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The Oak Cliff Lions Club welcomes popular writer and author Skip Hollandsworth on July 12, 2017, as its speaker. The public is encouraged to RSVP and attend to hear him and learn more about the service opportunities organized by the Lions Club including a twice-a-month Farmer's Market held in Oak Cliff.

The Public is invited to hear Skip Hollandsworth on Wednesday, July 12, at the weekly Oak Cliff Lions Club meeting

Popular Texas Monthly writer and author Skip Hollandsworth is the speaker for the Oak Cliff Lions Club luncheon meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The meeting begins at noon at Weiss Auditorium in the Methodist Health System complex on Colorado Boulevard and ends at 1:00 p.m.

Walter Ned "Skip" Hollandsworth is an American author, journalist, screenwriter, and executive editor for Texas Monthly magazine.

Before joining the Texas Monthly staff, in 1989, executive editor Skip Hollandsworth worked as a reporter and columnist in Dallas and as a television producer and documentary filmmaker. During his time with the magazine, he received several journalism awards, including a National Headliners Award, the national John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism, the City and Regional Magazine gold award for feature writing, and the Texas Institute of Letters O. Henry Award for magazine writing.

He won the 2010 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing from the American Society of Magazine Editors, for "Still Life," the story of John McClamrock. His true crime history, The Midnight Assassin, about a series of murders attributed to the Servant Girl Annihilator that took place in Austin, Texas, in 1885, was published in April 2016 by Henry Holt and Company.

Guest lunch fee is $10.50.

Hollandsworth became aTexan at eleven years old, when he moved with his family to Wichita Falls in December of 1968, where his father served as pastor of Fain Memorial Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1979, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and in 1981 he worked as a sports reporter for the Dallas Times Herald. He married Shannon Peterson in 1995.

“Midnight Assassin” is for sale on Amazon and received four out of five stars.the

This year the Oak Cliff Lions Club, one of the largest service clubs in the nation, will enjoy one evening meeting a month on the first Tuesday, to be held at La Calle Dolce located at 415 w 12th street in Oak Cliff. The rest of the month the club will continue to meet at the Methodist Health Systems’ Weiss Auditorium at noon on Wednesdays. Both the evening meeting and luncheons are open to the public. The first Tuesday evening meeting is scheduled for August 1, 2017.

For more information see the club’s website: wwww.oakclifflions.com

Of the Oak Cliff Lions Club Facebook page or Oak Cliff Lions Club Farmer’s Market Facebook page.

To RSVP for an upcoming luncheon or evening meeting, contact club secretary Sara Kitto at: sara.kitto@oakclifflions.org

For more information contact any current Board Member:

President Lion John McCall Jr. - john@attorneymccall.com

1st VP Lion Tasie Semos - aksemos@sbcglobal.net

2nd VP Lion Diana Ezzell - diana.ezzell@yahoo.com

3rd VP Lion Paul Nielson - paul@texaspnc.com

Secretary Lion Nia MacKay - niamackay@aol.com

Treasurer Lion Stan Altschuler - alt7811@sbcglobal.net

Chaplain Lion Judy Porter - judy-porter@sbcglobal.net

Lion Tamer Lion Brooks Morrow - brooks.morrow@lpl.com

Tail Twister Lion Perry Flowers - perryflowers@ebby.com