Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 4-22-22

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 4-22-22

Lion Pat with a happy buck

Lion Pat with a happy buck. 

Lion President Aaron

Lion president Aaron leads the meeting. 

Lion president Aaron lead the meeting today and called on Lion Karen to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Pat to lead us in singing My Country Tis of thee, and Lion Pete to do the invocation.

No fine badge: Went to Lion Pete.

First lady Lion Betty was the secret greater today.


Lion Steve announced the sad news that Lion Tom Gabbie’s wife, Patty passed away. No date has been set for a service.

Our visitation at Sequoia Lions club went well this past Wednesday.

Don’t forget, this coming Thursday the 28th will be our membership mixer at the Marriott, Lion Aaron announced that our District Govoner Lion David Hamilton and Visalia mayor Steve Nelsen will attend.

We will be having a regular lunch meeting the day after the mixer and next month we will have what will become our regular evening meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month, May 25th at Quail Park Shannon Ranch.

Lion Pat paid a buck to announce his barbershop group, the Mighty Oak Chorus concert on Saturday, April 30th.


We had guests Oscar and Tiffany Lopez with us today, they own Oscar’s Automotive on Main street across from the PPAV hall. Lion Aaron said he is the best in the valley. Wife Tiffany takes care of the books.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pat was happy that he got his house organized with the help of his housekeeper.

Lion Pete was happy his grandson, Noah, went 3 for 3 in a recent little league game, and at the same game, Lion Bob Line recognized someone who he taught more than a few years ago. Lion Pete was impressed with Lion Bob’s memory.

Lion Bob Line was happy he had got two pars in his morning’s golf game.

Lion Roy was happy the Dodgers were in first place.

Lion Karen was glad to see our guests, Oscar and Tiffany at our meeting.

Lion Steve gave us a story about his grandson in a baseball game that went to the time limit and will need to be finished on Sunday. I’m not sure that he or his grandson were happy about that.

Lion Betty was happy that Oscar and Tiffany were with us.

Lion Craig was not so much happy that it was the end of Ski season, but now it’s backpacking season. He had been on a week-long trip.

Lion Tom Links’s wife had her 80th birthday last week and Tom said it was a very expensive birthday. But worth it.

Lion Vicki was $5 happy her husband was doing well.

Lion Roy was happy that the Circle K in Tulare (near Leo Coast’s Gym) has gas for $4.69 and great chocolate chip cookies, 2 for $1.


Lion Vicki fined Lion Steve for calling his grandson’s baseball team “Little Farts”. She also fined Pete for looking directly at her when he was talking about Lion Bob talking to an “elderly” lady.

Lion Betty fined Lion Roy for reporting in last week’s Roar that Lion Steve had led the flag salute when she had done it.

Lion Vicki fined Lion Craig for saying a story he had told was better than a story she had told, but she admitted it was.

Lion Tom Link fined Lion Bob Line for leaving a recent Rawhide game became it was sprinkling a little. Upon further examination, we found that Tom had left before the end of the game also.

Winners and Losers

$5 went to Lion Craig, who donated it to the Lions Eye Foundation.

Lotto tickets went to Lion Roy who found out that he had won nothing. (what a surprise)

Lion Roy drew for the coveted white marble but came up with some other color that did not net him anything.

Today’s Program

Today’s program had to cancel at the last minute so we adjourned early.




Oscars Automotive 

803 E. Main St. 


Lion Pat won the free ad and wanted to highlight our guest’s business. 

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Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 4-15-22

Lion Bob with the no fine badge.

Lion Bob Line with the no fine badge. 

Lion Vicki with happy bucks

Lion Vicki with her happy bucks. 

Lion president Aaron was our meetings leader today and called on Lion Steve to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing God Bless America, and Lion Tom to do the invocation.

The No fine badge went to Lion Bob Line, who took advantage of this all through the meeting.

Lion Allen was the secret greater today and Lions Pat, Tom, and Tony did not shake his hand and each paid their $1.


Board Meeting notes: The board meeting took place on Wednesday the 13th at Quail Park Shannon Ranch and at the meeting, we made plans for the membership mixer on the 28th and voted to give $500 each to McKellar Farms (Farmers Bobs World)  and to the Visalia Gleaning Seniors, both of whom talked to the club recently.

