Newsletter 02/13/23


February 13, 2023   Members: 28 Guests: 6

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club


Opening:  Prez Rob              

Song Masters:  PP Chris Bramwell                             Patriotic Song: God Bless America

Pledge of Allegiance: Sec Paul Walters                      Invocation: PP Phil Smith

GUESTS: On 2/7 Mary Moreau

On 2/13

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Good to see:  Bruce Boorman

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President Rob represented our club very well during his ‘turn’ at the podium at the El Cajon Citizen of the Year luncheon.  There were approximately 100 people in attendance and the majority of service club members (between Lions and Rotary) were from our club.

Twenty-one (21) of our club members and one guest attended the Feb 7th luncheon honoring Richard Agundez Jr as the 2022 El Cajon Citizen of the Year.  A truly deserving and gracious gentleman we hope to have soon as a program speaker.

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Treas. Paul T update on our January financial health. We have $46K in cash and only $1500 in member receivables.  We had only one eyeglass recipient in January.

Carol Livesay will be inducted at our 2/20 meeting.


Bob Moreau 2/1, Gary Robinson 2/8, Jim Nelson 2/10, Kiley Grunstad 2/13, Jeff Winters 2/19, Ray Ridlon 2/21, George Hurst 2/23, Ron Black 2/24, Mike Raney 2/28.  Only Gary and Mike were present to endure our rendition of the BDay Song and each paid their Happy BDay dollar.

GOOD CHEER: Tony is recovering at home after fracturing some ribs in an ambulance transport accident! 

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.  619/838-4262


Mar 4thLemon Grove LC Chili Cookoff 6-9 PM. Lemon Grove Community Center $35

Mar 9th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6 PM Elks Lodge Conference Room

Mar 11thDistrict 4-L6 Membership Meeting 5 PM Pioneer Museum, Imperial dinner is $35.

Mar 13th – ECVH LC Orientation at Regular Meeting 12-noon ALL members-old and Newbies


1st Veep Carl Ruiz: May 20th is the date for our Gunsmoke/Casino Night event.  Carl will hold a Gunsmoke Organizing Committee Meeting in a couple of weeks. 

Beginning February 1st our Nominating Committee will be looking for members to fill positions for the next fiscal year.  Have YOU volunteered yet?  See Blottin or Moreau

2nd Veep Keith MacArthur:  Progress

3rd Veep: Ron Nevels:  Progress

FEBRUARY EXEMPT BADGE: Chris for $125, Len for $120 and Jeff S for $100 AND these badges are good through March 31, 2023.

HAPPY DOLLARS:  TT Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker

.Carter $20 for his son’s 11th Birthday

.Yvonne $40 Winnings from prevailing for 2 quarters in a Super Bowl pool

When Pres. Rob discussed our Board approval of a $1000 donation to the Singing Hills Little League for a Gold Sponsorship, more members felt the urge to donate to the cause for a grand total of $1200. The next level up is the $1,500 Platinum Sponsor.  For the Platinum Sponsor, banners are posted on EACH field rather than on a select field under the Gold Level.  Thanks to all who ‘bought’ into this donation.  It will be great publicity for our club in the community.

Amanda Stills, ECPD Police Services Officer, told us about the PD Citizen Academy.

The classes are held at the ECPD building with 25-30 people per class.  Classes are held in April, July, and October.  One option is a 5-class series on Wednesday evenings from 5-9 PM, including dinner.  Another option is a Saturday class which will be the weekend after Easter from 7:30 AM to 5 PM.  Both options include a 4-hour ride-along.  Participants will be exposed to the communications center, investigation unit, and several more.

Signups are via Amanda at the ECPD.


February 27th – Dan McAlister, San Diego County Tax Collector

April 3rd – Dr. Mathew Willis, DCfrom American Diabetes Association

April 10th – Richard “Rich” Agundez Jr., 2022 El Cajon Citizen of the Year

WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING:  Tom Hoban MIA so next week $30

WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Gary Sims $50 donated to our Foundation.

TODAY’S FUNNY:  I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download food!

Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”


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