Locals inducted to Union County Sports Hall of Fame.
Jack Reynolds of El Dorado, president and general manager of El Dorado & Wesson Railway, Natural Resources Inc., Triangle Industries Inc., will be the guest speaker when the Rotary Club meets at noon Monday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
Reynolds is a native of El Dorado and a 1970 graduate of El Dorado High School.
He was in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne from 197274 and has worked for Reynolds Construction and Remodeling and El Dorado Irrigation.
He has served on the board of directors of National Bank of Commerce/Simmons First, El Dorado Water & Sewer Commission and the Union County Quorum Court. He attends College Avenue Church of Christ where he serves as a deacon and with the Recovery Ministry.
Reynolds and his wife, Jane, have three children and six grandchildren, with another due in December.
Cynthia Reyna, director of the South Arkansas Community College Foundation and external funding and coordinator of SouthArk’s Outdoor Expo, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club meets at noon Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.
Reyna has worked at South Arkansas Community College for 18 years in various management positions and is currently the director of the SouthArk Foundation and external funding, where she oversees fundraising, special events, the annual fund drive and stewardship of financial contributors.
She also serves as grant coordinator and researches grant funding opportunities.
Past job duties at SouthArk include director of the One-Stop Career Development Center, assistant to the president and special events coordinator.
She earned her bachelor of business administration in management from North Texas State University and her master of arts degree in communications from the University of Houston, where she taught business and professional communication courses.
She worked for Southwestern Bell for 12 years in Houston and Dallas, Texas in various management positions, taught speech communication at the University of Houston, and served as the marketing director for Regions Bank in El Dorado.
She has also worked in resource development with the El Dorado Boys and Girls Club and the Union County Juvenile Court, where she worked closely with the late Judge Carol Crafton Anthony to design innovative youth prevention programs in alcohol and violence prevention for at-risk youth.
Reyna formed and managed community collaborative partnerships involving law enforcement, social service agencies, public schools, churches and community-based organizations and became program director for the “Common Ground Youth Violence Prevention & School-inSchool Programs.” Over 5,000 youth in a wide variety of educational and recreational programs were served in the late 1990s.
Jaren Brook, vice president of membership and events at El DoradoUnion County Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at Senior Circle Lunch and Learn, hosted by Medical Center of South Arkansas at noon on Wednesday in Conference Room 3 at the
Medical Center of South Arkansas. He will be speaking about the chamber’s membership program, events and role in economic development.
Brook is a graduate of Henderson State University with a bachelor of science degree in aviation management. He is responsible for new membership growth as well as retention
of existing members. Brook oversees the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce events including: corporate membership ribbon cuttings; Educators’ Breakfast, annual banquet and more. He directs the chamber’s Ambassador program, which is comprised of volunteers from local businesses that assist with chamber events and building relationships with local businesses and the community.
The El Dorado-Union
County Chamber of Commerce serves El Dorado and Union County by promoting growth and economic development, advocating for the business community and serving members of the community with outstanding programs, networking opportunities and benefits.
Lunch is free for Senior Circle Members and $15 for non-members. For reservations or more information about becoming a member, call Alex Bennett at 870-8643245.
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