Newsletter 02/25/19


February 25, 2019    Members:  35   Guests:  4

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club

Opening:  Prez Jeff

Song Master:  1st Veep Chris                                      Song:  God Bless America

Pledge of Allegiance:  PP Kiley                                   Invocation:  PP Mark C

Helen Keller quote by PP Bruce Boorman: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”


Abraham Muheize guest of 2nd Veep Mike Raney (3rd visit and Appl submitted),

Elks and Kiwanian Tony Zambelli guest of Dick Nasif, Mark Grant Speaker and guest of PP Mark Clifton,

and the lovely Leona Black.

Good to See:

PP Ray Hackworth and thanks PP Kiley for bringing him to the meeting.


PP Bob Moreau says the cost of the Installation Dinner aboard the Hornblower vessel will be $55 pp.  There is handicap access and we will be greeted with a glass of champagne or ???.  The meal choices are beef, chicken and vegetarian.  Make sure you get signed up asap as we have a minimum to meet.

PP Kiley said if you wish to take PP Ray H out for lunch or a drive around the neighborhood you must sign in at the kiosk at the entry to La Vida Real giving their unit #1061.

Elisabeth will bake her pumpkin bread for donations to the club, just ask.


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

EXEMPT BADGE: PP Ron Snow. This Badge is good through the end of March.

GOOD CHEER:  Please keep PP Tony Forchette in your prayers for a successful operation on March  1st.

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 27th – ECVH LC visitation to No. Park Lions Club, Noon, 3927 Utah St, San Diego

MAR 5th – Night Meeting 6PM at Elks Lodge – meet on the back patio

MAR 9th – District Third Membership Meeting in Imperial Region.  More details later

MAR 13th – Board Meeting Elks 6PM – come early for special $14 dinner 5:15PM

Mar 16th – Heartland Zone Student Speakers Contest at Lemon Grove Library 3001 School Lane in Lemon Grove 5:30 PM

Mar 16th – Lions Eyes Across America-help sort eyeglasses at PP Len’s business. See Paul W

Mar 20th – NE Region Student Speakers Contest at Grossmont Healthcare District Auditorium 9001 Wakarusa in La Mesa behind Grossmont Hospital 5:30PM

MAR 25th – Jt. Meeting with ECV High School LEO Club – campus library 11:30 AM.

Mar 31st – ECVH LC  to City of Hope – See Treas Paul T


3rd Veep Gary Zink:

PP Gary Robinson says our next visitation will be this WED Feb 27th at North Park Lions clubhouse 12-noon

2nd VP Mike Raney:  Progress

1st VP Chris Bramwell: Casino Night Committee Meeting after todays meeting.  Flyers for the event are available to take and on the reverse is a solicitation letter for donors.

Membership Chair Cathy Bailes:  No Report

Thank you to PP BOB Moreau for filling in for PP Ray but HE”S BAAAACK!

PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:  A man sees his wife packing and asks her where she’s going to which she replies she’s moving to Las Vegas to get paid for what she does for free at home. He packs his bags also and she asks him where he’s going and he said Las Vegas to see how she’ll live on $800 a year!           


Warren $5 for Manny Machado becoming a Padre and $5 as he went to Peoria (Padres Spring Training facility) and $5 for winning last weeks 50/50 drawing and $5 for winning at poker last week.

Mike R $? Attended The Kings basketball game. Next home game is March 9th.

Paul W $5 challenged guest Tony Zambelli to join the Lions

Cathy B $20 Mark Grant here today and challenged Mark to speak at Las Madres meeting, good to see Leona and Abraham and for Ray H being back

Sandy G $5 for Ron Blacks birthday yesterday

Tom N $? The Kings game was great and for another granddaughter – this one a puppy!

Gary S $5 Dorothy “Dixie” paid to have Kiley take Ray away from her today.  Actually he went to the Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Concert over the weekend then threw Lion Frank Reid under the bus

Frank R $5 went to the Bob Seger concert also

Mercy $5 Mark Grant here today

Bob M apparently won an HDTV and The Kings game and donated it to our Casino Night.

Good or the Order:  Dick Nasif brought up the possibility of changing our seating back to the  arrangement we used on the dance floor – Pro: good for speakers using visuals  Con: not as good for socializing.  What do you think?  Let Lion Dick know before the next Board Meeting.


Former Padre Mark Grant Mark is a delightful and humorous speaker but very informative on the status of the Padres.  This year marks his 24th season doing the Padres baseball on TV.  As an FYI Mark was drafted ahead of Tony Gwynn back in the day. The team is doing well so far and felt this is great timing for Manny Machado to come to the Padres.  For those who don’t know Manny was a free agent this year, he is 26 years old and is a strong 2-position player who the Padres have signed for a $300 M 10 year deal).   Mark’s comment on the salary is “you don’t get what you deserve – you get what you negotiate for”.  Mark is as tired as the rest of us that the Padres have been a doormat for the other teams.  He expects the Padres will have one of the best infields in the game this year, the bull pen is very strong and expects we will score more runs this year.  Keep an eye on Wil Myers this year – he has a new “hair system”.

As for the subject matter advertised for Marks speech of “Sex After 50” he explained how!

UPCOMING PROGRAM:  March 11th – Monica Zech El Cajon Public Information Officer and El Cajon Planner Lorena Cordova.  Topic “El Cajon City Climate Action Plan”.

Other websites to visit:  LionsDistrict4L6;;

Winner of Attendance Drawing:  Kirby Morrison MIA so next week $20

Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Bruce Boorman $74

And winners of Elisabeth’s pumpkin bread Ron Black and Bruce Boorman

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


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