EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
April 10, 2023, Members: 33 Guests: 2
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Song Masters: PP Kiley Grunstad Patriotic Song: You’re a Grand Old Flag
Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Veep Ron Nevels
Invocation: PP Phil Smith
|Rich Agundez Jr||Mary Moreau (at least for lunch)|
Good to see: Jeff Smith
HELEN KELLER Quote by: None today – AGAIN!
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
Bruce and Pat Boorman have just relocated to 400 Lantern Crest Way #315, Santee, CA 92071.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Bruce Boorman 4/11, Ray Hackworth 4/13, Len Blottin and Carter Short 4/21, Rob Ransweiler and Katie Zolezzi 4/30. ONLY Len and Rob were present to enjoy our Glee Club version of the Happy Birthday Song.
GOOD CHEER: PP Ray H is OK but missed meetings because his brother is in town visiting.
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
April 13th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6 PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
April 20th – ECVH LC Foundation Board Meeting 6 PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
May 6-7 – 80th Annual District Convention. Hilton Pivot Point, Yuma. See PP Yvonne or Sec Paul for Registration forms.
May 15th – ECVH LC WILL BE MEETING WITH OUR LEO CLUB AT EL CAJON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 11:30 AM PIZZA WILL BE THE FARE OF THE DAY
May 20th – ECVH LC Annual Gunsmoke Casino Night. Tickets will be available soon.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz:
.Penny is in charge of sponsorships for our Gunsmoke casino night. They are available in increments of $100, $250, $500, $1000, and, $5000.
Coleen is in charge of the Silent Auction. She is asking for donations of money and/or items for ‘baskets”.
.Flyers and tickets are available, see Treasurer Paul Tremblay
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: _Progress
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels: Progress
APRIL EXEMPT BADGES: Len, Keith M, Cathy B, Paul T, Chris
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker
.Paul W $5 Padre Nelson Cruz had 6 RBIs in Sunday’s game.
.Cathy B $10 for ‘them Padres’
.Warren auctioned a Padre ticket for the 4/19 1:30 game vs Atlanta and Paul T gave $100 for the ticket not knowing whether he can attend but wanting to make the donation to the club.
. Chris’s $20 donation
.Keith $5 for Padres
.Ron Nevels $10 for a great Easter dinner
.Tom N dropped something In the basket as he left the meeting.
.Mike R $10 because ???
Richard “Rich” Agundez Jr., 2022 El Cajon Citizen of the Year and hero of the 2001 Granite Hills High School shooting incident.
Rich was born and raised in Paradise Hills and graduated from Morse High School. He loves his Harley among other hobbies, has 2 dogs, is single, is religious, and is happy with a great sense of humor.
Rich started out as a cadet with EC PD as he was too young to be a reserve officer at 19 years of age however at age 21, he applied for and was accepted, to the police department. For 5 years he was a patrol officer on the night shift. He had a work-related incident that turned his career around. He graduated from the SWAT Academy and worked on ‘bikes’ issuing his share of tickets. He then put in for ‘gangs’ but didn’t get that assignment so he was offered a new position working with “DARE”. This became a life-changer for him personally as he loved working with the kids. He then started the School Resource Officer (RSO) program, working at both El Cajon Valley HS and Granite Hills HS. He was directly involved in the Active Shooter Program and helped at Santana HS after the shooting incident there, learning much from the chaos that ensued (early March 2001).
Rich became a volunteer coach at El Cajon Valley HS and has been a football coach at Grossmont HS since 2011.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: Guide Dogs of the Desert – Date TBD
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Mercy Walters MIA so next week $40
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Rob Ransweiler $67
TODAY’S FUNNY: I know it’s time to clean out my purse when my car assumes it’s an extra passenger who isn’t wearing a seat belt.
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP