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Meeting – November 17

Sunday, November 20th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – November 17th, Noon, The GIN, Meeting Recap

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion Mike Matthews
Members Present:  John Corsi, Gene Ellis, Sam Listi, Keith Cook, Brett Beamesderfer, Jon Fontenot, Mary Shockley, Karen Stagner, Rob Potts, Billy Conway, Wayne Carpenter, David Tuma, Jennah Gliha (on behalf of Chris Gregg), Mac Hickerson, James Harrison, Dwayne Williams
Guests:  Buddy Hickerson (guest of Mac Hickerson); Keith Zuelke (speaker)
Song: by Lion James Harrison
Pledge to US Flag: by Lion Jon Fontenot
Pledge to Texas Flag: by Lion Keith Cook
Prayer: by Lion Wayne Carpenter
Exercise: by Lion James Harrison
Joke: by guest Buddy Hickerson – Toyota
Plate Spin by Lion Mac Hickerson

Announcements 

Thanksgiving Baskets for HOCTIL families – TODAY –4 volunteers for deliveries between 1:00-2pm Thank You!
(Note: Our 3rd Thursday Board of Directors meeting is being moved to December 1st)
No Meeting on Thanksgiving Day
Grand Avenue Theater Tickets – order now; pay in January – sign-up sheet
Mary Shockley ordered and paid for 5 tickets.
HeartBEAT Angel Tags available … BLC has taken six (6) children from the BISD HeartBEAT Angel program – all have been adopted at the meeting – Thank You!  Gifts are due back at the Thursday, December 1st meeting.
BLC Christmas Party, Dec. 15, Noon – John Corsi and James Harrison
Christmas Baskets for HOCTIL families – Karen Stagner – Sign ups will start December 1st – delivery planned for after Christmas lunch.
Visit and Pictures with Santa, hosted by Belton Lions – 5:30-8pm, December 22nd, Harris Community Center – for HOCTIL Families of Children with Special Needs. Cookies and Cocoa – All are Welcome to attend!

Program:  Lion Keith Cook invited Keith Zuelke, BISD Fine Arts Director – The Fine Arts program(s) at Belton Independent School District are a thriving part of student education. Through the Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts programs, BISD provides a sequential, developmental fine arts curriculum which allows each student an opportunity to build skill and understanding through a wide variety of artistic experiences… amazing program with some amazing students and teachers.  Thank You!

Future Program Assignments:

November 24 – Thanksgiving (no meeting)
December 1 – Gene Ellis – Kelly Boggs, Gift Officer, UMHB, along with Dr. Kris Ward – Marek-Smith Teacher Training Center / Board Meeting to follow.
December 8 – Sam Listi
December 15 – Holiday Celebration at Lunch (plus HOCTIL deliveries afterward)
December 22 – No Lunch Meeting; HOCTIL Visit and Pictures with Santa in the evening
December 29 – No Meeting

– Keeping on the Front Burner:
Belton Lion Business Cards – keep handing out those cards – inviting prospective new members.
Lion Corsi suggested that we have a prize drawing @ Charter Night for whoever invites (using the cards) the                                             most prospective new members.
Heritage Park Coordinator – Belton Lions Wall – Picnic in the Park – James Harrison
Future Boat Race Coordinator – Danny Dossman
Stampede Coordinators –Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer / Active has raised their rate by .25%
BLC Charter Celebration in 2023 will be during our regular lunch timeline.
Flag Program –Thank you to everyone for all that you do.
BLC Ball Caps – $20 each / BLC Vests – $45 each

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Meeting – November 10

Sunday, November 13th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – November 10th, Noon, The GIN, Meeting Recap
(Patti Powell standing in for Karen Stagner)  THANK YOU!

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion Mike Matthews

Members Present:  Sam Listi, Reese Davis, Rob Potts, Brett Beamesderfer, Jon Fontenot, Keith Cook, David Shaw, Patti Powell, Danny Dossman, Crista Strang, David Tuma, Wayne Carpenter, Jenna Gliha, Mac Hickerson, Mary Shockley Lou Griffin
Guests: Buddy Hickerson (guest of Mac Hickerson), Chris Brown, Bob Van Til, Paul Romer, Tiana Moore (City of Belton)
Song: by Lion Mac Hickerson
Pledge to US Flag: by Lion Brett Beamesderfer
Pledge to Texas Flag: by Lion Keith Cook – Welcome Back!
Prayer: by Lion Sam Listi
Exercise: by Lion Jon Fontenot
Joke: by Buddy Hickerson – a squirrel fell out of a tree (had to be there)
Plate Spin by Lion Mac Hickerson

Announcements 

Thanksgiving Baskets for HOCTIL families – sign-up sheet passed – deliveries will be made November 17th between 1:00-2pm.
(Note: Our 3rd Thursday Board of Directors meeting may need to be moved to December 1st)
Veteran’s Day, November 11th – Fly our FLAGS.
No Meeting on Thanksgiving Day
Grand Avenue Theater Tickets – order now; pay in January – sign-up sheet passed.
BLC Christmas Party, Dec. 15, Noon – John Corsi and James Harrison
Christmas Baskets for HOCTIL families – Karen Stagner – Sign ups will start December 1st – delivery planned for after Christmas lunch.
Visit and Pictures with Santa, hosted by Belton Lions – 5:30-8pm, December 22nd, Harris Community Center – for HOCTIL Families of Children with Special Needs. Cookies and Cocoa – All are Welcome to attend!

Program:  Lion Mayor Wayne Carpenter presented the History of Belton Texas 1850-1925 … it was a GREAT program! Thank you! … and Thank you to all of the Belton Support Staff!

Future Program Assignments:
November 17 – Keith Cook has invited Keith Zuelke, BISD Fine Arts Director – he will give us a review of the various programs. (plus HOCTIL deliveries)
November 24 – Thanksgiving (no meeting)
December 1 – Gene Ellis
December 8 – Sam Listi
December 15 – Holiday Celebration at Lunch (plus HOCTIL deliveries afterward)
December 22 – No Lunch Meeting; HOCTIL Visit and Pictures with Santa in the evening
December 29 – No Meeting

– Keeping on the Front Burner:
Belton Lion Business Cards – keep handing out those cards – inviting prospective new members.
Lion Corsi suggested that we have a prize drawing @ Charter Night for whoever invites (using the cards) the                                              most prospective new members.
Heritage Park Coordinator – Belton Lions Wall – Picnic in the Park – James Harrison
Future Boat Race Coordinator – Danny Dossman
Stampede Coordinators –Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer / Active has raised their rate by .25%
BLC Charter Celebration in 2023 will be during our regular lunch timeline.
Flag Program –Thank you to everyone for all that you do.
BLC Ball Caps – $20 each / BLC Vests – $45 each

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Meeting – November 3rd

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Belton Lions Club – November 3rd, Noon, The GIN, Meeting Recap

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion Mike Matthews

Members Present:  David Tuma, Mike Matthews, Reese Davis, John Corsi, Karen Stagner, Mary Shockley, Wayne Carpenter, Danny Dossman, Billy Conway, Sam Listi, Rob Potts, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson, Dwayne Williams
Guests: District 55 State Representative Hugh D. Shine (speaker); Karen Heffran (guest of Reese Davis)
Song: by Lion John Corsi
Pledge to US Flag: by Lion Jon Fontenot
Pledge to Texas Flag: by Lion Sam Listi
Prayer: by Lion Lou Griffin
Exercise: by Lion Mike Matthews
Joke: by Lion Dossman – multiple jokes about “politicians” … changing light bulbs; how high I-Q ? … haha
Plate Spin by Lion Mac Hickerson … trying to break his own record

Announcements
HOTCIL Fall Festival, Saturday, October 29, Central Texas Christian School – Review Recap
Thanksgiving Baskets for HOCTIL families – sign-up sheet passed – deliveries will be made November 17th between 1:30-2pm.
(Note: Our 3rd Thursday Board of Directors meeting may need to be moved to December 1st)
Veteran’s Day, November 11th – Starting now, please check the flags on your routes and replace the ones that faded, worn or tattered.
No Meeting on Thanksgiving Day
Grand Avenue Theater Tickets – order now; pay in January – sign-up sheet passed.
BLC Christmas Party, Dec. 15, Noon – John Corsi and James Harrison – plans are progressing for the “lunch” celebration
Christmas Baskets for HOCTIL families – Karen Stagner – Sign ups will start December 1st – delivery planned for after Christmas lunch on December 15th.
Visit and Pictures with Santa, hosted by Belton Lions – 5:30-8pm, December 22nd, Harris Community Center – for HOCTIL Families of Children with Special Needs. Cookies and Cocoa – All are Welcome to attend!

Program:  Lion David Tuma – District 55 State Representative Hugh D. Shine – rather than a Legislative Update; Representative Shine talked about Teams in Community; then focused on World Events and their impact Nationally and Worldwide – Life is a Journey – Not a Destination.  He closed his presentation with a lighthearted story about “parking in New York”.  Thank You!

Future Program Assignments:
November 10 – Wayne Carpenter – the History of Belton Texas
November 17 – Keith Cook (plus HOCTIL deliveries) – Keith Zuelke, BISD Fine Arts Director will be my presenter and he will give us a review of the various programs.
November 24 – Thanksgiving (no meeting)
December 1 – Gene Ellis
December 8 – Sam Listi
December 15 – Holiday Celebration at Lunch (plus HOCTIL deliveries afterward)
December 22 – No Lunch Meeting; HOCTIL Visit and Pictures with Santa in the evening
December 29 – No Meeting

– Keeping on the Front Burner:
Belton Lion Business Cards – keep handing out those cards – inviting prospective new members.
Lion Corsi suggested that we have a prize drawing @ Charter Night for whoever invites (using the cards) the                                             most prospective new members.
Heritage Park Coordinator – Belton Lions Wall – Picnic in the Park – James Harrison
Future Boat Race Coordinator – Danny Dossman
Stampede Coordinators –Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer / Active has raised their rate by .25%
BLC Charter Celebration in 2023 will be during our regular lunch timeline.
Flag Program –Thank you to everyone for all that you do.
BLC Ball Caps – $20 each / BLC Vests – $45 each
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Meeting – October 27th

Friday, October 28th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – October 27th, Noon, The GIN, Meeting Recap

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion Michael Matthews
Members Present: Keith Cook, Brett Beamesderfer, Jon Fontenot, Billy Conway, Karen Stagner, Veronica Logan, Rob Potts, Wayne Carpenter, Jennah Gliha (on behalf of Chris Gregg), Mac Hickerson, Mike Matthews, Sam Listi, Lou Griffin
Guests: Scott & Jennifer Alverez, Judy Garrett, (guests of BLC); Lt. Col. Tim Karcher (Retired) (speaker), Wiley Shockley
Song: by Jennah Gliha
Pledge to US Flag: by Lion Jon Fontenot
Pledge to Texas Flag: by Lion Keith Cook
Prayer: by Lion Wayne Carpenter
Exercise: by Lion Mac Hickerson – great exercise
Joke: by Lion Brett Beamesderfer – about a blonde, an officer, license … you had to be there
Plate Spin by Lion Mac Hickerson
Birthdays in October: Song led by Jennah Gliha – Robert Cavazos, Danny Dossman, Mac Hickerson, Rob Potts, Ted Smith

Presentation – Scott Alvarez won the Plate Spinning Contest at Belton Bacon, Blues and Brews.  Presenting autographed plate and engraved cutting board.  Also attending: Jennifer Alvarez, Judy Garrett (City of Belton). Scott spun the plate one more time – 17 sec.

Announcements
Note: Catfish has been added to our lunch choices!
Board Meeting (10/20) Recap is posted on our Website
HOTCIL Fall Festival, Saturday, October 29, Central Texas Christian School, TIME CHANGE to 1-3pm (set up at Noon) – We will plan to use our new canopy; give out coloring books, crayons, candy.  Thanks.
Dues Invoices – 1st Quarter (2022-2023) July thru September – Thank You to those who have paid promptly!
Visit and Pictures with Santa, hosted by Belton Lions – 5:30-8pm, December 22nd, Harris Community Center – for HOCTIL Families of Children with Special Needs. Cookies and Cocoa
Thanksgiving Baskets for HOCTIL families – sign-up sheet passed.
Grand Avenue Theater Tickets – order now; pay in January – sign-up sheet passed.

Program:  Lion Mary Shockley – “Never Quit”, Timothy M. Karcher, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Leadership Consultant – an inspirational life testimonial from Colonel (Retired) Tim Karcher – in service to our Country and his family – never giving up after losing both of his legs above the knees – lengthy recovery and rehab; then returning to duty. Continuing on in retirement inspiring and motivating.  Thank You!

