The Roar Newsletter for Friday March 18,2022

The Roar Newsletter for Friday March 18,2022

Lion Allen

Lion Pat with a happy buck. 

Lion Vicki and the no fin badge.

Lion Vicki with the no fine badge. 

Lion president Aaron lead the meeting today and called on Lion Tom to lead us in singing our song, Lion president Aaron did the flag salute himself and he called on Lion Tony to do the invocation.

No fine badge: I Went to Lion Vicki.

Your Roar editor Lion Roy was the secret greater today and was able to not shake a few hands.

Announcements

Friday, March 25th: Next week’s meeting will be the first of our monthly evening meetings. (There will be no lunch meeting that day.) Our meeting will be at Quail Park at Shannon Ranch, 3440 W Flagstaff Ave just off Demaree, and will begin at 5:30. Dinner will be $15 and this will be just like our regular meetings, with a speaker, happy bucks, and fines. Bring a guest. Please RSVP to Lion Aaron at:  aodell1031@hotmail.com or 408-568-2533.

Allen announced that the first vision screening in a few years will take place this coming Wednesday at 8 AM at Valley Life Charter School, 3737 S. Akers. Allen and Roy will be there but we could use an additional person. Give Roy a call or text if you can help. (559-289-2382)

Visitations

Tuesday, April 5th, 6:30 PM: Sunset Lions Club, meet at The Lamp Liter Inn, Visalia.

Wednesday, April 20th: 12:00 Noon: Sequoia Lions Club. Meeting at Noon at the Lamp Liter Inn.

Guests

Ed Needham of the Tulare county Sheriffs Association was our guest, and speaker today.

 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pat was happy he had a gas insert put into his fireplaces so he is no longer burning wood.

Lion Bob Line was happy that his great-grandson pitched a winning game for his Little league team. He will remind Lion Pete, (who is his grandfather) to give a happy buck for it next week when Pete returns.

Lion Roy was happy that Saturday will be his 11th wedding Anniversary.

Lion Steve was happy he got to spend 4 days in Long Beach because his house was being tented for termites. Lion Pat replied that he must have spent all four days inside because he came back with no tan.

Lion Vicki was happy because her husband was still doing well and that she and Allen have the same middle name.

Fines

Lion Tom was fined because his phone rang during the meeting.

Lion Roy fined the unknown truck driver that was responsible for the rock that hit the windshield of his truck.

Winners and Losers

$5 went to Lion Tom who donated it to the Lions Eye Foundation.

Lotto tickets went to Lion Bob Line.

Lion Tony drew for the coveted white marble (again)  but came up with a yellow one that did not net him anything.

Today’s Program

Ed Needham with the Tulare County sheriffs association gave us a talk today about what the association is, what it does, and how it’s getting back into gear after two years of COVID. He also has been in the Citrus business for many years and gave us some information on that business. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Needham with the Tulare County Sheriffs Association with Lion President Aaron.

Ed Needham and Lion Aaron
Rockies

Lion Tony won the Free Add for the second week in a row, this week and I am so thankful that he decided to go with the Rockies.

strength in numbers mixer flyer
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Lion Vicki

Lion Vicki, happy she was going to see John Lennon-no-no, that’s John Legend.

Lion president Aaron

Lion president Aaron leading the meeting.

Roar Our Meeting 

Lion president Aaron lead the meeting today and called on

Lion Roy to lead us in saluting the flag,

Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing God Bless America

Lion Pete to do the invocation.

No fine badge: Went to Roar Editor Lion Roy.

Lion Allen was the secret greater and was able to avoid several people and earn the club some much-needed cash. (boy was I glad I had that no fine badge)

Announcements

The date of the Visalia Host Lions Membership mixer has been set for April 28th from 5:30-8:00 at the Visalia Convention Center. Please be thinking of guests who may be interesting in joining the club and would like to attend.

Our monthly board meeting is set for this coming Wednesday, March 16th at 5:30 at Quail Park Shannon Ranch.

Guests

Our guest today was Visalia fire chief Dan Griswald, who was also our program.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pete was happy that major league baseball had come to an agreement and will be back the first week of April.

Karen had a happy buck because she won the Lotto tickets last week and won $6.00, she was also happy because baseball is back and she is going to Spring Training in Arizona for the next two weeks.

Roar editor Lion Roy was happy he had a good motorcycle camping trip to Death Valley last week.

Lion Brad was happy that the fire chief was with us today and that he and his famous red State Farm panel van would be in the Visalia St. Patrick’s day parade on Saturday.

Lion Craig was $5 happy that he was able to be at an educational event in the bay area last week and it was in person, for the first time in two years. He said that when the person in charge saw him, he said “oh no, it’s you, the last time I saw you things didn’t go so well” (it was March 2020 and everything shut down just a few days later) He was also happy because he had plans to surprise his daughter on her birthday by showing up at her house when she got off work.

Lion Bob Line was happy that Visalia Unified has a new superintendent. For some strange reason, Bob relates to the position of school superintendent.

Lion Vicki was happy her husband is doing great and was playing golf in Tulare, she was also happy that chief Davenport was with us, and in April she is going to Las Vegas and will be going to a John Legend concert, though she had a little brain freeze and thought that it was John Lennon. 

Winners and Losers

$5 went to Lion Bob Line, who quickly donated it to the Lions Eye Foundation.

Lotto tickets went to Vicki.

Lion Tony drew for the coveted white marble but came up with a yellow one, so no win for him.

Today’s Program

Visalia’s fire chief, Dan Griswald was our program today and he gave us lots of interesting information on the department and on his journey. He was from Casper Wyoming, has a wife and two kids, and has been in Visalia for two years. In fact, he arrived in town in February of 2020. 

giants

Lion Tony won the Free Add. 

strength in numbers mixer flyer
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Lion President Aaron

Lion president leads the meeting today.

Judy Casey from Gleeners

Judy Casey from the Visalia Gleaning Seniors 

Lion president Aaron lead us in saluting the flag. (more about that a little later) He called on Lion Tom to lead us in singing My Country Tis of Thee and called on Dee to do the invocation.

No fine badge: Went to Lion president Aaron.

Lion Betty was our secret greater today and listed off several members’ names who did not shake her hand, thus bringing money into the club.

Announcements

Lion president Aaron announced that there had been a membership mixer committee meeting this past Wednesday evening at Quail Park Shannon Ranch. Plans were made for a membership mixer at the end of May. The meeting was attended by Lions Aaron, Betty, Lauri (who is the committee chair) Dennis, and Melinda. Any and all members are welcome on the committee, whose goal is to build membership. As you have seen, our club has shrunk in the last few years, and in order to have successful fundraising events and service projects, we need new members.

It was noted that we should get back to wearing vests to club meetings and to events. They are a walking advertisment for Lions.

Check out our web sites new home page where you will find links to Lions merchandise, including vests.

The next membership committee meeting will be Wednesday, March 9th at 5:30, at Quail Park Shannon Ranch.

Board meeting: The board meeting has been moved to Thursday, March 10th, 5:30 at Quail Park Shannon Ranch.

 

Guests

Guests today were Donna Hall and Judy Casey from the Visalia Gleaning Seniors.

 

Auction Items

Lion Tom had gone to Moro Bay and auctioned off a bag of Salt Water taffy, which was purchased by Lion Karen for $8

Happy Bucks 

Lion Dee was happy for the rain we got last week and for the expected rain coming next week.

Lion Roy was happy he was taking a week off and going on a motorcycle camping trip to Death Valley.

Lion Bob Line was happy he was able to attend the Mt. Whitney valley championship game last week where Mt. Whitney became champs.

Lion Tom was happy he went to Moro Bay last week and played golf for three days.

Lion Pete was happy that he didn’t get run over by our guests, Judy and Donna, in the crosswalk outside Left of Center as he was coming to the meeting, he was also happy that he broke 100 in his golf game.

Lion Pat was happy that Lion Pete had a good time at the baby shower in his office. You see, Pat came in the office to get something notarized and ran right into the baby shower.

