Iowa KidSight — One of the Ways "We Serve"
Lions Steve and Barb Cogdill Conducting an Iowa KidSight Session
INTRODUCTION TO SIOUX CITY NOON LIONS CLUB
KNIGHTS OF THE BLIND
“We Serve” By Raising Funds, Enjoying Fellowship & Having Fun!
Interested persons join by invitation of a current member. Contact a Lion or a Lion found on this website. See the dues structures below:
The Sioux City Noon Lions Club currently meets each Monday noon — — in the Community Room of MidAmerican Energy Company, 401 Douglas Street, Sioux City, IA. Members start arriving around 11:45 a.m. to eat lunch . At 12:15 a short business meeting is held. The program/speaker starts at 12:30 p.m. and ends promptly at 1:00 p.m.
Our Board meets at noon the second Thursday each month .
A bi-weekly BULLETIN keeps members informed of current club activities, programs/speakers, etc. A sample edition can be read at another page of this website. Contact us if interested in our BULLETIN.
A Christmas party, Valentines party and a Spring Steak Fry are our major social events.
As of August 25 we have 41 members.
Consider The Sioux City Noon Lions as you plan your legacy/gifting. Our two major areas of focus are sight and hearing.
Our major fundraiser is Pancake Days held at the Shriner's Temple the first weekend of October.
(Friday 5p.-7p.m. & Sat. 7a.m.-1p.m.)
PANCAKE DAY'S COMMUNITY PARTNER IS HY-VEE AT 28TH & HAMILTON, SIOUX CITY
October 13, 2012
Sioux City Noon Lions Club DUES
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD $92.00 FAMILY Members $58.93
Lions $41.00 International Lions $20.50
Iowa Lions $17.65 Iowa Lions $ 8.83
IA Lions campaign fee $ 1.00 IA Lions campaign fee $ 1.00
District 9NW $ 7.50 District 9NW $ 3.75
Sioux City Noon $24.85 Sioux City Noon $24.85
Total $92.00 Total $58.93
Note! An International Lions first-time only member fee is $25.00.
An International Lions Family dues structure was initiated a few years ago which reduces dues by 50% or to $20.50 for up to four others in the same household of an Individual “head of household” member that pays the regular $41.00. A husband and wife would then pay $92.00 + $25.00 first-time only International member fee for head of household + 58.93 or $175.93. Family members don’t pay the $25.00 first-time only member fee.
The “Family Dues” rules apply also to State of Iowa dues which are currently $17.65 per year for the first member and $8.83 for additional family members. 50% to $8.83 for the family member. Iowa Lions also added a $1.00 Campaign Fund Fee to all members a year ago.
Dues are pro-rated on the month joined during calendar year of June 30 — July 1.
Sioux City Noon Lions Club Members can pay their dues of $46.00 semiannually on July 1 and January 1.
From the Iowa Lions Website as of May 9, 2011:
“FAMILY DUES BREAKS AT STATE AND INTERNATIONAL
There still seems to be some confusion on the Family Dues issue. At the International Convention in Boston in 2006, the delegates passed an amendment to the International Constitution. This amendment provided for a family dues structure. Up to five Lions in the same family, living at the same address and belonging to the same Lions Club are eligible. One member of the family is designated as the head of household and up to four more can be listed as members in the same household. The dues for the first member is currently $39 per year and for the other members of the family it is currently $19.50 per member. The “Family Dues” rules apply also to State of Iowa dues which are currently $17.65 per year for the first member and $8.83 for additional family members. TO QUALIFY FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP IN IOWA, EACH CLUB SECRETARY MUST SEND THE NAMES OF FAMILY MEMBERS TO THE STATE OFFICE. Failure to do so will mean no family discount on State Dues. Most of our Districts have adopted a District dues of $5 per year. ALL DUES BILLINGS TO THE CLUBS ARE BASED ON CLUB MEMBERSHIP AS RECORDED BY LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL AS OF JUNE 30TH AND DECEMBER 31ST EACH YEAR. If you have any questions please contact us at your State Office.”
ELECTED GOVERNANCE - AS OF July 1, 2011
Paula Damon - President
Tim Jacobs - Vice President
Larry Benne - Secretary
Ann Hill - Treasuer
Lee Chamberlain - Tail Twister
Doug Siefker - Lion Tamer
DIRECTORS - Bob Agee, Lee Chamberlain - Membership Director, Mel Forsling and Steve Cogdill
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE - Lee Chamberlain, Brian Owens, Roger Benson
TRUST COMMITTEE - • elected positions can serve only two three-year terms •
Paula Damon - president as per Trusts policy
Brenda Brown - past president as per Trusts policy
Tom Prout - 2012-15 - First Three Year Term
Mel Forsling - 2011-2014 –second three-year term
Ron Will - 2010-2013 - second three-year term
Secretary is appointed by Trust Committee at 1st meeting of year as set by Investment policy - doesn’t need to be SCNLC member. Treasurer is appointed by Trust Committee at 1st meeting of year as set by Investment policy - doesn’t need to be SCNLC member.
* Trusts Committee established in 2008 and administer and oversee the Beane Trust and the Charity Trust. Members are not appointed but must be elected to this committee by the total membership.
July 29, 2012
2012-13 SIOUX CITY NOON LIONS CLUB’S STANDING COMMITTEES
President Appoints, Oversees & Provides Updates with/for Board’s Approval
ADMINISTRATION – President Paula Damon
BUDGET – Mel Forsling
MINT SALES – Lee Chamberlain
PANCAKE DAYS – Lee Chamberlain
RAFFLES – Doug Siefker
TAIL TWISTER FINES – Lee Chamberlan
TRUSTS (Beane & Charity) – Ann Hill
GOALS, PRIORITIES/FOCUS – Paula Damon
HANDBOOK – CONSITUTION, BY-LAWS, POLICIES & PRACTICES – Ann Hill
ADMINISTRATION (CONTINUED) – VP Tim Jacobs
MEMBERSHIP – Lee Chamberlain (elected)
NOMINATIONS – Bob Agee
PROGRAMS/SPEAKERS - Brian Owens
PUBLIC RELATIONS – Paula Damon
FLOAT/PARADES – Brenda Brown
SOCIAL – Christmas, Valentines, Steak Fry parties, get-well, etc. cards. - Doug Seifker
TRUSTS INVESTMENT COMMITTEE (Chair Elected at first meeting of year. Chair – Ann Hill (2011-12)
ACTIVITIES & SERVICES – Board Members Oversee
CHARITY TRUST’S GRANTS & OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES – Ann Hill
HEARING – Lee Chamberlain
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PROGRAMS
PEACE POSTER CONTEST – Brenda Brown
SIGHT CONSERVATION and PRESERVATION
EYE GLASSES for NEEDY ADULTS & YOUTH – Brenda Brown
IOWA KIDSIGHT – Kimberly Willer
RECYLE GLASSES/HEARING AIDS – Lowell Chellew
YOUTH SERVICES – DRUG PREVENTION, HEALTH, SCHOLARSHIPS, ETC.
PROJECT PROM – Brenda Brown
SCHOLARSHIPS – Bob Agee
2012-13 Sioux City Noon Lion’s Standing Committees (LCI Organization Plan suggests other possible committees)
A. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES
Budget develops budget for Board approval & monitors/approves ongoing financial activities of the club. Chair - Melvin Forsling, Lee Chamberlain, Ken Hayward, Ann Hill, Gene Sherman, Kim Willer.
Mints locates places that will display Lions Mints sales boxes, monitors these locations, collects the money for qthe treasurer and orders and restocks the mints. Chair - Lee Chamberlain, Brenda Brown
Pancake Days sets location, files contracts, advertises, sells tickets, sets up tables, contacts agencies such as Boys & Girl Club to help set up/take down tables, locates raffle items, etc. HyVee is our community partner and brings, prepares the food & returns unused coffee & food.
OVERALL CHAIR – Lee Chamberlain; Community Helpers - Bob Agee & Brian Owens; Contracts with Shriner’s, HyVee, & Others - Lee Chamberlain; Entertainment - Keith Miller; Food Line – Ken Hayward, Irene Kucinski, Tom VanVossen, Brian Owens; Grills - Lee Chamberlain & Others; Iowa KidSight - Kim Willer; Parking – Siefker; Media & PR (30/60 public service spots from LCI might be used by local TV/Radio) - Paula Damon; Raffleket Sale Tickets at Head of Food Line - Mel Claussen; Raffles Monies & Cash/Change – Doug Seifert, Valuables Security –Doug Siefker, Gene Sherman, & Others; Recorder - Larry Benne; Table Services &Clean Up - all Lions; Take/Sell Tickets at Door - Ann & Jack Hill, Sid Hoover; TV & Radio Spots -Lee Chamberlain; Set up tables - Kim Willer/others; Signs (in and out of building) - Doug Siefker; Work Schedules – Lee Chamberlain .
Raffles conducts minimum of 2/mo. at Noon Meetings. A Steak Fry raffle defrays costs of this event. Chair – Doug Seifker, Ken Hayward, Gene Sherman.
Beane Trust (Sight Committee) oversees and uses and limits set by its policy. Chair – Brenda Brown, Larrt Benne, Harlan Dawson, Melvin Forsling, Irene Kucinski, Bob Sensanbaugh.
Charity Trust (Grants & Special Support Services) oversees uses and limits set by its policy and selects grants and special services awarded each year. Chair – Ann Hill, Larry Benne, Lee Chamberlain, Tim Jacobs, Keith Huls, Kim Willer.
GOALS sets the year’s board goals and priorities and uses and evalutes them at regular times during the year. At a minimum they are to be used and monitored at regular monthly board meetings to maintain overall focus of the SCNLC Board and Club. This regular and minimum monthly use and evaluation can enable the goals success and improve the club’s growth and services. Chair – President/SCNLC Board.
HANDBOOK - CONSTITUTION/BY-LAWS/POLICIES/PRACTICES: Includes applications, brochures, documents, leaflets, rosters, other items that help the board and members maintain and improve the club) – Chair - Ann Hill with SCNLC Board
MEMBERSHIP is an elected Committee: A Three Person Membership Committee has been encouraged by LCI since 1989 and has helped Lions strenthen their membership growth worldwide and also resulted in solid, more productive clubs. It is composed of three elected members for a three year term. Initially three members will be elected. One member shall serve one year (1) year, the second member for two (2) years and the third member for (3) years. Each year thereafter, a new member will be elected. Each member shall serve for three (3) continuous years on a rotation system subject to annual confirmation for the three (3) years remaining by the club’s board of directors. LCI new empahsis assigns leaderhip to each member of one the following roles — membership, retention or extension with all to encourage leadership. More details of structure and responsibilities are provided by LCI and also it’s Consitution and By-Laws. Chair & Director(elected) – Lee Chamberlain
NOMINATIONS: Nominates Officers/Directors, the Membership & the Trusts Investment Committee by March 15 and conducts elections by April 15. Helps president finalize standing committee appointments and the honorary awards/recognitions. If finances are available, an interested officer, director or elected committee chair/member might be offered support to participate in Lions leaderhip conferences, training and workshops that match the SCNLC needs. LCI’s website has great new guides and resources. Chair – Bob Agee
PROGRAMS. Plans and schedules Monday Noon Meeting — other programs when needed. Chair-Brian Owens, Mel Claussen, Gene Sherman and Ron Will.
PUBLIC RELATIONS promotes our SCNL Club, Lionism and Lions services. Examples: Use LCI’s free public announcments with TV and radio, encourage news media to report about our programs & priorities, “advertise” SCNLC by using our brochures, “The SCNLC Bulletin”, creative communications, documents, LCI resources, rosters, technology, SCNLC website, parades/celebrations, exposure at public events, by asking recipients of grants and services to promote SCNLC membership in their newsletters, etc. Paula Damon & Danny Bradley. Float/Parades - Chair, Tim Jacobs, Bari Ehlers, Tom Roberts, Gene Sherman.
SOCIAL plans and organizes the club’s social events – Christmas Party / Spring Steak Fry / Valentine’s Party and sends get well, sympathy cards, etc. to members. A social event raffle can help defray the cost of socials. A speaker is usually not part of the social events. Chair - Doug Siefker, Brenda Brown, Mel Claussen, Harlan (Bud) Dawson, Thomas Prout, Gene Sherman.
TRUSTS INVESTMENT COMMITTEE (The Beane Trust & The Charitable Trust) is an elected Committee. It plans, prepares and oversees policies for the two SCNLC “Trusts”. Elected serve three year terms and only serve two consecutive terms. Elected are on a staggered three-year basis. President and past president are members as per trusts policies. Secretary and treasurer are appointed by this committee at year’s first meeting. Treasurer does not need to be a Lion. Chair is selected by the committee at their initial meeting of year. Chair of 2011-12 was Ann Hill.
B. ACTIVITES COMMITTEES
COMMUNITY SERVICES coordinates with Charity Trust Grants/Special Services to determine services that receive monetary support from our two major raisers (Pancake Days & Lions Mint Sales) and coordinates with the Charity Trust Committee to not duplicate as they provide grants and special services support. Chair - Bob Agee, Brenda Brown, Melvin Forsling, Sidney Hoover, Gene Sherman.
Salvation Army Kettle Days organizes volunteers to ring bells at business for Kettle Day. Chair - Heather Marx, Thomas Roberts.
HEARING CONSERVATON & PRESERVATION helps needy who qualify for hearing aids. Initial application is made at The Center for Siouxland and then referred to this committee. The RECYCLE GLASSES / HEARING AIDS COMMITTEE also collects used hearing aids. Chair – Lee Chamberlain, Harlan (Bud) Dawson, Ann Hill, Irene Kucinski.
International Outreach considers efforts the SCNLC might support such as the International Lions Clubs Foundation, etc. Chair – Keith Miller.
Peace Poster Contest obtains Peace Poster kits from International Lions Club & asks schools art teachers/departments & others to involve youth. It also picks a winner from the involved for the 9NW District Contest. Chair – Brenda Brown.
SIGHT CONSERVATION & PRESERVATION:
Eye Exams/Glasses for Needy Adults & Students of Public Schools - Chair – Brenda Brown, Larry Benne, Harlan (Bud) Dawson, Melvin Forsling, Irene Kucinski, Bob Sensanbaugh. Plans w. Trusts Investment Committee(Beane Trust)
IOWA KidSight – Chair, Kim Willer, Barb & Steve Cogdill, Brenda Brown, Heather Marx, Brian Owens, Larry Benne.
Recycle Used Eye Glasses & Hearing Aids – Chair - Lowell Chellew, Timothy Jacobs, Irene Kucinski, Gene Sherman.
Project PROM. For 25 years our Club has supported Project Prom, an organized alcohol and drug free activity for our four high school students that takes place after their proms. We use a letter writing campaign asking for cash donations, merchandise and gift certificates from businesses, industries and indiviuals to support Project PROM at each of the four local high schools. Our club also provides funds to enable all four schools to receive an equal amount of funds for this project. Chair – Brenda Brown, Heather Marx, Dorothy Miller and Kim Willer.
Scholarships for Briar Cliff, Morningside, & Western Iowa Tech bound students. Applications are reviewed and interviews are conducted. Chair - Robert Agee, Melvin Forsling, Tom Prout, Robert Sensan
SIOUX CITY NOON LIONS CLUB 2010-2011 CALENDAR
July 1, 2012 — June 31, 2013
July 1 – Dues are due. $92.00. Invoices are sent prior to June 1. Dues can be paid semi-anually ($46.00 June 1 and $456.00 January 1, 2013). Reduced family dues are available.
No Noon Meeting (Labor Day).
October 5 & 6 – PANCAKE DAYS - OUR MAJOR FUNDRAISER! Friday 5-7 p.m. & Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Held at Shrine Temple on 820 Nebraska Street.
December - Christmas Party (Specific date will be set by the Social Committee)
February 2013– Valentines Party (Specific date IS set by the Social Committee)
March 16, 2013 Nominations-Officers, Directors, Membership &Trusts Committee
April 20, 2013– Election – Officers, Directors, Membership & Trusts Investments Committees
May – Steak Fry (Specific date will be set by the Social Committee)
May – Select Lion of the Year, Citzen of the Year, Iowa Warren Coleman Honorary Award
May 30 – No Noon Meeting – Observed Memorial Day
June 1– Dues Invoices are sent by this date for SCNLC Year of July 1 — June 31.
June – Installation of Elected Officers, Directors, Membership & Trusts Committee
July 1 - Dues are due — dues invoices are sent by June 1 and are overdue July 31
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