ROAR Newletter for June 14, 2019

The June 14th meeting began with a song led by Lion Pat Harrison. Lion Aaron Odell performed the invocation and Lion Daryl Farnsworth led the flag salute.

Guests for the meeting included Chriselda Ibarra of the Tulare Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Amanda Guajardo of the Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council.

Lion Melinda Blankenship won the “no-fine” badge for the meeting.

Announcements

Lion Melinda Blankenship announced the first meeting of the golf tournament committee will be at 5:30PM on June 20th at Melinda’s house 

Lion Allen Ventling reminded members that the next vision screening event will be on June 21st in Dinuba.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse reminded Lions that the Annual Officers Installation Dinner will be June 27th at 5:30 at the Vintage Press Restaurant.

Auction

Travelling Lion Tom Link auctioned off a batch of Saltwater Taffy from Morro Bay. President Karen McVaigh purchased the item for a donation of eight dollars.

Happy Bucks

Lion Pat Harrison donated five happy bucks – His grandson was named MVP in a San Diego All Star game.

Short-Timer Treasurer Lion Ed Jones will be heading for the Coast this weekend.

Lion Carol Jones had a fun trip to Imagine U with her granddaughters.

Dodgers fan Roy Dressel was happy his team was still in first place.

Lion Brad Board will be going to his granddaughter’s birthday party in Bakersfield.  One of his customers also brought him a delicious apricot pie.

Lion Pete Sherwood will be spending three weeks cruising the rivers of Central and Eastern Europe.

Lion Tom link will be heading for Niagara Falls and Nova Scotia.

Lion Melinda Blankenship wished everyone a happy Flag Day.

Lion John Parker has a new F350 truck.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse was happy (and lucky) to be getting her car back Friday – Her car was severely damaged a few weeks ago in a sketchy West Visalia parking lot during a Rotary meeting.

Fines

Lion Craig Wheaton was fined for saying that Lion Ruth McKee didn’t need to duck as she moved across the room during the meeting.

Lion Tom Link was fined for his late arrival.

Lion Roy Dressel was fined for being on his phone during the meeting. 

Prizes

Lion Vicki Whitehouse won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Lion Craig Wheaton won the free ad. Roy Dressel won the lotto tickets.  Lion Melinda Blankenship won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to catch the white marble.

 Presentation

Executive Director Amanda Guajardo described the services provided by the Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council. The Council educates parents, trains child care workers, and promotes child abuse awareness.

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Club President Karen McVaigh opened the meeting by asking Lion Dee Baughman to lead the Club in song. Lion Bob Line performed the invocation and Lion Leigh Mosconi led the flag salute.

Guests for the meeting included Gil Jaramillo of Tulare County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Ray Macareno of the College of Sequoias Board of Trustees.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse won the “no-fine” badge for the meeting.

Announcements

Secretary Steve Gerrard read the names of candidates for Club officers for 2019/2020.

 

President     Ruth McKee

1st VP           Craig Wheaton

2nd VP         Jeff Meader

IPP                Karen McVaigh

Secretary     Steve Gerrard

Treasurer     Karen McVaigh

Directors      Roy Dressel

2 yr. term     Betty Odell

Directors      Lauri Aguilar

1 yr. term     Aaron Odell

Past Pres.     Pat Harrison

1 yr. term     Allen Ventling

Tail Twister      Vicki Whitehouse

Lion Tamer      Tony Loliva

Greeter            Melinda Blankenship

Club Members unanimously approved the slate of officers.

Lion Melinda Blankenship announced the first meeting of the golf tournament committee will be at 5:30PM on June 20th.  Club members will be asked to donate gift certificates or baskets for raffle prizes.

Lion Allen Ventling reminded members that the next vision screening event will be on June 21st in Dinuba.

Auction

Travelling Lion Melinda Blankenship auctioned off a Lion refrigerator magnet from Morro bay.  Lion Ed jones purchased the item for a donation of ten dollars.

Happy Bucks

Lion Dee Baughman is the proud grandfather of an 8 year-old hero who recently pulled a toddler from the bottom of a swimming pool.

Lion Pat Harrison showed off the new afghan knitted by Lion Melinda.

Former COS Board Member Bob Line was happy to see Trustee Macarena at our meeting. Trustee Macarena donated a happy buck for his son who recently graduated from High School as Valedictorian.

Once again, Lion Ruth McKee was happy it was Friday.

Lion Brad Board was happy for the recent cooler weather.

Motorcycle rider Lion Ed Jones had a great ride through the Sierras.

Lion Leigh Mosconi spent Memorial Day weekend in the snow at his cabin.

Lion Allen Ventling thanked Lion Tom Gaebe for his work on Lion Allen’s tax return.

Lion Melinda Blankenship was happy to see Ray Macarena, a coworker from Kaweah Delta Hospital, at our Club meeting.  

Lion Vicki Whitehouse invited everyone to the grand opening of her daughter’s Starbucks store.  She also shared that her granddaughter graduated from Clovis North High School.

Fines

Lion Brad Board fined himself for forgetting his name badge.

Prizes

 

Lion Tom Gaebe won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Lion Leigh Mosconi won the free ad. Lion Bob Line won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to draw the elusive white marble.

 Presentation

College of Sequoias Trustee Ray Macarena provided an update on the continued  growth and success of our community college.

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Club President Karen McVaigh opened the meeting by asking Lion Bob Line to lead the Club in song – America, My Country Tis of Thee. Lion Aaron Odell performed the invocation and Lion Jeff Meader led the flag salute.

Guests for the meeting included Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward and members of his staff.

Lion Craig Wheaton won the “no-fine” badge for the meeting.

Announcements

Lion Allen Ventling announced that there will be an evening vision screening event in Dinuba on Friday June 21st.

Secretary Steve Gerrard read the names of candidates for Club officers for 2019/2020.

President     Ruth McKee

1st VP           Craig Wheaton

2nd VP         Jeff Meader

IPP                Karen McVaigh

 

Secretary     Steve Gerrard

Treasurer     Karen McVaigh

 

Directors      Roy Dressel

2 yr. term     Betty Odell

 

Directors      Lauri Aguilar

1 yr. term     Aaron Odell

 

Past Pres.     Pat Harrison

1 yr. term     Allen Ventling

 

Tail Twister      Vicki Whitehouse

Lion Tamer      Tony Loliva

Greeter            Melinda Blankenship

Happy Bucks

Happy Lion Betty Odell will be on her way to the Coast next weekend.

Jeff Meader was happy to see DA Ward at the meeting

Lion Carol Jones, who stopped by on her way to the Coast, shared that her Granddaughter will be turning six.

Lion John Parker was able to take a rare two-week vacation.

Lion Melinda Blankenship was happy that it was Friday and that she was off work.

Giants fan Craig Wheaton was happy his team won a game.

Lion Steve Gerrard shared that his Granddaughter Mackenzie will be enlisting in the Air Force.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse shared that her husband continues to do well and that the weather has been great.

Fines

Lion Melinda Blankenship fined herself for not bringing her commemorative blanket to Club.

Lion Craig Wheaton fined Lion Vicki Whitehouse for not sharing a mishap with her car at another club meeting.

Prizes

Lion Pat Harrison won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Lion Melinda Blankenship won the free ad. Lion Rick McVaigh won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to draw the elusive white marble.

Presentation

Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward shared a detailed presentation about how the Golden State Killer was identified using genetic geneology.

 

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Club President Karen McVaigh opened the meeting by asking Lion Bob Line to lead the Club in song – America, My Country Tis of Thee. Lion George Fry performed the invocation and Lion Jeff Meader lead the flag salute.

Guests for the meeting included Betsy Leon of Visalia Rescue Mission and Josh Banda of the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra.

Lion Pat Harrison won the “no-fine” badge for the meeting.

Announcements

Lion Dee Baughman shared that, beginning in August, we will need another liaison for our Leo Club.  Interested lions should contact Lion Dee.

Betsy Leon of Visalia Rescue Mission presented a Thank You card for our Club’s support.

Secretary Steve Gerrard read the names of candidates for Club officers for 2019/2020.

President      Ruth McKee

1st VP           Craig Wheaton

2nd VP         Jeff Meader

IP Pres          Karen McVaigh

Secretary     Steve Gerrard

Treasurer     Karen McVaigh

Directors      Roy Dressel

2 yr. term     Betty Odell

Directors      Lauri Aguilar

1 yr. term     Aaron Odell

Past Pres.     Pat Harrison

1 yr. term     Allen Ventling

Head Tail Twister      Vicki Whitehouse

Head Lion Tamer      Tony Loliva

Head Greeter            Melinda Blankenship

Auction

Lion Ed Jones donated ten dollars in lieu of providing an auction item after his most recent trip to Morro Bay.

Happy Bucks

Happy Lion Jeff Meader donated 20 dollars – His daughter’s dance troupe will be dancing at Disneyland this weekend.

Lion Pat Harrison shared that his Little League All Star Grandson recently hit a home run.

Lion Brad Board will be traveling to Bellflower for his Grandson’s 3rd birthday.

Giants fan Lion Pete Sherwood was able to see his team win two games in Phoenix.

Lion Aaron Odell recently attended a Rawhide Baseball game.

Lion Craig Wheaton will be attending his last meeting in Sacramento.  He also noted that, now that a long ski season is over, he has stopped praying for snow.

Lion George Fry donated five happy bucks.

In the absence of Lion Ruth McKee, Lion Allen Ventling wished everyone a happy Friday.  He also shared that the insurance he carries on his son’s cell phone paid off after he dropped a large weight on it at the gym.

Lion Ed Jones shared that his wife Lion Carol is having a good time at the Coast.  Lion Ed was also happy that the Dodgers are “awesome” this year.

Lion Don Landers is back from a trip to Pismo Beach.

Lion Darryl Farnsworth was happy to be back at Club.

Lion Vicki shared that her husband continues to do well and that the weather has been great.

Fines

Lion Vicki Whitehouse fined President Karen for her “short joke”.

Lion Jeff Meader fined himself for having to leave early to return to work.

Lion Betty Odell fined Lion Brad Board for “noise pollution” from his panel truck.

Prizes

Lion Allen Ventling won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the Visalia Rescue Mission.  Lion Jeff Meader won the free ad. Lion Bob Bricker won the Lotto tickets. Lion Craig Wheaton won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to draw the elusive white marble.

Presentation

Executive Director Joshua Banda provided an update on the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra.  The Orchestra just finished a great season with guest singer Betsy Wolf, Music for medicine at the Hospital, and a youth concert.  For its next performance the Orchestra will accompany the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark on October 18 and 19.

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Club President Karen McVaigh opened the meeting by asking Lion Dee Baughman to lead the Club in a patriotic song – Lion Dee responded with a rousing rendition of God Bless America. Lion Bob Line performed the invocation. Lion Allen Ventling led the flag salute.

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

Auction

Lion Brad Board auctioned off Chocolates he purchased from his recent trip to Canada. Lion Melinda Blankenship bought the candy for a donation of sixteen dollars.  Lion Bob Line donated ten dollars in lieu of bringing an auction item from his recent trip.

Happy Bucks

Lion Dee Baughman referred a friend to attorney Pete Sherwood and was very happy with the service his friend received. Lion Pete was appreciative of Lion Dee’s comments. Lion Pete is also celebrating his 34th wedding anniversary and is on his way to Phoenix for a Giants away game.

Lion Carol Jones will be leaving for the Coast after the meeting.

Lion Ruth McKee was happy it was Friday.  She was also impressed with the remodeling job the Lion Pete did at his office.

Lion Leigh Mosconi will be traveling to see his newest Granddaughter.

After experiencing our recent unseasonably cool weather, Lion Dee Baughman joked that it was a short summer.

Giants fan Tom Link joked that he was happy that his team is only ten games out of first place.

Lion Roy Dressel donated three happy bucks.

Lion Brad Board enjoyed his recent trip to Washington and Canada.  He also appreciated the kind words about the service he provides.

Lion Melinda Blankenship will be traveling to San Francisco for a Lions Eye Foundation meeting.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse shared that her husband is still doing well.  She was also very pleased with the two candidates she selected for Club scholarships — One went through elementary school at Houston School, which our Club has helped support for many years. 

Fines

Lion Vicki Whitehouse fined Lion Ruth Mckee because her phone rang during the meeting.

Lion Pete Sherwood fined President Karen for not shaking his hand after selecting his as secret greeter.  He also tagged Lion Allen Ventling for bringing his dog to his newly remodeled office.

Prizes

Lion Leigh Mosconi won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club.  Lion Rick McVaigh won the free ad. Lion Janet McClintock won the Lotto tickets. Lion Dee Baughman won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to draw the elusive white marble.

Presentation

Region Chair Janet McClintock presented a trophy the Club received for new member recruitment.