Lion Pat paid $5 to announce his barbershop group, The Mighty Oak Chorus,  concert at the Central Valley Christian church on April 30th. You can purchase tickets on their site for $20.

A reminder that this coming Tuesday at noon is our visitation at the Sequoia Lions club at the Lamp Liter.


Our guest today was Cindy Summers from the Visalia Cemenary District who was our program.

Auction Items

Lion Tom Link went to Moro Bay this past week but did not bring anything for auction back with him, so he gave $10 to the club.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Bob Lines was happy his great-granddaughter did well in a city track meet recently.

Lion Pat was happy his daughter-in-law was expecting.

Lion Tom Link had a great time in Moro Bay this last week.

Lion Vicki was happy her husband was still doing fine and that on April 6th they had celebrated their 54th anniversary. She was also $2 happy that all of us 11 people showed up at the meeting today.

Lion Pat was happy that his ex-wife had called him this past week and reminded him that if they would have stayed married it would have been 49 years.

Lion Allen was happy his ex had not talked to him since 1982. He was also happy that he had got his second booster for Covid.

Lion Roy was also happy he had not heard from his ex for at least three years.

Lion Allen had a sad buck. He had rented a limo for a date and found out that it did not come with a driver.

Lion president Aaron was happy our guest was here today.

Lion Steve was happy that it was Jackie Robinson day in professional baseball. He was a Brooklyn Dodger jersey in commemoration. 

Lion Karen was happy for all five of the handsome men at the back table. 


No one fined anyone today.

Winners and Losers

This was the day for our guest to win it all: the $5, Lotto tickets, free add, and the marble. wow, Cindy, I hope you went to a casino after our meeting.



Cindy Summers from the Visalia Cemetery District was our program today and gave us information on how the cemetery is run and what events are planned at the cemetery, including a few weddings.

Cindy Summers, our program today

Our program, Cindy Summers won the free add and just wanted everyone to know that when it’s your time to go, the district will help you Rest in Peace. 

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Lion Craig

Lion Craig shows off his Giant’s Keychain, purchased from Lion Karen. 

Our meeting

Bill Goodreau presents our program today. 

Lion president Aaron called on Lion Pat to sing My country Tiss of Thee,  Lion Brad to do the invocation, and first lady Lion Betty to lead us in saluting the flag.

Lion Tony won the No Fine Badge.

The secret grater today was Lion Craig, who was so popular the only person who did not shake his hand was Lion Tony, and he had the no fine badge.


Lion Aaron announced that the district had collected over 1,500 lbs of plastic bags in the effort to make benches. There is still time to bring your bags to the next club meeting for this project.

Don’t forget, April 28th Membership mixer. Invite a future Lion. 5:30-8:00 at the Marriott.

This Wednesday-Board meeting. 5:30 at Quail Park Shannon Ranch.  Email Leslie with your food order: 

Auction Items

Lion Karen auctioned off that SF Giants Keychain she had last week, the one that didn’t sell. Today it was purchased by Lion Craig for $10.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pat was happy that his housekeeper helped him go through his mom’s stuff and clean his office up. He was also happy his grandson hit a triple and stole home in a LL game.

Lion Pete spent some time at Shaver lake last week and had a great time. He also had a happy buck for the fact that the phone call from the alarm company that he got at two in the morning this week was a false alarm. A moth or something had triggered it. He was also happy that baseball season has started.

Lion Allen was also happy baseball was back.

Lion Craig was happy that he got in one last day of snow skiing this week, and that baseball was back. He was also happy because he booked a hiking trek in Nepal for November.

Lion Pat was $10 happy that Bill Goodreau was with us today with the honor flights. He has had a couple of friends that had gone on one of the trips.

Lion Vicki was happy that her husband was doing well and that Bill was with us to talk about the honor flights.

Lion Roy was happy for the warm weather today (96) and for the fact that Bill had stepped in at the last minute to be today’s program. 


Lion Allen fined Lions Aaron and Steve for not noting this month’s Birthdays. He was informed that there were no club members born in the month of April but he said his fine still stood because they should have mentioned that fact. 

Lion Vicki fined herself for forgetting her and her husband’s 54th wedding anniversary.

