Old Kia Kima youth camp near Hardy, Arkansas

Board of Directors

2022

President: Ron Naro - Eagle Scout, recipient of the God and Country award. Former member and adult leader with Troop 3 of Pendleton Presbyterian Church. Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. Lodge Chief of Chickasah Lodge and instructor at the National OA Conference. Camper and staff member KKSR 1964-1972. Retired Executive with Union Pacific Railroad with 40 years of service.

Vice-President: Dennis Cain - Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Order of the Arrow, KKSR Staff Member 1969-1974, 1976, 1978-1979, 1986, 1988, District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 240, Teacher in the Division of Exceptional Children in the Shelby County Schools for over 40 years.

Treasurer: John Lauderdale - Camper and Staff Member at Kamp Kia Kima. KKSR Waterfront Staff 1971-1972. BBA Memphis State University 1980; BSBA Christian Brothers University 1997. Controller for Jimmy Gray Chevrolet, Inc. in Southaven, MS.

Recording Secretary: Richard Wertz - Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor Order of the Arrow, District Award of Merit, camper at KKSR in late 1960's, KKSR staff in 1970 and 1975, Philmont Staff 1971 to 1974, BME at Memphis State University, retired as Unix computer administrator for the Federal government. Volunteer at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park.

Immediate Past President: Boyd Billingsley - Eagle Scout, Sr. Vice President Coldwell Banker Realtors, BSBA University of Arkansas, Navy SEAL. Co- founder of Fellowship Bible Church Northwest Arkansas. Former Vice President Cooper Communities Inc. Recipient of the Old Kia Kima Excellence in Leadership Award.


2020 - 2022

Brian Ball: Life Scout, Assistant Scoutmaster, former Cubmaster, Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. Completed the Wood Badge Course in 2016. Married to Shannon since 1996 with two teenage sons, Phillip and Patrick. Employed as an Independent Restoration, Plumbing and Tile Contractor in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Jim Hayslip: Eagle Scout. KKSR Camper and Staff Member 1971 - 1975. Following graduation from The Citadel Military College served 4 years with the USMC. Military service continued with the TN Army National Guard for another 30 years to include two post 9 / 11 deployments. Retired mathematics teacher having served 30 years with Shelby County Schools. Married to Nancy since 2002.


2021 - 2023

Ken Holmes: Eagle Scout. Vigil Honor Member. Silver Beaver Award. Good Shepherd Award. Wood Badge Course Director. Camper at KKSR (1968-1974) Staff Member (1975-1977). Past Cubmaster and Scoutmaster. Currently Advancement Chairman-Quapaw Area Council. Married to Susan in 1979, has two children and two grandsons. Retired from Arkansas Department of Transportation.

C. David Logan: Active Scouter for over 40 years, Wood Badge Course Director, Silver Beaver recipient, Scoutmaster Emeritus of Troop 55 in Nashville, TN. Recipient of The Old Kia Kima Excellence in Leadership Award, Kia Kima camper 1958-61, Kia Kima Staff 1962-1966. Waterfront Director 1966, Brotherhood member of The Order of the Arrow, and Vice Lodge Chief of the Chickasah Lodge. Resides in Franklin, Tn with Deen, his wife of over 50 years. Currently Broker/Owner of SilverPointe Properties, LLC in Brentwood, Tn and is the 2016 President of the Williamson County Association of Realtors.


2022 - 2024

Mike Kinkade: Eagle Scout - Order of the Arrow. Camper and Staff member Kamp Kia Kima. Former Scoutmaster of Troop 125 in Nashville, AR. BSET Memphis State University, MSBA Texas A&M. Vice Chancellor for University of Arkansas - Cossatot Community College.

John Fletcher: Vigil Member Order of the Arrow, served in U.S. Army as a member of White House Communications Agency, BBA Memphis State University, President and CEO of Tri-State Auto Paint & Supply with locations in Southaven and Batesville, MS.


Additional information about Officer and Board Member history.


Honorary Directors

Miss Julia Hall: (1910 - 2003) Girl Scout Camp Kiwani camper, staff and Director (1924-1933) and YWCA Miramichee Camp Director (1939-1970).

Mrs. Winnie "Sunny" Carson: (1916 - 2007) Girl Scout Camp Kiwani camper, staff, and Director (1927-1959)

Mr. Stillman Ralph Young: (1924 - 2006) Scout Master Troop 35 Memphis, Tennessee (1947-1949); Professional Scout Executive Chickasaw Council (1951-1991), Camp Director of Kamp Kia Kima 1954-1956 and 1958-1963; and Camp Director of Kia Kima Scout Reservation (1964-1973).

Mrs. Boyce Woollard Billingsley: (1931 - 2021) A beloved patron of Old Kia Kima and a childhood-to-adulthood summertime (1940-1980's) resident of Hardy and Cherokee Village, Arkansas, where she had been a camper and staff member of the YWCA Miramichee girls' camp.

Mr. Frederick T. Carney: (1916 - 2010) Scouter, Sailor, Lawyer. Spent a lifetime in Scouting, with 78 years as a registered BSA member.

Mr. Bill Dixon: (1922 - 2016) Camper, staff member and longtime supporter of Old Kia Kima.

Mr. Bobby Harriss: Pilot for Christ, Sunday School teacher, guardian of Old Kia Kima

Mr. Bobby Williams: (1932 - 2016) Beloved builder and keeper of Old Kia Kima.

Mr. Frank Simonton: (1933 - 2018) Beloved staff member at old camp Kia Kima, director at KKSR and so much more.


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