— Astronomical Society of Rowan County (ASRC)
7:30 p.m. second Saturdays, 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville • • Open to anyone interested in astronomy; students 16 years and under must be accompanied by adult at all ASRC sponsored events. Annual membership dues: $15 individuals, $25 family. Monthly meetings may include guest speakers, movies, how to clinics; weather permitting, stargazing through our scopes or yours. Bring your telescopes and binoculars if the skies look clear • • Alice Deal 704-857-2788 • • Ralph Deal 704-855-1592 • • www.astrowan.org
— Carolina Historical Association for Metal Detecting
7:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Grace Ridge Club House, 2815 Grace Church Road • • Goal: Research, Recover, and Preserve. Big annual club hunt plus other events held all over the USA • • Tony Fox, 704-310-6321, email@example.com • Steve Thomas, 336-474-7268, thomasrs @northstate.net
— Evergreen Bridge
1 p.m. Fridays, except for holidays or when Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is closed • • Open to all bridge players • • Myrnie Mclaughlin, 704-636-9781.
— Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1083
6 p.m. supper, 7 p.m. business, second Tuesdays. Rowan Co. Airport EAA hangar. For all adults (pilots and non-pilots) with interest in aviation. Go to airport terminal for directions to EAA hangar • • Activities include fly-ins (aircraft park at hangar), fly-outs for meals or meetings with other EAA chapters, aviation-related library, Young Eagles program (first flight for young adults), monthly speaker • • Jack Neubacher, president, 704-636-1864.
— International Plastic Modelers’ Society - IPMS/Arm/Air Chapter
7 p.m. third Fridays, Spencer Fire Station, 208 S. Salisbury Ave. • • Open to all scale model enthusiasts. Anyone wishing to get started in the hobby welcome. No membership fees. Activities include on-going monthly workshops plus association with other IPMS chapters within the region, including local, regional, national competitions • • Sam Morgan, 704-647-0885, firstname.lastname@example.org
— Olde Rowan Fiber Guild
6:30-8:30 p.m. fourth Monday, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Josie Esquivel, email@example.com
— R-H Computer Club
10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Open to seniors 55+ interested in computers. Visitors welcome. Dues $24 individual, $36 couple • • www.rufty holmescomputerclub.org, 704-633-7862 (Center) • • Ralph Shuping, president
— Rowan Aero Modelers Society (RAMS)
7 p.m. first Mondays, Rockwell Library in winter and Club Field for summer • • Open to all with an interest Radio Control Aviation. Activities such as fly-ins for various types of aircraft at the club field and Dan Nicholas Park • • Mike Bost, 704-267-3392, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rams-fly.com
— Rowan Amateur Radio Society
7-9 p.m. second Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Public invited, new members welcome, refreshments available • • Ralph Brown (WB4AQK) 704-636-5902, www.rowanars.org
— Rowan Doll Society of N.C.
Noon third Tuesdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center (unless noted otherwise) • • Open to anyone interested in dolls or doll collecting. Must pay annual dues for United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) and own at least 10 dolls, validated by membership committee. Programs include doll related information, show and tell, doll museum visits. projects, community outreach including displays at Rowan Public Library, Hall House, programs at retirement homes • • Robin Wyatt, president, rhwyatt@ carolina.rr.com, 704-784-4297 • • Kathy Gregg, VP, 704-942-7542.
— Junior Doll Collectors Club
6:30- 8 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer • • For girls age 7-12 who share a common interest in dolls and collecting. $15 individual or $28 family membership, museum membership required to join • • 704-762-9359, email SpencerDollandToyMuseum@gmail.com
— Rowan Rose Society
7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Feb.-June, Sept.-Nov. John Calvin Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 1620 Brenner Ave. • • For anyone interested in learning about growing roses. Programs emphasize rose care, culture. Visitors welcome. Dues $15/year • • Jack Page, 704-639-1706, email@example.com
— Rowan Roamers Volkssport
First Thursdays, Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, E. Innes St. Business meeting 7 p.m., 6 p.m. dinner. Visitors welcome • • Two volkswalks in Salisbury open year-round: Historic Salisbury Walk with maps available at Visitor’s Center; Dan Nicholas Park with map available at park concession stand. Both are 6.2 miles of easy walking • • Members can purchase distance books, keep up with number of miles they walk. Rowan Roamers sponsor walks in Wilmington, Mocksville, Southport, Myrtle Beach, Landis, Kannapolis; walks can be walked anytime, however, club members also meet as these locations and walk as group • • Bruce Goodnight, 704-279-5011, firstname.lastname@example.org
— Salisbury Rowan Garden Club
Meeting schedule on website. Family-oriented site for gardening enthusiasts in Rowan and surrounding counties, a place to discuss gardening ideas, tips, encourage self homestead and sustainable homestead gardening • • 704-640-4568, SalRowGrdnClb@yahoo. com, www.salisburyrowangardenclub.ning.com
6-11 p.m. third Fridays, Unity United Methodist Church, 8505 Unity Church Road, Kannapolis • • Katy Atwell, 704-933-6242.
— Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild
1 p.m. third Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • New members of all quilting levels welcome. Ongoing project: making cuddle quilts for children staying at the women’s shelter • • Barb Bruce, 704-645-7305, email@example.com
— Starry Night Quilters Guild
6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Open to quilters or anyone who wants to learn quilting • • Merle Clifford, 704-638-5701.
— Square Dancing, Cardinal Squares
7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, City Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive • • For anyone who can do modern Western square dance • • Paul and Nita Walker, 704-782-2616, Goo627@aol.com • • Theresa and Charlie Chunn, presidents, 704-786-2278, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.funfellowshipfitness.org
— Square Dancing, Spinning Moors
8-10:15 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville • • Brenda and Tommy Honeycutt, 704-857-9681.
First and third Wednesdays, clubhouse behind 8th Street ballpark in Spencer • • Must be between 21 and 40 and interested in community service work • • Melissa Johnston, 704-433-0439.
Noon-1 p.m. Fridays, Salisbury Country Club • • Jerry Lawson, secretary, 704-633-0607, www.kiwanisclubofsalisburync.org
7 p.m. dinner meeting first and third Mondays, Lions Den, Cemetery St. • • Ongoing: Providing service and assistance to the blind, visually impaired, deaf; collecting eye glasses and hearing aids for recycling; selling brooms; assisting with VAMC bingo; conducting community Christmas parade; providing scholarships to two West Rowan seniors • • Locke Steele, president, 704-278-2828.
7 p.m. business meeting second Tuesdays, dinner meeting fourth Tuesdays, Franklin-Ellis Lions Den, Community Center Service Road, behind Rowan Memorial Park, Highway 601 North • • Ongoing: Collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling; brooms delivered to homes • • Earl Sides, 704-636-7979.
— Gold Hill
7 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Russell-Rufty Shelter, Gold Hill Park, St. Stephens Church Road, Historic Gold Hill • • Ongoing: Morgan Elementary School Citizen of the Quarter Awards, eye glasses and hearing aid recycling, provide a week of camping for visually impaired at Camp Dogwood at Lake Norman, assist with bingo party for Hefner VA Medical Center veterans • • Elizabeth Rummage, president, 704-634-8003, eandmrummage @msn.com
6:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, dinner meeting, War Memorial, N. Central Ave., Landis • • W.R. Ramseur, 704-857-2883, 1207 Poplar St., Landis 28088.
First and third Thursdays, St. Francis of Assisi, 862 Yadkinville Road. 6 p.m. board, 7 p.m. general meeting, open to public • • Monthly project: free diabetes screening and blood pressure checks, Foster Drug Co., 4954 Valley Road, Mocksville, Lucille Phifer, 336-284-2748 • • Ongoing: collecting eyeglasses, eyeglass cases, lenses, hearing aids, hearing aid batteries, and computer printer cartridges from companies, small businesses, individuals • • To donate, call 336-284-2748. Jonathan Wishon, 336-909-8385, mlclub@lycos. com, www.mocksvillelions.org
7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, basement of East Branch of Rowan Public Library. Guests welcome • • To provide services and assistance to the blind, deaf and hard-of-hearing; diabetes awareness; community service; youth activities • • Projects: “Recycle For Sight” collections: eyeglasses, sunglasses, safety glasses, hearing aids, cell phones, printer ink cartridges and toners, entire Campbell’s soup labels, drink cans/ provide eyeglasses and exams /Camp Dogwood raffle fundraiser /Broom and mop sales year round /”Lend-A-Paw” Equipment Loan Service (to donate used medical equipment and for recycling donations/pick-up, contact Donna Mikles 704-279-9533 • • Wayne Taylor, 704-637-7401.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Ryan’s Steakhouse, Jake Alexander Blvd. • • To provide services, assistance to the blind, visually impaired and deaf, and to support community projects • • Jerry Austin, 704-279-5061.
