Vice-President Craig Wheaton opened the meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Pat Harrison. Dee Baughman performed the invocation and Lion Pete Sherwood led the flag salute.

Our speaker, Hiker David Prewitt, was a guest at the meeting.

Melinda Blankenship won the no-fine badge.


Vice President Craig reported that upcoming Club meetings will feature programs about volunteer opportunities in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the history of Fort Visalia, and the Club of Hearts.

It is Familiar Services Chrysanthemum time again.  Lion Jeff Meader will be taking orders.

Lion Lauri Aguilar shared that the Murder Mystery Dinner has been scheduled for next Pi Day.  Volunteers are needed to serve on the committee for the event.


Back from her recent trip to Palm Springs, Lion Betty Odell auctioned off a tub of date butter.  Lion pat Harrison bought the butter for a donation of ten dollars.  Betty also brought back fudge which was purchased by Lion Melinda Blankenship. 

Happy Bucks

Lion Brent Robinson donated happy bucks in lieu of brining back an auction item from his recent trip to Boston.  He was also happy with the outcome of the World Series.  Lion Pete Sherwood was happy “anyone but the Dodgers” won.

Lion Ed Jones was glad to see Lion Dee Baughman back at Club and doing well. 

Aaron Odell had a great vacation in Palm Springs.  One highlight was a trip to the local air museum.

Lion Tom Link was happy to have only 1000 trick or treaters this year.  His neighbor, Lion Pete passed out candy to over 1500 kids.  Fresno resident Roy Dressel had no trick or treaters at all.

Lion Jeff Meader’s wife Caity will be an honored speaker at the Kaiser Foundation in D.C.

Lion Janet McClintock donated three happy bucks after her Granddaughter’s Redwood High Volleyball team knocked Yosemite High out of the Valley playoffs.

Band Review Coordinator Tom Gaebe thanked members for their help this year.

Lion Carol Jones was happy to see Brent Robinson back at Club.

Niners fan Brad Board was happy to see his team go 8 and 0 after they squeaked by in a game against the Phoenix Cardinals.

Lion Melinda Blankenship donated ten happy bucks for the Niners’ wins, Lions Lauri and Brent’s return to Club, and some OK news about the state of her knees.

Lion Pat Harrison showed off an afghan that Lion Melinda had knitted for his mother, who is a centenarian.

Lion Vicki Whitehouse, who returned to Club this week after attending Grandparents Day at Central Valley Christian School last Friday, donated a string of happy backs.

Lion Lauri Aguilar was happy to be back at Club.

Vice President Craig was happy for Lion Vicki’s help arranging a speaker.


Lion Dee Baughman fined Lion Pete Sherwood after reading a story about Lion Pete’s Father-in-Law.

Lion Craig Wheaton fined Lion Allen Ventling for startling him with his car horn before the meeting.


Betty Odell won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club.  Tom Gaebe won the free ad. Lion Brent Robinson won the Lotto tickets. Lion Karen McVaigh won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the elusive white marble.


Hiker Dave Prewitt described his recent ascent of Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous U.S., with Lion Pete Sherwood.  The climb to the top ended a six-day backpacking trip from Horseshoe Meadows.