ROAR Newsletter for October 4th, 2019

President Ruth McKee opened the October 4th meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Pat Harrison. Aaron Odell performed the invocation and Betty Odell led the flag salute.

Global Learning Charter School Principal Karen Aure was a guest at the meeting.

Lion Pat Harrison won the no-fine badge.

Announcements

Band Review Coordinator Tom Gaebe reminded members that the Annual Band Review and Field Show is coming up on October 12th, and to sign up to volunteer to help.

Lion Allen Ventling reported that vision testing was performed on 93 kids at Valley Life Charter School on October 4th. Seventeen of the kids were referred to local optometrists. The next Lions vision screening event was at a Family Health Care Network health fair that night in Ivanhoe.

Happy Bucks

Lion Janet McClintock’s granddaughter continues to star on the Redwood Rangers volleyball team.

Lion Daryl Farnsworth will be 79 years young next week.

Dodgers fan Roy Dressel was happy with his team’s recent wins.

Lion Dee Baughman repeated his challenge to Dodgers fans. Lion Dee will donate 10 dollars in the unlikely event of the Dodgers winning the World Series, and Dodgers fans can contribute a buck apiece if the LA team fails to win the Series.

Lion Craig Wheaton was happy that Karen Aure had agreed to speak at the meeting on very short notice.

Local Celebrity Tom Link will be honored at a red carpet event.  Lion Pete Sherwood has the honor of introducing Lion Tom.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse shared that her husband is doing well and playing golf.  Her granddaughter recently received a Joy award at Central Valley Christian School.

Lion Allen Ventling is looking forward to wagering on the sport of kings at the Big Fresno Fair.

President Ruth was, once again, happy it was Friday.  She is also looking forward to retiring soon.

Lion Melinda Blankenship was happy to see Lion Brent Robinson back at Club.

Fines

Lion Pat Harrison fined Lion Tom Link for retiring years ago. Since the closure of Links Menswear, Lion Pat has been unable to get his pants fixed.

President Ruth fined Lion Allen Ventling for a joke about her stature.

Prizes

Roy Dressel won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Roy also won the free ad. Lion Dee Baughman won the Lotto tickets. Pat Harrison won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the white marble. 

 Presentation

Global Learning Charter School Principal Karen Aure described their efforts to prepare students to be successful in the global community. The school took over the old Fairway Elementary School facility. It now has over 400 students and is affiliated with the Visalia Unified School District.

ROAR Newsletter for September 27th, 2019

President Ruth McKee opened the September 27th meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Bob Line. Ed Jones performed the invocation and Vicki Whitehouse led the flag salute.

Acting School Superintendent Tamara Ravelin was a guest at the meeting.

Lion Roy Dressel won the no-fine badge.

Announcements

Lion Steve Gerard reminded members that the Annual Band Review and Field Show is coming up on October 12th, and to sign up to volunteer to help.

Lion Allen Ventling shared that there will be vision screening events at Valley Life Charter School and in Ivanhoe on October 4th.

Lion Tom Link reported that the Tulare County Historical Society will be having a fundraiser barbeque on October 6th at Mooney’s Grove.

 

Happy Bucks

Lion Janet McClintock’s granddaughter is playing volleyball for the undefeated Redwood Rangers.

Lions Ed and Carol Jones will be visiting their son deep in the heart of Texas next week.

Lion Dee Baughman’s granddaughter is now attending Valley Life Charter School.

Biker Roy Dressel was happy to be riding his motorcycle to work.

President Ruth was, once again, happy it was Friday.

Lion Craig Wheaton kicked in five happy bucks. He recently

encouraged a friend to begin using a satellite locator when hiking, and the friend was able to use to device to summons rescuers after falling into a ravine.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse shared that her husband is doing well.  She was also happy to see Lion Justin at the meeting.

Fines

Lion Dee Baughman fined Lion Bob Line for falsely claiming he was the oldest member at club.  The most senior member is actually Bob Bricker.

Lion Craig Wheaton fined Lion Justin Levy for being the youngest at Club. He also fined President Ruth and Lion Vicki for excessive political correctness – Lion Craig joked that he is now afraid of using the word short.

Lion Dee also fined Lion Justin for being overdressed, and Lion Tom Link for constantly selling tickets to every charity event in the County.  Lion Tom was also fined for several other perceived infractions.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse fined Lion Tony Loliva, who reportedly received a phone call during the invocation.

Prizes

Craig Wheaton won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the Lions Eye Foundation. Bob Line won the free ad. Lion Roy Dressel won the Lotto tickets. Steve Gerrard won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the white marble.

 Presentation

Superintendent Tamara Revelin provided an update on the Visalia Unified School District. She talked about some of the current challenges; shared statistics regarding enrollment, graduation rates, and test scores; and described ongoing building and modernization projects.