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The Bement Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in Bement and surrounding communities. Their volunteer efforts support youth and community programs in the area. Some of our projects are: Youth Recreation Baseball & Softball, Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Judging Contest, Christmas Baskets, Eye Glass Assistance Program, Christmas Light Judging Contest, Highway, Cleanup, and other projects.


Latest News

January 21, 2013 - Lions Support Food Pantry Benefit

On January 21st the Bement Lions Club sponsored an event to benefit the Bement Food Pantry. A donation to the Food Pantry gave admission to the CGB girls basketball game. About 150 non-perishables were collected. At the end of the evening, Lions loaded up and delivered the food to the pantry. A big thank you goes to BHS for their cooperation in the food drive.

Pack the Place

Pictured left to right: Ken Wright, Cary Hinton, Kyle Rogers, Jim Haynes, Kendra Jayne, Gail LeFever, Donna Sharp, Jeff Funk, president of the club, Blake Shonkwiler, Bob Stevens and Gene Schnierle. Present but not pictured – Dan Brue and Sue Bramlett. –photo by Sue Bramlett

December 9, 2012 - Meeting Announcement

The next meeting for the Bement Lions will be held in the home of Pat Hunter. Members and a guest are invited to attend; please contact President Jeff Funk to let him know that you (and if you will be accompanied by a guest) will be attending. His phone number is 678-8176.

December 8, 2012 - Santa Comes to Bement

Even though there wasn’t a sleigh or reindeer, the Bement Lions Club provided transportation for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the Bement Christmas parade on December 8th. A big thank you goes to Lion Jim Haynes for chairing the “Santa’s sleigh” committee and also, thanks to those who helped with the project.

Santa Comes to Bement

December 3, 2012 - District Governor, Dean Keller, Visits

On December 3rd, Gov. Keller paid a visit to the Bement Lions Club meeting. He shared a power point presentation with ideas, news, and future goals for the Lions Club International. Keller, a member of the newly organized Effingham Lions Club, has been a Lion for only 4 years, he very enthusiastic about Lions and their local as well as international service work.

New Members

Pictured: On the left is President Jeff Funk, Bement Lions Club and, right, Lions Club District Governor 1L Dean Keller. –photo by Sue Bramlett

December 2, 2012 - New 2012 Lions Club Members

The Bement Lions Club officers gathered for a photo recently.

New Members

Pictured: From left to right: Back row – Dan Brue, 2nd Vice President and Kyle Rogers, 1st Vice President. Front row – Bob Stevens, Tail Twister; Jeff Funk, President; Cary Hinton, Secretary; and Kendra Jayne, Treasurer. –photo by Sue Bramlett

October 16, 2012 - New 2012 Lions Club Members

The Bement Lions Club is proud to announce that four new members were sworn in at the regular club meeting on Monday evening, October 15, 2012.

New Members

Pictured are (front row, left to right) Jimmy Fritz, Tricia Fritz, Blake Shonkwiler, and Andrea Schackmann – all new members. Their sponsors are also pictured (back row l-r) Bill Bell, Gail LeFever, Jeff Funk, and Donna Sharp. –photo by Sue Bramlett

October 15 2012 - Lion's 2012 - 2013 Calendar Update

Lion's 2012 - 2013 Calendar of Events has been updated.

More events to be scheduled soon including:

   Roadside clean-up
   Christmas food baskets
   Pack the Gym -& food drive for the Bement Food Pantry
   Trashbag sales
   Cookout for new membership

October 2, 2012 - Lion's Halloween Judging on October 31

2012 Lions Club Halloween judging contest will be at 5:30 p.m. October 31 in the small gym. Kendra Jayne and Bob Stevens are co-chairs.

Fundraiser - Heavy Duty Garbage bags

Garbage bag sales will be completed in advance this year. No door to door sales will take place. Call any of the following individual to place your order.
Delivery will be on April 12, 2014.

Bob Stevens- 620-4350

Kyle Rogers- 413-1248

Jim Haynes- 671-1857

Jeff Funk- 493-7739

Ken Wright- 678-2311


After the April 12th delivery date, contact the following individuals for garbage bag orders.

Bob Stevens- 620-4350

Kyle Rogers- 413-1248


Garbage bags are also available at Topflight Grain in Bement, and Dobson Automotive also in Bement.

Prices are:

30 gallon: $18 box, 2 boxes for $35

55 gallon: $15 roll of 25, $70 box of 150


Calendar of Events

2013-2014 Bement Lions Club Event Calendar
September 2 Regular Meeting
September 16 Regular Meeting
October 7 Regular Meeting
October 21 Regular Meeting
October 31 Halloween Costume Judging
November 4 Regular Meeting
November 18 Regular Meeting
December 2 Regular Meeting
December 16 Regular Meeting
December 21 Christmas Basket Delivery
January 6 Regular Meeting
January 20 Regular Meeting
February 3 Regular Meeting
February 17 Regular Meeting
March 3 Regular Meeting
March 17 Regular Meeting
March 22 Spring Extravaganza
April 7 Regular Meeting
April 12 Garbage Bag Delivery Date
April 19 Easter Egg Hunt
April 21 Regular Meeting
May 5 Regular Meeting
March 19 Regular Meeting
June 2 Regular Meeting
June 14 Chicken Fry
March 16 Regular Meeting