The Visalia Hosts Lions Roar Newsletter for 7-29-22

The Visalia Hosts Lions Roar Newsletter for 7-29-22

Lion Betty

Lion Betty 

Lion Elaine

New Member Lion Elaine Dias give us a little info about herself. 

Lion President Tony led the meeting today and called on Lion Steve to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing God Bless America, and Lion Aaron to do the invocation.

No fine badge: Went to Lion Karen

Secret greater: Lion Betty, who was able not to shake some hands and earn some money for the club.

New member, Lion Elaine Dias gave us a little information about herself in her introductory speech. She was raised in Goshen, graduated from Mt. Whitney, and is retired. She wore her badge upside down, as all new members do until they attend a board meeting, for only a little over an hour, as we had a short board meeting at the end of today’s meeting.

Guests

Today’s guests were a former member and former president (2013-14), Lion Jamil Nushwat, who rejoined the club (welcome back), and his guest and fellow attorney Andrew. Our Mayor Steve Nelsen was also with us today as our program. Also with us today was Lion Justin. 

Announcements

Lion Allen announced that the club raised $180 for Goshen school at last Wednesday’s evening meeting and that it was used to buy lots of learning accessories for the kids at the school. We also did a vision screening at the school last Tuesday where we screened 48 kids and refired 11 of them for eye exams.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Jamel was happy to be back with the club and happy that he recently got married a few weeks ago.

Lion Dee was happy to be back at the club after a few weeks away because of back surgery. He said he was doing better.

Lion Brad was happy that his wife, who has had some issues with cancer, had surgery on Monday and now will have a few rounds of Kemo. Here’s hoping things go well, Brad.

Lion Betty was happy that the mayor was with us today.

Lion Roy was four dollars happy, one for each game the Dodgers won over the Giants the past weekend.

Lion Justin checked in with Lion Vicki, and she is doing well.

Lion Tom Gaebe was happy that Lion Vicki was doing well and that Dodger Cody Bellinger had just hit a grand slam.

Lion Allen was happy that the vision screening had gone well on Tuesday and happy to see Lion Jamil and Lion Justin were here today.

Lion Elaine was happy to be with us today.

Lion President Tony was happy to see Jamil, Andrew, Mayor Steve, and Justin today.

Fines

Lion Roy fined Lion Jamil for using his phone’s flashlight at the table to help him fill out his membership forms.

Winners and Losers

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

Lotto tickets went to Lion Bob Line, who later found he had won 1.2 billion (just kidding, Norma Kay)

Lion Pete drew for the coveted white marble but came up with a yellow one.

Today’s Program

Visalia Mayor Steve Nelsen, who we found wears many hats and sits on several boards, was our guest today and had plenty to talk about, including some of the things going on downtown, water, and flood insurance. Always an interesting program when the mayor is with us. By the way, we need programs. If you know of someone who would be interested in talking to our club let Lion Brent know:  brobinson@moneyconcepts.com

 

 

 

Mayor Steve Nelsen giving his talk today. 

Visalia Mayor Steve Nelsen
giants

Lion Karen won the Free Add this week. 

TCAR High roller night

Lion Miriam wanted to let all Lion know about the Casino Night the Tulare County Association or Realtors is having on August 26th to benefit Valley Children Hospital. 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 7-15-22

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 7-15-22

Lion president Tony

Lion President Tony Leads our meeting today.

Lion Craig

Lion Craig auctions off a package of salami and cheese brought back from his hiking trip to Europe. 

Lion President Tony led the meeting today and called on Lion Steve to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Pat to lead us in singing My Country Tis of Thee, and Lion Bob Line to do the invocation.

The no fine badge went to Lion Karen.

Lion Pat was the secret greater today.

Announcements

Lion Brent, our first vice president, and program chairman, noted that we are still in need of a speaker for this coming Wednesday’s evening meeting at Quail Park Shannon Ranch. Contact him at brobinson@moneyconcepts.com for any program ideas.

This week’s meeting will be our monthly evening meeting at Quail Park Shannon Ranch (there will be no Friday meeting this week) from 5:30-7:00 on Wednesday, July 20th. $20 each to be paid upon arrival; menu includes meatloaf*, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, a side salad, and assorted desserts/fruit.  *Vegetarian: options available upon request.

Our guest, Dr. Mustapha Debboun, announced that on October 8th, the Delta Victor control district is having a 100th-anniversary party from 10 AM-2 PM, and we are all invited. See what they do to control Mosquitos and have some free food along with it. 

Guests

Our guests today were our speaker, Rajeev Vaidyanathan with Oxitec, and Dr. Mustapha Debboun, GM of Delta Mosquito & Vector Control District.

Auction Items

Lion Craig recently returned from a hike in Europe and had two items, a bar of Toblerone chocolate that went to Lion Steve for $10 and a package of dried pork salami that also went for $10 to Lion Brent.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pete was happy that he had some family time with relatives in the pacific northwest, but he did not bring back anything for an auction item, so he donated $10. He also had a dollar for his parents, who celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.

Lion Pat was also happy that he had family time in Tustin.

Lion Miriam was happy to be back as she had missed a week or two.

Lion Betty was out of quarantine for COVID and was happy about that.

Lion Craig was happy (well, maybe not completely happy) to return from his hiking trip to Europe.

Lion Karen was happy to have our speakers here today.

Lion Brent was also happy for our speakers and happy his son made the time trials for swimming.

Our speaker, Rajeev was happy to be with us today.

Lion Pete was happy for Lion Bob Lines’s great-grandson, who qualified for the state Cal Ripkin tournament and went to the championship game. They didn’t win the game, but it was quite an accomplishment to make it that far.

Lion Pat was happy his son-in-law took his kids to a Red Sox game.

Lion Roy was was glad to be back after he had spent the past week at home building fences; he was also happy the Dodgers were in the first place.

Fines

Lion Karen fined Lions Roy, Betty, and Pat for short jokes earlier in the meeting. Apparently, without Lion Vickie at the meeting, Lion Karen is the shortest member in attendance.

Lion Brent fined Lion Bob Line for forgetting his great grandson’s baseball accomplishments.

Winners and Losers

The five-dollar drawing went to Lion Pat, who donated it to the Lion Eye foundation.

Lion President Tony drew for the white marble but came up with another color. Collusion was uttered in the room.

Today’s Program

 

 

Rajeev Vaidyanathan with Oxitec and Dr. Mustapha Debboun of Delta Vector Control District were our speakers today and gave us a wealth of information about controlling Mosquitos, including Oxitec’s innovative technology where they bread Male Mosquitos that when they impregnate females produce female offspring (the females are the ones that bite) that die right away, thus only the Males live. It was an interesting program. 

Rajeev Vaidyanathan with Oxitec

Rajeev Vaidyanathan with Oxitec tells us that only the Female Mosquitos bite and that it only takes a few days in stagnant water as small as a water bottle cap can allow them to hatch. 

Delta Victor Control banner

Lion Pete won the Free Add this week and wanted to advertise for our guests. 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 7-1-22

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 7-1-22

Lion president Tony

 Lion Tony leads his first meeting as our new president. 

Lion Bob Line

Lion Bob Line gave us an update on Keira Bixler, Tulare County’s outstanding teen.

Lion Tony lead his first meeting as president for the 2022-23 year and called on Lion Karen to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Pat to lead us in singing America The Beautiful, and Lion Bob Line to do the invocation.

Announcements

The next board meeting will take place at Quail Park Shannon Ranch on Wednesday, July 13th at 5:30. A note to you new members, you are welcome to come to any of our board meetings (and then get to turn your badge right side up) if you do decide to attend please contact Lion Lauri (email:laurimaguilar@gmail.com) and give her your meal order. (see menu)

Lion Bob Line gave us an update on our recent guest and program, Ms. Tulare County Outstanding Teen Keira Bixler, who gave him an update on the California State computation where she was second runner-up. She and her mom Heather wanted to thank our club for our sponsorship of the Ms. Tulare County Pagent.

Guest Colin Franey drew for the no fine badge and it went to Lion Pete.

Lion Dee had back surgery on the 23ed and it went well. He is recovering and home and hopes to be back in a week or two.

Auction Items

Lion Tom Link recently returned from a cruise to Alaska and auctioned off a T-Shirt for $15 to Lion Pat. He could not come back from a trip that involved the ocean without some salt water taffy, this time from the Ketchikan Mining company that went to Lion Karen for $10.

Lion Brent had been to Tahoe but had not brought back anything so he gave $10 to the club.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Karen had $2 because she had won $6 in last week’s Lotto drawing. She is upping the ante on this deal as normally it’s been 10% to the club, but now she has set it at 33%.

Lion Betty was happy that Lion Aaron was doing well after some surgery last week. He was at home watching pickleball.

Lion Pat was happy that his handyman had installed an under-counter ice maker to replace one that didn’t work.

Lion Tom Gaebe was happy the Dodgers were in 1st place.

Brent was happy that when he was in Tahoe he won $500 at one of the Casinos.

Lion Tom Link was happy he had a good vacation in Alaska, it was cold, and rainy at times and there was lots of ice.  The locals were very happy to see tourists after nearly two years without many visitors.

Lion Bob Line was happy that Lions Pete’s Grandson was an all-star in Cal Ripken baseball.

Lion Pet was happy that former Lion Chris Baldwin has fixed his AC that went out the day before they left for France. He was also happy that the part that went out was under warranty.

Fines

Lion Tom Link was fined for being late.

Winners and Losers

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

The Lotto tickets went to Lion Tom Link.

Marble drawing went to Lion Bob Line, who drew a marble that was not white.

 

Today’s Program

 

 

 

Our program today was Young Life of Tulare County with Amanda Vanderstoel presenting. They have many programs to help youth in the county, including camps and faith-based learning.

 

 

 

Amanda
Franeys

Our guest, Colin Franey won the free ad this week. 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 6-24-22

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 6-24-22

Lion president Aaron leads the meeting for the last time as president, next week he becomes part of the audience as Lions Tony takes office. 

Lion Steve

Lion Steve gives a happy buck. 

Our meeting today: Lion Aaron lead the meeting today, the last time as president, and called on Lion Betty to lead the flag salute, Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing God Bless America and Lion Aaron did the invocation himself.

Installation dinner: Thursday’s installation dinner was a wonderful evening with District governor David Hamilton doing the installation of officers and Lion Aaron presiding over the evening. Check out photos from the evening here. 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pete was happy he had a great trip to France, but he did not bring anything home to auction off, so he donated $20. He was also happy that Lion Aaron had done such a good job as president this past year and thanked him for all his hard work.

Lion president Aaron was happy for the year we had had, for all the new members, and for all the help he has received from club members. He looks forward to another great year with Lion Tony as president. 

Lion Roy was happy the Dodgers were in first place and happy for the good year the club has had with Aaron at the helm.

Lion Karen had a happy buck for Lions Aaron’s year and was happy that Elaine will be joining as a new member.

Lion Dennis, who was able to make a lunch meeting as he was on vacation, was happy he did not have to wear a tie as he did last night at the installation dinner.

 

Lion Pete

Lion Pete had just returned from three weeks in France and said his memories were of cheese, wine, Croissants and Baguettes.

Lion Aaron and Lion Betty

Lion president Aaron shows his wife Lion Betty that there is a white marble in the can. She tried for it but came up with another color that netted her zilch. 

Drawings 

$5: Lion Pete won and donated it to the Lion Eye Foundation. 

Lotto tickets: Lion Karen. 

Marble: Lion Betty 

 

Todays Program

Today’s program was presented by Amy and Laureaho from park Visalia assisted living home on Walnut. They talked about the care available at their facility, which includes a memory care wing for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. 

Amy and Laureaho from park Visalia with Lion President Aaron. 

giants

The Free Add went to Lion Bob Bricker this week. 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 6-17-22

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 6-17-22

Lion Miriam

Lion Miriam gives her program on Kaweah Health. 

Brent and Betty

Lion Betty helps Lion Brent (our new first vice president) draw for the coveted white marble, but he came up short. 

Our meeting today: Lion president Aaron lead the meeting today and called on Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing My Country Tiss of thee, he called on Lion Brent to lead the pledge and Lion Tom Link to do the invocation.

Announcements: Lion Steve read the slate of new officers for the 2022-23 year and a vote was taken. The club voted unanimously to accept the officers as announced (what a shock)

The installation dinner is this coming Thursday at the Vintage Press, 5:00 happy hour, 6:00 dinner. Call or text Lion Aaron at 408-568-2533 to let him know if you will be there and how many will be attending. cost is $30 for Lions members and $40 for guests. Menu

No fine Badge went to Lion Bob Line. The club is now considering taking out a loan to cover the shortfall. 

Auction Items 

Lion Allen had been to Anaheim to watch the Redsox play the Angeles, he went to Bubba Gumps while he was there and picked up a bottle of Cajun hot sauce which he auctioned off.  Lion brent purchased it for $8.

Lion Tom had been to the coast but did not bring back anything to auction off so he donated $10

Lion Brent had been to Puerto Vallarta Mexico and the Bay Area since his last visit to the club but also didn’t bring back anything to auction off so he gave $20.

 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Miriam was happy her dad was visiting us from LA. She was also happy that she got a bunch of glasses from Kaweah Health to give to the Lions.

Lion Dee was happy that finally, after six months, he has a date for back surgery. One bad thing about that is that it’s this coming Thursday the 23rd, so he will have to miss the installation dinner.

Lion Pat was $20 happy that three of his nieces are in town.

Lion Karen was happy the Giants swept the Dodgers the past weekend.

Lion Craig was also happy about the Giant’s sweep. He was also happy that he will begin his hike in the Alps next week.

Lion Alan was happy that he got to go watch the RedSox in Anaheim with his son and daughter. He was also happy that he was going to Vegas next week with his other son and his daughter.

Lion Roy was happy that Little league was finished for the year in Farmersville, as his grandson had been playing to the Giants. He was also happy that his favorite horror film, John Carpenters’ The Thing was in theaters this coming week, for the 40th anniversary. 

Fines

Lion Dee fined Tom Link because several years ago they had an agreement to take each other to lunch on their birthday, and at Colimas the owner had given them a free lunch when Dee had been the one to pay, now the owner offered the same deal to Tom.

Lion Dee also fined Lion Pat because Pat’s freezer recently when out on him and instead of giving away all the meat that was in it, Pat let it go bad.

Secret Greater

Lion Craig was our greater today and he was able to get money from all of one table and Lion Roy.

Lion Brent

Lion Brent with a happy $20

Lion Allen

Lion Allen auctions off some Cajun hot sauce. 

Lion Steve

Lion Steve reads the final names of next year’s slate of officers. 

Drawings 

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

The Lotto tickets went to Lion Craig. 

The Marble drawing, as you can see in one of the photos at the top of the page went to Lion Brent. 

Todays Program

 

 

 

 

Our own Lion Miriam was the program today. She is employed by Kaweah Health as a patient experience manager. She is one of two people who help with the experience patients have when they interact with the hospital. Much of what she does is take complaints and work through them to help make sure that the same situation doesn’t happen again.

Lion Miriam
giants

Lion Tony won the free ad this week. 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 6-10-22

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 6-10-22

Lion Bob Line

Lion Bob had a couple of happy bucks today. 

Lion Pat Harrison

Lion Pat also had a couple of happy bucks. 

Lion president Aaron, heading down the home stretch of his presidency, lead the meeting today and called on Lion Roy to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Pat for our song, and Lion Aaron did the invocation himself.

No fine badge: Went to Lion Bob Bricker

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

Announcements

June 23, 5:00 PM Vintage Press: Installation dinner to install our new slate of officers. 5-6 Happy hour, dinner starts at 6. The cost has gone up a little to $30 for Lions Members and $40 for guests.

Lion Vicki has recently had a small stroke but Lion Steve reports that she is doing very well. We wish her well and hope to see her at our meetings soon. In Fact. Lion Tony was keeping Vicki’s seat warm for her at today’s meeting.

 

Officers and Directors 2022-2023
President: Tony Loliva
1st VP: Brent Robinson
2nd VP: Lauri Aguilar
IPP: Aaron Odell
Secretary: Steve Gerrard
Treasurer: Karen McVaigh
Directors
(2yr): Craig Wheaton Dee Baughman
(1yr) Roy Dressel-Betty Odell
Past Pres. Dir. : Brad Board Pete Sherwood
Head Tail Twister: Vicki Whitehouse
Head Lion Tamer
Head Greeter
Membership Chair To be named by Incoming Pres.

 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pat was $5 happy that he had relatives coming into town from all over the world.

Lion Bob Line was happy that his daughter Jody was voted women of the year on Thursday evening at the chamber awards, and a happy buck because his grandson will be the new head baseball coach at El Demonte.

Lion Tom Gaebe was happy to be back at club.

Lion Rich Manley was happy to be here.

Lion Dee was happy to see Lion Rich here today, he said Rich knows everything.

Lion Aaron was happy that Rafael Nadal won the French Open tennis tournament, winning his 22 grand slam and becoming the oldest champ in tournament history.

Lion Roy was happy we have a slate of officers for next year.

Lion Karen was happy to see Tom Gaebe back with us and also happy for the slate of officers.

Fines

Lion Tony fined himself for having to leave early.

Lion Karen fined Lion Roy for leaving the building at the last meeting with the no fine badge still around his neck. (hay, I was hoping it would work out in the real world)

Winners and Losers

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

Lotto tickets went to Lion Roy, and I won $12 so I will owe a little next week.

Lion Miriam (also known as MJ)   drew for the coveted yellow marble ( we could not find the white one)  but came up with some other color that did not net her anything except another mention in this newsletter.

Today’s Program

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow Lion Richard Manley of the Sequoia Lions Club gave us an informative talk about NASA and what the space program has brought down to earth that we use every day. From cell phones to MRIs. Rich worked at NASA during the Apollo program.

Lion Richard Manley with president Aaron
dodgers

Lion Steve won the Free Add this week.