Lion Jim Mashburn finally returned to the
den, with the help of his wife Helen, who drove him to the meeting Tuesday,
Feb. 11 in 14-degree weather.
Jim looked good and sounded good. Was good to have him back.
The meeting, at Chef's In Buffet, 105 Burke, was called to order at 6:45
a.m. by President Robert Bahn and Tail Twister Lion Brad Baker took over
with a series of jokes (!) followed by the "pot drawing," which was won by
Lion Tony Bari (number-10). Baker led the song, America, Lion Ron McCormick
the pledge and Lion Ron Erwin the prayer.
Guest speaker Sherry Pearce explained the workings of the Arkansas Care
Transitions East Coalition, which covers 11 Northeast Arkansas Counties. A
goal of the coalition is to reduce the re-admission of Medicare patients by
hospitals, which can result in penalties charged to the medical centers, and
to improve patient and caregiver satisfaction. Another goal is to be able to
reduce re-admission penalties charged to hospitals.
- Jim Watkins' father is in hospice care at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice
- Flag Day (Presidents' Day, will be Monday, Feb. 17. If temperature is
under 30 degrees (F) and not raining or snowing, flags will be put out.
- Car Show floor plan has been completed. Show is March 28-30.
- Board meeting will be at 6:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 13) at Chef's In.
There were 19 Lions and two guests, Helen Mashburn and Dr. Joe Stallings,
present for the meeting.
--Submitted by Charles Hartwig, filling in for the indisposed Curt Hodges,