El Paso Downtown Lions Club

Vicki  Drennan
7741 Lockheed
El Paso, Tx 79925

Lion PDG
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
"Happy Int'l Lions
Clubs Anniversary!"

Lion Duane Juvrud

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Volume 77   Issue 46   Reporter  Carlos Kaplan May 17, 2019

Call to Order.  The meeting began with the Invocation by Lion Marc Almklov.  
Lion Vic Arias Sr. led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion PP David Zarazua led
God Bless America and the Lions Roar.  We were glad to welcome back Lion PP
David from his visit to the homes of relatives in Chicago and the State of Utah. He
realized that we were not going to sound like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Guests.  Lion Mac Snodgrass had as a guest his wife Enedina. Lion Nate Chaney
brought two guests with him also.

Announcements:  The Comedy Club fundraiser is in one week.   The event is on
May 26 Sunday at 6:30 PM.  Invite friends and family.  Last event was a great deal
of fun.  The float barn can use your hard work on Saturdays.  The Rescue Mission
was very helpful to us.  They sent six people to help us last week. The Installation
for our Lions Club is on June 28, 2019 at 7PM.  Bar opens at 6PM.  The Dinner
theater sign up sheet is available at the next Friday meeting.
Health and Welfare.  Lion PP Rick Kern is convalescing from his recent Thyroid
operation in Austin, Texas.  We all wish him a speedy recovery. Lion Emma Caylor
is missed at our meetings.
History Lesson.  Lion PP Neil Siegel spoke about the three recent deaths of
important people of this area.  Jenna Welch, the mother of Mrs. Bush, grew up in
Canutillo and has a beautiful library in Canutillo named in her memory.  Mark
Medoff wrote 30 plays and 19 movies.  We remember him as the author who
wrote Children of a Lesser God that was made into a movie. The last person was I.
M. Pai who was a world famous designer who has made projects such as the
Pyramid design of the Louvre and the Rock and Roll Museum.
Program:  Our speaker was LTC Bryan Frizzelle who was accompanied by his
assistant Major Rhett Lee.  He spoke about his distinguished service and the
celebration of Armed Forces Day.  Soon after graduating West Point he became
active in the military.  The tragedy of 9-11 had just occurred.  He served in Iraq
and Afghanistan.  His degrees are in Bachelor of Science and Public Policy with
Advanced Military Studies.  He spoke about the fact that his family is very happy
in El Paso and he likes the integration between the Army and the community of
El Paso.  He gave a history of Armed Forces day and mentioned several
interesting challenges in recruiting that the military has. 70% of young people
do not qualify for the military due to health, criminal records, education, etc.  He
spoke about the purpose of the holiday to honor those who served in the military
and especially those who sacrificed their lives for out liberty and freedom.  He
challenged us to be better citizens and continue our public service.  We took
pictures of the Lions who had served in the military.  He was an excellent speaker.
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