Newsletter 01/28/19


January 28, 2019    Members:  34   Guests:  1

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club

Opening:  Prez Jeff

Song Master:  1st Veep Chris                                      Song:  God Bless America

Pledge of Allegiance:  Capt Rob                                     Invocation:  Treas Paul T

Helen Keller quote by PP Bruce Boorman: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble”.

Guests: Program Speaker Gene Lamke

Good to See:

Bob Groff

and Capt. Rob R


.PP Yvonne gave an update on PP Ray Hackwoth and his escapades.  Should be home at La Vida Real soon.

.PP Yvonne gave an update on PP Ray Ridlon and his hearing issues.  Hopes to be back to meetings soon.

.PP Yvonne has raffle tickets for the upcoming Lions Camp Jack Cake Auction & Dinner Fund raiser on Feb 9th..  Need not be present to win.

.Sec Paul says the District photo contest is coming up soon so you’re your best photos and submit to him for judging.


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 H and PP Ray R

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 Sacramento

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:  Student Speakers Contest on Feb 12th – night meeting. Be there to support the speakers

1st VP Chris Bramwell: Progress

Membership Chair Cathy Bailes:  No Report


Mr. Harper sued the hospital for his wife’s ‘unsuccessful’ surgery stating she no longer has any interest in sex.  The hospital responded that Mrs. Harper had eye surgery to correct her vision!


TT Bob Acker proposed that every time the Prez misses a meeting he should pay a fine!

Jeff W and

Kiley paid $5 for an ice fishing trip to Wisconsin where the weather was 18 degrees.  And btw PP Bob Moreau accidentally found out about this trip but was more than pleased to share the info to get Jeff and Kiley in trouble.

Mike Raney $5 – glad to see Lion Bob G today

Bill Sturgeon $? – played a baseball game in Palm Springs and had a great time.  Due to his hit the team made it to the finals on Sunday.

Cathy B $5 glad to see Bob G and $5 to welcome todays Speaker from her Alma Mater

Chris tried to pay $20 for a multitude of sins but TT Bob A gave him his money back.  Among other things having to do with the plaque in Chris’ arteries created by stress at our meetings Chris parked in the Elks bookkeepers’ parking spot.

Bruce $10 he and Pat welcomed a brand spanking new Granddaughter

Bob G $5 – VERY happy to be at todays meeting

Tom N – happy that Malone is 3rd in line for a new liver and one is available for her.  YEAH!!!


SDSU Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Gene Lamke

Gene Lamke began his career at San Diego State University in 1968 as a Graduate Assistant and became a member of the full-time faculty in 1969 as a member of the Recreation and Physical Education Departments. He has taught at SDSU from 1960s to the 2010s. He has been selected as the Most Influential Faculty Member by the Outstanding Graduating Senior on 13 different occasions. He was the first faculty member to receive the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts Outstanding Faculty Award (now named the Monty) in 1984. He served as Chair of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism for 15 years. He, along with Dr. Mark Butler, designed and founded the Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program at SDSU now 18 years in existence. SDSU now has both Bachelors and Masters degrees in hotels, restaurant, meetings and events and, tribal gaming programs.

He is the Project Director of Camp Able at Coronado, the beach-based summer day camp for disabled children, youth, and adults at Silver Strand State Beach (completed its 30th year of operations in 2010).

Gene travels to China about 5 times a year to teach students a customer service culture which they  lack.  In China there are 3 categories of higher education wherein the top third of highest grade earners goes to their top college for free.  The 2nd third attend the 2nd best college and the bottom third go to vocational schools similar to our community colleges.

UPCOMING PROGRAM: Feb 25th – ex-Padre Mark Graft  Proposed topic “Sex after 50”.

Other websites to visit:  LionsDistrict4L6;;

Winner of Attendance Drawing:  Dr. Mark Krause  MIA – next week $40

Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Dolores Galkowski  $51

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


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