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What is Southern Country Charlotte all about?

Our Mission is to support local charities and lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender events while promoting country and western music and dance

How did Southern Country Charlotte begin?

Southern Country Charlotte was founded in 1991 by a small group of people with a common interest in promoting country western music and dance in Charlotte 's GLBT community. As the club's contributions to the community increased, Southern Country Charlotte was established as a non-profit organization.

The club continued to grow and became a member of the International Association of Gay and Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs (IAGLCWDC) which coordinates the activities of its member clubs and serves as a central source of information about the gay and lesbian country western dance scene.

How does Southern Country Charlotte accomplish its mission?

The membership of SCC plans and participates in fund raisers such as car washes, raffles, auctions, yard sales, and the annual hoedowns as well as donation drives to solicit goods specifically targeted for area organizations. In addition, SCC's Queen City Outlaws have donated their time and talent to perform at fund raising events both locally and nationally. Over the years SCC has contributed almost $100,000 in cash, goods and services to local charities. The charities chosen by our general membership through the years have included:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Battered Women's Shelter
  • Brother's Foundation
  • Charlotte Pride
  • Hospice Charlotte
  • House of Mercy
  • Lesbian and Gay Community Center
  • Metrolina AIDS Project
  • OutCharlotte
  • PALS, Inc.
  • S.A.F.E. Animal Haven
  • Share-a-Bear
  • Time Out Youth
  • Toys for Tots

SCC promotes fellowship in country western music and dance by teaching dance lessons and providing dance workshops to local agencies, organizations and clubs.

Today SCC continues its commitment to its community in keeping with our mission.

What can Southern Country Charlotte do for you?

SCC provides a place where like-minded individuals can share their common interest in country western music and dance. Members can enjoy social activities such as trips to amusement park, cook-outs, holiday parties, camping trips and dance outings to local clubs and regional hoedowns. SCC keeps you updated on what's happening in the world of country western music and dance locally and nationally in the GLBT community through our monthly newsletter and mailings.

As a member you have the ability to contribute your time and energy in support of your community.

To assist area organizations and establishments, SCC is available to provide services in the form of donations, volunteers, dance instruction/workshops and performances by the Queen City Outlaws. These services are offered free of charge for non-profit organizations and fund raising events. For more information, please contact SCC.


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