Etcetera - 7/22/13

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At age 20, Carl Walk will be the youngest member to serve as president of the 50-year-old College Place Lions Club.

An installation of officers that’s open to the community will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the clubhouse. The next youngest president was Dave Nichols, who served as a 22-year-old in 1976. Both men share a love of community service and a special bond as sons of past club presidents.

Charter president of the club, the late Beryl Nichols, founded the CP Lions in 1962. Carl’s mother Crystal Walk was president twice in 2011 and 2012 and Carl’s father David Walk was president in 2013.

Carl sees the tradition of service something families need to encourage their young people to engage in. He re-branded CP Lions “A Family Club” because he sees its growth in families who engage in community service.

Club meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Lions Clubhouse, 801 Larch St. See sites.google.com/site/collegeplacelions/

Milton-Freewater Municipal Judge Sam Tucker shared lessons he learned when he interrupted a recent burglary in progress on April 4 in his home with members of the Milton-Freewater Rotary Club during a recent meeting.

His encounter was reported on April 9 in the U-B. The run-in have him a greater understanding of and regard for the police and military and daily stress they undergo while protecting the populace.

He said should anyone come upon an intruder in their home or see anything suspicious, they should get out immediately and call in the police to conduct a search.

He talked about the impact drugs and drug addiction have on the nation.

And he commented on the role his gun played in the event.

“The gun provides both safety and additional risks. Care must be taken to never let the person close enough to take the gun from you,” reported Rotarian Robby Robbins.

The defendant, cited on a variety of charges, remains in jail. His trial is slated to begin Aug. 2.

At the same meeting, club’s President Jon Lieuallen received the gavel from past president Jesse Maxwell and conducted his first official meeting, Robby added.

Rotary Club 294 meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays in the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 109 N.E. Fifth St. For details, online see home.rmci.net/robby/MFRotary/ or contact Robby at 541-938-6523 or robby@valint.net .

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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