EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
May 10, 2021 Members: 30 Guests: 1
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Mike
Song Master: Gary Sims Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Jim Sing Invocation: Mark Clifton
Lt. Keith MacArthur guest of Lt. Jason Taub (3rd visit)
HELEN KELLER QUOTE by PP Bruce Boorman:
“Although the world is free of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
.Treasurer Paul T gave a report on the club’s financial health – we’re solid as a rock!
April was a great month for income as our first meeting brought in $1400 in ‘fines’ with 11 members ponying up for Exempt Badges with various and sundry reasons for doing so. Good job Lions!
Additionally he announced that the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation just surpassed our goal of $1 million in assets.
.Secretary Paul announced the Lions Learning Day will be held Sat June 12th 9-11:30AM venue TBD. No registration fee. Also a few Lions clubs will be donating food so everything is FREE.
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Second Veep Carl Ruiz has been discharged from the VA Hospital in Tucson after a 3-week stay. His blood pressure is under control and he looks healthy and happy. Good to see you Lion Carl.
.Lion Abraham Muheize and his wife have a new baby in their family. Since Lion Abraham has a new job he can no longer make Monday noon meetings but will rejoin us when we begin evening meetings again.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Bill Sturgeon 5/4, Frank Reid 5/7, Roger Stebleton 5/8, Carl Ruiz 5/27, Phil Smith 5/28
Unfortunately PP Ray Ridlon’s daughter had a stroke so he and his wife will stay with her in Arizona for the time being. Please keep her in your prayers.
Hope those missing from the meetings are not ill 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. Paris4L6@cox.net 619/838-4262
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
June 4th – Melvin Jones Fellowship Dinner-Pacific S/W Assoc. of Realtors 1150 Broadway. El Cajon cost expected to be $25 – 5-9PM = See PP Yvonne
June 11th – ECVH Lions Club Flag Day Program at Johnson Elementary School
June 19th – Lions Camp Jack fund raiser at Coronado Yacht Club 5-9PM = See PP Yvonne
VP REPORTS: NOTE: Our Veeps are busy putting their committees together for next fiscal year so if you have an interest in serving your club/community please let them know, there are a lot of spots to fill so please step up to the plate in the name of Lionism.
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler: No Report. Lion Rob came in for the photo shoot and ‘POOF’ he was gone!
2nd Carl Ruiz: No Report.
3rd Veep Fabian Vereda: Will be contacting various members to fill positions under his leadership for next fiscal year.
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Lt. Keith will be joining our ranks soon.
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:
This one was about the death of an old cow
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: PP Bob Moreau had the collection basket today….
Mike Carleton told a joke for which I hope he paid a fine.
Tony $1 for chatting with Tom N who was at another table
Jim Nelson $5 continues to have problems with getting his deck completed
Yvonne $5 glad the District Convention is over and took a couple of days off in Laughlin
Carl $20 so happy to be back home and at the meeting today
Phil $5 great trip to Yosemite
Jim Sing has retired again and mentioned he is shrinking in height – who could tell?
Paul T spent Mothers Day with his 100 year old Mom. You’re a good son Paul.
Paul W $5 for ECPD Tres Amigos (active duty)
Cathy B $5 during Board Meeting at Moreau’s last week a turkey was meandering across the lawn when Holly spotted it and bolted. Fortunately she is well trained and returned unscathed.
Walt $5 soooo happy everything is getting back to normal
Winner of Attendance Drawing: Tony Forchette $30
Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Fabian Vereda $45
**Don’t forget about the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation in your Will/Trust**
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP