EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
January 9, 2023, Members: 34 Guests: 2
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Rob
PP Chris Bramwell/Tom N Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: PP Wally Simmons Invocation: Cathy Bailes
Roscio (Ray H), Mark Grant-San Diego Padres
Good to see:
|Jim Nelson||Cathy Zeman|
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Carter Short
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
President Rob presented PP Jim Nelson with his 50-year tenure chevron. Congrats Jim and thank you for 50 years of service in Lionism.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Van Willsey and Coleen Owens 1/19, Bob Sanchez 1/31. We serenaded the celebrants with a rounding rendition of the Birthday Song.
GOOD CHEER: _________________________________________________________________
IF you know of any members who are in distress, sick or in the hospital, PLEASE notify PP Yvonne so our good wishes can be conveyed to him/her. Paris4L6@cox.net 619/838-4262
JAN 12th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
JAN 14th – LCIF Melvin Jones Luncheon 11AM Elks Lodge Reservation required by sending $40 to CT JoAnne Burke 2910 Buena Vista Ave, Lemon Grove 91945. Reserve by Jan 12th.
JAN 19TH – El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
FEB 7th – El Cajon Citizen of the Year Luncheon 12PM Elks Lodge (replaces our 2/6 meeting)
FEB 9th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
FEB 11th – ECVH LC Student Speakers Contest 1PM EC Police Dept Community Room
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz: MIA
No Reports submitted
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: Keith proudly announced that our nominee, Rich Agundez, has been selected as the 2022 Citizen of the Year. See Calendar above for event date.
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels:
JANUARY EXEMPT BADGE: Chris Bramwell is exempt through Jan 31, 2023. Tom Normandie-he and a few others will be fishing ‘off-shore’; Gary Sims-going to HA for Gail’s BDay; Cathy Bailes-not going on a previously planned trip to Australia; Mark Clifton-new grandbaby. All paid $75 except Mark Clifton who agreed to pay $74.50.
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT PP Bob Moreau
.Zach $? Will be a father in July
.Carter $? Sorry, didn’t hear why
.Van $59 – Birthday penance
.Wally $10 – Happy New Year to all AND told Mark Grant to keep up the good work
.Ed W $500 TO THE FOUNDATION – The Grinch had a great season.
.Paul W $5 – got a new great granddaughter over the holidays
.Mike R $20 – Rusty had some blood clots but out of the hospital and doing well
.Coleen $20 – for her Birthday and going to Maui to visit her grandbabies
GUEST SPEAKER MARK GRANT
Mark has been a Padres Announcer for 28 years and has loved every minute of it – he works for 6 months then he’s off for 6 months.
The current franchise owner isn’t afraid to spend money for quality players. Getting into the playoffs without Tatis can be credited to the cohesive team commitment for excellence.
Mark appreciates and respects the national game announcers, saying it’s a tough job.
Len brought up the Daniel Camarena game where Mark believed with his last breath that the Padres couldn’t win and his belief was so strong that he announced if the Pad’s won he would walk from Alpine to Petco Park. Camarena came through setting up the Pad’s for the win, and Mark’s wife accompanied him on the walk.
Mark’s 2nd favorite place to go is Chicago (he grew up a Cub fan) and his least favorite place to announce is Seattle which he described as a sleeper location.
Mark is all for an electronic strike-zone although Tom N differs and finally Mark really, really, really dislikes the pre-game show.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Jim Sing $30
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Mike Raney $58
QUIP OF THE WEEK: Wi-fi went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family. They seem like nice people.
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP