El Paso Downtown Lions Club

Vicki  Drennan
7741 Lockheed
El Paso, Tx 79925

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Rod Davenport’s
Antiques &

7205 Doniphan
Canutillo, Tx

Past President
Lion Charlie &
Lion Pat Orndorff

L & M Bezemik Realty
Lud & Martha Bezemik
(915) 591-5106
1601 Mary Megan Ct.
El Paso, Texas 79935
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Clubs Anniversary!"

Lion Duane Juvrud

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             Volume 77    Issue 29    Reporter Roger Nichols   January 18, 2019

CALL TO ORDER:  Lion Boss Mike Hicks called Meeting to Order. Lion Dr. Robert
Vera gave the Invocation; Lion Victor Arias led the Pledge of Allegiance; Lion
Emma Caylor led us with “God Bless America” and the “Lions Roar!”  GUESTS:  
IPDG John Feighery introduced his “Trophy” wife, Jean.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Dec.  Lion of the Month Award was presented to Lion Larry
Franceware – for work on the float, and he recruited UTEP ROTC cadets to help
also.  Lion Susan Driscoll said El Paso Marathon on Feb 16 & 17 needs volunteers.
See Jan 11 email from Susan/Annette for more info; Lion Susan also said Dr.
Hendryx, last week’s speaker, notified her that a vision screening table would be
available Feb. 2, at  our UMC West Clinic, 6600 North Desert Blvd. Take Exit 8 if
coming from I-10. We are about a half mile down North Desert Blvd. from the
West Towne Marketplace.  Lion Annette reminded us of Dist. 2-T3 Mid-Winter
Conference  Jan. 26 at Project Amistad on Dyer St; Young Peoples Concert – Jan
30, 31, and Feb 1 – volunteer sign up no later than Friday Jan 25 with Lion Roger
HEALTH & WELFARE: Lion Emma said Lion PP Candy Schoen hurt her knee; both
PDG Jim Peak and Lion Jack Bristol had fallen with minor injuries; Lion Mac
Snodgrass’ wife Enedina is also sick- keep all of them in your prayers.
HISTORY: Lion PP Neil Siegel made poignant remarks about how life events have
a beginning and an end. He referenced Lion Susan’s Secret Service History email
– on this date -Jan 17th- 74 years ago, Auschwitz Concentration Camp began its
liberations.  Lion Neil noted that both Lion John Eger’s parents and Lion Carlos
Kaplan’s father had been sent to and finally released from Nazi Concentration
Camps during that horrific WW II period. Also, 43 years ago Lion PP John Phelen
started the “Dinner with the Miners”.  The Downtown Lions, over that period,
created an Endowment now worth over half a million dollars for UTEP athletic
scholarships. We, as Lions, are VERY proud of that! Our Club began 95 years ago,
and we are proudly moving forward daily doing great things in our community
with no end in sight!!!

PROGRAM:  Lion Dr. Robert Vera introduced our speaker – Christina Paz, CEO of
Centro San Vicente, a 501c(3) non-profit Federally Qualified Family Health
Center with five Health Care Clinics in El Paso.  She presented a passionate, in-
depth overview of their mission and work. Her Assistant, Daniel Del Toro also
spoke.  The Clinics provide compassionate, affordable care “to everyone who
comes in” with a particular concern for the poor and needy. Services provided
include Family and Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Dental,
X-Ray and Pharmacy, Mental and Behavioral areas including Health Education
classes. Great questions and discussion followed.                     

Thank you to the
Reporters for 2018-19

John Feighery

Mark Barragan

Marilu Beard

Carlos Kaplan

Mac Snodgrass

Robert Vera

Roger Nichols

Jack Bristol

David Zarazua

Marc Almklov

Candy Schoen

Larry Franceware