Newsletter 10/07/19


October 7, 2019    Members:  35  Guests: 1

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club


Opening: Pres. Chris 


Song Master:  IPDG Mercy Walters                           Song:  National Anthem

Pledge of Allegiance:  Jeff Smith                                Invocation:  Treas Paul


Quote by PP Bruce Boorman: “What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.”



  Lt. Jason Taub (ECPD) guest of Capt Rob – 2nd visit and application turned in


Good to See: Rob Ransweiler



.PDG Len reminded us and encouraged members to attend the upcoming White Cane Brunch.

.pres. Chris won’t be here for the Pancake Breakfast or at next week’s meeting.

.Special thanks for IPDG Mercy for getting the 50/50 ticket sales underway today.


 Keith Bailes 10/12, Don Anthony 10/13, David Keen 10/16, Arnold Martin 10/23, David Huntamer 10/29. 


EXEMPT BADGES: Chris Bramwell, Felina Balistreri, Dr Mark Krause


GOOD CHEER:  Best wishes to “Dixie” Hackworth who was hospitalized today.  We are all praying it nothing serious.

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*


Oct 9th – ECVH LC Board meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room

Oct 13th – ECVH LC Pancake Breakfast  Elks Lodge 8AM  Tickets available

Oct 16th – El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation Board meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room

Oct 26th – San Diego Center for the Blind White Cane Brunch Double Tree in MV 11AM $70

Nov 2nd – Street cleanup project in El Cajon 8AM meet at Clifton Mercedes



Nov 13thECVH LC Board meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room

Nov 16th – 2nd District 4L6 Membership Meeting – Metro Region – venue and time TBA

Nov 14th – Mother Goose Parade 1PM





3rd VP Carl Ruiz:



PP Bob Moreau gave a big thanks on behalf of the club to the Bramwell’s for hosting our picnic at their home.


2nd VP Gary Zink:  Will be interviewing a new optometrist this Wed for our eyeglass program.


1st VP Mike Raney: 

Our LEO Club will help again at the Pancake Breakfast and thanks to all members who have volunteered.


Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: MIA          


PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:  by Secretary Paul

A very regimented retired firefighter told his wife to respond to his 3-bell requests.  Bell 1 take your clothes off.  Bell 2 jump into bed.  Bell 3 we’ll have sex.  She asked “what about Bell 4?” and he asked what that was to which she responded “Bell 4 is I need more hose.”


HAPPY DOLLARS:  PP/TT Bob Moreau got busy collecting the ‘big bucks’.

Paul T $20 – Thanks to Chris for a great picnic and for his donation (???).

Carl $? – for Jose’ (???)

Paul W $5 – Nine members attended the First Friday Breakfast last week and for pres. Chris’ great presentation.


Mark C $ – did not wear his vest to the First Friday B/F

Tony $1 – for messing up PP Ray’s joke last week

Yvonne $10 – Special thanks to pres. Chris and First Lady Cathy for opening up their home to the club for our picnic – great venue.

Tom H $50 – going on a vacation  to Cabo and will be fishing in a Marlin fishing tourney and he beat Ray Hackworth’s 4 Kings at last week’s poker game with 4 Aces

Mike R $5 – Thanks to Bob Acker for a great presentation

Wally $? – Thanks to Chris for a great picnic

Gary Z – donated his $70 White Cane Brunch ticket to be auctioned and IPDG Mercy had the winning bid with $25

Acker $30 – to our Foundation (he reached this particular amount after a lot of mathematical equations) which is a portion of his winnings from last week’s 50/50 drawing

Jeff S $100 – got a new motorhome last month and lost $30,000 on the trade-in.

Roger $10 – missed picnic due to a vacation.  Apparently on their way home the fan belt broke in their Sprinter motorhome.  They were lucky to find a great parts store in Baker who found the part to fix the problem.  They particularly like that they got towed via their Good Sam Roadside Assistance program.



  TT Bob Acker told us a bit about himself – he was born in Holtville, CA.  His family moved to La Mesa at the beginning of WWII and finally ultimately ended up in Pt Loma to a home Bob still owns.  He attended Pt Loma High School and at the age of 15 worked on commercial fishing boats and finally got a sportfishing boat license , one of the first issued.

Bob graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor’s Degree and this is where he met his beautiful wife Susan.  After they graduated college they married – 56 years ago.  They have a daughter Kathryn who lives in Dallas, she is an attorney and has two boys.

In 1966 Bob began working for the City of El Cajon first as a purchasing agent then as City Manager.  He retired after 15 years and worked on a sportfishing boat.  Then the City of Encinitas hired him as a temporary City Manager while they searched for a permanent CM.  Back to fishing until Solana Beach hired him as a temporary CM again while searched for a permanent CM.

In 1973 Bob joined our club sponsored by member Tom Murphy.  Bob was already great friends with then Mayor Karl Tuttle and our own Trent Huls .

After his story Bob gave us some history about the Performing Arts Center now known as The Magnolia.  Capt Rob filled in the blanks and a couple of related story’s were shared by members of times-past with ECPAC, Summer Pops and our club.



OCT 14TH – Ryan and Kathleen Scudder, Border Patrol Agents

NOV 5TH – El Cajon Chief of Police Mike Moulton (I’ve been assured this is the REAL date)


Other websites to visit:  LionsDistrict4L6;;


Winner of Attendance Drawing Tom Hoban $30

Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Bob Groff $53


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





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