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Meeting – September 9th

Monday, September 13th, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison
Members Present:  James Harrison, Karen Stagner, Frank Hernandez, John Corsi, Jon Fontenot, Rob Potts, Sam Listi, Danny Dossman, Chris Gregg, Mac Hickerson
Guests: Buddy Hickerson (lunch paid); Matt Latimer (guest of Christa Strang)
Song let by Lion Corsi
Pledge led by Lion Listi
Prayer by Lion Potts
Exercise Program: Arthritis?
Joke: President Harrison – Squirrel; Talking Dogs; Babe Ruth; Willie Mays … Plate Spin: Lion Hickerson
Announcements:
    Happy Belated Birthday to Lion Mike Matthews!
    President Harrison talked about Lions Clubs International Membership growth in the last three months – making great strides.
    Secretary Stagner asked Flag Route Lions to drive their route and replace worn or torn USA Flags.  Email will be sent to remember Patriot Day.
    The Club needs to start looking at 2022 dates for our STAMPEDE Bike Ride.
    District Governor Angela Cases has introduced a “Take the Plunge Challenge” … goal is for the District to raise $25,000 for the Kid’s Camp.  Clubs or Lions who help the District raise money to donate to Camp can nominate someone to “jump” into a pool at the Mid-Winter Conference in Kosse, TX Jan 8th.  The District’s goal is to bring clubs together, have a little fun and of course, support Texas Lions Camp.
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th (evening) at The GIN
Program:  Thank you Lion Hernandez for inviting Keith Cook, B.I.S.D. Director of Operations, to share his 26 year education experiences – Building Relationships; Transformational Service; Nutrition; Grounds Maintenance; and IPM (Integrated Pest Management). A major Key to Success: “Taking Time to Listen”.  Superb program of Vision, Understanding, Awareness and Intuition!
Future Program Assignments:
    September 16 – James Harrison – District 2-X3 Lions Quest Chair Lorna Brockette
    September 23 – Michael Matthews
    September 30 – Mac Hickerson / Board Meeting afterward
    October 7 – Gene Ellis
    October 14 – James Harrison – Stephanie O’Banion, HOT United Way
    October 21 – Jon Fontenot
    October 28 – David Leigh
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Meeting – September 2

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison
Members Present:  James Harrison, Rob Potts, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, David Shaw, Gene Ellis, John Corsi, Karen Stagner, David Leigh, Danny Dossman, Patti Powell, Frank Hernandez, Mac Hickerson, new member Veronica Logan
Guests: Buddy Hickerson (lunch paid)
Song let by Lion Corsi
Pledge led by Lion Hernandez
Prayer by Lion Potts
Exercise Program: lots of Helium Hands!
Joke:  by President Harrison; “… substitute teacher … plate spin by Lion Hickerson … “
Induction of new member Veronica Logan (State Farm Insurance), officiated by President Harrison – WELCOME!
Announcements:
    District Governor Angela Cases has introduced a “Take the Plunge Challenge” … goal is for the District to raise $25,000 for the Kid’s Camp.  Clubs or Lions who help the District raise money to donate to Camp can nominate someone to “jump” into a pool at the Mid-Winter Conference in Kosse, TX Jan 8th.  The District’s goal is to bring clubs together, have a little fun and of course, support Texas Lions Camp.
    We need to start looking for dates to schedule our 2022 STAMPEDE Bike Ride.
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th (evening) at The GIN
    Fly Your Flag emails will be sent this weekend for Labor Day; and again next week for Patriot Day.
Program:  Thank you Lion Potts for inviting Sam Skidmore, B.I.S.D. Athletics Director, to update us on Football, Golf, Volleyball, Swim Center, Track, Tennis, and the 2,437 athletes in BISD who are competing in a Community Service hours Challenge.  Wonderful Program!
Future Program Assignments:
    September 9 – Lion Frank Hernandez – Keith Cook, BISD Executive Director, Custodial & Grounds
    September 16 – James Harrison
    September 23 – Michael Matthews
    September 30 – Mac Hickerson
    October 7 – Gene Ellis
    October 14 –
    October 21 – Jon Fontenot
    October 28 – David Leigh
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Meeting – August 26

Sunday, August 29th, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison
Members Present:  Todd Schiller, Frank Hernandez, Jon Fontenot, David Shaw, Mike Matthews, John Corsi, Christa Strang, Sam Listi, Wayne Carpenter, Maci Hickerson, Chris Gregg
Song let by Lion Corsi
Pledge led by Lion Schiller
Prayer by Lion Listi
Exercise Program: our guests got a real workout today!
Guests:
    Buddy Hickerson (guest of Mac Hickerson) lunch paid
    Elizabeth Cox, BISD Executive Director of Communication and Community Engagement (guest of Karen Stagner)
    Lamar Lewis (guest of Karen Stagner)
    Keith Cook, BISD Executive Director, Custodial & Grounds (guest of Todd Schiller)
    Lee Wohlfort (guest of Christa Strang)
    Paul Strang (guest of Christa Strang)
    Brian Cope, BISD Lake Belton High School Football Coach (speaker)
    Randy Hooten, BISD Lake Belton High School Football Defensive Coordinator
    John Farwell (guest of John Corsi)
Joke:  by President Harrison; “… we interrupt this story … plate spin by Lion Hickerson … “
Announcements:
    District Governor Angela Cases has introduced a “Take the Plunge Challenge” … goal is for the District to raise $25,000 for the Kid’s Camp.  Clubs or Lions who help the District raise money to donate to Camp can nominate someone to “jump” into a pool at the Mid-Winter Conference in Kosse, TX Jan 8th.  The District’s goal is to bring clubs together, have a little fun and of course, support Texas Lions Camp.
    President Harrison passed around a “care” card to Joyce Griffin for everyone to sign.
    President Harrison presented a recap from last week’s Zone meeting; and what other Clubs are doing.
    President Harrison and Sponsor Lion Listi welcome and inducted “renewed” member Wayne Carpenter – WELCOME!
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th (evening) at The GIN
Program:  Thank you Lion Corsi for inviting Brian Cope, BISD Lake Belton High School Football Coach to our Belton Lions Pep Rally!  Fantastic presentation about the school, the football program, the team, the family at Lake Belton High … on the eve before their first Varsity Football Game!  Rise Up Broncos!
Future Program Assignments:
    September 2 – Lion Rob Potts
    September 9 – Lion Frank Hernandez
    September 16 – James Harrison
    September 23 – Michael Matthews
    September 30 – Mac Hickerson
    October 7 – Jon Fontenot
    October 14 – Danny Dossman
    October 21 – Gene Ellis
    October 28 – David Leigh
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Board Meeting – August 12

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

BOARD MEETING

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Call to Order: Lion President Harrison at 1:11pm

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

Order of Business:

Investment Account

The Board discussed moving the Edward Jones Investment Account – as Gary Knight is no longer a member of the Club.  We currently have two investment accounts: Gunter Financial and Edward Jones.

After discussion, the Board decided to table this; to do some research into other investments.

President Harrison will send a letter to Gary Knight.

STAMPEDE

President Harrison was approached by Jennifer Ryder with High 5 Hot Dogs; she expressed an interest in handling the hot dogs for our annual bike ride – if approved, President Harrison would find a sponsor.

The Board discussed that we usually have plenty of support and volunteers at the ride; consensus was that we should keep the hot dogs “in-house”; and that we would approach High 5 Hot Dogs for our Picnic in the Park vendors.

Budget for Club Projects

President Harrison presented PROJECTED proposed budgets for our four major fundraisers:

  1. Flag Program: Income / $6,000; Expense / $1,000; Net = $5,000
  2. Stampede: Income / $10,000; Expense / $3,000; Net = $7,000
  3. Heritage Park Picnic: Income / TBD; Expense / TBD; Net = $TBD (Lion Dossman volunteers to chair this Committee)
  4. Benefit Cruise: Income / $3,000; Expense / $500; Net = $2,500

(Bi-Annual)

Note: Benefit Cruise totals divided in Half.

Club Meal Policy

  1. The Board agreed to keep the policy that if a guest joins the Club on their 2nd meeting – there will be no charge to the host member who invited them.
  2. The Board agreed that the cost for lunch for Lion dignitaries visiting the Club would be absorbed by the Club.

Memorial Wall of Honor at Heritage Pavilion

  1. The Board Discussed having individual plaques for each Lion honored – agreeing that it would be more personal and easier to add honorees in the future.
  2. The Board also agreed to move forward with the project now – using funds that we raised already.

Financial Report / Delinquencies

Financials have been reviewed; and Dues are in good shape.

