MINUTES



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

DRAFT

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 $150 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 $150 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.