EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LION’S NEWSLETTER
November 27, 2023 Members: 32 Guests: 5
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Pres. Carl Ruiz
IPP Rob Ransweiler Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: Ron Black Invocation: PP Phil Smith
|PDG Scott Leslie and Garry Jones (SV LC),
|Dyna Jones from BLISS
|Cindy Lewis from BLISS
Great to see: Dave Schwab
HELEN KELLER QUOTE BY: Carter Short
(Apologies, I didn’t hear it)
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
.Our “300” Ticket Opportunity Drawing is going great, and we’ve sold 244. Of the maximum 300 tickets to be sold only 20 remain to be claimed for sale/resale and 36 are out on consignment.
If you’ve bought or sold some already, pick up some more for yourself or on consignment to sell to your friends and relatives. See PP Yvonne or PDG Len.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Walt Simmons 11/12, Bob Acker 11/14, Chris Bramwell 11/27, Carol Livesay 11/29.
Birthdays before our next meeting: Bob Sparks 12/4, Penny Duane 12/8, Dick Nasif 12/9, Marie Turkle 12/11, Warren McKenna 12/15
GOOD CHEER: PP Walt Simmons is very sick after a bad reaction from a COVID booster.
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 Elks Lodge El Cajon
DEC 11th – D A R K – no meeting
DEC 12th – 6PM ECVH LC Christmas Party/Dinner Elks Lodge
DEC 15th – Pack Christmas Baskets 5PM
DEC 16th – Load and deliver Xmas Baskets 8AM
JAN 20th – ECVH LC Student Speakers Contest 1 PM EC PD Community Room (see Yvonne)
VICE PRESIDENTS REPORTS:
1ST VEEP Keith MacArthur: No Report
2ND VEEP Ron Nevels: No Report
3rd Veep P Bob Sanchez: No new Report
Our club Christmas Dinner/Party is a few weeks 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, a face painter plus SANTA!
Membership Chair Cathy Bailes: No Report
LCIF Coordinator Yvonne Paris: No Report
NOVEMBER EXEMPT BADGE: Yvonne
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT PP Bob Moreau
.Gary R $5 U of AZ whipped Arizona State and the Aztecs won.
.Jeff Smith $? Happy to be at the meeting and is doing better each day.
.Dave S $5 Hoping LSU gets the Heisman Trophy winner.
.Gary S $5 doing better now that he’s convinced Dr. Winegar gave him the right shot and reports that Mark C is home as Angel contracted COVID during Thanksgiving
.Ron N $1 for the Chargers win.
.Bob Sanchez $5 missed the Board Meeting
.Mike R $10+ went to Denver for a ball game and lost his wallet but it was found & returned.
.Phil S $? Happy to be alive.
.Cathy B $5 Charger win and QB Herbert
.Paul W $5 Pitts won with the help of 2 SDSU alum.
Cindy Lewis from BLISS acronym for Blessed Low Income Senior Support and Dyna Jones Director of BLISS Foundation. (Cindy read our newsletter & saw our club motto).
Dyna is from the Philippines and had been a private caregiver. She always wanted to own her own care facility and currently owns 2 facilities. Next her dream was to provide home health care for those who could not afford it, in underserved communities. She has put together a network of partners with complimentary businesses to make the dream come true….home health, hospice, etc.
BLISS will be giving out 500 blankets in East County to seniors in mobile home parks and subsidized housing facilities, both of whom are the primary recipients of their services.
BLISS is a care foundation designated a 501c3.
Dec 18th Business Meeting speaker will be Lion Jim Sing
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Tom Normandie $20 donated to BLISS.
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Keith MacArthur $53
TODAY’S FUNNY: I told my wife I wanted to be cremated. She made me an appointment for Tuesday.
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP
Motto of LCI President Dr. Patti Hill “Changing the World”