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Geneva-Excelsior Lions Club

Serving Since 1951
Volume 69, No. 13, January 9, 2019
Meeting Digest 1-2-19
The meeting was called to order by Lion President George Salet. Lion Ward Donnelly led the Pledge of Allegiance. The invocation was offered by Lion Bill Graziano. A total of 6 members were present.
Lion Tail Twister Bob Fenech went to work on introductions which took about a minute.
Student Speaker Contest
Lion Paul Corvi has made all the arrangements for this year’s Student Speaker Contest which will take place at our next meeting on January 16th.
The topic is “Freedom of the Press - What does it mean?” Each contestant will speak for 5 to 10 minutes on the subject and be judged according to the MD-4 contest rules.
Lion Joe Farrah has helped arrange for our judges, as in past years. Details on the number of speakers is not available but it should be a lively contest. Please do your best to attend.
Youth & Community Raffle
Not much new to report. Member sales will be begin next week.
Football Fundraiser
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Winners since the last publication:
Game 16: Jere Kleinbach, Christine Ramezzano, Linda Workman, Steve Agosta, and Salet & Workman. Game 17: Handford Clews, Jackie McDonald, Ed Nasrah, Larry Genolio, and Joe Farrah.
Flag Day
Flag Day presentation is in the planning stage by Lion Bob Lawhon. A gross of small U.S. flags have been ordered. Details to follow.
Lion Secretary Joe Farrah presented the following:
1. A Thank You note from the Lions Eye Foundation for our continued monthly donation to patient care.
2. A letter from Lions International on the Leadership Forum taking place in Spokane, WA in September.
Cabinet Meeting
The 3rd Cabinet Meeting of the year will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 and be hosted by Region Three.
Parkside Middle School, 1801 Niles Ave, San Bruno. Doors open 8:30 AM for Continental Breakfast; meeting Begins 9:00 AM.
Please bring canned food for San Carlos Caring Cupboard & North Peninsula Food Pantry & Dining Center of Daly City.
$20.00 per person if RSVP is received by Monday, Oct. 29th. $25.00 per person if RSVP is received on or after Tuesday, Oct. 30th. Get the flyer here.
MD4 Convention
There is a lot of hype surrounding the MD4 Convention this year because 4C4’s Lion Ken Ibarra is running for International Director. Here’s what YOU can do to help elect Lion Ken (flyer.) Attend Multiple District 4 Convention Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10 at DoubleTree Hotel, Sacramento and be your club’s voting delegate! We have Lions George Salet and Sharon Eberhardt. Complete and mail registration form. Need a ride to the Convention? Reserve your spot on the bus
From the Inbox
If any Lion, or other person, wants to see the emails this info came from, email me and let me know what you’re interested in. They’ll be available for a short time.
Lion Bob Lawhon forwarded a link to an article in SFGate titled “What’s San Francisco’s most ‘authentic’ neighborhood?” There is a write-up about the Excelsior, and image 16 of 40 features Bravo Pizza at Geneva & Mission.
Apps: Lions International has come out with two new apps, available in Google Play and the Apple Store. The first is for the LION Magazine that you can read online, or with the app. The second is MyLion, which is not quite launched, but can be visited online.
Attendance Raffle & Mystery Lion
Attendance Raffle non-winner was Lion Bob Lawhon, who missed out on $400. The Mystery Lion was Lion Sharon Eberhardt, who is on sick call and could not make the meeting. A lot of colds and lung infections going around.
Crab Feed
Lion Bob Fenech will be asking many Lions to help with the event, largely by doing the same as has been done the past couple of years. He‘ll be making clear what your assignment is. Until then, get your friends and neighbors and get your tickets which are available from the treasurer, Lion Lyle Workman.
Front of the Lions Crab Feed Teeshirt
Front of the Lions Crab Feed Teeshirt
Front of the Lions Crab Feed Teeshirt
Above is the design for this year’s teeshirt. They are priced the same as last year. Hopefully, we’ll get more than two sponsors which is all we had last year. $225.00 gets you the ad, plus a teeshirt. Let your business associates know and help them spread the word about their business.
Board Meeting
It was a quick meeting with only 6 members present. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved; attendance for December was 50%; there was no old business (just old Lions); the Student Speaker Contest is set; nominations of officers for next year will be done next month; a request was received from AM Vets, DAV, and the American Legion Auxiliary to help fund prizes in the Creative Arts Festival (more here on the National Festival) at Ft. Miley for $200.00 and was approved. That’s it, done.
Lion Zeny Lawhon is home with a lung infection and is staying in bed with the cat for the duration. Lion Bob Lawhon has some junk going on as well (his words, not mine.)
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12/12/18 - Lion Paul and Rosalinda Corvi at UNESCO Ifugao rice terrace village in the Philippines.
Lion Joe Farrah will not be attending our meeting and Student Speaker Contest with a great excuse: Lion Joe is being treated to a ten-day cruise to Puerto Vallarta commencing January 7th in celebration of his 90th birthday on January 14th. Happy Birthday Joe and have a great time!
Club trivia and condolences to John’s family. From Lion Joe Farrah: “The first accordionist who played at our club’s annual spaghetti & meatballs feed was Excelsior resident Domenic Saso. He won the grand prize in the Cadillac Raffle the first time he played. He moved to Sonoma County and was replaced by Alemany Blvd. resident John Fiore, a high school classmate of Ray Squeri and Bob Woodall. John has been in declining health and passed away Thursday night.”
Birthdays and Anniversaries
1/14 Happy Birthday to Lion Joe Farrah!
1/15 Happy Birthday to Lion Ward Donnelly!
Coming Events
1/16 Student Speaker Contest
2/2 Third Cabinet Meeting
2/23 Lions Crab Feed
A ton of events around the District are shown in the District 4-C4 Weekly Thread email which is forwarded to all members that want it, and linked under Upcoming Events on the District website. If you don’t have an email address, get one.
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