EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
January 10, 2022 Members: 30 Guests: 1
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022
Opening: 1st Veep Rob Ransweiler
Song Masters: Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Walt Simmons Invocation: Paul Tremblay
|Mayor Bill Wells,||Kathy Smith (Jeff)|
GOOD TO SEE:
Helen Keller Quote by: Jeff Smith
“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.”
Announcements/Good of the Order:
See Calendar of Upcoming Events
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
JANUARY: Van Willsey 1/19, Skip Kiefer 1/20, Bob Sanchez 1/31. A beautiful rendition of the Happy Birthday song was enjoyed, and paid for, by Newbie Bob.
GOOD CHEER: PP Ray Hackworth is very ill, please keep his well-being in your prayers.
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
JAN 13th – ECV LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge
JAN 15th – Melvin Jones Fellowship Luncheon 11AM-4PM. $35 Elks Lodge. Send checks payable to District 4-L6 to CT JoAnne Burke, 2910 Buena Vista Ave, Lemon Grove 91945
JAN 20th – El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation Board Meeting 6PM Elks Conference Room
FEB 3rd – ECVH LC Student Speakers Contest 6PM Elks Lodge, Contest at 7PM Sharp!
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler: Progress
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur: Progress
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Membership Committee will meet next week after club meeting.
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:
Ron Black stepped in for PP Ray with a joke about a man who visited his doctor.
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob “The Hatchet Man” Acker
Exempt Badges for January: Chris is Exempt thru 6/30/2022. New badges will be auctioned off at our Jan 17th meeting.
.Gary Zink, via Gary Sims, $20 for the cold, cold, cold weather in his hometown
.Tony $5 likes the new Chargers QB
.Kiley $20 working hard and enjoying it
.Phil S $? – ???
.Cathy B $? She gifted a wooden train to her brother and he loved it – best gift in 20 years!
.Paul T $5 Aztecs handily beat Colorado State by 30 points
City of El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells (Mayor since 2013).
On the matter of finances, the city did better than expected during Covid and the City enjoys a $53M surplus.
There are a lot of new homes being built. SB9 allows for lower restrictions on building residential properties.
Crime is on the rise however El Cajon is faring better than larger cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Most crime is property related.
The city is hiring 10 new Police Officers, but they are experienced thus savings the city much money in training costs. These officers are coming from cities, such as San Diego, with strict restrictions/requirements for vaccinations/testing.
The County of San Diego can be a stumbling block to new businesses locating to El Cajon due to their requirement for prevailing wage for businesses located on County-leased land. This affects the area primarily around Gillespie Field.
As for homelessness – compared to San Diego and San Francisco El Cajon is doing great. Tents, for the most part, are not permitted in El Cajon. It is often difficult to help people who don’t want help.
ECVHLC Guest Speakers
Michelle and Carol Sing both of whom swam the English Channel.
Both will speak about their experience swimming the English Channel,
Catalina at the age of 60.
Will speak on 1/24/22 12:00 Noon
Student Speaker Contest 2/3/22 6:00 to 7:30 p.m,
February 7, 2022
Speaker. Board Member Lisa Gary
Will speak on February 7, 2022 at Noon
February 21, 2022
Mayor John W. Minto
City of Santee
Tentative February 21, Non
Contact Info: Arliss Chees, 619 258 4100 ex 295
February 28, 2022
March 21, 2022
District 2 Supervisor
District 2 County Board of Supervisor
Will speak on March 21, 2022 — Evening Meeting 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING no bag of names today so next week $40
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Ron Black $54
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
WHERE THERE’S A NEED, THERE’S A LION