• What it Means to Serve
  • Standing Committees
  • Past Chairman of the Board
  • Board Meetings
  • VIP Day - Board Training
  • Governing Documents
  • Officers - Executive Committee
  • Elected Director's Reports

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.

February 7-8, 2020 Agenda

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

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VIP Weekend

June 19-20, 2020

As a newly elected Texas Lions Camp Board Member, there is much to learn about the governance of TLC. Join your colleagues for a fun-filled, informative seminar we simply call, VIP Day. TLC will provide meals and one hotel room for each Board Member and a guest during VIP Training.

Schedule for the Weekend

We will begin the weekend with a fajita dinner on Friday Evening, June 19, 2020, at 5:00 PM in the Administration Building at the Texas Lions Camp. At 7:00 PM we will then proceed to the Awards Ceremony which begins at 7:30 PM. Saturday's activities will start with a come-n-go, full-breakfast at the Inn of Hills. Transportation to the Camp will be provided at 7:45 AM. Lunch will be served in the TLC Dining Hall at noon, with dinner at 7:30 PM at the TLC Sports Lake.

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 sever (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.