Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 1-26-24

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 1-26-24

Giving check to Clark from Young Life

Lion president Melinda presented Clark Hammond of Young Life with our donation. 

Lion Tony

Lion Tony functioned as our Lion tamer today, helping with the drawings and collecting money. 

Todays Meeting

Lion President Melinda led our meeting today and called on Lion Bob Line to lead us in saluting our flag, Lion Pat to lead us in singing America The Beautiful, and Lion Dee to do the invocation.

Greater Lion Allen introduced our guests, Nathen Rodriquez, a guest of Lion Tony, and Clark Hammond with Young Life, our program today.

Lion Pat won the no-fine badge.

Lion Bob Line was the secret greater today and noted that Lion Tom Link, Lion Pete, and Lion Mark did not shake his hand.

Announcements

We need a speaker for next week’s meeting. (we have the rest of February filled up) sing them up below or call or text me at 559-289-2382 (Lion Roy)

Lion Steve sent around a roster list so we could check to ensure our contact info was correct. If you have had any changes to your contact info, please send Lion Steve an email sagdad@hotmail.com letting them know your new info:

Lion Pat announced his barbershop quartet was once again offering singing valentines that included a box of chocolates—$ 60. Call or text him at  559-799-3754 to set up an appointment.

Lion Allen announced that there will be a vision screening at COS on Saturday, February 3, from 9 am to 1 pm. Call or text Allen if you want to help: 559-936-4563. Melinda offered to help, and Karen offered Rick help.

Lion Melinda announced that the board meetings would switch to evening meetings starting in March; they will still be the second Wednesday of every month, now at Mountain Mikes Pizza on Mooney Blvd, starting at 5:30. Note that the February board meeting will be the last breakfast board meeting because that date falls on Valentines Day. 7:00 AM, Vahallas. 

Lion tony and Lion Leigh

Lion Tony has Lion Leigh draw a ticket. 

Lion Mark

Lion Mark has good laugh

Lion Dee

Lion Dee listins to Clark Hammond. 

Auction Items

None, nada, nothing was auctioned off today. Lion Roy said he had gone to Woodlake but did not bring back what he had purchased.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Dee was happy that last Saturday, he attended a school concert where his granddaughter performed. Hannah Board, Lion Brad’s granddaughter, was also in. He heaped praise on both of them. 

Lion Pet was happy to see Lion Mark had a new company logo on his shirt, and he thought it looked a little like an Audi logo.  He had Mark stand up and show the club. 

Lion Mark was also happy with the new logo, and he had a dollar because he was not in attendance last week due to computer issues. 

Lion Brad was happy that the 49ers had won last Sunday, on their way to the SuperBowl  (maybe) 

Lion Pat had two happy dollars because of the millage he was still getting out of a joke Roy told about the three bears last year. 

Today’s speaker, Clark Hammond, had a happy buck for being back with us again and being able to tell a little about Young Life. 

Lion Allen was happy that he had been hired as a census worker. All office work, he said, he would not have to go out and knock on doors. 

Lion Tony was happy that his guest, Nathen, could make it today. 

Lion Mark was happy that the Packers at least made the 49ers week last weekend in their win. 

Lion Roy had a quote for Lion Mark from Married with Children’s Al Bundy, “it’s only a game if you win; if you lose, it’s a stinking waste of time” 

Fines

For the first time (since last week), Lion Tom Link was fined for being late. 

Lion Tom fined Lion Brad Board. 

Lion Roy fined Lion Bob Line because Roy and his wife stayed at Quail Park Shannon Ranch last Friday night and found that the place was locked up after 9 PM. Luckily they were able to get into their room. 

Clark Hammond talks to the club

Clark Hammond of Young Life/Lives talks to the club about the program. They have an evening fundraiser on Friday, February 23, and the club has purchased a table. If you would like to attend, contact 

Drawings 

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

Lotto ticket: Lion Tony

The marble drawing went to Lion Mark, who had a big frown when he drew a blue marble. 

 

Don’t Blaim Brad Board

for your insurance premiums

He’s only the messenger.

Lion Brad won the free ad. 

As always, we are looking for speakers for the club. Use this schuduler app to book your speaker or send them the link to this page and have them do it themsilves. No need to contact me when you want to know if a date is available, if it open on this app, it’s available. (Lion Roy) 

 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 2-2-24

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 2-2-24

Michael Brown giving presentation to our club

Michael Brown was with us today to discuss how electricity is generated and distributed to customers. He is a local attorney involved in the design of the grid and in the cost of that electric to business customers. 

Todays Meeting

Lion President Melinda led our meeting again today and called on Lion Roy to lead us in saluting our flag, Lion Dee to lead us in signing a rousing version of God Bless America, and Lion Bob Line to do the invocation.

No fine badge went, once again, to Lion Leigh.

Secret Greater was Lion Brad, who noted that Lions Allen, Dee, Melinda and Bob Line did not shake his hand.

As this was the first meeting of February, we sang Happy Birthday to Lion Leigh and Brad, who were in attendance.

Announcements

Lion Leigh announced that he and Dee had attended a Leo club meeting on Thursday. They made plans for projects, like helping with the Special Olympics and cleaning up Kaweah Lake.

Lion Allen announced that this year’s Super Bowl pool will cost $1 per square.  Allen also reminded us that on Feb 23rd, the Young Life group was having their annual banquet and that our club had purchased a table of 8. If you are interested, contact Lion Allen at 559-936-4563.

 

Lion Tom trying to pick the white marble.

Lion Tom tries to pick out the white marble, but he came up empty. 

Lion Melinda

Lion President Melinda leading the meeting today.

Auction Items

To keep track of this, no auction items were offered at today’s meeting.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pete was $20 happy today because his move to his new office building was finished; he was glad it was over.

Lion Brad was happy that the SF 49ers were going to the Supper Bowl.

Lion Roy was happy that earlier in the week the tempiture had reached the high 70s.

Lion Tom Link was happy that his Daughter, was directing The Sound of Music at her school this week. He was also happy that he was going to the coast this week to play golf with of group of guys. It was a mens only outing.

Lion Leigh had gone to the ophthalmologist and had his eyes dialiated, this past week. Whyle he was there in the dark, he saw a ray of light and it turned out to be Lion Karen, who brightioned up the room.

Lion Karen was happy that Lion Pat had taken Lion Arren chair as Lion Tamer today and also that Lion Mark and steped in as Tail Twister.

Lion Melinda was happy to hear the harmonies from Lions Dee and Pat in todays song. She was also happy to see the 49ers were going to the SuperBowl. It reminded her of times when she was a kind sitting with her dad watching football.

Lion Mark was happy that Lion President Melinda gave him another magnet to hold his badge on, as he had lost his this past week.

Lion Bob Line was happy that his relatives were going to be in anothe Honda Commerical because their car had 880,000 on the clock.

Fines

Lion Tom Link was fined because (wait for it) he was late. 

Lion Roy fined Lion Allen for have a $1 super bowl pool, he noted that the gym he goes too (Leo Costa’s G Fit Plus) had a $50 per square pool. 

Drawings 

The $5 drawing went to Lion Steve, who donated it to the Leos.

Lotto ticket: Lion Tom Link, who also won the opportunity to get a white marble, but with that he came up short.

Leo club

Lion Dee won the free add this week. Please note, that the Leo’s will be with us next week. 

As always, we are looking for speakers for the club. Use this schuduler app to book your speaker or send them the link to this page and have them do it themsilves. No need to contact me when you want to know if a date is available, if it open on this app, it’s available. (Lion Roy) 

 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 1-19-23

Todays Meeting

Thanks to Lion Brad for taking notes and typing them out for me to do the Roar (Lion Roy) 

Our meeting today was led by our newest President, Melinda Blankenship. She is doing an incredible job in her new role and has been there for the last three meetings.

Lion Leigh Mosconi started the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a rousing song led by Lion Dee Baughman. Our longest-attending member, Lion Bob Line, presented the invocation for our food and the meeting.

Announcements

We didn’t have a speaker today, so announcements were the next event to take place. Lion Dee paid an advertising dollar for his Valentine’s Day quartet. $60.00 will buy you and your loved one a visit from this group, singing memorable songs, wonderful candy, and a rose. If you are interested, please contact Lion Dee to reserve your spot.

Our club has supported Young Life for many years and is having its annual banquet next month. We have purchased a table that will seat eight folks. The event is on February 23 at the Convention Center, and if you are interested in attending, please contact Lion Allen Ventling (He is the Birthday boy today), so make sure to wish him a happy birthday, even though it may be a few days late.

The coveted NO FINE BADGE was given to Lion Leigh Mosconi, a frequent winner of this badge, so the urban tales go.

 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Peter Sherwood was $20.00 happy that the Grace Community Church is officially moving to its new location and is having its first service this Sunday at 10:00 am. The fellowship hasn’t had a permanent Worship center for the past two years. Everyone is welcome to try out the new chairs (600 available). The church is located on Lovers Lane, just north of Caldwell Avenue, on the west side of the street.

Madam President, Lion Melinda Blankenship had happy bucks today for her grandson, who has been given the nickname of Snugglebug. Lion Melinda is having a great time with this young man.

Lion Allen was happy that he had made 75 trips around the sun and today is his birthday.

Lion Tom Link sold his wifes car that she hasn’t driven in 2 years and he wasn’t willing to provide the club with the customary 10% back to the club, go figure.

Fines

Once we were done being “Happy,” it was time to turn the tide with one of our favorite fundraisers.

Lion Dee fined Lion Tom Link, who was having lunch when Lion Link took a phone call and left the lunch table for approximately 30 minutes. Fortunately, Lion Dee was in a familiar lunch haunt, so he didn’t feel too lonely.

Lion Dee then fined Lion Leigh, Lion Bob Line, and Lion Tom Link for the sad state of our educational system.  I am sure that Lion Craig Wheaton was glad that he missed the meeting today.

In fairness to our system of fines, Lion Tom fined Lion Dee for taking him to lunch at Colima’s, where Lion Dee knows the owners and always gets a free meal.

Lion Elaine fined herself for being late today; what an honest individual.

Lion Karen fined herself for leaving early, even though we didn’t have a speaker today. Go figure.

Lion Tom fined himself $5.00 for being late today and is hoping to receive credit for future tardiness.

Madam President fined Lions Bob Line, Allen, Tony, Leigh, Tom Link, and Dee for talking while she was presenting to the club. Lion Leigh had the no fine badge, so this created some conversations.

We didn’t have any auction items today.

There was no Secret Greeter chosen today, so Melinda put a dollar in the bucket, for this indiscretion.

Lion Aaron is in Covid Jail, being recently diagnosed, and is just getting over his other medical maladies.

Drawings 

Lion Tony won the $5.00 drawing and wanted to send the funds to the Buffalo Bills. Word has it that Tony may have been asleep when his ticket was drawn, but there is no video of this event, so the collaboration has not been confirmed. Lion Tony eventually decided to send the funds to our local Leo Club.

The Lotto Winner didn’t have to travel too far (having just won the free ad), with Lion Pete receiving the tickets today.

The Marble Drawing was won by our very loyal, Lion Steve Gerrard. He came up empty today, which means that there is even a bigger win next week.

For a time filler, because we didn’t have a speaker, Madam President asked our group if anyone had a bad joke. Lion Allen took the bait and told the following joke. “Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dance? He didn’t have a ‘ body to go with’”. Lion Dee also had a joke, and here is the recap, A genie and a request made to have a bridge to Hawaii, the bridge is way to hard, so how about another request. Can you explain how women think? The genie asked him if he wanted two lanes or four lanes on that highway.

Madam President asked all in attendance what is their favorite animal.

Brad-German Shorthaired Pointer

Pete- Gorilla

Elaine- Australian Shepherd. She actually lived in Australia for a while; who knew that?

Allen- Lion

Leigh-Wolf

Dee- Elephant

Bob -Horses

Tom –  Small dogs in general. A little-known fact: Tom and Ordonna were given a Champion Westminister Dog show dog.

Tony- Dolphins

Steve- Dogs

Melinda- Horse-There is a fun story that goes along with the interest and love of horses. You will need to ask her about this one; it is a heart wrencher.

bufflo bills logo

Lion Pete won the free ad and said Go Bills in honor of Lion Tony 
(Apparently, putting an ad in the Roar did not help the Bills on Sunday. )

As always, we are looking for speakers for the club. Use this schuduler app to book your speaker or send them the link to this page and have them do it themsilves. No need to contact me when you want to know if a date is available, if it open on this app, it’s available. (Lion Roy) 

 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 1-12-24

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 1-12-24

Ryley and his dad Brent

Ryley and his dad Brent talk to the club about the Redwood Robotics program.

Todays Meeting

Lion President Melinda led the meeting today and called on Lion Karen to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Pat to lead us in singing My country this of thee, and Lion Dee to do the invocation. 

