Lion Ken Nunley said he had recently spoken with the new Ranger at the camp and found out about several items needed for the cabin kept up by the Lions.
President Chuck Puckett said the Lions could challenge other service clubs to step up and help with the camp.
“All three clubs had a cabin over there at one time,” Ken Nunley noted. “And in the past we have challenged the other clubs to come forward and fix up theirs for the good of the camp, so we can do that again and get the word out.”
Nunley said the new Ranger, Dave Fleming, is from the area and is a skilled handyman and former Eagle Scout himself. Ranger Dave has begun some improvement projects involving rewiring, and told Nunley the camp needs a heater, overhead lights and a water heater for the Lions Cabin. Fleming had gotten some estimates from a local hardware supply store and a national chain store that were within $50 of each other, and told Nunley he could do the actual work himself. Nunley said he recommended the club make the $700 purchase and let Ranger Dave get started soon. Nunley noted the club was committed to keeping the cabin up.
Following some discussion the club agreed to purchase the materials at the local store. President Puckett noted that by spending a little more with a local company it kept the money in the county as many “big box” stores send profits out of state within 19 hours.
Members of the club had a moment of silence for longtime Lions Club member Bob Barker who recently passed away. Mr. Barker was a former club officer and longtime supporter of the Lions Club of Logan who had many friends in the club and the community.
“We will be getting a new member but losing a very beloved member, Ken Nunley said of Barker. Odis Ratcliff was one of Barker’s best friends in the club and the two spent many an enjoyable hour together in Barker’s gift shop in town. Ratcliff noted that his old friend had been losing the battle against Diabetis an ailment that afflicts many West Virginians, but maintained his good cheer to the end.
President Puckett also discussed community service hours, noting that local high school kids need them to graduate and that the Lions Club of Logan can make them available, as well as use the extra manpower on community service projects initiated by the club. Ken Nunley noted the club needed to have a special event to thank members of the Logan Leos Club for their help throughout the year.