EL CEL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
March 14, 2022, Members: 29 Guests: 3
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Prez Mike Raney
Song Masters: Phil Smith Patriotic Song: My Country Tis of Thee
Pledge of Allegiance: Carter Short Invocation: Cathy Bailes
GUESTS: Katie Zolezzi (transfer application approved), Marie Turkle (Arnold), Dave Schwab (Forchette)
Good to see: Frank Reid
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Bruce Boorman
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Treasurer Paul reports Lions Tribute Day for City of Hope will be via webinar this year. Register for the Sunday, March 27th event at CityofHope.org/LionsTributeDay2022.
.LCIF Chair Yvonne says if you make a donation to Lions Clubs International Foundation you may designate your gift to “Ukraine” and it can still be counted toward your personal Melvin Jones status.
.Sec Paul reported El Cajon Valley Lions/LEO Day luncheon will be April 25th at noon. Details to come.
.PP Yvonne reported details for our 75th Anniversary Dinner Party. Date is Sun, April 24th 6PM at Singing Hills Resort. Meal will be Sirloin & Salmon. Limited out-of-club guests are being invited by special invitation and we are privileged to have Past International President Joe Preston as our Guest. Attire is business, suit & tie. Significant others are welcomed and encouraged to attend the event. Special room rates at the on-site hotel will be available for $164/night, reservation code to come. Each member will receive an invitation so keep an eye out for it in your email.
Treas Paul gave his financial report which included the good news that the club will buy down/underwrite the cost of a ‘ticket’ to our 75th Anniversary event, from $75 to $50 for each club member and one adult guest. This should ensure that every member and their significant other can afford to attend. Is this a great club or what!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
March: Christian Wille 3/3, Billy Barham 3/13
GOOD CHEER: Jeff Smith’s wife Kathy is on her road to 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
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
MAR 19th – ECVH LC “Gunsmoke” Casino Night at Elks Lodge 6-10PM
Mar 27th – Lions Day at City of Hope 9AM Webinair. Register at CityofHope.org/LionsTributeDay2022
APRIL 24th – ECVH LC 75th Anniversary Dinner Party 6PM at Singing Hills Resort.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler:
The Committee is working feverishly to ensure the event is a success. We are fortunate to have Renee Hoban step in to head up the Silent Auction. Anyone wishing to donate please bring your ‘item’ to Renee at Hoban Management ASAP or the night of the event. Tickets will be available at the door so continue talking it up with your friends and neighbors.
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz: Excused absence
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur: Progress
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes:
Katie Zolezzi’s transfer application was approved at last weeks board meeting. Marie Turkle has submitted her application for membership and guest Dave Schwab has taken an application.
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS: Ray forgot his jokebook, so Yvonne shared a little ditty about a CNN reporter taking a private flight with a pilot-in-training.
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob Moreau
Exempt Badges March: Chris and Carter
.Carter paid $20 for Ray’s fine for not having his jokebook again this week.
.Yvonne $5 Tattis Jr has managed to break his wrist and will be out up to 3 months.
.Cathy B $5 feels bad for Tattis and today is the first day of Spring Training
.Len $ he and Lenny went to the airshow in El Centro, on their way to the 3rd District Membership Meeting. They left the base at 2:45 and finally got through the gate nearly 3 hours later. Apparently only one car at a time was allowed to exit through the gate. Len had to give a report at the 7PM meeting so he and Lenny had a late dinner, but the report was given.
.Mike R $10 attended the Mountain West Conference in Las Vegas, SDSU lost but a good time.
And another $5 to pay Arnolds fine because Marie’s phone rang during the meeting (he is her sponsor).
.Gary R $ today is National Pi Day (3.14).
.Bob S $10 he found a terrific deal on light bulbs at Dixieline.
.Nancy $5 happy more women are joining the club
Good of the Order:
Pres. Mike Raney has 6 tickets available for the Mountain West Championship games at Cox Arena. Call him if you are interested.
Mar 21,2022 San Diego County District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING Warren McKenna – MIA so next week $30
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Gary Robinson $55
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
WHERE THERE’S A NEED, THERE’S A LION