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