EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
June 13, 2022 Members: 22 Guests: 4
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Mike Raney
Song Masters: PP Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: You’re a Grand Old Flag
Pledge of Allegiance: Ron Black Invocation: PP Tom Normandie
GUESTS: Stan Landess (Nasif), Piero Berlonghi, Dennis Smith, Lisa Gary
Good to see: Ron Nevels
HELEN KELLER Quote by: -Treas Paul Tremblay
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Time to give away our hard-earned dollars:
CEO of El Cajon Valley Lions Club Foundation Gary Sims presented the following checks:
$1,000 to Lisa Gary for San Diego Honor Flight.
$5,000 to Dennis Smith for San Diego Center for the Blind (funds for Braille program)
$5,000 to Piero Berlonghi for LPCCI
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Yvonne Paris 6/3, Gary Sims 6/4, Catharine Bailes 6/10, Tony Forchette 6/13, Cathy Zieman 6/16, Grant Thiem and Jay Jacobson 6/26.
GOOD CHEER: PP Gary Robinson didn’t fall on his recent fishing trip so 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
.Sec Paul Walters thanked Mike Raney, Gary Robinson, Gary Sims, Ron Black and Paul Tremblay for showing up this morning at Johnson Elementary to hand out 727 flags to students.
July 6th – Camp Jack fishing at Cuyamaca Lake
July 11th – El Cajon Valley Host Lions Installation of Officers for fiscal 2022-2023.
July 29th – El Cajon Valley Lions Day at the Races 4pm Del Mar Fairgrounds $25
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
President-Elect/1st Veep Rob Ransweiler:
Working on new Board shirts, with pockets
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur:
PP Gary Sims has signup sheets available at our meetings for our annual Lions Day at the Races coming up on Friday, July 29th. Still the same great price of $25 pp
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: MIA
An old man and his wife fought constantly and loudly. He promised, upon his death, to dig himself out of his grave and haunt her for the rest of her life. After his passing the neighbors asked her if she was worried about his threat to which she responded “No, I had him buried facing down.”
Exempt Badges June: Rob Ransweiler, Mark Clifton, Jeff Smith, Phil Smith
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE:
PP Tom Normandie and his dog took over the duties
.Paul W $6 for the members who helped at Johnson Elementary
.Carl $10 his great granddaughter will be here Friday
.Paul T $5 Happy to be dog-sitting this week
.Gary R $20 for chasing a golf ball in Bishop albeit not fast enough per Tom Normandie
.Mike R $? Happy about something
.Rob $40 finally paying for his Exempt Badge
.Chris $? His son retired from the Navy after 24 years but has arranged for Chris to return from HA on an aircraft carrier (Ed. pray for the crew!)
.Len $? Thomas and John (grandson and son) celebrated their birthday (same date)
.Ron N $20 just because
.Mark C – either paid a fine or was just talking ???
Mike R $2 paying for Yvonne’s fine – she responded to Tom N’s question of ‘does anyone know where Ethiopia is on the map?’ with ‘on that round thing’ (the globe) which apparently was the wrong answer.
Pres. Mike auctioned off two very nice, donated Padre’s shirts. 3rd Veep Keith got one for his son and PP Tom Normandie paid $20 for the other one – for PP Grant Thiem Jr.
Pres. Mike finally found the remaining 3 tickets, for 6 people, donated last week for the Midway Museum, ponying up $50 for the lot.
NOTE: If any member wishes to chair or be on a club committee please contact the incoming Vice President IN CHARGE of that committee. It is hopeful that all committee positions will be filled in support of our club.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Dick Nasif $10
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Dick Nasif $40 & he donated it to our foundation
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP