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Dear Fellow Bellville Lions,
I pray all is well with your families as we come to the end of calendar year 2015 and ready ourselves for the holiday season. The Bellville Lions Club will have several highlights during this time of year with a special event added on November 19th: the 75th Anniversary of our club, 1940 – 2015! I encourage every member to attend this event because we truly have many reasons to celebrate; a growing town, great connections with schools, churches, and other organizations, Lion members who are willing to step up and serve, and on and on. The Bellville Lions Club is a leader in our District 2-S5 as well as in our State of Texas. Our board of directors are an engaged and sincere group of men concerned for the community. For example, a Lions’ program named “KidSight USA” is being highly considered as an ongoing service project for children under the age of 6 who could benefit by having their vision screened to prevent permanent vision loss in one or both eyes. KidSight is a great program that is part of a nationwide initiative of Lions Clubs to help parents, childcare providers and educators find and correct children’s vision problems.
Make plans now to attend the Lions Family Christmas Party on Thursday, December 17th, a great Bellville Lions Club tradition and the awarding of Citizen of the Year. Other news: Early planning has already begun for DEN Night and for Fruehling Saengerfest.
One of my goals as your president for the 2015-2016 Lions year is for our club to be 10 members to the positive by June 30, 2016. I encourage you to reach out and ask someone to attend our meetings. I know they will not be disappointed. We are here, we get it done, WE SERVE!
Robert D. Herridge
Bellville Lions Club
2016 DEN Night- Annual DEN Night date has been set for February 27, 2016 so clear your calendars! This year will be a Mardi Gras themed night of dinner, drinks, and entertainment. The support shown for this fundraiser is always so very humbling to the club and we are hoping this year is the best year yet! Tickets are almost finished printing so get 'em while they're hot!
Youth Vision Screen- 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 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.
Plans are being formulated to develop a screening process. Once this has been set up, we will begin screening kids from the ages of 8 months to 6 years of age. As the program develops you will be kept up to date on the progress.
This will be a great hands on community service project for our club. If you would like to be a part of this project, contact Lions Newton Boriack, Garrett Dornon, Wiley Barton or President Robert Herridge.
Golf Course Signage- The sign is almost complete! All we need is to install the life size Brahma Bull and some Bluebonnets! There are photos in the Photo Gallery on our website and also on our Facebook page. Go check them out!
Citizen of the Year- Our very own Lion STEVE LACKEY was awarded 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Bellville Lions Club. We vote on it but the city of Bellville does the nominating. This year there were many good candidates but Lion Lackey was head and shoulders above them all and somehow this was his first COY award?!?! Give him an "atta boy" if you see him around town, the Bellville Lions are proud of Lion Lackey!
Facebook- The Bellville Lions Club now has a Facebook page! Please log in to your Facebook account and search "Bellville Lions Club". Or follow the link below in our "Links" section and set up a Facebook account.
Bellville Lions Club 75th Anniversary- We celebrated 75 years of serving this year and what a special thing to be a part of. The Bellville Lions Club has been looking forward to this momentous occasion for a while now and we had a fantastic turnout with many keynote Lion speakers. We packed Concordia Hall on November 19th, 2015 for a night of fun, fellowship, and Lionism.
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!