New Member Information Dumas Noon Lions Club
Welcome to the Dumas Noon Lions Club OUR MOTTO “WE SERVE”
What is a Lion? Fast facts First club started in 1917: Chicago, Illinois World's largest service club association 1. 4 million men and women members More than 44, 600 clubs Clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas.
Experience the Club Everything we do starts at the club level: Leadership Fellowship Service Fun
About Our Club To become a member you must be invited by a Lion • Our club was chartered in 1930 • Membership dues are only $40 a month • We have 221 members • 10 th largest club in the world • Our meetings are held Every Thursday at 12 Noon 524 Porter at our Lions Club Building Last year, our club… Gave $60, 000 plus was earned from our 2010 Annual Dogie Days Celebration. Dumas Noon Lions Club used these funds to help over 40 organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Eye Exams, Leader Dog Support, Coat & Shoe Shopping and more.
Our Club Officers President: Tom Ferguson 2011 Head Wrangler: Alexa Maples 2 nd Vice-President: Milton Pax 3 rd Vice-President: Jerry Galloway Secretary: Judy Watson Treasurer: James Allen Immediate Past President: James Mahaffey Past District Governor: Mike Milligan Paid Bookkeeper: Jimmy Payne Texas Lions Camp Club Coordinator: Deana Houlette
Our Club Committee Officers Membership Chairs: Dr. David Bonner - Lorie Shafer Retention Chair: Grace Pierson – Billy Bob Brazell Public Relations Chair: Jackie Wiswell One Year Directors: Two Year Directors: Kirk Pope - Mark Stroebel Car Show Coordinators: Wayne Christie – Angie West – Wanda Brooks Bar-B-Q Chair: Rowdy Rhoades Wayne Edwards - Bart Templeton
Club Committee Officers Con’t. Lion Tamers Pam Cox and Toby Tobias Head Tail Twisters Ronnie De. Shazo and Angie West Tail Twisters Rod Burrus, Jim Carnahan, Jayme Clark, Danielle Fulton, Scott Higginbotham, Belynda Jolly, Shelley Levitt, Vanessa Ransom, Becky Rivera, Lesa Scott, Lorie Shafer, Steve Walthour
Our Club Committee Officers Lion Tamers are in charge of and responsible for the club’s property. Their job is to make sure that the flags, gong, gavel and badge boards are properly placed, that the standard organization chart is displayed conspicuously at every meeting; and that all materials are properly distributed. They are to assist the past presidents as the official greeters, always welcome all guests and see that places are provided for all. Tail Twisters shall maintain harmony, and encourage good feelings, life and enthusiasm in the meetings. They shall impose and collect the fines at the meetings (and shall use their best judgment when doing so). Much of the success of the meetings will depend upon their resourcefulness in promoting fellowship, fun and laughter, making the members forget, for a time at least, their business and any worries they may have.
Our Club’s Activities Club Fellowship Activities 1. Family Style Meals every Thursday at Noon 2. Holiday party 3. Committee work 4. Coat and Shoe Shopping every November 5. District meetings four times a year Club Fund-raising Activities 1. Dogie Days 2. Pancake Suppers 3. Car Show Do you have an idea for a fund-raiser?
Membership Benefits • • You change lives You improve the community and the world You build friendships You enhance leadership skills You develop business contacts You receive Lions International magazine and club communications You have fun, food and fellowship each week You are needed
Expectations of Members • • Attend club meetings regularly Participate in club service activities Support club fund-raising projects Share the experience with others Demonstrate pride of membership Invite one new member every year Wear your pin at club meetings and everyday
Organizational Structure Our club is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of the Club Officers, four Directors, Lion Tamers, Tail Twisters, Membership Committee, Retention Chair, PR Chair, B-B-Q Chair Car Show Coordinators and Texas Lions Camp Club Coordinator Our club is 1 of 52 clubs in District 2 -T 1 Our District Governor is Don Weeks who is a member of the Amarillo Downtown Club in Amarillo Our District holds an annual convention each April in the Panhandle area. Our club is a member of Lions International, a worldwide organization. Our International convention is held each July in various locations around the world.
Club Administration Club bylaws define our club structure and operation. Our club membership votes on: • Election of club officers and directors • Amendments to club bylaws The Board of Directors • Determines club policies • Approves club projects • Sets and approves the club’s budget • Approves application for New Members
Finances/Budgeting • Administrative Account – Income from club dues. • Service Account – Income from public fund-raising projects or contributions and cannot be used to pay administrative expenses of the club. – Dogie Days which brings in $60, 000 plus is a public fund-raising project for the community.
There are many opportunities to serve
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