Roar Newsletter for Friday, March 13th

Roar Newsletter for Friday, March 13th

Notice: 

Covid-19 Update: The Visalia Host Lions club has suspended our regular Friday meeting through April 10th 

Our plan at this time is to resume meeting on Friday, April 17th 

Look for emails on updates as time goes on. 

New Date for The Murder Mystery dinner: July 18th

The Visalia Host Lions, like the Fox, says stay safe and see you soon. For us its April 17th

Now that those notices are out of the way let’s get back to normal.

Lion president Ruth asked Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing God Bless America, and he did a mighty fine job as always. Lion Karen lead us in saluting the flag, and Lion Dee lead us in prayer. Lion Melinda informed us that we “ain’t got nobody” when it came to guests today.

Lion Karen won the no fine badge. 

 

Announcements 

Lion Roy announced that the board had voted on Wednesday to move the Murder Mystery dinner to July 18th. There were a few people that we did not know if they had been informed of the change. He passed around a sheet asking members if they knew of the few who had not been checked off so that we could call or text them.

Lion Dee announced that Lion Don Landers was in Sothern California and has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He will be going in for surgery soon and for all the members to keep him in our prayers.

Lion Bob leads us in song. 

Lion Melinda talks about the measures Kaweah Delta is taking with the Coronavirus. 

Meetings suspended until April 17th.

Lion President Ruth started the meeting with what has been on the minds of most of the world’s population for the past few days and weeks. The Coronavirus. She proposed that we should not meet for the next month and asked us to take a vote on that. Members discussed the pros and cons, and a vote was taken. By a slim margin, we did vote to suspend meetings until April 17th.

Auction items 

Lion Karen auctioned off an SF Giants drinking cup that she and Rick had purchased when they had been a sprint training in Arizona. (luckily they went when they did as spring training has been canceled)  Lion Melinda bought it for $15, then put in another $5 because Karen had paid $20 for it in Arizona.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pat had a happy buck because his mother, who was 106, passed away peacefully last week.  Happy because, she had lived a good life and at 106, a long one also.

Lion president Ruth gave a buck because she did not pick a secret greater this week.

Lion Pat was happy that he was able to sell his six memberships to a gun club.

Lion Steve was happy for all the hard work the Murder Mystery Dinner had put in and hopes that it will be a success in its new date of July 18th.

Lion Craig was happy that a conference that he was scheduled to go to was canceled so he could go to the MMD, but then he was sad because that had been canceled also.

Lion Roy was happy Lion Aron had given him a bottle of Jack Daniels that he was not going to drink.

Lion George was happy his cleaning lady was there when it blacked out and she was able to stop him from falling on his head.

Lion Karen was $10 happy that Lion Melinda had put in that extra $5 for the Giants cup.

Lion Vicki was happy that her Husband was playing golf and doing well.

Fines

Lione Dee fined Lion Tom for not being able to shot a bow and arrow because of his hand hurt too much.

Lion Vicki fined Lion Bob Line for being the superintendent when she was asked to teach a class in Bachelor Living. She had a long story about one of the “jocks” using the oven and using it for smoke signals.

Lion Pat fined his late brother for teaching a shop class where one kid used an air nailer to staple a hat on some head. His late brother was not available to pay the fine, so Pat took it upon himself to pay it.

Winners

$5.00 raffle: Lion president Ruth won and donated it to the Leo club. 

Lotto tickets: Lion Janet 

Marble: Lion Karen, (again) but she was not that lucky, drawing a blue marble. 

Lion Dee lets the club know about Lion Don Lander’s upcoming surgery for a brain tumor.

Lion Steve won the free add (to the joy of your editor this week, Lion Roy) and the National League pennant and this year, the series.

Lion Karen proudly shows off her blue marble, giving someone else a chance at the winning marble next week, or I should say, next meeting (April 17th) 

Roar Newsletter for Friday, March 13th

Roar Newsletter for Friday, March 13th

Notice: 

Covid-19 Update: The Visalia Host Lions club has suspended our regular Friday meeting through April 10th 

Our plan at this time is to resume meeting on Friday, April 17th 

Look for emails on updates as time goes on. 

New Date for The Murder Mystery dinner: July 18th

The Visalia Host Lions, like the Fox, says stay safe and see you soon. For us its April 17th

Now that those notices are out of the way let’s get back to normal.

Lion president Ruth asked Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing God Bless America, and he did a mighty fine job as always. Lion Karen lead us in saluting the flag, and Lion Dee lead us in prayer. Lion Melinda informed us that we “ain’t got nobody” when it came to guests today.

