"We Serve"-Est. 1940



    Mission Statement


    To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.








    MS 150 BIKE RIDE









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    Fellow Lions and any visitors who happen to stop by,


    It’s Great to be a Lion! Two reasons come quickly to mind: That great feeling we get when we do good in and for our community for those who can use a little help, as well as, that great feeling we get from being among friends, and working with them toward common goals.


    This past quarter, we certainly got in gear to help others with nearly $8,000 in aid to a wide range of needs among those who suffered Hurricane Harvey damage. We Lions roared! And, our Kidsight program continued to grow, not only in numbers, but in respect and perception of value in Bellville. We have quickly made this an active part of our service. We recently were able to get with Bellville ISD and work out a screening for over 400 of our Bellville elementary aged children! WE SERVE!


    After we get through 5 weeks of holiday cheer, we will get rolling again with the very important 120 days when we raise most of the funds we distribute in June. So many organizations are counting on us to deliver and it is through DEN Night, Saengerfest and the MS-150 that we provide services and fun while filling the account. My favorite part is the MS-150 because I like knowing all the good we do while not having to ride a bicycle 150 miles!


    So, y’all enjoy fun and family filled Thanksgiving and Christmas fun, including our Lions Christmas Party, December 21, but be safe and be ready to ROAR-some-MORE in 2018!


    And, don’t forget to talk about Lions at Sunday School or wherever you are with others. We need new members who share our values and will help shoulder our commitments.


    May God Bless you and yours and our country,






    2017-2018 Officers


    Reese Turner - Club President


    Bruce White- 1st VP/ Fundraising Chair


    Kenneth Stein- 2nd VP/ Program Chair


    Kyle Freitag - 3rd VP/Peace Poster Chair


    Newton Boriack - Secretary/ Treasurer


    Tony Causey- 1 Year Director


    Ryan Huff- 1 Year Director


    Archie Seals- 2 Year Director


    Dale May- 2 Year Director


    Ken Peters- Lion Tamer


    Art Rodiek - Tail Twister


    Garrett Dornon- Past President/ Membership Chair


    Steve Lackey - Lions Camp Director


    Wiley Barton- KidSight USA Chair






    April 5, 2018- Noon Meeting


    April 19, 2018- Noon Meeting


    April 22, 2018- Fruehling Saengerfest


    April 28, 2018- MS-150 Bike Ride


    June 15, 2018- Texas Lions Camp

    Club trip to Kerrville






    16th Annual Fruehling Saengerfest- Clear your calendars for the 4th Sunday in April (22nd) for our 16th annual German singing festival! There will be plenty of BBQ Chicken to eat, ice cold beer, traditional German singing groups, and plenty of activities for you and the kiddos to enjoy a fun filled day at Concordia Hall!



    Kidsight USA Vision Program- The Bellville Lions Club is looking for some help from the current club members! Kidsight Chairmen Wiley Barton and Dale May have exceeded all expectations (no surprise there!) and need some help! There are currently a group of members who help with the screenings and 4 of them are state certified vision screeners. We need more folks to join this committee and help at the screenings. We also need a few more members to get state certified. If you or anyone you know may be interested, given Lion Wiley or Lion Dale a call!














    KidSight USA


    The Bellville Lions Club has received our Plusoptix Vision Screening equipment! Daniel Berry from the Plusoptix company and Lion Mike Wilson our district 2-S5 Lions Kidsight USA chair came to train and certify the following Lions to operate the equipment: Lions Wiley Barton, Tony Stewart, Doug Lottridge, Paul Martinez, Ken Peters, Dale May, Garret Dornon, Kyle Freitag, Reese Turner, Newton Boriack, and Jess Koy.


    Lions KidSight USA is a nationwide program to safeguard the vision of children aged 6 months through 6 years. According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual. So if a child can’t see well, he can’t learn well. Yet most young children don’t get their vision screened until they have problems learning or paying attention in school. By then, it may already be too late. Unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age 7.


    Lions in the USA already screen over a million kids per year through state-wide and local programs often known as “KidSight.” Lions KidSight USA is a national coalition that brings together Lions programs that screen preschool and school age kids, concentrating on children from 6 months to 6 years of age in order create a coordinated national program.


    Our mission is to ensure eye screening and follow-up care is given to all kids because every child deserves to learn and see the world clearly. To do this, we will work with Lions to increase the number of screening programs around the country in order to reach more children when it is possible and where it is needed.






    Below is the authorization form needed before your child's vision can be screened. Our server does not allow a "print" selection, but you can get it printed in one of the following ways: 1) Right click, Open image in new tab, then print that page OR 2) Save the image to your computer, then print it. We will accept any format you have printed it in, as long as it is completely filled out and signed!

  •         YOUTH

    Red Ribbon Campaign

    • Kidsight USA-Youth Vision Screening
    • The Red Ribbon Campaign
    • Opportunities for Youth Contests
    • Peace Poster Contest


    KIDSIGHT USA- Using our recently purchased Plusoptix Vision Screening machine (see photo above), we will be formulating a community service program to screen our area youth for vision problems. We will be screening children from the ages of 8 months to 6 years old at no cost to the parents. If a problem is detected, the machine will recognize it and print the necessary information on a slip to take to an Optometrist for evaluation.


    RED RIBBONS- Each year, the Bellville Lions Club purchases 1550 Red Ribbons that are distributed to the students at O'Bryant Primary School, O'Bryant Immediate School and Bellville Junior High School. The Red Ribbon Campaign is designed to encourage healthy, drug-free and violence-free lifestyles among our youth.


    OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH- Each year students compete in a local, district, and state wide competition in one or more of the following categories: 1) Diabetes Awareness Speech 2) Drug Awareness Speech 3) Outstanding Youth Award. The contests are open to all high school Juniors and Seniors and scholarship money is awarded as they advance through each level of the competition.


    PEACE POSTERS- The Peace Poster Contest was created to give young people the opportunity to creatively express their feelings for world peace and to share their visions with the world. The Bellville Lions Club hosts an annual contest for the local youth and the winner can advance all the way to the International contest, earning prize money along the way!


    EYEGLASS PROGRAM- For years the Bellville Lions Club has been helping kids in need of eyeglasses. The school nurses usually send over an application for one of the children and the Board of Directors approves the cost of the doctor visit and first set of eyeglasses. Many teachers and parents have reported significant improvements in their child and the Bellville Lions Club is proud to help out!



  •       MEMBERSHIP


    The Bellville Lions Club is always on the lookout for potential members looking to get involved. If you are interested in giving back to our great community and would like to speak with someone about joining the club, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you already know a current member, feel free to ask them their thoughts on this great organization and if you could join us at one of our noon meetings!




  •         HALL RENTAL

    In 1996 the Bellville Lions Club purchased Concordia Hall and completed the restoration work in 1999. Today, it is home to meetings and other events of the Bellville Lions Club as well as a variety of other gatherings. The Bellville Lions Club offers Concordia Hall to the public to rent for all types of gatherings. The cost is $400 for four hours, and $30 per hour after that. Please contact Newton Boriack at 979-885-8601 to book the hall or for any questions. 

  •      CONTACT US


    BY MAIL: Bellville Lions Club, P.O. Box 1011, Bellville, Texas, 77418


    BY PHONE: Newton Boriack- Secretary- 979-885-8601


     BY E-MAIL: bellvillelionsclub@sbcglobal.net