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Meeting – November 18th

Sunday, November 21st, 2021
Hello Belton Lions … Have a Blessed Week & Thanksgiving!
1.  We have had a request from Temple Belton Ladies Lions Club for a Vision Screening partnership on December 7th, from Noon-3pm. They would like to have 2 people from our Club join them in a vision screening project with Body of Christ Community clinic in Belton.  Please let Lion Corsi know if you are able to participate.  If this goes well, Donna Dunn the executive director of the Clinic would like to have us out monthly to do screenings.
2.  Please see attached “Belton’s Christmas on the Chisholm Trail” flyer, kicking off the Holiday Season – we hope to see you ALL at these Christmas activities – Mark Your Calendar!
3.  The Recap from Thursday, Nov. 18th lunch meeting:

Belton Lions Club – November 18th, 2021, Noon, The GIN
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Corsi

Members Present: John Corsi, Jon Fontenot, Mac Hickerson, Mike Matthews, Christa Strang, Danny Dossman, Sam Listi, Chris Gregg, David Tuma,  Karen Stagner, Wayne Carpenter (I hope I didn’t leave anyone out)

Guests: Paul Strang (lunch paid – cash)
Song led by Lion Matthews
Pledge led by Lion Fontenot
Prayer by Lion Hickerson
Exercise Program: … and … Let’s all touch our toes …
Joke: Lion Dossman, Mayoral Proclamation to Scarecrows for … Outstanding Performance in their Field!
Plate Spin: Mac “The Great” Henderson

Announcements.

·         SALUTE to our Belton Lion Veterans – Thanks retired Lt. Colonel Bonnie Wilson
·         Happy Birthday: Patti Powell
·         5 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for HOCTIL families – Thank you to everyone for your contributions & for helping deliver the baskets.  Thank you Lion Dossman for the last minute grocery run for last minute items.
·         The Club is looking at 2022 dates for our STAMPEDE Bike Ride – 2nd VP Harrison is looking at April 30th; and will get with Lion Shaw.
·         Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th (evening) at The GIN
·         2022 Officers; Installation will be the meeting after Thanksgiving, December 2nd?
·         Effective January 2022 – the GIN is raising the lunch price by $2.00, due to increased supply costs.  The increase will be reflected on the April Invoice/Statements.
·         The GIN has had a change in their Events Coordinator; and will NOT be able to make the Gift Cards we had discussed for a fundraiser.  Lion President Corsi is researching other options.
·         Lion Secretary Stagner thanked everyone for getting USA flags replaced for Veteran’s Day.  We need to order new flags and schedule a work day to replace flags at the Journal.
·         Lion Secretary Stagner presented the B.I.S.D. Heartbeat Angel Christmas tags for adoption. Deadline for return of gifts is Monday, December 6th.

New Business:
·         Discuss Christmas Connections Toy Donation Partnership (Chris Gregg)
·         Lion President Corsi has asked Patti Powell to look into business Cards to invite new members and get us a price
·         Need to make a new Program Assignments for 2022
·         Call for Leadership  board meeting- Short meeting after lunch
·         The Board will discuss a letter received from Scout Troop 114 regarding a request to sponsor their Charter.
·         The Club has received a letter from an underserved family requesting our Club sponsor an examination and eyeglasses for her son.  President Corsi will contact them and refer them to our Belton Eye Care contacts.

 
Program:  Lion Stagner / Margaret Chadwick – Eldred’s Nursery
Thank you Margaret Chadwick for an informative, exciting and heartwarming presentation about the history, purpose and future outlook at Eldred’s Nursery – established in January 2017 for the purpose of offering job training for individuals with disabilities.  Great people with great hearts and insights.

Future Program Assignments:
    November 25 – No Meeting – Thanksgiving
December 2 – Patti Powell
December 9 – Lou Griffin
December 16 – Holiday Dinner at the Gin – 6PM
December 23 – Christmas Week – NO Meeting
December 29 – New Year’s Week – NO Meeting

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Meeting – November 11

Saturday, November 13th, 2021
November 11, 2021  (November 4th Attached – Thank you Lion Corsi for the Minutes & Lion Listi for the picture)
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Corsi
VETERANS DAY!
Members Present:  John Corsi, Mary Shockley, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, David Shaw, Mike Matthews, Karen Stagner, Jim Hudson, Chris Gregg, Mac Hickerson, Lou Griffin, Veronica Logan
Guests: Bonnie Wilson, speaker
Song let by Lion Matthews
Pledge led by Lion Fontenot
Prayer by Lion Griffin
Exercise Program: hands in the air …
Joke: Lion Dossman – a soldier / seasoned Veteran (had to be there); … Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
Announcements:
  – SALUTE to our Belton Lion Veterans – Honoring those who Served (picture below)
  – Happy Birthday Karen Stagner & speaker Bonnie Wilson (11/14)
  – Also, the Club will, again, be preparing 5 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for HOCTIL families.  Sign up sheet passed around – completely filled in; plus generous donations for the baskets and decorations.  Thank YOU!  (List Attached)  Delivery will be after our meeting on November 18th.
   – 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
   – 2022 Officers were announced; Installation will be the meeting after Thanksgiving, December 12th.
    President John Corsi; 1st VP Mike Matthews; 2nd VP James Harrison; Secretary/Treasurer Karen Stagner; Board Member at Large Mac Hickerson; Tail Twister Danny Dossman; Lion Tamer Mac Hickerson; Membership Chair David Shaw; Webmaster Karen Stagner; Historian James Harrison.
   – Effective January 2022 – the GIN is raising the lunch price by $2.00, due to increased supply costs.  The increase will be reflected on the April Invoice/Statements.
   – The GIN has had a change in their Events Coordinator; and will NOT be able to make the Gift Cards we had discussed for a fundraiser.  Lion President Corsi will research other options.
Program: In honor and remembrance of Veterans Day, Lion Shockley invited highly decorated Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Bonnie Wilson – over 27 years of Active Duty; plus Reserve – retired in August 2018. What an honor to have LTC Wilson address the Club!  This was a memorable day for Belton Lions!  Thank You for your Service!
Future Program Assignments:
    November 18 – Karen Stagner / HOCTIL Thanksgiving Food Baskets / Margaret Chadwick – Eldred’s Nursery
Don’t forget to BRING your food contributions for the Thanksgiving Baskets for the HOCTIL Families of Children with Special Needs – we will be delivering right after lunch.
    November 25 – No Meeting – Thanksgiving
    December 2 – Patti Powell
    December 9 – Lou Griffin
    December 16 – Holiday Dinner at the Gin – 6PM
    December 23 – Christmas Week – NO Meeting
    December 29 – New Year’s Week – NO Meeting
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Meeting – November 4

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

November 4th, 2021

Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Corsi

Members Present:  John Corsi, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, Rob Potts, David Leigh, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson, Mike Matthews.Wayne Carpenter,

Guests: Dick Chapin

Song let by Mike Matthews

Pledge led by John Fontenot

Prayer by Lou Griffen

Exercise Program: … and … we’re famous …

Joke: Not a funny one! Ha! … Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson

Announcements.

– The Club will, again, be preparing 5 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for HOCTIL families.  Sign up sheet passed around – completely filled in; plus generous donations for the baskets and decorations.  Thank YOU!  (List Attached)

– 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

– 2022 Officer Nominations were opened; the Slate was announced; accepted by acclamation.

President John Corsi; 1st VP Mike Matthews; 2nd VP James Harrison; Secretary/Treasurer Karen Stagner; Board Member at Large Mac Hickerson; Tail Twister Danny Dossman; Lion Tamer Mac Hickerson; Membership Chair David Shaw; Webmaster Karen Stagner; Historian James Harrison – Installation Date to be determined.

