Saturday, November 14, 2009

Northern Lights shine brightly!

Some 22 Belle Fourche ladies have launched one of three new Lions Clubs in the Black Hills. Their application to charter the Northern Lights Lions Club was submitted November 7th, following an initial meeting on Tuesday, November 3rd at the Country Club.

Rich Drabek of the sponsoring Belle Fourche Lions Club and Lions District Governor Doug Scheller of Rapid City joined charter members of the Northern Lights Lions Club at their organizational meeting last Tuesday (11/10/09) for this group photo. Shown (left-to-right) are Rich Drabek, Dallas Connor, Doug Scheller, Sandra Wright, Joyce Drabek, Tracy Schellhammer, Samantha Drabek, Bev Banks, Rhonda Schmautz, Geri Drabek, Marsha Osloond, Kelly Walton, Teresa Schanzenbach, and Robin Carlson. Thanks to Lion Bill Kunerth for his photography. Click on the photo to see a larger image.

Persons joining the Northern Lights Lions Club before January 16th will be considered charter members.

During their meeting last week, the group elected Bev Banks as President of the new club. Others newly-elected officers are Dallas Conner, Secretary; Joyce Drabek, Treasurer; and Gene Drabek, Membership Chair.

Other officers will be selected at their next meeting, which is slated for 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 17th at the AmericInn. Members will also determine club dues and future meeting locations.