Club President Roy Dressel opened the meeting by asking Dee Baughman to lead his fellow Lions in a patriotic song. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Guest Jimmy Weldon recited the cowboy poem “Better Stay in Touch” as a special invocation.
Members sang “The Happy Birthday Song” to Lions with July Birthdays, including Bob Bricker, Janet McClintock, Jamil Nushwat, Karen McVaigh, and Robin Yeager.
Lion Carol Jones won the “No-Fine Badge”.
President Roy announced that the Executive Board Meeting for July would be Wednesday July 12th at 5:30 PM at Colima’s Restaurant.
Lion Allen Ventling shared that the Club’s Vision Screening Event scheduled for next month in Orosi had been cancelled – The Orosi Lions have bought the equipment do the screening. The next Host Club screening event will be in September in Tulare.
Lion Dee Baughman auctioned off “a little pot” (actually a small flower pot on a refrigerator magnet) from his recent trip to Colorado. Lion Karen McVaigh purchased the souvenir for a donation of five dollars.
Lion Brad Board auctioned off a desk calendar from his trip to Yosemite. Lion Carol Jones bought the desk calendar for a donation of six dollars.
Lion Ed Jones showed off a centennial patch he purchased for the Club on his trip to the international Convention in Chicago.
Lions Robin and Steve Yeager auctioned off a pair of Dodgers and Giants gumball machines. Lion Bob Line bought the Dodgers gumball machine and Lion Dee Baughman bought the Giants version.
Lion Carol Jones collected donations in exchange for commemorative grocery bags she collected at the Lions convention in Chicago.
Lion Tony Loliva donated ten dollars in lieu of providing an auction item from his recent trip.
Lion Vicki Whitehouse donated twenty happy bucks! She had a great trip to the International Convention in the City of Chicago. She said the City was clean and friendly and the people were awesome.
Lion Dee Baughman had a great trip to Colorado.
Proud mother Lion Robin Yeager shared that her son, a film student, had won a European Cinematography award and been hired as a production assistant.
Lion Glenn Mar asked about the attendance at the international convention, which was reported to be 30,000 to 40,000!
Lion Bob Bricker shared that his eldest great granddaughter got her drivers license and senior lifesaving certificate, and will be working at a water park.
Lion Carol Jones had a great time at the international convention.
Lion Brad Board had a great time with his kids and grandkids at Yosemite. Lion Brad was also happy his AC unit had been repaired by Lion Chris of Baldwin Heating and Cooling.
Treasurer Ed Jones donated happy bucks for his trip to Chicago, his traveling companions, the Dodgers in first place atop the western division, and the Giants not playing well.
Red Sox fan Lion Allen Ventling was happy that his team was in first place in their division. He will be traveling to Boston next week to see the Red Sox play the Yankees, and will be on the field for a celebration to welcome home Vietnam War Veterans.
Lion Eric Frost will be attending his 40th class reunion.
Lion Eric Frost was fined for his late arrival.
Lion Dee Baughman fined Lion Robin Yeager for not standing as she spoke during the meeting.
Secret Greeter Janet McClintock fined Lions Dee Baughman, Jeff Meader, and Rick McVaigh for not shaking her hand prior to the meeting as required.
Lion Tony Loliva won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Lion Rick McVaigh won the scratcher lottery tickets. Lion Vicki Whitehouse won the free ad. Rick McVaigh won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to draw the white marble.
Radio personality Jimmy Weldon shared a patriotic story about the War of 1812 and the writing of our National Anthem.