Monthly Archives: October 2008

Emailed Virus Threats

Occasionally, we all get a piece of email warning us of a virus spreading via email. Usually these warnings are dire in nature and warn of things like having our entire hard drive erased. More often than not, these warnings are either hoaxes or they are recirculated, outdated threats.

Once in a while, they are real.

How do you tell the difference?

First tip, in my experience, is to evaluate the tone of the email. The more hysterical the warning, the more likely it is to be false. The more times it has been removed (forwarded and re-forwarded) from an actual authority, like an internet service provider (ISP), or McAfee or Symantec — the two giants in Internet security — the more likely it is no longer relevant, if it ever was.

Here are some resources to help you evaluate the validity of any given threat, and to educate yourself in general about Internet security issues:

In addition to these resources, you can always email the Tech Group Help Desk at lionstechgroup [at] yahoogroups [dot] com. (Remove spaces and replace [at] with @ and [dot] with a period. Why?)

Cabinet Meeting November 8th

This just in from DG Marlene:

To Club Presidents,
It would be truly appreciated if you would please attend the second cabinet meeting of the year.
Bob Ferber will have packets for you filled with important reading material and Pat Khan will have your Student Speaker Packets.
Rene Ozuna DeLuna will have the Diabetes Luncheon tickets for Clubs to sell.
There are several presentations that you will enjoy hearing and Most Important we will have a vote on the 2nd VDG position to be placed on the ballot in May at the convention.
Let me know if you have any questions,

Click to download Cabinet Meeting Agenda

Click to download Cabinet Meeting Agenda

Scales of Justice Spaghetti Feed

A last minute reminder of the 11th annual Spaghetti Feed at the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center on Sunday, October 26. Dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are still available at the door. Cost is $15 for those 12 years of age and over, $6 for those ages 2 to 12 and under 2 years of age are free…From The San Jose Scales of Justice Lions Club.

Christmas Dinner Fund

It’s that time of year again. Volunteer or donate to the Christmas Dinner Fund. The Christmas Dinner Basket event will take place on December 20 at the San Jose State University Police Department garage. Show up time is 7:30 a.m. to help pack and carry boxes. Help is needed also in delivery of boxes. Interested clubs can email the address on the flyer or Dave Stone (davestone27 [at] att [dot] net) [Replace the [at] with @ and the [dot] with .]

Click to download Christmas Dinner Fund Flyer

Click to download Christmas Dinner Fund Flyer

Almaden Super Lions moving

Well, it finally happened. Due to their bankruptcy, someone else bought the lease on the Baker’s Square where Almaden Super Lions was meeting. (We heard it was their highest grossing store, so they didn’t want to shut it down.) So we have been forced to move. Our next meeting on October 29 at 7AM will be held at:

1140 Hillsdale Ave
San Jose, CA 95118

This may be our new home… check back next week to find out.

A.J. Robinson van changes

Starting January first any club wanting to use the AJ Robinson Mobile Screening Unit will need to have their contract and their check to the scheduler 30 days before the event. This allows us enough time to schedule a driver for your event. We have just added a couple of more drivers to our list and should be able to handle the number of requests for the unit as long as we have some lead time.

One thing that we have noticed as a pattern is that clubs who do not have their checks and contracts in on time are also the ones who do not have workers and health care professionals scheduled either! Please remember that you are responsible to staff the unit for the screening you intend to provide. If that is diabetes screening you need to have a licensed nurse there to do the screening.  If you are doing sight and hearing screenings we can train your volunteers to use the equipment in the van. It is not the drivers job to do your screening.

Chris Morris

[Webmaster note: the A. J. contract is now available for download from this site. Click to download.]

Pico Blanco Boy Scout Camp Fundraiser

This just in from Liz Crooke:

Greetings Lions,
I am forwarding a flyer for an event in Pebble Beach on November 5th to raise $$ for the re-building of the Pico Blanco Boy Scout Camp in Monterey County.

I am working with LCI to obtain a matching grant from the monies raised at this event to help the cause even further.

I realize this is late notice, but would love to get as many Lions at the event as possible, perhaps even fill up a 10 person table! Just know that if you choose to attend, you will be asked for a donation as well…..

Please contact me asap if you are able to attend, and I will make sure you are on the rsvp list! Also please share with any other clubs that you think may be interested….



Liz Crooke, PCST
Co-Membership Chair, District 4-C6
H 831-424-4075
C 831-320-6282
F 831-422-2846

Click to download Pico Blanco Flyer

Click to download Pico Blanco Flyer

District Web Site to be Featured at November Cabinet Meeting

This web site will be the subject of a presentation at the November cabinet meeting in Prunedale. After a brief demonstration of the site during the meeting, members of the Tech Committee will be on hand to answer questions and give individualized demos to Lions who wish them. After the Cabinet meeting, there will be an optional workshop to demonstrate how you can post information directly to the site. This workshop will last less than an hour. Plan now to invest that time in learning how to make use of this great new tool for publicizing your club’s events and projects!