Vice President Karen McVaigh opened the meeting by asking Dee Baughman to lead his fellow Lions in a patriotic song. Lion Pete Sherwood led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lion John Parker led his fellow Lions in prayer.

Greeter Melinda Blankenship introduced our special guests – Patrice and Claude Roux from France; and Stuart Anderson, Jennifer Lightfoot, and Fortune the Comfort Dog from the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office.

Lion Pete Sherwood won the “No-Fine Badge”.

Announcements

Club Secretary Steve Gerrard shared some good news -- our Club President Roy Dressel is out of the hospital and resting comfortably at home.

Lion Tom Gaebe announced that the Lions Annual High School Band Review and Field Show is scheduled for October 14th. Lion Tom is working on obtaining advertisements for the programs. The venue is yet to be determined.

Lion Walt Juarez reported that the Charity Golf Tournament Committee had met and that registration forms are available. Lion Walt also reported that there was a two-day District Membership Committee meeting beginning July 28th.

Lion Dee Baughman shared that the Mighty Oak Chorus will be holding their Second Annual Roundup at Richie Barn on August 26th.

Auction

Lion Ruth McKee sold shopping bags from the Lions international convention. Lion John Parker bought an upscale bag for a donation of five dollars. Lion Ruth also auctioned off a coffee cup. Lion Rebecca Juarez purchased the cup for a donation of eight dollars.

Happy Bucks

Club Secretary Steve Gerrard shared that President Roy Dressel had enjoyed the humorous “Get Well” card sent by the Club.  Lion John Parker was happy that Lion Roy was out of the hospital and doing well.

Lion Ed Jones shared that Lion Carol Jones had recently received an award as one of the top professionals in the American insurance industry. Lion Carol was also understandably happy about the honor she had received.

Lion Glenn Mar was happy to be at the Club meeting.

Lion Aaron Odell will be visiting with his grandkids.

As usual, Lion Ruth McKee donated a happy Friday happy buck.

San Francisco Giants fan Dee Baughman was happy the Giants had won two games in a row. He and Lion Vicki Whitehouse were also happy that our guests from France were visiting our Club.

Dodgers fan Ed Jones was happy that his team had the best record in the MLB, while their archrivals had what he claimed was the worst record ever. Lion John Parker was also happy about the Dodger’s success – his son is a big fan.

Lion Walt Juarez was happy another tee sign had been purchased for the charity golf tournament.

Club Vice President Karen McVaigh will be in Mammoth Lakes next week, so Lion Ruth McKee will be presiding over the Club meeting.

Fines

Lion Ruth McKee was fined for arriving at the meeting late.

Lion Dee Baughman fined Lion Pete Sherwood for not introducing Guest Stuart Anderson as his son-in-law.

Secret Greeter Carol Jones fined Lion Dee Baughman, who may not have shaken her hand prior to the meeting as required.

Prizes

Lion Dee Baughman won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Guest Stuart Anderson won the scratcher lottery tickets. Secretary Steve Gerrard won the free ad. Lion Ruth Mckee won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to draw the white marble.

Presentation

Jennifer Lightfoot, Director of Victim Services with the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, described how Fortune the Comfort Dog helps crime victims and witnesses during questioning and court testimony.   Fortune was raised and trained in New Mexico as a Comfort Service Dog.  The extensive services that the DA’s office provides to crime victims are funded from fines and penalties, not taxes.

Upcoming Events

Golf Tournament                                                   August 25

Band Review and Field Show                                October 14

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