Roar Newsletter for Friday, April 16, 2021

Roar Newsletter for Friday, April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021 Meeting
Lester Moon talks to the club at our April 21, 2021 meeting.

Lion Bob Line lead us in singing My Country Tis of Thee. Our own pastor, Lion George Fry did the invocation, and Lion Brett lead us in saluting our flag.

Guests: Our only guest today was Lester Moon, who was our program for the day.


Lion president Craig announced that at last Tuesdays’ board meeting, the decision was made to keep the next two board meetings (the last two of his term) on zoom.

Lion Craig making announcements.
Lion President Craig

Lion Craig also announced that we need to get a past president’s meeting together soon. The past president’s meeting is held to select Lion of the Year.

Our only guest today was our program, Lester Moon from Hands in The Community.

Lion Melinda reminded us that this year there will be a golf tournament at Valley Oaks on September 17th.

Upcoming programs

April 23: Our own Lion George fry will recount the adventure of his Last Flight.

April 30th: Alberto Ramos of CASA will be at our meeting.

May 7th: Adrian Leal, Principal of our adopted Huston School, will be here to give us an update on life in school or on Zoom.

Have a program idea for the club, have them contact Roy ( or call 559-289-2382) or Craig (

Lion Karen announced that since the beginning of our physical year, July 1st, 2020, the club gave $8,500 to charities.

Happy bucks:

Lion Betty was happy because a north Texas pitcher, Hope Trautwein became the first NCAA Division, 1 player, to throw a perfect game by striking out all 21 batters she faced. 21 Strikeouts how about that for a girl. Played against Arkansas Pine Bluff in a 3-0 Victory. Every out being a strikeout. Now that is an accomplishment.

Lion Bob Line was happy that his great-granddaughter was the best over gymnast at a recent competition, taking some credit for the lineage.

Lion George, next week’s program, was happy that one time a plane he was flying stalled, and after having to restart it four times he was able to land it safely.

Lion Pat was happy that Lion George was still what he refried to as a tail dragger.

Lion John was happy he went fishing.

Lion Dee was happy his four year old granddaughter was back in school four days a week.

Lion Melinda was $20 happy that she could be at the meeting with all of us today. The lions club is an extended family.

Lion Brett was happy that his son turned 4 and started playing T-Ball, and he had another happy buck because Wall Street had hit an all-time high.

Lion Allen was happy that his beloved Red Sox were on a nine-game winning streak and that he had won $10 last week with the Lotto tickets.

Lion Vickie was happy her husband was doing great and was out Trap Shooting and for our speaker today, Lester Moon.

Lion Betty was happy that Lion Vicki was going to be helping with Lions Aaron’s installation dinner.

Lion Tom was happy his daughter had finished her chemo treatment’s, and happy Lester was here also.

Lion George was happy, but I am not sure what for. We will just leave it at that.


Lion Brent fined Lion Bob Line for taking credit for his granddaughter’s achievement, suggesting that the linage in the family helped with her gymnastics.

Lion Vicki fined Lion George for spittle flying all over Lion Tom earlier when George had a happy buck.

Lion Tom was fined for being late again.

Secret Greater: Pat

Lion Tom fined Lion Pat for not remembering that Pat had not shook Tom’s hand.


Lion John draws for the whit marble.
Lion John Parker draws for the white marble, but came up green.

$5 Lion Dee, gave to the Leo club.

Lotto Tickets: Lion Bob Bricker.

Lion Bob and his Lotto Tickets
Lion Bob Bricker checking to see if he won anything on his lotto ticket.

Our Program today was given by Lester Moon about three originations that he is in charge of and who help the community with projects like yard clean up, fence building, and various other projects. Ove 365 projects a year.

Lion Karen won the free add.

Roar Newsletter for Friday, April 9, 2021

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Lion Dee lead us in singing God Bless America. Our Flag salute was lead by Lion Betty and the Invocation by Lion John Parker.


Lion President Craig announced that the next board meeting would be taking place on Tuesday, April 13th at 5:30 on Zoom. Please use the following link to access

Lion Craig noted that we need programs. If you have any ideas for a good program, please refer them to Lion Craig at or Lion Roy at, and we will get them set up.

Lion Allen won the coveted No Fine Badge.

Lion Allen won the no find badge.
Lion Allen won the no fine badge.

Lion Craig announced that Lion Lauri has secured a date for the next Murder Mystery dinner, but it won’t be until next year. July 16th, 2022.

Lion Daryl Farnsworth was laid to rest on Tuesday, April 6th, at the Visalia Cemetery. Daryl was a long-time member of the Visalia Host Lions. He was president of our club in 1997-98 and an all-around good guy. He will be missed.

Happy Bucks:

Lion John was happy that he has been able to go fishing several times lately, and he was happy his stepdaughter will be getting married soon. She is having her bachelorette party in Miami Beach, plus he and his wife are going on a trip with friends soon.

Lion Pat was happy his son came home unannounced last night. His home is closing escrow early.

Lion George had a happy buck because he would fly his airplane one last time soon. Most of the club wanted either a warning just before takeoff or to make sure George would fly only over open fields for safety’s sake. (for the rest of us, that is)

Lion Allen was $5 happy because he won at the slots in Vegas, and he had one for having know Lion Darrell Farnsworth.

Lion Vickie was happy her husband was doing great; in fact, he was Trap Shooting in Oakhurst as we were meeting today. She was also happy for Lion Betty and Husband Lion Aaron for being in charge of our meeting last week. She also had a happy buck because her kids went to Walt Disney World for a week and had a great time.

Lions Betty and Aaron leading the April 2 meeting

Lion Karen was $20 happy because she was finished with cancer treatments, and she and Rick were fully vaccinated.

Lion president Craig was $5 happy because Lions Aaron and Betty filled in for him at last week’s meeting, and he was going to help close down the Ski resort this coming weekend. Plus, he and his girlfriend booked a six-day rafting trip down The Colorado River this coming July.


Lion Vicki fined Lion Betty for another short joke.

Lion Allen fined Lion Roy for making a mistake on the newsletter a couple of weeks ago, getting July Wooley’s name wrong.

Secret greater: Lion George was the secret greater, but that caused many arguments because George claimed that people fist-bumped him instead of shaking his hand. Most of us claimed that we could not be fined by following COVID protocols, so very little, if any, money was earned for the club.

Program: Nope, we didn’t have one.


$5, Lion Bob Bricker won it and gave it to the Leo Club.

Lotto: Allen, we’ll see if his luck holds from his Vegas trip.

Lion Pat won the ability to draw the white marble, but he had no luck.

Lion Pat draws for the white marble,
Lion Pat draws the wrong marble.

Lion Pat won the free add.

Yep, that’s his add.