“The Atelog” is a weekly bulletin published by the Goleta Lions Club that provides a recap of the Tuesday club meetings.
ATELOG December 12, 2017 by Bob Zeman
Pledger Jerry Newton, chaplain Bill Porter and Mo Claydon were called upon by Lion president Justin Mendoza. After Lion Bob Archer collected the fines, Justin passed around a thank-you card from Empty Bowls saying it raised $130,000.
Ed Holdren said the Goleta Christmas Parade was cancelled due to the poor air quality from the fires. And Justin said the Carpinteria Lions at last report were all ok.
The Christmas party is scheduled for Glenn Annie. Members will start showing at 5 with cocktails at 5:30, music at 6 (hopefully) and food at 6:30. Bring a wrapped gift to exchange and an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots. Price is $35 per person.
Chase said that Sight and Hearing for today was cancelled. The next one is in January.
A discussion was on at large members who have to provide a written document of their status every six months. We have it on three.
Chase said that the district wants to fund a scholarship for a youth. Some members bought $5 raffle tickets. He also asked for a volunteer to stage a Flag Day.
The next board meeting will be at the Fowlers on January 16. Jerry Newton said the Goleta Lions with a 13 pin lead in the first half of the bowling league. Today the 12th is the end of the first half. Second half will start on January 2nd. Lion Bob Mangus vote his controversial No.
Ed Holdren talked on our fundraiser for March 24th at the Carriage Museum. The grand prize is two tickets to anyplace around the world. He called upon all members to sell a fixed amount of tickets.
Bob Mangus introduced our speaker Jeff Walters a lieutenant in the Salvation Army. Jeff said that the Army was started in 1865 in a poor section of East London and now is in 128 countries. Its goal was to provide soup, soap and salvation.
Jeff started as a camp counselor in Oregon. There is a hospitality house with 70 beds, an after school program, day care program and food pantry. There is more than bell ringers and helping the homeless. He remarked with pride of a 71% success rate which is defined as taking someone to a place where they need to go.
There is also a Thrift Center on Hollister. The big problem now is curtailing the fast crowing crime of human trafficking and restoring life.
And he encouraged donations. Jeff spent two years in training in a seminar/college for his position. He is now studying for a masters in Theology.
Dave Johnson and Chase Gregory got the lucky blue tickets; Moe did not draw and Frank Heintz will take the $10 on January 2nd.