Club listings

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 5, 2007

Club page changes

Rowan County has an abundance of active clubs and organizations. So much so, that for months we have been unable to fit all the club news we receive into our “Club Highlights” page.

We are continuing to publish club listings the first Sunday of each month, but the list will no longer include news or announcements for the clubs. Club entries will consist of the club’s name, brief purpose statement, date and time of meetings, a contact phone number and/or e-mail address and the Web site link, if the club has a site. Clubs must provide a contact number in order to be included in the listing.

News about the club may continue to be submitted to LifeStyles, and will be reported in the paper as space allows. Elections of officers, awards and recognitions will be reported in People and Places. Upcoming events for the general public may be reported as a poster or news brief.

Send information to, fax it to 704-639-0003, or mail it to Lifestyles, Salisbury Post, PO Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145.

Events and opportunities for members only and not the public at large will not be reported in the newspaper. Clubs are asked to convey this information to their members through other means, such as their own newsletter or Web site.

For more information or questions, call Sarah Hall at 704-797-4271.

Club submissions

The deadline for the next listing is no later than Jan. 29, 2007. Information received by that date will be published in club listings for Sunday, Feb. 4.

You may submit a new listing or revise the information printed today these ways:

Via e-mail to

Via postal mail to Life, Salisbury Post, PO Box 4639, Salisbury NC 28145.

Via fax 704-639-0003.

Or hand deliver to Lifestyle Dept., third floor of Salisbury Post building, corner of Church and West Innes streets.

Questions? 704-797-4271.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

Xi Alpha Delta Chapter

7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, home of members.

Membership by invitation and approval of chapter members.

President Brenda Gobble, 704-209-0937, Bemeraldeyes@aol. com.

Xi Delta Chi

7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, home of members.

Membership by invitation and approval of chapter members.

President Alice Ritchie, 704-636-8341.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter

Meets second Saturdays.

Organized in 1938.

Membership by invitation and approval of chapter members.

President Clara P. Corry.

Contact: Joann P. Diggs, 704-637-3783.

Civitan Faith

7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Faith Legion Building; meal served at each meeting. Guests welcome. Membership open to anyone 18 years and older with application and approval by board of directors.

Purpose: To serve the community, provide opportunities for fellowship, increase members’ knowledge. Civitans seek experiences that build character, provide life direction, and foster leadership development and recognition.

Contact: Robin McCombs, 704-222-7276.

Granite Quarry

7 p.m. first and third Thursdays dinner meeting, location announced in club newsletter and on Web site. Membership open to anyone with application and approval by board of directors.

Contact: 704-279-0959.


7 p.m. first and third Tuesday. Rockwell Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, dinner served by Methodist Women, followed by speakers. Membership open to anyone with approval of board of directors.

President Margaret Wilhem 704-209-0279. albumarw@aol. com.

Salisbury 12:10-12:45 p.m buffet lunch; 12:45-1:30 p.m. program/speaker, Thursdays, Country Club of Salisbury.

Contact: President Dr. Mark Beymer,, 704-630-0551.

Web site:

Mailing address: Civitan Club of Salisbury, PO Box 171, Salisbury NC 28145.


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).

Membership open to anyone with application and approval by board of directors.

President Joe Wilburn, 704-637-0693.

Contact: Buddy Gettys, vice president,

Educators’ Sorority

Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa

6:30 p.m. third Mondays, various locations.

Membership: By invitation.

President Theresa Pierce.

Contact: Sammie Hinshaw, Rockwell Elementary School, 704-279-3145.


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.

Third Saturday of month, assist Order of Eastern Star, OES, breakfast buffet 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Masonic Temple, corner of Fulton and Kerr streets.

Contact: John M. Smith, master, 704-202-4936.

Pride of Salisbury Elk Lodge 1774; Auxiliary Rainbow Temple 1404

5 p.m. first Sundays, joint meeting with Daughters of Rainbow Temple 1404; 7 p.m. third Thursdays, brothers only; 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, daughters only.

Ongoing projects: Youth Department meeting 6 p.m. first Thursdays; Athletic Department meeting 6 p.m. first Mondays. Also emphasis on oratorical competition, spelling bee, education, scholarship, beauty and talent.

Membership: Call Elks home 704-638-6363 or a member.

Exalted Ruler Romas Jefferies.

Auxiliary Daughter Ruler Faye B. Jefferies.

Salisbury Elks Lodge 699

7:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Elks Lodge, 508 S. Main St.

First Tuesday of month, 7-8 p.m., bingo social for patients at VA Medical Center, volunteers needed. Bingo at lodge 7 p.m. every Monday.

Contact: 704-636-1161.

Salisbury York Rite Masonic Bodies

7:30 p.m. first Mondays, except July and September. Monthly planning meeting 7 p.m. third Mondays, except June, July and December. All meetings at Salisbury Masonic Temple, 401 N. Fulton St. except June meeting at Rowan County Shrine Club.

Contact: salisburyrb@K4jme. com.

Spencer Masonic Lodge 543

Stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m. supper, 7:30 p.m. meeting, at Lodge, 114 Fourth St., Spencer.

Information: 704-636-8108 or e-mail

Western Star Lodge 9

7:30 p.m. stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays at 912 Old Concord Road.

John Cole, master, 704-633-4457; Albert Stout Jr., secretary, 704-637-7920.

Woodmen of the World Lodge 111

Third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., includes supper. First Reformed Church, Landis.

President Dr. James Shaver, 704-857-2238.

Contact: Keith Anderson, 704-209-0775.

Woodmen of the World Lodge 175

Klumac Rd., Salisbury.

Contact: Keith Anderson, 704-209-0775.


Historical Society of South Rowan

Second Thursday of month, executive board; general meeting January, April, August, November.

Meeting room at Roller Mill is available for rent for small events.

President Barbara Doby, 704-855-8329.

John Knox Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution

10 a.m. second Saturdays, Kerr Mill, Millbridge, unless announced otherwise.

To join: contact chapter registrar Jean Kirk Ramsey.

Regent Mary Lane Lauder.

Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution

Meets 10:30 a.m., third Wednesdays, September-May, various locations. January meeting is at Country Club of Salisbury.

Members assist prospective members to complete application papers.

Purpose: To promote patriotic endeavor and historic preservation, awards for educational essay and citizenship.

DAR Museum, first floor of Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

Contact: Trudy Hall, 704-639-9845.

Rowan History

7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Messinger Room, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. Use rear entrance.

Open to anyone interested in history of Rowan County. No dues. Refreshments served. Visitors welcome.

Contact Kaye Brown Hirst, 704-633-5946.

Rowan Rifles Camp 405, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Meets 6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays Stanback Room of Rowan Public Library. Programs vary; visitors welcome.

SCV is direct heir of United Confederate Veterans and oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines, and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. Minimum age 12. SCV helps trace lineage to Confederate soldier in family.

Contact: Steve Poteat, Camp commander, 704-633-7229 or

Salisbury Confederate Prison Association Inc. Annual meeting held during the Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium. Dues $10 per year, includes 4 issues of newsletter, “The Prison Exchange.” The association is interested in acquiring information on the prison and information on those who were there.

President and contact person: Sue J. Curtis. SCPA address: PO Box 5093, Salisbury, NC 28147-0088 or e-mail southpaws@ www.salisburyprison. org.

Samuel Spencer Chapter, National Railway Historical Society

7 p.m. second Mondays, Roundhouse theater, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer.

Membership open. Guests welcome. Annual dues based on individual, student, family rates.

Contact: Elizabeth Smith, 704-636-2889 ext. 224.

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78

Second Wednesday, 7 p.m., Rowan County Administrative Offices Building.

All are welcome. Ladies ages 21 years and over who are descendants of those who gave aid to the Confederacy and who would like to know more about membership are especially invited to visit. Organization objectives are: Historical, Memorial, Educational, Benevolent and Patriotic.

Contact: Sue J. Curtis, PO Box 5093, Salisbury, NC 28147-0088, southpaws@salisbury


Astronomical Society of Rowan County

7:30 p.m. third Saturday, 1920 Deal Rd. Membership is open to individuals age 18 years and up. Dues $15, families $25.

Speakers, and weather permitting, stargazing on night of meeting; bring telescopes, binoculars.

Contact: Ralph Deal 704-855-1591 or Alice Deal, 704-857-2788.

Evergreen Bridge

1 p.m. Fridays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

Membership open to all bridge players; results of games may be published in Sunday bridge column by Billy Burke.

Clyde Steele, 704-209-3467 or

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1083

6 p.m. supper, 7 p.m. business, second Tuesdays. Rowan Co. Airport EAA hangar. Open to all adults (pilots and non-pilots) who have interest in aviation. Go to airport terminal for directions to EAA hangar.

Activities include fly-in (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.

President: Jack Neubacher


R-H Computer Club

10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

Open to seniors (55 plus) interested in computers. Visitors welcome.


Call: 704-633-7862 (Center).

Rowan Doll Society of N.C.

Noon third Tuesdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

Membership: Open to anyone interested in dolls or doll collecting. Candidates must attend three monthly meetings and pay annual dues for United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) and own at least 10 dolls, validated by membership committee.

Contact: Dixie Scott,704-636-4424 or

Rowan Rose Society

7 p.m. third Tuesdays, February.-June, September-November. John Calvin Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 1620 Brenner Ave.

Open to anyone interested in learning about growing roses. Programs emphasize rose care and culture. Visitors welcome. Dues $15 per year.

Contact: Wesley Seamon, 704-639-0851.

Rowan Roamers Volkssport

6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, first Thursdays at Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, East Innes Street. 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 and keep up with number of miles they walk. Walks in Wilmington, Mocksville, Southport, Myrtle Beach, Landis, Kannapolis.

Contact: Bruce Goodnight, 704-279-5011 or e-mail

Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild

1 p.m. third Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Sharing/ workshop time 9 a.m. same day.

Membership open to all. Ongoing project: making cuddle quilts for women’s shelter.

Contact: Pat Sauber, 704-637-1340,

Starry Night Quilters Guild

6:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

Membership open to quilters or anyone who wants to learn quilting.

Contact: Pam Harrington, 336-853-8478.

Scottish Society of Salisbury

7 p.m. Thursdays.

Membership open to persons with Scottish heritage and persons interested in Scotland.

Contact: 704-633-1294.

Square Dancing, Cardinal Squares

7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, City Park Center, 316 Lake Drive.

Modern western square dance club open to anyone interested in learning and those who enjoy dancing. Dancing to all types of music from golden oldies to gospel to present-day favorites.

Presidents Norman and Effie File, 704-633-9555,

Caller Paul Walker, 704-782-2616,

Square Dancing, Spinning Moors

8-10:15 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays, War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville.

Contacts: Brenda and Tommy Honeycutt, 704-857-9681.


Kiwanis of Salisbury

Noon-1 p.m. Fridays, Salisbury Country Club.

Contact: Secretary Jerry Lawson, 704-633-0607.



7 p.m. dinner meeting first and third Mondays, Lions Den, Cemetery Street.

Membership by invitation.

President Bob Cline, 704-278-2043.

Franklin-Ellis 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 project: Collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling; brooms delivered to homes by call.

Membership by invitation.

Contact: Bill Freeze, publicity chairman, 704-636-9004.

Gold Hill

7 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Russell-Rufty Shelter, Gold Hill Park, St. Stephens Church Road, Historic Gold Hill.

Ongoing projects: 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.

Contact: Kathy Rummage, 704-279-4518.


6:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, dinner meeting, War Memorial Building, North Central Avenue, Landis.

Membership by invitation or call a Lions member to express interest in community service.

Contact: W.R. Ramseur, 704- 857-2883.

Mocksville 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. For information, call Lucille Phifer, 336-284-2748.

Ongoing projects: collecting eyeglasses, eyeglass cases, lenses, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries, and all computer printer cartridges from companies, small businesses and individuals. To donate, call 336-284-2748. Broom sales year round.

President Charles Crenshaw.

Contact: Jonathan Wishon, 336-909-8385 or

Rockwell 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, basement of East Branch of Rowan Public Library.

Projects: collecting eye glasses, hearing aids and computer printer cartridges; White Cane drives; broom sales; Camp Dogwood tickets; providing glasses for VIPs.

Contact: Wayne Taylor, 704-637-7401.


Meetings: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Holiday Inn.

Purpose: To provide services and assistance to the blind, visually impaired and deaf, and to support community projects.

Contact: Jerry Austin, 704-279-5061.


Dunbar-East Spencer

President Darryl Jackson, 704- 638-4121.

Landis-South Rowan

7:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, at Pat’s Catering, Kannapolis.

Ongoing projects: sponsor Young Men’s Club, Support South Mountain Children’s Home, Lake Waccamaw Children’s Home, and contribute to Dime a Day and Half and Half to help children’s cancer program.

Contact Ruth Johnson, reporter, 704-932-7494.

Salisbury Optimist

6:45 a.m. first and third Thursdays, Holiday Inn. Guests and prospective members welcome at breakfast. Anyone with an interest in helping young people and the nation invited to join.


Pilot of China Grove-Landis

7:30 p.m. business meeting third Tuesdays, South Rowan Public Library; 7 p.m. fourth Mondays, program meeting at selected place.

Membership by invitation, call Pilot member to express interest in community service.

Ongoing projects: activities related to community service and improvement, safety, education, patriotism, international relations, assistance to people who are aged, needy or have disabilities.

Contact: Kay Musselwhite, 704-857-3636.

Pilot of Salisbury

6 p.m. fourth Thursdays.

Community service organization, gives scholarships for outstanding Anchor at North Rowan High School and an all-county scholarship for Rowan-Salisbury Schools each year.

Contact: Sarah Byerly, 704-633-0976.


Altrusa International of Salisbury

6 p.m. first Thursdays, Country Club of Salisbury, 747 Club Drive.

Altrusa International is a worldwide volunteer service organization of executives and professionals dedicated to improving communities through personal service. Develops and funds specific service projects (the quarterly USDA Food Distribution) to meet community needs. Awards educational scholarships to deserving individuals and grants to non-profit organization in Rowan County.

Contact: Nancy Mott, 704-637-9561.

Salisbury Sales and Marketing Executives Association Inc.

Dinner meeting 5:30-7 p.m., fourth Wednesday of each month at The Country Club of Salisbury.

Networking organization, unites business professionals with the purpose of improving sales and marketing skills, promoting the exchange of thoughts and ideas. At each meeting, speakers from a variety of industries share their knowledge, successes and expertise in their business. Membership open to all local business professionals.

President David Garwood, 704-639-1551,

Reservations: Zandra Spencer, 704-210-5628, ZSpencer@rowan. org.

Yadkin Valley Chapter of North Carolina Society of Surveyors

6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, front meeting room of Fire Mountain restaurant, Jake Alexander Blvd.

Membership: anyone with interest or needs within the Land Surveying fields.

President James Craddock.

Contact: Norman G. Ribelin, 704-633-2995, e-mail ribelin@

LLAN (Leadership, Learning Advocacy, Networking)

6:30 p.m. third Thursdays, first floor conference room, Gateway, Innes Street.

Open to Salisbury area professional women interested in learning, leading and achieving life/work balance; for women leaders either self-employed or employed in business, education or non-profit organizations. Information on activities and issues affecting lives and community.

Contacts: Pam Cordts 704-633-0917 or Sue Davis 704-279-8542.

Professional retirees

NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees)

1 p.m. third Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Boundary St.

Membership open to federal employees, retired or currently employed. Refreshments served at each meeting.

President: Kenneth Carroll, 704-636-3237.

Rowan Retired School Personnel

10:30 a.m. third Wednesdays of alternate months Next meeting Jan. 17. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Boundary St.

Membership: Open to all retired school personnel, in state or out of state. Purpose: To promote social, economic and professional status of retired school personnel; to support NCAE and its programs; to work for state and federal legislation to improve retirement living for members; to motivate every member to find some avenue of serving others.

The local organization awards a scholarship each year to a Rowan County senior high student planning to become a teacher. Memorials and honorariums to the local fund from the community are welcome.

Membership/Dues information: contact: Flo Peck, treasurer at 704-633-1089.


China Grove

6 p. m., Tuesdays, Gary’s BBQ, China Grove; Visiting Rotarians welcome.

Contact: Lewis Moose, 704-857-5971.


7 a.m. Thursdays, Holiday Inn on Jake Alexander Blvd.

Membership chairperson Jackie Harris, 704-633-1802.


1-2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rotary Hut, 300 W. Liberty St.

Those interested in membership should contact Secretary Sonny Carpenter, 704-637-7477.

Salisbury Rotary, PO Box 4092, Salisbury NC 28144.


AARP Chapter 4314

1-2 p.m. first Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

Open to all members of the national organization. Visitors welcome; reservations not required. Programs presented by guest speakers address concerns of seniors.

Contact: Senior Center, 704-633-7862.

Cooleemee Senior Citizens

10 a.m. second Mondays, Cooleemee First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

President Reba Holt 336-284-2977. Vice president Margie Milholen 336-284-2980.

Fun and Fellowship

Fourth Thursdays

Members: retirees of Second Presbyterian Church. New members welcome.

Contact: Second Presbyterian Church, 704-636-0601.

Joy Club

11 a.m. second Wednesdays, Trading Ford Baptist Church fellowship building, Long Ferry Road.

Open to anyone in the community who is retired or not working.

Contact: Trading Ford Baptist Church, 704-633-5986.

Milford Hills Friendly Neighborhood Seniors

11:30 a.m. second Mondays, Milford Hills United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Covered dish meal each meeting, unless otherwise advised.

Open to senior citizens who live in the community; new members welcome.

Contact: Manie G. Richardson, 704-637-0163.

Organ Church Community Senior Citizens

10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of each month, Organ Lutheran Church fellowship hall.

Open to senior citizens who live in the community.

Contact: Organ Church, 704-279-3096.

Rockwell Senior Citizens

10 a.m. first Thursdays, Rockwell United Methodist Church fellowship hall.

Contact: Bill Killion, 704-279-8659.

Rockwell Young at Heart

10 a.m. second Thursdays, Rockwell Civic Center.

Contact: Beatrice Kluttz, 704-279-3903.

Wesley Fellowship

Third Thursdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East First Street, Kannapolis. All ages welcome.

Contact: 704-933-1127.

Young at Heart, China Grove

10 a.m. first Mondays, Langford Hall, First United Methodist Church, China Grove.

Contact: Jamima DeMarcus, 704-857-7508 or Ann Johnston, 704-857-7417.

Special interest

Carolina Artists

7 p.m. third Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

Purpose: Formed by working artists to provide more opportunities for local artists to be recognized within the central Carolina community, dedicated to teaching and learning through the development of community educational arts programs, expanding awareness of events and educational opportunities through information networking, presentations, demonstrations, meetings and mailings, providing opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their works through participation in community events and hosting annual shows and sponsoring contests. Artists of any level welcome to join.

Contact: 704-637-0092.

Christian Motorcyclists Assn.

6:30 p.m. dinner and fellowship; 7:30 p.m. meeting, second Fridays, Fire Mountain restaurant, Jake Alexander Blvd.

Welcome all bikers and other interested people.

Contact: Al Boring, 704-279-3263.

English Speaking Union, Salisbury Branch

Mission: Network of 77 local branches with members committed to promoting scholarship and advancement of knowledge through effective use of English in an expanding global community.

Contact: John A. Larson, 704-637-1532.

Hillbilly Hiking Club

Meets every Sunday morning, 8 a.m., Morrow Mountain State Park.

A non-smoking, “non-prophet” outfit open to anyone interested in hiking for health.

Contacts: Whitey, 704-640-2600; Wormy, 704-857-0090; Willie, 704-223-0576.

Horse Protection Society of NC Inc.

10 a.m. second Saturdays members day work day with potluck luncheon followed by business meeting.

Non-profit charity organization whose mission is to make world better place for horses through education, rescue and rehabilitation. Membership: $50 a year for family, $35 for single.

Executive Director: Joan Benson, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, NC 28023. Phone 704-855-2978, e-mail

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.

P.O. Box 295, Salisbury, 28145. 704-636-5700.

Information on spay/neuter shuttle, call 704-636-5700 and leave name and phone number.

Moms in Touch International

Two or more mothers or grandmothers meet weekly to pray for their children and school (public, private or home school); open also to aunt or friend willing to pray for specific child (preschool to career).

Existing groups vary; choose time and place for new group.

Contact: Barbara Hendrix, Rowan County area coordinator, 704-636-3869 or rowanmiti@ More information at

Rowan County Anime

2 p.m. third Sundays at various locations.

Purpose: To promote anime and manga in Rowan County, to educate people about Japanese animation and discuss upcoming conventions.

Contact: 704-636-0049.

Rowan County Literacy Council

4 p.m.second Mondays for board of directors, Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library; announced meetings for volunteers and membership. Membership open to anyone in the community. $15 annual fee.

Purpose: Not-for-profit organization which provides tutoring to undereducated adults (age 16 and older) in reading, writing and life skills and tutoring in English to speakers of other languages. Also provides training for adults who wish to become tutors.

Contact: 704-638-3042 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council

Fourth Thursdays, Salisbury City Hall.

Members appointed by City Council, County Commissioners and Human Relations Council.

Hispanic Coalition: 5:30 p.m. first Mondays, City Hall; Elia Gegorek, 704-202-1209.

Covenant Community Connection: second Mondays, noon, Milford Hills United Methodist Church. Lunch served. Contact Betty Jo Hardy, 704-636-6119.

Contact Melissa Taylor about multiculturalism training, 704-638-5229.

Chairman Mae Carroll.704-636-2950.

Salisbury-Rowan Newcomers

10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Civic Center. Open to all Rowan residents for fellowship, bridge, book club, dinner club, garden club, Mah-Jongg.

Contact: Pat Sauber, 704-637-1340,

South Rowan Y Service Club

6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan Y board room, dinner furnished. Open to anyone interested in the YMCA and the local community.

Contact: YMCA, 704-857-7011.

Goldmine Toastmasters

Public speaking and communications club.

Saturday mornings, Fairfield Inn, Kannapolis. Guests welcome.

Contact: Jay Nodine, 704-932-1830 or Bill Battermann, 704-633-9808.

Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters

7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Red Pig Cafe, 1480 Concord Pkwy N. Open to all adults interested in improving their communication and leadership skills.

Contact: Annie Boone, 704 636-3237.


American Legion, Faith Post 327

7 p.m third Tuesdays.

Ongoing projects: supporting youth 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.

Contact: 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.

Post and Auxiliary members continue collecting drink pull tabs to be recycled to assist State Children and Youth Fund with donations for Ronald McDonald House in Durham.

Ongoing projects: Legionaries and Auxiliary focus on Veteran’s Affairs & Rehabilitation, Americanism, Community Service, Children and Youth, Girls State and Boys State, oratorical competition, scholarship and education, baseball.

Contact: 704-637-1722.

American Legion and Auxiliary Kennedy Hall Post 106

First Thursdays, 6 p.m. meal, 7 p.m. Legionaries meeting.

Second Mondays, 7 p.m. Auxiliary meeting.


American Legion and Auxiliary, J.C. Price Post 107

7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays; 6:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays executive meeting, Post Home, Wilkesboro Road.

Those interested in joining auxiliary call 704-213-9966.

Contact: Commander Mae Carroll, 704-636-2950,

Post home: 704-638-0160.

Amvets Post 565

Meets fourth Tuesday, 1400 N. Main St., China Grove.

The Post sponsors Bingo each Thursday at 7 p.m.

