|"THE LION'S TALE"
|El Paso Downtown Lions Club
L & M Bezemik Realty
Lud & Martha Bezemik
1601 Mary Megan Ct.
El Paso, Texas 79935
We believe in the
Volume 78 Issue 6 Reporter Larry Franceware August 9, 2019
CALL TO ORDER: Lion Boss PP Mike Hicks called the meeting to order. Lion
Mike Batkin gave the invocation which included a moment of silence and
wisdom words of reflection on the Aug 3rd El Paso Mass Shooting. Among his
words was that “the opposite of Hatred is Love and to combat Hate, Love needs
to be shown in abundance”. Lion Mike Batkin then called for the EPDT Lions to
show more love by visibly doing more community outreach projects. Lion PP
Rick Kern then led the pledge of allegiance. Lion Emma Caylor led the song
“God Bless America” and also led the “Lion Roar”. Everybody sang!
GUESTS: PDG John Feighery introduced his wife Jean and his Grandson
Adan. Lion Ernie Hernandez was welcomed back after a long hiatus.
AWARDS: IPP Mike presented Last Year awards: Lion PP and Outstanding
Lion Candy Schoen; Lion Service Chair Zenaida Olivas; Lion Director and
Outstanding Lion Armando Medrano.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: PDG John announced he would like a EPDT Lion
collection of funds that will assist the El Paso shooting victims. He and Lion
John Eger each donated $100, whereupon Lion Annette Norch announced that
7-11 will match our donations. Lions Mike Batkin and Carlos Kaplan then
announced that Lions make their contribution to EPDT Foundation (a C-3).
Those funds will be distributed properly involving 7-11 and the El Paso
Community Foundation shooting victims disaster relief fund for overall
matchings. Lion Susan Driscoll announced that the August 30th Lunch meeting
will be at the El Paso Rescue Mission.
PROGRAM: Lion Larry Franceware introduced Dr. Patrick Brandon, PT, DPT,
MDT owner and director of Optimum Performance and Therapy Clinics who
spoke on “Wellness and Physical Therapy” and gave a 3 point strategy to
prevent falls. Dr. Brandon introduced his wife Terry and associate Stephenie
both Physical Therapists. They set up a table with brochures. Dr. Brandon
stated that 1 in 3 persons age 65+ fall. De-risking of falls include strength and
conditioning, exercise/activity( helps depression and focus), education,
modifying the environment( rugs, clutter, wires) and reviewing medications.
The Points: 1) Assessment- get examined by an expert! 2) Identify the risk to
fall factors( e.g. dizziness) and mitigate them! 3) Assess with Special
Equipment! “TRAZER” tracks and measures in real time interactively 25 points
on the body and aims for movement
IT’S GREAT TO BE A DOWNTOWN LION! ROAR
|Thank you to the
Reporters for 2019-20