Monday, March 23, 2020

Belle Fourche Lions - WE SERVE!

Although our March 26th meeting has was cancelled, and the Lions Pancake Feed scheduled for March 29th postponed  (date yet to be determined) our Belle Fourche Lions continue serve "behind the scenes."  

Please take note of the newest Lions Eyeglass Drop Box.  It's located at the Runnings store and is the handiwork of Lions Mike Derry and Cherie Coleman.  Great job....Thanks Lions Derry and Coleman!  

(Thanks to Lion Del Neumeister for sharing photo)

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Belle Fourche Lions Club: Minutes of Special March19th Meeting

The following members were present: Lion Cherie Coleman, Lion Mike Derry, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Ron Ensz (by phone), Lion Melissa Kraft, Lion Del Neumeister, Lion Sue Neumeister, Lion Frank Walton and Lion Kellen Willert (by phone).
The meeting was held at the Conference Room of the Pioneer Bank and Trust.  A thank you to Lions Coleman and Kraft for making the arrangements.  Meeting was called to order by President Willert at 7 p.m. and Lion Ensz joined a short time later due to technical issues.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the future of the Annual Pancake feed scheduled for March 29, 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.  This was the only item on the agenda.
There was much discussion back and forth regarding whether to postpone or to cancel outright the feed.  Lion Frank Walton provided the group with some numbers regarding where his tickets, in the amount of $2110, came from.  Uncertainty of what the “best” thing to do was with each who attended. 
There was a motion by Lion Mike Derry to postpone, for the time being, the feed.  A second was given by Lion Del Neumeister, 8 for and 1 against; motion carried.  Lion Ron Ensz will prepare a statement for the newspaper regarding how tickets which have been sold will be handled.  Lion Cherie Coleman will put the notification on our Facebook page.
Due to the coronavirus a motion was made to cancel the next regular club meeting scheduled for March 26, 2020 by Lion Frank Walton with a 2nd by Lion Melissa Kraft; motion carried.
As there was no further business a motion by Lion Del Neumeister was made to adjourn, a 2nd by Lion Frank Walton; motion carried.
Your Lions secretary
Lion Del Neumeister

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Lion "Chuck" Livingston (1930-2020)

Our long-time friend and fellow Belle Fourche Lion, Charles "Chuck" Livingston has passed away.  We received the sad news yesterday that "Lion Chuck" had died on Monday, March 9th. He was 89 years old.  Once we know specific arrangements for his funeral, we'll share them on this Belle Fourche Lions website.

Nearly three years ago, in early 2017, Lion Chuck was honored for 50 years of perfect attendance in Lions.  As we wrote on this website then, "That's no small accomplishment, and it's among many achievements that this low-key Lion leader has chalked up over the years.  Not just in Lions, but also within the community."

At that time, we assembled the following short video, providing more information about Chuck's life and his career of service in Lions – and throughout the community.