The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, March 19th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 38 members and two visitors in attendance. Among the visitors was one Mason High School senior, Courtney Brown.
Lion Fritz Landers was responsible for the program and introduced Max Hartman, Special Ranger with the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association from Doss, Texas.
Max served 35 years as a Game Warden, and after retiring from that job, has served the past 11 years as a Special Ranger. He is the Acting Supervisor for Region 2 at the present time, as well as District 26 Ranger.
There are 26 Special Rangers stationed in Texas and three in Oklahoma. These Special Rangers work to prevent animal and agricultural theft, and track down and arrest those that commit offenses. The Special Rangers work without accepting a single cent of taxpayer money. All expenses are funded by membership dues in the TSCRA. The TSCRA was founded in 1877 at Graham, Texas, to help stop cattle rustlers. Max's program was very interesting and informative.
The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, March 26th, at noon at Willow Creek Cafe. The program chairman will be Mike Murphy.
The Mason Lion’s Club has an ongoing program to recycle used eyeglasses to people who need them. Used eyeglasses may be given to any Lion or left in collection boxes at any of the local banks. Also please contact any Mason Lion if you know of anyone in our community unable to afford appropriate eye care.