EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LION’S NEWSLETTER
November 6, 2023 Members: 36 Guests:2
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Prez Carl Ruiz
PP Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Veep Bob Sanchez Invocation: PP Kiley Grunstad
|Pennie McMahon (Coleen) 3rd visit||PDG Scott Leslie (Spring Valley Lions)|
Great to see: Everyone.
HELEN KELLER QUOTE BY:
“Blindness separates us from things, but deafness separates us from people.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Our “300” Ticket Opportunity Drawing is going great. Of the maximum 300 tickets to be sold less than 70 are remaining to be distributed for sale/resale. Sufficient monies have been handed in to pay the winner ($5,000) so everything we sell now is pure profit ($10,000). If you’ve sold some already, pick up some more on consignment to sell to your friends and relatives. See PP Yvonne or PDG Len.
.Sec Paul reported we will pack Xmas baskets on Dec 15th at 5PM and we will load and deliver the baskets on Dec 16th 8AM– Tom Hoban’s business 215 W Lexington, El Cajon 92020.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Walt Simmons 11/12, Bob Acker 11/14, Chris Bramwell 11/27, Carol Livesay 11/29. Walt, Bob and Chris endured our rendition of The Birthday Song then paid their $5 birthday dollars.
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
Nov 9th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6 PM Elks Lodge Conference Room. Members are welcomed.
Nov 12th – District 4L6 Lion Veteran of the Year Military Luncheon 12-3 PM Royal Banquet Hall 8990 Miramar Rd #200A, San Diego $45 thru Oct 30th – no ticket sales at the door.
DEC 12th – SAVE THE DATE – ECVH LC Christmas Party/Dinner
DEC 15th – Pack Christmas Baskets 5PM
DEC 16th – Load and deliver Xmas Baskets 8AM
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS:
1ST VEEP Keith MacArthur: No Report
2ND VEEP Ron Nevels: No Report
3rd Veep P Bob Sanchez: Club Christmas Dinner/Party is 5 weeks away so unpack your ugly Christmas sweaters for the contest. Don’t forget to bring a wrapped, tagged gift for any of your children/grandchildren you will be bringing to the celebration.
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: No Report
LCIF Coordinator Yvonne Paris: No Report
NOVEMBER EXEMPT BADGE: Yvonne
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker
Carter’s $20 son Cash is spending time in the mountains.
Gary R $5 spoke of a Rotarian who dropped by asking for Chris (NOT)
Mike R $5 for Tom N’s presentation, Scott’s visit, and Pennie’s 3rd visit
Kiley will pay $5 for interrupting the song (paid by Tom H) and $20 because Chris will put in $10.
Chris $10 for Kiley putting in $20.
Keith B. $20 he and Cathy are going to Memphis to see their new granddaughter.
Cathy B $2 for the trip and is happy to see Pennie.
Len $? I had a great time at the Bee Gees Concert on Saturday night.
Scott $ is happy to be at our meeting today.
Coleen $5 for Pennie’s visit today
Tom H $20 got a new car but won’t say what makes it.
Dick N $? Bob Acker brought junk to his house (I could not hear why he did that) AND he won a 50/50 drawing at the Lodge and donated 10% ($45) to our foundation
Tom Normandy spoke on ‘fundraising’.
Tom’s first remembrance as a new member in 1983 was when the club sponsored a high school rodeo in Lakeside.
Tom says a fundraiser requires time and money and to articulate with the community, such as our casino night and pancake breakfast. Good examples of our fundraising efforts in the past were the Krash Kornik Classic Golf Tournament, sponsoring the Summer Pops at ECPAC (now The Magnolia), Backwater Yacht Club a one-year event at the Rotary. For various events, t-shirts were made up for the club to wear and the public to purchase.
When Tom was President in 1988, he needed a fundraiser, and the Bike for Site event was established. Members donated everything needed and although only $2,000 was raised they didn’t lose money – a major priority when planning an event.
The club also held a fishing tournament as 3 members owned fishing boats and donated their boats for the tournament and afterward for personalized harbor cruises. The money raised was pretty much net of minimal expenses.
Tom had lots of nostalgic moments to share along with helpful information for our newer officers.
Nov 27th – Cindy Lewis from BLISS acronym for Blessed Low Income Senior Support
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Kirby Morrison MIA so next week $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Dolores Galkowski $58 donated to our foundation
TODAY’S FUNNY: Project Manager: Because Miracle Worker isn’t an official job title.
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
The motto of LCI President Dr. Patti Hill is “Changing the World.”
EL CAJON ON VALLEY HOSTS LIONS CLUB
BOARD MEETING NOVENBER 09, 2023
- Approve Board Meeting Minutes from Oct 12, 2023.
- Treasurer’s Report- Paul Tremblay.
- Communications /Announcements (Sec. Paul).
- HAPPY THANKSGIVING
4. New Business
- Funding Request: AD for SD Renaissance Charter night (Paul).
- Funding Request: AME GUHSD Film Fest, Brent Ford. (Paul)
5. Other Business
- 300 Ticket Fundraiser (PP Yvonne Paris/PDG Len Blottin).
- Funding request: El Cajon Valley HS Wrestling Team.
- Placemates: Paul Tremblay.
Membership (Chair Cathy Bailes):
- Approve Membership application, Pennie McMahon.
Vice President/Committee Reports
1st VP Keith MacArthur
2nd VP Ron Nevels
- Programs (Chair Cathy Bailes).
- Social Services Program (Chair Cathy Bailes).
- Student Eyeglass Program (Chair: PP Chris Bramwell).
- Request for eyeglasses, Lakeside.
- Student Speaker Contest (Chair PP Yvonne Paris).
3rd VP Bob Sanchez
- Xmas Party: Tuesday, Dec. 12 6 PM, Elks, Lions Metting, Monday, Dec. 11, DARK.
- Xmas Baskets: Fill baskets with food, Friday, Dec. 15, 5 PM, Deliver Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 AM. Hoban’s Management, 215 W. Lexington, El Cajon.
- Club Visitations: Chair PP Gary Robinson.
LCIF Coordinator (PP Yvonne Paris):
Good Of The Order:
Next Board Meeting: Dec. 14, 2023, ELKS CONFERENCE ROOM, 6 PM.