Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter for 3-15-24

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter for 3-15-24

Our meeting on March 15, 2024

Bill Goodreau of Central Valley Honor Flights gives today’s presentation. 

Todays Meeting

Lion President Melinda was our leader today and called on Lion Bob Line to do the flag salute, Lion Pat to lead us in singing My Country tiss of Thee, and Lion Dee to do the invocation.

No fine badge went to Lion Pat.

Announcements

Lion President Melinda announced that she had several service awards to hand out to Lion for their years of service. Lion Mark (20 years), Lion Tony (10 years), Lion Karen (10 years), and Lion Melinda herself (10 years), and posthumous award for Lion Bob Bricker (65 years)

Lion Pat announced that the Mighty Oak Chorus’s annual show will be held on April 20th.

April 20th, Orbit Lanes in Dinuba, district billing day. See the district website: 

Auction Items

Lion Karen had $20 because she had been to spring training games in Arizona and did not bring back anything to auction off.

Lion Melinda had $10 for a trip to the coast for wine tasting this coming weekend.

 

Lions Melinda and Mark

Lion President Melinda hands Lion Mark his 20-year certificate. 

Lions Melinda and Karen

Lion President Melinda hands Lion Karen her 10-year certificate. 

Lions Melinda and Tony

Lion President Melinda hands Lion tony his 10-year certificate. 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Roy had two happy bucks: one because his wife Javonna and he were celebrating their 13th anniversary on Tuesday and the other because Bill was here today to talk about the Central Valley Honor Flights. 

Lion Mark was happy that running back Josh Jacobs was signed by the Green Bay Packers recently, and the other because Bill was with us today.

Lion Bob Line was happy that the El Demonte baseball team won the Clovis West because his grandson was the coach.

Lion John was happy that the Breakfast Lion’s annual Irishfest was happening on Saturday, as he had planned to go.

Lion Steve was happy that after almost fifty years in his house, they had installed three new garage doors to replace some very noisy ones.

Lion Melinda was happy that she would see Lion Ed and Carol on her trip to the coast. She was also happy to see Bill here today.

Lion Karen was also happy for the Irish Fest this weekend.

Lion Tom Link had a happy buck to let everyone know that the City of Moro Bay, where Lion Tom has a home, was having a city-wide garage sale this weekend.  He was also happy that his daughter had purchased an original Thomas Kyncade painting for $50 at a garage sale and found out it’s worth $3,500.

 

Fines

Lion Mark fined Lion Tony for writing down his name as Mark O’Dell.

Lion John fined Lion Tom Link for saying something about a friend having to take some meds for John’s wife to the coast for her. John said his wife doesn’t take any meds.

Lion President Melinda fined Lion Tom Link and Lion Bob Line for talking during her presentation.

 

 

Central Valley Honor Flights

 

Bill Goodreau with the Central Valley Honor Flights was our program today.  The Honor Flights takes veterans from the Central Valley back to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials, see Arlington, and visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, all at no cost to the veterans. The next flight will be April 15-17th. The return to the Fresno Airport will be on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 17th, and you are welcome to come and greet the veteran’s arrival home. Be there by at the latest 4:00 because there can be up to 3000 people at that event.

Bill Goodreau

Drawings 

The $5 drawing went to Lion Mark who donated it to the Leo Club.

Lotto ticket: our guest Bill Goodreau won it today

The marble drawing went to Lion Roy and despite all my effort to find the white marble, I came up with a black one. 

giants

Lion Tony won the free add. 

As always, we are looking for speakers for the club. Use this schuduler app to book your speaker or send them the link to this page and have them do it themsilves. No need to contact me when you want to know if a date is available, if it open on this app, it’s available. (Lion Roy) 

 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 3-11-24

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 3-11-24

Lions Meeting for Friday March 8th, 2024

Cassandra Pownell of food Link talks to the club. 

Todays Meeting

Lion President Melinda led us in saluting the flag today, then called on Lion Dee to lead us in singing America the Beautiful and Lion Bob Line to do the invocation.

Guests

Lion Allen announced our only guest, Pride Lions Club member Cassandra Pownell, who was in our program today, talking about Food Link.

No fine badge went to Lion Steve today.

Secret greeter: Lion Roy, who noted that Lions Tom Link and Bob Line did not shake his hand.

Announcements

Lion Allen also announced that the Vission Screening at Tulare County Office of Education’s STEAM Expo on Saturday, March 2, went well.

Board meeting this coming Wednesday evening at 5:30 PM, now at Mountain Mikes Pizza on Mooney.

Lion Melinda announced that Lion Betty was back home after having open heart surgery and that Lion Arron was having heart issues and was in Kaweah for a few days. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Gold tournament coming up on September 20th, golf committee is forming, if you would like to be part of the committee please contact Lion Melinda and let her know. Lion Melinda also wanted us to get some sawg for the tournament and some ideas on past supporters to hit them up as sponsors.

Lion Pat and Mark

Lion Pat won the right to the marble drawing, but finds out he won nothing. 

Lion Melinda

Lion Melinda had a little freek out, but recovered to lead the reamander of the meeting.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Leigh, who is with the Tulare County Special Olympics, was happy Lion Roy and his wife Javonna came to Tulare last Sunday and did photo packages for the players and coaches. Lion Roy followed that up, saying they had fun and it was good seeing familiar faces for the first time since 2020.

Lion Dee was happy that his brother from Arizona was in town; it was good to see him.

Lion Pete had $5 because he would be at his home in Carolina for five weeks.

Lion Casandra, our guest and member of the Visalia Pride Club, was happy to be with us today.

Lion Mark was happy his wife had surprised him with Brooks and Dunn tickets for his 63 birthday.

Lion Pat was happy his daughter had finished the second phase of her online training in wound care from the Cleveland Institute.

Lion Melinda was happy to see Cassandra from Food Link today.

 

Fines

Lion Tom Link was fined for his phone going off during the meeting. Lion Dee said it wasn’t so bad because he let it go to voice mail this time.

Lion Roy fined Lion Allen for hasseling him for taking too long when Lion Roy went back for a sign Lion Allen forgot at the eye screening.

Drawings 

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

Lotto ticket: Lion Mark

The marble drawing went to Lion Pat, , who picked a nonwhite marble, winning nothing but that nonwhite marble.

food link

Lion Cassandra (our program today) won he free add this week.

As always, we are looking for speakers for the club. Use this schuduler app to book your speaker or send them the link to this page and have them do it themsilves. No need to contact me when you want to know if a date is available, if it open on this app, it’s available. (Lion Roy) 

 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 3-1-24

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 3-1-24

Visalia Host Lions club Meeting for 3-1-24

Marie Pinto with Pro Youth gives the program today

Todays Meeting

Lion President Melinda led our meeting today and called on herself to lead us in saluting the flag. Lion Pat led us in singing America the Beautiful. Lion John did the invocation.

No fine badge went to Lion Tom Link.

Guests

Guests today were Marie Pinto, the CEO of pro youth and three from her staff, Juan, Brooke and Juana. Also with us today was Joseph Crawford, a guest of Lion Dee.

Announcements

Melinda announced that she would be going to the district meeting in Richgrove on Saturday and would report back next week the inportant events and decisions that would be made there.

 

Lion Leigh auctions off some chocolate from Porterville.

Lion Leigh auctions off some chocolate from Porterville.

Lion tony was our stand in Lion tamer today

Lion Tony was our stand in Lion tamer today

Lion Steve was our only member with a March Birthday

Lion Steve was our only member with a March Birthday

Auction Items

Lion Leigh had traveled to Porterville this past week and brought back an Ooey Gooey Bar from Stafords Chocolates, purchased almost immediately by Lion Melinda.

Lion Melinda had $10 because she had been in Texas visiting former members Ed and Carol Jones and did not bring back anything to auction off. ( I’m sure you could have found some fire starters while you were there)

Happy Bucks 

Lion Melinda had a happy buck for that Texas visit and reported that former member Lion Jeanie was doing very well after some trying times in her life recently.  She was also happy that a friend who went on the trip with her could visit her son.

Lion Pat was glad his exes don’t live in Texas, which was seconded by Lion Melinda.

Lion Arron was happy that his wife, Lion Betty, was recovering nicely from open heart surgery. Our thoughts are prayers are with you Betty.

Lion Tony was happy that Pro Youth was with us today and noted that his wife, Nancy, works with them and the Shelter Buddies, where school kids go out to the animal shelter and read to the dogs and cats. This is part of the Pro-Youth Program.

Lion Pat was happy that his Barbershop Group made $2000 with their Valentines day singing.

Lion Allen was happy that last Friday’s Young Life fundraising dinner was fun and well attended.

Lion Roy was happy that the group from Pro Youth was with us today, and that he had connected with Juan from Pro-Youth on Linkedin and he was able to arrange the program. 

Fines

Lion Allen fined Lion Melinda for not picking anyone for the secret greeter, the flag, or the song.

Birthdays

Today, being the first day of March, we recognized only one of our members, Lions Seve, who was born in March, and we sang a song to him.

Saturdays Eye Screem at TCOE

On Saturday March 2, our club had an eye screening event at Tulare County office of Education’s STEM event, Lion Allen, along with Lions Leigh, Tom Link and Roy screened about 60 kids. We only had two kids who were referred to an eye doctor.

 

Marie Pinto, from Pro Youth.

Marie Pinto, from Pro Youth, todays Program. 

Lion Allen picks the wrong marble.

Lion Allen says “dad gum it” as he picks a non white marble. 

Drawings 

The $5 drawing went to Lion Leigh who donanated it to the Leo club.

Lotto ticket: Lion Pat won $30 and donated the card to Lion Allen.

The marble drawing went to Lion Allen who picked a nonwhite marble, winning nothing but that nonwhite marble.

dodgers

Lion Steve lets us all know that it’s now spring training. 

As always, we are looking for speakers for the club. Use this schuduler app to book your speaker or send them the link to this page and have them do it themsilves. No need to contact me when you want to know if a date is available, if it open on this app, it’s available. (Lion Roy)