Notes from September 18, 2020 Zoom Club meeting

Announcements
Club Secretary Steve Gerrard has sent out dues reminders.
Lion Tony Loliva had a birthday
Tom Link, besides being late, reminded us that Lion Bob Line was about to celebrate his 87th birthday!
Happy Bucks
Brent Robinson was happy for hosting a two day conference on Zoon
Lion Melinda Blankenship for being able to attend today
Steve Gerrard’s son became a Brown Belt
Lion Roy Dressel was happy for a little cleaner air
Lion Tom Link donated a happy buck for Bob Line’s birthday (Where is Bob?}
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Friday, September 28    Zoom Meeting  KDHCD  Update  – Deborah Volosin
Friday, Oct 2                    Lions Park   – Lunch hosted by Club
Friday, Oct. 9                Zoom Meeting
Friday, Oct. 16              Zoom Meeting – Visalia Rescue Mission

Notes from Recent Zoom Club Meeting

September 11 Meeting Notes 
                                                                                                                                                             Program 
Jacquie Gaebe shared the importance of technology and education.  It was an informative meeting and we actually went over several minutes with questions.                                                                                  
Happy Bucks
 Craig was $20 happy because his house is still standing in Shaver Lake
There were many other Happy Bucks and a few finds as well.  You are just going to have to attend to join in on the fun!                                                                                                                                               
Zoom Support
If you haven’t used Zoom or just need some help getting connected there are several who have volunteered to help.                                                                 
Lion Jeff Meader
Lion Brent Robinson
Just give Craig, Jeff, or Brent a call and we will help you out.                                                                               
Current Meeting Schedule
Sept. 18    Zoom Mtg   Noon  Program:   Emergency Preparedness 
Sept. 25     Zoom Mtg  Noon  Program:   Kaweah Delta
Oct 2       Lions Park    Noon  Program: Fellowship  and Lunch 
Oct 9     Zoom Meeting Noon                                                                                                            
All Meetings on Zoom:                                                                                                                                 
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Lions Club Update

 

President’s Message
It has been a long time since we met as a club and I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.  When we sheltered-in place in March, if you were like me, you thought we would be back to some sense of normal by now.   When I thought about my year as Visalia Host Lions Club President I never imagined a start to the year like this.   But, it is what it is and as Lions we are resilient and it is time to get our club up and running again.
First, I want you to know that the Board has met three times in the since May and we are working to transition into the new year.  When I say met, I mean we met online using the now famous Zoom meeting platform.   In fact I attended the District Officers training last Saturday using the same format.
 
The recommendation was for every club to move meetings to an online platform until it is safe for us to meet in person.  We are working to do just that.   I know this won’t be easy but together we can make it happen.   A little COVID isn’t going to stop the Visalia Host Lions!
Craig Wheaton
559-679-9996
Murder Mystery Dinner
As you should know by now, we had to completely cancel the Murder Mystery Dinner.  Lion Laurie and the committee is working on a letter for all those who bought tickets and all of our sponsors to let them know.  You may have received an email about your ticket purchase.  We hope that many will either donate the ticket/sponsorship to the club and/or roll it over to our event next year.  
 
Golf Tournament 
The Golf Tournament has also been canceled.   Lion Melinda and committee is working on a similar letter of appeal to our regular sponsors to support us with a donation so that we can continue our valuable community work.  If you were a tee sign sponsor we hope you will consider giving the club a donation in place of your sponsorship.  I have pledged $100 myself.
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Club Dues
Soon you will receive your invoice for this year’s club dues.  The Board has discussed our budget/financial situation and we are going to adopt our current budge without any additional dues.  However, since we are unable to raise money at club meetings with happy bucks and fines, if you wish to make an additional donation it would be greatly appreciated.  
 
Historic Club Meeting – Friday, August 7th, 12 Noon
We will have our first all club meeting on Friday, August 7th at noon.  This will be held on Zoom.  Wait!  Don’t panic!  Don’t give up!  You too can work this out and join us.   I will set up an trial meeting on Thursday, August 6 at noon to help you through.  I will be available by phone to walk you through the process.  My number is 559-679-9996.
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Here is the zoom link.  If you have not used Zoom you will need to download some software the first time.   Try it and see if it works for you
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Craig Wheaton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Time: Aug 7, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time
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ROAR Newsletter

 

 

President’s Message
It has been a long time since we met as a club and I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy.  When we sheltered-in place in March, if you were like me, you thought we would be back to some sense of normal by now.   When I thought about my year as Visalia Host Lions Club President I never imagined a start to the year like this.   But, it is what it is and as Lions we are resilient and it is time to get our club up and running again.
First, I want you to know that the Board has met three times in the since May and we are working to transition into the new year.  When I say met, I mean we met online using the now famous Zoom meeting platform.   In fact I attended the District Officers training last Saturday using the same format.
 
The recommendation was for every club to move meetings to an online platform until it is safe for us to meet in person.  We are working to do just that.   I know this won’t be easy but together we can make it happen.   A little COVID isn’t going to stop the Visalia Host Lions!
Craig Wheaton
559-679-9996
Murder Mystery Dinner
As you should know by now, we had to completely cancel the Murder Mystery Dinner.  Lion Laurie and the committee is working on a letter for all those who bought tickets and all of our sponsors to let them know.  You may have received an email about your ticket purchase.  We hope that many will either donate the ticket/sponsorship to the club and/or roll it over to our event next year.  
 
