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2016-2017 Lion Sandy Whaley, President

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June 14, 2017
Past Past Pres Lion Mary rang the bell at 7:15am to call the meeting to order.  Pres Sandy is with her family in Hawaii.

Song– Lion Dan;   Pledge–Lion Kathy;    Dollar & Prayer– Lion Billy (abbreviated version)

Anniversary – Lion Dan and Maureen Brock will celebrate their 40th anniversary on June 18.  Lion Dan even put in folding money Maureen!!

Our guest this morning was Emily Smith.  Lion Pete promised to take her to the gym IF she attended our Lions meeting this morning.  Can you believe Emily will be a sophomore at Rodriguez next year?  Time flies.  Next thing we know she will be driving!!  Look out Lion Pete. 

Lion Kathy paid for bragging rights to let us know she now has a teenager in the family.  Mitchell turned 13 this week.

Our next Senior dinner will be Thursday, June 29th.  (NOT Friday, Lion Larry)!!  5:45 pm at Suisun Senior Center.

Installation for the new officers will be held at Mimi’s Café on June 24th at 5pm. Sign ups went around today! Bistro theme again so make sure to sign up if you are able to attend!  Please bring a bottle of wine to share.  Lion Joe says we have enough in our Admin fund to pay for the member’s dinner, and the guests will pay $30 each to help pay the corkage fees. 

We will be decorating the truck for the 4th of July parade the evening before beginning at 5pm.  Parade starts at 10:00 am, so please be downtown at 9:15am.  Lion Mary will go early and sign us in and find out where we are lining up.  Sign ups went around for those able to participate in the parade!

Vacations – Lion Pete will be on a cruise from  Amsterdam, Scotland, and Ireland.  From there they will take the train to Paris so Emily can to Disneyland over there.  Lion Billy will be taking the family to Disneyland too, but NOT the one in Paris. 

First Board Meeting of the new year will be Tuesday July 10th at the Medic Ambulance Fairfield Station at 7pm

We’ve received a couple of thank yous from the Suisun Valley 4-H Club for our donation.  They will use it for senior scholarships.

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

No speaker today – That’s $5.00 you owe us Lion Sunny.  You should all have received the speaker list for next year.  If you are unable to line up a speaker, please let Lion Hal know. 

Fine Free:   Lion Hal
$9.00:   Lion Billy
Card Drawing: $138 (ish)- Lion Kathy - 5♥
Upcoming Speakers:  June 21- Lion Dan; June 28- Lion Joe; July 5-Lion Ken; July 12-Lion Pete; July 19-Lion John; July 26-Lion Kyle

Save the Dates:
June 24th- Installation Dinner
June 29 –Senior Dinner
July 4th- Parade
July 10 – Board Meeting

May 31, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Pete  Pledge–Lion Ken;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

-Lion Stacey Garcia: 05/27/64 and Lion Pres Sandy: 05/30/82-Lion Pres Sandy refused the                                                                                                                           steak and slave but appreciated the wonderful song!

- Lion Nancy from the HOST Lions joined us today to talk about the new online portal for the Daily Republic. Lion Mary and Lion Pres Sandy will be getting training on the community page onboarding so we will be able to post information straight to the Daily Republic online!

On Tuesday June 6th the Solano County Board of Supervisors will be recognizing Lions Clubsfor the 100th year of service. If you are available to come please join Lion Mary and Lion Pres Sandy in the Board Chambers at 0900.

Senior Dinner- it was reported that 2 members that signed up did not attend the Senior Dinner. Baby Lion Larry showed up on Friday instead of Thursday!

Lion Billy attended the convention in Redding this past weekend and gave us a report on the happening of the event.  He also shared the Annual Jack Anthony BBQ will be Aug 12th with tickets being $25.00 and $30.00 if purchased at the door. Also the Prime Rib in the Park by the HOST Lions is going t be August 26th.

Installation for the new officers will be held at Mimi’s Café on June 24th at 5pm. Sign ups went around today! Bistro theme again,make sure to sign up if you are able to attend!

Sign ups went around for those able to participate in the 4th of July parade!

Final Board Meeting of the year will be Tuesday June 6th at the Medic Ambulance Fairfield Station at 7pm

Reminder to like our Facebook page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

Lion Pres Sandy remembered her gift from her latest trip. It was successfully purchased for $10.00 by Lion Kathy. Enjoy your Denver Coffee to go mug and key chain!

Terri and Kate Frenkel from the Suisun Valley 4H came back today to update us on how Kate did on the competiton. Kate did her presentation at UCD and was awarded GOLD!! Great Job Kate! Also our club presented them with a check for $250.00.

FineFree:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $124- Lion Sandy - 9♥
Upcoming Speakers: June 7- Lion Pres Sandy; June 14- Lion Sonny; June 21- Lion Dan; June 28- Lion Joe

Save the Dates:
June 6th- Board Meeting
June 24th- Installation Dinner
July 4th- Parade

May 24, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Kathy  Pledge–Lion Sonny;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Senior Dinner Tomorrow- make sure to attend if you signed up!

Installation for the new officers will be held at Mimi’s Café on June 24th at 5pm. Sign ups went around today! Bistro theme again,make sure to sign up if you are able to attend!

Next week we will have the sign up go around for the 4th of July parade!

4C2 convention is going to be this weekend May 25-28 in Redding, Ca. If anyone is interested please contact Lion Mary. Lion Billy will be attending!

Next Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June 6th at the Medic Ambulance Fairfield Station at 7pm

 

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

 

Our speakers today were Baby Lion Larry. He brought books, photos and artifcats from his time in the Soviet Union. He shared stories of what is was like living there as well as interacting with the citizens. His neigbhor at the time made items to sell at market including painted eggs, pins and milk carton containers. He handed out pins for the ladies in attendence made by his then neighbor. We were able to see the differences in the flags and he explained how the homes were mandated in hanging the flags everyday. He also shared that the information they shared about agriculture and farming techniques are still in use today! Thank you Baby Lion Larry for a very interesting presentation!

FineFree:   Lion Mary
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $117- Lion Ken - 8♣
Upcoming Speakers: May 31- Lion Rudy; June 7- Lion Pres Sandy; June 14- Lion Sonny; June 21- Lion Dan; June 28- Lion Joe

Save the Dates:
May 25th- Senior Dinner
May 25-28th-Convention in Redding
June 6th- Board Meeting
June 24th- Installation Dinner

May 10, 2017
IPP Lion Bob called the meeting to order at 7:15am

Song– Lion Billy;  Pledge–Lion John;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Lion Mary read the minutes from the board meeting held on Monday.  Topics included:
We have received an application for transfer from the FaST Lions to the Fairfield Host Lions from Lion Rudy.  Transfer paperwork has been completed and sent on to the Host club. Date for Installation and Awards has been set for June 24 at Mimi’s Café at 5:00 pm.  We have selected the Bistro menu.  Sign sheet will be passed around.  Once we find out how many members will be attending, the board will decide if we can afford to pay for the member’s dinner.  Paint Nite – Tentatively scheduled for October.  A painting will be selected closer to the date.  Pres. Sandy has asked if they have a painting of a lion….hopefully an easy painting.  4th of July Parade – Candy and flags have been ordered and received.  We will be decorating the truck the evening before.  Time to meet for the parade will be set up.  Lion Bill has volunteered to drive the truck this year.  Lion Larry has also offered the use of his truck.  Lion Billy will be attending the District convention in May.  We will reimburse him for the cost of his registration.  The annual Assist a Grad Scholarship awards ceremony will be held on Monday, May 15 at 7:00 pm.  Lion Ken will attend.  Donations were made to Earth Angels and Suisun Valley 4-H Club.  Lion Billy will be Treasurer next year and Lion John will be a Board Member. 

Did everyone see in the Lion magazine that the FaST Lions were mentioned for our 50th anniversary?

Lion Ken did a paddle audit on Baby Lion Larry’s paddle.  First he had to pay a fine to buy his paddle back.  He had all 12 needed signatures.  Another fine?

Neither Pres. Sandy , IPP Lion Bob, or Lion Mary will be available to run the meeting next week.  Any past president can step up to preside over the meeting.  Any volunteers??

Our guest this morning was Shawn Baird , Scoutmaster from Troop 853.  The troop has been active  this year with 2 young men becoming Eagle Scouts and one more starting to work on his..  Their next Court of Honor is scheduled for May 24 at St. Marks.  Shawn was presented with a check from the FaST Lions for $1200 for their help at our Crab Feed in January.  Shawn will attend our meetings to give us updates every 6 months.  Lion Billy also thanked them for their service helping serve dinner at the monthly Senior dinner.

Next Senior dinner will be Thursday, May 25 at the Suisun Senior Center.  Sign up sheet was passed around.

Our speakers today were Michele Dickey and Deanna Chedsey froin the Solano Land Trust.  Solano Land Trust has been protecting Solano County's open space since 1986. The trust oversees over 20,000 acres and owns 12,000 of them.  They encourage everyone to go out to Rush Ranch, Lynch Canyon, Jepson Prairie, or one of the other parks. There will be a Lynch Canyon Run on 6/3.  There have been a number of Eagle Scout projects completed at these parks.  They are encouraging our Lions club to sponsor a sign or possibly a kiosk.

Fine Free:   Lion Larry
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $126- Lion Kathy - 8♥
Upcoming Speakers: Ken; May 17- Lion Pete; May 24 – Lion Kyle; May 31- Lion Rudy; June 7- Lion Pres Sandy; June 14- Lion Sonny

Save the Dates:
May 25- Senior Dinner
June 6- Board meeting (note change)
June 24th- Installation Dinner
June 29 – Senior Dinner
July 4 - Parade

 

May 3, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion John  Pledge–Lion Pete;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

On this day 50 years ago our club was chartered!! Happy 50th Anniversary to                                                     the F.a.S.T. Lions Club!!!

Today was Vest Day! We had 3 Lions without their vests today even our Tail-Twister!

Last week we Fed the seniors. There was a good group that showed up to help feed the senior and everything went smoothly! There was one Lion that signed up but did not show up!

Installation for the new officers will be held at Mimi’s Café on June 24th at 5pm. We will have sign ups go around for a head count soon. Regarding officers we did have one change to the officers for next year. Lion John will be moved to the Board of Directors and Lion Billy will be the new Treasurer. Thank you again to all the officers we are still in need of a 1st Vice President for next year!

Next week we will have a representative from the Boy Scouts come so we can present them with their check for assiting us with the crab feed. On an upcoming week, to be determined,we will have an Eagle Scout present their project.

Lion Rudy shared with us that he will be transfering out of our club and to the Host Lions.

4C2 convention is going to be May 25-28 in Redding, Ca. If anyone is interested please contact Lion Mary.

Next Board Meeting is scheduled for May 8th at the Medic Ambulance Fairfield Station at 7pm

Lion Pres Sandy reminded us that she has 2 upcoming conferences and will not be with us for the next 2 weeks.

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

Our speakers today were Patricia and Tony Brantley from UC Master Gardeners. Created at UCD and provides a guide for planting and growing vegtebles.They provided us all with folders with information and we each recevied charts to help with when to plant specific vegtables! Patricia also showed us what different diseased tomatoes look like and how to help avoid such disease.


FineFree:   Lion Sandy-auctioned off to Lion John for $5.00
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $117- Lion Mary - 4♥
Upcoming Speakers: May 10 – Lion Ken; May 17- Lion Pete; May 24 – Lion Kyle; May 31- Lion Rudy; June 7- Lion Pres Sandy; June 14- Lion Sonny

Save the Dates:
April 27th- Senior Dinner
May 8th- Board meeting
May 2017- 50th Anniversary
May 25-28th-Convention in Redding
June 24th- Installation Dinner

April 26, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Kathy  Pledge–Lion Bill;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Lion Bob presented our newest Baby Lion Larry with his paddle. He will have 2 weeks to gather 12 signatures from members of the Club! Welcome aboard again Baby Lion Larry.
It was also a unanimous decision by the board to accept the transfer of Lion Billy back into the club.
Welcome back Lion Billy!

4C2 convention is going to be May 25-28 in Redding, Ca.  If anyone is interested please contact Lion Mary.

We have MD4 centennial pins still available if you would like to purchase. They are $5.00 per pin.

Next Board Meeting is scheduled for May 8th at the Medic Ambulance Fairfield Station at 7pm

Senior Dinner at the Suisun Senior Center will be tomorrow April 27th, please make sure to sign up!

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

We decided not to have a speaker today as we had to vote for our new officers for the 2017-2018 year.
The Nominations list was passed around one last time for additions if any. There was a motion and a unanimous vote for the officers nominated for the positions. Congrats to the following officers for the
2017-2018 year:

            Lion Pres: Lion Pres Sandy
            Secretary: Lion Mary
            Treasurer: Lion John
            Board of Directors: Lion Ken and Baby Lion Larry

We are still in need of a Vice President for next year please let Lion Mary or Lion Pres Sandy know if you are intersted!

FineFree:   Lion Sandy
$9.00:   Lion Kathy
Card Drawing: $110- Lion Bill - A♠
Upcoming Speakers: May 3 – Lion Kathy, May 10 – Lion Ken; May 17- Lion Pete; May 24 – Lion Kyle; May 31- Lion Rudy; June 7- Lion Pres Sandy; June 14- Lion Sonny

Save the Dates:
April 27th- Senior Dinner
May 8th- Board meeting
May 2017- 50th Anniversary
May 25-28th-Convention in Redding
June 24th- Installation Dinner

 

April 19, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Hal  Pledge–Lion Sonny;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Ken

- Lion Billy from the Vacaville Ulatis Lions Club came to visit us today. He also put in transfer paperwork to join our club.

Today we had the induction of our newest Baby Lion. Baby Lion Larry was inducted today by Lion Bob, alongside his sponsor Lion VP Rudy. Baby Lion Larry will be receiving his paddle next meeting, after that meeting he will need to get 12 signatures in 2 weeks. Welcome Aboard (again) Baby Lion Larry.

Assist-a-Grad interviews were held on April 12th we had 2 applicants both did well. It was decided to give 1 applicant $1,000.00 and the other applicant to receive $500.00

4C2 convention is going to be May 25-28 in Redding, Ca.  If anyone is interested please contact Lion Mary.

Next Board Meeting is scheduled for May 8th at the Medic Ambulance Fairfield Station at 7pm

Senior Dinner at the Suisun Senior Center will be April 27th, please make sure to sign up!

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

Our speaker today was Katie, Natalie and Teri Krenkel. Katie is apart of the Suisun Valley 4H along with her sister Natalie nad her Mother Teri, who is also the Community Service leader. Their 4H has projects that are geared to help with community service, promote leadership and also teach about outdoors. For the Community Service project they have chosen to assist the Blue Star Moms. They collected candy this past Halloween and were able to send 600lbs of candy to our troops! Also they had the other students at their school write letter or draw pictures to also go into the packages for the troops. Katie gave us her presentation regarding the Blue Star Moms and they are going to continue assiting them with packing boxes, collecting candy, and also placing wreaths during the holidays.

FineFree:   Lion Joe
$9.00:   Lion Rudy
Card Drawing: $95- Lion Ken- J♥
Upcoming Speakers: April 26-Lion Mary; May 3 – Lion Kathy, May 10 – Lion Ken; May 17- Lion Pete; May 24 – Lion Kyle; May 31- Lion Rudy; June 7- Lion Pres Sandy; June 14- Lion Sonny

Save the Dates:
April 27th- Senior Dinner
May 8th- Board meeting
May 2017- 50th Anniversary
May 25-28th-Convention in Redding
June 24th- Installation Dinner

 

April 12, 2017
1st VP Lion Rudy called the meeting to order at 7:15am

Song– Lion Joe,   Pledge–Baby Lion John;   Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Birthdays:  Lion Jose 4/6/1968, 1st VP Lion Rudy 4/9/1939, Lion Bob 4/11/1949.  Lion Bob was disappointed that he was not offered a steak, a slave, or even a song.  1st VP Rudy paid the fine. 

Vacaville Ulatis Lion Billy Gaither joined us today.  He turned in the application to us for the FaST Lions to sponsor hearing aids for a woman in Vacaville.  The Vacaville Ulatis Lions Club will reimburse us the $300 fee.  Lion Billy and Edith had dinner with Lion Phyllis over the week-end and reported back to us that she is doing well.

Lion Mary read the minutes from our Board meeting held on April 10.  We have accepted the application for membership in the FaST Lions from Larry Clement.  A date for his induction will be set.  We will be participating in the 4th of July parade again this year.  Lion Pete will complete the application, and Lion Mary will order the flags and candy.  Pres. Sandy has reached out to Paint Nite to schedule another paint nite in October.  We will select the painting in July. 

Lions Bob, Ken, and Mary will interview 2 students for our Assist a Grad Scholarships on Wednesday, April 12 at Armijo High School.

Next Senior dinner is scheduled for Thursday April 27 at the Suisun Senior Center.  5:45 pm.   Sign up sheet was passed around.

SAVE THE DATE:  We will have our Installation and Awards dinner on Saturday, June 10 at Mimi’s Café.

Reminder to like our Facebook page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

4C2 convention is going to be May 25-28 in Redding, Ca.  If anyone is interested please contact Lion Mary.

Nominations were taken  from the floor for all open positions one last time. I have attached the list of officers that we will be voting on next week.  Once we have voted, the results will then be sent to Lions International.  If you would still like to be considered for an officer position, please let Lion Mary know so she can add you to the nomination list.

I have also attached an updated membership roster including a column with birthdays in case you are called on to fill in for the president and need the birthday list for your agenda. J

Our speakers this morning were Barbara Huddleston and Jennifer Hurst from Earth Angels.  You may have seen the article on this program in Sunday’s newspaper.   They are dedicted to helping children and families in need who are looking for a “hand-up…not a hand-out”. They do not cater to the homeless, but instead to those families that are trying to make a living but not quite making ends meet.  They donate clothing for the children as well as healthy food for the families.  They supply backpacks filled with clothing instead of school supplies.  Earth Angels has applied for a 501-C3 status to be considered non-profit.  Lion Mary will add them to our next Board agenda to see about a donation.

Fine Free:   ??? No one knows…
$9.00:   Lion Sonny who promptly handed the money over to Earth Angels.
Card Drawing: $85- Lion Kathy who asked Baby Lion John to draw for her.  5♣
Upcoming Speakers: April 19-Lion Brian, April 26-Lion Mary; May 3 – Lion Kathy, May 10 – Lion Ken, May 17-Lion Pete

Save the Dates:

April 12 – Assist a Grad Interviews
April 27 – Senior Dinner
May 8 – Board Meeting
June 10 – Installation & Awards

April 5, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Kathy  Pledge–Lion Rudy;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Ken

- Larry Clemente joined us today again. We have his completed application and will be bringing it to the Board for official approval at the next board meeting on the 10th of April.

Today was VEST day!! We had a number of Lions who forgot today was the 1st meeting of the month, including our Tale Twister for the day Lion Ken!

Senior Dinner was held March 30th at the Suisun Senior Center, Lion Dan updated us on the even that all Lions that signed up showed up. There even was a Lion that showed up who didn’t sign up! Everything went well and again they were done early.

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

4C2 convention is going to be May 25-28 in Redding, Ca.  If anyone is interested please contact Lion Mary.

Next Board Meeting will be April 10th at 7PM  at the Medic Ambulance station in Fairfield

Nominations were taken  from the floor for all open positions. We still need nominations for 1st Vice President and Treasurer once we have all the nominations we will read them for 3 weeks then the positions will be voted upon by the club.

Lion Pres Sandy announced she will be out of town at a converfence next week and will not be able to attend the meeting, so Lion VP Rudy will be in charge.

Our speaker today was Ruth Matz with the Community Action North Bay. Their main goal is assiting with homelessness. They way are trying to do this is by having fixed housing for those with extremely low income. Homlessness is a subset of poverty and they are trying to provide perminant or supportive housing for those in need, or with mental and developmental disorders as well as Veterans. Also a tip she has is if you see someone begging on the street, buy them what they need, do not give them money! They have recevied a grant and are trying to build housing! Right now they are in the works of getting a 6 bedroom 3 bath home build with the help of habitat for humanity in the Dixon area for homeless Vets.

FineFree:   Larry
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $64- Lion Mary- K♦
Upcoming Speakers: April 12 – Lion Stacey, April 19-Lion Brian, April 26-Lion Mary; May 3 – Lion Kathy, May 10 – Lion Ken

Save the Dates:

March 30th- Senior Dinner
April 10th- Board Meeting
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

March 29, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Hal  Pledge– Baby Lion John;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bill

- Larry Clemente joined us today again. We have his completed application and will be bringing it to the Board for official approval at the next board meeting on the 10th of April.

Senior Dinner will be March 30th at the Suisun Senior Center, sign ups went around!

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

4C2 convention is going to be May 25-28 in Redding, Ca.  If anyone is interested please contact Lion Mary.

Next Board Meeting will be April 10th at 7PM  at the Medic Ambulance station in Fairfield

Nominations were taken  from the floor for all open positions. We still need nominations for 1st Vice President and Treasurer once we have all the nominations we will read them for 3 weeks then the positions will be voted upon by the club.

We received our check from the Paint Nite event for $525.00!! Lion Pres Sandy has reached out to the contact for Paint nite about scheduling  another fundriaser for the Fall. We will need some people who are not interested in painting to be around with their Vests on to help with the raffle, should we have another one :O) We will check to see if the artist is able to do a painting of a Lion!!

No speaker today- Thanks $5.00 to you Lion Mike

 

FineFree:   Lion Hal
$9.00:   Lion Dan
Card Drawing: $64- Lion Pres Sandy- K♥
Upcoming Speakers: April 5 – Lion Hal, April 12 – Lion Stacey, April 19-Lion Brian, April 26-Lion Mary; May 3 – Lion Kathy, May 10 – Lion Ken

Save the Dates:

March 30th- Senior Dinner
April 10th- Board Meeting
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

March 22, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Rudy  Pledge– Lion Hal;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bill

 

- Larry Clemente filled out his application and again joined us for the meeting.
Lion Bill from the Ulatis Lions was a visiting Lion today. He brought us the application for the person we are assisting get hearing aids. He also announced that he hopes we have as many people as the Senior Dinner as last month because it was the quickest they were able to get done! Thank you for joining us.

Senior Dinner will be March 30th at the Suisun Senior Center, sign ups went around!

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

4C2 convention is going to be May 25-28 in Redding, Ca.  If anyone is interested please contact Lion Mary.

Next Board Meeting will be April 10th at 7PM  at the Medic Ambulance station in Fairfield

Next years officers need to be sent in by May. Nominations were taken  from the floor for all open positions. Nominations will be taken for the next 2 weeks and then voted upon at the Board Meeting on April 10th.

No speaker today- Thank you for the $5.00 Lion Bill-

Our guest and perspective member gave us some insight on his previous work in Russia. With some government funding he went to Russia and did projects on farming and crop growth. Showing them different ways to grow their crops. He shared a lot of interesting information about the way they lived and how they were paid in Russia during his time there. We look forward to hearing more stories of his travels and experience from our soon to be Lion.

 

FineFree:   Lion Rudy
$9.00:   Lion Kathy
Card Drawing: $50- Lion Kathy-who had Lion Pres Sandy draw7♣
Upcoming Speakers: March 29th- Lion Mike; April 5 – Lion Hal, April 12 – Lion Stacey, April 19-Lion Brian, April 26-Lion Mary; May 3 – Lion Kathy, May 10 – Lion Ken

Save the Dates:

March 30th- Senior Dinner
April 10th- Board Meeting
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

March 15, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Sonny  Pledge– Baby Lion Ken;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

- Larry Clemente joined us again for our meeting and also requested an application! Welcome again Larry, hopefully another Baby Lion to add to our Club! Also joining us today for our meeting was Brock (Lion Dan’s grandson) who helped us out with the Crab Feed! He came to thank us for the gift card and also said he would assist next year as well. (we will hold you to that Brock!)

Board Meeting: Was held on March 13th Lion VP Rudy was only member absent. In the meeting we were told that Lion Joe will be stepping back and spending more time with the family, as well as Lion Bob advised he would be stepping back as well. Paint-Nite: event was on the 11th and was a great success with little effort on our part. The Paint-Nite people took care of clean up and set up. We will be receiving $525 from ticket sales in the next couple weeks and we made $265from the raffle we held. Lion Pres Sandy will schedule another one in the fall. Next time we need some assistance with selling raffle tickets and just members with Vests to be seen and help with anything. New Buisness- It was approved to pay the yearly 250.00 to continue our add in the Daily Republic. The MD4 convention will be held May 25-28th if anyone is interested in attending contact Lion Mary.
Next year Officers Nominations-It is time to think about our officers for next year.  Nominations will be taken from the floor for the following officer positions:  President, 1st VP, 2nd VP, Secretary, Treasurer, and 2 board members.  Lions Kathy and Bill will each have 1 year left serving on the board.  If you are interested in holding any of these positions, please let Lion Mary know so she can make up the nomination list.  Once we have the completed list, we will read it at our meeting 3 weeks in a row and then will vote on it.  Officers will be for the 2017-2018 year beginning July .1 Donations- Lion Bob is working to get the Boy Scouts to an upcoming meeting to receive their donation from our Crab feed, Brock will be joining us at an upcoming meeting as well. It was approved to donate $2500.00 to the Assist a Grad program.

Senior Dinner will be March 30th at the Suisun Senior Center, sign ups went around!

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No speaker today- Thank you for the $5.00 Lion Bob-Lion Bob did update us on Northbay and how the hospital has grown and continues to grow and increase services. The Cancer Center is almost complete in Vacavaille and until the construction is complete in Fairfield the valet services will continue to be available! He also announced the Wine and Food Jubilee will be Saturday May 20th at the Haribson Event Center at Nut Tree in Vacaville!

FineFree:   Dynamic Duo of Lion Ken/Lion Dan
$9.00:   Dynamic Duo of Lion Ken/Lion Dan
Card Drawing: $50- Dynamic Duo of Lion Ken/Lion Dan  6♥
Upcoming Speakers: March 22nd Lion Bill; March 29th- Lion Mike March 29th- Lion Mike; April 5 – Lion Hal, April 12 – Lion Stacey, April 19-Lion Brian, April 26-Lion Mary; May 3 – Lion Kathy, May 10 – Lion Ken

Save the Dates:

March 30th- Senior Dinner
April 10th- Board Meeting
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

March 8, 2017
In Lion Pres Sandy’s absence, 1st VP Rudy called the meeting to order at 7:15am without his gavel or an agenda.

Song– Baby Lion John,   Pledge– Kathy;   Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

No birthdays or anniversaries this week, but Host Lion Nancy Meadows-Trigero was a guest this morning.

Also visiting us was past FaST Lion Larry Clemente, who gave us an update on his antique cars he is restoring.

- Our Paint Nite is SOLD OUT for March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café.  We will have painting, wine, and a number of raffle prizes, so will be a fun night.

Next board meeting will be on March 13th at Medic Ambulance.  All members are welcome to attend.

We will be serving dinner at the Suisun Senior Center on March 30 at 5:45pm.  Sign up sheet was sent around.

Interviews for the Assist-a-Grad Scholarships will be the week of April 10-13.  We will need 3-4 members to help out.  A sign up sheet will be passed around.

No speaker today- Lion Joe paid his $5.00.  (altough he did try to talk past Lion Larry Clenente into being his speaker when he ran into him in the parking lot before the meeting.)

Fine Free:   Lion Bob
$9.00:   past Lion Larry Clemente

Card Drawing: $326 – Lion Kathy – JOKER, JOKER, JOKER. She promptly paid the 10% fine of $33.

Upcoming Speakers: March 15th Lion Bob; March 22nd Lion Bill; March 29th- Lion Mike; April 5 – Lion Hal, April 12 – Lion Stacey, April 19-Lion Brian, April 26-Lion Mary; May 3 – Lion Kathy, May 10 – Lion Ken

Save the Dates:

March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
March 13th- Board Meeting
April 10-13 Assist a Grad Interviews

March 1, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Dan  Pledge– Baby Lion Mary;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob
-Lion Sonny 2-23-1952  : Lion Bill and Annette Fell 3-1-1969
    Lion Sonny wanted our lovely song, but refused the Steak and Slave!

 

Today was Vest Day! We had a few Lions without their Vests on today! Including Baby Lion John, Lion Pres Sandy needs to work on her training!

Lion Ken updated up on the Senior Dinner from the 23rd. We had a big group that night including 4 scouts. With all the help we were able to get dinner served quickly and cleaned up nicely!

- Our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café.  http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/vallejo/1146666 -follow this link in order to purchase tickets! As of today we need 7 more tickets to be sold in order to keep the event! Lets get more members signed up!

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Next board meeting is going to be March 13th!

Lion Sonny updated us on his schedule and informed us of a female golfer that will be playing in 3 local tournaments where he will be her Caddy. He also let us know he was going to try to have her come as speak to us and give us some insight on life as a female golfer.

 

Lion Pres Sandy let everyone know she will be out of town next week and will not be able to attend the meeting, so Lion VP Rudy will be at the helm.

 

No speaker today- $5.00 to you Lion Dan


Fine Free:   Baby Lion John
$9.00:   Lion  Bob
Card Drawing: $316- Lion Katy  8♦
Upcoming Speakers: March 8th- Lion Joe; March 15th Lion Bob; March 22nd Lion Bill; March 29th- Lion Mike

Save the Dates:

March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
March 13th- Board Meeting
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

Feb 22, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Joe  Pledge– Baby Lion John;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

- Lion Kathy Mitchell, Feb 19, 1952. Refused the Steak and Slave, but wanted our very lovely heartfelt song!

Today was the deadline for Baby Lion John to get 12 signatures of fellow Lions. He did accomplish this task and even asked the members to write a word that described them. Lucky every member did have Lion in front of their name. The only thing is Baby Lion John did forget to wear his pin, or badge for the meeting today. Hopefully his sponsor will lead him in the proper direction, right Lion Pres Sandy?

His Paddle was successfully taken by an undisclosed member, but he was able to it back for a fee!
Again welcome Baby Lion John we are very excited to have you as a member of our club!

- Margaret Nash from the Civil Air Patrol was our guest today. She was presented with the $600.00 donation to their organization for all their assistance with our Crab Feed. The Civil Air Patrol is the volunteer civilian subsection of the Air Force. Available for youths ages 12-21. They do a lot of volunteer activities and are very hands on with the community. Captain Jo Nash is her mother and she is the Squad Leader for the CAP.

Senior Dinner- This Thursday-Feb 23rd at the Suisun Senior Center, the book went around for sign ups! Be there at 5:45pm.

- Our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café.  http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/vallejo/1146666 -follow this link in order to purchase tickets! We need at least 35 people signed up 2 weeks before the event!  Please share this link with your family and friends so they can sign up for the event!! So far Lion Pres Sandy and Lion Mary are the only Lions signed up! Remember this is a fundraiser for our Lions Club, let’s try to get more Lion participation :O

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No speaker today- $5.00 to you Lion Sonny


Fine Free:   Lion Joe
$9.00:   Lion  Mary
Card Drawing: $306- Lion Hal  J♦
Upcoming Speakers: March 1st- Lion Dan; March 8th- Lion Joe; March 15th Lion Bob; March 22nd Lion Bill; March 29th- Lion Mike

Save the Dates:
Feb 23rd- Senior Dinner
March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
March 13th- Board Meeting
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

Feb 15, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Pete  Pledge– Lion Hal;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Board Meeting: Took place on Monday the 13th. The following board members were absent; Lion Dan and Lion Pete. Crab Feed-It was decided to reserve the Community Center for our Crab Feed next year. The first date we selected was Jan 20th 2018; if that date is not available we will try for Jan 27th 2018. Lion Mary will fill out the application and see which date we can get. We are still waiting for Lion Pete’s receipts, but looks like from our event we will net approximately $9,600.00!  It was approved to donate back to the Civil Air Patrol $600.00 and to the Boy Scouts $1200.00 for all their help with our Crab Feed! Lion Bob will try to get them to attend the next meeting. We will be selling the left over wine that is at Lion Pete’s for $10.00 per bottle. The Vallejo Marina Lions- are having an Italian dinner event on Feb 25th it was approved to purchase 10 tickets! Paint Nite is on March 11th as of the meeting date we needed 29 more people to sign up. If we do not have that amount of people sign up 2 weeks before the event it will be cancelled! No other donation requests received.

Senior Dinner- will be Feb 23rd at the Suisun Senior Center, the book went around for sign ups!

 Our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café.  http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/vallejo/1146666 -follow this link in order to purchase tickets! We need at least 35 people signed up 2 weeks before the event!  Please share this link with your family and friends so they can sign up for the event!!

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Our guest speaker today was James Pierson. He is a Board Member with the California Ambulance Association (CAA). The CAA represents the interests of emergency and  non-emergency ambualnce service providers serving California. They have conferences and conventions to provide education and out reach to other ambulance providers to let them know what is going on with the industry. They also work with the legislators in Sacramento to try to get bills passed and to assist with ambulance service needs, such as the reimburesment with Medical. He explained the affects of the Affordable Care Act on the ambulance and the hospital industries.The CAA is a great way to be connected and informed of what is new and upcoming in the ambulance industry.

Fine Free:   Lion Mary
$9.00:   Lion  Sonny
Card Drawing: $296- Lion Kathy  8 ♥
Upcoming Speakers: Feb 22nd- Lion Sonny; March 1st- Lion Dan; March 8th- Lion Joe; March 15th Lion Bob; March 22nd Lion Bill; March 29th- Lion Mike

Save the Dates:
Feb 23rd- Senior Dinner
March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
March 13th- Board Meeting
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

Feb 8, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Rudy  Pledge– Lion Kathy;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

 

Senior Dinner- will be Feb 23rd at the Suisun Senior Center, the book went around for sign ups!

- Our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café.  http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/vallejo/1146666 -follow this link in order to purchase tickets! We need at least 35 people signed up 2 weeks before the event!  Please share this link with your family and friends so they can sign up for the event!!

Lion Sandy went to Operation Comfort Case’s BINGO night last night and it was a lot of fun! They were able to raise 1,000.00!!

Board Meeting Feb 13th at Medic Ambulance in Fairfield at 7pm,

The Vallejo Marina Lions are having a fundraiser event on Feb 25th at 5pm. It is an Italian Dinner with a raffle and prizes, tickets are $25.00 per person.

 

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We had a special event today. The induction of our new Baby Lion John. Lion Bob did a wonderful job with the induction ceremony! Baby Lion John was given his vest, pin, apron, certificate and paddle. He was given his instructions on getting 12 signature in 2 weeks on the paddle! Congratulations and welcome to our club Baby Lion John!!

 

Our speaker today was Marta Amaton who is a financial investor. She spoke to us about making sure those who invest understand the what, whay and how of investments. Of the 3 investment classes she let us know that Equity is the best when it comes to returns. Investing in equities is very important as well as knowing how your are weighted in your portofolio. Thank you Marta for the valuable information!

Fine Free:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion  Ken
Card Drawing: $278- Lion Bob  4 ♥
Upcoming Speakers: Feb 15th- Lion Pres Sandy; Feb 22nd- Lion Sonny; March 1st- Lion Dan; March 8th- Lion Joe; March 15th Lion Bob; March 22nd Lion Bill; March 29th- Lion Mike

Save the Dates:
Feb 13th- Board meeting @ 7pm
Feb 23rd- Senior Dinner
March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

Feb 1, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Sonny  Pledge– Lion Kathy;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

 

Vest Day- Today was Vest day and we had 2 Lions without Vests. Lucky for Lion Dan he had the fine free badge, but Lion Hal did give some folding money for not having his vest!

Lion Pres Sandy received notification that our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café.  http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/vallejo/1146666 -follow this link in order to purchase tickets! We need at least 35 people signed up 2 weeks before the event!  Please share this link with your family and friends so they can sign up for the event!!

Senior Dinner- This past Thursday Lion Dan let us know that him and Lion Ken worked VERY hard at the dinner especially since Lion Bob signed up and didn’t show up!!

 

Board Meeting Feb 13th at Medic Ambulance in Fairfield at 7pm,

The Vallejo Marina Lions are having a fundraiser event on Feb 25th at 5pm. It is an Italian Dinner with a raffle and prizes, tickets are $25.00 per person.

Lion Sonny joined us today and updated us on his recent travels and was kind enough to bring back some cigars for Lion Dan who was very appreciative :O)

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Today we had David and Michelle from the Solano Library, Fairfield branch.  The wanted to share with us that the Library has more than just books. They also have DVDs, Music, eBooks, and video streaming, along with self help bookk and web access. Everything is included when you have a library card. They also have computer tutoring available, a literacy program for adults and children, and a new career online high school program for people 19 years of age or older looking to get their high school diploma. 1/3 of the funding for the library is through the sales tax and then they get some funding from the county as well. Because of this they are able to extend their hours of operation as well as increase the amount of programs they have to offer.

Fine Free:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion  Ken
Card Drawing: $278- Lion Bob  4 ♥
Upcoming Speakers: Feb 8th Lion Rudy

Save the Dates:
Feb 13th- Board meeting @ 7pm
Feb 23rd- Senior Dinner
March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

Jan 25, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Ken  Pledge– Lion Dan;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

- Lion Brain – Jan 25th 1967

- Lion Pres Sandy received notification that our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café.
http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/vallejo/1146666 -follow this link in order to purchase tickets! We need at least 35 people signed up 2 weeks before the event!

Senior Dinner- This Thursday at 545pm at the Suisun Senior Center. The sign ups went around for those able to attend and serve.

Board Meeting Feb 13th at Medic Ambulance in Fairfield at 7pm,

-We had our Crab Feed on Saturday. Most of the meeting today we went over things we could improve upon for next year and things that went well. For things that went Well- Civil Air Patrol was very helpful and they had enough personnel to assit with everything. Boy Scouts as well with their parents and Senior Scouts. Brock, Dan’s grandson very helpful in the kitchen and with whatever we needed assitance doing! Same wih Emily and Kathy especially with the trailer and all her help hauling everyhing! Flow of the food getting out was great and the Civil Air Patrol was really good about moving the crab around to other ends of the table for those that wanted more. We had about 270 tickets sold with 30 no shows and had just enough crab with only 3 extra bags left over. For the tings to improve- When distributing the prizes we need to make sure the Civil Air Patrol is alerted and gets to the stage to run the prized out. Had a lot of bread and salad left over. Next time need to make sure the salad bowls are filled up. Make sure have enough raffle tickets. Ran out of raffle tickets. Signs about the event need to go up sooner. They need to be up no later than Thanksgiving. Programs were sitting on the table, they needed to be handed out to everyone in attendence.  All in all in was a great event that everyone seemed to enjoy!! Thanks to all the Lions in attendance for helping with this event!! Lion Pres Sandy and Lion Kathy will work on getting the Thank You letters out for everyone that donated to the Raffle and Silent Auction.

 

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Fine Free:   Lion Joe
$9.00:   Lion  Dan
Card Drawing: $268- Lion Hal  J♣
Upcoming Speakers: Feb 1st Lion Kyle; Feb 8th Lion Rudy

Save the Dates:
Jan 26th- Senior Dinner-Suisun
Feb 13th- Board meeting @ 7pm
March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

Jan 18, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Lion Members  Pledge– Lion Kathy;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

- Lion Mike – Jan 14th 1938

Lion Pres Sandy called on Lion Kathy to report on the wreath pick up from Saturday, but Lion Kathy had an injury and was unable to make it to the event so Lion Bill took over. It was a good morning the wreaths were not a wet as they have been in years past, but it was chilly. We were able to get 2 sections done and then went over to Black Bear Diner for breakfast after.

Lion Bill also made note that he had pictures for the Daily Republic, but since there was no Bulletin sent out last week he didn’t have the names of the person in the picture. Lion Pres Sandy was shocked to learn that she did not send the Bulletin out this past week!! Maybe the fine will help her remember this week J

- We are in need of Auction Items. Companies are not as willing to donate as they have been in the past! But luckily Lion Bob is going to donate a twosome of Golf at Paradise Valley, Lion Bill will donate a foursome of Golf at Green Valley, Lion Kathy had a wine rack that Lion Bob gave her that with wine from Lion Bill will be another item. If anyone else has any wine bottles to help fill the rack please let Lion Pres Sandy know. If you have any raffle prizes please contact Lion Kathy! Lion Ken let us know as of this morning he at 156 tickets sold, and today recevied another 80 tickets. There are still a few tickets to be sold we anticpate approximately 250 people in attendence. Lion Bob spoke with Ken from Pacific Seafood and order 700 lbs, it was agreed to bump that up to 900 lbs as we want to make sure we do not run out! It will be delivered between 1:30pm and 3:00pm. We have 2 people for the Bar and are in need of 2 more Lion Bob is still waiting to hear back from the Scout parents to see if we could get some assistance there. Lion Rudy confirmed that everything has been confirmed with Solano Garbage for the event. The Duty list went around, Lion Sonny is not able to assit with the event this year so we had to move some people around to fill our open spots in the list. We will be meeting at Lion Pete’s on Friday start time anytime between 5:00pm  and 530pm. Everyone should be at the Community Center by 2pm on Saturday to help with set up. The Boy Scouts will be there at 2pm as well and the Civil Air Patrol will be arriving at 4om. Thank you again to everyone picking up items for the event it should be a lot of fun!! Keep trying to sell those tickets!!

- Lion Pres Sandy received notification that our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café.
http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/vallejo/1146666 -follow this link in order to purchase tickets!

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Fine Free:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion  Bob
Card Drawing: $263- Lion Kathy  4♥
Upcoming Speakers: Jan 25th- Post Crab Feed; Feb 1st Lion Kyle; Feb 8th Lion Rudy

Save the Dates:
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
May 2017- 50th Anniversary

Jan 11, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Hal  Pledge– Lion Dan;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Birthdays- Lion Bill- Jan 6th 1945- He refused the Song, the Steak and the Slave!

The Board  meeting was held on Jan 9th All board members were in attendance- Crab Feed- will be held on the 21st Lion Bob will be speaking to Ken regarding the crab, Lion Rudy will be talking to Solano Garbage to make sure that is all set up, Lion Dan and Lion Pete will inventory the storage unit  to make sure we have enough of everything. Lion Bob has confirmed with the Boy Scouts and the Civil Air Patrol about helping with servering he will also ask the Boy Scout parents if we could get 2 parent volunteers for the Bar. Lion Pres Sandy will do the 50/50 raffle as well as silent auction. Lion Kathy will be handling raffle prizes and selling tickets. Lion Mary will get the list of tasks together pass it around at the next meeting to make sure everyone knows what they are doing! Lion Ken updated that we have 114 tickets sold, we need to keep selling. He also is requesting all money and stubs be returned my next Wednesday we so can start getting the seating arrangements set. New Member Vote- all board members accepted the application from John Sosa to become a member. He is going on vacation for the next few weeks, so we will plan on having his installation when he returns. (Congrats Lion John!) Donations: it was approved to donate $250.00 to Operation Comfort Case.

- Lion Ken reminded every one to SELL SELL SELL!!! We have money for 62 tickets so far. Lion Mary got everything for the bar taken care of. We will talk more at the Board Meeting on Monday!

 

- Lion Pres Sandy received notification that our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café.
http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/vallejo/1146666 -follow this link in order to purchase tickets!

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Jan 14th we will be picking up wreaths from the Sacramento Valley National cemetery. We will meet at the Raley’s off  North Texas St at 0700. And then go to breakfast after!

Sheena from Operation Comfort Case came and updated us that they made 600 pillow cases last month and are looking to do the same this month. They also are making  IV and Mastectomy pillows. Medic Ambulance has also put cases on the ambulances for distribution as well. They are in the process still of getting their 501c3 designation and are holding a Bingo night on Tuesday Feb 7th to help raise Fabric funds! The FaST Lions presented Sheena with a $250.00 donation!

Fine Free:   Lion Joe
$9.00:   Lion  Ken
Card Drawing: $232- Lion Kathy  9♥
Upcoming Speakers: Jan 11th- Lion Pete; Jan 18th- Pre Crab Feed; Jan 25th- Post Crab Feed; Feb 1st Lion Kyle; Feb 8th Lion Rudy

Save the Dates:
Jan 14th 2017- Wreath Pick up
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
May 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Jan 04, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Hal  Pledge– Lion Joe;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bill

- Lion Pete- 1-4-1949!! We will get you next meeting Lion Pete!!

- John came back again this week. He turned in his application to Lion Mary as well as a his dues for the year!!

Today was Vest Day. As our first meeting of the month (and year) began we had 2 Lions without their Vests!!

Lion VP Rudy took part in the challenge for the Raffle prizes and gave $100.00 to Lion Kathy. He also gave a little more for the article that was in the newpaper in which he (and Lion Kyle) neglected to show his Lions pride. Lion Rudy also made another “donation” for the christmas present he recevied and showed off at the meeting today. It was a lovely new car!

- Lion Ken reminded every one to SELL SELL SELL!!! We have money for 62 tickets so far. Lion Mary got everything for the bar taken care of. We will talk more at the Board Meeting on Monday!

- Lion Pres Sandy received notification that our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café.
http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/vallejo/1146666 -follow this link in order to purchase tickets!

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Jan 14th we will be picking up wreaths from the Sacramento Valley National cemetery. We will meet at the Raley’s off  North Texas St at 0700. And then go to breakfast after!

There was no guest speaker today. Lion Ken paid his $5.00 fine.

Fine Free:   Lion Hal
$9.00:   Lion  Sandy
Card Drawing: $232- Lion Kathy  3♠
Upcoming Speakers: Jan 11th- Lion Pete; Jan 18th- Pre Crab Feed; Jan 25th- Post Crab Feed; Feb 1st Lion Kyle; Feb 8th Lion Rudy

Save the Dates:
Jan 9th 2017 –Board Meeting
Jan 14th 2017- Wreath Pick up
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
May 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Dec 28, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Mike  Pledge– Lion Kathy;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bill

- PDG and Rio Vista Lion Warren Oglove came to visit us today. He had a shirt with him for Lion Pete. Lion Pete was not in attendance today so Lion Mary gladly accepted the shift for Lion Pete. (That’s going to cost you Lion Pete!)
                             - John came back again this week. Lion Mary gave him the application to return to next meeting. Welcome back John, glad you could make it!! We may have a new Baby Lion for the new year!!

- Lion Mary made flyers to hand out with our Crab Feed information for those interested to help spread the word about the upcoming event!!Lion Ken reminded every one to SELL SELL SELL!!! We have 260 tickets distributed. Lion Rudy has already returned some and received more to sell. Lion Kathy also has the Operating Engineers helping sell as well. Lion Pres Sandy put the event on our Facebook page for everyone to share. She advised there were 6 people showing interest from the event posting so far!

- Lion Pres Sandy received notification that our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café. She received the link for the event which will be distributed with the Bulletin. Share the link so people can log in and sign up. It is $45.00 for the event and $15.00 from each sale will go back to the club! There is a 35 person minimum so make sure to spread the word!! Our painting is called Sunset Lovers.

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Lion Mary will reach out and find our the date for picking up of the wreaths at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. (After the meeting Lion Mary found out it is scheduled fro Jan 14th at beginning at 7:30, a sign up sheet will go around next week.)

There was no guest speaker today. Lion Kathy paid her $5.00 fine.

Fine Free:   Lion Hal
$9.00:   Lion  Kathy
Card Drawing: $232- Lion Kathy  9♥
Upcoming Speakers: Jan 4- Lion Ken; Jan 11th- Lion Pete; Jan 18th- Pre Crab Feed; Jan 25th- Post Crab Feed; Feb 1st Lion Kyle; Feb 8th Lion Rudy

Save the Dates:
Jan 9th 2017 –Board Meeting
Jan 14th 2017- Wreath Pick up
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 11th 2017- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
May 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Dec 21, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Kathy  Pledge– Lion Rudy;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

-Lion Bruce Allen 12-15-1949!!

John Sosa- prospective member- Came to visit us today. He has wanted to join a service organization and reached out to a few groups as well as Lions directory. Lion Pres Sandy reached out to him and invited him to visit and here he is!! Welcome John. Lion Susan also came back for our meeting today and gave us an update that the exact bike the youth in Suisun wanted was purchased and delivered to him over the week end. He was very excited and she will make sure we get pictures!!

Lion Mary spoke with Lion Gary who paid $20.00 for the 2 new cars as well as the new grandbaby!! We are still waiting on the anniversary money Lion Gary J

- Lion Mary made flyers to hand out with our Crab Feed information for those interested to help spread the word about the upcoming event!! She also updated us that the insurance is going to be more expensive than previous years, but she was able to get the liquor license signed off by PD and sent to ABC so just wanted on that finalization.Lion Ken reminded every one to SELL SELL SELL!!!

 

This past Saturday we rang the bell for the Salvation Army, everyone, except for Lion Sonny who sent notification the day before, showed up for their scheduled time. A big THANK YOU to Lion Bob for staying 4 hours to make sure we had enough people and Lion Pete and Emily for staying over their time as well!

- Lion Pres Sandy received notification that our Paint Nite event will be March 11th at 6pm at Mimi’s Café!!There were no objections to the date so she will move forward and get the link from the event coordinator so we can get as many people there as possible!! There is a 35 person minimum so make sure to spread the word!! Our painting is called Sunset Lovers.

Lion Kathy updated us on how Operation No Senior Forgotten went. The event was a complete success they even had extra goodie bags left over! The raised approximately $1,800.00

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Our Guest speaker today was Sheena Molina from Operation Comfort Case. This is a new organization that provides pillow cases to those in need. They started around Thanksgiving this year and will provide pillow cases for foster kids, those on hospice, convalescent homes, or those in need of comfort. 300 pillows have been made since Thanksgiving and the goal is to have 600 completed for January. Also for those who have lost a loved one or have military family members, they will take an article of clothing and make them into a pillow case! They are a self funded organization so donations are much appreciated even if it is a donation of fabric!! Lion Mary provided a bag to Sheena with some fabrics!

Fine Free:   Lion Bill
$9.00:   Lion  Sandy
Card Drawing: $232- Lion Sandy  5♠
Upcoming Speakers: Dec 28th- Lion Kathy; Jan 4- Lion Ken; Jan 11th- Lion Pete; Jan 18th- Pre Crab Feed; Jan 25th- Post Crab Feed; Feb 1st Lion Kyle; Feb 8th Lion Rudy

Save the Dates:
Jan 9th –Board Meeting
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 11th 2017- Paint Nite
May 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Dec 14, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Ken  Pledge– Lion Rudy;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

-Lion Gary and Nancy Ames- Dec 17th, 1967- we will expect payment via mail or visit Lion Gary

Board Meeting was held on Monday Dec 12th. Christmas Party- was a lot of fun. There was some confusion on one of the entrees but all in all was a good time. Only person not present was Lion Pres Sandy who was stuck in Denver!! $125.00 was raised form the gift exchange! 50th Anniversary Party- We were given the contract from the Suisun Senior Center and will ask for a change from 90 days to 45 days for pay out. Crab Feed- We will be doing food prep at Lion Pete’s house on the Friday before. We will need all hands on deck to assist day of we have confirmed with the Scouts and the Civil Air Patrol. If anyone has a raffle prize please give it to Lion Kathy. If anyone has a silent auction item please give it to Lion Pres Sandy. We are still looking for a Bar Chairman. Event is Jan 21st beginning at 5 dinner at 6pm. Bell Ringing- We are all set for Saturday the 17th, just need to make sure that we have 2 members ringning the bell for each time spot. Donation: Susan Grotrian- Bicycle for youth in Suisun- Approved for $100.00 made out to Walmart

Lion Rudy passed around pictures of Lion Kyles daughter. A very proud Great Grandfather. The Bragging fine was worth every penny right Lion Rudy J

It was brought up that due to the financial status of the club, we consider not having the 50th Anniversary Party as planned. By continuing with the party it would put the club in a worse financial position as it is now. Final decision will be made at the next board meeting.
Saturday Dec 17th from 10:00am- 6:00pm in front of JC Pennys in the Solano Mall. We need 2 Lions per time slot!
Lion Mary will email out the list as well

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- Lion Pres Sandy turned in the information for our Paint Nite in March. The representative is working with Mimi’s and an artist to schedule the date and time they have available for the event. When we have more informaiton She will make sure to update us!

Lion Pres Sandy brought back a gift bag of goodies to raffle off from her trip to Disney World. Lion Bill was able to pick it up for $25.00!! They had a lot of fun and weather wasn’t too bad except for the day it rained and they had to buy $10.00 ponchos, but at least it had the Disney Logo on it J

Our Guest speaker today was Lion Susan Grotrian. Her and her husband moved to Farifield from the Livermore area and they are members of the Crockett Lions. Susan wrote to us about an 8th grader who is homless. He has been living with a family friend and riding a skateboard to school. The skateboard broke and now the boy is walking to school 4 miles each way. He has not let this define him and he has also kept up a part time job at a barbour shop. Some of the other facilty have also helped him out by doing his laundry and having food for him in case he misses the morning breakfast. For Christmas she wanted to buy him a bike from Walmart to help with his transportation to and from school. With the $100.00 donation from our Club she will be able to do that!

Fine Free:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion Rudy
Card Drawing: $220- Lion Ken 4♠
Upcoming Speakers: Dec 21- Lion Mary; Dec 28th- Lion Kathy

Save the Dates:
Dec 17th- Ringing the Bell JC Penny
Jan 9th –Board Meeting
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 2017- Paint Nite
May 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

December 7, 2016
In Lion Sandy’s absence, 1st VP Lion Rudy took the helm.  Although he remembered his gavel, he forgot to start the meeting on time.  The club started us off with a song, Lion Bob the pledge as well as the Dollar & Prayer.  Lion Rudy, you have to be quick to get ahead of these guys.

No birthdays or anniversaries this week.

Today was Vest Day with 2 lions paying fines for forgetting to wear their vests.  Lion Rudy and Lion Hal.  Maybe you should have bought that Fine Free badge last week that was being auctioned off Lion Rudy??

Lion Gary is a proud new Grandpa!!  “Everly Diane”  was born on November 23 weighing in at 8 ½ lb..  Lion Mary told him she would be happy to include the fine on his next bill.  He will also include a fine for the 2 new vehicles he has purchased lately.  Pictures to follow.

Christmas Party- Dec 10th at Mimi’s $25.00 per person, make sure to sign up in the book and select your entrée. 6:00pm cocktails with dinner being served at 7:00pm.  Also to participate in the gift exchange please bring a $20.00 gift item.  Lion Mary will be turning in the meal selections, so if you still want to attend but have not signed up, please let her know as soon as possible.  Remember to bring a bottle of wine to share.

Lion Mary confirmed that we will be Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on Saturday Dec 17th from 10:00am- 6:00pm in front of JC Pennys in the Solano Mall. We still need one more lion to help ring the bell from 4-5pm.  The rest of the time slots have been filled.

A get well card was sent around for Lion Dan who had surgery last week and is home recuperating.  Get well soon, Lion Dan.  We miss you.

Lion Ken passed out the crab feed tickets to members this morning.  As our club has fewer members, we all need to help sell, sell, sell.  Lion Rudy mentioned that he and Lion Kyle installed 2 of the signs last week-end.…one at Rancho Solano and one at the corner of Rockville Road and Suisun Valley Road.  If you know of any other place we can put up a sign, please let Lion Rudy know.  Reminder if you have any Silent Auction items you want to donate those go to Lion Pres Sandy, and any raffle items go to Lion Kathy! We still are in need of a bar chairman!!

Our next Board meeting will be held on Monday night the 12th at 7pm at Medic Ambulance.  Seems Lion Rudy was so anxious to attend, he was there a whole week early!

No speaker today.
 


Fine Free:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion Bill
Card Drawing: $228- Lion Sonny – Jack ♠
Upcoming Speakers: Dec 14- Lion Brian; Dec 21- Lion Mary; Dec 28th- Lion Kathy

Save the Dates:
Dec 10th – Christmas Party @ Mimi’s 6pm
Dec 12th Board Meeting 7pm
Dec 17th- Ringing the Bell JC Penny
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 2017- Paint Nite
May 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Nov 23, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Ken,   Pledge– Lion Mary;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

-Lion Kathy and Rod Mitchell- Nov 25th 1977- Lion Kathy gave a whole $1.50 to the tailtwister

,  Lion Pres Sandy went around and collected cans as well as money for those who did not bring a can for the final collection today. She will be bringing all the money and cans to the Kroc Center!

Christmas Party- Dec 10th at Mimi’s $25.00 per person, make sure to sign up in the book and select your entrée. Also to participate in the gift exchange make sure to bring a $20.00 gift item as well as some spending money if you want to “steal” a specific gift!

Lion Mary Confirmed that we will be Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on Saturday Dec 17th from 10:00am- 6:00pm in front of JC Pennys in the Solano Mall. We need 2 Lions per time slot!

Lion Brian was involved in a car accident last week! A card was sent around for him! Get well soon Lion Brian!

Lion Billy let Lion Mary know that the Senior Center will now charge us $97.00 per hour for our Anniversary dinner with no corkage fee.

Lion Bob updated us about the tickets for the crab feed. They should be done soon, if they are done while Lion Bob is out of town, Lion Ken will pick them up and start numbering them so we can try to have them by the next meeting. Lion Rudy will make sure the signs are also ready to go and get them out posted next week. Reminder if you have any Silent Auction items you want to donate those go to Lion Pres Sandy, and any raffle items go to Lion Kathy! We still are in need of a bar chairman!!

 

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Our Guest speaker today was Maria Vicondoa from Uplift Family Services. This is a state wide agency that has an office in Solano that works with Solano kids and families dealing with mental health issues. The organization provides therapy to children ages 0-5years old as well as their parents. The will go to any location in Solano County to meet with the child and parents to provide tools and classes to help them deal with the issues the child has. The children are referred into the program by Solano County Mental Health as well as Child Protective Services. The program is funded by the county through medical. They also do work with First 5 and will go out and asses children for any delays and refer them to the appropriate program for therapies needed. Currently they are serving 60 children in Solano County.

Fine Free:   Lion Mary
$9.00:   Lion Hal—Again!!
Card Drawing: $211- Lion Kathy 7♠
Upcoming Speakers: Nov 30- Lion Hal; Dec 7- Lion Stacey; Dec 14- Lion Brian; Dec 21- Lion Mary; Dec 28th- Lion Kathy

Save the Dates:
Dec 10th – Christmas Party @ Mimi’s
Dec 17th- Ringing the Bell JC Penny
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 2017- Paint Nite
May 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Nov 16, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am
Song– Lion Kathy  Pledge– Lion Hal;   Dollar & Prayer– Lion Ken
: Lion Mary 11/12/1948- She refused our Song, Steak, and Slave!!

Board Meeting was held on Monday Nov 14th. Christmas Party- All set for December 10th,with social starting at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. There will also be a $20.00 gift exchange. Tickets for the Dinner will be $25.00 per person, and bring wine to share. 50th Anniversary Party- Will be held at the Suisn Senior Center, with a date of May 6th. Crab Feed- Lion Bob spoke with Ken regarding the tickets and will have 400 tickets next week for us. He also spoke with the Civil Air Patrol and Scouts and they are able to help us with serving and set up. If anyone has a raffle prize please give it to Lion Kathy. If anyone has a silent auction item please give it to Lion Pres Sandy. Lion Joe will be able to help cook, but will not be there for the event. We are still looking for a Bar Chairman. Event is Jan 21st beginning at 5 dinner at 6pm. Eye glass sorting- Was completed at Lion Petes house (thank you Lion Pete!) Lion Bob will deliever them. Paint Nite- we selected the painting and are looking to have it scheduled in March. Lion Pres Sandy will notify them of our selection and send the deposit. The ticket prices will be $45.00 per person and $15.00 will be given back to the club. We can also do a raffle or something to generate more funds.  Bell Ringing- Lion Mary will check with the Salvation Army regarding confirmation of Ringing bell date and location. Donation: the quarterly donation t the Blue Star Moms was approved.

Lion Pres Sandy went around and collected cans as well as money for those who did not bring a can. Remember to bring your cans (or money) to the next meeting!!

Lion Mary Confirmed that we will be Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on Saturday Dec 17th from 10:00am- 6:00pm in front of JC Pennys in the Solano Mall. We need 2 Lions per time slot!\

Lion Kathy gave us a review of the eye glass sorting that took place at Lion Petes. We had a good turn out and got done quickly!!

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Our Guest speakers were Lion Kathy’s grandsons Mitchell and Matthew Provencher. The gave us a reviw of their project Operation: No Senior Forgotten. They again this year will be making goodie bags for the residents of the Suisun Senior Center. This year they want to do a bar of soap and towel and candy for each bag. Their goal is the same as last year, to raise $750.00. Last year with the help of the Lions and Kroc Center, they were able to raise $2,000.00. The extra money went towards a Valentines Day party and in the summer an ice cream social all for the residents of Suisun Senior Center. Any extra money from this christmnas event will again go towards the addional pary and social!

Fine Free:   Lion Rudy
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $204- Lion Rudy 7♥
Upcoming Speakers: Nov 23-Lion Mike, Nov 30- Lion Hal; Dec 7- Lion Stacey; Dec 14- Lion Brian; Dec 21- Lion Mary; Dec 28th- Lion Kathy

Save the Dates:
Dec 10th – Christmas Party @ Mimi’s
Dec 17th- Ringing the Bell JC Penny
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 2017- Paint Nite
May 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Nov 9, 2016
In Lion Pres Sandy’s absence, 1st VP Lion Rudy presided over our meeting.  (sort of)  As he was lax in starting the meeting on time, the club jumped in and started us off with a song and the pledge.  Lion Bob followed up with the prayer.  Tailtwister Lion Bob fined 1st VP Lion Rudy for not only being late getting started, but also for showing up with no agenda and no gavel. 

No birthdays or anniversaries this week.

Vacaville Ulatis Lion Billy Gaither was a guest this morning.  He was on hand to thank us for our help with the Senior Dinners and to see if we could assist them with hearing aids for a vacaville resident.

Lion Mary went around and collected cans as well as money for those who did not bring a can. Remember to bring your cans (or money) to the next meeting!!

Next Board Meeting is Monday, Nov 14th.    An ambulance will be sitting out front 1st VP Lion Rudy, so you won’t miss it.

Eyeglass sorting will be at Lion Pete’s house on Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 am.  Lion Pete promises coffee and doughnuts.  Be sure to check at your locations for any eyeglasses that need to be picked up.  Also bring your used printer cartridges you have been collecting.

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Our Holiday party is scheduled for Saturday, December 10 at Mimi’s.  Sign up sheet was passed around.  Meal choices are Salmon, Chicken, and Roast Beef.  Cost is $25 per person.  Members are asked to bring wine to share.

Monies for the Crab Feed raffle with be discussed at our next Board meeting.

Our  speaker this morning was Christian Wentworth from the Fairfield Conference & Visitors Bureau.  He discussed some options for us for our 50th Anniverary Dinner in May.  We will discuss this more at our next Board meeting

Fine Free:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion Mary
Card Drawing: $198- Lion Kathy 8♠
Upcoming Speakers: Nov 16- Lion Bill, Nov 23-Lion Mike, Nov 30- Lion Hal

Save the Dates:
Nov 12th- Eyeglass Sorting @ Lion Pete’s
Dec 10th – Christmas Party @ Mimi’s
Dec 12 – Board Meeting
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 2017- Paint Nite
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Oct 26, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Rudy  Pledge– Lion Hal;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Lion Joe Chiu 10/21/1949- He didn’t want a steak, a song or a slave!

- Lion Constance Boulware from the Rio Vista Lions and Zone 2 Chair

  Lion Pres Sandy went around and collected cans as well as money for those who did not bring a can. Remember to bring your cans (or money) to the next meeting!!

Senior Dinner is October 27th at the Suisun Senior Dinner

Next Board Meeting is Nov 14th

Eyeglass sorting will be at Lion Pete’s house on November 12th at 900 am

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Lion Pres Sandy received information from Paint Nite organizer that Mimi’s does host these events, but more than likely it will take place on a weekday not a weekend. Also a link with pictures was sent, Lion Pres Sandy will email that link along with the minutes to everyone for review and selection of what we want to paint! Make sure to review the all and lets us know at the next meeting which painting we want to do!

Our guest today was also our speaker. Lion Constance Boulware spoke to us about the Solano Library Foundation. They raise funds for the library and does not use any tax dollars for their programs. Specifically they have 4 programs the first is reach out and read. This program provides books to pediatritions to give out to parents of children to encorage them to read as infants. The second program is Solano Kids read. This program commisions an author to come and read to children in grades 4 through 8 and ask any questions they have. The next program is Tutor.com this program gives homework help to young adults and helps them study for tests such as the SAT, it is also extended to adults. The final program is Adult Literacy Program this helps helps adults learn to year reardless of their age! The program is extended to families as well so that everyone in the home can learn to read! The Authors luncheon helps provide the funds for the foundation  the event this year is on Nov 6th from 10:30-3:00pm tickets are $80.00

Fine Free:   Lion Bob
$9.00:   Lion Joe
Card Drawing: $184- Lion Bob 5♠
Upcoming Speakers: Nov 2- Lion Bob; Nov 9-(open); Nov 16- Lion Bill, Nov 23-Lion Mike, Nov 30- Lion Hal

Save the Dates:
Oct 27th Senior Dinner
Nov 12th- Eyeglass Sorting @ Lion Pete’s
Nov 19th- Craft Fair (tentative food vendor)
Dec 10th – Christmas Party @ Mimi’s
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 2017- Paint Nite
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Oct 19, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Ken.    Pledge– Lion Sonny;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

 

,  Lion Pres Sandy went around and collected cans as well as money for those who did not bring a can. Remember to bring your cans (or money) to the next meeting!!

Health Fair update- Lion Rudy was the only Lion to sign up and not show up. Other than that it was a fun event. We handed out coloring books and crayons and Medic Ambulance was giving blood pressure checks (along with mamy other agencies)

Senior Dinner is October 27th at the Suisun Senior Dinner

Next Board Meeting is Nov 14th

Eyeglass sorting will be at Lion Pete’s house on November 12th at 900 am

 

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Lion Pres Sandy has reached out to paint nite about tentative date of March 11th 2017, we will wait to hear back for further information regarding location and painting.

Our speaker today was Debi Tavey from the Fairifeld- Suisun Chanmber of Commerce. Debi has been with the Chamber for 5 years and shared how they are making sure to stay in tune with the business commity and its needs. A big problem buisness are seeing is the lack of skilled workers. In order to build and develop skilled workers the Chamber has partnered with the Office of Education for a 9 week program. This program includes work ready courses such as interview skills, how to have a conversation, dress, etc to develop skills of the future work force. At the end of the program the student will receive a work ready business certificate. Buisnesses can even obtain certification so those that have completed the program can apply to these business. The Chamber also has an “Inspire” interactive job fair where local businesses can go and present their industry to hundreds of students and possibly provide summer jobs and interships for interested students.

Fine Free:   Lion Ken
$9.00:   Lion Sandy
Card Drawing: $184- Lion Bill 5♥
Upcoming Speakers: Oct 26-Lion Joe; Nov 2- Lion Bob; Nov 9-(open); Nov 16- Lion Bill, Nov 23-Lion Mike, Nov 30- Lion Hal

Save the Dates:
Oct 27th Senior Dinner
Nov 12th- Eyeglass Sorting @ Lion Pete’s
Nov 19th- Craft Fair (tentative food vendor)
Dec 10th – Christmas Party @ Mimi’s
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 2017- Paint Nite
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Oct 12, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Ken  Pledge– Lion Sonny;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Since Lion Ken and Lion Sonny missed last week, we made sure they were recongnized today. Lion Ken celebrated his Birthday last week, and Lion Sonny his anniversary!!

Today was the 1st day to collect the canned goods,  Lion Pres Sandy went around and collected cans as well as money for those who did not bring a can. Remember to bring your cans (or money) to the next meeting!!

Board Meeting was on Monday. Lion Rudy and Lion Ken were only Lions absent from the meeting. Lion Pres Sandy has our Twitter and Facebook pages up and running! Health Fair- Oct 15th at Annex Lawn, we will help with Medic Ambulance handing out coloring books and flyers. Craft Fair- Lion Mary will see if a food vendor is still needed for the event. Crab Feed- Fast approaching, Lion Sandy will be in charge of the silent auction, Lion Kathy will head up the Raffle, Lion Bob will find out about the crab and tickets, Lion Ken will be incharge of ticket sales, still need someone for the bar and handling the insurance. 50th Anniversary- Lion Rudy was appointed the Chair for this event. Christmas Party-will be at Mimis on Dec 10th. Sorting Eye Glasses- will take place at Lion Pete’s on Nov 12th at 900am. Lion Mary will reach out to the Salvation Army about ringing the bell again this year.

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Oct. 15th is the Health Fair in Fairfield the HOST Lions will be doing vison screening and Medic Ambulance will be doing blood pressure checks and handing out coloring books. This event will take place rain or shine! Medic will provide a tent for the event as well.

Senior Dinner is October 27th at the Suisun Senior Dinner

Lion Pres Sandy will get the ball rolling on a Paint Nite fundraiser. We will try to schedule it for the 2nd weekend of March 2017 so be on the look out for more information!!

Lion Ken shared with us his his driving adventure to see is family in Kansas. They drove out to see their son in Reno first then ventured off to see his hometown and visit with his brother and hisf family! The Tail twister did get some money though as he forgot to bring back a gift from his vacation!

No Speaker- $5.00 -Lion Gary

Fine Free:   Lion Bill
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $184- Lion Sandy 4♣
Upcoming Speakers: Oct 19- Lion Dan; Oct 26-Lion Joe; Nov 2- Lion Bob; Nov 9-(open); Nov 16- Lion Bill, Nov 23-Lion Mike, Nov 30- Lion Hal

Save the Dates:
Oct 15th- Health Fair
Oct 27th Senior Dinner
Nov 12th- Eyeglass Sorting @ Lion Pete’s
Nov 19th- Craft Fair (tentative food vendor)
Dec 10th – Christmas Party @ Mimi’s
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
March 2017- Paint Nite
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Sept 21, 2016
In Pres. Sandy’s absence, 1st VP Lion Rudy called the meeting to order promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Bob;  Pledge– Lion Hal;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Visiting Lion – Past President Host Lion Nancy Triguero-Meadows.  Lion Nancy joined us today to thank Lion Bill for supporting the Twilight Rotary Prime Rib in the Park.

Health Fair- Oct 15 in Fairfield corner of Jefferson and Texas.  Medic Ambulance will be doing blood pressure checks and handing out coloring books.  The HOST Lions will be doing vision screenings.  Sign up sheet was sent around.

50th Anniversary- We are still looking for someone to chair this event. Lion Bob will be talking to Jelly Belly to see if their venue is available for us to.  Lion Kathy has donated the first $20 for our “Anniversary Fund” and has challenged Lion Rudy to match it.  I didn’t see any money crossing Lion Rudy’s hand, but he said he is good for it.  We will discuss at the next Board meeting how we want to fund this event.  Lion Nancy gave us a few pointers on how she organized their 90th anniversary party 3 years ago.   

The next Senior Dinner will be September 29th  at the Suisun Senior Center at 5:45pm.  Sign up sheet was sent around.

We will be sorting eyeglasses on Saturday, November 12th at Lion Pete’s place.  I think he promised coffee and donuts??  Be sure to pick up the eyeglasses at the places you have signed up for.

 Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Pres. Sandy also has our twitter page up and running.  Check it out at @FastLionsClub.  Thanks President Sandy for doing this.

No speaker today.

Fine Free:   Lion Nancy – given to Lion Bill
$9.00:   Lion Kathy – donated to the Anniversary Fund
Card Drawing: $169 – Lion Dan Queen ♠
Upcoming Speakers:  Sept 28-Lion Sandy; Oct 5-Lion Sonny; Oct 12-Lion Gary; Oct 19- Lion Dan; Oct 26-Lion Joe; Nov 2- Lion Bob

Save the Dates:
Sept 29th Senior Dinner
Oct 15th- Health Fair
Nov 12th – Sorting eyeglasses
Dec 10th – Christmas Party @ Mimi’s
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
May 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Sept 14, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Sonny  Pledge– Lion Dan;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Board Meeting: Held on Monday Sept 12th. Board Members in attendence were the following Lions: Pres Sandy, Bill, Bob, Pete, Joe, Mary, Dan, Kathy, VP Rudy. Absent was Lion Ken. Christmas Party- Set for Dec 10th at Mimi’s the menu was passed around and approved. It will be $25.00/person. Social will start at 6pm with dinner at 7pm. Crab Feed- VP Lion Rudy was tasked with the event and will look through the past years items and get a committee together. 50th Anniversary- Looking for a chair for this event. Lion Bob will be talking to Jelly Belly to see if their venue is available for us to use. Health Fair- Oct 15 in Fairfield corner of Jefferson and Texas Medic will have an ambualnce there for blood pressure checks and handing out coloring books as well as the HOST Lions will be doing eye exams. Craft Fair- there is a craft fair in Fairfield on November 19th, Lion Mary will ask if they are still looking for a food vendor and we can provide coffee and dognuts in the morning and hog dogs for lunch.
Paint nite- Lion Pres Sandy was told that they have paint nite events at Mimi’s in Fairfield, she will look into when the next event is and if we can do it as a fundraiser. Twitter- Lion Pres Sandy will get our Twitter page up and running shortly to also try to drum up interst in the club and activities

Senior Dinner September 29th, sign up is going around

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Lion VP Rudy introduced us to his guest speaker today, Major Randy Hartt from the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun. It has been 5 years since the opening of the Kroc Center and they are focusing now on empowring teenagers. They are hoping to get an exemption that will allow them to give vouchers to families that cannot afford it so that they can provider services to those families in need. They are looking to add more services in engage kids and have free activities for the entire family to enjoy together. The Kroc Center also assisted  with the recent fires and
deployed their “Kroctomis Prime” which went out to the fires for 8 days and provide food to all those in need.

Fine Free:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $161- Lion Joe- A♦
Upcoming Speakers: Sept 21-Lion Kyle; Sept 28-Lion Sandy; Oct 5-Lion Sonny; Oct 12-Lion Gary; Oct 19- Lion Dan; Oct 26-Lion Joe; Nov 2- Lion Bob

Save the Dates:
Sept 29th Senior Dinner
Oct 15th- Health Fair
Nov 19th- Craft Fair (tentative food vendor)
Dec 10th – Christmas Party @ Mimi’s
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Sept 7, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Bill  Pledge– Lion Hal;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Anniversaries- Lion Kyle and Ashly Urban ( Sept 7th 2013)
                                      - Lion Pete and Cindy Smith ( Sept 7th 2013)
Birthday- Lion Kyle (Sept 2nd, 1986)

Lion Pres Sandy did make up for missing her Anniversary last week and we thank you!

Today was Vest Day. There were 3 Lions without their Vests on today!!

Senior Dinner September 29th, sign up is going around

Paint Nite - Sept 10th at the Hide-A-Way in Vacaville. There will also be an auction! Sign up if you are interested.

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

Next Board meeting will be on September 12th at the Medic Sub Station in Fairfield

Oct 15th is the Health Fair in Fairfield, sign up also going around

50th anniversary in May if anyone is interested to chair the event please let one of the Board members know!

Lion Pres Sandy updated us on the District Meeting that was held on the 27th of August. And shared the reqeust to get each Lions Club in our district to donate to LCIF. Our district, due to the fires, has received more money than we contribute, so our DG is requesting to donate. Once $1000.00 is donated you become  a Melvin Jones (founder of Lions Club International) Fellow. We also received posters to put up in participating buisnesses as well as this years directory.

Lion Bob shared with us that his son who is a Police Office in Citrus Heights was involved in a shoot- out. Thankfully he was not hurt in the incident!

No Speaker today- Lion Pete paid his $5.00 fine

Fine Free:   Lion Ken
$9.00:   Lion Ken
Card Drawing: $151- Lion Bob- A♣
Upcoming Speakers: Sept 14- Lion Kyle; Sept 21-Lion Rudy; Sept 28-Lion Sandy

Save the Dates:
Sept 10th- Paint Night (Hide-Away Vacaville)
Sept 12- Board Meeting at 7pm
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Aug 31, 2016
In Pres. Sandy’s absence, 1st Vice President Rudy brought the meeting to order  promptly at 7:15am.

Song– Lion Kathy;  Pledge– Lion Joe;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Birthday – Lion Hal celebrated his 89th birthday with us today.  8/31/1927.  He opted for no steak and no slave but did request the song. 

Anniversaries:  Lion Ken & Rita 9/5/1960, and Pres. Sandy and Ryan 9/4/2010.  Lion Ken paid the tailtwister his fine, and I am sure Pres. Sandy will pay next week.

Lion Ken gave a report on last Thursday’s  Senior Dinner. Lion Bob paid a fine for signing up but not showing up.

Pres. Sandy attended the District Meeting in Napa on Saturday.  She will give us a report when she returns next week.  Lions Bill, Bob, and Pres. Sandy attended the Host Lions Prime Rib in the Park on Saturday evening.  Event was sold out with all proceeds going to Fun on the Run.

Paint Nite:  Sept 10th at the Hide-A-Way in Vacaville. There will also be an auction! Sign up if you are interested.  Proceeds benefit the Blue Star Moms.

Reminder to like our Facebook page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

Next Board meeting will be on September 12th at the Medic Sub Station in Fairfield

Thre will be a Health Fair on 10/15 in downtown Fairfield.  Sign up sheet was passed around.  Medic Ambulance will be looking for volunteers, as well as the Host Lions.

We will be discussing our upcoming 50th Anniversary Party next May at our next Board Meeting.  If anyone would like to chair this event or serve on the committee, please let one of the board members know.

Our speaker this morning was Howard Kornblum, from the Fairfield/Suisun School District.  There are 30 schools in the Fairfield/Suisun school district, with 21,500 kindergarten through grade 12 students attending.  It is the 3rd  largest employer in Solano County. Mr. Kornblum is the English Learners & Instructional Support Director.  Our school district has 3700 “english learning” students.  40% of the students are “spanish speaking students”.  The district serves a diverse population with 39.64% Hispanic, 19.27% Caucasian, 16.86% African-American and 14.01% Asian.  English Learners represent 15.25% of the population.

 

Fine Free:   Lion Dan
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $144 p Lion Bob  3 ♣
Upcoming Speakers:  Sept 7- Lion Pete; Sept 14- Lion Kyle; Sept 21-Lion Rudy; Sept 28-Lion Sandy

Save the Dates:
Sept 10th- Paint Night (Hide-Away Vacaville)
Sept 12- Board Meeting at 7pm
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
May 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Aug 24, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Joe  Pledge– Lion Dan;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

We have a Senior Dinner tomorrow night Aug 25th-Reminder to those who have signed up to attend

There is a District Meeting in Napa on August 27th . On the same day but in the eveing is the 5th Annual Jack Anthony BBQ at 6pm as well as the Host Lions Prime Rib in the Park event, if anyone is interested in attending!

 

Sept 10th at the Hide-A-Way in Vacaville. There will also be an auction! Sign up if you are interested.

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

Next Board meeting will be on September 12th at the Medic Sub Station in Fairfield

The District Governor asked for any clubs with ideas to help out those affected by the fires, we will bring it up at the next board meeting as well.

Lion Ken followed up with the City of Faifield about their adopt a park program. The only park available right now to adopt is Lee Bell Park. This is too big of a Park for our group and are probably better off being put on a list for a different more compatable Park for us.

There are glasses that need to be picked up at Travis AFB. No one is able to get onto the base, except Lion Pres Sandy said she may be able to have one of the ambulances pick them up! She will work on that this week.

There is a 1st annual Assist a Grad Sponsor Mixer and program Kick off  on September 10th at the Wednesday Club of Suisun if anyone would like to attend.

Lion Rudy made an offical nomination for himself to be the Vice President!! The members voted and appoved the nomination! Congratulations VP Lion Rudy!!

No Speaker today- Thank you for the $5.00 Lion Kathy

Fine Free:   Lion Dan
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $117- Lion Mary- Q♣
Upcoming Speakers: Aug 31- Lion Ken; Sept 7- Lion Pete; Sept 14- Lion Kyle; Sept 21-Lion Rudy; Sept 28-Lion Sandy

Save the Dates:
August 25th- Senior Dinner
August 27th- District Meeting- Napa
                  -5th Annual Jack Anthony BBQ
                 - Prime Rib in the Park
Sept 10th- Paint Night (Hide-Away Vacaville)
Sept 12- Board Meeting at 7pm
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Aug 10, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Gary  Pledge– Lion Ken;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Board Meeting: all members of the Board were present for the meeting. We received official resignation from Lion Debbie, which brings us down to 24 members. Social Media-Lion Pres Sandy has our Facebook page up and running, and is working on our twitter page. Health Fair- is on Oct 15th . the HOST Lions asked for assitance, also Lion Pres Sandy will be there with Medic Ambulance handing out coloring books we will have a sign up go around at the next meeting. Social- Paint Nite benefiting Blue Star Moms will also have an Auction. It is on Sept 10th , Lion Pres Sandy will attend and see how it is done and look at the possibility of putting one on for our Club. Craft Fair- had discusson of holding a craft fair at the Suisun Senior Center during the holidays, looking for a chairman for than event. Adopt-a Park- Lion Ken is going to find out more information and details about the program and bring it back to the next meeting. Highway 12 Sign- reached out to local officals about the sign on highway 12 and have not received any responses, will look at a different way of trying to get progess with getting a new sign up.

 

Lion Pres Sandy is still looking for a Vice President. Any one intested please let us know!!

Sept 10th at the Hide-A-Way in Vacaville. There will also be an auction! Sign up if you are interested.

Lion Gary updated us on his new house (and golf cart!). As well as the clubs he joined and boards we was assigned to :O) All in all he reports it has been fun!

There is a District Meeting in Napa on August 27th . On the same day but in the eveing is the 5th Annual Jack Anthony BBQ at 6pm as well as the Host Lions Prime Rib in the Park event, if anyone is interested in attending!

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

Our guest speaker today was Dave Gaut. Dave has been a teacher for over 40 years, as well as served on the School Board for 9 years. Even though he has been retired for 12 years, he still is a substitute teacher in 3 districts. He is seeing that schools have let go of vocation traning and have let other colleges or unions take over that education due to the lack of funding in high schools. Most teachers only stay for about 5 years because that is all that most of them can take. He also tried to convice Lion Kathy to run for school board, as was politely declined :o)

Fine Free:   Lion Dan
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $117- Lion Mary- Q♣
Upcoming Speakers: Aug 17-Lion Mary; Aug 24-Lion Kathy; Aug 31- Lion Ken; Sept 7- Lion Pete; Sept 14- Lion Kyle; Sept 21-Lion Rudy; Sept 28-Lion Sandy

Save the Dates:
August 27th- District Meeting- Napa
                  -5th Annual Jack Anthony BBQ
                 - Prime Rib in the Park
Sept 10th- Paint Night (Hide-Away Vacaville)
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

Aug 3, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Kathy  Pledge– Lion Mike;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

- Lion Pat Grace’s July 28th, 1923- Lion Bill and Donna Sideris- August 5th!          

VEST DAY: Today was Vest Day.  We had a few Lions show up without their Vests.

Senior Dinner: Lion Bob and Lion Kathy were called on to let us know how the senior dinner was as they both signed up, but niether of them showed up to the event leaving Lion Mary and Lion Pres Sandy to make it work!
Lion Dan also signed up and did not attend, and unfortuenately for him Kinders Tri-Tip was on the menu! (It was delicious!)

Lion Pres Sandy is still looking for a Vice President. Any one intested please let us know!!We have a sign up sheet going around to join the Paint Nite event benefiting the Blue Star Moms. There will also be a silent auction at the event as well! The Paint Nite is on September 10th at the Hide-A-way in Vacaville starting at 5pm. Please sign up if you are interested!

There is a District Meeting in Napa on August 27th . On the same day but in the eveing is the 5th Annual Jack Anthony BBQ at 6pm as well as the Host Lions Prime Rib in the Park event, if anyone is interested in attending!

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page and posts to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club!

Our guest speaker today was Laura Proctor with the Solano Chapter of Project Linus. Project Linus provides homemade security blankets to children in need.  The children (0-18yrs) are seriously ill, traumatized or in need of comfort. The blankets are made by volunteers called “Blanketeers”. Every month they meet and bring the blankets they have made and they sew on the Project Linus lables to the blankets and get them ready for delivery.  The goal is to make sure each child and their sibling have a securtiy blanket to make whatever they are going through a little easier. Everything that is donated in Solano County is given to children in need in Solano County.

Fine Free:   Lion Mary
$9.00:   Lion Sonny
Card Drawing: $107- Lion Sandy- Q♥
Upcoming Speakers: Aug 10- Lion Brian; Aug 17-Lion Mary; Aug 24-Lion Kathy; Aug 31- Lion Ken; Sept 7- Lion Pete; Sept 14- Lion Kyle; Sept 21-Lion Rudy; Sept 28-Lion Sandy

Save the Dates:
August 8th- Board Meeting-Medic Fairfield
August 27th- District Meeting- Napa
                  -5th Annual Jack Anthony BBQ
                 - Prime Rib in the Park
Sept 10th- Paint Night (Hide-Away Vacaville)
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

July 27, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Sonny  Pledge– Lion Ken;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

- Lion Nancy from the Fairfield Host Lions came by and visted us today. She shared with us they have an upcoming event, Prime Rib in the Park. It is August 27th at 5pm, $80.00 a ticket and all proceeds will benefit the Fun on the Run.              

Lion Pres Sandy is still looking for a Vice President. Any one intested please let us know!!

This Thursday July 28th is the Senior Dinner at the Suisun Senior Center so if you have signed up make sure to be there at 5:45pm!

We have a sign up sheet going around to join the Paint Nite event benefiting the Blue Star Moms. There will be an instructor guiding us through how to paint a specific painting. There will also be a silent auction at the event as well! The Paint Nite is on September 10th at the Hide-A-way in Vacaville starting at 5pm. Please sign up if you are interested!

There is a District Meeting in Napa on August 27th Lion Pres Sandy will be attending, anyone else interested the information sheet is in the binder. On the same day but in the eveing is the 5th Annual Jack Anthony BBQ at 6pm, if anyone is interested in attending!

Reminder to like the page and share the posts. Also encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield and Suisun Travis- Lions Club! Our post last week reached over 500 people!! This will hopefully bring some visits from potential members!

Our guest speaker today was Dr. Elmer Ceder. He was a former FaST Lions member, and is a retired Doctor. Today he came and spoke to us about one of his passions, fly fishing. He teaches fly fishing to anyone that is intersted. His group is the Solano Fly Fishers, and he is the President. There are about 20-30 members in the group, mostly beginners, and they have outings once a month as well as a monthly meeting. At the meetings they plan where they will be fishing the next month. He shared that it takes time to learn how to read the water, to cast, and to decide on bait, but it does take you to the most beautiful places. He has been all over the world fly fishing and said that 95% of fly fisherman will release the fish they catch so that they can try to catch them a different time!


Fine Free:   Lion Ken
$9.00:   Lion Nancy
Card Drawing: $100- Lion Mary- 5♥
Upcoming Speakers: Aug 3rd- Lion Stacey; Aug 10- Lion Brian; Aug 17-Lion Mary; Aug 24-Lion Kathy; Aug 31- Lion Ken

Save the Dates:
July 28th- Senior Dinner
August 8th- Board Meeting-Medic Fairfield
August 27th- District Meeting- Napa
                  -5th Annual Jack Anthony BBQ
Sept 10th- Paint Night (Hide-Away Vacaville)
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

July 20, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Rudy  Pledge– Lion Dan;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

To start off the meeting, Lion Pres Sandy acknowledged and apologized for her absense at the very important meeting last week and brought her folding money. Luckily she brought enough to also pay a fine for showing off  her Lions pride at a Northbay event last week. At the same event  Lion Bob, Lion Bill, and Lion Joe took first place, and also gave up some money to the tailtwister for bragging that accomplishment. The tailtwister also went around and double checked that each member had their Lions Club membership card with them and confirmed it was signed and that that is was for this current year (Nice try Lion Ken). We did have a couple members without their cards, it was a very profitable day for the Tailtwister!

- Nicole from Blue Star Moms visited us today.

Lion Pres Sandy is still looking for a Vice President. Any one intested please let us know!!

There is a District Meeting in Napa on August 27th Lion Pres Sandy will be attending, anyone else interested the information sheet is in the binder. On the same day but in the eveing is the 5th Annual Jack Anthony BBQ at 6pm, if anyone is interested in attending!

Our Facebook page has been up and running for the last week and a half! Make sure you like the page and share the posts. Also encourage your facebook friends to like and share the page to get as many people to look at it as possible!! You can find us at @FaSTLionsClub or by looking up Fairfield ans Suisun Travis- Lions Club! This will help generate interest and possibly have potential members come visit us!

Nicole from Vintage Valley Blue Star Moms updated us on their up and coming events.They have a lot of things going on this time of year. They have an adopt a box program. $15.00 is the cost to ship a box to the troops, they are trying to ship at least 200 boxes! Lion Kathy donated $15.00 then challenged Lion Rudy to do the same, then Lion Pete donated as well and also challenged Lion Rudy, Lion Bob donated as well as fronted Lion Rudy’s donation (don’t forget your $15.00 next meeting Lion Rudy!). Lion Bill, and Lion Pres Sandy also donted $15.00  to the cause as well! The Blue Star Moms also have a Sams Club donation drive on July 30th. They have a shopping list of items that they need that you can purchase and donate back to them for the troops. September 4th there is a car show they will be apart of where any money donated will go directly to them. Also in September  they have a paint night at the Hide-Away in Vacaville. (This could be a great social event for our club as well!). November 5th at the North Orchard Baptist Church they will be having a craft fair as well.


Fine Free:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion Bob
Card Drawing: $90- Lion Rudy- 7♦
Upcoming Speakers: July 27th- Lion Hal; Aug 3rd- Lion Stacey; Aug 10- Lion Brian; Aug 17-Lion Mary; Aug 24-Lion Kathy; Aug 31- Lion Ken

Save the Dates:
July 28th- Senior Dinner
August 8th- Board Meeting-Medic Fairfield
August 27th- District Meeting- Napa
                  -5th Annual Jack Anthony BBQ
Sept 10th- Paint Night (Hide-Away Vacaville)
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

July 13, 2016
IPP Lion Bob began the meeting promptly at 7:15am.  President Sandy was stuck in traffic and never made it to the meeting.  (Bring folding $$ next week President Sandy).

Song– Lion Pete;    Pledge– Lion Sonny;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Birthdays:  Lion Phyllis Craig - July 10, 1922,  Lion Bill Sideris – July 13, 1928,  Life Member Lion Lyle Smith – July 8, 1931.

Anniversaries:  Lion Brian & Lori Lorenz – July 13, 1991,  Lion Bob & Karen Dias July 14, 2001.  Congratulations.

Visiting Lions:  District Governor Audrey Wottrich, Lion Brian Wottrich, and Zone Chairman Lion Constance Boulware.  Lion Constance paid a fine for being late to our meeting.  All are from the Rio Vista Lions Club.

Lion Mary presented IPP Bob with his scrapbook from last year.  I’m sure it will be displayed right next to the Lame Duck award. 

Pres. Sandy held her first board meeting on Monday evening.  All board members attended except Lion Kathy.  She forgot, but was happy to pay a fine this morning.  Lions Bob and Joe were both late, so Lion Bob paid a fine for both of them. 

Lion Mary read the minutes from the board meeting.   Lion Gary has requested to be changed to Member at Large status due to his recent move to southern CA.   Lion Joe is still waiting to get reimbursed for the installation dinner bill.  4th of July Parade – Consensus was that the parade went well.  The left over flags will be kept for next year, and the left over candy will be given to the Blue Star Moms to be included in the boxes sent to the troops.  The Blue Star Moms will be attending our meeting next week. Lion Bill mentioned that he dropped off 3 pictures at the Daily Republic, but only one picture was printed in Sunday’s paper.  He will follow up with Lion Nancy to see what happened to the others.  Participation in the Tomato Festival this year was brought up.  The cost of a non-profit booth has gone up to $225 , so it was decided to pass this year.  Pres. Sandy will look into creating facebook and twitter pages for us.  She will include our upcoming events with pictures and will link them to our website.   Pres. Sandy was given the information on the upcoming training session on September 17.  Donations:  $250 to Cat Tales Rescue and $175 for the annual dues to Canine Companions.

Next Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 8 at Medic Ambulance’s sub station at 2300 S. Whatley Way in Fairfield.      The next Senior Dinner is July 28th!  Sign up sheet is in the book.

Speaker today was District Governor Audrey Wottrich.  DG Audrey was installed in Japan by the Intl President 2 weeks ago.  She would like every club to finish the year “plus one”.  When we lose one member we should try to replace them as soon as possible and then end the year one ahead.  She suggested that we try to invite people to help with projects to get their interest.  She is looking for a Centennial Coordinator from each club.  The best way to reach her is by email.  The District directory will be ready shortly and she will make sure each club gets them.  The next District Forum (formerally Cabinet Meeting) will be held in Napa in August.  The FaST Lions have received the District award for our newsletter.  (Thank you Pres. Sandy).  The International convention next year will be held in Chicago, and the district is putting together a train trip for any interested members.

Fine Free:   Lion Hal
$9.00:   Lion Joe
Card Drawing: $80 – Lion Mary 2♥
Upcoming Speakers: July 20th- Lion Mike; July 27th- Lion Hal; Aug 3rd- Lion Stacey

Save the Dates:
July 28th- Senior Dinner
August 8 – Board Meeting
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

July 6, 2016
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting promptly at 7:15am

Song– Lion Kathy  Pledge– Lion Hal;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

 

Lion Ron Howe- July 4th 1944

 

Today was Vest Day. All Lions, except for Lion Hall, remembered to wear their vests today!!

The Senior Dinner took place on June 30th and Lion Kathy reported that all members that signed up showed up (Even Lion Dan who she almost forgot to mention). Lion Pres Sandy had her name on the list but crossed it off. Come to find out it was because she was attending a Rotary event, she paid her fine for putting Rotary ahead of  her Lion President obligations :O) Maybe she will make the next Senior Dinner July 28th!

4th of July Parade -Lion Bob updated us on the Parade. There were extra flags and candy after the event, mostly because the truck was so far ahead no one could catch up to get more! There were 6 Lions in attendence which made the event go smoothly.

Board Meeting reminder: At Medic Ambulance Office in Fairfield: 2300 South Watney, Fairfield at 7pm!
Lion Pres Sandy will make sure an Amublance is out front so it can be easily spotted.

Our District Governor will be visiting the club next week, July 13th! We want to try and have as many Lions present as possible, so please try to attend the meeting next week!

Lion Pete gave us an update on how his trip went! The went to Toyko Disney and then went on the cruise to Hong Kong. Lion Pete is putting together his gift from the trip, but decided to have things shipped over instead so it should be done for next time.

Lion Dan updated us on Lion Gary’s move. The papers are all signed and should have everything out of the house by today! Its been an exhausting process, Lion Gary was going to try to make it today, but couldn’t!

No speaker today: that’s $5.00 Lion Debbie

Fine Free:   Lion Hal
$9.00:   Lion Mary
Card Drawing: $72- Lion Dan- 9♣
Upcoming Speakers: July 13th-Lion Bill(District Governor); July 20th- Lion Mike; July 27th- Lion Hal; Aug 3rd- Lion Stacey

Save the Dates:
July 11th- Board Meeting at Medic Fairfield
July13th- District Governor visit
July 28th- Senior Dinner
Jan 21st 2017- Crab Feed
June 2017- 50th Anniversary Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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