• La Mesa Lions Club

Meeting Minutes for May 28, 2019

Updated: Jul 8, 2019

President Tyson called the meeting to order at 12:00

Invocation:  Elbert

Song: Al Renault, Dorothy and George and Jan Burt at the Piano

Pledge: Chuck

Speaker today:  Michael Chagnon, President Leidos Group

Guests:  Al Renault (Dorothy), Hersh (Ellen), Jan Burt (club)

Pie Winner:  Dr. Shaw who auctioned it to Herb for $10. Thank you Dr. Shaw

50/50 Raffle Winner:  Chuck who won $22.50

Marge Dyke Award:  Stabled until next week

President Tyson explained why he could not attend the meeting last week.  His little guy had to suddenly have a procedure at the hospital that had to be corrected immediately.  

Rick told us that he, Elbert, David S., and Mary R. went to the 70th anniversary lunch of the Blind Community Center

and it was a great event.  They presented a check of $1500 to them from our club.

June 1 is Flag Day Parade - PDG Scott Leslie will use his pick up truck to help us out.  He will be driving it and we thank him.  On the same day it is Helen Keller's birthday.

Today at 4:30 there was ribbon cutting at the Vista La Mesa Park for their finished renovation

May 29 from 5 to 9 the Hills will have an event for the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation

6/3 is the Chamber of Commerce Taste of La Mesa East

6/5  We will be giving out scholarship awards at the students' school

6/8  The new officers and Board will meet at David S. house to discuss the years events. Everyone is invited. Please

be there at 8:30 AM. After breakfast the meeting will start at 9 AM

6/8 At 5:30 PM we will have our Installation and Awards Dinner at Lantern Crest in Santee. If you haven't signed up

and want to go, please contact Irene at 619-669-5611 or  Let me know if you want to

eat Prime Ribs or Salmon.



Tail Twister:  Our new member Kassem was our tail twister for the first time and did a great job. Because he is in banking, that was the subject for today.  Happy Dollars from Tyson because his son is better- $20 and Kassem had

$5 because he is tail twister today.  He spoke about stocks and Bonds and the two companies who have a Triple A

rating our Johnston and Johnston and Microsoft.  The U.S. Steel Company hit a billion dollar mark.  We learned so much.

Program: Tom introduced Michael Chagnon who is the President of Leidos Group. They are known all over the world and its all about artificial intelligence and defense for our United States. They find ways to stop spy's and collect

and analyze data to improve organization and structure. Michael mentioned that his group is very involved in

Antarctica.  Many of the question we asked, he could not answer for intelligence reasons. His company was originally called SAIC an American Defense Company with more than 2500 employees.  Thank you for speaking to us.

Next Week:  Lion Rinkie Pollock on "Gift of Sight Day" talking about the Vision Machine.

                     Tail Twister will be EJ

President Tyson adjourned the meeting at 1:30.  Bye for now.  Go Brooklyn 

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