(Cushing, Okla.) Jim Pickard, President of the local Lions Club International, called the meeting to order today at 12:18 p.m. The agenda started with song and pledge by Lion Jerry Snyder. This was followed by prayer requests for local families along with prayer by Russ Thurman.

Emergency Management Director and Lion Bob Noltensmeyer was today’s speaker.  Noltensmeyer informed members regarding last year’s state tornado numbers (14) and about the $145,000 newly upgraded Siren Warning System (which is an outdoor system). The City of Cushing is ready for severe weather when it does arise. Noltensmeyer also stated individuals should prepared for severe weather with an All Hazard Weather Radio that is programmable, and a Go Kit with fresh water, snacks, non-perishable food items, a flashlight, a First Aid kit, and a whistle. Noltensmeyer can also help you with registering your storm shelter. In closing he told the club that the storm sirens would be tested on a good day.

Lion Gerald Jolley told the club about the upcoming golf tournament scheduled for June 20th (2015) at what was the former Cushing Country Club, now known as Buffalo Rock, Golf and Gun. The cost of the event is $75 per player with four players per team or $300 per team. In other golfing events, the question was asked if the Lions would be interested in sponsoring more than one team at the Oklahoma Boys Ranch (the club will revisit this question at another meeting).

An announcement was made regarding the retirement party for Calvin Wright to be held on March 25 (2015) Cushing’s City Hall, located at 100 Judy Adams Blvd, Cushing Oklahoma.

The Lions still needs delegates from Cushing to attend the Lions convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 25th and April 26th (2015).

The meeting adjourned around 12:55 (p.m.).

Cushing Lions Club meets each Tuesday at noon in the Lion’s Den in downtown Cushing.

For more information about Lions Club International https://www.lcif.org