Friday, September 14, 2018

Here's what Belle Fourche Lions are up to – We Serve!

Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for September 13, 2018

Meeting called to order by outgoing President Kline .  Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schaefer, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.
Guest: Nicole Kraft, daughter of Lion Kraft.
Pledge: Lion R. Walton   Song: Lion Nary  

Lions Joke was shared by Lion President Kline.
Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Cooper, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd; after a short explanation of a few points by Lion Treasurer Rich Drabek, motion carried.  Motion to approve the amended minutes of the last meeting ( At the Presho Lions meeting, District Governor was Brown and it was NOT our 6th year in a row for web site of the year) was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried. 

Old Business:
·      Update on the All Car Rally – adversities were worked through, but we persevered.  Lion Kline thanked everyone for their help, especially Lion Nary who brought the extra cooker.
·      Lion Nary gave an update on the Fourth of July Rodeo ushering.  Thanks to everyone and let’s make sure we have enough volunteers to cover 4 rodeos.
·      A Thank You was sent from the Presho Lions for attendance and other things done by Lions Rich and Joyce Drabek during their 50th anniversary celebration.

INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS: Installed were the new Directors, the Tail Twister, the Treasurer, the Secretary and the New President; Lion Melody Zupan.  These were installed by Lion Robert Drabek by identifying the specific “tasks” each has along with a challenge for everyone to support in all Lionism.

New Business:
·      There will be Vision Screening on September 20 at 9:30 at South Park.  A sign-up sheet was passed around.
·      Lion Rich Drabek made a request to fund some requests which were sent to us:
·      Belle Fourche Rec Center for Spooktacular ($50)
·      Butte County Sherriff ($50)
·    Parents Who Care {After Prom} ($50).  Motion by Lion R. Walton to give $50 to each, 2nd by Lion Cooper, motion carried.
·      Correspondence was presented by Lion Rich Drabek – a thank you for our service of getting glasses for someone in need.
·      Correspondence was presented by Lion Zupan – Global Action Team has a position which needs filled; any volunteers?  Also Leader Dog for the Blind information is available by Lion Donna Wetz.
·      Fall Rally – an invitation was extended to attend.  It will be in Hill City, Oct 4-6.  We have been asked to provide a “basket” for auctioning off during the Rally.  Lion Robert Drabek is planning on attending.

Break for meal with a blessing given by Lion D. Neumeister.

50/50 Drawing: Winner was Lion Floyd who donated the proceeds back to the club.
Perfect attendance awards were presented by Lion D. Neumeister to the following: Lion Cooper, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister,  Lion Frank Walton (not present), Lion Rick Walton and Lion Zupan.  Congratulations to everyone!

·      Lion Haivala noted that when glasses were picked up at Dairy Queen there was also $9 with them
·      A hearty THANK YOU was given to Lion Nary for mowing around the shed during this very rainy year.
·      Lion Nary gave an update on recycling of the aluminum cans.  The program is catching on and would very much appreciate any volunteers to help crush cans.

With no further business, a motion was made by Lion R. Walton to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Cooper.  Next meeting will be September 27, 2018.

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(Many thanks to Lion Del Neumeister for his always timely and accurate minutes!)

Lions keep busy during summer months in Belle Fourche!

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Between ushering at the Black Hills Roundup rodeo and providing burgers and refreshments at the All-Car Rally, the Belle Fourche Lions were a busy group this summer.  Among the familiar faces on task here setting up our club sign:  Lions Harry, Rich, Tom, Del and Chuck!  Thanks to Lion President Melodey Zupan for sharing this photo!  You can check all of our photos in our Lions Photo Gallery.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Our new International President........a native of Iceland!


It's a long way from Reykjavic, Iceland to Belle Fourche, South Dakota – but Lions are bound together worldwide by a common bond to serve people everywhere.  Here's a brief biographical sketch of Lion Gudrun Yngvadadottir, our new President of Lions International.  She epitomizes  our Lions motto:

     We Serve! 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Lion Breanna Shaefer is newest member of Belle Fourche Lions

Breanna Shaefer (at left) is the newest member of the Belle Fourche Lions Club.  Her sponsor, Lion Melodey Zupan is at right, next to club President Brian Kline.  Lion Shaefer works in the Finance Office for the City of Belle Fourche.  Welcome to the club Lion Shaefer! (Photo courtesy of Lion Del Neumeister)


Friday, March 30, 2018

Pancake feed income tops $2,100!


Thanks to all Lions who helped make this event a success – and the many community members who joined in the festivities!  Of course, we have expenses to pay, but the net income will help support that wide range of Lions projects in the Belle Fourche. 
For more photos from the pancake feed, check out our Lions Gallery

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Larry Shoemaker welcomed as newest Lion!

Larry Shoemaker (center) was welcomed as newest member of the Belle Fourche Lions Club during the club meeting on Thursday, March 22nd.   He is flanked by Lions John Cooper (left) and Melodey Zupan (right).  Lion "Coop" sponsored Shoemaker; Lion Zupan is Vice-President and presided over the meeting.  Welcome Lion Larry Shoemaker!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Lion Tom Nary presented with 20-Year pin


Lion Tom Nary, who seems to be active in just about every Belle Fourche Lions endeavor, was presented with his 20-Year Lion pin during the club meeting on February 22nd at Graps.  Congratulations Lion Tom!

The gathering was a busy one as members also received updates on the Middle School Science Fair, for which our $100 donation was divided equally among four students.  Winners were 8th graders Ceylee Meyers and Theresina Seaman, and 7th graders Grace Clooten and Payge Oakes.

Tickets and posters for the Lions Pancake Feed on Sunday, March 25th were shared with all members present.

Lion Rich Drabek provided a New Member Orientation, which was appreciated by all members – not just newer Lions.  It included a history of our 82-year-old club, along with a splendid blending of information about the scope and impact of the 1.4 million Lions members worldwide.  You'll find more about Lion Rich's program – along with news about our guests and the Zone 2 meeting – in draft minutes from our February 22 meeting.

Thanks to Lion Del Neumeister for the above photograph, as well as his great job with minutes from ALL of our recent Lions meetings  You'll find them under the MINUTES Tab at the top of thispage.