Lions/San Jose Holiday Parade Committee
Lion Alan Woertink (408) 813-2866
Lion Peter Herrera (408) 590-0015
Lions Clubs of District 4-C6
Subject: Holiday Parade Fund Raising
Dear District 4-C6 Lions,
As you know, the Lions of District 4-C6 have been participating in the San Jose Holiday Parade for the past 7 years. This year we want as many of your members to participate in the parade as possible as well as to assist us in raising the required funds.
On December 6th, 2009, San Jose Holiday Parade will once again take place. Last year’s event was attended by 125,000 people watching from the streets, over 100,000 people watching on their televisions, as 90 units paraded through downtown San Jose, marching by the famous Christmas in the Park. And when we march with our balloon, the Public Address system and the TV announcers refer to many of our community charities and the work that we do with the sight impaired and those with diabetes. For driving and parking directions go to www.sanjoseholidayparade.com/. Then meet us at 1 Almaden Boulevard at Santa Clara for coffee, donuts and other warm morning holiday beverages.
This is the largest Public Relations event our District is involved in and it takes bodies to tether the balloons and it takes money to be involved. We have been able to raise the funds needed every year thanks to the generosity of Lions throughout District 4-C6. It is our hope to have as many members participate again so we are reaching out to all clubs in the District of course and as December 6th draws closer, we must get out to the clubs and ask again.
For the past 6 years, the District Governor has requested a grant from LCIF for just such PR opportunities but we only get the money by matching it with funds from our own District. Lionism is a magical way to serve the community and any chance we get to promote what Lions can do, needs the support of our District.
PS-Make check payable to District 4-C6 Holiday Parade
Send check to: Lion Peter Herrera
430 Evans Road
Milpitas, CA 95035
2009 San Jose Holiday Parade
The parade will be Sunday, 6 December 2009, meet at the southwest corner of Santa Clara Street and Almaden Boulevard at 1 ALMADEN (a Wachovia sign is in front), across the street from Comerica Bank and Axis Condo tower.
For complete Holiday Parade info visit www.sanjoseholidayparade.com/