EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
November 18, 2019 Members: 38 Guests: 1
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Prez Chris
Song Master: Gary Sims Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Dick Nasif Invocation: Mark Clifton
Quote by PP Bob Moreau: “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
Guests: Dr. Sally Lee guest of PP Mark Clifton
Good to See:
PP George Hurst and looking very healthy and dapper
Pres. Chris presented PP Tony with his first Melvin Jones Progressive Pin – 1 diamond. Congrats.
.PDG Len shared an idea discussed at the Board Meeting. A new fundraiser selling 300 tickets for $50 each – winner gets $5,000 and the club gets $10,000. The Prez will form a committee.
.PP Phil Smith says our Christmas Party will be Tues Dec 7th at 6PM. Bring family and friends. Santa and the Grinch will be there. Members and one guest are paid by the club – all others $25 pp. Phil promises an Ugly Sweater Contest will be held.
.Treas Paul T gave a financial report from last week Board Meeting.
.1st Veep Mike Raney informed us that Lion Abraham would like to recognize our club at one of the Kings basketball games so would like to get a group of members to attend a game or two.
Lion Boni says the SA Community Center is open and they are renting areas within the facility to help cover operating costs. They will have an after-school program soon, for free. Boni says they are looking for a volunteer to hold a basketball clinic for the children. Membership is required to use the fitness center but scholarships are available. The Food Bank needs volunteers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Fabian Vereda 11/7, Boni Kelsey 11/11, Walt Simmons 11/12, Bob Acker 11/14, Felina Balistreri 11/24, Chris Bramwell 11/27.
EXEMPT BADGES: Tom Hoban and Chris Bramwell
Ray H reports Jerry Hollingsworth needs some TLC so give him a call and say Hi !
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. Paris4L6@cox.net
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS: *Unless otherwise noted all Meetings are Mon at Noon*
NOV 23rd – Float build-out 9AM at lot behind Huntamer’s old business bldg. 613 W Main St
Nov 24th – Mother Goose Parade 1PM. Our float will begin from El Cajon Blvd @ Lexington
Nov 30th – Holiday Lights on Main St. 2-8PM. Volunteers needed for our booth. Cathy B
DEC 11th – Board Meeting at Elks Lodge 6PM. 5PM dinner $14
DEC 16th – DARK
DEC 17TH – TUESDAY MEETING – CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER/PARTY – ELKS LODGE – 6PM
DEC 20th – Christmas Baskets – tape and fill boxes Fri 4PM at Hoban’s 215 W Lexington
DEC 21ST – 8AM-11AM – Deliver food baskets to 80 families. From Hoban’s Business on Lexington
DEC 23RD AND DEC 30TH – DARK – NO MEETINGS
JAN 6TH – DARK – NO MEETING
JAN 7TH – FIRST-TUESDAY NIGHT MEETING 6PM
3rd VP Carl Ruiz: PP Van reports that our float will lead Chapter 2 and our LEO Club members will carry the chapter banner.
PP Gary R says our next visitation will be between now and March.
PP Bob Moreau says more info on our Xmas Basket program will be forthcoming.
2nd VP Gary Zink: Eyeglass World on 2nd Street is our new Optometric partner and is already fitting youngsters will needed glasses.
1st VP Mike Raney: No Report
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: No Report
PP RAY’S RAMBLINGS: See October 28th newsletter
HAPPY DOLLARS: PP/TT Bob Moreau had the basket today
Chris $50 – went to the East County Posse Club Sat night and had a great time
Rob $1 – ECTLC dinner at Shadow Mt Church was a fantastic event
George – donated is 50/50 tickets to the club
Gary Z – Happy to hear PP Mark C will be our nominee for Citizen of the Year
Wally – Aztecs beat Fresno State
Cathy B $? – Although many have signed up for Holiday Lights on Main Street more volunteers are needed. Several time slots are still open so please volunteer to help out.
Gary S $? – attended a great Celebration of Life for Duane Davis
Mark C $1 – got to pick up PP George for today’s meeting
Dec 9th – Coach Steve Fisher retired SDSU basketball coach
Jan 7th – Cindy Silve – Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer
Other websites to visit: LionsDistrict4L6; CALions.org; LionsClubs.org
Winner of Attendance Drawing: Mark Krause MIA – next week $30
Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Ron Snow $71 – donated to our Foundation
***Don’t forget about the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation in your Will/Trust***
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP