At the March 14 meeting of the Great Bend City Slickers 4-h Club there were five members, two leaders, eight parents and four guests present. The club took a donation to the Great Bend Humane Society. A demonstration and talk was given by Joshua Crawford.
The Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel met on May 10, at Montana Mike's in Great Bend. President Sally O'Connor presided over the meeting. There were 50 members and two guests present.
A joint luncheon recognition was recently held for the Great Bend Optimist and Rotary Clubs. Brigadier General Vic Braden, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, for the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth was the speaker.
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 14, at Montana Mike's in the north room. Lunch will be from the menu and can be from their "quick serve" menu.
The annual Kansas Lions State Convention in Wichita, May 30 - June 1, 2013, will take on an international significance as the Kansas Lions host Lions Clubs International President Wayne Madden and wife Linda at the Airport Hilton Convention Center.
The Desk and Derrick Club of Barton County recently donated $100 to the Great Bend Military Moms, to help with the costs of sending care packages to deployed military personnel. The Great Bend Military Moms have sent more than 4,300 care packages, to those serving so far away from home, and are getting ready for the next shipment. If you know of anyone currently deployed, get their military address to Leslie Barrett, 620-792-2838, as soon as possible. They all deserve to know they are appreciated.
The American Legion Post 180 Auxiliary will host a May Meet and Greet in recognition of their new Executive Board members from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 13, at 1011 Kansas Street. This is an opportunity to meet the new board members and receive information about the organization, accomplishments, activities and benefits offered to individuals and the community. Tea and cookies will to be provided. Current members and anyone that may want information about the organization, interested in making new friends or have questions are welcome.