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Meeting – June 23

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – June 23rd, Noon, The GIN

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion President Corsi

Members Present:  Reese Davis, Billy Conway, David Shaw, John Corsi, Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, Karen Stagner, Keith Cook, Wayne Carpenter, James Harrison, Mac Hickerson, David Tuma
Guests:  Randy Pittenger, Dwayne Williams, Creekside Cigar Bar (guest of James Harrison)

Song: by Lion Fontenot

Pledge: by Lion Matthews
Prayer: by Lion Hickerson
Exercise: by Lion Harrison – nothing less than toe touches?

Joke: by Lion Harrison – Boom Duck

Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson – best International Plate Spinner
Announcements

– Nominations opened – Presenting 2022-2023 Proposed Slate of Club Officers – hearing no new nominations; unanimous vote of election.  CONGRATULATIONS! … and Thank You for Serving!

New Officers will be installed at the June 30th meeting – DG Angela Cases Officiating.

President – Mike Matthews

1st Vice President – Jon Fontenot

2nd Vice President – Veronica Logan

Secretary – Karen Stagner

Treasurer –

Historian – James Harrison

Board Member at Large – Mac Hickerson

Tail Twister – Danny Dossman

Lion Tamer – Mac Hickerson

Webmaster – Karen Stagner / Patti Powell back up (Facebook, Webpage, Recaps)

Membership Chair – John Corsi

– Flag Program – Update from Routes on Flags Picked Up (Unpaid List) Purchasing 2 dozen sleeve caps

Eyeglass Drop Box – arrived; decals and lettering; painting or wrapping

– Quarterly Dues Invoices – July 1st will be next invoicing.

Temple Breakfast Lions Club 30th Anniversary invite, July 7th, pm, Cultivate
Belton 4th of July Celebration Parade and Rodeo – Belton Area Chamber Randy Pittenger update

 

Keeping on the Front Burner:

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

Heritage Park Coordinator – James Harrison – Belton Lions Wall – Picnic in the Park
                Future Boat Race Coordinator – Danny Dossman

Stampede Coordinators –Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer
Scholarship(s) will be presented in July; with BLC 2021-22 Recap & Heritage Park Check Presentation – July 21st

                Back to School with God Event, August 6th – James Harrison coordinating
Friends of Belton Lions –
3 new awardees

Plate Spinning Contest – Judy Garrett loves the idea and will keep this in mind for upcoming events – keeping this on

the agenda – maybe Bacon, Blues, and Brews Festival.

Charter Celebration – maybe have at lunchtime next year.

Grand Avenue Movie Theater Tickets – waiting until after Summer …

           

Program:  – Lion Reese Davis provided an interesting insight into the Evolution of Lives, Careers and Policing in Society and Community; as well as, How Lions can contribute and Serve!  Thank You!

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Meeting – June 2nd

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – June 2nd, Noon, The GIN

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion John Corsi

Members Present:  John Corsi, Mike Matthews, Brett Beamesderfer, Reese Davis, Wayne Carpenter, Jon Fontenot, Rob Potts, Mac Hickerson, Keith Cook, Malinda Golden, Veronica Logan,
Guests:  Lori Spencer, Veterans Outreach (speaker); Matt Smith (guest of Malinda Golden); Peggy Murphey (guest of John Corsi)

Song: by Lion Davis
Pledge: by Lion Fontenot
Prayer: by Lion Hickerson
Exercise: maybe verbal ??? … I wasn’t there …

Joke: by Lion Leigh

Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson
Announcements

– June Birthdays and/or Anniversaries?

– Open nominations today – Presented 2022-2023 Proposed Slate of Club Officers – next week – voting on the 16th; installation on the 23rd? Who will install?

– Flag Program – Update from Routes on Flags Picked Up … ??

Eyeglass Drop Box – to be ordered week of June 6th

– Quarterly Dues Invoices – July 1st will be next invoicing.

Keeping on the Front Burner:

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

Heritage Park Coordinator – James Harrison – Belton Lions Wall – Picnic in the Park
                Future Boat Race Coordinator – Danny Dossman

Stampede Coordinators – TBA – President Corsi will reach out to Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer
Scholarship(s) will be presented in July; with BLC 2021-22 Recap and
Heritage Park Check Presentation

                Back to School with God Event, August 6th – James Harrison coordinating
Friends of Belton Lions –
3 new awardees

Plate Spinning Contest – Judy Garrett loves the idea and will keep this in mind for upcoming events – keeping this on

the agenda – maybe Blues Festival.

Charter Celebration – maybe have at lunchtime next year.

Grand Avenue Movie Theater Tickets

Thank you, again, to Patti Powell who has agreed to be back-up to the Club Secretary for facebook, webpage, meetings, etc.               

Program:  – Lion President Corsi invited Lori Spencer, Veterans Outreach.  Veterans’ Outreach has the primary mission of respectfully honoring and serving all veterans. Each veteran has unique needs. They use the program resources to offer a hand up, not a hand out, to benefit veterans and in turn communities and this great nation. Thank You!

Future Program Assignments:
  June 16 – Brett Beamesderfer
June 23 – Reese Davis
June 30 – Karen Stagner
July 7 – Mike Matthews
July 14 – David Shaw
July 21 – James Harrison – Heritage Park & Scholarship Presentations; and State of the Club

Proposed Slate of Officers for 2022-2023:

President – Mike Matthews

1st Vice President – Jon Fontenot ?

2nd Vice President –

Secretary – Karen Stagner

Treasurer –

Historian – James Harrison

Board Member at Large – Mac Hickerson

Tail Twister – Danny Dossman

Lion Tamer – Mac Hickerson

Webmaster – Karen Stagner / Patti Powell back up (Facebook, Webpage, Recaps)

Membership Chair – John Corsi

(new member suggestions: Reese Davis, Veronica Logan, Christa Strang, Patti Powell, Brett Beamesderfer, Wayne Carpenter, Keith Cook, Malinda Golden, Billy Conway)

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Board Meeting – May 19th

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Belton Lions Club Board of Directors Meeting, Thursday, May 19th, called to Order at 1:05pm

Present: John Corsi, James Harrison, Danny Dossman, Mac Hickerson, Karen Stagner

Dues Payments – pretty much in line … only 8 members unpaid.

Activity Account: $31,447.15

General Account: $3,905.91

  1. Maybe have Charter Celebration 2023 at lunchtime; instead of dinner. Discussion that spouses might not be able to attend; however, more Lions might be able to attend.  We will discuss further and vote on it at the next Board Meeting.
  1. Eyeglass Drop Boxes – Board discussed purchase of Winbest Large Steel Freestanding Floor Parcel Lockable Drop Slot Mail Box. Instead of having it “wrapped”, we could have it painted yellow; and get Lions decals/signage made.  We would like for it to be placed somewhere downtown (maybe the Library).  Motion to purchase was made by Danny Dossman; 2nd by Mac Hickerson; approved to purchase.
  1.     2022-2023 Preliminary Slate of Officers

President Mike Matthews

1st VP

2nd VP

Secretary Karen Stagner

Treasurer

Historian James Harrison

Board Member at Large Mac Hickerson

Tail Twister Danny Dossman

Lion Tamer Mac Hickerson

Webmaster Karen Stagner / Patti Powell back up (Facebook, Webpage, Recaps)

Membership Chair John Corsi

(Jon Fontenot, Reese Davis, Veronica Logan, Christa Strang, Patti Powell – Corsi will contact them)  Slate will be presented at the May 26th meeting; and open Nominations.

Elections Meeting Date – June 16th

Installation Date – June 23rd.

Who will install?

  1. Stampede Coordinator(s) – President Corsi will reach out to Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer.
  1. Heritage Park Coordinator – Belton Lions Wall & Picnic – James Harrison;

Future Boat Race Event – Danny Dossman;

and June/July for annual donation.

  1. New Treasurer to look into credit cards, paypal, venom, etc. – President Corsi will get with Sam Listi.
  1. Scholarships – date(s) for awarding. Frank Hernandez will check into extending the deadline for applications – due to recent events at the High School – we currently only have one applicant.
  1. Flag Program Membership Drive – we might want to consider an advertising program in the future to build up the Flag Program – maybe right before Labor Day – radio and/or TV PSAs.
  1. Grand Avenue movie theater tickets – tabled until next month – James Harrison will be in charge.
  1. Back to School with God event – eye exams – James Harrison will coordinate the event … just as we did last year. He will get with PD for the vehicle; and with Temple Belton Lady Lions for the manpower and equipment.  Belton Lions will again volunteer to serve the hotdogs, chips and water. The event will be August 6th, at Yettie Polk Park.

Motion to adjourn: 1:40pm

Respectfully Submitted by: Karen Stagner, Secretary

Meeting – May 19th

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Belton Lions Club – May 19th, Noon, The GIN

Welcome and Call to Order by President John Corsi

Members Present:  Sam Listi, Rob Potts, Wayne Carpenter, Brett Beamesdorfer, Keigh Cook, Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, John Corsi, Mary Shockley, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Billy Conway, Christa Strang, James Harrison, Mac Hickerson, Frank Hernandez, Veronica Logan

Guests:  DG Angela Cases; PDG Randy Sepulvado; Erin Bussert (guest of Christa Strang); Rucker Preston (speaker)

Song: by Lion Matthews
Pledge: by Lion Fontenot
Prayer: by Lion Hickerson
Exercise: by Lion Harrison – overexertion first aid

Joke: by Lion Carpenter – starving man, bacon, hambush

Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson
Announcements

Past District Governor Randy Sepulvado – Our District 2-x3 came in 2nd for bringing in new members.  Membership pins (2021) presented to Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, Christa Strang, Jim Hudson, Patti Powell. Our District was given the District Excellence Award for 2021 by LCI. Out of 1,400 District Club Members, the Governor award for marketing and communication was awarded to Angela Cases. The Governor’s Leadership Award is proudly presented to Belton Lions Past President James Harrison!

– District Governor Angela Cases – 2022 Awards – Belton Lions Club commended for “action”, “encouragement”, “growth”, “service” … Service Excellence Award for 2022 goes to James Harrison. Coveted pin for Service from the Heart awarded to James Harrison.  Lion Harrison emphasized serving and having fun; then accepted the Awards on behalf of the Belton Lions. District Traveling Trophy was started in 1617 and goes to the Club with the most “Growth” in the District. Belton Lions Club is 2% above and leading – we need to keep the Lead and Win this Trophy!

Installation of Billy Conway – officiated by Past President Harrison – WELCOME!

Happy Birthday to Veronica Logan!

Welcome Back Danny Dossman – we’re glad you are okay!

– Flag Program – Out of 143 Flags; we currently only have 14 unpaid.  All unpaid flags are to be picked up and sleeves removed prior to Memorial weekend.  Thank you ALL!

– Quarterly Dues Invoices – thank you for paying promptly.

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

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

– Plate Spinning Contest – Judy Garrett loves the idea and will keep this in mind for upcoming events – keeping this on the agenda.

– Eyeglass Drop Boxes – the Post Office no longer sells old mail drop boxes to the public.  David Leigh has found large free standing “mail-boxes” at a reasonable price. The Board will look at the options and pricing.

– Heritage Park Plan – Belton Lions Wall – keeping it on a front burner

– Next Board Meeting – TODAY – May 19th

Program:  – Rob Potts invited Rucker Preston, Family Promise – their mission is to empower families experiencing homelessness to achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. More than 93% of the families in the program succeed into permanent housing and do not fall back into a homeless situation.  And … they are GROWING … building Promise House!  Thank You!

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Meeting – May 12th

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – May 12th, Noon, The GIN

Welcome and Call to Order by VP Mike Matthews

Members Present: Mike Matthews, Wayne Carpenter, Jon Fontenot, Rob Potts, David Shaw, Karen Stagner, Mary Shockley, David Tuma, Gene Ellis, Lou Griffin, James Harrison, Mac Hickerson

Guests:

Mike Rodgers, Belton Finance Director

Bob Van Til, Belton Planning Director

Chris Brown, Belton Information Technology Director

Matt Bates, Belton Public Works Director

(note:  all guests were given Membership Applications)

Song: by Lion Harrison
Pledge: by Lion Fontenot
Prayer: by Lion Listi
Exercise: by Lion Harrison …. Lo-o-o-ng and Ta-a-a-xing
Announcements

Club Health Assessment – Our Club is # 1 of the top 6 Clubs in the District for growth.

– Lion Harrison reported that it looks like the Club’s Net Profit from STAMPEDE this year is $9,178.50 – Thanks to everyone in the Club for doing your part! … with special Thanks to Lion Strang for donating the porta-pottys (a roughly $1,600 in-kind contribution).

– Flag Program – Unpaid participants (under 30) have been emailed their final notice – letting them know that during the week of May 23rd, any remaining unpaid flags will be picked up.  Route Lions were emailed their route lists after meeting – update to be emailed on May 19th.

– Quarterly Dues Invoices – thank you for paying promptly.

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

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

– Plate Spinning Contest – Judy Garrett loves the idea and will keep this in mind for upcoming events.

– Eyeglass Drop Boxes – the Post Office no longer sells old mail drop boxes to the public.  David Leigh has found large free standing “mail-boxes” at a reasonable price. (see sample)

– Heritage Park Plan – Belton Lions Wall – keeping it on a front burner

– Next Board Meeting – May 19th

Program:  – Sam Listi – State of the City – Thank you Lion Listi for a comprehensive program on the past, current and future of Belton – including 2021 Achievements; Allocation of Federal COVID-19 Funds; Key Grants; Population Growth; BEDC Funded Infrastructure Projects; Major City Water/Sewer Projects; Other City Projects Currently Underway; Pending Future Projects; TxDOT Projects; Residential Development; Commercial Development; Downtown Development and BISD – Maintaining Belton’s Quality of Life! Outstanding Information and Presentation!  Thank You!

Future Program Assignments:
  May 19 – Rob Potts – Rucker Preston, Executive Director, Family Promise; Board Meeting following
May 26 – Gene Ellis

 

Meeting – May 5th

Monday, May 16th, 2022

 

Belton Lions Club – May 5th, Noon, The GIN

Welcome and Call to Order by President Corsi

Members Present: John Corsi, Reese Davis, Brett Beamesderfer, Wayne Carpenter, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, Billy Conway, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Patti Powell, David Leigh, James Harrison, Mac Hickerson

Guests:   KOM Beau Wiist

Song: by Lion Davis
Pledge: by Lion Fontenot
Prayer: by Lion Hickerson
Exercise: by Lion Harrison – feeling GOOD
Joke: Lion Dossman – something about a hearing aid – had to be there …
Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson

Announcements

– Flag Program – Unpaid participants (35) have been emailed their final notice – letting them know that during the week of May 23rd, any remaining unpaid flags will be picked up.  Route Lions will be emailed their route lists to start contacting the unpaid.

– Quarterly Dues Invoices – thank you for paying promptly.

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

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

– Plate Spinning Contest – Judy Garrett loves the idea and will keep this in mind for upcoming events.

– Eyeglass Drop Boxes – the Post Office no longer sells old mail drop boxes to the public.  David Leigh has found large free standing “mail-boxes” at a reasonable price.

– Heritage Park Plan – Belton Lions Wall – keeping it on a front burner

– Next Board Meeting – May 19th

– Auction – remaining supplies from STAMPEDE purchased by David Leigh $200 to be invoiced.  Banana Bread auctioned – 3 loaves – $20.00.

Program:  – Stampede, April 30th: After Action Meeting:

Everyone was applauded for their contribution to the EVENT.  Special accolades were given to David Shaw for the untold works that he has done each year in the background – WOW … just WOW!

 

Some of the notes for STAMPEDE improvement:

– Patti Powell volunteered to create a Stampede on the Chisholm Trail facebook page.
– KOM Beau Wiist volunteered to coordinate and communicate with Wheel Brothers and other bike ride clearing houses.
– John Corsi is creating a “play book” for the event; with a timeline starting in January.
– The Club (John Corsi) has created a committee for the Event – dividing responsibilities – they will start meeting soon to plan for next year – March 29th.
– KOM Beau Wiist, Brett Beamesderfer and Reese Davis anticipate that we could have 400 riders next year – we will need additional help with registration.
– Starting in 2023, we will have a Friday evening Packet Pick-up.
– We need to send out in-kind donation request letters to Shipley’s, Church’s, Starbucks, H-E-B, Wal-Mart and Sam’s in February.
– Contact Belton Area Chamber for Welcome Bags in early February – include Belton Lions business’ promotional items and/or coupons.  Solicit other coupons to include.
– Jon Fontenot has created and will propose an alternate route to eliminate the Hwy 95 portion.
– Jon Fontenot has designed a photo op backdrop and will get pricing.
– Plan to supply tent canopy for Rest Stop 3 and 4.
– Mike Matthews advised us that each of the route detailed layouts can be mapped and a QR code applied for riders to download.  KOM Beau Wiist offered to help with this.
– We will need more Gatorade, bananas, power bars, etc. – plus maybe some oranges.
– The Club will invest in new directional arrow signs.
– James Harrison suggested that the Club explore accepting credit cards, venmo, paypal, etc.

Future Program Assignments:
 May 12 – Sam Listi – State of the City
May 19 – Rob Potts – Rucker Preston, Executive Director, Family Promise; Board Meeting following
May 26 – Gene Ellis

Meeting – April 28th

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – April 28th, Noon, The GIN

Welcome and Call to Order by President Corsi

Members Present: John Corsi, Reese Davis, Bret Beamesderfer, Todd Schiller, Frank Hernandez, Jon Fontenot, Sam Listi, Mary Shockley, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Mike Matthews, Lou Griffin, James Harrison, Mac Hickerson

Guests:   Buddy Hickerson (paid)

Song: by Lion Reese (God Bless America – My Country, ‘tis of thee)
Pledge: by Lion Fontenot
Prayer: by Lion Hickerson
Exercise: by Lion Harrison
Joke: Lion Beamesderfer – 4 out of 3 – math
Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson

Announcements

  – Mac & Jayne Hickerson just celebrated their 65th Anniversary!

– Flag Program –During the first week in May, the unpaid participants will receive a final invoice. Any unpaid by May 20th will be informed that unpaid flags will be picked up during the week before Memorial Day.  We currently have 152 flags out (s/b $4,560); current payments $3,360. Flag lists will be handed out next meeting for personal route contacts.

– Quarterly Dues Invoices – thank you for paying promptly.

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

– Charter Night Update –

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

– Plate Spinning Contest – Judy Garrett loves the idea and will keep this in mind for upcoming events.

– Eyeglass Drop Boxes – still in the exploration and planning stage – Lion Stagner is checking into old salvaged postal mail recepticles – waiting to hear back from postmaster, for who to contact.

– Heritage Park Plan – Belton Lions Wall – keeping it on a front burner

– Easter Food Baskets for HOCTIL families – Thank You fellow Lions! Lion Stagner & Buddy Hickerson shared heartwarming stories from the deliveries.

– Next Board Meeting – May 19th 

Program:  – Stampede, April 30th: Update and Logistic Planning – great meeting and teamwork think tank!

Future Program Assignments:
 May 5 – Mac Hickerson  – After Action Meeting on the 2022 STAMPEDE
May 12 – Sam Listi
May 19 – Rob Potts – Rucker Preston, Executive Director, Family Promise; Board Meeting following
May 26 – Gene Ellis

 

 

 

 

Meeting – April 14th

Friday, April 15th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – April 14th, Noon, The GIN

Welcome and Call to Order by President Corsi –

Members Present:  John Corsi, Keith Cook, Mack Latimer, Reese Davis, Sam Listi, Brett Beamesdorfer, Jon Fontenot, Rob Potts, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Todd Schiller, Frank Hernandez, David Leigh, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson, James Harrison, Chris Gregg, Mike Matthews

Guests:   Janet Leigh (guest of David Leigh), Kitti Corsi (guest of John Corsi), Aaron Bass (BISD), Buddy Hickerson (guest of Mac Hickerson), Billy Conway (joined today); Jennifer Ramirez (BISD).
Song: by Lion Matthews
Pledge: by Lion Fontenot
Prayer: by Lion Hickerson

Exercise: by Lion Harrison
Joke:  Lion Harrison – 4 out of 3; Lion Dossman – Hip Hop and IHop; plus more … should have been there …
Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson

Announcements.

– New Member Induction – Robert Cavazos (someday)

– Stampede, April 30th: Online Registration is open. Sponsor, Ride Maps and registration forms are on our webpage. We have 45 riders now.  Bike Ride Promo will be published during week of April 24th – both papers.

– Flag Program – Renewal emails to unpaid participants were sent. Then, during the first week in May, the unpaid participants will receive a final invoice. Any unpaid by May 20th will be informed that unpaid flags will be picked up during the week before Memorial Day.  100 new extra durable flags delivered today!

– Quarterly Dues Invoices – thank you for paying promptly.

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

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

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

– Plate Spinning Contest – Judy Garrett loves the idea and will keep this in mind for upcoming events.

– Eyeglass Drop Boxes – exploration and planning stage

– Heritage Park Plan – Belton Lions Wall – keeping it on a front burner

– Easter Food Baskets for HOCTIL families – Thank You!

Program: Lion Cook invited BISD Superintendent Matt Smith / BISD Bond Election / Dr. Smith provided an in-depth look into the “who-what-when-where-why” of the Bond Propositions in Belton’s Accelerated Fast Growth School District.

Future Program Assignments:

April 21st – Charter Night (No Noon Meeting)
April 28th – Stampede Meeting +++++++
May 5 – Mac Hickerson
May 12 – Sam Listi
May 19 – Rob Potts – Rucker Preston, Executive Director, Family Promise
May 26 – Gene Ellis
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Meeting – April 7th

Friday, April 8th, 2022

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

Welcome and Call to Order by President Corsi

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

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

Announcements.

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

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

– Quarterly Dues handed out TODAY.

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

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

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

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

Board of Directors Meeting 3/31 Recap:

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

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

–  Accounting: Bank Accounts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Future Program Assignments:

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

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Board of Directors Mtg – March 31, 2022

Friday, April 8th, 2022

Belton Lions Club Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, April 31st, 2022 – The Gin

Meeting Called to Order by President Corsi at 1:05pm

Members Present: John Corsi, Karen Stagner, Mike Matthews, Mac Hickerson, James Harrison

Business:

– Dues Payments: Club looks pretty good – only 3 members are delinquent.  Invoices go out this weekend.

–  Accounting: Bank Accounts

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

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

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

– Bike Ride Route – James Harrison went by the Nolanville bridge construction and met with TxDot Supervisor on site.  He feels that we can cross the bridge “in the center” – they will work with us.  James with get with Chief Ellis and report at the next general meeting.

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

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

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

– Bike Ride Sponsors – Patti Powell, BeOne, needs vector artwork from each Sponsor.  The Board reviewed each confirmed and prospective sponsor.  James will get with Patti – so that Patti can reach out personally to each sponsor about their logos.  The Club sponsorship for the Ride is currently $5,500.

– Flag Program – we have 61 flags unpaid out of 148.  Notices will be sent over the weekend.  May will be the final notice; they will be advised that if not paid, their flags will be picked up during the week before Memorial Day.  James motioned to accept that plan, 2nd by Mac Hickerson; all agreed.

– Lions Club Badges – 4 badges – the bill was almost $80.00.

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

– Reports to LCI – we make monthly membership reports to LCI.  Our Club should be reporting time and event reports to LCI – monthly.  District wants submissions to the monthly District Newsletter.

– Founder’s Day – April 21st Charter Night – Lion Corsi and Lion Stagner will not be available.  Lion Harrison will take the Lead on the Event.

Meeting ended at 1:52pm

Submitted by: Lions Club Secretary Karen Stagner