He was at a downtown drugstore when a friend he knew from his native Ellis County asked him if he was interested.
“It looked like a good thing to do — people helping people,” Smith said. “We serve and we do a lot of things in the community.”
Local members are active with the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank, the eyeglass program and Boy's Ranch Town in Edmond.
When they were married eight years ago, Burchie Smith said, her new husband kept “dragging” her to club meetings until she broke down and joined the club. She serves as secretary.
The Smiths met while playing volleyball on a senior league after their spouses died. Their relationship began when they went to a church Valentine's party together.
“She is a joiner,” Warren Smith said. “She is a worker, always busy.”