Club listings

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Club submissions
To add your club, or to update your listing, send information to; fax it to 704-639-0003; or mail it to Lifestyles, Salisbury Post, PO Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145.
Club listings consist of the club’s name, brief purpose statement, day 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.
The deadline for the next listing is no later than Nov. 24. Information received by that date will be published in club listings for Sunday, Dec. 7.Questions? 704-797-4271.
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Xi Alpha Delta Chapter7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, home of members.
Membership by invitation and approval of chapter members.
President Brenda Gobble, 704-209-0937, Bemeraldeyes@
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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Delta Xi Omega ChapterAlpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood composed of college educated women who have consciously chosen this affiliation as a means of self-fulfillment through volunteer service.
Contact Fonda Kirk, 704-636-1258.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter
Meets second Saturdays.
Membership by invitation and approval of chapter members.
Contact: Joann P. Diggs, 704-637-3783.
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 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.
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.
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.
Contact: Ruth Jacobs, Morgan 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 14045 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.
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. York Rite Masonic Bodies
7:30 p.m. first Mondays. 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.
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 Star Lodge 9
7:30 p.m. stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays at 912 Old Concord Road.
John Cole, master, 704-633-4457.
Woodmen of the World Lodge 111
Third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., includes supper. First Reformed Church, Landis.
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, China Grovet Roller Mill.
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 another location is announced.
Dedicated to patriotism, historical and environmental preservation and citizenship.
Regent Mary Lane Lauder, 704-642-1555.
Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
Meets 10:30 a.m., third Wednesdays, September-May, various locations.
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 No meetings in summer; next meeting Sept. 11.
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. No invitation needed; 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: 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.
Web site contains announcements of events and items of interest about Civil War history:
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 itself 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 Spencer Chapter, National Railway Historical Society7 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,
Astronomical Society of Rowan CountyMembership open to individuals age 18 years and up. Dues $15, families $25.
Speakers, and weather permitting, stargazing on night of meeting; bring telescopes and binoculars.
Contact: Ralph Deal 704-855-1591.
Evergreen Bridge
1 p.m. Fridays, except for holidays or other times when Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is closed.
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. 704-633-7862 (Center).Rowan Doll Society of N.C.
Noon third Tuesdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center (unless noted otherwise).
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
Meets first Thursdays at Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, East Innes Street near I-85. One-hour business meeting starts at 7 p.m. 6 p.m. dinner. Visitors welcome.
Challenging sport with opportunity to meet new people.
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.
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.
Contact: Bruce Goodnight, 704-279-5011 or e-mail
Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild
1 p.m. third Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Aug. 16 meeting will start with covered dish luncheon at 1 p.m.
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 .
Purpose: friendship and exercise.
Contact: Allen and Libby Campbell, 704-878-9129.
Square Dancing, Spinning Moors8-10:15 p.m., second and fourth Saturdays, War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville.
Contacts: Brenda and Tommy Honeycutt, 704-857-9681.
Spencer Jaycees
Meet first and third Wednesdays of each month, clubhouse behind 8th Street ballpark in Spencer.
Those wishing to join must be between the ages of 21 and 40 and interested in community service work such as the Holiday Caravan Parade and the Rowan County Fair.
Contact: Melissa Johnston, 704-433-0439.
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; contact member or president.
President Bob Cline, 704-278-2043.
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.
Membership by invitation; call a Lion member to express interest in joining.
Ongoing project: Collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling; brooms delivered to homes by call.
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 or send correspondence to his address, 1207 Poplar St., Landis 28088.
First and third Thursdays, St. Francis of Assisi, 862 Yadkinville Road, 7 p.m. general meeting, open to public.
Monthly project: free diabetes screening and blood pressure checks. 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.
Contact: Jonathan Wishon, 336-909-8385 or mlclub@lycos. com.
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.
To join, request application form from a member.
Ongoing projects: 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, and contribute to Dime a Day and Half and Half to help club treasury and children’s cancer program.
Contact Ruth Johnson, reporter, 704-932-7494.
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.
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.
Program: Information on activities and issues affecting lives and community.
Contact: Pam Cordts 704-633-0917.
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 Personnel10:30 a.m. third Wednesdays of alternate months. No meetings in summer. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Boundary St.; board meetings 9:30 a.m. second Wednesdays of alternate months, same location.
Membership: Open to all retired school personnel, in state or out of state.
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.
Dues vary depending on year of retirement. Affiliated with NCAE and NEA retired. Members of SRRSP receive all NCAE/NEA benefits.
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.
Millbridge Ruritan Club
7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays. Meets at 490 Sloan Road or local churches. Meal served.