Future Program Assignments:
November 3 – David Tuma – District 55 State Representative Hugh D. Shine
November 10 – Wayne Carpenter
November 17 – Keith Cook (plus HOCTIL deliveries)
November 24 – Thanksgiving (no meeting)
December 1 – Gene Ellis
December 8 – Sam Listi
December 15 – Holiday Celebration at Lunch (plus HOCTIL deliveries afterward)
December 22 – No Lunch Meeting; HOCTIL Visit and Pictures with Santa in the evening
December 29 – No Meeting

Keeping on the Front Burner:
Belton Lion Business Cards – keep handing out those cards – inviting prospective new members.
Lion Corsi suggested that we have a prize drawing @ Charter Night for whoever invites (using the cards) the most prospective new members.
Heritage Park Coordinator – Belton Lions Wall – Picnic in the Park – James Harrison
                Future Boat Race Coordinator – Danny Dossman
Stampede Coordinators –Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer / Active has raised their rate by .25%
Christmas Baskets for HOCTIL families – Karen Stagner
BLC Christmas Party, Dec. 15, Noon – John Corsi and James Harrison
BLC Charter Celebration in 2023 will be during our regular lunch timeline.
Flag Program –Thank you to everyone for all that you do.
BLC Ball Caps – $20 each / BLC Vests – $45 each

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Meeting – October 20

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022

Belton Lions Club – October 20th, Noon, The GIN, Meeting Recap

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion Mike Matthews

Members Present:  Mike Matthews, John Corsi, Todd Schiller, Keith Cook, Brett Beamesderfer, Jon Fontenot, Gene Ellis, Sam Listi, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Billy Conway, Mac Hickerson, Dwight Williams, Reese Davis
Guests: Sam Skidmore (speaker); James Handley (guest of Danny Dossman)
Song: by Lion John Corsi
Pledge: by Lion Jon Fontenot
Prayer: by Lion Gene Ellis
Exercise: by Lion Mac Hickerson – practice, practice, practice
Joke: by Lion Danny Dossman – officer to belly button – you’re under avest … you had to be there
Plate Spin by Lion Mac Hickerson – we think he broke his own international record for looooong spin.

Announcements
Board Meeting today – after Lunch meeting.
HOTCIL Fall Festival, Saturday, October 29, Central Texas Christian School, TIME CHANGE to 1-3pm (set up at Noon) – We will plan to use our new canopy; give out coloring books, crayons, candy.  If you have any fun give-aways for the kiddos, please contribute them.  Also, please bring a bag of candy for us to give-away.  Thanks.
Dues Invoices – distributed again today – 1st Quarter (2022-2023) July thru September
Help Feed the Hungry Food Drive – Lion Lisle Meeker urged the Club to participate in the November 18th Food Drive.  Our Club is hosting “Helping Hands Food Pantry” at this meeting (speaker).
Visit and Pictures with Santa, hosted by Belton Lions – 5:30-8pm, December 22nd, Harris Community Center – for HOCTIL Families of Children with Special Needs. Cookies and Cocoa
Save the Date: Temple Breakfast Lions Club benefit Music Festival for Texas Lions Camp, temple MLK Park, April 1, 2023, 3-11:30pm.
District Newsletter was attached to the Meeting Reminder – Belton Lions are featured on a full page under Club News.

  • Program: Lion Todd Schiller invited Sam Skidmore, Belton ISD Athletic Director – Great Program! Great BISD Athletes and Accomplishments.

Future Program Assignments:
October 27 – Mary Shockley – Lt. Col. Tim Karcher; AND Plate Spinning Contest Presentation with Eric Tovar (H-E-B)
November 3 – David Tuma – District 55 State Representative Hugh D. Shine
November 10 – Wayne Carpenter
November 17 – Keith Cook (plus HOCTIL deliveries)
November 24 – Thanksgiving (no meeting)
December 1 – Gene Ellis
December 8 – Sam Listi
December 15 – Holiday Celebration at Lunch (plus HOCTIL deliveries afterward)
December 22 – No Lunch Meeting; HOCTIL Visit and Pictures with Santa in the evening
December 29 – No Meeting

 

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Board Meeting – October 20

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
Belton Lions Club – October 20th, Noon, The GIN, Board of Directors Meeting

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion President Mike Matthews at 12:50pm
Members Present:  Mike Matthews, John Corsi, Keith Cook, Jon Fontenot, Mac Hickerson, Karen Stagner

Membership Report:
  Dues Report: handout
Member Report:
Regular Members – 29 / Affiliate Member – 1 / At Large Member – 6 / Associate Member – 1
Patti Powell has asked to step down to At-Large Member for a while.

Treasurer’s Report:
General Account: $2,786.56
Activity Account: $ $26,016.71
Edward Jones Investments: no change from last statement
Gunter Financial Investments: no change from last statement

OLD BUSINESS
HOTCIL Fall Festival, Saturday, October 29, Central Texas Christian School, Time Change: 1-3pm – We will plan to use our new canopy; give out coloring books, crayons, candy.
Grand Avenue Movie Theater Tickets – Danny Dossman suggested that the Club take orders starting now – for delivery in December. Members can order and pay on their January invoice.  Karen Stagner will bring a sign up sheet to each meeting starting next week.
Help Feed the Hungry Food Drive – Lion Lisle Meeker urged the Club to participate in the November 18th Food Drive.
Visit and Pictures with Santa, hosted by Belton Lions – 5:30-8pm, Dec. 22, Harris Community Center – for HOCTIL Families of Children with Special Needs.
The Club will NOT have a lunch meeting on December 22nd or December 29th; motion by John Corsi; 2nd by Jon Fontenot; passed.
Thanksgiving Baskets for HOCTIL families – Karen Stagner will bring sign up sheet to next meeting; deliveries November 17th.
BLC Christmas Party, Dec. 15, Noon – John Corsi and James Harrison will soon start planning.
Save the Date: Temple Breakfast Lions Club benefit Music Festival for Texas Lions Camp, temple MLK Park, April 1, 2023, 3-11:30pm.
Belton Lion Business Cards – Keith Cook suggested that on the next order of cards – that we have printed what our Club does and supports in the Community.  All agreed.

Keeping on the Front Burner:
          Christmas Baskets for HOCTIL families – Karen Stagner
Belton Lion Business Cards – keep handing out those cards – inviting prospective new members.
Lion Corsi suggested that we have a prize drawing @ Charter Night for whoever invites (using the cards) the most prospective new members.                              Heritage Park Coordinator – Belton Lions Wall – Picnic in the Park – James Harrison
Future Boat Race Coordinator – Danny Dossman
Stampede Coordinators –Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer / Active has raised their rate by .25%
BLC Charter Celebration in 2023 will be during our regular lunch timeline.
Flag Program –Thank you to everyone for all that you do.
BLC Ball Caps – $20 each / BLC Vests – $45 each

NEW BUSINESS:
Where do we send the eyeglasses that we collect?  Jon Fontenot has been working on this and will take care of getting the glasses to where they go.
Will we consider purchasing the equipment to do the eye exams on a regular basis?  … schedule a certification class date?  Karen provided an email flier from Daniel Berry offering a complete system and certification, plus more … for under $6,000.  Keith Cook will check with BISD to see if the School Nurses are already screening.  There are other organizations and avenues where we could provide screening.  John Corsi suggested that we might pledge the Theater Ticket Sales to raise funds for the equipment. The Board will re-address this at the next meeting.
John Corsi visited with The GIN management and they have agreed to offer different choices on the menu for our lunch meetings.
John Corsi suggested that we consider taking space in Belton Market Days to promote the Belton Lions Club.  It was also suggested that we look into purchasing a Banner Stand and Specialty Products to give away.  John Corsi will get with Patti Powell about pricing for the Banner Stand; and Jon Fontenot will put together ideas and pricing from one of his vendors.  Both will report at the next meeting.
Keith Cook suggested that we add the Pledge to the Texas Flag to our Meeting Opening Order – all agreed.

Motion to adjourn: Karen Stagner; 2nd by everyone; meeting ended at 1:30pm

Meeting – October 13

Sunday, October 16th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – October 13th, Noon, The GIN, Meeting Recap

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion President Mike Matthews

Members Present:  Mike Matthews, David Shaw, David Tuma, Brett Beamesderfer, Keith Cook, Jon Fontenot, Billy Conway, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Veronica Logan, Mac Hickerson Jennah Gliha (on behalf of Chris Gregg), John Corsi, Wayne Carpenter, David Leigh, Dwight Williams, Sam Listi
Guests: Alicia Jallah (speaker)
Song: by Lion John Corsi
Pledge: by Lion Wayne Carpenter
Prayer: by Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: by Lion Mac Hickerson
Plate Spin by Lion Mac Hickerson

Announcements
WELCOME BACK Lion Danny Dossman!
Lion Sam Listi brought our first box of eyeglass donations that were deposited in our new Eyeglass Dropbox at City Hall
HOTCIL Fall Festival, Saturday, October 29, Central Texas Christian School, 2-4pm – We will plan to use our new canopy; give out coloring books, crayons, candy.  If you have any fun give-aways for the kiddos, please contribute them.  Also, please bring a bag of candy for us to give-away.  Thanks.
Dues Invoices – distributed again today – 1st Quarter (2022-2023) July thru September
Help Feed the Hungry Food Drive – Lion Lisle Meeker urged the Club to participate in the November 18th Food Drive.  Our Club is hosting “Helping Hands Food Pantry” at this meeting (speaker).
Save the Date: Temple Breakfast Lions Club benefit Music Festival for Texas Lions Camp, temple MLK Park, April 1, 2023, 3-11:30pm.

