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Meeting – April 4, 2024

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, April 4, 2024
Call to Order by Lion
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Danny Dossman, David Shaw, Bree Vlam, Christa Strang, Jon Fontenot, Mike Matthews, Karen Stagner, John Corsi, Rafael Salas, David Leigh, Billy Conway, James Harrison, Mark Bellomy, Rob Potts, Larry Berg, Sam Listi, Keith Cook, Wayne Carpenter, Mac Hickerson, David Tuma
Guest: James Grant (City of Belton), Meredith Duke (speaker), Alexis Sarinana (Chamber)
Song: by Lion David Leigh
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Mark Bellomy
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Jon Fontenot
Prayer: Lion Wayne Carpenter
Joke: Lion David Leigh – Eclipse … What did the sun take to the party? … a “light” snack
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: Lion James Harrison
Birthdays: April – David Tuma (4/3); Gene Ellis (4/6); Amy Yeager (4/23)

Announcements:

– Recap HOCTIL Easter Baskets – Huge thank you to Bree & Jennah; and to all who contributed and helped deliver.
– Charter Night – Friday evening, May 3rd – James – sign up passing – will be plated dinner/no charge to Belton Lion and one guest – there will not be a regular lunch meeting on Thursday, May 2nd
– Wacky Boat Race –October 5th – Danny – please “share” the video posts on the Lions on the Leon Wacky Boat Race Facebook Page.  Assembling Video Crew: Danny, Emily, Wayne, Jennah, Cree, Reese, Mary … volunteers WELCOME!
– Stampede – June 8th – Active Registration is now open! Need Sponsors! Thank you Mike Matthews for getting our first & 2nd sponsors – Cochran, Blair & Potts & Don Ringler Chevrolet
– Flag Program Unpaid Invoices went out this week – urging payment before Memorial Day.
– New Retractable Banner – lookin’ good!
– Special Called Board Meeting immediately after lunch

Program: Danny Dossman – Meredith Duke, Leadership Belton planning a Welcome to Belton sign for HWY 317. Great Program – handout attached – totally donation/contribution funded.

Future Programs:
April 11 – David Leigh
April 18 – Keith Cook (Board Meeting Afterward)
April 25 – Dwayne Williams
May 2nd – NO LUNCH MEETING
May 3rd – Charter Celebration, Evening Event
May 9 – Rob Potts

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

Keeping on the Front Burner:
– UMHB President’s Leadership Circle “A Season of Purpose” Indoor Picnic, Tuesday, April 23, 6pm – RSVP’d for 2 Representatives from Belton Lions Club – President Keith Cook and 1st VP Jennah Gliha will attend.
– Club Excellence Award – to be eligible for this year, incoming Board Members must complete online training; and the Club must do a new Service Project – Jennah and Bree will organize a Clean-up on the Creek – before July 1st.
– Back to School with God, July 20, 10am-Noon – Jennifer Bailey coordinating
– Belton 4th of July Parade – Danny – the Club elected Captain D to Chair our participation in the event.
– Texas Lions Camp – we have a camper for the July 23rd Weekend.
– 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.
– District Cabinet Meeting / District Convention – April 27- Waco, Texas – Hilton – the Board approved for President Keith to attend as a Delegate for BLC.
– Club President’s plaques – the Board approved to present “Gavel Plaques” to all BLC Presidents (including Past Presidents) that are still active in the Club.
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Special Called Board Meeting – April 4th, 2024

Thursday, April 4th, 2024

Special Called Board Meeting
Belton Lions Club
Thursday, April 4th

Called to Order by President Keith Cook at 12:42pm

Present: Keith Cook, Mark Bellomy, Christa Strang, Jon Fontenot, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, John Corsi, David Shaw, James Harrison, Mike Matthews

Guest: Bree Vlam

Subject:

Donation/Contribution to the 2024 Leadership Belton Project – Welcome to Belton sign.

Presentation was made today at lunch by Meredith Duke and Alexis (Chamber) about the Project.

Project is totally funded by donation/contribution.

Jon Fontenot motioned for the Belton Lions Club to contribute $500 to the project; 2nd by Danny Dossman; unanimous vote of approval.

Meeting Adjourned at 12:47pm

Meeting – March 28, 2024

Sunday, March 31st, 2024

BLC Meeting Order of Business – Thursday, March 28, 2024
Call to Order by Lion President Keith Cook
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Karen Stagner, Mike Matthews, James Harrison, Keith Cook, Danny Dossman, Jennah Gliha, Billy Conway, David Leigh, Dwayne Williams, TJ Grimm, John Corsi, Rob Potts, David Shaw, Jon Fontenot, David Tuma, Rafael Salas, Sam Listi, Bree Vlam, Cri Childs, Mac Hickerson
Guest: Paul Strang (guest of Christa Strang); Frank Minoski (speaker)
Song: by Lion Jennah Gliha
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Rob Potts
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Cri Childs
Prayer: Lion David Leigh
Joke: Lion – Easter Bunny with fleas? … Bugs Bunny
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: Lion James Harrison
Birthdays: March – Wayne Carpenter (3/14), Rafael Salas Garza (3/11), Christa Strang (3/12)

New Member Induction: JT Grimm – sponsored by Dwayne Williams … WELCOME!

Tail-Twister $10.00

Board Meeting Recap:

– BLC Promotional Retractable Banner – The Board approved artwork and okayed proceeding with purchasing.

– Club Excellence Award – to be eligible for this year, incoming Board Members must complete online training; and the Club must do a new Service Project – Jennah and Bree will organize a Clean-up on the Creek – before July 1st.

– District Cabinet Meeting / District Convention – April 27- Waco, Texas – Hilton – the Board approved for President Keith to attend as a Delegate for BLC.

Club President’s plaques – the Board approved to present “Gavel Plaques” to all BLC Presidents (including Past Presidents) that are still active in the Club.

Announcements:

– HOCTIL Families Easter Food Baskets – Delivery TODAY – Jennah, Christa & Bree – Thank you for organizing this.  Thank you to delivery volunteers!

– Charter Night – Friday evening, May 3rd – James – sign up passing – will be plated dinner/no charge to Belton Lion and one guest – there will not be a regular lunch meeting on Thursday, May 2nd
– Wacky Boat Race –October 5th – Danny – please “share” the video posts on the Lions on the Leon Wacky Boat Race Facebook Page.  Assembling Video Crew: Danny, Emily, Wayne, Jennah, Cree, Reese, Mary … volunteers WELCOME!

– Stampede – June 8th – Active Registration is now open! Need Sponsors! Thank you Mike Matthews for getting our first sponsor – Cochran, Blair & Potts – Thank you Rob Potts/Cochran, Blair & Potts!

Dues Invoices delivered today – 3rd Quarter (January thru March)

Flag Program Unpaid Invoices will go out next week – urging payment before Memorial Day.

UMHB President’s Leadership Circle “A Season of Purpose” Indoor Picnic, Tuesday, April 23, 6pm – RSVP’d for 2 Representatives from Belton Lions Club – President Keith Cook and 1st VP Jennah Gliha will attend.

– FYI: J.A.I.L. Ministry’s Harold Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament, Monday, May 20th, Stonetree Golf Club

Program: Jennah Gliha invited Frank Menoski to talk about Ft. Cavazos and AUSA.  Thank You!

Future Programs:
April 4 – Danny Dossman – Meredith Duke, Leadership Belton planning a Welcome to Belton sign for HWY 317.
April 11 – David Leigh
April 18 – Keith Cook (Board Meeting Afterward)
April 25 – Dwayne Williams
May 2nd – NO LUNCH MEETING
May 3rd – Charter Celebration, Evening Event
May 9 – Rob Potts

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

Keeping on the Front Burner:

– Back to School with God, July 20, 10am-Noon – Jennifer Bailey coordinating
– Belton 4th of July Parade – Danny – the Club elected Captain D to Chair our participation in the event.

– Texas Lions Camp – we have a camper for the July 23rd Weekend.
– 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.

