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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 bags are available at Topflight Grain and Dobson Automotive 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

2014-2015 Bement Lions Club Event Calendar
September 15, 2014 Dessert
October 6, 2014 Meal
October 20, 2014 Dessert
November 3, 2014 Meal
November 17, 2014 Dessert
December 15, 2014 Dessert
December 1, 2014 Meal