·         Program:  Lion Veronica Logan invited Helping Hands Ministry – Alicia Jallah provided an update for Helping Hands Ministry.  They Serve 430-450 households per week, focusing on Relief, Development & Advocacy.  Thank You!

Future Program Assignments:
October 20 – Todd Schiller – Sam Skidmore, Belton ISD Athletic Director
October 27 – Mary Shockley – Lt. Col. Tim Karcher; AND Plate Spinning Contest Presentation with Eric Tovar (H-E-B)
November 3 – David Tuma – District 55 State Representative Hugh D. Shine
November 10 – Wayne Carpenter
November 17 – Keith Cook (plus HOCTIL deliveries)
November 24 – Thanksgiving (no meeting)
December 1 – Gene Ellis
December 8 – Sam Listi
December 15 – Holiday Celebration at Lunch (plus HOCTIL deliveries afterward)
December 22 –
December 29 –

– Keeping on the Front Burner:
Belton Lion Business Cards – keep handing out those cards – inviting prospective new members.
Lion Corsi suggested that we have a prize drawing @ Charter Night for whoever invites (using the cards) the most prospective new members.
Heritage Park Coordinator – Belton Lions Wall – Picnic in the Park – James Harrison
Future Boat Race Coordinator – Danny Dossman
Stampede Coordinators –Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer / Active has raised their rate by .25%
Grand Avenue Movie Theater Tickets – James Harrison
Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets for HOCTIL families – Karen Stagner
BLC Christmas Party, Dec. 15, Noon – John Corsi and James Harrison
HOCTIL families visit with Santa, Thurs., Dec. 22, Harris Center – Karen Stagner
BLC Charter Celebration in 2023 will be during our regular lunch timeline.
Flag Program –Thank you to everyone for all that you do.
BLC Ball Caps – $20 each / BLC Vests – $45 each

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Meeting – October 6th

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – October 6th, Noon, The GIN, Meeting Recap

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion President Mike Matthews
Members Present:  Mike Matthews, Reese Davis, Brett Beamesderfer, John Corsi, Karen Stagner, Billy Conway, David Shaw, David Tuma, Veronica Logan, Mac Hickerson, Dwayne Williams, Rob Potts
Guests: Amy Yeager (guest of John Corsi), Lisle Meeker (speaker)
Song: by Lion John Corsi
Pledge: by Lion David Tuma
Prayer: by Lion Rob Potts
Exercise: by Lion Matthews and Davis
Joke: by Lion Reese Davis – monsters won’t eat ghosts
Plate Spin by Lion Mac Hickerson

Announcements
HOTCIL Fall Festival, Saturday, October 29, Central Texas Christian School, 2-4pm – We will plan to use our new canopy; give out coloring books, crayons, candy.  If you have any fun give-aways for the kiddos, please contribute them.  Also, please bring a bag of candy for us to give-away.  Thanks.
Dues Invoices – distributed today – 1st Quarter (2022-2023) July thru September
Help Feed the Hungry Food Drive – Lion Lisle Meeker urged the Club to participate in the November 18th Food Drive.  Our Club will host “Helping Hands Food Pantry” at our next meeting (speaker). (see attachment)
Save the Date: Temple Breakfast Lions Club benefit Music Festival for Texas Lions Camp, temple MLK Park, April 1, 2023, 3-11:30pm. (see attachment)

·         Program:  Lion Lisle Meeker presented a tutorial on Lions Vision Screening. In 1925, Lions were knighted by Helen Keller as Knights to the Blind.  Around the world, Lions partner with medical professionals and community leaders to screen young children, primary school students, and adults to identify those at risk for vision loss. The venue for Lions’ vision screenings varies from schools, to workplaces, to community health fairs, and the screening methods depend upon the age group.  Lion Meeker demonstrated the equipment with Lion Beamesderfer. With two of the machines, Lions can screen 400 children in one half a day. The District owns seven of the screening machines; and several Clubs have purchased their own.  To be able to screen children in the schools; Club members will need training and to obtain State Certification.  District Vision Chair Lea Ann Batey will contact our Club when the next Certification class is scheduled. The screening equipment with case, printer & service agreement would cost approximately $8K; and we could reach out to secure grant funding to cover the cost.  Great, Informative Presentation! (see attachment)

