ROAR Newsletter for August 30, 2019


President Ruth McKee opened the August 31st meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Dee Baughman. Bob Line performed the invocation and Lion Rick McVaigh led the flag salute. 

Music therapist Kelly Schofield was a guest at the meeting.

Announcements

Lion Janet McClintock reported that the annual Three Rivers visitation night is Thursday, September 5th.  Persons interested in carpooling may meet at the KFC at Mary’s Vinyard.

Lion Tom Gaebe reminded Lions that the Annual Band Review and Field Show is coming up on October 12th.

Lion Allen Ventling announced that there will be vision screening at Valley Life Charter School on Demeree and Walnut on September 13th.

Auction

Back from her recent trip to the Emerald Isle, Lion Carol Jones auctioned off Guinness Chocolate and Shamrock Shortbread.  Lions Steve Gerrard and Melinda Blankenship donated 15 dollars apiece for the goodies.  

Happy Bucks

Lion Melinda Blankenship thanked everyone again for their help with the Golf Tournament and donated 20 happy bucks.

Vice President Craig Wheaton was happy to see President Ruth at the meeting.  President Ruth was happy for a Friday off work.

Both Lions Ed Jones and Roy Dressel were happy the Dodgers are still in first place atop the National League’s Western Division.  Lion Ed also celebrated his 38h anniversary with Lion Carol. They may or may not be heading to Florida next, depending on the path of monster hurricane Dorian.

Lion George Fry predicted that year would be the year of the San Francisco Giants.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse was happy her husband is still doing well, and that the golf tournament was a success. 

Fines

Lion Vicki Whitehouse attempted to fine Lion Craig Wheaton but was foiled by the no-fine badge.

Lion Dee Baughman complained that Lion Aaron Odell was holding up his genealogy research on the Odell family.

 Lion Craig Wheaton fined Ed and Carol Jones after tipping their Terra, a server, heavily on a wine trip.

 Prizes

Daryl Farnsworth won the free ad. Lion Vicki Whitehouse won the Lotto tickets. Lion Aaron Odell won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the white marble. 

 Presentation

Music Therapist Kelli Schofield described how music therapy intervention can change the lives of at-risk youth.

 

ROAR Newsletter for August 23, 2019

Vice-president Craig Wheaton opened the August 23d meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Dee Baughman. Bob Line performed the invocation and Lion Rick McVaigh led the flag salute.

 

Water resources expert John Austin was a guest for the meeting.

Announcements

Lion Dee Baughman shared photos of a Club Sports Expo from several years ago.

Lion Tom Gaebe reminded Lions that the Annual Band Review and Field Show is coming up on October 12th.

Treasurer Karen McVaigh shared that, based on the latest estimates, the Charity Golf Tournament raised over $7,000. 

Happy Bucks

Lion Melinda Blankenship thanked everyone for their help with the Golf Tournament. Lion Dee Baughman was also happy with the success of the event.

Lion Pat Harrison was happy that Lions Justin Levy and Carol Jones won the gift cards he donated.

Lion Steve Gerrard recognized Melinda for her leadership on the golf tournament.  He is also happy his kitchen remodel is finished.

Lion Lauri Aguilar thanked Lions for making her husband feel welcome at the tournament.

Lion Brad Board’s son took him to a Giants game at Oracle Park.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse shared that her husband continues to do well and played in the golf tournament. 

Lion Janet McClintock also recognized Melinda for her leadership on the golf tournament. 

Fines

Lion Vicki Whitehouse fined Lions Tom Link and Brad Board.

Lion Dee Baughman complained that all he won for his raffle tickets was a candy bar and a few souvenir golf balls.

Prizes

Lion Betty Odell won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club.  Craig Wheaton won the free ad. Lion Lauri Aguilar won the Lotto tickets. Lion Tom Link won a shot at the marble drawing but missed his chance at fame and fortune.   

 Presentation

Local water resources expert John Austin described the impacts of the recent drought and increasing temperatures on crops and forests in the Kaweah. Tule. and Kings River basins.

 

ROAR Newsletter for July 29th, 2019

The July 26th meeting began with a patriotic song led by Lion Pat Harrison. Aaron Odell performed the invocation and Lion Jeff Meader led the flag salute.

Retired journalist Paul Hurley was a guest for the meeting.

Lion Tony Loliva won the “no-fine” badge for the meeting. 

Announcements

President Ruth Mckee provided an update on the progress of the Charity Golf Tournament Committee.  The next meeting will be on Monday 7/29 at the Starbucks on Riggins.  Gift cards, players and Tee Sign Sponsors are still needed.

Lion Tom Link shared that the Tulare County Historical Society is selling tickets to the August 7th Rawhide Game with seats in the Hall of Fame Club for a donation of $15.  On August 6th the Mighty Oak Chorus will be singing our National Anthem.

Lion Tony Loliva generously donated twenty dollars in lieu of bringing back an auction item from his recent travels.

Happy Bucks

Lion Jeff Meader will be heading to San Diego with his family next week.

Lion George Fry enjoyed the salmon and asparagus at lunch.

San Francisco Giants fan Pete Sherwood donated one dollar for each game his team is above .500 this year and challenged all Dodgers fans to do the same.

Lion Aaron Odell received a visit from college friends.

Lion Steve Gerrard is happy that his kitchen remodeling project is almost complete.

Lion George Fry will be remembering his wife on her birthday tomorrow.

Lion Bob Line has been keeping up with the Joneses (Ed and Carol) on Facebook.

Lion Karen McVaigh, who is on her way to Mammoth and San Diego, donated five happy bucks.

Golf committee member Allen Ventling had a very successful week.  He solicited donations from Harris Ranch, River Island and others.

