ROAR Newsletter for January 8, 2021

Announcements

President Craig shared the following list of upcoming meeting programs:

January 15:  Nick Vargas from “The Source”

January 22:  Soon to be Scheduled

January 29:  Greg Mauro   “Toastmasters”

February 5:  Terry Stafford   “Everyone Should Write A Book”

Happy Bucks

Lion Tom Link recently celebrated his birthday.  He also received his first COVID vaccine.

Allen Ventling will be traveling to Vegas to spend his birthday with his kids.

Tony Loliva donated twenty happy bucks!  His son was recently engaged.

Bob Line will be attending happy hour at Quail Park.

Lions Lauri Aguilar and Brent Robinson wished everyone a happy New Year.

Rick McVaigh was happy to be back at Club.

Fines

Lion Roy Dressel fined himself for missing the last meeting.

Tom Link fined himself for getting his COVID vaccine ahead of schedule.

Lion John Parker fined President Craig for wearing a lapel pin from a disreputable organization.

Roy Dressel, Bob Line and Tony Loliva were fined for not wearing their name badges. 

Presentation

Local Adman Cecil Lopez described his new Leaf (Lifestyle, Entertainment, Agriculture, and Food) Magazine.  Leaf is the first local magazine for Cannabis enthusiasts.

 

 

Message from President Craig

Message from President Craig
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Happy New Year fellow Lions!
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I hope you are staying safe and healthy as the holiday season wraps up.    It seems like long ago when we had our last Club meeting.  I wanted to remind you that we are starting up again this week and have a whole line up of great programs.
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Please make an effort to join us on Zoom, every Friday at Noon.   Make it a Noon on Zoom Friday.  
 
https://brandman.zoom.us/j/7791819414
Meeting ID: 779 181 9414
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Here is a list of upcoming programs:
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January 8:   Cecil Lopez sharing about “Leaf Magazine”
January 15:  Nick Vargas from “The Source”
January 22:  Soon to be Scheduled
January 29:  Greg Mauro   “Toastmasters”
February 5:  Terry Stafford   “Everyone Should Write A Book”
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CSET:  Our Donation Makes a Difference!!!
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Here is a wonderful email I received today:
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Happy New Year to you and the Visalia Host Lions,
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I am pleased to share with you that our compelling van wraps for Meals on Wheels have inspired the generosity of a group of nurses at Kaweah Delta to donate to the program! One of the nurses shared with us that they decided to make a donation because they saw the vans and thus learned about CSET’s role in operating the program.
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The Club’s generosity is indeed making a difference in Visalia. Please share our story with your members and our thanks. 
May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch to your door in 2021 ~ an Irish toast
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Warm regards,
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Carla

 

Notes From December 4th Zoom Meeting

 

We had a great group join us for last week’s Visalia Host Lions meeting.  It is hard not to have a regular in person meeting but it is heart warming to see those who can make it on Zoom.
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Deborah Volosin gave a very timely and informative overview of COVID in our community in her review of how Kaweah Delta is currently impacted.  The good news is they are really good at accommodating and flexing as the COVID patients increase.
Announcements
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The next meeting of our Club’s Executive Board will be Tuesday, December 8, 5:30 on Zoom.
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Due to the new restrictions on outdoor dining, the in-person meeting originally scheduled for Friday, December 11 will be held on Zoom.  This week we have Mary Jane Jennings from Visalia Emergency Aid Council joining us for our Zoom meeting.  We had planned to have each of you to bring a toy to donate.  If you have already purchased a toy, you can drop it off or call VEAC at 732-0101 and they will make sure it gets to a deserving child during this difficult holiday.  We are also asking for an additional pledge to add to the donation that we will make to VEAC.   Just let Steve Garrard know the pledge amount and he will put it on your “tab”

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Happy Bucks
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 Lion Roy Dressel’s son had COVID but wasn’t hospitalized and is on the mend.
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 Lion Allen Ventling’s son Travis had a mild case of COVID, His other son just got his BA!
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Lion Leigh Mosconi donated a Remembrance Happy Buck for Rafer Johnson, Great Olympian from Kingsburg, and founder of California Special Olympics.
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Lion Steve Gerrard had a great Thanksgiving.
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President Craig donated a Happy Buck just for being there.
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Fines
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President Craig and Lion Steve were fined for gathering with family at Thanksgiving  

Notes for November 6th Meeting

 

Program
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Our program was presented by Deann Saldana from Habitat for Humanity.  This was one of most unique meetings because she presented from a job site location in Hanford.  We got a tour of a house under construction. That is one advantage to Zoom.  We learned about all the work they are doing to help provide affordable housing in Tulare and Kings County.
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Happy Bucks
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Lion Karen McVaigh was very happy with her son’s wedding pictures, which were taken by Lion Roy Dressel.
Lion Brent Robinson was happy with his professional picture that Lion Roy took.
Lion Tom Link was happy about Fresno State Football and about winning his reelection to the Tulare County School Board.
President Craig is going to see his daughter this weekend!
Lion Allen Ventling was just very happy.
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Fines
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Lion Tom Link was fined for being late again.
President Craig , Lion Roy Dressel and others were fined for not wearing their badge as required. 

 The Club received a Thank You letter from CSET for our donations in January of 2020, which allowed them to make crucial improvements to their Meals on Wheels Program.

 Program

Our program was presented by Nicola Wissler.  Some of you may know her from the Workforce Investment Board but today she was sharing a new community resources sponsored by her church, Just Serve.  This is a way for us to find, advertise, or volunteer for community service projects.  It is local and national and we, as in the Lions Club, can list our service projects and perhaps attract individuals that may be willing to help out.  I think it could be a way to recruit service oriented people as members.  We will talk more about it at our next board meeting.
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Happy Bucks
Lions John Parker and Steve Gerrard were happy about the Los Angeles Dodgers winning the World Series.
Lions Tom Link and Tony Loliva were happy for Fresno State’s big win.
President Craig was happy to have his internet restored in the mountains.
Lions Betty & Aaron Odell were happy for being back in town and visiting grandchildren
Lion Allen Ventling was happy for something 🙂
Lion Brent Robinson was happy that his children might be able to return to school, in person, in December.
Fines
Lion Tom Link was fined for being late and numerous other things
Announcements
Nov. 6 Zoom Meeting Program:   Habitat for Humanity
Nov 10  Zoom Board Meeting
Nov. 13   In person Lions Meeting
We hope to see all of you at our next meeting.  All Zoom meetings are held at the same link:

https://brandman.zoom.us/j/7791819414
Meeting ID: 779 181 9414
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+16699006833,,7791819414# US (San Jose)