EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LION’S NEWSLETTER
January 15, 2024, Members: 30 Guests: 2
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Pres. Carl Ruiz
PP Chris & PP Kiley Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Ron Black Invocation: PP Bob Moreau
|Lorna Rainer (Yvonne),
Great to see: Everyone who knew there was a meeting today.
HELEN KELLER QUOTE BY: 3rd Veep Bob Sanchez
“We are never really happy until we try to brighten the lives of others.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Our “300” Ticket Opportunity Drawing is going great and although we have not yet sold out our Board has decided we have the drawing on Feb 5th. As of today, there are still 5 tickets available for purchase. There are still 21 tickets outstanding on consignment.
See PP Yvonne
.Placemat advertising is underway – See Treas Paul Tremblay.
.Paul T has our new club brochures. Members should take a handful to hand out to potential members.
.Student Speakers Contest has been canceled due to a lack of speakers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Van Willsey and Coleen Owens 1/19, Bob Sanchez 1/31.
GOOD CHEER: Bob Acker is recovering nicely from being hit by a truck last week.
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 18TH – ECV LC FOUNDATION BOARD MEETING 6PM in the Elks Conference Room
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS:
1ST VEEP Keith MacArthur:
Casino Night planning has begun, and leadership positions are being filled. If interested in being on the planning committee, please attend the next meeting in 2 weeks – Jan 29th.
2ND VEEP Ron Nevels:
Yvonne reported that the Student Speakers contest will not be held due to no speakers.
3rd Veep P Bob Sanchez: No Report
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: No Report
LCIF Coordinator Yvonne Paris:
Showed off the LCIF Campaign 100 Model Club plaque which was presented to our club, Yvonne & Paul W accepting, at the Melvin Jones Luncheon on Sat.
JANUARY EXEMPT BADGE: _PP Chris and PP Roger
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT_PP Bob Moreau
.Paul W $5 – Green Bay Packers had a great win over the Cowboys.
.Bob S $5 – a good friend took a tumble & is doing well (Bob Acker)
.Chris $20 – the story about how Bob Acker took a tumble after being run down in a parking lot
.Chris $10 – because Kiley gave him rabbit ears while they led the patriotic song.
.Bob A – Thanked his good Lion buddies who helped him after the accident.
.Carl $25 – just found out today that he is always supposed to wear his Lion Pin, which he has not done since he first got it 25 years ago.
.Mike R $5 – handed out a few ECV Lions Mother Goose trading pins.
.Kiley $5 – hoping to get back into Chris’ good graces.
PROGRAM: December’s Opportunity Drawing Winner Dick Nasif
Dick was born in Boston, MA and his family moved to San Diego in 1948. He attended La Mesa Jr. HS and Grossmont HS. Joined the Army in 1961 and was shipped to Germany. Upon his return he sold encyclopedias for one day then worked at Kozak’s. Eventually sold cars then went to the phone company and joined the police reserves which led to him becoming an officer with the EC PD as a patrolman and then an investigator. Upon becoming a school safety officer, he came up with “Freddie” the talking police car as a teaching tool for the K-1st graders. He held different programs for the older kiddos which included a Bicycle Rodeo which promoted bicycle safety. He then became a detective then transferred to the Traffic Division as a Commander. Dick then moved on to the Crime Suppression Unit which led to his being promoted to the Chiefs office as his advocate. He then became Chief of Detectives and eventually attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.
Upon retiring in 1998 he relaxed for 2 years before opening his own private investigation business where he did some interesting cases both at the local and federal levels.
Dick has been a Lion 1992 and has been an Elks Lodge member since 1962.
UP COMING PROGRAMS:
January 29th – Tracy Allen (US Navy Veteran)
February 5th – PCC Liz Crooke, Candidate for LCI International Director
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Terry Winegar MIA so next week $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Gary Sims $50
And he will be the speaker at our February business meeting.
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
Motto of LCI President Dr. Patti Hill “Changing the World”