EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
February 27, 2023, Members: 29 Guests: 2
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Rob
Song Masters: PP Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: 2nd Veep Keith MacArthur Invocation: PP Christian Wille
|Madelyne Barba (Zach),||Dan McAllister|
Good to see:
|Dick Nasif||Tom Hoban|
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Zach Nation
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
Treasurer Paul T reported the Foundation has received the 2nd (of 5) $20,000 installment from the Hollingsworth Estate.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Christian Wille 3/3
GOOD CHEER: It is with great sadness to report PP Tony Forchette passed on February 25, 2023. Please keep his family and his soul in your prayers.
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
Mar 4th – Lemon 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 11th – District 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
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz:
Meeting today for those wishing to be involved in our Casino Night – Gunsmoke
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: Progress
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels: MIA
FEBRUARY EXEMPT BADGE: Chris, Len, Jeff, AND these badges are good through March 31, 2023.
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT PP Bob Moreau
PP Gary Sims started off by announcing his recent $1600 win at Barona Casino. For that, he gave $100 to the Foundation In memory of PP Tony Forchette
Many more members followed suit, donating amounts ranging from $20 to $100 for a total of $695 with Kiley and Yvonne putting in Pink Slips for amounts not disclosed.
Dan McAlister, San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector
Dan proudly reported that San Diego County is at the top of county collection rates for property taxes. He says 73% of property owners pay their taxes online, including 32% of the total being paid by Impound Accounts.
During the pandemic, the department was able to assist property owners with extensions due to their inability to pay because of the pandemic’s consequences.
The investment pool for San Diego County is near $16B and will exceed that for the year.
Of note Bond proceeds and a host of about 200 agencies in the County (schools, sewer districts, etc.) goes to the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office.
For the current tax season over 1,364,000 property tax bills were mailed out.
March 6th – Maureen O’Connor from San Diego Heartbeat
March 20th – Steve Anderson, Director of Programs Crisis House
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: Christian Wille MIA so next week $50
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Tom Hoban $58
TODAY’S FUNNY: A dog accepts you as the boss… a cat wants to see your resume.
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP