Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lions work schedule for the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo

SATURDAY, JULY 1 – Arrive at the rodeo grounds at 6 pm  
(Lions Kline, Cooper, Haivala, F. Walton) 

SUNDAY, JULY 2 – Arrive at the rodeo grounds at 6 pm (fireworks)
(Lions Zupan, Neumeisterx2, F. Walton, Miller, Schnaible) 

MONDAY, JULY 3 – Arrive at the rodeo grounds at 6 pm(fireworks)
(Lions Cooper, F. Walton, R Drabek)
  
TUESDAY, JULY 4 – Arrive at the rodeo grounds at 2 pm after the parade
(Lions R. Drabek, Miller) 

As you can see, Sat and Sun are fairly well covered but one or two more wouldn't hurt.
WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY!  
Please check your calendars and see where you can find 2 hours.
Contact Tom Nary by e-mail or telephone.  Thanks.  Tom.

Further Information

As many of you are already aware, the PRCA rodeo has been expanded to four performances. That doesn't change what we do - we just have to do it one more time.  

For new members and those who need a refresher, our main mission is to assist those with reserved tickets to find their seats.  The spin-off mission is to direct general admission ticket holders away from the reserved area and point out the seating options for their ticket.  Time required is about two hours; you may leave at intermission if you so desire; in the past, many club members have joined their family in the stands at intermission - great idea. Oh - I almost forgot the best part - the ushering crew gets in for free!

This event is a great opportunity for our club.  We have an excellent relationship with the Roundup Committee and it provides "Roaring Visibility" to the community without any prep work, overhead or clean-up.  I recommend that you wear a Lions hat.  Pick up a Roundup vest at the ticket booth to identify yourself as a volunteer (Remember to turn the vest back in when you leave).

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Lions nourish attendees at All Car Rally!

Despite a bit of nasty weather and a slow Friday, it was a busy day Saturday (6/24/17) at Herrmann Park as car enthusiasts emerged for a fun day – and a bit of nourishment!  Lions served burgers and soft drinks.  Above, Lion Deb Elliott serves fresh doughnuts to a couple of happy ladies.  Lion Treasurer Rich Drabek reports that the club grossed close to $1,800.  Net profits will help support our Lions projects!  Thanks to all who turned out to help with this event. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

It was 27 years ago (1990): A new shelter in Herrmann Park!

...and some of these gents still wield hammers on behalf of the Belle Fourche Lions Club!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Congratulations Lion Chuck! 50 Years a Lion... and counting!


It's hard to fathom the dedication and work that Lion Chuck Livingston has demonstrated during more than 50 years as a Lion!  It was another special moment during our club meeting this week (4/13/17) as Belle Fourche Lions Club President Joyce Drabek presented Lion Livingston with a congratulatory letter from Chancellor Bob Corlew, President of Lions Clubs International. 

"Congratulations on your 50th anniversary as a Lions club member.  And not only have you been a member for 50 years, you have also had perfect attendance.  That is incredible!" wrote President Corlew. All of Lion Livingston's colleagues echo that sentiment.  Congratulations, Lion Chuck.....and Well Done!

(To read President Corlew's letter to Lion Livingston, visit our Lions Photo Gallery)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

An award, a project preview, and a busy meeting!

Perfect Attendance pin for Lion Bob Drabek!
A busy spring is shaping up for Belle Fourche Lions. Projects were outlined at our meeting this week (2/9/17) at Grap's Burgers & Brews.

Among the first of several coming events is our Lions Pancake Breakfast, slated for Sunday, March 26th at the Moose Lodge.  There's always need for Lion workers, so members are encouraged to contact Lion Robert Schnaible, who is chairman.  This is a key fundraising effort for Lions and helps support many of our community service projects.

After Easter, Lions will conduct a Vision Screening for Belle Fourche Kindergarten children.  It's an all-day event scheduled for Tuesday, April 18.  Again, volunteers are needed, so review your schedule and consider adding your name to the list!

Fast on the heels of the vision screening comes our Lions Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, April 22 at the Belle Fourche Area Community Center.  Mark your calendars!

With sights on things to come,  Lions also took care of a bit of business at this meeting.

Lion Robert Drabek was presented with a perfect attendance pin from club president Lion Joyce Drabek (photo above).  Congratulations Lion Drabek!

Belle Fourche Lions supported the Middle School Science Fair held last week (2/7/17) and we're pleased to share the names of the two students who were recipients of $50 each for their winning projects.  Dylan Tanninen was recognized for his "Effects of Ashes on Plant Growth" project, while Reese McKenna received her award for her "Electrolyte Challenge."  Congratulations to both of these young people.

Our Lions "Peace Poster" competition is also being rolled out.  You'll likely be hearing more about that from Chairman Lion Nary.

Lions should be alert for a forthcoming survey regarding our meeting location/dates, and that topic will likely top the agenda for our next meeting, Tuesday, February 28.  See you at Grap's!

Thanks to Lion SecretaryDel Neumeister for his timely Minutes, which you can review in detail on our Minutes Page.