EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
April 24, 2023, Members: 28 Guests: 4
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
PP Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: PP Gary Sims
PP Phil Smith
|Lauren Young (Hoban), Zach, Madelyne||Sgt Mike Murphy||Sgt Eric Thornton ECPD Metro Division|
Good to see: Zach, Katie Z
HELEN KELLER Quote by 2nd Veep Keith MacArthur
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Sec Paul W El Cajon Police Dept Awards Ceremony Thursday, May 4th, 6 PM RSVP required at Ronald Reagan Community Center
.Also, a Thank You from the Singing Hills Little League for our $1500 donation.
.May 1st will be a casino night meeting after the regular meeting.
.PDG Len presented the First Reading of Officer Roster for Lions Year 2023-2024 (see last page)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Bruce Boorman 4/11, Ray Hackworth 4/13, Carter Short 4/15, Len Blottin 4/21, Rob Ransweiler and Katie Zolezzi 4/30.
PDG Len spent a few days in the hospital but is doing good now with a ‘plan of action’ for the future. Dick Nasif spent Saturday getting rid of food poisoning.
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
May 6-7 – 80th Annual District 4L6 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.
May 23rd – 8 AM Johnson Elementary School Flag Day Program
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz:
Gunsmoke Committee continues to work diligently on our upcoming major fundraiser.
.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: MIA – No Report
APRIL EXEMPT BADGES: Len, Keith M, Cathy B, Paul T, Chris
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker__________________________
.Rob $10 for ?? (probably for his many indiscretions)
.Paul T $100 for a great seat at the Padre game with Warren, Mike Raney, Phil Smith
.Yvonne $20 Len is out of the hospital and under a positive treatment plan.
.Chris $50 for Len and his longevity
.Mike R $30 great Padre game ‘with the boys’ and for Len
.Gary S $20 in hopes that Chris wears long pants next week
.Mark C $10 made it to the meeting.
.Keith M $10 for our guest speakers
.Phil S $20 great time at the Padre game and for Len
.Coleen $5 was able to take her not-see-thru Padre purse into the Padre game.
.Gary R $20 for Len
.Zach $5 Happy to be at the meeting and for Len.
.Carter $? For ??
.Cathy B $20 for Len being at the meeting today.
Sgt Mike Murphy and Sgt Eric Thornton from EC PD YANA Program
Y.A.N.A. stands for “You Are Not Alone”, a County funded service facilitated by the El Cajon PD Metro Division.
The purpose is to offer homebound individuals some comfort in knowing that someone is concerned about their well-being. YANA volunteers and RSVPs (retired senior volunteer patrol) check on the YANA participants to ensure their needs are met.
Areas being checked during weekly visits are personal safety assurance, adequate food available, access to health care, and medications being taken as prescribed.
The program is for disabled or elderly individuals. For more information contact Sgt Eric Thornton at 619/593-5715 or by email: YANA@elcajon.gov
May 8th – Lisa Morand-Volunteer Coordinator, Terr Garay-Development Director, Kara Messina-Development Manager…Guide Dogs of the Desert
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Katie Zolezzi $50
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Bob Acker $46
TODAY’S FUNNY: Someone posted on Facebook that they had just made synonym buns. I replied, “You mean just like the ones that grammar used to make?” I am now blocked!
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
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2023-2024 Proposed Slate of Officers
President Carl Ruiz
1st Veep Keith MacArthur
2nd Veep Ron Nevels
3rd Veep Bob Sanchez
Secretary Paul Walters
Treasurer Paul Tremblay
LCIF Coordinator Yvonne Paris
Tail Twisters Bob Moreau, Bob Acker, Walt Simmons
Lion Tamers Gary Robinson, Mike Raney
Two Year Directors Coleen Owens, Carol Livesay
One Year Directors Dick Nasif, Carter Short
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes
Web Master Paul Tremblay
Greeters Dolores Galkowski, Penny Duane, Gary Robinson
Bulletin Editors Yvonne Paris, Phil Smith
Immediate Past President Rob Ransweiler