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.

ROAR Newsletter for June 28, 2019

 

The June 28th  meeting began with a patriotic song. Dee Baughman performed the invocation and Lion Roy Dressel led the flag salute.

Guests for the meeting were Gil Jaramillo of the Tulare Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Barbara Pilegard of the Tulare County Association of Governments.

In a preemptive move, former President Karen McVaigh purchased the “no-fine” badge for the meeting.

Announcements

Secretary Steve Gerrard presented a plaque to Lion of the Year Lauri Aguilar and recognized her outstanding contributions to the Club.  In addition to leading our efforts on the very successful Murder Mystery Dinner, Lion Lauri was also on our Board of Directors, volunteered to help with vision screening and charity events, and served on Club committees.  As Lion of the Year Lauri was made a Life Member of the Lions Eye Foundation.

Secretary Steve also made a donation to the Club Foundation account.

Former President Karen announced that the Club will dark on July 5th.  Members are welcome to go wherever they want on Friday, except Club.

Happy Bucks

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

Lion Melinda Blankenship commended Lion Karen on her farewell speech at the installation Dinner.

Fellow Past President Roy Dressel commended Lion Karen and Congratulated Lion Lauri.  Lion Jeff Meader also congratulated Lauri, Karen and Ruth.

Lion George Fry’s granddaughter graduated from her high school as valedictorian.

Lion Dee Baughman is happy to be celebrating Independence Day.

Lion Brad Board said the installation dinner was a great event and he is looking forward to working with President Ruth.

Modest Bob Line commended the speaker who installed the officers at the installation dinner. 

Lion Karen McVaigh thanked Lion Vicki for planning the installation dinner, and Lion Dee Baughman for acting as Master of Ceremonies so soon after major surgery.

Lion of the Year Lauri Aguilar thanked everyone.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse donated a massive amount of happy bucks and shared that her husband is doing well.  She also thanked Lions Karen and Melinda.

Fines

Lion Roy Dressel fined himself for having to leave early.

Lion Jeff Meader fined himself for missing the installation dinner.  He was out of town for work.

Lion Dee Baughman fined Lion Brad Board after trying to follow Brad’s truck which has tiny tail lights.

Lion Steve Gerrard fined himself for forgetting to bring Lauri’s plaque to the dinner. 

Prizes

President Ruth Mckee won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the Lions Eye Foundation. Lion Janet McClintock won the free ad. Lion Vicki Whitehouse won the Lotto tickets.  Lion Bob Line won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to draw the elusive white marble.

 Presentation

Barbara Pilegard of the Tulare County Association of Governments described her organization’s efforts to help ensure a complete count of Tulare County residents during the upcoming census.

ROAR Newsletter for June 21, 2019

 

The June 21st meeting began with a song led by Lion Bob Line. Lion Aaron Odell performed the invocation and Lion Lauri Aguilar led the flag salute.

Kaden Ferretti of Kases for Kids was a guest for the meeting.

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

Announcements

Lion Vicki Whitehouse reminded Lions that the Club’s Officers Installation Dinner will be Thursday June 27th at the Vintage Press Restaurant.

Lion Melinda Blankenship announced that the Club’s charity golf tournament will be on August 16th. 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 21th in Dinuba.

First Vice-President elect Craig Wheaton asked members to help with selecting speakers for next year’s Club meetings.

Happy Bucks

After it was mistakenly reported that Lion Dee Baughman had undergone knee surgery, he joked that he had miraculously recovered. 

Lion Carol shared that her son is moving to Mckinney, Texas.

Lion Jeff Meader’s wife Caity will be appearing on the television show 48 hours.  Lion Jeff is also getting a 1969 corvette.

Guest Kaden Ferretti thanked the club for a fun Murder Mystery Dinner.

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

Lions Melinda Blankenship, Brad Board, Roy Dressel, Steve Gerrard and Allen Ventling were happy to see Lions Lauri and Damon back at our meeting.

Dodger fan Lion Ed Jones was still happy with his team’s performance.

Lion Craig Wheaton hiked from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point.

Lion Lauri Aguilar shared that she has a new job at Park Visalia.

Lion Pat Harrison received pictures from his son, who is leading a school field trip to Scotland and Ireland.

Lion Damon Yunt has a new job in Hanford., but was happy to make it back to Club.

Lion Tom Link is on his way to Canada’s eastern seaboard.

Lion Vicki Whitehouses shared that her husband is doing well and that the Friends and Family night for her daughter’s new Starbucks store also went well.

Fines

Lion Craig Wheaton fined photographer Roy Dressel for not forwarding his picture for the ROAR newsletter last week.

Lion Carol Jones fined Lion Vicki Whitehouse for arriving late at her daughter’s Starbucks event.

Prizes

Lion Tom Gaebe won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. President Karen won the free ad. Lion Pat Harrison won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to draw the elusive white marble.

 Presentation

Kaden Ferretti of Kases for Kids described their efforts to provide suit cases and school backpacks with school and toiletry supplies to displaced foster children.

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.

ROAR Newsletter for June 7, 2019

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.

ROAR Newsletter for May 31, 2019

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.