Rockton Lions Club

General Membership Meeting 

November 16, 2017


Call to order & Pledge of Allegiance @ 6:32 by President Tami

I. President’s Announcements

District Governor Pins available for $3
IceHogs Lions Club Outing March 3 rd . Tickets $15 each. See Karen if you would like to go c) MD1 Forum/ Nov 18 Springfield, IL

Turkey Drive for the Rockton Food Pantry. They need 12 turkeys. John Peterson will collect $$ to buy turkeys and any extra money will be donated to the food pantry.
Chili Lunch at Yeti Fest – Michelle Nelson is serve safe certified and will be joining the auxiliary, so the chili lunch is a go for February 3 from 11-4. Jeff S will coordinate.
Troop 619 Budget Discussion. Jeanna Woods motioned to approve $2800 and revisit the extra items after OSD profits are determined, seconded by Nate Brick. Discussion ensued. Motion passed with 1 NO vote, remaining voted for. II. Guests - none

Secretary’s Report Lion Betsy emailed minutes for approval. Kerry Wallace motioned to approve minutes, Tricia Diduch second. Motion passed
Treasurer – Allison Ebany 

Regular treasurers report passed out. Checks issued: Hononegah Wrestlers $5,000; Rock River Sweep $486.36; Roger Focus hearing device $2,373.51; .CCTV $2,250. Scott Wallace motioned to approve, Tricia Diduch seconded. All approved.
Dining in the dark sign up going around
Does anyone have or want candy trays for their business? Decided to get 10 to hand out for use.
A few dues stragglers that Allison is in touch with.

Tail Twister 

a) Happy bucks/Pin fines

Chris Weaver – no pin
Tami Verstrate – Packers beat Bears, adopted Stanley from Noah’s Ark
Joe Locke – no pin, at the meeting, new grandson
Kerri Wallace – great attendance at meeting, jury duty lunch date (Allison)
Jeff Schreck – congrats to Pat Hoey being selected the South Beloit Police Chief
John Peterson – sold 4 houses, saw Dana
Jerry Wallace – happy to be here
Sue – New dog – Italian Mastiff
Allison – Dogs make us happy
Andy Honkamp – No pin, favorite weekend of the year coming up – Christmas Walk
Tricia Diduch – inaugural Christmas Walk pub crawl
Rick Woods – no pin, Cooper is feeling better after a trip to the emergency vet, Emma got a job
Brian Hansmeier – bought another company and hiring more employees
Augie – Happy for Pat, Mill is starting at Swedes
Jodi – first happy buck, brother is in town
George Hernandez – 2 kids are done with soccer
Kristie Hahn – no pin

b) Lion was brought back by Jacki and given to Steve P


Leo Club Update – Lion Justin/Zach – Not in attendance, however they are creating a

Unified Life website

Membership – Lion Sheri – next orientation December 19 @ 6:30 at Macktown

Insurance. Email Sheri Zimmer (  if you have someone coming.

OSD Update –Lion Steve P – meeting tonight. Anyone can attend December 7 @ 5:15 at


Pancake Breakfast – Lion Jeff S – Jeff still has pre-sale tickets if people need. Volunteer spots are filled, but drop ins are good in case people don’t show up
Christmas Walk Blood Drive – Lion Jeanna – sign up going around for club members that want to donate. Walk ins welcome. 8 am – 11:30 am during the Pancake breakfast at the Legion
Wimpy’s Auction Lion Jeanna – Email sent out on Wednesday. each member is asked to donate something to the auction. Meeting Sunday night at 1107 N Blackhawk to put together baskets from 4 pm – 6 pm.
Wimpy’s Distribution Lion Tami – Delivery will be December 23. Collecting week of

December 11 and will need help at Apex (by Bravo) every night that week except the 13 th . Also will need help the next week except 12/21 (Christmas Party). Bidding food out for best price. Andy will get boxes again.

Christmas Party – Lion Karen – December 21 at 6:30 pm at Butterfly Club. $25 each. Signup deadline is December 2. Sign up at pay online at on the Resources  tab.
Hockey Rink – Lion Steve H – Steve has been working down there cleaning out the rink and fixing the doors. Need 2x4, 2x6, 2x12, especially pressure treated or marine board. Kerri would like pictures to post online to solicit donations and helpers. Brian Hansmeier has some wood


a) $103 George Hernandez

Thank you/Requests

b) Received thank you from Dawn for CCTV – it is more than she even thought it would be IX. Adjourn – Jeanna Woods motioned to adjourn at 7:21, Chris Weaver seconded. All approved.


Upcoming Meetings & Events:  


Executive Board Meeting Novmeber 30 th   at FIBS
MD1 Forum Nov 17-18, Springfield, IL
Next general membership meeting at FIBS December 7. 6:30pm
Ugly Sweater Christmas Party December 21 at Butterfly Club

November 16, 2017