Newsletter 01/21/19


January 21, 2019    Members:  26   Guests: -0-

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club

Opening:  1st Veep Chris

Song Master:  PP Roger S                                           Song:  God Bless America

Pledge of Allegiance:  PP Bob Moreau                      Invocation:  PP Mark C

Helen Keller quote by PP Bruce Boorman: “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and oconfidence.”

Guests: None

Good to See: Rod Streeper


.Newbie Fabian Vereda was inducted as our newest member by PDG Len.  His sponsor is PP Bruce.  Lion Fabian was born and raised in Argentina and moved to San Diego County in 2001.  He is married (32 years) and has 3 children (2 girls and 1 boy), none live at home.  Fabian owns Aamco Transmission on Johnson in El Cajon.  They perform all types of repairs and can do smog checks.  PP Roger endorses Aamco via his personal experience with his travel van.

.Sec/Student Speaker Chair Paul W asked for help with our upcoming club contest on Feb 12th. Many members volunteered for the needed positions, PP Moreau, Sims, Clifton, Robinson, PDG Len and Treasure Paul T.  Thanks to all as the contest can’t be done without volunteers.

.1st Veep Chris gave an update on PP Ray H and Dorothy.  Ray wants to make sure his “Ray’s Ramblings” slot is held open for his imminent return.

.PP Roger was summoned to the podium and 1st Veep Chris presented him with the Gold Centennial Membership Award pin.  Congrats.


Van Willsey 1/19, Skip Kiefer 1/20

EXEMPT BADGE: PP Roger S  and  PP Bob Moreau

GOOD CHEER: _see above for update on PP Ray.

Remember, 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 sent to them.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:  *Unless otherwise noted all other Meetings are Mon at Noon*

FEB 4TH – DARK – instead attend the El Cajon Citizen of the Year Luncheon on the 5th

FEB 5TH – El Cajon Citizen of the Year Luncheon – counts as our regular meeting

FEB 8-10 – CA Lions Convention in Sacamento

FEB 9th – Lions Camp Jack Cake Auction & Dinner Fund Raiser Coronado Yacht Club $50 6PM – see PP Yvonne or Lion David H for reservations and/or raffle tickets

FEB 12TH – Night Meeting 6PM and Student Speakers Contest at 7PM

FEB 13th – Board Meeting Elks 6PM – come early for special $14 dinner 5:15PM

MAR 5th – Night Meeting 6PM at Elks Lodge

MAR 9th – District Third Membership Meeting in Imperial Region.  More details later

MAR 13th – Board Meeting Elks 6PM – come early for special $14 dinner 5:15PM


3rd Veep Gary Zink:

PP Gary Robinson says our first official visitation will be Tues Jan 29th at La Mesa Lions Club 12-Noon at the La Mesa Community Center.  Wear your pin and vest.

2nd VP Mike Raney:  Progress

1st VP Chris Bramwell: Progress

Membership Chair Cathy Bailes:
No Report


PP Bob Moreau first shared a funny story about PP Elmer Vierkant who was undoubtedly one of the best joke tellers.

Todays joke was about a wedding ceremony wherein the question was asked about whether anyone objected to the marriage.  When a lady walked up the aisle carrying a baby everyone was shocked and bewildered.  The preacher asked why she came forward to which she responded “I couldn’t hear back there!”.


Walt $5 for Chris’ new Mustang Bullit

Cathy B $ Newbie Fabian and her visit to PP Ray H

Rod $ happy to be back from trip to New Orleans

Bruce  $ for Newbie Fabian and he and Pat went to see Hello Dolly stage show

Chris $ fined for calling EVERYONE Past President

Mark C $ celebrated Angels BDay last weekend at Downtown Café

UPCOMING PROGRAM: Feb 25th – ex-Padre Mark Grant

Other websites to visit:  LionsDistrict4L6;;

Winner of Attendance Drawing:  the name bag was with MIA Prez Jeff – next week $20

Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Mike Raney $53

***Don’t forget about the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation in your Will/Trust***


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