Lion Allen was happy to see Donna and Judy at the meeting today and also happy that the copier he had sold them years ago was still working.

Lion Betty was also happy to see Donna and Judy at the meeting today.

Lion Vicki was happy her husband is doing fine and glad for our guests.

Fines

Lion Dee fined Lion Tom for both cutting in the food line and putting the scoop for one salad dressing back in the bowl for the other dressing.

Lion Pete also fined Lion Tom for saying that Ukraine has a population of only 10 million when it is 44.13 million.

Lion Dee fined himself because he had to leave early

Lion Brad give himself a self-imposed fine because he was late and Lion Aaron had to do the flag salute in his place.

Karen also fined herself for having to leave early.

Lion Roy and Lion Bob Line had to pay a fine because both forgot their badges.

Winners and Losers

$5 went to Lion Roy who donated it to the eye foundation.

Lotto tickets went to Lion Allen.

Lion Bob Line drew for the coveted white marble, but he did not see white when he drew it out of the bucket, thus leaving more $ on the table for another day.

Today’s Program

Judy Casey did the talking for the Visalia Gleaners, telling us about the program, how they take donations for local farmers and give them out to needy people over 45. They have yard sales and are in need of volunteers to do many things, including putting some of their donated items on eBay. They, like every other nonprofit, have costs even though no one is paid. Everyone who works with them is a volunteer. 

Free Add

Lion Pete wants all members to be thinking about
new members and to help and attend
the membership mixer coming up.

Roar Newsletter for Friday February 18, 2022

Roar Newsletter for Friday February 18, 2022

Lion Allen

Lion Allen reads off the names of the winners of the Football pool. 

Lion Bob leading the song

Lion Bob Line leads the meeting in singing God Bless America 

CLion president Aaron lead the meeting today and called on Lion Allen to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing the song, and Lion Pete to do the invocation.

No fine badge: Went to Lion president Aaron.

Lion Tony was the secret greater and was able to avoid several people and earn the club some much-needed cash. 

Announcements

Board Meeting notes:

The golf tournament and Murder Mystery Dinner are canceled for this year.  After much discussion at the board meeting on Wednesday the 16th, the board decided to cancel both fundraising events this year and concentrate on a membership drive, highlighted by a membership mixer. Due to the declining membership in our club, the board felt that nether fundraiser would be a success. A membership mixer committee is being formed and the first meeting will be this Wednesday the 23 at 5:30 at Quail Park Shannon Ranch. Contact Lauri, (laurimaguilar@gmail.com     559-936-5712) who will be chairing the committee, to let her know if you would like to be on that committee.

Lion Allen announced the winners of the Superbowl pool were himself, Lion Roy, who won two quarters, and Lion Pete. He also announced that there are two seats left for the Young Life banquet this coming Friday the 25th. Call or text (559-936-4563)  him for details. The club has already paid for the tickets so it’s free food.

Lion Dee announced that he still is selling Girl Scout Cookies for his granddaughter, $5 a box.

Guests

Lion District Governor David Hamilton and his wife Lion Gloria, along with our program, Huston school principal Adrian Leal were our guests today.

 

Auction Items

Lion Allen recently returned from Puerto Vallarta and had a T-Shirt that he auction off. Karen purchased the colorful shirt for $12.

Happy Bucks 

District Governor Lion David Hamilton was happy to be at our club and happy to pick up our donations to the Leo Clubs.

Lion Steve was happy because the Rams won the Superbowl. He has been a fan since 1949. 

Lion Roy had $5, his 10% to the club share of his Superbowl pool winnings. 

Lion Dee was happy that his wife was returning on Saturday after leaving him for a few days. 

Lion Pete was $5 happy for his Superbowl pool winnings. 

Lion Allen was happy for the success of the Superbowl party at the rescue mission and happy that he had a great trip to Mexico with his son. 

Lion Karen was happy to see Gov. David and his wife Lion Gloria here today. 

Lion Craig was happy to see Adrian from Huston school today, happy that he had been doing a lot of Skiing, and happy to see Vicki and Gov. David. 

Lion Vicki was happy her husband was still doing well, that Adrian was our program today, happy that the Rams won, and happy that she was sitting next to Lion Tony today. 

Fines

Lion Craig fined Lion Vicki for talking about her “other” club. 

Lion Dee fined Lion Bob Bricker because Bob didn’t know how to work his phone. He had called his granddaughter by mistake while at the meeting. 

Winners and Losers

$5 went to Lion Vicki, who donated it to the Leo club. 

Lotto tickets went to Lion Dee. 

Lion Tony drew for the coveted white marble but came up with some other color that did not net him anything. 

Today’s Program

Adrian Lean, principal of our adopted school, Huston elementary was our program today. He talked about the school getting back to normal after two years of COVID protocols. One thing that will be coming back this year will be field trips. All good to hear.  

Adrian Leal, Lion Aaron, Gov Davida and Lion Gloria

Adrian Leal talks at today’s Meeting 

Board members

Board members at last Wednesday’s meeting. 

 

 

Our program today was Huston school principal Adrian Leal. 

49ers

Getting well ahead of this year’s Football season, Lion Bob
Bricker wanted everyone to know where his allegiance was.

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Roar Newsletter for February 11, 2022

Jamil Nushwat

Former member Jamile Nuswat was a guest today and brought along a bottle of champagne to auction off. 

Pat

Lion Pat bought the bottle from Jamile for $30

Lion president Arron lead the meeting today and called on Lion Dee to sing God Bless America, Lion Pete to do the invocation, and Lion Karen to lead us in saluting the flag.

Guests today were two former members, Jamile Nushwat (with his law partner Nima Vakili) and Justin Levy.

Announcements

Lion Dee announced that he still is taking orders for his granddaughter’s girl scout cookies, plus he delivered boxes to those who ordered last week.

Lion Roy handed out flyers for golf tournament sponsorships for our May 13th golf tournament.

No Fine Badge: Went to Lion Bob Bricker.

Happy Bucks 

Guest and former Lion Jamile was happy to be back at the club and intend to join again.

Lion Pat was $5 happy to see Jamile, Justin, and Nima at the meeting today.

Lion Pete was happy to have gone to the Redwood-Whitney basketball game last week.

Lion tom was happy to have got a couple of pars in his morning golf game, he was also happy to be going to the coast next weekend with friends.

Lion president Aaron was happy to see our guests.

Lion Vicki was happy that her husband was doing good, she was also happy to see the three hansom guests today.

Lion Pat was happy that his daughter was happy to go back to work at the VA after a disastrous experience with a private health care group.

Fines

Lion Vicki find Lion Tom Link for another short joke, and she fined the entire group for not mentioning all the candy hearts she had put on the tables. 

Winners and Losers

Lion Tom Link won the $5 drawing and donated it to the eye foundation. 

Lion Pat won the Lotto ticket drawing. 

Lion Bob Bricker won the marble drawing, but he didn’t “win” the marble drawing. 

 

 

 

 

Lion Aaron poses with our guest speaker today, from Turning Point USA 

Lion Bob Bricker won the ability to draw for the white marble but was not lucky enough to get it. 

golf tournament May 13th

Lion Bob Bricker won the free ad and
would like to remind members about the
May 13th golf tournament.

Super Bowl Party for the Homeless

Sunday was our club’s annual Super Bowl party for the homeless at the Visalia Rescue Mission. Lion Allen go the ball rolling this year and Lion Lauri did the organizing as Allen was out of the country with his sons. Lions Lori, Melinda, Aaron, Betty, Dennis, and Roy were on hand to help serve the residents of the VRM’s program. Let’s just say that no one went hungry as there were chips, meatballs, turkey and ham sandwiches, veggies, and at halftime, out came the hot dogs. It was a fun day and all the recipients were very appreciative.

Melinda and Lori Serve food
Betty and Lori serve food
VRM residents get lunch
Dennis cooks
Dennis serves
Betty and Lori serve food
VRM residents get lunch
Dennis cooks