Lion Tom Link

Lion Tom Link excitedly auctions off a bag of his famous Salt Water Taffy

Lion Leigh

Lion Leigh Monconi is also excited to have won the no-fine badge.

Lion President Tony was at his son’s Wedding rehearsal, Hence, Lion Brent, our first vice president, was our stand-in leader today, and he called on Lion Pat to lead us in singing My Country Tis of Thee, Lion Craig to lead us in doing the pledge, and Lion Bob Line to do the invocation.

Standing in for Lion President Tony today, Lion Brent picked himself as the secret greater. (convenient) 


Lion Steve made a last announcement about the Candy Cane Lane Parade on Monday, November 28th, the Monday after Thanksgiving. Our club is doing what we have done for many years, organizing the entrants so that they go down the parade route in the proper order. We will gather at the corner of Main and Liberty in front of Uhl Robber company at about 5:00, where Lion Steve will give instructions and paperwork. If you have not signed up, that’s no problem; show up, and if you have not done this before, there will be plenty of people to help.

Auction Items

Lion Craig, who had recently returned from a trip to Nepal, had a package deal consisting of Himalayan Honey, Keema Masal spices, and Prayer Flags purchased by Lion Roy for $18. The Honey is quite good, by the way. 

Lion Tom Link had been to the coast and brought back a bag of what has become a club favorite, Salt Water Taffy, that went to Lion Pat for $10, who then gifted it to Lion Karen.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pat was happy his granddaughter was given the good citizen award at her school, and his grandson led a prayer at mass at his church.

Lion Steve was happy his grandaughter was voted the most valuable player on her volleyball team.

Lion Bob Bricker was happy that he recently got his driver’s license back after having cataract surgery. (Several of us wanted to make sure what his car looked like) and he had had a wisdom tooth pulled.

Lion Pat wondered if, without his wisdom tooth, that had dumbed Lion Bob down.

Lion Craig was happy the ski season at China Peak had started, and he would resume his job on the ski patrol the following day.

Lion Roy was happy that he had given his landlord at his studio notice that he would close the shop at the end of the year and move the business to his home. (no, I am not retiring, just changing how I do business)

Lion Allen was happy his son Travis was coming home for thanksgiving.

Lion Tom Link was happy that he could see a Light Show in Paso Robles last week.

Lion Brent was happy that he was going to Florida on his annual business trip with his wife and without his kids.

Lion Leigh was happy that the Special Olympics (which he heads in Tulare County) would be having their Bowling tournament for the first time in three years the next day.


Lion Tom Link was fined for being late. (what, Tom was late, shocking)

Lion Karen fined herself for having to leave early.

Winners and Losers

The $5 drawing went to Lion Tom Link, who donated it to the eye foundation.

Lotto tickets went to Lion Bob Bricker.

The marble drawing went to Lion Steve, who did not draw the white marble.

Today’s Program

Lion Craig gave a talk today about outdoor safety. Going over the different ways people get hurt and die in the outdoors. #1 was falls, and being unprepared was also high on the list, where people begin a hike or other outdoor activity and are not prepared for the unexpected, like getting lost and having to spend the night. 

Lion Craig

Lion Craig giving his talk on outdoor safety. 

Lion Steve

Lion Steve realized it was not the white marble that he picked out. No money!

Lion Brent

Our first vis president Lion Brent lead the meeting today and did a good job.


Lion Tom Link says go, 49ers.