Golf Tournament 
The Golf Tournament has also been canceled.   Lion Melinda and committee is working on a similar letter of appeal to our regular sponsors to support us with a donation so that we can continue our valuable community work.  If you were a tee sign sponsor we hope you will consider giving the club a donation in place of your sponsorship.  I have pledged $100 myself.
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Club Dues
Soon you will receive your invoice for this year’s club dues.  The Board has discussed our budget/financial situation and we are going to adopt our current budge without any additional dues.  However, since we are unable to raise money at club meetings with happy bucks and fines, if you wish to make an additional donation it would be greatly appreciated.  
 
Historic Club Meeting – Friday, August 7th, 12 Noon
We will have our first all club meeting on Friday, August 7th at noon.  This will be held on Zoom.  Wait!  Don’t panic!  Don’t give up!  You too can work this out and join us.   I will set up an trial meeting on Thursday, August 6 at noon to help you through.  I will be available by phone to walk you through the process.  My number is 559-679-9996.
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Here is the zoom link.  If you have not used Zoom you will need to download some software the first time.   Try it and see if it works for you.
Roar Newsletter for Friday, March 13th

Roar Newsletter for Friday, March 13th

Notice: 

Covid-19 Update: The Visalia Host Lions club has suspended our regular Friday meetings until California’s Stay at Home order is lifted. 

Look for emails on updates as time goes on. 

New Date for The Murder Mystery dinner: July 18th

The Visalia Host Lions, like the Fox, says stay safe and see you soon. 

Now that those notices are out of the way let’s get back to normal.

Lion president Ruth asked Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing God Bless America, and he did a mighty fine job as always. Lion Karen lead us in saluting the flag, and Lion Dee lead us in prayer. Lion Melinda informed us that we “ain’t got nobody” when it came to guests today.

Lion Karen won the no fine badge. 

 

Announcements 

Lion Roy announced that the board had voted on Wednesday to move the Murder Mystery dinner to July 18th. There were a few people that we did not know if they had been informed of the change. He passed around a sheet asking members if they knew of the few who had not been checked off so that we could call or text them.

Lion Dee announced that Lion Don Landers was in Sothern California and has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He will be going in for surgery soon and for all the members to keep him in our prayers.

Lion Bob leads us in song. 

Lion Melinda talks about the measures Kaweah Delta is taking with the Coronavirus. 

Meetings suspended until our stay at home order is lifted. 

Lion President Ruth started the meeting with what has been on the minds of most of the world’s population for the past few days and weeks. The Coronavirus. She proposed that we should not meet for the next month and asked us to take a vote on that. Members discussed the pros and cons, and a vote was taken. By a slim margin, we did vote to suspend meetings. At that time we were planning of resuming our meeting on April 17th, but we have sense postponed them until our stay at home order has been lifted. 

Auction items 

Lion Karen auctioned off an SF Giants drinking cup that she and Rick had purchased when they had been a sprint training in Arizona. (luckily they went when they did as spring training has been canceled)  Lion Melinda bought it for $15, then put in another $5 because Karen had paid $20 for it in Arizona.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pat had a happy buck because his mother, who was 104, passed away peacefully last week.  Happy because, she had lived a good life and at 106, a long one also.

Lion president Ruth gave a buck because she did not pick a secret greater this week.

Lion Pat was happy that he was able to gift his six memberships to a gun club.

Lion Steve was happy for all the hard work the Murder Mystery Dinner had put in and hopes that it will be a success in its new date of July 18th.

Lion Craig was happy that a conference that he was scheduled to go to was canceled so he could go to the MMD, but then he was sad because that had been canceled also.

Lion Roy was happy Lion Aron had given him a bottle of Jack Daniels that he was not going to drink.

Lion George was happy his cleaning lady was there when it blacked out and she was able to stop him from falling on his head.

Lion Karen was $10 happy that Lion Melinda had put in that extra $5 for the Giants cup.

Lion Vicki was happy that her Husband was playing golf and doing well.

Fines

Lione Dee fined Lion Tom for not being able to shot a bow and arrow because of his hand hurt too much.

Lion Vicki fined Lion Bob Line for being the superintendent when she was asked to teach a class in Bachelor Living. She had a long story about one of the “jocks” using the oven and using it for smoke signals.

Lion Pat fined his late brother for teaching a shop class where one kid used an air nailer to staple a hat on some head. His late brother was not available to pay the fine, so Pat took it upon himself to pay it.

Winners

$5.00 raffle: Lion president Ruth won and donated it to the Leo club. 

Lotto tickets: Lion Janet 

Marble: Lion Karen, (again) but she was not that lucky, drawing a blue marble. 

Lion Dee lets the club know about Lion Don Lander’s upcoming surgery for a brain tumor.

Lion Steve won the free add (to the joy of your editor this week, Lion Roy) and the National League pennant and this year, the series.

Lion Karen proudly shows off her blue marble, giving someone else a chance at the winning marble next week, or I should say, next meeting (April 17th)