Friday, January 26, 2018

Lions approve $1,200 to support three local projects

Lions belted out the Lion's Song, echoing through the halls of Grap's Burgers and Brews last night (1/25/18) perhaps inspiring members of the Belle Fourche Lions Club to get down to business during their final January meeting.  Of course, there was plenty of socializing before and during dinner, but we'd like to think that it was the melodious strains (and we're sure that's the right word) of the Lion's Song that motivated members to move swiftly through a full night of club business.

Guest Larry Shoemaker (left) with President Brian Kline
But not before welcoming Belle Fourche retiree Larry Shoemaker as a guest invited by Lion Frank Walton.  Larry's a retired trucker and a prospective member of Belle Fourche Lions, so we hope our singing doesn't scare him off.  You'll be hearing more about Larry.

On the business side of things, Lion Joyce Drabek reported on the latest vision screening at the Health Fair.  Twenty-six children were screened – with three referrals.  Members were reminded, too, that our annual Pancake Feed will be coming up on Sunday, March 25th.  Mark your calendars now!

True to the spirit of Lionism, members gave their approval for three projects in the community.  They include funds to support two $500 scholarships for Belle Fourche High School students; a $100 donation to Parents Who Care, an organization that – among others things – coordinates "After-Prom Activities"; and, finally, a $100 donation to the Middle School to fund two $50 awards for the Science Fair.

But wait, there's more!  Read about it in our award-winning Lions Minutes compiled by Lion Secretary Del Neumeister.  You can also enjoy archived photo "treasures" in our Lions Gallery.

Lion Rich Drabek is on the program agenda with a Lions Orientation at our meeting slated for Thursday, February 8th.  See you then!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Neither wind, nor snow, nor COLD...

Despite bitter cold weather, more than a dozen weather-resistant Lions congregated Thursday evening (1/11/18) at Grap's for the first meeting of the new calendar year.  Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2018.

Members were reminded of the State Lions Convention in Huron later this month – January 19 and 20, as well as the forthcoming Health Fair at the Belle Fourche Area Community Center next Saturday, January 13th.

Lions Brian Kline, Michael Floyd and Melodey Zupan.
A happy ending for the two Lions Christmas Families; after a bit of a cash card "issue" surrounding its activation, the problem was resolved, and Lion Kraft reported that both families received their cards and were able to use them during the holidays.s

Lion President Kline gave recognition to Lion Melodey Zupan for her sponsoring one of our newer members, Lion Michael Floyd.  They are shown – in that order – at left.  Thanks to Lion Neumeister for sharing this image.

Lions are looking for an ambitious Lion to take over the reins as Chairperson of the 2018 Dodgeball Tournament.  Filling this position is critical to the future of the tourney.  Contact Lion Kline for particulars.

Some other calendar items were discussed – and more.  Check out the details in Lion Neumeister's comprehensive minutes.  A link to all minutes from the last year can be found at the "Minutes" tab at the top of this page.  Check out all upcoming events on our Lions Calendar (at right).  Newest addition is our Lions Pancake Feed, set for Sunday, March 25th.  More information will be forthcoming.