MINUTES


Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for January 11, 2018
Meeting called to order by President Kline.  Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion Neill, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, and Lion Zupan.
Pledge: Lion S. Neumeister   Song: Lion Zupan.

A Lions joke was shared by Lion Floyd.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion F. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried. 
  
Old Business:
·      Tickets for the SD Lions Foundation raffle have been sent in by Lion President Kline.
·      State Convention is set for January 19th and 20th in Huron.
·      A “thank you” card was read by Lion President Kline from the SD Lions Foundation for our Vision Screening at the school.
·      The Health Fair is Saturday and a sign-up sheet was sent around. Discussion regarding adult vs. child screening.
·      Lion Kraft reported on the Christmas families (2 of them).  There was a “card issue” because the card didn’t get activated.  This was corrected; however, Lion Rich Drabek needs to be reimbursed.  Bottom line; the family was taken care of.

New Business:
·      Pancake Feed date is set for March 25th.  Lions Ensz and Schnaible are the chairs.  This will, once again, be at the Moose Lodge.  Lion Ensz will make up tickets.  A sign-up sheet will be forth coming.  Advertising was discussed.
·      A request from Ski For Light for support.  This is a program designed for visually and physically challenged people.  Motion by Lion F. Walton to send $50, 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.
·      Signs at the Lion’s Shelters were discussed  Lions Ensz and R. Walton will check to determine which ones need to be replaced and contact the Secretary to order new ones.
·      Dodgeball tournament was discussed by Lion J. Drabek.  She has declined to be the chair of this.  Looking for someone to take her place.  If no chair, no Dodgeball tournament.

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

·      There is a Community work day at the Roosevelt school Friday and Saturday from 1-4.

Award was presented to: Lion Zupan for sponsoring our new member Lion Floyd.

50/50 drawing was made, Lion J. Drabek won and she donated it back to the club.

Next meeting January 25, 2018.  Meeting adjourned.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for December 14, 2017

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

Present: Lion Bartels, Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Ensz, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion Neill, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schnaible, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.
Guests: District Governor Tim Brown, sons of Lion Willert; Logan and Blake.
Pledge: Lion Ensz   Song: Lion Rich Bartels.

Our guests were introduced, respectively by Lion President Kline and Lion Willert.
A Lions joke was shared by Lion Miller.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Cooper, with a 2nd by Lion Schnaible; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion D. Neumeister, with a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried. 
  
Old Business:
·      Eye Screening on December 12th was deemed a success.  Approximately 300 children were screened between South Park and the Middle School.  Lion Miller will return the machine to Rapid. (It was later determined that Lion Willert will return the machine due to a conflict in schedules).
·      Lion Rich Drabek presented some bills for items he had purchased for the club.  Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to reimburse Lion Rich, 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.
·      Lion Kraft gave an update on the “Christmas family.”  Gift certificates have been purchased and given to Brian Aspen.  A big thank you to Lion Kraft for her work on this project.
·      SD Lions Foundation raffle tickets are being sold by Lion President.
·      Belle Fourche Health Fair will be January 13th from 8a.m. – 2p.m. at the Rec Center.  A signup sheet will be sent around.

New Business:
·      SD Lions Convention will be held January 19, 2018 in Huron.
·      A letter from PDG Scheller was read regarding LCIF Measles initiative.  They are looking to raise funds by selling pins for a donation.
·      A letter was read regarding LCIF disaster relief.  We have already donated.

District Governor Brown: Congratulated us on being a “great club.”  Went on to speak of Lions International; Started January 19, 1917 by Melvin Jones in Chicago.  Introduced himself; he stared with Lions in Lemmon, SD, moved to Edgley, ND, and ended up in Sturgis, SD.  Did some “bragging” about Lions; 1.4 million members worldwide with goals to touch 200 million people with our service projects and to have a projected membership of 1.7 million members.  Lions International President Aggarwal’s theme for his term is “We Serve.”  “We” can accomplish great things with the “power of we.”  His challenge is; what are “we” doing?  He has challenged each club to have a legacy project.  Diabetes is a new initiative along with pediatric cancer.  We are challenged to each bring in 1 new member (which would double our membership), and start of new service project – the power of “we.”  He spoke of LCIF who is proud to support disaster relief to the tune of $100K grant from the Gates Foundation who picked Lions.  He thanked our club for what we do and presented the following membership awards:  Lion Monty Raber, 10 years.  Lion Tom Nary, 20 years.  Lion Floyd Wennberg, 40 years.  Posthumously; Lion Cal Geis, 45 years.  Lion Brown was presented with gifts of Belle Joli wine and Patty’s Place jam.  Thank you District Governor!

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

Awards were presented to: Lion Joyce Drabek, silver centennial award.  Lion Melody Zupan, silver centennial award.  New member award to Lion Donna Neill who was sponsored by Lion Zupan.

50/50 drawing was made, Lion Willert won and he donated it back to the club.

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Motion to have the next meeting will January 11, 2018 by Lion Ensz with a 2nd by Lion Livingston; motion carried.  Motion to adjourn by Lion Haivala with a 2nd by Lion Floyd.  

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for November 9, 2017
Meeting called to order by President Kline.  Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.
Guest: Donna Neill, potential member.
Pledge: Lion Floyd   Song: Lion Rich Drabek.

Our guest was introduced by Lion Zupan.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion F. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried. 
  
Lions jokes were shared by Lion Del Neumeister and Lion Miller.

Old Business:
·      Tickets for the SD Lions Foundation raffle are for sale, $20 each.  Grand prize is a trip for 2 to Las Vegas.  Contact Lion President now as the drawing is before the next meeting.

New Business:
·      Lion Kraft is the club representative for the Christmas families.  We donate for 2 families $250 each as a gift card.  Brian Aspen is the point of contact for suggestions of families.  Several suggestions were given on how we are to proceed.  Thank you Lion Melissa.
·      The Newell Lions Club is having a pancake feed to support the Delta Dental program.  The feed is November 10th from 5-7 p.m.  Freewill offering.
·      Vision Screening will be December 12th and 13th if necessary at South Park; grades 1-3 and the Middle School; grades 5-7.  Will need volunteers, contact Lion Rich Drabek.
·      The Belle Fourche Health Fair is January 13th at the Belle Fourche Area Community Center.  We will be doing Vision Screening.

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

A program on diabetes was given by Lions Kline and D. Neumeister.  Lion Del spoke about the need to screening and awareness for our young people.  Statistics are 422 million people currently have diabetes, it is estimated that by 2040 642 million will have diabetes.  It is the 6th leading cause of death in women.  1 person every 7 seconds dies from diabetes.  50% of the people with diabetes don’t know they have it.
     We discussed possible awareness programs and/or testing programs we as a club could do.  Very good ideas came forth.

50/50 drawing was made with our guest Donna Neill winning.

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With no further business, a motion was made by Lion Cooper to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Zupan.  Next meeting will be December 14, 2017.  

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for October 26, 2017


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

Present: Lion Biegert, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.
Guest: Kevin Fuhrer, Roundup Committee.
Pledge: Lion Miller   Song: Lion F. Walton.  

A Lions joke was “attempted” by Lion President Kline.

Motion to approve the  minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Haivala, with a 2nd by Lion F. Walton; read by Lion Rich Drabek from web site with amendment regarding program on November 9th, motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried. 

Our guest was given the floor to present a request from the Roundup Committee.  They request a shelter at the Roundup Grounds – between the Crows Nest and the Office.  He stated that this would benefit the 4th of July, High School Rodeo, Jackpots and other events.  He stated that it could be a “cost sharing” venture.  He believed that they could also come up with help with construction.  The proposition is for a shelter 30ftx60ft, a larger shelter that previous ones.

Old Business:
·      Lion R. Walton gave a report on the Shelter at the Rec Center – our portion of the work is complete.  A BIG thank you to all who helped.

New Business:
·      A thank you from Lions International for our disaster relief donation.  There were 2 letters for $125 each.
·      There was a call from the School Nurse; someone from the 8th grade is in need of glasses.  Lion President Kline referred her to Lion Jewett.
·      We received 5 tickets from SD Lions Foundation for the Annual Raffle.  $20 each, a trip for 2 to Las Vegas – the drawing will be held at State Convention, January 20th.  If you are interested, contact Lions President Kline.
·      District Governor Brown will visit in December.

There will be only one meeting in November (9th), Lion D. Neumeister will have a Diabetes Program.

Another possible program for this year would be Director of Northern Hills Training Center.  They were going to give a program last year – due to shuffling of dates were never able to give the presentation.  Will have the Program Committee contact her to see about December or January.

50/50 drawing was made with Lion Floyd winning.  He donated the winnings back to the club; $14.

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With no further business, a motion was made by Lion Haivala to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Floyd.  Next meeting will be November 9, 2017.  


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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for October 12, 2017

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

Present: Lion Biegert, Lion Cooper, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Gillette, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion Schnaible, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.
Guests: Amanda Biegert, wife of Lion Biegert and Esten Biegert, son of Lion Biegert.
Pledge: Lion S. Neumeister   Song: Lion Cooper.  

Our guests were introduced by Lion Biegert.

Motion to approve the  minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Haivala, with a 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Biegert; motion carried. 

Old Business:
·      A thank you from LCIF for our $250 contribution for disaster relief was read.
·      A bill from Sand Creek Printing was presented.  Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to pay the bill, 2nd’s by Lions Cooper and Floyd; motion carried.
·      Lion R. Walton gave an update on the shelter project.  We will start at 9 a.m. Friday depending upon delivery by Dakota Lumber.  Lion Joyce will provide food.  We were asked to bring hammers, drills, ladders and strong backs.  Motion by Lion Cooper to pay Lion Joyce for the food, 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.
·      Lion S. Neumeister gave a report on Fall Rally.
·      A flyer for “My Lion” app was passed around.

New Business:
·      World Diabetes Day is coming November 14th.  We were asked to have some sort of program close to that date.  Lion D. Neumeister volunteered to do a program on November 1st.  Lion Schanzenbach spoke about the possibility of a needle depository; discussion on other possibilities as well.
·      The Belle Fourche Rec Center is hosting the annual Spooktacular.  Motion by Lion Schnaible to give a $50 donation, 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.
Award: PDG Dale Gillette was awarded a 50 year pin for 50 years as a Lion.  Congratulations Lion Gillette.

50/50 drawing was made with Lion Schanzenbach winning.  She donated the winnings back to the club.
Program: Esten Biegert was raising money for his hockey league by selling wreaths.  This will support the Thunder Dome and fees for next year.
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With no further business, a motion was made by Lion R. Walton to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Floyd.  Next meeting will be October 26, 2017.  A meal blessing was given by Lion D. Neumeister.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for September 28, 2017

Meeting called to order by President Pro Tem Lion Rich Walton.  Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews

Present: Lion Biegert, Lion Ensz, Lion Haivala, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion R. Walton and Lion Willert.
Guest: Logan Willert, son of Lion Willert.
Pledge: Lion Willert   Song: Lion Haivala  

Motion to approve the  minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Haivala, with a 2nd by Lion Biegert; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Livingston, with a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried. 

Our guest was introduced.

Old Business:
·      Lion Rick Walton has been in contact with the city regarding the Shelter at the Rec Center.  The poles are in the holes and it is anticipated that we will start the project in the “near future.”
·      Lion Willert has agreed to fill the vacant 2nd Vice President position.  Thank you Lion Willert.

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With no further business, a motion was made by Lion Willert to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Biegert.  Next meeting will be October 12, 2017.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for September 14th, 2017

Present: Lion Biegert, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion Schnaible, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

Guests: Dee Walton, wife of Lion Frank Walton, Kelly Walton, wife of Lion Rick Walton and Scott Drabek, son of Lions Rich and Joyce Drabek.

Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Kline 
Pledge: Lion Zupan   Song: Lion Miller  

Motion to approve the  minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Biegert; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion F. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Schnaible; motion carried.  Lion Treasurer Rich made comment that the Budget Committee had met and a budget will be presented before Christmas.

Guests were introduced.
A Thank you letter from Leader Dogs for the Blind for our donation was read by Lion President and a patch for the banner was given.  This will be sewn on by Lion Joyce Drabek.  

Old Business:
·      Lion President Brian thanked everyone for their help with the All Car Rally.  He noted that there wasn’t as much profit as usual due to circumstances beyond our control but it is a good thing to be a part of the community.
·      Lion Tom thanked everyone for ushering during the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo.  Once again we “pulled it off.”  This year it was 4 days and due to that we earned $800.
·      Lion Tom also spoke of several decals around town that need replaced and when an accurate amount is determined, that will be done.
·      Lion’s Club Officers,  Lion President noted that we still need a 2nd Vice President
·      Committee assignments were passed around, some updates and corrections were made.

New Business:
·      The flooding in Houston, Louisiana and Florida was noted.  Lion Rich sent a check to LCIF for $250 for relief efforts.  This will also go towards one of our Melvin Jones Awards.  Motion by Lion Del to donate $250 for hurricane Irma relief, 2nd by Lion Floyd, discussion was held, motion carried.

Break for meal with blessing given by Lion D. Neumeister.  During the break, an impromptu discussion was held regarding the Shelter for the Rec Center.  Lion R. Walton said holes will need to be drilled, we are moving forward.

·      5SW Fall Rally is coming up.  It will be Friday October 6th in Sturgis and Saturday October 7th in Newell.  Discussion regarding registration etc.
·      Peace Poster contest – Lion Tom said he has the packet and will make sure all is in order.
·      Motion by Lion Frank Walton to donate $150 to each eye clinic in Belle for what they do for the Lion’s Club and $50 to the National Child Safety Council, 2nd by Lion Haivala, motion carried.
·      Motion by Lion Del to pay for the material used to construct the Aluminum Can Collection area and have that cover the dues for Lion Nary, 2nd by Lion Miller, motion carried.
·      SD LCIF has requested each Lion’s birthday so they can send out birthday cards to all the members.  These were collected for those present.
Awards: Lion Robert Drabek was presented with a 50 year member pin.
Perfect attendance pins for 2016/2017 were given: Lions Zupan, Cooper, J. Drabek, Rich Drabek, Robert Drabek, D. Neumeister, S. Neumeister, F. Walton, R. Walton, Elliott and Nary.  Congratulations! 
Melvin Jones recipients: After reading biographies of each, a plaque and a pin were presented to; Lion Rick Walton, Lion Joyce Drabek and Lion Del Neumeister.  Congratulations!
50/50 drawing was won by Lion Zupan – donated it back to the club.
Past President awards: Lion Joyce presented the following awards: Excellence Award with pin to Lions Nary and Miller, ½ Century pins to Lions Livingston and Robert Drabek and Lion of the Year with a plaque and a pin to Lion Frank Walton.  Congratulations to everyone!
Lion Biegert noted that there is a Lion’s app for your phone.

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Motion by Lion R. Walton to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Floyd.  Next meeting will be September 28, 2017.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for May 25, 2017

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Elliott, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schnaible, Lion F. Walton Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

Guest: Shirley Mohr; mother of Lion Zupan and Don Elliott, husband of Lion Elliott.
Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek 

Pledge: Lion Miller   Song: Lion Cooper  
Quiz: Done in three parts, 1st was Lion R. Walton, 2nd was Lion D. Neumeister and 3rd was Lion Cooper.  Joke: none
Motion to approve the  minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Haivala, with a 2nd by Lion Schnaible; motion carried.  

Old Business:
·      Update on the Scholarship by Lion D. Neumeister; winners of our $500 scholarships were; Hanna Rehmeier and Lauren Christy.
·      Update on the Shelter at the Rec Center by Lion R. Walton; desires it to be done soon.  Will contact everyone when plans are ready.
·      Lion President brought up the possibility of cleaning statues downtown and at Subway – discussion to have the Fire Department wash them & us wax.  After much discussion it was decided that we won’t clean them, we will allow the city that task.

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

New Business:
·      Thank you cards were read by Lion President from LCIF and Parents Who Care for our donations.
·      Shirts for Lion Nary had to be reordered.
·      Lion President has (2) 100 year anniversary coffee cups “up for grabs.”
·      A letter was read from Butte/Lawrence County Fair board for a donation.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to table, 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.
·      Had a discussion regarding next year’s budget.  This will be handled by the Budget Committee sometime this summer.

50/50 drawing was won by Lion R. Walton – donated it back to the club. Also had a drawing for the anniversary coffee cups, won by Lion Floyd and Lion S. Neumeister.

As this was the last meeting for Lion J. Drabek as President a rousing round of applause was given; THANK YOU Lion Joyce!

Lion Rich Drabek gave a short update on the MD5 Convention held in Deadwood.  It was a good convention and an honor to have the incoming Lions International President as the keynote speaker.

Motion by Lion R. Walton to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Miller.  Next meeting will be September 14, 2017.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for May 11, 2017

Present: Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek (late), Lion Elliott, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline(late), Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion F. Walton Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

Guest: Shirley Mohr; mother of Lion Zupan.
Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek 

Pledge: Lion R. Walton   Song: Lion R. Walton  
Quiz: Lion Zupan.  Joke: none
Motion to approve the amended (F. Walton spoke of ditch cleaning and the Chamber non-profit was on May 4th) minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Schanzenbach; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion F. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  

Old Business:
·      Convention in Deadwood will have a parade.  We will have a banner on a pick-up so people can ride instead of walk.  All who wish to be in the parade should meet at the rodeo grounds at 9 a.m. May 20th.  Wear your vests – Lion D. Neumeister is giving the meal blessing Friday evening and Saturday morning.
·      Dodgeball tournament update: net $2116.39, we received $1750 from sponsors and the Rec Center didn’t charge rent for the event (THANK YOU BFACC)
·        Lion President Joyce noted that the club was represented at the Chamber non-profit.
·        Prescription drug collection at the Belle Police station – 12 lbs were collected.

New Business:
·      All Car Rally – Lion Kline is concerned with having enough workers for Saturday.  Need workers from 11- 2. Discussed food and venue for Friday night.  Also discussed doughnuts for Saturday.

Break for the meal – Blessing by Lion D. Neumeister.

·      Lion Nary is concerned that the propane tank on the grill might have a leak.  We could have the expense of a new tank.
·      Youth Camp in Saskatchewan, Canada was discussed.  Motion by Lion Rich Drabek to donate $100 to the camp, 2nd by Lion Kline; motion carried.
·      The Budget Committee needs to meet.  This committee consists of Lions Nary, Ensz, R. Walton, Rich Drabek and the incoming President.
·      It was brought to the attention of the club that Lion Willert has withdrawn from his position as incoming President, Lion Kline will step up to be incoming President.  Discussion on 3rd Vice.

50/50 drawing was won by Lion Livingston – donated it back to the club.

Motion by Lion R. Walton to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Floyd.  Next meeting will be May 25, 2017, this will be the last meeting of this club year.


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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for April 27, 2017

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Ensz, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion F. Walton and Lion Zupan.
Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek 
Pledge: Lion Haivala   Song: Lion Rich Drabek  
Quiz: No winner.  Joke: Shared by Lion Robert Drabek
Motion to approve the amended (Lion Rich Drabek also motioned to have the club pay for adding the lion to the vests) (Lion Ensz was nominated as a Director) minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Cooper, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Ensz, with a 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.  Lion Rich Drabek noted the amount of money in the account and stated that the club shouldn’t maintain that large of an amount.

Old Business:
·      Update on the Dodgeball tournament by Lion Zupan.  She thanked everyone for their help.

Break for the meal – blessing by Lion D. Neumeister.

·      President Drabek noted that the Police will be accepting out dated or no longer used prescription drugs Saturday from 10-2.
·      Update on the Scholarship committee by Lion D. Neumeister.  The Committee met and has awarded 2 $500 scholarships.  The announcement of who will be made on Awards Night May 18th.
·      May 14th is the Belle Fourche Chamber non-profit get together at the Belle Post.
·      Lion President noted that the gifts have been picked out for the Convention at Deadwood.  There will be a parade Saturday the 20th and asked for volunteers to be in it.
New Business:
·      A request to support Youth Baseball.  Motion by Lion Ensz to table the motion, 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.
·      Lion Haivala noted that Ditch clean-up will be May 11th at 5 p.m.  We will meet at the Country Club and Lion Rich Drabek will have the bags.
·      Lion Haivala motioned that the club donate $500 to the Lions Foundation, 2nd by Lion Schanzenbach; motion carried.
·      Motion by Lion Nary to donate $300 to the Belle Fourche Compassion Cupboard, 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.
·      Discussion regarding Board of Director actions – it was noted that they should be the group to discuss pre-planning for spending.  It was mandated that they do the planning for the club.  Incoming leaders should be task for this.
·      Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to collect aluminum cans, 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.
·      Silent Auction items were awarded.

50/50 drawing was won by Lion F. Walton – donated it back to the club.
Lion Haivala thanked Lion Livingston for taking care of glasses while he was south for the winter.
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Motion by Lion Haivala to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Cooper.  Next meeting will be May 11, 2017.


 Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for April 13, 2017



Present: Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Ensz, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion Nary, Lion Schazenbach, Lion Schnaible, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, and Lion Zupan.

Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek 

Pledge: Lion President   Song: Lion Livingston  
Guests: Zachary Zupan
Quiz: Won by Lions Robert and Rich Drabek.  Joke: Shared by Lion Miller
Meal blessing given by Lion Kline
Lion Rich Drabek noted that the treasurers report should have an additional $288.  Motion to approve the amended financial report was made by Lion Schnaible, with a 2ndby Lion Ensz; motion carried. Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Ensz; motion carried.

Old Business:
·      Vision Screening will be Tuesday the 18th of April at North Park Elementary for incoming kindergarten children.

·      Lion Ensz commended Lion Schnaible on the great job in getting the pancake feed arranged.

·      Dodgeball update by Lion Zupan - $1600 from sponsors, more coming in.  Lion Joyce wrote a letter to the city asking to not be charged for the event.  Lion Joyce noted that T-shirts for the workers and club members will be given.  The 7th annual tournament will start at 9 a.m. Saturday April 22nd.

·      Nominations for board members.  Lion Rich Drabek stated that we need two new Directors and we need a 3rd Vice President.  Lion Kraft agreed to be 3rd Vice President.  Lion Schanzenback agreed to be a Director (Lion Ensz stated there were no responsibilities).  Motion by Lion Ensz to approve the candidates, 2nd by Lion Rick Walton; amendment by Lion Ensz to include Lion Rick Walton as Tail Twister and Lion Zupan as Lion Tamer, 2nd by Lion Ensz. (It was noted BOTH, Lion Ensz amended and that Lion R. Walton made the motion).

·      Lion Joyce wanted an update on the Lions brochure.  Lion R. Walton made a motion to have more printed; up to 200 to display and distribute in town; 2nd by Lion Zupan; carried.

·      May 4th is the Chamber mixer;  this will be at The Post and Bee. We should have pictures of the Lions shelters, etc. on display.  Motion by Lion Rich Drabek to sponsor a table for $15.  The mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 4th at the Post and Bee, 2nd by Lion Miller; carried.

·      Discussion about the Lions vest.  Motion by Lion Rich Walton to accept the vest logo, 2nd by Lion Robert Drabek; carried.  Motion by Lion Rich Drabek to add the Logo and the name of the club on the back of all vests, 2nd by Lion Kraft; carried.  Motion by Lion Rich Drabek to add the emblem and logo on other clothing, 2nd by Lion Rick Walton; carried.  We are to take our vests to Lion President.

·      Walking in the MD5 parade in Deadwood was discussed.  Lion Robert Drabek noted that this is the year for youth support by the International Lions Club

AFTER the motion to adjourn by Lion Rick Walton and 2nd by Lion Miller the following:
                                                                                                                  
New Business:
·      Discussion by Lion Schanzenbach to have the Lions help at the Trike rally in Deadwood.
50/50 drawing won by Lion Schanzenbak ($17.50) donated back to the club.     

·      Lion Livingston was presented with a letter and a plaque for 50 years of membership and perfect attendance.  CONGRATULATIONS LION CHUCK!

 Next meeting will be April 27, 2017.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for March 23, 2017
Present: Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Elliott, Lion Ensz, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Steeves, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.

Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek 

Pledge: Lion Livingston   Song: Lion R. Walton  

Guests: Logan Willert, son of Lion Willert.

Quiz: Won by Lion D. Neumeister.  Joke: Shared by Lion Willert

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Willert; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion D. Neumeister, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.

Old Business:
·      No update on the Nominating Committee.  Lion Orme is the chair.
·      MD5 Convention, to be held May 17-20 in Deadwood, is having a meeting this weekend and Lions Rich and J. Drabek are attending.  Had a discussion regarding the parade and there were people who volunteered to be in the parade.
·      Lion Zupan gave an update on Dodgeball – 2 teams have signed up, we have received $650 in sponsors, $275 in cash and a couple of neat prizes have been donated.
·      Pancake breakfast is this Sunday.  Tickets are still available through Lion Ensz.  The signup sheet was passed around again.  Lion Bartels will get ice from the Fire Department; Lion R. Walton will insure he knows.
·      Lion D. Neumeister has ordered the signs for the shelters.
·      All Car Rally will now be held in Herrmann Park as reported by Lion Nary.
·      There is no update on scholarships.  School needs to contact.
·      The design for the vests was passed around and all were impressed.
·      Lion Nary found 2 Lions hats and they are for sale for $10 each.
·      50/50 drawing: Won by Lion Nary.  Lion Nary donated $10 for the purchase of a hat for Lion Willert.

New Business:
·      There is a new van for Vision Screening and it will be in the 4th of July parade.
·      Piedmont Lions (sponsored by Belle Fourche Lions) celebrates their 35th anniversary April 8th.
·      Belle Fourche Chamber is having a “mixer” in May – location unknown at this time.  It was noted that this would be a good place to have Lion’s information.

Break for meal – blessing given by Lion D. Neumeister.

·      Lion Floyd donated $250 to the club.  Thank you Lion Floyd!
·      A schedule for Dodgeball will be at the nest meeting.

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Motion by Lion R. Walton to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Floyd.  Next meeting will be April 13, 2017.
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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for March 9, 2017

Present: Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Ensz, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schnaible, Lion F. Walton and Lion R. Walton.

Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek 

Pledge: Lion President   Song: Lion Nary  
Quiz: won by no one

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion F. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Schnaible; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Schnaible, with a 2nd by Lion Nary; motion carried.

Lion Del Neumeister made the announcement that he and Lion Sue Neumeister will NOT be leaving Belle Fourche.

Old Business:
·      There was no update from the Nominating Committee
·      Update on the MD5 Convention to be held in Deadwood.  There will be a meeting on March 25th and Lion President Joyce and Lion Rich Drabek will be attending.
·      Dodgeball Committee announced that they are already receiving donations from sponsors. 
·      Pancake breakfast - Lion Schnaible announced that all is ready.  A signup sheet was passed around and Lion Ensz still has tickets to sell.
·      No update on the Vest design.
·      Rec Center Shelter - Lion Rick Walton announced that Job Corp is willing to help with labor.  This shelter will have shingles rather than a tin roof.  A motion to purchase signs for the shelters was made by Lion Frank Walton, 2nd by Lion Schnaible; motion carried.

New Business:
·      Lion Nary stated that there is potential of the location of the All Car Rally to be moved from Herrmann Park to Railroad Street due to the 8th Street Construction.  Discussion with no business.

50/50 drawing was won by Lion Rick Walton
With a motion by Lion Rick Walton to adjourn and a 2nd by Lion Ensz.

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Next meeting will be March 23, 2017.
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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for February 28, 2017
Present: Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Elliott, Lion Ensz, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft,  Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion Schnaible,  Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.
Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek  
Pledge: Lion Kline   Song: Lion Ensz   
Guests: Lion Marjorie Adams; Newell Lions/District Peace Poster Chair, Lion Neil Vollmer; PDG/Cabinet Secretary, Lion Linda Vollmer; Zone 2 Chair, Lion Terry Peterson; District Governor, Lion Doug Scheller; PDG/LCIF Coordinator, Greg Ketel; 3rd Vice President Rushmore Lions Club and Donna Hammill; potential member/friend of Lion Zupan.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion F. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Schazenbach; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Schnaible, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.
Lions joke: By Lion Ketel.  50/50 drawing: Won by Lion Robert Drabek.
Lion’s treasurer presented 3 bills to be paid; 2 for printing for a total of $50.06 and 1 for Chamber dues of $70, motion by Lion R. Walton to pay the bills, 2nd by Lion Kline; motion carried.

