The Roar Newsletter for Friday March 11, 2022

The Roar Newsletter for Friday March 11, 2022

Lion Vicki

Lion Vicki, happy she was going to see John Lennon-no-no, that’s John Legend.

Lion president Aaron

Lion president Aaron leading the meeting.

Roar Our Meeting 

Lion president Aaron lead the meeting today and called on

Lion Roy to lead us in saluting the flag,

Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing God Bless America

Lion Pete to do the invocation.

No fine badge: Went to Roar Editor Lion Roy.

Lion Allen was the secret greater and was able to avoid several people and earn the club some much-needed cash. (boy was I glad I had that no fine badge)

Announcements

The date of the Visalia Host Lions Membership mixer has been set for April 28th from 5:30-8:00 at the Visalia Convention Center. Please be thinking of guests who may be interesting in joining the club and would like to attend.

Our monthly board meeting is set for this coming Wednesday, March 16th at 5:30 at Quail Park Shannon Ranch.

Guests

Our guest today was Visalia fire chief Dan Griswald, who was also our program.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pete was happy that major league baseball had come to an agreement and will be back the first week of April.

Karen had a happy buck because she won the Lotto tickets last week and won $6.00, she was also happy because baseball is back and she is going to Spring Training in Arizona for the next two weeks.

Roar editor Lion Roy was happy he had a good motorcycle camping trip to Death Valley last week.

Lion Brad was happy that the fire chief was with us today and that he and his famous red State Farm panel van would be in the Visalia St. Patrick’s day parade on Saturday.

Lion Craig was $5 happy that he was able to be at an educational event in the bay area last week and it was in person, for the first time in two years. He said that when the person in charge saw him, he said “oh no, it’s you, the last time I saw you things didn’t go so well” (it was March 2020 and everything shut down just a few days later) He was also happy because he had plans to surprise his daughter on her birthday by showing up at her house when she got off work.

Lion Bob Line was happy that Visalia Unified has a new superintendent. For some strange reason, Bob relates to the position of school superintendent.

Lion Vicki was happy her husband is doing great and was playing golf in Tulare, she was also happy that chief Davenport was with us, and in April she is going to Las Vegas and will be going to a John Legend concert, though she had a little brain freeze and thought that it was John Lennon. 

Winners and Losers

$5 went to Lion Bob Line, who quickly donated it to the Lions Eye Foundation.

Lotto tickets went to Vicki.

Lion Tony drew for the coveted white marble but came up with a yellow one, so no win for him.

Today’s Program

Visalia’s fire chief, Dan Griswald was our program today and he gave us lots of interesting information on the department and on his journey. He was from Casper Wyoming, has a wife and two kids, and has been in Visalia for two years. In fact, he arrived in town in February of 2020. 

giants

Lion Tony won the Free Add. 

strength in numbers mixer flyer
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Lion President Aaron

Lion president leads the meeting today.

Judy Casey from Gleeners

Judy Casey from the Visalia Gleaning Seniors 

Lion president Aaron lead us in saluting the flag. (more about that a little later) He called on Lion Tom to lead us in singing My Country Tis of Thee and called on Dee to do the invocation.

No fine badge: Went to Lion president Aaron.

Lion Betty was our secret greater today and listed off several members’ names who did not shake her hand, thus bringing money into the club.

Announcements

Lion president Aaron announced that there had been a membership mixer committee meeting this past Wednesday evening at Quail Park Shannon Ranch. Plans were made for a membership mixer at the end of May. The meeting was attended by Lions Aaron, Betty, Lauri (who is the committee chair) Dennis, and Melinda. Any and all members are welcome on the committee, whose goal is to build membership. As you have seen, our club has shrunk in the last few years, and in order to have successful fundraising events and service projects, we need new members.

It was noted that we should get back to wearing vests to club meetings and to events. They are a walking advertisment for Lions.

Check out our web sites new home page where you will find links to Lions merchandise, including vests.

The next membership committee meeting will be Wednesday, March 9th at 5:30, at Quail Park Shannon Ranch.

Board meeting: The board meeting has been moved to Thursday, March 10th, 5:30 at Quail Park Shannon Ranch.

 

Guests

Guests today were Donna Hall and Judy Casey from the Visalia Gleaning Seniors.

 

Auction Items

Lion Tom had gone to Moro Bay and auctioned off a bag of Salt Water taffy, which was purchased by Lion Karen for $8

Happy Bucks 

Lion Dee was happy for the rain we got last week and for the expected rain coming next week.

Lion Roy was happy he was taking a week off and going on a motorcycle camping trip to Death Valley.

Lion Bob Line was happy he was able to attend the Mt. Whitney valley championship game last week where Mt. Whitney became champs.

Lion Tom was happy he went to Moro Bay last week and played golf for three days.

Lion Pete was happy that he didn’t get run over by our guests, Judy and Donna, in the crosswalk outside Left of Center as he was coming to the meeting, he was also happy that he broke 100 in his golf game.

Lion Pat was happy that Lion Pete had a good time at the baby shower in his office. You see, Pat came in the office to get something notarized and ran right into the baby shower.

Lion Allen was happy to see Donna and Judy at the meeting today and also happy that the copier he had sold them years ago was still working.

Lion Betty was also happy to see Donna and Judy at the meeting today.

Lion Vicki was happy her husband is doing fine and glad for our guests.

Fines

Lion Dee fined Lion Tom for both cutting in the food line and putting the scoop for one salad dressing back in the bowl for the other dressing.

Lion Pete also fined Lion Tom for saying that Ukraine has a population of only 10 million when it is 44.13 million.

Lion Dee fined himself because he had to leave early

Lion Brad give himself a self-imposed fine because he was late and Lion Aaron had to do the flag salute in his place.

Karen also fined herself for having to leave early.

Lion Roy and Lion Bob Line had to pay a fine because both forgot their badges.

Winners and Losers

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

Lotto tickets went to Lion Allen.

Lion Bob Line drew for the coveted white marble, but he did not see white when he drew it out of the bucket, thus leaving more $ on the table for another day.

Today’s Program

Judy Casey did the talking for the Visalia Gleaners, telling us about the program, how they take donations for local farmers and give them out to needy people over 45. They have yard sales and are in need of volunteers to do many things, including putting some of their donated items on eBay. They, like every other nonprofit, have costs even though no one is paid. Everyone who works with them is a volunteer. 

Free Add

Lion Pete wants all members to be thinking about
new members and to help and attend
the membership mixer coming up.

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Lion Allen

Lion Allen reads off the names of the winners of the Football pool. 

Lion Bob leading the song

Lion Bob Line leads the meeting in singing God Bless America 

CLion president Aaron lead the meeting today and called on Lion Allen to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing the song, and Lion Pete to do the invocation.

No fine badge: Went to Lion president Aaron.

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

Announcements

Board Meeting notes:

The golf tournament and Murder Mystery Dinner are canceled for this year.  After much discussion at the board meeting on Wednesday the 16th, the board decided to cancel both fundraising events this year and concentrate on a membership drive, highlighted by a membership mixer. Due to the declining membership in our club, the board felt that nether fundraiser would be a success. A membership mixer committee is being formed and the first meeting will be this Wednesday the 23 at 5:30 at Quail Park Shannon Ranch. Contact Lauri, (laurimaguilar@gmail.com     559-936-5712) who will be chairing the committee, to let her know if you would like to be on that committee.

Lion Allen announced the winners of the Superbowl pool were himself, Lion Roy, who won two quarters, and Lion Pete. He also announced that there are two seats left for the Young Life banquet this coming Friday the 25th. Call or text (559-936-4563)  him for details. The club has already paid for the tickets so it’s free food.

Lion Dee announced that he still is selling Girl Scout Cookies for his granddaughter, $5 a box.

Guests

Lion District Governor David Hamilton and his wife Lion Gloria, along with our program, Huston school principal Adrian Leal were our guests today.

 

Auction Items

Lion Allen recently returned from Puerto Vallarta and had a T-Shirt that he auction off. Karen purchased the colorful shirt for $12.

Happy Bucks 

District Governor Lion David Hamilton was happy to be at our club and happy to pick up our donations to the Leo Clubs.

Lion Steve was happy because the Rams won the Superbowl. He has been a fan since 1949. 

Lion Roy had $5, his 10% to the club share of his Superbowl pool winnings. 

Lion Dee was happy that his wife was returning on Saturday after leaving him for a few days. 

Lion Pete was $5 happy for his Superbowl pool winnings. 

Lion Allen was happy for the success of the Superbowl party at the rescue mission and happy that he had a great trip to Mexico with his son. 

Lion Karen was happy to see Gov. David and his wife Lion Gloria here today. 

Lion Craig was happy to see Adrian from Huston school today, happy that he had been doing a lot of Skiing, and happy to see Vicki and Gov. David. 

Lion Vicki was happy her husband was still doing well, that Adrian was our program today, happy that the Rams won, and happy that she was sitting next to Lion Tony today. 

Fines

Lion Craig fined Lion Vicki for talking about her “other” club. 

Lion Dee fined Lion Bob Bricker because Bob didn’t know how to work his phone. He had called his granddaughter by mistake while at the meeting. 

Winners and Losers

$5 went to Lion Vicki, who donated it to the Leo club. 

Lotto tickets went to Lion Dee. 

Lion Tony drew for the coveted white marble but came up with some other color that did not net him anything. 

Today’s Program

Adrian Lean, principal of our adopted school, Huston elementary was our program today. He talked about the school getting back to normal after two years of COVID protocols. One thing that will be coming back this year will be field trips. All good to hear.  

Adrian Leal, Lion Aaron, Gov Davida and Lion Gloria

Adrian Leal talks at today’s Meeting 

Board members

Board members at last Wednesday’s meeting. 

 

 

Our program today was Huston school principal Adrian Leal. 

49ers

Getting well ahead of this year’s Football season, Lion Bob
Bricker wanted everyone to know where his allegiance was.

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Jamil Nushwat

Former member Jamile Nuswat was a guest today and brought along a bottle of champagne to auction off. 

Pat

Lion Pat bought the bottle from Jamile for $30

Lion president Arron lead the meeting today and called on Lion Dee to sing God Bless America, Lion Pete to do the invocation, and Lion Karen to lead us in saluting the flag.

Guests today were two former members, Jamile Nushwat (with his law partner Nima Vakili) and Justin Levy.

Announcements

Lion Dee announced that he still is taking orders for his granddaughter’s girl scout cookies, plus he delivered boxes to those who ordered last week.

Lion Roy handed out flyers for golf tournament sponsorships for our May 13th golf tournament.

No Fine Badge: Went to Lion Bob Bricker.

Happy Bucks 

Guest and former Lion Jamile was happy to be back at the club and intend to join again.

Lion Pat was $5 happy to see Jamile, Justin, and Nima at the meeting today.

Lion Pete was happy to have gone to the Redwood-Whitney basketball game last week.

Lion tom was happy to have got a couple of pars in his morning golf game, he was also happy to be going to the coast next weekend with friends.

Lion president Aaron was happy to see our guests.

Lion Vicki was happy that her husband was doing good, she was also happy to see the three hansom guests today.

Lion Pat was happy that his daughter was happy to go back to work at the VA after a disastrous experience with a private health care group.

Fines

Lion Vicki find Lion Tom Link for another short joke, and she fined the entire group for not mentioning all the candy hearts she had put on the tables. 

Winners and Losers

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

Lion Pat won the Lotto ticket drawing. 

Lion Bob Bricker won the marble drawing, but he didn’t “win” the marble drawing. 

 

 

 

 

Lion Aaron poses with our guest speaker today, from Turning Point USA 

Lion Bob Bricker won the ability to draw for the white marble but was not lucky enough to get it. 

golf tournament May 13th

Lion Bob Bricker won the free ad and
would like to remind members about the
May 13th golf tournament.

Super Bowl Party for the Homeless

Sunday was our club’s annual Super Bowl party for the homeless at the Visalia Rescue Mission. Lion Allen go the ball rolling this year and Lion Lauri did the organizing as Allen was out of the country with his sons. Lions Lori, Melinda, Aaron, Betty, Dennis, and Roy were on hand to help serve the residents of the VRM’s program. Let’s just say that no one went hungry as there were chips, meatballs, turkey and ham sandwiches, veggies, and at halftime, out came the hot dogs. It was a fun day and all the recipients were very appreciative.

Melinda and Lori Serve food
Betty and Lori serve food
VRM residents get lunch
Dennis cooks
Dennis serves
Betty and Lori serve food
VRM residents get lunch
Dennis cooks

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Oomur meeting today

Lion president Aaron lead our meeting again today and called on Lion Pat to lead us in singing a song, Lion Allen to lead us in saluting our flag, and Lion Steve to give today’s invocation.

Guests: 

Lion Brent introduced his three guests today, Alberto Ramos with CASA and Jacob Fraga and Blake Shawn from the Downtown Dream. Our other guest was the day’s program, Visalia Mayor Steve Nelsen.

Announcements

We sang happy birthday to the only Lion in attendance with a birthday in February, Lion Brad.

Golf committee meeting, Wednesday, February 9th at Roy’s studio: 115 W. Main St. Downtown Visalia. By the way, we need sponsors for the tournament coming up on May the 13th.

Super Bowl Party for the homeless: Sunday, February 13th, we need volunteers to help. Contact Lion Allen 559-936-4563

Lion Tom Link announced that Green Akers Little threader, which his daughter is in charge of, will present Annie on February 10th, 11th, and 12th at 7:30 plus a 1:00 PM show on Saturday the 12th and a 2 PM show on Sunday the 13th. Tickets are still available at  https://annie2022.bpt.me/

Lion Dee announced it’s that time of year again, time for Girl Scout Cookies. $5 a box. Contact him at 559-280-5715.

Secret Greater

Lion Tom Link was our secret greater today and was able to roust up a few dollars from several of us who did not shake his hand.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Brent, who is a SF Giants fan, had a happy buck because he converted to a Dodger fan. Now I really wanted to just leave this story here, but the rest of the story is that his son is on a LL team, the Dodgers.

Lion tom Link was happy to see Alberto from CASA here today as he is a retired CASA advocate.

Lion Pete was happy that his wife bought a new refrigerator that “almost” fit into their kitchen. Luckily the carpenter who remodeled their kitchen a couple of years ago came back and fixed it so it really did fit.

Lion Bob Line was happy that his grandson was the best player on the undefeated Mt. Whitney High School basketball team.

Lion Karen was happy that she is going to have a new granddaughter in a few months.

Lion Pat was happy that his daughter in law is expecting.

Lion Vicki was happy that her husband is doing well, she was also happy for all the handsome men that were at her table.

Lion Allen was happy and sad at the same time. Happy because he was going to Puerto Vallarta with his sons for a vacation, and sad because he will be missing the SuperBowl party for the homeless because of it.

Fines

Lion Brent fined Lion Allen for being out of town during the Super Bowl party for the homeless, an event Allen organized. 

Lion Brad and Allen teamed up to fine Lion Vicki for excluding them from the hansom comment. 

Lion Dee fined Lion Bob Line for keeping quiet and not saying a word about his golf game this morning when Link had talked bout having two pars. 

Lion Tom fined Lion Bob Line for being forgetful about what had occurred in the golf game that morning. 

 

Lions Brad and Allen fine Vickie

Lion Betty helps with the drawings. 

Drawings 

$5 drawing: Lion Roy, who donated it to the Eye Foundation. 

Lotto Tickets: Lion Steve

Marble: Lion Tom Link, who was not able to draw with white marble. 

 

Todays Program

Today’s program was Visalia’s mayor, Steve Nelsen, who had lots to talk about today. From redistricting to Planned parenthood to homelessness to Amazon. Lots of interesting city news. 

Steve Nelsen
Brad Board State Farm Truck

Lion Brad wants you to know that he is your State Farm agent in Visalia 

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Steve draws for the marble.

Lion Steve draws for the white marble but comes up short. 

Lion Craig with Lion President Aaron

Lion Craig with Lion President Aaron. Lion Craig was today’s program.

Lion president Aaron lead the meeting today and asked Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing God Bless America, he asked substatute Roar editor Lion Roy to lead us in the flag salute and Lion Brad to do the invocation.

Announcements 

Golf committee meeting, Wednesday, February 9th at 5;30, at Lion Roy’s studio at 115 W. Main St.

Board meeting, Wednesday, February 16th at 5:30 at Quail Park, Shannon Ranch.

Next week’s regular lunch meeting will feature Visalia Mayor Steve Nelson giving us an update on the state of the city.

Young Life is having a Banquet at the Gateway Church on February 25th. The club has purchased a table for 8 at this event and anyone who would like to go should contact Lion Allen at 559-936-4563

Lion Tom Link announced that Green Ackers Little Theater, which his daughter is in charge of,  will be doing the first program in the newly remodeled Rotary Threader on February 10, 11, 12, and 13th.

Auction Items and No Fine

Lion Brad recently toured the USS Midway in San Diego and auctioned off a T-Shirt that Karen purchased for $11

The no fine badge went to Lion Janet today.

Happy Bucks

Lion Pat was happy that his daughter quit Working at the VA hospital. She was very happy on her first day at the new job.

Lion Tom Link was happy that Lion Betty gave $100 to the Rotary Threader and happy that he got a par in his recent golf game.

Lion Pete was happy that Mt. Whitney’s boy’s basketball team is undefeated this year.

Lion Tom Gabie was also happy for Mt. Whitney’s boy’s basketball.

Lion Craig was happy to see Lion Aaron back at club after his recent bout of illness. Craig was also happy he has been on Ski patrol at China Peak for most of the week.

Lion President Aaron was happy to be back.

Lion Betty was also happy to be back as she has also been out sick.

Lion Vicki was happy her husband is still doing well and happy to see Janet at club.

Fines

Lion Dee fined Lion Bob Line because last week Bob followed Lion Dee on the way home from our club meeting and Bob turned left on a red arrow.

Lion Pete fined Lion Tom Link for his phone ringing during our meeting, and for being late.

Lion Steve fined both Lions Bob Line and Bob Bricker for keeping their hats on during lunch.

Secret Greater

Lion Karen was our secret greater today and was able to garner a few dollars for the club.

 

Lion Brad and his auction shirt.

Lion Brad auctions off a shirt from his trip to the USS Midway. 

Lion Bob Bricker reaches for his dollar

Lion Bob Reaches for his wallet to pay his fine. 

Lion Vicki collection money.

Lion Vicki collecting money.

Winners and Losers

Lion Tom won the $5 drawing and donated it to the eye foundation. 

The lotto tickets were won by Lion Allen 

Marble drawing: Lion Steve, no luck. 

Program

Lion Craig presented a fascinating program today about his recent hiking trip to Patagonia in Argentina. The scenery was beautiful and the prices for hotels and food were very low compared to the US. 

Lion Craig presenting our program

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49ers

Lion Karen won the free add, but as things go, this will have to be carried over to next season.