Newsletter 08/13/18


August 13, 2018    Members: 31  Guests: 3

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club

Business Meeting


Opening:  Prez Jeff

Song Master:  PP Maestro Jerry                                 Song:  God Bless America

Pledge of Allegiance: PP Tom N                                 Invocation:  Lion Boni

Helen Keller quote by PP Bruce Boorman:  “No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.” 



  Kim Ranson guest of Dolores Galkowski,


Julio DeGuzman, PP of La Jolla Presidents Lions Club

and Katlyn daughter of PP Kiley Grunstad


Good to See:

George Hurst

Daryl Priest

Ray Ridlon



When you come in for meetings, don’t forget to purchase your 50/50 drawing tickets.

Sec Paul says if you pay for an Exempt Badge you must wear it to all of

the meetings you attend for that month AND you are responsible for turning in your EB when due – a fine will be imposed if you don’t do either of the above.

Treas Paul gave a brief financial report from last week’s Board Meeting.

PDG Len assisted PP Julio DeGuzman in selling tickets for his clubs fund raiser.  All the ‘guys’ were invited to purchase drawing tickets for a shotgun to be raffled off on Aug 20th at the La Jolla Presidents Lions Club 3rd Anniversary Celebration.


Prez Jeff invited IPP Felina, 2nd Veep Mike Raney, Lion Bob Acker and PP Ray Hackworth to the podium to present each with their tenure chevrons – Felina and Mike 10 years, Ray 35 years and Bob 45 years.


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


EXEMPT BADGES: Webmaster Warren McKenna and PP Yvonne Paris for $50 each.



Remember, 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.



Aug 25th – First District Membership Meeting at El Cajon Police Dept. all-purpose room. Doors open at 8AM and meeting begins at 9AM.  Club Officers should attend – everyone is welcome.  There will be food and a guest speaker

Sept 3,4 and 10th – DARK

Sept 11th – Tues night meeting/dinner – Elks Lodge 6PM

Sept 12th – ECVH Board Meeting 6PM – come early for dinner 5PM  $14

Sept 15th – ECVH family picnic at 1st Veep Bramwell’s home.  The Wrangler will cater. 3-8PM



3rd Veep Gary Zink   MIA

Of note, the Ron Paris Memorial Horseshoe Tournament will be held at the picnic.


2nd VP Mike Raney:  Progress


1st VP Chris Bramwell   MIA


Membership Chair Cathy Bailes:
 First Friday Chamber breakfast will be held on Oct 5th at 7:15 AM at Steele Canyon Golf Course.  Our club will sponsor a table and give away pancake breakfast tickets for the raffle.  RSVP to the Chamber office.


PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:  A New York attorney representing an art collector called his client with good and bad news.  The client said good news first – “your wife just purchased some art for $5,000 which could be worth $5-$20 million in a few years” and the client was pleased that his wife was such a good businesswoman.  The client then asked for the bad news to which the attorney replied “the artwork is photographs of you and your Secretary!”.



The basket was in the hands of Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker today and most tried to lay low.

Roger  $100 Wife Pat recently closed escrow on a $2.2M deal

Mike R  $5 Did the Salvation Army shopping with kids last Sat and had a blast

Boni $5  thanked our club for the $3,000 donation for the shopping spree event, the largest amount donated.  Also the new SA building is underway.

Tom and Len  $5 each but no reason why

Paul W  $5 thanking TT Bob for getting the ‘invalid’ Exempt Badge from PP Tom N–BUT DID HE?

Sandy  $5 her phone went off during the meeting

Kiley, Jeff W and others recently did some Dorado fishing from PP Tom H’s boat. Eight fish were caught but it seems Kiley was the only one to pay up.

Bob M  $55 Celebrating his 55th Wedding Anniversary with Mary

Daryl  $100 his horse ‘One Fast Broad’ hit for the Winners Circle at Del Mar last weekend and has two more races coming up this weekend.

Cathy  $5 couldn’t attend last Friday nights Padre game with our group but will attend this Friday night with her singing group to perform

George  $5 just because he’s here and ‘to cleanse his soul’ as TT Bob described it

Ray R  $20 nice to be back and enjoyed the steak fry and Padre game.  He and his wife went on a bike ride in Iowa and Ray was t-boned by another rider.  Ray is still sore but hopes to be back up and riding very soon.


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Winner of Attendance Drawing:  Paul Walters $10 donated to City of Hope

Winner of the 50/50 Opportunity Drawing:  Roger Stebleton $65


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




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