Lion Karen won the no fine badge. Two more no fine badge wins, and Karen will be the winnest no fine badge member in the last ten years.

 

Announcements 

Lion Roy announced that the board had voted on Wednesday to move the Murder Mystery dinner to July 18th. There were a few people that we did not know if they had been informed of the change. He passed around a sheet asking members if they knew of the few who had not been checked off so that we could call or text them.

Lion Dee announced that Lion Don Landers was in Sothern California and has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He will be going in for surgery soon and for all the members to keep him in our prayers.

Lion Bob leads us in song. 

Lion Melinda talks about the measures Kaweah Delta is taking with the Coronavirus. 

Meetings suspended until April 17th.

Lion President Ruth started the meeting with what has been on the minds of most of the world’s population for the past few days and weeks. The Coronavirus. She proposed that we should not meet for the next month and asked us to take a vote on that. Members discussed the pros and cons, and a vote was taken. By a slim margin, we did vote to suspend meetings until April 17th.

Auction items 

Lion Karen auctioned off an SF Giants drinking cup that she and Rick had purchased when they had been a sprint training in Arizona. (luckily they went when they did as spring training has been canceled)  Lion Melinda bought it for $15, then put in another $5 because Karen had paid $20 for it in Arizona.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pat had a happy buck because his mother, who was 106, passed away peacefully last week.  Happy because, she had lived a good life and at 106, a long one also.

Lion president Ruth gave a buck because she did not pick a secret greater this week.

Lion Pat was happy that he was able to sell his six memberships to a gun club.

Lion Steve was happy for all the hard work the Murder Mystery Dinner had put in and hopes that it will be a success in its new date of July 18th.

Lion Craig was happy that a conference that he was scheduled to go to was canceled so he could go to the MMD, but then he was sad because that had been canceled also.

Lion Roy was happy Lion Aron had given him a bottle of Jack Daniels that he was not going to drink.

Lion George was happy his cleaning lady was there when it blacked out and she was able to stop him from falling on his head.

Lion Karen was $10 happy that Lion Melinda had put in that extra $5 for the Giants cup.

Lion Vicki was happy that her Husband was playing golf and doing well.

Fines

Lione Dee fined Lion Tom for not being able to shot a bow and arrow because of his hand hurt too much.

Lion Vicki fined Lion Bob Line for being the superintendent when she was asked to teach a class in Bachelor Living. She had a long story about one of the “jocks” using the oven and using it for smoke signals.

Lion Pat fined his late brother for teaching a shop class where one kid used an air nailer to staple a hat on some head. His late brother was not available to pay the fine, so Pat took it upon himself to pay it.

Winners

$5.00 raffle: Lion president Ruth won and donated it to the Leo club. 

Lotto tickets: Lion Janet 

Marble: Lion Karen, (again) but she was not that lucky, drawing a blue marble. 

Lion Dee lets the club know about Lion Don Lander’s upcoming surgery for a brain tumor.

Lion Steve won the free add (to the joy of your editor this week, Lion Roy) and the National League pennant and this year, the series.

Lion Karen proudly shows off her blue marble, giving someone else a chance at the winning marble next week, or I should say, next meeting (April 17th) 

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President Ruth Mckee opened the meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Pat Harrison. Dee Baughman performed the invocation and Lion Melinda Blankenship led the flag salute.

Officer Jason McWilliams of the Visalia Police Department was a guest at the meeting.

Aaron Odell won the no-fine badge.

Announcements

Murder Mystery Committee Chair Lauri Aguilar shared that 120 tickets had been sold for the dinner.  She encouraged Lions to get the word out to friends and contacts who might be interested in attending.  She also reminded Lions to bring donations for the Murder Mystery Dinner. Club Members are asked to donate two $25 gift cards (contact Melinda Blankenship) and three bottles of wine (contact Aaron or Betty Odell). Gift baskets will also be accepted for raffle prizes at the Dinner.

President Ruth announced that there will be a visitation to the Visalia Pride Lions Club at 6 PM on March 2nd at St Paul’s Church.

Lion Allen Ventling reminded Lions that the Young Life Dinner is next Friday.

Auction

Lion Leigh Mosconi auctioned off some candy covered pretzels from his recent trip to Pismo Beach.  Chocolate lover Melinda Blankenship bought the snacks for a donation of ten dollars.

Happy Bucks

Lion Dee Baughman thanked members for purchasing his granddaughter’s Girl Scout Cookies.

