First ROAR Newsletter of 2020

First ROAR Newsletter of 2020

President Ruth McKee opened the meeting by asking Lion Bob Line to sing country song – America, My Country Tis of Thee. Ed Jones performed the invocation and Lion Craig Wheaton led the flag salute. 

Roy Dressel won the no-fine badge.

Members sang the “Happy Birthday Song” to Lions Tom Link and Roy Dressel, who were both born in January. 

Announcements

Lion Vicki Whitehouse reminded members that there will be a Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 8th.

Members shared get well wishes for Lion Melinda Blankenship, who is recovering from knee surgery.

Auction

Lion Ed Jones auctioned off gift certificate for two months of intensive physical training.  Lion Brent Robinson purchased the certificate for a donation of eleven dollars.

Happy Bucks

Lion Carol and Ed Jones sold their house in Visalia.

Lion Roy Dressel had a good week working from home.

Dee Baughman’s brother came out from Colorado for Christmas.

Lion Brad Board had a wonderful time at Christmas.  He was also happy to see the 49ers in the Playoffs.

Lion Craig Wheaton has spent the winter skiing.

Lion Pete was happy a friend had made it through quadruple bypass surgery.  He was also happy to see the 49ers in the playoff.

George Fry’s three daughters visited him on Christmas.

Lion Karen McVaigh’s son turned 40.

Lion Tom Link is turning 80!

President Ruth was stuck in Southern California over the holidays.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse’s husband is well and playing golf.  She also had a great Christmas.

Fines

Lion Vicki Whitehouse fined Lion Tom Link, who was reportedly on the phone with one of his many servants during the meeting.  She also fined herself for almost knocking over Left of Center’s tower of glasses.

Dodgers fan Roy Dressel was upset that his son had given him a Christmas gift with a Giants logo.

Lion Pete Sherwood fined Lion Bob Line after receiving a solicitation from Quail Park Retirement Community, where Lion Bob resides.

Prizes

Karen McVaigh won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Lion Dee Baughman won the Free Ad. Lion Tom Link won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the elusive white marble.

Roar Newsletter for December 20, 2019

Roar Newsletter for December 20, 2019

Lion Bob Line leads us in singing god bless America. 

Lion Tony Loliva’s wife Nancy was one of our guests today. Introducing our speaker Albert Cendejas from CSET. 

Our president, Lion Ruth lead our meeting today and after calling on Lion Bob Line to do the song she called on Lion Jeff to lead us in the pledge and Lion Ed to say a prayer.

Announcements

Lion Allen announced that the Redwood Springs annual gift giveaway would be this (Friday) afternoon at 3:00. (more about this below)

Lion Craig announced that there will be no meeting next Friday because of the holidays.

Auction Items

President Ruth had a cup she had purchased on a recent trip to San Diego and it went to Lion Melinda for $11, even though Lion Jeff bid heavily on it because he was raised in San Diego.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Craig was happy that our local mountains have been getting some good snow and he has been able to go skying five days in the last week.

Lion Carol was happy she was spending Christmas early this year with her daughter’s family and she was especially happy because she was not going to be the cook. The first time in many years.

Lion Ed was happy that Lion Carol was bringing a big tray of cookies because he would then be assured of something good to eat on Christmas day.

Lion George was happy that his family, all three daughters and their families, would be in town to be with him.

Lion Vickie was happy that her husband was still doing fine after his heart surgery, she was also happy that our club was together for Christmas time and was happy that she is almost ready for Christmas.

Lion Melinda was happy that she didn’t have a lot of shopping to do this holiday season.

Our president, Lion Ruth was $10 happy because she loves all of us in this great club, and for Amazon, which mad this holiday much easier.

Lion Steve was happy because of his granddaughter, who is in the Air Force will not be set back too much because she got Mono. She will be able to begin a class she was taking once she is well again.

Lion Bob Line had a dollar to be able to tell this joke. An old codger goes into a diner and asks the server for an “almost chicken sandwich” The waiter replies, “an almost chicken sandwich, what in heavens name is that” The old codger replies, “well my young man, it’s what my generation calls an egg sandwich”. Grones were echoing throughout the members as Bob took his seat.

Fines

Lion Vickie fined Lion Top for a remark about being crazy that was made earlier in the meeting.

Lion Melinda fined herself for not being at last week’s meeting, some poor excuse having to do with having surgery on her knee.

Lion Allen fined himself for not being able to be at the meeting in two weeks, another poor excuse, he was going to his second home, Vegas.

Fines for not having their badge on were levied against Lion Bob Line, Lion George, and lion Craig.

Secret Greater 

Lion George was secret greater today and seven people did not shake his hand. Good job George.

Winners and Losers

Loto: Lion Jeff

Marble. Lion Tom

$5 unknown.

Our program today was presented by Albert Cendejas from CSET, community services employment training. His talk was about what CSET does for seniors, and since everyone in the room could be in that clarification it was topical and informative. Albert was a good speaker and was passionate about what he does. To get more information just check out the Kings Tulare Area Agency on Aging, www.ktaaa.org  and www.cset.org

Our Redwood Springs gift give away was smaller then it has been in the past but those that did attend were no less appreciative of the gift that our club has purchased for the people who live there. A note: We give the home a donation of $500 each year and they go and buy presents for the residents with that money. Lion’s  Allen, Roy, and Janet attended the giveaway. 

Activities director at Redwood Springs, Jackie hand Lion Janet a present to deliver to one of the residents. 

Lion Allen gives one of the Redwood Springs residents a hug as he delivers her gift to her. 

Redwood Springs activity director Jackie get ready to point out one of the residents to Lion Allen so he can take a gift to them.

ROAR Newsletter for December 6, 2019

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

Guests included former Host member Jeannie Burcham, visiting Lions Dick and Rebecca Rebecca Piepenberg, and local author Brent Gill.

Ed Jones won the no-fine badge.

Members sang the “Happy Birthday Song” to Lions Pat Harrison and Jeff Meader, who were both born in December.  

Announcements

President Ruth announced that the Club will be dark on December 27th.

The Club’s Christmas Luncheon will be on December 14th. Spouses are welcome. Attendees are asked to bring a boy’s and girl’s present for distribution by Visalia Emergency Aid. Cash donations will also be appreciated.

Lion Dee Baughman shared that funeral services for Marilyn Bricker, Lion Bob Bricker’s wife of 69 years, will be on Saturday, December 7th.

Auction

Traveling Lion Don Landers auctioned off a bottle of maple syrup from Maine.  Lion Pat Harrison bought the syrup for a donation of eight dollars.

Happy Bucks

Lion Jeff Meader’s wife Caity will be appearing on the television show 48 Hours.

Don Landers donated five happy bucks and described his 13,000 mile journey around the U.S.

Guest Lions Dick and Dawn Peipenberg were happy to visit our club.

Lion Carol Jones was happy to have her friend Lion Jeannie back at our meeting.

Janet McClintock’s granddaughter, who attends Redwood High School, was named the Most Valuable Player in her Volleyball League.  She will be attending CSU Monterey Bay next year.

Lion Pat Harrison went to an elite Barber Shop Chorus convention in La Mirada.

Lions Pete Sherwood and Steve Gerrard shared the Xmas Parade went off without a hitch.  Lion Brent Robinson was the Star of the Club’s line-up effort.

President Ruth, who was happy it was Friday, was glad to see Lion Jeannie visiting.  She also commended Lion Steve Gerrard for his efforts organizing the parade.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse’s husband continues to do well.

Fines

Lion Vicki Whitehouse fined Lion Ed Jones, whose phone rang during the meeting.

Lion Melinda Blankenship fined Lion Tom Link for arriving late.  President Ruth fined Lion Melinda for referring to her as Madam President.

Secret Greeter Bob Line fined Lion Dee Baughman for not shaking his hand prior to the meeting as required.

Prizes

Lion Carol Jones won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the Lions Eye Foundation. Lion Dee Baughman won the Lotto tickets. Lion Pete Sherwood won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the elusive white marble.

 Presentation

Local author Brent Gill described the true story behind his first book “Fire on Black Mountain”.

ROAR Newsletter for November 22, 2019

President Ruth McKee opened the meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Dee Baughman. Ed Jones performed the invocation and Lion Jeff Meader led the flag salute.

Guests included Motorcyclists Rebecca Peter, Brian Peter, and Richard Hoffman from the Club of Hearts.

Dee Baughman won the no-fine badge. 

Announcements

Steve Gerrard announced that the Club will be dark after Thanksgiving on Black Friday.  Lion Steve also reminded Lions that the Candy Cane Lane Parade will be on December 2nd.  Volunteers will meet at Liberty and Main between 5:00 and 5:30 PM.

Lion Dee Baughman shared that the Mighty Oak Chorus will be performing at the Fountain Church on Friday, December 13th.

Happy Bucks

Pat Harrison showed off a new Afghan knitted by Lion Melinda Blankenship.

Lion Dee Baughman was happy to see rain in the forecast. Skier Craig Wheaton is looking forward to the snow in the mountains,

Lion Carol Jones shared the results of her ancestry DNA test. The test confirmed that her ancestors hailed from Portugal, Spain, France and Hanford-Armona.

Lion Brent Robinson is taking next week off work to spend time with his family.  It is also his wedding anniversary.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse’s husband continues to do well.  She was also happy to see Lion Justin back at Club.

Although she is now retired, President Ruth is still happy its Friday.

Fines

Lion Dee Baughman fined President Ruth after seeing a picture of her with famous politicians.

Lion Justin Levy fined himself for having to leave early.

Lion Ed Jones fined Lion Craig Wheaton, whose name is frequently in the local paper.

Prizes

Dee Baughman won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Lion Tom Link won the Lotto tickets. Lion Karen McVaigh won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the elusive white marble. 

 Presentation

Rebecca Peter, Brian Peter, and Richard Hoffman of the Club of Hearts described their efforts to discourage bullying in schools. The non-profit motorcycle club works to promote awareness of the problem, and encourages “upstanding” with victims to prevent further bullying.

ROAR Newsletter for November 15, 2019

Vice President Craig Wheaton opened the meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Dee Baughman.  Bob Line performed the invocation and Lion Allen Ventling led the flag salute.

Visalia historian Terry Ommin was a guest at the meeting.

Allen Ventling won the no-fine badge.

Announcements

Vice President Craig reported that the Club’s Executive Board had approved the use of credit cards for meals and dues beginning week.

Secretary Steve Gerrard passed around a volunteer sign-up sheet for the Christmas Parade.

Happy Bucks

Lion Brent Robinson shared that his wife had repelled down eight stories recently to raise money for CASA.  He was also happy the stock market hit an all-time high.

Ed Jones shared that he and his wife Lion Carol have purchased a home in Prescott, Arizona, and will be moving there early next year.

Lion Pat Harrison shared that his daughter’s dog is OK after a recent illness.

Motorcycle rider Roy Dressel has been happy with our recent weather.

Lion Dee Baughman will be playing golf Monday, after receiving permission from his Cardiologist. 

Allen Ventling had a good trip to Vegas with his sons.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse was happy her husband is doing well.  She was also glad to see Lion Justin back at Club.

Steve Gerrard took his grandson to visit Adventure Park and the Visalia Cemetery.

Lion Craig Wheaton donated five happy bucks for the return of his gavel.

Fines

Lion Dee Baughman fined Lions Tom Link and Justin Levy for arriving late.

Pat Harrison fined Lion Vicki Whitehouse for not sharing that her daughter has a great new job.

Secret Greeter Pete Sherwood fined several Club members for not shaking his hand prior to the meeting as required.

Prizes

Lion Dee Baughman won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club.  Brent Robinson won the free ad. Lion Pat Harrison won the Lotto tickets. Lion Pete Sherwood won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the elusive white marble. 

 Presentation

Visalia Historian Terry Ommin provided an update on efforts to commemorate Fort Visalia, which is the site of Visalia’s first settlement.