Newsletter 10/22/18


October 22, 2018    Members: 35     Guests: 3

Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club


Opening:  Prez Jeff

Song Master:  PP Jerry H                                            Song: You Are My Sunshine (2 verses)

Pledge of Allegiance:  PP Ray Ridlon                          Invocation: Christian


Helen Keller quote by Warren McKenna: “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”      


Guests: Dave Reed guest of PP Gary S (3rd visit and Application in hand),



Arleen Tavalores guest of PP Tom Normandie (MIA) and Jeff Smith brought his beautiful wife Kathy


Good to See: PP Ray Ridlon



.When you come in for meetings, don’t forget to purchase your 50/50 drawing tickets.

.PP Kiley asks that IF you win the Mega Millions or the Power Ball to please call him.

.Sec Paul cleaned up the stand for our new bell to sit atop and it looks terrific.  Thanks Paul

.Oct 27th El Cajon Singing Hills and Spring Valley Lions  Haunted House at SoCal 5PM

.Oct 27th Alpine Lions Dog Show at Summers Past Farms 11:30-4PM

.Carter Short taking reservations for our guided tour at Scripps Institution of Oceanography facility on Nov 8th (Thurs).  We need to be there by 10:30AM.  Sounds like a fun outing!

.1st Veep Chris visited PP Wally several times last week and did some shopping for him, took him to lunch and spent time chatting. 

PP Yvonne invited everyone to El Cajon Valley High School’s Friday night game as the football field will be dedicated to our own Daryl Priest (Alumni) for his ongoing generosity to the school but in particular the schools’ Athletic Department.


To be known as Daryl Priest Field henceforth


Arnold Martin 10/3, Keith Bailes 10/12, Don Anthony 10/13, David Keen 10/16, David Huntamer 10/29. 


EXEMPT BADGES:  Chris Bramwell, Mike Raney and Mark Krause (MUST wear badge to meetings)


GOOD CHEER:  PP Wally should be back in about 3 weeks.  Give PP Wally a call to say Hi

Remember, 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.



Nov 2nd – First Friday Breakfast at the Ronald Reagan Community Center 7:15AM $25 RSVP 619/440-6161

NOV 6th – Tues Night Meeting Elks 6PM

Nov 8th – ECVH LC to Scripps Inst of Oceanography tour 10:30 AM see Carter Short to RSVP

Nov 11th – City of El Cajon Veterans Day Celebration 1PM

NOV 14th – Board Meeting Elks 6PM

Nov 14th – World Diabetes Day.  Diabetes is an LCI Global Cause

Nov 18th – Ma Goose Parade at 1PM

Nov 24th – Holiday Lights on Main Street 2-8PM El Cajon Promenade. ECVH LC booth

DEC 14TH – Assemble Xmas baskets at Hoban’s 4PM

DEC 15TH –  Deliver Xmas baskets 7:30 AM from Hoban’s

DEC 17th – DARK

DEC  18th – Christmas Party 6PM at Elks Lodge

DEC 24th and DEC 31st – DARK – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year



3rd Veep Gary Zink:  Has obtained a trailer for our Ma Goose float


2nd VP Mike Raney: MIA

Looking for a new Programs Chair.  See Mike if interested.


1st VP Chris Bramwell:

Our annual visit to the City of Hope will be the end of March 2019.  Treas Paul will reserve for at least 10


Membership Chair Cathy Bailes:
 No Report


PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS:  A talking dog was for sale.  The owner was willing to sell the dog for $10 because the dog lied about his own life experiences.



Bob “The Hatchet Man” was hard at work but did quite well bearing down on members such as

George Hurst who donated his $5 worth of 50/50 tickets to the basket saying that’s more than he ever got out of Acker when George was a Tail Twister (see 50/50 drawing results below).

Chris $5 paid PP Ray’s fine for the joke

Bob G $5 Treas Paul allowed him to have coffee without having to pay for lunch

Cathy $10 for our guests and ???

Len $5 Thanks to those that donated and attended the SDCB luncheon – raised $50,000 AND a pink slip for $?? As Leonard L Blottin III got married last weekend

Yvonne $5 for Daryl being honored at El Cajon Valley HS Friday night

Arleen (guest) $? Happy to join us today

Ray R $20 just returned from Hawaii

Mark C $100 lost a relative last week in an accident and his son married last weekend

Boni $5 The slab has been poured for the new Salvation Army Community Center




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Winner of Attendance Drawing:  Roger Stebleton  MIA   will be $50 next meeting


Winner of 50/50 Drawing : Was $69 to the winner but that was George Hurst who had put his tickets into the Happy Dollar basket so the full $137 went to the club


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


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