EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
June 26, 2023, Members: a Bunch Guests: 5
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS FOR 2023-2024
Opening: Pres. Rob
Song Masters: PDG Mercy Walters Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Veep Ron Nevels Invocation: PP Mark Clifton
GUESTS: Brent Paige (Moreau), Carol Ruiz (Carl), Maclairen Clifton (Mark), Ella Walker (Zolezzi),
Dr. Sally Lee (3rd visit)
Good to see: Warren McKenna, Wally Simmons, Mercy Walters
HELEN KELLER QUOTE BY: 2nd Veep Keith MacArthur
“True happiness…is not attained by self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”
Master of Ceremonies PP Bob Moreau took over at the podium and the program continued.
Dick Nasif spoke of the beginnings of our foundation with initial funding by PP Bob Hale and his wife Kay.
President Rob gave his farewell remarks with such a big smile to be ‘done with us’ that it was almost shameful. He sincerely thanked everyone for making his year memorable and for the great accomplishments made during his term.
Next came year-end awards and District Lion of the Year Paul Walters was thanked for his exemplary service to the club.
Prez Rob then presented Treas Paul Tremblay with the club Lion of the Year Award for all his great reports and assistance during the year at both the club and foundation levels.
Next Student Speaker Foundation Trustee Sec Paul Walters presented the Harry Aslan Award to PP Bob Moreau for his many hours of hard work chairing our Christmas Basket Program.
Pres Rob then presented the President’s Appreciation Award to PP Bruce Boorman, in absentia, for his years of service to the club publishing our newsletters and printing our directories. The award will be presented to him In person.
MC PP Bob Moreau then assisted Incoming Prez Carl to present Pres. Rob with a lovely plaque in thanks for his great leadership and a very successful year.
PDG Len installed our new officers for the next fiscal year:
Immediate Past President Rob Ransweiler
President Carl Ruiz
1st Vice President Keith MacArthur
2nd Vice President Ron Nevels
3rd Vic President Bob Sanchez
Secretary Paul Walters
Treasurer Paul Tremblay
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE AND THE REMAINING OFFICERS AND PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SUPPORT YOUR ENTIRE BOARD FOR A SUCCESSFUL LIONS YEAR.
MC PP Bob Moreau then passed the President’s gavel to Incoming President Carl Ruiz. Although the original gavel had been ‘misplaced’ a substitute was given, and PP Mike Raney had another somewhat larger gavel to present.
2023-2024 President Carl Ruiz thanked the members for their kindness in welcoming him to the club back in 2014 when he became a member of this club. He looks forward to working with everyone and getting to know those members he hasn’t had the opportunity to work with so far. He does promise to do the very best he can as our President.
Dick Nasif then presented the newest nominees to become Directors of the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation: Don Anthony, Tom Normandie, and Paul Walters. All were voted in by the membership.
Additionally, Pres Carl appointed Keith MacArthur, Ron Nevels, and Bob Sanchez to the foundation board.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Yvonne Paris 6/3, Gary Sims 6/5, Cathy Bailes 6/10, Cathy Zieman 6/16, Grant (JR) Thiem and Jay Jacobson 6/26
GOOD CHEER: Cathy Bailes is in the hospital with a collapsed lung and is on a ventilator.
Also, PP Tom Hoban took a fall last weekend, off an elevated device, and ended up in the hospital with 3 broken ribs in his back. Prayers to both of our beloved Lions for a speedy recovery.
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
July 2-7 – Lions Camp Jack at Whispering Winds. Fishing at Lake Cuyamaca on 7/6
JULY 3RD – DARK – NO MEETING – HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
July 13th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6 PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
JULY 15th – ECVH LC Past President’s Steak Fry 4 PM at Bob Moreau’s ranch-ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOMED, AND ENCOURAGED, TO ATTEND.
JULY 20th – El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation Meeting 6 PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
July 28th – ECVH LC Day at the Races 4 PM signups at meetings. See PP Gary Sims
Aug 19th – Elks Law Enforcement Appreciation Night – details to come.
Sept 23 – ECVH LC Annual Picnic at the Bramwell Estate – 1-5 PM
JUNE EXEMPT BADGE: Warren McKenna
7/24 City of El Cajon Manager Graham Mitchell
7/31 Superintendent of Cajon School District, Dr. David Miyashiro
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Mercy Walters $50
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Mercy Walters $63
Yes Folks, once again we had a double winner. Congrats Mercy!
TODAYS FUNNY: I still have a full deck…I just shuffle slower.
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY