EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LION’S NEWSLETTER
August 21, 2023 Members: 31 Guests: 1
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
OPENING: 1st Veep Keith MacArthur
Song Masters: PP Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Coleen Owens Invocation: PP Mark Clifton
GUESTS: Ken Brassel
Good to see: Phil Smith and Kiley Grunstad
HELEN KELLER QUOTE BY: Carter Short
“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than to give a helping hand to someone in the dark.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Sec Paul report we received a thank you letter from Sunshine Ranch for the opportunity to present their program to us
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Tom Normandie 8/15, Paul Walters and Ron Nevels 8/19, Sharie Hoops 8/29.
Tom and Ron endured our version of the Birthday Song led by PP Chris.
GOOD CHEER: Prez Carl is down with Covid. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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 26th – District 4L6 First Membership Meeting 10AM at Pacific Beach Branch Library, 4275 Cass St, San Diego 92109
Sept 8th East County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast 7:15AM, reservation required with deadline on 8/28
Sept 23rd – ECVH LC Annual Picnic at the Bramwell Estate – 1-5PM Sign-up at Meetings
Oct 1st – ECVH LC Pancake Breakfast Elks Lodge
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS:
1ST VEEP Keith MacArthur: The pancake breakfast flyer has been formalized and will be available to us with tickets next week
2ND VEEP Ron Nevels: Progress
3RD VEEP Bob Sanchez: Progress
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Progress
AUGUST EXEMPT BADGE: Bob Acker
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT PP Wally Simmons
.Roger $57 for he and Pat’s 57th Wedding Anniversary on Aug 20th. Congrats!
.Paul T $5 our tropical storm brought back memories of a Cancun vacation 15 years ago.
.Rob $20 for the great job Christian did heading up the Elks Police Appreciation dinner event
.Coleen $5 ditto on the Elks event last weekend
.Ron N $? ???
Cathy B $? She and Keith will be Great Grandparents this week
Chris $5 attended his 50year high school reunion
Ken Brassell spoke of his involvement with the Patriot Guard Riders. They are predominantly motorcycle riders, carrying American flags, who escort deceased veterans to their burial sites. They will also escort families from home or the mortuary to the cemetery. Ken has ridden in 1644 funerals in 49 states. There are over 400,000 Patriot Guard Riders across the United States.
Ken also spoke of the FORBS, Fraternal Order of Real Beard Bearded Santa, now known as San Diego Santas. They find kids who aren’t going to receive anything for Christmas. They provide 4 gifts and gift cards for each such child and go directly to their homes, in their Santa attire, always surprising the child. The Santas will go on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
On Sept 10th the Santa’s will hold a fund raiser at the Elks Lodge consisting of a chili-dinner, cost is $15 and the money will be used for the gifts they give to the kiddos.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: no bag of names so next week $30
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Keith Bailes $63
Yep Keith won 2 weeks in a row
TODAY’S FUNNY: At my funeral, take the bouquet off my coffin and throw it into the crowd to see who is next.
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
Motto of LCI President Dr. Patti Hill “Changing the World”