Meeting – October 21st

October 21, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club Vice President Corsi
Members Present:  John Corsi, Jon Fontenot, Kevin Cook, Todd Schiller, Frank Hernandez, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Veronica Logan, Mac Hickerson, Mike Matthews
Guests: Joe Cina (Guest of Mike Matthews); Bob Reinhard (Guest Speaker)
Song let by Lion Matthews
Pledge led by Lion Fontenot
Prayer by Lion Hickerson
Exercise Program: Get Ready / Get Loose
Joke: Lion Dossman – Banking by Machine – Balance / then something about a Shark, a Clown Fish, & Tasting Funny.
          Guest Joe Cina – an explanation of DNA backwards … AND …
          … Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
  – Lion Corsi will reach out to Lion Griffin to check on how his wife’s surgery went on Monday.
  – Belton FD Open House last Saturday was an overwhelming SUCCESS – over 1,000 people came out.
  – 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. Thank you to everyone for donating the candy and to Lion Fontenot for the extra goodies from the Fire Department.
   – Also, the Club will, again, be preparing 5-6 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for HOCTIL families.  Sign up sheet will be passed around at the next Club Meeting.
  – 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!  We’ll be voting on that nomination soon.
   – The Club is looking at 2022 dates for our STAMPEDE Bike Ride – President Harrison is looking at April 30th; and will get with Lion Shaw.
   – Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th (evening) at The GIN
   – Lion Stagner Thanked the Flag Program Teams for replacing the many flags that were damaged in the recent storm; and explained the Flag Program for the new members.
Program:  Lion Fontenot invited the new Emergency Management Coordinator for the Bell County Office of Emergency Management, Bob Reinhard.  Thank You!  A native of Bell County and in Law Enforcement since 1992, Bob Reinhard presented an overview of his responsibility in the Bell County OEM – as he hit the ground running during the 2nd wave of the pandemic. He and his office are committed to partnership and service to the community; acting as a conduit for extended resources to municipal emergency management personnel.  They have, also, reinvigorated the Bell County Emergency Management Reserve Program. Mr. Reinhard extended an invitation to join the volunteer organization. Thank you Bob Reinhard and Lion Fontenot – Great Informative Program!
Future Program Assignments:
    October 28 – David Leigh – Patient Matched Workflow in 3D Printing
    November 4 – David Tuma
    November 11 – Mary Shockley – Veteran’s Day – retired Lt. Colonel Bonnie Wilson
    November 18 – Karen Stagner / HOCTIL Thanksgiving Food Baskets / Susie Marek
    November 25 – No Meeting – Thanksgiving
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