Rockton Lions General Membership Meeting Minutes 2-19-15

Pledge of Allegiance led by President Kerri Wallace.

President’s Announcements/Guests:
Thanks to those who came out to the Zone Meeting.
Executive Board meeting is next week, Wednesday 6:30pm at FIBS
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Lions of IL foundation patch for sponsoring 3 campers to Camp Lions this summer.
Foundation Fellows Awards presented to
Lion Dan Bellich who received a letter of recognition, a patch for his vest, and a plaque commemorating his award.
Lion Scott Wallace who received a letter of recognition, a patch for his vest, and a plaque commemorating his award.
Secret-will award the next time this member is present
Secret-will award the next time this member is present

Five Star Club Criteria:

Lion Kerri and Lion Allison are following up and we are on track with our current planned activities to make the award this Lion year.
March 19th we are planning the Job Fair/Skills event. This will give new members a chance to sit down and chat with committee chairs to see where their talents are best utilized. Lion Karen will reserve the P’s Restaurant at Ledges Golf Course for this event as they have more space.
Introducing new members sworn in at the Center for Sight and Hearing and Zone Meeting, Lion Kim Pinta sponsored by Lion Kevin King and Heather Arcouette sponsored by Lion Jon Arcouette, Jeanna and Rick Woods sponsored by John Peterson.
Lion Steve Pomahac brought a guest, former Lion Joe Lock.

Secretary’s Report: Minutes were emailed out. Motion to approve made by Josh Ryan seconded by Lion Dick Adams. Motion to approve carried unopposed.

Treasurer’s Report:  Report passed out current through Zone Meeting, Feb 5th. Motion to approve made by Lion Scott Wallace, seconded by Lion John Peterson. Motion to approve carried unopposed. Lion Augie Christopher presented information that there was still an open bill for paper products that needs to be taken care of.

Tail Twister:  Thank you to Lions Lori and Derrick for taking care of the 50/50 and fines while Lion Rhonda is out under the weather. Motion made by Lion Scott and seconded by Lion Steve to fine the Tail twister for missing a meeting to the tune of $10. Lions bylaws state the Tail twister can only be fined by a unanimous vote. Vote taken with membership resulting in two oppositions. Motion did not carry. 
Chili Cook-off:  Lion Josh Ryan reminded everyone that the event is this coming Saturday at the Legion beginning at 8am. Judging at noon with the event winding down about 3pm. Still need some volunteers to clean up afterward. Sign-up sheet going around. Dairy Haus will be serving also.
Boy scouts: Lion David Kiesewetter met on 2-2 with our troop’s adult leadership group which consists of about six people. They are facing some struggles and challenges but not any that should keep them from succeeding. Roscoe is doing well in numbers. Rockton however succeeds with Eagle projects.

Ro/Ro help get times and dates to Todd through Lion Kevin King

Rose Day to help deliver
Pancake Breakfast they help with already

They do believe their numbers will be increasing from the Weeblos group. They have asked for help with a new troop box for their outings which runs about $500. They were interested in the marketing program suggested at a previous meeting. They have invited us to attend their meetings and vice versa. The troop did not feel there was enough communication during OSD last year regarding the trash situation. We did not touch on any monies from this year’s OSD.

Ro/Ro Expo:  Lion Kevin King and Lion Scott Wallace chair this event. March 14-15th at HHS. We will be selling roses in addition to giving free hearing and diabetic screenings at the event.

Rose Day: Co-Chaired by Lion Dick Adams and Lion Karen Martin. Tickets are in and everyone should leave with some tonight. Posters were handed out and there are five yard signs available.  Lion Cathy Bellich requested a sign. We have 1000 tickets; let’s make one heck of a showing.

OSD: Coming together. If you would like to volunteer please see a member of the committee.
Conventions: Both the District 1D and the State Conventions are coming up soon. Please see Lion Kerri for a registration form.
Leo Club:  Met with 2ndVDG Pam Graney and Hononegah High School. Plans are coming along and we should be able to post information at the school very soon. Our own Lion Justin Wieman will be the leader of the group which hopes to include the Life Skills classes in the group.

Requests/Thank Yous:
There is a need for a 95-yr old man who is house bound to have an optometrist come to his home for an evaluation. Suggestion was made to contact Diane and the Center for Sight and Hearing to see if this is something they can arrange.
Thank you from Lisa Koch’s ESM special needs class at Prairie Hill School thanking us for the donation to their class.

Happy Bucks:
$10 Lion Karen Martin-continued improvement of father and sister
$2 Lion John Peterson for selling two houses.
$1 Lion Brent Murray for Dairy Haus

Motion to adjourn made by Lion Kerri Wallace seconded by many.  Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Lion Karen Martin


February 19, 2015