John Lipton presents program to Warren Rotary

The Rotary Club of Warren met Tuesday, Jan. 11 with Rotarian Bob Milton presenting his guest John Lipton for the program. A former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, Lipton’s program was mostly about the Southeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority (SEARIFA). Lipton spoke in detail about the history of SEARIFA and how it came into existence. It was the first one of its kind in the state of Arkansas and paved the way for the other seven intermodal authorities in the state. SEARIFA is working to establish a regional intermodal facility near the interchange of U.S. 278 and the preferred alignment of the I-69 connector. Mr. Lipton concluded his speech by touching on how important economic development is to our region of the state and the need for certain organizations such as SEARIFA, among others, to help bring that to Warren and surrounding areas.

In other business, the Rotary Club of Warren made two memorials of $75 each to the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA of Warren and Bradley with one in memory of former Rotarian John B. Frazer, Jr., and the other in memory of former Rotarian Linda Barrett.

Pictured in Rotary Memorial (1-11-22) are YMCA Executive Director David Richey accepting the check for the memorials from Warren Rotary Club President Dennen Cuthbertson.

Top photo: Pictured in Rotary Program (1-11-22) are Rotarian Bob Milton and John Lipton.

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