Thursday, December 10, 2015

Another day of vision screening for Belle Fourche Lions!

Lions John Cooper and Lee Voyles (both seated) make final adjustments before vision screening got underway this week (December 9) at the Belle Fourche Middle School.  Lion Ken Gifford observes.  Some 70 middle school students were screened.  We're also told by Lion Melodey Zupan that Lions screened another 20 children or so at a Belle Fourche day care facility.  A tip of the hat to the several Lions members who have assisted in these screenings.  They go directly to the roots and purpose of Lionism:  We Serve!
(Thanks to Lion Melodey Zupan for the photo and information!)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

150 students get their vision screened — more are scheduled!

The smiling faces of five South Park Elementary School students brighten up this happy photograph.  It was snapped early Thursday (November 12) as a team of Belle Fourche Lions visited the school to conduct a vision screening.  Some 150 students were screened.  Among those working at the screening were (behind the table, left-to-right):  Lions Melodey Zupan, Joyce Drabek, John Cooper, Rich Drabek, and Frank Walton.  School principal Jennifer Roberts is in the back at  right.  Thanks to these Lions for a job well done!  Another screening is set for  December 9th at the Middle School. (Thanks to school nurse Brandy Van Sickle for snapping this photo!)

During its November 24th meeting, Belle Fourche Lions also heard reports about the Christmas family project, the January Wellness Fair, and eyeglass collections.  Check out the Meeting Minutes prepared by Lion Secretary Del Neumeister!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Awards and diabetes program highlight November 10th meeting

It was an evening with many awards last night (11/10/15 as the Belle Fourche Lions Club recognized several members for their recruitment efforts, longevity and perfect attendance.  

And the club itself earned two significant awards, which will be displayed on the club flag.  They were the Service Challenge Award for two of the challenges and the 2014-2015 Year Round Growth Award.

Lion Rick Walton was presented the Excellence Pin for bringing in three new members.  And the two gents shown in this photo were also honored.  Lion Bob Schnaible (left) was recognized for 40 years of service, while Lion Lee Voyles (right) was honored for 35 years of service as a member of Lions.

Congratulations, and well done!

These are members who were honored for Perfect Attendance during the past year.  Shown left-to-right (seated):  Robert Drabek, Joyce Drabek, Ron Ensz and Rich Drabek; Honorees standing are: Chuck Livingston, Rick Walton, Brian Kline, Del Neumeister, Melodey Zupan, and Frank Walton. (Note:  You can get a close-up look at this photo -- and others -- in our Lions Gallery)

We were delighted to have the following guests from Newell with us: Lions Linda Vollmer, Neil Vollmer, Carol McCarthy, and Elaine Hewson.  Also, Lion Rick Walton introduced Rocky McGinnis, a potential new member. 

It was announced that volunteers are still needed for the Vision Screening at South Park Elementary School this Thursday (11/12/15).  Lion Zupan reported that she's purchased of $100 in hats and gloves for the screening.  

The club voted to submit an application to the Greater Belle Fourche Foundation for a grant to help build a shelter at the Recreation Center.

Lion Joyce Drabek reminded members to put January 9th on their calendars -- that's the date for the Wellness Fair at the Rec Center.

And  Lion Voyles encouraged members to pick up their raffle tickets to support the work of the South Dakota Lions Foundation.  They're $5 each, $20 for five, or $25 for ten tickets ( best deal!).

Lion Linda Vollmer from Newell presented an excellent program on diabetes.  The disease seems to be growing most rapidly among children -- but it's a disease that affects all ages.  Over 32 million people have diabetes, and it is #7 on the list of causes of death.

To learn more about Lion Vollmer's presentation -- and other meeting highlights -- we encourage you to read through the Minutes of the meeting.  They're always just a "click" away from the Minutes tab at the top of this page.

Our next Lions meeting will be Tuesday, November 24th.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Lions get update on new shelter — discuss a full agenda

Lions Tim Brown, Leo Orme, and Terry Peterson.
It was a busy evening Tuesday (October 13) for the Belle Fourche Lions Club.  The group gathered at The Stadium Sports Grill and welcomed Lion Terry Peterson, 1st Vice District Governor and Lion Tim Brown, 2nd Vice District Governor. 

Lion Peterson extended warm greetings from District Governor Edwards, who — due to health reasons — has asked him and Lion Brown to visit clubs within the district. Lion Peterson underscored District Governor Edwards' #1 goal, which is to have more women involved in our clubs.   He also reminded members of the goals set by Lions International President Yamada, stressing Dignity, Harmony, and Humanity

Lion Rich Drabek shared information about the Fall Rally.  He noted that Past International Director Bruce Schwartz is leading an effort that challenges clubs to pledge a total of $7,500 toward Leader Dogs for the Blind.  The gift basket put together by Lion Joyce Drabek (shown here at right) was auctioned off for $95, and there was a total of $1,000 raised for Leader Dogs.

Lions also received an update regarding the new shelter located near Herrmann Park.  The roof has been completed and the next step will be the pouring of the concrete deck by the City of Belle Fourche.  While forms have been constructed, there's no date set for the pouring to take place.  A Lions sign will be ordered for the shelter, and at some point, we should have an official "handing over" of the structure to the city.  

The newest Lions shelter is taking shape near Herrmann Park (Photo courtesy of Lion Joyce Drabek)

There was also considerable discussion about the 5SW Lions' Pride newsletter edited by Lion Terry Peterson.  Members overwhelmingly noted that they read the newsletter — and congratulated Lion Peterson on a job well done; however, printing and mailing costs have caused some concerns, and Lions will be exploring options.  These might include putting the newsletter online, creating PDF files and sending the newsletter to members via e-mail, or raising dues to help cover costs.  There was no consensus, but Lion Peterson said he could spell out options — perhaps as many as five — in a forthcoming edition of the newsletter.

Lion Rich Drabek expressed the view that we need more transparency regarding proceedings of District meetings and that minutes of those meeting should be shared with clubs.   Several  members supported that position, one noting that sharing such information will not only create greater transparency but also bolster awareness of the many great things that Lions are doing within the District. (Editor's note:  All Belle Fourche Lion Club minutes can be found under the "Minutes" tab at the top of this page).

"Three in a row" for Belle Fourche Lions
Lion Peterson (at left in this photo) presented the club with a plaque for the Web Site of the Year award within District MD5, which includes portions of Saskatchewan and the Dakotas.  Holding the plaque is webmaster Larry Miller.  Club president Leo Orme is at right.  This is the third year in a row that the club has been the recipient of this award.

By the way, if you'd like to get a closer look at photos on this page — or any of our archived photographs from earlier events — we invite you to visit our Lions Photo Gallery.

Lions Joyce Drabek and Melodey Zupan expressed their thanks to the club for supporting their attendance at Leadership School.  It was also reported that the vision screening tester is available and the tentative dates for testing in Belle Fourche are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 11-13. Testing will be conducted at the South Park Elementary School and the Middle School.

Members were reminded that Greater Belle Fourche Foundation grant applications will soon be due.  Among grant possibilities for Lions:  a pergola at the Rec Center; and a dog park.  Lion Young agreed to be the point of contact to address the Rec Center pergola at our next meeting.

We were also delighted to have Lion Bev Drabek from the Rapid City Evening Star Lions Club join us for this gathering.

The next club meeting is set for October 27th.  By the way, we'd like to again express our appreciation and admiration for Lion Secretary Del Neumeister for his great work in providing timely and detailed  minutes of our meetings.  Thank you Lion Del!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Young and Kline receive awards at September 22 Lions meeting

Members of the Belle Fourche Lions Club received an update this week (9/22/15) on progress being made with construction of another Lions Shelter in Belle Fourche.

"We're waiting for the tin, and hopefully, it'll be in over the next few days," said Lion Rick Walton, who is spearheading the project.

But the highlight of the meeting was the presentation of two awards.

Lion Cherlynn Young is shown with Lion Rick Walton after he presented her with the Lions Key Award, recognizing her good work in recruiting new Lion members.   Lion Young was a charter member of the Northern Lights Lions Club, which merged with the Belle Fourche Lions Club last year.  Congratulations Lion Young!

Lion Brian Kline, at left, received his plaque as a Belle Fourche "Lion of the Year" for 2015 from Lion Rick Walton.  His selection had been announced earlier this year.  Lion Kline, who has held numerous club offices — including the presidency — has been in the middle of nearly all Lion activities over the past several years.  Congratulations Lion Kline! 

