Speaker Melissa Weisse

As chief philanthropy officer, Melissa leads the national philanthropy and fundraising team at Leader Dogs for the Blind. With over 15 years of experience in fundraising to serve people who are blind or visually impaired, Melissa has raised over $115 million dollars, diversified and grown Leader Dog’s revenue streams and led the successful $14.5 million-dollar capital campaign for the canine development center. She oversees Leader Dog’s philanthropic efforts including major and planned giving, foundation gifts, annual giving, estate giving, donor relations and stewardship and Lions club giving, which encompasses over 4,900 participating clubs nationwide. She has achieved year over year revenue growth and a 40% increase in major gift giving to the organization.


Mike Lueckenhoff will be continuing the CLC Training with Part 9 – Finances & Dues


Membership Rally Steak and Beans Dinner will be held at the Colleyville Center from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

Invite those you know might be interested in joining the Colleyville Lions Club! Your Guests Eat Free!

Member Fee: $15.00 per person


SPEAKER – Matt Smid, Chief Prosecutor – White Collar/Public Integrity


Matt is proud to serve the citizens of Tarrant County as the Chief of the White Collar/Public Integrity Unit of the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and National Board of Trial Advocates. He has a BBA from Texas A&M University and a JD from Texas Wesleyan University. Before joining the White Collar/Public Integrity Unit he was assigned to the Gang Unit and Criminal District Court Number Two trial team. Matt spent the first 5 years of his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Johnson County. He has prosecuted thousands of felony cases in his career. Matt, his wife (Elizabeth), and son (Andrew), live in Fort Worth.