The Roar Newsletter for Friday, June 18, 2021

The Roar Newsletter for Friday, June 18, 2021

President Craig lead our meeting today, just one more for him during his term.

Lion Allen giving a happy buck for the installation dinner Thursday night. 

See a little write-up and photos from the June 17th installation dinner at the bottom of this page.

President Craig lead our meeting today and asked Lion Past to sing our song, America the Beautiful. Lion Betty lead us in saluting our flag and Lion Dee t=did the invocation.

We had three guests today, friends of Lion Betty, Shay Elliott, and Elaine Diaz, plus our program today, April Skye.

Announcements

Lion Dee announced that former Host Lion and city councilman Phil Cox passed away from Cancer. No information was given as to services. We will keep you informed for any of you who may want to attend.

Happy Bucks 

Our guest, Shay Elliott had the first happy buck, she wished all the dads had a great Father day.

Lion Tom had a happy buck for last night’s installation dinner at the Vintage Press. A good time was had by all.

Lion Pet was happy for the Giants who hit a grand slam and won the game.

Lion Jeff had five happy dollars, he was just happy to be back after a few weeks of not being at our club meetings.

Lion Dee was also happy for last night’s installation dinner.

Lion Allen and Lion Roy had happy bucks for last night’s dinner. After not having an installation dinner last year, it was good to get back to the things we did before COVID.

Lion President Craig added $10 for the installation dinner last night, no doubt because his term as the Zoom President was almost over.

Lion Jeff was happy for the Taco Bell story Lion Dee began last night’s dinner program with. (you had to be there)

Fines

Lion Dee fined Lion Allen because he was a very picky eater last night, sending back his stack not once but twice before he was happy with it.

Lion president Craig fined Lion Allen for embracing him in front of his date last night, saying something about the “hidden” girlfriend.

Lion Betty fined Lion Allen also, because of all the changes he was making to the way his steak was cooked at last night’s installation dinner, Lion Arron was the last to eat.

Lion Allen fined Lion Tony for telling our guest, and program today, April, that there was a $5 entry fee to today’s lunch.

Auction Items 

Lion Tony had $20 because he went to Colorado to visit his wife’s family and did not bring back anything.

Lion President Craig went back to the Washington DC area to visit his family and also did not bring back anything, so he chipped in $10.

Winners and Losers

Lion Roy won the $5 drawing and donated it to the Leo club. (second week in a row for your roar editor to win the $5)

Lion Steve won the Lotto drawing, we’ll wait and see if he won the big bucks.

Today’s Program

April Skye, with many accomplishments under her hat, like radio DJ and firearms instructor. Her talk today was on gun safety, going over some basic rules for handling firearms and how homeowners can get in trouble if they use that weapon unless they are in imanent danger. 

April Skye, talking about basic gun safty. 

Lion Pete, with several happy bucks. 

Our guest, and program today, April won the marble drawing and came up empty. 

Lion Dee won the Free Add this week.

Thursday Nights Installation Dinner 

After missing last year’s installation dinner because of COVID, we were back t the Vintage Press for the installation of officers on Thursday evening June 17. Our outgoing president, Lion Creag Wheaton talked a little about the year that has just past, and how his goal, as he came into office last year, was to simply keep the club together and functioning, and with his tech skills and use of Zoom he did that job well. I think I speak for all the club in thanking him for the job you did during this past year.

Lion Dee was our emcee and Lion Bob Line did the installation formalities, talking about the history of our club and what it has done for the community over the last 95 years. Our incoming president, Lion Aaron Odell spoke about what his goals were, the main one being membership. He asked each one of us to bring in just one new member in the coming year. If we do that, he said, we will be well on our way to being a thriving club.

A few photos from the installation dinner at the Vintage Press on Thursday June 17, 2021

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Lion Karen with here Auction idem, a jar of jam. 

Lion Aaron, leading the meeting today. Soon, he will be leading all our meetings as he takes the presidency on July 1st.

Our meeting today was conducted by first vice president Lion Aaron, getting in some practice for his presidential term beginning July 1st. He called on Lion Pat to lead us in singing America the Beautiful, Lion Bob Line to do the invocation, and Lion Betty to lead us in the flag salute.

Lion Bob Line won the no fine badge and disputed the delivery charge. After much discussion where Lion Pete, Bob’s son-in-law, made sure that we all knew he was not a “blood” relation, Lion Bob but finally relented and paid the $1.

Auction Items

Lion Karen had a jar of  Strawberry-Raspberry Fruit Spread from a trip to Avala a couple of weeks ago and auctioned it off to your Roar Editor Roy for $7. Money well spent I say.

Guests

Nope, there were none.

fappy Bucks 

Lion Pete, the nonblood relation of Lion Bob Line, had a happy $20 because he had spent a week in Santa Barbara and did not bring back a jar of jam, or any other auction items. as part of the $20 he was happy his  8-year-old grandson was playing on the Visalia Cal Ripken All-Star team and he was just happy to be here today. 

