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                                             HALE LIONS CLUB
                                                    MINUTES
                                               OCTOBER 19, 2015

Meeting called to order by President Tom Clement at 6:10pm

Pledge of Allegiance by all present

Invocation by Marliyn Spaven

13 members and 1 guest present

Secretary report:

  • Report was e-mailed earlier and copies available today for review
  • Motion to approve by Roger, second by Bill, approved by all.

Treasurers report:

  • Projects account balance is $20,149.66. Administration account balance is $3,042.62, special events balance is $250.00
  • Motion to approve by Fred Lewis, second by Clayton, approved by all.

Club Correspondence:

  • Cabinet meeting October 24th at Tait’s Restaurant
  • Iosco Coats for Kids.  Drop off at various places in town.  They will also take boots and shoes. Please try to donate.
  • Lions Bear Lake Camp sent Thanks and a banner patch to be placed on our banner/flag
  • Letter from Lions All State Band, Thanks for our support
  • Lions Leadership Training information, to be held Nov 13-15th

Projects/Activities:

  • Discussion on membership.  Guests who came last month stated that the dues are too expensive, why pay for doing volunteer projects?
  • Discussion if we can have fund raisers to cover costs.  We cannot if it states it is for Lions.
  • Fred Lewis stated there is talk of having a community garage sale, looking for someone to head the project.  We can be part of it but not as Lions.
  • Fred Lewis reported that Project Connect thanked us for support.  They helped over 170 families.
  • Glad we dropped hosting Texas Hold-em.  State now wants 3 persons each night.
  • Hale Lions will now be responsible to change the Banners on Light Posts in town.

Old Business: 

  • Discussion on our Dinner/Raffle
  • Motion:  That the Hale Lions Club will have its annual Dinner/Raffle on Saturday May 21, 2016 in the Plainfield Township Hall located at 220 Main Street, Hale, Michigan 48739.  Tickets are to be $100.00 per couple with 125 tickets to be printed.  Dinner/Raffle event hours will be from 5:00pm until 11:00pm.  Motion by Lion Bill Holzheurer, second by Roger Houthoofd.  Approved by 13 ayes, 0 nays,approved by all, motion passed.
  • Motion:  That the Hale Lions Club authorizes Tom Clement, President of Hale Lions Club, to apply for a Raffle License and a special License for Consumption of Alcoholic beverages  for the Dinner/Raffle on Saturday May 21, 2016 to be held at the Plainfield Township Hale located at 220 Main Street, Hale, Michigan 48739.  Tickets are to be $100.00 per couple with 125 tickets to be printed.  Dinner/Raffle event hours will be from 5:00pm until 11:00pm.  Lion Roger Houthoofd, Treasurer of the Hale Lions Club, shall secure required insurances and bonding.  Motion by Lion Bill Holzheurer, second by Lion Sandi McParlan.  Approved by 13 ayes, 0 nays, approved by all, motion passed.

New Business:

  • Zone Chairperson Florence Kelpinski gave report to our members
  • Stated that the Governor gave us Thanks for all the support we give to our community.
  • He has goals that all clubs to increase membership by June 2016 by 1%
  • Would like to see old clubs start again.
  • We expressed with her that the comments we get from persons is that the dues are too high and that they cannot afford them.
  • Great to have her present and hear our concerns.

I*****Motion to have our Christmas Party on December 2, 2015 at 6:00pm at the Bears Den and bring a “white elephant” gift by Fred Lewis, second by Kathy, approved by all****

*****NEXT MEETING NOVEMBER 9th at 6pm at the Bears Den**** this is due to start of deer hunting season.*****

Meeting adjourned at 7:15pm

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