Meetings start with the pledge of alligance, sing "My Country, Tis of
The" and a prayer. Then, the Tailtwister stirrs up trouble, there are
any necessary reports, we have the drawing, a speaker speaks and gets a
bronze statue of a Lion or an engraved pen as thanks. Then, the meeting is ajurned. (Every
member kicks in a dime with their attendance card and "lucky" people turn
in additional money in fines. The author of this webpage has been fined
a dime or two for paying in pennies or simply tossing in extra pennies.
A minor pleasure is thinking of strange ways to write down the date and
see if I can baffle the Taletwister. I accidentally conned him when I wrote
the date in Roman Numbers. I wrote the date as the year 200 AD instead
of 2000 AD. I wonder if I should confess and pay the fine retroactively?)
(This harmless fun ended in 2002, when the new tail twister refused to play the webmaster's "date games".
We're a fairly old club and had a 70th Anniversary several years ago (1999).
We're a fine assortment of people from Dodge City, Kansas and the surrounding area. We enjoy our meetings, enjoy raising money for those who need glasses or eye care, transport tissue (eyes) to hospitals for transplants, have interesting people at meetings and good conversations.