EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS NEWSLETTER
November 25, 2019 Members: 35 Guests: 1
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: The Honorable President Chris Bramwell
Song Master: PP Gary Sims Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Lion Bob Acker Invocation: PP Mark Clifton
Quote by PP _Bruce Boorman:
” Toleration is the greatest gift of mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that I takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.”
Guests: PP Bob Moreau brought his friend Bob Pinner along for lunch today.
Good to See:
PP George Hurst
COMMUNICATIONS/ANNOUNCEMENTS: Lion Secretary Paul W. reported that with the Holidays just around the corner, the Salvation Army (SA) is starting to sign up volunteers to work the Angel Tree that will once again be in Parkway Plaza Mall in El Cajon. The dates begin Friday November 29th until Wednesday December 18th. There are three different three hour shifts each day beginning at 11:30am each day. Contact Lion Boni or Lion Paul if you want to volunteer. PP Ray Ridlon gave the group an update on his health and on-going treatments as he continues on the road to recovery. The SA Bell Ringing is scheduled for Saturday December 14th at the same WalMart location on Los Coches Road. There are still several time slots available. PP Len provided some background on the projects funded by our CLUB’s Foundation with matching funds provided by the LCIF Foundation in many cases. Our President Lion Chris excused himself during the middle of the meeting, while standing at the podium, an unprecedented move, to take care of some car business on the phone. His EXEMPTION BADGE paid huge dividends to get out of that jam. The CLUB Christmas Party is Tuesday, December 17th @ 6:00 pm at the normal meeting room here at the ELK’s Lodge in El Cajon. Wear your best Ugly Christmas Sweater and bring along a wrapped toy for your kids or grandkids with their name prominently displayed for Santa to hand out at the end of the evening.
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
Our sincerest condolences to PP Bill Sturgeon on the recent loss of his brother David and to PP Ray Hackwork on the passing of his beloved wife Dorothy over the weekend.
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 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 – NO MONDAY MEETING
DEC 17TH – 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 office on Lexington Ave
DEC 23RD AND DEC 30TH – DARK – NO MEETINGS
JAN 6TH – DARK – NO MONDAY MEETING
JAN 7TH – FIRST-TUESDAY NIGHT MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR- 6PM
3rd VP Carl Ruiz:
Reported on the award-winning ECV Lions Club float featured in the Mother Goose parade. Lion PDG Len and others mentioned the publicity the CLUB got as a sponsor of the parade and the many CLUB members who were part of the festivities. Thank you everybody!
2nd VP Gary Zink: Progress
1st VP Mike Raney: Progress
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: Lion Cathy mentioned she had a lot of fun helping to decorate our Float on Saturday and that some additional volunteers to work our LIONS Booth at the Holiday Festivities on Main Street in El Cajon on Saturday November 30th.
PP Mark Clifton had fun at the parade with his granddaughter… Lion Capt. Rob put in a Happy $10 for a good time at the Parade driver a vintage ECPD Patrol Car and for having not being able to make the bellringing in December….Lion Dick Nasif put in a Happy $5 for Presidents Chris Bramwell’s new hairstyle, or perhaps it was the beginning of a go fund me drive for a new haircut…
Speaking of hair, PP George Hurst hair was kind of in disarray after his trip to today’s meeting in PP Tom Hoban’s red Ferrari. Lion Tom said George looked like Einstein when he stepped out of it. Lion PP George out in a Happy $5 for the entertainment value of the ride. Oh BTW, Lion George also found another ride home after the meeting. And interesting enough, Lion PP Hoban also said he failed to notice the large contingent of CHP office’s poised directly behind him in the Ma Goose parade while carrying the Citizen of the Year aboard with him on the parade route… Lion Doris put in some Happy Dollars for a recent trip to Hawaii… And Lion Bob Acker was happy he spent time reminiscing with his daughter about the time she appeared in the parade, just the other day it or so it seemed, which actually turned out to be approximately 40 years ago when they both stopped to think about it… and that’s the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth!
Dec 2nd – Rose Schindler, Holocaust Survivor
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: Lion Abraham absent!
Winner of 50/50 Drawing: Lion Ron Black $100.
***Don’t forget about the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation in your Will/Trust***
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