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Meeting – July 11, 2024

Sunday, July 14th, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, July 11, 2024
Call to Order by Lion President Jennah Gliha – 1st Official Meeting
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Jennah Gliha, Bree Vlam, Mike Matthews, Danny Dossman, Karen Stagner, Bill Conway, John Corsi, James Harrison, Wayne Carpenter, Sam Listi, Mac Hickerson, Todd Schiller, Keith Cook, David Tuma

Guest: Mike Seiler (guest of Danny Dossman), Emily Anderson
Song: by Lion Bree Vlam
Pledge to US Flag: Lion
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Jon Fontenot
Prayer: Lion Wayne Carpenter
Joke: Lion Danny Dossman – Restaurant on the Moon – No Atmosphere
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: James Harrison
Birthdays: July – Keith Cook (7/6); Jennah Gliha (7/15); James Harrison (7/30)
REMINDERS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
:

– Presidential Plaque Presentation

– Lion of the Year Presentation
– $3,000 Grant from the Texas Lions Foundation, to help with immediate Community food, clothing and shelter needs.  The Cards are being distributed.  Thank you!  Project needs to be complete next week – report due to TLF by July 22nd.
– Back to School with God – Brief Update from Jennah! Cooking and Serving 700 hot dogs, chips, etc…; along with the Temple Belton Ladies Lions doing eye screenings.  Partnering with Mt Zion UMC. July 20th, 9am-Noon, Yettie Polk Park – sign up sheet
– 1st District Cabinet Meeting, Saturday, July 20th 8am-1pm, Marlin, Texas – President Jennah asked James Harrison to attend and represent the Club
– Belton 4th of July Parade – Danny Dossman Thanked everyone & noted the great photo coverage.
– Lions on the Leon – All forms and flyers are posted on our Belton Lions Club webpage – sponsorship forms passed out with challenge to come back with at least one sponsor per member.

Program: Scholarship Check Presentation – Todd Schiller – Congratulations to Emily Anderson as recipient of our Dr. William B. Long Memorial Scholarship.

Future Programs: (Date TBD: Heritage Park Presentation Check)
July 18 – Halley Cox Memorial Scholarship Check Presentation – Board Meeting afterward
July 25 – STAMPEDE After-Action Meeting
August 1 – Mark Bellomy
August 8 – Bree Vlam
August 15 – Jennifer Bailey – Board Meeting Afterward
August 22 – Cree Childs
August 29 – Karen Stagner

Thank Guests for Coming!  Remember, where there is a need, there is a Lion!

Keeping on the Front Burner:

– Texas Lions Camp Visit – The Club will plan to visit the Camp on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd.  On Friday, Camp will have a graduation and awards ceremony from 2:30-4pm; on Saturday, the Texas Lions Museum will be dedicated. More on hotel options and transportation to be advised – maybe rent a bus.

– Mark Bellomy presented that Business Network International meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00am, Church of Christ on Hwy 317; they offer no charge membership to non-profits; he suggested that the Club might want to join the Network.

– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– Friends of Belton Lions – James Harrison coordinating
– LEO Club Update – Brett – future interested LEOs can help with events, as they further their plans.

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Meeting – Thursday, June 27th

Thursday, June 27th, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, June 27, 2024
Call to Order by Lion President-elect Jennah Gliha … GREAT JOB President Jennah!!
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, David Tuma, Bree Vlam, Christa Strang, Jon Fontenot, Mac Hickerson, Dwayne Williams, Mike Matthews, David Shaw, Wayne Carpenter, Rafael Salas, Larry Berg, Mark Bellomy, Mary Shockley, Billy Conway, Cree Childs, Jennah Gliha

Guest: Chris Gregg (guest of Jennah Gliha), Matt Bates (speaker), Randy Pittinger (speaker)
Song: by Lion Bree Vlam
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Mike Matthews
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Jon Fontenot
Prayer: Lion Wayne Carpenter
Joke: Lion James Harrison
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: James Harrison
Birthdays: June – Mary Shockley (6/3); Cree Childs (6/21); David Shaw (6/27), Nick Valentine (6/4)


REMINDERS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
:

– $3,000 Grant from the Texas Lions Foundation, to help with immediate Community food, clothing and shelter needs.  The Cards are being distributed.  Thank you!
– Belton 4th of July Parade –
Danny – taking boats out of storage on Saturday, June 29, 10am – needs volunteers to help
More information will be sent by email – please READ.
– Back to School with God – Brief Update from Jennah! Thank you! Cooking and Serving 700 hot dogs, chips, etc…; along with the Temple Belton Ladies Lions doing eye screenings.  Partnering with Mt Zion UMC. July 20th, 9am-Noon, Yettie Polk Park

– Slate of 2024-2025 Officers – Installation of Officers – officiated by Chief Larry Berg – Thank You!
President – Jennah Gliha
1st Vice President – Christa Strang
2nd Vice President – Mark Bellomy
Past President – Keith Cook
Treasurer – Jon Fontenot
Secretary – Karen Stagner
Tail Twister – Danny Dossman
Lion Tamer – Mac Hickerson
Membership Chair – John Corsi
LCIF Chair – Reese Davis
Historian – James Harrison
Marketing – Jennah Gliha, Christa Strang, Karen Stagner
Service – Karen Stagner, Cree Childs, Christa Strang, David Tuma

Program: Wayne Carpenter invited Matt Bates to give us an update on the Storm Recovery and Clean-up!  What an amazing display of teamwork, planning and volunteering – 17K cubic feet of brush! Great Slide Show! To end the lunch meeting, Randy Pittenger gave us an energetic run down and timeline for the 4th of July Celebration.  Always great to have Matt and Randy in the House!

Future Programs:
July 4 – No Meeting
July 11 – Todd Schiller – Scholarship Check Presentations
July 18 – STAMPEDE After-Action Meeting
July 25 – Tentative – Check presentation to City for Heritage Park
August 1 – Mark Bellomy
August 8 – Bree Vlam
August 15 – Jennifer Bailey
August 22 – Cree Childs
August 29 – Karen Stagner

Thank Guests for Coming!  Remember, where there is a need, there is a Lion!
Keeping on the Front Burner:
– Lions on the Leon –
Promo Video Clip Session – Saturday, June 15th, 9am, Heritage Park – Thank you Christa Strang, Patti Powell, Danny Dossman, Emily Dossman, Karen Stagner – several clips were made.
All forms and flyers are posted on our Belton Lions Club webpage.

– Texas Lions Camp Visit – The Club will plan to visit the Camp on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd.  On Friday, Camp will have a graduation and awards ceremony from 2:30-4pm; on Saturday, the Texas Lions Museum will be dedicated. More on hotel options and transportation to be advised – maybe rent a bus.

– Mark Bellomy presented that Business Network International meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00am, Church of Christ on Hwy 317; they offer no charge membership to non-profits; he suggested that the Club might want to join the Network.

– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– Friends of Belton Lions – James Harrison coordinating
– LEO Club Update – Brett – future interested LEOs can help with events, as they further their plans.

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BOARD Meeting Recap – June 2, 2024

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024
BLC May BOARD Meeting Recap – June 20, 2024

Call to Order by Lion President Keith Cook
Members Present: Mike Matthews, Jon Fontenot, Danny Dossman, Karen Stagner, Jennah Gliha, Keith Cook, James Harrison, Mac Hickerson
Absent: John Corsi, Mark Bellomy, Christa Strang, David Shaw
Guest: Bree Vlam

Membership Report – Karen Stagner – (handout) we still have $1,500 in outstanding dues for the 3rd quarter ending March 31, 2024. 4th Quarter Dues (April thru June) will be invoiced during the 1st week of July.
Membership Chair John Corsi will contact Harper-Talasek
Jon Fontenot will keep in contact with Representative from Bell County Health District
Total Members 42 (+6 for the year)

Treasurer Report –
   General Account – $ 8,174.50
Foundation Account – $ 41,280.19

Old Business:

– Flag Program – (handout) we still have about $1,000 unpaid in the Flag Program.  President Keith previously assigned unpaid route participants to the members who volunteered to assist with the flag program (Mike Matthews, Keith Cook, Danny Dossman, Cree Childs, David Shaw, and Mark Bellomy).  And after discussion, it was agreed that when a flag needs replacement, the Secretary will send an email request to all of the team members; asking them to “reply to all” if one of them is accepting to take care of the replacement.

– Back to School with God, July 20, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church “Back to School with God” backpack project. Date has been confirmed as July 20th, Yettie Polk Park, 9am-Noon.  Belton Lions will be providing, cooking and serving hot dogs. (flyer attached)  Thank you Jennifer, Jennah and Keith for getting the information.

– Recap from STAMPEDE – Reviewed income and expenses / there are a few expenses yet to post.  Will update next week.

New Business: 

– Lions Club Storage – currently storing in Stagner’s storage shed at Amy’s Attic. Event supplies and our boat(s) will need a central storage location.  After discussion, President Cook asked Danny Dossman to check with the City about placing a Conex Container on Dossman’s property behind the animal clinic on 317; and to check into pricing for a container. Thank you Danny for offering the location.

– Next week’s 2024-2025 Officer Induction – President-elect Jennah Gliha and Jon Fontenot will invite Chief Larry Berg to officiate.  James Harrison will provide a copy of the Oath of Office. Thank you each!

Heritage Park Donation Presentation – President-elect Jennah Gliha will invite James Grant and Joe Dyer to the meeting on July 25th for the presentation.

– Belton Bacon, Blues and Brews – Belton Lions will NOT be Plate Spinning or selling the People’s Choice tickets this year.  The Police Foundation asked Judy Garrett if they could do it this year. We wish them great success for their fundraising efforts. 

Holding to a Later Date: 

– Membership Milestone Awards – Will we be presenting these at Christmas?  The Board agreed that Milestones will be in five (5) year increments; starting at 10 year membership. – John Corsi and Jennah Gliha.  Secretary has provided a Report of each member’s length of membership. – No discussion at this meeting
– Club Excellence Award – we are now eligible this year, incoming Board Members have completed online training; and the Club has completed the new Joint Service Project requirement.  We will submit during 1st week of July.
– Friends of Belton Lions –additional Friend of Belton Lions: Hugh Shine– plaque has not been made – we need to schedule his lunch visit.
– Update on Cadence Bank – CD and other
– David Shaw – Deployment bags are requested for our Adopted Unit – tabled until Lion Shaw is able to provide details.
– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– LEO – Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity
– Specialty Products: We found Lions squeeze toys; and the previous BLC giant coloring book (given to Lea and Lorna to look into at the District and State level).  Fall Festival give-aways were about 50 of each item.  Lion(s) Corsi and Fontenot will continue to look into specialty products.

Motion to close: by Secretary Stagner

Submitted by Belton Lions Club Secretary Karen Stagner

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Meeting – June 20, 2024

Friday, June 21st, 2024
BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, June 20, 2024

Call to Order by Lion President Keith Cook
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: David Tuma, Brett Beamesderfer, Mike Matthews, Jon Fontenot, Danny Dossman, Karen Stagner, James Harrison, Mac Hickerson, Wayne Carpenter, Dwayne Williams, Rob Potts, Larry Berg, Sam Listi, Jennah Gliha, Bree Vlam

Guest: Derrick Matthews (guest of Dwayne Williams), Judy Garrett (speaker)
Song: by Lion Bree Vlam
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Wayne Carpenter
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Jon Fontenot
Prayer: Lion Rob Potts
Joke: Lion James Harrison – you had to be there …
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise:
Birthdays: June – Mary Shockley (6/3); Cree Childs (6/21); David Shaw (6/27), Nick Valentine (6/4)


REMINDERS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
:

– $3,000 Grant from the Texas Lions Foundation, to help with immediate Community food, clothing and shelter needs.  The Cards are being distributed.  Thank you!
– Belton 4th of July Parade –
Danny – taking boats out of storage on June 30th, 3pm (James, Jon, David, Keith, Mike, Karen).
Mandatory Parade Meeting: Saturday, June 22nd – Karen going, 10am, Pittinger Fine Arts Center.
– Lions on the Leon –
Promo Video Clip Session – Saturday, June 15th, 9am, Heritage Park – Thank you Christa Strang, Patti Powell, Danny Dossman,              Emily Dossman, Karen Stagner – several clips were made.
All forms and flyers are posted on our Belton Lions Club webpage.
– Back to School with God –Team Leaders will be Jenna, Bree and Christa.  Thank you! Cooking and Serving 700 hot dogs, chips, etc…; along with the Temple Belton Ladies Lions doing eye screenings.  Partnering with Mt Zion UMC and Immanuel Church.
– Texas Lions Camp Visit – The Club will plan to visit the Camp on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd.  On Friday, Camp will have a graduation and awards ceremony from 2:30-4pm; on Saturday, the Texas Lions Museum will be dedicated. More on hotel options and transportation to be advised – maybe rent a bus.
– Slate of 2024-2025 Officers – Slate was presented; Motion to accept by Karen; 2nd by James; voted to accept by majority.
President – Jennah Gliha
1st Vice President – Christa Strang
2nd Vice President – Mark Bellomy
Past President – Keith Cook
Treasurer – Jon Fontenot
Secretary – Karen Stagner
Tail Twister – Danny Dossman
Lion Tamer – Mac Hickerson
Membership Chair – John Corsi
LCIF Chair – Reese Davis
Historian – James Harrison
Marketing – Jennah Gliha, Christa Strang, Karen Stagner
Service – Karen Stagner, Cree Childs, Christa Strang, David Tuma

Program: David Tuma invited Judy Garrett, Belton Tourism and Retail Development, to give us an update on What’s Happening in Belton.

Great informative slide show and presentation – as always – from Judy Garrett.  After the program, President Keith presented Judy with the Club’s 2023 Spinning Plate – autographed by Club Members – for Belton, Bacon, Blues and Brews; then James Harrison presented Judy with a plaque to honor her as a “Friend of the Belton Lions”.  Thank you Judy Garrett!

