Visalia Host lions meeting of 3-29-24

Sabaschin Owens, with the Tulare County Special Olympics gives his talk about the adventures he has had this past year with the group.

Todays Meeting

Lion Tony was asked to lead us in saluting our flag today by Lion President Melinda, and he did a fine job, as did Lion Leigh in leading us in song, and Lion Dee, who did the invocation.

The no fine badge went to our secretary, Lion Steve today.

Lion Allen announced our guest today, the Owens family with Sabaschin from the Tulare County Special Olympics.

Secret greeter: Lion Bob Line, who was Mr. Big Popular today, and everyone shook his hand.


Lion Melinda announced that Lions Betty and Aaron were recovering from heart issues. We all wish them a speedy recovery and hope to see them soon.

Lion Allen had an update on Lion Justin, who lost his job recently but is looking for a new one. He has a new girlfriend who lives in London.

Dee announced his Barbershop Group, the Mighty Oak Chorus’s upcoming show on April 20th.

Lion Tony

Lion Tony asks why I am taking his photo. 

Lion Melinda

Lion Melinda leading the meeting today. 

Lion Leigh with Sabaschin

Lion Leigh with our program speaker today, Special Olympics representative, Sabaschin Owen.

Happy Bucks 

Lion Pat was happy that Franks Appliance recently replaced his stove.

Lion Dee was happy Easter was Sunday and wanted everyone to consider its meaning.

Lion Bob Line was happy that his grandson, who coaches the El Demonte baseball team, was playing in a tournament in San Diego this weekend.

Lion Roy was happy the Dodgers had won on Thursday and was happy he had a good novel to read, only to find out it was a horror story since it took place in and around Oracle Pack, the home of the Giants.

Lion Allen had a trivia buck. He asked if anyone knew why Easter always fell on different days.  Easter’s exact date may seem arbitrary, but it’s always on the Sunday after the first full moon (also known as the Paschal Full Moon) that occurs after the spring equinox. This means that Easter can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25.

Lion Steve was happy that his Granddaughters volleyball team had gone 8 + 1 this year. 

Lion Melinda was happy her son got hired on at Cal Trans. He will be working along highway 99 between Visalia and Fresno. (I will be on the lookout for him) 


Lion Pat fined Lion Leigh for not hitting him up for donations to Tulare County’s Special Olympics. He gets mail from the National office that he puts into the round file because the money doesn’t go locally.

Lion Dee fined Lion Bob Line because he saw advertisements that living at Quail Park Shannon Ranch, where Lion Bob lives, was like being on a Cruze.


Lion Pat drawing for the white marble.

Lion Pat, drawing for the white marble.

Lion Bob, drawing for a ticket to paradise, or at least the $5.

Lion Bob, drawing for a ticket to paradise, or at least the marble.


The $5 drawing went to Lion Allen, who gave it to the Leo club and helped out at the recent Special Olympics Track and Field meet. 

Lotto ticket: Lion Bob Line. 

The marble drawing went to Lion Pat, who came up clearly empty-handed. (clear marble) 

special olympics

As always, we are looking for speakers for the club. Use this schuduler app to book your speaker or send them the link to this page and have them do it themsilves. No need to contact me when you want to know if a date is available, if it open on this app, it’s available. (Lion Roy)