EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
August 16, 2021 Members: 24 Guests: 4
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Prez Mike
Song Master: Mark Clifton Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Ron Black Invocation: Rev. Everett Lundgren
Billy Barham guest of Newbie Ron Nevels. This is Billy’s 3rd visit and he has an application.
Mitch D’Arlon San Diego Downtown Host/Camp Jack Director
Rev. Ev Lundgren
HELEN KELLER QUOTE by: BRUCE BOORMAN
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Newly retired Lion JasonTaub showed up in very casual and comfy attire!
.From the Board Meeting: Pres. Mike reported the board approved funds for a legally blind student from San Diego Center for the Blind (one of 2nd Veep Carl Ruiz’s students). The funds will provide for a computer screen magnifier system.
.Treas Paul T gave the financial report and is happy the board approved the new budget. There are cost increases of $1.80/yr., $.30 per billing, for MD4 dues increase. Additionally, our meal costs are increasing by $2 pp each meeting but the club will absorb this increase. There are discussions about emailing statements to members, as an attachment, for those who have email and snail mail for those who do not have email. Also, the board approved moving the steak fry to the Spring of 2022 but we will have the pancake breakfast this fall.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Rod Streeper 8/3; Tom Normandie 8/15; Paul Walters and Ron Nevels 8/19; Abraham Muheize 8/27; Sharie Hoops 8/28
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 30TH – DARK
SEPT 2nd – ECVH LC Evening Meeting AND Installation of Officers 6PM Elks Lodge
SEPT 6TH – DARK
Sept 18th – Camp Jack fund raiser at Coronado Yacht Club 5PM See PP Yvonne for info
SEPT 9TH – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
OCT 9th – ECVH LC Picnic at IPP Chris’ country estate 1PM
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler: Sept 2nd is our monthly night meeting and club Installation of Officers for fiscal 2021-2022. The menu will vary from our normal weekly lunches. Theme is sport/tropical.
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz: MIA
3rd Veep Fabian Vereda: MIA
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Looking forward to having Newbie Ron Nevels inducted.
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS: About a daughter’s dismay over her mother’s little black book with so many men’s names in it. Daughter decided to randomly call one of the entries – it was a doctor’s office.
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob “The Hatchet Man” Acker
EXEMPT BADGES FOR AUGUST: Chris, Gary S, Len, Ray H, Cathy, Paul T
Mike R $5 for Ray’s joke
Cathy B $5 for the Padre win yesterday
Ray H $5 for all the ‘old’ people in our club
Rob $100 – says last week was the week from hell as his wife was ill, a lot of weird stuff at work including his best bud Jason retiring and he missed a couple of meetings last week.
Mark C $20 saw his Mom in Redding over the weekend and, he has an E350 for sale (TT Acker promises to collect another $20 when the car sells)
Paul T Looking forward to having Jim Sing as a program.
CLUB DIRECTORY UPDATES:
Ron Nevels phone 619-850-4006 and email is ExpressFloor@aol.com
MITCH D’ARLON San Diego Downtown Lions Club and Camp Jack Board Member
Reported on the success of Camp Jack this year. The last few years have been challenging in that in 2018 Camp Oliver cancelled all contracts at the last minute so the next year, 2019, was a rebuilding year. Then 2020 brought about the Covid issues so no camp was possible so this year has been a rebuilding year again. Now that there is such a great camp next year promises to be better than ever, hopefully back to 2 weeks again.
Fishing is and was a big part of camp and Camp Jack is the only camp with a fishing experience.
Mitch thanked El Cajon Valley Lions for not only for their financial support but as much the ‘people’ participation, from picking up and delivering luggage to helping the camper learn about and how to fish. Twenty-six % of the campers this year were from East County.
8/23 Bonnie Baranoff from East County Homeless Task Force
9/20 Martin Rosales, Executive Director at Whispering Winds Campgrounds
9/27 Susanna Hogan from Helen Keller National Center
Winner of Attendance Drawing: Ray Hackworth $20
Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Bob Acker $46
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
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