Future Programs:
June 27 – Wayne Carpenter – Matt Bates – storm update and more … plus, Installation of Officers
July 4 – No Meeting
July 11 – Todd Schiller – Scholarship Check Presentations
July 18 – STAMPEDE After-Action Meeting
July 25 – Tentative – Check presentation to City for Heritage Park
August 1 – Mark Bellomy
August 8 – Bree Vlam
August 15 – Jennifer Bailey 
August 22 – Cree Childs
August 29 – Karen Stagner

Thank Guests for Coming!  Remember, where there is a need, there is a Lion!

Keeping on the Front Burner:

– Mark Bellomy presented that Business Network International meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00am, Church of Christ on Hwy 317; they offer no charge membership to non-profits; he suggested that the Club might want to join the Network.
– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– Friends of Belton Lions – James Harrison coordinating
– LEO Club Update – Brett – future interested LEOs can help with events, as they further their plans.
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Meeting – June 13, 2024

Saturday, June 15th, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, June 13, 2024
Call to Order by Lion President Keith Cook
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Jennah Gliha, Brett Beamesderfer, Christa Strang, Mike Matthews, Jon Fontenot, David Leigh, Keith Cook, Danny Dossman, Karen Stagner, Billy Conway, James Harrison, Mac Hickerson, Nick Valentine, Rafael Salas, Larry Berg
Guest: Doniece Gray, Your Travel Agent
Song: by Lion David Leigh
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Brett Beamesderfer
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Jon Fontenot
Prayer: Lion Larry Berg
Joke: Lion Rafael Salas – What has 4 wheels and flys?  Dumptruck
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: Lion James Harrison
Birthdays: June – Mary Shockley (6/3); Cree Childs (6/21); David Shaw (6/27), Nick Valentine (6/4)
REMINDERS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
:

– $3,000 Grant from the Texas Lions Foundation, to help with immediate Community food, clothing and shelter needs.  The Club will purchase $100 gift cards to distribute to disaster victims for immediate food, clothing and shelter needs.

– Stampede – Recap – $5,800 in Sponsorships – 103 Riders – Great Job! Thank you to everyone! The Random Raffle Prizes for the Riders were a hit.  Also new this year, the Early Packet Pick-up saw 20 riders – several out-of-towners staying in Belton overnight.  Schedule After-Action Meeting – July 18th Lunch Program.

– Belton 4th of July Parade – Danny – taking boats out of storage on June 30th, 3pm (James, Jon, David, Keith, Mike, Karen). Mandatory Parade Meeting: Saturday, June 22nd – Karen going, 10am, Pittinger Fine Arts Center. Promo Video Clip Session – Saturday, June 15th, 9am, Heritage Park.

– Back to School with God – Jennifer Bailey is leaving BISD – Team Leaders will be Jenna, Bree and Christa.  Cooking and Serving 700 hot dogs, chips, etc…; along with the Temple Belton Ladies Lions doing eye screenings.  Partnering with Zion and Immanuel Church.

– Texas Lions Camp Visit – The Club will plan to visit the Camp on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd.  On Friday, Camp will have a graduation and awards ceremony from 2:30-4pm; on Saturday, the Texas Lions Museum will be dedicated. More on hotel options and transportation to be advised – maybe rent a bus. Show of hands for interest …

– Fundraiser Cruise Check Presentation – Doniece Gray, Your Travel Agent presented the Club with a check for Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four dollars from the Club’s Fundraiser Cruise earlier in the year.  James Harrison organizes a fundraiser cruise every other year for the Club.  Thank You!

Future Programs:
June 20 – David Tuma … plus Board Meeting after lunch
June 27 – Wayne Carpenter – … plus, Installation of Officers
July 4 – No Meeting
July 11 – Todd Schiller – Scholarship Check Presentations
July 18 – STAMPEDE After-Action Meeting

July 25 – open
August 1 – Mark Bellomy
August 8 – Bree Vlam
August 15 – Jennifer Bailey
August 22 – Cri Childs
August 29 – Karen Stagner

Thank Guests for Coming!  Remember, where there is a need, there is a Lion!

Keeping on the Front Burner:
– Mark Bellomy presented that Business Network International meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00am, Church of Christ on Hwy 317; they offer no charge membership to non-profits; he suggested that the Club might want to join the Network.  We will present this to the membership to see if anyone wants to be our BLC representative to join.
– Plate Spinning Winner Presentation
– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– Friends of Belton Lions – James Harrison coordinating
– LEO Club Update – Brett – future interested LEOs can help with events, as they further their plans.
– David Shaw – Deployment bags are requested for our Adopted Unit – tabled until Lion Shaw is able to provide details.
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Meeting – June 6, 2024

Sunday, June 9th, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, June 6, 2024
Call to Order by Lion President Keith Cook
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Keith Cook, Jon Fontenot, Bree Vlam, Christa Strang, Danny Dossman, Karen Stagner, Brett Beamesderfer, Billy Conway, Wayne Carpenter, Sam Listi, Jennah Gliha, Cree Childs, Mac Hickerson, Rafael Salas, Larry Berg
Guest: Ann Carpenter (guest of Wayne Carpenter), Chris Brown, Belton IT Specialist, Frank Minoski & Greg Pearson (Veteran Guests), Paul Strang (guest of Christa Strang)
Song: by Lion Bree Vlam
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Jon Fontenot
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Billy Conway
Prayer: Lion Sam Listi
Joke: Lion Bree – kidnapping favorite shoes …
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: We’ll get enough exercise on Saturday
Birthdays: June – Mary Shockley (6/3); Cree Childs (6/21); David Shaw (6/27)
REMINDERS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
:

– $3,000 Grant from the Texas Lions Foundation, to help with immediate Community food, clothing and shelter needs.  The Club will purchase $50 and $100 gift cards to distribute to disaster victims for immediate food, clothing and shelter needs.  If you know of anyone that is in need, please let the Club Secretary know.  The Club has 60 days from the disaster event to complete the Grant – The completed Grant Report of expenditures is due to Texas Lions Foundation on July 22nd.

– Lions on the Leon – update from Wednesday’s planning meeting – Once the Bike Ride is completed, we will begin reaching out to get Sponsors for the overall event.  We already have two small business vendors and will continue to get more.  Food Truck applications will be distributed this week.  Danny will meet with Joe Dyer, Belton Parks and Rec to go over the logistics of the 5K Run, scheduled to start at 10am on the Event Date.  The Black Pearl will be removed from storage on Monday July 1st to start getting it ready for the 4th of July Parade.  Volunteers to help so far are Billy Conway, Cree Childs, Christa Strang, Bree Vlam, Karen Stagner & Danny Dossman.

– Stampede – Saturday, June 8th – New this year, Friday, June 7th, 5-7pm, we will have Early Packet Pick-up at John Corsi State Farm Insurance on Lake Road.  Final Logistics Planning and Recap

Program: Sam Listi brought us a Program Tribute to D-Day, June 6, 1944 – Sam Listi provided a detailed overview of the Normandy Landings during World War II – including how the operation was planned, executed, and commemorated, and what impact it had on the war and history.  The Normandy landings were the largest seaborne invasion in history and were part of Operation Overlord, which was the Allied invasion of Normandy. Sam also shared his personal connection to D-Day – his Dad was one of the troops that went ashore at Normandy on June 8th to continue the Allied assault across France, to Paris and beyond. Thank you Sam!

Future Programs:
June 13 – Veronica Logan
June 20 – David Tuma – … plus, Board Meeting after lunch
June 27 – Wayne Carpenter – … plus, Installation of Officers
July 4 – No Meeting – 4th of July Parade
July 11 – Todd Schiller – Scholarship Check Presentations
July 18 – (was Gene Ellis)
July 25 – open
August 1 – Mark Bellomy
August 8 – Bree Vlam
August 15 – Jennifer Bailey
August 22 – Cri Childs
August 29 – Karen Stagner

Thank Guests for Coming!  Remember, where there is a need, there is a Lion!

Keeping on the Front Burner:

– Belton 4th of July Parade – Chamber Parade Application has been submitted and accepted – Paid $50. Mandatory Parade Meeting: Saturday, June 22nd, 10am, Pittinger Fine Arts Center.

– Texas Lions Camp Visit – The Club will plan to visit the Camp on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd.  On Friday, Camp will have a graduation and awards ceremony from 2:30-4pm; on Saturday, the Texas Lions Museum will be dedicated. More on hotel options and transportation to be advised – maybe rent a bus. Show of hands for interest …

– Back to School with God, July 20, 10am-Noon –with Temple Belton Ladies Lions providing eye-screening – The Board discussed and approved for the Club to provide, cook and serve 700 hot dogs with chips.  Motion passed to approve up to $800 for the Community Outreach event – noting that we will utilize the $378 left over from the 85th Anniversary and will reach out to Sam’s, WalMart & H-E-B to help offset the cost.

– Mark Bellomy presented that Business Network International meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00am, Church of Christ on Hwy 317; they offer no charge membership to non-profits; he suggested that the Club might want to join the Network.  We will present this to the membership to see if anyone wants to be our BLC representative to join.
– Captain “D” Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk the morning of; and prior to kicking off the Wacky Boat Race Event.  Danny will meet with Joe Dyer, Belton Parks & Rec to discuss run route and logistics.
– Plate Spinning Winner Presentation
– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– Friends of Belton Lions – James Harrison coordinating
– LEO Club Update – Brett – future interested LEOs can help with events, as they further their plans.
– David Shaw – Deployment bags are requested for our Adopted Unit – tabled until Lion Shaw is able to provide details.

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Meeting – May 30th, 2024

Thursday, May 30th, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, May 30, 2024
Call to Order by Lion President Keith Cook
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Brett Beamesderfer, Jon Fontenot, John Corsi, Keith Cook, Christa Strang, David Shaw, Mary Shockley, Danny Dossman, Karen Stagner, Billy Conway, Wayne Carpenter, Sam Listi, Mark Bellomy, Mac Hickerson, Neal Potts, David Tuma, Rafael Salas, Cree Childs, Larry Berg
Guest: Wiley Shockley (Guest of Mary Shockley); Mike Seiler (Guest Speaker)
Song: by Lion John Corsi
Pledge to US Flag: Lion David Shaw
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Jon Fontenot
Prayer: Lion Wayne Carpenter
Joke: Lion Cree Childs – Why was Cinderella bad at soccer … She kept running away from the ball.
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: Lion Mike Matthews … and Thanking Danny Dossman for taking care of all of the Flag issues since the storm.
Birthdays: May – Brett Beamesderfer (5/7), Billy Conway (5/12), Veronica Logan (5/18)
Thankful to be here and Grateful that everyone is Safe after the Tornado.

Note: Our Club has applied for a $3,000 Grant from the Texas Lions Foundation, to help with Community needs.  They are suggesting $50-$100 Gift Cards – BISD is assessing for displaced and/or underserved Staff – if you know others, please let us know.  We should be getting the check soon. 

Board Meeting Recap:

– Flag Program – We need more Lions to help replace worn flags. It was suggested that we get new members involved using a mentor/buddy system.  It was also discussed that we used to have the routes divided and had members assigned to monitor and take care of their respective routes – no decision was made at this meeting.

– CTACPSA Spring Classic Scholarship Bass Tournament – the Board discussed and voted to approve a $200 sponsorship in the tournament.  Update from Billy Conway – the tournament is rescheduled to September due to Lake level.

– Back to School with God, July 20, 10am-Noon –with Temple Belton Ladies Lions providing eye-screening – The Board discussed and approved for the Club to provide, cook and serve 700 hot dogs with chips.  Motion passed to approve up to $800 for the Community Outreach event – noting that we will utilize the $378 left over from the 85th Anniversary and will reach out to Sam’s, WalMart & H-E-B to help offset the cost. 

REMINDERS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

– Stampede – Saturday, June 8th – Update – $5,620 in Sponsorships – T-Shirts have been ordered.  New This Year: Random Raffle Prizes for the Riders – we want 20 raffle baskets, gift cards or prizes for a random name drawing – as riders return, they will check the winner board for their name – to win one of the prizes. Also new this year, Friday, June 7th, 5-7pm, we will have Early Packet Pick-up at John Corsi State Farm Insurance on Lake Road.

– Belton 4th of July Parade – Chamber Parade Application has been submitted and accepted – Paid $50. Mandatory Parade Meeting: Saturday, June 22nd, 10am, Pittinger Fine Arts Center. Black Pearl from storage: date TBD in preparation for the Parade.

– Texas Lions Camp Visit – The Club will plan to visit the Camp on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd.  On Friday, Camp will have a graduation and awards ceremony from 2:30-4pm; on Saturday, the Texas Lions Museum will be dedicated. More on hotel options and transportation to be advised – maybe rent a bus. Show of hands for interest …

Note: We received a letter from District 2-X3 Lions to join together at the Camp on June 14th for the Annual Field Trip – tour and Awards Ceremony at the end of the week’s camping session.  Y.O. Ranch Hotel is offering $99 for one night – most rooms are double queen.  They would like a headcount for the tour.  Our Group will continue to plan to keep with the August 2nd date.

Program
: Matt Bates and Brandon Bozon – will be rescheduled to a later date.  May 30 – Mary Shockley invited Mike Seiler, President, Bell County Cowboy and Cowgirl Hall of Fame – Rodeo and Bull Riding.  Thank you for an entertaining program about Rodeo Bull Riding, Soccer, and Professional Cowboys, PBR and so much more – amazingly interesting and informative.

Future Programs:
June 6 – Sam Listi – a Tribute to D-Day – plus, final logistics for STAMPEDE
June 13 – Veronica Logan
June 20 – David Tuma – … plus, Board Meeting After Lunch
June 27 – Wayne Carpenter – … plus, Installation of Officers
July 4 – No Meeting
July 11 – Todd Schiller
July 18 – (was Gene Ellis)
July 25 – open
August 1 – Mark Bellomy
August 8 – Bree Vlam
August 15 – Jennifer Bailey
August 22 – Cri Childs
August 29 – Karen Stagner

Thank Guests for Coming!  Remember, where there is a need, there is a Lion!

Keeping on the Front Burner:

– Mark Bellomy presented that Business Network International meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00am, Church of Christ on Hwy 317; they offer no charge membership to non-profits; he suggested that the Club might want to join the Network.  We will present this to the membership to see if anyone wants to be our BLC representative to join.
– Captain “D” Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk the morning of; and prior to kicking off the Wacky Boat Race Event.  Danny will meet with Joe Dyer, Belton Parks & Rec to discuss run route and logistics.
– Plate Spinning Winner Presentation
– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– Friends of Belton Lions – James Harrison coordinating
– LEO Club Update – Brett – future interested LEOs can help with events, as they further their plans.
– David Shaw – Deployment bags are requested for our Adopted Unit – tabled until Lion Shaw is able to provide details.
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No Meeting – May 23rd due to Storm/Tornado

Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Board Meeting – May 16, 2024

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

BLC May BOARD Meeting Recap – May 16, 2024

Call to Order by Lion VP Jennah Gliha
Members Present: Mike Matthews, Danny Dossman, Jennah Gliha, Karen Stagner, James Harrison, David Shaw
Absent: Christa Strang, Mark Bellomy, Keith Cook, Mac Hickerson, Jon Fontenot
Guest:
Membership Report – Karen Stagner – Email of Dues Accounting – Discussion – several members are past due
Membership Chair John Corsi will contact Harper-Talasek – no update;
Jon Fontenot will keep in contact with Representative from Bell County Health District – no update
Total Members 42 (+6 for the year)

Treasurer Report –

   General Account – $ 10,072.87
Foundation Account – $ 35,682.85
   Raymond James Account – $11K +
Edward Jones Account – $23K +

Old Business:

– Membership Milestone Awards – Will we be presenting these at the June 27th EOY meeting; or at Christmas?  The Board agreed that Milestones will be in five (5) year increments; starting at 10 year membership. – John Corsi and Jennah Gliha.  Secretary has provided a Report of each member’s length of membership. – no discussion at this meeting

– Club Excellence Award – we are now eligible this year, incoming Board Members have completed online training; and the Club has completed the new Joint Service Project requirement.

– Friends of Belton Lions – Two additional Friends of Belton Lions: Hugh Shine and Judy Garrett – plaques have been made – we need to schedule their lunch visit – no discussion at this meeting.

– Stampede on the Chisholm Trail – reminder for next Committee Meeting – no discussion at this meeting.

– Flag Program – how do we get more members involved in helping with the flag installations and replacements?

It was suggested that we get new members involved using a mentor/buddy system.  It was also discussed that we used to have the routes divided and had members assigned to monitor and take care of their respective routes – no decision was made at this meeting.

New Business:

– CTACPSA Spring Classic Scholarship Bass Tournament – Billy Conway asked that the Club consider a $200 sponsorship.  All donations go to the CTACPSA Scholarship Fund, which helps police officers and their children with college tuition.  Event sponsors will receive signage at the point of tournament registration and during the tournament weigh-in, verbal recognition at the tournament weigh-in, and recognition by the organizing Associations. James Harrison motioned that we sponsor; 2nd by Danny Dossman; after discussion, voted approval.

– President Keith Cook has suggested that the Club consider offering a third Scholarship annually – because there are three (3) High Schools now.  There was no discussion at this meeting.

– Back to School with God, July 20, 10am-Noon – Supplying and serving hot dogs … product will cost the Club approx. $800 for 700 hot dogs.  We need to approve cost.  Also who will cook, how will they be cooked; and where will they be cooked? Instead of the suggested 85th Anniversary $300 left over, to be given to Boat Race; President Cook is suggesting that it be applied to Back to School with God expenses.  James Harrison updated the overage from the 85th to $378.00.  Pricing information for the supplies has been previously provided to President Keith Cook for Event Coordinator Jennifer Bailey.  David Shaw and Jennah Gliha suggested that the Club approach Sam’s Club to partner with the Club for the supplies.  Karen Stagner will supply donation request letter & Jennah Gliha will meet with Sam’s Club.  It was questioned about what organization provided the hot dogs before – we understand that it was the church – none were provided last year.  Danny motioned that the Club approve up to $800 for the Community Outreach event – noting that we will utilize the $378 from the 85th; and try to get Sam’s Club to partner; 2nd by Mike Matthews; no further discussion – voted approved.
Most of the Board members agreed that grilled dogs would be better than boiled.  Jennah Gliha offered for Chris to bring out their large flat grill to cook – starting early – wrapping the hot dogs and keeping them in ice chests. 

Holding to a Later Date:

– Update on Cadence Bank – CD and other 
– 
David Shaw – Deployment bags are requested for our Adopted Unit – tabled until Lion Shaw is able to provide details.
– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– LEO – Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity 
– Specialty Products: We found Lions squeeze toys.; and the previous BLC giant coloring book (given to Lea and Lorna to look into at the District and State level).  Fall Festival give-aways were about 50 of each item.  Lion(s) Corsi and Fontenot will continue to look into specialty products.

Motion to close: 1:30pm

Submitted by Belton Lions Club Secretary Karen Stagner


Meeting – May 16, 2024

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, May 16, 2024
Call to Order by Lion VP Jennah Gliha – Great Job!
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Mike Matthews, Jon Fontenot, Danny Dossman, Karen Stagner, Billy Conway, Gene Ellis, Larry Berg, Dwayne Williams, David Shaw, David Tuma, Mac Hickerson, Rafael Salas, James Harrison, Brett Beamesderfer, Jennah Gliha, Sam Listi, David Leigh, Cri Childs
Guest: Gene Ellis (speaker); Matt Bates, City of Belton
Song: by Lion Mike Matthews
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Jon Fontenot
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Brett Beamesderfer
Prayer: Lion Sam Listi
Joke: Lion Danny Dossman – you had to be there …
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: Lion James Harrison
Birthdays: May – Brett Beamesderfer (5/7), Billy Conway (5/12), Veronica Logan (5/18)
REMINDERS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
:

– Joint Service Project – Clean-up on Nolan Creek Saturday, May 11th satisfying the Club Excellence Joint Project requirement; and also the LCI Global Cause (Environment) requirement.  Great Job!  Thanks!

– BLC Memorial Scholarship(s) Application Deadline is tomorrow, Friday, May 17th
– BLC Flag Program – Calls need to be made to 38 unpaid participants prior to Memorial Day. Volunteers to help?
– Stampede – Saturday, June 8th – Update – $5,620 in Sponsorships – Thank each of you for dedicated effort! If you are a Sponsor and haven’t turned in your t-shirt order – see Karen or Jennah.  New This Year: Swag Bag Ticket Raffle – there will be a raffle ticket in each Swag bag.  When riders return, they can check their ticket to see if they have won something. Challenge to each member – to bring an item for the raffle (something from your business, a gift card, rider gloves and/or accessories, box of snacks, etc.) Emailed 5/12/24 50 bicycle clubs in Texas to promote the ride. Next Committee Meeting: Wednesday, May 22, 11:45am, Corsi’s Office
– Belton 4th of July Parade – Chamber Parade Application has been submitted and accepted – Paid $50. Mandatory Parade Meeting: Saturday, June 22nd, 10am, Pittinger Fine Arts Center. Black Pearl from storage: date TBD in preparation for the Parade.
– Back to School with God, July 20, 10am-Noon – Jennifer Bailey coordinating – with Temple Belton Ladies Lions providing eye-screening – BLC Board will discuss Club providing and serving 700 hot dogs this year.
– Texas Lions Camp Visit – The Club will plan to visit the Camp on Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd.  On Friday, Camp will have a graduation and awards ceremony from 2:30-4pm; on Saturday, the Texas Lions Museum will be dedicated. More on hotel options and transportation to be advised – maybe rent a bus.

Program: Billy Conway invited Chief Gene Ellis (Ret.), Executive Director, Texas Police Chiefs Association, to tell us about his new job; and the CTACPSA Spring Classic Scholarship Bass Tournament Fundraiser.  So good to have Chief Ellis (ret.) with us!  Great informative presentation about the workings of the Association … and the recent Kentucky Derby!

Future Programs:
May 23 – Jon Fontenot – Matt Bates and Brandon Bozon – new alcohol vote details
May 30 – Mary Shockley – Mike Seiler, President, Bell County Cowboy and Cowgirl Hall of Fame – Rodeo and Bull Riding
June 6 – Sam Listi
June 13 – Veronica Logan
June 20 – David Tuma
June 27 – Wayne Carpenter – … plus, Installation of Officers
July 4 – No Meeting
July 11 – Todd Schiller
July 18 – (was Gene Ellis)
July 25 – open
August 1 – Mark Bellomy
August 8 – Bree Vlam
August 15 – Jennifer Bailey
August 22 – Cri Childs
August 29 – Karen Stagner

Thank Guests for Coming!  Remember, where there is a need, there is a Lion!

Keeping on the Front Burner:

– Mark Bellomy presented that Business Network International meets every Tuesday morning at 8:00am, Church of Christ on Hwy 317; they offer no charge membership to non-profits; he suggested that the Club might want to join the Network.  We will present this to the membership to see if anyone wants to be our BLC representative to join.
– Captain “D” Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk the morning of; and prior to kicking off the Wacky Boat Race Event.  Danny will meet with Joe Dyer, Belton Parks & Rec to discuss run route and logistics.
– Plate Spinning Winner Presentation
– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– Friends of Belton Lions – James Harrison coordinating
– LEO Club Update – Brett – future interested LEOs can help with events, as they further their plans.
– David Shaw – Deployment bags are requested for our Adopted Unit – tabled until Lion Shaw is able to provide details.
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