No fine badge went to Lion Leigh. 

Announcements

Lion Brad announced the student Speaker contest is coming up next month and speakers are getting lined up. 

Lion Melinda reminded the club of the September 20th golf tournament and asked for volunteers to serve on the golf committee. 

Lion elaine

Lion Elaine collecting happy bucks and fines. 

Lion Melinda

Lion Melinda leading the meeting. 

Lion Bob

Lion Bob had a good laugh. 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Karen was $10 happy because after the meeting She was going to the coast with her Husband Rick to celebrate their 40th anniversary. 

Lion Betty was happy it was Friday. 

Lion Pat was $5 happy because his daughter was starting an online nursing course. 

Lion Leigh was happy that he had passed his driver’s test at the DMV last week. 

Lion Melinda was happy that Carol Jones and Jeanie Berchum (former members) were in town to celebrate her retirement, but Jeanie had come down with COVID and was confined to her bedroom at her son’s home for several days. 

Lion Roy was happy that we had what he called “California Cold” because Montana was -40, and one of his suppliers in Nebraska was closing on Friday because of a wind chill -25. He was also happy he was photographing another Daughters day at the Vintage Press on Monday. 

Fines

Lion Tom Link was fined for being late. 

Rylie from Redwood Robotics

Ryley from the Redwood Robocts talks to the club about the program. 

Ryley and his dad Brent

Ryley and his dad Brent.

Todays program was Ryley Amos and his dad Brent talking about the Redwood Robotics program and competition. The group comprises about 15 students who meet after school and compete with other groups. We were assured that Robots will not take over the world anytime soon. 

See more about Redwood Ranger Robotics on Facebook:

Here’s a YouTube video about the group’s competition this year

 

Drawings 

The $5 drawing went to Lion Dee, who donated it to the Leo Club.

Lotto ticket: Lion Karen, we’ll see if her winnings finance her anniversary trip to the coast.

The marble drawing went to Lion Betty this week and she retrived a  nonwhite marble, winning nothing but that nonwhite marble.

49ers

Lion Tony won the free add and says go 49ers. 

As always, we are looking for speakers for the club. Use this schuduler app to book your speaker or send them the link to this page and have them do it themsilves. No need to contact me when you want to know if a date is available, if it open on this app, it’s available. (Lion Roy) 

 

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 1-5-24

Visalia Host Lions Roar Newsletter 1-5-24

Happy new year fireworks

Todays Meeting

Lion President Melinda led our first meeting of 2024 on her first day of retirement from  Kaweah Health, after working for them for forty years to the day. On her first meeting, she called on Dee to lead us in saluting the flag, Lion Bob Line to lead us in singing My country this of thee, and Lion Aaron to do the invocation.

No fine badge went to Lion Steve.

Announcements

Wednesday, January 10th: Board Meeting at Valhalas on Main Street, 7 AM.

Birthdays this month are Lions Tom Link, Roy, Justin, and Allen.

Lion Betty

Lion Betty auctions off a box of fudge.

Lion tom

Lion Tom auctions off his bag of salt water taffy. 

Lion Melinda leades her first meeting

Lion Melinda leades her first meeting

Auction Items

Lion Tom Link had been to the coast and brought back a bag of Salt Water Taffee that he auctioned off to Lion Melinda for $11, and she promptly gave it to Lion Karen for her grandson, who loved it.

Lion Betty had been to Avila Beach and had some fudge sold to someone else for some money. (sorry, didn’t make notes, I was busy bidding on the fudge)

Happy Bucks 

Lion Betty had a happy buck for being here after some health issues.

Lion Roy had $10 because he had been to Vegas and failed to bring back anything to auction off; he was also happy to see both Lions Aaron and Betty with us today and that he made it back from Vegas ok after having to wait on I-15 for an hour and a half because someone RV burned to the ground. He was also happy Kelly Link  had offered to speak at today’s meeting at the last minute and that she being here today had caused her dad to be on time for today’s meeting.

Lion Pete was happy that Washington State was in the college football championship Game on Monday against Michigan because back in 1952, his mom graduated from Washington State.

Lion Allen was happy to see Lions Aaron and Betty back at the club.

Lion Brad was also Happy to see Lions Aaron and Betty with us today, happy that Melinda had retired and that the days of the bullpen presidents were over. He was also happy that the 49ers were doing well this season, and he noted that he ran into Lion Craig recently and he hopes to be back at club soon.

Lion Steve was happy his son made it back from Texas after a very long series of flights.

Lion Tom Link was $5, happy:  he had recently spent six days in Moro Bay, his daughter Kelly was our speaker today, Lion Melinda was now president, and Lions Aaron and Betty were back with us and he was going to the Vintage Press for his birthday that evening.

Fines

Lion Karen fined herself for having to leave early

Lion Allen fined Lion Roy because he had his name tag on his vest upside down. 

Kelly Link

Kelly Link, from our clubs adopeted school, Huston elementary was our speaker today.

Kelly Link talking to the club

Kelly Link talked to the club about the challenges and progress at Huston School. 

Drawings 

The $5 drawing went to Lion Mark who donated it to the Leo Club. 

Lotto ticket: Lion Mark

The marble drawing went to Lion Bob Line, who picked a nonwhite marble, winning nothing but that nonwhite marble.

washington huskies

Lion Mark won the free add (and just about everything else today) and says go Washington Huskies 

As always, we are looking for speakers for the club. Use this schuduler app to book your speaker or send them the link to this page and have them do it themsilves. No need to contact me when you want to know if a date is available, if it open on this app, it’s available. (Lion Roy) 

 

Visalia Host Lion Roar Newsletter 12-22-23

Visalia Host Lion Roar Newsletter 12-22-23

Lion Pete

Lion Pete tells a Christmas story

Lion Tom

Lion Tom Link has a happy buck.

Todays Meeting

Stand-in president Lion Roy led the meeting for the last time (the age of the bullpen president is over). He called on Lion Dee to lead us in singing God Bless America, Lion Allen to lead us in saluting the flag, and Lion Pete to do the invocation. The meeting was lightly attended, this being the Friday before Christmas, but all who were in attendance had a good time telling Christmas stories as our speaker was not able to attend.

Lion Dee won the no-fine badge, breaking the three-week streak of Lion Roy winning the money-saving prize.

Announcements

Note that there will not be a meeting next Friday, December 29th. This was the last meeting of the year. We will see you next year on Friday, January 5th.

Last year’s president, Lion Tony, finally received his president’s plaque. It had been back ordered from Lions International for six months.

Lion Elaine noted that Lion Aaron was back home and doing well after some time in the hospital; we all wish Lion Aaron a quick and total recovery and hope to see him soon. 

Lion Allen announced that he attended the gift party at Visalia Post Acute, the nursing home, that we gave $500 to purchase the gifts. 

Visalia Post Acute party
Visalia Post Acute party
Visalia Post Acute party
Presents under the tree at Visalia Post Acute party

Party at Visalia Post Acute that was sponsored by our Lions Club. Thanls to Lion Allen for attending and providing the photos. 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Roy was happy that his time as stand-in president was over, and he was happy that he was going to Las Vegas for a few days next week.

Lion Steve was happy that stand-in president Lion Roy was able to put up with the group.

Lion Tom Link was happy he was going to be spending some time at Moro Bay soon, that he had got one par on the golf course that morning and had a buck to say Go 49ers.

Lion Leigh was happy that Christmas was almost over and was happy that Lion Tony finally received his president’s plaque.

 

Fines

Lion Allen fined Lions Leigh and Dee for cutting in the food line. 

Lion Roy fined Lion Tom Link for the political joke he told. 

Lion Leigh

Lion Leigh looks hard, trying to make that marble turn white, but it didn’t work. 

Drawings 

The $5 drawing went to Lion Tom Link who donated it to the Leo Club. 

Lotto ticket: Lion Tony

The marble drawing went to Lion Leigh, who picked a nonwhite marble, winning nothing but that nonwhite marble.

Our program today had to cancel because she had to take her son to the doctor, so we spent the time telling Christmas stories, or for the most part, they were Christmas-related. From a fire at a Lions garage sale, to opening Christmas president two punk rock music. All had fun and left with a smile, looking forward to Christmas, New Year’s eve and 2024.  See you all next year. 

Merry christmas

Programs 

Don’t forget that we need programs for January if you have anyone who would like to speak, you can send them this link: https://www.visaliahostlions.org/booking/

or have them email me at the Lions email address  visaliahostlions@gmail.com. They can also call or text me at 559-289-2382

Thanks, Lion Roy