Newsletter 01/13/20


January 13, 2020    Members: 45   Guests: 4

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club



Opening: Prez Chris

Song Master:  PP Jerry H (in absentia)                       Song:  God Bless America

Pledge of Allegiance:  Bob Acker                               Invocation:  Christian Wille              


Quote by PP Bruce Boorman: “While they were saying among themselves it can’t be done, it was done.”




Zone Chair JoAnn Burke

Lion Katie Zolezzi from SD Host/Downtown LC

Nancy Detomaso (2nd visit

Marena Tufenkjian guest of Alyssa.



We filled 5 tables of 8 – good turnout today!


Good to See:


PP Grant Thiem Jr,


Capt. Rob Ransweiler and Newbie Jason Taub





.Jan 25th 6PM ECVH LC attending The Kings Basketball game at El Cajon Valley HS gymnasium.


JoAnn presented PP Gary Sims with a membership ke4y award for bringing in 2 members who have remained for a year.  Keep up the good work Gary.


.Treas Paul T  updated us on the clubs finances and we’re right on target with the budget.

.Sec Paul W gave an update on our service activities and our club was #1 in the world for number of people served per member which equates to 895 people per member.  Also we have completed 181 service activities and put in 14,143 volunteer hours.  Our club alone served about 50% of what our entire District, of approx. 60 clubs, accomplished with 63,520 people served.  These statistics are for the last fiscal year ending June 30th, 2019.  Congrats members on your SERVICE to our community!



Van Willsey 1/19 and Skip Kiefer 1/20.  In Skips absence PP Van had to endure the Happy Birthday Song sung in the tempo of the death march.  Perhaps there was a message there!


EXEMPT BADGES: PP Grant Thiem Jr, and Prez Chris at $200 each and PP Tom Hoban who generously donated to our Foundation with $1,000 in memory of PP Jerry Hollingsworth (RIP) and $1,000 in memory of PP Hugh Cowan (RIP).


GOOD CHEER:  We are saddened at the passing of PP (1968-69) Jerry Hollingsworth (Jan 6, 2020) and send our heartfelt condolences to his family.  A Celebration of Life for close friends and family will be held on Jan 18th at Singing Hills Resort 2-5PM.

Also more sorrow on the passing of PP (1977-78) Hugh Cowan (Dec 16, 2019).  A Celebration of Life will be held on Jan 19th at Fredericka Manor 183 Third Ave, Chula Vista 10:30AM. 



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 sent to them.


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:  *Unless otherwise noted all Meetings are Mon at Noon*

Jan 15thEl Cajon Valley Lions Foundation Board meeting 6PM Elks Conference Room

Jan 15th – Last day to register for reduced cost at 2020 101st MD4 Lions Convention Feb 21-23 Visalia Convention Center/Marriott Hotel.  See PP Yvonne for more information and Reg form

Feb 1st – LCIF Melvin Jones Fellowship Luncheon 11AM Pacific Southwest Assoc of Realtors $25 


FEB 4th – First Tuesday – Meeting 6PM

FEB 10th – Joint Meeting/Citizen of the Year Luncheon at RR Community Ctr – Noon

FEB 12th – Board Meeting Elks Lodge 6PM – 5PM dinner $14

MAR 2nd – DARK

MAR 3rd – First Tuesday – Meeting 6PM

Mar 13-14th – 3rd Membership Meeting El Centro-Wyndham Travelodge


Vice Presidents Reports:

First Veep Mike Raney: Hopes to have his Installation on June 20th.


2nd Veep Gary Zink – Progress


3rd Veep Carl Ruiz:  MIA


Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Is pleased that we’ve had some great visitors and hopefully all will return and become members.


PP Ray’s Ramblings:  Note: Someone gave PP Ray a Jokebook so he won’t run out of humor.

A man on his way to a pub spotted a large dog with a man near him.  He asked the man if his dog bites and the man said no.  The dog bit the pub-going man and he yelled to the man with the dog “I thought you said your dog doesn’t bite” to which the other man replied “My dog doesn’t’ bite but this isn’t my dog.”


Happy Dollars:

Paul W $5 for San Diego Aztecs basketball team

Van $20 or $40 Elisabeth made him some pumpkin bread and for his Birthday

Ed $10 had a great time over the holidays as the Grinch and says the Padres have hired him for the winter season.

Bill S $1 Happy to be sitting next to Kiley

Bonnie $5 Thanked everyone for helping with the bell ringing and said we brought in %627 on Friday and $891 on Saturday.  Good job everyone!

Cathy Bailes $20 for PP Jerry H and the wonderful memories she has of him and…Prez Chris lost the Lion (apparently that is debatable as attested to during their discourse at the meering).  Prez Chris said the Lion is safe in the trunk of his ‘other’ car.

Bruce $20 Elisabeth gave him some cookies.  Pat is home after her surgery last week and doing great.  Their daughter came to CA to help out while Pat is recuperating.

Kiley $20 Just returned from ice fishing.  Said the weather was a “balmy” 10 degrees one day and minus 15 degrees the next.

Mike R $?  About PP Hugh – nice thoughts

Phil S $5 attended the San Diego Kings basketball game last weekend and The Kings beat the other San Diego team.  He was happy to support Lion Abraham and the team.

Bob Acker $30 after netting out some major expenses from his $51 50/50 win last week.

Gary Sims $20 played a trifecta at the casino and won BIG plus gave $50 for PP Ray’s Ramblings.


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Winner of today’s Attendance Drawing:   Mark Krause MIA so next week $20

Winner of today’s 50/50 Drawing:  Bob Groff $88 and shared some to the City of Hope can


**Don’t forget about the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation in your Will/Trust***




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