President Ruth McKee opened the October 25th meeting with a patriotic song led by Lion Dee Baughman. Pete Sherwood performed the invocation and Melinda Blankenship led the flag salute.

Bruce Nicotero of the South Valley Industrial Collaborative was a guest at the meeting.

Lion Pete Sherwood won the no-fine badge.


Lion Dee Baughman reported that the La Sierra Leo Club is up and running.

Lion Janet McClintock shared that her Granddaughter’s Redwood High Volleyball team went undefeated.

Lion Melinda Blankenship reminded members to get their flu shot.

Happy Bucks

Lion Tony Loliva made a sizable donation after winning the Club’s marble drawing last week.

Lion Dee Baughman donated three happy bucks after a successful medical procedure at Kaweah Delta Hospital.

Lion Bob Bricker celebrated his 69th wedding anniversary.

Lion Allen Ventling got his drivers license renewed.

Lion Roy Dressel made a donation in lieu of an auction item.  He also signed up for medicare.

Lion Carol Jones was happy it was Friday.  She also was happy that a dog charging towards her during her morning walk was only chasing a bird.

Lion Brad Board spent last weekend at Hume Lake with his son.  His Grandkids will be visiting next week.

Lion Craig Wheaton was happy that a funeral service that he officiated at went well.

Lion Melinda was happy with Lion Dee’s good words about her employer.

President Ruth is a short-timer at work.  She was also happy that Pete Sherwood hired her former assistant.


President Ruth fined Lion Allen for attempting to steal her gavel.

Lion Tony Loliva fined ROAR editor Rick McVaigh for failing to report that he won the marble drawing last week.


Lion Allen Ventling won the five-dollar raffle and donated the proceeds to the La Sierra Leo Club. Bob Line won the free ad. Lion Janet McClintock won the Lotto tickets. Dee Baughman won a shot at the marble drawing but failed to find the elusive white marble.


Bruce Nicotero of the South Valley Industrial Collaborative talked about the contributions of distribution and fulfillment Centers to our local economy. Mr. Nicotero is also the Manager of the JoAnn Stores distribution center in Visalia.