San Bruno Lions Club held a Bingo / Spaghetti Feed fundraiser for Lions Veterans Charities at San Bruno Senior Center on October 26, 2013. Lightly attended on the last weekend before Halloween, about 20 Lions and friends came to play Bingo and enjoy a night of fellowship and game for a good cause. Included In attendance were visiting Lions Region 4 Zone 1 Chair, Martha Sandy, Region 3 Zone 2 Chair Verdie Thompson, District Sunshine Chair Cindy Smith, District Bulletin Editor and Peninsula Council of Lions (PCL) Secretary John Gill, PCL 2nd VP Scot Marsters, Lions Veterans Charities (LVC) Executive Director PDG Roger Chinn, and LVC USO Night Co-Chair and Peninsula Veterans Lions Club Guiding Lion, Sandee Ige, and BASO Lion Nancy Verna. Foster City Lions, BA Special Olympics Lions, San Mateo Lions, SSF Host Lions, San Carlos Lions, and SSF Golden Gate Lions all had members in attendance.
San Bruno Lions in attendance included District Global Leadership Team Chair PDG Ken Ibarra, Greg Pierce, President Alan Hafter, Treasurer Mario Benavente, Tail Twister Frank Rescino, Region 3 Chair Larry Verna, Immediate Past President Rick Dimitroff, Charles Smith, Dora, and other San Bruno Lions not known by this writer.
Bingo winners were treated to prizes of beer, SF Giants glasses, peanuts, and taffy, while raffle prize winners got to select prizes like wine, fishing trip on The Lovely Martha, puzzles, backpacks for Leo or kid winners, bracelets and gift certificates to Millbrae Jewelers & Window Cleaning Services. Leos named Natalie and TJ were among raffle winners, while the Benavente family of Mario and his daughter won multiple games of Bingo. PDG Ken Ibarra and Scot Marsters also won Bingo. Mario’s daughter also won a big basket of wine and cheese in the raffle.
Delicious dinner of spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce, salad, and bread, Club sold envelopes of 4 tickets for $5 to be used to buy wine or soft drinks.
Reported by District Bulletin Editor, Lion John Gill.