EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
November 22, 2021 Members: 22 Guests: 3
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Mike Raney
Song Masters: Phil Smith Song: You’re a Grand Old Flag
Pledge of Allegiance: Keith MacArthur Invocation: Cathy Bailes
|Bob Sanchez, 2nd visit||Dan McAllister, Co. Treasurer/Tax Collector and Mira Zambrano from Tax Collector’s office|
GOOD TO SEE: Jeff Smith
Helen Keller Quote by: Van Willsey
“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
Announcements/Good of the Order:
. Yvonne showed off the new Lions sign to hang on the podium, donated by Yvonne.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
NOVEMBER: Walt Simmons 11/12, Bob Acker 11/14, Chris Bramwell and Nancy DeTomaso 11/27
GOOD CHEER: Seems our beloved Ray Hackworth took a fall. He’s home and doing OK.
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
DEC 2nd – EL CAJON VALLEY LIONS FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY- SOCIAL 6PM/DINNER 6:30PM ELKS LODGE
DEC 17th – ECVH LC Stuff Christmas Baskets 4PM PP Tom Hoban’s business
DEC 18th – ECVH LC Christmas Baskets deliveries 8AM from PP Tom Hoban’s business
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler: No Report
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz: MIA
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur:
Phil Smith had updated info for our Christmas Party on Dec 2nd. Entertainment will be The Balloon Elf, The Grinch and Santa. This year’s background music will come from specially selected, pre-recorded Christmas tunes.
IF you are bringing a youngster, please also bring a wrapped gift with the child’s name on it, for Santa to hand out.
Dress is business casual OR ugly sweaters.
Phil has arranged to have newspaper coverage by the East County Community Times/photos by Jay Renard.
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Looking forward to receiving Bob Sanchez’s Application.
PP Ray’s Ramblings: by 1st Veep Rob:
This from a 1945 Readers Digest article on then-current, simplified tax forms. Line 1-Income, Line 2-Expenses, Line 3-what’s left send it in.
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob Moreau
Exempt Badges for November: Mark Clifton and Tom Normandie.
.Tom H $ Happy to be seated with the property tax collector, looking for a discount to which Dan quipped the discount period was for 5 minutes and ended 10 minutes ago.
.Jeff Smith $ spent some time in Borrego Springs
.Cathy B $ she and Keith will be travelling to Santa Fe for Christmas
.Yvonne $ there’s something to be said for a small intimate group setting (today’s attendance)
.Mike R $ for the Aztecs picking up the pace
.Tom N (Exempt) more story telling
Dan McAllister, SD County Treasurer
There are 2-3 weeks left for back tax amounts to be reclaimed. There are 1771 unclaimed refunds remaining with only 77 claims received totaling $39,908 with an average claim of $386.
The TTC’s office oversees the collection of more than $7.3 billion in property taxes every year, dealing with both secured property like buildings and unsecured property like boats, racehorses, etc. We also collect the transient occupancy tax from establishments in unincorporated parts of the County. In the Treasury, they manage the County investment pool, which ranges in size from $7 to $11.6 billion in assets on an annual basis which consists of 200 participating agencies. The pool has consistently received the highest rating from Fitch Ratings: AAA. The Treasury is also the paying agent for all 42 school districts in the region including water districts, etc.
The TTC has a 99% tax collection rate with 1.4 million tax bills sent out each year.
68% of tax payers do so online.
After 4 years any property with delinquent taxes will go to an online auction. The record lowest sale was $100 and the highest was $190,310 involving 232 properties sold and recovering $1,297,566 in back taxes.
12/6 Chief Mike Moulton, El Cajon PD AND
A special presentation by Jerry Hollingsworth’s children to El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING Walt Simmons MIA next week $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Dick Nasif $43
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
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