ROAR Newsletter for February 8, 2019

Club President Karen McVaigh opened the meeting by asking Lion Bob line to lead the Club in a patriotic song – God Bless America. Lion Allen Ventling led the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Dee Baughman performed the invocation.

Lion Steve Gerrard won the “no-fine” badge for the meeting.

Lion Rick McVaigh introduced our guests for the meeting: Filmmakers Shelly Ellis and Zach Green.


President Karen shared that the Club had received a Thank You Card for our support of the local group “Tail Waggers”, who raise guide dogs for the blind.

Karen also provided an update on needs for the upcoming Murder Mystery Dinner.  Members are asked to donate three bottles of wine and twenty-five dollars for gift cards.

Lions may attend a Young Life Dinner on February 21st free of charge.

Lion Dee Baughman shared that he and Lion Pat Harrison are members of Barber Shop Quartets that would once again be doing singing Valentines to raise money for the Mighty Oak Chorus. Dee is also selling Girl Scout cookies for his granddaughter.

Lion Roy Dressel attended the recent visitation to Sunset Lions along with President Karen and Lions Rick, Melinda and Ed.

Lion Ed thanked Lion Laurie Aguilar for her efforts with the Super Bowl Party for the Homeless.

Happy Bucks

Lion Ruth McKee passed along a happy five Dollars from Lion Brent Robinson.  Lion Brent and his wife are training to become Casa advocates. Lion Ruth was also happy it was Friday and that her nephew had become an Eagle Scout.

Lion Roy Dressel had a great time photographing the Super Bowl Party and the Coalinga City Council.

Lion Dee Baughman was happy for the snow we could see on the mountains.

Lion Pat Harrison was happy that both his Suburban and Lincoln were running again. 

Lion Allen Ventling was happy the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl.   Lion Don Landers was happy the Super Bowl was over.

Lion Pete Sherwood is recovering well from a medical procedure.

Lion Carol Jones was sick but is feeling better.

Lion Tom Link’s daughter will once again be putting on a Green Acres School play, Beauty and the Beast, February 14 through 17th.  

Lion Vicki was happy her husband is doing well.  She also shared that the Cardio unit at Kaweah Delta is now affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic.

Lion Bob Line had a great time at his granddaughter’s wedding.


Lion Ruth McKee fined Lion Bob Line for wearing his hat during the meeting.

Lion Carol Jones fined President Karen for not holding the traditional Valentines Day meeting.

Lion Dee fined Lion Tom Link has been wearing a Band-aid on his face for weeks.

Lion Betty Odell fined Lion Allen Ventling for not standing for the National Anthem at the Super Bowl Party.


Local filmmakers Zach Green and Shelly Ellis showed their documentary Preying on Innocence and answered questions about human trafficking.


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Our meeting began with first vis president Lion Ruth, who was standing in for Lion President Karen today as she was celebrating her and Lion Rick’s anniversary in Mexico.  Lion Ruth called on Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing My country tis of thee, Lion Dee to lead us in the flag salute and Lion Aaron to Lead us in prayer.

Lion Bob Line won the no fine badge. 


Lion Lauri announced that the Murder Mystery Dinner plans were progressing. We have got our first sponsor, Kaweah Delta has agreed to be a $500 sponsor again this year. We still need many table decorators and more sponsors. Plus wine and gift baskets. 

It was also announced that the super bowl party for the homeless is Sunday, February 4th at the Visalia Rescue Mission. We need help with that party so if you are interested, please sing up this coming Friday or contact Lauri. 

Lion Allen announced that Young Life, who we give a donation to every year is having there Banquet on Feb 21, the club is sponsoring a table so if anyone wants to go let him know. It will be at the Visalia United Methodist Church. 

Auction items

Lion Steve auctioned off some chocolate that a member of his morning coffee group had donated to the club. and  Lion Ruth purchased for a big $20. Lion Dee auctions off Fresno State basketball box seats that Lions Pete purchased for an even more whopping $60. Pete said it came at the perfect time as he and his wife Claudia were just talking about taking their kids to a basketball game. 


Lion Kent Wooley 

Happy Bucks 

Lions Ruth was happy because…’s Friday, and she was off work until Tuesday. 

Lion Carol was happy that she was headed to their home in Moro Bay for the three day weekend, and for the fact that Lions Kent and Judy Wooley were in attendance at our meeting today. 

Lion Dee was also happy that Lions Kent and Judy were here today, and for the fact that Lion Pete bought his Fresno State Tickets. 

Lion Pete was happy to have gotten the tickets to the Fresno State basketball game, but alas, he would not be taking his father in law Lions Bob. 

Lion Ed was also happy to see Lions Kent and Judy at club today. 

Lions Brett was also happy it was Friday and that his son was playing basketball on Saturday. 

Lion Vicki was happy that her Husband was doing great and for Lions Kent and Judy

Lion Kent was grateful everything they have. 

Lions Allen was happy for the Patriots

Lion Leigh was happy he had passed his over 70 drivers test. 


Lions Dee fined Lions Tom Link because of the way he was dressed he looked like an Orange Sherbet Ice cream. 

Lion Bob Line fined Lion Tom Link because his brother had been elected Mayor again. 

Lion Brett fined Lion Allen for being a Patriot’s fan. 

Lion Ruth fined Lion Allen for a short joke he had said earler in the meeting, smoething about her needing a foot stool to be seen over the podium. 

Lion Betty fined Lion Allen for talking with his mouth full. 

Lions Dee fined Lion Tom Link for bragging that he had been to a Rotary meeting earlier in the week and didn’t get fined. 

Our secret greater today was our tail twister Lion Vicki, Lions Roy, Bob Bricker and Bob Line did not shake her hand. (or so she claimed) 

$5 raffle went to Lion Carol who gave it to the Lions eye Foundation. 

Free Add went to Lion Dee 

Loto tickets went to Lion Kent. No word on his windfall. 

Marble drawing went to Lion Vicki, who won zero dollars. 


Our program today was a talk about circulation and diabetes by Dr. Jeffrey Hagen from Visalia Medical clinic. 




Lion Dee said Go Kansas City 

(that just didn’t work out as planned,
but then again Lion Allen thought it was OK)