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Meeting – December 10th

Sunday, December 13th, 2020
Hello fellow Belton Lions – December 10th Lunch Meeting Review
Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
Attendance: James Harrison, Gary Knight, Mac Hickerson, Christa Strang, Todd Shiller, Lou Griffin, Frank Hernandez, Gene Ellis, David Shaw, Quinn Arnaud, Mike Matthews, Sam Listi, Rob Potts, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman
Guest: Cynthia Hernandez, Belton EDC; Judy Garrett, Belton Development and Tourism – Guests of Sam Listi
             Paul Strang – Guest of Christa Strang
Song by Lion Knight
Pledge by Lion Listi
Prayer by Lion President Harrison
Exercise Program:  Thanks to Lion Listi’s reminder – our guests really experienced a “workout”
Joke – a bit of Cajun Humor – something about a 12’7″ ‘Clarence’ / Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson
Announcements –
  – Christmas Dinner on December 17th:  5:30pm Social / 6pm Dinner. Cost for the meal will be $30 per person.  Member meal cost will be absorbed by the Club; spouses/guests can be invoiced to the member for the cost.

Dinner Menu:
Entree: Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast, Chicken Fried Steak, Blackened Catfish
Sides: Home-Style Green Beans, Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes
Note: Blacken Catfish is served on a Bed of Rice, not Mashed Potatoes 

District Governor Randy Sepulvado will present 25 year chevrons to Lion Tuma and Lion Dossman and a 10 year chevron to Lion Reyes.
Dress Casual: Lion Dossman provided the Google definition of Smart Casual – Smart Casual is an ambiguously defined Western dress code that is generally considered casual wear, but with smart (in the sense of “well dressed”) components of a proper lounge suit from traditional informal wear.  This interpretation typically includes dress shirt, necktie, trousers and dress shoes, but worn with an odd-coloured blazer or a sports coat instead.  Lion Ellis made an unofficial motion to not observe the provided definition as our Dress for the evening.
 – Board Meeting Review: Future Heritage Park ideas; Wall of Honor at Heritage Park/Special Fundraiser; Credit Card Machines; the proposal to Partner with Rotary and the GIN for upgrading IT; and Membership.
 – Christmas Baskets for Downs But Not Out families – Reminder to bring food donations by next Thursday/the Christmas Party. Most all of the item are “adopted” As a reminder, the List is attached to this email.  Return items by December 17th.  Assembly & Delivery: Friday, December 18th.
 – B.I.S.D. HEARTBEAT Angel Project – Club members adopted Six (6) angel’s Christmas tags (all live under the same roof) Thank you, each, for your caring generosity.  Packages to be delivered to B.I.S.D. immediately after lunch.
 – Belton Lion Ball Caps are in – $20 each and can be invoiced with Dues in January.
Program: Lion President Harrison invited Mayor Marion Grayson (R) to speak with our Club – recapping her time as Belton Mayor.
Grayson served 16½ years on the Belton City Council, … as the city’s first female mayor.
Belton City Manager Sam Listi said Grayson’s legacy will be more than just her breaking the gender barrier for the office. “Mayor Grayson’s time of service to Belton presented important and challenging issues for action and she addressed each one with vision, passion, humor, and grace,” Listi said. “Her legacy will live on for decades to come, and provides an excellent example for us to follow.” ~ Temple Telegram (11/9/2020)

Mayor Grayson took us on a storyboard walk down memory lane … reminiscing the growth and expansion of Parks, Parades, Schools, Businesses, Community … Thank you Marion Grayson!  
(Comments from Mayor Grayson and our guests are attached to this email)

Future Program Assignments:
December 17 – EVENING meeting – Belton Lions Club Christmas Party – DG Sepulvada chevron presentations
December 24 – NO MEETING – Christmas Eve
December 31 – NO MEETING – New Years Eve
January 7 – Gary Knight
January 14 – Doc Weaver
January 21 – James Harrison – Matt Bates
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Meeting – December 3rd

Monday, December 7th, 2020

December 3rd Lunch Meeting Review

Meeting was called to order by Club President Harrison.
Attendance: James Harrison, David Shaw, Jon Fontenot, Gene Ellis, Mike Matthews, Karen Stagner, Danny Dossman, Rob Potts, Mac Hickerson, Gary Knight, Christa Strang
Guest: DG Randy Sepulvada, Camp Director Dick Chapin
Song by Lion Knight
Pledge by Lion Strang
Prayer by DG Randy Sepulvada
Exercise Program:  Strenuous Workout!
Joke by Lion Dossman “Clock’d” / Plate Spin by Lion Hickerson
Announcements –
 – Reminder that the Board is meeting immediately following today’s program.
 – Christmas Dinner on December 17th:  As the seating will be limited to 40 people total, sign up sheet was passed again. Cost for the meal will be $30 per person.  Member meal cost will be absorbed by the Club; spouses/guests can be invoiced for the cost.  District Governor Randy Sepulvado will present 25 year chevrons to Lion Tuma and Lion Dossman and a 10 year chevron to Lion Reyes.  All three (3) recipients will be attending.
Dress Casual.
 – Christmas Baskets for Downs But Not Out families – Sign-up sheet passed for food contributions – we still have a few items to be donated – List is attached to this email.  Return items: Thursday, December 10th or December 17th.  Assembly & Delivery: Friday, December 18th.
 – B.I.S.D. HEARTBEAT Angel Project – Six (6) angel’s Christmas tags (all live under the same roof) are available for member adoption – by the end of the lunch meeting, all of the kiddos were adopted.  Wrapped and packaged/bundled gifts are due back by Thursday, December 10th. It was agreed to spend roughly $50 each.
 – Belton Lion Ball Caps are in – $20 each and can be invoiced with Dues in January.
Program –
President Harrison invited District Governor Randy Sepulvado to address the members with a matter of Texas Lions return funding from dues paid for a transferred Texas program (Lone Star Lions Eyebank); the Club voted in favor of the Governor’s Option 1.Texas Lions Camp Director Dick Chapin updated the members on the rebuilding/repair to the bunkhouse at Texas Lions Camp that was destroyed during a storm in March.  Lion President Harrison and Lion Hickerson made the formal presentation of the $1,000 giant check from the President’s Challenge – to DG Sepulvado and Director Chapin.  Great Job Belton Lions!
 
Future Program Assignments:
December 10 – Lion Harrison – Retired Mayor Marion Grayson
December 17 – EVENING meeting – Belton Lions Club Christmas Party – DG Sepulvada chevron presentations
December 24 – NO MEETING – Christmas Eve
December 31 – NO MEETING – New Years Eve
January 7 – Gary Knight
January 14 – Doc Weaver
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June 11th Meeting

Monday, August 24th, 2020

June 11, 2020

Belton Chamber President Randy Pittinger joined a few of us for lunch Thursday at Arusha’s and gave us an update on Chamber news and activities … including the plans for this year’s exciting and innovative VIDEO 4th of July Parade! Thank you Randy Pittinger and thank you Lion John Corsi for inviting him!

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Mark Your Calendar! Thursday, June 25th, at The Gin! The ZOOM meetings were great; but it will be even greater to get back together again! We will NOT have a meeting on June 18th. We’re looking forward to June 25th – See you Soon!

March 5 Meeting – Chris Ellis

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Great meeting today!  Lion Barry Farrell brought us Chris Ellis from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, Crisis Intervention Division … so engaged … and informative!

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February 20 – Paul Romer

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Thank you Lion Chief Ellis for inviting City of Belton Public Information Officer Paul Romer to visit with our Club last Thursday about how important the upcoming Census is to Belton and Bell County. And Thank you Lion Listi for standing in for Chief. Great and informative program!

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Christmas Baskets for Families of Children with Autism

Friday, December 20th, 2019

On December 19th, our Belton Club assembled and delivered Christmas food baskets for five (5) families of Children with Autism.  Great Service Opportunity!

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December 5 – LCI Membership Award

Monday, December 9th, 2019

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Lion President Gary Knight invited Lynn Parent with Parent Tax Consulting to speak with our Club last Thursday. Thank You! During the meeting, our Club was recognized for earning the Membership Satisfaction Award with a Banner Patch signifying outstanding achievement, from Lions Clubs International. Way to go Belton Lions Club!

November 21, 2019 – Thanksgiving Baskets

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

On Thursday, November 21st, Belton Lions had the honor to serve six (6) local families of children with special needs for Thanksgiving.  Thank you HOCTIL and the local school for identifying these beautiful families in need this holiday season.  We SERVE!

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Meetings: August 2016

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Thank you to Lion Ted Smith for this week’s program – our District Governor Glenn Brandt – with his message for our 100th Anniversary of Lions International.
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