Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Young and Kline receive awards at September 22 Lions meeting

Members of the Belle Fourche Lions Club received an update this week (9/22/15) on progress being made with construction of another Lions Shelter in Belle Fourche.

"We're waiting for the tin, and hopefully, it'll be in over the next few days," said Lion Rick Walton, who is spearheading the project.

But the highlight of the meeting was the presentation of two awards.

Lion Cherlynn Young is shown with Lion Rick Walton after he presented her with the Lions Key Award, recognizing her good work in recruiting new Lion members.   Lion Young was a charter member of the Northern Lights Lions Club, which merged with the Belle Fourche Lions Club last year.  Congratulations Lion Young!

Lion Brian Kline, at left, received his plaque as a Belle Fourche "Lion of the Year" for 2015 from Lion Rick Walton.  His selection had been announced earlier this year.  Lion Kline, who has held numerous club offices — including the presidency — has been in the middle of nearly all Lion activities over the past several years.  Congratulations Lion Kline! 

New Lions shelter takes shape near Herrmann Park

The frame of the latest Lions shelter is taking shape adjacent to Herrmann Park.  Lions have constructed about a dozen shelters throughout the various city parks in Belle Fourche.  This one started going up last weekend (9/19/15) next door to Bowman Hall.

Fair weather allowed much to be done by Lion volunteers.  These were among the Lions members who have helped in erecting the new shelter.  For a closer view of this good-looking pride of Lions, visit our Lions Photo Gallery

Shown standing (left-to-right) are:  

Lions Joyce Drabek, Bob Schnaible, P.J. Sloan, Rick Walton, Frank Walton, Jim Osloond, Del Neumeister, and Brian Kline; seated are: Sue Neumeister and Ron Ensz.  Lion Rich Drabek — also among the crew — was behind the camera for this photo.  Thanks, too, to Lion Joyce Drabek for her help in obtaining pictures of this important project.

Following their hard work, the group enjoyed some BBQ sandwiches, chips, brownies, and cookies, thanks to Lions Sue Neumeister and Joyce Drabek.   Thanks for the great job Lion volunteers.

Check back for photos of the shelter completion, which will be coming soon!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lion Melodey Zupan presented with her Lion of the Year plaque

Lion Melodey Zupan (center) receives her "Lion of the Year" award from past president Rick Walton following the first fall meeting of the Belle Fourche Lions Club on September 8.  Another plaque will be presented to Lion Brian Kline, who shared the 2015 honor with Lion Zupan.  At left is Lion Joyce Drabek, who nominated Lion Zupan for the award.  Congratulations Lion Zupan!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Youth Exchange luncheon hosted by Belle Fourche Lions

Mayor Gloria Landphere (right) welcomed the Lions International Youth Exchange program to Belle Fourche Tuesday (7/14/15).  She greeted Lions District Governor Ken Wetz and Exchange participants  to the Belle Fourche Fire Department, where some three dozen students from 10 countries had lunch, courtesy of the Belle Fourche Lions Club.  Shown here (l-r) are Lions District Governor Wetz, Alicja Szwed from Poland, Lion Tom Nary, Francesca Brill of Italy, Angela Spinello from Italy, Lion Rich Drabek, and Mayor Landphere.  The youth exchange program was headquartered this year at Kamp Kinship south of Deadwood.  For more photos of their Belle Fourche visit, go to our Lions Photo Gallery.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Belle Fourche Lions to host lunch for International Youth Camp

Young people from Japan, Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain, Poland, Australia, Brazil and Finland — as well as youth from Saskatchewan and the Dakotas — have converged on the northern Black Hills as part of the  International Youth Exchange Camp being hosted by District 5SW.  The camp is being held at Camp Kinship, south of Deadwood through next Saturday, July 18, 2015.  It got underway last weekend (7/12/15).

On Tuesday (5/14/15) Belle Fourche Lions will host about 50 Youth Camp attendees at an 11:30am luncheon to be served at the Belle Fourche Fire Hall.  Mayor Gloria Lamphere is expected to be on hand for a short welcome.  Joining the festivities will be about 10 counselors, Lions Club members and personnel from the Fire Department.

Students from ages 15-18 participate in this program.  While the campers are not necessarily Leos or children of Lions Club members, they are all endorsed by their local Lions Clubs.  It is open to 20 International Students and 20 MD5 students.  The fee for the camp is $400.  

It's a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for young people from our area to meet and interact with students from all over the world.  The agenda includes hiking in the beautiful Black Hills, swimming, canoeing, miniature golf, bumper boats, and bumper cars, sight seeing in the Black Hills including Crazy Horse and the lighting ceremony at Mt. Rushmore.

(Note to BF Lions members:  Check the Calendar for further information)