Club listings

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 4, 2009

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Club listings consist of the club’s name, brief purpose statement, place, 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 contact information in order to be included in the listing. The deadline for the next listing is no later than Sept. 28. Information received by that date will be published in club listings for Sunday, Oct. 4.Questions? 704-797-4271.
Alumni associations
Aggrey Alumni Association
Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church.
President: John Harris, 704-9696.
Contact person: Ruthie Norman, 704-857-1737.
Dunbar School Alumni AssociationMeets third Monday of each month.
Membership open to any former students, teachers, administrators and their spouses.
President: William “Pete” Kennedy.
Contact: Gretta H. Saunders, 704-633-8983.
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Xi Alpha Delta Chapter7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, homes of members.
President Linda Briggs, 704-636-6336.
Xi Delta Chi
7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, home of members.
President Linda Tutterow, 704-647-0483.
Iota Psi
6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Rockwell Community Building. Membership is by invitation from another member then voted on by chapter.
President: Brenda Gobble, 704-209-5056,
All Beta Sigma Phi chapters perform community services such as collect items for homeless shelter, collect food for Rowan Helping Ministries, Relay for Life, breast cancer, and others.Alpha Kappa Alpha SororityDelta Xi Omega ChapterMeets third Saturdays.
Alpha 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 Lillian L. Morgan, 704-647-2624.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter
Meets second Saturdays.
Contact: Joann P. Diggs, 704-637-3783.
Pan Hellenic Council
The Rowan-Salisbury Pan-Hellenic Council
6 p.m., first Sunday of each month. Location announced.
Contact: Rory Chandler, president, 704-433-3820,
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: Chuck Misenheimer, 704-279-6327.
Granite Quarry
7 p.m. first and third Thursdays dinner meeting. Location announced in club newsletter and on Web site.
Contact: 704-279-0959.
7 p.m. first and third Tuesday. Rockwell Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, dinner served by Methodist Women, followed by speakers.
President Charles Mcmanus 704-209-0422, cmcmanus20@
12:10-12:45 p.m buffet lunch; 12:45-1:30 p.m. program/speaker, Thursdays, Country Club of Salisbury.
President: Steve Clark,
Web site:
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).
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.
Andrew Jackson Lodge 576 AF&AM
First and third Thursdays, dinner at 6:15 p.m., lodge opens at 7 p.m. 401 N. Fulton St.
Heath Hager, master, 704-633-2052.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.
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, 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 spencerlodge@
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.
Woodmen of the World Lodge 111First Mondays, 6:30 p.m., includes supper. First Reformed Church, Landis.
Contact: Dr. James Shaver, 704-857-2238.
Woodmen of the World Lodge 175Klumac Rd., Salisbury.
Contact: Keith Anderson, 704-209-0775.
Davidson Guards SCV Camp 1851
6 p.m., second Tuesday, Speedy’s BBQ, Lexington.Guests speakers, presentations, public is welcome.
Contact: Michael A. Scott, commander, 336-225-3668. 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 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.
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. A roundtable format allows for a 30-45 minute presentation followed by a question and answer period. 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.
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 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,
Astronomical Society of Rowan CountyMeetings 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville.
Membership 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. 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
704-636-1864.International Plastic Modelers’ Society — IPMS/Arm/Air ChapterThird Fridays, 7 p.m., Spencer Fire Station, 208 S. Salisbury Ave.
Open to all scale model enthusiasts. Anyone wishing to get started in the hobby are always welcome. No membership fees are required. Activities include on-going monthly workshops, plus association with other IPMS chapters within the region, including local, regional and national competitions.
am Morgan: 704-647-0885.
R-H Computer Club
10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.
Open to seniors (55 plus) interested in computers. Visitors welcome. Dues $25 for individual, $36 per couple.
President: Carl Brown.
Call: 704-633-7862 (Center).
Rowan Aero Modelers Society (RAMS)7 p.m. first Mondays, Rockwell Library in winter, meets outdoors at flying field other times.
Open to all who have an interest in radio-controlled aircraft. Activities include meetings and fly-ins for electric and gas powered airplanes and helicopters as well as gliders.
Contact: Will Douglas, 704-279-2238, flyinfutbol@earthlink. net. 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. 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. Members 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 and community outreach include displays at Rowan Public Library, Hall House, and programs at retirement homes.
Contact: Gayle Hansen at or Carolyn Blackman at carolynblackman@
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 Jack Page, president: 704-639-1706,
Rowan Roamers Volkssport
First Thursdays Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, East Innes Street. Business meeting starts 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 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 Garden Club
Meeting schedule posted on Web site. This is a family-oriented site for gardening enthusiasts in Rowan and surrounding counties, a place to discuss gardening ideas and tips and encourage self homestead and sustainable homestead gardening. 704-640-4568.
6-11 p.m. third Friday, Unity United Methodist Church, 8505 Unity Church Road, Kannapolis.
Contact: Katy Atwell, 704-933-6242.
Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild
1 p.m. third Thursday, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.
New members of all quilting levels welcome. Ongoing project: making cuddle quilts for the children staying at the women’s shelter.Contact: Barb Bruce, 704-645-7305, Night Quilters Guild6:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.
Membership open to quilters or anyone who wants to learn quilting.Contact: Susie walters, 704-633-7979.
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 Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive.
Membership open to anyone who can do modern Western square dance.
Contacts: Paul & Nita Walker, 704-782-2616, Goo627@aol. com or Jack & Linda Cauble, 704-633-9147, jcauble2@ Dancing, Kannoneers Square Dance Club
7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays Trinity Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st St., Kannapolis.
Contact: Pat or Matt Marbois, 704-782-5493, or caller Donnie Chapman, 704-872-9851. 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.
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.
Ongoing project: Collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling; brooms delivered to homes by call.
Contact: Earl Sides, publicity chairman, 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 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.
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. 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. 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.
Contact: Jonathan Wishon, 336-909-8385 or
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.
Rockwell-China Grove branch
7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Porky’s in China Grove.
Contact: Jennifer Christy, 704-798-5565.Salisbury
Meetings: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Ryan’s Steakhouse, Jake Alexander Blvd.
Purpose: To provide services and assistance to the blind, visually impaired and deaf, and to support community projects.
Contact: Jerry Austin, 704-279-5061.
6:30 p.m. business meeting first Tuesdays, program meeting third Tuesdays at Hendrix Bar-B-Que in Spencer.
Ongoing project: collecting eye glasses and hearing aids to recycle. Brooms for sale at SunTrust Bank in Spencer.
Contact: Jack Fisher, president, 704-636-2311.
Salisbury-Rowan Newcomers10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Civic Center.
Open to all Rowan residents for bridge, book club, dining out, garden club and informative programs.
Contact President Carol Denhard 704-637-7072, or membership chair Kerry Morgan 704-636-8906.
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 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.
Salisbury6:45 a.m. first and third Thursdays, Holiday Inn.
Contact: Leonard Robbins, 704-855-5381.
Pilot of China Grove-Landis
7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan Public Library.
Goals are friendship and service, focusing on brain-related disorders and disabilities. The local club honors deserving individuals with the Jean Jordan Memorial Scholarship each year.
For membership contact 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 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 Driv e.
Worldwide volunteer service organization of executives and professionals dedicated to improving communities through service. Develops and funds specific service projects (the quarterly USDA Food Distribution) to meet community needs. Awards scholarships to deserving individuals and grants to non-profit organization in Rowan County.
Contact: Nancy Mott, 704-637-9561.Salisbury Sales and Marketing Exec utives 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. Speakers share their knowledge, successes and expertise in their business.
Membership open to all local business professionals.
Contact: Bob Paolino, president, 704-633-5342,
LLAN (Leadership, Learning Advocacy, Networking)
Third Tuesdays, first floor conference room, Gateway, Innes Street. Networking begins at 6 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m.
Open to 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.
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 Martin Luther king Jr. Ave. S.
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 Wednesday of September, November, January, March and May. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S. Board meetings 10 a.m. second Wednesday of September, November, January, MArch, May, same location.
Membership: Open to all retired school personnel, in state or out of state
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: Glenn Wall, treasurer at 704-279-4584.
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.
Millbridge Ruritan Club
7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays. Meets at 490 Sloan Rd. 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 open to anyone 50 years of age or older. It is not necessary to belong to the National AARP organization. Visitors are always welcome.
Each month a guest speaker provides timely and valuable information for seniors. Senior health and legislative issues and concerns are presented and discussed. Chapter 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.
Fun and Fellowship
Fourth Thursdays
Members: retirees of Second Presbyterian Church.
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.
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.
Contact: Organ Church, 704-279-3096.
Rockwell Senior Citizens
10 a.m. first Thursdays, Rockwell United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Contact: Dowd Primm, 704-455-2864.
Rockwell Young at Heart
10 a.m. second Thursdays, Rockwell Civic Center.
Contact: Beatrice Kluttz, 704-279-3903.
Salisbury Singing Seniors
3 p.m. Mondays. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. For singers 55 and older.
Contact: Floyd Bost, 704-638-9469.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: Brenda Seamon, 704-857-6339.
Special interestCarolina Artists
7 p.m. third Thursdays, City Park Center, 316 Lake Dr.
Formed to provide opportunities for local artists to be recognized, 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 works through participation in community events and hosting annual shows and sponsoring contests. Artists of any level welcome to join.
Contact: 704-637-0092. Eastern Rowan Saddle Club
7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, clubhouse off Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell. Membership $35 per year, open to anyone interested in horses.
President Richard Starnes, 704-279-1397. www.eastrowan Speaking Union, Salisbury BranchMission: 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.
704-636-5700 (leave message and volunteer will return call). Information on spay/neuter shuttle, call 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.
Contact: Barbara Hendrix, Rowan County area coordinator, 704-636-3869 or More information at 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 Council
4 p.m.second Mondays for board of directors, Hurley Room, Rowan Public Library; announced meetings for volunteers and membership.
Membership: Open to anyone in the community. $15 annual fee.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: 704-212-8266. Rowan County Republican Executive CommitteeSecond Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.-meal, 7 p.m.-business meeting, Holiday Inn, Jake Alexander Boulevard. All registered Republicans invited.
Contact: Joy Costantino, 704-636-6469. County Republican Men’s ClubFirst 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, Republican Women
Meets fourth Monday. 6:30 p.m. meal, 7 p.m. program. Buddy’s BBQ, Hwy 152, Rockwell. All registered Republican women and men invited.
Contact: Sandy Yon at or 704-637-3282.Salisbury-Rowan Republican Women
Meets third Thursdays.
Membership chairman-Mary Messinger, 704-636-9019.Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council
Fourth Thursdays, July-December meetings at Rowan Public Library, January through June meetings at City Council Chamber.
Members appointed by City Council, County Commissioners and Human Relations Council.
Hispanic Coalition: 5:30 p.m. first Mondays, City Hall, Wilson Lopez and Helen Leak.
Covenant Community Connection: second Mondays, noon, Milford Hills United Methodist Church. Lunch served. Contact Betty Jo Hardy, 704-636-6119.
Contact for multiculturalism training- 704-638-5217.
President-Wilson Lopez.
Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Guild
The mission is to promote and support the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and its music education opportunities. This mission is carried out through concert attendance, financial gifts, fund-raising events, supporting educational programs and promoting the symphony in the community.Membership is open to all. or 704-637-4314.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 community.
Contact: YMCA, 704-857-7011.
Goldmine Toastmasters
Public speaking in a supportive group. Learn better listening and leadership skills.
8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Fairfield Inn, Kannapolis. Guests welcome.Contact: Phyllis Kombol, 704-932-6328, Growing Together Toastmasters
3-4 p.m. Thursdays, PGT Industries.
Contact: Jason Anderson or Stacy Burns, 704-638-6000.Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters
7-8:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, United Cabarrus Insurance offices, 832 Arbor St., Concord.Open to all adults interested in personal growth in the areas of public speaking, impromptu speaking, effective listening and leadership skills.
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.
Commander L.D. Watkins, 704-223-0528.
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 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 Wayne Kennerly.President Beverly Keener.
Contact: 704-637-1722.
American Legion and Auxiliary, Landis 146
7 p.m. second Thursdays, War Memorial Building, 410 N. Central Ave, meal served 6:30 p.m. $5 per person.
Ongoing projects: pop tops for Ronald McDonald house, veteran’s affairs and rehabilitation, Americanism, community service, children and youth, Girls and Boys State, and Junior Trooper program.
Auxiliary president: Martha Corriher, 704-798-3625.
Post commander: Erik V. Culbertson, 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.
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 meets fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Auxiliary President: Moree Granford, 704-637-3579.
Commander Mae Carroll, 704-636-2950, OMaeCarroll@
Post home: 704-638-0160.
American Legion Miller-Russell Post #112
7 p.m. third Mondays, August through May at Legion Building, Rockwell.
Commander John Tolley Jr., 704-279-2184.American Legion Junior Auxiliary Livengood-Peeler-Wood Unit 448, Granite Quarry
7 p.m. second Monday.
Ongoing projects: 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 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: 704-798-2036. 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 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. President’s special project-National Military Services-operation uplink, unmet needs and military assistance programs.
Commander Gary Foster: 704-637-0687. President Vickie Kotlarz: 704-933-8878.
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 to contribute to college scholarship programs, to assist ROTC and JROTC units, and to promote patriotism and a strong national defense.Col. John Gray, 704-278-2881.
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: Loretta Burlyson, 704-855-4844 or Sue Grubb, 704-636-9162.
Albemarle Aglow
First Saturday 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.’s organizations
AAUW (American Association of University Women), Salisbury branch
Meets 7 p.m. second Thursday of month, Catawba College Library.
Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
Contact: Dr. Carol Cody, president, 704-647-0867.
MOMS Club of Salisbury
Meets third Monday.
National nonprofit organization for stay-at-home moms, or any mon, providing planned activities for children during the day.Contact Laura: 704-630-0327.
China Grove Woman’s Club
7 p.m. generally last Monday of month, China Grove Community Building.
Contact: Freda Richards, 704-857-5359.
Rockwell Woman’s Club
7 p.m. fourth Monday, September through May. Rockwell Civic Center. Nell Tolley, president, 704-279-2184.Salisbury Woman’s Club11:30 a.m., second Wednesdays. Clubhouse on Old West Innes Street.
Reservations needed by previous Friday. Women interested in joining are invited.
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 Woman’s Club
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, annakarin@