Lion Pat Harrison was happy about the afghans Lion Melinda has been making for him.  He has been giving them to his mother’s caretakers and donated eight happy bucks.

Lion Craig Wheaton was happy to have visited with his daughter last week.  He also had a great Valentines Day.

While working at Park Visalia, Lion Lauri Aguilar received Valentines gifts from Lion Dee, who was singing for Park Visalia residents, and Lion Bob Bricker.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse’s husband was in Reno at a trap shooting competition.  She was also happy to see Officer McWilliams and Lion Lauri at Club.

Lion Bob Line donated five happy bucks in honor of his fifth wedding anniversary.

Lion Allen Ventling was happy to hear that Lion Brad Board’s wife was doing well.

President Ruth was happy it was Friday.

Fines

Lion Dee Baughman fined himself for the delay in delivering Girl Scout Cookies.  He also fined Lion Bob Line, who he accused of being a shill for the Quail Park Retirement Community.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse shared that it was awkward to see Lions Club members she knew while attending a Rotary function.

Lion Melinda Blankenship fined Lion Bob Line for interrupting Lion Vicki, and fined Lion Dee for shorting her one box of cookies.

President Ruth fined Lion Tom Gaebe for allegedly running her into the wall in a rush to the lunch line.

Secret Greeter Vicki Whitehouse fined Lion Bob Line for not shaking her hand prior to the meeting as required.

Prizes

Lion Karen McVaigh won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the Lions Eye Foundation. Lion Brad Board won the free ad.  Bob Line won the Lotto tickets.  Bob Line also got a shot at the marble drawing, but failed to find the elusive white marble.

Presentation

Officer Jason McWilliams shared his views on the challenges facing the Visalia Police Department.

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President Ruth Mckee opened the meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Dee Baughman. Bob Line performed the invocation and Lion Leigh Mosconi led the flag salute.

Kaweah Delta Health Care District CEO Gary Herbst and Kaweah Delta Director of Development Deborah Volosin were guests at the meeting.

Roy Dressel won the no-fine badge.

Lions sang the “Happy Birthday Song” to Lion Leigh Mosconi, who was born in February.

Announcements

Student Speaker Contest Chairman Pete Sherwood announced that the contest be held during the February 14th meeting.

President Ruth announced that there will be a visitation to the Sequoia Lions Club on Tuesday February 18th.  The meeting will be at the Lamplighter Inn at noon.  Another visitation to the Visalia Pride Lions is being set up for later this month.

Lion Betty Odell reminded Lions to bring donations for the Murder Mystery Dinner. Club Members are asked to donate two $25 gift cards (contact Melinda Blankenship) and three bottles of wine (contact Aaron or Betty Odell). Gift baskets will also be accepted for raffle prizes at the Dinner.

Lion Tom Link share that the Green Acres Little Theatre will be presenting “The Little Mermaid” on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of next week.

Happy Bucks

Lion Melinda thanked Lions Bob Line and Karen McVaigh for their gift card donations.

Lion Leigh Mosconi thanked members who sponsored him in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge.

President Ruth had a great time at the Charter Oak  Club visitation.

Lion Craig Wheaton will be on the review Board for Dublin Unified School District.

Lion Allen Ventling reported the Club’s Super Bowl Party for the homeless went well.

Lion Vicki is looking forward to the two-year anniversary of her husband’s heart surgery.  She and Lion Roy Dressel were also happy to see Gary Herbst at the meeting.

Lion Bob Line shared that his granddaughter Family Services Director Caity Meader will be featured in US News and World Report.

Fines

Lion Dee Baughman fined Lion Tom Link for tardiness.  He also fined Lions Bob Line and Tom Link for schmoozing with an LA Times reported during their morning coffee meeting.

Prizes

Lion Brent Robinson won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Lion Bob Bricker won the free ad.  Melinda Blankenship won the Lotto tickets.  Bob Line got a shot at the marble drawing, but failed to find the elusive white marble.

 Presentation

Kaweah Delta CEO Gary Herbst shared that the Hospital is currently very full with patients waiting for rooms due to a very nasty flu and respiratory virus season.  He provided an update on the facility projects, which include the emergency room expansion and the Development of a Master Plan to meet acute care earthquake standards by 2030. He also described the District’s beneficial partnerships with Cleveland Clinic on Cardiology, and the University of Southern California Medical School.

Kaweah Delta’s CEO Gary Herbst gives the club detail about the plans and goals of the hospital. 

Lion Leigh Musconi

ROAR Newsletter for January 31, 2020

ROAR Newsletter for January 31, 2020

 

President Ruth Mckee opened the meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Bob Line. Dee Baughman performed the invocation and Lion Steve Gerrard led the flag salute.

