OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
EYEGLASS PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS
EYEGLASS RECYCLING PROGRAM
TxDOT HIGHWAY CLEAN UP
MS 150 BIKE RIDE
PEACE POSTER CONTEST
CAMP SANDER & SCOUTING
TEXAS LIONS CAMP
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH CONTEST
"WELCOME TO BELLVILLE" SIGNAGE
COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE
KIDSIGHT USA VISION SCREENING
BISD OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER RENOVATIONS
BELLVILLE LEO CLUB
2020-2021 CLUB PRESIDENT
pRESIDENT Kyle freitag
Kyle Freitag - Club President
Cameron Slater- 1st VP/ Fundraising Chair
Michael Coopersmith- 2nd VP/ Program Chair
Casey Hollomon- 3rd VP/Peace Poster Chair
Newton Boriack - Secretary/ Treasurer
Ric Flores- 1 Year Director
Shane Gordon- 1 Year Director
Keith Linseisen- 2 Year Director
Matt Dundrea- 2 Year Director
Dale May- KidSight Chair
Ken Peters- Lion Tamer
Steve Lackey & Clay Kistler - Tail Twister
Kenneth Stein- Past President/ Membership Chair
Steve Lackey - Lions Camp Director
Garrett Dornon - Marketing Director
Ernie Koy- LCIF Director
Come out and run with the bellville lions club!!! Visit the below link for more information and to register:
NOTE: The club meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday's at Noon for our club meeting at Concordia Hall!
2020 Citizen of the Year- The Bellville Lions Club is thrilled to announce Ellen Wetherington as the 2020 Bellville Lions Club Citizen of the Year! If you see her around town, be sure to thank her for all her work in the community!
Kidsight USA Vision Program- The Bellville Lions Club is looking for some help from the current club members! With the unexpected and unfortunate passing of Kidsight Chairman Dale May, we will need someone to attempt to fill his shoes. The program must go on in his honor! 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, let one of the the Lions Board of Directors members know!
KIDSIGHT USA PROJECT
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.
PARENTS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE BELOW LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION!!!!
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!
KIDSIGHT USA- We are in to our 4th year now with this project and have been actively involved in a community service program to screen our area youth for vision problems. We screen 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. We have gone to all of the area schools and day cares, the Austin County Fair, the County Wide Health Fair, and many other places in need.
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!
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!
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.
BY MAIL: Bellville Lions Club, P.O. Box 1011, Bellville, Texas, 77418
BY PHONE: Newton Boriack- Secretary- 979-885-8601
BY E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellville Leo Club
Bellville leo club
est. october 29, 2020
Our Lions Club is so excited and proud to announce the formation of the Bellville Leo Club! We sponsored this club because of the huge amount of interest from the outstanding youth in our community. These Bellville ISD students are the best of the best and Mrs. Susan Balke has done an awesome job as the LEO Club Faculty Advisor.
Leo club already getting to work!!!
Highway trash pickup
This fine group of LEO's wasted no time in getting to work! Check out the mound of trash they picked up along the highway.
xMAS SNACKS FOR TEACHERS
What a thoughtful way to show the teachers how much they are appreciated. 2020 has taken it's toll on our educators, hopefully our Bellville Leo's were able to brighten their day!