EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
May 8, 2023 Members: 32 Guests: 5+
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Prez Rob
Song Masters: PP Ed Waymire Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Jason Taub Invocation: PP Bob Moreau
GUESTS: former Lion Jason Taub, Lisa Morand, Kara Messina, Kayleena Morand with Jake 1-yo Poodle/puppy-in- training, Roscio (Ray H)
Good to see: Ed Waymire
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Bob Sanchez
“We keep on trying because we know that others have succeeded, and we are not willing to acknowledge defeat.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Congratulations to our own Sec Paul Walters named Lions District 4L6 Lion of the Year. He also received the International Presidents Certificate of Recognition and the LCI GAT Specialist Award for Constitutional Area 1 for service reporting & leadership training. So well deserved for his years of hard work and dedication to Lionism.
.PDG Len handled the final reading of the 2023-24 Proposed Slate of Officers by distributing the ballot. Voting took place and the entire slate was approved by the membership.
.Sec Paul informed the membership of the Funeral Mass for Kathy Smith (Jeff) to be ed May 18th 10AM at Mission San Diego de Alcala, 10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego.
.Dick Nasif reported the Southwest Region Graduation for CCI will be Friday, May 12th at noon in Vista.
.El Cajon Valley Foundation President presented a check for $10,000 to the representatives from Guide Dogs of the Desert.
.Prez Rob reported the Calapatria Lions Club is looking for donations to help in developing a skate park in their community specifically for their youth population.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Bill Sturgeon 5/4, Keith MacArthur 5/5, Roger Stebleton 5/8, Carl Ruiz 5/27, Phil Smith 5/29.
GOOD CHEER: All is well
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
May 11th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
***May 15th – ECVH LC WILL BE MEETING WITH OUR LEO CLUB AT EL CAJON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 11:30 AM PIZZA WILL BE THE FARE OF THE DAY ***
May 20th – ECVH LC Annual Gunsmoke Casino Night.
May 23rd – 7:45AM Johnson Elementary School Flag Day Program
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz:
.Penny is in charge of sponsorships for our Gunsmoke casino night. They are available in increments of $100, $250, $500, $1000 and, $5000.
Coleen is in charge of the Silent Auction. She is asking for donations of money and/or items for ‘baskets”. Coleen needs 30 ‘baskets’ but has received only 10. IF you can help set-up auction tables on May 20th – be there at 4PM
.Flyers and tickets are available, see Treasurer Paul Tremblay
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: Progress
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels: Progress
MAY EXEMPT BADGES: Chris and Tom N
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT PP Bob Moreau
.Paul W $50 to the Foundation for his honor of being named District 4L6 Lion of the Year
.Carl R ? Happy to see “King” Ray H
.Ed W $5 Happy to be at today’s meeting
.Jason $4 good to see everyone again
.Coleen $5 for Paul W named Lion of the Year
.Rob $5 Jason is moving and needs a temporary home for himself until the move
.Keith M $10 ECPD Awards was great and for our club donation to the awards ceremony.
.Dick $5 to the Foundation for Paul W named Lion of the Year
.Cathy B $5 for Paul W’s awards
.Mike R $5 for Paul’s awards
.Tom H $20 for Paul’s awards and a good Padre game last Saturday
.Paul T $5 for Paul’s awards and his contributions to our club
.Mark C $5 for Paul’s awards and for a great time Sat at the Padre game
.Phil S $5 super trip to Yosemite
.Len $20 for Paul W being named Lion of the Year
.Bob S $5 for Paul W and thanks to Keith for noise control (?)
May 22nd – Chris Rice, instructor at the Satellite Vocational High School in El Cajon.
PROGRAM: Lisa Morand-Volunteer Coordinator, Kayleena Morand-dog handler/whisperer, Kara Messina-Development Manager…Guide Dogs of the Desert
Speaker Lisa said Guide Dogs of the Desert started in 1972. Puppies are trained for the visually impaired. Lions have been their partner since their beginnings.
The puppies go to a puppy-raiser when they are 8-12 weeks old then they are returned to the GDD facility when they are 18 months to 2 years old for formal training.
The dogs are trained to evacuate ‘on demand’ with the command “Get Busy”. This training requires that they eat on a schedule also.
Recipients of the Guide Dogs must be healthy and legally blind. The recipients pay for their own transportation to the training facility and stay for 28 days, training with their dog from 6:30AM to 8PM daily. Some in-home training is possible but very rare.
GDD is funded by donations and sponsorships. It takes $5,000 to train a Guide Dog.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Mark Clifton $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Mark Clifton $45
YES he did win both!!!
TODAY’S FUNNY: Dear paranoid people who check behind their shower curtains for murderers…if you do find one, what’s your plan?
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP