EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
August 1, 2022 Members 37 Guests: 2
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Rob Ransweiler
Song Masters: PP Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: IPP Mike Raney Invocation: PP Mark Clifton
|Monica Zech guest speaker||Coleen Owens (MacArthur)|
Good to see:
|Jim Nelson||Ray Hackworth||Bob Moreau||Jeff Smith|
HELEN KELLER Quote by: – PP Bruce Boorman
“Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties”.
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
Dick Nasif reported the CCI graduation will be held on August 12th. Contact him for RSVP
Sec Paul reported August is MD4 service for youth month.
Pres. Rob presented IPP Mike with his Past President pin.
PP Tom Hoban brought in the club’s LCI Charter, hoping it would be auctioned off. Instead, Pres. Rob paid $10 for Tom’s August Exempt Badge for babysitting the Charter for 10 years.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Tom Normandie 8/15, Paul Walters 8/19, Ron Nevels 8/19, Sharie Hoops 8/28
GOOD CHEER: Condolences to PDG Len and his family on the loss of PDG Bucky who passed on July 30th.
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
Aug 11th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
Aug 19th – ECVH LC Padre Night $35 – RSVP to WarrenMcKenna@gothere.com
Aug 27th – First District 4L6 Membership Meeting. 10AM-2PM at Bay Terrace Park & Recreation Center 7373 Tooma St, San Diego 92139
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz: working on a date for the pancake breakfast
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: Progress
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels: There are still 5 tickets available for our Padre game. Email Warren@gothere.com . Tickets will be distributed at 8/8 meeting
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: No Report
Exempt Badges: Tom Normandie and Roger Stebleton $100 each; Chris Bramwell $2150 for 6 months (good through Jan 31, 2023)
, and Tom Hoban
As for Tom he is going on a trip to AZ, then to CO to visit daughter and granddaughter and to see his son’s retirement ceremony and finally to NV.
Roger missed meetings for 5 months.
Chris will be buying more cars, going on trips, and perhaps more real estate.
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob Moreau
NOTE: All proceeds from the Exempt Badges, Happy Dollars, Attendance and Opportunity Drawings are donated to our foundation in memory of PDG Bucky Blottin. Total $3,347
.Paul Walters $5 his Birthday
.Ron Nevels $20 his Birthday
.Gary Sims $20 Gail bought 2 electric bikes for $4100 but was able to pay for them in cash from squirreling away past gambling winnings! Good job Gail
.Jim Nelson $100 for missing several meetings
.Most members donated to our foundation in memory of PDG Bucky.
Monica Zech, Safe Driving Educator, and former PIO with City of El Cajon.
Monica says she learned the most from the police officers when she served as the PIO. She has adopted the motto “Stay Alert/Stay Alive”.
Of note is that it takes the brain 1.25 seconds to perceive a problem and the brain is not fully developed until age 25.
There are about 6 million crashes a year in the U.S. Watch for red light runners and stop sign runners. The average cost of a DUI ticket has gone from $5,000 to $20,000 plus extended stays in jail.
Her primary message is to drive as if your life depends on it.
On a personal note, Monica’s father was killed by a drunk driver in 1992 and her daughter was the victim of a drug/alcohol driver but fortunately survived. For more info go to www.monicazech.com
Aug 8th – 2nd District Supervisor Joel Anderson
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Dick Nasif $10
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Yvonne Paris $81
QUIP OF THE WEEK: Brain at 3AM: I can see you’re trying to sleep, so I would like to offer you a selection of every memory, unresolved issue, or things you should have said or done today as well as in the past 40 years!
LCI International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP