Visalia Host Lion Roar Newsletter for 10-26-21

Visalia Host Lion Roar Newsletter for 10-26-21

Lion Tony Leads our meeting

Lion Tony leads our evening meeting. 

Lion Allen

Lion Allen making a point.

President Tony led our monthly evening meeting and called on Lion Steve to lead us in the pledge, Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing God Bless America, and Lion Melinda to do the invocation.

No fine badge: Went to Lion Roy.


Lion Tony announced the Trunk or Treat event at Quail Park Shannon Ranch, where our club would sell pumpkins and offer eye screenings on Saturday night, October 29th, from 5:00-8:00. The event went off well, with lots of attendees, and the club selling $340 worth of pumpkins. Lions Lauri, Dennis, Melinda, Brad, Karen, President Tony, and his wife Nancy helped. Lion Bob Line encouraged people to have a pumpkin painted, and their children’s eyes screened at the eye screening tent, where Lions Allen, Roy, and Rick screened about 45 kids.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Melinda was $20 happy we were still doing our evening meetings, giving her a chance to attend. She was also happy that she had spent a week visiting former Host Lions members Ed and Carol Jones who had moved to Texas. They both said hi to all the club members. They have joined a Lions Club in Texas, and things are going well. $10 of the twenty was for not bringing anything back from her trip.

Lion Roy was happy he could ride his motorcycle to work today as he had had to drive his car for a couple of weeks.


The only fines today were because of people not wearing their badges: Lion Bob Line, Lion Steve, and Lion president Tony.

Winners and Losers

$5 went to Lion Bob Line, who donated it to the eye foundation.

Lotto tickets went to Lion Melinda.

Marble: Lion Roy won the ability to find the white marble, but he came up short.


Today’s Program



Marisela Romera and her guest from the Shannon Ranch PTA were in our program tonight. Her talk was about the importance of reading and the upcoming event called S’mores Stories at Shannon Ranch elementary school. Her goal is to buy books for the kids to have that evening.

Lion Melinda

Lion Bob Line won the free add this week. 

Visalia Host Lion Roar Newsletter for 10-21-22

Visalia Host Lion Roar Newsletter for 10-21-22

Lion Aaron

Lion Allen was our birthday boy today. 

Lion Betty

Lion Betty making change for a happy buck. 

Lion President Tony lead the meeting today and called on Lion Craig to lead us in the pledge, Lion Dee to lead us in singing God Bless America, and Lion Bob Line to do the invocation.


Our monthly evening meeting is this Wednesday night, October 26th, at 5:30, at Quail Park Shannon Ranch.


We had three guests today, Visalia School district superintendent Kirk Shrum, who was our program, with him was Andre Pecina, who, based on the information on his business card says he is an Administrator, communications, strategy, and outreach for the district. Also with us was president Tony’s wife, Nancy.

Auction Items

Lions Betty and Aaron had been to Lake Tahoe and brought back a box of fudge that Lion Betty auctioned off for $13 to Lion Karen, with Lion Pat chipping in $3 of that total.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Dee was happy as he made the choking motion because the Dodgers had lost in the first round of the playoffs. The ABD (anyone but the Dodgers) wish had come true. 

Lion Miriam was going camping at Pismo for one night; it would be her first time camping, so one night was good, in case this was not to her liking.

Lion Craig was happy because he was leaving for a trek in Nepal on Monday.

Lion Karen was happy for the visitors today, and happy Lion Pat helped here with the purchase of the fudge.

Lion Bob Line was happy because the logo now being used for Visalia Unified was designed when he was superintendent.

Lion Allen was happy the two vision screenings went well at the charter schools this past Wednesday. He was also happy Lion Craig helped out.

Lion Tom Link was happy the band review went so well last Saturday.


Lion Betty fined Lion Roy because he had his badge sideways.

Lion Karen fined herself for haveing to leave early. 

Lion Tom Link was fined because he was late. 

Winners and Losers

$5 went to Lion Roy who donated it to the Eye Foundation.

Lotto tickets went to Lion Pat.

Lion Craig drew for the coveted white marble but came up with another color that did not net him anything.




Visalia Unified superintendent Kirk Shrum was our program today, and he talked about his coming to Visalia from Georgia and his vision for the district. It was an informative program. It is interesting to note that when he went looking for a new job, he selected districts where he thought he could make a difference, not just come into a position but work to build and make it better. 

Kirk Shrum
Lion Craig draws for the marble

Lion Craig draws for the white marble but comes up with another color, and no money. 

Lions Betty and Pat

Lion Betty points to Lion Pat as today’s winner of the Lotto ticket. 

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Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 10-14-22

Lion Karen

Lion Karen Auctions off a bag of Olives from her trip to Greece. 

Our program Brent Calvin

Brent Calvin, today’s program won the no-fine badge. He sold it to Lion Tom Link, the first dual no-fine badge in club history. 

Lion President Tony lead the meeting today and called on Lion Karen to lead us in the pledge, Lion Pat to lead us in singing My Country Tiss of Thee, plus Lion Brad to do the invocation.

Secret greater: Lion Bob Line was the secret great today, was only Lion Janet, and Lion Bob Bricker did not shake his hand. “worth every penny,” they said.


Lion Tom Gaebe made one last announcement about the band review on Saturday, the 15th. 32 Bands would be in attendance.

Lion Allen announced that there would be a Vision Screening at Quail Park Shannon Ranch as part of their Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 29th, from 5-8 PM.

Auction Items 

Lion Karen had been to Grece and brought back a bag of Olives purchased by Lion Pat for $10. She also auctions off a small bottle of Anise Liqueur from her trip to Greece that Steve purchased for $10.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Craig had $5 happy bucks as he counted down the days until his trip to Nepal. He told us that Katmandu, the largest city in Nepal, was also the largest city in the world without running water.

Lion Tom Link was happy that Lion Bob Line was inducted into the COS hall of fame and that the COS Girls Volley Ball team was the best.

Lion Janet was with us today and was $10 happy for that fact.

Lion Allen was happy to see Janet and that the charter school vision screening was coming up this Wednesday.

Lion Tom Gaebe was happy the USC Trojans were ranked 12th in the nation in football.

Lion Bard was also glad to see Janet.

Lion Karen was glad to see Lion Janet because Karen was the only girl at today’s meeting before Janet arrived.


Lion Allen fined Lion Roy for the “Greek” joke he told and could not repeat in public.

Winners and Losers

The $5 drawing went to Lion Pat, who donated it to the eye foundation.

The Lotto tickets went to Lion Tony.





Today, COS President and Superintendent Brent Calvin discussed COS Measure C on the November ballot. It’s about bringing a four-year program to Tulare County through Fresno State.


Lion Tony won the free ad, and this hurts. It seemed son innocent on Friday. 

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Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 10-7-22

Lion Tom Gaebe

Lion Tom Gaebe announces next week’s Band Review. 

New Lion Colin Franey get's his Lions Badge

Our newest member, Lion Colin Franey, gets his Lions name badge.

Lion President Tony led the meeting today and called on Lion Brad Board to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Dee to lead us in singing God Bless America, and Lion Bob Line to do the invocation.

The No fine badge went to Lion Brad Board. 

Lion Roy was the secret greater and was able to avoid several people and earn the club some much-needed cash.


This was our monthly birthday callout, but none of the members who had birthdays was present, so we skipped it.

Lion Roy announced that we had received two pairs of eyeglasses donated by Mary Dyck, who contacted us through our website. We do get frequent contacts from our website, so more people are finding our club.

Lion Tom Gaebe announced and took sign-ups for the band review taking place next Saturday, the 15th. Thirty-three bands are in the review this year.

Lion Allen announced a Vision Screening is being held at Valley Life Charter School on Wednesday the 19th from 9:30-1:30. Anyone who would like to help contact Allen at 936-4563.

New Lion Colin Franey was given his name badge and time to talk a little about himself.

Auction Items

No auction items today, but Lion Tom Gabie recently went to Alaska fishing and didn’t bring anything back except $10 cash.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Dee was happy for his ABD team in the baseball playoffs: ABD=Anyone But the Dodgers.

Lion Pat was happy that Pete had helped him get some money returned.

Lion Steve was happy his son, who was in South Carolina recently during Hurricane Ian, got out safely.

Lion Bob Line was happy for Fresno State Alum Aaron Judge hitting 62 home runs and taking the American league record.

Lion Brad was happy to see that Lion Colin was an Eagle Scout along with Lions Pete and Himself.

Lion Pat was happy that his dad was also an eagle scout and, at the time, was too young to have it awarded. He had to wait till he got of age to receive the award.

Lion Pete was optimistic when he said that the Giants might acquire Aaron Judge next season, and he was also happy because that afternoon, he was leaving for LAX and a trip to Ireland for two weeks.

Lion Allen was happy his daughter got a job.

Lion Craig was happy he was going to Shaver Lake with his girlfriend, but her mom and dog were also coming along. We’ll see how happy he is next week.


Lion Tom Link fined Lion Tom Gabie for playing the USC fight song right next to him during the meeting, and he could not hear what Lion Tony was saying.

Lion Allen fined Lion Bob Line, an FSU alum, because the Fresno State football team lost to one of the worst teams in the country last week.

Winners and Losers

$5 went to Lion Bob Line, who donated it to the eye foundation.

Lotto tickets went to Lion Tony.

Lion Pat drew for the coveted white marble but came up with another color that netted him zero dollars.


Today’s Program

Our program was a no-show for today so we went home early. 


Lion Tom Gabie won the Free Add this week. 

Rose parade opp

Opportunity tickets to ride on our Lions Club International float are going fast–only 18 tickets left.  Get your ticket now!!!  This is a $5000 value.  Contact 2VDG Lion Cheri for tickets at or at 360-970-3642.  Drawing is on Nov 12, 2022.  Ticket stubs must be sent back to the Float committee no later than 1 Nov.

$20 per ticket