Newsletter 06/10/19


June 10, 2019    Members: 32  Guests: 1

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club

Opening:  Prez Jeff   stating today is “National Black Cow Day”        2 Meetings to go!

Song Master:  PP Jerry                                   Song:  2 versions of ????

Pledge of Allegiance:  Elisabeth                     Invocation:  PP Mark C

quote by Carter Short: “What you see is what you get!”

Guests:  Tiana Babcock

Good to See:

Ray Ridlon Tony Forchette,

And Jeff Smith and Mike Carleton


Sec Paul briefly read Thank You letters from 3 of our charitable recipients – San Diego Council on Literacy, Main Street Flag Program and Boys and Girls Clubs of East County.


Yvonne Paris 6/3, Gary Sims 6/4, Cathy Bailes 6/10, Tony Forchette 6/13, Cathy Zeman 6/16, Grant Thiem and Jay Jacobson 6/26.


GOOD CHEER:  Everyone OK out there?  IF so I’m very happy but IF Not let me know!

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 sent to them.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:  *Unless otherwise noted all Meetings are Mon at Noon*

JUNE 12TH – ECVH  Board Meeting 6PM

June 14th – Flag Day Program at Johnson Elementary School, W Madison.  10:15 AM

JUNE 29th – ECVH LC Installation of Officers 1-4PM aboard the Emerald/Hornblower Cruise

Fiscal Year 2019-2020:

July 2nd – First Tuesday NIGHT MEETING 6PM

July 10th – ECVH LC Board Meeting Elks Lodge Conference Room 6PM

July 13th – ECVH LC Steak Fry at Hoban’s.  Details to come

JULY 26th – ECVH LC Day at the Races (Del Mar) 4PM.  $25 See PP Gary Sims to sign up.


3rd VP Gary Zink turned over the floor to PP Gary Sims about our Day at the Races

2nd VP and 1st VP Mike Raney and Chris Bramwell respectively, both MIA

PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS: A blonde lady had the windows in her house replaced.  After about a year the contractor called saying she needed to pay for windows and installation.  She told him that his salesman specifically told her “the windows would pay for themselves In a year”.

HAPPY DOLLARS:    Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker had the basket

.Paul W $5 there were 3 Past Presidents here today.  Paul’s math is questionable.

.Carter saw the Padres game Sunday and he is very happy with his investment advisor from Edward Jones (Kiley)

.Tom N says Malone is doing so well she’ll be driving very soon – all tests are very positive

.Dolores $40 won the 50/50 last week

.Kiley $40 had help obtaining a mortgage for a client from Carter

.Jeff S $100 been gone a lot, to Fresno, Yellowstone, etc. and celebrated 40th Wedding Anniv.

.Gary S $10 BDay

.Ray R $50 took a vaca and had a great time

.Paul T $5 saw a hockey game and one of the teams donated a mere $10,000 to a youth group but compared to the major dollars we donated we too should be on national tv

.Cathy B BDay and Keith gave her the choice of where to have lunch and she chose our meeting

Yvonne  $500 to our Foundation in memory of brother Ron Paris who would have been 80 years old today.

.Tony $25 BDay

.Ray H $5 for his joke


 Tiana Babcock-NMCSD (Naval Medical Center San Diego) re: Fisher Houses for the military’s wounded and injured.  This is like the Ronald McDonald House but for military.

There are 3 Fisher Houses in San Diego, two on the Balboa Hospital site and one at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.  Each of the two at Balboa can house 9 families and Camp Pendleton’s one facility can house 12 families.  The houses typically run at 80% occupancy but when they fill up then the Fisher House Foundation pays for hotel rooms for the family of the patient.

Qualifications are to be military connected and to live 40 miles+ from a facility.  The average stay is 7-10 days.  There are currently 81 houses, 3 in Europe and the remainder in the U.S..

Because they are a government non-profit they cannot do direct fund raising

Side note:  when PP Ray Ridlon had his terrible infection a couple of years ago in L.A., he was treated there and his wife was given a room in a Fisher House.

Anyone wishing to donate go to and for more information contact one of the Houses directly or go to

Other websites to visit:  LionsDistrict4L6;;

Winner of Attendance Drawing:  Don Anthony MIA – will be $20 next week

Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Mike Carleton $70

***Don’t forget about the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation in your Will/Trust***


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