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LCIF receives 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Exciting news for LCIF – for the 6th consecutive year, the Foundation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, demonstrating our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 5% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations!

From DG Bob: “One excellent reason for club and individual giving to LCIF is that 100% of the funds go directly to the intended cause, and with oversight to make sure it is used as intended. LCIF is consistently recognized as the best Foundation amongst all non-profits.”

From Charity Navigator:  “On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Lions Clubs International Foundation on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency…”  READ MORE


Los Gatos Christmas Parade

CALLING All Lions and Leo’s!

We need you to show support for our LPCCI/CCI entry in the Los Gatos Christmas Parade this Saturday, December 2. We are entry #63. Parade marshals will be wearing Green and they can direct you to our spot if you miss us at the Bank. Meet at the Bank of America bldg,333 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos at 10:00 am.

Wear your club shirts or vest and a Santa Hat if you have one.  This is a BIG PR opportunity. Please help by walking in the parade alongside our Lion and flatbed which will be decorated and the CCI doggies and their handlers who will all be decorated in their Christmas attire. Please RSVP so we know you will be there.

Parade probably will be done shortly after 12 noon. Lots of kids, adults, and families come to this Xmas parade year after year. It happens rain or shine! Good news, we have received some funds for decorating our flatbed and truck!

Passing of PDG Lucas Zaballos (1984-1985)

It is with sadness that we announce the passing on October 21 of Past District Governor Lucas Zaballos (1984-1985), Santa Cruz Host Lions. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his beloved wife, Evelyn, and their family.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 6 at 11:00 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, (515 Frederick Street in Santa Cruz, 95062). He will be laid to rest with military honors following the mass, at Santa Cruz Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, Lucas would appreciate donations to Santa Cruz Omega Nu Scholarship Foundation or your personal charity.

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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.