 Lion Betty was happy here and Lion Aaron had gone to the Lions offer training on Saturday and the dinner on Friday. Both were held here in Visalia at the Lamp Liter Inn. 

Lion Karen was $10 happy because she had won $1,100 on her recent trip to Laughlin. When it was noted that $10 was not 10% of her winnings, as is the custom, she noted that she did not walk away from the table when she won that $1,100.  Part of that $10 was a fine because she would not be here for the installation dinner, she will be in Hawaii. 

Lion Tom Link was happy because he got a birdie on the first hole when playing golf this morning. 

Lion Allen was happy that he had won $100 at Tachi Palace. When it did, he cashed out and went home. 

Fines

Lion Allen fined Lion Roy for a mistake in last week’s Roar where he had said that Lion Bob Bricker had a June birthday and actually it was Lion Dee. 

Lion Pat fined Lion Tom Link for showing up to today’s meeting on time, costing the club money. 

Secret Greeter

Lion Roy: It pays to be this unpopular as only three people shook my hand or fist-bumped.

 

Janet draws Tom’s name for the marble drawing. 

Drawings 

$5-Lion Roy, who donated it to the Leo Club. 

Lotto tickets: Lion Tom Link 

 

Todays Program

Non-today.  but don’t forget the installation dinner this coming Thursday at the Vintage press. 5:00 happy hour, 6:00 dinner. 

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Iris from Visalia Emergency Aid Council.

Mary Jane, also from VEAC talking giving our program today. 

President Craig counting down the last few meetings of his tenure. 

President Craig began the meeting today by calling on Lion Pat to sing My Country Tis of Thee, Lion Bob Bricker to lead us in saluting the flag to do the invocation, Lion Dee.

Guests today were our program, Iris and Mary Jane from the Visalia Emergency Aid Council.

Announcements

Lion Steve began the meeting by giving the third and final reading of the slate of officers and board members for the 2021-22 year. Lion Aaron won the presidency with a unanimous vote. No recounts here.

Mark your calendars for our Installation dinner, Thursday, June 17th at the Vintage Press. If you have not done so already, contact Vicki at 559-799-5828 and let her know how many will be there. 5:00-6:00: happy hour, dinner at 6:00. 

June Birthdays

After going through a series of birthdays that were in July, Lion Craig, blaming the mix-up on Lion Steve, finally got it right and we sang happy birthday to Lion Dee, who was the only one in attendance with a birthday in June. 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Aaron was happy because three of the greatest tennis players in history were playing in the French Open.

Lion Dee was happy that the Giants had won four out of five games against the Dodgers and were in first place.

Lion Bob Line was happy that his team beat Lion Tom Links team in golf this morning.

Lion Allen was happy that stock for AMC theaters had “shot to the moon” and he had gained enough money to pay for his “stupid” flood insurance. His son had won considerably more with that same stock.

Lion Vicki was happy her husband was doing landscaping this morning.  Mention was made of fertilizer being used.  She was also happy that Iris and Mary Jane were with us today.

Lion Pat had $10, asking for a clarification of the fertilizer, and suggested it was 10 minutes from cow to lawn. Could this be a new business venture?

Lion Karen was happy she was going to Laughlin for a few days. Hoping to cool off no dought.

Lion Craig was $10 happy he was able to see his daughter and son-in-law this past week and that was the reason he was not in attendance last week.

Lion Karen was happy for Aaron stepping in and leading the meeting last week. We gained over $90 in fines and happy bucks with him as our leader.

Fines

Lion Dee fined Lion Pat for the fertilizer joke.

Lion Vicki fined Lion Allen for profanity in the lunch line. She did not elaborate.

Secret Greeter

Lion Vicki, who shared with all of us that Lions Steve, Pat, Tony, and Bob Line had not shaken her hand. (or fist bumped)

Winners and Losers

Our guest speaker today, Mary Jane won the $5 and donated it back to the club.

Lion Roy won the Lotto drawing again this week (two weeks in a row)  and let it be said that I owe nothing to the club once again.

Marble: Lion Betty, who did not win. So she won but didn’t win.

2021-2022 Slate of Officers and Directors

It’s official fokes
President    Aaron Odell
1st VP   Jeff Meader
2nd VP   Tony Loliva
IPP   Craig Wheaton
Secretary   Steve Gerrard
Treasurer   Karen McVaigh
Directors (2 yrs)   Roy Dressel
                               Betty Odell
Directors (1 yr)   Lauri Aguilar
                              Brent Robinson
Past Pres. Dir.   Brad Board
                           Open
Head Tail Twister   Vicki Whitehouse
Head Lion Tamer   Pat Harrison
Head Greeter   Melinda Blankenship
Membership Chair   Aaron Odell
Note:  Open spot for Past Pres. Dir.
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Lion Vicki won the Free Add this week and this is getting better. 

