Newsletter 08/19/19


August 19, 2019    Members:  36    Guests: None, Nada, Zilch, Zero

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club

Business Meeting

Opening: Pres. Chris

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

Pledge of Allegiance: PP Gary Sims                            Invocation:  Capt. Lion Boni

Quote by PP Bruce Boorman: “I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad.  Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.”

Guests:  Sadly we had no guests today.

Good to See:

Kirby Morrison Walt Simmons


.I just received a sad note from Dorothy Maranda’s son Stephen.  (Dorothy was the widow of PP Jack Maranda (1957-58): “It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you of my Moms passing. She continued her love of travel to the very end. Last month we were on a European river cruise and she was the picture of health, meeting new people and enjoying herself.

We had been home a week, and she started not feeling well, she was in the hospital and released 3 days later with hospice care to assist me.  She died peacefully and at home with me holding her hand. I’m thankful for the past 2 1/2 years I had with her.

She did not want a funeral, but one last cocktail party, and interment of her ashes next to Jack.

Please thank the Lions for their years of friendship and involvement with both of my parents.


.Once again Prez Chris presented PP Gary Sims with his 25 year tenure pin (he lost the 1st one!).

.Treas Paul read a lovely letter from Doris Huls, widow of PP Trent Huls (1965-66).  She sent along a check for $1,000 to our Foundation in PP Trents’ memory.  Doris was very pleased that we named of our Guide Dogs of the Desert after Trent.

.Also pancake breakfast tickets are available at meetings but if you weren’t at today’s meeting a book of 10 tickets will be sent to you with the newsletter.  You will be billed for them so please try to sell them.

.PDG Len says San Diego Center for the Blind will be one of the recipients of the upcoming San Diego Parrot Head Club fund raiser on Sept 21st.   Tickets for the event are $35. Camperland


Treas Paul gave a brief financial report from last weeks board meeting.


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.  Today PP Tom and Sec Paul had to endure our rendition of the Happy BDay Song.

EXEMPT BADGES: Daryl Priest, Phil Smith and Chris Bramwell (for all the good it does him)

GOOD CHEER:  Hoping all is well with those members missing todays meeting.

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*


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

Sept 30th – DARK – NO MEETING

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

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

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


3rd VP Carl Ruiz: ECVH LC Padre Night will be held in Sept.  Info to come from Chair Warren.

Mother Goose Parade theme is “Legacy – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”.

2nd VP Gary Zink: Progress

3rd VP Mike Raney: Progress

PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:  A man went in for a physical.  The Doc inquired as to what he had been doing for exercise.  He said he did a 7 mile walk and avoided a lot of obstacles then had a scotch and 3 glasses of wine.  The Doc was impressed that he was such a great walker but the man said no, he was just a bad golfer.

HAPPY DOLLARS:  TT Moreau had the basket today and moved swiftly through the crowd.

Prez Chris attempted to fine Kiley and Dick $5 each but neither would have anything to do with it although each was guilty of different ‘crimes’ but wouldn’t acknowledge them.

Mark C  ???

Tom N $10 – had to leave early and will be going fisher with PP Gary R next month

Chris $100 for losing his official gavel once again but has been assured it won’t  happen again.

Gary Z $10 hoping the meeting will close early

Walt $10 – $6 for his final 6 cancer shots and is clear of the nasty disease and, $4 for BDays

Mike R $10 – Walts good news

Gary R $10 – he’s going fishing next month

Cathy B $5 for Wally’s good news and a great Padres win.

Phil S $1 – going to see the Rolling Stones concert on Thursday at the Rose Bowl

TT Bob Acker told a story abut a 70 yo friend who was helped as a child with glasses from his local Lions club.

Prez Chris held an auction:  First a photo of 1924 El Cajon which originally belonged to PP Elmer Vierkant but most recent PP Bob Moreau.  Thanks to PP Bill Sturgeon for his $45 winning bid.

Second a case of wine consisting of a mix of half white and half red.   Lion Kirby says each bottle has a retail value of $16.  The wine was donated by Ace Casino who does our Gunsmoke event.  Thanks for Lion Fabian Vereda for his winning bid of $110.

Other websites to visit:  LionsDistrict4L6;;

Winner of Attendance Drawing:  Boni Kelsey $30 – donated to our Foundation

Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Mark Clifton $45 – donated to City of Hope

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


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