EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
June 27, 2022, Members: 31 Guests: 1
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2nd Veep Carl Ruiz
Song Masters: PP Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Dick Nasif Invocation: PP Mark Clifton
GUESTS: Zach Nation (5th visit, just waiting for a Board Meeting to approve application)
Good to see: PP Grant (J.R.) Thiem
HELEN KELLER Quote by: – PP Bruce Boorman and…Happy Birthday Helen Keller
“We are never really happy until we can brighten the lives of others.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.NO meeting on July 4, 2022
.Lions International will be the new brand name for the combined organization, but the official names of the association and foundation will not change. This should be rolling out in 2023, exact date TBD.
.PP Phil Smith won second place in the MD4 Environment Photo Contest.
The photo is “Devils Tower, in Wyoming. Congratulations Phil
.Meeting on July 11th is Installation, LCIF Melvin Jones Fellowship presentation, Lion of the Year, acknowledgements for service and much, much more.
BE THERE!! _
.Sec Paul W read a Thank You Letter from the San Diego Center for the Blind.
.Dick Nasif read a Thank You from LPCCI reiterating that El Cajon Valley Host LC has donated more to their project than all other clubs combined, in our district.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Yvonne Paris 6/3, Gary Sims 6/4, Catharine Bailes 6/10, Tony Forchette 6/13, Cathy Zieman 6/16, Grant Thiem and Jay Jacobson 6/26, Helen Keller 6/27
July Birthdays before next meeting: David Reed 7/4, Dolores Galkowski and Ed Waymire 7/10
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 4TH – NO MEETING – HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
July 6th – Camp Jack fishing at Cuyamaca Lake. BBQ lunch for Lions at Whispering Winds.
July 11th – El Cajon Valley Host Lions Installation of Officers for fiscal 2022-2023.
July 29th – El Cajon Valley Lions Day at the Races 4pm Del Mar Fairgrounds $25
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
President-Elect/1st Veep Rob Ransweiler: MIA
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur:
.PP Gary Sims has signup sheets available at our meetings for our annual El Cajon Valley Lions Day at the Races coming up on Friday, July 29th. Still the same great price of $25 pp. ONLY 3 spots open as of today. General parking $10 at the fairgrounds entrance and Valet parking $25 via designated entrance.
.Warren McKenna will be chairing our Lions Padre Night scheduled for August 18th (Friday).
Please send an Email to Warren@gothere.com if you are Planning to Attend and number of tickets ($35) each.
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: No Report
Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn’t find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, ‘Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place, I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of my life and give up me Irish Whiskey’. Miraculously a parking place appeared. Paddy looked up again and said, ‘Never mind, I found one.’
Exempt Badges June: Rob Ransweiler, Mark Clifton, Jeff Smith, Phil Smith and Chris
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob Moreau had the basket
.Paul W $5 Carl doing an outstanding job today
.Ron B $10 had a wonderful mini vacation to Tahoe
.Gary S $10 he and Gail rode on an electric bike and now she wants one
.Cathy B $20 for her birthday and happy to be home from vacation to TN
.Tom H $10 happy to have Zach joining the club
.Jim S $10 happy to back from vacation.
.Dolores $10 so happy to be over Covid
.Chris $5 happy to see Cathy back
.Walt $? Happy it’s summertime
.Mark C $100 has learned that if Chris wants to buy something he must buy it first.
. JR $100 to ensure the next time he visits that Chris NOT be given the mic
PP Grant Thiem Jr.
JR said he joined the club in 1982 and was Pres. in 1986-87. He grew up in Lions as his father, PP Grant Sr, was also a member of this club. He told the story about the club’s ill-advised decision to sell hot dogs at a Mother Goose Parade only to realize, after preparing them to sell, that their location was along 2nd Street (the half mile of fast-food restaurants) and couldn’t even give them away (actually sold 7) – lesson learned! He also talked about the good times he’s had in Lions, going through the ‘chairs’ to his presidency, and the memories he’s enjoyed at events, international conventions, and doing good for his community.
Mark Krause: delete home phone #
Daryl Priest: delete from membership
NOTE: If any member wishes to chair or be on a club committee please contact the incoming Vice President IN CHARGE of that committee. It is hopeful that all committee positions will be filled in support of our club.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Don Anthony MIA so next meeting$30
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Yvonne Paris $63
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP