Historical Society board welcomes 4 new members
The board of directors of the Garland County Historical Society welcomed four new members at its quarterly meeting, which was held on the 63rd anniversary of the organization’s founding on Feb. 16, 1960.
The new members include the following:
• Kyle Clem — Clem holds an MBA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and works at one of Hot Springs’ oldest businesses, his family-owned Peter’s Flooring. He has served on numerous boards, including the boards of The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, Mid-America Science Museum Development, Hot Springs Young Professionals and, currently, the Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic board as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society executive board.
• Ron Fuller — Fuller is a former officer of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserves. He served three terms in the state House and owns a Little Rock public relations firm. Since 2018, he has served on the board of the Arkansas History Commission, now the Arkansas State Archives. He also chairs the Arkansas MacArthur Military Museum Heritage Board.
• John Hoefl — Hoefl is a financial professional with Aspire Wealth Builders. He is a member of the Hot Springs Civitan and Rotary clubs and various advisory boards. He regularly attends industry training and certification programs and is a featured speaker in Little Rock, Hot Springs, and southwest Arkansas.
• Minnie Lenox — Lenox attended Langston High School, Hot Springs High School, Indiana University, and Henderson State University. She worked for the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission, and since 2004 has served as the director of Human Resources for the city of Hot Springs. Lenox will reign as Queen of Hot Springs’ 2023 World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Bitty Martin will serve a twoyear term as GCHS president, along with Len Pitcock, vice president. Elaine Johnston continues as secretary in tandem with Ray Rosset, treasurer.
The Garland County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates solely on memberships, grants and donations. Corporate sponsors are National Park Gifts & Souvenirs, AT&T, Meyers Realty, and Quapaw Baths & Spa.
The public is welcome to perform research Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Historical Society’s Archives, 328 Quapaw Ave., and the public can learn more about the society and local history at the society’s website and Facebook page.