Author Archives: Rick Loek

About Rick Loek

Charter President, San Jose Willow Glen Lion 2009-2010, 2010-2011.

Pint for a pint blood drive

Special Promotion:

Each donor will receive a Baskin Robbins “Pint For A Pint” ice cream voucher. Blood Drive – Lions Club_Flyer

The San Jose Willow Glen Lions club is proud to be hosting a blood drive. This blood drive is in conjunction with the Stanford Blood mobile.

What: Willow Glen Lions Blood Drive

When: Saturday 04 October 2014, 10:00AM-3:00PM

Where: Bloodmobile parked at Willow Glen Plaza Shopping Center (corner of Almaden and Curtner, San Jose)
2306 Almaden Road, San Jose 95125

Blood Drive – Lions Club_Flyer — all of the details are on this flier. Please share and promote this with your members

Walk-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred.

The quickest link is this:

Blood Drive Contacts

Lucy Asfour, Willow Glen Lions — lucyas4 @

Val Isaacson, Almaden Super Lions — val-i @

Wine Tasting – Willow Glen Lions

Hello all, we have been enjoying the fantastic support of many clubs during our short 4 years of existence.   We have our flagship wine tasting event coming up in February and thought there might be some folks in the district who would enjoy tickets as gifts.  You can read all about the event here:

I will be bringing many of my clients and associates as guests.  Properly structured, this could be a tax deductible item (talk with your tax person, please).

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Rick Loek and the Willow Glen Lions!

Help special needs kids this weekend – while enjoying great beer and bites.

First of all, we thank Cupertino Host Lions for their generous support of the Brew ‘n’ Bites event!

Dear friends,

Our Willow Glen Lions Beer Tasting – Brews’n’Bites – is coming up this weekend and we have gotten some fabulous food as well as some great beers. 
The tickets are only $25 each ($35 at the door) and while it’s snacking with the beer, the snacks include a sliders bar and a taco bar, as well as Nothing Bundt Cakes desserts, yakitori sticks from Yuki Sushi and much more. 
And there’s a great weighted raffle with many prizes and gifts. For $25 more you get a ticket for a chance to win either a week for up to 6 at a Lake Tahoe resort, or a beautiful five bedroom home in Lake Tahoe for two nights. 
Most important, your ticket purchase helps us to support Parents Helping Parents, who provide support, guidance and more for families with special needs children.
Brews’n’Bites starts at 3:30 on Saturday afternoon, October 19th, and goes through 7 pm… just in time for dinner, if you’re not too full already!
I hope you will join us and help these kids and their families. Buy tickets online at – and join the fun!!

Brews & Bites UPDATED

Hello Fellow Lions!

Willow Glen Lions’ Fundraiser is just days away.  We have added something new: We will now be having a Taco Bar and Slide Bar.  That is you and your guests will be able to make self-serve tacos and sliders!

 This is a great addition to event!
Tickets are still only $25 each or $50 to include a ticket to the Grand Prize Drawing.  The Grand Prize includes two different get-a-way vacations to Tahoe.  We have, as of today, added two box seats to an upcoming Sharks game.
Please purchase your tickets at our website – we can even take donations online.
Tickets at the door are $35 for entry tickets.

Come have some fun for only $25 per person!

Come have some fun for only $25 per person!

Willow Glen Lions Club and Parents Helping Parents 

invite you to Brews & Bites!  BUY TICKETS HERE OR DONATE HERE


When: October 19, 2013
Time: 3:30 to 7:00 pm
Where: Sobrato Nonprofit Building, 1400 Parkmoor Ave, SJ

Questions: May be directed to Rick Loek 408-874-6234 or rickloek at gmail dot com.

Admission is $25 in advance, or $35 at the door.

There is a $50 ticket that includes a ticket for the grand-prize get-a-way vacation.

Groups of 10 admission tickets for $225 are available in advance only. BUY TICKETS HERE

You may now purchase tickets online.  You can also arrange to get tickets from Parents Helping Parents or any member of the Willow Glen Lions club.  BUY TICKETS HERE

Willow Glen Lions 1st Annual Brews and Bites

Please save the date, October 19, 2013.  At 3:30 pm our first annual Brews and Bites event will start.  The event is scheduled to run through 7:00 PM.  Event flier is available here

We will have beer tasting and some savory bites to go with the beer.

This event benefits San Jose Willow Glen Lions Charities and Parents Helping Parent (PHP). Visit their website,  to hear and read the amazing stories of how PHP helps families.

Tickets will be available in advance for $25 and $35 at the door.

Sobrato Building for Non-profits / Parents Helping Parents

1400 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose, CA

3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Opportunity Drawing*

Silent Auction


*Winners need not be present to win, purchase your drawing tickets from in advance, if you’d like.

Willow Glen Lions Wine Tasting

Fellow Lions,

Tonight, February 8, 2013 at 5:00-7:00 PM, the San Jose Willow Glen Lions club is hosting its second annual wine tasting event.  Last year was an amazing success – please consider having this year be a repeat.

Tickets are limited and will go fast, so call today to order tickets: (408) 978-7700

We will accept will call – however, we won’t be selling tickets at the door – please call and make arrangements to join us this evening.  More information is available on our website

Yours in Lionism,

Rick Loek

Past Charter President

Willow Glen Lions – dancing on the avenue

Come on out to Willow Glen today, June 23, 2012 and have fun at dancing on the avenue. Live music and so much more. From 3pm to 8pm.

Our club is volunteering at the ticket and soda booths.

We will also have or Lion Animal Balloons!

This is on Lincoln avenue in San Jose

– Lion Rick

I have a request for an eyeglass donation box

As you likely know, Santa Clara County has proclaimed May lion’s eyeglass recycling month.  Last year I got an eyeglass donation box and my contact turned it in to someone else.  I am again in need of a donation box.  My contact has already sent out her message and is collecting glasses.

Would someone in the greater San Jose/Campbell area have a donation box I could have or use for this month?

Lion Rick
Willow Glen Lions
408-874-6234 – my cell phone

New Online Directory

Hello lions!!

The business directory is online and ads are starting to be placed.  Take a moment and get acquainted with the directory.

There will be more messages about how wonderful it is to be able to buy from your fellow lions.  My presentation of this is, if are going to buy something consider buying it from a fellow lion first.  It may not work for everyone to do this.  If it does work for you – our members thank you.

Also, if you wish you had purchased an ad – it is not too late.  You can get in on the online directory for the balance of the year.  Let’s all work together to have the impact of the economy be minimized for our lions.

If you purchased an ad and have not yet received an email about how to create your online ad – please email me!  My email address is

Rick Loek
Region 3, Zone 1 chair