Update on Mariposa Fire

July 23, 2017

Team – I made contact with Lions Penny and PDG Tom Penhallegon. The Fire is now 40% contained – and if current conditions continue, Cal Fire anticipates rapid progress. I offered any and all resources we have at our disposal. As you can read below, they are requesting 5-6 Lions to assist with sorting and packaging existing product for distribution. They have folks / Lions doing the BBQ and associated chores.

I am making arrangements with my family so I can head up tomorrow to offer my assistance. We need to distribute this communication out to our members ASAP in an effort to get additional Lions from our district to help. I inferred that are ReachOut was critical at this point in time.

Call me if you are interested in heading up to assist. Accommodations can be made at the Inns of California – 350 South Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 – phone 209-532-2633

I would like 5 additional Lions that have no Asthma or other breathing issues, can be on their feet or seating position for a five to six hour shift, and can handle the heat – it’s a bit warm at the command post – “Mother Lode Fairgrounds” 220 Southgate Dr Sonora, CA 95370

I plan on staying for at least 2 days, possibly 3, but I will continue to send updates. My phone remains 408-623-9205

In Service,
Lion KJ

Kevin Johnson, Los Gatos Lions

CANCELLED-Milpitas Executive Lions Club Installation of Officers


Milpitas Executive Lions Club Installation of Officers and
Induction of New Member
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 11:00 am                                            Embassy Suites by Hilton Milpitas Silicon Valley                                            901 E. Calaveras Blvd Milpitas CA 95035

Cost: $40.00                                                                                                                                             RSVP by July 10, 2017                                                                                                                                       408-430-7830                                                                                                                                                 Make check payable to Milpitas Executive Lions Club                                                                             P.O.Box 360906 Milpitas California 95036

Fire in District 4-A1 (Mariposa)

From PID Howard Hudson:

Fellow Lions – As many of you have seen, there is another fire that is burning in District 4-A1.  And the Lions of that district are helping by providing food services to the fire fighters and relief workers.  As the fire continues to burn, the Lions will be needing assistance in both food preparation and food service.  If you or any members of your club can go there to help, please call Wendy Penhallegon at 209-406-5015.  They certainly could use the help of anyone who can get there.

From Sonora Lions:

The Sonora Lions Club, along with District 4-A1, is requesting your help. As you probably are aware, there is a nice little bonfire occurring in our back yard again, necessitating many resident evacuations. The Sonora Fairgrounds is again ground-zero for housing these evacuees and The Red Cross has asked for the Lions Clubs’ assistance. The Red Cross recognized our talent, dedication, and willingness to help in disaster relief circumstances, so here we are again. We are requesting the help of clubs in our district or individuals to assist in meal preparation and serving for approximately the next two weeks.
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Contact Lion Kevin Johnson for more information.

Gilroy Lions Corn Feed

When: Friday, August 18th, 2017
Time: Dinner served at 7:00 PM

Cost: $25 /person for tickets purchased before August 14th. Tickets purchased Aug. 14th or later are $30 each.

Includes steak and all the corn you can eat!  Soft Drinks available for purchase.

Where: Gilroy Golf Course, 2695 Hecker Pass Rd., Gilroy, CA.

For advance tickets, mail your check to:

Gilroy Lions Club
PO Box 2131
Gilroy, CA 95021

Or contact Bill Ungs 408-842-2245 or Dean Raymond 408-847-5564



RSVP to Allan Ritter at (831) 673-6704 or John Zaragoza at (831) 902-0626

We have our wonderful Hawaiian Dancers “Huli A Hahai Mai la ‘U” back once again for your enjoyment!




Join us on August 5th at 2:00 PM to start off the Luau with appetizers, a roasted whole pig and then enjoy the rhythm of the islands with our Hawaiian Dancers.  Our Luau dinner is served after the show around 4:00pm. Prepay $25, or $30 “at the door”.   Wear your favorite Hawaiian gear and bring your appetite!

Tres Pinos Historical Park – Section 6

From the south:

Take Highway 101 to Highway 156 toward San Juan Bautista/Hollister.  Take Hwy 25 (bypass) through Hollister to Tres Pinos Township.  Just past, about 2 miles, look for the Historical Park signs.  Turn right, your destination is on the right.

From the north:

Take Highway 101 to Highway 25 to Pinnacle National Park-Highway 25 Bypass  to Tres Pinos Township.  Just past, about 2 miles, look for the Historical Park signs.  Turn right, your destination is on the right.

Viva CalleSJ Volunteer Opportunities!

Viva CalleSJ is back! On Sunday, September 17th, the City of San Jose’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services will be closing down miles of San Jose streets to bring communities together to walk, bike, skate, play, and explore the city like never before. This year the route will extend 7.3 miles through the heart of San Jose, from Downtown to Eastbound.

A great way for Lions to be visible in the community – adopt an intersection, set up a booth with information about your club, be a route scout on a bike, help survey participants in their language, outreach to community and businesses.   Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities or contact PR Chair, Linda Pugliese.

Submit a Student Speaker Contest Topic

This is your chance to be part of choosing a topic for the Multiple District 4 Student Speaker Contest.  The topic will be chosen at the first Council of Governors the first weekend in August.

Deadline to submit is July 31.  Send in your topics now.