Saturday, November 10, 2018

Neither cold....nor snow....keeps us from our Lion's den!

Despite a changing weather pattern that brought bitterly cold temperatures and (shudder) a brief burst of snow flurries to the Belle Fourche area, Lions turned out in fine number for our November 8 meeting at Grap's Burgers and Brews.  We counted 16 souls who braved the nasty elements in order to attend!

After a brief discussion about prospects for a Dog Park in Belle Fourche, no action was taken.

But a bit of new business generated considerable interest. Acknowledging that "Splash Parks" have become popular around the area – including one in Spearfish – members discussed the possibility of such a park for Belle Fourche.  One Lion described it as a very popular recreational activity for young people – basically a throwback to the simple childhood joy of "running through a sprinkler" – but on a grander scale.  No decisions were made, but Lion Willert agreed to do some checking with the city – and the possibility of a grant from the Greater Belle Fourche Foundation also arose.

Lion Joyce Drabek passed around a sign-up sheet for the vision screenings scheduled for next week. A morning screening session is set for 9 o'clock at South Park School, and there'll be an afternoon screening at Emmanuel Baptist Church starting at 2 o'clock.

President Zupan noted that the club had received a congratulatory note from the South Dakota Lions Foundation recognizing the occurrence of our Lion's Club 82nd anniversary.  We're also recipients of a new "Membership Satisfaction" patch sent to us for Lions International.  It'll soon be added to our club banner.

Following the meal, Lion Secretary Neumeister joined Lion President Zupan (at right) in displaying the recently received plaque recognizing the Belle Fourche Lions Club for having the "Best Website" in Multiple-Districts 5, which includes the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.  Sites are judged for quality of content and design.  Our thanks to Lion Secretary Del Neumeister.  Without his timely and comprehensive minutes of our meetings, this website would be woefully barren!

Members were reminded that – due to the Thanksgiving holiday – our next meeting will be Thursday, December 13th.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Belle Fourche Lions are back into the fall schedule!


Between ushering at the Black Hills Roundup rodeo and providing burgers and refreshments at the All-Car Rally, the Belle Fourche Lions were a busy group this summer.  Among the familiar faces on task here setting up our club sign:  Lions Harry, Rich, Tom, Del and Chuck!  Thanks to Lion President Melodey Zupan for sharing this photo!  You can check all of our photos in our Lions Photo Gallery.  Of course, we're back to our fall schedule now, and our next meeting will be Thursday, October 11th!

Monday, July 23, 2018

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


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

     We Serve! 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Lion Breanna Shaefer is newest member of Belle Fourche Lions

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


Friday, March 30, 2018

Pancake feed income tops $2,100!


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

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Larry Shoemaker welcomed as newest Lion!

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