New Lions shelter takes shape near Herrmann Park

The frame of the latest Lions shelter is taking shape adjacent to Herrmann Park.  Lions have constructed about a dozen shelters throughout the various city parks in Belle Fourche.  This one started going up last weekend (9/19/15) next door to Bowman Hall.

Fair weather allowed much to be done by Lion volunteers.  These were among the Lions members who have helped in erecting the new shelter.  For a closer view of this good-looking pride of Lions, visit our Lions Photo Gallery

Shown standing (left-to-right) are:  

Lions Joyce Drabek, Bob Schnaible, P.J. Sloan, Rick Walton, Frank Walton, Jim Osloond, Del Neumeister, and Brian Kline; seated are: Sue Neumeister and Ron Ensz.  Lion Rich Drabek — also among the crew — was behind the camera for this photo.  Thanks, too, to Lion Joyce Drabek for her help in obtaining pictures of this important project.

Following their hard work, the group enjoyed some BBQ sandwiches, chips, brownies, and cookies, thanks to Lions Sue Neumeister and Joyce Drabek.   Thanks for the great job Lion volunteers.

Check back for photos of the shelter completion, which will be coming soon!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lion Melodey Zupan presented with her Lion of the Year plaque

Lion Melodey Zupan (center) receives her "Lion of the Year" award from past president Rick Walton following the first fall meeting of the Belle Fourche Lions Club on September 8.  Another plaque will be presented to Lion Brian Kline, who shared the 2015 honor with Lion Zupan.  At left is Lion Joyce Drabek, who nominated Lion Zupan for the award.  Congratulations Lion Zupan!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Youth Exchange luncheon hosted by Belle Fourche Lions

Mayor Gloria Landphere (right) welcomed the Lions International Youth Exchange program to Belle Fourche Tuesday (7/14/15).  She greeted Lions District Governor Ken Wetz and Exchange participants  to the Belle Fourche Fire Department, where some three dozen students from 10 countries had lunch, courtesy of the Belle Fourche Lions Club.  Shown here (l-r) are Lions District Governor Wetz, Alicja Szwed from Poland, Lion Tom Nary, Francesca Brill of Italy, Angela Spinello from Italy, Lion Rich Drabek, and Mayor Landphere.  The youth exchange program was headquartered this year at Kamp Kinship south of Deadwood.  For more photos of their Belle Fourche visit, go to our Lions Photo Gallery.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Belle Fourche Lions to host lunch for International Youth Camp

Young people from Japan, Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain, Poland, Australia, Brazil and Finland — as well as youth from Saskatchewan and the Dakotas — have converged on the northern Black Hills as part of the  International Youth Exchange Camp being hosted by District 5SW.  The camp is being held at Camp Kinship, south of Deadwood through next Saturday, July 18, 2015.  It got underway last weekend (7/12/15).

On Tuesday (5/14/15) Belle Fourche Lions will host about 50 Youth Camp attendees at an 11:30am luncheon to be served at the Belle Fourche Fire Hall.  Mayor Gloria Lamphere is expected to be on hand for a short welcome.  Joining the festivities will be about 10 counselors, Lions Club members and personnel from the Fire Department.

Students from ages 15-18 participate in this program.  While the campers are not necessarily Leos or children of Lions Club members, they are all endorsed by their local Lions Clubs.  It is open to 20 International Students and 20 MD5 students.  The fee for the camp is $400.  

It's a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for young people from our area to meet and interact with students from all over the world.  The agenda includes hiking in the beautiful Black Hills, swimming, canoeing, miniature golf, bumper boats, and bumper cars, sight seeing in the Black Hills including Crazy Horse and the lighting ceremony at Mt. Rushmore.

(Note to BF Lions members:  Check the Calendar for further information)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Belle Fourche Lions "Lead the Way" for the 2015 Roundup!

Lion Tom Nary (left) led the charge as the Belle Fourche Lions Club again provided ushering services for another successful Black Hills Roundup Rodeo.  Seventeen Lions volunteered for this important event.

◊  Frank Walton
◊  Rich Drabek
◊  Ron Ensz
◊  Geri Drabek
◊  Bob Drabek
◊  Vic Young
◊  Leo Orme
◊  Del Neumeister
◊  Sue Neumeister
◊  Teresa Schanzenbach
◊  Samantha Drabek
◊  Melodey Zupan
◊  John Cooper
◊  Larry Miller
◊  Harry Haivala
◊  Brian Kline
◊  Tom Nary

A big "Roar" to these Lion volunteers!

See these images and more in our Lions Photo Gallery 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lions Zupan and Kline named Lions of the Year

The past year has been a very busy one for the Belle Fourche Lions Club and the Northern Lights Lions Club.  Both organizations made significant headway in helping with a variety of projects in the community -- ranging from vision screening of local children to launching a new park shelter project that will hit its stride in coming weeks. The two clubs merged earlier this year, unified under the moniker of the Belle Fourche Lions Club.

So, it was no big surprise -- and very appropriate -- when Lions President Rick Walton (at left in this photo) announced at the Lions meeting this week (5/26/15) there would be TWO recipients of the Lion of the Year award from the Belle Fourche Lions Club this year:  Lion Melodey Zupan and Lion Brian Kline.  Lion Zupan will soon be completing her second year as a Lion, saying she has particularly enjoyed participating in the vision screening for children — especially the very young ones.  Lion Kline, who is coordinating club assistance with the Center of the Nation All-Car Rally this summer, has been in Lions for more than 21 years.  Our congratulations to both! 

"Both Lion Zupan and Lion Kline have demonstrated leadership during the past year in helping further the spirit and achievements of Lionism," noted Walton in announcing their selection.  Presentation of the award plaques will be made at a later date.

Speakers Jess Moser (center) and Jenny Ness
 (right) shared photos of their work in Mexico
Jenny Ness and Jess Moser from the RedWater Eye Care provided a program about their volunteer work in Mexico. They're part of a group known as VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) which has been involved in providing used glasses to needy persons.   For some 45 years, VOSH volunteers have been traveling to Mexico and others countries to help impoverished people with their vision needs.

Ness said their South Dakota group has worked with the Mitchell Lions Club in collecting donated eyeglasses and taking them to the state penitentiary for repairs -- then to be delivered to Mexico by South Dakota VOSH volunteers.

Their trek in early February of 2015 took them to the impoverished suburbs of Gomez Palacio in the north-central region of Mexico.  With the assistance of a local Lions Club there, the group distributed more than 3,300 pairs of glasses to persons in need of assistance. They shared photos from a typical day of volunteering, which started at 9 o'clock in the morning and lasted until about 7 o'clock in the evening -- with a late afternoon "siesta" break.

"The work is very rewarding," said Ness, who thanked Lions for their support and encouraged continued and expanded work in gathering old eyeglasses.  The presentation spurred club members to discuss other strategic locations where Belle Fourche Lions could place collection boxes for donated glasses.

We were delighted to have to special guests for this meeting.  Officer Jason Huber of the Belle Fourche Police Department, and Bridger Wingen, accompanied by his mother, Lion Julie Wingen.  

Bridger Wingen and mom, Lion Julie Wingen
Lion Julie introduced Bridger and expressed her appreciation to the group for all that has been done to assist with his health issues.  Bridger was born with only half of his heart and underwent major heart surgery just three days after he was born.  Northern Lights Lions donated to his care.  The young lad is doing much better now, but is still in need of one more surgery.  It was a treat to have Bridger join us for this meeting.

To see these and other Lions photos in somewhat higher resolution, visit our Lions Club Photo Gallery.

A final bit of business was handled when the club voted to increase annual dues by $5 to help offset international dues that have been increased in recent years.  Local dues are now $70.  Two important points were underscored:  all community funds raised through various projects -- from the pancake breakfast to the All-Car Rally and other events -- go only to support Lions programs that benefit the community.  Also, Belle Fourche Lions Club will continue to assist in subsidizing initiation fees for new member.

After a very busy final meeting of the season, Belle Fourche Lions meetings go on hiatus for the summer and won't return until September.  Not to worry, though, the work of Lions will continue......from building a new shelter and ushering at the Black Hills Roundup to providing the best burgers and mini-donuts on earth at the Center of the Nation All Car Rally.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lions clean up along U.S. 34 and host Zone 2 meeting

Lions are proud of their heritage — and of their service to the community.

Trash beware!  Belle Fourche Lions along U.S. 34
So pardon our Lion "pride" (sorry for the pun) if we boast a little about what must surely have been a record turnout for the Highway 34 Clean-up yesterday afternoon (4/28/15) west of the Belle Fourche Country Club toward the Wyoming border.  While we keep lots of records, we don't have a precise count of Lion volunteers who showed up to pick up trash along both sides of the highway.  

Lion P.J. Sloan chairs this project, and he had lots of help yesterday.  We suspect there were about 15 Lions involved, and we couldn't have had a better day to be traipsing up and down the highway right-of-way.  All the debris was collected in heavy duty plastic bags and dumped at the State Highway shop adjacent to the golf course.  No count on that either, but the dumpster was full!

On the heels of that event, Lions members and guests squeezed in to the meeting room at The Stadium for our regularly-scheduled meeting.  And this was a special session, which included the Lions Zone 2 meeting chaired by Lion Del Neumeister, who gave a rundown on zone accomplishments and offered a few suggestions on ways of acquiring and retaining new members.

Lion Ken Wetz of Newell (standing) was among guests
We were pleased to be joined by members of the Newell Lions Club, led by their president Lion Carol McCarthy.  You'll see a few of their members depicted in our Lions Photo Gallery.

Lion Joyce Drabek reported that the club grossed some $2,860 from another successful Dodgeball Tournament and that we hope to net about $1,300 after all expenses are paid.  Some 10 teams participated in the event, and a tournament is already tentatively scheduled for March of 2016.

Among other items on the agenda at this meeting:  Belle Fourche Lions will be building another picnic shelter, and Saturday, May 16, has been set as a tentative day for construction work, with an alternate date one week later on Saturday, May 23; volunteers were again requested for the Vision Screening slated for tomorrow at the Belle Fourche Middle School;  and the club voted to provide meals for "Teen Camp" participants on Tuesday, July 14 — further details will be announced at a future meeting.

For a complete rundown of the meeting, you can read the minutes of this meeting — and all previous meetings for the past year or so — as compiled by Lion Secretary Del Neumeister.  Simply click on the MINUTES tab at the top of this page.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lions 4th Annual Dodgeball Tourney is a success!

In what has been described as a "pretty wild tournament," the Annual Dodgeball Tournament at the Belle Fourche Area Community Center last weekend (4/18/15) is now history.

First Place winners "Not In The Face"
Started four years ago by the Northern Lights Lions Club as a fundraiser, the event has become a popular one in the community and helps support community service projects undertaken by Lions.

According to Lion Joyce Drabek, Chairman for the tourney, there were 67 players that comprised the 10 teams that signed up this year.

The winning team (shown here) was a group dubbed "Not in The Face," and they took home the $250 Grand Prize.  The "Prancing Poinies" team copped second place, and the "Cobras" came in third.

While we've posted a few photos from the event in our Lions Gallery, you'll find a bevy of great action photos on the Northern Lights Lions Dodgeball Facebook Page!

The 2016 event is set for March 19th.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Seven new members inducted into Belle Fourche Lions Club

Lions Drabek, Young and Walton
It was a full house for the Tuesday, March 24th meeting as seven new members were inducted into the Belle Fourche Lions Club at the The Stadium Sports Grill.

The ceremony was conducted by Lion Bob Drabek with assistance from Lions Rick Walton and Cherlynn Young.  

Many of the inductees had been members of the Northern Lights Lions Club, the ladies Lions organization that has been exceptionally active in Belle Fourche vision screening over the past few years.

Moderator Drabek observed that this merger of the two clubs is much like a marriage – one of the two parties usually must have a name change.

Drabek also noted that the success of this arrangement will be the responsibility of all the members.

These were among the seven new Lions members and their sponsors participating in the March 24th induction ceremony, one of the largest such events in recent memory.
New members inducted into the Belle Fourche Lions Club were Lions Jeremy Biegert, Faith Goehring, Sue Neumeister, P.J. Sloan, Kelly Walton, Frank Walton, and Kellen Willert.

For a bit more information and additional photos, visit our Lions Gallery.

We should note that you’ll not see Lion sponsor Rik Bartels or inductee Lion P.J. Sloan in any of those photos.  During the course of the evening, the fire whistle blew and Lions Bartels and Sloan had to absent themselves from the festivities.

We should note that Lion Sloan was recently selected as “Fireman of the Year” by the Belle Fourche Fire Department.  Congratulations Lion Sloan!

In his induction comments, Lion Bob Drabek challenged each of the new members to help make the Belle Fourche Lions Club an even better organization.

After the ceremony, all enjoyed a wonderful “Lions Cake” from the oven of new Lion Sue Neumeister.

Thanks to all who made this a special evening, and congratulations to our new members of the Belle Fourche Lions Club.

Friday, February 27, 2015

New member -- and new meeting dates for Belle Fourche Lions!

Lions Rick Walton and Sue Neumeister
Sue Neumeister may not have intended to help make a bit of history -- but she has.

The wife of local Pastor Del Neumeister, Sue has just become the newest member of the Belle Fourche Lions Club.  More significantly, she is the first-ever woman to join the club, which has consisted only of men since it was formed in 1936.

Neumeister was welcomed to membership in the club by President Rick Walton (photo at left) during the February 26th meeting at the Stadium Sports Grill.

And while she may be the only lady in this bastion of men, that won't be the case for very long.  Nearly a dozen members of the Northern Lights Lions Club -- formed by Belle Fourche women about five years ago -- are expected to join Belle Fourche Lions during their meeting on Tuesday, March 24th.  Their infusion into the club should give the club even more resources to provide services to the community.  They already have compiled a hefty list of accomplishments.

But Sue Neumeister is the first to break the gender tradition of the Belle Fourche Lions Club.

"My dad was a Lion for as far back as I can remember," said Neumeister, who is a native of Nebraska.  The family had lived in Avoca, Decatur,  and Weeping Water, among others communities, in eastern Nebraska.  

"I remember Lions collecting eyeglasses and having meetings, but I honestly don't remember much more.  I just remember dad was a Lion for a long time."

Husband Del is also a Lion, allowing Sue to gain even more knowledge about the Belle Fourche Lions Club and its activities.  Lion Del has been a member of the club since their family moved to Belle Fourche six years ago from Scotland, South Dakota.  They have six children and 10 grandchildren -- with another grandchild on the way. 

Starting in March -- on the 10th -- the Belle Fourche Lions Club will beginning meeting on Tuesday evenings rather than Thursday evenings.  All meetings will continue to take place at the Stadium Sports Grill, 818 5th Street on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, September through May.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Northern Lights Lions will bolster Belle Fourche Lions Club

Some five years after they received a charter as a Lions Club, members of the Northern Lights Lions Club have chosen to transfer to Belle Fourche Lions Club.  And last week (2/12/15) Vice President Leo Orme -- who had represented the sponsoring Belle Fourche Lions Club -- called for a vote to allow Northern Lights members to become members of the Belle Fourche Lions Club.

Northern Lights Lions soon after their 2009 charter
The approval vote was unanimous.

In earlier announcing the anticipated vote, President Rick Walton  observed, "This will be of great benefit to both our groups, and we will gain some excellent Lions who possess a lot of talents and who have done great things for the community."

"The future of Lionism in our community requires that we work together and pool our resources so we can continue "To Serve."

Northern Lights has been particularly successful in giving leadership to vision screening in the community, an activity that hearkens back to an early priority of Lions -- and one that remains important and immensely relevant to Lions."

It's anticipated that more than a dozen members of Northern Lights will make the transition and attend their first Belle Fourche Lions Club meeting on Tuesday, March 24th. 

It was also reported that six "Drop Box Containers" for used hearing aids and glasses were purchased from the South Dakota Lions Foundation during the State Convention by Lion Robert Drabek.  The containers will be located at RedWater Eye Care, local banks, and other strategic locations throughout the community.

Another key vote of the February 12th meeting focused on future meeting dates, since there've been issues surrounding attendance and meeting space.  On a motion from Lion Neumeister, it was decided to change  meeting days from Thursdays to Tuesdays.  Beginning next month, Belle Fourche Lions will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month September through May.   The new schedule will take effect Tuesday, March 10th.

Meetings will continue to be conducted at Stadium Sports Grill, 818 5th Avenue beginning at 7:00 p.m.