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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
Bellville Lions Club 75th Anniversary: We are celebrating 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 can't wait to celebrate! We are going to host a gathering to honor the club and the tentative date is November 19, 2015. This is one you won't want to miss!!!
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 will go on sale in early 2016 so get 'em while they're hot!
Golf Course Signage- The Bellville Lions Club along with the Bellville EDC has recently finalized plans to refurbish the tee box along Highway 36. Fundraiser money was donated to the golf course and we will proudly be displaying a "Welcome to Bellville" sign along with our Lions Club logo and a full sized Brahma Bull! Keep an eye out for it when you are passing by the course, you won't be able to miss it!
Drug Awareness- The Bellville Lions Club recently distributed 1,550 red wristbands to BISD student to promote drug awareness. This is an annual campaign for the Bellville Lions, just one of the ways we are trying to make a positive impact on the youth in our community!
Citizen of the Year- We will be accepting nominations starting in mid November for the annual Citizen of the Year presentation. Be thinking of that person that has consistently served this great community over the years and send in your nominations!
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.
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!