EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
May 15, 2023 Members: 25….LEO Club 18
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Prez Rob opened the festivities for our annual Lion/LEO Day at El Cajon Valley High School.
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
At the conclusion of today’s get together Treas Paul T reminded club members of the funeral mass for Lion Jeff Smith’s wife this Thursday 10AM at Mission San Diego Alcala.
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: Past District Governor Juanita Mangels-Williams passed away May 11th in AZ. She had been an active member of Spring Valley Lions since 1988.
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 20th – ECVH LC Annual Gunsmoke Casino Night.
May 23rd – 7:45AM Johnson Elementary School Flag Day Program
June 3rd – 4L6 Membership Meeting & Lions Learning Day at Foothills Church on Bradley in El Cajon 9AM to 1PM.
June 8th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
June 19th – Gift Giving Grants from our club and foundation
June 26th – ECVH LC Installation of 2023-24 Officers and Board
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz:
.Gunsmoke 2023 – If you can help to set up the silent auction tables please come by 4PM-ish otherwise we will see everyone about 6PM. Please bring unsold tickets
MAY EXEMPT BADGES: Chris and Tom N
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT PP Bob Acker
All proceeds today went to our own El Cajon Valley High School LEO Club and the tidy sum of $770 was turned over to LEO Club President Heaven Shukur.
Lions Club members were very generous with their donations and one LEO donated $5 also. The LEO Club will be able to purchase official LEO Club t-shirts for its members and perhaps have an end-of-the-year party also.
As for our Visitation with the LEO Club
.Lion LEO Advisor Mike Carleton did a great job of providing the liquid refreshments and pizza for the large group in attendance. Mike reported on how great the LEO Club members are and how the world looks brighter with youngsters like them coming into adulthood.
.Prez Rob asked the LEO Club seniors to tell us about themselves, their future aspirations, be it college or otherwise, how being a member has helped them, what they enjoyed most about being a LEO and finally, how we can help them in their future.
.The tell-all began with LEO President Heaven, a senior, but a member since her sophomore year. She has enjoyed working on our pancake breakfasts and the club’s blood drives.
.Amin, a senior, joined as a junior and has enjoyed working with other people, on the pancake breakfast and wants to be a mechanical engineer. Prez Rob can make connections for him.
.Leonardo wants to study computer science and asks for guidance as he progresses through his studies.
.Kinji wants to get into nursing and plans to attend SDSU.
.Jarrod will study kinesiology to be a physical therapist.
.Elia, club secretary, wants to get into the financial field/banking but also wants to join the Marines.
.Daniel is going to UCSD and study computer science.
.We enjoyed hearing from the seniors and their plans for the future. Sec Paul W invited them to a meeting during the summer.
.Staff LEO Advisor Mr. Davies made it just in time to talk about the LEO Club activities this year. He is very proud to have been selected “Teacher of the Year” at El Cajon Valley HS
May 22nd – Chris Rice, instructor at the Satellite Vocational High School in El Cajon.
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP