President Ruth Mckee opened the meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Dee Baughman. Bob Line performed the invocation and Lion Leigh Mosconi led the flag salute.
Kaweah Delta Health Care District CEO Gary Herbst and Kaweah Delta Director of Development Deborah Volosin were guests at the meeting.
Roy Dressel won the no-fine badge.
Lions sang the “Happy Birthday Song” to Lion Leigh Mosconi, who was born in February.
Student Speaker Contest Chairman Pete Sherwood announced that the contest be held during the February 14th meeting.
President Ruth announced that there will be a visitation to the Sequoia Lions Club on Tuesday February 18th. The meeting will be at the Lamplighter Inn at noon. Another visitation to the Visalia Pride Lions is being set up for later this month.
Lion Betty Odell reminded Lions to bring donations for the Murder Mystery Dinner. Club Members are asked to donate two $25 gift cards (contact Melinda Blankenship) and three bottles of wine (contact Aaron or Betty Odell). Gift baskets will also be accepted for raffle prizes at the Dinner.
Lion Tom Link share that the Green Acres Little Theatre will be presenting “The Little Mermaid” on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of next week.
Lion Melinda thanked Lions Bob Line and Karen McVaigh for their gift card donations.
Lion Leigh Mosconi thanked members who sponsored him in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge.
President Ruth had a great time at the Charter Oak Club visitation.
Lion Craig Wheaton will be on the review Board for Dublin Unified School District.
Lion Allen Ventling reported the Club’s Super Bowl Party for the homeless went well.
Lion Vicki is looking forward to the two-year anniversary of her husband’s heart surgery. She and Lion Roy Dressel were also happy to see Gary Herbst at the meeting.
Lion Bob Line shared that his granddaughter Family Services Director Caity Meader will be featured in US News and World Report.
Lion Dee Baughman fined Lion Tom Link for tardiness. He also fined Lions Bob Line and Tom Link for schmoozing with an LA Times reported during their morning coffee meeting.
Lion Brent Robinson won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Lion Bob Bricker won the free ad. Melinda Blankenship won the Lotto tickets. Bob Line got a shot at the marble drawing, but failed to find the elusive white marble.
Kaweah Delta CEO Gary Herbst shared that the Hospital is currently very full with patients waiting for rooms due to a very nasty flu and respiratory virus season. He provided an update on the facility projects, which include the emergency room expansion and the Development of a Master Plan to meet acute care earthquake standards by 2030. He also described the District’s beneficial partnerships with Cleveland Clinic on Cardiology, and the University of Southern California Medical School.
Kaweah Delta’s CEO Gary Herbst gives the club detail about the plans and goals of the hospital.
Lion Leigh Musconi