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

We believe in the
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     Volume 77, Issue 18  Reporter Lion Mac Snodgrass   November 2,  2018

Call to order:  Our meeting was called to order by Lion Boss Mike Hicks at 12:05

•  Lion Vic Arias offered the invocation, that included a moment of silence in
remembrance of Lion Duane Juvrud who died in Arlington Texas on October 27,

•  Lion Mac Snodgrass, before leading us in the Pledge, remarked on the symbolic
connections between the US National Colors, our citizenry, and our observances
during the various national observances during this month of November.  RED,
symbolizes hardiness, courage, valor, and sacrifice; it is revealed primarily in
middle age, and honored on Veterans Day.  WHITE symbolizes purity of intent,
high ideals, and good will; it is revealed primarily in our youth, and is honored on
Thanksgiving.  BLUE symbolizes vigilance, justice, & wisdom; it is revealed in our
maturity at any age, and is exercised most importantly by written ballot on
Election Day.

•  Lion PP David Zarazua led the singing: “God Bless America” and “Lions Roar!”
Guests: Lion IPDG John Feighery introduced Ms. Jean Feighery, his best wife ever.   
Lion PDG Jim Peak introduced fellow TKE and loyal UTEP booster, Mr. Joe Gomez;
Lion Boss recognized visiting Lion David Abernathy.  Your invited guests will
always be welcomed! The programs are great, the fellowship is rewarding, and
membership applications are available ;-)

Announcements:  Lion Jim Peak announced that our Guest Speaker Next week
will be  the New Post Commander at Fort Bliss.  He’s like the Mayor for city of160,
00o soldiers, civilians, and family members who live work and play at Ft Bliss.   
Lion Susan Driscol announced an amazing list of individuals and organizations
that are helping her bring the Downtown Lions Club Float to the Starting Line on
Thanksgiving morning including:

Health and Welfare: LaVoyne Newman is still recovering from a broken arm.  
Lion Emma circulated sympathy card for the Pat Juvrud; she is also is planning  a
visit by DT Lions to the home of PDG Rod and Chris Davenport after Thanksgiving.
Program:  Lion PDG Jim Peak introduced Guest Speaker Rodney Terry, the new
Head Coach of UTEP Men’s Basketball, and his principal assistant, Nick Matson.  
Coach Terry comes to UTEP having spent the past seven years as head coach at
Fresno State University in Fresno, CA where Terry engineered a turnaround of
the bulldog basketball program that included 20 win seasons in four of his last
five years.  In 2016, the Bulldog won the Mountain West Conference
championship, advancing to the NCA Tournament. Terry’s Bulldog teams also
had post-season runs in the 2017 NIT and the 2014 CBI Championship. Coach
Terry and his assistant are fired up to build a strong team culture on the court
and off, academically and athletically. “Recruiting is our top priority today,” he
said grinning—as he and Nick Matson bid us farewell as they dashed off to catch
a plane.

Drawings were held for many excellent prizes including a hefty aluminum coffee
mug of ample capacity and an elegant 10” highly polished tempered steel carving
knife won by Lion PP Rick Kern.   Well done Madam Tail Twister!  

It’s Great to be a Lion!!!
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