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Belle Fourche Lions Club Minutes for October 8, 2020

The Belle Fourche Lions Club met at Grap's Burgers and Brews.  The meeting was called to order by President Melissa Kraft.  There were 15 members and 2 guests present for the meeting:

Members present: Lion Biegert, Lion Coleman, Lion Derry, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Ensz, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schaefer, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

The pledge was led by Lion Mike "Coleman."  The Lions song was led by Lion Shoemaker.

The GUESTS were introduced as follows: Adam Foote was introduced by Lion Del Neumeister and PDG Doug Scheller was introduced by Lion President.

A Lions joke was shared by PDG Scheller. 

Minutes from the previous meeting were presented .  Motion to approve the minutes was made by Lion Coleman, with 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.

The financial report was presented by Lion Rich Drabek.  He stated that there was $4444.78 in the Admin account and $4789.33 in the Project account.  Motion to approve the financial report by Lion F. Walton with a 2nd by Lion Coleman; motion carried.

Although there were no bills to be presented to the club, a request for a donation from the Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department was presented.  No action was taken.

There were two pieces of correspondence.  A THANK YOU from Lion Larry Miller for the plaque.  Also a birthday card was passed around for the 90th of Lion Wennberg.

  OLD BUSINESS:

·         Splash Park - This was tabled.

·         Belle Fourche Lions website - Lion D. Neumeister stated that he had sent out the email address for the website and wanted to make certain everyone had it.

·         Glasses were transported to Sioux Falls by Lion Shoemaker.  He and Lion Nary worked together to gather the glasses and then get them to Sioux Falls.  Thank you Lions Tom and Larry.

·         It was noted that Lion Nary is getting together a "shadow box" for the club.  Lion Ensz has some pins from former member Lion Tague.  Anyone is welcome to them.

·         New Member orientation - Lion Rich Drabek presented information for the new members.  The "very good" information consisted of; history of Lions International, the organizational setup of the Lions, some of the things Lions are involved in and challenges to the new members to make a difference.  He ended by challenging each to strive toward 5SW Proud Lion and MD5 Rookie Lion. 

NEW BUSINESS:

·         PDG Scheller and Campaign 100 One word describes PDG Sheller's presentation, passionate.  Lion Scheller believes what he spoke about and it starts with, "27.4 cents."  He gave us statistics regarding lack of water, electricity, shelter and the overall health of the world.  He told us that preventable diseases take over 25,000 lives every day.  This is about the size of Aberdeen, SD.  He then told us that the goal of Campaign 100 is to raise 22 million dollars by 2022.  He then told us that the dollars that have already been raised have made a difference.  South Dakota alone has received over 1/2 million dollars in grants.  They  have given approximately 5 million for COVID relief.  When you give to Campaign 100 you know where your dollars are going.  100% of your money goes to the cause you desire.  There are no paid CEO's to siphon your money.  So, 24.7cents a day equals $100 a year and that's what it will take to make the goal.  You can donate on the LCIF website or by mail: LCIF, Dept. 45471, Carol Stream, IL, 60122-4547.  Thank you PDG Scheller for your presentation.

 50/50 Drawing was made:  Adam Foote's number was drawn. 

Meeting was adjourned.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE October 22nd, the time will be 6 p.m. Location of the meeting will be Grap's Burgers and Brews. 

 

Belle Fourche Lions Club Minutes for September 24, 2020

The Belle Fourche Lions Club met at Grap's Burgers and Brews.  The meeting was called to order by President Melissa Kraft.  There were 19 members and 2 guests present for the meeting:

Members present: Lion Capp, Lion Coleman, Lion Cooper, Lion Derry, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion Miller, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Oedekoven, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

The pledge was led by Lion Coleman.  The Lions song was led by Lion Floyd.

The following GUESTS were introduced by Lion Zupan: Zack Zupan (husband of Lion Zupan) and Cheri Tripp (friend of Lion Zupan).

Two Lions jokes were shared.  One by Lion Nary (timely with COVID 91) and one by Lion Derry.

Minutes from the previous meeting were presented.  Motion to approve the minutes was made by Lion Cooper, with 2nd by Lion F Walton; motion carried.

The financial report was presented by Lion Rich Drabek.  He stated that there was $3616.78 in the Admin account and $4726.33 in the Project account.  Motion to approve the financial report by Lion Floyd with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.

There were no bills presented to the club.

There was no correspondence.

  OLD BUSINESS:

·         Splash Park - It was noted that the city must decide what type of benches they desire and when they will start construction.  Lion Nary was given information regarding Lion Livingston's date of joining (1967) and a point of contact for the making and engraving of the plaque when that time arrives.

·         Belle Fourche Lions website - Lion Capp gave us a few updates.  The email address if anyone wants to send something directly to the website is: bf.lionsclub@gmail.com.  Lion Secretary will get that sent to the club members as soon as possible.

·         New Member installation - Lion Rich Drabek conducted a candlelight service with some history and "responsibilities" of being a Lion to install the following members who have not previously been installed: Lion Coleman, Lion Zupan, Lion Floyd, Lion Kraft, Lion Capp, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion F. Walton, Lion Derry and Lion Shoemaker.  It was a very meaningful service.  Next meeting will be orientation for new members. 

NEW BUSINESS:

·         Lion Floyd made a $100 donation to Leader Dogs for the Blind.  Thank you, Lion Michael.

·         Lion Joyce Drabek noted that the Chamber of Commerce has ask us if we wanted to participate in "Pumpkin Fest" by serving food.  The day would be October 24th and the time would be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Discussion took place.

Break for the meal Lion D. Neumeister gave the blessing.

Upon return from the break more discussion regarding Pumpkin Fest.  No action was taken by our club.

·         Lion Larry Miller was recognized with plaque and kind words for his many years as the "keeper" of the website.  The plaque was presented by President Kraft for Immediate Past President Willert due to Lion Willert's deployment.  Lion Miller was accompanied by Lion Rich Drabek who is his sponsor.  A standing ovation was given to Lion Miller.  Thank you, Lion Larry.

·         It was noted that Lion Haivala is the only one slated to take care of glasses.  Lions R. Walton, Derry and Oedekoven volunteered to assist Lion Haivala.  Lion Shoemaker also stated he would be travelling to Sioux Falls on October 2nd.  He will transport glasses and turn them in.  Thank you, Lion Larry.

·         Lion Nary has a shadow box and will contact Grap's for an appropriate place to display memorabilia.  Thank you, Lion Tom.

 50/50 Drawing was made:  Lion Floyd's number was drawn.  The money was donated back to the club.

Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Capp; motion carried.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE October 8th, the time will be 6 p.m. Location of the meeting will be Grap's Burgers and Brews.   


Belle Fourche Lions Club Minutes of September 10, 2020

The Belle Fourche Lions Club met at Grap’s Burgers and Brews in their "wine room."  The meeting was called to order by President Melissa Kraft.  The following 13 members were present for the meeting:

Lion Coleman, Lion Derry, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Kraft, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Oedekoven, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Zupan.

The pledge was led by Lion S. Neumeister.  The Lions song was led by Lion J. Drabek.

There were no GUESTS.

No Lions jokes were shared.

Minutes from the previous meeting were presented.  Motion to approve the minutes was made by Lion F. Walton, with 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.

The financial report was presented by Lion Rich Drabek.  He stated that there was $4876.33 in the Admin account and $3481.77 in the Project account.  Motion to approve the financial report by Lion D. Neumeister with a 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.

The following bills were presented to the club: BFACC sent a request to support the Spooktacular on October 31st.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to give them $50.  2nd by Lion Shoemaker; motion carried.  A request from Leader Dogs for the Blind for financial support was presented.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to donate $100.  2ns by Lion Derry; motion carried.

The following correspondence was shared: Two pieces of news regarding SD Lions State Convention: a raffle will be held and tickets were sent, also this year it will be a "virtual" convention.

  OLD BUSINESS:

·         Splash Park -Lion J. Drabek noted that the city requested that any benches purchased would be metal rather than concrete.  Our plaque honoring Lion Livingston will come at a later date.

·         New Member orientation - Lion Rich Drabek stated that he feels it would be a very meaningful thing to have "installation" of new members before an orientation.  It was decided that the next meeting will be when this happens.  All members are requested to RSVP Lion Del if they are attending.  Lion Del will send out a notice.

·         Belle Fourche Lions website - Lion Coleman stated that Lion Capp has the website "up and running".  He will share with the club, upon his next availability, all he has "updated."

·         Corn Days - an update on income was given.  With expenses added up, we made $269.23.  All who attended felt that growth was indeed possible and they "had fun."

·         Vision Screening/kindergarten roundup was updated by Lion J. Drabek.  She was grateful for the volunteers: Lions Frank Walton, Rich Drabek, Coleman, Sue Neumeister and Del Neumeister.  Approximately 90 children were screened with approximately 6 referrals.  Everyone felt it is a very worthwhile endeavor.

·         Gay Park equipment - the letter of support was written by Lion President Kraft.

NEW BUSINESS:

·         Perfect attendance - Pins for perfect attendance were presented to the following members: Lions Joyce Drabek, Rich Drabek, Robert Drabek, Tom Nary, Del Neumeister, Sue Neumeister, Larry Shoemaker, Frank Walton, Rick Walton and Kellen Willert.  Lions Robert Drabek and Willert were unable to attend due to COVID for Lion Drabek and military commitment for Lion Willert.

·         Lion Coleman shared numerous memorabilia items from Lion Livingston.

·         Lion Nary stated that there has been a noticeable increase in aluminum can collection.  Any and all volunteers to crush cans should contact him at 892-2027 to crush.

 50/50 Drawing was made:  Lion Coleman's number was drawn.  She donated her proceeds to Leader Dogs for the blind.

Motion by Lion R. Walton to adjourn, 2nd by Lion D. Neumeister; motion carried.

NEXT MEETING WILL BE September 24th, the time will be 6 p.m. Location of the meeting will be Grap’s Burgers and Brews.                                                                                                                                 

Belle Fourche Lions Club Minutes of August 6, 2020

The Belle Fourche Lions Club met at Graps Burgers and Brews.  The meeting was called to order by new President Melissa Kraft.  The following 13 members and 2 guests were present for the meeting:

Lion Capp, Lion Coleman, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Ensz, Lion Kraft, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schaefer, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton and Lion Willert.

Our GUESTS were: Annie Reich and Jenelle Willert.  Annie was introduced by Lion Capp and Janelle was introduced by Immediate Past President Willert.

Two Lions jokes were shared by Jenelle Willert and by Lion Capp.

Minutes from the previous meeting were presented .  Motion to approve the minutes was made by Lion Willert, with 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.

The financial report was presented by Lion Rich Drabek.  He noted he was having some printer "issues" so he gave some verbal information.  Motion to approve the financial report by Lion R. Walton with a 2nd by Lion Willert; motion carried.

The following correspondence was shared: A THANK YOU from Harley Fisher for the Lion's Scholarship.  A note from the BFACC that the Health Fair was NOT going to be rescheduled.

  OLD BUSINESS:

·         Splash Park - Lion Willert stated that perhaps due to the number of donors that the club "sponsor" a bench and have a plaque on it, rather than making or purchasing one.  Discussion.  More to follow.

·         New Member orientation - Lion Rich Drabek stated that most likely we will have this in Sept.

·         4th of July update - The Cowboy breakfast had much positive feedback.  Everyone involved believed that it was a good learning experience.  It is believed that it will grow.

·         Belle Fourche Lions website - Lion Capp has been given Lion Miller's email address.  Coordination will be made.  There was discussion regarding some sort of recognition of Lion Miller for everything he has done with the website.

NEW BUSINESS:

·         Corn Days - This is scheduled for Belle Fourche August 21st and/or 22nd.  It was noted that Friday has only a few venders.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to sell hot dogs and popcorn on Friday, 2nd by Lion Willert; motion carried.  Much discussion followed.

·         Lion Willert noted that the city will be seeking a grant for new equipment at Gay Park.  They were asking for a letter of support to make the grant happen.  Motion by Lion Willert to give them a letter of support, 2nd by Lion R. Walton; motion carried.  Lion Willert will draft the letter.

Kindergarten screening will take place August 17th at North Park Elementary.  Lion J. Drabek will check with the school about COVID protocol to see if we can do Vision Screening.

·         Lion of the year plaque was presented by Immediate Past President Willert to Lion Nary.  A hardy round of applause was given.

 NEXT MEETING WILL BE September 10th, the time will be 6 p.m. Location of the meeting will be Graps Burgers and Brews.                                                                                                                                 

50/50 Drawing was made:  President Kraft's name was drawn. Money was donated back to the club.                                                                               Motion by Lion Willert to adjourn, 2nd by Lion R. Walton; motion carried.

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Belle Fourche Lions Club (Draft) Minutes of June 11, 2020
The Belle Fourche Lions Club met at Graps Burgers and Brews.  The meeting was called to order by President Kellen Willert.  The following 13 members were present for the meeting:
Lion Coleman, Lion Cooper, Lion Derry, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Haivala, Lion Kraft, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, and Lion Willert.
We had one guest: Lee Capp (member in training)
Minutes from the previous meeting and the special meeting on June 4th were presented .  Motions to approve the two minutes were made by Lion F. Walton, with 2nds for both by Lion Haivala; motions carried.   The financial report was presented by Lion Rich Drabek who gave us some updated information.  Motion to approve the financial report by Lion D. Neumeister with a 2nd by Lion Ensz; motion carried.   There was no correspondence.   
  OLD BUSINESS:
·      Splash Park - Lions President stated that he is still optimistic that the construction will start this soon.
·      New Member orientation - Lion Rich Drabek will do the training and recommends it be done in the fall.
·      4th of July - The following updates were given.  We will be serving from 7:30 a.m. till 10 a.m.  The menu will be biscuits, gravy, sausage and coffee/juice.  Posters are available and were handed out.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the next meeting.  Discussion foll
      Break for meal Lion D. Neumeister gave a blessing.
·      All Car Rally - Lion Derry stated that perhaps a proper name of the event should by "All Car Rally Lite."  There was an update on the drive-in movie theme.  Volunteers are asked to be at Hersruds at 6ish.  A sign-up sheet was passed around.  Lion Kline is the chair of the event.
NEW BUSINESS:
·      Belle Fourche Lions website - Lee Capp volunteered to work with Lion Miller who has, for personal reasons had to resign from Lions effective December 31st
·      Lion Chuck Livingston memorial dollars - Memorial dollars in the amount of $52.50 were sent in Lion Chuck's name.  There was discussion regarding what to do.  The Bench at the Splash Park was mentioned.  Motion by Lion Coleman to have a plaque at the Splash Park with Lion Chuck's name.  2ns by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.
·      FFA - The Belle Fourche chapter of the FFA has asked to borrow our grill for the 3rd of July activities.  Motion by Lion Ensz to loan them the grill as long as either Lion Rick Walton or Lion Nary is available to help, 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.
·      A Bill was presented by Lion Rich Drabek - Bill for $64.00 for mailbox rent is due in July.  Motion by Lion Haivala to pay the bill, 2nd by Lion Shoemaker; motion carried.  
 NEXT MEETING WILL BE June 25th, the location of the meeting will be Graps Burgers and Brews.  Meeting time will be at 7p.m.
50/50 Drawing was made:  Lion Kraft's name was drawn.  
Motion by Lion F.Walton to adjourn; 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.
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Special meeting of the Belle Fourche Lions, June 4, 2020
The special meeting was held at the Don Pratt building and was called to order at 7 p.m. by Lion President Kellen Willert.  There were 10 members present and 3 guests.
Members present: Lion Coleman, Lion Derry, Lion Ensz, Lion Kraft, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Shoemaker, Lion R. Walton and Lion Willert.
Guests: Doug Cole (Belle Fourche Beacon), Michelle Evens (Downtown businesses), Lee Capp (potential member).
This meeting took place after a publicity picture was taken out on State Street.
There was no song, no pledge, no financial report and no minutes from the last meeting.
Lion Ensz handed out a sheet of paper with information regarding the "cowboy breakfast" to be held July 4th on State Street.  He also noted that Lynn's Dakotamart has quoted their price to prepare biscuits and gravy at $1.99 per serving.  There was discussion regarding how to do preparation.  It was noted that roasters were needed.  Several of those in attendance volunteered the use of theirs.  There was discussion regarding set up and tear down and the potential of inclement weather.   It was decided that Venue 519 will be the site in case of inclement weather.  More will be discussed at the next regular meeting which will be June 11th.
Motion by Lion R. Walton to adjourn with a 2nd by Lion Shoemaker; motion carried.



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Belle Fourche Lions (draft) Minutes of May 28, 
2020
The Belle Fourche Lions Club met at Graps Burgers and Brews.  The meeting was called to order by President Kellen Willert.  The following 15 members were present for the meeting:
Lion Bartels, Lion Coleman, Lion Cooper, Lion Derry, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Kraft, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Oedekoven, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.
We had three guests: Lee Capp (potential member), Michelle Evens (Downtown Belle representative), Logan Willert (son of Lion President).  These were introduced to the club, in order, by; Lion Coleman, Lion President Willert and Lion President Willert.
Minutes from the previous meeting were presented and minutes from the April 9th meeting were delivered by Lion Secretary.  Motion to approve the April minutes by Lion Cooper, 2nd by Lion R. Walton after the following amendments;  AMENDMENTS to state that the Pancake Feed was only postponed, not cancelled and that Lion Beals is also on the Scholarship Committee; motion carried.  Motion to approve the previous minutes by Lion F. Walton, 2nd by Lion R. Walton; motion carried.
The financial report was presented by Lion Rich Drabek who gave us some updated information.  Motion to approve the financial report simultaneously by Lions Derry and Cooper with a 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.
Correspondence was read: A thank you from the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce for our renewal of membership.
OLD BUSINESS:
·  Splash Park - Lions President stated that he is optimistic that the construction will start this summer.
·     New Members - An updated list of 2020/2021 members was given by Lion Secretary.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to have the title of Directors as; 2 year Directors (these will be elected) and 1 year Directors (these will carry over from the previous year).  2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.  Lion Rich Drabek will do New Member Orientation at the earliest convenience for all.
·    Ditch clean-up - There was a very good turnout and a big THANK YOU was given by Lion Frank Walton, he said that all went well.
·     Pancake feed (4th of July activities) - Michelle Evens addressed the club and stated that the Downtown merchants (State Street) desire to work with our organization.  Due to the change in the parade route and the "postponing" of our Pancake Breakfast, it was suggested that we put on a "Cowboy" breakfast.  They are proposing that State Street will close from 5th to 7th Streets.  A rain location will be Venue 519 (Michelle Watson).  Proposed time is from 7:30 to 10 a.m.  Possibly biscuits and gravy.  Motion by Lion R. Walton and a 2nd by Lion Oedekoven for the Belle Fourche Lions to serve breakfast on the 4th of July on State Street.  The motion carried.

                                 Break for meal Lion D. Neumeister gave a blessing.
Upon return from the meal, discussion continued regarding 4th of July activities.  As we "usually" Usher the Rodeo the following information was presented; Rodeo will by July 1-4 this year with the starting time respectively being 7, 7, 7 and 4 p.m.  There was discussion regarding positive and negative things.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to NOT usher this year, 2nd by Lion Nary; more discussion ensued; motion carried.  Lion Nary will construct a letter and send it to the Rodeo committee regarding our decision. 
·      High School Scholarships - The Belle Fourche Lions sponsored two (2) $500 scholarships for High School Seniors again this year.  The selection Committee consisted of Lions Beals, Gubbrud, D. Neumeister and Pummel.  The selections this year were; Kelby Olson and Harley Fischer.  Lion Del noted that this is a difficult selection every year.  We are very proud of our seniors.
NEW BUSINESS:
·      All Car Rally - The venue for this year has changed due to COVID-19.  It will be a "Drive-in" theme with a movie at Hersrudes of Belle Fourche.  The question is "do we want to serve food?"  It was noted that Lion Biegert has a hot dog and a popcorn machine and Lion Bartels has a popcorn machine.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to commit to the Committee to serve hot dogs, drinks and popcorn, 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.  Lion Kline is the chair of this committee. 
·    Award - Lion Zupan was presented, by Lion President Willert, with a Diamond award for bringing in new members to the club.  Thank you Lion Melody!!!!
 After some discussion it was decided that WE WILL BE MEETING June 11th, the location of the meeting will be Graps Burgers and Brews.  Meeting time will be 7 p.m.
50/50 Drawing was made:  Lion Bartels name was drawn, he donated the proceeds back to the club.
Motion by Lion Shoemaker to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Oedekoven; motion carried.
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Belle Fourche Lions Club Draft Minutes of May 14, 2020
The Belle Fourche Lions Club met at the parking lot of the Belle Fourche Golf Club after walking the ditches two miles west of there on Highway 34.  The following members were present for the meeting:
Lion Bartels, Lion Coleman, Lion Derry, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Ensz, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion Oedekoven, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.
We had one guest in attendance and he was a tremendous help during the ditch walk.  Thank you LOGAN WILLERT.
There were no minutes from the previous meeting.  Lion Del says that there will be minutes provided at the next meeting.
The financial report was presented by Lion Rich Drabek.  It was noted that we have received a $25 check from Barb Clarkson whose father is the late Cliff Thomas and it was presented in his memory.  A thank you card has been sent.  It was also noted that there have been NO requests for refunds from the Pancake Feed.  Motion to approve the financial report by Lion Rick Walton with a 2nd by Lion Oedekoven; motion carried.
The following items were discussed:
Lion Ensz noted that we (the Belle Fourche Lions Club) have been asked to serve beer and mixed drinks at a Rodeo scheduled for Labor Day weekend.  It was noted that we will "split" the profits.  After much discussion no action was taken.
Lion Mike relayed that this year's ALL CAR RALLY will not be as it has been in the past.  It will begin and end at Hersruds and have a "theme" of "MOVIE NIGHT."  Since the meeting, more information has been provided by Lion Kline.  Basically we (the Belle Fourche Lions Club) have been asked to provide hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas, and popcorn.  A copy of Lion Kline's information has been sent to each member.  We will discuss and possibly vote at the next meeting. 
WE WILL BE MEETING MAY 28th, the location of the meeting will be Graps Burgers and Brews.  Meeting time will be 7 p.m.
Motion by Lion R. Walton to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Oedekoven; motion carried

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Belle Fourche Lions Club Minutes of a Special Meeting
April 9, 2020

The Belle Fourche Lions Club met via ZOOM for a limited agenda meeting.  The venue of the meeting was due to the concern of COVID-19 to public health.  Thanks to Lion President Willert for setting up the ZOOM connections.

The following members were present: Lion Cherie Coleman, Lion Mike Derry, Lion Joyce Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Ron Ensz, Lion Larry Miller, Lion Del Neumeister, Lion Sue Neumeister, Lion Frank Walton, Lion Rick Walton and Lion Kellen Willert.

The following items were set aside to expedite the meeting: pledge, song, joke, minutes of last meeting and financial report.  There was no correspondence.
Lion President called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

There was a short discussion regarding the cancelled Pancake Feed.  It was noted that there have been NO requests for refunds.  Lion Ensz noted that there are some possible expenses that Lion Nary may have and should be reimbursed. 
The main purpose of the meeting was to elect officers for the 2020-2021 year. 

There were needed 2 Directors and a 2nd Vice President.  Lion Rick Walton nominated Jason Oedekoven for 2nd Vice President with a 2nd by Lion Derry.  After a short discussion regarding his willingness, the motion carried. NOTE: Lion Secretary Del contacted Lion Oedekoven and he said he would be willing to hold the office.

Lion Frank Walton had already made mention of his willingness to continue in the position of Director for another 2 years and Lion Nary was nominated by Lion Rick Walton with a 2nd by Lion Miller.  NOTE: Lion Secretary also contacted Lion Nary and he also stated he would be willing to hold office.  After a short discussion the motion carried.

Discussion regarding the following items: The next scheduled meeting is April 23rd, do we need a meeting, should we have another ZOOM meeting?  Lion Derry noted that the ALL CAR RALLY has been cancelled for this year.  Motion by Lion Frank Walton to have Ditch clean up May 14th, 2nd by Lion Ensz; motion carried.  Lion Secretary will send out reminder notices.  We will meet at 5 p.m. at the Golf Club.

The next meeting will tentatively be May 28th.   If something comes up in the meantime, Lion Secretary will notify the club members.

Lion Del brought up the Lions Scholarships (2 $500 Scholarship to High School Seniors).  The question was raised on whether or not we had the funds; we do.  Motion by Lion Del to give out 2 $500 scholarships to High School Seniors, 2nd by Lion Ensz; motion carried. The Scholarship Committee will consist of Lions Gubbrud, Del Neumeister and Pummel.

Motion by Lion Miller to adjourn, 2nd by Lion Rick Walton; motion carried.


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Belle Fourche Lions Club - Special Meeting Minutes

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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
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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club minutes for February 13, 2020
The meeting was called to order by President Willert.  The meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews with 14 members and 2 guests present.

Present: Lion Biegert, Lion Coleman, Lion Derry, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.

Lions joke: was shared by Lion Nary.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting with the amendment that this meeting was to be held on February 13th rather than January 23rd. was made by Lion Biegert with a second by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.  A motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Floyd with a second by Lion Zupan; motion carried.

Correspondence: Information was shared by Lion President regarding “Camp Quality USA Black Hills” to be held July 12-17, 2020 in Sturgis, SD.  The camp is designed around children with cancer and “letting [them] be kids again.”  Among other things there was a request for financial support.  Lion Secretary shared that the Leadership Forum was to be held in Maryville, Missouri, July 24-26, 2020.  This forum is sponsored by Lions clubs from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.

Old Business:
·      There was no new news regarding the Christmas family.
·      The Splash Park will stay an “old business” item until new news arrives about it.
·      The upcoming Health Fair will be on March 21, 2020.  Lion J. Drabek stated the time will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and she will have more information and a signup sheet at a later date.
·      Lion Del Neumeister stated that two recipients received our $50 Science Fair awards but couldn’t remember their names or their projects.
·      Lion Ensz forwarded tickets and flyers regarding the Annual Pancake Feed to the President as he was unable to attend the meeting.  It was noted that this will be the 11th Annual feed and that it was possible that the Scouts could help once again bus tables and other tasks.
·      Kindergarten Round-up will be held at North Park March 16th.  Lion Joyce Drabek passed around a sign-up sheet.

There was a break for the meal with Lion Del Neumeister leading the blessing.

New Business:
·      It was noted that we have had a glasses collection point at the local Runnings store.  Lion Del Neumeister has tried to locate the collection vessel with no avail.  He has one more person to contact at the store to see if they have any knowledge of its whereabouts. 

50/50 drawing was made; Lion R. Drabek won (again).

Motion to adjourn by Lion Shoemaker with simultaneous 2nds by Lions Floyd and Derry; motion carried.  Next meeting will be February 27, 2020. 


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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club draft minutes for January 23, 2020
The meeting was called to order by President Willert.  The meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews with 17 members and 1 guest present.

Present: Lion Coleman, Lion Derry, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Ensz, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Oedekoven, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.

Guest: Brad Willert (Lion Willert’s father).  Lion President Willert introduced our guest.

Pledge: Lion R. Walton.  Song: Lion Ensz

Lions jokes: were shared by Lions Coleman, R. Walton and President Willert.

Motion to approve the minutes of the December meetings was made by Lion Walton with a second by Lion Zupan; motion carried.  Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Shoemaker with a second by Lion Derry; motion carried.  A motion to approve the financial report was made by Lion Nary with a second by Lion J. Drabek after Lion Treasurer Drabek explained that dues were yet to come out of the budget for District 5SW and Lions International; motion carried.
Correspondence: A letter was shared from 1st Interstate Bank regarding their change in policy for saving paper of a charge of $2 per month.  Lion Treasurer Drabek will continue to get paper copies.  Another letter was shared by Lion President from LCIF congratulating us on our donation dollars.  Lion Secretary shared an invitation to the Leadership Forum to be held in Louisville, KY in September of 2020. 

Old Business:
·      Lion Kraft has heard nothing regarding the Christmas family.
·      No new information on the Splash Park.
·      The upcoming Health Fair will be on March 21, 2020.  Lion J. Drabek will have more information and a signup sheet at a later date.
·      A big thank you went out to Lion Shoemaker for transporting glasses to Sioux Falls December 22nd.
·      Lion R. Drabek passed along that our Silent Auction item (tickets to the Black Hills Round-up) was auctioned off for $40.  It was also noted that due to weather there were only 40 people in attendance.
·      An update on the Backpack for a boy and girl was given by Lion Coleman.  The Backpack was “chocked full” and as many items as was possible were bought locally.  Thank you Lion Coleman.

New Business:
·      The question arose on whether we wanted to continue giving an award at the Middle School Science Fair.  Motion by Lion F. Walton to give $50, 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.
·      Lion Ensz shared with the club that the Annual Pancake Feed could be tentatively scheduled for March 29th.   Motion by Lion R. Walton to hold the Pancake Feed on the date available with the Moose Lodge with Lion Ensz as the chair, 2nd by Lion D. Neumeister; motion carried.  Some discussion followed concerning a few particulars.  Everyone enjoys the feed.
·      Kindergarten Round-up will be held at North Park March 18th.  A sign-up sheet will be forth coming.  Lion J. Drabek put out the call for help in getting the machine from Rapid City.

50/50 drawing was made; Lion R. Drabek won.

Motion to adjourn by Lion Derry with simultaneous 2nds by Lions F. Walton and Zupan; motion carried.  Next meeting will be January 23, 2020. 


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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club draft minutes for January 9, 2020

The meeting was called to order by President Willert.  The meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews with 15 members and 1 guest present.

Present: Lion Biegert, Lion Coleman, Lion Derry, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Gubbrud, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Oedekoven, Lion Shoemaker, Lion R. Walton and Lion Willert.

Guest: Damen Woolsey representing America’s Kids Belong and specifically those in South Dakota.

Pledge: Lion Kline.  Song: Lion J Drabek.

No Lions joke was shared.

Due to a miscommunication between Lion’s President and Lion’s Secretary there were NO minutes of the last meeting.  A motion to approve the financial report, was made by Lion Rick Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Biegert; motion carried. 

Correspondence: There was a request from DG Vollmer to support the Back Pack Program that happened at the Fall Rally.   Motion by Lion R. Walton with a 2nd by Lion Haivala to purchase 1 for a girl and 1 for a boy at the cost of $50 each, Lion Coleman volunteered to do the shopping, motion carried. 

Old Business:
·      There was no update on the Christmas family.
·      There was no update on the Splash Park.
·      It was noted that the upcoming Health Fair will be on March 21, 2020.  Lion J. Drabek will have more information and a signup sheet at a later date.
·      Permission slips were passed out by Lion Rich Drabek to use the dollars collected during last months’ campaign 100 to be used for Melvin Jones awards.

New Business:
·      The question arose about the continuation of (2) Lion’s Scholarships in the amount of $500 each.  Motion by Lion R. Walton with a 2nd by Lion Kline to continue with the Scholarships.  Motion carried.
·      At this time we were given a presentation by Damen Woolsey regarding America’s Kids Belong and he identified himself as co-executive director of South Dakota Kids Belong.  Some statistics regarding children in “the system:” there are over 400,000 nationwide with 100,00 available for adoptions with the remainder in the foster care system.  It is one of the goals of this group to give children a face and a voice insuring that the children are seen as “real.”  It is also one of their goals to have the government support their program.  There are 3 other goals: 1) that there are more than enough adoptive parents 2) that there are more than enough foster parents 3) there is more than enough support.  Damen then passed around a sheet for email addresses of those desiring to support the program.  A discussion happened regarding some of the difficulties with the “system” as well as some of the successes.

At this time we broke for the meal, Lion President Willert gave the blessing.

·      State Convention will be the weekend of the 17th and 18th in Watertown. It was requested by DG Vollmer to have some items for the Silent Auction at the convention.  Lion Gubbrud made a motion to have 4 tickets to the Black Hills Roundup for auction, 2nd by Lion R. Walton; motion carried.

50/50 drawing was made; Lion R. Walton won and donated the winnings back to the club.

Motion to adjourn by Lion Shoemaker with a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  Next meeting will be January 23, 2020. 

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club draft minutes for December 12, 2019


The meeting was called to order by President Willert.  The meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews with 16 members and 2 guests present.

Present: Lion Bartels, Lion Cooper, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Lindstad, Lion Miller, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Oedekoven, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert, and Lion Zupan.
Guests: Past District Governors Doug Scheller and Tim Brown representing Campaign 100.

Pledge: Lion Oedekoven.  Song: Lion Frank Walton.
Lions jokes were shared by Lions Miller, Rich Drabek and Rick Walton.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting with the following amendments: $250 for each Christmas family and Lion Rich Drabek was reimbursed $67. Motion was made by Lion F. Walton, 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  A motion to approve the financial report, was made by Lion Rick Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried. 

Correspondence: Lion Rich Drabek shared a Christmas card from South Dakota Lions Foundation wishing each a Merry Christmas. 

Old Business:
·      An email was read from Lion Kraft regarding the Christmas families.  It said, “I delivered the cards for our family sponsorships the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  I have not heard anything more.”
·      An update on the Splash Park.  1st Interstate Bank has funds available and we have applied for $500.  We will know more later.  Thank you Lion Steeves for bring this to our attention.  The monies, if awarded to us, will be used for benches.
·      Lion Kline has hearing aids that were donated.  These will be transported to Sioux Falls along with glasses.
·      Lion President Willert appointed himself to replace Lion Livingston as the backup for collecting glasses.

New Business:
·      PDG Scheller gave a wonderful meaningful presentation for Campaign 100.  He started by sharing the figure 27.4 cents.  He then gave some very moving statistics which included: every day 25,000 people die of preventable diseases and life situations such as unfit drinking water.  He then stated that LCIF (Lions Clubs International Foundation) has provided disaster relief dollars since 1972 and those dollars were for the Rapid City flood.  He shared that more dollars are returned to communities than are donated.  LCIF, among other things, does the following – assists in vaccinations to 87 million children worldwide.   Because of LCIF, mortality rates have decreased from 400 per day to 245 per day from measles.  Lion Scheller then gave the following request.  Campaign 100 would like 100% of the clubs to donate with the suggestion of each member donating.  The figure 27.4 cents is what it would take daily for each member to donate $100 annually.  This figure would raise 300 million dollars by 2021.  LCIF has a 4 star rating with “Charity Navigator" because 100% of your dollars goes to the need.  The following Lions gave donations on the spot to Campaign 100: Lion Kline, Lion Oedekoven Lion Frank Walton, Lion Rick Walton and Lion Willert.  Thank every one of you.  Any donated dollars to this campaign goes towards a Melvin Jones Fellowship.

At this time we broke for the meal, Lion President Willert gave the blessing.

·      When the meeting was called back to order, Lion President recommended that people include LCIF in their estate planning
·      Motion by Lion Rick Walton to move our next meeting to January 9, 2020, 2nd by Lion Frank Walton; motion carried.
·      Lion Joyce Drabek noted that the Health Fair, which is normally held in January, will be held in March.  Stay tuned for further details and volunteer schedule.

50/50 drawing was made; Lion Sue Neumeister won.

Motion to adjourn by Lion Cooper with a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  Next meeting will be January 9, 2020.  Everyone have a blessed Christmas.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club - Thursday, November 14, 2019        

The meeting was called to order by President Willert.  The meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews with 18 members and 3 guests present.

Present: Lion Bartels, Lion Cooper, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion Nary, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Oedekoven, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert, and Lion Zupan.

Guests: Maureen Oedekoven, Brandi VanSickle and Jenelle Willert.

Pledge: Lion Livingston.  Song: Lion Joyce Drabek.
Lions jokes were shared by Lions Floyd, Willert and Rick Walton.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Haivala, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.  A motion to approve the financial report, was made by Lion Rick Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried. 

Correspondence: Lion President shared the MD5 newsletter on Diabetes.  Lion Miller shared an article in the latest Lions magazine regarding the connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s.  
A thank you card was shared for our donation to Leader Dogs for the Blind.  A thank you was shared from the sheriff’s department for our donation to “Cops for Kids.” 

Old Business:
·      Update on business which had been presented to the officers.  A lost hearing aid has been purchased and we will be billed $50. 
·      Lion Rich Drabek was reimbursed for $67 in expenses related to the last Vision Screening.
·      Update on the Splash Park.  The shelters at Jones Park and 2 at Highland Park need new decals.  Motion by Lion Rick Walton to order 3 stick on decals, 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  Lion Secretary will order when making other orders.
·      Lion Nary shared that the extra water has been delivered to the Compassion Cupboard.
·      Lion Joyce Drabek announced that she has some medicine bottles to deliver.  If you have any, please get them to Lion Joyce and she will deliver them to Lion Donna Wetz at the Newell Lions club.

New Business:
·      It was asked if we wanted to do the “Christmas Family” again this year.  Motion by Lion Rick Walton to give $250 to 2 families with Lion Kraft making her best decision on how to do this, 2nd by Lion Frank Walton; motion carried.
·      Lion Rick Walton motioned that Lion President was best dressed President, motion died for lack of a second.
·      Nurse Brandi VanSickle spoke on Vision Screening and the affects with our school children.  The last screening had 402 children screened with 42 referrals.  Notices of referrals were given to the teachers with the desire to reinforce the need to see an eye doctor.  The screenings have been with grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and she has continued this trend.  Stated it is more convenient to not have to having consent forms.  This is due to a contract that Superintendent Dr. Willard has made with Leah Leshovsky in Sioux Falls.  She gave updates regarding the affects and non affects of screening.  It is a good program with a need to continue.  

At this time we broke for the meal with a motion by Lion Rick Walton and a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  Lion President Willert gave the blessing.

·      Lion Shoemaker asked whether there was a need for 2 meetings a month.  It was stated that traditionally we have had the 1st meeting of the month be a business meeting with the 2nd meeting a program meeting.  The 2 meetings have been with the idea of getting us together.  We will try harder to have more programs.  Lion Bartels is our program chair and he will work on this. 
·      It was noted that Lion Nary can always use help crushing aluminum cans. 
·      Lion Nary noted that he has 7 boxes of glasses.  Lion Shoemaker stated that his next trip to Sioux Falls at Thanksgiving will be a delivery trip to the Foundation as well.

50/50 drawing was made; Lion Rick Walton won and donated it back to the club.

Motion to adjourn by Lion Shoemaker with a 2nd by Lion Frank Walton; motion carried.  Next meeting will be December 12, 2019.  Everyone have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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Minutes by Secretary pro tem Lion Sue Neumeister.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club - Thursday, October 24, 2019

The meeting was called to order by President Willert.  This was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews with 22 members and 6 guests present.

Present: Lion Bartels, Lion Biegert, Lion Cooper, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Gubbrud, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert, Lion Derry, Lion Coleman and Lion Zupan.
Guests: District Governor Linda and PDG Neil Vollmer, Jenelle Willert, Justin and Cassie Wendt and Jason Oedekoven; became a new member.

Pledge: Lion Derry.  Song: Lion Gubbrud.

No Lions joke was shared.

Motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Haivala; motion carried.  A motion to approve the financial report, was made by Lion Floyd, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried. 

Correspondence: A letter was shared from Lion Marjorie Adams, the District Leader Dog for the Blind chair with information and requesting a donation (we have donated).  Also an invitation from the Evening Star Lions club of Rapid City was shared regarding their Soup Supper on October 26.

Old Business:
·      100 year pins were handed out to individuals who hadn’t received theirs yet.
·      The Fall Rally update is to be given by District Governor Linda during her time.
·      There is no update on the upcoming Splash Park. President Willert decided we will keep this as an agenda item so we won’t forget it.
·      Vision Screening was done at the Belle Fourche Middle School October 15th and South Park October 16th.  We screened 210 at each location with 21 referrals at each as well.  Lion Joyce thanked to volunteers: Lions John Cooper, Del and Sue Neumeister, Larry Shoemaker and Frank Walton. Lion Joyce was invaluable help.
·      Perfect attendance pins for 2018/2019 were given to Lion Cooper and Lion Shoemaker.
·      A thank you from the Fire and Iron club, relayed by Lion Bartels for the meal this last summer was given to the club.

New Business:
·      District Governor Linda Vollmer addressed the club.  Due to some health issues with her voice PDG Neil presented when necessary.  The following things were presented along with more: She started with statistics around the world with Lions Club International initiatives in mind.  They were: Worldwide 245 people die from measles every year, 800 million people go to bed hungry, 400 million are living with diabetes, 253 million are blind or visually impaired and 2/3 of our children report being bullied.  She then spoke of the Fall Rally in Mobridge.  She started with the Backpack program and how during rally help was given and she encouraged us to get involved.  She spoke about Lions initiatives specifically and spoke about childhood hunger and a Food Pantry and various ways we could get involved with childhood cancer and vision issues.  Spoke about a presenter from Leader Dogs for the blind, B. J. Blahnik and shared a little of his story and especially about his time at camp that identified a vision problem which led to his blindness.  Some questions were asked and especially how much it costs to train a Leader Dog and the answer is about $40,000 and it takes approximately 2 years.  DG noted that there was an International Director there and was given a gift of a star quilt.  She noted that it was voted on and approved to move State Convention to the fall and to eliminate what is identified as Fall Rally.  She gave us an invitation to Western Dakota VoTech April 18, 2020 for their “spring fling.”  The plea for more members went out to help and of course also for financial reasons.  She gave congratulations to the Belle Fourche club for their numbers.    She ended with the plea for anyone who might want or need to attend Cancer Camp which will be help at Bear Butte next summer.

At this time we broke for the meal and Lion D. Neumeister led us in a blessing.

50/50 drawing was made; Lion R. Drabek won.

·      New member packets were handed out to Lion Derry, Lion Coleman and our newest Lion, Lion Oedekoven.
·      Bills were presented by Lion Rich Drabek: LCIF, Vision Care, Black Hills Optical and Vision Screening expenses.  Motion by Lion D. Neumeister to pay LCIF, Vision Care and Black Hills Optical, 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.  A motion to pay Lions Rich and Joyce Drabek for Vision Screening expenses was made by Lion R. Walton, 2nd by Lion Gubbrud; motion carried.  Lion Gubbrud made the motion to refund any future out of pocket expenses for any project we are working on.  2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.
·      Lion Nary had some “leftover” bottled water.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to donate that to the Compassion Cupboard, 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.

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No minutes for October 10, 2019
Meeting CANCELED due to bad weather
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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club - Thursday, September 26, 2019


The meeting was called to order by President Willert.  This was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews with 12 members and 5 guests present.

Present: Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.
Guests: Cherie Coleman and Mike Derry, guests of Lion Livingston, Lion Bev Drabek of the Rushmore Evening Star Lions Club, guest of Lion Robert Drabek, Jenelle Willert, guest of Lion Willert and Belinda Christman, guest of Lion Rich Drabek.

Pledge: Jenelle Willert.  Song: Lion Zupan.

No Lions joke was shared.

Motion to approve the amended (we did NOT meet in the wine room) minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.  A motion to approve the financial report, was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried. 

Correspondence: District Governor Vollmer has noted that District 5SW is in search of an upcoming District Governor. This is NOT an immediate issue.  Qualifications are the person must have been President, Zone or Regional chair.

Installation of officers was performed by PID Robert Drabek.

Old Business:
·      MD5 Fall Rally is in Mobridge October 4-5.  There will be a motion by DG Vollmer to move the State Convention to the fall at this Rally.  Motion by Lion Nary to support this motion, 2nd by Lion R. Walton; motion carried.
·      As per Lion President, all things are progressing for the upcoming Splash Park.
·      As per Lion J. Drabek, as of right now, Vision Screening will be done at South Park the week of October 14th.  She is still coordinating.  A sign-up sheet will be available next meeting.

At this time, Lion Floyd made a motion that we break for the meal, Lion F. Walton 2nd; motion carried and Lion D. Neumeister led us a blessing.
·      It has been noted that we have a need for a 2nd Vice President.  Cherie Coleman was nominated by Mike Derry, 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.

New Business:
·      Lion President handed out Perfect Attendance pins to the following: Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Frank Walton, Lion Rick Walton and Lion Zupan.  Lions Cooper and Shoemaker were not in attendance due to conflicts.
·      New members Lion Mike Derry and Lion Cherie Coleman were welcomed.
·      A bill for a hearing aid was presented for $273.  Motion by Lion F. Walton with a 2nd by Lion R. Walton to pay the bill; motion carried.
·      Presidential Appreciation Awards were given to the following by Past President Zupan: Lion Nary, Lion Rich Drabek and Lion D. Neumeister.
·      A motion to give $100 to Leader Dogs for the Blind was made by Lion Nary with a 2nd by Lion Floyd.

50/50 drawing was made; Lion Livingston won and donated it back to the club.

Motion to adjourn by Lion R. Walton with a 2nd by Lion Zupan; motion carried.  Next meeting will be October 10, 2019. 

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club - Thursday, September 12, 2019


The first meeting of the year was called to order by incoming President Willert.  This was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews with 13 members present.

Present: Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Kraft, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Schaefer, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.

Pledge: Lion Schaefer.  Song: Lion R. Walton.
No Lions joke was shared.

Motion to approve minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Haivala, with a 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.  A motion to approve the financial report, which included the announcement of dues now being $75 a month, was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Kline; motion carried. 

Correspondence: We received requests from the following organizations for support: Center of the Nation Concert Series, Belle Fourche Spooktacular and the Butte County Sheriff for child safety.  Motion by Lion R. Walton to give $50 to the Spooktacular and the Butte County Sheriff, 2nd by Lion Shaefer, motion carried.

Installation of officers was postponed until PID Robert Drabek could be present to do the installation.

Old Business:
·      The Fire and Iron meal had 232 served.  We made $2105 with a profit of $1005.  A general thank you to all who helped was given.
·      All Car Rally went well.  Lion Kline stated that there were leftovers purchased by member.  He will bring a list of those members next meeting.  The “current” profit from $1904.35 is $964.42.  This doesn’t include the extra items purchased.  There was no donut machine this year.
·      The Black Hills Roundup made $1000 over the four nights of rodeo.  Thanks to all who helped.

Break for meal with blessing given by Lion President Willert.

New Business:
·      MD5 Fall Rally is in Mobridge October 4-5.  Lion President will send an email to remind people to register.  More participants are needed.
·      Centennial Service pins from LCI were passed around to all members.
·      District Governor Linda Vollmer has put out a request for a Zone Chair.
·      Upcoming Vision Screening will be South Park in the near future.  There should be 200 children.  Lion Joyce Drabek is still setting things up.  More info forth coming.
·      Lion Willert commented on the Splash Park.  The project is in flux and he is gathering information.
·      There is still a need for at least one Vice President (2nd Vice). 
·      Lion Kline brought up there is a 55 year pin for deceased PDG Lion Gillette.  Lion Kline will get the pin to the Gillette family.  It was also stated that the club needs to make more of an effort to get pins to members who don’t attend meetings.
·      Lion R. Drabek purchased a flower for the funeral of PDG Gillette for $42.50, motion by Lion Schaefer to reimburse Lion Rich, 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.
·      Lion Willert has challenged all members to bring a guest and to “harass” current members to attend.


50/50 drawing was made; Lion Kraft won and donated it back to the club.
Motion to adjourn by Lion Haivala with a 2nd by Lion Schaefer; motion carried.  Next meeting will be September 26, 2019. 

Secretary pro-tem Lion Sue Neumeister.

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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club draft minutes for May 23rd, 2019

The last meeting of the year was called to order by President Zupan.  This was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews in the wine room with 12 members present.

Present: Lion Bartels, Lion Biegert, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Haivala, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion F. Walton and Lion Zupan.

Pledge: Lion J Drabek.  Song: Lion Biegert.
No Lions joke was shared.

Motion to approve minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Floyd, with a 2nd by Lion F. Walton; motion carried.  A motion to approve the financial report made by Lion Haivala, with a 2nd by Lion J. Drabek; motion carried. 

Correspondence: PDG Scheller sent correspondence regarding Campaign 100 encouraging all clubs to participate.  Lion Rich Drabek will check and verify that our current donations will count toward this.  A request to support Belle Fourche youth baseball was read; no action taken.

Old Business:
·      Lion Bartels shared that they have over 300 people registered and are anticipating 400.  This will be July 27th, Lion Nary is getting the water.  Cost per meal will be coordinated with the committee.
·      There will be no Lion’s club float for the 4th of July parade.
·      All Car Rally is June 15th in Herrmann Park.  Lion Kline asked for a show of hands on who will be there, a sign-up sheet was passed around.  Food will be bought from Lueders.  There was a discussion regarding the donut machine, help will be needed with that.
·      Ditch clean-up was cancelled for today due to the wet weather.  It is rescheduled for May 31 at 5 p.m. meeting at the golf course.
·      A sign-up sheet was passed around again for volunteers for the Black Hills Roundup for those who weren’t present at the last meeting.

New Business:
·   Lion President shared two patches for the banner and pins for all the members for our successful completion of the Presidents challenge for 2017-2018.  One of the patches was specifically for diabetes. 
·      A bill from BH Optical was presented for $150, motion by Lion D. Neumeister to pay the bill, 2nd by Lion Kline; motion carried.
·      Motion by Lion Haivala to pay the necessary bills, 2nd by Lion Floyd; motion carried.


50/50 drawing was made; Lion Floyd won and donated it back to the club.
Motion to adjourn by Lion D. Neumeister with a 2nd by Lions Kline and F. Walton simultaneously; motion carried.  Next meeting will be September 12, 2019. 


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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club - Thursday, May 9, 2019


Meeting called to order by President Zupan.  Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews with 13 members present.

Present: Lion Bartels, Lion Cooper, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Haivala, Lion Livingston, Lion Miller, Lion Nary, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, Lion R. Walton, Lion Willert and Lion Zupan.

Pledge: Lion Cooper.  Song: Lion Haivala.
No Lions joke was shared.

Motion to approve minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion R. Walton, with a 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.  A motion to approve the financial report made by Lion Haivala, with a 2nd by Lion R. Walton; motion carried. 

Correspondence: A thank you from Sierra Ward for her scholarship was circulated; very nice card.  A request to support “Parents who care” was brought before the group.  Motion by Lion Nary to give $50, 2nd by Lion Cooper; motion carried.

Old Business:
·      Lion Bartels shared that they are very close to having 280 registered with the hope of between 350-500.  Meal will consist of roast beef from Lynn’s along with potato chips, cookies and water.
·      No action was taken regarding a float for the 4th of July parade.
·      Lion Kline is the chair for the All Car Rally.  Lion President will contact to see what all needs to be done.
New Business:
·      Lion Haivala made a motion that a phone number be put on the web site with a 2nd by Lion Willert; after a stipulation that the number be the Lions President, motion carried.
·      Road Clean-up will be prior to the next meeting May 23rd at 5 p.m.  Motion by Lion Willert, 2nd by Lion Shoemaker; motion carried.
·      A sign-up sheet for ushering at the Black Hills Roundup was circulated.  Lion Nary explained the seating of the new grandstand.

50/50 drawing was made; Lion Rich Drabek.
Motion to adjourn by Lion R. Walton.  Next meeting will be May 23, 2019. 

Minutes taken by Lion Rich Drabek and typed by Lion D. Neumeister.  Thank you Lion Rich.


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Belle Fourche Lion’s Club - Thursday, April 25, 2019

Meeting called to order by President Zupan.  Our regular meeting was held at Grap’s Burgers and Brews

Present: Lion Bartels, Lion J. Drabek, Lion Rich Drabek, Lion Robert Drabek, Lion Floyd, Lion Kline, Lion Livingston, Lion Nary, Lion D. Neumeister, Lion S. Neumeister, Lion Shoemaker, Lion F. Walton, and Lion Zupan.

Pledge: Lion Livingston.  Song: Lion Nary.
A Lions joke was shared by Lion Rich Drabek.

Motion to approve minutes of the last meeting was made by Lion Nary, with a 2nd by Lion F. Walton, motion carried.  A motion to approve the financial report made by Lion Shoemaker, with a unison 2nd by Lions Floyd and Kline; Lion Rich discussed the Pancake feed and commented that this year was the smallest amount of expenses we've ever had.  Profits were over $2200.  He shared that the meal at the Le Marche' Market made over $300.  With no further discussion, motion carried. 

Old Business:
·      The Fire and Iron meal in July was discussed by Lion Bartels.  There are currently 257 registered, not including spouses.  There was some discussion on the process of feeding, menu and so forth.  The date is going to be July 27th.  Lion Nary is the chair.
·      There is no update regarding a possible float in the 4th of July parade.
·      Vision Screening during Kindergarten round-up was a success, once again.  Thank you Lions Joyce and Rich Drabek for lining things up.  94 children were screened with 6 possible referrals.  Lion Joyce thanked the wonderful help.
·      There is no update on the All Car Rally.

Break for the meal with Lion Neumeister giving the blessing.

New Business:
·       The Chamber would like us to put on a meal during 4th of July.  Lion Rich said that he should only need a couple of other volunteers.  He wanted to check with Lion Nary to determine if we would be able to do it AND usher at the rodeo which is 3-6 July.  Lion Rich said he will "play it by ear."
·      Lion Kline was awarded a pin for 25 years as a Lion; congratulations Lion Brian!

50/50 drawing was made; Lion Frank Walton won and donated the proceeds back to the club.
Motion to adjourn by Lion F. Walton, 2nd by Lion Floyd. Next meeting will be May 9, 2019.


 


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