EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
October 25, 2021 Members: 23 Guests: 3 + 1 Puppy
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Mike
Song Master: Chris Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Arnold Martin Invocation: Phil Smith (Rev. Mac in training)
|Kim Danker||Sondra Thiederman and Ruby from LPCCI||Irma Winters (Jeff)|
Helen Keller Quote by: Paul Tremblay
“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 reports the 2nd District Membership Meeting will be held on Sat, Nov 13th 9:00 AM at the Blind Community Center on Upas in San Diego.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU OCTOBER:
Arnold Martin 10/3, Keith Bailes 10/12, Don Anthony 10/13, David Keen 10/16, David Huntamer 10/29
Birthdays before our next regular meeting: Fabian Vereda 11/7
GOOD CHEER: Good news that Jim Sing is out of the hospital after 4 long days. Keep PP Gary Robinson in your prayers that he recovers soon and gets back on his feet.
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
NOV 4th – ECVH LC Evening Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge
Nov 7th Daylight Savings Time Ends
Nov 11th – Veterans Day
Nov 13th – District 4-L6 2nd Membership Meeting
Nov 21st – Virtual Mother Goose Parade
Nov 25th – Turkey Day
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS:
1st Veep Rob Ransweiler:
Again, many thanks to Kathy Coleman/Brothers Restaurant for her assistance in getting our pancake breakfast food donated from her vendors.
Sixteen gallons of eggs were used, 15 lbs. of pancake batter and 800 sausage links. Meals served 265 including 16 kids. We exceeded our 2019 income and netted approx. $5,600.
Our LEO Club members once again performed admirably serving up the food.
Rob proceeded to thank everyone involved with the breakfast for their hard work and participation and reminded all members to never allow PP Don Anthony to be around kitchen appliances, particularly mixers.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST 2021
2nd Veep Carl Ruiz:
Chris reports he has located and accounted for all 3 of our SPOT machines.
3rd Veep – Keith MacArthur: Congrats and thanks to Keith for stepping up and filling this position. We expect great things from you Keith!
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: No report
PP Ray’s Ramblings:
About a cranky woman who left her hubby a note in the kitchen, after he left the house.
HAPPY DOLLARS AND OTHER NONSENSE: TT Bob Moreau
Exempt Badges for October: Chris Bramwell, Roger Stebleton, Don Anthony, Paul Tremblay
.Yvonne $5 – Congrats to Rob and crew for a great pancake breakfast event.
.Paul T $5 – one of his pancake breakfast guests won a 50/50
.Cathy $5 – amazing breakfast and kudos to all
.Walt $4 – had a great time Sunday
.Ray H $20 – he’s still here
.Billy $2 – Happy to be alive
.Chris $? – Thanks to the Sunday TEAM
.Len $10 – encouraging words for all the ‘guys’
Kim Danker, LPCCI, Lions Project Canine Companions for Independence, Sondra Thiederman and Ruby the puppy-in-training to become a service dog.
CCI is a 501c3 non profit and is completely self-sustaining. The program enhances the life of all-but-the-blind individuals, children 5 and up, adults and veterans. CCI began in 1975 in Santa Rosa, CA and now has 6 regional training centers in the U.S., the closest to us is Oceanside. They have a 98% success rate and had 55 matches in 2020 with 53 so far this year.
At 8 weeks the puppies are weened from their moms then are flown to regional centers for training. It has been found that Retrievers are the best service dogs. Volunteer puppy raisers have their puppies through to graduation. At that point the dog will have learned at least 45 commands and will then go through team training.
CCI also trains Facility Dogs where they are placed with professionals working in a health care, criminal justice or educational setting.
Training is also performed for Therapy Dogs and these are the dogs who aren’t matched in the service or facility dog categories. All training is approx 8 hours/day.
Facebook page: Canine Companions and UTube: Canine Companions Southwest
11/4 Mark Gould, Senior Vocation Rehabilitation Counselor, CA Dept of Rehabilitation
11/15 Dan McAllister, County Treasurer
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING Bob Moreau $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING Carl Ruiz $50
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
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WHERE THERE’S A NEED, THERE’S A LION