The meeting was started by one of our Bull Pen Presidents, Brad Board, exactly at the prescribed time of 12:10 p.m.
Pro Tem President Brad asked Lion Dee Baughman to start with a rousing song, which was the wonderful version of God Bless America. The sound was so good that the comment was made that this should be a touring group. Lion Colin Franey was heard carrying the bass sounds very well.
Lion Tony Loliva led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lion Pete Sherwood followed the prayer. The coveted no-fine badge was won by Lion Mark Olsen.
The Murder Mystery dinner this coming up this Saturday, Get your orders in now. We still need gift baskets and gift cards.
The announcements were few, but here are the highlights; The Student Speaker contest meeting is on Saturday, Sept. 9th at 10:00 am at St. Paul’s Church for anyone interested in being involved this year. The Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 16th, with a 6:00 p.m. starting time. Our monthly board meeting is on Wednesday, Sept 13th, at Valhalla’s Rest. at 7:00 a.m. You are invited to come along to this very informative meeting.
After a spirited auction, the prize was won by Lion Pat Harrison and then graciously given back to Lion Karen McVaigh, who very kindly shared them with the club attendees. Lion Pat Harrison purchased them for $15.00. Lion Tom Link has just returned from his hideaway in Morro Bay with some Marion Berry jam. According to a local legend, originated in Morro Bay. Lion Pat Harrison also purchased this.
Lion Craig Wheaton had been all around the globe and was so busy that he neglected to bring an auction item. He shared $20.00 with the club. Lion Pete Sherwood just returned from a short weekend in Texas (catching Major League stadium #20), and Lion Pete provided the club with $20.00. Lion Mark Olsen, who just returned from a trip to Boise, ID, also provided the club with the $20.00 offer of guilt, The club makes more money with the negligent forgetful offenders, thanks folks.
New Member Inductions
Lion Bob Line did his usually very competent induction of new members, with a history lesson of the club and then installation of Lion Elaine Dias and Lion Colin Franey.
There were quite a few folks who were happy for a variety of reasons. Lion Tom Link was happy to be in Morro Bay and for a round of golf, with one par and three lost golf balls. Lion Dee Baughman was happy that he also had a par with no lost golf balls. Lion John Parker was happy that he was able to traverse the roadway of Hwy 65 from his store in Bakersfield to the 76th Anniversary dinner at the Three Rivers Lions Club event on Thursday evening. Lion Mark Olsen was happy they had a great trip to Boise, ID, to move their daughter and son-in-law to Kuna, ID. Isn’t Kuna a rather unusual name for a town? Makes me think of the song in Lion King (Makuna Matada). Lion Brad Board mentioned that a local CI source with the First Presbyterian Church had advised him that Lion Tom Link was celebrating 59 years of marriage and that Lion tom Link hadn’t said a lick of anything during the Happy Bucks time. Lion Tom Link graciously shared $.59 with the club, when the appropriate amount should have been, $1 dollar for every year, but you know that Lion Tom Link is on a fixed income, according to unverified sources.
The only fine recorded at today’s club meeting was for Lion Allen Ventling, who was on the roster to go to the Three Rivers Dinner and didn’t make the event, for unknown reasons. Lion John Parker, who traveled great distances to make this event, was the provocateur of this fine.
Today’s Secret Greeter was Lion Bob Line, who admonished Lion Dee Baughman and Lion Pat Harrison for not shaking his hand. There were several disputes as to the veracity of Lion Bob Line’s accusations, but the unrepresented two parties paid their respective fines.
The $5.00 raffle was won by Lion Colin Franey as well as the Free Ad. The scribe can’t remember who won the Lottery Tickets, and Lion Dee Baughman won the marble drawing but came up empty in that endeavor.
A Thank You
This weeks Roar is brought to you by Lion Allen, who took notes, and Lion Brad, who transcribed them and sent them my way. Thanks to both of them for their work. They would make an excellent roar editor pair; just something to consider. Lion Roy