Meeting – April 7th

Belton Lions Club – April 7th, Noon, The GIN

Welcome and Call to Order by President Corsi

Members Present:  John Corsi, Gene Ellis, Sam Listi, David Tuma, David Shaw, Reese Davis, Mack Latimer, Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Patti Powell, Lou Griffin, James Harrison, Wayne carpenter, Rob Potts, Veronica Logan

Guests:   Buddy Hickerson (guest of Mac Hickerson – paid $20 cash); Bo Wiist, King of the Mountain Cyclery (Club guest); Coleman Hampton (speaker)
Song: by Lion Matthews
Pledge: by Lion Fontenot
Prayer: by Lion Hickerson
Exercise: by Lion Harrison – All American
Joke:  Lion Harrison (BINGO); and Lion Dossman (Stands Corrected)
Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson

Announcements.

New Member Induction – Robert Cavazos (?) hopefully next week

– Stampede, April 30th: Online Registration is open. Past Riders were emailed on Monday. Sponsor, Ride Maps and registration forms are on our webpage. Discuss route concerns due to construction; and update from Chief Ellis and James Harrison – the Nolanville Bridge was paved today.  King on the Mountain Bicycle Shop meeting with key players; we have 34 riders now.
– Flag Program – Renewal emails to unpaid participants were sent on Monday. Then, during the first week in May, the unpaid participants will receive a final invoice. Any unpaid by May 20th will be informed that unpaid flags will be picked up during the week before Memorial Day.  100 new extra durable flags ordered today! They were previously out of stock.

– Quarterly Dues handed out TODAY.

– Belton Lion Business Cards – keep handing out those cards – inviting prospective new members.

– Charter Night will be on April 21st – there will not be a lunch meeting on the 21st. Sign up / Reservation sheet passed around today.

– The Club will return to having a separate Secretary and a separate Treasurer for the 2022-2023 year.  Lion Stagner will remain as Secretary.  Please consider volunteering to serve as Treasurer.  Our new year begins on July 1st.

– Easter Food Baskets for HOCTIL families – sign up sheet is now full – please bring all items next week, on the 14th.  We will assemble at the meeting and deliver right after the meeting. Thank You!  List included with this email.

Board of Directors Meeting 3/31 Recap:

– Dues Payments: Club looks pretty good – only 3 members are delinquent.

– Presidents Goal is to surpass Salado in New Members – in our District.

–  Accounting: Bank Accounts

Activity Account – $29,053.43 (Charitable Giving & Fundraising)

General Account – $3,412.28 (Meals and Dues to LCI and District)

– Discussion about a plate spinning contest – Rotary, Police, etc… against Mac Hickerson.  Suggestion was made to get with Judy Garrett about partnering on one of her events.  Maybe at a District Meeting – with Traveling Trophy.  Or, at our Heritage Park event.  Possibly … Bacon, Blues and Brews.

– Bike Route Promo – Discussion about newspaper on-line advertising; and then print advertising in both papers during the week before the event; plus sending a Press Release to each paper.  Motion to do the advertising by James Harrison; 2nd by Mac Hickerson; vote – approved.

– Georgetown Eye-Glasses Boxes – we might look into these glasses boxes for downtown Belton.  If anyone has connections with the Post Office – they have retired several of their old boxes to put in the larger double ones.

– Vision Assistance Program / Ideal Eye Team (formerly Belton Eye Care) – The Board has been looking into vetting these clients for subsidy payment of eyeglasses and exam.  They have presented the Club with an agreement to examine and provide glasses for $100.00 (18 yr. and under). Co-pay for the patient would be $25.  The Club has previously agreed to capping the overall expenses annually at $500.00.  Motion by accept the agreement by James Harrison; 2nd by Karen Stagner; vote – approved.

– Next Board Meeting – we will address our Heritage Park Plan again; and open Nominations for our new Club officers.

Program: Lion Carpenter invited Coleman Hampson, Director, Bell County Museum – tremendous program on the History of the Museum, Carnegie Library, History of Belton, Special Traveling Exhibits, the Gault Site Exhibit, Photo Galleries, Education, and Museum Activities … Thank you!

Future Program Assignments:

April 14th – Keith Cook – BISD Superintendent Matt Smith / BISD Bond Election
April 21st – Charter Night (No Noon Meeting)
April 28th – Stampede Meeting +++++++
May 5 – Mac Hickerson
May 12 – Sam Listi
May 19 – Rob Potts
May 26 – Gene Ellis

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