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Geneva-Excelsior Lions Club

Serving Since 1951
Volume 69, No. 14, January 26, 2019
Meeting Digest 1-16-19
The meeting was called to order by Lion President George Salet. Lion Bob Fenech led the Pledge of Allegiance. The invocation was offered by Lion Ward Donnelly. A total of 7 members were present along with the guests for the Student Speaker Contest detailed below. The meeting was immediately handed off to Lion Paul Corvi.
Student Speaker Contest
Lion Paul Corvi began the contest by reading the required rules and letting us know that two of our speakers cancelled at the last minute which was a bit disappointing. Various members were asked to participate by being timers and tellers.
Our one speaker gave his speech on the topic “Freedom of the Press - What does it mean?” His speech was quietly delivered and contained some interesting facts and points of view. Surprisingly, it ran exactly 10 minutes, the required timing.
Following dinner, Lion Paul introduced our speaker: Michael Gray from Archbishop Riordan High School. He was accompanied by his parents and speaking coach. As our winner, he received a check from our Club and will go on to compete in the Zone Contest that is yet to be announced. Details will follow when available.
Lion Payl Corvi and winner Michael Gray
1/16/19 - Club Student Speaker Contest - Lion Paul Corvi presenting a certificate to winner Michael Gray from Archbishop Riordan High School.
The judges were introduced: Frank Gellini (who was not feeling well and left early), John Harrison, and Ellen Paul. All three have judged our contest in the past and did their usual good job.
Football Fundraiser
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Winners since the last publication:
Game 18: Russell Gumina, Al Fregosi, Kleinbach & Bottarini (winnings on this spot stay with us), Marvin Nasrah, and Arline Thomas & Vicky Tintler. Game 19: Marie Reinertson, Arline Thomas & Vicky Tintler (again), Mel Annuzzi, Jr., and Andy Stoepplewerth.
Only one game remains, with 5 winners to be determined. A check sent out to a winner was lost in the mail and a stop payment was issued; a little costly at $31.00.
Youth & Community Raffle
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We’re in the lull, just before the groups are to turn in their tickets. Member sales have begun and returns are trickling in. If you have not sent in your request for ticket books, please do so.
MD4 Convention
There is a lot of hype surrounding the MD4 Convention this year because 4-C4’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. Our representatives should check to be sure all the required forms and dates are filed and checked.
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.
Lions International has sent out info on the upcoming International Convention taking place July 5-9 in Milan, Italy. More here.
The 41st Annual Lions Day with the United Nations will be taking place March 9th in New York and April 10th in Geneva, Switzerland.
The February issue of LION Magazine is now available online and through the LION Magazine Global app available in the Apple Store and Google Play.
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. To date, 28 tickets are paid for. Who’s next?
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.
In a twist of fate, there are two other Lions Crab Feeds on February 23rd; the Foster City Lions and the Brisbane Lions are vying for attendance also.
Cabinet Meeting
The 3rd Cabinet Meeting of the year will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 and will 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, Jan. 28th. $25.00 per person if RSVP is received on or after Tuesday, Jan. 29th. Get the flyer here.
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 Joe Farrah has been corresponding with Lion Salim Moussan, candidate for International Third Vice President from Lebanon. Lion Salim will be attending the MD4 Convention in Sacramento and Lion Joe has offered to lodge him if he will be staying in the Bay Area.
Lion Joe Farrah and family
1/11/19 - Lion Joe Farrah celebrating his 90th Birthday on a cruise to Mexico. Left to right: Joe’s daughter Terry Farrah, Lion Joe, and Terry's friends Nick and Deena.
Received an email that one of our long-time players in our football pool, Jim Mahon, recently passed away. Jim supported us from 1991 until 2017, and was one of our first participants. Our Club’s condolences to Jim Mahon’s family.
Attendance Raffle & Mystery Lion
Attendance Raffle was not held and the Mystery Lion was not called upon due to the Student Speaker contest.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
2/13 Happy Birthday to Lorraine Castagnetto!
Coming Events
2/2 Third Cabinet Meeting
2/6 Lions Business and Board Meeting
2/20 Nomination of Officers and Past Presidents Night
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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