Author Archives: Hugh J. Donagher, III

Silicon Valley Corned Beef Dinner

Join us on Sunday, March 13th, for the traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner fare of Corned Beef & Cabbage. This dinner will benefit the underprivileged children of Mountain View and our charitable causes. 1 Pair of Tickets = 1 Pair of Glasses for a needy child.


  • Corned Beef & Cabbage
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Irish Soda Bread
  • Assorted Beverages

Cash Bar:

  • Wine & Beer


  • Apple iPod Touch
  • HP Laptop
  • Gift Baskets


  • Mountain View Masonic Lodge
  • 890 Church St, Mountain View, CA


  • $25 per Person
  • Kids 12 and under FREE

Buy tickets online at
Click >here< to download flyer.

Talkin’ Tech for Non-Techies

An open forum for all your technology questions!

Saturday, January 8, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
San Martin Lions Hall
12415 Murphy Avenue, San Martin

Tech Committee members will be on hand to answer your questions and help you work through the challenges you face on your computers and on the Internet. We’ll have Internet connections available, so bring your laptop if you like, or come armed with your login information to use a laptop on site to login wherever you may be having trouble.

Some of the topics we’ll be ready to address include:

  • e-Clubhouse: Setting one up and adding content*
  • Email: Don’t have one? Want one just for Lions? Learn how to set up a free Gmail address.
  • Creating PDF documents
  • Learn how to post your content to the District web site.
  • Facebook / Twitter / YouTube: What are they and how do they work?
  • Other questions

* Visit and click on “Click Here To Create a New E-Club” before attending this workshop so we can best help you set up your new site. Allow one to two days for e-clubhouse volunteers to review and process your application.

Talkin' Tech for Non-Techies flyer

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Silicon Valley Charity Poker Tournament

Please join us for the very first Silicon Valley Lions Club Charity Poker Tournament to benefit community causes. ALL funds raised in this tournament will be used for our community projects. The Silicon Valley Lions Club uses its charitable funds to support Eye Glasses for under privileged children in Mountain View, the Mountain View Fire and Police Department’s Cops and Gobblers Program, Backpacks for Kids, SVLC’s very own Computers For All Program and many, many more projects in the Bay Area.

Tournament Grand Prize is a 50″ HDTV. Final Table will win prizes. We will be playing standard No-Limit Texas Hold’em. Buy-in is $30 and rebuys at $20 for those ambitious players who get out a little too early. We will be offering BONUS CHIPS for players who show up in a Halloween costume. The event will be held at the Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church Street — between Castro & Franklin (map). Doors will open at 6:30pm on Thursday October 28th.

Purchase tickets online >here<. We will be providing Free Snacks. We will have a Cash bar that will be serving Wine, Beer and Cocktails. Our Hope Services Branch will be serving their famous Arnold Palmers (1/2 Lemonade + 1/2 Ice Tea). All you can drink APs for $5! They will also be selling hot dogs for $2. In addition to our Poker Tournament, guest will have an opportunity to win Sports Tickets via Live Auction and Gift Baskets via Raffle Tickets. We look forward to seeing you at our new exciting event! -SVLC Poker Tournament Committee [caption id="attachment_3217" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Click to download Silicon Vally Lions Charity Poker Tournament flyer"]Silicon Vally Lions Charity Poker Tournament flyer[/caption]

Silicon Valley Spaghetti Supper

The Silicon Valley Lions Club will put on a Family Spaghetti Supper on October 18th, 2010 to benefit our dedicated Eyeglass and Vision Care Fund for the Day Worker Center of Mountain View.

Dinner will be served at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 748 Mercy Street (corner of Hope Street), in Mountain View (map), beginning at 5:30 p.m. The menu will consist of spaghetti, marinara sauce, meatballs, salad, garlic bread and soft drinks. Tickets are $10 per adult. The children in the family can attend for a single $5 family supplement ticket.

Purchase tickets online >here<.

Take a Monday night off from cooking and treat the family to a classic spaghetti supper while benefiting a great cause!

Spaghetti Supper Flyer

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District 4-C3 Sponsors One-Day Leadership Forum

The Lions of District 4-C3 are preparing a new style of one-day District Leadership Forum, based on the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum model. Presenters include three Past International Presidents, four Past International Directors and four Past District Governors. District 4-C6 is well represented among the presenters, who include PDG Chris Morris, 1st VDG Liz Crooke, and PRC Hugh Donagher. Headliners include PIP Bill Biggs, PIP Kay Fukushima, and PIP Jimmy Ross. Visit the Forum website for more details. Become a fan of the Forum on Facebook for updates as they are announced.

The day kicks off at 7:00 a.m. with an all-you-can-eat breakfast. The Forum will include three General Plenary sessions and 20 Educational Workshops and will conclude at 5:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat lunch plus morning and afternoon snacks are all included in the early-bird registration fee of $70 per person. (Registration goes up to $90 after October 23rd).

This is a great opportunity to “be inspired by the best of the best,” and to learn from some of our top Lion Leaders. Optional dinners (at additional cost) on Friday and Saturday and an optional breakfast on Sunday morning extend those opportunities to network and learn from each other even further. All the details can be found on the Forum Flyer, and all the optional pricing can be found on the Registration Form. See you in Vallejo!

Click >here< to download Forum Flyer.

Registration Form

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Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

Mountain View Art & Wine FestivalThe Silicon Valley Lions Club of Mountain View will be selling food at the downtown Art & Wine Festival in Mountain View, September 11th and 12th.

Stop by for pasta pockets, Arnold Palmers and shaved ice. Pasta Pockets come in two varieties. One is linguine with marinara and meatballs served on grilled garlic flatbread; the other is shells with alfredo and grilled chicken on top of grilled garlic flatbread. The booth will be located on the southeast corner of California & Castro streets.

Volunteers manning the booth include Lions from our club, Sunnyvale Host and Almaden Super, along with members of our Hope Services branch, the MVHS Leo Club and community volunteers. We will be serving from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. All proceeds benefit our charitable causes.

Mountain View Leos Build Another Library in Africa

The Leo Club at Mountain View High School, sponsored by Sunnyvale Host, has been named a Global Literacy Champion for 2010 by the African Library Project. The award recognizes the Leo Club’s efforts in collecting, sorting, packing and shipping 1,800 books to the Emcozoni High School in Swaziland. The club also raised the $1,000 needed to pay the cost of shipping.

This is the third library the MVHS Leos have created in the region, with two others to their credit in Lesotho. The club plans to create at least one more library this school year.

African Library Project recognizes Mountain View Leo Club