EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
March 7, 2022 Members: 34 Guests: 4
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Prez Mike Raney
Song Masters: Gary Sims Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Carl Ruiz Invocation: Mark Clifton
GUESTS: Lion Katie Zolezzi (SD Downtown Lions) took an application to transfer into ECVH LC, Santee Mayor John Minto, Felma Vargas candidate for 2nd VDG and Elsa Siverts from San Diego Stars Lions Club
Good to see: Carter Short, Kiley Grunstad
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Bruce Boorman
“Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it, while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill. The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation is the same as in the life of the individual. Pessimism kills the instinct that urges men to struggle against poverty, ignorance and crime, and dries up all the fountains of joy in the world.” Helen Keller book Optimism 1903
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour before retiring on March 12th. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS at 12:01AM on March 13th.
.March 12th District 4L6 Membership Meeting 5PM Pioneer’s Museum in Imperial, CA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
March: Christian Wille 3/3, Billy Barham 3/13
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 10th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
Mar 12th – District 4L6 3rd Membership Meeting Pioneer’s Museum in Imperial, 5PM tri tip dinner $25/meeting at 5:30. Holiday Inn El Centro, Rooms $96 + tax.
MAR 19th – ECVH LC “Gunsmoke” Casino Night at Elks Lodge 6-10PM
APRIL 24th – ECVH LC 75th Anniversary Dinner Party 6PM at Singing Hills Resort.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler:
The push is on to sell tickets to Gunsmoke. Turn in ticket stubs and money to Treas Paul on Monday, March 14th.
Bring your Silent Auction items to meeting on March 14th.
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur: Progress
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Progress
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:
A man hated his wife’s cat, Mr. Peepers. He tried many times to rid the household of the cat but no luck as the cat always found its way home. His last attempt was taking it out of town on a convoluted course and dumping it. He then called his wife and asked if Mr Peepers had returned home and she wondered why he asked to which he responded “because I’m lost.”
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker
Exempt Badges March: Chris. Carter $100 because we haven’t seen him for two years and he’s lost so much weight that he’s unrecognizable but looking great.
.Rob $20 after running last Thursday night meeting he forgot the bag of names and some other lame excuse. But he did get to attend the Garth Brooks concert with 9 of his closest friends.
.Chris $50 for a Mark Clifton story which seemed to be a trip from Hell!
.Cathy $5 it is a pleasure to have Lion Katie at our meeting today
.Paul W $10 for Elsa and Felma’s visit and for Carter being here today
.Phil S $ good to see Carter and for a great Garth Brooks concert
PROGRAM: Santee Mayor John Minto
John had an interesting work career 3 years with McDonalds, 3 years with SDG&E then onto the SDPD. John Ran for Santee City Council in 2002 and for 7 years was a council member and continued working the SDPD. When he successfully ran for Mayor it was time to retire from his law enforcement career.
As for the Covid pandemic Santee followed CDC guidelines for indoor activities but Santee’s restaurants, for the most part stayed open as most have either drive-thru’s or are located curb-side allowing for quick pick-up. No masks are required anywhere in Santee now. Civil disobedience was rampant but by imposing curfews things have settled down and is now OK.
Plans are in the works for a Arts and Entertainment District and to be pedestrian friendly. There were plans for a theater to come back to Santee but the developer went BK. Now actively looking for another developer/investor. Two hotels are coming to Santee – one near the 24-Hour Fitness in Town Center and the other further West.
Santee has its own TV station – SanteeTV – broadcast county-wide.
Mar 21,2022 San Diego County District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING no bag of names available so next week $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Chris Bramwell $63
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
WHERE THERE’S A NEED, THERE’S A LION
Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live for today!