Involvement Falls In Northwest Arkansas Service Clubs

Posted: March 16, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Quartet members Bill Burrows (left to right), John Harrell, Larry Long and Ray Boudreaux sing during the opening activities of the Rotary Club of Fayetteville weekly luncheon Thursday March 13, 2014 at Mermaids restaurant in Fayetteville. The Rotary Club averages about 150 members and guest during their regular meeting.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Ray Smith faced his seven fellow members of the Fayetteville Evening Lions one December evening and gave them a choice: Keep pushing on with only a handful of people, try merging with another club or disband.

At A Glance

US Volunteerism

Percent of age groups who volunteered between September 2012 and September 2013

• 16-24: 21.8

• 25-34: 21.9

• 35-44: 30.6

• 45-54: 28.2

• 55-64: 26

• 65+: 24.1

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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