Roar Newsletter for December 20, 2019

Roar Newsletter for December 20, 2019

Lion Bob Line leads us in singing god bless America. 

Lion Tony Loliva’s wife Nancy was one of our guests today. Introducing our speaker Albert Cendejas from CSET. 

Our president, Lion Ruth lead our meeting today and after calling on Lion Bob Line to do the song she called on Lion Jeff to lead us in the pledge and Lion Ed to say a prayer.


Lion Allen announced that the Redwood Springs annual gift giveaway would be this (Friday) afternoon at 3:00. (more about this below)

Lion Craig announced that there will be no meeting next Friday because of the holidays.

Auction Items

President Ruth had a cup she had purchased on a recent trip to San Diego and it went to Lion Melinda for $11, even though Lion Jeff bid heavily on it because he was raised in San Diego.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Craig was happy that our local mountains have been getting some good snow and he has been able to go skying five days in the last week.

Lion Carol was happy she was spending Christmas early this year with her daughter’s family and she was especially happy because she was not going to be the cook. The first time in many years.

Lion Ed was happy that Lion Carol was bringing a big tray of cookies because he would then be assured of something good to eat on Christmas day.

Lion George was happy that his family, all three daughters and their families, would be in town to be with him.

Lion Vickie was happy that her husband was still doing fine after his heart surgery, she was also happy that our club was together for Christmas time and was happy that she is almost ready for Christmas.

Lion Melinda was happy that she didn’t have a lot of shopping to do this holiday season.

Our president, Lion Ruth was $10 happy because she loves all of us in this great club, and for Amazon, which mad this holiday much easier.

Lion Steve was happy because of his granddaughter, who is in the Air Force will not be set back too much because she got Mono. She will be able to begin a class she was taking once she is well again.

Lion Bob Line had a dollar to be able to tell this joke. An old codger goes into a diner and asks the server for an “almost chicken sandwich” The waiter replies, “an almost chicken sandwich, what in heavens name is that” The old codger replies, “well my young man, it’s what my generation calls an egg sandwich”. Grones were echoing throughout the members as Bob took his seat.


Lion Vickie fined Lion Top for a remark about being crazy that was made earlier in the meeting.

Lion Melinda fined herself for not being at last week’s meeting, some poor excuse having to do with having surgery on her knee.

Lion Allen fined himself for not being able to be at the meeting in two weeks, another poor excuse, he was going to his second home, Vegas.

Fines for not having their badge on were levied against Lion Bob Line, Lion George, and lion Craig.

Secret Greater 

Lion George was secret greater today and seven people did not shake his hand. Good job George.

Winners and Losers

Loto: Lion Jeff

Marble. Lion Tom

$5 unknown.

Our program today was presented by Albert Cendejas from CSET, community services employment training. His talk was about what CSET does for seniors, and since everyone in the room could be in that clarification it was topical and informative. Albert was a good speaker and was passionate about what he does. To get more information just check out the Kings Tulare Area Agency on Aging,  and

Our Redwood Springs gift give away was smaller then it has been in the past but those that did attend were no less appreciative of the gift that our club has purchased for the people who live there. A note: We give the home a donation of $500 each year and they go and buy presents for the residents with that money. Lion’s  Allen, Roy, and Janet attended the giveaway. 

Activities director at Redwood Springs, Jackie hand Lion Janet a present to deliver to one of the residents. 

Lion Allen gives one of the Redwood Springs residents a hug as he delivers her gift to her. 

Redwood Springs activity director Jackie get ready to point out one of the residents to Lion Allen so he can take a gift to them.

ROAR Newsletter for December 6, 2019

President Ruth Mckee opened the meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Pat Harrison. Dee Baughman performed the invocation and Lion Jeannie Burcham led the flag salute.

Guests included former Host member Jeannie Burcham, visiting Lions Dick and Rebecca Rebecca Piepenberg, and local author Brent Gill.

Ed Jones won the no-fine badge.

Members sang the “Happy Birthday Song” to Lions Pat Harrison and Jeff Meader, who were both born in December.  


President Ruth announced that the Club will be dark on December 27th.

The Club’s Christmas Luncheon will be on December 14th. Spouses are welcome. Attendees are asked to bring a boy’s and girl’s present for distribution by Visalia Emergency Aid. Cash donations will also be appreciated.

Lion Dee Baughman shared that funeral services for Marilyn Bricker, Lion Bob Bricker’s wife of 69 years, will be on Saturday, December 7th.


Traveling Lion Don Landers auctioned off a bottle of maple syrup from Maine.  Lion Pat Harrison bought the syrup for a donation of eight dollars.

Happy Bucks

Lion Jeff Meader’s wife Caity will be appearing on the television show 48 Hours.

Don Landers donated five happy bucks and described his 13,000 mile journey around the U.S.

Guest Lions Dick and Dawn Peipenberg were happy to visit our club.

Lion Carol Jones was happy to have her friend Lion Jeannie back at our meeting.

Janet McClintock’s granddaughter, who attends Redwood High School, was named the Most Valuable Player in her Volleyball League.  She will be attending CSU Monterey Bay next year.

Lion Pat Harrison went to an elite Barber Shop Chorus convention in La Mirada.

Lions Pete Sherwood and Steve Gerrard shared the Xmas Parade went off without a hitch.  Lion Brent Robinson was the Star of the Club’s line-up effort.

President Ruth, who was happy it was Friday, was glad to see Lion Jeannie visiting.  She also commended Lion Steve Gerrard for his efforts organizing the parade.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse’s husband continues to do well.


Lion Vicki Whitehouse fined Lion Ed Jones, whose phone rang during the meeting.

Lion Melinda Blankenship fined Lion Tom Link for arriving late.  President Ruth fined Lion Melinda for referring to her as Madam President.

Secret Greeter Bob Line fined Lion Dee Baughman for not shaking his hand prior to the meeting as required.


Lion Carol Jones won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the Lions Eye Foundation. Lion Dee Baughman won the Lotto tickets. Lion Pete Sherwood won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the elusive white marble.


Local author Brent Gill described the true story behind his first book “Fire on Black Mountain”.