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Stop Hunger Now / Rise Against Hunger

We are once again going to have an event for the Stop Hunger Now/ Rise Against Hunger organization. As a District Project, I am pleased to organize this event for our Lions and non-Lion guests.

Date:          November 11, 2017
Location:   St. Francis Episcopal Church
1205 Pine Street, San Jose 95125

This will be the District’s 5th time hosting this life-saving program. The cost will be, once again, $3,000 to package 10,000 bags of food.

Please talk to your club members about helping with the cost and then coming to the packaging event to help. Remind your Membership Chairs that this is the perfect opportunity to ask non-Lions to join us. There is nothing better than to work on a project that literally reaches thousands of lives.

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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. Continue reading

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

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.

Watsonville Band wins Best of All in International Parade

50 years ago on July 5, 1967: Watsonville’s ambassadors in a fez and baggy pants, the Watsonville Band, stopped on its way to Canada’s Expo 67 to participate in Chicago’s 50th Annual Lions Club International Parade. There were bands and marchers from 37 nations – 18,000 participants in all – and the Watsonville Band strode through the five-hour, mile-and-a-half trek down North Michigan Avenue blaring “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here” as thousands cheered and applauded. The judges decision: The Watsonville Band was the best of all. That dazzling triumph was but the most spectacular victory in its conquest of Chicago. After the parade, the band played an impromptu jam session in the shade of a city park. There, Lions Club delegates from Brazil twirled the band’s majorettes, as the band played “Brazil” with a samba beat. Later the Brazilians stopped dancing and began singing “God Bless America” as the band played the tune. That night – more band jamming at convention hotels.

Passing of Saratoga Lion Bob Cancellieri

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Lion Bob Cancellieri, a member of Saratoga Lions Club for 50 years.  Bob passed away peacefully, May 25th at Villa Fatima, Saratoga.

A memorial and celebration of his life will be held on June, 24th, at 11:00am for family and friends at Alameda Funeral Home, 12341 Saratoga – Sunnyvale Rd., Saratoga, CA 95070. A lunch reception to follow.
Bring your singing voices.