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President-elect Lion Aaron leads the meeting today in President Craig’s absence.  

Lion Brad was $20 happy to be at club today. 

Standing in for president Craig today was president-elect Lion Arron who called on Lion Dee to sing God Bless America, Lion Bob Line to do the invocation, and future first lady Lion Betty to lead us in saluting the flag.

Lion Vicki won the No Fine Badge.

Guests today were our program, District 4-A2 governor, Lion David Beeman, and his wife, past district governor Vicki Beeman.

Announcements

Lion Steve did the second reading of next year’s slate of officers. The list appears at the end of this newsletter. A not here, we are still looking to fill a Past President position on the board.

District Governor Lion David announced that the state student speaker contest winner was from our district (4-A2). Alexandre Widman, a senior from Orosi high school was awarded $21,000 in scholarship money. 

Also, the district convention this year was held virtually but this coming Friday and Saturday, June 4th and 5th,  there will be an in-person day here in Visalia, at the Lamp liter Inn. Friday is a food and fun night, with food booths starting to serve at 5:00 followed by music and dancing until the DJ wears out.

Saturday will be officer training starting at 10 AM and all finished by 3:00 PM. contact David at (559) 584-7510 if you plan on attending Saturday as they need a headcount for the free lunch. 

Mark your calendars for our Installation dinner, Thursday, June 17th at the Vintage Press. If you have not done so already, contact Vicki at 559-799-5828 and let her know how many will be there. 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Tom Gabie was happy that he had finished the Clubs taxes.

Lion Brad Board was $20 happy to be at the meeting today, as he had not been in attendance for a few weeks.

Lion Allen was happy that people care about him, especially the lady from Inda who keeps calling him about his auto warranty. He was also happy that he got three checks in the mail from State Farm insurance for his COVID rebate.

Lion Dee was happy for memorial day and wanted to remember all those who had given all for their country.

Lion Tom Link was happy they had power in their neighborhood. Apparently, a utility pole had gone down and Edison had brought in a generator to supply power to his neighborhood.

Lion Roy was also happy because the Darling Hotel was ranked one of the top 25 new hotels in the world on Trip Advisor.

Lion Aaron was happy we are all here today, and he also got an insurance refund.

Lion Vicki was happy because her husband is doing well and playing golf today.

Fines

Lion Vicki fined Lion Betty for having a big photo in the newspaper covering her appearance at the city council meeting regarding the smoke shop near Huston School.

Lion Roy fined Lion Brad for not paying attention when he was driving to the meeting today. He did not see Roy walking along Center street.

Lion Vicki fined bot Lion Tom Link and Lion Bob Line for taking while Lion Aaron was trying to conduct the meeting.

Lion Karen fined herself for going to the coast this past week, buying an item to auction here at the club then forgetting to bring it today. Next week she says.

Lion Allen fined Lion Steve for spending about twenty minutes trying to figure out how to work Zoom at the last board meeting.

Lion Roy fined himself for forgetting about the Board meeting.

Lion Karen fined Lion Aaron for messing up Govoner David Beeman’s name.

Lion Tom Link fined Lion Karen for making Lion Rick stay home and babysit while she comes to meetings.

lion Vicki fined both Lion Bob Line and Lion Pat Harrison for making short jokes. She also Fined Lion Bob Line for pretending he was Janet by taking an extra name tag she had and putting it on to avoid being fined for no name tag.

Winners and Losers

Lion Karen won the $5 drawing and donated it to the Leo club.

Lion Roy won the Lotto drawing and let it be said that I owe nothing to the club next week, 10% of nothing is still nothing.

Today’s Program

Lion David Beeman gave us some information in his talk about the new Lions app called My Lion, with some valuable information on it and available for both iOS and Android. 

District Governor Lion David Beeman was our program today. 

Governor David’s wife Vicki accompanied her husband and is herself a PDG.

Lion Bob Bricker won the ability to draw for the white marble but was not lucky enough to get it. 

 

 

 

District Governor David Beeman had award pins for several lions for years of service in the club. Lion Dee was the only member present and was awarded a forty yaar pin.

2021-2022 Slate of Officers and Directors

President    Aaron Odell
1st VP   Jeff Meader
2nd VP   Tony Loliva
IPP   Craig Wheaton
Secretary   Steve Gerrard
Treasurer   Karen McVaigh
Directors (2 yrs)   Roy Dressel
                               Betty Odell
Directors (1 yr)   Lauri Aguilar
                              Brent Robinson
Past Pres. Dir.   Brad Board
                           Open
Head Tail Twister   Vicki Whitehouse
Head Lion Tamer   Pat Harrison
Head Greeter   Melinda Blandenship
Membership Chair   Aaron Odell
Note:  Open spot for Past Pres. Dir. 
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Lion Steve won the Free Add this week and I am so thankful.