EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
February 21, 2022, Members: 27 Guests: 5
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Pres. Mike Raney
Song Masters: Phil Smith Patriotic Song: My Country Tis of Thee
Pledge of Allegiance: Newbie Bob Sanchez Invocation: Dolores Galkowski
|International President Douglas Alexander||Mike and Club Award||Doug and Phil|
MD4 LCIF Coordinator PCC Roger Powell, 4L6 LCIF Chair PDG Scott Leslie, Marie Turkle (Arnold), Rey Armstrong NE Region Chair/Heartland Zone Chair
Good to see: Frank Reid, Jim Nelson, Dick Nasif
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Paul Walters
“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
**Plans are in the works for our 75th Anniversary Celebration on April 24, 2022, at Singing Hills Country Club so SAVE THE DATE.
PP Yvonne will chair the event and PDG Len has secured Past International President Joe Preston as our guest speaker.
IF you happen to have any older photos from years past please share them with PP Yvonne who hopes to do a ‘story board’ for the event, i.e. 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s,80s, 90s.
Rey Armstrong shared his bio and some Lions information in his bid for 2nd VDG. He has two other opponents so it will be a good race. Voting will take place at the 2022 Annual Convention in Yuma.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
February (thru month end): Ray Ridlon 2/21, George Hurst 2/23, Ron Black 2/24, Mike Raney 2/28
March: Christian Wille 3/3, Billy Barham 3/13
GOOD CHEER: Jeff Smith’s wife Kathy is in the hospital. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
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 28th – DARK
MAR 3rd – ECVH LC LAST Night Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge
MAR 10th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
Mar 12th – District 4L6 3rd Membership Meeting Pioneer’s Museum in Imperial, 5PM tri tip dinner $25/meeting at 5:30. Holiday Inn El Centro, Rooms $96 + tax.
MAR 19th – ECVH LC “Gunsmoke” Casino Night at Elks Lodge
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler:
Rob reported that flyers will be available at our next meeting. He will forward the flyers to club members to print out for their use in selling tickets. Tickets will be ready next week and will be available at the next meeting on March 3rd. PDG Len has secured $16,000 in sponsorships to date.
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur: Progress
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Progress
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:
Ray forgot his joke book today, so PP Yvonne shared todays ‘funny’.
It was about a gynecologist who changed professions to become a mechanic.
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker worked the room
Exempt Badges February: Chris, Roger, Cathy B, Mike R, Paul T, Len, Kirby.
.Many members were honored to have our International President join us today, Paul W, Yvonne, Van, Len, Newbie Bob, Rob, Mike C, Bob A, Ray H paid for that honor.
.Cathy B excited to be attending the MD4 Convention this weekend.
.Phil S is still enjoying life, his retirement, and many trips around the world.
.Len also hope Cathy will get the Madres to help the Padres to ‘get going’.
.Keith McA is excited that high school baseball is beginning.
.Rob is also happy about Newbie Bob’s singular vote for one of the Gunsmoke flyer options.
.Jim Nelson happy to be at a meeting
.Rey Armstrong is thankful we let him speak today
.Ron had cataract surgery last week and can see clearly again
.Bob M is proud of his granddaughter who recently graduated and became a nurse AND she has already saved a life. Another good reason to love our front line workers
.Gary S. for his losing trip to Lake Tahoe, during Super Bowl weekend, with his wife.
.Tony as he found his glasses (in his sweatshirt pocket).
.Paul T he never remembers an International President visiting our club, and for Len’s great job procuring sponsorships for Gunsmoke.
.Marie Turkle is happy to be with us today as she always enjoys the camaraderie and fun.
.Walt is hoping Ray finds his book of jokes
Everyone was very generous today
IP President Douglas Alexander his motto “Service with a Heart”.
The President reported that LCI has already exceeded most of their goals set forth for fiscal 2021-2022.
He said that El Cajon Valley Lions is an LCIF Model Club and that 11 of our members represent Progressive Melvin Jones Fellows. We are the only club in MD4 to apply for and receive a Community Impact Grant which was for our downtown park bench. LCIF has awarded more than $1.6B in Grants.
He acknowledged PP Yvonne for being a Major Donor during the current LCIF Campaign 100, having also participated in Campaign Sight First 1 and Campaign Sight First II and for being the club LCIF Coordinator.
A plaque was presented by President Alexander, from Dr. Jung-Yul Choi Chairperson of Lions Clubs International Foundation to Pres. Mike for our club’s commitment to LCIF.
President Alexander also presented Pres. Mike with the Presidents Certificate of Appreciation to El Cajon Valley Lions, together with his personal Friendship Banner.
Mar 21,2022 San Diego County District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING Skip Kiefer MIA so next meeting $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Phil Smith $60
Did you miss that the palindrome date of 2/22/22 was this week???
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