Archive for the ‘Meetings & Programs’ Category
Lion Joe Wiener (above left) provided the entertainment. . um. . . program this week. Bell County Commissioner Richard Cortese (center - you sure can tell he’s a politician by that smile) discussed with the club the county budget, recent flooding, and his numerous agricultural trips to Europe and Canada. He said that the country of origin controversy for beef and pork that started in Europe has some of our Canadian bovine bretheren hopping mad. For the sake of illustration, included is a picture of Bell County Judge Jon Burrows(above right).
Lion Mack Parker’s program this last week was an informational meeting about a new planned development in Belton – Cathedral Oaks. This development is planned to have a homestyle restaurant that will serve breakfast as well as rooms and cottages that can be used for business meetings, family reunions, or any number of overnight stay requirements.
At the time of our visit from Head Football Coach Southern, Belton had yet to play its first game. Coach Southern stated that their club was quietly optimistic about their chances. At the time of this writing, Belton is off to a 2 and 0 start for the first time in a while. Pictured with Coach is our “member at large” Lion Tex from across the river. He made sure that he wore his best Belton Red.
Future Lion Scott Moger gave us an update on BISD. Attendance continues to rise despite our memberships best efforts to scare away new folk. Upcoming issues for the district include crowding at the elementary schools, crowding at the middle schools, and crowding at the high school. Their proposed solution is to have us pass a bond issue so that we won’t have so much crowding our wallet. Not all views expressed are those of the Belton Independent School District, its employees, or the Belton Lion’s Club. Not everything said on this site can be taken seriously - and we’re serious about that.
The best program to date was brought to us by Belton High School’s head swimming coach, Mike Burt (pictured below). He was very honored to be “The Program,” an honor he will take back to the high school and share with the football coaches – because in his book, the swim program at BHS is “The Program.”
In addition to a splashing good time with our program, we had a worst tie competition. The picture on the left shows Lion David Tuma staring at his tie trying to figure out how to spell it. But alas, our winner was Lion Jones, who got to pay our Tail Twister (Lion Street) a fine for the honor.
We had our Belton Lion’s Club Scholarship recipient in the audience today, Lauren McKeen pictured above. You can tell that she was speechless in witnessing the spectacle that is the Lion’s Club. Our program, brought to us by Lion Joe Wiener, is our first nominee for the prestigious POTY award, which is pictured below. To top off such a wonderful meeting, Lion Larry Montgomery has proven that he is definately in the running for worst joke teller with his joke about baRocky Road Ice Cream.