The June 14th meeting began with a song led by Lion Pat Harrison. Lion Aaron Odell performed the invocation and Lion Daryl Farnsworth led the flag salute.

Guests for the meeting included Chriselda Ibarra of the Tulare Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Amanda Guajardo of the Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council.

Lion Melinda Blankenship won the “no-fine” badge for the meeting.


Lion Melinda Blankenship announced the first meeting of the golf tournament committee will be at 5:30PM on June 20th at Melinda’s house 

Lion Allen Ventling reminded members that the next vision screening event will be on June 21st in Dinuba.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse reminded Lions that the Annual Officers Installation Dinner will be June 27th at 5:30 at the Vintage Press Restaurant.


Travelling Lion Tom Link auctioned off a batch of Saltwater Taffy from Morro Bay. President Karen McVaigh purchased the item for a donation of eight dollars.

Happy Bucks

Lion Pat Harrison donated five happy bucks – His grandson was named MVP in a San Diego All Star game.

Short-Timer Treasurer Lion Ed Jones will be heading for the Coast this weekend.

Lion Carol Jones had a fun trip to Imagine U with her granddaughters.

Dodgers fan Roy Dressel was happy his team was still in first place.

Lion Brad Board will be going to his granddaughter’s birthday party in Bakersfield.  One of his customers also brought him a delicious apricot pie.

Lion Pete Sherwood will be spending three weeks cruising the rivers of Central and Eastern Europe.

Lion Tom link will be heading for Niagara Falls and Nova Scotia.

Lion Melinda Blankenship wished everyone a happy Flag Day.

Lion John Parker has a new F350 truck.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse was happy (and lucky) to be getting her car back Friday – Her car was severely damaged a few weeks ago in a sketchy West Visalia parking lot during a Rotary meeting.


Lion Craig Wheaton was fined for saying that Lion Ruth McKee didn’t need to duck as she moved across the room during the meeting.

Lion Tom Link was fined for his late arrival.

Lion Roy Dressel was fined for being on his phone during the meeting. 


Lion Vicki Whitehouse won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Lion Craig Wheaton won the free ad. Roy Dressel won the lotto tickets.  Lion Melinda Blankenship won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to catch the white marble.


Executive Director Amanda Guajardo described the services provided by the Tulare County Child Abuse Prevention Council. The Council educates parents, trains child care workers, and promotes child abuse awareness.