EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
April 18, 2022 Members: 28 Guests: 4
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Mike Raney
Song Masters: PP Gary Sims Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: PP Walt Simmons Invocation: Pastor James
GUESTS: Dennis Smith & Noveen James from SDCB, Dave Schwab (Tony),
Pastor James Huenink of First Lutheran Church In El Cajon
Good to see: Everyone
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Dick Nasif:
I’d rather walk in the dark with a friend than in the dark alone.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
Sec Paul reminded us of that next Monday, April 25th is the joint meeting with our LEO Club at El Cajon Valley High School Event Center.
Advisor Mike Carleton asks that we be there at 11:15 AM SHARP!
Also, there will be a Ukraine fund raiser at Jasmine Restaurant on Convoy $50. Check with Sec Paul.
Treasurer Paul gave a financial report and YTD we are financially healthy.
PDG Len inducted Marie Turkle as our newest member.
She gave a brief bio stating that prior to retirement she was a secretary for 30 years. She and her then-husband moved to San Diego County in 1969 and raised their family here. Marie says she is SO happy to be a member of our club.
Address Correction: Jim Nelson 400 Lantern Crest Way #419 Santee 92071 cell 619-318-0995.
If you know of a member with information which differs from our directory please notify Sec Paul Walters.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Bruce Boorman 4/11, Ray Hackworth 4/13, Len Blottin and Carter Short 4/21, Rob Ransweiler and Katie Zolezzi 4/30.
GOOD CHEER: Newbie Katie Zolezzi has missed a couple of meetings due to a fall that broke a few vertebrae in her back. She’s on the mend and will rejoin us 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. Paris4L6@cox.net 619/838-4262
April 21st – El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
APRIL 24th – ECVH LC 75th Anniversary Dinner Party 6PM at Singing Hills Golf Resort.
April 25th – ECVH LC and ECV HS LEO Club joint meeting 11:30 Sharp Event Center at El Cajon Valley High School. Pizza will be served. Bring $ to donate to our LEO Club
April 29th – 4th District Membership Meeting pre-Convention in Yuma
April 30th – May 1st – District 4L6 Convention Yuma, AZ
May 14th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler: Progress
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur: Progress
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Application received from Dave Schwab
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:
Earl and Bubba were fishing when Bubba says, “I’m going to divorce my wife, she hasn’t talked to me in 2 years.” Earl replied, “You better think twice about that, women like THAT are hard to find.”
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE:
TT Bob Moreau quickly moved about the room gleaning money from wherever he saw hands being waved about.
Exempt Badges April: Chris and Tom Hoban
Yvonne $5 for our 75th Anniversary event we have 75 attendees.
Paul W $5 for Newbie Marie and potential member Dave
Cathy B $5 happy to have Dennis and Noveen presenting today
Keith M $10 Granite Hills Eagles won their division in the recent Lions baseball tourney.
Marie $5 happy to be here today
Bob $5 Mary’s 100 y.o. mother was approaching stairs, lifted her walker over her head and proceeded to walk on up, unassisted.
Tom H $? Frank Reid just had a hip replacement and is doing well.
Mark C $? Says Gary Sims is being too quiet today
Gary S $20 Keith’s son Grant was named Athlete of the Week last week. Congratulations!!
Dick $1 for Sims being good, and quiet
May 2nd – Jerry Buckley from Excellence and Justice Education Academy
Dennis Smith, Executive Director San Diego Center for the Blind
Dennis had been Managing Director prior to recently being named CEO upon Kim Gibbens retirement from management. The SDCB is 50 yr. and since 1975 El Cajon Valley Lions has donated a whopping $75,700 to the center. The center has been servicing clients via Zoom since the pandemic started 2 years ago but is slowing getting clients back and the current clientele participation is 750, many of whom are still remotely receiving services. Technology changes every day and software for those with vision loss is expending exponentially.
Noveen is a new instructor at the center and was wearing the newest ‘gadget’ to be used at the center for those with minimal or no vision. The small “Orcam Read” is an instrument that can be used to articulate anything it sees either in print or in front of the wearer. It can also be placed on eyeglasses to keep the user’s hands free. Interestingly it reads money denominations. The “O.R.” has a navigation feature but that feature only comes on the most expensive model.
The base model for reading is approximately $2,000 and the price for the model with more elaborate features begins at $4,500.
Insurance does not cover these items or for that matter doesn’t even cover a white cane.
The centers vans have had all the catalytic converters stolen and to replace them, so the vans can be used to transport clients, would cost approx. $500 each.
Past President Tom Hoban volunteered to cover the cost for replacement of the catalytic converters.
THIS GREAT CLUB HAS SOME REALLY SUPER MEMBERS!!!
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING Gary Sims $70 – donated $40 to City of Hope
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Paul Walters $40
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
WHERE THERE’S A NEED, THERE’S A LION
“Passion: There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart – pursue those!”