EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
July 18, 2022, Members: 26 Guests: 3
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Rob Ransweiler
Song Masters: PP Gary Sims Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Katie Zolezzi Invocation: IPP Mike Raney
|Zahara Almosawi,||Mitch D’Arlon Camp Jack Director||Doug Wahl President of San Diego Downtown Lions|
Good to see: PP Ed Waymire
HELEN KELLER Quote by: – 2nd Veep Keith MacArthur
“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Sec Paul W reports that CA Friends in Sight will be doing screenings on July 30th. See Paul W
.First District Membership Meeting will be held August 27th. Venue and Time TBD
.Treas. Paul T gave an update on our finances finishing the year $4,300 to the good.
.PDG Mercy W inducted Newbie Zach Nation – Welcome him when you see him next.
.Dick N put forth the new Foundation Trustee nominees: Don Anthony, Tom Hoban and Dave Huntamer and the Presidents Appointments to Trustee positions: Tom Normandie, Ron Nevels and Carl Ruiz. All were approved by the club membership to succeed those dropping off.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
David Reed 7/4, Dolores Galkowski and Ed Waymire 7/10, Mike Carleton 7/19, Paul Tremblay 7/26, Tom Hoban 7/31 and a new Happy Birthday song was led by IPP Mike Raney
GOOD CHEER: PP Bill Sturgeon and Carter Short have Covid and PP Chris B has a cough & cold but has tested negative for Covid. Get well Lions, we miss you all. Also, Mary Moreau has Covid and we want her to get better 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
July 21st – El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
July 29th – El Cajon Valley Lions Day at the Races 4pm Del Mar Fairgrounds $25 Gary Sims
Aug 11th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
Aug 19 – ECVH LC Padre Night $35 – RSVP to WarrenMcKenna@gothere.com
VICEE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: Progress
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels: Progress
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: No Report
Ray’s Ramblings: MIA
Exempt Badges July: Rob Ransweiler, Mark Clifton, Jeff Smith, Phil Smith
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker
.Mike C $5 for his birthday and because Zahara joined us today
.Ed W $50 his birthday and he played Lomas Santa Fe CC, by his own rules!
.Paul T $5 his birthday
.Tony $5 late payment for his birthday, receiving change back from a $20
.Doug $1 never saw a Tail Twister give change back
.Paul W $20 after last radiation therapy he is 99% clear – Ya-hoo!
.Cathy B $5 fell recently and broke her arm, surgery Wed to fix it.
.Yvonne $5 happy to have Zach as our newest member and to bring down the average age of membership.
.Mercy $10 long time since attending a meeting and giving a lot of speech’s lately
.Gary S $10 just for fun
San Diego Downtown Lions President Douglas Wahl presented information on Camp Jack 2022 held July 3-8. There were 62 at-risk campers, mostly from East County, aged 9-12 years old. Camp Jack has been in existence since 1996. Two years ago the venue was changed to Whispering Winds in Julian. The Wed 7/6 “All Lions Day” was very successful and many San Diego/Imperial County Lions attended for the tour and luncheon.
Since this is a Lions camp, clubs are asked to nominate kids for the camp and/or sponsor a camper with costs hovering just over $600 per camper.
Doug and Mitch presented our club with a poster board that all the campers signed and has all clubs involved on it. Special thanks to PP Gary Robinson, Mike Carleton, PP Gary Sims, Ron Black and Paul Walters for volunteering to teach the campers how to fish with a record 27 fish caught this year.
We are invited to the Camp Jack fund raiser cake auction/dinner on August 13th at the Coronado Yacht Club. Please see PP Yvonne for more information.
Remove Skip Kiefer (resigned, moving to HA)
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Warren McKenna MIA so next week $40
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Keith Bailes $45
QUIP OF THE WEEK: One thing no one ever talks about when it comes to being an adult, is how much time we debate keeping a cardboard box because it is, you know…..a really good box.
LCI International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP