EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS’ NEWSLETTER
December 5, 2022 Members: 38 Guests: 3
Facebook: El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club
Opening: Pres. Rob
Song Masters: PP Chris Bramwell Patriotic Song: God Bless America
Pledge of Allegiance: PP Ed Waymire Invocation: Christian Wille
|Rocio (Ray H), Carol Livesay and Shirley Riedy (Coleen Owens)
Good to see: Ed Waymire, Gary Sims
HELEN KELLER Quote by: Bob Sanchez
“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS/GOOD OF THE ORDER:
NOTE: The turkeys from Grocery Outlet were purchased with club funds, not donated by the store as reported. The Manager did however deliver the birds to the S.A. freezer for us.
.Sec Paul reported the Melvin Jones Luncheon will be held on January 14, 2023, at the Elks Lodge 11AM – 4PM. Reservations are $35, send to District Treasurer JoAnne Burke 2910 Buena Vista Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945.
PDG Len presented Pres. Rob with a Key Award for sponsoring 2 new members who have reached their 1-year mark as members.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Penny Duane 12/8, Dick Nasif 12/9, Marie Turkle 12/11, Warren McKenna 12/15, Mark Clifton 12/22, Jeff Smith 12/30. Nearly all were present, and the Birthday Song was sung by members.
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 8th – ECVH LC Board Meeting 6PM Elks Lodge Conference Room
DEC 12th – DARK – NO MEETING
DEC 15th – ECVH LC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER/PARTY 6PM AT ELKS LODGE. UGLY SWEATER CONTEST Social half hour 6-6:30 before dinner
Dec 16th – ECVH LC and ECV HS LEO Club to tape boxes and pack them with food 4-7PM @ Tom Hoban’s business 215 W Lexington, El Cajon
Dec 17th – ECVH LC to deliver the filled Christmas boxes & a turkey 8AM-11AM
DEC 19th – Next regularly scheduled Meeting 12-Noon Elks Lodge
DEC 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS
DEC 26th – DARK – NO MEETING
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORTS:
1st Veep Carl Ruiz: Progress
2nd Veep Keith MacArthur: MIA
3rd Veep: Ron Nevels:
.PP Phil Smith reported on our upcoming Christmas Dinner/Party. 6PM start for social hour, a few protocols to get the event started, dinner at 6:30-ish and then The Grinch, balloon lady, a Sweater Contest and SANTA. If you bring a child please also bring a wrapped gift for the child and put their name on it.
.PP Bob Moreau reinforced prior information on our Christmas Basket Program. Food pickup will be handled by a few members and taken to Hoban’s business for packing up on the 16th. We have 3 members who will make phone calls to food recipients so they know when to expect the deliveries on Sat 12/17 in the morning.
DECEMBER EXEMPT BADGE:
Van Willsey, taking a 10-day vacation to see his daughter then on to Nashville; Mark Clifton, retiring; Roger Stebleton, ??;
Ed Waymire, has 50 gigs as The Grinch (and just to think he got his start with our Club). All paid $100. Chris Bramwell is exempt through Jan 31, 2023.
HAPPY DOLLARS: TT Bob “Hatchet Man” Acker with funds collected for our servers to be presented to them at our Christmas Dinner Party.
BirthDay Fines and a few Happy Dollars but most gave $10-$20 with a $50 thrown in by Chris.
The total was $617 until the club agreed to have the Exempt Badge income included so the final amount for our servers is $1,017.
Thanks to all our generous members for showing our thanks for the great service provided by our special servers from Rita’s Catering.
WINNER OF ATTENDANCE DRAWING: Ray Ridlon MIA so next draw $20
WINNER OF OPPORTUNITY DRAWING: Bob Sanchez $80 and a nice basket of goodies donated by Jeff Smith’s wife Kathy
QUIP OF THE WEEK: My doctor asked if anyone in my family suffers from mental illness. I said, “No, we all seem to enjoy it.”
Lions Clubs International President Brian Sheehan’s Motto is “Together We Can”
ATTENDANCE IS THE PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP