What it Means to Serve

There is no greater heart, than the one that beats in the chest of a lion. TLC has a very large board, consisting of Lions from across the State of Texas.

Voting Members
  • Past Chairman of the Board
  • Disctrict Governors
  • Immediate Past District Governors
  • Elected Directors
  • Executive Committee

Standing Committees, Non-voting Members

TLC also has more than 325, non-voting members that comprise 10 different areas of emphasis.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee shall consist of five (5) members comprised of the Camp’s First Vice-Chairman, the Camp’s Treasurer, the Chairman of the Finance Committee and two (2) additional members of the Finance Committee as appointed by the Chairman of the Board. The Chairman of the Board and the President & CEO shall serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee shall review the annual independent audit of the Camp’s financial records and associated management letter to insure compliance with the approved budget and all applicable laws pertaining thereto and shall report to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors with respect thereto.

By-Laws Committee

The By-Laws Committee shall make a thorough study of the By-Laws to ascertain the need for amendment thereof, shall consider the form of all recommended changes to the By-Laws and shall report the same to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

Camp Improvements Committee

The Camp Improvements Committee shall investigate the condition of all existing and proposed improvements to the Camp and shall report to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors as to the condition and needs with respect thereto.

Camp Program Committee

The Camp Program Committee, shall make a thorough study of the programs offered or to be offered by the Camp and shall report to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors as to the condition and needs with respect thereto.

Development Committee

The Development Committee shall study ways and means of financial support for the General Fund by all appropriate means, including, but not limited to, member, other individual, club and corporate sponsorships, as well as the use of memorial contributions and fund raising events and shall report the results of their studies to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall prepare, review and submit to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors an annual budget and shall report to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors with respect thereto and compliance therewith.

Historical Committee

The Historical Committee shall coordinate the preservation of the history of the Camp in all appropriate forms and shall report to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors with respect thereto.

Investments Committee

The Investment Committee shall review all investments of the Camp in the Trust and Endowment Funds and shall report to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors with respect thereto.

Endowment Committee

The Planned Giving and Endowment Committee shall study ways and means of securing funds for the Trust and Endowment Funds by all appropriate means, including, but not limited to, pledge commitments, special gifts, inter vivos gifts and testamentary gifts and bequests and shall report to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors with respect thereto..

Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee shall study ways and means of promoting the image and mission of the Camp to the public through all appropriate media forms and shall report to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors with respect thereto.

Past Chairmen of the Board by Year

The following is a list of our Chairmen of the Board by year of service. The Chairman's term was two years in the early years, but in recent times was shortened to one year in duration.

Past Chairmen of the Board
  • *Jack Wiech: 1949-52
  • *Frank Robertson: 1952-56
  • *Reagan Smith: 1956-60
  • *Jim Ed Waller: 1960-65
  • *Roland C. Jordan: 1965-67
  • *E.H. Munger: 1967-69
  • *Ebb Grindstaff: 1969-71
  • *J.P. McCracken: 1971-73
  • *J.L. McPherson: 1973-75
  • *Sam Pakan: 1975-76
  • *James Ward: 1976-77
  • *Herbert F. Barsh: 1977-79
  • James H. Wheeler: 1979-81
  • *Fred Hamilton: 1981-83
  • *R.E. Bob Price: 1983-84
  • *Roy N. Davis: 1984-85
  • *Raymond White: 1985-86

