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Club listings consist of the club name, brief purpose statement, place, day and time of meetings, a contact phone number and/or e-mail address and the website link if applicable. Contact information is mandatory.
The deadline for the next listing is April 2. Information received by that date will be published in club listings on April 7.
To update your listing, call 704-797-4243 or email

Alumni associations

Aggrey Alumni Association
Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church.

John Harris, pres., 704-9696 • Ruthie Norman, 704-857-1737.
Dunbar School Alumni

6 p.m. third Mondays • • Open to former students, teachers, administrators, spouses.
Benjamin Davis, pres. • Ethel Evans, 704-637-2252.
J.C. Price High School Alumni Association Salisbury Chapter
5 p.m. fourth Saturdays, Nobel & Kelsey Funeral Home • • To give scholarships to graduating high school students furthering their education at an institution of higher learning that fall, based on financial need and academic achievement. New members welcome.
Carolyn Williams, pres., 704-633-7162.
R. A. Clement Association

Fourth Saturdays, Allen Temple Presbyterian Church, Cleveland • • Supports community initiatives, provides scholarships for high school graduates • • Open to former students, families, staff, friends of R.A. Clement High School, Cleveland, NC 1948-1968
Carolyn Steele Snipes, pres.; Norris Anderson, vice pres. • Dorothy Bost Scott-704-278-4341, Leonard Hall-704-278-9116, Catrelia Steele Hunter 704-278-9149.
South Rowan Alumni Association
6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan High School.
Patsy Parnell, 704-857-5762,



7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Faith Legion Building; meal served. Guests welcome. For anyone 18 years+ with application and approval by board of directors • • To serve the community, provide opportunities for fellowship, increase members’ knowledge. Civitans seek experiences that build character, provide life direction, foster leadership development, recognition.
Wayne Mosher 704-279-6333.

Granite Quarry
7 p.m. first and third Thursdays dinner meeting held at the Legion Building in Granite Quarry.

7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays. Immanuel Lutheran Church fellowship hall, dinner served by Sue Choat and other Civitan Members, followed by speakers.
Kim Sheeks, pres., 704-642-2776, hatwoman@charlotte.

12:10 p.m buffet lunch; 12:45 p.m. program/speaker, Thursdays, Country Club of Salisbury.
Jennings Nelson, pres., 704-637-6011, 704-798-0373,,, facebook

Membership meeting 7 p.m. third Thursdays, educational building, Spencer Presbyterian Church, 111 First St. • • Board of directors meeting and lunch 11:45 a.m. second Tuesdays (location announced at membership meeting and in newsletter).
Joe Wilburn, pres., 704-637-0693 • Buddy Gettys, vice pres.,

6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays, Blue Bay, Statesville Blvd. • • Dutch treat dinner, program/ speaker. Club involved in many projects.
Wayne Mullis, or 704-633-1081.

7 p.m. first Thursdays, Unity Presbyterian Church • • Dinner precedes the program.
Rev. Phil Hagen, pres., 704-326-5108.


Andrew Jackson Lodge 576 AF&AM
First and third Thursdays • • dinner 6:15 p.m., lodge opens 7 p.m. 401 N. Fulton St.
Dennis Sims, 704 633 1665,
Eureka Lodge #45

First and third Thursdays, 7 p.m., 1433 Old Wilksboro Road.
Jeff Roberts, 704-636-3276 or Hercules Shannon, 704-798-2032.
Faithful Guide Lodge 376

7:30 p.m. stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays at 113 Krider St., Cleveland.
James W. Jones Jr., master, 704-278-4913.
Fulton Masonic Lodge 99 AF&AM
6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. meeting, second and fourth Thursdays.
Salisbury Elks Lodge 699

7:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Elks Lodge, 508 S. Main St.
First Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m., bingo social for patients at VA Medical Center, volunteers needed. Bingo at lodge 7 p.m. Mondays.

Salisbury York Rite Masonic Bodies
7:30 p.m. first Mondays except July, September. Monthly planning meeting 7 p.m. third Mondays, except June, July, December.
Salisbury Masonic Temple, 401 N. Fulton St., salisburyyrb@
Spencer Masonic Lodge 543

Stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., dinner 6:15 p.m. in dining room, 114 Fourt St., Spencer.
Western Star Lodge 9

7:30 p.m. stated communication second and fourth Tuesdays at 912 Old Concord Road.
Jeff Carter, Master, 704-267-8292.
Western Star Lodge 9 Pearl White Chapter 180 O.E.S.
7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 912 Old Concord Road. Workshop training 10 a.m. third Saturdays by 31st District Grand Lecturer Hettie C. Avery.
Worthy Matron, Annnie Ealy, 704-636-3344 • Worthy Patron, Johnny Moser, 704-608-7326.
Woodmen of the World Lodge 111
6:30 p.m. First Mondays • • Includes supper. First Reformed Church, Landis.
Dr. James Shaver, 704-857-2238.
Woodmen of the World Lodge 175
Klumac Road, Salisbury.

Keith Anderson, 704-209-0775.


30th North Carolina Troops
Civil War Reenactment Company, Southern Rowan County-Cabarrus County. Portrays Civil War era military company, attends events in NC, SC, Va. Portrays both Confederate as 30th NCT and Union as 9th Penn S.R.

63rd NC State Troops Civil War Reenactment Company
Davie, Rowan, Cabarrus Counties. Portrays Civil War era military company, attends events in NC, SC, Va. Portrays both Confederate as 63rd NCST and Union as 7th W.V. Cavalry Dismounted. Mounted Troopers also welcome.
Davidson Guards SCV Camp 1851
6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Speedy’s BBQ, Lexington.Guests speakers, presentations, public welcome.
Michael A. Scott, commander, 336-225-3668. davidsonguards@
Genealogical Society of Rowan County
7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Rowan Public Library main branch • • To promote genealogical research in Rowan County and preservation of our heritage. Open to all interested in genealogical research and who subscribe to the objectives of the Society.
Bob Bruce President , 704-279-1175,
Historical Society of South Rowan
Second Thursdays, executive board; general meeting Jan., April, Aug., Nov. • • Meeting room at Roller Mill is available for rent for small events.
Barbara Doby, pres., 704-855-8329.
John Knox Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
10 a.m. second Saturdays, Kerr Mill, Millbridge, unless another location is announced • • Dedicated to patriotism, historical and environmental preservation and citizenship.
Regent Marjorie Aggers, 704-638-0351.
Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
10:30 a.m. third Wednesdays, September-May, various locations • • To promote patriotic endeavor and historic preservation; awards for educational essay, citizenship • • DAR Room, first floor Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.
Trudy Hall, 704-638-1271.

Rowan History Club
7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Messinger Room, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. • • For anyone interested in history of Rowan County. Roundtable format allows for 30-45 minute presentation followed by Q&A. No dues, refreshments served. No invitation needed; visitors welcome.
Kaye Brown Hirst, 704-633-5946.
Rowan Rifles Camp 405, Sons of Confederate Veterans
6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library • • Direct heirs of United Confederate Veterans and oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers • • Open to male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in Confederate armed forces. Membership through direct or collateral family lines; kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. Minimum age 12. SCV helps trace lineage to Confederate soldier in family. for events, items of interest about Civil War history.
Steve Poteat, Camp commander, 704-633-7229, rowanscv
Salisbury Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
A national patriotic, historical and educational society whose members are direct descendents of the Patriots who earned our nation’s Independence.
Grady Hall, 704-638-1271,
Salisbury Confederate Prison Association Inc.
Annual meeting at Catawba College during April Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium. $10/year includes 4 issues of newsletter “The Prison Exchange.” Nonprofit group is interested in acquiring information on the Prison and those who were there. Information shared by correspondence, lectures, tours, pamphlets, displays throughout the year and website Archaeological dig held in 2005 and “shovel test” in 2012. Raising funds for archaeological research, Museum and Learning Center, and Memorial Park.
Sue J. Curtis, PO Box 393, Salisbury, NC 28145-0393,
Samuel Spencer Chapter, National Railway Historical Society
7 p.m. first Mondays, Roundhouse theater, NC Transportation Museum, Spencer • • Membership open, guests welcome. Annual dues based on individual, student, family rates.
Elizabeth Smith, 704-636-2889 ext. 224.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78
7 p.m., first Wednesdays, Gateway Building • • UDC organized in 1894, Salisbury Chapter third in NC to be formed and 78th in nation. Objectives include historical, educational, benevolent, memorial, patriotic. Ladies age 16+ descendants of individuals who served honorably in the military or civil service or gave material aid may be eligible for membership. Visitors welcome, membership by invitation. Application requires documentation. Chapter sponsors Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium and Children of the Confederacy chapter.
Sue J. Curtis, PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0083,


Astronomical Society of Rowan County (ASRC)
7:30 p.m. second Saturdays, 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville • • Open to anyone interested in astronomy; students 16 years and under must be accompanied by adult at all ASRC sponsored events. Annual membership dues: $15 individuals, $25 family. Monthly meetings may include guest speakers, movies, how to clinics; weather permitting, stargazing through our scopes or yours. Bring your telescopes and binoculars if the skies look clear.
Alice Deal 704-857-2788 • Ralph Deal 704-855-1592.

Carolina Historical Association for Metal Detecting
7:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Grace Ridge Club House, 2815 Grace Church Road • • Goal: Research, Recover, and Preserve. Big annual club hunt plus other events held all over the USA.
Tony Fox, 704-310-6321, • Steve Thomas, 336-474-7268, thomasrs
Evergreen Bridge

1 p.m. Fridays, except for holidays or when Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is closed • • Open to all bridge players.
Myrnie Mclaughlin, 704-636-9781.
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1083
6 p.m. supper, 7 p.m. business, second Tuesdays. Rowan Co. Airport EAA hangar. For all adults (pilots and non-pilots) with interest in aviation. Go to airport terminal for directions to EAA hangar • • Activities include fly-in s (aircraft park at hangar), fly-outs for meals or meetings with other EAA chapters, aviation-related library, Young Eagles program (first flight for young adults), monthly speaker.
Jack Neubacher, pres., 704-636-1864.
International Plastic Modelers’ Society – IPMS/Arm/Air Chapter
7 p.m. third Fridays, Spencer Fire Station, 208 S. Salisbury Ave. • • Open to all scale model enthusiasts. Anyone wishing to get started in the hobby welcome. No membership fees. Activities include on-going monthly workshops plus association with other IPMS chapters within the region, including local, regional, national competitions.
Sam Morgan, 704-647-0885,
Olde Rowan Fiber Guild

6:30-8:30 p.m. fourth Monday, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.
Josie Esquivel,
R-H Computer Club

10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Open to seniors 55+ interested in computers. Visitors welcome. Dues $24 individual, $36 couple.
www.rufty, 704-633-7862 (Center) • Ralph Shuping, pres.
Rowan Aero Modelers Society (RAMS)
7 p.m. first Mondays, Rockwell Library in winter and Club Field for summer • • Open to all with an interest Radio Control Aviation. Activities such as fly-ins for various types of aircraft at the club field and Dan Nicholas Park.
Mike Bost, 704-267-3392,,
Rowan Amateur Radio Society

7-9 p.m. second Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Public invited, new members welcome, refreshments available.
Ralph Brown (WB4AQK) 704-636-5902,
Rowan Doll Society of N.C.

Noon third Tuesdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center (unless noted otherwise) • • Open to anyone interested in dolls or doll collecting. Must pay annual dues for United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) and own at least 10 dolls, validated by membership committee. Programs include doll related information, show and tell, doll museum visits. projects, community outreach including displays at Rowan Public Library, Hall House, programs at retirement homes.
Robin Wyatt, pres., rhwyatt@, 704-784-4297 • Kathy Gregg, VP, 704-942-7542.
Rowan Rose Society

7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Feb.-June, Sept.-Nov. John Calvin Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 1620 Brenner Ave. • • For anyone interested in learning about growing roses. Programs emphasize rose care, culture. Visitors welcome. Dues $15/year.
Jack Page, 704-639-1706,
Rowan Roamers Volkssport

First Thursdays, Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, E. Innes St. Business meeting 7 p.m., 6 p.m. dinner. Visitors welcome • • Two volkswalks in Salisbury open year-round: Historic Salisbury Walk with maps available at Visitor’s Center; Dan Nicholas Park with map available at park concession stand. Both are 6.2 miles of easy walking • • Members can purchase distance books, keep up with number of miles they walk. Rowan Roamers sponsor walks in Wilmington, Mocksville, Southport, Myrtle Beach, Landis, Kannapolis; walks can be walked anytime, however, club members also meet as these locations and walk as group.
Bruce Goodnight, 704-279-5011,
Salisbury Rowan Garden Club

Meeting schedule on website. Family-oriented site for gardening enthusiasts in Rowan and surrounding counties, a place to discuss gardening ideas, tips, encourage self homestead and sustainable homestead gardening.
704-640-4568, SalRowGrdnClb@yahoo. com,

6-11 p.m. third Fridays, Unity United Methodist Church, 8505 Unity Church Road, Kannapolis.
Katy Atwell, 704-933-6242.

Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild
1 p.m. third Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • New members of all quilting levels welcome. Ongoing project: making cuddle quilts for children staying at the women’s shelter.
Barb Bruce, 704-645-7305,
Starry Night Quilters Guild

6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Open to quilters or anyone who wants to learn quilting.
Merle Clifford, 704-638-5701.

Square Dancing, Cardinal Squares
7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, City Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive • • For anyone who can do modern Western square dance.
Paul and Nita Walker, 704-782-2616, • Effie and Norman File, presidents, 704-633-9555,,
Square Dancing, Spinning Moors
8-10:15 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville.
Brenda and Tommy Honeycutt, 704-857-9681.



First and third Wednesdays, clubhouse behind 8th Street ballpark in Spencer • • Must be between 21 and 40 and interested in community service work.
Melissa Johnston, 704-433-0439.



Noon-1 p.m. Fridays, Salisbury Country Club.
Jerry Lawson, secretary, 704-633-0607,



7 p.m. dinner meeting first and third Mondays, Lions Den, Cemetery St. • • Ongoing: Providing service and assistance to the blind, visually impaired, deaf; collecting eye glasses and hearing aids for recycling; selling brooms; assisting with VAMC bingo; conducting community Christmas parade; providing scholarships to two West Rowan seniors.
Locke Steele, pres., 704-278-2828.

7 p.m. business meeting second Tuesdays, dinner meeting fourth Tuesdays, Franklin-Ellis Lions Den, Community Center Service Road, behind Rowan Memorial Park, Highway 601 North • • Ongoing: Collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling; brooms delivered to homes.
Earl Sides, 704-636-7979.

Gold Hill
7 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Russell-Rufty Shelter, Gold Hill Park, St. Stephens Church Road, Historic Gold Hill • • Ongoing: Morgan Elementary School Citizen of the Quarter Awards, eye glasses and hearing aid recycling, provide a week of camping for visually impaired at Camp Dogwood at Lake Norman, assist with bingo party for Hefner VA Medical Center veterans.
Elizabeth Rummage, pres., 704-634-8003, eandmrummage

6:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, dinner meeting, War Memorial, N. Central Ave., Landis.
W.R. Ramseur, 704-857-2883, 1207 Poplar St., Landis 28088.

First and third Thursdays, St. Francis of Assisi, 862 Yadkinville Road. 6 p.m. board, 7 p.m. general meeting, open to public • • Monthly project: free diabetes screening and blood pressure checks, Foster Drug Co., 4954 Valley Road, Mocksville, Lucille Phifer, 336-284-2748 • • Ongoing: collecting eyeglasses, eyeglass cases, lenses, hearing aids, hearing aid batteries, and computer printer cartridges from companies, small businesses, individuals. To donate, call 336-284-2748. Jonathan Wishon, 336-909-8385, mlclub@lycos. com,

7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, basement of East Branch of Rowan Public Library. Guests welcome • • To provide services and assistance to the blind, deaf and hard-of-hearing; diabetes awareness; community service; youth activities • • Projects: “Recycle For Sight” collections: eyeglasses, sunglasses, safety glasses, hearing aids, cell phones, printer ink cartridges and toners, entire Campbell’s soup labels, drink cans/ provide eyeglasses and exams /Camp Dogwood raffle fundraiser /Broom and mop sales year round /”Lend-A-Paw” Equipment Loan Service (to donate used medical equipment and for recycling donations/pick-up, contact Donna Mikles 704-279-9533 • Wayne Taylor, 704-637-7401.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Ryan’s Steakhouse, Jake Alexander Blvd. • • To provide services, assistance to the blind, visually impaired and deaf, and to support community projects.
Jerry Austin, 704-279-5061.


Salisbury-Rowan Newcomers

10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Civic Center • • For all Rowan residents for bridge, book club, dining out, garden club, infor mative programs.
Eileen Solomon, pres., 704-857-8402 • Maxine Dvoracek, membership chair, 704-637-0627.


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