Lion Amy Shuklian of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors was a guest at the meeting.

Dee Baughman won the no-fine badge.

Announcements

Lauri Aguilar provided an update on the activities of the Murder Mystery Dinner Committee. Lion Vicki Whitehouse obtained a sponsorship from Central Valley Repair and Collision, and we now have $3,250 in sponsorships. The event will feature an original Wild West script. Club Members are asked to donate two $25 gift cards (contact Melinda Blankenship) and three bottles of wine (contact Aaron or Betty Odell) and gift baskets for raffle prizes at the Dinner.

Lion Allen Ventling shared that the fundraiser dinner for Young Life will be February 28th.

President Ruth announced that there will be a visitation to the Charter Oak Lions Club at 6PM on February 5th at the Lamp Lighter Inn.

Happy Bucks

Lion George Fry is looking forward to a Super Bowl win for the 49ers on Sunday.

Lion Dee Baughman enjoyed the Donuts and Dudes Party at his granddaughter’s charter school. Lion Dee also shared that a survey of veterans showed that they favored the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl.

Lion Jeff Meader was happy to see Lion Amy at the meeting.

Lion Pete Sherwood was laughing at a politically inappropriate joke that was told at the back table by the winner of the no-fine badge, and shared that he was happy his wife was recovering well from emergency surgery last week.

Lion Brad Board donated ten happy bucks to thank well-wishers, and said his wife is doing well.

Lion Melinda shared that she first met Lion Amy at Rehab, where they both worked.

Lions Allen Ventling and Vicki Whitehouse thanked Lion Lauri for her efforts on the Murder Mystery Dinner.

Lion Tom Link shared that he and his brother Bob had worked with Lion Amy on several committees and councils over the years.

Lion Vicki also shared that her husband continues to do well and is playing golf (almost) every day.

Lion Lauri thanked Lion Vicki for recruiting a sponsor for the Murder Mystery Dinner. 

Prizes

Karen McVaigh won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the Lions Eye Foundation.  Lion Janet McClintock won the free ad.  Steve Gerrard won the Lotto tickets and a shot at the marble drawing, but failed to find the elusive white marble.

 Presentation

County Supervisor Amy Shuklian described the services the County provides and gave a detailed update on public works and road projects.

ROAR Newsletter for January 24, 2020

ROAR Newsletter for January 24, 2020

 

President Ruth Mckee opened the meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Pat Harrison. Ed Jones performed the invocation and Lion Leigh Mosconi led the flag salute.

Guests included Field Biologists Crystal Griffin and Jessie Eriando of the Delta Vector Control District.

Melinda Blankenship won the no-fine badge.

Announcements

Lion Roy Dressel provided another update on the the Murder Mystery Dinner Committee. The Committee will be meeting every Tuesday at 5:30 at Park Visalia.  Club Members are asked to donate two $25 gift cards (contact Melinda Blankenship) and three bottles of wine (contact Aaron or Betty Odell) for raffle prizes at the Dinner.

Lion Allen Ventling reminded Members that the Super Bowl Party for the Homeless will be on February 2nd at the Visalia Rescue Mission.  Dinner will be at “intermission”.

Happy Bucks

Lions Carol and Ed Jones shared that they will miss everyone when they move to Prescott, Arizona. Lions Pete Sherwood, Roy Dressel, Vicki Whitehouse, and Ruth McKee donated happy bucks to wish Lions Ed and Carol well.

Lion Melinda Blankenship was happy to be back at Club after recovering from the Kneesles.

Lion Pat Harrison donated five happy bucks, one for each afghan made by Lion Melinda.

Lion Ed Jones opined that recent cheating scandals showed that the Dodgers really were the better team.

Fines

Lion Ed Jones fined himself twenty dollars because Lions Tom Link, Dee Baughman, and Bob Line were at a funeral and were unavailable to fine.

Lion Melinda Blankenship fined Lion Allen Ventling for an unspecified comment.

Prizes

Allen Ventling won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the Lions Eye Foundation.  Lion Bob Bricker won the free ad.  Janet McClintock won the Lotto tickets.  Tony Loliva won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the missing white marble.

 Presentation

Field biologists Crystal Griffin and Jessie Eriando of the Delta Vector Control District described their agencies efforts to control mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit.  The agency monitors mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases; controls mosquitoes by eliminated breeding sources and using biological, and chemical controls; and teaches the public to control mosquito populations and to protect themselves.