EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
November 28, 2022, Members: 34 Guests: 2 1/2
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Rob
Song Masters: Newbie Penny Duane Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: PP Walt Simmons Invocation: PP Mark Clifton
Madelyn Barba (Zach), Rocio (Ray),
Sadie the Dancing Dog (Tom N)
Good to see: Tony, Roger
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Carter Short
“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Pres. Rob presented PP Walt with his 20-year tenure Chevron. Good job Walt!
.PP Chris promises to sing better in the future
.PDG Len inducted Newbie Penny Duane and she received her Lions pin, temporary badge, cap, work shirt and LCI Welcome packet. Sponsor is Cathy Bailes.
.Next meeting, Dec 5th, we will be collecting cash donations for our servers Dean & Carrie. Collected funds will be presented to them at our Christmas Party/Dinner
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Walt Simmons 11/12, Bob Acker 11/14, Chris Bramwell and Nancy DeTomaso 11/27
GOOD CHEER: Good to see PP Phil Smith hobbling around better on his bad knee.
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 8th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
DEC 12th – DARK – NO MEETING
DEC 15th – ECVH LC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER/PARTY 6PM AT ELKS LODGE. UGLY SWEATER CONTEST Social half hour 6-6:30 before dinner
Dec 16th – ECVH LC and ECV HS LEO Club to tape boxes and pack them with food 4-7PM @ Tom Hobans’s business 215 W Lexington, El Cajon
Dec 17th – ECVH LC to deliver the filled Christmas boxes & a turkey 8AM-11AM
DEC 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS
DEC 26th – DARK – NO MEETING
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: Progress
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels:
PP Bob Moreau, Christmas Basket Program Chair, reported the Grocery Outlet on Main St graciously donated the 80 turkey we need for our families. The Manager even delivered the frozen birds to the Salvation Army freezer for us. Only families within the El Cajon City limits are eligible to receive the food we’re providing.
NOVEMBER EXEMPT BADGE: PP Mike Raney $50. Chris Bramwell is exempt through Jan 31, 2023.
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT Bob Moreau handled the basket with all collected funds going to our Christmas Basket Program.
Those who donated at least $100 chose their flavor of a pie to come from Brothers Restaurant in Grantville which Bob’s daughter owns. Pies will be delivered at our Christmas Party.
Donors were Chris Bramwell $500, Kiley Grunstad $300, Phil Smith, Bob Sanchez, Yvonne Paris, Cathy/Keith Bailes, Rob Ransweiller, Mark Clifton, Paul Tremblay, Carl Ruiz, Jeff Smith, Len Blottin, Keith MacArthur, Bob Acker, Tom Normandie, Carter Short
Additional Happy Dollars that will go to our Christmas Basket Program:
.Penny Duane $100 – happy to be a member
.Cathy B $10 she had a series of bad health issues while visiting Denver
.Bob S $5 glad Cathy is better
A total of $2,315 was donated today and with PP Tom Hoban’s prior commitment of $2,000 we are in good shape to provide the 80 families a fine Christmas feast.
Coleman, Henry – resigned 10/22
Muheize, Abraham – dropped 11/22
Owens, Coleen – Newbie 9/22 Retired Res 1810 Coyote Ridge EC 92021 619/559-5804 firstname.lastname@example.org
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Ray Hackworth $10 donated to Xmas Baskets
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Keith Bailes $60
LAUGH FOR THE DAY: I think the reason we are born with two hands is so we can pet two dogs at once
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP