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2017-2018 Lion Sandy Whaley, President

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December 6, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting 715am


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

Today was vest day! We only had 1 Lion without their vest today (Lion Hal). He also had to pay for not having his pin in during our Christmas Party.


 Our Annual Christmas Party took place on December 2nd. Lion Bob updated us on what a wonderful event it was. We raised $35 on our gift exchange and had a wonderful time!

 We will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on December 16th in front of JC Penney’s. Sign ups went around today, we need to make sure we have at least 2 Lions for each time slot.

Baby Lion Larry will update us on our next meeting as to the Canned Food drive outcome as he was not present today.

 Lion Ken has been distributing tickets to sell for the Crab Feed. We are going to need a lot of help so make sure to sell your tickets! He was able to distribute some tickets to the Lions Present at the Christmas Party.

Our next Board Meeting will be Dec 11th at the NEW Medic Ambulance office at 1001 Texas St Suite C.

Our speaker today was Elizabeth Hoffman from Rebuilding Together Solano County. They are a non profit organization that started in 2007 and helps to rebuild homes for low income seniors that are disabled and or military. They also to health and safety inspections to ensure the house is in the proper livable condition. There is an application process where they will review all the financials to confirm the income prior to notifying the applicate. Majority of the services that they get are donated or severely discounted. Home Depot is a major sponsor and donates a lot of time and supplies. They have organized work days were organization can volunteer time to help during the rebuild of a home. If the home is selected through the application process the homeowner must help during the process. After the home is done a lot of the homeowners volunteer helping other home rebuilds. Rebuilding Together Solano County had donated back $4 million into the community! Maybe we can get a Lions Workday together :O)

FineFree:   Lion Sandy
$9.00:   Lion Ken
Card Drawing: $43- Lion Ken –6♠
Upcoming Speakers:Dec 13-Lion Sonny; Dec 20-Lion Dan; Dec 27- Lion Joe

Save the Dates:

Dec 11th- Board Meeting
Dec 16th- Ringing the Bell JC Penney’s
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

November 29, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting 715am

Song– Lion Mary  Pledge–Lion Billy;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Ken

- Lion Dan Brock- November 24, 1945

 

We will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on December 16th in front of JC Penney’s. Sign ups went around today, we need to make sure we have at least 2 Lions for each time slot.

Our Annual Christmas Party will be Dec 2nd at Mimis Café. Sign ups went around with dinner options. Cocktails will begin at 5pm (Make sure to bring Wine) and Dinner will begin at 6pm. Also there will be a gift exchange so make sure to bring a gift with a $20.00 Value, and money to steal!!!

Lion Ken has been distributing tickets to sell for the Crab Feed. We are going to need a lot of help so make sure to sell your tickets! The Signs are not up yet, Lion Billy has been checking in with Kyle and Holly and will get them posted when they are ready. Lion Pres Sandy is going to enter it on the Daily Republic Calendar as well as putting an event on our Facebook page.

Our next Board Meeting will be Dec 11th at the NEW Medic Ambulance office at 1001 Texas St Suite C.

Our speaker today was Shai Davis from Solano Cares for Seniors. She works for public health and her and another person work on the website for Solano Cares for Seniors. The webiste was launched in July and it is using the Network of Care platform to put in Solano specific information. Along with information from the Senior Coalition and Area Agency on Aging it is Shai’s hope that seniors will use this as the go to for information. There is an event calendar, transportation information, meals, healthcare, as well as information about senior centers in the county.

 

FineFree:   Lion Hal
$9.00:   Lion Ken
Card Drawing: $40- Lion Sandy –10♣
Upcoming Speakers:Dec 6-Lion Sandy; Dec 13-Lion Sonny; Dec 20-Lion Dan; Dec 27- Lion Joe

Save the Dates:
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Dec 11th- Board Meeting
Dec 16th- Ringing the Bell JC Penney’s
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

November 22, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting 715am

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

Lion Kathy and Rod Mitchell- Nov 25, 1977

Final collection this week. Baby Lion Larry collected either a canned food or $1.00 from everyone again today. Baby Lion Larry will bring all items collected to the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun.

Lion Ken updated us on how the eye glasses sorting went at Lion Petes. Everything went well except there were no Donuts or coffee and we ran out of boxes!! But Lion Pete, Lion Billy, Lion Ken, Lion Mary, Lion Kathy, Baby Lion Larry and Lion Pres Sandy were all present. We also had additional help from Lion family members Cindy, Emily, Gia,Mitchell and Matthew! Lion Billy brought the sorted items to Vallejo.

We will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on December 16th in front of JC Penney’s. Sign ups went around today, we need to make sure we have at least 2 Lions for each time slot.

Our Annual Christmas Party will be Dec 2nd at Mimis Café. Sign ups went around with dinner options. Cocktails will begin at 5pm (Make sure to bring Wine) and Dinner will begin at 6pm. Also there will be a gift exchange so make sure to bring a gift with a $20.00 Value, and money to steal!!!

There waas no Speaker today: $5.00 to you Lion Pete

The boys from  Operation No Senior Forgetten came by today to pick up the $250.00 donation approved by the Board. They were very appreciative and looking forward to getting the items for all the Seniors! Good Luck boys!

Since the Blue Star Moms chapter has closed we need tofind a new organization to have our weekly collection go to.
Two organizations mentioned by the members were Lions in Sight or Heather House. These will be brought to the next board meeting for the final vote.

 

FineFree:   Lion Larry
$9.00:   Lion Ken
Card Drawing: $40- Lion Kathy –K♦
Upcoming Speakers:Nov 29-Lion John; Dec 6-Lion Sandy; Dec 13-Lion Sonny; Dec 20-Lion Dan; Dec 27- Lion Joe

Save the Dates:
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Dec 16th- Ringing the Bell JC Penney’s
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

November 15, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting 715am

Song– Lion Billy   Pledge–Lion Joe;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Sonny

-Lion Mary – 11/12/48: Wisely declined the Slave as well as the steak, but                                                                           accepted our world famous birthday song!

Baby Lion Larry collected either a canned food or $1.00 from everyone again today.   At the end of the collection period Baby Lion Larry will bring all items collected to the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun.

Board Meeting – was held at the New Medic Ambulance Office off Texas Street. Absent were Lions John, Sonny, dan, Pete, Kathy.  Lion Mike called Lion Mary and advised he was moving to Georgia and unable to assist with the club. Crab Feed: Lion Larry is going to be our Bar Chairman, Lion Ken will have tickets at our next meeting, Lion Bob will contact the Civil Air Patrol to have them save the date for the event. Ticket prices will be free from children 6 and under, $25.00 for childern 7-12 and $50.00 for anyone over 13 years old. Eye Glass Sorting: will be at Lion Pete’s house on Sat the 18th at 900. Make sure to collect all eye glass, hearing aids, old cell phones, etc to be separated! Christmas Party: Will be at Mimis on Dec 2nd. Brine Wine to share! Social Hour at 5 dinner at 6. Make sure to bring a gift with a $20.00 value for the gift exchange! Donations: Approved 250.00 for operation no senior forgotten. Blue Star Mom closed their Solano Chapter, we will need to decide on another charity to donate our weekly collections.

We will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on December 16th in front of JC Penney’s. Sign ups went around today, we need to make sure we have at least 2 Lions for each time slot.

Our Annual Christmas Party will be Dec 2nd at Mimis Café. Sign ups went around with dinner options. Cocktails will begin at 5pm (Make sure to bring Wine) and Dinner will begin at 6pm. Also there will be a gift exchange so make sure to bring a gift with a $20.00 Value, and money to steal!!!

This morning we had Ron Lanza and Gary Falati come talk to us about the Suisun Valley and Wooden Valley Winery. Since Napa has no more space, the Suisun Valley has increased in its populatiry attracting Camas and other wineries to look at Solano County as a home. Weather studies were done and proved that Suisun Valley has a great climate for growing! Real estate in the area has also increased. Luckily Wooden Valley was unscathed during the fires, luckily it was the end of the harvest season!

FineFree:   Lion Sandy
$9.00:   Lion Bob
Wine donated by Ron- Lion Mary and Lion Ken
Card Drawing: $323- Lion Larry –JOKER-JOKER-JOKER
Upcoming Speakers: Nov 22-Lion Pete; Nov 29-Lion John; Dec 6-Lion Sandy; Dec 13-Lion Sonny; Dec 20-Lion Dan; Dec 27- Lion Joe

Save the Dates:
Nov 18- Eye Glass Sorting-Lion Pete’s
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Dec 16th- Ringing the Bell JC Penney’s
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

November 1, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting 715am

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

Today was Vest Day- We had a couple Lions forget their Vests today!!

Baby Lion Larry collected either a canned food or $1.00 from everyone again today.   At the end of the collection period Baby Lion Larry will bring all items collected to the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun. He advised that his wife has gone out and purchased more cans for donation as well!

Senior Dinner –Lion Ken shared that for the dinner it was only him and Lion Billy in attendence as well as only a couple Scouts. So they had a lot of work at the final dinner of the year! We should know by the end of this year if the Senior Center is going to continue with the dinners.

  Eye glass sorting will be Nov 18th at 9am at Lion Pete’s. Remember we also collect printer ink cartridges, used cell phones, hearing aids, as well as the eyeglasses.  Be sure to pick up used eyeglasses at the donation boxes before then.  Sign-up sheet is in the book.

    It’s that time of year again—We are set to ring the bell in front of JC Penney’s for the Salvation Army; December 16th. We will have sign ups go around soon. We need at least 2 memebers per time slot!!

Lion President Sandy announced we received our check from our Paint Nite event!! Look for another event early next year!!

Lion Bill updated us that they do have power at their house after 12 days without. Unfortuneately a power surge took out their Fridge! But needless to say the house is fine and was not effected by the fire!

Lion Larry updated us on the Boy Scouts. They are looking for a new meeting place due to increase in rates for the location they are at currently. Lion Billy suggested the look into the location that the Girl Scouts use!

Lion Mary let us know that she had fun in Disneyland except for the fact that it was over 100 degrees each day!!

Lion Billy updated us a little bit about the Crab Feed. Tickets completed, he will have a sign up go around for job duties. He still needs Silent Auction/Raffle Chair and Bar chair.

No Speaker today: $5.00 Lion Brian


FineFree:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $301- Lion Sonny –3♦
Upcoming Speakers: Nov 8-Lion Kathy; Nov 15-Lion Ken

Save the Dates:
Nov 13- Board Meeting
Nov 18- Eye Glass Sorting-Lion Pete’s
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Dec 16th- Ring the Bell JC Penney’s
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

October 25, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting 715am

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

- Lion Joe Chu-10-21-1949 **Happy Birthday Lion Joe**

Baby Lion Larry collected either a canned food or $1.00 from everyone again today.   At the end of the collection period Baby Lion Larry will bring all items collected to the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun.

Senior Dinner –final Senior Dinner of the year will be Oct 26th. Also this could be the last one ever, we will know for sure by the end of the year

Board Meeting November 13th at  Medic Ambulance Fairfield Station 2300 South Watney.

  Eye glass sorting will be Nov 18th at 9am at Lion Pete’s. Remember we also collect printer ink cartridges, used cell phones, hearing aids, as well as the eyeglasses.  Be sure to pick up used eyeglasses at the donation boxes before then.  Sign-up sheet is in the book.

Lion President Sandy (who was apparently on vacation last week!) paid her fine for not telling anyone and also auctioned off her gift basket from said vaction to Hawaii! Lion Kathy purchased the gift bag that included oven mittens, coffee mug, and chocolates for $12.00

Today our speaker was Rebecca Mcdonald from Meals on Wheels. They deliver over 700 meals a day to those in Solano County that are unable to leave their homes.  For their more active members, the offer food delivery to the Senior Center in Suisun. That service if for citizens over the age of 60 and not home bound. They ask for a $3.00 contribution, but it is not required. Their home delivery service is for citizens of the age of 60 that are homebound. They deliver 5 days a week from 10 am to 1pm. Volunteeers drive the meals to all the homes  in Solano County, they are always looking for more drivers to help with deliveries!

FineFree:   Lion Ken
$9.00:   Lion Kathy
Card Drawing: $301- Lion Hal –4♦
Upcoming Speakers: Nov 1- Lion Mary; Nov 8-Lion Kathy; Nov 15-Lion Ken

Save the Dates:
Nov 13- Board Meeting
Nov 18- Eye Glass Sorting-Lion Pete’s
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

October 18, 2017

In Pres. Sandy’s absence, Past Pres. Lion Bob began the meeting at 7:15am.

Song– Lion Sonny;  Pledge–Lion Bill;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Sonny

No birthdays or anniversaries this week, but Lion Sonny did pay for his anniversary from last week. 

Visiting us this morning was Host Lion Nancy Trigiero.
                                                                                                      
Lions Bill and Dan are both back in their homes as the fires have been contained in our area.  Lion Bill still has no power at home and may not for another week.  It took Lion Dan all day to get his house aired out and all the smoke alarms turned off. 

Lion Dan gave us an update on his recent surgery.  He is starting his radiation treatments today which will last for 5 weeks.  Did you notice he no longer has his mustache?
 
Eyeglass Sorting will be held on November 18 at Lion Pete’s starting at 9:00 am.  Remember we also collect printer ink cartridges, used cell phones, hearing aids, as well as the eyeglasses.  Be sure to pick up used eyeglasses at the donation boxes before then.  Sign up sheet is in the book.

The last Senior dinner for this calendar year will be on Thursday, October 26. 5:45pm.  Sign up sheet was passed around.

We have finally received the $500 check for the Cub Scouts.  Lion Bob will turn it in to Lion Billy so he can issue  a check.

Baby Lion Larry collected either a canned food or $1.00 from everyone again today.   At the end of the collection period Baby Lion Larry will bring all items collected to the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun.

Our speakers this morning were Dawn LaBar (City of Fairfield), Debi Tavey, (Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce), and Anthony Russo (BL Properties) speaking on the homeless situation in Fairfield.  Being homeless is not a crime, but trespassing is.  They ask that we do not give the homeless handouts.  The community has developed “A Hand up- Not a Hand Out” program.  The homeless in Fairfield number almost 400.  Texas St. is a favorite place for them to hang out as it is close to the jail, the court system and the linear trail. Homelessness brings down property values and retail revenue, damage property and create business vacancies.  There are many community resources to help the homeless.   A Hand Up – Not a Hand Out program is working together to reduce homelessness in town and have put together a list of resources for anyone who needs help.  For more information on this program you can call 427-1148.

Fine Free:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion Bill – (Lion Bob has it and assured us he would give it to Lion Bill).
Card Drawing: $297- Lion Hal  7♦
Upcoming Speakers:  Oct 25-Lion Brian; Nov 1- Lion Mary; Nov 8-Lion Kathy; Nov 15-Lion Ken

Save the Dates:
Oct 26th- Senior Dinner
Nov 18- Eye Glass Sorting-Lion Petes
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

October 11, 2017
Past Pres. Lion Bob began the meeting 7:15am.  Pres, Sandy has been very busy with the fires in the area and was unable to be with us this morning.

Song– Lion Billy  Pledge–Lion Pete;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob
                                                                                                      
As the fires are continuing to spead,  Lion Bill was evacuated from his home and is staying with friends in Rancho Solano.  Lion Dan was also evacuated and is staying with their daughter in Vacaville.  Be safe everyone.

Paint Nite – We held our 2nd annual Paint Nite on Saturday night at Mimi’s Café.  We sold a total of 24 tickets (10 of which were purchased by Medic Ambulance) which will give us $360.  We also sold $175 in raffle tickets for a grand total of $535.  Pres. Sandy, Lion Mary, Baby Lion Larry, Lion Ken, and Lion Dan attended.  We will decide if we would like to have another Paint Nite in the Spring. Baby Lion Larry was fined for not wearing his vest or pin.

Crab Feed – Lion Billy has contacted Ken Doo regarding printing of 400 tickets and will pass them out as soon as he receives them.  He will also pass out a duty roster.  Baby Lion Larry will consider being bar chairman.

Health Fair – Pres. Sandy, Lion Mary, and Lion Ken all attended the Health Fair downtown Fairfield on Saturday and passed out brochures and candy.  There were approx. 90 vendors but attendance was small.

Eyeglass Sorting will be held on November 18 at Lion Pete’s starting at 9:00 am.  Remember we also collect printer ink cartridges, used cell phones, hearing aides, as well as the eyeglasses.  We will pass out the list of locations where we are currently picking up eyeglasses.  Please list any locations where you are picking up eyeglasses that are not on the list.  Lion Mary will update it so we have a complete list.  Baby Lion Larry will check with Raley’s in Fairfield to see if we can place a box there.  Lion Billy has a number of new boxes we can use.  Baby Lion Larry suggested that one of the Boy Scouts could make some new wooden boxes for his Eagle Scout project.

Assist a Grad – We have received the paperwork for this year’s Assist a Grad scholarships.  Lion Ken will chair.  We need to give them a check for $555, of which $500 is owed from last year and $55 admin fee for this year and will give them the balance after the crab feed.  Lion Mary will fill out the paperwork . 

Donation requests will be put on next month’s agenda for lack of a quorum.

Baby Lion Larry suggested that possibly we could conduct some kind of membership drive to get some new members.  Suggestion was made that we could set up a table at our crab feed with membership information.

The last Senior dinenr for this calendar year will be on Thursday, October 26. 5:45pm.

Baby Lion Larry collected either a canned food or $1.00 from everyone.  He is keeping track, and wants to double the fine if you forget your canned food.  At the end of the collection period Baby Lion Larry will bring all items collected to the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun.

Fine Free:   Lion Pete
$9.00:   Lion Hal
Card Drawing: $288- Lion Bob – Ace ♥
Upcoming Speakers: Oct-18th-Lion Hal; Oct 25th-Lion Brian; Nov 1- Lion Mary; Nov 8-Lion Kathy; Nov 15-Lion Ken

Save the Dates:
Oct 26th- Senior Dinner
Nov 18- Eye Glass Sorting-Lion Petes
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

October 4, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting 715am

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

- Lion Ken Perkins- 10-1-1936-refused the slave and steak (smart!) But wanted our  Very Speacial Song!

-Lion Jose and Marie Ramos// 10/11/03                                                                                                                                               -Lion Sonny and Carla Antonio 10/10/04

We received 2 thank yous from our donations 1st was from the donation for the Empty Bowls event for the food bank, and the 2nd was for the Donation to the Suisun Senior Center

Senior Dinner – Recap: Lion Mary updated us on our Senior Dinner, Lion Bob, Lion Billy, Lion Kathy, Lion Mary and Lion Pres Sandy were there, but Lion Dan signed up but didn’t show up! The final Senior Dinner of the year will be Oct 26th. Also this could be the last one ever, we will know for sure by the end of the year

Board Meeting back to the 2nd Monday of the month at Medic Ambulance Fairfield Station 2300 South Watney.
**update**due to Fires in Napa, Lion Pres Sandy had to move meeting to Tues the 10th for this month only****

Paint Nite is scheduled for October 7th at Mimi’s Café at 4pm. It was decided that we will be painting the Red Tree Valley. Sign ups went around for assitance with selling the raffle prizes. Here is the link to  purchase a ticket, we need 35!! https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1218706

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 Canned Food Drive will being Next Wednesday the 11th!! So make sure to bring either a canned food item or $1.00. Baby Lion Larry was advised of the proceedure as it will be his duty as the newest Baby Lion. At the end of the collection period Baby Lion Larry will bring all items collected to the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun.

FineFree:   Lion Ken
$9.00:   Lion Larry
Card Drawing: $280- Lion Pete –K♣
Upcoming Speakers: Oct 11- Lion Billy; Oct-18th-Lion Mike; Oct 25th-Lion Hal; Nov 1- Board Meeting

Save the Dates:
Oct 7th- Health Fair /Paint Nite
Oct 26th- Senior Dinner
Nov 18- Eye Glass Sorting-Lion Petes
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

Sept 20, 2017
Past Past Pres. Lion Bob began the meeting 7:15am

Song– Lion Sonny  Pledge–Lion Larry;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Sonny

Senior Dinner – Our next Senior Dinner is Sept 28th.   Sign up sheet is in the book.

Paint Nite is scheduled for October 7th at Mimi’s Café at 4pm. We need 35 people to sign up to paint, so tell your friends. You don’t need to be an artist to do this.  Some of us can’t even draw stick people but we still have a good time. Sign ups went around for assitance with selling the raffle prizes. Please wear your vest.  Here is the link to  purchase a ticket.  !! https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1218706

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!

Discussion was held on whether or not we would like to change our board meetings back to the 2nd Monday night of each month.  Consensus was that Monday evenings work better for the majority of members, so Past Pres. Lion Bob making an executive decision, announced that our board meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Medic Ambulance beginning in October.  New speaker list will be passed out next week.

We will be sorting eyeglasses at Lion Pete’s on November 18 at 9:00 am.  Be sure to pick up the used glasses at your donation boxes before then.

We will be participating in the Health Fair downtown Fairfield on Saturday, October 7 from 10-2.  Sign up sheet is in the book.  Be sure to wear your vest.

Lion Larry returned from his cruise to Iceland and brought back a souvenior to auction off.  Lion Bob bought 2 trolls for $10.00  Lion Larry also attended 2 service meetings while on the cruise.

Our speaker  today was Sylvia Lepera of Dream Dinners.  Sylvia bought her Dream Dinners franchise 3 years ago.  You can go online to www.dreamdinners.com to view the monthly menu, select a session date, store location and place your order.  You then go into her storefront on 211 Peabody Road to customize a month of meals.  You leave there with all your dinners intact leaving the prep work and clean up to them.  Freeze what you want for later.  Dinners usually take under 30 minutes to prepare.   Cost for dinner for a family of 3 is around $35.00. 

 

Fine Free:   Lion Mary
$9.00:   Lion Ken
Card Drawing:  Lion Kathy  10 ♥
Upcoming Speakers: Sept 27- Lion Bill; Oct 4th- Oct 11- Lion Billy; Oct-18th-Lion Mike; Oct 25th-Lion Hal; Nov 1- Board Meeting

Save the Dates:
Sept 28th- Senior Dinner
Oct 7th – Health Fair 10-2
Oct 7th- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s 4pm
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party 5:00pm
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

Sept 13, 2017
Lion Dan was so excited about his cigars he began the meeting 715am

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

Boad Meeting-Absent was Lion Larry and Lion Jon. We have 24 members and last months attendence was at 73%.
We have Paint nite on Oct 7th, need 35 attendees or else the event gets cancelled so we need to get out and sell those tickets. Lion Pete was going to speak to the city regarding the tomatoe festival, but since there is possibly a change coming he will be waiting to do that. Crab Feed- It was decided to increase the ticket price to $50.00 per person. Lion Billy will be speaking to Kyle regarding the signs and the Boy Scouts to assist us again! He will be looking for a Ticket Chairman, Bar Chairman, and Raffle Chairman. We will still be cooking at Lion Petes house the night th before.  Health Fair- Oct 7th is the Health Fair in Fairfield we will be there will the Medic Ambulance tent. Next year we will try to get the pedia vision machine to provide screening for kids. Eye Glass Sorting- We will be sorting eye glasses on Nov 18th at Lion Petes so make sure to keep collecting those glasses! Donations: we approved the following donations- $200.00 to Empty Bowls; $250.00 to the Blue Star Moms on quarterly basis; $200.00 to the Suisun Senior Center.

Regarding the new day of the Board Meetings. We will be voting at the next meeting wether to keep the Board Meetings on the 1st Wednesday of the Month after the regular meeting, or change them back to the 2nd Monday night of th month. Make sure to let us know your position if you are unable to attend the meeting.

Senior Dinner – Our next Senior Dinner is Sept 28th

Paint Nite is scheduled for October 7th at Mimi’s Café at 4pm. It was decided that we will be painting the Red Tree Valley. Sign ups went around for assitance with selling the raffle prizes. Here is the link to  purchase a ticket, we need 35!! https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1218706

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!

Lion Pres Sandy and Lion Billy will be absent for the next meeting

No Speaker today: $5.00 to you Lion Larry


FineFree:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion Ken
Card Drawing: $264- Lion Pete –Q♥
Upcoming Speakers: Sept 20th-Lion Bob; Sept 27- Lion Bill; Oct 4th- Board Meeting; Oct 11- Lion Billy; Oct-18th-Lion Mike; Oct 25th-Lion Hal; Nov 1- Board Meeting

Save the Dates:
Sept 28th- Senior Dinner
Oct 7th- Health Fair 10-2pm/Paint Nite @ Mimi’s 4pm
Nov 18- Eye Glass Sorting-Lion Petes
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

Sept 6, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting 715am


Song– Lion Mary  Pledge–Lion Joe;   Dollar & Prayer– Lion Sonny

Lion Pete and Cindy- 9-10-99 – thanks for that folding money

 Lion Hal 8-31-27- He declined the steak and the slave, but wanted our famous song!!
                                                Happiest of Birthdays Hal!!

- Lion Nancy from the HOST Lions visited us today and let us know about an event that is going on with the Twilight Rotary on Sept 30th. They are going to be having a Lobster Boil at Mcnaughton Park from 6pm-10pm. She also thanked Lion Pres Sandy for coming to the HOST Lions Prime Rib in the Park this past weekend.

Vest Day—Today was vest day we had 2 members without Vests!

Senior Dinner – Recap from last weeks dinner we had 5 members at the Dinner with 2 members who signed up and did not show up. Our next Senior Dinner is Sept 28th

Paint Nite is scheduled for October 7th at Mimi’s Café at 4pm. It was decided that we will be painting the Red Tree Valley. Sign ups went around for assitance with selling the raffle prizes. Here is the link to  purchase a ticket, we need 35!! https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1218706

 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!

Lion Gary joined us today he has joined a wine club and a veterans club! He also has visited a couple Lions Clubs as well. Most importantly he took up a new hobby… GOLF!! We enjoyed having you back Lion Gary :O)

No Speaker Today: Due to Board Meeting


FineFree:   Lion Hal
$9.00:   Lion Joe
Card Drawing: $241- Lion Sonny- He had Lucky Lion Kathy draw and it was –6♦
Upcoming Speakers: Sept 13-Lion Larry; Sept 20th-Lion Bob; Sept 27- Lion Bill; Oct 4th- Board Meeting; Oct 11- Lion Billy; Oct-18th-Lion Mike; Oct 25th-Lion Hal; Nov 1- Board Meeting

Save the Dates:
Sept 28th- Senior Dinner
Oct 7th- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s 4pm
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

Aug 30, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting 715am
Song– Lion Mary   Pledge–Lion Hal;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Sonny

Lion Ken and Rita 9-5-60; Lion Pres Sandy and Ryan 9-4-10

Senior Dinner -- Next Senior Dinner is August 31st sign ups in the book

Paint Nite is scheduled for October 7th at Mimi’s Café at 4pm. It was decided that we will be painting the Red Tree Valley. Sign ups went around for assitance with selling the raffle prizes. Here is the link to  purchase a ticket, we need 35!! https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1218706

Lion Billy updated us on the Cabinet Meeting that took place last weekend. The new District Gov was introduces as well as other house keeping items. The Student Speaker topic was announce and Lion Billy is going to be the Regional Chair as well as our local Chair. The next cabinet meeting will be Nov 18th at Cobb Mountain.

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Lion Bob told us about his road trip to see the Eclipse and his visit to Yellowstone National Park.
Unfortuenately he got laryngytis and wasn’t able to speak for part of his trip.

Lion Mary received a request for assistance with Eye Screening on September 14th at the senior manor appartments on Union and Jefferson from 10-2pm. Sign up are in the book.

Our speaker today was Olivia Frenkel. She is apart of the Suisun Valley 4H and is working with Solano and Contra Costa Food Banks. They have an event called Empty Bowls.the event is taking place in Fairfield on oct 14 and in Contra Costa Oct 15th. The price is $40.00 for a family of 4. There will also be a raffle and auction all benefiting the food bank. With the ticket you get a bowl of soup and get to keep the bowl.Bowls are being made by Solano County College Students. 

FineFree:   Lion Ken
$9.00:   Lion Pete- donated to Lions of Sight
Card Drawing: $241- Lion Hal –K♠
Upcoming Speakers: Sept 6th-Board meeting; Sept 13-Lion Larry; Sept 20th-Lion Bob; Sept 27- Lion Bill; Oct 4th- Board Meeting; Oct 11- Lion Billy; Oct-18th-Lion Mike; Oct 25th-Lion Hal; Nov 1- Board Meeting

Save the Dates:
Aug 31st- Senior Dinner
Sept 6th- Board Meeting-after regular               Meeting
Oct 7th- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s 4pm
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

Aug 23, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting late this morning since she arrived late.

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

Happy Belated Anniversary to Lion Billy and Edith!!

No only did Lion Pres Sandy arrive late and start the meeting late, the bulletin was missing some items which were caught by Lion Billy, thank you for the folding money Lion Pres.

Senior Dinner -- Next Senior Dinner is August 31st sign ups in the book

Paint Nite is scheduled for October 7th at Mimi’s Café at 4pm. It was decided that we will be painting the Red Tree Valley. We are waiting for the website for the event to be completed, when it is Lion Pres Sandy will make sure everyone has the link so we can start getting those 35 guests!! Sign ups went around for assitance with selling the raffle prizes.

There is a Cabinet Meeting on August 26th in Corte Madera if any one is interested please let us know. Lion Billy did previously advise he would be 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!

Lion Mary received a request for assistance with Eye Screening on September 14th at the senior manor appartments on Union and Jefferson from 10-2pm. Sign up are in the book.

FineFree:   Lion Dan
$9.00:   Lion Pete- donated to Lions of Sight
Card Drawing: $232- Lion Mary –Q2♣
Upcoming Speakers: Aug 30th- Lion Joe; Sept 6th-Board meeting

Save the Dates:
Aug 31st- Senior Dinner
Sept 6th- Board Meeting-after regular               Meeting
Oct 7th- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s 4pm
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

 

Aug 16, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

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

Senior Dinner -- Next Senior Dinner is August 31st!

Lion Pres Sandy was given confirmation that we are set for our Paint Nite on October 7th at Mimi’s Café. We will be starting at 4pm. It was decided that we will be painting the Red Tree painting for that night. Lion Pres Sandy will work with Paint Nite to get our website up to purchase tickets. This can then go onto our Facebook page to get the word out! Sign up  will be going around. For those not going to paint, we are going to have a raffle and we will need people to help sell tickets!

There is a Cabinet Meeting on August 26th in Corte Madera if any one is interested please let us know. Lion Billy did previously advise he would be attending.

 

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Our Speaker today was Kelly Hanson from PACE Solano. She is the CEO of the organization that her mother started in the 80s. They are a non profit organization that helps support adults with developmental disabilites. They pick them up and bring them to centers for daily activites and skills. Also the help teach them job skills and provide job opprotunites for them. PACE Solano has over 300 staff and 40 Vans with 4 transportation Hubs. 2 Facilites in Vallejo and 2 in Fairfield for teaching skills and activites. They do fundraisers in order to raise enough money to run the programs.

 

FineFree:   Lion Ken
$9.00:   Lion Mary
Card Drawing: $231- Lion Kathy –Q ♣
Upcoming Speakers: Aug 23 Lion Dan; Aug 30th- Lion Joe; Sept 6th-Board meeting

Save the Dates:
Aug 31st- Senior Dinner
Sept 6th- Board Meeting-after regular               Meeting
Oct 7th- Paint Nite @ Mimi’s
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

Aug 2, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am

Song– Baby Kathy  Pledge–Lion Joe;  Dollar & Prayer– Lion Sonny

Anniversary- Lion Bill and Donna Dideris ( Aug 5th)

Birthday- Lion Pat Grace July 28th 1923

- James Baird from the Boy Scouts joined us. He was presented with our $250.00 donation for his Scout Project. He updated us that they should be starting to make the benches this weekend and will update us when the project is complete.

Today was VEST Day! We had 1 Lion sans vest today.

Senior Dinner was last Thurdsay. Lion Kathy informed up that Lion Pete, Lion Pres Sandy, Lion Ken, Lion Dan, Lion Billy, Herself and Mitchell were all in attendence. Along with the Boy Scouts it was completed quickly!
Next Senior Dinner is August 31st!

Lion Bob made a couple of laminated copies of our opening prayer since the other one was lost! There are a couple spares just in case!

Lion Mary presented Lion Pres Sandy with her scrapbook from her first year at President. It is a very beautifully put together book that everyone applauded Lion Mary for her work on putting it together!!

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Today we had Jeff Trager with Jeff Trager Presents. He has put on a lot of productions and helped raise money for schools in the community. Most recently Crystal Middle School in helping them raise funds for instruments. They also have a show for Breast Cancer Awareness. There are all kinds of shows that he produces from Comedy shows to tribute bands! His latest show is a Rat Pack Tribute at the creative arts center in downtown Fairfield. He is trying to show that you don’t have to go all the way to San Francisco to find a great show!!

FineFree:   Lion Sandy
$9.00:   Lion Pete-Donated it back to Sight First
Card Drawing: $217- Lion Larry -5 ♦
Upcoming Speakers: Aug 9th- Lion Sandy; Aug 16 Lion Sonny; Aug 23 Lion Dan; Aug 30th- Lion Joe; Sept 6th-Board meeting

Save the Dates:
Aug 31st- Senior Dinner
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party
Jan 20th- Crab Feed

 

July 26, 2017
Past Past Pres Lion Bob Dias rang the bell at 7:15am.
Song–Lion Billy  Pledge–Lion Hal;   Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bob

Anniversaries -     Lion Ron & Kathy Howe  (July 31th 2004);
                                 Lion Joe & Dotty Chu (July 30th, 1972)

Visiting us this morning was District Governor Lion Les Mize.

Next Senior Dinner is scheduled for July 27th at 5:45pm at the Suisun Senior Center.  Lion Billy says Hamburgers and Hot Dogs are on the menu.

Our next Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 2 at our regular scheduled meeting.  All are invited. 

District Gov Les has selected a logo for his casual attire polos. If you would like one they are $20.00.  Please  let Lion Mary or Lion Pres Sandy know so we can order for you.
 
In Pres. Sandy’s absence, Lion Bob presented Lion Pete with his Certificate of Appreciation for last year.

In turn, Lion Pete auctioned off a gift he brought back from his recent vacation.  Lion Kathy won it for $23.00.

Lion Mary read an email she received from an Assist a Grad Scholarship recipient from 2010.  We had awarded her $500 at that time knowing she would put it to good use.  She completed her studies and is now the Alumni Relations Manager for San Mateo County’s three colleges.  During her time in college, she volunteered her time with the Merced Lions Club.  She felt she wanted to support our Assist a Grad Scholarship program by donating back the $500 we gave her.  We received the check this week.  Does your heart proud, doesn’t it?

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Our speaker this morning was District Governor Lion Les Mize.  DG Les is from the San Rafael Lions Club and  has been a member for 52 years.  He first joined Lions when he was 19 and always said some day he wanted to be District Governor.  His theme for this year  is “If you can dream it, you can do it”.  Women make up 30 % of the Lions in District 4C-2.  The next cabinet meeting will be held in Corte Madera on August 26.  There will be a MD4 Training session at the Marriot here in Fairfield in February if you are interested. 

Fine Free:   Lion Ken
$9.00:   Lion Larry
Card Drawing: $204 – Lion Billy 4♣
Upcoming Speakers:  Aug 2nd-Board Meeting; Aug 9-Lion Sandy; Aug 16- Lion Sonny; Aug 23-Lion Dan

Save the Dates:
July 27th- Senior Dinner 5:45 pm
August 2 – Board Meeting 7:15am
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party

 

July 12, 2017
Lion Pres Sandy began the meeting at 7:15am
Song– Baby Kathy  Pledge–Lion Ken;   Dollar & Prayer– Lion Bill

Anniversaries - Lion Brian and Lori Lorenz (July 13th 1991);
                                                 - Lion Bob and Karen Dias (July 14th 2001)- we will get you next week Lion Bob!
Borthdays - - Phyllis Craig ( July 10th, 1922) –Declined the Slave and Steak but appreciated our                                                                      lovely song!
                                                       - Lion Lyle Smith ( July 8th 1931)

Board Meeting on Monday Absent were Lions Bob, Sonny and Pete. Lion Pres Sandy is asking the Paint Nite coordinator if we can get an event on a Saturday in either Sept/Oct/Nov at Mimi’s. The 4th of July Parade was fun and since we couldn’t catch up to the truck we have a lot of left over flags! Lion Mary is going to bring the candy left over to the Blue Star Moms meeting. We also took 3rd Place! It was decided to change the Board meeting to be the 1st meeting of the month, Lion Hal will be contacted to change the speaker list to leave the 1st meeting of the month open. Christmas Party- was agreed on for Dec 2nd Lion Mary will speak to Mimi’s to see if they are available. The District Governor would like to do a joint meeting with us and the HOST club on  July 26th, no members would be able to attend so Lion Billy will reach out and advise that we would not be able to attend, but the District Governor is welcome to visit our meeting that morning. Vacaville Ulatis offically closed-Lion Billy will collect the glasses for us from the locations they had. Donations- Blue Star moms-tabled until Sept meeting; Eagle Scout project approved for $250.00 Donation.

Next Senior Dinner scheduled for July 27th at 5:45pm

District Gov Les has selected a logo for his casual attire polos. If you would like one there are $20.00 per let Lion Mary or Lion Pres Sandy know so we can order for you.

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Today we had Chris Rose the Executive Director of Solano Rescourse Conservation District (RCD). Their goals are to restore watersheds and natural resources, protect natural resources, educate children and adults about watershed schience, and enhance watersheds and their habitats. They are guided by a volunteer Board of Directors that is appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. They provide assitance to farmers and land owners to help protect their soil and water. They also have other partnerships with cities and counties  to do water quality testing.

FineFree:   Lion Billy
$9.00:   Lion Dan & Lion Ken
Card Drawing: $189- Lion Dan and Lion Ken -8 ♦
Upcoming Speakers: July 19-Lion John; July 26-Lion Kyle; Aug 2nd-Board Meting; Aug 9-Lion Sandy; Aug 16- Lion Sonny; Aug 23-Lion Dan

Save the Dates:

July 27th- Senior Dinner
Dec 2nd-Christmas Party

 

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

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

- Baby Lion Larry and his Bride will be celebration their anniversary July 12th!   
                                              Thank you for that folding money Baby Lion Larry.

- Ron Howe: 07/4/1944

Vest Day!! We had 1 member without their Vest on today

Lion Ken updated us on the Senior Dinner last Thursday. They enjoyed an easy day of Pizza!!

Lion Kathy updated us on how the Parade. Even with our additonal helpers we still couldn’t keep up with the trucks! There were not as many entries, but we had a lot of fun handing out flags and candy to the kids!!

The first board meeting of the year will be on July 10th at 7pm at the Medic Ambulance Fairfield Station 2300 South Watney Way.

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We had Scout James Baird come and talk to us about his Scout project. He is looking for donations to relace the benches and repair the tables at the Suisun Valley Elementary outdoor classroom.He will be remaking and reparing the tables and benches. Good luck on your Scout Project James.

Lion Pres Sandy is still looking for a Bulletin Editor for this upcoming year please let her know if you are interested!

Today we also had Kevin O’Rourke who is the President of the Board of Child Haven. They were founded in 1983 and provide intesive mental health and developemental services to children and their families. Last year they served approximately 643 abused children and are looking to increase the number of children served. They have expanded into Vallejo and are working on new projects to help these children in need.

FineFree:   Lion Kathy
$9.00:   Lion Billy
Card Drawing: $166- Lion Kathy -4 ♠
Upcoming Speakers: July 12-Lion Pete; July 19-Lion John; July 26-Lion Kyle

Save the Dates:
July 10th- Board Meeting
July 27th- Senior Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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