EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
February 17, 2020 Members: 30 Guests: 6
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: First Veep Mike Raney
Song Master: PP Gary Sims Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Trent Dolinksy Invocation: PP George Hurst
Guests: IPP Jeff Winter asked members to introduce their guests
Mary Moreau, , Lenny Blotttin by PDG Len, Renee Hoban and, Newbie Nancy Tomaso who will be inducted April 13th.
Craig Melton by PP Tony
Trent Dolinsky grandson of 2nd Veep Gary Zink,
GOOD TO SEE: PP George Hurst and Mike Carleton (for entire meeting due to Presidents Day).
HELEN KELLER QUOTE by PP Bruce Boorman: “One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
Sec Paul reiterated dates of importance.
Treas Paul gave us a current treasury report.
Treas Paul said we have 10 spots for City of Hope visit on 3/29 with only a couple of open seats. If you can’t/don’t attend in person you can enjoy the event via a streaming webcast from the comfort of your own home by watching on your computer at the following link: CityofHope.org/2020lionsday. It will begin at 9:00 AM on Sun, March 29th.
EXEMPT BADGE: PP Tom Hoban $100 – apparently yet another new car and a vaca to HA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Bob Moreau 2/1, Gary Robinson 2/8, Jim Nelson 2/10. Henry Coleman 2/11, Kiley Grunstad 2/13, Jeff Winters 2/19, Ray Ridlon 2/21, George Hurst 2/23, Ron Black 2/24, Mike Raney 2/28.
“THE Song” was sung and PP TailTwister Moreau collected some big bucks from the Birthday Boys present to wit: Moreau, Robinson, Nelson, Grunstad, Winters, Hurst and Raney.
GOOD CHEER: Celebration of Life for PP Marge Nelson will be held at the Elks Lodge on Friday March 20th 11AM. RSVP to PP Yvonne (for catering purposes).
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
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS: *Unless otherwise noted all Meetings are Mon at Noon*
FEB 29 – Heartland Zone Student Speakers Contest 2PM at Lemon Grove Library
MAR 2nd – DARK
MAR 3rd – First Tuesday – Meeting 6PM
MAR 11th – ECVH LC Board Meeting at Elks Lodge 6PM – Conference Room
MAR 16th – Joint Meeting with ECV HS LEO Club 11:30AM in the Presentation Room. Pizza
Mar 13-14th – 3rd Membership Meeting El Centro-Wyndham Travelodge
MAR 29TH – 63rd Annual Lions Tribute Day at City of Hope – luncheon and tour (See Treas Paul)
June 20th – Tentative date for club Installation
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS:
1st Veep Mike Raney: Speakers are set for Feb 24th and March 3rd.
2nd Veep Gary Zink: Progress
3rd Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Progress
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS: A tour bus driver had a bus full of seniors and one of them offered him a handful of almonds again and again 8 times. Finally he asked her why the seniors aren’t eating the almonds and she replied they have a problem eating nuts with their teeth but they really like the chocolate around them!
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE:
Trent $1 because he wasn’t here last time
Cathy B $5 and Walt S $5 as Nancy Tomaso will be joining our ranks
Len $? For the 26-0 Aztecs
Gary S $20 for Ray’s great joke
Len Jr $10 – PDG Len will be 80 very soon
Tom H $5 for a new car and $5 for a vaca (See Exempt Badge)
These generous Lions donated to our Foundation in memory of PP Marge Nelson: Paul W $50, Paul T $50, Gary R $100, George H $50, Yvonne $250 and Tony $50.
PP Yvonne Paris, LCIF Coordinator – LCIF Presentation
LCIF is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International and since 1968 LCIF has provided grant funding for local and global humanitarian efforts and is funded entirely by charitable donations from Lions, and our friends and partners. We have awarded in excess of $ 1 billion in funding through 15,000 grants focused on four core areas: Vision, Youth, Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Programs.
The current campaign to raise funds is Campaign 100 which began July 1, 2017, the 100th year of Lionism and will span through June 30, 2021 and seeks to raise US$300 million.
El Cajon Valley Host recently became a Model Club where our commitment of 32,500 is basically met, including $21,860 already paid. In order to become the next level Visionary Model Club we would need to commit to donate the equivalent of an additional $69 per member over the next 2.5 years which is very do-able.
El Cajon Valley Host Lions is one of two Model Clubs in District OL6. There are 14 Model Clubs in MD4 and 6 Visionary Model Clubs in all of MD4 (CA).
Yvonne shared the Campaign 100 Model Club recognition folio recently received at the District Melvin Jones Luncheon. This signifies completing the Model Club fundraising goal.
Feb 24th – Ally Welborn – The San Diego River Park Foundation
Mar 3rd – Dick Fisher – Living on Alcatraz
Winner of Attendance Drawing: No bag of names so next week $30
Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Gary Zink (Trent) $70
**Don’t forget about the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation in your Will/Trust***
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
Citizen Of The Luncheon.
Pres. Chris opening remarks at the El Cajon Citizen Of The Year Luncheon., Feb. 10.
EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS CLUB
4TH FISCAL QUARTER 2019-2020
MEETING SCHEDULE APRIL-JUNE 2020
ELKS AND RITAS CATERING
06 MONDAY DARK.
07 Evening Meeting, 6PM.
08 Board Meeting, Conference Room, Elks, 6PM.
13 Regular Meeting, Noon.
20 Regular Meeting, Noon.
27 Regular Meeting, Noon.
04 MONDAY DARK
05 Evening Meeting, 6PM.
11 Regular Meeting, Noon.
13 Board Meeting, Conference Room, Elks, 6PM.
18 Regular Meeting, Noon.
25 MONDAY DARK
01 MONDAY DARK
02 Evening Meeting, 6PM.
08 Regular Meeting, noon.
10 Board Meeting, Conference Room, Elks, 6PM.
15 Regular Meeting, Noon.
22 Regular Meeting, Noon
29 Regular Meeting, Noon.