EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
April 2, 2019
Members: 28 Guests: 7
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DG Mercy Walters and Sec. Paul Walters also attended but not in photo
Opening: Prez Jeff
Song Master: 1st Veep Chris Song: God Bless America (the slowest EVER!)
Pledge of Allegiance: PP Ray Ridlon Invocation: Treas Paul T
Helen Keller quote by PP Bruce Boorman: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”
Guests: Cathy Bramwell, Kathy Reid, Mary Moreau, Jill Sing, Pat Boorman, Susan Acker and, Lori Tomlin guest of PP Phil Smith
Good to See: Jim Sing looking great after heart surgery and IPP Felina Balistreri
Prez Jeff informed us April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day – much to celebrate!!
Sec Paul W distributed a Centennial Service Challenge pin to all who were members during fiscal 2017-2018 as our club met the challenge by reporting major service hours by our members, each and every month.
Treas Paul reported on the visit last Sunday to City of Hope. He was very proud to present our clubs’ check for $1,300 and our club was recognized in the Family and Friends category. Thanks to all who put their dollar in the can each meeting and those who have donated their ‘winnings’ to City of Hope. Members attending were Paul, Kiley, Elisabeth, Christian and Regina, Mercy and Paul W.
PDG Len made the First Announcement of Officers up for election for fiscal 2019-2020, to wit:
President Chris Bramwell` 1st Veep Mike Raney
2nd Veep Gary Zink 3rd Veep Rod Streeper and Dick Nasif
Secretary Paul Walters Treasurer Paul Tremblay
Tail Twisters Bob Moreau and Bob Acker Lion Tamer Frank Reid
1yr Director Carter Short & Carl Ruiz 2 yr Director Cathy Bailes, Sandy Glas and Dick Nasif
Membership Cathy Bailes Web Master Paul Tremblay
Greeters Dolores Galkowski, Sharie Hoops and Gary Robinson
Bulletin Editors Yvonne Paris, Bruce Boorman and Phil Smith
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Bruce Boorman 4/11, Ray Hackworth 4/13, Elisabeth Vanderlee 4/14, Sandy Glas 4/17, Jerry Hollingsworth 4/19, Len Blottin and Carter Short 4/21, Rob Ransweiler 4/30
A VERY slow Happy Birthday Song was “performed” for those present
EXEMPT BADGE: Felina, Yvonne, Chris and Ray R for $100 each. Felina said she really missed us and hopes to attend more meetings in the future. No one else fessed up to anything!
GOOD CHEER: PDG Bucky has just gone to a skilled nursing facility for further recovery.
Prayers to Gary Zink who is in Yuma to visit his brother who just suffered a heart attack.
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 sent to them. Paris4L6@cox.net
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS: *Unless otherwise noted all Meetings are Mon at Noon*
APRIL 10TH – Board Meeting in Conference Room 6PM
May 3rd – 4th District Membership Meeting in Yuma.
May 4th-5th – District Convention in Yuma. See PP Yvonne for registration and details.
May 18th – Gunsmoke Fundraiser
June 29th – ECVH LC Installation of Officers
July 26th – ECVH LC Day at the Races (Del Mar) 4PM. More details to come from PP Gary Sims
3rd Veep Gary Zink: out on a family emergency
2nd VP Mike Raney: we will have a guest speaker on 4th Monday meeting in April
1st VP Chris Bramwell:
Treas Paul reports he has the tickets for Gunsmoke IX. Posters and flyers are available also.
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: No Report
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS by PP Bob Moreau:
A great golf joke involving The Pope, Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. You had to be at the meeting to hear the entire story.
Bob Groff $5 Happy to be at the meeting with such good friends
Walt S $10 the Padres are off to a great start and $10 for all of Chris’ help at Walt’s house
Cathy B Happy for the Padres
Don A $5 Looking forward to a great Casino Night
Paul W Last Saturday several of our Lions went to Calexico to help their club celebrate the 70th
Anniversary of their Charter
Mike Raney $5 good to see Lion members who can’t make the regular Monday meetings
Marge $5 Go Padres!
Bob Moreau $ Good to see Jim Sing at the meeting
Jim Sing He agrees with Moreau
Other websites to visit: LionsDistrict4L6; CALions.org; LionsClubs.org
Winner of Attendance Drawing: Cathy Bailes $10
Winner of 50/50 Drawing: No one sold tickets
***Don’t forget about the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation in your Will/Trust***
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