— Salisbury-Rowan Newcomers
10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Civic Center • • For all Rowan residents for bridge, book club, dining out, garden club, informative programs • • Eileen Solomon, president, 704-857-8402 • • Maxine Dvoracek, membership chair, 704-637-0627.
7a.m. first and third Tuesdays; Farm House Restaurant, Jake Alexander Blvd. • • To serve the youth of Rowan County • • Ongoing: Little League girls’ softball, March of Dimes Walk America (premature births), Respect for Law breakfast, Lake Waccamaw children’s home and oratorical contest • • Karl Hales-704-636-9525.
— Landis-South Rowan
7:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Pat’s Catering, Kannapolis • • Ongoing: sponsor Young Men’s Club with coordinator Ruth Johnson attending monthly meeting and other club members helping with activities. Support South Mountain Children’s Home, Lake Waccamaw Children’s Home, contribute to Dime a Day and Half and Half to help club treasury and children’s cancer program • • Ruth Johnson, reporter, 704-932-7494.
— Pilot of China Grove-Landis
7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan Public Library • • Goals: Friendship and service, focusing on brain-related disorders and disabilities. Local club honors deserving individuals with the annual Jean Jordan Memorial Scholarship • • Sharon Saxon, 704-857-4843.
— Pilot of Salisbury
6 p.m. fourth Thursdays • • Community service organization, gives scholarships for outstanding Anchor at North Rowan High School and annual all-county scholarship for Rowan-Salisbury Schools • • Sarah Byerly, 704-633-0976.
— Pilot of Kannapolis
5:45 p.m. second Thursdays, Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Building • • Innovative volunteer service organization to promote awareness of brain-related disorders, intellectual disabilities through education, financial support, taking active part in improving community. Locally: sponsor the Anchor Club at A.L. Brown High School, teach young children about brain safety through Kamp Brain Train • • email@example.com
— African American Caucus - Rowan County Democrats
Third Tuesday every other month, 6:30 p.m. • • Democrats active in politics, government, community service. Rowan Democratic Headquarters, 1411 W. Innes St. • • Cynthia Pharr, cynthiapharr1@ yahoo.com
— Crescent Republican Women
Fourth Thursdays, 7 p.m., meeting at Rowan Republican Headquarters, 118 S. Main St. • • Men and women welcome. Donna Peeler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-279-2219.
— Democratic Party of Rowan County
Fourth Thursdays, 7 p.m. • • Politically active Democrats meet to discuss and get involved in politics. Rowan County Administration Building, County Commissioners Chamber second floor, 130 W. Innes St. • • Veleria Levy 704-293-3504.
— Democratic Women Of Rowan County
First Mondays, 7 p.m. • • Politically active men and women discuss issues and plan activities. Rowan Democratic Headquarters, 1411 W. Innes St. • • Nan Lund, email@example.com
— Rowan College Dems
Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. • • Politically active college Democrats. Rowan Democratic Headquarters, 1411 W Innes St. • • Whitney Bost,704 213 3252.
— Rowan County Republican Executive Committee
7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Rowan County Commissioners meeting room (second floor), Rowan County Building across from Salisbury Post • • All registered Republicans invited • • Greg Edds, 704-202-5089 or 704-637-2777.
— Rowan County Senior Democrats
Third Tuesdays, 1 p.m. • • Democrats aged 50+ organized to discuss and get involved with politics. Meet at the Hurley Room, Rowan Public Library, 201 N. Fisher St.
Geoffrey Hoy, 704-603-8029.
— Rowan County Teen Dems
Fourth Thursdays, 7 p.m. • • 13-19 year olds with interest in politics, government, community service. Rowan County Administration Building, 130 W. Innes St. • • Bonnie Harrell, firstname.lastname@example.org
— Rowan Republican Men’s Club
First Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. program, Ryan’s Steak House, Jake Alexander Boulevard • • Men and women welcome • • Ben Johnson, president, email@example.com
— Rowan Republican Women
Third Saturdays, 10 a.m., meeting at Rowan Republican Headquarters, 118 S. Main St. • • Men and women welcome • • Karla Costantino, firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-798-1670.
— Rowan Young Democrats
Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. • • Politically active Democrats ages 18-35, Rowan Democratic Headquarters, 1411 W. Innes St. • • Whitney Bost 704-213-3252.
— Alpha Delta Kappa Educator’s sorority Mu Chapter
6:30 p.m. fourth Mondays at various locations • • International sorority for outstanding educators to promote excellence in education, altruism, world understanding. By invitation only • • Kathleen Miller, president, 704-636-7953.
— Alpha Delta Kappa Educator’s sorority Gamma Theta Chapter
6:30 p.m. third Mondays at various locations • • International sorority for outstanding educators to promote excellence in education, altruism, world understanding. By invitation only • • Kim Sheeks, membership chair, 704-642-2776.
— Altrusa International of Salisbury
6 p.m. first Thursdays, Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road • • Worldwide volunteer service organization of executives, professionals dedicated to improving communities through service. Develops and funds specific service projects to meet community needs. Awards scholarships to deserving individuals, grants to non-profits in Rowan County • • Nancy Mott, 704-637-9561, www.altrusa-salisbury.com, altrusainternational.org
— Kannapolis Business Alliance
Third Thursdays at Gem Theatre Annex, 111 West 1st St. • • For businesses in the Kannapolis area to network and learn, a focus on making business connections, supporting growth. Contact email@example.com or Facebook for updates.
— LLAN (Leadership, Learning Advocacy, Networking)
Third Tuesdays, first floor conference room, Gateway, Innes St. Networking 6 p.m., program 6:30 p.m. • • For professional women interested in learning, leading, achieving life/work balance; for women leaders self-employed or employed in business, education or non-profit organizations • • Pam Cordts 704-633-0917.
— Psi Chi Chap of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
6:30 p.m., fourth Mondays • • To develop nursing leaders, encourage continuing education, recruit nurses, develop working relationships with other professional groups. Rowan Public Library • • Tammy Ford, president, 704-639-9936.
— Rowan County Human Resources Association
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. third Thursdays except July and Aug. • • A chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) serves Rowan County area; human resource professionals with practitioners at all levels employed by businesses in Rowan County. Provides HR professionals with networking and educational opportunities • • To development and improve all phases of human resource management in member companies • • Jill Rufty, president, 704-637-5881, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. rchra.shrm.org
— Salisbury Sales and Marketing Executives Association Inc.
Dinner meeting 5:30-7 p.m., fourth Wednesdays, Country Club of Salisbury • • Networking organization unites business professionals with the purpose of improving sales and marketing skills, promoting exchange of thoughts, Speakers share knowledge, successes, expertise in their business. Open to all local business professionals • • Cliff Sorel, president, 704-636-2255, email@example.com
— Salisbury Young Business Professionals
6-8 p.m. first and third Thursdays, different local locations • • To establish an environment where young professionals in and around Rowan County can network, become more involved in the community • • Holly Czuba, holly.czuba@ gmail.com. For next meeting location: facebook.com/YoungBizPro
— NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees)
1 p.m. third Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Membership open to federal employees, retired or currently employed. Refreshments served • • Gladys Earnhardt, president, 704-633-6178.
— Rowan Retired School Personnel
NCAE & NEA Retired. Membership open to retired school personnel in state and out of state • • 10:30 a. m. board meetings - second Wednesday: September, November, January, March, May • • 10:30 a.m. general meeting - third Wednesday: September, November, January, March, May • • Same location: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Salisbury • • Danny Cooper, treasurer, 704-636-3849.
— China Grove
6 p. m. Tuesdays, Gary’s BBQ, China Grove • • Visiting Rotarians welcome • • Lewis Moose, 704-857-5971.
7 a.m. Thursdays, Holiday Inn on Jake Alexander Blvd. • • Jackie Harris, membership chair, 704-633-1802.
1-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rotary Hut, 300 W. Liberty St. • • Membership: secretary Jayne Helms, 704-798-5726, Salisbury Rotary, POBox 4092, Salisbury NC 28144.
— Millbridge Ruritan Club
7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, 490 Sloan Road.or local churches. Meal served • • For anyone 18 + with application and approval by board of directors • • To serve the community, assist families in need, provide scholarships • • Doug Patterson, 704-639-1541, doug@pattersonfarminc. com
— AARP Chapter 4314
1-2:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Community service, education, advocacy, leadership, fellowship opportunities. For seniors 50+. Annual chapter dues $3, prorated at $.25 per meeting remaining in the calendar year. Do not have to be retired, visitors welcome. Non-profit, non-partisan organization, one of the largest membership organizations in the country; provides information, resources, advocates on legislative, consumer, legal issues, encourages members to serve the community • • Mission: to enhance quality of life as people age through information, advocacy, service • • Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.
— Council on Aging
1-2 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • For any local adult interested in pursuing the objectives of the organization • • To educate as well as serve, as a voice on senior issues in Rowan County, including developing strategies for improving conditions for older adults, advocating for older adult needs, public policies to address them as well as promotion of a senior friendly community • • Strictly non-partisan, will not endorse or oppose candidates for political office in local, state, national races • • Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 704-216-7714.
— First United Methodist Church Seniors
Second Tuesdays, Sept. through May at noon • • Lunch, fellowship, program in fellowship hall for covered dish, catered meal, local restaurant, occasional day trips • • Church office, 704-636-3121.
— Fun and Fellowship
Fourth Thursdays • • For retirees of Second Presbyterian Church, 704-636-0601.
— Joy Club
11 a.m. second Wednesdays, Trading Ford Baptist Church fellowship building, Long Ferry Road. For anyone in the community who is retired or not working • • Trading Ford Baptist Church, 704-633-5986.
— Milford Hills Friendly Neighborhood Seniors
11:30 a.m. second Mondays except June-Aug., Milford Hills United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Covered dish meal unless otherwise advised. For senior citizens who live in the community • • Manie G. Richardson, 704-637-0163.
— Organ Church Community Senior Citizens
10:30 a.m. first Tuesdays, Organ Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 704-279-3096.
— Rockwell Young at Heart
10 a.m. second Thursdays, Rockwell Civic Center • • Beatrice Kluttz, 704-279-3903.
— Salisbury Singing Seniors
3 p.m. Mondays. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. For singers 55+ • • Floyd Bost, 704-638-9469.
— Wesley Fellowship
Third Thursdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East First St., Kannapolis. All ages welcome • • 704-933-1127.
— Young at Heart, China Grove
10 a.m. first Mondays, Langford Hall, First United Methodist Church, China Grove. Open to senior citizens of the area • • Brenda Seamon, 704-857-6339.
— The Rowan-Salisbury Pan-Hellenic Council
6 p.m. first Sundays. Location announced • • Rory Chandler, president, 704-433-3820, firstname.lastname@example.org
— Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Xi Omega Chapter
Third Saturdays • • College educated women who have chosen this affiliation as a means of self-fulfillment through volunteer service • • Corine M. Parks, 704-637-1505.
— Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Xi Alpha Delta
7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, homes of members • • Linda Briggs, president, 704-636-6336.
— Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Xi Delta Chi
7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, home of members • • Linda Tutterow, president, 704-647-0483.
— Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Iota Psi
7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Rockwell Community Building • • Membership by invitation from another member then voted on by chapter • • Collects items for homeless shelter, sponsors canned food drives, collects supplies for Good Shepherd’s Clinic, stuffs stockings for children at Salvation Army, phone cards for soldiers, visits to nursing homes, Relay for Life • • Gail Young, president, 704-245-3616.
— Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Salisbury Alumnae Chapter
10 a.m., Third Saturdays • • Sisterhood of college educated women whose purpose is to provide and support communityprogams in the areas of economic, educational, political, physical and mental development • • Monica Green, president, 704-636-4875.
— Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Lambda Epsilon Sigma Salisbury Alumnae
2 p.m. third Saturdays, Rowan Public Library • • Serving Salisbury-Rowan and surrounding areas. To enhance quality of life within the community through public service, leadership development, education of youth. Addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, economically • • salisbury.sgrho@ gmail.com, 704-380-1313.
— Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Alpha Alpha Zeta
Second Saturdays, Zeta/Sigma Building, 1305 Short St. • • Promotes education by providing scholarships to local high school young ladies though annual fund raiser (Debutante Ball) for eligible high school young ladies to learn concepts of finer womanhood, continually stressing importance of higher education • • Clara Corry 704-637-9860 • Joann Diggs, 704-637-3783.
— Carolina Artists
7 p.m. third Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Formed in 1990 by working artists to provide opportunities for local artists to be recognized within central Carolina community, dedicated to teaching, learning through development of educational arts programs. By hosting shows and contests and through participation in community events, provide opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell • • Meetings feature presentations on art by artists. Artists at any level of expertise, art students, other individuals interested in promoting arts in the community are welcome. Dues $25 ($30 after March 31.) 501(c)(3)
Yvonne Alligood, president, email@example.com, www.thecarolinaartist.org
— Rowan County Beekeepers Association
7-9 p.m., second Mondays, Rowan County Agricultural Center, Old Concord Road • • Non-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting beekeeping in Rowan County • • Randy Cox 704-642-1069, firstname.lastname@example.org
— Concerned Bikers Association, Uwharrie Chapter
6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Uwharrie Chapter Concerned Bikers Association (CBA/ABATE of NC), Corner Pocket Sports Bar and Billiards, Albemarle. For everyone interested in motorcycling • • Charles 704-463-0111, email@example.com, www. uwharriecba.org
— Rowan Computer User Group
6:45 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, visit website for topics and locations • • Serving Rowan County with a common interest in ownership, operation, education, application of personal computers, accessories that plug into them. Yahoo Group internet site open 24/7 for discussions, gain advice, give advice, buy, sell, recycle all things computer related. Interactive, informative, free to join and participate • • firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-267-1371, www. rowancomputerusergroup.org
— Eastern Rowan Saddle Club
7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, clubhouse off Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell. $35 per year, for anyone interested in horses.
Richard Starnes, president, 704-279-1397, www.eastrowan saddleclub.com
— English Speaking Union, Salisbury Branch
Network of 77 local branches with members committed to promoting scholarship, advancement of knowledge through effective use of English in expanding global community • • John A. Larson, 704-637-1532.
— Hillbilly Hiking Club
8 a.m. Sunday mornings, Morrow Mountain State Park • • A non-smoking, “non-prophet” outfit open to anyone interested in hiking for health • • Whitey, 704-640-2600 • Wormy, 704-857-0090 • Willie, 704-223-0576.
— Horse Protection Society of NC Inc.
10 a.m. second Saturdays, members work day with potluck luncheon followed by business meeting • • Non-profit charity organization working to make world better place for horses through education, rescue and rehabilitation. $50/year/family, $35 single • • Joan Benson, executive director, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, NC 28023. 704-855-2978, e-mail email@example.com
— Humane Society of Rowan County
Meets quarterly. Annual dues $20. Volunteers and foster homes needed. Pet supplies, such as dog houses, dog and cat food and cat litter are needed for foster animals • • 704-636-5700 (leave message and volunteer will return call) • • Information on spay/neuter shuttle, 704-636-5700.
— Moms in Touch International
Two or more mothers or grandmothers meet weekly to pray for their children and school. Open also to aunt or friend willing to pray for specific child • • Barbara Hendrix, Rowan County area coordinator, 704-636-3869, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.momsintouch.org
— Rowan County Anime
2 p.m. third Sundays, various locations • • To promote anime and manga in Rowan County, to educate people about Japanese animation and discuss upcoming conventions • • 704-636-0049, http://groups. yahoo.com/group/ncrowancountyanime/
— Rowan County Literacy Council
4 p.m.second Mondays for board of directors, Hurley Room, Rowan Public Library; announced meetings for volunteers and membership. Open to anyone in the community. $15 annually • • Not-for-profit organization provides tutoring to undereducated adults (age 16+) in reading, writing, life skills, tutoring in English to speakers of other languages. Also provides training for adults who wish to become tutors • • 704-212-8266, email@example.com, www.rowancountyliteracycouncil.org
— Salisbury Kennel Club
7 p.m. first Tuesdays, guests welcome. Oakridge Training Building, Old Concord Road • • All breed sanctioned club of the American Kennel Club. To further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, to conduct dog shows and sanctioned matches under the rules of American Kennel Club (AKC), to carry on educational work that will popularize purebred dogs, encourage their registration and/or training. Promotes responsible pet ownership • • SKC holds conformation training, obedience classes, Canine Good Citizen tests, weekend seminars. Guests, potential members welcome. Dues $10 • • Samantha Smith, corresponding secretary, 704-239-6712, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.salisburynckc.com, Facebook
— Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council
5:30 p.m., third Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers 217 S. Main St. • • Members appointed by City Council, County Commissioners and Human Relations Council • • SRHRC Committees: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Hispanic Coalition, Covenant Community Connection and the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards.
704-638-5217, 704-638-2168, www.SRHRC.org
— Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Guild
To promote, support Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and its music education opportunities, through concert attendance, financial gifts, fund-raising events, supporting educational programs, promoting the symphony in the community. Open to all • • 704-637-4314, www.salisburysymphony.org/guild.asp
— Scottish Society of Salisbury
7 p.m. third Mondays, Rowan Public Library. Open to persons with Scottish heritage and persons interested in Scotland • • 704-633-1294.
— South Rowan Y Service Club
6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan Y board room, dinner furnished. For anyone interested in the YMCA and the community • • 704-857-7011.
— Goldmine Toastmasters
8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Fairfield Inn, Kannapolis • • Public speaking in a supportive group. Learn better listening and leadership skills • • Guests welcome • • Phyllis Kombol, 704-932-6328, email@example.com, www. goldminetoastmasters.com
— People Growing Together Toastmasters
5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd • • Guests welcome, open to the public. Improve your speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.
Glen Albracht, glen.albracht@ va.gov • Ken Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org • pgt.freetoasthost.ws
— West Rowan Neighborhood Center Advisory Council
10 a.m. fourth Saturdays, R. A. Clement Old Building/Allen Temple Church • • Goal: Restoration of Rosenwald School and community improvement. Open to the public • • Leonard Hall co-president, 704-278-9116, John Woods, co-president, 704-278-0096
— Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters
7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord • • For all adults interested in personal growth in the areas of public speaking, impromptu speaking, effective listening, leadership skills • • 704-786-5244, http://yawnpatrol.freetoasthost.net
— American Legion, Faith Post 327
7 p.m third Tuesdays • • Ongoing: Supporting youth is the most important Legion accomplishment in Faith, sponsoring or supporting Faith Elementary School, East Rowan JROTC, Boy’s State, Girl’s State, Student Trooper Program, Faith Boy Scout programs, Rowan American Legion baseball team • • Also still doing Fourth of July projects and still holding the annual Thanksgiving Turkey and BBQ sale • • Kevin Cauble, commander, 704-279-1430.
— American Legion and Auxiliary, Harold B. Jarrett Post 342
7 p.m. first and third Mondays, Post home, Lincolnton Road • • joint dinner served in dining room, followed by separate meetings • • Ongoing: Legionaries and Auxiliary focus on Veteran’s affairs, rehabilitation, Americanism, community service, SHS and SRHS ROTC, Rowan County Honor Guard, Girls State and Boys State, handicapped children’s Easter and Christmas parties, oratorical competition, scholarship, education, baseball • • Dennis Milbrandt, commander • Julie Smith, president • 704-637-1722.
— American Legion and Auxiliary, Landis 146
First Saturdays except July, War Memorial Building, 412 N. Central Ave., Landis • • Monthly hotdog fundraising project 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meeting for members 2:30 p.m. Ongoing projects: pop tops for Ronald McDonald house, veteran’s affairs and rehabilitation projects and programs, Americanism and Flag education programs, community service projects, children and youth programs, Girls and Boys State programs, special attention concerning homeless veterans • • Martha Corriher, Auxiliary president, 704-798-3625 • Erik V. Culbertson, Post commander, 704-855-1739.
— American Legion and Auxiliary Kennedy Hall Post 106
First Thursdays, 6 p.m. meal (legionairres and auxiliary combined), 7 p.m. meetings for both groups • • 6250 NC Hwy 801 S. • • 704-278-2493.
— American Legion J.C. Price Post 107
6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays; 6:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays exec. mtg, Post Home, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road • • Ongoing: Youth and community Easter egg hunt, July 4th and Labor Day picnic, crime prevention, Halloween and Christmas party, Central Children’s Home at Oxford, ROTC students utilized at events. Memorial week Post everlasting services for deceased legionnaires. Qualified boys sent to Boys State. Numerous awards to members • • Ollie Mae Carroll, commander, 704-636-2950, Oomaecarroll@ aol.com, facebook • • Auxiliary meets second Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., president: Joyce Smyre.
— American Legion Miller-Russell Post #112
7 p.m. third Mondays, Aug. through May, Legion Building, Rockwell.
John Tolley Jr., commander, 704-279-2184.
— American Legion Junior Auxiliary Livengood-Peeler-Wood Unit 448, Granite Quarry
7 p.m. second Mondays. • • Ongoing: Honorary Jr. Dept. President’s project Coins for Cards, Operation Coupon program, Promoting the Poppy, Veteran’s affairs and rehabilitation, Americanism, community service • • Junior advisors Gina Starnes, 704-209-3173 • • Amy Cozart, 704-279-0483.
— AMVETS Auxiliary 460
7 p.m. second Sundays, AMVETS Post 460, 285 Lakeside Drive, Salisbury. Donna Earnhardt, president
— AMVETS Post 565
Fourth Tuesdays, 1400 N. Main St., China Grove • • Bingo Thursdays, 7 p.m. • • Open to all veterans • • 704-798-2036.
— Rockwell AMVETS Post 845
7 p.m. second Wednesdays, dinner and business meeting • • Post phone: 704-279-6812.
— General Allen Hal Turnage Marine Corps League Detachment 1096
9 a.m. first Saturdays, Ryan’s Steakhouse, 730 Jake Alexander Blvd. South • • Membership eligibility: currently serving or have been honorably discharged from service in the Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve for not less than 90 days. Also, U.S. Navy Corpsman who trained with Marine FMF units. Associate membership is through family affiliation with an eligible Marine or Navy corpsman • • Arbe Arbelaez, 704-633-8171.
— Military Officers Association of America, Central Carolina Chapter
Noon, second Mondays of Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Open to currently serving Guard and Reserve, former and retired commissioned and warrant officers of the uniformed services of the United States • • To provide services to members, to contribute to college scholarship programs, to assist ROTC and JROTC units, to promote patriotism and a strong national defense • • David Lee, 704-636-6650.
— Rowan County Veteran Council
First Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., for details call 704-636-5688 or 704-798-2032.
— Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3006 and Ladies Auxiliary
7 p.m. meal, 7:30 p.m. meeting, second Thursdays, Post Home, 1200 Brenner Ave., open only to members. Membership eligibility: 704-857-3005 • • To carry out programs of Veterans and family support, hospital-VAVS, Buddy Poppy, cancer aid and research, Americanism, legislative, community service, scholarship, youth activities, Patriot Pen, patriotic art, Voice of Democracy, POW-MIA, VFW National Home. President’s special project-National Military Services-operation uplink, unmet needs and military assistance programs • • Jim Whaling, commander ,704- 636-2104 • Barbara Webb, president, 980-234-0213.
— Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9131
Third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., 1433 Old Wilksboro Road • • Hercules Shannon, commander, 704-798-2032.
— Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9134 and Ladies Auxiliary
First Mondays, 7 p.m., 601 Depot St. Rockwell • • Helping Veterans to obtain and keep their benefits • • John Alton Holshouser, commander, 704-279-3941 • • Gary Barringer, QM, 704-279-3039.
— AAUW (American Association of University Women), Salisbury branch
6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, September-June, Trinity Oaks special events room • • 10:30 a.m. second Tuesdays September-June, second floor special events room, Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road • • AAUW addresses equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, research • • Brunetta Franklin, president, 704-798-2574, brunetta3@aol. com, http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net
— Albemarle Aglow
10 a.m. first Saturdays, Pure Heart Family Church, 1926-B Hwy 52 N., Albemarle • • 9:45 prayer before meeting, covered dish lunch after meeting • • Pattie Rudat, president, 704-983-1197, wwwalbemarleaglow.org
— Brunch Bunch, Cabarrus Christian Women
9:30-11:30 a.m. third Thursdays, Cabarrus Country Club, 3347 Weddington Road, NW, Concord • • Details on complimentary nursery: Peggy, 704-932-2621 • • Brunch reservations: Phyllis, 704-782-9654.
— China Grove Woman’s Club
7 p.m. generally last Monday of month, China Grove Community Building • • Freda Richards, 704-857-5359.
— Christian Women of Salisbury
11:30 a.m. third Wednesdays, J.F. Hurley YMCA board/conference room • • $9.50 buffet lunch; reservations required • • Loretta Burleyson, 704-855-4844.
— Red Hats: Chapeaux Rouge Divas
Geraldine Terry, Queen mother, 704-212-2778
— Salisbury Woman’s Club
11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at the clubhouse, 1237 W. Innes St. • • To unite members into a charitable organization of volunteers for the promotion of education, community service, fellowship, leadership development • • Angelia S. Bates, president, email@example.com, 704-267-4258 , www.salisburywomansclub.org or Facebook
— Salisbury International Woman’s Club
7-9 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Sept.-June • • Members act as hostesses with two co-hosts providing snack foods and drinks • • For any woman born outside the U.S. or whose husband was born outside the U.S. • • To provide support and friendship to foreign women to share, celebrate other cultures • • Anna-Karin Goff, president, 704-278-0312, annakarin@ carolina.rr.com
— Spencer Woman’s Club
7 p.m. second Thursdays, SWC Clubhouse, 101 Third St., Spencer • • Open to women 21 years+ who live in or have an interest in Spencer. Must attend at least one meeting prior to filling out application to join. $25 annual dues • • Alane Mills, 704-636-2889, 704-636-2969, firstname.lastname@example.org