EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
March 20, 2023, Members: 31 Guest: 1
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Rob
Song Masters: Pres. Rob Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Veep Ron Nevels Invocation: Christian Wille
|Steve Anderson, Speaker||Sadie Normandie|
Good to see:
|Ron Black||Jeff Smith|
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Bob Sanchez
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.PP Yvonne reported the District Convention registration and meals prices to increase after 3/31/23 so encourage registration asap. Additionally, very favorable room rates are good until April 14th.
.Pres. Rob shared a Thank You plaque from Singing Hills Little League for our recent sponsorship.
.April 29th is the Memorial Service for PP Tony Forchette. It will be held at the Elks Lodge. Time TBD.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Christian Wille 3/3
GOOD CHEER: PP Ray Hackworth is at Grossmont Hospital. Cathy Bailes is having a low-profile procedure. 1st Veep Carl Ruiz is having a medical procedure. Keep our valued Lions 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
**Mar 27th – ECVH LC Orientation at Regular Meeting 12-noon ALL members-old and Newbies
IF YOU SPONSORED A NEW MEMBER WITHIN THE PAST 4 YEARS, PLEASE ENSURE YOUR NEW MEMBER ATTENDS THIS MEETING. ALSO, IF YOU BECAME A MEMBER WITHIN THE PAST 4 YEARS THIS IS A MEETING YOU WANT TO ATTEND SO YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT THE WHOLE OF LIONISM ON ALL LEVELS. INFORMATION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR FINANCES, OUR FOUNDATION, OUR LEO CLUB AND, WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY.
***Spouses/Significant Others are encouraged to attend***
May 6-7 – 80th Annual District Convention. Hilton Pivot Point, Yuma. See PP Yvonne or Sec Paul for Registration forms.
May 20th – ECVH LC Annual Gunsmoke Casino Night. Tickets will be available soon.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress on Gunsmoke/Casino Night event. Silent Auction items are requested and encouraged.
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: Progress
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels: Progress
FEBRUARY/MARCH EXEMPT BADGES: Chris, Len, Jeff
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker
.Christian $20 will lead the Elks Ritual team for PP Tony’s service at the Elks Lodge and August 19th is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the Lodge.
.Ron B $20 has been missing meetings for a while but walking OK now
.Coleen $5 ???
.Ron N $10 ???
.Dave S $10 good to be at the meeting.
.Tom N $10 got a Golden puppy from PP Tom Hoban and, just returned from a trip to AZ visiting family.
.Walt $5 SDSU is in the ‘Sweet 16’. Playing ‘Bama this Thursday
.Bill S $20 tax season is nearing the end.
.Mike R $5 good to see Ron Black
.Warren McKenna $? Went to AZ to see the Padres.
.Carter $20 lost 60 lbs. (and looking very dapper)
.Paul W $5 Team USA Baseball is doing well.
.Paul T $5 Aztecs won Saturday.
.Phil $5 just because
.Gary R $5 wore his SDSU sweatshirt today (vs his AZ sweatshirt last week which was good for only one day)
Steve Anderson, Program Director at Crisis House
Is a Social Service Agency in East County now located in Santee? Over 50 years serving San Diego providing crisis management for men, women, and children. They provide emergency housing for the homeless and domestic violence victims.
They also provide supportive services, case management and medical, psychological and legal referrals.
Crisis House sponsors Project Homeless Connect for the homeless to access over 40 critical services. For the children of domestic violence,
Camp Hope is available which is cost-free year-round programming for youth struggling with the effects of trauma from abuse at home.
March 27th – El Cajon Valley Host LC Orientation
April 3rd – Dr. Mathew Willis, DCfrom American Diabetes Association
April 10th – Richard “Rich” Agundez Jr., 2022 El Cajon Citizen of the Year
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Gary Robinson $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Len Blottin $48 – donated to our foundation.
TODAY’S FUNNY: Vegetarians live up to nine years longer than meat-eaters. Nine horrible, worthless, bacon-less years.
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP