EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
November 8, 2021 Members: 25 Guests: 1
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: First Veep Rob Ransweiler
Song Master: Chris Bramwell Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Tony Forchette Invocation: Gary Robinson
GOOD TO SEE: Bruce Boorman
Helen Keller Quote by: Ron Nevels
“You will face many defeats in life but you will never feel defeated”.
Announcements/Good of the Order:
Thanks to Sec Paul W for taking the notes for last Thursday nights’ newsletter.
First Veep Rob called Sec Paul W to the podium only to deliver the bad news that he missed out on $200 by not attending The EC Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast last week.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU NOVEMBER
Fabian Vereda 11/7, Walt Simmons 11/12, Bob Acker 11/14, Chris Bramwell and Nancy DeTomaso 11/27
GOOD CHEER: So good to see PP Bruce Boorman today after his recent stay at the hospital.
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 11th – El Cajon Valley Lions Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
Nov 11th – Veterans Day
Nov 13th – District 4-L6 2nd Membership Meeting
Nov 21st – Virtual Mother Goose Parade
Nov 25th – Turkey Day
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler: No Report
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz:
Carl reported that he will be retiring next month. Good for you Carl!
Chris is getting 2 of our SPOT machines refurbished.
Paul T reported that 7 grade school students were tested and received glasses last month.
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur:
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Plans are in place for a Membership Committee meeting after January’s Business Meeting.
PP Ray’s Ramblings:
A little old man was seated next to a huge fella on a plane. He began to feel queasy but didn’t want to disturb the big guy but could no longer hold it so he up-chucked all over the big guy.
Ed.Note: Had it not been for the ‘meeting’ at a table to the West of me I might have heard the punch line but alas………
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob Moreau
Exempt Badges for November: None so far
Rob $50 for the members who are Vets and/or first responders
Paul W $5 for the Chargers
Ron $5 for the Vets
Ray H $20
Tony $20 for his Honor Flight
Yvonne $5 cuz I missed a few Happy Dollars – apologies to those I missed
Chris $50 he bought a 2019 black Porsche
Bob A $500 to our foundation because he won $68,500 at Sycuan recently
Kiley $ will be firing the fireworks at Sea World at 5PM (time is subject to change) Veterans Day
Paul T $ his Dad was a Vet and was at Pearl Harbor in 1941
Keith $5 quick trip to HA with wife Cristi and son Grant.
Keith shared a recent trip he was able to take with his son Grant and wife Cristi due to Grant’s success in baseball. Apparently, a U of HA scout saw Grant play a game in Irvine. After much discussion with the rep from U of HA the family decided to see for themselves what the University had to offer and see the campus and all were sold on Grant attending college there and so he has signed with them. He did receive a partial scholarship.
Grant has been playing ball on the Toronto Blue Jays scout team in Lake Elsinore.
When Grant was in high school he played 3rd base and at the U of HA he will play 1st base. Had he held out for the major leagues he would be a designated hitter.
Good decision Grant on furthering your education and gaining more experience. WIN-WIN
11/22 Dan McAllister, County Treasurer
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING No bag of names so next week $30.
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Chris Branwell $51
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
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