Archive for April, 2021

Board Meeting – April 1

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

BOARD MEETING – Belton Lions Club
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Call to Order: Lion President Harrison at 1:00pm

Members Present: President Harrison, Vice President John Corsi, Secretary/Treasurer Stagner, Lion Tamer Hickerson, Past President Shaw

Guest: None

Order of Business:
Guest Meals  (Amended 4/1/2021)

Discussed whether invited guest (who join the Club) should be paid by the inviting member. After discussion, it was decided that the policy would be: if the guest joins the Club “before the inviting member’s next billing cycle” – their lunch would be part of the new member’s own dues; otherwise, the inviting Lion will be invoiced for the guest’s lunch.  It was also discussed and decided that a guest – not personally invited by one of our members – should be expected to pay for their own lunch $15.00.

Stampede

President Harrison will coordinate with Lion(s) Shaw and Corsi to order the t-shirts.
We should have the final count soon – deadline to qualify for a rider shirt has passed.

As President Harrison will not be here for the Stampede, the $200 in H-E-B gift cards and the $75 WalMart Gift Card were given to Lion David Shaw – to purchase what is needed for the Stampede.

“Friend of” Plaque for Matt Bates

President Harrison will pay for the plaque; it will be presented to Matt Bates on Charter Night.  Matt Bates and his wife will be guests of President Harrison.

William Long and Hallie Cox Scholarships – two (2) $1,000 scholarships

Lion Todd Schiller – Scholarship Chair.  Applications are due back to Counselors Office by May 1st.

BLC Memorial Fund

The Board discussed setting up a J/E account to begin funding this project – 10% of the final net on our fundraisers; plus David Shaw’s $200; and upcoming Tail Twister fines.

Cooking Vests with the Lions Logo

Lion Stagner made motion that the Club purchase eight (8) of the official Lions Cooking vests from LCI; 2nd by Lion Corsi; approved.

Election of Officer/Nominations

Nominations are open – most Officers will stay the same … additional nominations and election at the next meeting.

President James Harrison

1st Vice President John Corsi

2nd Vice President – Mike Matthews (agreed after the Board Meeting)

Past President Gary Knight

Secretary Karen Stagner

Treasurer Karen Stagner

Belton Lions Club Sweetheart – Vacant

Board Member at Large – (currently Doc Weaver)

Tail Twister Danny Dossman

Lion Tamer Mac Hickerson

Webmaster Karen Stagner

Membership Chair – David Shaw

Bank Card(s)

Treasurer Stagner requested Board authorization to get at least one Bank Debit card on each account.  Lion Shaw made the motion; 2nd by Lion Hickerson; approved.

 

Meeting Ended at 2:00pm

Respectfully Submitted by Lion Secretary Karen Stagner

Meeting – April 8

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Hello fellow Belton Lions – April 8th – Lunch Meeting Review

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.

Attendance: James Harrison, Mike Matthews, Karen Stagner, Rob Potts, David Shaw, John Corsi, Christa Strang, Mac Hickerson, Lou Griffin
Guest: Speaker DeShon Williams (Speaker), Patti Powell

Song by Lion Corsi
Pledge by Lion Griffin
Prayer by Lion Hickerson
Exercise Program:  Aim HIGH!

Joke – Why did the Chicken cross the Road? / Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson

Announcements – 
 – Charter Night, March 29th, sign up passed around!
 – State Convention will be in Waco, May 20-22 – $175 per person
 – We will have final nominations and elections for our 2021-2022 Officers at the next meeting!
 – 10th Annual Stampede volunteer sign-up sheet was passed around.
 – Lion Aprons have been ordered.
 – Reminder: Belton Lion Ball Caps are available – $20 each
Stampede Update –
 – Lion Matthews announced that ABC Home and Commercial Services has formed a riding team & challenges other member organizations to do the same.
 – As of April 8th, we have a total of 60 riders signed up in advance.
Charter Night 
 – On April 21st, our Club will be 82 years old.  Lion President Harrison has announced that our meeting on April 29th, we will have a Charter Night.  Instead of the usual lunch meeting, we will meet in the evening for a social celebration! (much like we did for Christmas) Spouses/Guests Welcome – reservation sheet distributed.
Facebook Member Focus –
 – Starting mid-April, we will spotlight one member – photo, who they are and why they are a Belton Lion.
 – Who’s Who form will be available at lunch meetings.
BLC Lions Club Vests –
 – Gold Lion vests are available to order @$39.95 each, plus shipping (includes Club personalization on back).
 – The first order has been delivered.
 – Optional: After your vest is received – we can have your name embroidered, above the patch – locally.
USA Flag Program –
 – from our recent email and mail-out, we have received several renewals.
 – Lion Shaw, Lion Knight and Lion Stagner will be point of contact for questions or assistance.
Easter Meal for HOCTIL Families – 
 – Thank You to those who contributed!
Guest Speaker Program:  Thank you Lion Chief Fontenot for inviting DeShon Williams, President of Belton Fire Corps to tell us about the Fire Corps, their Purpose, Mission, Training and Dedication to Assisting the Belton Fire Department and Firefighters.
 May 6 – Mac Hickerson
 May 13 – Sam Listi
 May 20 – Rob Potts
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Meeting – April 1st

Sunday, April 4th, 2021
Hello fellow Belton Lions – April 1st – Lunch Meeting Review

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.

Attendance: James Harrison, John Corsi, Frank Hernandez, Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, Sam Listi, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, David Leigh, Rob Potts, David Shaw, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson
Guest: Tanya Bane, Speaker

Song by Lion Corsi
Pledge by Lion Leigh
Prayer by Lion Listi
Exercise Program:  Almost Forgot!

Joke – a Really Big Rock / Plate Spin by President Harrison – trying to make a record!

Announcements – 
 – Charter Night, March 29th, sign up sheet at next meeting!
 – We will have nominations and elections for our 2021-2022 Officers at the next meeting!
 – Stampede volunteer sign-up sheet was passed around.
 – Mac Hickerson says that Jane should be getting out of rehab soon.
 – The new Name Badges are here / Lion Dossman is taking the case home to repair and alter it.
 – Reminder: Belton Lion Ball Caps are available – $20 each
Stampede Update –
 – Lion Matthews announced that ABC Home and Commercial Services has formed a riding team & challenges other member organizations to do the same.
 – As of March 30th, we have a total of 47 riders signed up.
Charter Night 
 – On April 21st, our Club will be 82 years old.  Lion President Harrison has announced that our meeting on April 29th, we will have a Charter Night.  Instead of the usual lunch meeting, we will meet in the evening for a social celebration! (much like we did for Christmas) Spouses/Guests Welcome – sign up sheet will be distributed.
Facebook Member Focus –
 – Starting mid-April, we will spotlight one member – photo, who they are and why they are a Belton Lion.
 – Who’s Who form will be available at lunch meetings.
BLC Lions Club Vests –
 – Gold Lion vests are available to order @$39.95 each, plus shipping (includes Club personalization on back).
 – The first order has been made … allow three weeks for delivery.
 – Optional: After your vest is received – we can have your name embroidered, above the patch – locally.
USA Flag Program –
 – Emails and Letters were sent last weekend to past participants who have not renewed yet.
 – Per Lion Corsi’s suggestion, we included information about becoming a Belton Lion.
 – Lion Shaw, Lion Knight and Lion Stagner will be point of contact for questions or assistance.
Easter Meal for HOCTIL Families – 
 – The Club filled and delivered the Easter Meal food baskets for five (5) HOCTIL families of children with special needs.
 – Thank You to those who contributed!
Guest Speaker Program: Thank you Lion Hernandez for inviting Tanya Bane, B.I.S.D. Benefits Manager, to address her role as Benefits Manager for the District; and how the Pandemic effected B.I.S.D.; and procedures set in place for Health and Safety of Staff and Students. Thank you Tanya Bane!
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Future Programs –
 April 8 – Jon Fontenot
 April 15 – Karen Stagner
 April 22 – “Stampede” Final Prep
 April 29 – Charter Night Celebration