The Russell Community Club wants to let everyone know how it came into existence. When the Russell Lions Club disbanded, members and others of the community wanted to keep the tradition going of helping the community be a proud place to live. Following in the footsteps of the Lions, the purpose of the organization is to support and promote our community. At this time we have 3 main projects that we sponsor each year. The projects are the Fall Festival, held on the 3rd Saturday of September each year; the senior Citizen's Christmas Dinner, held on the first Saturday in December each year; and Christmas in the Park, which always follows on one of the Saturday evenings in December.
This past year members have been working at the Russell Athletic Fields. Electricity and water hook-ups, for 30 campers, have been completed. Our plans are to have the camping facilities up and going this spring. Other events, such as a Music Festival, and sports activities are also in the planning stages. If you have ideas of other activities that could be held either at the Athletic Fields or around town, please let us know. We are always willing to listen to any ideas.
As far as becoming a member, the only requirement we have is that you must be at least 18 years of age. Even if you're not 18 years old, you can still have great ideas. You are always welcome to come and share them with us. Because of liability issues there will be some activities you would not be able to participate in.
Our regular meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month. Watch the newspaper for the time and the place of these meetings. We would love to see all of our members every meeting, but we understand that in today's busy world that is not a reality. If you would like to become a member, but can only make 1 or 2 meetings a year that is fine. We just want to get as many people involved as possible. More people mean more ideas.
The last meeting held on January 27, 6 visitors were present and they all joined the group. At the meeting it was brought to our attention that it is not common knowledge how you can become a member, or even what exactly the Community Club does. Hopefully the above information has answered any questions.
If you have any other questions, ideas or would like to become a member, please contact Deb Mason (203-0681), Pastor Russ Harris, (535-2601), Mike Beaty (535-2585) or Dolores Carroll. Our next meeting will be held on February 24th.