Meeting – October 14

October 14, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club Vice President Corsi
Members Present:  John Corsi, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, Gene Ellis, Christa Strang, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson, Mike Matthews, Wayne Carpenter, Chris Craig, David Leigh, David Tuma, Rob Potts
Guests: Stephanie O’Banion (speaker)
Song let by Lion Matthews
Pledge led by Lion Fontenot
Prayer by Lion Listi
Exercise Program: Loosening Up and Stretching Out!
Joke: Lion Leigh – eye opening moon restaurant – atmosphere … Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
  – Lion Griffin’s wife will have rotator surgery on Monday.
  – Belton FD Open House this Saturday at Station 1 from 10am – 2pm
  – Lion Shaw will be out until the end of this Month
  – The next Zone Meeting will be on October 28th @ the Sammons Community Center
  – The Club will be participating in the HOCTIL October 23rd Drive Thru Fall Festival.. Everyone/Anyone is welcome to join – we could use help on Saturday, Oct. 23 – handing out the candy.
    Also, the Club will, again, be preparing 5-6 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for HOCTiL families.
  – Belton Lions will be supporting District Governor’s Take the Plunge Challenge to raise $25,000 for the Children’s Camp with an initial contribution of $750.00.  Word has it that that our Club Nominee for “taking the Plunge” in January at the Children’s Camp … could be one of our newest members Chris Craig!
    The Club is looking at 2022 dates for our STAMPEDE Bike Ride – President Harrison is looking at the last weekend in April; and will get with Lion Shaw.
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th (evening) at The GIN
Program:  Lion Harrison invited Stephanie O’Banion, Executive Director/CEO, United Way of Central Texas, to speak to us about UWCT’s efforts supporting Central Texas residents through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winter Storm and their focus on Health, Financial Stability and Education; plus the addition of the 2-1-1 Call Center.  Thank you Lion Listi, for the introduction on behalf of Lion Harrison, of Stephanie O’Banion, representing UWCT … and noting … Stephanie is a Belton Lions Club Past President!
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