EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LION’S NEWSLETTER
November 13, 2023, Members: 30 Guests: 1
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Pres. Carl Ruiz
Marie Turkle Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: PP Kiley Grunstad Invocation: PP Mark Clifton
GUESTS: Zahara Almosawi (Raney)
Great to see: Everyone.
HELEN KELLER QUOTE BY: Carter Short
“It all comes to this; the simplest way to be happy is to do good.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Our “300” Ticket Opportunity Drawing is doing fantastic. Of the maximum 300 tickets to be sold, only 33 remain to be distributed for sale/resale. We have our grand prize covered as we have collected over $9,000. If you’ve sold some already, pick up some more on consignment to sell to your friends and relatives. See PP Yvonne or PDG Len.
.Treasurer Paul reported on the club’s financial health and at 10.31.23 our assets are $60,856.
.Also, Treas Paul reported the Place Mats are ‘back on the table’. No pun intended. See Treas Paul to get your ad or card placed.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Walt Simmons 11/12, Bob Acker 11/14, Chris Bramwell 11/27, Carol Livesay 11/29.
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
DEC 3RD – DISTRICT 4l6 Christmas Party 12:30 PM Prepay $45 by 11/26 Elks Lodge El Cajon
DEC 12th – SAVE THE DATE – ECVH LC Christmas Party/Dinner
DEC 15th – Pack Christmas Baskets at 5 PM
DEC 16th – Load and deliver Xmas Baskets at 8 AM
VICE PRESIDENT REPORTS:
1ST VEEP Keith MacArthur: MIA
2ND VEEP Ron Nevels:
PP Yvonne reported on our club Student Speakers Contest which will be held Sat, Jan 20, 2024, 1 PM at the El Cajon Police Department Community Room. Besides the need for student speakers, we have several ancillary positions to be filled by club members. See Yvonne to volunteer.
3rd Veep P Bob Sanchez:
Event Chair PP Phil Smith reminded us that our club Christmas Dinner/Party is a month away so unpack your ugly Christmas sweaters for the contest. Don’t forget to bring a wrapped, tagged gift for any of your children/grandchildren you will be bringing to the celebration. Entertainment includes holiday music, the San Diego Grinch, Balloon Lady, and a face painter plus SANTA!
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: MIA.
Welcome Newbie Pennie McMahon, approved at Thursday’s Board Meeting.
LCIF Coordinator Yvonne Paris: No Report
NOVEMBER EXEMPT BADGE: Yvonne
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT PP Bob Moreau
.Paul W $5 – Padre Tatis Jr won a Golden Glove and the 2023 Platinum Glove Award and is the first Padre and the first outfielder in the National League to win this award since its debut in 2011.
.Carl $10 – good attendance today
.Coleen $5 for Pennie being our newest member.
.Gary S $? – Charger coach will be retiring at the end of this season
.Ron N $5 – Chargers lost and if they lose next week, he will pay $10.
.Mike R $5 – proud of Zahara. She will complete her Masters in June 2024 at USD.
.Chris $50 – buying $6,000 in guns.
.Mark C $5 – sold his Tahoe over the weekend but had to discount it $500 as the water pump went out while the buyer was test-driving it.
.Jim S $5 – will be gone 2 weeks delivering 8 guns to his son in Texas.
PDG Len spoke of his humble beginnings in Lionism.
Len was born in Richmond, VA. He was adopted – twice. His father was in the Navy and so the family moved to San Diego. Len’s mother was from here and her side of the family were pioneers San Diegans. He grew up in Lemon Grove and joined the Navy upon graduation in 1958. When he got out in 1962, he and Bucky married and had 2 boys.
Len began his business, SoCal Heating/A-C Supply, with only $6,000. His sons Lenny Jr and Jon worked in the business as youngsters, but Jon runs it now. Len’s wife Bucky was a District Governor 2 years before him while a member of the Heartland Lions Club. Len was the District Governor from 2004-2005.
He didn’t want to be in a service club as he thought it was all social. His sponsor, Dan Harley, invited him to join El Cajon Valley Lions Club and upon becoming a member PP Bob Moreau asked him to chair the Christmas party. Len’s youngest son Jon helped him get the party going which was a harbor dinner cruise. Then PP Tom Normandie suggested he run for 3rd Vice President of the club and PP Jay Jacobson convinced him it was the right thing to do.
With that Len became the 50th President of the El Cajon Valley Lions Club.
Len is proud that we are 1 of 3 clubs in our district to have a foundation and that he was a member of the foundation board when it was initially funded by the Bob and Kay Hale Trust.
Directory Addition: Pennie McMahon 9301 Adlai Rd, Lakeside 619-454-3460 email@example.com
Nov 27th – Cindy Lewis from BLISS acronym for Blessed Low Income Senior Support
Dec 18th Business Meeting speaker will be Lion Jim Sing
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Jim Sing $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Dick Nasif $45
TODAY’S FUNNY: If you’re happy and you know it, it’s your meds.
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
The motto of LCI President Dr. Patti Hill “Changing the World”