NOVEMBER 17, 2005




The meeting was called to order by President Dan Bellich at 6:30 PM .

The meeting was held at Samís Restaurant with 16 members present.


Motion by Cathy Bellich second by Jerry Wallace to accept the secretary Ďs report noting that Jeff Meads would be contacted for a price on turkeys for the Wimpyís fund distribution and that Kerri Wallace was installed as a new Lionís member.Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Steve Pomahac second by John McVay to approve the Treasurerís report

which showed a balance of $127,004.00.Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Steve Pomahac second by Dan Bellich to approve a donation to the Beloit Regional Hospice in the amount of $1,000.00.Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Bruce Werrbach second by Shannon McGaw to approve a donation in the amount of $500.00 to the Rockton Youth Association Girls aged 14-16 soft ball league. Motion carried unanimously.


Cathy Bellich stated she had mailed out letters asking for donations to the Christmas Walk auction.††† A list of potential contributors was distributed among the members to call asking for a donation.


Steve Pomahac reported he and Kerri Wallace attended the seminar on holding successful events.Keri stated one idea was to have something new every year.She also cited the annual Cranberry Festival in Warren, Wisconsin, where festival organizers make use of as much of the town as possible.Steve also suggested that in order for the volunteers to be as effective as possible, a list of job descriptions should be compiled.†† By having such a list, the volunteers will be able to assist the Club in a more effective manner.

He also commented that the OSD budget should be distributed to Corporate Sponsors, which sometimes aids in garnering more or continued donations, when the sponsors know how the funds are being used.


Steve also reported that he has received the contract from Skinnerís Amusements to be the provider of the amusement rides for next yearís OSD.





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November 17, 2005

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Police Chief Steve Dickson brought the new Defibrillator, purchased with funds donated by the Lions Club and gave a brief demonstration on how easy the unit was to use.He also noted that it had a self training mode, which serves as a guide to the operator during an emergency.




Police Chief Steve Dickson reported that Officer Dean Camacho has been chosen by his peers for the Officer of the Year award.Officer Camacho has been with the Rockton Police Dept. since 1997 and has made a dramatic impact on members of the department and the community and is an essential part of the department.Officer Camacho is credited with 1)In charge of training, 2)instrumental in beginning the Citizen Police Academy,Bike Rodeo, and the National Night Out event and 3) a first Vice President of the Dare Association.


Motion by Shannon McGaw and second by Bruce Werrbach to approve the nomination of Office Dean Camacho for the Officer of the Year award.Motion carried unanimously.


Officer Camacho and his wife will be invited to the annual Christmas dinner when the award presentation will be made.


John McVay questioned why the $50,000.00 made to the Center for Sight and Hearing was not featured in the Lions Magazine.Shannon McGaw stated she had contacted Director Ray Hughes (a fellow Lion) and the president Diane Jones, but they have as yet not returned her phone call.


Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 7:35 PM.Motion carried unanimously.


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***Next meeting will be held at f. i. b. s. at 6:30 PM. on Dec. 1, 2005


***Reminder if you have not paid your annual dues, please make you check payable

††††† to Rockton Lions Club and mail to PO Box90, Rockton, IL61072


***Remember to RSVP Shannon McGaw if you will be attending the Christmas Party

††††† which will be held at the Gun Club in Beloit, WI on December 15th beginning at 6:30

††††† PM.