MINUTES

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

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion J Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.

Guests: Logan and Blake Willert, sons of Lion Willert.

Pledge: Lion F. Walton   Song: Lion J. Drabek
A Lions joke was shared by Lion Floyd. 

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting with the addition of Lion Rich Drabek as being present, was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried. 

Correspondence was shared from District Secretary Vollmer regarding Centennial Projects.

Old Business:
·      Vision Screening has not been rescheduled.  The machine will now have to come from Sioux Falls and so it has been noted that “coordination” will be more difficult.
·      A new request has been made for hearing aids.  Applications have been sent to Lion Jewett.  There was some discussion on price.
·      An update on the request from the Belle Fourche Chamber on basketball hoops.  Lion Rich will contact them and bring more information to the next meeting.

New Business:
·   Lion President Zupan presented Lion Frank Walton with his Perfect Attendance pin.  Congratulations Lion Frank!
·      There was a discussion on Lions Hall of Fame.  There are two categories, Previous District Governor and non District Governor.  It was encouraged to have someone fill out an application.  Lion Cooper took an application.

Break for meal.  Lion D. Neumeister gave the blessing.
50/50 drawing was made – Lion Floyd won.

With no further business, a motion was made by Lion Cooper to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Willert.  Next meeting will be October 25, 2018.


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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club meeting minutes for September 27, 2018
Meeting called to order by President Zupan .  Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion, Lion Floyd, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

Pledge: Lion Livingston   Song: Lion Miller  

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

Old Business:
·      Vision Screening was not held on the 20th due to personal changes.  This will be rescheduled on a later date.

New Business:
·      We have been contacted for assistance for hearing aids by 2 people.  The cost is approximately $275 each.  The request will be forwarded to Lion Jewett.
·      Belle Fourche Chamber has asked for Basketball hoops for the gymnasium in the Roosevelt building. The cost is estimated at $600.  After discussion it was moved by Lion R. Walton to table the measure until more information is received.  2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.
·      A motion to give $100 for Leader Dogs for the Blind by Lion R. Walton, 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.


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With no further business, a motion was made by Lion R. Walton to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Cooper.  Next meeting will be October 11, 2018.   50/50 drawing was won by Lion S. Neumeister.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club meeting 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  

A 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 4th 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 was made: 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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         Belle Fourche Lion’s Club meeting minutes for May 24, 2018

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

Present: Lion Bartels, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Ensz, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

Pledge: Lion Kraft.  Song: Lion Ensz.
A Lions joke was shared by Lion Kline.

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

A Sympathy card was sent around to the family of former Lion Tim Cleveland.
  
Old Business:
·      Ditch Cleaning was done prior to the meeting.  Lion Haivala (chair) thanked everyone who participated.
·      Vision Screening was done at Leann’s Daycare and for Home School children.  There were 17 screened for daycare and 1 for Home School.  There was 1 referral.
·      Lion Joyce Drabek reported on Downtown Thursday Nights that no one has responded to her attempts to contact them.
·      Two recipients received scholarships in the name of the Belle Fourche Lion’s Club and they were: Sierra Ward and Raymie Keegan.  Congratulations seniors!
·      All Car Rally update: It will be June 16th in Highland Park.  Donations from local businesses are still being solicited.  Several businesses have already donated.  A sign-up sheet was passed around to work.  There was much discussion on various items dealing with the Rally.
·      A Tri-fold flyer has been designed by Lion Schanzenbach and the final product was passed around.  There was no cost for this to the club. Wonderful job Lion Schanzenbach!

New Business:
·      Lions Rich and Joyce Drabek reported that they attended the 50th anniversary of the Presho Lion’s Club (Lion Rich’s home club).  It was reported by DG Peterson that Belle Fourche Lion’s won this year’s website award for the 6th year in a row.
·      Lion Nary passed around a sign-up sheet for the ushering at the rodeo on July 1, 2, 3, and 4.  We receive $200 for every night we are ushers.  Lion Nary thanked everyone who signed up to be ushers.
·      Lion Haivala spoke of an organization that shreds documents and they will be in Belle Fourche.  They charge 20 cents a pound.  For sponsoring we will get publicity.  There was much discussion and Lion R. Walton made a motion to table this until more information is received, 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.

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

·      Lion Nary noted that he still had a blue Lion’s hat.  Lion Rich Drabek purchased for $10 for a potential new member.
·      As this was Lion Kline’s last meeting as President, gratitude was shown by applause and many words for his service to the club.  THANKS LION BRIAN!

50/50 drawing was made; Lion Floyd won and donated the proceeds back to the club.

Motion to adjourn by Lion Floyd, 2nd by Lion Shoemaker. Next meeting will be September 13, 2018.

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         Belle Fourche Lion’s Club meeting minutes for May 10, 2018


Meeting called to order by 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 Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

Pledge: Lion Shoemaker.  Song: Lion Robert Drabek.
A Lions joke was shared by Lion Zupan.

Motion to approve minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Schanzenbach, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd, motion carried.  After a bit of explaining of funds on hand by Lion Rich Drabek, there was a motion to approve the financial report made by Lion Cooper, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried. 
  
Old Business:
·      Vision Screening will be May 17th at Luann’s Daycare at 10 in the morning and at Emmanuel Baptist Church for the home school kids at 1 in the afternoon.   A signup sheet was passed around.
·      Awards night for High School Seniors will be May 17th.  Lion D. Neumeister will be presenting our scholarships.
·      Lion Joyce Drabek reported on Downtown Thursday Night that no one has gotten back to her.
·      Ditch Cleaning was postponed to next meeting due to the weather.

New Business:
·      Lion Nary is the chair of the 4th of July Rodeo and we are waiting for information from him at next meeting.
·      We received a letter from Lion Donna Wetz from Leader Dogs for the Blind thanking us for our donation.
·      A Thank You from the SD Lions Foundation was read.
·      Brian Aspen has approached Lion President about transportation funds.  He was told that it would be brought up to the club.  There was discussion on this and it was determined that there were other organizations with better resources than us.

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

·      All Car Rally was discussed.  Lion President will contact Lion Bartels for more information.  It was decided that a meal “special” will be $6 this year.
·      Lion Schanzenbach has designed a folder for the club to be used for advertising.  This was sent around for suggestions and corrections.
·      The next meeting will be our last meeting for the year.  Graps has asked that we move our location to somewhere else in the building.  Lion President is checking on this.

50/50 drawing was made; Lion President Kline won and donated the proceeds back to the club.

Motion to adjourn by Lion R. Walton, 2nd by Lion Cooper. Next meeting will be May 24, 2018. 

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for April 26, 2018
Meeting called to order by President Kline.  Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews

Present: Lion Bartels, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Neill, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schaefer, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion F. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.
Guests: Logan Willert
Pledge: Lion Schanzenbach.  Song: Lion Bartels.

No Lions joke was shared.

Motion to approve minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Livingston, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan, motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion F. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried. 
  
Old Business:
·      There will be Vision Screening May 17th for a preschool and possibly some home school children.  A sign-up sheet will be passed at the next meeting May 10th.
·      Newell Lions hosted a fund raiser “Dining in the Dark.”  Lion Zupan attended.  She noted that it was a good fundraiser and also an awareness raiser.  She recommends that we do one.  It was noted that the blindfolds were borrowed from the Lemmon Lions club and that the local Leo’s club served the meal.
·      MD5 Convention will be held in Bismarck May 17-19.  They will have a treasure chest raffle.  The treasure chest will be compiled of items from various Lions Clubs that are “unique” to each Lion’s Club.  It was recommended that a drawing of a Lion done by Lion Frank Walton be our submission.  Tickets for the event are available from Lion President.
·      All Car Rally will be in Highland Park this year June 16th.  There was discussion on food – hamburgers, brats, etc.  Chips are being donated.  Motion by Lion Schanzenbach to raise the price to $6, 2nd by Lion Neill; motion carried.  A “tip jar” was recommended along with approaching local businesses for donations, i.e. catsup, mustard, etc.  Volunteers were asked to contact the businesses.

