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Meeting – June 17

Friday, June 18th, 2021
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison
Attendance: James Harrison, David Leigh, Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, David Tuma, Mary Shockley, Karen Stagner, Patty Powell, Lou Griffin, Rob Potts, John Corsi, David Shaw, Mac Hickerson
Guests:  Belton Mayor Wayne Carpenter – guest of President Harrison; Guest Speaker – Dr. Jason Martin, UMHB
Song by Lion Corsi
Pledge by Lion Tuma
Prayer by Lion Shockley
Exercise Program: Great therapy …
Announcements 
 – At the last Board Meeting, Matt Bates presented an opportunity for Belton Lions.  Kayak and Unique Boat Races for the Club to organize and hold in conjunction to one of our Picnic in the Park(s).  Updates to continue.
 – The Club has now posted the new flags in the West Temple (BISD) subdivision; as approved.
 – 1st Methodist and Zion are planning a Back to School event on August 7th from 10a-2p.  Our Club will partner with Temple Lions to provide free vision screenings – Lion Shaw will reach out to WalMart Eye Center to see if they want to join in.  Our Club will also help the Methodist men’s committee cooking hot dogs – we can sport our new aprons.
 – President Harrison will prepare budgets for our fundraisers – flag program, stampede, benefit cruise, etc. … just income vs expenses, so we can see how much we should come out ahead in the next year.
 – Our Scholarship winners will come to separate meetings:
    Audrey Haffner, William B. Long Memorial Scholarship, on June 24th
    Page Nunes, Halley Cox Memorial Scholarship, on July 15th
 – New Officer Induction will be help on thursday, June 24th
Joke: Lion(s) Leigh … short and silly …
ProgramPresented to us by Harrison – Dr. Jason Martin, Associate Professor and Clinical Director for Community Life Counseling provided an insightful introduction to the Community Life Counseling service provided by UMHB. The CLC is designed to help individuals, couples, families, and groups in the greater Belton area attain quality, affordable counseling services. Thank You!
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Future Programs –
 June 24 – Todd Schiller – Scholarship Presentation: Audrey Haffner, William B. Long Memorial Scholarship;
                  and Officer Installation
 July 1 – NO MEETING!
 July 8 – Christa Strang
 July 15 – Todd Schiller – Scholarship Presentation: Page Nunes, Halley Cox Memorial Scholarship
 July 22 – Karen Stagner
 July 29 – Richard Weaver

Meeting – June 10

Saturday, June 12th, 2021
Lions Lunch – June 10th
Called to Order by President Harrison
Members Present: James Harrison, Danny Dossman, Gene Ellis, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, Mack Hickerson, Mike Matthews, John Corsi, Lou Griffin, Mary Shockley – paid, Rob Potts, David Shaw, Karen Stagner
Song by Lion Corsi – do re me fa so la ti do …
Pledge by Lion Stagner
Prayer by Lion Listi
Exercise Program – going digital …
Guests:
  Matt Bates (for the Board Meeting only)
  Neal Hickerson – guest of Mac Hickerson – paid
  Tex Burrows from Temple Founders Lions – paid
  Paige Powell Rendon – new member from Temple Lions – paid
  Arianne Seacrest – President-Elect for Temple Lions – paid
Joke – something about Yachts in the Attic …; Plate Spin by Mac Hickerson
Announcements:
  – Mary Shockley is back full time and updated her membership status to Regular Member – WooHoo!
  – Secretary Stagner advised that the two people from Temple Neighborhood/Belton I.S.D., have contacted Rotary about their flag program and were advised that Temple Rotary Flag Program does not service their neighborhood.  The Board will discuss adding the neighborhood.
  – President Harrison suggested a book to read: “The Man I Knew” – about President Bush and Serving
  – The List of Program Assignments is out; and is posted on our Belton Lions Club webpage.
  – There will not be a meeting on Thursday, July 1st.
  – Thank you Todd Schiller for coordinating; and to the Judges for your time and consideration.  Winners are:
Page Nunes and Audrey Haffner.  President Harrison will get with Lion Schiller to see if we can award those on Thursday, June 24th.
  – An email will be sent out on Sunday to our Flag Program Participants – Monday, June 14th is FLAG DAY.
GUEST SPEAKER – Thank you Lion John Corsi for bring us Commodore Michael Pilgrim of the Lake Belton Yacht Club – best kept secret in Bell County.  Who knew we have a Yacht Club that rents and charters boats and even, Captains!  They’ve been here since 1974 (Lake Belton Sailing Club); and created the Lake Belton Yacht Club as a 501(c)(3) in 2012. Stay tuned … we will have an upcoming fundraising partnership with them soon …
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FUTURE PROGRAMS
June 17: James Harrison ~ Jason Martin with UMHB
June 24: Todd Schiller
July 1: NO MEETING
July 8: Christa Strang
July 15: David Tuma
July 22: Karen Stagner
July 29: Richard “Doc” Weaver

Meeting – June 3

Sunday, June 6th, 2021
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison
Attendance: James Harrison, David Leigh, Mike Matthews, David Shaw, Jon Fontenot, Sam Listi, Danny Dossman, John Corsi, Mac Hickerson, Karen Stagner
Guests:  Belton IT Chris Brown; AJ Gatewood and speaker Belton PD Detective Robert Gatewood

Song by Lion Corsi

Pledge by Lion Leigh
Prayer by Lion Dossman
Exercise Program: Skipped
Announcements 
 – There will be a Board Meeting on June 10th with Matt Bates – bringing some great ideas for fundraisers.
 – We will NOT have a Club Meeting on July 1st.
 – The new list of Program Assignments presented and passed out (attached to this email).
 – The Club received a request from 1st Methodist and Zion Methodist to participate in an event at Yettie Polk Park – “Back to School with God” – possibly offering eyeglass recycling or screening – July 7th – hot dogs? –
The Board will discuss it at the next Board Meeting
 – Thank you to our Scholarship judges – Lion(s) Harrison, Fontenot, Listi and Hickerson volunteered – tough decisions – Lion Schiller will let us know when we will schedule the Awards Luncheon.
  – Lion Stagner advised that we are currently receiving NEW Flag Program participation requests in subdivisions that are in the City of Temple, yet Belton School District.  These subdivisions are not part of the Temple Rotary Flag program – we should discuss expanding into these adjoining areas with the perpetual program.
Joke: Lion(s) Leigh and Dossman – gotta love a Movie Theater joke …
Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson … really lo-o-o-o-ong spin!
ProgramPresented to us by Lion Leigh: Angel (AJ) Aguilar, new General Manager of Grand Avenue Theaters provided an in-depth look into the theater industry during the pandemic; what’s happening now; new movies; meeting and other opportunities at the theater … great program … looking forward to upcoming movies and entertainment at Grand Avenue. Thank You!
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Board Meeting – May 6

Sunday, May 30th, 2021

BOARD MEETING – Belton Lions Club
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Call to Order: Lion President Harrison at 1:00pm

Members Present: President Harrison, Vice President John Corsi, Secretary/Treasurer Stagner, Lion Tamer Hickerson, 2nd Vice President Mike Matthews

Guest: None

Order of Business:
Certifying the Slate of Officers to be Voted next week 

2021-2022 Officers
President James Harrison
1st Vice President John Corsi

2nd  Vice President – Mike Matthews

Past President James Harrison

Historian James Harrison

Secretary Karen Stagner
Treasurer Karen Stagner
Belton Lions Club Sweetheart – Vacant
Board Member at Large – Mac Hickerson
Tail Twister Danny Dossman
Lion Tamer Mac Hickerson
Webmaster Karen Stagner
Membership Chair – David Shaw

Picnic in the Park

President Harrison suggested Give Local Belton “GLB” – one day selected – all local Charities/Organizations/Businesses could set a booth at Heritage Park to tell people what they do and why they need local support – no charge for the space – in the Fall – we’ll talk about again at the next Board Meeting.

Wall of Honor – BLC Memorial Fund

President Harrison continues to work on this – we will start with six (6) names on it – we need about $2,500 to get this started – another matching fundraiser coming soon.

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

Financial Report

Reports presented for both bank accounts; and for member dues payments. Several past-due and inactive members have been dropped.

Secretary Stagner advised the Board that we need to update our fundraiser(s) paperwork to reflect that payments need to be made to “Belton Lions Foundation”; and not to the Club.

Stampede T-Shirts

Secretary Stagner questioned whether or not we really need to re-order 2021 Stampede T-Shirts.  We ran out at the event and most of our Club Members did not receive one.  Lion Corsi expressed concern for riders that didn’t receive one.  Decision was made to place a re-order for the shirts.

Bank Card(s)

Treasurer Stagner now has a Bank Debit card on each account.

 

Meeting Ended at 1:20pm

Respectfully Submitted by Lion Secretary Karen Stagner

Meeting – May 27

Sunday, May 30th, 2021
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison
Attendance: James Harrison, Gene Ellis, Sam Listi, Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, John Corsi, Mary Shockley, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Rob Potts, David Shaw, Mac Hickerson, Lou Griffin, Frank Hernandez, Todd Schiller
Guests:  Belton IT Chris Brown; AJ Gatewood and speaker Belton PD Detective Robert Gatewood

Song by Lion Corsi

Pledge by Lion Shockley
Prayer by Lion Ellis
Exercise Program: No Treadmill Needed
Announcements 
 – There will be a Board Meeting on June 10th with Matt Bates – bringing some great ideas for fundraisers.
 – We will NOT have a Club Meeting on July 1st.
 – The new list of Program Assignments will be presented at the next meeting.
 – The Club received a request from 1st Methodist and Zion Methodist to participate in an event at Yettie Polk Park – “Back to School with God” – possibly offering eyeglass recycling or screening.
    The Board will discuss it at the next Board Meeting
 – Lion Schiller presented the Club with 13 Scholarship Applicants; and asked for Judges.  Lion(s) Harrison, Fontenot, Listi and Hickerson volunteered.  An update will be provided at our next meeting..
  – Lion Stagner requested that all Lions drive their Flag Routes over the weekend and replace torn or tattered USA Flags.  Lion Listi requested that a Memorial Day reminder be sent to all participants.  Lion Shaw asked that he be advised if we have any flag/sleeve too close to a mailbox – he will move them over to a more open location.
ProgramPresented to us by Lion Ellis: Detective Robert Gatewood provided a fascinating, informative and eye-opening presentation on Protecting Yourself from computer, email, phone, banking and other financial crimes and scams. Thank You and the Belton Police Department for all that you do!
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Future Programs –  
 June 3 – David Leigh
 June 10 – John Corsi
 June 17 – James Harrison / Jason Martin, Clinical Director, Mayborn College of Health Services, UMHB
 June 24 – NEW PROGRAM LIST STARTS!

2021-2022 Officers
President James Harrison
1st Vice President John Corsi
2nd  Vice President – Mike Matthews

Past President James Harrison

Historian James Harrison
Secretary Karen Stagner
Treasurer Karen Stagner
Belton Lions Club Sweetheart – Vacant
Board Member at Large – Mac Hickerson
Tail Twister Danny Dossman
Lion Tamer Mac Hickerson
Webmaster Karen Stagner
Membership Chair – David Shaw

Meeting – May 20

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison
Attendance: James Harrison, Jon Fontenot, Rob Potts, Danny Dossman, John Corsi, Patti Powell, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson, Mike Matthews
Guest: Speaker Randy Pittinger

Song by Lion Corsi

Pledge by Lion Fontenot
Prayer by Lion Dossman
Exercise Program: Salad Eaters vs. Chips & Salsa Workout
Announcements 
 – President Harrison Thanked Randy Pittinger for emceeing the Stampede Bike Ride!.
 – There will be a Board Meeting on June 10th with Matt Bates – bringing some great ideas for fundraisers.
 – May Board Meeting Minutes to be emailed as soon as the Secretary transcribes them.
 – Two (2) Temple residents sent flag orders; the Club suggested that the Secretary contact them about the Temple Rotary Flag Program.
Joke: Lion(s) Corsi, Stagner, Dossman – Murphy’s Law and Cole’s Law
ProgramPresented to us by Lion Potts; Director of the Belton Chamber, Randy Pittinger offered highlights about Leadership Belton, 50th Anniversary of the God and Country Concert, 97th Annual Belton Rodeo, 4th of July Parade “Hometown Heroes” (parade on Saturday, July 3rd), and a Noon Hot Dog Eating Contest scheduled for right after the Parade!
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Future Programs –  
 May 27 – Gene Ellis
 June 3 – David Leigh
 June 10 – Open (maybe John Corsi)
 June 17 – James Harrison / Jason Martin, Clinical Director, Mayborn College of Health Services, UMHB
 June 24 – NEW PROGRAM LIST STARTS!

2021-2022 Officers
President James Harrison
1st Vice President John Corsi
2nd  Vice President – Mike Matthews

Past President James Harrison

Historian James Harrison
Secretary Karen Stagner
Treasurer Karen Stagner
Belton Lions Club Sweetheart – Vacant
Board Member at Large – Mac Hickerson
Tail Twister Danny Dossman
Lion Tamer Mac Hickerson
Webmaster Karen Stagner
Membership Chair – David Shaw

Meeting – May 13

Monday, May 17th, 2021
 – Prior to the start of the meeting, Mandy Morrison, co-owner of The GIN, stopped in to Thank our Club; and to provide an update on the current limited operations they have at the restaurant – as they re-staff and re-focus –
 
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison
Attendance: James Harrison, Jon Fontenot, Gene Ellis, Sam Listi, David Shaw, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Lou Griffin, Mac Hickerson, Patti Powell, David Tuma, David Leigh, Jim Hudson, Rob Potts, John Corsi
Guest: Heather Stevens, invited by John Corsi

Song by Lion

Pledge by Lion Tuma
Prayer by Lion Leigh
Exercise Program: Can’t get any better that that!
Announcements 
 – Stampede Update – $7,200 profit!.
 – Officer nominations/election/certification presented; nominations open; nominations closed; voted unanimously (Newly Elected Officers listed below)
 – Board Meeting Minutes to be emailed soon.
ProgramPresented to us by Lion(s) Fontenot & Listi; James Stafford, Bell County Public Information Officer, who started his position with the County during COVID, provided insight to his job responsibilities; actions and interactions with agencies during the pandemic … and moving forward. Thank You!
Future Programs –
 May 20 – Rob Potts – Belton Chamber Randy Pittinger
 May 27 – Gene Ellis
 June 3 – David Leigh
 June 10 – James Harrison
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Meeting – May 6

Monday, May 10th, 2021
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison
Attendance: James Harrison, Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, Karen Stagner, John Corsi, Mack Hickerson
Guest: Jane and Joel Hickerson

Song by Lion Corsi

Pledge by President Harrison
Prayer by Lion Hickerson
Exercise Program: We really needed the exercise to work off the PIZZA!
Announcements 
 – Stampede Update – Thanks for great volunteer work!.
 – Officer nominations/election/certification will be at the next meeting! (Current Slate of Officer Nominations listed below)
 – Board meeting immediately following lunch.
Program: Thank you Mac and Joel Hickerson for an enlightening and educational presentation on Akaushi Cattle!
Adjournment
Future Programs –
 May 13 – Sam Listi
 May 20 – Rob Potts
 May 27 – Gene Ellis
 June 3 – David Leigh
 June 10 – James Harrison

Current Slate of Officer Nominations

Nominations are open – most Officers will stay the same … additional nominations and election at the next meeting.
President James Harrison
1st Vice President John Corsi
2nd Vice President – Mike Matthews
Past President Gary Knight
Secretary Karen Stagner
Treasurer Karen Stagner
Belton Lions Club Sweetheart – Vacant
Board Member at Large – Mac Hickerson
Tail Twister Danny Dossman
Lion Tamer Mac Hickerson
Webmaster Karen Stagner
Membership Chair – David Shaw

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Charter Night Celebration – April 29

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Happy Birthday Belton Lions – April 29th – Charter Night Review
Celebration was called to order by Club President Harrison @ 6:30pm
As of April 21st, our Belton Lions Club turned 82 years young – Serving the Belton Community!
Attendance: James Harrison (Susan), Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, David Shaw (Kim), Lou Griffin (Joyce), Mac Hickerson (Jane), Jim Hudson (Glenda), Patti Powell, Christa Strang (Paul), Sam Listi,
Guest: DG Randy Sepulvado, 1VG Angela Case, Matt & Heather Bates

Entertainment by Gretchen Williams, Harpist
Prayer by Lion Listi

Announcements – Stampede Update –
 – a big success this year.  Details next week.  Thanks for great volunteer work!.
Installation of New Lions 
 – Induction lead by James Harrison; Jim Hudson pinned by DG Sepulvado; Patti Powell pinned by 1VG Angela Case.  WELCOME to the CLUB!
Presentation of “Friends” Plaque –
 – Presented to Matt Bates, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Belton – by James Harrison
Presentation of DG Excellence Award Pin and Ribbon –
 – Presented to James Harrison by Randy Sepulvado … Congratulations Club President Harrison!
Presentation of STAMPEDE Shirt to DG Randy Sepulvado by President Harrison
Adjourned at 8:15pm
Future Programs –
 May 6 – Mac Hickerson (to be announced later); and BOARD MEETING afterward.
 May 13 – Sam Listi
 May 20 – Rob Potts
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Meeting – April 15

Sunday, April 18th, 2021
Hello fellow Belton Lions – April 15th – Lunch Meeting Review

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.

Attendance: James Harrison, Mike Matthews, Jon Fontenot, Gene Ellis, Danny Dissman, Karen Stagner, David Shaw, Rob Potts, Lou Griffin, Patti Powell, John Corsi, Mac Hickerson
Guest: Speaker Barbara Hoffmann

Song by Lion Corsi
Pledge by Lion Dossman
Prayer by Lion Ellis
Exercise Program:  In Order!

Joke – A brick, an elephant, a giraffe and a refrigerator … / Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson … a record breaking 20 seconds!

Announcements – 
 – Charter Night, March 29th, sign up passed around!  We would like to induct our two new members at the event.
 – We will have elections for our 2021-2022 Officers and Installation in May!  (Slate of Officers listed below)
 – 10th Annual Stampede volunteer sign-up sheet was passed around.
 – Lion Aprons have been received and were on display at the meeting.
 – Reminder: Belton Lion Ball Caps are available – $20 each
Stampede Update –
 – As of April 15th, we have a total of 67 riders signed up in advance.
Charter Night 
 – On April 21st, our Club will be 82 years old.  Lion President Harrison has announced that our meeting on April 29th, we will have a Charter Night.  Instead of the usual lunch meeting, we will meet in the evening for a social celebration! (much like we did for Christmas) Spouses/Guests Welcome – reservation sheet distributed.
Facebook Member Focus –
 – Starting mid-April, we will spotlight one member – photo, who they are and why they are a Belton Lion – first Spotlight will be John Corsi
 – Who’s Who form will be available at lunch meetings.
BLC Lions Club Vests –
 – Gold Lion vests are available to order @$39.95 each, plus shipping (includes Club personalization on back).
 – The first order has been delivered.
 – Optional: After your vest is received – we can have your name embroidered, above the patch – locally.
USA Flag Program –
 – Lion Shaw, Lion Knight and Lion Stagner will be point of contact for questions or assistance.
Guest Speaker Program:  What is a Therapy Dog? Thank you Barbara Hoffmann for introducing our Club to the Go Team Therapy Dogs, who are trained to provide affection & comfort to the Community in so many ways and areas of need.
Future Programs –
 April 22 – “Stampede” Final Prep
 April 29 – Charter Night Celebration
 May 6 – Mac Hickerson
 May 13 – Sam Listi
 May 20 – Rob Potts
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