The June 21st meeting began with a song led by Lion Bob Line. Lion Aaron Odell performed the invocation and Lion Lauri Aguilar led the flag salute.

Kaden Ferretti of Kases for Kids was a guest for the meeting.

Lion Craig Wheaton won the “no-fine” badge.


Lion Vicki Whitehouse reminded Lions that the Club’s Officers Installation Dinner will be Thursday June 27th at the Vintage Press Restaurant.

Lion Melinda Blankenship announced that the Club’s charity golf tournament will be on August 16th. Club members will be asked to donate gift certificates or baskets for raffle prizes.

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

First Vice-President elect Craig Wheaton asked members to help with selecting speakers for next year’s Club meetings.

Happy Bucks

After it was mistakenly reported that Lion Dee Baughman had undergone knee surgery, he joked that he had miraculously recovered. 

Lion Carol shared that her son is moving to Mckinney, Texas.

Lion Jeff Meader’s wife Caity will be appearing on the television show 48 hours.  Lion Jeff is also getting a 1969 corvette.

Guest Kaden Ferretti thanked the club for a fun Murder Mystery Dinner.

Once again, Lion Ruth McKee was happy it was Friday.

Lions Melinda Blankenship, Brad Board, Roy Dressel, Steve Gerrard and Allen Ventling were happy to see Lions Lauri and Damon back at our meeting.

Dodger fan Lion Ed Jones was still happy with his team’s performance.

Lion Craig Wheaton hiked from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point.

Lion Lauri Aguilar shared that she has a new job at Park Visalia.

Lion Pat Harrison received pictures from his son, who is leading a school field trip to Scotland and Ireland.

Lion Damon Yunt has a new job in Hanford., but was happy to make it back to Club.

Lion Tom Link is on his way to Canada’s eastern seaboard.

Lion Vicki Whitehouses shared that her husband is doing well and that the Friends and Family night for her daughter’s new Starbucks store also went well.


Lion Craig Wheaton fined photographer Roy Dressel for not forwarding his picture for the ROAR newsletter last week.

Lion Carol Jones fined Lion Vicki Whitehouse for arriving late at her daughter’s Starbucks event.


Lion Tom Gaebe won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. President Karen won the free ad. Lion Pat Harrison won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to draw the elusive white marble.


Kaden Ferretti of Kases for Kids described their efforts to provide suit cases and school backpacks with school and toiletry supplies to displaced foster children.