Lions hear hospice program

Leigh Ikner, left, and Gregg Akins

Special to Atmore News

The Atmore Lions Club held its first meeting of 2024 on January 2 in the Mayson Auditorium at Atmore Community Hospital. Lions Club President Renee Hardy presided and led the opening prayer. Leigh Barnett Ikner was introduced as the only visitor.
President Hardy gave more information on the Gulf Coast Diabetes Walk at OWA on March 2, and asked for volunteers to help with set up for the walk. Information was also presented on the District 34-C annual meeting which will be held in Mobile later this month. Barbara Whatley, the Leo Club sponsor at Escambia County High School, was announced as the Escambia County High School Teacher of the Year.
Lion Gregg Akins introduced Leigh Ikner, executive director of Southern Care, as our program speaker. Barnett told the group how hospice is organized and what families can expect when a family member is receiving their services. She said they currently service approximately 100 patients in the Bay Minette, Atmore, Flomaton area and are located in Atmore.
Members were encouraged to be present at the January 17 meeting when First Vice Deputy Governor will be our speaker.