EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
January 30, 2023, Members: 24 Guests: 2
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Rob
Song Masters: PP Kiley Grunstad Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Veep Ron Nevels Invocation: PP Mark Clifton
|Christopher Dale||Carol Livesay (4th visit & has Application)|
Good to see: Zach Nation
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Zach Nation
“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
Sec Paul again reminded us that next Monday is DARK, but we will meet with Rotary and others for the El Cajon Citizen of the Year awards. Our nominee, Rich Agundez, is the 2022 Recipient.
Also, Sec Paul has 2 vests for sale at $51+ each – 1 large and 1 small
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Van Willsey and Coleen Owens 1/19, Bob Sanchez 1/31.
FEB Birthdays before our next meeting: Bob Moreau 2/1, Gary Robinson 2/8, Jim Nelson 2/10, Kiley Grunstad 2/13
GOOD CHEER: Kathy Smith (Jeff’s wife) is very ill. Please keep Kathy and Jeff in your prayers.
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
FEB 6th – DARK
FEB 7th – Replaces our 2/6 meeting El Cajon Citizen of the Year Luncheon 12PM Elks Lodge
FEB 9th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz: May 20th is the date for our Gunsmoke/Casino Night event.
Beginning February 1st our Nominating Committee will be looking for members to fill positions for the next fiscal year.
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: MIA
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels: Progress
JANUARY EXEMPT BADGE: Tom Normandie, Gary Sims, Cathy Bailes, Mark Clifton.
Chris Bramwell is exempt through Jan 31, 2023
FEBRUARY EXEMPT BADGE WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF AT FEBRUARY 13TH MEETING.
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker
.Mark C $20 attended the Barrett-Jackson Auction last weekend.
.Nancy $20 going on a cruise to Panama and going to Disneyland.
.Ron B $? Used to cut Mark Livesay’s hair (Carol’s husband)
.Jim S $? His oldest son just celebrated his 60th birthday.
.Mike R $20 he’s the only club President to serve 2 years. He went to school with our speakers’ parents, uncle and cousin.
.Ron N $5 because Len was talking to him, and he was listening back.
.Len $10 for talking during the meeting.
Phil S $5 happy to be at the meeting.
Christopher Dale entertained us via music on “Community Through Unity.”
Christopher is a travelling troubadour/song writer, and the following songs were written during the pandemic.
“Routine” was written at the beginning of the pandemic. When he found he just saw no reason to get out of bed in the morning he write “Places to Be”. Then a friend invited him to sing in her neighborhood while maintaining social distancing and that gig turned into 50 more neighborhood social events. It was at this time that he wrote “Opportunity” because he found a new purpose for his music.
Christopher has a Go-Fund-Me site, a YouTube channel and his website is christopherdalemusic.com.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Cathy Zeman MIA so next week will be $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Ron Nevels $43
TODAY’S FUNNY: Every box of raisins is a tragic tale of grapes that could have been wine!
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP