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David Martin Treasurer & Past President Milpitas Gateway Lions Club

Milpitas Gateway Lions Club – Christmas/Holiday Party!

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Milpitas Gateway Lions Club


Christmas & The Holiday Season!


American Legion Post 564 (Upstairs), 2120 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 7:00 PM!


This event will be a Potluck so please bring a dish to share,

and a wrapped $10 gift for the gift exchange.


Also, in the spirit of Lionism, consider bringing an unwrapped new toy to be donated to Toys for Tots.

Since we are such a multicultural society, lets have a bit of fun by sharing any unique Christmas/Holiday traditions from our own cultures — or any Christmas/Holiday traditions that we might have experienced when visiting other countries or friends from other countries.


Looking forward to celebrating the holiday’s and the end of a successful year for Milpitas Gateway Lions.


California Phones – a free service helping those with handicaps stay connected!

Triet Hoang from California Phones is a wonderful guy and a true gentleman who works out of California Phones’ Berkeley Office. Last Tuesday evening he drove all the way down to Milpitas in appalling weather to speak to Milpitas Gateway Lions Club about California Phones.

California Phones is a free service, and part of the California Telephone Access Program. Their mission is to make it easier for those with handicaps of any kind to stay connected. They offer a wide variety of  free specialized phones that make it easier to hear, dial, and call. The cost of the service they provide is paid for by a small mandatory fee on all California telephone bills. Continue reading

California Phones – Improving Phone Access For Those with Disabilities


Triet Hoang from California Phones will be the guest speaker at Milpitas Gateway Lions Club on Tuesday, December 2, commencing at 6:30 p.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 333 S Abbott Ave, Milpitas, California, (Calaveras Blvd & I-880).

All are welcome to attend and hear how this free service can help improve telephone access for those with disabilities.

Please RSVP.

Every day, specialized California Phones from the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) enable over half a million Californians to stay connected.

There’s a California Phone for every need. For example, there are amplified phones that make it easier to hear conversations. Big button phones that are easier to dial. Phones with lights that flash for incoming calls. Convenient portable phones – and more. We also offer phones that are specially designed for individuals with more significant disabilities.

California Phones are available to persons who live in California, have telephone service* and their doctor or other qualified professional approves their need.


Milpitas Gateway Lions – Monster Halloween Party Bash Fundraiser!

It’s Halloween! This evening Milpitas Gateway Lions Club, in collaboration with American Legion Post 564, is hosting a Monster Halloween Bash Party Fundraiser!

We know many of you are planning to come, and we’re looking forward to welcoming you. For those who haven’t yet got plans for Halloween, please join us at American Legion Post 564 on Walsh Ave in Santa Clara. Highlight of the evening will be the Halloween Costume Contest.

Click on the image below see more details of the event.


Halloween Party Flyer 2014 - Bingo - 2014-09-27 - Rev B



Monster Halloween Bash Party

Halloween Party Flyer 2014 - Bingo - 2014-09-27 - Rev BClick here to download pdf version of flyer.

Milpitas Gateway Lions Club & American Legion Post 564 present a Monster Halloween Bash Party & Fundraiser.

Prizes for Best Couples and Singles Costumes.

Proceeds will benefit the following causes:

  • LCIF Disaster Relief Fund
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • The Hearing Foundation (Ear of the Lion)
  • Lions in Sight
  • Western Blind Rehabilitation Center
  • Veterans Home of California-Yountville
  • Homeless Veterans
  • Widows and Orphans of Veterans

Date: Friday, October 31, 2014.
Time: No Host Cocktails at 6:00 PM; Party with Hors d’Oeuvres at 7:00 PM.
Venue: American Legion Post 564, 2120 Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara, CA.
Tickets: $25 per Couple / $15 Single
Contact: Milpitas Gateway Lions Connie, Cece, David, Don, Melinda, Sue, or call 408-829-1931.

Meet Special Guest Lion Betrand Duvier at Milpitas Gateway on Tuesday Evening!

Coat of Arms of Namur, Belgium

Namur, Belgium

Lion Betrand Duvivier, Immediate Past President (IPP) of Namur Lions Club in Namur Belgium will be the special guest of Milpitas Gateway Lion during their regular club meeting on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 pm at Denny’s Restaurant, 333 S Abbott Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035.

Lion Betrand will give us a 10 minute presentation, telling us all about the Namur Lions Club, and the activities of Lions in Belgium.

It’s bound to be informative and fun, and a great opportunity for for MD 4-C6 Lions begin building first hand relationships with Lions Clubs around the world. Don’t miss it!

We invited and encourage all Lions, whatever your club, to join us and make Lion Betrand welcome and learn about the activities of Lions in Belgium