* Gone, but not forgotten

  • *J.L. Akridge: 1986-87
  • Marshall Cooper: 1987-88
  • *F. Ray McLaughlin: 1988-89
  • *Albert W. Brown: 1989-90
  • *Garvis D. Gilbert: 1990-91
  • Charles W. Philipp: 1991-92
  • Fred Stokes: 1992-93
  • S.R. Moe Cull: 1993-94
  • *John Kendrick: 1994-95
  • Carlos E. Ayub: 1995-96
  • Charles E. Conner: 1996-97
  • Kevin Dinnin: 1997-98
  • *George Conner: 1998-99
  • David Kahlich: 1999-00
  • Norwood Brenneke: 2000-01
  • *Ed Stebbins: 2001-01
  • *C.A. Mac McCown: 2002-03
  • *Paul Palmer: 2003-04
  • Michael Morgan: 2004-05
  • Hal C. Griffin: 2005-06
  • Barron W. Cagle: 2006-07
  • Richard S. Talbert: 2007-08
  • Ken D. Gleason: 2008-09
  • Dennis Heitkamp: 2009-10
  • Jack King: 2010-11
  • *Pat Carroll: 2011-12
  • Sam Lindsey: 2012-13
  • Leon VanAlstine: 2013-14
  • *Jim Wilks: 2014-15
  • Bill E. Roe: 2015-16
  • James Browning: 2016-17
  • Rick Stoorza: 2017-18
  • John Eads: 2018-2019

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the first full-weekend of each February and August. The February meeting is designated as the Semi-annual Meeting and the August meeting is designated as the Annual Meeting. "Full weekend" is defined as at least the 1st day of the month falling on Saturday. For example, August 1, 2020 will be the Annual Board Meeting rather than the following weekend.

August 1-2, 2020 Agenda

The agenda for the next Board Meeting may be downloaded below:

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Bytes & Insights that Incite

June 20, 2020

Bytes & Insights that Incite

Introducing Bytes & Insights that Incite. When I looked up the definition of the word “Insight” I discovered it was a noun that means to gain a new, in-depth knowledge of a subject. Comically, the second definition I saw referenced the “discovery of the cause of one’s mental illness.” I guess I will leave it to you to decide which definition is more apropos. Byte is a noun and defined as a group of binary digits or bits (usually eight) operated individually as part of a larger unit. To Incite is to cause to act or occur. I think you can see without further elaboration why I have selected this as the title of our new program and approach to on-going training for our Board Members.

VIP Day Training Schedule

As a result of Covid-19 and the furlough of the hotel’s workforce, our headquarters hotel has cancelled TLC’s reservation for the planned event, formerly known as VIP Day. The format of the training that needs to transpire for our new board members can easily proceed online; however, I know that everyone has already sat through overlong and at times, awkward Zoom meetings, which I do not wish to impose upon our new members.

With that thought in mind, I am planning to host a short introductory meeting of Bytes & Insights that Incite on our scheduled date, not to exceed 45 minutes. Thereafter, content will be made live at lioncamp.com that will provide TLC’s constituency with the information normally garnered through VIP Day but in a format that is easily consumable and to the point. This will be combined with regularly scheduled monthly check-in Zoom meetings of 45 minutes in duration so that not only is the information provided but discussed within the context of current events and issues that need to be addressed or redirected.

In this way, TLC hopes to equip and give TLC’s incoming and existing Board the opportunity to engage and incite TLC’s base to action.

Training Schedule
Time Date Description
10:00 AM Saturday, June 20, 2020Introductory Meeting
10:45 AM Saturday, June 20, 2020Adjournment

To facilitate your journey and to prepare you to perform at your maximum ability, TLC is beginning a new chapter starting this year by providing content and periodic inter-active check-in meetings for elected directors. This will be formatted into easily digestible content, which will be linked below and discussed during our meetings.

Governing Well

TLC was founded in 1949.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the Camp and other elected officials. The Committee has nine members.

Members

Serving on the Executive Committee is a seven (7) year committment and involves travel as the committee meets quarterly at various locations around the state of Texas.

Members
  • Gary Linker, Chairman of the Board
  • John Eads, Immediate Past Chairman
  • Kent Basinger, 1st Vice-Chair
  • Wes Carr, 2nd Vice-Chair
  • Gary Sult, 3rd Vice-Chair
  • Tom Blase, Treasurer
  • Susan Wallis, Secretary
  • Janie Garza, Governor's Representative
  • Robert Duckworth, Elected Director's Representative

Elected Director's

So that TLC can have a record of the visits and activities of the elected directors, each director is asked to submit a report following each of their activities.