 

Meeting Closed at 1:40 PM

Meeting – August 12

Saturday, August 14th, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison!
Members Present:  James Harrison, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, Rob Potts, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Mac Hickerson, Christa Strang, Chris Gregg, Jim Hudson, David Shaw
Song let by Lion Hickerson
Pledge led by Lion Fontenot
Prayer by Lion Listi
Exercise Program: Reaching for the Stars / Loud and Proud
Joke: by President Harrison … Gator in Crocs … you had to be there …
Guests:
    Mack Latimer (guest of Lion Strang)
    Buddy Hickerson (guest of Lion Hickerson – lunch paid)
    Mary Alice Williams (guest of David Shaw – Kim’s Mom)
Announcements:
    Board Meeting, TODAY!
    President Harrison needs birthdates for Shockley / Gliha / Carpenter
    Happy Birthday to Lion Jim Hudson (17th)
    Lion Griffin called President Harrison – Joyce had a fall / He will need someone to fill his program on August 26th.
    “Update” on the Back to School with God event by Lion Listi – great event / served 608 hot dogs / vision screened almost 50 children / wonderful partnerships.
    District will conduct Spot Vision Training in Clifton on August 28th.  There are only 20 slots available – Contact Lea Beaty.
    Zone Meeting, August 19th – hosted by Belton Lions – 6pm, The GIN – there will be fabulous PRIZES! (No Noon Meeting)
    Our Zone includes:
Belton Lions Club
Salado Lions Club
Rosebud-Lott Lions Club
Temple Founder Lions Club
Temple Breakfast Lions Club
Temple-Belton Ladies Lions Club
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th at The GIN
Program:  Thank you Lion Hudson for inviting Scot Arey, to give a presentation on “The State of Solar in Texas”.  His knowledge of solar is second to none and he lives right here in central Texas. Scot is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Texas Solar Energy Society and owns Solar CenTex of Harker Heights.  This was a very informative and interactive program about current and future projections relating to solar energy in Texas; in conjunction with other energy sources.  Thank You!
Future Program Assignments:    
    August 19 – Zone Meeting – 6:00pm – at the GIN (no lunch meeting on the 19th)
    August 26 – TBD
    September 2 – Lion Rob Potts bringing Sam Skidmore, B.I.S.D. Athletics Director
     September 9 – Lion Frank Hernandez
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Meeting – August 5th

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Welcome and Call to Order by Club Vice President Corsi – Thank you for standing in for President Harrison!
Members Present:  Gene Ellis, Mike Matthews, David Shaw, Jon Fontenot, Rob Potts, Karen Stagner, Sam Listi, Danny Dossman, Chris Gregg, Christa Strang, Mac Hickerson, John Corsi, Wayne Carpenter (joined today)
Song let by Lion Dossman
Pledge led by Lion Fontenot
Prayer by Lion Ellis
Exercise Program: “Coach” Lion Corsi put us through a real work-out today!
Guests:
    Eric Morsbach, Boulder Design (guest of Christa Strang & John Corsi)
    Chris Brown, IT Director, City of Belton
Announcements:
    Happy Birthday Lion Vice President Mike Matthews!
    Board Meeting, August 12th
    Zone Meeting, August 19th – hosted by Belton Lions – 6pm, The GIN – there will be fabulous PRIZES! (No Noon Meeting)
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th at The GIN
Back to School with God” event, Saturday, August 7th, 10am-2pm, Pavilion at Yettie Polk Park.
Belton Lions are partnering on this event: assisting Methodist Men cooking hot dogs; and providing vision screening with Temple Breakfast & Temple Belton Ladies Lions Clubs.  Volunteers should arrive 9:00am to check in and help set up.  Belton PD will bring their mobile unit to provide a controlled environment for the Vision Screening. Volunteers signed up: Vision Screening – Lion(s) Fontenot, Stagner, Powell; Cooking/Serving Hot Dogs – Lion(s) Listi, Shaw, Gregg, Hickerson & Paul Strang. All are WELCOME to come out and help.  They have prepared 600 backpacks; and will have vendors; as well as, the BS&W Mobile Van, with services for the community underserved and underinsured.  See you there!
Program:  Thank you Lion Sam Listi for “State of the City” … always a favorite!  2020 Achievements and Projects; Infrastructure; City Library; Heritage Park Redevelopment; so so much more … Future Projects; Pending Projects; Long Term Future Projects; Belton Residential Development; Economic Development and BISD; and Partnerships … so proud of this City and the People who continue to make it GREAT!
Future Program Assignments:
    August 12 – Jim Hudson has invited Scot Arey to give a presentation on “The State of Solar in Texas”.  His knowledge of     solar is second to none and he lives right here in central Texas. He is a retired Army officer who spent much of his time     at Fort Hood. Scot is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Texas Solar Energy Society and owns Solar Cen     Tex of Harker Heights.  – PLUS – Board Meeting
    August 19 – Zone Meeting – 6:00pm – at the GIN (no lunch meeting on the 19th)
    August 26 – Lion Lou Griffin
    September 2 – Lion Rob Potts bringing Sam Skidmore, B.I.S.D. Athletics Director
    September 9 – Lion Frank Hernandez
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Meeting – July 29

Sunday, August 1st, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison
Members Present:  James Harrison, Gene Ellis, Mike Matthews, David Shaw, Jon Fontenot, Rob Potts, Karen Stagner, Sam Listi, Danny Dossman, Patti Powell, Chris Gregg, Christa Strang, Mac Hickerson, John Corsi
Song let by Lion Potts
Pledge led by Lion Dossman
Prayer by Lion Ellis
Exercise Program: extra workout this week!
Guests:
    Bryson Ellis (grandson of Gene Ellis)
    Wayne Carpenter (guest of Sam Listi)
    Lorna (Temple Lady Lions Club & SPOT Vision Representative)
    Jay Taggert (Methodist Men)
    Lisle Meeker (Temple Breakfast Lions Club)
Announcements:
    Board Meeting, August 12th
    Zone Meeting, August 19th – hosted by Belton Lions – 6pm, The GIN – there will be fabulous PRIZES! (No Noon Meeting)
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th at The GIN
Program:   “Back to School with God” event, August 7th, 10am-2pm, presented by Jay Taggert, Lisle Meeker and Lorna.
Belton Lions are partnering on this event: assisting Methodist Men cooking hot dogs; and providing vision screening with Temple Breakfast & Temple Belton Ladies Lions Clubs.  Volunteers should arrive 9:00am to check in and help set up.  Belton PD will bring their mobile unit to provide a controlled environment for the Vision Screening. Volunteers signed up: Vision Screening – Lion(s) Fontenot, Stagner, Powell; Cooking/Serving Hot Dogs – Lion(s) Listi, Shaw, Gregg, Hickerson & Paul Strang. All are WELCOME to come out and help.  They have prepared 600 backpacks; and will have vendors; as well as, the BS&W Mobile Van, with services for the community underserved and underinsured.  See you there!
Future Program Assignments:
    August 5 – Lion Sam Listi – “State of the City”
    August 12 – Lion Jim Hudson – PLUS – Board Meeting
    August 19 – Zone Meeting – 6:00pm – at the GIN (no lunch meeting on the 19th)
    August 26 – Lion Lou Griffin
    September 2 – Lion Rob Potts
    September 9 – Lion Frank Hernandez
(Note: Jay Taggert (lunch paid))
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Meeting – July 22

Sunday, July 25th, 2021
Welcome and Call to Order by Club President Harrison
Members Present:  James Harrison, Sam Listi, Mike Matthews, Jon Fontenot, John Corsi, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Rob Potts, David Shaw, Christa Strang, Mac Hickerson
Song let by Lion Corsi
Pledge led by Lion Hickerson
Prayer by Lion Listi
Exercise Program: just showing off for our new District Governor
Guests:
    DG Angela Cases (guest of Lion Harrison)
    Matt Bates, Interim Public Works Director, City of Belton
    James Grant, Interim Parks and Rec Director, City of Belton
    Buddy Hickerson (guest of Lion Hickerson)
    Jenna Gliha (guest of new member Lion Chris Gregg)
Announcements:
    Zone Meeting, August 19th – hosted by Belton Lions – 6pm, The GIN – there will be fabulous PRIZES!
    Belton Lions Christmas Party, December 16th at The GIN
    “Back to School with God” event, August 7th, 10am-2pm – call for VOLUNTEERS
    Board Meeting is scheduled for August 12th
Installation of 2021-2022 Belton Lions Club Officers, with District Governor Angela Cases presiding
Installation of new member Chris Gregg, officiated by Lion President Harrison
Presentation of Belton Lions annual commitment for Heritage Park – $5,000 check – to Sam Listi, Matt Bates and James Grant. See Heritage Park Scoreboard Photos. Heritage Park Scoreboards
Program:  “State of the Club” – “Year in Review” Report, by President Harrison. 2020-2021 Belton Lions Club Year in Review
Remarks by District Governor Angela Cases – Words of Achievement and Future Plans for Acts of Kindness.
  “Running Forward to SERVE”    
Future Program Assignments:
    July 29: “Back to School with God” event, Jay Taggert, Methodist Men; Lion Lisle Meeker, Temple Breakfast Lions; and Spot Vision Machine Operator – final planning session for the event.
    August 5 – Lion Sam Listi
    August 12 – Lion Jim Hudson – PLUS – Board Meeting
    August 19 – Zone Meeting – 6:00pm – at the GIN (no lunch meeting on the 19th)
    August 26 – Lion Lou Griffin
    September 2 – Lion Rob Potts
    September 9 – Lion Frank Hernandez
(Note: Matt Bates & James Grant (lunch paid); Gina Gliha (lunch paid); Buddy Hickerson (lunch paid); Christa Strang (dues paid) – $215 deposited 7/26/2021.
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Meeting – July 15

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

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Meeting – July 8th

Monday, July 12th, 2021

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