Tom Link was happy to see his friend Paul Hurley at Club.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse shared that Paul is the President of another local Service Club.

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

Fines

Lion Vicki Whitehouse fined Lion Tom Link for harassing our guest.

Lion Allen Ventling fined Lion Pat Harrison for having his tee shirt exposed.

President Ruth fined Lions Pat Harrison. Steve Gerrard and Bob Line for allegedly telling jokes about short persons.

Prizes

Jeff Meader won the five-dollar raffle and donated the prize.  President Ruth won the free ad. Lion Daryl Farnsworth won the Lotto tickets. Lion Tom Link won a shot at the marble drawing but missed his chance at fame and fortune.  

Presentation

Retired journalist Paul Hurley describe the changes he has seen in local newspapers over the past 40 years. He reported that local print newspapers will probably continue to exist, but as regional papers with far less up-to-date local reporting than in years past.

ROAR Newsletter for July 19th, 2019

 

The July 19th meeting began with a patriotic song. Pete performed Sherwood the invocation and Lion Carol Jones led the flag salute.

The guests for the meeting were Gil Jaramillo of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Patricia Button of the Genesis House.

Lion Allen Ventling won the “no-fine” badge for the meeting.

Announcements

Lion Melinda Blankenship provided an update on the progress of the Charity Golf Tournament Committee.  Players and Tee Sign Sponsors are still needed.

Gil Jaramillo shared that the Hispanic Chamber’s Chili Verde Golf Tournament is Friday September 6th. 

Lion Tom Link shared that the Tulare County Historical Society is selling tickets to the August 7th Rawhide Game for a donation of $15.

Lion Tom Gaebe announced that the Lion’s High School Band Review will be on October 12th.

Happy Bucks

Lion Karen McVaigh donated five happy bucks after finding the lost Club heirloom Presidents Pin.

Lion Dee Baughman continues to do well after not having surgery on his knees.  He is also happy with the recent San Francisco Giant’s winning streak

Now that she has returned from Texas, Lion Carol Jones will be traveling with Lion Ed to Ireland. 

Lion Ed was happy his Dodgers continue to do well. 

Lion Pete Sherwood was glad to see Fresno resident Justin Levy back at Club.

Tournament Chair Melinda Blankenship shared that preparations for the Golf Tournament are going well.

Lion Steve Gerrard’s granddaughter is in basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antone.

Lion Roy Dressel is marking the second anniversary of his by-pass operation.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse shared that her husband continues to do well.  She also said that her kids are having fun at Comicon in San Diego.

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

Fines

Lion Tom link fined guest Gil Jaramillo for telling him that being on the Cemetery Board was an easy gig.

Lion Dee Baughman fined Colorado Rockies fan Justin Levy after the Giants crushed the Rockies in a recent series.

Lion Justin Levy fined Roy Dressel for arriving late.

Secret Greeter Lion Tom Link fined Bob Bricker for not shaking his hand prior to the meeting as required. 

Prizes

Janet McClintock won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the Lions Eye Foundation.  Lion Melinda Blankenship won the free ad. Lion Karen McVaigh won the Lotto tickets. 

Presentation

Patricia Button, Executive Director of the Genesis House, described the services they provide as a shelter for homeless runaway girls. The organization’s immediate needs include volunteers, Board Members, and monthly donations.  

ROAR Newsletter for July 12, 2019

 

The July 12th meeting began with a patriotic song. Pete Sherwood performed the invocation and Lion Rick McVaigh led the flag salute.

The guests for the meeting were Deanne Wulf of Unite the Parks, Jessica Robinson, wife of Lion Brent Robinson, and Melissa Murphy of CASA.

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

Club members sang the Happy Birthday Song to Janet McClintock, Karen McVaigh, Bob Bricker, and Lauri Aguilar, who were all born in July.

Announcements

Lion Allen Ventling provided an update on the progress of the Charity Golf Tournament Committee.  The next meeting will be Tuesday July 16 at the Starbucks on Riggin.

Auctions

Back from his trip to Europe, Lion Pete Sherwood auctioned off a box of Chocolates from Vienna. Lion George Fry shared that one of his seminary professors was from Vienna and bought the chocolates for a donation of $30.

Not to be outdone, Lion Tom Link auctioned off three boxes of chocolates from Niagara Falls, Quebec, and Charlottesville. The Canadian chocolates were purchased by Lions Karen McVaigh and Janet McClintock.  

Happy Bucks

Lion Pete Sherwood commended Lion Janet for starting the bidding war for the Vienna chocolates. 

Lion Roy Dressel shared that a friend is recovering from quadruple bypass surgery.

Lion Dee Baughman continues to do well after not having surgery on his knees.

Lion Allen Ventling had a fun trip to Vegas.

Lion Craig Wheaton, who retired recently, is starting his work on Mountain Bike Patrol at China Peak.

Lion Tom Link had a great vacation.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse shared that her husband continues to do well.

Once again, Lion Ruth McKee, our newly installed president, was happy it was Friday.

Fines

Former Vermont resident Lion Roy Dressel fined Lion Tom Link for insinuating that all good maple syrup comes from north of the border.

Lion Bob Line fined his Son-in-Law for not bringing him a shirt from his recent vacation.

Lion Dee Baughman fined Lions Tom Link and Bob Line.

Prizes

Vicki Whitehouse won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club.  Lion Pete Sherwood won the free ad and encouraged Lions to purchase tee signs. Lion Janet McClintock won the Lotto tickets.  Lion Daryl Farnsworth won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to draw the elusive white marble.

 Presentation

Deanne Wulff of Unite the Parks described her efforts to establish Range of Light National Monument between Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks.