October 6, 2016

Call to order & Pledge of Allegiance @ 6:30 by President Tami

President’s Announcements

MD1 Forum/2017 Rally Kick Off Oct 22 E. Peoria, IL – sign up sheets handed out. Will be kick off for Lions 100th anniversary. Will have table to showcase our activities along with Leo’s
Chili’s coupons for Lions of Illinois Foundation handed out
New event in Feb for 100th anniversary, possibly with Yeti Fest first weekend in February? (evening). Reverse raffle. Will be looking for volunteers to help with dinner and raffle. Can supplement with live & silent auction as well.
Zone Meeting Updates – we received several awards. District Governor pins for sale for $3. If we sell out, Pam will bring more

5 star club
100% club
District Governor support certificate (Special Olympics)
Karen – 100% secretary
Kerri – 100% president



Loren Floto – Rock River Sweep requesting Lions support for cleaning up Rock River (1 day event) in the amount of $150
Don VanScalvan – Rockton Food Pantry. Serve 50-75 families. Open Thursday mornings & also have a backpack program for the feeder schools for Hononegah. Also do Thanksgiving baskets 100+ last year. Requesting support
Bryan Hansmeier – Midwest Oktoberfest October 8. Requesting volunteers and if you can’t volunteer, come attend. Supporting Stateline area youth sports this year. Donation of canned goods will get attendees 5 additional sample tickets.
Boy Scouts troop 619, Jed Woldrush, Spencer, Lucas Comstock – selling popcorn & wreaths.  Fundraiser for High Adventure

New member(s) to be sworn in

Matt Hollinger – sponsor Steve Pomahac
Jeff Ball – sponsor Steve Pomahac
Tiffany Anderson – sponsor Sheri Zimmer

Secretary’s Report Lion Karen emailed minutes for approval

Minutes – Allison moved to approve, Dale Adams seconded. All approved
Name tags
Attendance Sheet
New member applications needed.

Treasurer – Allison Ebany 

Regular treasurers report passed out. No discussion. Steve Pomahac motioned to approve, David Kiesewetter seconded.  All approved.
Proposed budget handed out.  Discussion around service animal policy at Rockton Food Pantry. Motion made by Jeremy Oster that we ask Rockton Food Pantry to remove the ban from service animals as a condition of approval for their donation. Rick Woods seconded. Motion did not pass. David Kiesewetter motioned to approve budget as is, John Peterson seconded. Motion passed.
Scholarship – letters received from community foundation that we do not need to supplement for 2017 since we made a large contribution last year. Good news! Do we want to add someone to their committee? Anyone interested contact Allison.  We can have up to 4 reps.

Tail Twister – Kevin King

Pin fines
Happy bucks


Leo Club Update – Lion Justin/Zach – Not in attendance
OSD Update –Lion Steve P – meeting tonight. Anyone can attend November 3 @ 5:30 here at FIBS
Candy Day- Lion Allison – October 14. A few slots available to volunteer. Sign up passed around
Wimpy’s Auction Lion Jeanna – each member is asked to donate something to the auction.  Shop in your basement, ask you neighbor, ask a business you frequent, make something, buy something. Let Jeanna know and we can pick it up, or drop off at Montgomery Financial Services, or at the Country Cottage. Montgomery Financial Services is also our Marquee sponsor, allowing us to take the auction electronic! Thanks Ron!
Wimpy’s Distribution Lion Tami – next meeting Oct 13 @ Sugar Britches @ 6:00 pm
Bi-laws committee Lion David – exploring electronic meetings (Skype option available for attendance).  Will discuss in Executive first before bringing to general membership. Lions International online has club bylaws if you want to research vs. ours that are at
Need chair for 20 for Plenty, what you would have to do – sell raffle tickets for Lions of Illinois foundation and turn in. Jacki Hamilton will chair.


$88 781216 Steve Pomahac

Thank you/Requests

Thank you from Millicent Christopher for Mellany’s Dog Walk
Thank you for donation for transportation for veterans

Adjourn – Steve Pomahac motioned to adjourn at 7:36, John Peterson seconded. All approved.


Upcoming Meetings & Events:


Next meeting at The Wild Rhubarb (Ledges Golf Course) October 20th. 6:30pm
Candy Day Oct 14
October 22 MD1 Forum