Friday, November 25, 2016

From Bill Gates: A message for the Belle Fourche Lions Club (and – of course – for Lions clubs all around the world!)

Every day, about 400 children around the world die from a disease that is preventable: Measles. During this year, the Chairman of Lions Clubs International Foundation, Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada is asking clubs around the globe – including Belle Fourche Lions – to help raise the necessary funds to fight this deadly disease. 

For about $1, a simple vaccine provides immunity against measles. Lions worldwide goal is to raise $30 million this year to help battle this disease. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom's Department of International Development are partners and will match our efforts. We encourage you to take a moment to listen to this important message from Bill Gates.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

District Governor Terry Peterson visits club -- outlines goals

Lions 5SW District Governor Terry Peterson visited the Belle Fourche Lions Club on Tuesday, November 8, presenting several members with a variety of awards.  Among them were two Presidential Service Awards -- one going to Lion Rick Walton, and they other presented to Lion Del Neumeister.  

District Governor (DG) Peterson also used the occasion to review his goals for the district as his term winds down. (Photo at left)

A member of the Rapid City Lions Club, Lion Peterson is a retired teacher, and he demonstrated his communications skills as he shared stories about his time as a classroom teacher --  and some of his experiences while visiting Lions clubs around the district during his term as District Governor.  By the time his term ends, he will have traveled over 23,000 miles!

This was a very busy meeting with lots of information and discussion -- and some action, too!  Among them was approval of a motion to change meeting days to the second Thursday and the fourth Tuesday of each month.  And there were other awards, too!  We urge you to check out details of activity from this meeting in the comprehensive minutes so diligently prepared by Lion Secretary Del Neumeister.  Just click on the "Minutes" tab at the top of this page.

You'll also find additional photos and information from the meeting in our Lions Gallery.

These Lions were honored for perfect attendance during the past year.  Seated (L-R) are Lions Rich Drabek, Joyce Drabek and Chuck Livingston.  Standing are Lions Del Neumeister, Melodey Zupan, Sue Neumeister, Leo Orme and Frank Walton.  Congratulations fellow Lions....and Well Done!