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Board Meeting – April 1

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

BOARD MEETING – Belton Lions Club
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Call to Order: Lion President Harrison at 1:00pm

Members Present: President Harrison, Vice President John Corsi, Secretary/Treasurer Stagner, Lion Tamer Hickerson, Past President Shaw

Guest: None

Order of Business:
Guest Meals  (Amended 4/1/2021)

Discussed whether invited guest (who join the Club) should be paid by the inviting member. After discussion, it was decided that the policy would be: if the guest joins the Club “before the inviting member’s next billing cycle” – their lunch would be part of the new member’s own dues; otherwise, the inviting Lion will be invoiced for the guest’s lunch.  It was also discussed and decided that a guest – not personally invited by one of our members – should be expected to pay for their own lunch $15.00.

Stampede

President Harrison will coordinate with Lion(s) Shaw and Corsi to order the t-shirts.
We should have the final count soon – deadline to qualify for a rider shirt has passed.

As President Harrison will not be here for the Stampede, the $200 in H-E-B gift cards and the $75 WalMart Gift Card were given to Lion David Shaw – to purchase what is needed for the Stampede.

“Friend of” Plaque for Matt Bates

President Harrison will pay for the plaque; it will be presented to Matt Bates on Charter Night.  Matt Bates and his wife will be guests of President Harrison.

William Long and Hallie Cox Scholarships – two (2) $1,000 scholarships

Lion Todd Schiller – Scholarship Chair.  Applications are due back to Counselors Office by May 1st.

BLC Memorial Fund

The Board discussed setting up a J/E account to begin funding this project – 10% of the final net on our fundraisers; plus David Shaw’s $200; and upcoming Tail Twister fines.

Cooking Vests with the Lions Logo

Lion Stagner made motion that the Club purchase eight (8) of the official Lions Cooking vests from LCI; 2nd by Lion Corsi; approved.

Election of Officer/Nominations

Nominations are open – most Officers will stay the same … additional nominations and election at the next meeting.

President James Harrison

1st Vice President John Corsi

2nd Vice President – Mike Matthews (agreed after the Board Meeting)

Past President Gary Knight

Secretary Karen Stagner

Treasurer Karen Stagner

Belton Lions Club Sweetheart – Vacant

Board Member at Large – (currently Doc Weaver)

Tail Twister Danny Dossman

Lion Tamer Mac Hickerson

Webmaster Karen Stagner

Membership Chair – David Shaw

Bank Card(s)

Treasurer Stagner requested Board authorization to get at least one Bank Debit card on each account.  Lion Shaw made the motion; 2nd by Lion Hickerson; approved.

 

Meeting Ended at 2:00pm

Respectfully Submitted by Lion Secretary Karen Stagner

Meeting – April 8

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Hello fellow Belton Lions – April 8th – Lunch Meeting Review

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.

Attendance: James Harrison, Mike Matthews, Karen Stagner, Rob Potts, David Shaw, John Corsi, Christa Strang, Mac Hickerson, Lou Griffin
Guest: Speaker DeShon Williams (Speaker), Patti Powell

Song by Lion Corsi
Pledge by Lion Griffin
Prayer by Lion Hickerson
Exercise Program:  Aim HIGH!

Joke – Why did the Chicken cross the Road? / Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson

Announcements – 
 – Charter Night, March 29th, sign up passed around!
 – State Convention will be in Waco, May 20-22 – $175 per person
 – We will have final nominations and elections for our 2021-2022 Officers at the next meeting!
 – 10th Annual Stampede volunteer sign-up sheet was passed around.
 – Lion Aprons have been ordered.
 – Reminder: Belton Lion Ball Caps are available – $20 each
Stampede Update –
 – Lion Matthews announced that ABC Home and Commercial Services has formed a riding team & challenges other member organizations to do the same.
 – As of April 8th, we have a total of 60 riders signed up in advance.
Charter Night 
 – On April 21st, our Club will be 82 years old.  Lion President Harrison has announced that our meeting on April 29th, we will have a Charter Night.  Instead of the usual lunch meeting, we will meet in the evening for a social celebration! (much like we did for Christmas) Spouses/Guests Welcome – reservation sheet distributed.
Facebook Member Focus –
 – Starting mid-April, we will spotlight one member – photo, who they are and why they are a Belton Lion.
 – Who’s Who form will be available at lunch meetings.
BLC Lions Club Vests –
 – Gold Lion vests are available to order @$39.95 each, plus shipping (includes Club personalization on back).
 – The first order has been delivered.
 – Optional: After your vest is received – we can have your name embroidered, above the patch – locally.
USA Flag Program –
 – from our recent email and mail-out, we have received several renewals.
 – Lion Shaw, Lion Knight and Lion Stagner will be point of contact for questions or assistance.
Easter Meal for HOCTIL Families – 
 – Thank You to those who contributed!
Guest Speaker Program:  Thank you Lion Chief Fontenot for inviting DeShon Williams, President of Belton Fire Corps to tell us about the Fire Corps, their Purpose, Mission, Training and Dedication to Assisting the Belton Fire Department and Firefighters.
 May 6 – Mac Hickerson
 May 13 – Sam Listi
 May 20 – Rob Potts
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Meeting – April 1st

Sunday, April 4th, 2021
Hello fellow Belton Lions – April 1st – Lunch Meeting Review

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.

Attendance: James Harrison, John Corsi, Frank Hernandez, Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, Sam Listi, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, David Leigh, Rob Potts, David Shaw, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson
Guest: Tanya Bane, Speaker

Song by Lion Corsi
Pledge by Lion Leigh
Prayer by Lion Listi
Exercise Program:  Almost Forgot!

Joke – a Really Big Rock / Plate Spin by President Harrison – trying to make a record!

Announcements – 
 – Charter Night, March 29th, sign up sheet at next meeting!
 – We will have nominations and elections for our 2021-2022 Officers at the next meeting!
 – Stampede volunteer sign-up sheet was passed around.
 – Mac Hickerson says that Jane should be getting out of rehab soon.
 – The new Name Badges are here / Lion Dossman is taking the case home to repair and alter it.
 – Reminder: Belton Lion Ball Caps are available – $20 each
Stampede Update –
 – Lion Matthews announced that ABC Home and Commercial Services has formed a riding team & challenges other member organizations to do the same.
 – As of March 30th, we have a total of 47 riders signed up.
Charter Night 
 – On April 21st, our Club will be 82 years old.  Lion President Harrison has announced that our meeting on April 29th, we will have a Charter Night.  Instead of the usual lunch meeting, we will meet in the evening for a social celebration! (much like we did for Christmas) Spouses/Guests Welcome – sign up sheet will be distributed.
Facebook Member Focus –
 – Starting mid-April, we will spotlight one member – photo, who they are and why they are a Belton Lion.
 – Who’s Who form will be available at lunch meetings.
BLC Lions Club Vests –
 – Gold Lion vests are available to order @$39.95 each, plus shipping (includes Club personalization on back).
 – The first order has been made … allow three weeks for delivery.
 – Optional: After your vest is received – we can have your name embroidered, above the patch – locally.
USA Flag Program –
 – Emails and Letters were sent last weekend to past participants who have not renewed yet.
 – Per Lion Corsi’s suggestion, we included information about becoming a Belton Lion.
 – Lion Shaw, Lion Knight and Lion Stagner will be point of contact for questions or assistance.
Easter Meal for HOCTIL Families – 
 – The Club filled and delivered the Easter Meal food baskets for five (5) HOCTIL families of children with special needs.
 – Thank You to those who contributed!
Guest Speaker Program: Thank you Lion Hernandez for inviting Tanya Bane, B.I.S.D. Benefits Manager, to address her role as Benefits Manager for the District; and how the Pandemic effected B.I.S.D.; and procedures set in place for Health and Safety of Staff and Students. Thank you Tanya Bane!
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Future Programs –
 April 8 – Jon Fontenot
 April 15 – Karen Stagner
 April 22 – “Stampede” Final Prep
 April 29 – Charter Night Celebration

Meeting – March 18

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
Hello fellow Belton Lions – March 18th – Lunch Meeting Review – Thank You President Harrison for taking notes during the Secretary’s absence.

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.

Attendance: James Harrison, Jon Fontenot, David Shaw, Mike Matthews, David Leigh, Danny Dossman, Mac Hickerson

Guest: Bradley Ellis, US Army Corp of Engineers and Texas Game Warden Bryan Dulock  (Speakers)

Song by Lion Harrison
Pledge by Lion Shaw
Prayer by Lion Leigh
Exercise Program:  Great Workout!

Announcements – 
 – “Picnic in the Park” will be the official title for our new Annual Fundraiser at Heritage Park.
 –  Lion Tuma is getting better and extends his grateful appreciation for his fellow Lions providing meals this week, as he recovers.
 – Reminder: Belton Lion Ball Caps are available – $20 each
Stampede Update –
 – Sponsorships are now up to $3,725 – President Harrison’s goal is $4,000.
 – Posters/Flyers are being ordered.
Charter Night 
 – On April 21st, our Club will be 82 years old.  Lion President Harrison has suggested that our meeting on April 29th, we should have a Charter Night.  Instead of the usual lunch meeting, we will meet in the evening for a social celebration! (much like we did for Christmas) Spouses/Guests Welcome – sign up sheet will be distributed.
Disc Golf Tournament Update
 – Disc Golf Tournament, where our Club will be selling hot dogs, chips and water – under the Lions Pavilion at Heritage Park from 10a-2p on Saturday, March 20th; and again, same time on Sunday, March 21st.  Volunteer Sign-up sheet was passed.
Facebook Member Focus –
 – Each month, we will spotlight one member – photo, who they are and why they are a Belton Lion.
 – Who’s Who form will be available at lunch meetings.
BLC Lions Club Vests –
 – Gold Lion vests are available to order @$39.95 each, plus shipping (includes Club personalization on back).
 – The first order has been made … allow three weeks for delivery.  Name Badges have also been ordered.
 – Optional: After your vest is received – we can have your name embroidered, above the patch – locally.
USA Flag Program –
 – As of 3/18/2021, we have received 112 renewals.  Each week, new renewals will be distributed to Routes – Thank You Route Teams!
 – Easter Sunday will be the first suggested date to fly the flags – email will be sent.
 – Lion Shaw, Lion Knight and Lion Stagner will be point of contact for questions or assistance.
Easter Meal for HOCTIL Families – Sign-up list is attached
 – The Club will be providing Easter Meal food baskets for five (5) HOCTIL families of children with special needs.
 – Thank You to those who have signed up.
 – Delivery is planned for Thursday, April 1st.
Guest Speaker Program: Lion Matthews invited Bradley Ellis, US Army Corp of Engineers to talk about our area Lakes; and we were treated to a surprise additional speaker, Texas Game Warden Bryan Dulock. They talked about crowds at the lakes, created by COVID-19, some road expansion projects, Zebra mussels in the lakes – and Warden Dulock answered several questions about boating, responsibility and safety.  Thank you Lion Matthews!
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Meeting – March 11, 2021

Saturday, March 13th, 2021
Hello fellow Belton Lions – March 11th – Lunch Meeting Review

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.

Attendance: James Harrison, Christa Strang, Frank Hernandez, Todd Shiller, Gene Ellis, Mike Matthews, John Corsi, Karen Stagner, Sam Listi, Rob Potts, Lou Griffin, David Leigh

Guest: Lou Griffin Jr. (Speaker), Melissa and Joy Griffin; Jim Hudson (Disc Golf AND new member)

Song by Lion Harrison
Pledge by Lion Hickerson
Prayer by Lion Listi
Exercise Program:  All hands in the air !!!
Joke by Lion Matthews – Termite walks into a bar … / Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson – 13.5 second spin

Announcements – 
 – “Picnic in the Park” will be the official title for our new Annual Fundraiser at Heritage Park.
 – Lion Listi informed the Club that Lion Tuma had a heart attack; in the hospital; should be going home Friday.
    Lion Shaw suggested that the Club Members offer assistance by providing him a meal per day as he
    recovers.  Lion Listi will extend that offer to Lion Tuma.
 – Happy Birthday to Lion Strang (3/12) – sing-along …
 – Lion Shaw informed the Club that – according to the Ft. Hood Military Relations Council – we might be getting
    back our Military Representative member soon.
 – Reminder: Belton Lion Ball Caps are available – $20 each
Stampede Update –
 – Sponsorships are now up to $3,300 – President Harrison’s goal is $4,000.
 – New today – Chuck Wagon Sponsor Blue Ridge Ranch & Wrangler Sponsor Diamond G Ranch.
 – Posters/Flyers will be ordered soon.
 – City of Alvin has a bike ride that takes place prior to ours; and has offered to put our flyer in their packets.
    President Harrison will coordinate with them.
Charter Night – 
 – On April 21st, our Club will be 82 years old.  Lion President Harrison has suggested that our meeting on April 29th, we should have a Charter Night.  Instead of the usual lunch meeting, we will meet in the evening for a social celebration! (much like we did for Christmas)
Disc Golf Tournament Update
 – Jim Hudson updated the Club on the upcoming Disc Golf Tournament, where our Club will be selling hot dogs, chips and drinks – under the Lions Pavilion at Heritage Park from 10a-2p on Saturday, March 20th; and again, same time on Sunday, March 21st.  433 players have already registered./ there will be major media / Sunday will be live on the Disc Golf Network.
President Harrison will coordinate our vendor participation at our next lunch meeting.
Facebook Member Focus –
 – Each month, we will spotlight one member – photo, who they are and why they are a Belton Lion.
 – Who’s Who form will be available at lunch meetings.
BLC Lions Club Vests –
 – Gold Lion vests are available to order @$39.95 each, plus shipping (includes Club personalization on back).
 – Vest information will be available at lunch meetings.
 – Optional: After your vest is received – we can have your name embroidered, above the patch – locally.
USA Flag Program –
 – As of 3/10/2021, we have received 106 renewals.  Each week, new renewals will be distributed to Routes – Thank You Route Teams!
 – David Shaw has hurt his back and needs help installing three (3) new sleeves.
 – Packets of order forms and solar light information will be available at lunch meetings.
 – Lion Shaw and Lion Stagner will be point of contact for questions or assistance.
Easter Meal for HOCTIL Families – Sign-up list is attached
 – The Club will be providing Easter Meal food baskets for five (5) HOCTIL families of children with special needs.
 – Thank You to those who have already signed up.
 – Delivery is planned for Thursday, April 1st.
Guest Speaker Program: Lou Griffin Jr., Night Supervisor for the Killeen Police Department provided the Club with an extensive and informative insight to night shift; and the Standardized Field Sobriety Test.  Thank you, both, Lou Sr. and Jr. for this great presentation.
Stampede Sponsors (as of 4/11/2021)

            Dossman Funeral Home – $500
            Tri-City Bicycles – $500
            Pain Specialists of Austin – $500 (awaiting check from Austin)
            Blue Ridge Ranch – $500
            ABC Home & Commercial Services – $250
            Blackland Implement Co. – $250
            Covington Real Estate – $250
Lions of District 2-X3 – $250 (1/2 paid by Randy Sepulvado – waiting for other check)
Cochran, Blair and Potts, Inc. – $150
John Corsi State Farm Insurance $150 (check is ready for pick up)
Diamond G Ranch (bringing check to next meeting)
Wal-Mart Belton – $75.00 (gift card)
The Belton Journal – $50

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Future Programs –
 March 18 – Michael Matthews
 March 25 – Danny Dossman
 April 1 – Frank Hernandez
 April 8 – Jon Fontenot
 April 15 – Karen Stagner
 April 22 – “Stampede” Final Prep
 April 29 – Charter Night Celebration

Meeting – March 4, 2021

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.

Attendance: James Harrison, David Shaw, Mike Matthews, Jon Fontenot, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, David Leigh, John Corsi, Sam Listi, Rob Potts, Gary Knight, Mac Hickerson

Guest: DG Randy Sepulvado and DG-elect Angela Cases

Song by Lion Knight
Pledge by Lion Matthews
Prayer by Lion Leigh
Exercise Program:  It’s always a great day to be a Belton Lion
Joke / Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson

Announcements – 
 – New Stampede Sponsors – Pain Specialists of Austin, Blackland Implement, ABC Pest Control Home and Commercial Services, John Corsi/State Farm, Wal-Mart Belton.  President Harrison’s goal is $4,000; current sponsorships are at $2875.00.
 – Board Meeting scheduled for today – one topic will be the new LCI event and insurance rules.
 – Lion Dossman provided members with his annual Remembering the Alamo update – Thank You!
 – Reminder: Belton Lion Ball Caps are available – $20 each
Stampede Update –
 – Posters/Flyers will be ordered by the end of next week.
 – Secretary Challenge: Prize is a hand-made fused & stained glass kaleidoscope to the Club Member that brings in the most number of Sponsors – regardless of level – minimum to qualify = five (5).
Name Badges –
 – Name Badges are being ordered – everyone will have a name badge
 – Existing badges 3 ½” / New badges 2 ½”
 – Occupation is required field on new badges – please advise preferred occupation listing
 – Volunteer needed to alter the slots in the case to accommodate the smaller badges
Facebook Member Focus –
 – Each month, we will spotlight one member – photo, who they are and why they are a Belton Lion.
 – Who’s Who form will be available at lunch meetings.
BLC Lions Club Vests –
 – Gold Lion vests are available to order @$39.95 each, plus shipping (includes Club personalization on back).
 – Vest information will be available at lunch meetings.
 – Optional: After your vest is received – we can have your name embroidered, above the patch – locally.
USA Flag Program –
 – Soft roll-out delivery of USA flags has begun.  Each week, new renewals will be distributed to Routes – Thank You Route Teams!
 – Packets of order forms and solar light information will be available at lunch meetings.
 – Lion Shaw and Lion Stagner will be point of contact for questions or assistance.
Easter Meal for HOCTIL Families
 – The Club will be providing Easter Meal food baskets for five (5) HOCTIL families of children with special needs.
 – Sign up sheet available at lunch meetings – Thank You to those who have already signed up.
 – Delivery is planned for Thursday, April 1st.
Guest Speaker Program: DG Randy Sepulvado presented an excellent overview on The HISTORY of Lions Clubs – “All About Lions” is attached to this email.  Lions are on a Mission to SERVE … Where there’s a NEED … There’s a LION!  all about lions
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Meeting – February 25

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.

Attendance: James Harrison, Gene Ellis, David Shaw, Mike Matthews, Jon Fontenot, Karen Stagner, David Leigh, Lou Griffin, John Corsi
Guest: DG Randy Sepulvado
Song by Lion Leigh, in lieu of Lion Corsi – you had to be there …
Pledge by Lion Fontenot
Prayer by DG Randy Sepulvado
Exercise Program:  We really needed it – after two weeks without our BLC exercise!
Joke – A story about an old man and “soup” / Plate Spin by President Harrison

Announcements – 
 – belated Happy Birthday to Lion Fontenot; and early Birthday wishes to Lion Corsi – all together in song.
 – Board Meeting scheduled for next meeting (March 4) – one topic will be the new LCI event and insurance rules.
 – Stampede is coming right along – only two months away!
 – Reminder: Belton Lion Ball Caps are available – $20 each
Presentation –
Lions Club International has instituted a program “New Voices” to acknowledge Lion Service.  DG Randy Sepulvado nominated Lion Karen Stagner; and presented her with a framed award from LCI – Thank You!
Stampede Update –
 – DG Randy Sepulvado presented the Club with a Point Man Sponsorship – funded by himself; and District 2-x3
 – We have six (6) registrants: 2-12 mile; 2-30 mile; 1-50 mile; 1-55 mile – this is about normal for this time.
 – Secretary Challenge: Prize is a hand-made fused & stained glass kaleidoscope to the Club Member that brings in the most number of Sponsors – regardless of level – minimum to qualify = five (5).
Name Badges –
 – Name Badges are being ordered – everyone will have a name badge – list is attached to this email.
– Existing badges 3 ½” / New badges 2 ½”
– Occupation is required field on new badges – please advise preferred occupation listing
Facebook Member Focus –
 – Each month, we will spotlight one member – photo, who they are and why they are a Belton Lion.
 – Who’s Who form is attached to this email and will be available at lunch meetings.
BLC Lions Club Vests –
 – Gold Lion vests are available to order @$39.95 each, plus shipping (includes Club personalization on back).
 – Vest information is attached to this email and will be available at lunch meetings.
 – Optional: After your vest is received – we can have your name embroidered, above the patch – locally.
USA Flag Program –
 – As of February 25th, we have received 98 renewals (roughly half from 2020 have renewed.
 – 2nd Reminder letter (email) was sent Saturday 2/6/2021 (116 emails)
 – Soft roll-out delivery of USA flags begins today.  Each week, a new updated list will be provided for each route.
 – Lion Shaw offered support and advice for any “new” installs.
 – The Club ordered and has received an additional inventory of 50 USA flags.  Lion Stagner will have these available – when needed.
 – Packets of order forms, solar light information and rubber bands will be available at lunch meetings.
 – Lion Shaw and Lion Stagner will be point of contact for questions or assistance.
Disc Golf Event –
 – Belton Lions will have a food service during the event at the Lions Pavilion.
 – Jim Hudson is planning to join the Club and should be providing weekly updates.
 – The National Event is scheduled for March 19-21, 2021.
Future Programs –
 March 4 – Lions Club History Lesson, by DG Randy Sepulvado
 March 11 – Lou Griffin – TBD
 March 18 – Michael Matthews – TBD
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Board Meeting Minutes – February 4, 2021

Monday, February 8th, 2021

BOARD MEETING
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Call to Order: Lion President Harrison at 1:00pm

Members Present: President Harrison, Secretary/Treasurer Stagner, Lion Tamer Hickerson, Tail Twister Danny Dossman, Past President Shaw

Guest: Buddy Hickerson

Order of Business:
Guest Meals

Discussed whether invited guest (who join the Club) should be paid by the inviting member. After discussion, it was decided that the policy would be: if the guest joined the Club on their first visit – their lunch would be part of their own dues; otherwise, the inviting Lion should pay for the guest’s lunch.  It was also discussed and decided that a guest – not personally invited by one of our members – should be expected to pay for their own lunch $15.00.

Member Focus on Facebook

Discussion and decision was made to highlight one member each month on Facebook.  Secretary Stagner will contact each member for a picture and a quote “Why I am a Belton Lion” – and “Who they are” and “Occupation”.

USA Flags

Secretary Stagner requested authorization to purchase additional flags for inventory.  Lion Dossman guessed that we have about 25 flags left in inventory. The Board discussed and approved.

Flag Program Ad in Belton Journal

B/W 6”x9” placed in the Journal for 2/4/2021; 2nd same ad will be in 2/11/2021 edition; then Feature Article on 2/18/2021.  Secretary Stagner is seeking information regarding the history of the Flag Program.  President Harrison reminded all that one of our most distinguished members – Lion Dennis Holle originated the idea for the Flag Program.  President Harrison and Secretary Stagner will set an interview appointment with Lion Tuma for the Feature Article.

Stampede Sponsorships

  1. As of this date: Tri-City Bicycles, Covington Real Estate, Dossman Funeral Home, Invoices out to John Corsi State Farm; and Mike Matthews ABC Pest Control. President Harrison has several prospects and will keep us updated.
  2. Secretary Stagner will start posting FB “Thank You” ads for the Stampede Sponsors.
  3. Secretary Stagner will generate the donation request paperwork for President Harrison to take to
    H-E-B, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club – to use for Stampede Snacks, Drinks, Food and Supplies.

Stampede Posters

President Harrison advised the Board that he is going to have Paper Graphics generate a poster for the Stampede and has offered to pay for it.  Once completed, the poster will be presented to the Board for design approval.

Member Name Tags and Yellow Vests

Name Tags were discussed and decision was made for the Club to purchase name tags that we need from Lions International; and encourage all members to wear them during the meeting – Tail Twister will monitor and respond accordingly.  Yellow Vests were discussed – the Board consensus was to encourage members to purchase and wear the vest – especially if the Club is at a public event.  Members can order directly; or the Club can order and invoice the member with their dues.

Easter Food Baskets

Secretary Stagner suggested that the Club add Easter Food Baskets for five (5) HOCTIL Families of Children with Special needs as another one of our Club Projects.  The members donate and contribute all of the food, the baskets and the decorations – there is no cost to Club. The decision was made to add this to our annual projects.

Event Budgets

President Harrison is generating budgets for our fundraising events – based on past and current income and expenses.

William Long and Hallie Cox Scholarships – two (2) $1,000 scholarships

President Harrison and Secretary Stagner asked Lion Todd Schiller to be our Scholarship Chair.  He agreed and will contact Associate Lion Ted Smith to coordinate.  Applications are due back to Counselors Office by May 1st.

Delinquent Club Members

Unpaid At-Large members’ accounts were reviewed.  Most regular members are up to date … the few in arrears will be contacted by President Harrison.

Meeting Ended at 1:46pm

Respectfully Submitted by Lion Secretary Karen Stagner

Meeting – February 4, 2021

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Hello fellow Belton Lions – February 4th Lunch Meeting Review

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison !

Attendance: James Harrison, Todd Schiller, Mike Matthews, Jon Fontenot, Sam Listi, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Frank Hernandez, Davis Shaw, David Tuma, Robb Potts, Christa Strang, Mac Hickerson

Guests: Buddy Hickerson – Guest of Mac Hickerson; and Guest Speaker Jason Fossett, Belton High School Head Boys Basketball Coach

Song by Lion President Harrison
Pledge by Lion Fontenot
Prayer by Lion Listi

Exercise Program:  Roaring with Expression!

Joke – Lion Dossman – controlling the moment / Plate Spin by Belton Lions Official Plate Spinner Lion Hickerson!

Announcements –

1.  Stampede Bike Ride 2021 Update by President Harrison – remaining as 10th Annual.
    a. First email to previous riders will be emailed out this week.
    b. Club Secretary Challenge: Prize is a hand-made, one-of-a-kind fused & stained glass kaleidoscope (pictured below) – for the Club member who brings in the most number of Bike Ride sponsors – regardless of sponsor level.  Minimum number of sponsors to qualify is five (5) – regardless of sponsor level. Deadline for sponsor submission will be Friday, April 2nd.  Award will be presented on April 8th.
Challenge competition standing as of today:
Lion Dossman – 1 sponsor / Lion Corsi – 1 sponsor / Lion Matthews – 1 sponsor
    c. Ride Map has been reviewed and approved – Thank you Lion Shaw.

2.  Flag Program:
    a. As of 2/1/2021 – we have received 59 renewals – $1,270.00
    b. Reminder email to past participants will go out this weekend
    c. Plan is to start rolling out the flags starting Saturday, February 20th
3.   Facebook Suggestion Made:  Create FB event for the weekly lunch meeting – so those using FB can “check-in” on arrival – increasing Belton Lion exposure and awareness to FB friends.
4.  President Harrison presented Lion David Tuma with a Chevron commemorating his 25 Years of Lion Service!  Congratulations!

 

Program – Lion Schiller invited Jason Fossett, Belton High School Head Boys Basketball Coach, to give us an update. Great presentation on Belton Tiger Sports and accomplishments … headed for the playoffs … Thank You!
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Meeting – January 28th, 2021

Friday, January 29th, 2021
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison – Welcome Back!

Attendance: James Harrison, Jon Fontenot, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Christa Strang, Sam Listi, Mike Matthews, Mac Hickerson, Lou Griffin, John Corsi, Frank Hernandez, David Leigh, Todd Schiller, Rob Potts

Guest Speakers: Matt Bates, Director, & Katrina Townsend, Events Coordinator – Belton Parks and Recreation

Song by Lion Corsi

Pledge by Lion Dossman

Prayer by Lion Hickerson

Exercise Program:  Always an expression of: It’s a Great Day to be a Belton Lion!

Joke – President Harrison’s daughter’s joke (you had to be there) / Plate Spin by Belton Lions Official Plate Spinner Lion Hickerson – long and dynamic!

Announcements –

1.  Stampede Bike Ride 2021: NEW Sponsors: Covington Real Estate; ABC Pest Control – Belton; State Farm Insurance-John Corsi.  First email to previous riders will be emailed out this week.

2.  Club Secretary Challenge: Prize is a hand-made, one-of-a-kind fused & stained glass kaleidoscope (pictured below) – for the Club member who brings in the most number of Bike Ride sponsors – regardless of sponsor level.  Minimum number of sponsors to qualify is five (5) – regardless of sponsor level. Deadline for sponsor submission will be Friday, April 2nd.  Award will be presented on April 8th.  Challenge competition standing as of today:

Lion Dossman – 1 sponsor
Lion Corsi – 1 sponsor
Lion Matthews – 1 sponsor

3.  Thank you to Belton Lion(s) Tuma, Shaw, Knight, Dossman, Listi, Stagner, Corsi, Hickerson, and Fontenot for inspecting our inventory of flags – preparing the inventory for our renewing participants in this USA Flag Program.  We replaced seventy (70) worn and torn flags.  We have an inventory of 193 flags at the Journal; 15 at Lion Listi’s; 7 at Lion Shockley’s, 1 at Lion Griffin’s  & 3 at Lion Knight’s = Total of 219 flags ready for distribution. We evidently lost a few flags when we did the pick-up.  In week 1, we received thirty-one renewals; two moved out of the area; two declined; over a dozen requested information on the flag-pole lights. Within the first week and a half, we have received 25% renewal payment orders. In note: we should keep an inventory of 100 new flags; which cost us about $500.00 (just under $5.00 each) – when we order 100 at a time. Keeping in mind that 219 flags @  $30.00 annually = $6,570.00.  Thursday’s Mail:  We received an additional fifteen (15) renewals.  Journal, this week, has the picture from our Saturday work day with brief info on the program – with a link. We are proposing to place the ad for Feb. 4th or Feb. 11th.  Possibly, we can get Lion Tuma to do an article about the history of the program and why we do it.

4.  Thank you Lion Listi for coordinating to get the old and tattered flags to Scout Troop 153.  They will plan a ceremonial retirement burn for them.  … a great opportunity for the Club to go to the ceremony in support of the Troop.

5.   Facebook Suggestion Made to spotlight one Club Member each week or month on Facebook to let people know “who” our members are and “why” they are Belton Lions. We will present this idea at the 2/4 BOD meeting.

6.  District 2-X3 and Texas Lions Camp Club dues were paid this week for Regular and At-Large members.

7.  Belton Lions Foundation (74-2494272) IRS e-postcard 990-N filed this week.

Program – President Harrison invited Matt Bates, Director of Belton Parks and Recreation to give us an update; and we received a bonus speaker!  Matt brought Katrina Townsend, Event Coordinator for Parks and Recreation for introduction; and to share her presentation on the history of Yettie Polk Park, Yettie Polk and the Polk family.   In 1914, The Belton Journal wrote: “… the park will be an object of civic pride, a place whose beauty will appeal to all, a place in which all citizens of Belton have an equal and common pleasure …”. You just had to be there to see and hear the history with visuals – from 1911 to today – including the 1913 flood.  Then, Matt Bates provided an update on Heritage Park, the Ball Fields, Family Camp Out 2020, Miller Springs Nature Center, the Youth Advisory Commission and more.  Congratulations to Belton Parks and Recreation for their recent awards: Best Department Marketing Award; and Truck & Trailer Winners in the regional Maintenance Rodeo!

Upcoming Programs –

February 4 – Lion Schiller – Jason Fossett – Belton High School Head Boys Basketball Coach; Board of Directors Meeting afterward

February 11 – Lion Arnaud – TBD

February 18 – Flag Program Final Planning & Logistics Meeting

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