EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
May 22 2023 Members: 31 Guests: 13
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Prez Rob
Song Masters: PP Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Marie Turkle Invocation: PP Bob Moreau
GUESTS: Dr. Sally Lee with San Diego Eye Professionals, Mary, Rob & Lynn Ridge, Karen Rossignor, Sharon Dobbins, Chris Rice, Dylan Burns, Ramses Perez, Derek Alba, Travis Lee, Chris Vargas Ibarra, Mauricio Magdalio
Good to see: Roger and so many great guests
HELEN KELLER QUOTE BY: 1ST Veep-Elect Keith MacArthur
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invinsible host against difficulties.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.June 3rd – District 4L6 Membership Meeting and Learning Day at Foothills Church on Bradley 9AM.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Bill Sturgeon 5/4, Keith MacArthur 5/5, Roger Stebleton 5/8, Carl Ruiz 5/27, Phil Smith 5/29.
GOOD CHEER: All is well – Hooray!
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 23rd – 7:45AM Johnson Elementary School Flag Day Program 738 flags to distribute
May 29th – DARK – NO MEETING
June 8th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS: President-Elect Carl Ruiz
Carl began by thanking everyone who helped on Gunsmoke 9 and Treas. Paul T thanking all individually for their efforts. Additionally, he reported the auction made $3230. Our attendance records were down from 195 last year to 145 this year. We enjoyed $5800 in ticket sales and the 50/50 netted $380. Catering costs and the bar bill were down but Aces High cost was up nearly $2K this year to $6769. We spent $2,000 for prizes excluding the trip to Catalina. Our net income this year is approx. $4800.
Coleen Owens had an El Cajon PD Ride Along that wasn’t bid on so she took bids and 3 members bid $125, $150 and $100 as Pres Rob said he would make sure a couple more rides would be available – 1st VP-Elect Keith MacArthur will be the escort on each ride-along.
1st Veep-Elect Keith MacArthur: Progress
2nd Veep-Elect: Ron Nevels: MIA
MAY EXEMPT BADGES: Chris and Tom N
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT Bob Acker
.Yvonne $20 Beautiful Memorial Mass for Kathy Smith – 14 Lions attended to honor her life
.Chris $10 impressed by Gary Sims galant behavior by giving Dolores his jacket at the service
.Paul W $5 Song Master Chris has improved 100%
.Paul T $10 for all the help on Gunsmoke and $10 for Kathy’s service
.Gary S $? Told a joke (?) about Ron Nevels
.Carl $? Good event Saturday night (Gunsmoke).
.Roger $100 to our foundation as a memorial to PP Tony Forchette, $25 for Sec Paul’s fine work
.Coleen $5 thanks to everyone who helped set up and handle the auction
.Chris Rice Thanks to Lions
.Dave S $20 Great job Coleen did and to all who attended Kathy’s service
.Dolores $5 Thanks to Gary S for lending her his jacket and $5 for Coleen’s great auction
.Phil S $10 had a great time at Gunsmoke
.Cathy B $? Good job and thanks for hard work by Coleen and Penny
.Christian $5 his wife had a great time sitting with Carl and his wife at Gunsmoke and wants to become a member this year.
.Rob $40 his 10% tithing for winning the 50/50 drawing at Gunsmoke and is donating in honor of Coleen (who said Rob isn’t a nice guy!)
.Mike R $20 for accusing Pres Rob of something he didn’t do.
Chris Rice, Advisor and instructor at the Charter Bostonia Global High School in El Cajon.
The school is a pathway to gainful employment for those not wishing to attend alternative higher education opportunities. The students can become part of a mentoring program gaining even more first-hand experience in their chosen trade. The primary emphasis is welding, in various methods, something not taught in the normal school curriculum. Some future ambitions from the young men present are mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, working on cars, welding in various environments.
Chris said the program is looking for funding for the basic necessities in welding – equipment and safety clothing. He said they are working on a $25,000 grant from the American Welding Association but those funds are not expected until February 2024.
Our Board will take up their request for $3,000 at the June meeting. PP Tom Hoban offered to match whatever amount our Board donates – very generous PP Tom, THANK YOU.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Mark Clifton MIA so next week $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Keith Bailes $20_
TODAY’S FUNNY: My train of thought derailed. There were no survivors.
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP