Newsletter 08/12/19


August 12, 2019    Members:  35   Guests: 13

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club

Opening: Pres. Chris……….finishing the meeting with bell in hand

Song Master:  PP Jerry                                               Song:  My Country Tis of Thee

Pledge of Allegiance: PP Roger                                  Invocation:  PP Mark C

Quote by PP Bruce Boorman: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but is is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”


 International LEO of the Year Vanessa Nunez

Lt Jason Taub guest of Lion Rob,

Trent Dolinsky grandson of 2nd Veep Gary Zink


Silvana Vered

Luis Flores, PDG Scott Leslie, Larry Cook and Bill Ashman Rotary,  Myra Kinter and Cheryl Wilson from St. Pauls’ Senior Services,

Tiffany Bramwell First Daughter , Lion Todd Kaprelian Prez of SD Host Lions, Lynn Spicer of Winchester Widows

Good to See: Rob Ransweiler, Kiley Grunstad (who came and left before lunch), IPDG Mercy


.Sec Paul says new club directories are available for the asking at meetings.

Sept 6th  East County Chamber of Commerce First Friday breakfast $28 7:15AM at Grossmont College – RSVP to 619/440-6164.

Prez Chris presented a $4000 check to Lynn Spicer for the wonderful help the Winchester Widows provided with our Gunsmoke IX casino night.

Lion LEO Advisor Mike Carleton introduced Vanessa Nunez as the ‘World LEO of the Year’ and Prez Chris presented her with a framed certificate of appreciation.  She will return in the fall from USC for a formal presentation.


Bob Groff 8/1, Rod Streeper 8/3, Ron Snow 8/10, Tom Normandie 8/15, Paul Walters 8/19, Hugh Cowan 8/21, Abraham Muheize 8/27, Sharie Hoops 8/28

EXEMPT BADGE(S): Daryl Priest, Chris Bramwell and Phil Smith

GOOD CHEER:  So happy that no one if reported ill.  Anyone seen George Hurst lately?

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 sent to them.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:  *Unless otherwise noted all Meetings are Mon at Noon*

Aug 14th – ECVH LC Board Meeting Elks Lodge 6PM


Sept 3rd – “First Tuesday” Meeting 6PM

Sept 6th – East County Chamber 1st Friday breakfast $28 7:15AM at Grossmont College.RSVP

Sept 7th –  District 4L6 First Membership Meeting  Time and venue TBA

Sept 9th – District Governor Norm MacKenzie’s club visitation

Sept 11th – ECVH LC Board Meeting  Elks Lodge Conference Room 6PM SHARP

Oct 5th – Club Picnic at Bramwell’s Estate  Time TBA

Oct 13th – ECVH LC Pancake Breakfast  Elks Lodge 8AM  Sign ups soon

Oct 26th – San Diego Center for the Blind White Cane Brunch – more info to come

VP REPORTS: No reports today

PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:  A husband asks his wife “Where do you want to go for our anniversary?”  She respond’s “Somewhere I’ve never been before.”  He say’s “How about the kitchen?”  And that’s when the fight began!


Gary R – fell at Cuyamaca Lake during Camp Jack fishing – got a ‘boo’ on his knee

Roger $20 – will be going on yet another trip

Rob $15 – $5 for each of the past 3 weeks he’s missed a meeting.  He took daughter to Indiana for college then he and his son took a leisurely road trip sightseeing on the way back.

Mercy $20 – sees nothing has changed during our meetings and happy to be back fulltime

Todd $? – having a great time today at our meeting

Cathy B $? – so proud of LEO Vanessa and hope she joins our club when ready AND $5 how about those Padres Thurs, Fri and Sat – we won’t talk about Sunday’s game

Mark C $? – fished with his sons on Coronado Island last weekend/went to the Padre game Sun

Dolores $5 – our club had good representation (8-9 members) at the SA Shopping Spree event.  She got locked IN the store before the event began and Prez Chris saw her clawing at the door to get out but he just walked away offering no assistance  – WHAT???

Paul T $? – Kiley gave him a pink slip for $50 for his quick appearance today

PROGRAM: Cheryl Wilson CEO of St Paul’s Senior Services

But before she began she gave the club $10 representing Lion Todd’s donation for advertising St Paul’s upcoming fund raiser “Summerfest 2019” event on Aug 24th at Humphry’s by the Bay.

Also Cheryl ‘found’ the club bell under the podium (wonder how that got there TT Bob Acker?)


Senior Services includes immunizations for flu, most important, measles, we currently have a nationwide outbreak, and Hepatitis A which was nearly unheard of until 2017 when it spiked starting in El Cajon.  To keep these illnesses at bay EDUCATE, GET VACCINATED AND SANITIZE.

Purell is 94% effective whereas the proper handwashing techniques are nearly full proof.

Get the singles shot if you ever had Chicken Pox – there’s a new shot out – get it!

HPV and Meningitis vaccines are very meaningful for our young adults/teens.  Anyone with compromised health should get the flu shot.  Flu can cause pneumonia.

The DPT hots should be had every 10 years.  There are now 2 shots for pneumonia for those over 65 years of age.  Hepatitis A& B shots are available.

Check out the websites with the County of San Diego and the CDC for more information.

Other websites to visit:  LionsDistrict4L6;;

Winner of Attendance Drawing:  Cathy Zeman MIA $30 next week

Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Fabian Vereda $85

***Don’t forget about the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation in your Will/Trust***


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