Lions Meeting June 2, 2023

Officers Kyle Kulender and Daniel Gonzalez talk about other involvement with the Tulare County Special Olympics. 

Todays Meeting

Lion President Tony led our meeting today and called on Lion Mark Olson to lead us in saluting our flag,  Lion Dee to lead us in singing God Bless America, and Lion John Parker to do the invocation.

Lion Tom Link won the no-fine badge, which led several members to chip in a little extra to compensate for the shortfall in funds for Tom winning the badge.


We wished our members with birthdays in both May and June a happy birthday. May was added because we had no members with birthdays present at the first meeting in May.

Lion Steve did the third and final reading of the slate of officers for the 2023-24 year, and it was approved. The list is at the bottom of this page.

Lion Allen noted that if you have not tuned in to your survey forms regarding the Wednesday night meetings, you should do so now. He also noted PDG H.R. “Don” Cornett passed away on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023.

From the email sent by PDG Kevin Patel, “Don was  District Governor for our District 4A2 in 1992-1993. During his Governor year, PDG Lion John Barabe from Bakersfield Sports served as a Cabinet Secretary. He was initially a member of Hillcrest Lions and later transferred to Bakersfield Host Lions Club. A Pancake Breakfast and Memorial will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 8:30 A. M. in Bakersfield. The address is 1003 Pebble Beach Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93309″.

A note that we received our first ticket sales for September 16th murder mystery dinner. 

Happy Bucks 

Lion Mark was happy he spent a week in Oregon recently and that his brother was doing well after having had s stint implanted.

Lion Dee was happy he could play a round of gold earlier this week. It had been three years since he has been able to because of his back operation. He noted that he had asked the Dr after the operation if he could play golf and the doctor said that he could. Dee replied that that was good because he couldn’t play before the operation.

Lion Pat was happy that he recently had some plants planted in his yard.  He was also happy that his granddaughter had graduated from middle school.

Lion Roy was happy that he had gone to his oldest grandson’s graduation from Buchanan high school in Clovis this past week but was not so happy that the ceremony had been so long. (5 hours from the time we arrive to the time we left) He was also happy to have seen Lion Tom Link the night before at the University Preparatory High School graduation at the Fox. Tom was there because he is on the TC School Board, and Roy was photographing the event. Roy’s wife said that noted that it seems like Tom Link is everywhere.

Lion Craig was happy that he only saw and was not part of a car accident when Craig was jogging one day last week. The car went out of control and went over some RR tracks. He was also happy because of today’s  recognition of his birthday in May.

Lion Brad was happy because he had recently been at Lion Tom Link’s house and had some cookies that Tom’s wife had made, and they were wonderful.

Lion Steve was happy that his son turned 50 last week.

Lion Allen had recently seen Lions Brent and Janet, and both said hi.


Lion John Parker fined himself for having to leave early.

Lion Craig did the same, having to leave early also.

Someone fined Lion Tony for drawing Lion Tom Links’s name for the no-fine badge.

Lion Dee fined Lion Brad for not being in good hands because State Farm is no longer writing new homeowners policies. Lion Brad noted that he’s still a good neighbor. 

Lion Tom Link fined Brad because when Tom went over to Brad’s house, a great big dog treated him at the door, and Tom was a bit shaken up.  In response, Lion Brad said Tom had overreacted at the time, and Brad was on the phone to call in the Medvax Helicopter before Tom said he was OK.

Lion Colin drawing Toms name for the marble.

Lion Colin draws Tom’s ticket for the marble. 

Lion Tom drawing a non white marble.

Lion Tom drawing a non white marble.


The $5 drawing went to Lion Brad who donated it to the Leo club. 

Lotto ticket: Lion Tom Link


state farm

Lion Brad reminds Dee
 Like a Good Neighbor

2023-24 slate of officers