Future Program Assignments:
October 13 – Veronica Logan – Helping Hands Food Pantry
October 20 – Todd Schiller
October 27 – Mary Shockley – Lt. Col. Tim Karcher; AND Plate Spinning Contest Presentation with Eric Tovar (H-E-B)
November 3 – David Tuma – District 55 State Representative Hugh D. Shine
November 10 – Wayne Carpenter
November 17 – Keith Cook (plus HOCTIL deliveries)
November 24 – Thanksgiving (no meeting)
December 1 – Gene Ellis
December 8 – Sam Listi
December 15 – Holiday Celebration at Lunch (plus HOCTIL deliveries afterward)
December 22 –
December 29 –

– Keeping on the Front Burner:
Belton Lion Business Cards – keep handing out those cards – inviting prospective new members.
Lion Corsi suggested that we have a prize drawing @ Charter Night for whoever invites (using the cards) the                                     most prospective new members.
Heritage Park Coordinator – Belton Lions Wall – Picnic in the Park – James Harrison
Future Boat Race Coordinator – Danny Dossman
Stampede Coordinators –Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer / Active has raised their rate by .25%
Grand Avenue Movie Theater Tickets – James Harrison
Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets for HOCTIL families – Karen Stagner
BLC Christmas Party, Dec. 15, Noon – John Corsi and James Harrison
HOCTIL families visit with Santa, Thurs., Dec. 22, Harris Center – Karen Stagner
BLC Charter Celebration in 2023 will be during our regular lunch timeline.
Flag Program –Thank you to everyone for all that you do.
BLC Ball Caps – $20 each / BLC Vests – $45 each

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Meeting – September 29

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – September 29th, Noon, The GIN, Meeting Recap

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion President Mike Matthews
Members Present: Todd Schiller, Malinda Golden, David Leigh, Jon Fontenot, Sam Listi, Mary Shockley, Karen Stagner, Billy Conway, Keith Cook, David Tuma, Jenna Gliha (on behalf of Chris Gregg), Veronica Logan, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson, Dwayne Williams
Guests: Michael Morgan (speaker)
Song: by Lion John Corsi
Pledge: by Lion Jon Fontenot
Prayer: by Lion Gene Ellis
Exercise: by Lion Mac Hickerson – stretching to the limit
Joke: by Lion Gene Ellis (from his 4 year old nephew) Kleenex Boogie
Plate Spin by Lion Mac Hickerson

Oath of Office – Lion President Mike Matthews administered the Officer Oath to Keith Cook, 2nd Vice President – Thank you for answering the volunteer call to Serve the Club.

Announcements
The next Zone Meeting will be September 29th, 6:30pm, in Rosebud/Lott – tonight!
Belton Bacon, Blues and Brews and Plate Spinning Contest – Thank you to everyone who came out to help!  Special Thanks to Master Salesman Chris Gregg; our Ticket Sales for People’s Choice totaled right at $1,350.00. Other BLC members noted for outstanding efforts were: International Champion Plate Spinner Mac Hickerson; Logistics Lion King Jon Fontenot; Stage Ubers Billy Conway and Reese Davis; it was a great day of BLC exposure with the beautiful new Canopy tent and table covers – food, fun, fellowship and fundraising!
HOTCIL Fall Festival, Saturday, October 29 – We will plan to use our new canopy; give out coloring books, crayons, candy.  If you have any fun give-aways for the kiddos, please contribute them.  Also, please bring a bag of candy for us to give-away.  Thanks.
Dues Invoices will be delivered next meeting – 1st Quarter (2022-2023) July thru September

Program:  Malinda Golden invited Michael Morgan, Assistant Superintendent for Operations for BISD. He will speak on the efforts of BISD regarding the safety and security of students and staff.  He spoke of their ongoing safety considerations and initiatives; training and communications; standards and responses; protocols and so much more.  Very informative presentation!  Thank You!

Future Program Assignments:
October 6 – Jon Fontenot – Interactive Lunch and Learn / Show and Tell / Vision Screening – by Lisle Meeker
October 13 – Veronica Logan
October 20 – Todd Schiller
October 27 – Mary Shockley – Lt. Col. Tim Karcher; AND Plate Spinning Contest Presentation with Eric Tovar (H-E-B)
November 3 – David Tuma – District 55 State Representative Hugh D. Shine
November 10 – Wayne Carpenter
November 17 – Keith Cook (plus HOCTIL deliveries)
November 24 – Thanksgiving (no meeting)
December 1 – Gene Ellis
December 8 – Sam Listi
December 15 – Holiday Celebration at Lunch (plus HOCTIL deliveries afterward)
December 22 –
December 29 –

– Keeping on the Front Burner:
Belton Lion Business Cards – keep handing out those cards – inviting prospective new members.
Lion Corsi suggested that we have a prize drawing @ Charter Night for whoever invites (using the cards) the                                             most prospective new members.
Heritage Park Coordinator – Belton Lions Wall – Picnic in the Park – James Harrison
Future Boat Race Coordinator – Danny Dossman
Stampede Coordinators –Reese Davis and Brett Beamesderfer / Active has raised their rate by .25%
Grand Avenue Movie Theater Tickets – James Harrison
Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets for HOCTIL families – Karen Stagner
BLC Christmas Party, Dec. 15, Noon – John Corsi and James Harrison
HOCTIL families visit with Santa, Thurs., Dec. 22, Harris Center – Karen Stagner
BLC Charter Celebration in 2023 will be during our regular lunch timeline
Flag Program –Thank you to everyone for all that you do
BLC Ball Caps – $20 each / BLC Vests – $45 each

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Meeting – September 22

Sunday, September 25th, 2022

Belton Lions Club – September 22nd, Noon, The GIN, Meeting Recap

Welcome and Call to Order by Lion President Mike Matthews

Members Present: Mike Matthews, Rob Potts, John Corsi, Brett Beamesderfer, Jon Fontenot, David Shaw, Jennah Gliha (on behalf of Chris Gregg), Karen Stagner, Billy Conway, Wayne Carpenter, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson, Dwayne Williams

Guests: Jake Smith, Stephen Kasberg, Brian Douglas (TxDOT Speakers)

Song: by Lion John Corsi

Pledge: by Lion Jon Fontenot

Prayer: by Lion Wayne Carpenter
Exercise: by Lion Mac Hickerson – what a workout / probably going to be sore tomorrow

Joke: by Lion Mike Matthews – How do you get a tissue to dance? …

Plate Spin by Lion Mac Hickerson

Board Meeting Recap:

Membership Report: Regular members – 29; Affiliate Members – 1; At Large Members – 6; TOTAL – 36; plus 1 Associate Member

Membership Chair John Corsi will be contacting members to remind them of their dues.

New Club Treasurer has created a streamlined and simplified accounting ledger and is creating monthly folders for receipts – Thank You!

The Board discussed Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army and agreed that a Sunday afternoon for a couple of hours would be a good time.  Bell Ringing will begin right after Thanksgiving.  Karen Stagner will look into dates and times available for one hour shifts at the Belton Walmart.

Announcements

The next Zone Meeting will be October 29th, 6:30pm, in Rosebud/Lott.

Belton Bacon, Blues and Brews event, September 24th, 11am-1:00pm – plate spinning contest – competing spin time against Mac Hickerson. Belton Lions will set up a 10×10 canopy; selling the tickets for Bacon “People’s Choice” competition; plate spinning contest will be a free side activity – with a prize – lunch with Belton Lions, engraved cutting board and a commemorative plate.  Sign-up sheet.

Judy would like us to set-up at 9:00am.  Wear Lions t-shirt and/or ball cap.  We will have the Lions aprons available.

HOTCIL Fall Festival, Saturday, October 29 – Karen Stagner – will be inside & outside booths.  We will plan to use our new canopy; give out coloring books, crayons, candy.  If you have any fun give-aways for the kiddos, please contribute them.  Also, please bring a bag of candy for us to give-away.  Thanks.

Program:  Rob Potts has invited Jake Smith, TxDOT Waco District Public Infor Officer; Stephen Kasberg, TxDOT Belton Area Engineer to give an update on current and future projects; and answer questions; and welcomed input for areas of concern.  Thank you for a very informative presentation.

Future Program Assignments:

September 29: Malinda Golden – Michael Morgan, Assistant Superintendent for Operations for BISD. He will speak on the efforts of BISD regarding the safety and security of students and staff.

 

 

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