EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
November 14, 2022, Members: 31 Guests: 2
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Rob
Song Masters: Marie Turkle Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Sec Paul Walters Invocation: Treasurer Paul Tremblay
Rocio (Ray H), Mike Brandenburg, CEO LOVC
Good to see: Jeff Smith, Tom Hoban, Warren McKenna
HELEN KELLER Quote by: 2nd Veep Keith MacArthur
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Treasurer Paul T gave a report on our financial health for the period and current quarter ending 10/31/2022.
.Pres. Rob and PP Phil Smith shared some Xmas Dinner-Party details. Cost to the club has increased $10pp up from $27pp. Members and one guest are paid by the club and children are free. Adult non-member guests will be paid for by the inviting member. Cost for an in-room bartender is $200 and PDG Len offered to cover that cost.
.Pres. Rob presented two of our members with their tenure chevrons: PP Tom Hoban 40 years of service and Lion Bob Acker 50 years of service
. Thanks to these great Lions for all their dedication and service.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Walt Simmons 11/12, Bob Acker 11/14, Chris Bramwell and Nancy DeTomaso 11/27
GOOD CHEER: Cathy & Keith Bailes are in Colorado to visit Cathy’s brother in the hospital and they contracted Covid while there. They will return home when they are released for travel.
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 21ST – DARK/NO MEETING SEE YOU ON THE 28TH
Dec 15th – ECVH LC Annual Christmas Dinner/Party 6PM at Elks Lodge. Ugly Sweater contest
Dec 16th – ECVH LC and ECV HS LEO Club to tape boxes and pack them with food 4-7PM
Dec 17th – ECVH LC to deliver food baskets as necessary – others will be picked up at S.A. 8AM
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: Progress
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels: MIA
.PP Bob Moreau reports that he is having issues getting the food necessary for our Christmas Baskets with acquiring the turkeys being the most difficult. If push comes to shove Bob will ask members to shop for a few birds themselves and deliver them to the Salvation Army freezer. He will notify the membership if that assistance is required.
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: MIA
Prez Rob announced that Penny Duane is our club Newbie having been voted in at our Board Meeting last Thursday.
NOVEMBER EXEMPT BADGE: PP Mike Raney $50. Chris Bramwell is exempt through Jan 31, 2023.
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT PP Bob Moreau_____________________________________
.The following thanked Bob and Mary Moreau for hosting our annual picnic:
Paul W $5, Gary R $20 & was forced to take home an extra pie,
, Len $5 and was caught feeding the dog who he swears understands English,
Ron Black $?,
Paul T $5 and left his chair for Chris to return to him (good luck on that one!), Christian $5 missed it.
.Paul T reported Christian gave a donation to our foundation in honor of Bob Ransweiler and Paul matched it.
.Bob S $? Lost his wallet then found his wallet outside by his truck, intact.
.Rob $20 Sad about the passing of his mother-in-law
.Carl $5 for Newbie Penny joining our membership
Mike Brandenburg ED Lions Optometric Vision Clinic
The LOVC is located on Upas and shares the same building with the Blind Community Center. The LOVC provides, at a cost, eyeglasses for all ages, children to seniors. They have 4-5 volunteer optometrists on call for testing so appointments are required.
Their annual budget is $90,000 with $10,000 coming primarily from 3 clubs In District.4L6. Other funding is from the community at large.
Prior to the pandemic LOVC served appox. 1200/year and during Covid their clientele dropped to approx. 400/year and this year nearly 600 clients so far.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Gary Robinson $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Dick Nasif $43 – donated to our foundation
LAUGH FOR THE DAY: I told my wife she should embrace her mistakes…so she hugged me!
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP