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Glenda Powell has made history.
Powell, an avid University of South Carolina fan and a longtime member of the Lancaster County Gamecock Club, is the first woman to lead the local chapter of the USC athletic booster organization.
Powell was elected at a recent Lancaster County Gamecock Club business meeting.
She replaces longtime Lancaster County Gamecock Club president Billy Crenshaw.
Crenshaw, a Lancaster contractor, has served as the local Gamecock Club president for 25 years.
Powell will serve as president, with Joe Grier the new vice president. Cheryl Rosso is the club’s secretary/treasurer.
Powell has been active with the Lancaster County Gamecock Club for “10-12 years,” she said. She previously served as the secretary/treasurer.
The business meeting included the election of the club’s board of directors, which included three new members – Bruce Brumfield, Brian Casey and Garrett Hammond.
The three new members will join Billy Bowers, John D. Bundy, Rusty Crenshaw, Steve Harper, Greg Johnson and Lewie Pitts.
The club sponsors a host of activities during the year, with its highlight the annual Lancaster County Gamecock Club spring meeting. The event draws Gamecock head football coach Steve Spurrier.
The club also works with the Lancaster County Clemson Club in hosting the annual Big Thursday golf tournament held in November prior to the annual Carolina-Clemson football game which is played the last Saturday in November.
Funds raised at the golf tournament go to scholarships at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster as well as Clemson University.