Old Business:
  • Rec Center Shelter; no action, Lion R. Walton predicts that we will start after the Pancake feed and the Dodgeball tournament.
  • MD5 meeting was held and Belle Fourche has a couple of tasks for the upcoming Convention, one of which is to buy gifts for guests, the 1st Vice President of Lions and his wife from India.
  • Dodgeball tournament – over 100 envelopes have been sent, no responses yet.  Lion Zupan noted that the Mason’s would like to do 2 scholarships.
  • Pancake breakfast – Lion Schnaible stated that groceries have been ordered, signs are in work and we need to think about ice.  Lion Ensz passed out tickets to be sold.
  • Lion President stated that there will be Vision Screening at North Park Elementary for Kindergarten, April 18th.
  • The Lion picture for vest has been seen and it looks good, notion final yet.
  • Update by Lion Kline on Christmas family, a thank you card was sent around.
  • Lion Elliott gave results of the survey for when to meet; 16 responses, 6 for only Thursday, 5 for only Tuesday, 1 as is, 4 to pick a day but make it same day.  Motion by Lion Schanzenbach to make meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursday starting in March; 5 yeas, 4 nays; motion carried.

New Business:
  • The Lions flyer for the Chamber was sent around and reviewed.
  • Update on the former Northern Lights Lions club and the dollars they set aside for a Melvin Jones award, they will donate the dollars in the name of 2 members.  Belle Fourche Lions (in committee) have agreed to give $500 and then presented a motion to the club to give $250 per year to LCIF so every 4 years there will be a Melvin Jones recipient, 2nd by Lion Schnaible; motion carried.
  • Lion Floyd donated $100 in memory of Bob Helmberger.  Thank you Lion Floyd.
  • Lions Del and Sue Neumeister notified the club that they will be moving after Easter.  So Lion Del’s positions of Secretary and Scholarship committee will need to be filled.

Lion Scheller gave a presentation on LCIF.  He wore a T-shirt which said, “Larry sent me” in memory of Lion Larry Burkhead who was a big supporter of LCIF.  Stated that Lion’s 100th anniversary will be in Chicago.  He emphasized the impact of Lions clubs.  Talked about how blessed we are in this country and shared that there are other countries where people die of malnutrition, the lack of immunizations and poor water.  He shared that good water can reduce infant mortality by ½.  It is the desire of LCIF to remove the measles virus from the planet.  He informed us that Lions are the first club allowed in China.  He reminded us that our donations to Melvin Jones Fellowship makes things such as that happen.  LCIF and Lions have had a HUGE impact on community, state, nation and the world.  He also reminded us that the 1st LCIF grant was given in 1972 for the flood in Rapid City.

District Governor Terry Peterson addressed the club; stated that there is a collection sight for glasses in Rapid City and that there is a need to used hearing aids as well.  He noted that there is still a need by SD School of Mines club for dues.  He recommended that we attempt to hold a speech contest for Leo Clubs.  Thank you District Governor Peterson.

With a motion by Lion Schnaible to adjourn and a 2nd by Lion Floyd, meeting was adjourned and a Zone 2 meeting was held by Lion Linda Vollmer; attended by all present by Lion Ensz.


Next meeting will be March 9, 2017.
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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for February 9, 2017

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Elliott, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion R. Walton and Lion Willert.
Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek 
Pledge: Lion R. Walton   Song: Lion Robert Drabek  
Guest: Blake Willert

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Livingston; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Livingston; motion carried.
Quiz: What year were women allowed into LCI?  Lion Robert Drabek answered 1987.

Old Business:
·      Lion Orme will be presenting a slate of officers for nomination.
·      Lion President stated that there will be an MD5 Convention meeting Feb 18th in Sturgis.
·      Dodgeball tournament will be April 22nd.  Lion Zupan is the chair.  Lion Geri Drabek is in charge of posters.  Lion Elliott will work on advertising on Facebook.
·      Lion Schnaible is the chair of the Pancake Feed to be held March 26th.  Lion Ensz is getting tickets for advance sales and they will be here next meeting.
·      Lion D. Neumeister reported that the Scholarship names haven’t been given to us yet by the school
·      Lion D. Neumeister reported that the Middle School Science Fair was held February 7th and two students were awarded $50 each.  The recipients were; Dylan Tanninen for his project of “The Effects of ashes on plant growth” and Reese McKenna for her project of “Electrolyte Challenge.”  Congratulations.
·      Peace Poster material has arrived and needs to get to Lion Nary.
New Business:
·      There was discussion on changing the meeting venue.  Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to table until the next meeting, 2nd by Lions Willert and R. Walton; Motion carried.  A motion by Lion Elliott to do a survey of club members on that subject, 2nd by Lion Willert; motion carried.
·      There was a request from 5SW to assist the SDSM campus club which is “faltering.”  After much discussion it was determined that the “host” club is responsible and this shouldn’t fall on the other clubs.
Break for the meal with a blessing given by Lion D. Neumeister. 
·      It was suggested that we have a “Knocker Ball” tournament as a fund raiser.  Lion Schanzenbach volunteered to check with the Deadwood Chamber.
·      There will be Kindergarten vision screening April 18th all day.  Volunteers will be needed.
·      Motion to get a Vision Screening banner by Lion R. Walton for $31.97+tax, 2nd by Lion Willert; motion carried.
·      Reminder of the MD5 Convention.  There are several tasks that are out there.  Lion President desires us to be visible.  There is also a request for us to be in the parade.
·      A Perfect Attendance pin was presented to Lion Robert Drabek.

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Next meeting will be February 28, 2017.


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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for January 24, 2017

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Steeves, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

Guest: Shirley Mohr - Lion Zupan's mother.

Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek 

Pledge: Lion Zupan   Song: Lion F. Walton  

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Livingston; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion D. Neumeister; motion carried.

50/50 drawing was won by Lion Cooper and proceeds were donated back to the club.

Lion Treasurer Rich Drabek presented items to be considered for payment.  Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to pay Black Hills Optical $219 and Black Hills Vision Care $70, 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried. 

A sympathy card was sent around to be signed for Lion Livingston on the death of his daughter.

Old Business:
·      Health Fair went well.  There was good attendance and there were 63 people screened.
·      Vest design is with a lady in Gillett, Wyoming.
·      Lion President asked the group to submit resume's for themselves to be shared with the club.
·      Update on Tina (Lyme Disease); health is better. Discussion followed by a motion by Lion R. Walton to donate $75, 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.
·      There is no update on the shelter at the Rec Center.

New Business:
·      Lion's Club scholarships were discussed.  Lion R. Walton made a motion to do two $500 scholarships to be chosen by the Scholarship committee, 2nd by Lion D. Neumeister.
·      Lion President brought up that we need to be thinking about officer nominations.   Two Directors and a 3rd Vice President are needed.
·      The former Northern Lights Lions Club had donated $2000 for two nominations for Melvin Jones awards.  The former members are having discussions regarding how they want this to move forward.
·      Advertising was discussed.  Lion Miller will be contacted.
·      State Convention will be January 27th and 28th in Pierre.
·      Lion's Day (also Pancake day) at the Capital will be February 15th.  This is the first annual Lion's Day

Motion to adjourn by Lion R. Walton, 2nd by Lion F. Walton
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Next meeting will be February 9, 2017.
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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for January 12, 2017

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Elliott, Lion Ensz, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Willert.
Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek 
Pledge: Lion Cooper   Song: Lion R. Walton   Guest: Logan Willert

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Cooper, with a 2nd by Lion R. Walton; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Willert; motion carried.

Lion Rich Drabek presented items to be considered for payment.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to pay the dues to 5SW 2nd by Lion Livingston; motion carried.  A request for donation came from Parents who care (after Prom committee), motion by Lion R. Walton to donate $100, 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.  The Middle School Science Fair sent a request for us to sponsor a winner.  Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to give two $50 “scholarships,” 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.  A letter was presented from Lions Clubs Foundation for measles prevention, motion by Lion F. Walton to donated $50, 2nd by Lion Willert; motion carried.

A Thank you letter was sent around from Leader Dogs for the Blind for our donation.

A sympathy card was sent around to be signed for Lions Del and Sue Neumeister in the death of their son.

Old Business:
·      There was no update on the vest design.
·      Health Fair will by Saturday January 14th at the Rec Center.  A signup sheet was passed around.
New Business:
·      A lengthy discussion on dropped members/retention/how to draw new members.  Marketing was discussed.
Motion to adjourn for the meal by Lion R. Walton, 2nd by Lion Willert. 
·      State Convention will be in Pierre January 27 & 28.
·      Pat Vanette from Bismark Lions Club is running for International Director.
More Old Business:
·      Lion Ensz informed us that the Interstate Bank, Greater Belle Fourche Foundation has awarded us $650.
·      Lion Ensz also informed us that the annual Pancake Feed will be March 26 and he will order advanced tickets.
·      Lion Willert informed us that there has been more discussion on the “Drug drop off” plan.  Other groups are willing to work with us.

Lion Willert gave us a presentation on a recent workshop he attended for Neighbor Works.  It was a four day workshop and there were numerous smaller workshops.  He attended a couple which concentrated on strengths and weaknesses; basic action plans for communities/organizations.  Discussed background for the group; what is the need.  Action was discussed; how do you get there?  What does success look like?  Budgets and projects names were also discussed.  It was suggested that the “neighborhood” have a “brand.”  In that you should; limit to about 3 things, know who you’re trying to attract and you should maintain the resources that are already available.  In the end know that you are trying to “build a better community.  Thank you Lion Willert.

Motion to adjourn by Lion D. Neumeister, 2nd by Lion R. Walton
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Next meeting will be January 24, 2017.
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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for December 8, 2016

Present: Lion Biegert, Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Elliott, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Orme, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

A 5:30 meeting due to other community commitments by members was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews and called to order by Lion President Drabek 
Pledge: Lion S. Neumeister
Song: Lion Biegert

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Haivala, with a 2nd by Lions R. Walton and Floyd; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Biegert; motion carried. Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to pay the bill to Black Hills Optical, 2nd by Lion Biegert; motion carried.

A Thank you letter was sent around from Leader Dogs for the Blind for our donation.
A Lions joke was shared by Lion Kline.
The Quiz question was answered by Lion R. Walton.

A letter from Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) requesting a donation was presented.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to donated $75, 2nd by Lion Kline; motion carried.

A bill from Butte County for the license on our trailers was presented, motion by Lion R. Walton to pay the bill, 2nd by Lion Biegert; motion carried.

Old Business:
·      Flyers for the Health Fair made up by Lion Elliott were handed out.
·      Vision Screening will be done at the Middle School and then at South Park on December 13th.  A signup sheet was passed around.
·      Lion Haivala reported on the Christmas families.  Two $250 gift certificates were presented to (one to each) two families.
·      There has been no response from the school for our request to collect glasses as sporting events held at the High School.
·      Two drawings were presented of the LION for the back of the vests (wonderful drawings).  Discussion on how many different drawings we should have as well as how they will be put on the vests.  A motion was made to award the artists $25 each ($50 total) by Lion Kline, 2nd by Lion D. Neumeister; motion carried.

New Business:
·      Lion President noted that M.J. Knobe will be retiring from the Lions Foundation.  A letter will be sent (by Lion President) to her from the club congratulating her and thanking her for her years of service.

Motion to adjourn by Lion R. Walton, 2nd by Lion Cooper.  Next meeting will be January 10, 2017.
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50/50 drawing was won by Lion Floyd; donated back to the club.
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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for November 22, 2016

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Osloond, Lion Schnaible, Lion Frank Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

Meeting at Grap’s Burgers and Brews called to order by Lion President Drabek 

Pledge: Lion Cooper

Song: Lion R. Walton

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Schnaible, with a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.

There were two Quiz questions and both were answered by Lion Miller.

Committee Reports: There will be a Vision Screening December 13th.  Starting at the Middle School and also at South Park Elementary.  It was noted that Lion Willert was unavailable due to a prior commitment.  The Christmas families (2) will be given gift certificates at Lueders, Shopko, Runnings and Lynns for a total of $250 each.  Lion Ensz has sent in the application for the Greater Belle Fourche Foundation Grant.

Lion President called for adjournment for meal.  A Lion’s joke was shared by Lion Floyd.

Old Business:
·      A discussion regarding cleaning the headstones at the cemetery by Lion’s President Drabek.  She has talked to Willen’s about the best method and still trying to figure out what will work the best.

New Business:
·      A possible project for spring is to clean the statues downtown.
·      Lion’s vests are in.  Lion F. Walton has designed a logo for the back.  Thank you Lion Frank Walton!
·      The following Lions made a club visit to The Evening Star Lion’s Club: Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Geri Drabek and Lion Samantha Drabek.
·      Lion Michael Floyd was welcomed as a new member.  Lion Zupan is his sponsor.
·      The Presidential Service Award was awarded to Lion R. Walton.
·      Perfect attendance pins were presented to Lion R. Walton and Lion Schnaible.
·      A 10 year member pin was presented to Lion Osloond.

Program: Lion Miller presented a program on Fae Moore from Chadron, Nebraska.  His home of record when he joined the United States Marine Corps in the summer of 1941 was Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He was the youngest of 10 siblings. Moore completed boot camp just prior to December 7, 1941.   He was part of "Easy" Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines and within weeks of the Pearl Harbor attack, they were sent to American Samoa in the South Pacific.  Ten months later, in November of 1942, his unit went to the Solomon Island and fought at Guadalcanal.  Afterwards, during 10 months in New Zealand, he met a girl and was engaged.  In November of 1943 his unit was sent on what they believed to be an “exercise” but arrived in the Gilbert Islands on the 19th of November.  

The invasion of Japanese-held Tarawa atoll started the next day and ended 76 hours later on November 22nd.  Some 5000 Japanese military personnel and their Korean slave laborers were killed.  More than 1,000 Americans -- most of them Marines -- lost their lives, including Sgt. Moore.  It was noted that over 50 tons of munitions were dropped on the island.  Last summer, the remains of Sergeant Moore were found on Tarawa.  Since then, the remains have been identified and returned to Nebraska, where he was buried last month near his family at the Beaver Valley Cemetery east of Chadron. Thank you Lion Miller for the great program.

Motion to adjourn by Lion Haivala, 2nd by Lion Walton.  Next meeting will by Thursday December 8th at Grap’s.
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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for November 8, 2016

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Elliott, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Orme, Lion Reade’, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion Frank Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.

Guests: District Governor Terry Peterson, Logan Willert (son of Lion Willert) and Michael Floyd (potential member).   District Governor Peterson had each member sign a flag which will be displayed at National Convention.

Meeting at Graps Burgers and Brews called to order by Lion President Drabek 

Pledge: Lion President Drabek

Song: Lion Livingston.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting with corrections of hosting Fall Rally consider 2018 and  it should read “Drug bye back” program, was made by Lion Cooper, with a 2nd by Lion Kline; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Haivala, with a 2nd by Lion Orme; after some questions and answers, motion carried.

The Lion Quiz was won by Lion Miller who was presented with a nice pin.

A Thank you was received from the Butte County Sheriff’s department for our donation.

Committee Reports: Peace Poster – is at the Middle School, more information forth coming.  Rec Center Shelter, materials are in order, probably next year for completion.  Dog Park possibly too big of a project for our club.  Motion by Lion Orme to not do the project, 2nd by Lion Miller; carried.  Christmas family will be done after Thanksgiving.  Discussion about how and where to purchase.  Items will be bought in Belle Fourche.  Lions vests will be ordered as the orders from members come in.  Johnny Spaulding cabin plywood has been installed.  Motion by Lion Cooper to reimburse Lion J. Drabek, 2nd by Lion Willert; carried.  Lion President spoke about the “Drug buy back” program; the name itself is in question, who should handle the drugs (suggested that Law Enforcement and someone with legal experience).  Lion Willert said he would work with the Belle Fourche Police Department.  It was noted that control of the drugs was the issue.  It was reported that Lion Ensz has said that we can still work with the “Greater Belle Fourche Foundation” on the grant for $500.  Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to have Lion Ensz go forward with the grant request, 2nd by Lion Miller; carried.

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

50/50 drawing was won by Michael Floyd and he donated the money back to the club.

Old Business:
·      Discussion on the Tina Entz benefit has been postponed until next meeting.

New Business:
·      Leader Dog for the Blind has sent a request for a donation.  Motion by Lion Rich Drabek to donated $100, 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.
·      Question was raised on which night we should meet.  Much discussion regarding days.  Motion by Lion Cooper to meet on the 2nd Thursday and the 4th Tuesday; seconded by Lion Schanzenbach; 2 nays, motion carried.

District Governor Peterson presented Perfect Attendance awards to the following Lions: Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Orme, Lion Zupan and Lion F. Walton; CONGRATULATIONS!  He also read a letter from PID Littlefield congratulating the Belle Fourche Lions on 80 years of Service.  He presented longevity chevrons to Lion Livingston for 50 years and Lion Cooper for 35 years.  A plaque congratulating the Belle Fourche Lions on being awarded Web site of the year was presented to Lion Miller.

DG Peterson spoke to us: at the end of his term, he will have travelled 23,395 miles to each club in the district.  He belongs to the Rapid City Lions Club and is the Newsletter editor.  He is a former teacher for 34 years in Winner and Pierre.  He has been married to Sandy for 44 years and they have numerous children and grandchildren.  His goals:
-       Zone chair training
-       New Officer training
-       Guiding Lion training
-       District Governor team
-       Add new members
-       Fewer dropped members
-       Start a new club
-       Start a new Leo’s club

International President Bob Corlew’s theme is “New Mountains to climb and includes the following:
-       Lead through service
-       Legacy projects
-       New leaders/members
-       New club in each district
-       Social media

Lions Club International Foundation has issued 12,072 grants for a total of $900million.  There have been 7.8 million cataract surgeries and we have had 30 million vision screening preventions through 140 million vision screenings.  152.3 million treated for river blindness.  $25 million in emergency grants.  We have issued 110 million pair of glasses.

This is the 100 year celebration for Lions Clubs International – be thinking of what projects we can do to honor that.  Consider donating to the Leonardo Fund which will give a Melvin Jones award to the current District Governor.  He outlined the requirements for New Lion Award.  He spoke about the Henry Baker award which honors members.  He talked about the Lions Foundation.

Two Presidential Service awards were presented to: Lion Rick Walton and Lion D. Neumeister (totally flabbergasted).  A handcrafted Lion was presented to the club which was made by DG Petersons’ wife.

We donated $50 to Leonardo Fund.  There will be Vision Screening in December, State Convention in January in Pierre and Lion’s Day at the Capital February 15th serving pancakes.

Motion by Lion Frank Walton to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Kline


Respectfully submitted by Lion Del Neumeister


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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for October 25, 2016

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Geri Drabek, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion Orme, Lion Schnaible, Lion Frank Walton and Lion Zupan.

Meeting at The Stadium called to order by Lion President Drabek 
Pledge: Lion President Drabek
Song: Lion Nary.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Cooper, with a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Zupan, with a 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.

Committee Reports: It was noted that we need to take action on some of our projects.  Johnny Spaulding cabin needs some work {painting and repairs} Needs new sheet of plywood.  Motion to purchase plywood and other necessities by Lion Cooper, 2nd by Lion Haivala.  12 Dodgeballs were taken back to Scheels and they will replace all but the two good ones.  Lions Vests are available to order.  We have until November 11th to order with sizes; Motion by Lion Rich Drabek for each member who desires to purchase vests, 2nd by Lion Robert Drabek.

Motion by Lion Haivala to adjourn for meal, 2nd by Lion Cooper; meal blessing given by Lion Kline.

Lion President spoke on Fall Rally; we should consider hosting the Rally next year.  Lion Geri Drabek noted that there is a Soup Supper on October 29th hosted by the Evening Star Lions Club, all are encouraged to attend.  Belle Fourche Rec Center is hosting a Health Fair in January.  A Fund Raiser was suggested or Tina Entz who has Lyme disease.  Lion Rick Walton is the Project chair.  A Lip sync contest will be held at the State Convention on January 27 and 28 in Pierre.

Old Business:
·      A motion by Lion Cooper to move the location of our meetings to ”Graps Burgers and Brews,” 2nd by Lion Haivala; discussion followed, motion carried with a nay vote by Lion Frank Walton.  Meetings will continue to be on Tuesdays.
·      Lion Haivala brought up a “Drug buy-back program” to be offered for prescription drugs.  This program would work in conjunction with the local police which benefits us looking into as we have a couple of officers who are members.
·      It was recommended that eye glasses pick up should be incorporated with one of our projects.
·      It was noted that we either need to act on the Dog park or forget about it.  Location needs to be decided.  There are 3 or 4 locations that are desirable; coordination with the city is needed.  Some of the items needed are 100 X 100 ft of chain link fence and benches.  Approximate cost is $2,500.
·    The Shelter at the Rec Center was also discussed as something we NEED to act on. The committee needs to take action on this.

Recess to thank the Stadium Staff and Chris for hosting us for the past few years
Motion to adjourn by Lion Robert Drabek 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.  Thank you Lion Kline for taking minutes for Lion D. Neumeister.  Next meeting is November 8th at Grap's Burgers and Brews.
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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for October 11, 2016

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Haivala, Lion Jewett Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion Morris, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Reade’, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion Schnaible, Lion Frank Walton, Lion Rick Walton, Lion Wennberg, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.

