Newsletter 09/03/19


Sept 3, 2019
Members: 35 Guests: 6

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club

Opening: Prez Chris

Song Master: PP Dr. Mark Krause            Song: God Bless America

Pledge of Allegiance: TT Bob Acker            Invocation: Treas Paul Tremblay

Quote by Sec Paul Walters:Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.”
Ed note: Sorry I missed all of the quote so I’ve taken the liberty of using another….

Guests: Marie Turkle guest of Arnold Martin, “Dixie” Hackworth, Mary Moreau, Susan Acker, First Lady Cathy Bramwell, Leona Black. There were 3 Elks who mistakenly ate lunch with us but left before the meeting, they were friends of TT Bob Moreau and there is a story to go with this but you had to be there! They were Scott Vowles and Craig and Karen Knox.

Good to See: Don Anthony, Dr. Keen, Tony Forchette, Rod Streeper and Jim Nelson


Sec Paul announced that Sept 8th is the Encinitas Blind Surfing event with all things FREE.

PDG Len has wristbands for the Jimmy Buffet music event coming soon $35


Terry Winegar 9/11, Kirby Morrison 9/15, Jim Sing 9/16, Jonathan Martin 9/19, Mark Krause 9/22, Mercy Walters 9/25. Only PP Dr. Mark was on hand to endure THE Song

EXEMPT BADGES: Len Blottin (57th Wedding Anniversary coming up), Tony Forchette (just returned from a visit with son Nick in MN and “caught” a 23″ dead fish), Cathy Bailes (20 years of marriage coming up) and, Yvonne Paris (60th class reunion in a couple of weeks). All paid $60

GOOD CHEER: PP Marge Nelson is down with ‘something’ and we hope they find out what very soon. In the meantime please keep her in your prayers.

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 6th – East County Chamber 1st Friday breakfast $28 7:15AM at Grossmont College parking lot #7. RSVP to the Chamber 619/440-6164

Sept 9th – District Governor Norm MacKenzie’s official club visit

Sept 11th – ECVH LC Board Meeting Elks Lodge Conference Room 6PM SHARP

Sept 14th – District 4L6 First Membership Meeting at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Marcos, 1 Positive Place, San Marcos Time 9AM to 1PM.

Sept 20th – El Cajon Valley Host Lions “Padre Night” –Chair Warren

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


3rd VP Carl Ruiz: Padre Night Chair Warren has sign up sheets on the tables – we will be in Section 121. Game time is 7:10PM. Meet Warren to Eat/drink at McCormick and Schmicks before the game

2nd VP Gary Zink: MIA

3rd VP Mike Raney: Pancake Breakfast Committee meeting after meeting on Sept 9th.

Membership Cathy Bailes: Committee meeting after club meeting on Sept 9th.

PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS: About an older couple out for dinner.


.Elisabeth just returned from a visit with Dick’s family in New Hampshire

.David Keen’s wife is returning from a trip

.Chris Bramwell $50 – 34 years of marriage and says he and Cathy went to the Aero Drive-In on their first date and saw The Longest Day in black and white

.Cathy $? She and Keith drove to Santa Fe, NM and the temp was 117 degrees

.Paul T $5 was at Balboa Park for the Plumeria Society event and reminisced about being born at Naval Hospital/Balboa Park and his trips to the San Diego Zoo/Balboa Park….a true native


SEPT 9TH – District 4L6 District Governor Norm Mckenzie

SEPT 23RD – Dirk Epperson, City of El Cajon Public Works Department

OCT 9TH – Our new El Cajon Chief of Police Mike Moulton

Other websites to visit: LionsDistrict4L6;;

Winner of Attendance Drawing:
Bill Sturgeon $20 donated to our Foundation

Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Bob Acker $58

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


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