New Business:
·      Officer training was held in Spearfish at the Holiday Inn on the 25th.  PDGs Wetz and Vollmer let the training.  Lions Zupan, S. Neumeister and D. Neumeister attended.
·      Ditch Cleaning will be done May 10th at 5 p.m. We will meet at the Country Club.  A signup sheep was passed around.

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

·      LCIF is celebrating 50 years this year.  They are asking for donations.  A flyer was passed around showing some of the things they do.
·      Our club is one activity away from the Presidential Award.  That activity must deal with hunger.  Motion by Lion Schanzenbach to donate $200 to the Belle Fourche Compassion Cupboard, 2nd by Lion Rich Drabek; motion carried.
·      Lion Bartels addressed the club about an upcoming motorcycle rally being held by the Fire and Iron club, July 26 or 27th of 2019.  There will be between 300 and 600 bikers.  Asked the club if they would be interested in providing a meal.  We are interested.
·      New member Lion Schaefer was recognized along with her sponsor Lion Zupan.

50/50 drawing was made, Lion Neill won.

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Motion to adjourn by Lion Floyd, 2nd by Lion Willert. Next meeting will be May 10, 2018. 


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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for April 12, 2018
Meeting called to order by President Kline.  Regular meeting held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews

Present: Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion Neill, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Shoemaker, Lion Schnaible, Lion F. Walton and Lion Zupan.
Guests: Lions Ken, Donna, Max and Suzanne Wetz; Newell Lion’s Club
Pledge: Lion S. Neumeister.  Song: Lion J Drabek.
Guests were introduced by Lion President Kline.
A Lions joke was shared by President Kline.

Motion to approve minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion F. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Schnbaible; 1 Nay, motion carried.  After some explanation of the dollar amount in the account by Lion Rich Drabek, a motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion D. Neumeister, with a 2nd by Lion J. Drabek; motion carried. 
  
Old Business:
·      The Pancake breakfast was deemed a success.  Before expenses we brought in $2,106.25.
·      Discussion on the playground equipment for South Park.  Lion Willert is coordinating with someone to come and speak to us.
·      Vision Screening at South Park for Kindergarten roundup saw 53 children with no referrals.

New Business:
·      Vision Screening for a daycare and possibly some home school children was discussed.  The potential dates of May 15th or 17th were suggested.
Break for meal with a blessing given by Lion D. Neumeister.
·      All Car Rally will be June 16th at Highland Park.  There will be no show and shine this year.  We “should” be the only food vendor this year.  There was discussion on food and so forth.
·      After some comments by Lion Rich Drabek, a motion by Lion Zupan to pay mileage for whoever delivers and picks up the Vision Screening machine from Rapid City, 2nd by Lion Schnaible; motion carried.
Lion Ken Wetz spoke to the club about an event they are sponsoring in Newell called, “Dining in the dark.”  It is a blindfolded meal designed to raise awareness and funds for Leader Dogs for the blind.  The date is April 21st at 6:30 p.m. with social hour at 6 p.m.  The meal will include turkey, dressing, mash potatoes, etc.  The cost is $15 per person and it will be held at the Senior Center in Newell.

MD5 Convention in Bismarck was discussed as they have a “treasure chest” of items from around the District with the item donated by the club designed to be something “unique” to that club.  This will be raffled off.

Lion Nary brought forth a request by an individual with MS for installation of Central Air in the home.  No action at this time.
50/50 drawing was made, Lion Shoemaker won and donated the money back to the club.

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Motion to adjourn by Lion Schnaible, 2nd by Lion Floyd. Next meeting will be April 26, 2018. 

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for March 22, 2018

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

Present: Lion Cooper, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Ensz, Lion Floyd, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion Neill, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Shoemaker, Lion Schnaible, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, and Lion Zupan.
Guests: Breanna Schaefer and Ron Leeling, potential members.
Pledge: Lion Livingston.  Song: Lion Cooper.

A Lions joke was shared by Lion Zupan, Uff Dah.

Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Cooper, with a 2nd by Lion Schnaible; motion carried.  Motion to approve minutes of the last meeting as corrected showing Lion Ensz present, was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried. 
Guests were introduced: Lion Zupan introduced Breanna and Lion Neill introduced Ron. Breanna has officially joined the Belle Fourche Lions, welcome Lion Breanna.
  
Old Business:
·      Lion Ensz talked about the Pancake breakfast.  Special recognition was given to Lion Livingston for selling $570 worth of tickets!  Thank you Lion Chuck!  The sign-up sheet was passed again and a request for help in putting up signage around town was given.  All other advertisements are up.

New Business:
·      A letter from the Belle Fourche Schools was read.  South Park wants to improve its playground and they are looking for donations.  It has been requested that a representative come and speak to the club to provide more information.  Lion Rich Drabek will arrange that.
·      Lion J. Drabek has 200 placemats from Leader Dogs for the Blind and they will be used at the Pancake breakfast.
·      Lion Ensz suggested that the Belle Fourche Lions set up the grill at least one night during Downtown Thursday Nights this summer.  It was agreed that this would be good for funds as well as visibility.  Lion Joyce Drabek will contact the Chamber.
·      All Car Rally will be at Highland Park this year due to construction of 8th Avenue.  Lion Nary is not sure of the number of nights or where or if there will be a “show and shine”.  More info forth coming.
·      Vision Screening will be done at North Park school during Kindergarten round-up April 3rd.  A sign-up sheet was passed around.  Training on the machine was talked about.
·      Recognition of Lion Nary for 20+ years of driving school bus.  He is “retiring” from that job.  Thank you Lion Tom for keeping the kids safe to and from school!

Recognition of Lion Shoemaker as being our newest member and Lion Cooper as his sponsor.  Welcome Lion Larry!

Motion to adjourn by Lion R. Walton, 2nd by Lion Cooper. Next meeting will be April 12, 2018. 

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50/50 drawing was made, Lion Schnaible won.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for March 8, 2018
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 Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Neill, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schanzenbach, Lion Schnaible, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, and Lion Zupan.
Guests: Breanna Schaefer, potential member.
Pledge: Lion Ensz.  Song: Lion Robert Drabek.

A Lions joke was shared by Lion Robert Drabek.

Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion F. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.  Motion to approve minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Schnaible, with a 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried. 
  
Old Business:
·      Officers were talked about – it was determined that we still needed a 3rd Vice President, Lion Neill was nominated.  Lion Schanzenbach was also nominated for 1st Year Director.  Motion by Lion Robert Drabek to approve the slate of officers, 2nd by Lion R. Walton; motion carried.
·      Tickets and posters for the Pancake feed March 25th are still available.  A sign-up work sheet was passed around.  Lion Robert Drabek talked about other clubs who have “sponsors.”  Discussed the idea.

New Business:
·      Lion Floyd donated $50 to the pancake feed and $100 to Leader Dog for the Blind.  Thank you Lion Floyd!
Break for the meal with a blessing given by Lion D. Neumeister.

New Business continued:
·      MD5 Convention will be held in Bismark, ND May 17-19.  Contact Lion President Kline for registration if you are interested in going.
·      Thank yous were read from two of the Science Fair award recipients; Theresina Seaman and Ceylee Myers.
·      A Motion to donate $100 to Leader Dog for the Blind was made by Lion R. Walton with a 2nd by Lion Schanzenbach; motion carried.
·      Vision Screening will be done during Kindergarten round-up April 3rd.
·      Motion to donate $75 to Lions Sight and Service by Lion R. Walton, 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.

50/50 drawing was made, Lion Robert Drabek won, proceeds donated back to the club.
Motion to adjourn by Lion R. Walton, 2nd by Lion Schnaible. Next meeting will be March 22, 2018.  

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for February 22, 2018

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

Present: Lion Biegert, Lion Cooper, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.

Guests: Lion Linda Vollmer; Zone Chair, Lion Niel Vollmer; District Secretary, Lion Donna Wetz; District Leader Dog for the Blind chair, Lion Ken Wetz; Past Council Chair, Logan, Blake and Hope Willert; children of Lion Willert.
Pledge: Lion Robert Drabek   Song: Lion Zupan.

A Lions joke was shared by Lion Ken Wetz.

Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Biegert; motion carried.  Motion to approve minutes of the last meeting the was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried. 
  
Old Business:
·      Belle Fourche Middle School held their annual Science Fair and our $100 went to (4) awards, $25 each.  8th graders were; Ceylee Meyers and Theresina Seaman.  7th graders were Grace Clooten and Payge Oakes.
·      Tickets and posters for the Pancake feed March 25th were passed around.

New Business:
·      New officers for 2018/2019 have been named; 1st Year Director, Lion Nary; Lion Tamer, Lion J. Drabek were not on the original list.
·      Lion Nary was awarded a pin for 20 years as a Lion.
Lion Rich Drabek gave a New Member Orientation (possibly “member” Orientation).  He spoke about the history of the Belle Fourche Club; founded in 1936 sponsored by the Downtown Lions club of Rapid City.  He spoke about the history of Lions Clubs International; founded by Melvin Jones, the emblem was adopted in 1920, became “International” in 1921 with a club in Canada and it was in 1925 that Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “the Knights of the Blind.”  There are approximately 1.4 million members worldwide.  He spoke of the South Dakota Lions (2 Districts and part of MD5).  Reminded us that the motto is “We Serve.”  Our priority is sight and we have adopted other areas, i.e. diabetes with affect sight.  We (BF Lions) are involved in all sorts of different outreach programs.  There are all kinds of conventions we can attend with other Lions to further the mission.  Thank you, Lion Rich!

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

Zone 2 meeting hosted by Lion Linda Vollmer
Lion Linda shared DG Brown’s goals of additional members and several other things.  With representatives from other areas in the District, we were given information about Leader Dogs for the Blind, MD5 Speakoff contest, membership & other projects and Youth Camp which will be held at Augustana University in Sioux Falls.  Thank you Lion Linda!

50/50 drawing was made, Lion Niel Vollmer won, proceeds donated back to the club.
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Motion to adjourn by Lion R. Walton, 2nd by Lion Floyd. Next meeting will be March 8, 2018. 

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for January 25, 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 Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schnaible, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, and Lion Zupan.
Guest: Larry Shoemaker; potential member, introduced by Lion F. Walton.
Pledge: Lion J. Drabek   Song: Lion Miller.

A Lions joke was shared by Larry Shoemaker.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Cooper, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.  Motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion F. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried. 
  
Old Business:
·      The Health Fair update was given by Lion J. Drabek.  26 children were screened and there were 3 referrals.  The time was a success.
·      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.  We discussed the type of sausage we should buy. And a motion was made by Lion R. Walton to order pre-cooked sausage, 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.

New Business:
·      A request has come in from the Middle School for a donation to give an award at the Science Fair.  A motion by Lion R. Walton was made to give (2) $50 awards, 2nd by Lion Schnaible; motion carried.
·      Parents Who Care sent a request for a donation.  This group, among other things, is in charge of the After-Prom activities.  Motion by Lion Schnaible to give $100, 2nd by Lion R. Walton; motion carried.
·      Lion Rich Drabek relayed that he transported the Vision Screening equipment to Rapid City.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to reimburse him for gas, 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.
·      Someone questioned whether or not we would help with dental care for their child.  Lion D. Neumeister informed the group that the Delta Dental truck would be in Belle Fourche at the end of February.
·      Lion Rich Drabek informed us that MD5 dues have increased $4 per person.  The amount we send in went from $70 to $71 and that $1 is currently being covered by the club.  No action taken after discussion.

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

·      Orientation will be at the next meeting.
·      High School Scholarships were discussed.  Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to give the same as last year, (2) $500 scholarships, 2nd by Lion Floyd; discussion and motion carried.
·      Discussion about Dodgeball and the possibility of either the Police Dept. or the Fire Dept. taking it over and possibly us splitting the responsibilities and proceeds.  No action taken.
·      Talked about ordering a woman’s vest.  When the amount of decal/emblems is determined then an order will be made.
·      Lion Joyce noted that she was contacted by Vice-District Governor Bea Gifford about the desire for a Zone chair for next year; no response.

50/50 drawing was made, Lion Zupan won.

Next meeting will be February 8, 2018.  Meeting adjourned.


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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.

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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.


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 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.

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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