Author Archives: Linda Pugliese

Christmas in the Park San Jose


Trees are on sale now! Make sure you buy your tree before they run out! 

Have you ever wanted to showcase your community group, non-profit, school, business or scout troop at Christmas in the Park? Ever wonder how all of those organizations are involved? Well, you are at the right place! See below for our different tree categories. Unfortunately, we do not have a category for “family” trees.

Our tree programs for 2017 are as follows:

Community Trees: 5-6 foot tree with two strands of light. Community Trees are perfect for non-profits, scout troops, schools and other community organized groups. Includes text sign at base of tree.  $50

Elves Club Trees: 7-8 foot tree with three strands of lights. For non-profits, scout troops, schools and other community organized groups that want a full-size tree to decorate. Includes text sign at base of tree.  $75

Click here to order

Lions Visit to Camp de los Ninos

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Location: YMCA Camp Campbell, Boulder Creek. (map here: 


10:00 a.m. Arrival

10:15 a.m. Guest Speaker, Benny Madrigal (bio here:

11:00 a.m. Camp Tour

12:00 p.m. Lunch

This is a great outing to see how the money that is raised at the Diabetes Type 1 Camp Fundraiser is used to help all of those attending to have a great week at camp!

Car Pool will be leaving at 8:30 am from Dennys Hillsdale and Almaden Expressway.

PLEASE RSVP by Monday 8/14/17 to Val Isaacson email or text 408-464-3896 that you are coming.

Viva CalleSJ Volunteer Opportunities!

Viva CalleSJ is back! On Sunday, September 17th, the City of San Jose’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services will be closing down miles of San Jose streets to bring communities together to walk, bike, skate, play, and explore the city like never before. This year the route will extend 7.3 miles through the heart of San Jose, from Downtown to Eastbound.

A great way for Lions to be visible in the community – adopt an intersection, set up a booth with information about your club, be a route scout on a bike, help survey participants in their language, outreach to community and businesses.   Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities or contact PR Chair, Linda Pugliese.

Scales of Justice Lions Installation and 20th Anniversary

June 20, 2017
5:30 p.m. No Host Cocktails
6:00 p.m. Dinner

Where:  Kyoto Palace,  1875 S Bascom Ave #2500, Campbell, CA 95008

Cost $40 includes delicious meal cooked right in front of your very eyes. Tax, Tip and Dessert included. Make check out to Scales of Justice Lions and send to me by June 15th.
        President Karen Fillmore
        14856 Payton Ave., San Jose, Ca 95124

Passing of Lion Manuel Esteban, SJ Host East Valley Lions

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Lion Manuel Esteban, a member of  San Jose Host East Valley Lions since 1989.

Aug 4, 1925 – Apr 4, 2017
Resident of San Jose

Manuel D. Esteban was a devoted & providing husband & father to his loving wife of 45 yrs, Mary & 2 children Patrick and Christina. He was admired for his devout Catholic faith & decades of community service.  Vigil & Viewing Fri. 4/7 @ noon followed by service @ 1PM St.Victor’s Church in San Jose. Interment at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery @ 2:30 followed by a celebration of life at Mariani’s Restaurant Santa Clara, 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Victor’s or your favorite charity.

Special Earthquake Preparedness Program

Hello Lions. The Santa Cruz Host Lions Club is having a special Program, Earthquake Preparedness, next Thursday April 6 at 12 Noon. This will be an excellent Program. We know living in California Earthquakes can happen any time and we need to be prepared for the inevitable.

We would love to have you Join us for this good program. Please rsvp to RC George at

We Serve, RC George