 

Program: Dick Chapin- Spoke about all the wonderful things the Lion’s Club Camp offers children.

 

Future Program Assignments:

November 11 – Mary Shockley – Veteran’s Day – retired Lt. Colonel Bonnie Wilson

November 18 – Karen Stagner / HOCTIL Thanksgiving Food Baskets / Margaret Chadwick – Eldred’s Nursery

November 25 – No Meeting – Thanksgiving

December 2 – Patti Powell

December 9 – Lou Griffin

December 16 – Holiday Dinner at the Gin – 6PM

December 23 – Christmas Week – NO Meeting

December 29 – New Year’s Week – NO Meeting

 

Meeting – October 21st

Sunday, October 24th, 2021
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
Announcements:
  – 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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Meeting – October 14

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
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
Announcements:
  – 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! https://www.uwct.org/
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Meeting – October 7th

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
October 7, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison
Members Present:  James Harrison, John Corsi, Wayne Carpenter, Danny Dossman, Gene Ellis, Mike Matthews, Patti Powell, David Leigh, Sam Listi, Kevin Cook, Frank Hernandez, Todd Schiller, Veronica Logan, David Tuma, Rob Potts, Mac Hickerson
Guests: Sam Murphy (guest of John Corsi); Sharon Ellis (guest of Gene Ellis); Lt. Daniel Aguirre, Sgt. Daniel Ontiveros, Jennifer Gibson (guest Speaker and guests)
Song let by Lion Corsi
Pledge led by Lion Schiller
Prayer by Lion Carpenter
Exercise Program: Lose lbs.!
Joke: Grandpa; a Frog; Six Flags … Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
Announcements:
  – Lion Shaw will be out until the end of this Month – tending to family.
  – Happy Birthday to Lion Rob Potts (10/3)
  –  Lion Corsi will officiate the October 14th meeting / Lion Listi will introduce the Guest Speaker Stephanie O’Banion.
  – 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 – donations of candy requested by October 21st.
    Also, the Club will, again, be preparing 5-6 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for HOCTiL families.
    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
President’s Announcement:
  President Harrison announced that his wife will be retiring soon; and that they are taking time off to travel.
Lion Vice-President John Corsi has agreed to move up to the Presidency for the remainder of the Club year.  President Harrison has agreed to move to the 2nd Vice President position.  We wish them the BEST for their well deserved traveling vacations; and we THANK President Harrison for his dedication to and rebuilding of the Belton Lions Club.
Program:  Lion Ellis invited Jennifer Gibson, Belton PD Crime Victim Liaison to talk with us about their programs and efforts to assist crime victims.  Ms. Gibson outlined her role as Crime Victim Coordinator for the Belton Police Department. She began her job on 7/27/21, in what is a grant-funded position, through the Central Texas Council of Governments. The grant is funded on an annual basis, so effective performance of crime victim services will be important to secure additional years of funding. Some of her key tasks include:
Communicating with victims of crime in person, in writing, over the phone
Assisting crime victims in applying for available assistance
Keeping victims aware of the status of investigations
Maintaining a strong working relationship with regional victim assistance and advocacy groups to facilitate service delivery
Working closely with PD investigators by contacting crime witnesses and victims
Training agency personnel on crisis intervention and victim services
Thank You!
Future Program Assignments:
    October 14 – James Harrison (Sam Listi) – Stephanie O’Banion, HOT United Way
    October 21 – Jon Fontenot – Mother Neff State Park
    October 28 – David Leigh
    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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Meeting – September 30

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

 

Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison
Members Present:  James Harrison, Todd Schiller, Rob Potts, Gene Ellis, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, Keith Cook, John Corsi, Mary Shockley, Karen Stagner, David Tuma, Frank Hernandez, Chris Craig, Christa Strang, Mac Hickerson, Lou Griffin, Veronica Logan
Guests: Terri Covington ( Guest Speaker )
Song let by Lion Corsi
Pledge led by Lion Cook
Prayer by Lion Ellis
Exercise Program: All hands in the AIR!
Joke: Rodney Dangerfield, a mirror/eyesight/zoo … Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
Announcements:
    The Club is looking for a Service Project for this Fall – Secretary Stagner introduced an opportunity from HOCTIL to participate in their October 23rd Drive Thru Fall Festival.. Everyone/Anyone is welcome to join – donations of candy requested by October 21st.
    Also, the Club will, again, be preparing 5-6 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for HOCTiL families.
    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.
    Lion Corsi will officiate the October 14th meeting / Lion Listi will introduce the Guest Speaker Stephanie O’Banion.
    The next Zone Meeting will be on October 28th @ the Sammons Community Center
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th (evening) at The GIN
Program:  Lion Harrison invited Terri Covington to update the Club on the State of Real Estate in Belton Texas.  Informative presentation on the current Residential Market / Building Shortages / Short Term Rentals and so much more.  Thank you President Harrison
Future Program Assignments:
    September 30 – James Harrison / Terri Covington / Board Meeting afterward
    October 7 – Gene Ellis – Belton PD New Victim Service Coordinator
    October 14 – James Harrison – Stephanie O’Banion, HOT United Way
    October 21 – Jon Fontenot – Mother Neff State Park
    October 28 – David Leigh
    November 4 – David Tuma
    November 11 – Mary Shockley
    November 18 – Karen Stagner / HOCTIL Thanksgiving Food Baskets
    November 25 – No Meeting – Thanksgiving
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Meeting – September 16

Friday, September 24th, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison
Members Present:  James Harrison, Karen Stagner, Mike Matthews, Mac Hickerson, Christa Strang, John Corsi, David Tuma, Chris Gregg, Danny Dossman, Sam Listi, Rob Potts
Guests: Buddy Hickerson (lunch paid); Paul Strang (lunch paid); Lorna Brockette (speaker); District Governor Angela Cases; Keith Cook (joining the Club today)
Song let by Lion Corsi
Pledge led by Lion Gregg
Prayer by Lion Potts
Exercise Program: A Quest for Fitness
Joke: Lion Strang – A mushroom walked into a bar … Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
Announcements:
    Our Club Tail-twister has been busy “fine-ing” members in good fun – raising money for the “cause”; and even fined our District Governor Angela Cases today!
    Happy Belated Birthday to Lion Jim Hudson (9/17)
    President Harrison talked about Belton Lions Club Membership growth.
    The Club will have a Board Meeting on September 30th.
    The Club needs to start looking at 2022 dates for our STAMPEDE Bike Ride.
    Lion Corsi will officiate the October 14th meeting / Lion Listi will introduce the Guest Speaker Stephanie O’Banion.
    Thank you District Governor Angela Cases for providing the needed extra Membership Kits.
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th (evening) at The GIN
Program:  District 2-X3 Lions Quest Chair Lorna Brockette presented an explanation on the Lions Quest Program. Lions Quest is an evidence-based and proven effective Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program.  Program elements are: Classroom curriculum with user-friendly lessons; high-quality teacher training and capacity building; support for school-wide implementation; tools for building a positive school climate; parent and family engagement; and community engagement.  Thank You!
Future Program Assignments:
    September 23 – Michael Matthews / Dr. Mickey Kerr, New Vice President for Athletics, UMHB
    September 30 – Mac Hickerson / Board Meeting afterward
    October 7 – Gene Ellis
    October 14 – James Harrison – Stephanie O’Banion, HOT United Way
    October 21 – Jon Fontenot
    October 28 – David Leigh
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Meeting – September 23

Friday, September 24th, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison
Members Present:  James Harrison, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson, Wayne Carpenter, Danny Dossman, Keith Cook, Frank Hernandez, Karen Stagner, Sam Listi, Rob Potts, Jon Fontenot, Veronica Logan, John Corsi, Mike Matthews
Guests: Buddy Hickerson (lunch paid – plus $20 donation) … we may just adopt him as an honorary member.
Song let by Lion Corsi
Pledge led by Lion Hernandez
Prayer by Lion Potts
Exercise Program: All UP for the challenge
Joke: something about steak, fish and Friday … Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
Announcements:
    Welcome back to Lion Griffin – President Harrison provided a cake to celebrate!
    The Club will have a Board Meeting on September 30th – Stephanie O’Banion, United Way will be our guest speaker.
    The Club is looking at 2022 dates for our STAMPEDE Bike Ride.
    Lion Corsi will officiate the October 14th meeting / Lion Listi will introduce the Guest Speaker Stephanie O’Banion.
    The next Zone Meeting will be on October 28th @ the Sammons Community Center
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th (evening) at The GIN
    New Member Keith Cook, BISD Operations Manager, was installed by President Harrison. WELCOME!
Program:  Lion Matthews invited Dr. Mickey Kerr, UMHB Vice President for Athletics, to speak on the athletic program today for Acrobatics, Tumbling, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball & Cross Country … 2021 is the 50th year Anniversary of UMHB Co-Ed athletics.
Go CRU!  Thank You!
Future Program Assignments:
    September 30 – James Harrison / Teri Covington / Board Meeting afterward
    October 7 – Gene Ellis
    October 14 – James Harrison – Stephanie O’Banion, HOT United Way
    October 21 – Jon Fontenot – Mother Neff State Park
    October 28 – David Leigh
    November 4 – David Tuma
    November 11 – Mary Shockley
    November 18 – Karen Stagner / HOCTIL Thanksgiving Food Baskets
    November 25 – No Meeting – Thanksgiving
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Meeting – September 9th

Monday, September 13th, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison
Members Present:  James Harrison, Karen Stagner, Frank Hernandez, John Corsi, Jon Fontenot, Rob Potts, Sam Listi, Danny Dossman, Chris Gregg, Mac Hickerson
Guests: Buddy Hickerson (lunch paid); Matt Latimer (guest of Christa Strang)
Song let by Lion Corsi
Pledge led by Lion Listi
Prayer by Lion Potts
Exercise Program: Arthritis?
Joke: President Harrison – Squirrel; Talking Dogs; Babe Ruth; Willie Mays … Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
Announcements:
    Happy Belated Birthday to Lion Mike Matthews!
    President Harrison talked about Lions Clubs International Membership growth in the last three months – making great strides.
    Secretary Stagner asked Flag Route Lions to drive their route and replace worn or torn USA Flags.  Email will be sent to remember Patriot Day.
    The Club needs to start looking at 2022 dates for our STAMPEDE Bike Ride.
    District Governor Angela Cases has introduced a “Take the Plunge Challenge” … goal is for the District to raise $25,000 for the Kid’s Camp.  Clubs or Lions who help the District raise money to donate to Camp can nominate someone to “jump” into a pool at the Mid-Winter Conference in Kosse, TX Jan 8th.  The District’s goal is to bring clubs together, have a little fun and of course, support Texas Lions Camp.
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th (evening) at The GIN
Program:  Thank you Lion Hernandez for inviting Keith Cook, B.I.S.D. Director of Operations, to share his 26 year education experiences – Building Relationships; Transformational Service; Nutrition; Grounds Maintenance; and IPM (Integrated Pest Management). A major Key to Success: “Taking Time to Listen”.  Superb program of Vision, Understanding, Awareness and Intuition!
Future Program Assignments:
    September 16 – James Harrison – District 2-X3 Lions Quest Chair Lorna Brockette
    September 23 – Michael Matthews
    September 30 – Mac Hickerson / Board Meeting afterward
    October 7 – Gene Ellis
    October 14 – James Harrison – Stephanie O’Banion, HOT United Way
    October 21 – Jon Fontenot
    October 28 – David Leigh
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