BOARD Meeting – March 21, 2024

Thursday, March 21st, 2024
BLC March BOARD Meeting Recap – March 21, 2024

Call to Order by Lion Vice President Jennah Gliha – 1st Board Meeting – Great Job!
Members Present: David Shaw, Mac Hickerson, James Harrison, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Mike Matthews, Jennah Gliha, John Corsi
Absent: Keith Cook, Mark Bellomy, Christa Strang, Reese Davis, Jon Fontenot
Membership Report – Karen Stagner – Handout of Dues Accounting
Regular Member – 30
Affiliate Member – 1
At Large Member – 10
Total – 41
Associate – 1 

Treasurer Report –
  Raymond James Account – $11K +
Edward Jones Account – $23K +

Old Business:

– Charter Night – May 3rd, in the evening. Inviting District and Club Dignitaries; James Harrison presented the Board with a projected budget for the celebration.

– Membership Milestone Awards –The Board agreed that Milestones will be in five (5) year increments; starting at 10 year membership. –John Corsi and Jennah Gliha – plaque designs suggestions are included with recap

– Service Plaques – Danny Dossman presented the history of service plaques for President, Lion of the Year and other; and suggested that we look into going back into the nicer LCI plaques that the Club had given years ago – The Board voted to approve the Gavel Plaque; and will order the plaque for each Past President that is still active in the Club).

(Plaque samples included with this Recap – plus, Jennah has more)

– Banner Stand and/or Specialty Products – Retractable banner – Secretary Stagner – handout – The Board approved the artwork and has given the okay to move forward with the purchase.

– Club Excellence Award – Secretary Stagner will apply for this year in July.  The Club will need to “start a new service project from one of the LCI Global Causes” to qualify.  BLC has already satisfied the other requirements. Jennah and Bree will organize a Clean up the Creek.

– District Cabinet Meeting/Convention – April 26-27, Waco – The Board approved for President Keith to attend as the Delegate for our Club.  

New Business:

– Meredith Duke, Duke Realty / Leadership Belton Class of 2024 – Welcome to Belton Sign – wants to come talk to us at a lunch meeting.  The Board okayed for Ms Duke to come speak. 

Club Metrics: 1,770 people served / 13 Service Activities Completed, 849 Volunteer Hours, $7,500 Funds Donated, $2,900 Funds Raised  

Holding to a Later Date:

– Update on Cadence Bank – CD and other –we should have the CD purchase complete by the end of March. 
– 
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 – plans are progressing.  Tabled until after Picnic in the Park.
– 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.

Meeting Closed at 1:20pm

Meeting – March 21, 2024

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, March 21, 2024
Call to Order by Lion Vice President Jennah Gliha – Thank you Jennah – Great Job!
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Karen Stagner, Mike Matthews, John Corsi, Danny Dossman, Mary Shockley, James Harrison, Nick Valentine, Bree Vlam, Jennah Gliha, Rafael Salas, Rob Potts, David Tuma, Billy Conway, David Shaw, Wayne Carpenter, Larry Berg, Mac Hickerson, Sam Listi, Cree Childs
Guest: JT Grimm (joined today) – guest of Dwayne Williams
Song: by Lion Mike Matthews
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Dwayne Williams
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Nick Valentine
Prayer: Lion Rob Potts
Joke: Lion Danny Dossman – road-tripping to see the eclipse – goin’ to where the sun don’t shine
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: Lion James Harrison
Birthdays: March – Wayne Carpenter (3/14), Rafael Salas Garza (3/11), Christa Strang (3/12)
NOTE:  Wayne Carpenter’s birthdate was listed incorrectly previously – his b’day was last Thursday – we sang him Happy Birthday.

To Note: Jim Hightower, Temple Founders Lions Club, is promoting the 84th Annual Lions Follies. Tickets are $10 each; then He will draw a winner of a $100 gift card to Dead Fish Grill. Update: He didn’t come this week, maybe next week.

Announcements:
– Charter Night – Friday evening, May 3rd – James – sign up passed – will be plated dinner/no charge to Belton Lion and one guest – there will not be a regular lunch meeting on Thursday, May 2nd
– Wacky Boat Race –October 5th – Danny – please “share” the video posts on the Lions on the Leon Wacky Boat Race Facebook Page – new video coming out this week.  Assembling Video Crew: Danny, Emily, Wayne, Jennah, Cree, Reese, Mary … volunteers WELCOME!
– Stampede – June 8th – Active Registration is now open! Need Sponsors! Thank you Mike Matthews for getting our first sponsor – Cochran, Blair & Potts – Thank you Rob Potts!
– HOCTIL Families Easter Food Baskets – Delivery on March 28 – Jennah, Christa & Bree – bring all items to next meeting. (sign up list attached)
– District Cabinet Meeting / District Convention – April 27- Waco, Texas – Hilton
– Texas Lions Camp lighted metal cut-out – donated by Mary Shockley – to be displayed at events – Thank You Mary!

Program: James Harrison presented a video from Mark Croom, Research Scientist at the Apache Point Observatory near Las Cruses – what to expect during the solar eclipse.  Great Program! Thanks!

Future Programs:
March 28 – Jennah Gliha – Easter Basket Delivery after Lunch
April 4 – Danny Dossman
April 11 – David Leigh
April 18 – Keith Cook (Board Meeting Afterward)
April 25 – Dwayne Williams
May 2nd – NO LUNCH MEETING
May 3rd – Charter Celebration, Evening Event
May 9 – Rob Potts

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

Keeping on the Front Burner:
– Back to School with God, July 20, 10am-Noon – Jennifer Bailey coordinating
– Belton 4th of July Parade – Danny – the Club elected Captain D to Chair our participation in the event.
– Texas Lions Camp – we have a camper for the July 23rd Weekend.
– 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 – March 14, 2024

Monday, March 18th, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, March 14, 2024
Call to Order by Lion President Keith Cook
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Brett Beamesderfer, Billy Conway, Jon Fontenot, James Harrison, Christa Strang, Wayne Carpenter, Mac Hickerson, Rafael Salas, Cree Childs, Sam Listi, Jennah Gliha, Mike Matthews, Karen Stagner
Guest: Sheriff Eddy Lange, Shane Sowell (Speakers); Jim Hightower (Temple Founders Lions Club)
Song: by Lion Christa Strang
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Brett Beamesderfer
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Cri Childs
Prayer: Lion Sam Listi
Joke: Lion (Temple Founders) Jim Hightower – job – pickle factor – $28 per hour – had to be there
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: Lion James Harrison
Birthdays: March – Wayne Carpenter (3/4), Rafael Salas Garza (3/11), Christa Strang (3/12)

To Note: Jim Hightower, Temple Founders Lions Club, attended the Club to promote the 84th Annual Lions Follies. He will bring tickets to the next meeting ($10 each); then will draw a winner of a $100 gift card to Dead Fish Grill.

Announcements:
– Charter Night – Friday evening, May 3rd – James – Reminder – sign up passed – will be plated dinner
– Wacky Boat Race –October 5th – please “share” the video posts on the Lions on the Leon Wacky Boat Race Facebook Page
– Stampede – June 8th – Brett – Active Registration is now open! Need Sponsors! Next Planning Meeting after lunch.
– LEO Club Update – Brett – future interested LEOs can help with events, as they further their plans.
– HOCTIL Families Easter Food Baskets – Delivery on March 28 – Jennah, Christa & Bree – sign-up sheet
– District Cabinet Meeting / District Convention – April 27- Waco, Texas – Hilton
– Back to School with God, July 20, 10am-Noon – Jennifer Bailey coordinating
– Belton 4th of July Parade – the Club elected Captain D to Chair our participation in the event.

Program: Thank you, Lion Christa, for inviting the guest speaker for this Thursday’s meeting; Sheriff Eddy Lange and Jail Administrator, Major Shane Sowell
Sheriff Lange and Major Sowell updated us on the process of the new jail and what they’re doing differently, from mental health wing to additional security in each pod of the facility.

Future Programs:
March 21 – James Harrison (Board Meeting Afterward)
March 28 – Jennah Gliha
April 4 – Danny Dossman
April 11 – David Leigh
April 18 – Keith Cook (Board Meeting Afterward)
April 25 – Dwayne Williams
May 2 – Mac Hickerson
May 9 – Rob Potts

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

Keeping on the Front Burner:
– Texas Lions Camp – we have a camper for the July 23rd Weekend.
– Plate Spinning Winner Presentation
– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– Friends of Belton Lions – James Harrison coordinating
– David Shaw – Deployment bags are requested for our Adopted Unit – tabled until Lion Shaw is able to provide details.
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Meeting – March 7, 2024

Friday, March 8th, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, March 7, 2024
Call to Order by Lion President Keith Cook
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”

Members Present: Christa Strang, Bree Vlam, Mike Matthews, Karen Stagner, Keith Cook, James Harrison, Jon Fontenot, Billy Conway, Rob Potts, Sam Listi, Rafael Salas, Dwayne Williams, Sam Listi, David Shaw, David Leigh, Mac Hickerson, Jennah Gliha, Larry Berg
Guest: Paul Romer, Matt Bates, Joe Dyer (speakers)
Song: by Lion Rafael Salas
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Jon Fontenot
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion Billy Conway
Prayer: Lion David Leigh
Joke: Lion David Leigh – Aggie Joke of the Day – Eclipse vs Engineers – had to be there
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson – WOW … just WOW
Exercise: Lion James Harrison, with an added joke
Birthdays: March – Wayne Carpenter (3/4), Rafael Salas Garza (3/11), Christa Strang (3/12)

Announcements:
– Charter Night (Friday evening, May 3rd) – James – Reminder – sign up sheet soon
– Wacky Boat Race –October 5th – Video infomercials have begun – please share them to your fb page
– Stampede – June 8th – Active Registration is now open! Need Sponsors! Next Planning Meeting, March 14th after lunch.
– LEO Club Update – soon
– HOCTIL Families Easter Food Baskets – Jennah, Christa & Bree – sign-up sheet passed
– Marek-Smith Teacher Training Center Dedication Update – Jon Fontenot

Program: Joe Dyer, Belton Parks and Recreation – ECLIPSE 2024 – Thank you David Leigh, Sam Listi, Joe Dyer, Matt Bates, Paul Romer, Jon Fontenot, Larry Berg for the update on Solarbration!

Future Programs:
March 14 – Christa Strang – a representative from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department  (Stampede Meeting Afterward)
March 21 – James Harrison (Board Meeting Afterward)
March 28 – Jennah Gliha
April 4 – Danny Dossman
April 11 – David Leigh
April 18 – Keith Cook (Board Meeting Afterward)
April 25 – Dwayne Williams
May 2 – Mac Hickerson
May 9 – Rob Potts

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

Keeping on the Front Burner:
– Back to School with God, July 20, 10am-Noon – Jennifer Bailey coordinating
– Texas Lions Camp – we have a camper for the July 23rd Weekend.
– Plate Spinning Winner Presentation
– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– Friends of Belton Lions – James Harrison coordinating
– James Harrison announced that Temple Founders Club member, Mr. Hightower, would like our Club to consider partnering with them for their annual Follies fundraiser event.
– District Cabinet Meetings – April 26-27
– David Shaw – Deployment bags are requested for our Adopted Unit – tabled until Lion Shaw is able to provide details.

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Meeting – Feb. 29, 2024 – Limited Recap

Friday, March 8th, 2024

Exciting things happening at UMHB‼️ Thank you, Lions Mike Matthews, for inviting our guest speaker this Thursday, Dr. Kris Ward, Professor & Director for UMHB. We appreciate Dr. Ward for speaking to us about the grand opening of Marek-Smith Center for Teacher Preparation on the campus of UMHB.

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Meeting – Feb. 22, 2024

Friday, March 8th, 2024

BLC Meeting Recap – Thursday, February 22, 2024
Call to Order by Lion President Keith Cook
“If it’s Thursday … it’s LIONS CLUB!”
Members Present: Rafael Salas, Wayne Carpenter, Cri Childs, Rob Potts, Sam Listi, Larry Berg, Mac Hickerson, David Tuma, Keith Cook, John Corsi, Mike Matthews, Jon Fontenot, Danny Dossman, Patti Powell Jennah Gliha
Guest: Greg Gutierrez (speaker)

Song: by Lion: Jennah Gliha
Pledge to US Flag: Lion Rafael Salas
Pledge to Texas Flag: Lion David Tuma
Prayer: Lion Sam Listi
Joke: Lion Bret Beamesderfer
Plate Spin: Lion Mac Hickerson
Exercise: Lion Mike Matthews
Birthdays: February – 2/8 Mack Latimer (affiliate); 2/12 Jennifer Bailey; 2/20 Jon Fontenot; 2/22 Bree Vlam; 2/26 John Corsi
Sang Happy B’Day to John Corsi; Danny Dossman provided B’Day Pies

Board Meeting Recap:

– Our Club is at a +4 for membership this 2023-2024 year.  Let’s keep building our Club!

– Membership Milestone Awards –The Board agreed that Milestones will be in five (5) year increments; starting at 10 year membership / they will be awarded a plaque. – Team Leaders are: John Corsi and Jennah Gliha
– Banner Stand and/or Specialty Products – the Board voted and approved to purchase a retractable promo banner & stand for use at outside events.  We will also have one for display at our lunches.  Team Leaders: Karen Stagner and Danny Dossman

– Specialty Products: We will be looking at Specialty Products to promote the Club at Events. Team Leaders: Jon Fontenot and John Corsi..

– Club Excellence Award for 2023-2024 – Secretary Stagner will apply for this year in July.  The Club still needs to “start a new service project from one of the LCI Global Causes” to qualify.  Team Leaders for the new Service Project: Jennah Gliha and Bree Vlam. Lion President Keith Cook recommended that the Club keep going “Clean up on the Leon”.

– Donation to Texas Lions Museum and Donation to Texas Lions Foundation – the Board discussed, voted and agreed to pay the optional voluntary donation to each.

– Club Metrics: 1,770 people served / 13 Service Activities Completed, 849 Volunteer Hours, $7,500 Funds Donated, $2,900 Funds Raised – Way to Go Belton Lions ! 

Announcements:

– Charter Night (Friday evening, May 3rd) – James Harrison – Reminder –  sign up sheet next month, plated meal, entertainment

Wacky Boat Race – Danny Dossman – October 5, Danny will get with Sam Listi to confirm date availability.

Stampede (June 8th) – Active Registration is now open! Need Sponsors!

– LEO Club Update – Brett Beamesderfer

Marek-Smith Training Center at UMHB, March 1st, Luncheon & Dedication: the Club has RVSP’d for Lion(s) John Corsi and Sam Listi to represent the Club.

Program: Bring Everyone in the ZONE!  Thank you, Lion Brett Beamesderfer, for in inviting our guest speaker, Greg Gutierrez with In The Zone! Greg served 20 years of active duty in the military! Thank you for your service, Greg. The Zone is a non-profit that helps Service Members, Veterans and their Families! If you know any Veterans or anyone still serving in the military that are needing any assistance, get with Greg Gutierrez.

Future Programs:

February 29 – Mike Matthews – Marek Smith Center Update

March 7 – David Shaw/Mike Matthews – Joe Dyer, Belton Parks & Rec – Eclipse 2024

March 14 – Christa Strang – Representative from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department – Stampede Meeting after

March 21 – James Harrison – Board Meeting After

Thank Guests for Coming!

Remember, where there is a need, there is a Lion!

Keeping on the Front Burner:

– Texas Lions Camp – we have a camper for the July 23rd Weekend.

– Plate Spinning Winner Presentation

– Belton Lions Wall at Heritage Park – James Harrison coordinating
– Friends of Belton Lions – James Harrison coordinating
– District Cabinet Meetings – April 26-27
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Board Meeting – Thurs., Feb. 15, 2024

Friday, February 16th, 2024
 ~ please let me know if anything needs to be corrected, added or deleted ~
BLC January BOARD Meeting Order of Business – February 15, 2024

Call to Order by Lion President Keith Cook @ 11:55am

Members Present: Keith Cook, Jon Fontenot, Karen Stagner, Christa Strang, Jennah Gliha, Danny Dossman, James Harrison, Mac Hickerson, John Corsi

Absent: Reese Davis, Mark Bellomy
Guest: Bree Vlam
Membership Report – Karen Stagner – Handout of Dues Accounting
Regular Member – 28 (plus 3 new members inducted today)
Affiliate Member – 1
At Large Member – 9
  Total – 38
Associate – 1

Treasurer Report –
 General Account – $ 8,362.76
Activity Account – $ 34,714.12
Raymond James Account – $11K +
Edward Jones Account – $23K +

Old Business:

– Update on Cadence Bank – CD and other – Jon Fontenot – we should have the CD purchase complete by the end of March.

– Charter Night – May 3rd, in the evening. Inviting District and Club Dignitaries; searching for keyboard entertainment; plated dinner; plaques for sponsors; currently have about $1,900 in pledges (and other) to cover expenses.

– Stampede Bike Ride – June 8th – Registration is open.  Time to start soliciting for Sponsors.

– Wacky Boat Race – Danny Dossman – Date set for Saturday, October 5, Danny will get with Sam Listi to confirm date availability. Danny and Emily asked Jennah to create a facebook page – Thank you Jennah.  Danny says the event should 2-3 times larger than our first one last year.  Danny asked new member Nick Valentine if he would join the planning committee.  (information relayed by Secretary Stagner from Jon Fontenot) If the May 4th election passes the liquor changes; It may be possible that Park Rules may be able to be changed to allow “Permits”. Danny will look into possibly having beer & wine vendors at the event.

– Membership Milestone Awards –The Board agreed that Milestones will be in five (5) year increments; starting at 10 year membership. –John Corsi and Jennah Gliha – it was agreed that the Milestone recipients will receive a plaque.  Jennah and John will get a concept design, plaque suggested size and cost to present at the next Board Meeting.
– Service Plaques – Danny Dossman presented the history of service plaques for President, Lion of the Year and other; and suggested that we look into going back into the nicer LCI plaques that the Club had given years ago; but started getting lesser local plaques during a time when the Club was scaling down. Secretary Stagner will look into LCI styles and pricing.

– Banner Stand and/or Specialty Products – Retractable banner handout. Secretary Stagner introduced sign, stand and pricing from Build a Sign.  Danny Dossman motioned that we approve roughly $100 to purchase the retractable sign; 2nd by Mike Matthews.  Secretary Stagner will create a proposed design for the sign – will be emailed to Board for Approval – prior to purchasing the sign.

– 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.

– Club Excellence Award – Secretary Stagner will apply for this year in July.  The Club will need to “start a new service project from one of the LCI Global Causes” to qualify.  BLC has already satisfied the other requirements.

New Business:

– Regular vs At-Large Membership status for Gene Ellis & Reese Davis & Lou Griffin – Secretary Stagner will email each of them with their dues reminder and ask if they want to change their status to At-Large; or stay as Regular Members.

– Donation to Texas Lions Museum and Donation to Texas Lions Foundation – after discussion; Mike Matthews motioned to start paying the optional donation(s) to District 2 X3 for both the Museum and the Foundation; 2nd by James Harrison; passed.  Secretary Stagner will contact Lea Batey for a District Invoice. 

Club Metrics: 1,770 people served / 13 Service Activities Completed, 849 Volunteer Hours, $7,500 Funds Donated, $2,900 Funds Raised 

Holding to a Later Date:
– District Cabinet Meetings – April 26-27
– 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 – plans are progressing.  Tabled until after Picnic in the Park.
– LEO – Leadership, Experience, and Opportunity

Meeting Closed at 1:15pm