Saturday, October 19, 2019

Lions conduct vision screening for 420 youngsters

With assistance from our all-time favorite school nurse, Brandi VanSickle, the Belle Fourche Lions Club on Tuesday, October 15th, screened the vision of 210 students at the Middle School. These were Fifth and Seventh graders.  Lions Frank Walton, Larry Schoemaker, Del Neumeister and Sue Neumeister conducted the screening, which resulted in 21 referrals for further examinations.   And now for the spooky part (It is, after all, just a couple of weeks from Halloween!)

The next day, Wednesday, the Neumeister pride (that's Lion-speak for Lions Del and Sue) were joined by Lions John Cooper and organizer Lion Joyce Drabek as they went to South Park Elementary School and screened...(drum roll, please)...another 210 students with – you guessed it – another 21 referrals among these First and Third graders. 

Lions Del and Coop were among our volunteers!


Belle Fourche Lions are proud to offer this service and to know that these young people are getting a head start on detecting any vision irregularities – and pursuing appropriate action to deal with any vision issues.

         ~ ~ ~ ~ LIONS SERVE! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  

Vision screening is a core activity of Lions clubs; it goes directly to our mission, and it's extremely gratifying to know that we're making a real difference in the lives of these young people.

Our sincere thanks to the Lions listed above who made these screenings possible – and to the good folks in the Belle Fourche schools who make our screening tasks  a lot easier! 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Awards highlight September 26th Lions meeting


Past President Melody Zupan presented Presidential Appreciation Awards to three club member during our September 26th meeting.  Recipients – shown left-to-right with Lion Zupan are –  Lions Rich Drabek, Del Neumeister, and Tom Nary.  Congratulations, fellow Lions!  (Photo by Lion Sue Neumeister - Thanks!)


Also recognized for Perfect Attendance during the past year were the Lions pictured above.  They included (Left-to-Right):  Lions Rich Drabek, Rick Walton, Frank Walton, Sue Neumeister, Del Neumeister, Robert Drabek, Chuck Livingston, Melodey Zupan, Joyce Drabek, and Tom Nary.  (Photo by Janelle Willert - Thanks!)
CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

Of course, there was lots of other activity, too.  Check it out in our Minutes Tab!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Our Lions Trash Team is #1!


Lions Rik Bartels, Tom Nary, Del Neumeister and Frank Walton were among our summertime  "Trash Team" that picked up litter and other trash along Highway 34 headed west of Belle Fourche toward the Wyoming border this summer.  Thanks fellow Lions.
Lions Rock!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Olson and Gubbrud are recipients of 2019 BF Lions scholarships



The two Belle Fourche High School seniors were honored when each was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Belle Fourche Lions Club.  Lion Del Neumeister made the presentations during ceremonies on Thursday, May 16th, 2019, at Belle Fourche High School.  Congratulations to these two seniors – and thank you Lion members for continuing to support young people in our community!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

25 Years a Lion....Congratulations Lion Brian Kline!


This could be a "Retro" photograph from 2015 – but it's not.  

Club Secretary Del Neumeister snapped this photo at the Belle Fourche Lions Club meeting this week (4/25/19) when Lion President Melodey Zupan recognized Lion Kline (he's the fellow with the familiar face at left!) for his 25 years as a Lion.  

Lion Kline has racked up numerous achievements as a Lion; among them:  Lion of the Year in 2015.  That's the year TWO members were recognized for that honor – Lions Brian Kline and Melodey Zupan, hence our comment that the above photo could've been from our 2015 archives, when these to Lions shared the award.

Lion Kline has served several years as club president and has been presented with perfect attendance awards, the Sable Award, among other recognitions for his active service with Belle Fourche Lions.  From ushering at the Black Hills Roundup and pitching in at the All-Car Rally to participating in our "Trash Patrol" along Highway 34 – just to name a few of his service activities.  He's been a busy fellow!

Congratulations and Well Done, Lion Brian!

For a synopsis of our April 25th Lions meeting, check out our Lions Minutes page.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Lions provide Soup-Sandwiches-Brownie fare at La Belle Marché


The sun was out and the soup was on at the LeBelle Marché Indoor Market at the Historic Roosevelt Events Center Gym on Saturday, April 13th.  The Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce introduced the Indoor Market event last in February, but the weather has been less than cooperative.  The indoor market will be held monthly at the Roosevelt.  The schedule varies, so check with the chamber for market dates.  

A bevy of Belle Fourche Lions provided soup, sandwiches, and brownies as a fundraiser.  First tentative count finds we grossed $367.  Lion servers included (left-to-right) Tom Nary, Joyce Drabek, Larry Miller Sue Neumeister and Frank Walton.  Not shown: Lions Rich Drabek and Del Neumeister (our duty photographer!) 

A BIG shoutout to the good people who provided the sandwiches, soups, and brownies.  They include Kay Cooper, Melissa Kraft, Joyce Drabek, Sue Neumeister, Breanna Schaefer, Melodey Zupan and Allison's Pantry!