Roar Newsletter for July 23, 2021

Club President Aaron Odell opened the meeting by asking Lion Brad Board to lead his fellow Lions in the flag salute.  Lion Tom link led the group in song, a rousing rendition of God Bless America, and Lion Pete Sherwood performed the invocation.

The no-fine badge went to Lion Lauri Aguilar.


President Aaron shared that the Club’s charity golf tournament has been postponed until May 13th, 2022.

Auction Items

Lion Brent Robinson auctioned off one bag of “goofy” taffy and one bag of caramel corn from his recent trip to Disney World.  Lion Pat Harrison bought both for a donation of $25.   Lion Tom link offered up some domestic caramel corn from Morro Bay, which Lion Karen McVaigh purchased.

 Happy Bucks

Lion Vicki Whitehouse was very happy to be back at Club and donated 100 happy bucks!!!

Dee Baughman was happy that a recent operation was a success, and that the Giants had beaten the Dodgers.  He was also glad to see Lion Vicki back at Club.

Pete Sherwood was also pleased with the Giants success.  He received a ride to the meeting from good Samaritan Brad Board.

Brent Robinson was happy to be back from Florida and was looking forward to a weekend away with his wife.

Tom Link will be travelling to Oakland next week.  The trip will include a ferry ride across the Bay to a Giants baseball game.

President Aaron and Lion Pat Harrison were happy to see so many members back at Club.  

Rick McVaigh was happy to be back at Club.

Brad Board donated ten percent of last week’s marble drawing winnings.

Allen Ventling was happy to see so many “strange faces”.

Bob Line shared that he gets to see Lion Lauri everyday now that she works at Shannon Ranch.


Lions Brent Robinson and Lauri Aguilar fined Lion Tom Link.

President Aaron fined lion Bob Line for donating a happy buck out of turn.

Secret greeter Allen Ventling fined several Club members for failing to shake his hand prior to the meeting as required.


Tennis fan Betty Odell won the free ad and Lion Karen McVaigh won the Lotto tickets. Lion Vicki Whitehouse won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the elusive white marble.


Angela Wakley, who manages the Visalia Farmers Market, described how they provide healthy foods directly from local growers at the Valleys largest farmer-based market.


Lions Roar Newsletter for Friday July 16, 2021

President Aaron has a good laugh as he leads our meeting. 

Lion Brad winds the marble drawing and wins the money. 

Lion Karen, standing in as our Liontamer today has Lion John draw the marble ticket as Lion Janet looks on. 

Lion President Aaron lead our meeting today and called on Lion Janet to lead us in saying the pledge of allegiance, and Lion Craig to lead us in singing My Country Tis of Thee and Lion Tony to give the invocation

Guests today were our program, Tulare county district attorney Tim Ward, his assistant and Lion Pete’s son in law, Stewart, and assistant Olivia

Auction items

Lion Craig gave $5.00 because he did not bring back anything from his rafting trip on the Colorado River to auction off.

Happy Bucks

Lion Pete was happy that the family had a good trip to Oregon, he brought back lots of memories but no auction items do he gave $20, plus he was happy to have Tim and Stewart here today.

Lion Karen was $5 happy because the day before she got a phone call letting her know she will be expecting her first granddaughter.

Lion Brad had a happy $10 because he was able to be back on a regular basis for our meetings now that he has a full office staff. Plus was happy about a trip last week to see family.

Lion Craig was happy because of a great rafting trip, happy that he made it out, that he now has a regular shower and a toilet, and happy that he is recovering from a mountain bike crash.

Lion Karen also had a happy buck for our guest/program today.


Lions Brad and Bob Bricker were fined for being late.

Lion Karen fined Lion John Parker for leaving his phone on her table.

Lion Craig fined himself for having to leave early.

Lion Betty fined Roar editor Lion Roy for spelling Visalia Mayor Steve Nelsen’s name wrong in the Roar from two weeks ago.


Lion Allen won the $5 drawing and donated it to the Lions Eye Foundation

Lotto: Pat

Our program: Tulare county district Attorney Tom Ward gave us the low down on the Golden State Killer. He began his spree here in Visalia and became known as the Visalia Ransacker. The death of COS professor Claude Snelling, who was the first person DeAngelo killed, was solved by the use of family DNA.

Tulare County DA Tim Ward talks to us today about the golden state killer case. 

Lion Brad wants you to think about insurance and the fact that he is a good neighbor. 

The Roar for Friday, July 2, 2021

The Roar for Friday, July 2, 2021

New president Lion Aaron, first lady Lion Betty and Treasure Lion Karen 

Lion Betty getting another dollar from Lion Bob Bricker, Lion Allen looks on. 

This was the first meeting of the 2021-22 year and our new president Lion Aaron brought the meeting to order, called on Lion Janet to lead us in the pledge, Lion Tom Link to lead us in singing My Country Tis Of Thee and for the invocation, first lady Lion Betty 


President Aaron asked if anyone would like to step up and fill in as golf committee chairman and to serve on the golf committee. . Our tournament is coming up on September 17th and we need to get going with it. 

The no fine badge went to Lion Bob Bricker. 


Our only guest today was also our program, Visalia Mayor Steve Nelson 

Happy Bucks

Lion Pat was happy that drug lords were buying up property all around his area, he was happy to know who his neighbors were. 

Lion Jeff was happy that he was going camping with his family over the fourth of July weekend. 

Lion Tom Link was happy that his oldest daughter was finished with her chemo treatments. 

Lion President Aaron was happy that they had gone to Arizona to see their grandkids. 

Lion Craig was happy that Lion Aaron was now president and happy that next week he would be on a raft trip down Colorado.

Lion Allen was happy the Red Sox were still in first place and that he was going to Anaheim next week to watch them play the Angles. 

Lion Leigh was happy that two of his grandkids got married last month. 

Lion Tom Link was happy that in three weeks he was going to a Giant-Dodger game in San Francisco. 

Your roar editor Roy was happy that the Dodgers had swept the giants in their two-game set and that they had moved up four games in the standings in just the last week. 

Lion Steve was happy that his homeowner’s insurance covered a water leak he had last week. 


Lion Dee fined Lion Tom Link because he has been on time for the last few weeks and it has really throughing Lion Dee for a loop.

No badges: Lion Karen, Lion Leigh

The Secret Greater today was Lion Craig who got a few $ out of the members. 

Lion Dee won the marble drawing but not the money. 

Lion Craig won the free ad. 

Lion President Aaron presiding over his first meeting. 

Winners and Losers

$5 Lion Bob Bricker, who donated it to the Leo Club. 

Lion president Aaron started off his year with some good luck as he won the Lotto tickets. We’ll see if it pays off. 

The marble drawing was won by Lion Dee, who did not go home with extra dollars. 

Auction Items

Lion Betty auctioned off dates that they had picked up in the Palm Springs area, Lion Aaron purchased his own auction item. 

Lion Tom auctioned off a package of cookies from Cayucos and Lion Jeff won the auction at $10 



Visalia’s mayor, Steve Nelson talked to us today about the state of the city, (it’s in very good shape even after the pandemic year and a half)  the homeless problem, water, and the downtown area. (he is also president of the downtown association) Plans call for repaving of Main, 
Acequia and Center Street and a few years. 

Visalia mayor Steve Nelson