Guests: Betty Schnaible, Irene Haivala, Karen Miller, Cherry Bieber, Gordon Bieber, Michael Floyd, Bev Drabek from Evening Star Lions club, PDG Ken Gifford from Downtown Lions club, 2nd Vice DG Bea Gifford from Evening Star Lions club, Jenelle Willert, Kay Cooper, Merel Wennberg.

Welcome by Lion President Drabek who also introduced Lions Giffords and Bev Drabek.  She also announced we would forgo the meeting and celebrate. Introduction of guests was done by those who invited them.

Pledge: Lion Joyce Drabek
Song: Lion Cooper
Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Morris, with a 2nd by Lion Miller; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Morris, with a 2nd by Lion R. Walton; motion carried.  
Lion Bev Drabek announced that the Evening Star Lions club would be holding a Soup Supper Oct. 29th from 5-7 p.m.  An invitation to attend was extended to all present.

Lion Bea Gifford represented DG Peterson and congratulated the Belle Fourche Lions club on 80 years of community service.

50/50 drawing was held and was won by Lion Livingston who donated the proceeds back to the club.

A short history was read by Lion President.  The club, started in 1936, was sponsored by the Rapid City Lions club.  She shared numerous accomplishments and recognized all the members who have been District Governor.

A short update on the Vision Screening which was done Saturday October 8th by Lion President.  
29 people were screened both youth and adults.

Lion Robert Drabek started a briefing on the Lions Foundation and was interrupted for the meal.  
A blessing for the meal was given by Lion D. Neumeister.

Some Lion’s trivia was given by Lion President; notable were the following: Lion Wennberg has been a member for 40 years.  Lion Livingston has been a member for 50 years with perfect attendance.  Lion Robert Drabek has been a Lion for 50 years.

Program: The Biebers represented Tina Entz who is in late stage Neurological Lyme disease. She was bit in 2004 and since then it has been exasperating. She showed symptoms of various things and the doctors were “baffled.”  Treatments were sporadic.  She has racked up over $200K in doctor bills.  She is currently being treated by a doctor who has Lyme disease and was misdiagnosed with ALS.  It was noted that Lyme disease can look like a variety of other conditions.
A Lions joke was shared by Lion Morris, the 80th anniversary cake was cut and eaten.
Lion Schanzenbach recommended that we “Trick or Treat” for the Compassion Cupboard.  Discussion on logistics was made.


Next meeting will be October 25, 2016.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for September 27, 2016

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Elliott, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Reade’, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion Schnaible, Lion Frank Walton, Lion Rick Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.
Guests: From the Newell Lions Club; District Secretary Neil Vollmer, Zone 2 Chair Linda Vollmer, District  chair for Leader Dogs for the blind; Donna Wetz and District Peace Poster Chair Marjorie Adams.  Belle Fourche Director of the Chamber of Commerce Gary Wood.  We were also introduced to the former President of the Comstock, Michigan Lions Club Rush Burpee.
Introduction of guests was done by Lions President Drabek.

Pledge: Lion Miller
Song: Lion Neil Vollmer.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Miller, with a 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.  At this time Lion Treasurer Drabek presented a list of organizations who desire for us to financially support them.  Motion by R. Walton to give $50 to support both the Belle Fourche Spooktacular and Butte County Sheriff, 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  He also noted that no one has put their name in for the Hall of Fame.

Installation of officers was performed by District Secretary Vollmer for the following positions; Lion Tamer; Lion Zupan, Tail Twister; Lion Cooper, Board of Directors; Lion S. Neumeister, Treasurer; Lion Rich Drabek, Secretary; Lion D. Neumeister, 3rd Vice, 2nd Vice, 1st Vice and President; Lion Zupan, Lion Kline, Lion Willert and Lion Joyce Drabek.
Break for meal with a meal blessing given by Lion D. Neumeister.

50/50 Drawing was held and the winner was Lion R. Walton who donated the proceeds back to the club.

Committee reports: Eye glasses, Lion Haivala reported that glasses have been collected and 3 boxes taken to the Fall Rally in Murdo.  He also stated that while he is in Arizona in the winter that Lion Livingston will collect.  Lion D. Neumeister reported that the Peace Poster Contest material was in and that he has contacted Lion Nary and between them they will get the material to the school.

No Old Business:

New Business:
·      MD5 Convention will be held May 16-19, 2017
·      Black Thunder Mine Tour will be October 7th. 
·      Vision Screening will be done October 8th at Herrmann Park.  A signup sheet was passed around.
·      District Governor Peterson will visit November 8th.
·      1st Annual Lions Day @ the Capital will be held February 15, 2017 in Pierre.  Pancakes!
·      A vest was presented to 1st Vice President Willert
·      Zone 2 Chair Lion L. Vollmer addressed the club
·      Motion by Lion Haivala to have a Christmas family and have the amount be $250, 2nd by Lion F. Walton.  Motion to amend to have 2 families at $250 a piece by Lion Rich Drabek, 2nd by Lion Cooper, discussion, both motions carried.

Chamber Director Gary Wood spoke to the group about Belle Fourche and among other things the business climate.  He came on board in Feb.  Previously worked for a charity from Uganda and he also was pastor of a church.  He gave a thank you to all the “ambassadors.” He stated that there are 202 business members in the area.  They gained 7 new businesses last month.  He spoke of what the Chamber does to “identify” which businesses are in the area.  Talk about “millennials” and how they view the world differently than previous generations.  They like to see “immediate” results.  He encouraged the club (as well as other businesses) to stay focused on what is done well and not get “caught up” in trying to do everything.  He stated we live in a “great area.”  Says that Belle Fourche has a lot to offer.  We have a great climate for manufacturing.

Motion to adjourn the meeting by Lion Schnaible, 2nd by Lion Willert; motion carried.  Next meeting will be October 11, 2016.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for September 13, 2016

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Haivala, Lion Linstad, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Orme, Lion Reade’, Lion Schnaible, Lion Steeves,  Lion Kelly Walton, Lion Rick Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.
Guest: Deb Elliott, Vice President of the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce.

Meeting, located at Graps Burgers and Brew was called to order by President J. Drabek. 
Introductions were made by everyone and a moment of silence was observed in memory of PDG Larry Burkhead. 
Pledge: Lion President Drabek
Song: Lion Cooper.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Zupan, with a 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Reade’; motion carried.

Old Business:
·      All Car Rally income was a net of $1117.24

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

Old Business con’t:
·      A Get well card for Jim Osloond was passed around.
·      Ushering for the Black Hills Roundup netted $600.
·      President Drabek stated that she is attending the Fall Rally and that she will be taking eye glasses.
·      The Dog Park is still in consideration – a conversation with the city is still in progress about best location.
·      The Belle Fourche Lions club will celebrate their 80th anniversary on October 13th.
New Business:
·      Peace Poster needs to be ordered.
·      Potential upcoming Vision Screening opportunities will be October 8th @ Herrmann Park and for the school which has indicated there are 150 students who need to be tested.
The following Upcoming Events were noted: Fall Rally at Murdo September 23, 24.  State Convention at Ft. Pierre, January 27, 28, 2017.  Health Fair, January 14, 2017.  MD5 Convention at Deadwood, May 17, 2017.

There are Raffle Tickets for the South Dakota Lions Foundation available.

Motion to adjourn the meeting by Lion Miller, 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  Next meeting will be September 27, 2016