Passing of Lion Manuel Esteban, SJ Host East Valley Lions

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Lion Manuel Esteban, a member of  San Jose Host East Valley Lions since 1989.

Aug 4, 1925 – Apr 4, 2017
Resident of San Jose

Manuel D. Esteban was a devoted & providing husband & father to his loving wife of 45 yrs, Mary & 2 children Patrick and Christina. He was admired for his devout Catholic faith & decades of community service.  Vigil & Viewing Fri. 4/7 @ noon followed by service @ 1PM St.Victor’s Church in San Jose. Interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery @ 2:30 followed by a celebration of life at Mariani’s Restaurant Santa Clara, 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Victor’s or your favorite charity.

Los Gatos Lions Presents “Date Night”                                         Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:00-10:00 PM.  

Join the fun with all your friends.  Our Date Night event will be held once again under the stars with a large, special event tent at 983 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Enjoy wine tasting from ten premiere local wineries, food sampling from ten renowned Los Gatos restaurants, and beer from two local breweries.

Enjoy the outstanding silent and live auction and live music by Chrome Deluxe.  Celebrity Emcee is Tim Jeffreys from KFOX 98.5 Radio.  Go to the Los Gatos Lions Club Home Page for details and find out who will be there.  Tickets only $65.  Go here to Purchase Tickets.   Proceeds benefit mental health services, CASSY, and counseling programs for Los Gatos schools.  

Cupertino De Anza Lions- Ride4Diabetes – 08/26/17

Lions Club International and the American Diabetes Association are sponsoring a new fundraising event on August 26, 2017. The “Ride4Diabetes” is going to kick off at the De Anza College in Cupertino at 7:00am on that Saturday. Four routes have been set up for riders of all skills and abilities. At the end of the ride a great festival will expect the participants. This event is being initiated and set up by the Cupertino De Anza Lions Club. See attached flyer for details or visit

Rider Flyer 3-30


Special Earthquake Preparedness Program

Hello Lions. The Santa Cruz Host Lions Club is having a special Program, Earthquake Preparedness, next Thursday April 6 at 12 Noon. This will be an excellent Program. We know living in California Earthquakes can happen any time and we need to be prepared for the inevitable.

We would love to have you Join us for this good program. Please rsvp to RC George at

We Serve, RC George

Cupertino Host Lions Fish-A-Thon: Hands-On Event Needs Volunteers

Cupertino Host Lions’ annual Fish-A-Thon has been recognized as a ‘best hands-on project’ in District 4-C6 and has been profiled in the Lion magazine. Volunteers make this event happened, make the event very meaningful to about 100 Participants – special needs children and adults (including clients of the Blind Center).

Date & Location: April 29 at Stevens Creek Quarry   Details are in the uploaded document Volunteers+Schedule 2017 FISH-A-THON.

Volunteers can help in a number of different areas:

  •      helping Participants fish;
  •      helping maintain & distribute fishing equipment;
  •      helping maintain identify of Participants’ fish,  icing through to distribution;
  •      helping serve breakfast and lunch;
  •      helping move all CHLC items back to storage and in the cleanup;
  •         (Breakfast and Lunch are served to Volunteers)
  •      helping in the Friday afternoon setup.
  •         (There is dinner Friday after the setup)

Willow Glen Lions: Rummage Sale April 22 – Donate Items

Willow Glen Lions is holding a rummage sale as a fundraiser for Willow Glen Lions Charities, Inc.  The funds raised support the charitable “We Serve” efforts conducted by Willow Glen Lions.  The “Request for Donations” is provided so that other Lions, and hopefully their neighbors, will find items no longer used and donate those items to the Rummage Sale.

The Rummage Sale will be held Saturday April 22, 10 AM to about 3 PM.  Location is at the First Congregational Church at the corner of Hamilton and Leigh Avenues, 1980 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA 95125.  Volunteers are welcome to help.  Willow Glen Lions will be actively recruiting new members during this event.Rummage sale request for goods


Successful LEAC Activity

An e-mail sent to First VDG Bob Stewart about a successful Lions Eyes Across California event held on March 18.
First Vice District Governor Bob,

Congratulations on your successful LEAC activity! You were smart to reach out to an “assembled” audience to spread the word of Lionism, especially as it relates to our primary mission. Thank you for sharing your District’s success story.
Jose J. Nichols, Governor,
District 4-A3

On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Bob Stewart <> wrote:

DG Jose,

Regarding Eyes Across California, this is to share a success.  The Lions of District 4-C6 set up a kiosk display in Monterey, CA this weekend at the Hyatt Hotel.  The annual convention of California public school nurses was underway.   Our Lions focused on Eyes Across California in requesting used eyes glasses.  District 4-C6 also showcased Spot Vision and the Lions Eye Foundation and offered services to the school districts.  To our delight several nurses at the convention are Lions, and they helped spread the word.
The photo below is of PRC Richard Conrad, President, Freedom Lions Club.  
We Serve !
Lions Eyes Across California