Lion Pat fined himself for falling out of bed and cutting his arm. He has had it happen before and has not figured out the issue. “Gard rails,” someone said.

Lion Vicki tried to fine Lion Tony for telling her he couldn’t go somewhere because his wife, Nancy, had him all tied up that day. Lion Vicki said she had visions that were not safe for work or Lions club. She had to pay the fine because Lion Tony had the no fine badge.

Winners and Losers

$5  Lion Karen, who donated it to the Lion Eye Foundation.

Lotto: Lion Karen again.

Marble: Lion Roy won but didn’t win. He drew a multi-colored marble.


Bill Goodreau from Central Valley Honor flights was our program today. The Honor flights take veterans to Washington DC to visit the war memorials at no cost to the veterans. They have been doing this for many years but because of COVID have not been able to go for over two years. Next month will be their first flight in over two years.

Bill Goodreau from Central Valley Honor flights

Lion Steve won the Free Add this week. 

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Lion Tony

Lion Tony auctions off a package of cookies.

Lion Tom

Lion Tom auctions off a plant. 

Lion president Aaron lead the meeting today and called on Lion Tom Link to lead us in a song, Lion Tony lead us in saluting our flag and Lion Aaron did the invocation.

Secret Greater: Lion Bob Line, who relished the fact that several of us did not feel the need to greet him.

No fine badge: Lion Tom Link. We were lucky to have so many auction items today because with Tom getting the no fine badge, our income was greatly diminished.


Lion Lauri made an announcement and a plea for all club members to help with the April 28th membership mixer at the Marriott. Lauri spoke about the need for new members in the club and the fact that because of our small size we were not able to do either the golf tournament or the murder mystery fundraisers.

Visitations: Note. The Visitation that was scheduled for this Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30 has been canceled.

Tuesday April 19th at noon, Lamp Liter Inn. Sequoia Lions

May 3, 6:30 PM, Lampe Liter: Sunset Lions


Our guest today was our program, Tricia Stever-Blattler of the farm bureau.

Auction Items

Lion Tony had been to the coast and auctioned off a bag of giant chocolate chip cookies that was bought by Lion Roy for $10. (and they are good)

Lion Tom Link had been to Vegas and brought back a flowering plant that was purchased by Lion Lauri for $10

Lion Karen had been to Arizona to watch several MLB spring training games and brought back both a Dodgers and a Giants Key chain, Lion Steve bought the Dodger one, but to the great amusement of the Dodger fans, no one bought the Giant one.

Lion Betty and Aaron had been to Anaheim for a few days but did not bring back anything to auction off so they donated $10.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pat was happy that his niece’s daughter had recently got a job with the Penski-Porscha racing team in Europe.

Lion Karen was happy to be back at club after a couple of weeks away. She was also happy to have gone to the play Hamilton in Fresno recently.

Lion Lauri and Lion Dennis were both happy to be at a lunch meeting as it normally conflicts with their work schedule.

Lion Vicki was happy that her husband was still doing fine and happy that Lion Dennis, (her new best friend) was at the meeting today.

Lion Bob Line was happy that his wife’s nephew, Carter Glick was voted athlete of the week.

Lion Allen was happy that at last Wednesday’s eye screening they screened 72 kids.

Lion Brad was happy that his 7-year-old granddaughter, who has an email address, emailed him and when he emailed her right back she was so excited. He was also happy that at the end of the month he was going to Mississippi.

Lion Pat was happy that Lion President Aaron had brought our flag for last weeks meeting at Quail Park Shannon Ranch.

Lion Karen gave $1 because she won $6 from the Lotto tickets she had won at the last meeting she was at.

Lion Lauri was happy that Lion Dennis got to sit next to Lion Vicki.


Lion Allen fined Lion Vicki for gushing the way she did about Lion Dennis.

Winners and Losers

$5  Lion Allen, who donated it to the eye foundation.

Lotto: Lion Roy, (I won another ticket)

Marble: Lion Lauri, who just ended up with dark marble.

Today’s Program





Our program today was given by Tricia Stever-Blattler of the farm bureau. She gave us a little history of the organization and what it does for farmers. She said, like our club, the farm bureau was losing members as big corporate farmers were buying out the family farm. 

Duke Blue Devils

Go Duke says, Lion Tom Link. 

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