EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
March 21, 2022, Members: 27 Guests: 2
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Mike Raney
Song Masters: Phil Smith Patriotic Song: My Country Tis of Thee
Pledge of Allegiance: Keith Bailes Invocation: Dolores Galkowski
GUESTS: Dave Schwab (Tony/Ron), Marie Turkle (Arnold)
Good to see: Everyone
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Bruce Boorman
“Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
Carter Short was the lucky winner of the 50/50 drawing at our Gunsmoke event ($540).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
March: Christian Wille 3/3, Billy Barham 3/13
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 – Lions Day at City of Hope 9AM Webinar. Register at CityofHope.org/LionsTributeDay2022
APRIL 24th – ECVH LC 75th Anniversary Dinner Party 6PM at Singing Hills Golf Resort. Invite is coming out this week!!!
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler:
Rob thanked everyone for a successful Gunsmoke event and thanks to Rita’s for great food.
Treasurer Paul T reported some statistics for comparison purposes but pre-empted that explaining costs were greatly increased this year over 2019.
Net income 2019 $12,381 vs 2022 $11,514
attendance 2019 211 vs 2022 195
tickets sold 2019 167 vs 2022 109
sponsorships 2019 $12,000 vs 2022 $18,000
50/50 drawing 2019 $527 vs 2022 $540
silent auction 2019 $5800 vs 2022 $2500.
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur: Progress
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: 3 Applications await Board Meeting for approval
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS: about 2 elderly couples who had dinner together, but one man couldn’t remember where he and his wife had eaten recently……….ya had to be there!
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob the “Hatchet Man” Acker
Exempt Badges March: Chris and Carter
.Paul T $20 great time at Gunsmoke, Dolores’ dancing at Gunsmoke, membership is growing and saw the NCAA’s at SDSU yesterday.
.Mike R $20 had so much fun dancing at Gunsmoke – felt good to just let go!
.Carter $100 for winning the 50/50 at Gunsmoke
.Christian $5 after 8 years of having to be at the Elks Lodge Day and night he will soon be free of those obligations and back into the swing of Lions Monday meetings.
.Tom N $10 enjoyed a quick vacation to AZ to see grandkids, back in time for Gunsmoke and attended the NCAA games yesterday with Gary R in hand.
.Paul W $5 applauded 1st Veep Rob for being a great leader to ensure a successful Gunsmoke.
.Cathy B $10 more applause for Rob’s leadership and thanks to all who worked so hard on Gunsmoke.
.Chris $65 for Rob’s doing a great job and for Phil getting such a great band and for Dolores’ dancing.
.Dolores $10 for a great time Sat night.
.Mark C $7 for 7 days in New Orleans recently.
.Phil $5 great event Sat night and everyone had a super time.
.Dick $20 (yes you read that right) for a 5-day cruise to Mexico as he ‘volunteered’ to be bodyguard to 3 ladies .
.Bob A $20 for missing Gunsmoke
.Gary S $? Too much talking???
.Rob $? Story about being introduced to and then summarily dismissed by an older woman at Gunsmoke.
August 8, 2022, San Diego County District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING Terry Winegar MIA so next week $40
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Gary Sims $48
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
WHERE THERE’S A NEED, THERE’S A LION