Lion Tail Twister Bill Dickens suspiciously won the pot on the first drawing.
Attendance was 18 members plus 2 guests. Sheriff Jack McCann was a guest of the club.
This is the week end, Friday and/or Saturday, of the Lions Leadership Weekend in Memphis at our Mid South Lions Sight and Hearing Services. Meals are free.
Our speaker this week was Mike Cumnock, CEO of Arkansas Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc., located at Batesville, AR. The Youth Ranches were founded in 1976 originally in Craighead County with our Sheriff Floyd Johnson and sheriffs from Pope, Washington, Franklin, Monroe, Woodruff, Polk, Prairie, Benton, Union, Mississippi, Desha, and Van Buren counties. In 1977 a 528 acre site on the White River, near Batesville was purchased to establish the first campus. The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches also have facilities in Crawford and Clark counties. The ranches can accommodate up to 62 kids at a cost of $31,000 per kid. 100% of the kids graduate from high school and 85% attend college. More than 1,000 children from all over the state have been helped in the past 35 years that the ranches have been in existence. The ranches are 90% funded through private donations.
Next Tuesday, April 12th, our speaker will be Ms. Judith S. Long, Recycling Education Coordinator with the Craighead County Regional Solid Waste Management District. She has agreed to speak to our club to meet the requirements for the “Global Service Action Campaign” with emphases on Protecting Our Environment.
Next Tuesday we will also have election of new officers, which take office on July 1.
Board of Directors will meet on April 14 at 6:30 AM at Ann’s. Newly elected officers need to attend.
Business meeting will be April 19.
On April 26 our program will be concerning the NEA Baptist Hospital with speakers Paul Betts and Darrell King.
We have some good programs lined up. Invite a prospective member. M and M’s.