Newsletter 02/04/20


February 4, 2020
Members: 32 Guests: 19

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club


Opening: Prez Chris

Pledge of Allegiance: Bob Moreau        Invocation: Paul Tremblay


Guests: Marie Turkle (Arnold), Heartland Zone Chair JoAnne Burke, Randy Stein, LSH, Mary Moreau, 1st VDG Brian Clapper and his daughter Lion Breann from National City Host, LEO Zahara Almosawi (Raney), Pat Boorman, contest judges Bethany Radcliffe from Cajon School District and Christine Sphar from Johnson Elementary School, Leona Black, Susan Acker, Stefano Balistrari, Nancy Detomoso. Also contest judges Andrew Hayes from the Lakeside School Board and Steve Lachman Travel Coordinator with East County Chamber of Commerce.


HELEN KELLER QUOTE by PP Bruce Boorman: “Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.”


Tonight our club level Student Speakers Contest was held so no other business of the club was done.

Student Speaker Chair Paul Walters once again garnered a terrific group of LEO Club Members from El Cajon Valley HS. And something we’ve not seen before two of the speakers completed their speeches using no note cards, which they are entitled to use, and one speaker had a couple of cards but rarely used them.

Winner was Masar Shakir a Sophomore and runners up Rita Abdulmasseh and Sarah Shakir both Seniors. Masar thanked his sister Sarah for all her help in getting him prepared for his speech.


Bob Moreau 2/1, Gary Robinson 2/8, Jim Nelson 2/10. Henry Coleman 2/11, Kiley Grunstad 2/13, Jeff Winters 2/19, Ray Ridlon 2/21, George Hurst 2/23, Ron Black 2/24, Mike Raney 2/28


GOOD CHEER: Our hearts are saddened at the loss of PP Marge Nelson who passed away on February 1, 2020. Prez Chris had us honor her memory with a minute of silence.

A Celebration of Life is in the planning.



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*

FEB 10th – Joint Meeting/Citizen of the Year Luncheon at Ronald Reagan Community Center – Noon

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

FEB 29 – Heartland Zone Student Speakers Contest 2PM at Lemon Grove Library

MAR 2nd – DARK

MAR 3rd – First Tuesday – Meeting 6PM

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

June 20th – Tentative date for club Installation


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



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