Membership is open to all veterans. Contact: 704-636-9871.

Rockwell AMVETS Post 845

7 p.m. second Wednesday, dinner and business meeting.

Post phone: 704-279-6812.

Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3006

7 p.m. meal, 8 p.m. meeting, second and fourth Thursdays, Post Home, 1200 Brenner Ave., open only to members. For membership eligibility, call 704-857-3005.

Purpose: 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, VFW-PAC, sponsorship at Murdock Center in Butner.

Contacts: Commander Don Webb, 704-857-3005, President Shirley Kyles, 704-637-3652,

Military Officers Association of America, Central Carolina Chapter

Meetings: Noon, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, second Monday of January, March, May, July, September, November.

Purpose: To provide services to members (active duty, retired, reserve, National Guard and former commissioned and warrant officers of the uniformed services), to contribute to college scholarship programs, to assist ROTC and JROTC units, and to promote patriotism and a strong national defense.

Contact: President Carrol Fisher, 704-636-4811.

Christian women’s groups

Brunch Bunch, Cabarrus Christian Women

9:30-11:30 a.m. third Thursdays, Cabarrus Country Club, 3347 Weddington Road, NW, Concord.

For details on complimentary nursery, call Peggy, 704-932-2621

For brunch reservations, call Phyllis, 704-782-9654.

Christian Women of Salisbury

11:30-1:30 third Wednesdays, Holiday Inn.

Free nursery provided for pre-school children.

Reservations required: Irene Parks 704-636-1338 or Sue Grubb, 704-636-9162.

Salisbury Aglow 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Carillon Assisted Living dining room.

Open to anyone and visitors welcome. No dues.

President Terry Fowler, 704-638-9002.

Albemarle Aglow

First Saturday of month at 10 a.m. at Pure Heart Family Church, 1926-B Hwy 52 N., Albemarle.

9:45 prayer before meeting. Covered dish lunch after meeting.

President Pattie Rudat, 704-983-1197.

Red Hat societies

Classy Red Hat

Queen Mother Sara Owen.


Silver Queen Strollers

Meetings last Tuesday each month at Miller Center.

Queen Mother Evelyn Clayborn, 704-636-1184.

Women’s organizations

AAUW (American Association of University Women), Salisbury branch

Meets 7 p.m. first Thursday of month, Community Room, Health Complex, 1811 E. Innes St.

Book discussion group, 9:30 a.m. second Tuesdays, various locations.

Mission: AAUW is committed to making a significant impact on education and equity for all women and girls, helping them reach their full potential.

The Educational Foundation provides funds to advance education, research and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change. The Legal Advocacy Fund provided funding and support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discriminations.

Contact: Linda Kesler 704-213-4092, lfkesler@catawba. edu.

MOMS Club of Salisbury

Meets third Monday.

Nonprofit international organization for stay-at-home moms, or any mon, providing planned activities for children during the day.

Contact Lisa Hinson, 704-630-0736.

China Grove Woman’s Club 7 p.m. generally last Monday of month, China Grove Community Building.

Contact: Freda Richards, 704-857-5359.

Salisbury Woman’s Club

Noon, third Wednesdays, luncheon meeting at clubhouse, 1237 Old West Innes St. Reservations required by previous Friday. Women interested in joining are invited.

Contact: Linda Jones, 704-212-2164.

Spencer Woman’s Club

7 p.m. second Thursdays, SWC Clubhouse, 101 Third St., Spencer.

Open to women 21 years or older who live in or have an interest in Spencer. Must attend at least one meeting prior to filling out application to join. Dues $25 yearly. Contact: Alane Mills, 704-636-2889, 704-636-2969, alanegmills@yahoo. com.

Salisbury International Women

7-9 p.m. fourth Thursdays, September-June. Members act as hostesses with two co-hosts providing snack foods and drinks.

Membership: Any woman born outside the U.S. or whose husband was born outside the U.S.

Purpose: To provide support and friendship to foreign women, and to share and celebrate other cultures.

President Anna-Karin Goff: 704-278-0312,