El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
August 13, 2012 32 Members and 4 Guests
HIP, HIP, HOORAY! LION PRESIDENT BILL STURGEON RECOGNIZED LION PP RAY HACKWORTH FOR AN INCREDIBLE JOB ON ANOTHER OUTSTANDING CAMP JACK PROGRAM THAT GAVE 70 AT RISK KIDS & YOUTH AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A CAMPING & FISHING EXPERIENCE.
Lion President Bill Sturgeon opened the meeting at 12:30pm by introducing Lion PP Mark Clifton (and his singing team of Lion PP Gary Robinson and Lion Paul Tremblay) to sing Joe Cocker’s “Bye Bye Black Bird”. Lion PP Jerry Hollingsworth was excused due to a possible broken arm-we hope the injury was not very serious and hope to see Jerry back soon as our much needed official Songmaster. We tried our best to sing in unison—but some of us Lions sounded like a flock of honking geese! Pledge of Allegiance was given with gusto by our visiting Leo’s President and Leo’s. Prayer & Invocation was given by Lion PP Mark Clifton. Inspirational Helen Keller Quote was given by Lion Sharie Hoops “Self-Pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world”.
Lion PP Bob Moreau introduced his Grandson “Bret” who shared his catching a big trout fishing story at Camp Jack. Lion Mike Rainey introduced the Leo’s President Elizabeth Guiterrez and her two other Leo’s members from El Cajon Valley High school.
A hearty Happy Birthday song was led by Lion PP Mark Clifton for the following fellow Lions with August Birthdays: Tom Angus—August 9th, Bruno Cirello-August 5th, Hugh Cowan—August 21st, Frank Galkowski—August 27th, Sharie Hoops—August 28th, Allen Jones—August 14th, Tom Normandie—August 15th, Ron Snow—August 10th, Floyd Sorensen—August 29th, BW “Stoney” Stone-August 28th and Paul Walters—August 20th. Lion President Bill Sturgeon urged all August Birthday recipients to pledge a Happy $5.00 Dollars.
3RD VP Ray Ridlon reported that our Lions Annual Picnic will be on Sunday October 7th at Santee lakes. Lions Padre Night Baseball Game will be on September 27th vs LA Dodgers.
2nd VP Mercy Walters reported that “Adopt A Street Cleanup” will be this Saturday August 18th at 7:30am and will meet at Clifton Mercedes Sales/Service.
1st VP Kiley Grunstad thanked all our fellow Lions who volunteered at Camp Jack this year and especially Lion PP Ray Hackworth for his exceptional leadership skills on this district wide project. Lion PP Ray shared some additional highlights that included: we had a lot of fun at the lake and plenty of fish were caught, Lion Frank Galkowski is a super volunteer who shows up year after year for the Fishing Derby, a special big thanks to Lion Jeff Winters for loading & transporting all the kids luggage to camp and uppermost all to all the many fellow Lions who volunteered at Camp Jack– loading the truck, sending off the kids, the BBQ and helping the kids catch plenty of fish!
Lion IPP Don Anthony shared his thoughtful meeting with Doris, widow of Lion PP Trent Huls, who was deeply appreciative of all Lions who attended Trent’s Celebration of Life Memorial Service. Mrs. Huls gave our Lions Club a Happy $250.00 in memory of her dear husband Trent. Lion Earl Irey gave a Happy $20 for his son who was at Grossmont Hospital and is now at home. Lion Mike Rainey gave a Happy $5 for the great Leo’s attending our meeting. Lion President Bill Sturgeon gave a Happy $5 for a good ball game this weekend. Lion Roy “Rocco” Collura gave a Happy $5 for his ball team. Lion Christian Willie gave a Happy $5 for the great Leo’s sitting at his table. Lion PP Roger Stebleton gave a Happy $100 to the Lions Foundation as a Memorial for Lion PP Trent Huls and another Happy $10 for his trip to Vegas. Lion PP Mike Mortellero gave a Happy $5 for his bike ride to San Juan Capistrano & Long Beach—“way to go Lion Mike!”. Lion PP Ron Paris gave a Happy $10 for his 3x photo in the OTL Over-the-Line Tournament where he was Emcee for the “Ring Ceremony”. Lion PP Ray Hackworth gave a Happy $50 in appreciation for all the Lions Volunteers at Camp Jack. Lion PP Tom Normandie gave a Happy $20 for closing on his daughter’s home and son’s visit from Colorado.
Lion Treasurer Paul Tremblay gave an update review on the approved Lions Budget for 2012-2013. Lion dues will be slightly raised by $1.95 every two months to reflect our club dues paid to District, Ear of the Lion and LCI (our club dues are still among the lowest within the district & dues have not been raised for quite some years).
This week Attendance Drawing was won by Lion 3rd VP Mercy Walters.