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County of Santa Clara and City of Milpitas to Proclaim May as Eyeglass Recycling Month

Eyeglass Box

County of Santa Clara and City of Milpitas to Proclaim May as Eyeglass Recycling Month


May 20, 2014 Tuesday, 9:00 AM at the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor Chamber located at 70 West Hedding,  San Jose, CA.

May 20, 2014 Tuesday, 7:00PM at Milpitas City Council chamber, 2nd floor, 455 East Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas, CA.

For over 80 years individual Lions clubs and districts in the United States, Canada and other countries has been collecting used eyeglasses to be donated to needy people throughout developing countries. In October 1994 the Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Program was adopted as an official service activity of the Lions Clubs International. In 2012-13 Lions clubs received more than 3,235,917 pairs of reusable eyeglasses.

Eyeglass recycling boxes are distributed by District 4-C6 Clubs in different. Lions members volunteer their time and services by collecting used eyeglasses for donation, cleaning, repairing, classifying and distributing them through other Lions Clubs hosting optical missions in various countries.

Thank you to all the clubs for your continuously supporting this project.


Milpitas Executive Lions Club Friends and Family Lunch Event

The Milpitas Executive Lions Club is inviting members of the community to join them on April 4th for a special international event. The Lions World Lunch Relay brings families and friends of Lions together in their local communities with families and friends of Lions around the world to share a meal and celebrate the value of service.

The Milpitas Executive Lions Club will be hosting a community lunch event on April 4, 2014 from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 pm at Alviso Adobe Park 2087 Alviso Adobe Court,  Milpitas, CA 95035. Children are welcomed to attend.

Milpitas Executive Lions Club adopted Alviso Adobe Park, a Historic Park as a project to clean the park once or twice a month. To keep the park in pristine condition for generations to come.

Lunch Relay Collage fb

Event is free. Bring canned and non perishable goods for the Milpitas Pantry, unwanted eyeglasses for Eye Glass Recycling program to help someone to see better and your eWaste.

See you there Rain or Shine!



“The Perfect Way to Start Your Day – with a Healthy Walk that benefits our local youth!”

MARCH 16, 2014

8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

Great Mall of the Bay Area located at 447 Great Mall Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035.

Our goal is to raise a funds for our different youth events, services and youth opportunities we provide.

Sight for Kids (Exam / Eye Glasses)
Backpack for Kids Program
Milpitas High School LEOS
Piedmont High School LEOS
Youth Exchange Program
Peace Poster Contest
Youth Art Workshop
Student Speaker Contest
Scholarship Program
Baby Layette Program

Walk for Youth 2014 Registration formWalk for Youth 2014 Sponsorship form

To register online:

Mail registration form & fee/ donation  to :
Milpitas Executive Lions Club
P.O.Box 360906
Milpitas, CA 95036-0906

For more information contact:
Marie Pham  


Phone No: (408) 206-0980                                                                                     

Frances Maglalang


Phone No: (408)506-433






You are invited to the 2nd Annual Children First Conference presented by the Lions of the Greater Bay Area Multiple District 4 Area 2 Children First and Women Membership Committee on March 8, 2014 located at Walmart Global eCommerce located at 850 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno CA.

Discover creative and actionable steps to strengthen health, education, vision and families. An inspirational and educational experience brings parents and professionals together.  Invest in the future.

The Public is welcomed and invited. This is a FREE EVENT but you have to register to get a free covered parking in the garage. Space is limited. Here is the link to register on line: A flyer with registration form is attached below.

The Greater Bay Area District Lions Clubs consisting of the Multiple District 4 Area 2 Lions Clubs International Districts led by District Governors Dr. Dennis “Denny” Grotrain, 4-C3; Stephen “Steve” Picchi, 4-C4; Jim Goodheart, 4-C6; and Don Webb, 4-C2. Together, these 4 Lion Districts serve approximately 5,000 Lions, who live in Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Monterey counties serve their local and world communities.

Flyer with registrationLion Lois Ferber, Committee Chair

*Major Sponsor-WALMART Lois Ferber, Committee Chair

Presentation of Recognition Plaque to Milpitas Executive Lions Club for participating in “Adopt-a-Spot” program

Alviso Adobe Collage FB


You are all invited on Tuesday, December 3rd, 7:00 PM at the Milpitas City Hall located at 455 East Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas, California 95035.

Milpitas City Council will be presenting the Milpitas Executive Lions Club with a Recognition Plaque for participating in the “Adopt-a-Spot Program” & our volunteer work for Alviso Adobe Clean-up once or twice a month.

President Chris Lee will be accepting the certificate.

Please make sure to wear your lions pin, vests or lions clothing if you would like to attend the Council Meeting.

Attached is the Agenda for the December 3 Milpitas City Council Meeting. We are VIII ( Presentation ) on agenda.

Your attendance will be much appreciated.

See you there!

Milpitas Executive Lions Club


Annual Holiday Celebration & Fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief You’re invited to the Milpitas Executive Lions Club Annual Holiday  & 11th Anniversary  Celebration

highlighted with Fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief Drive

December 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM

This is a season of giving. A small contribution of your time and effort will have a huge impact in the life of someone less fortunate! Bring unwrapped toys for our TOY DRIVE, can goods and warm clothes for the Milpitas Pantry.

Let’s all remember the Typhoon Victims of Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines.  We’re accepting donations for the Typhoon Relief Drive. Make checks payable to: Lions Clubs International Foundation (a 501C3 Non-Profit organization). For more information visit:

All monies collected by MELC will be sent all together to LCIF.

Please RSVP by Thursday, 12/4/13.  E-mail us at or call MELC at (408)430-7830.



District 4-C6 Peace Poster Judging Day on November 16, 2013

Peace Poster District Website1District 4-C6 Peace Poster Judging Day


On November 16, 2013 all the District 4-C6 Peace Posters from different clubs will be exhibited at the Milpitas Library located 160 North Main Street, Milpitas, CA at 10:00 AM for everyone to admire.

Judging will be done at 11:00 AM. Each poster will be judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme. Posters advance through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district and international. At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.

Twenty-four international Peace Poster entries are selected each year, representing the work of approximately 400,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world.

AJ Robinson Health Screening Van at the Day on the Bay: A Multicultural Festival at the Alviso Marina County Park

invite you to

In partnership with the Santa Clara County Parks and
Recreation Department

10 AM – 3 PM, Saturday, October 13, 2013

Alviso Marina County Park
1195 Hope Street, Alviso CA 95002

Free Parking at the Jubilee Christian Center
105 Nortech Parkway, San Jose, CA 95134

Resource Fair
Health Fair
Free Kayak Rides
Free Hamburgers*
Free Pumpkins for kids*
Arts & Craft
Live Entertainment and more..

*While supplies last

MELC@Day in the Bay-AJ Robinson Van

DISTRICT 4-C6 LIONS will sponsor The A.J. Robinson Mobile Screening Unit — affectionately referred to as “The A.J.”—- is a mobile trailer outfitted for providing health screenings that may highlight risks for blindness or vision problems. The trailer is also outfitted to be used for hearing screenings. The range of screenings that can be provided depends on the skills of the Volunteer that staff it. You can have your   height, weight, blood pressure, resting respiratory rate, and blood sugar measured. No diagnostic procedures are performed but  leave with a record of the findings that they can bring to their doctors or health professionals for follow-up.

While attending this fun-filled event wear any LIONS gear to make the public aware that LIONS are here to serve the community.  If you have a chance to volunteer one or two hours of your time  that would be great to give other volunteers  time to enjoy the festivities.

For more information to volunteer on the AJ Robinson Van:

Contact Region Chair MariCris Benitez at (408)430-7830 or

 Zone Chair Sue Szucs at (408)250-4107

Adopt-A-Park Application Approved-First Clean-up Event

Alviso Adobe Park

On Tuesday, June 4, the Milpitas City Council and City Manager Tom Williams approved the Milpitas Executive Lions Club

Adopt-A- Park application for Alviso Adobe Park.

The park is located at  2087 Alviso Adobe Court

on Piedmont Road and Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

Our first cleanup event will be taking place on Saturday, June 15 at 10am.

to insure that it is kept in pristine condition for many years of enjoyment.

All Lions, family and friends are invited to come out and join us.

To learn more about the history of this park visit: