Archive for October, 2020

Meeting – October 15, 2020

Saturday, October 17th, 2020
  • October 15th Meeting Recap:
    Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
    Attendance: James Harrison, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, Christa Strang, David Shaw, John Corsi, Mac Hickerson, David Tuma, Karen Stagner
    Guest: Paul Strang, Jane Hickerson
    Song by Lion Corsi (Choir Director) / Pledge by Lion Tuma / Prayer by Lion Hickerson
    Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison
    Announcements
     – Lion President Harrison reminded of his “President’s Challenge” fundraiser to benefit Texas Lions Camp. President Harrison will match up to $500 that the Club raises to send to the Camp.  Club total is still currently $239.00 for President Harrison to match. The Challenge will run through November.  We’re look forward to our Tail Twister returning to generate lots more matching funds.
     – Board Meeting Recap:
            Stampede Date Set for April 24, 2021
            Wall of Honor in Heritage Park – projected to be in place by the end of the year; funds to raise at about $1,300; 1st  inductees to include Lions Baisden, Cox, Dulaney, Holle and Long.
     – President Harrison introduced and explained “Friends of the Belton Lions Club” – 1st “Friend” will be presented by President Harrison.
     – Club Secretary handed out Membership Statements – statements will be distributed at the end of each quarter – even if there is a zero balance. And, reminded all Club members to RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT!
     – President Harrison presented new Lion Strang with her LCI pin and our Belton Lions Club pin.
     – The Club discussed and agreed that our December 17th meeting will be an evening meeting and Christmas Party – spouses welcome.  President Harrison will take the lead on planning and entertainment.
    Program:
    Thank you to Lion Leigh for arranging the All About Belton presentation. Dave Covington, Chair of the City of Belton 2020 Charter Review Committee discussed the Propositions on the current ballot with history and how each could/would affect the City. Daniel Bucher, General Manager of Grand Avenue Theater and a candidate for City Council discussed the renaming process for Confederate Park – a very thorough and informative program! Lion Listi Thanked both Dave and Daniel for their dedication to the City and Volunteerism.
     
    Future Program Assignments:
    October 22 – Lion Listi – Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
    October 29 – Lion Potts – Kimberly Davies, Aquatics Director for the Roy & Jean Potts Swim Center, Belton ISD.
    November 5 – Lion Harrison – Judy Garrett, Belton Tourism & Retail Development Coordinator
    November 12 – Lion Harrison – Dr. John Vassar / VP Academic Affairs/UMHB
    November 19 – Lion Stagner – HOCTIL – Thanksgiving Baskets for Families of Children with Special Needs
    November 26 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
    December 3 –
    December 10 – Lion Harrison – Retired Mayor Marion Grayson
    December 17 – EVENING meeting – Belton Lions Club Christmas Party
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Meeting – October 8

Monday, October 12th, 2020
October 8th Meeting Recap:
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
Attendance: James Harrison, Gary Knight, John Corsi, Christa Strang, David Leigh, Ted Smith, Davie Tuma, Mac Hickerson, Karen Stagner, Jon Fontenot
Guest: Hannah Odell and her parents, Paige and Jeff Odell
Song by Lion Knight (such melody) / Pledge by Lion Fontenot / Prayer by Lion Hickerson
Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison (limbering up and down)
Announcements
 – Birthday list passed around for Lions’ birthday updates. – Happy Birthday Rob Potts (8/3).
 – Lion President Harrison reminded of his “President’s Challenge” fundraiser to benefit Texas Lions Camp. President Harrison will match up to $500 that the Club raises to send to the Camp.  Club total is currently $239.00 for President Harrison to match. Let’s get that full $500 from our President!  The Challenge will run through November.  We’re look forward to our Tail Twister returning to generate lots more matching funds.
 – Club Secretary handed out Membership Statements – statements will be distributed at the end of each quarter – even if there is a zero balance.
 – President Harrison presented new Lion Jon Fontenot with his LCI pin and our Belton Lions Club pin.
Presentation: Lion Ted Smith presented Hannah Odell with the 2019-2020 Hallie Cox Scholarship Award.  Coach Cox family founded this annual $1,000.00 Scholarship as a memorial to continuing education.  Miss Odell is planning to attend UT focusing on Child Advocacy and Conflict Management.  Congratulations! –
 
Joke of the Day: By Lion Leigh (boiling) and Lion Knight (cool ranch) … Plate Spin: by Lion Hickerson
Program:

We were honored to Lion Mark Prentice, District Chair for Leader Dogs for the Blind, present an overview of the Program and the Farm, started in 1939, in Rochester, Michigan. “Intelligent Disobedience” is a term they use referencing the process of a Service Dog making individual judgements for his/her partner’s safety – critical thinking.  Impressive Program … Thank you!
 
Future Program Assignments:
October 15 – Lion Leigh – Dave Covington and Daniel Bucher
October 22 – Lion Listi – Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
October 29 – Lion Potts – TBD
November 5 – Lion Harrison – Judy Garrett, Belton Tourism & Retail Development Coordinator
November 12 – Lion Harrison – Dr. John Vassar / VP Academic Affairs/UMHB
November 19 – Lion Stagner – HOCTIL – Thanksgiving Baskets for Families of Children with Special Needs
November 26 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
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Meeting – October 1, 2020

Monday, October 5th, 2020
  • October 1st Meeting Recap:
    Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
    Attendance: James Harrison, Jon Fontenot, Frank Hernandez, Gary Knight, David Leigh, Todd Shiller, Christa Strang, Quinn Arnaud and Karen Stagner, Mac Hickerson
    Guest: Jane Hickerson (so happy to see you!)
    Song by Lion Knight (thank goodness) / Pledge by Lion Shiller / Prayer by Lion Leigh
    Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison (we seem to be getting stronger and louder each week)
    Announcements
     – Birthday list passed around for Lions’ birthday updates.
     – Lion President Harrison reminded of his “President’s Challenge” fundraiser to benefit Texas Lions Camp. President Harrison will match up to $500 that the Club raises to send to the Camp.  Club total is currently $239.00 for President Harrison to match. Let’s get that full $500 from our President!  The Challenge will run through November.
     – Club Secretary Stagner expressed Thanks to Lion Leigh for “saving” our Belton Lions webpage.

    Joke of the Day: By Lion Harrison … Plate Spin: by Lion Knight
    Program:

    Our featured speaker Belton Chamber CEO, Randy Pittenger – gave us an update about the resilience, determination and innovation from, for, and with Belton Local Businesses during these first three quarters of the year; then highlighted the upcoming SPUR Event(s). Thank you Randy Pittenger for all that you and your Staff do!
     
    New Member Jon Fontenot was administered the official Belton Lions Club Oath by President Harrison.  Welcome to the Club!
    Future Program Assignments:
    October 8 – Lion Hickerson – Lion Mark Prentice – District Representative for Leader Dogs for the Blind.
    Also, our 2019-2020 scholarship winner Hannah O’Dell should be with us.
    Board Meeting will follow the regular meeting.
    October 15 – Lion Leigh – TBD
    October 22 – Lion Listi – Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
    October 29 – Lion Potts – TBD
    November 5 – Lion Harrison – Judy Garrett, Belton Tourism & Retail Development Coordinator
    November 12 – Lion Harrison – Dr. John Vassar / VP Academic Affairs/UMHB
    November 19 – Lion Stagner – HOCTIL – Thanksgiving Baskets for Families of Children with Special Needs
    November 26 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
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