Membership open to anyone 18 or older with application and approval by board of directors.
Purpose: To serve the community, assist families in need, provide scholarships.
Contact Doug Patterson, 704-639-1541.
SeniorsAARP Chapter 4314Meetings 1-2:30 p.m. first Thursday of each month at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
Membership in local chapter open to anyone 50 years of age or older. It is not necessary to belong to the National AARP organization. Visitors are always welcome.
Purpose: Education, community service and fun. Each month a guest speaker provides timely and valuable information for seniors. Subject matter varies from local to national issues and individual to family matters. Senior health and legislative issues and concerns are presented and discussed. Chapter is actively involved in programs to assist seniors with their taxes and driver safety education.
Contact: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.
Council on AgingMeetings 1-2 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
Membership is open to any local adult interested in pursuing the objectives of the organization.
Purpose: To educate, as well as to serve, as a voice on senior issues in Rowan County. This includes developing strategies for improving conditions for older adults, advocating for older adult needs, and public policies to address them as well as the promotion of a “senior friendly” community. This organization will be strictly non-partisan and will not endorse or oppose candidates for political office in local, state or national races.
Contact: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 704-216-7714.
Cooleemee Senior Citizens
10 a.m. second Mondays, Cooleemee First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Open to senior citizens and retirees. New members welcome.
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, except June-August, 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.
Program and activities as announced.
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.
Open to senior citizens in the community. New members welcome.
Contact: Marjorie Miller, 704-279-3186.
Rockwell Young at Heart
10 a.m. second Thursdays, Rockwell Civic Center.
Open to seniors in the community.
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.
Open to senior citizens of the area.
Contact: Jamima DeMarcus, 704-857-7508.
Special interestCarolina Artists
7 p.m. third Thursdays, City Park Center, 316 Lake Dr.
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, Ryan’s restaurant, Jake Alexander Blvd.
Welcome all bikers and other interested people.
Contact Al Boring, 704-279-3263.
English Speaking Union, Salisbury Branch
Meetings and speakers to be announced.
Open to members and their guests.
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 (leave message and volunteer will return your call).
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 Amateur Radio Society
7-9 p.m. second Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Boundary St.
Public invited, new members welcome, refreshments available.
Contact: Ralph Brown (WB4AQK) 704-636-5902. County Anime
Meetings: Normally 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 Council4 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.
Rowan County Republican Executive Committee
Second Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.-social time, 7 p.m.-business meeting, Holiday Inn, Jake Alexander Boulevard. All registered Republicans invited.
Contact Stephen Kidd: 704-636-6469.Rowan County Republican Men’s Club
Second Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-breakfast, 9 a.m.-program. Ryan’s Steak House, Jake Alexander Boulevard. All registered Republicans invited, ladies welcome.
Contact Mike Caskey, president, 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 Newcomers10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Civic Center. No general meeting in August. Next meeting Sept. 19.
Open to all Rowan residents for bridge, book club, dinner club, garden club and informative programs.
Contact: Pat Sauber, 704-637-1340,
Scottish Society of Salisbury
7 p.m. third Thursdays.
Membership open to persons with Scottish heritage and persons interested in Scotland.
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.
8 a.m. Saturdays, Fairfield Inn, Kannapolis. Guests welcome.
Contact: Betty Walker, 704-782-2869, 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. www.toastmasters. org.
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.
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. (Funds cover overnight fees for families who stay at house while children are hospitalized).
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.
Commander Will Pleasants.
President Margie Safrit.
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.
Auxiliary President Joan Larke; those interested in joining auxiliary call 704-213-9966.
Commander Mae Carroll, 704-636-2950, OMaeCarroll@aol. com.
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 number: 704-636-9871. Rockwell AMVETS Post 845
7 p.m. second Wednesday, dinner and business meeting.
Post phone: 704-279-6812.
General Allen Hal Turnage Marine Corps League Detachment no. 1096
6 p.m. first Saturday, VA Medical Center Building 3, Room 1029-A.
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.
Contact: Arbe Arbelaez, 704-633-8171.
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.
Commander Will Pleasants. President Margie Safrit: 704-636-7851.
Military Officers Association of America, Central Carolina ChapterMeetings: 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. 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 HatQueen 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.
Contact: Becky Hammill, 704-279-4074.
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
No meeting in August.
11:30 a.m., second Wednesdays. Clubhouse on Old West Innes Street.
Reservations needed by previous Friday. Women interested in joining are invited to attend.
Contact: Wendy McCullogh, 704-637-2834.
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,
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.
President Anna-Karin Goff: 704-278-0312,