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 Volume 78   Issue 4     Reporter  John Feighery        July 26, 2019
Lion Boss Marc, having comfortably settled into his new duties, gonged our
meeting open promptly at 12:15p.m.  Lion Mike Batkin offered an invocation,
which included appreciation for such things as drinkable tap water. PDG Jim
Peak led the pledge.  Lion Emma led our club in song. Lion Emma noted that
Lion Giovanni is in New York, Lion Denny Dwyer is thrilled to have a new
grandchild, and Lion Sigrid needs our prayers.
Lion Lilia Caswell was the guest of Lion Susan. Lion LaVoyne’s guest was her
son Kevin Newman. Lion Larry’s guests were Hector Rangel, who gave us a lot
of help moving the float, and Amy Sunseri, who will be our speaker on Aug 16.
Amidst calls of “What did he do?” Immediate Past President Mike Hicks
presented Lion Larry with an award for being the May Lion of the Month.
Lion Neil offered a history lesson about the 1918 influenza, also called the
Spanish Flu. It killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide and affected children
more than adults. It took the lives of 600 of El Paso’s population of 75,000
people. From this he segued into an introduction of our speaker, Taylor
Moreno, Director of Institutional Development at El Paso’s Children’s Hospital.
Ms. Moreno noted that prior to the 2012 opening of the hospital, 650 children
had to leave El Paso for medical care each year. That number has been
reduced by 85%. The hospital has recruited over 40 pediatric specialists.
Rounds are conducted by multiple disciplines including doctor, nurse, medical
student, resident, and radiologist. The nurses and technicians there have been
trained in pediatrics. The hospital has the only pediatric radiologist between
San Diego and San Antonio.
In El Paso there are 800 children with type I diabetes. (Reporter’s Note:  At 4
AM on 7/28/2019, 13 of those Diabetic children are scheduled to leave El Paso
International Airport for a week at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville.)  The
hospital has 4200 emergency room visits per month.  The emergency room is
next to the University Medical Center emergency room, and patients are
redirected as required. Since its opening, the hospital has treated over 100,000
children in El Paso.
Lucky drawing winners included Kevin Newman, a server, a guest, and Lions
Vic, Marilu, Emma, Susan and John Eger. As you go about your activities this
week, remember,
IT’S GREAT TO BE A DOWNTOWN LION!
Thank you to the
Reporters for 2019-20

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John Feighery

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Larry Franceware
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