EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LION’S NEWSLETTER
September 25, 2023, Members: 34 Guests: 3
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
OPENING: Pres. Carl Ruiz
Song Masters: PP Chris Bramwell & Carol Livesay Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Penny Duane Invocation: Cathy Bailes
|Hank Bauer||Mary Moreau||Grant Theim IIIGrant Theim II|
Good to see: “JR” Grant Theim II
HELEN KELLER QUOTE BY: Keith MacArthur
“To keep on trying in spite of disappointment and failure is the only way to keep young and brave. Failures become victories if they make us wise-hearted.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Our “300” Ticket Opportunity Drawing is underway. ONLY 300 tickets will be sold and then we will hold the drawing – the winner taking home $5,000 and the club profiting $10,000. Pick up your tickets and take some on consignment to sell to your friends and relatives. See PP Yvonne or PDG Len.
.If anyone wants a yellow Lions vest please contact Sec Paul Walters
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Terry Winegar 9/11, Kirby Morrison 9/15, Jim Sing 9/16, Jon Martin 9/19, Mercy Walters 9/25, Dave Schwab 9/29. Only Jim Sing was present and he endured the Birthday Song from fellow Lions.
GOOD CHEER: Apparently PP Mark Clifton has contracted Covid for the 2nd time.
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
Oct 1st – ECVH LC Pancake Breakfast Elks Lodge 8-noon
Oct 12th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6 PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
Oct 23rd – District Governor Julio DeGuzman’s official visitation. Please make every effort to attend this meeting.
VICE PRESIDENT REPORTS:
1ST VEEP Keith MacArthur: Our LEO Club members will be assisting at our Pancake Breakfast this Sunday. And there will be music for your breakfast dining enjoyment.
2ND VEEP Ron Nevels: MIA
3RD VEEP Bob Sanchez: MIA
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: No Report
LCIF Coordinator Yvonne Paris: No Report
SEPTEMBER EXEMPT BADGE: Chris and Paul T
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT PP Bob Moreau
.Those who gave for the terrific picnic hosted by Chris & Cathy Bramwell:
Paul W $5 and $5 for seeing the Boorman’s there also.
Tom H $100; Mike R $5; Dolores $5; Keith M $5; Marie $10; Coleen $5; Phil S $5 and for his 55th Class Reunion last weekend.
.Ron B $20 missed a picnic and was on vacation for a week.
.Tom N $5 back from a fishing trip with Gary R who managed to fall again.
.Roger $20 missed the picnic.
.Paul T $10 missed picnic as he was in Colorado with his daughter Carly.
.Carl $20 heard it was the best picnic EVER.
.Gary R $20 loved the fishing trip, but the greens were beautiful (no mention of falling)
.Cathy B $5 missed the picnic & Chris said one more space is available in his garage.
.JR $20 for all he’s done since his last visit.
.Chris $5 Nasif is in trouble for ???
PROGRAM: Hank Bauer
He played with the SD Chargers for 7 years then coached the team for 11 years for a total of 18 years with the franchise. He was a broadcaster for 15 years and is a very good golfer. He is now retired at the ripe old age of 69 and living his best life having done everything he has wanted so far.
Hank’s football career began in college at Cal Lutheran which is a D3 school. He started with the Dallas Cowboys and played in scrimmage vs. the SD Chargers, but he got to play the entire game. As it was Landry fired him. While waiting for ‘the call’ he kept in shape and worked small jobs. On the first day of training camp, the Chargers called him up. He got through training and pre-season but didn’t get to play the 1st game however he made the team and signed for $20K/year. In his Rookie year, he shared his first apartment which was on Sunshine in El Cajon. He still loves El Cajon.
After becoming AFC Champions by playing against Miami, they went next to play Cincinnati in -19-degree weather, and they lost.
His favorite team memory was after his Dad passed during his first year. He went to his family home in Northern CA for the services and while there his Mom received a much-needed $5,000 from his Charger teammates. Hank made it back in time to play that Sunday and made a touchdown which garnered him the game ball. He asked that the names of each of his teammates, who gave his Mom money, have their names on the ball, dedicated to his Mom in memory of his Dad and sent to his Mom.
The team’s next shot at a Super Bowl Championship was vs. the Oakland Raiders and Hank got the flu. They gave him IVs and was made to drink lots of water, but he still had diarrhea on game day and had an ‘accident’ on a tackle on the first play of the game. The story went downhill from there but was extremely funny.
OCT 23rd – District Governor Julio DeGuzman – Official Visitation
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Marie Turkle $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Dolores Galkowski $71 donated to our foundation.
TODAY’S FUNNY: Love is how excited your dog gets when you come home.
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
Motto of LCI President Dr. Patti Hill “Changing the World”