Saturday, February 8, 2014

We Volunteer and Serve!

PV Lions L to R: Steve Merhar, Dick Walworth, David Miller, Ted Duron, Sonny Portacio
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We volunteer and serve the community.

The Pauma Valley Lions Club adopted a stretch of highway and have dedicated themselves to keeping that section trash free with our semi-annual Road Cleanup day. Lions meet for breakfast to fuel themselves to pick up trash and debris along their adopted stretch of highway. Just one more way that the Pauma Valley Lions Club demonstrates care and cleans up the Pauma Valley.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Upcoming Speaker: Kilma Lattin

Come Join Us!

We look forward to our guest speaker, Kilma Lattin, for our Lions Club on February 3rd at the Pala Casino.

Mr. Lattin developed a full-length documentary video project to honor the legacy of military service in the Pala Tribe.  The video collected the stories of Pala’s Veterans past and present featuring interviews with military veteran tribal members; the project was completed in 2012 and is now a permanent part of Pala’s rich cultural history.

Join us as he shares some background information and insights on the creation and impact of this documentary.

The Lions Club meeting begins at 6:30 in the Sycamore meeting room area.

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From the American Revolution to World Wars I and II to present day Iraq and Afghanistan, Native Americans have a long tradition of participation in the United States military. Their courage, determination, and fighting spirit were recognized by American military leaders as early as the 18th century. DEFENDING THE HOMELAND: NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES: is a documentary that brings their stories to life.  California's Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians have an especially illustrious history of military service.  DEFENDING THE HOMELAND showcases their emotional battles both overseas as warriors and here at home as veterans.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Guest Speaker: Darryl Kimball

We had a wonderful guest speaker at our last Lions Club meeting. Darryl Kimball spoke to us about his journey from Valley Center police officer, to helicopter pilot and how it eventually inspired him to write a book about his experiences.

Find the book "Catch the Sky" on Amazon here:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall 2013 Rummage Sale

Lions Work Together to Make a Difference!

One of the ways that the Pauma Valley Lions Club raises funds is via our semi-annual Rummage Sales. Early in November, a dozen Lions worked to collect, store, sort, catalog, and transport numerous items to be sold at our Rummage Sale. Dozens of items were donated and collected over several months and sold. The funds made from this sale will help our club provide sight services (glasses and eye exams) to residents in the Pauma Valley area in need. Go Lions!

Dave and Ted picking up items for a future Rummage Sale

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lions and Geocachers Team Up to Clean Up!

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It was a great Spring day and the weather was perfect for cleanup a local highway. Several Geocachers from all around San Diego county drove out to meet up with the Pauma Valley Lions Club. We met at the Pauma Casino to have breakfast, but found out that they didn't allow kids (even in the restaurant) so we moved the entire group over to a local Mexican restaurant for our energizing meal. After we took a group photo and got organized, we got to work and cleaned up a nice stretch of highway out in the Pauma Valley. The highway was relatively clean, but we still managed to pick up over 12 big bags of trash that had accumulated on the roadside. Thanks to all who were able to attend and help clean up the road. Go Lions! Go Geocachers!