EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
May 16, 2022, Members: Guests: ___
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Mike Raney
Song Masters: PP Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Katie Zolezzi8 Invocation: Cathy Bailes
GUESTS: Zachary Nations (Hoban) 2nd visit
Good to see: Bob Acker, PP Tom Normandie
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Treasurer Paul Tremblay
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience in trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
The 2nd Reading of our club’s Slate of Officers for fiscal 2022-2023 was presented.
SLATE OF PROPOSED OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS FOR 2022-2023
PRESIDENT – ROB RANSWEILER
1ST VICE PRESIDENT – CARL RUIZ
2ND VICE PRESIDENT – KEITH MacARTHUR
3RD VICE PRESIDENT – RON NEVELS
SECRETARY – PAUL WALTERS
TREASURER – PAUL TREMBLAY
TAIL TWISTERS – BOB MOREAU, BOB ACKER, WALT SIMMONS
LION TAMERS – GARY ROBINSON, CHRIS BRAMWELL, MIKE RANEY
2-YEAR DIRECTORS – DICK NASIF, CARTER SHORT
1-YEAR DIRECTORS – JIM SING, FRANK REID
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR – CATHY BAILES
OTHER POSITIONS –
WEB MASTER- PAUL TREMBLAY
GREETERS- DOLORES GALKOWSKI, GARY ROBINSON, MARIE TURKLE, NANCY DETOMASO, KATIE ZOLEZZI
BULLETIN EDITORS- YVONNE PARIS, PHIL SMITH, MARIE TURKLE, KATIE ZOLEZZI AND, WARREN McKENNA PUBLISHER
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT WILL BE MIKE RANEY
Secretary Paul Walters inducted Newbie Dave Schwab with PP Yvonne standing in for Dave’s sponsor PP Tony Forchette (in his absence). Dave gave a brief bio saying he retired from Solar Turbines about 6 years ago. He attended LSU before coming to CA. Dave is a husband, father of 3 and has a grandchild. He is also an Elk with El Cajon Elks Lodge 1812. Dave has the distinction of being our 65th member.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Bill Sturgeon 5/4, Keith MacArthur 5/5, Frank Reid 5/7, Roger Stebleton 5/8, Carl Ruiz 5/27, Phil Smith 5/28.
GOOD CHEER: 3rd Veep Keith MacArthur recently lost his father. Condolences to Lion Keith and his family.
PP Ray Hackworth took a fall in the shower and is currently recovering at Sharp Grossmont.
Let’s keep Keith and Ray in our prayers.
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
June 4th – District 4L6 Lions Learning Day 10:30AM – 2:30PM at Foothills Church, 365 W Bradley in El Cajon. A light lunch will be served.
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler:
PP Yvonne reported on Lions Camp Jack 2022 to be held July 3-8 at Whispering Winds in Julian. She encouraged anyone who knows of a deserving youngster to please pass on the information for sign-ups. This year there will be a Jack Wyatt Day at the Lake on Wed July 6th, for all Lions to attend to show the campers who we are. There will be events for the campers in addition to a BBQ and fishing. Any member of this club who wishes to volunteer to help the campers with their fishing experience please see Lion Ron Black for signups. If anyone has questions about Camp Jack please see PP Yvonne.
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz:
PP Chris reported on the Eyeglass Program. He delivered a newly renovated SPOT machine to the Mt Empire School District recently so all 3 machines are out and working good.
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur:
PP Gary Sims said signup sheets are on the tables for our annual Lions Day at the Races coming up on Friday, July 29th.
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Progress
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:
In PP Ray’s absence PP Jim Nelson offered up a funny: A guy was at the bar with a drink in front of him. A 2nd guy comes in and inquires as to why the first guy isn’t having his drink. The 1st guys say he got fired this morning, left his wallet in the taxi, his dog bit him and he found his wife in bed with the gardener……..then you come in and drank my poison.
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE:
TT Bob “the Hatchet Man” Acker was active today.
Exempt Badges May: Chris, Carter, Tom H, Mike R, Jim, Dick.
.Carl $ Happy to be here
.Paul W $5 Sad Ray H fell but glad he is recovering
.Jim $20 Happy to be at the meeting today
.Mike R $5 thanks to Jim for stepping up to tell us a joke
.Cathy B $5 glad Zachary is with us today
.Van $ Happy to see Bob Acker back
.Phil $5 great trip to Yosemite
.Ron B $1 looking for sign-ups for Camp Jack fishing
.Keith M $ Granite Hills HS baseball playoffs start this Wednesday and thanks for our club sponsoring the Officer of the Year Awards last Friday – thanks to Prez Mike for attending and presenting those 2 awards.
.Rob $20 for doubting the outcome of Jim Sing’s story
.Dave S $5 just to get things moving on
.Chris $5 happy to see Bob Acker today
.Jim S $5 The Discovery Channel is doing a special on one of Jim’s cold case files from Nov 1969. The case was solved, and the perpetrator sentenced to prison. (Note to Rob “oh ye of little faith”)
.Tom H he and his daughter closed escrow on a house in Pasadena and……he’s happy to see Tom N back from the desert.
.Tom N $20 had a great time in Borrego – golfing, general messing around and, taking Malone out for Mothers Day
.Bob S $2 good for Pres. Mike for handling the harassment so well today
.Mark C $ had a good time in Del Mar and likes Gary Sims’ new Rolex
Gary S $5 loves his new Rolex (brand verified by Chris in Nasif’s absence)
June 6th – Dick Walker from the Midway Museum
NOTE: If any member wishes to chair or be on a club committee please contact the incoming Vice President of that committee. It is hopeful that all committee positions will be filled in support of our club.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Bob Moreau $30
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Nancy DeTomaso $73
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
SERVICE FROM THE HEART
“Passion: There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart – pursue those!”
PLEASE SEE Revised ATTACHMENT FOR SECOND PUBLICATION OF SLATE OF OFFICERS FOR 2022-2023
VOTING NEXT WEEK – PLEASE ATTEND THAT MEETING