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Meeting – October 15, 2020

Saturday, October 17th, 2020
  • October 15th Meeting Recap:
    Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
    Attendance: James Harrison, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, Christa Strang, David Shaw, John Corsi, Mac Hickerson, David Tuma, Karen Stagner
    Guest: Paul Strang, Jane Hickerson
    Song by Lion Corsi (Choir Director) / Pledge by Lion Tuma / Prayer by Lion Hickerson
    Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison
    Announcements
     – Lion President Harrison reminded of his “President’s Challenge” fundraiser to benefit Texas Lions Camp. President Harrison will match up to $500 that the Club raises to send to the Camp.  Club total is still currently $239.00 for President Harrison to match. The Challenge will run through November.  We’re look forward to our Tail Twister returning to generate lots more matching funds.
     – Board Meeting Recap:
            Stampede Date Set for April 24, 2021
            Wall of Honor in Heritage Park – projected to be in place by the end of the year; funds to raise at about $1,300; 1st  inductees to include Lions Baisden, Cox, Dulaney, Holle and Long.
     – President Harrison introduced and explained “Friends of the Belton Lions Club” – 1st “Friend” will be presented by President Harrison.
     – Club Secretary handed out Membership Statements – statements will be distributed at the end of each quarter – even if there is a zero balance. And, reminded all Club members to RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT!
     – President Harrison presented new Lion Strang with her LCI pin and our Belton Lions Club pin.
     – The Club discussed and agreed that our December 17th meeting will be an evening meeting and Christmas Party – spouses welcome.  President Harrison will take the lead on planning and entertainment.
    Program:
    Thank you to Lion Leigh for arranging the All About Belton presentation. Dave Covington, Chair of the City of Belton 2020 Charter Review Committee discussed the Propositions on the current ballot with history and how each could/would affect the City. Daniel Bucher, General Manager of Grand Avenue Theater and a candidate for City Council discussed the renaming process for Confederate Park – a very thorough and informative program! Lion Listi Thanked both Dave and Daniel for their dedication to the City and Volunteerism.
     
    Future Program Assignments:
    October 22 – Lion Listi – Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
    October 29 – Lion Potts – Kimberly Davies, Aquatics Director for the Roy & Jean Potts Swim Center, Belton ISD.
    November 5 – Lion Harrison – Judy Garrett, Belton Tourism & Retail Development Coordinator
    November 12 – Lion Harrison – Dr. John Vassar / VP Academic Affairs/UMHB
    November 19 – Lion Stagner – HOCTIL – Thanksgiving Baskets for Families of Children with Special Needs
    November 26 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
    December 3 –
    December 10 – Lion Harrison – Retired Mayor Marion Grayson
    December 17 – EVENING meeting – Belton Lions Club Christmas Party
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Meeting – October 8

Monday, October 12th, 2020
October 8th Meeting Recap:
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
Attendance: James Harrison, Gary Knight, John Corsi, Christa Strang, David Leigh, Ted Smith, Davie Tuma, Mac Hickerson, Karen Stagner, Jon Fontenot
Guest: Hannah Odell and her parents, Paige and Jeff Odell
Song by Lion Knight (such melody) / Pledge by Lion Fontenot / Prayer by Lion Hickerson
Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison (limbering up and down)
Announcements
 – Birthday list passed around for Lions’ birthday updates. – Happy Birthday Rob Potts (8/3).
 – Lion President Harrison reminded of his “President’s Challenge” fundraiser to benefit Texas Lions Camp. President Harrison will match up to $500 that the Club raises to send to the Camp.  Club total is currently $239.00 for President Harrison to match. Let’s get that full $500 from our President!  The Challenge will run through November.  We’re look forward to our Tail Twister returning to generate lots more matching funds.
 – Club Secretary handed out Membership Statements – statements will be distributed at the end of each quarter – even if there is a zero balance.
 – President Harrison presented new Lion Jon Fontenot with his LCI pin and our Belton Lions Club pin.
Presentation: Lion Ted Smith presented Hannah Odell with the 2019-2020 Hallie Cox Scholarship Award.  Coach Cox family founded this annual $1,000.00 Scholarship as a memorial to continuing education.  Miss Odell is planning to attend UT focusing on Child Advocacy and Conflict Management.  Congratulations! –
 
Joke of the Day: By Lion Leigh (boiling) and Lion Knight (cool ranch) … Plate Spin: by Lion Hickerson
Program:

We were honored to Lion Mark Prentice, District Chair for Leader Dogs for the Blind, present an overview of the Program and the Farm, started in 1939, in Rochester, Michigan. “Intelligent Disobedience” is a term they use referencing the process of a Service Dog making individual judgements for his/her partner’s safety – critical thinking.  Impressive Program … Thank you!
 
Future Program Assignments:
October 15 – Lion Leigh – Dave Covington and Daniel Bucher
October 22 – Lion Listi – Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
October 29 – Lion Potts – TBD
November 5 – Lion Harrison – Judy Garrett, Belton Tourism & Retail Development Coordinator
November 12 – Lion Harrison – Dr. John Vassar / VP Academic Affairs/UMHB
November 19 – Lion Stagner – HOCTIL – Thanksgiving Baskets for Families of Children with Special Needs
November 26 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
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Meeting – October 1, 2020

Monday, October 5th, 2020
  • October 1st Meeting Recap:
    Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
    Attendance: James Harrison, Jon Fontenot, Frank Hernandez, Gary Knight, David Leigh, Todd Shiller, Christa Strang, Quinn Arnaud and Karen Stagner, Mac Hickerson
    Guest: Jane Hickerson (so happy to see you!)
    Song by Lion Knight (thank goodness) / Pledge by Lion Shiller / Prayer by Lion Leigh
    Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison (we seem to be getting stronger and louder each week)
    Announcements
     – Birthday list passed around for Lions’ birthday updates.
     – Lion President Harrison reminded of his “President’s Challenge” fundraiser to benefit Texas Lions Camp. President Harrison will match up to $500 that the Club raises to send to the Camp.  Club total is currently $239.00 for President Harrison to match. Let’s get that full $500 from our President!  The Challenge will run through November.
     – Club Secretary Stagner expressed Thanks to Lion Leigh for “saving” our Belton Lions webpage.

    Joke of the Day: By Lion Harrison … Plate Spin: by Lion Knight
    Program:

    Our featured speaker Belton Chamber CEO, Randy Pittenger – gave us an update about the resilience, determination and innovation from, for, and with Belton Local Businesses during these first three quarters of the year; then highlighted the upcoming SPUR Event(s). Thank you Randy Pittenger for all that you and your Staff do!
     
    New Member Jon Fontenot was administered the official Belton Lions Club Oath by President Harrison.  Welcome to the Club!
    Future Program Assignments:
    October 8 – Lion Hickerson – Lion Mark Prentice – District Representative for Leader Dogs for the Blind.
    Also, our 2019-2020 scholarship winner Hannah O’Dell should be with us.
    Board Meeting will follow the regular meeting.
    October 15 – Lion Leigh – TBD
    October 22 – Lion Listi – Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
    October 29 – Lion Potts – TBD
    November 5 – Lion Harrison – Judy Garrett, Belton Tourism & Retail Development Coordinator
    November 12 – Lion Harrison – Dr. John Vassar / VP Academic Affairs/UMHB
    November 19 – Lion Stagner – HOCTIL – Thanksgiving Baskets for Families of Children with Special Needs
    November 26 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
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Meeting – September 24, 2020

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Hugh Shine
September 24th Meeting Recap
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Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
Attendance: James Harrison, Mac Hickerson, Ted Smith, Sam Listi, Gene Ellis, Rob Potts, David Shaw, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, John Corsi, David Tuma
Guest: it was GREAT to see Salado Lions Member (our Associate Member) Ted Smith!
Song by Lion Dossman / Pledge by Lion Listi / Prayer by Lion Harrison
Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison (our Guest Speaker really enjoyed our workout)  Lion Dossman thought he may have pulled a shoulder muscle …
Announcements
 – Birthday list passed around for Lions’ birthday updates.
 – Lion President Harrison reminded of his “President’s Challenge” fundraiser to benefit Texas Lions Camp. President Harrison will match up to $500 that the Club raises to send to the Camp.  The Challenge will run through November.  Tail Twister Dossman passed Lion Shaw’s camo Texas ball-cap for collections – donations totaled $39.00.  Club total is currently $239.00 for President Harrison to match.

Joke of the Day: In lieu of a Joke, Lion Ellis gave 3 Belton Trivia questions with Belton NNO 2020 winner prizes.  A Belton NNO 2020 T-Shirt will be auctioned at the next meeting – be ready to bid BIG!  Proceeds will be applied to the “President’s Challenge”.
ProgramLion Harrison introduced District 55 Texas State Representative Hugh D. Shine to discuss the activities of his District Office and to highlight pending legislative actions that will drive the 2021 Session.  The budget, public education funding, redistricting and legislative-oversight of emergency declarations will be major issues.  Great Program!
 
New Member Christa Strang was administered the official Belton Lions Club Oath by Lion Ellis.  Welcome to the Club!
Future Program Assignments:
October 1 – Lion Harrison – Belton Chamber CEO Randy Pittinger

October 8 – Lion Hickerson – Lion Mark Prentice – District representative for Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Also, our 2019-2020 scholarship winner Hannah O’Dell should be with us.
Board Meeting will follow the regular meeting.
October 15 – Lion Leigh – TBD
October 22 – Lion Listi – Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
October 29 – Lion Potts – TBD
November 5 – Lion Harrison – Judy Garrett, Belton Tourism & Retail Development Coordinator
November 12 – Lion Harrison – Dr. John Vassar / VP Academic Affairs/UMHB
November 19 – Lion Stagner – HOCTIL – Thanksgiving Baskets for Families of Children with Special Needs
November 26 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
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Meeting – September 17, 2020

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
  • … in case you visited our Belton Lions Club website recently … we want to Thank Lion David Leigh, Daniel Bucher, and Chandler for updating WordPress … saving our website!!
     
    Thank you to Lion President Harrison for taking meeting notes in the absence of the Club Secretary!
     
    September 17th Meeting Recap:
    Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
    Attendance: James Harrison, Sam Listi, Gene Ellis, David Leigh, Rob Potts, David Tuma, David Shaw, John Corsi, Mac Hickerson
    Guest: Belton FD Chief Jon Fontenot (Prospective Member); Christa Strang (New Member); Chad Welch (Guest Speaker)
    Song by Lion Corsi / Pledge by Lion Tuma / Prayer by Lion Ellis
    Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison
    Joke of the Day: Lion Leigh
    Announcements
     – Card for Jane Hickerson passed around for signatures.
     – Birthday list passed around for Lions’ birthday updates.
     – Lion President Harrison reported from the Board Meeting.
     – Lion President Harrison presented his “President’s Challenge” fundraiser to benefit Texas Lions Camp. President Harrison will match up to $500 that the Club raises to send to the Camp.  The Challenge will run through November.  Lion Tuma pledged $200 (nice start).
    ProgramLion Harrison introduced Chad Welch, owner of Tri-City Bicycles in Belton.  Chad talked about his passion for cycling and how he raced in Europe and the USA during his younger days.  He has a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine from UMHB.  He is excited about the restart of “Stampede on the Chisholm Trail” in 2021.
     
