Newsletter 03/09/20


March 9, 2020    Members: ???   Guests: 2

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club


Opening: Prez Chris



Song Master: Prez Chris and 1st Daughter Tiffany     Song: God Bless America


Pledge of Allegiance:  PP Bob Moreau                      Invocation:  Treas Paul Tremblay



John Mattly (Black) and First Daughter Tiffany

GOOD TO SEE: Everyone



“Your success and happiness lies in you.  Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”



Sec Paul reminded us of the club board meeting this Wed (see calendar below) and our LEO Club Joint Meeting next week – Bring some cash to donate to their treasury.

Treas Paul said the City of Hope complement is full.  They will have a great time.


Prez Chris presented Dick Nasif with a 25 year service/tenure chevron (3 years late

PP Bruce Boorman received his Membership Key Award from LCI (for bringing in new members).


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PDG Len said it’s time for nominations, read as ‘volunteering’, for next years Board.  We will need a new 2nd VP and 2 year Directors.  See 1st Veep Mike Raney and/or PDG Len.


EXEMPT BADGE: Chris Bramwell


Christian Wille 3/3 and Alyssa Dizon 3/26


GOOD CHEER:  Celebration of Life for PP Marge Nelson will be held at the Elks Lodge on Friday March 20th 11AM.  RSVP to PP Yvonne by March 16th (for catering purposes) call or email.

Hope those missing from the meeting do not have the Coronavirus, the flu or a cold but if so our best wishes for you to get well real soon.



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


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:  *Unless otherwise noted all Meetings are Mon at Noon*

MAR 11th – ECVH LC Board Meeting at Elks Lodge 6PM – Conference Room

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

MAR 16th – Joint Meeting with ECV HS LEO Club 11:30AM in the Presentation Room.  Pizza

MAR 29TH – 63rd Annual Lions Tribute Day at City of Hope – luncheon and tour (See Treas Paul)  Streaming Webinair at  Sun 3/29/2020   9AM to 2PM

May 2-3 – District 4L6 Convention Hilton Pivot Point, Yuma, AZ

MAY 16th – ECVH LC Casino Night

June 20thTentative date for club Installation

JULY 31st – ECVH LC Day at the Races 4PM


VP Reports:

1st Veep Mike Raney:  MIA

2nd Veep Gary Zink: Progress

3rd Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress

Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: MIA


PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS: Two police officers stopped an older lady for speeding.  To every question asked by the officers she asked her hubby “what did he say?”  He repeated their questions to her and she responded.  And the punchline was great – good joke PP Ray.



Rob $20 – 1. The “Run East County Foundation” gives to St Madeline Sophie’s and others and will hold their event June 14th with the theme of “Dads, Grads and Heros”.  2.  This was a PSA with all the hoopla about the coronavirus Lion Rob feels we should place a large bottle of hand sanitizer at the entry door for everyone to use since we have some susceptible members.

Tom H $3 – attended the Las Vegas Mt West Basketball Tournament & returned ‘alive’.

Tom N $20 (paid by Prez Chris) for doing exactly what Tom H did.

Paul T $5 – for his Mom’s 99th Birthday – that’s a BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Phil $5 – attended the Boys and Girls Clubs of East County Children’s Ball last weekend at the Omni.  He was pleased they paid tribute to our very own PP Jerry Hollingsworth for his invaluable contributions to the clubs and his work with El Cajon Valley Lions.  Phil also mentioned that Tom H won a $2,000 jewelry store gift certificate in a drawing!




PP Phil Smith on how he became a Lion in 1993.  Apparently he met Lion Ron Black selling White Canes outside the Von’s on Chase.  Ron was also Phil’s barber.  Ron told Phil he needed to join a great group of influential people and invited him to a club meeting.  Once he joined he was able to promote his employer Waste Management.  In fact Phil was very impressed when about 25 members showed up at his house one morning to help Phil’s ex move out to other living quarters.  It was then he realized he had friends for life.

Phil was club president in 1999-2000 and just his luck the International Convention was held in San Diego (most are in Europe or Asia and even a few ‘down under’).


Winner of Attendance Drawing: Arnold Martin $50

Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Fabian Vereda $55 and donated to our foundation!


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



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