.Nekoosa Lions Club Minutes

July 11, 2016

Note:  There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 5:02 PM on Monday, August 8th.

Regular Meeting

Meeting was called to order by President Lion Clint Rogers.

Pledge was led by President Lion Clint Rogers.

Prayer was said by PDG Lion Herb Carlson.

Guest: Collin, Cameron and Patrick Johnson sons of Lion Keith Johnson.

Motion by Lion Terry Whitmore and seconded by Lion Keith Johnson to accept the minutes of the May 9, 2016 meeting.  Motion carried.

Motion by Lion Gene Williamson and seconded by Lion Matt Andres to accept the treasurer’s report.  Motion carried.


The Wisconsin Lions Foundation newsletter “The Messenger” and the Lion Pride Endowment Fund newsletter “Paw Prints” June and July issues were passed among the membership.

Thank you from the Nekoosa Youth Athletics for our sponsorship of their golf outing.

Thank you from the the Central Wisconsin Gift of Life for sponsorship of a team in their annual scavenger hunt benefiting UW Donor Education and the Restoring Hope Transplant house.

Invitation from the Random Acts of Kindness Center announcing their open house on Saturday, July 23rd from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Letter from the Wisconsin Division of Transportation containing information on the Adopt-A-Highway program.

“Stuff the Bus” flyer asking for donations of school supplies or a monetary donation to benefit local needy school children in Wood County.  Motion by Lion Gene Williamson and seconded by Lion Dan Schmidt to donate $200.00 to the “Stuff the Bus” program.  Motion carried.

Flyer from the Nekoosa Youth Baseball/Softball Association advertising their annual golf outing benefiting the Nekoosa youth summer baseball and softball programs.  Motion by Lion Terry Whitmore and seconded by Lion Matt Andres that our club sponsor a hole, cart and team at a cost of $375.00.  Motion carried.


PDG Lion Herb Carlson installed the following 2016-2017 Nekoosa Lions Club officers.

President                     Lion Keith Johnson

1st Vice President        Lion Cal Lanzel

2nd Vice President       Lion Cory Anfinson

Secretary                     Lion Matt Andres

Treasurer                     Lion Dan Schmidt

Tail Twister                 Lion Jim Diesburg

Lion Tamer                  Lion Gary King

Chaplains                    Lion Jim Berry & PDG Lion Herb Carlson

1 year Directors          PDG Lion Herb Carlson & Lion Gene Williamson

2 year Directors          Lion Ron Young and Lion Gary King

3 year Directors          Lion Corey Anfinson and Lion Matt Andres

Committee Reports

Cemetery flags will be taken down after Veterans Day, November 11th with an exact date and time to be determined at a future meeting.

Old Business

Visitation to the Wisconsin Lions Camp on Monday, June 13th was canceled due to lack of interest.  Visitation for next year will be discussed at a future meeting.

New Business

PDG Lion Leanne Pearson will arrange for our annual Lions Club social to be held sometime during the month of October.

President Lion Clint Rogers will invite the two Nekoosa students that we sponsored to attend the leadership camp in Ripon to one of our meetings for an update.

Discussion was held on the necessity of having two signatures on our activity account checks.  We pay a monthly fee for this service plus it’s a hassle at times to track down both signees for signatures thus delaying payments.  Motion by PDG Lion Herb Carlson and seconded by Lion Bob Tuttle that we eliminate the two signature requirement and instead have the treasurer be bonded.  Motion carried.  Lion Dan Schmidt will check with an insurance company on the cost of being bonded.

Lion Terry Whitmore reported that Adopt-A-Highway pickup was completed May 17th with the help of Nekoosa students from the FBLA club.  Motion by Lion Terry Whitmore and seconded by Lion Bob Birkhauser to donated $200.00 to the Nekoosa FBLA club for their help.  Motion carried.

Lion tamer Gary King conducted the drawing and winners were Lion Cal Lieber and Lion Bob Birkhauser ($5 donated to Vitamin-A).

Motion by Lion Gary and seconded by Lion Terry Whitmore to adjourn.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Lion Secretary Dan Schmidt.




























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