    New Member Christa Strang was presented to the Club and was given the opportunity to talk about her life and her, and her husband Paul’s, business (Red Box+ – Trash Bin and Porta Potty delivered to job sites)
    Future Program Assignments:
    September 24 – Lion Harrison – State Representative Hugh Shine
    October 1 – Lion Harrison – Belton Chamber CEO Randy Pittinger

    October 8 – Lion Hickerson – Lion Mark Prentice – District representative for Leader Dogs for the Blind.

    Also, our 2019-2020 scholarship winner Hannah O’Dell should be with us.
    Board Meeting will follow the regular meeting.
    October 15 – Lion Leigh – TBD
    October 22 – Lion Listi – Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
    October 29 – Lion Potts – TBD
    November 5 – Lion Harrison – Judy Garrett, Belton Tourism & Retail Development Coordinator
    November 12 – Lion Harrison – Dr. John Vassar / VP Academic Affairs/UMHB
    November 19 – Lion Stagner – HOCTIL – Thanksgiving Baskets for Families of Children with Special Needs
    November 26 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving

Board Meeting: September 10th, 2020

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

BELTON LIONS CLUB
Board Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Call to Order: Lion President Harrison at 1:00pm

Members Present: President Harrison, Vice-President Corsi, Secretary/Treasurer Stagner, Tail Twister Dossman, Past-President Shaw.

Order of Business:

  1. Texas Lions Camp / President’s Challenge – The Camp has been financially impacted by the pandemic and received some major damage from a Spring storm. President Harrison  proposed that our Club generate some fun, fundraising in-Club activities; and President Harrison will match the fundraising up to $500.00.  Lion Dossman motioned that we approve this project and that it will run until November 19, 2020; motion seconded by Lion Corsi; Board approved.  So, between now and 11/19/2020 – our Tail Twister Dossman will be “creatively collecting” – plan to bring your quarters and dollars.
  1. Annual Bike Ride Fundraiser – COVID-19 prevented our Club from having our Annual Stampede Bike Ride in 2020; and the previous two years’ events were dampened by weather.

President Harrison has been working with Chad at Tri-City Bicycles; and they want to partner and help our Club for the 2021 event … including setting the best date for us within the other Texas Bike Rides’ schedules.  Lion Stagner motioned that we authorize the Annual “Stampede on the Chisholm Trail” Bike Ride fundraiser to be held in the Spring of 2021; motion seconded by Lion Dossman; Board approved.

  1. Future Heritage Park Project – President Harrison would like our Club to plan a “Belton Lions Day in the Park” fundraiser to create better awareness of our Club and help our efforts with the Heritage Park. Lion Dossman motioned that we authorize a new fundraiser project to be held in Heritage Park, in late Summer/Early Fall of 2021, and hereby direct President Harrison to work with the City of Belton Parks and Recreation Department to set this up and to, then, report back to this Board for Approval; motion seconded by Lion Corsi … Discussion …

Thought process is for a car show (corvettes, classics and specialty autos); then a movie in the Park for the evening.  The Club could have concessions during the daytime.  Lions Dossman and Leigh have offered the use of their portable movie set-up.  Grand Avenue would provide the concessions for the evening movie – at near cost.  It was discussed to either hold the event in the Park; or coordinate the event with Market Days – or similar – in a downtown parking lot for greater visibility (coordinating also with Judy Garrett, Tourism and Retail Development Coordinator for the City) – and promoting the event as benefitting Heritage Park.  After discussion, the Board approved the motion for Lion President Harrison to proceed.

  1. Lions Memorial in Heritage Park – President Harrison has been discussing with Matt Bates – the creation of a “Lions Wall of Honor” at the Lions Pavilion in Heritage Park. The City of Belton has authorized the Club to create the Wall on the side wall of Lions Pavilion.  The proposed initial honorees would be Lions Baisden, Dulaney, Holle and Long.  Each year, the Club would/could add

another distinctive member to the Wall.  President Harrison suggested that we could have an annual Wall of Honor dinner at the Pavilion to unveil the honorees.  President Harrison has requested Board approval to continue coordinating this project with the City; that the Board will decide the parameters and details of this Wall; and that the Club Membership will vote on any and all names submitted for approval.  Lion Dossman motioned that this be tabled for now; and the Board requested President Harrison get pricing for Wall identification and plaques – to present at the next Board meeting; motion seconded by Lion Stagner; Board approved tabling the issue until the next Board meeting.

  1. New Membership Dues Proposal – We opened discussion on our $125.00 per quarter dues – which includes lunch; versus the Associate/At Large dues of $50.00 bi-annually. Secretary/Treasurer Stagner handed out a breakdown of income vs. cost.

Lunches at the GIN cost the Club $11.00 per place, plus 20% tip – which equals $13.20 per plate.

Our total LCI and District Dues per member is $79.26 per year.

If a member attended every meeting (50 weeks), the Club meal cost would be $660.00 per member.  Which, with the LCI and District Dues, the Club cost per member would be $739.26 per year … noting that each member only pays $500.00 per year Dues to the Club.

It was discussed to possibly change the dues structure to a flat $100 or $120 per year – and that meals would be paid separately.  We noted that most members do not attend every meeting during the year; and that if they attend ½ of the meetings during the year (with our current dues structure) – they have covered the cost of their meals with dues.  On the other hand, if they attend more than ½ of the meetings, the Club is underwriting the excess cost.  As we have many institutional members in our Club whose employers or organizations pay their dues – it was agreed to leave the Dues Structure as it is currently.  We will, instead, push forward to recruit new members – noting to them that $25.00 of the quarterly $125.00 is actually Dues … the rest is for meals – which, if you do the math, is a great deal … 12 meals for $100.00.

The Board also discussed returning to requesting members pay for their guest(s) meal.  At $13.20 plate – taking into consideration the above paragraph – it seems only fair to the Club.  Of course, our invited Guest(s) and Speaker(s) would be absorbed by the Club.

The Board also agreed that, a new member should pay a fee or dues, when they join.  Currently, we invoice at the end of the quarter for the previous months for our regular members.

President Harrison agreed to personally call each of the dues delinquent members for updates.

Secretary Stagner will invoice the two At Large members that she overlooked.

  1. “Friends of the Belton Lions Club” Project – President Harrison will continue working out details on this adopt a Lion idea for area residents to promote, support and interact with our Club.

Board Meeting Adjourned at 2:00pm

 

Meeting: September 10th, 2020

Sunday, September 20th, 2020
  • September 10th Meeting Recap:
    Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
    Attendance: James Harrison, Mac Hickerson, David Leigh, John Corsi, David Shaw, Danny Dossman, Rob Potts, Sam Listi, Karen Stagner
    Guest: none
    Song by Lion Harrison (we miss you Lion Knight) / Pledge by Lion Shaw / Prayer by Lion Listi
    Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison (the secret is in the digits)
    Joke of the Day: Lion Dossman delivered a variety of flag, pork chop and bicycle jokes … lol … whatever makes you happy!
    Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
    Announcements
     – All signed a Thank You and Welcome card for Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
     – Secretary/Treasurer handed out flag lists for each team to pick up the unpaid flag locations at sunset on September 11th.  Pick up volunteers:  Routes 1 and 4 – Gary Knight; Routes 2 and 7 – David Shaw; Route 3 – John Corsi; Route 5 – Danny Dossman; Route 6 – Sam Listi … THANK YOU!
     – Lion President Harrison reminded that our Board Meeting will follow the Program and all are welcome to stay for it. Board Meeting Minutes are attached to this email.

    ProgramOur Lions District 2 X3 Governor Randy Sepulvado provided an update on our District Goals for the 2020-2021 year.  Informative and entertaining presentation.  Did you know?: There are 50 Clubs in our District and that there are 16 District Governors in Texas.  The average Club size in our District is 20-25 members.  The District motto is: “Your Club – Your Way”.  Next District Meeting will be at the Museum in Gatesville on October 24th.  Our District Convention will be May 20-22, 2021 in Waco – DG Sepulvado urged everyone to attend and get to know other Lions – while having a great time.  Thank you DG Randy Sepulvado for visiting our Club!
    Future Program Assignments:
    September 17 – Lion Harrison – Chad Welch, Tri-City Bicycles
    September 24 – Lion Harrison – State Representative Hugh Shine
    October 1 – Lion Harrison – Belton Chamber CEO Randy Pittinger
    October 8 – Lion Hickerson – TBD
    October 15 – Lion Leigh – TBD
    October 22 – Lion Listi – Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
    October 29 – Lion Potts – TBD
    November 5 – Lion Harrison – Judy Garrett, Belton Tourism & Retail Development Coordinator
    November 12 – Lion Harrison – Dr. John Vassar / VP Academic Affairs/UMHB
    November 19 – Lion Stagner – HOCTIL – Thanksgiving Baskets for Families of Children with Special Needs
    November 26 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
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Meeting: September 3rd, 2020

Sunday, September 20th, 2020
  • September 3rd Meeting Recap:
    Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
    Attendance: James Harrison, John Corsi, Karen Stagner, David Tuma, Sam Listi, Tod Schiller, Frank Hernandez, Danny Dossman, Mac Hickerson
    Guest: Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
                Gary Campbell, Belton High School Football Coach
                Chris Harbin, Belton High School Football Coach
    Song by Lion Corsi (valiant voice effort by all) / Pledge by Lion Dossman (Welcome Back / Prayer by Lion Hickerson
    Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison (Cheerleading at it’s finest)
    Joke of the Day: Lion Corsi delivered a really “habanero hot” joke
    Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson (our new plate is stylin’ – thank you to the GIN)
    Announcements
     – After the District Governor’s presentation next week, we will have a Board Meeting – all are welcome to stay. One specific topic to be discussed will be “dues structure” options.
     – Secretary/Treasurer updated members that we are down to about 15 “unpaid” Flag Program participants.  We will have a list next week of the “unpaid”(s) that will need to be picked up at sunset on September 11th.
     – Our local Grand Avenue Theater opened TODAY.
     – Lion President Harrison introduced a matching funds fundraiser that he is proposing for the Club to benefit Texas Lions Camp.
     – Plans are progressing for a Heritage Park – Day in the Park – car show and evening movie in the park.
     – One of the menu options on the 10th will be special for our District Governor: “Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich” – yum … yum …
    ProgramProgram: Our Program on the 3rd: Belton High School Head Coach Brett Sniffin, brought to us by Lion Tail Twister Danny Dossman.  Coach Sniffin came to Belton High just before Spring Break – from Iowa – his Dad was a Coach before him.  Challenged with the COVID-19 pandemic, Coach Sniffin, Coaches and Teams have been training to fit into a hybrid schedule.  The Team motto is: “Break the Rock” or “BTR” – symbolizing “hard work”.  Their first home game will be September 25th against Georgetown.  We’re crossing our fingers that we see them at the State Championship in January!
    Future Program Assignments:
    September 10 – District Governor Randy Sepulvado / Board Meeting to Follow
    September 17 – Lion Harrison – Chad Welch, Tri-City Bicycles
    September 24 – Lion Harrison – State Representative Hugh Shine
    October 1 – Lion Harrison – Belton Chamber CEO Randy Pittinger
    October 8 – Lion Hickerson – TBD
    October 15 – Lion Leigh – TBD
    October 22 – Lion Listi – Belton Fire Chief John Fontenot
    October 29 – Lion Potts – TBD
    November 5 – Lion Harrison – Judy Garrison, Belton Tourism & Retail Development Coordinator
    November 12 – Lion Harrison – Dr. John Vassar / VP Academic Affairs/UMHB
    November 19 – Lion Stagner – HOCTIL – Thanksgiving Baskets for Families of Children with Special Needs
    November 26 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
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Meeting: August 27th, 2020

Sunday, September 20th, 2020
  • August 27th Meeting Recap:
    Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
    Attendance: James Harrison, David Tuma, Karen Stagner, Gene Ellis, Sam Listi, John Corsi, David Leigh
    Guest: none
    Song by Lion Harrison / Pledge by Lion Corsi / Prayer by Lion Leigh
    Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison (Dexterous Workout)
    Joke of the Day: Lion Leigh delivered a couple of “puns” (cracked the Club up – see picture)
    Announcements
     – Lion Listi announced that the City of Belton has been awarded a $750K grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife – for Heritage Park improvements – WooHoo!
     – Secretary/Treasurer updated members that several of the “unpaid” Flag Program participant’s have paid.
     – Our local Grand Avenue Theater is scheduled to re-open Thursday, September 3rd.
    Program: Our Program on the 27th was presented by Dick Chapin, District Representative to the Texas Lions Camp.  This was an informative presentation about the 504 acres in Kerrville, where we host Children with Special Needs, with nine (9) weeks of swimming, camping, climbing, water sports, animal therapy … all the while creating lifelong friendships and developing greater self esteem and independence.
    Weeks 1-5: Physical Disability / Week 6: Children with Down Syndrome / Week 7: Children with Cancer / Weeks 8-9: Diabetes Type 1
     
    Did you know? … As polio ravaged the nation, the Lions of Texas chartered the Texas Lions League for Crippled Children in 1949.  The first campers arrived in 1953 and stayed for 2 weeks at a time; and 200 campers attended that first summer session.
    (see attached Texas Lions Camp brochure and camp layout map .pdf)
    Future Program Assignments:
    September 3 – Lion Dossman – Belton High School Football Head Coach Brett Sniffin

    September 10 – District Governor Randy Sepulvado / Board Meeting to Follow
    September 17 – Lion Harrison – Chad Welch, Tri-City Bicycles
    September 24 – Lion Harrison – State Representative Hugh Shine
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Meeting: August 20th, 2020

Sunday, September 20th, 2020
August 20th Meeting Recap:
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
Attendance: James Harrison, Danny Dossman, David Tuma, Karen Stagner, John Corsi, Gary Knight, Mac Hickerson
Guest: Daniel Bucher, General Manager, Grand Avenue Theater
Song by Lion Knight (what a voice – so happy that you’re back) / Pledge by Lion Corsi / Prayer by Lion Potts
Exercise: with and by Lion President Harrison
Joke of the Day: Barn Building Joke by Lion President Harrison
Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
Announcements
 – Texas Lions Camp suffered storm damage earlier in the year and loss of revenue due to the pandemic. They are having an online Virtual Sale fundraiser – information has been emailed to all members.
 – Secretary/Treasurer updated members that “unpaid” Flag Program participant’s invoices have been mailed.
 – Get Well cards will be mailed to Lion Lou Griffin and to Lion Tootie Wingo.
 – Our local Grand Avenue Theater is scheduled to re-open Thursday, September 3rd.
Program: Thank you Lion Corsi for inviting Coach Ryan Cope, New Lake Belton High School Head Coach to talk about the new School, the “Bronco” Team, Mascot “Blaze”, Marching Band “Stampede” and their “RISE UP” Slogan.  R-Respond; I-Integrity; S-Service; E-Effort; U-Unity; P-Players make Plays. Thanks for a most enthusiastic, exciting and energetic presentation!
Future Program Assignments:
August 27 – Lion Harrison – Dick Chapin, District Lions Camp Director
September 3 – Lion Dossman – it’s a SURPRISE!
September 10 – District Governor Randy Sepulvado / Board Meeting to Follow
September 17 – Lion Harrison – Chad Welch, Tri-City Bicycles
September 24 – Lion Harrison – State Representative Hugh Shine
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