Monthly Archives: June 2010

2010 – 2011 District Newsletter Input Cutoff Date is July 4

It is only one week away!  Make your club famous by letting everyone in the District know everything about your fundraisers, service projects, activity pictures, new members, …  There is so much to talk about Lionism in your club.  Send your input for the District Newsletter to your Newsletter Editor Lion Wen Doong at wdoong@almadenlions.org.

For information on guidelines, publishing dates, and other details, please click July Issue Reminder.

Stem cells reverse blindness caused by burns

Dozens of people who were blinded or otherwise suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals had their sight restored with transplants of their own stem cells — a stunning success for the burgeoning cell-therapy field, Italian researchers reported Wednesday.

The treatment worked completely in 82 of 107 eyes and partially in 14 others, with benefits lasting up to a decade so far. One man whose eyes were severely damaged more than 60 years ago now has near-normal vision.

Read the full story: Stem cells reverse blindness caused by burns on Yahoo! News.

West San Jose-Campbell Installation Dinner

Celebrate the 50’s
With the West San Jose-Campbell Lions Club

Installation Dinner

Saturday, June 26, 2010
No Host Cocktails 6:00 pm

Dinner 7:00 pm

$35.00
Three Flames Restaurant
1547 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA

Officers to be installed by PDG Bob Hitchborn:
Helen Tindall, President
Larry Hernandez, 1st Vice President
Peter Van Dam, 2nd Vice President
Larry Edson, 3rd Vice President
Marie Davidson, Treasurer
Jan McClure, Secretary

Call with dinner selection:
Fred Hanczak (408) 251-7635

Tri-tip Steak with mushrooms
Chicken Cordon Blue
Broiled Salmon

50’s Attire:  Pink and black shirts, Blue suede shoes, White bucks, Saddle shoes, Poodle skirts, Ponytails, Ducktail haircuts (if you have hair).

50’s music

Willow Glen Lions Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast at Hot San Jose Nights

Pancake Breakfast at Hot San Jose Nights

Willow Glen Lions Club Logo

Willow Glen Lions Club

On the weekend of July 10 and 11. the Willow Glen Lions are teaming up with Mike Hennessy’s Hot San Jose Nights to bring breakfast to hundreds of vintage car enthusiasts.   Contact Lion Robert at (408) 828-4180 or lionsbreakfast@gmail.com for tickets and group discounts – or to volunteer to help.

100% of the proceeds benefit Camps for Youth with Diabetes 2010 and area charity efforts. – Eye Glasses collection box will be available –

Your Donations Will Be Put To Immediate Use!

More information: http://willowglenlions.org and http://www.hotsanjosenights.com/

Region 5 Joint Pancake Breakfast

On Saturday, June 19th (Father’s Day Weekend)  Region 5 on the Monterey Peninsula will hold a Pancake Breakfast at the Del Monte Shopping Center.  All 7 Clubs will be represented and there will be a major push for new members in all clubs.  This major shopping center chose Lions to be their partner for this event and all proceeds will benefit the individual Club’s local charities and the Blind and Visually Impaired Center in Pacific Grove.  This is the final weekend of the US Open at Pebble Beach – but we’re counting on all the wives and kids to go shopping!  Come join us.

4-C6 Student Speaker Wins State Finals

Westmont High senior Miles Witthaus has won the 73rd annual California Lions Student Speakers state finals today in Stockton.

Miles won the West San José — Campbell club contest in February and advanced through five more levels of competition to win the state title. Along the way, he earned a total of $21,000 in scholarships. The contest topic was “Universal Healthcare — How will it affect us?”

Miles will attend the University of Chicago in the fall, planning to major in Economics and Political Science. He also plans to attend law school after college.

Congratulations to Miles and the Campbell Lions!

Miles Witthaus wins state finals

District dignitaries congratulate Miles on his win. (Click for larger image.)

Phoning home with the news.

Miles phones home with the news.

Salinas Host Lions Installation

Join the Salinas Host Lions for an evening of fun, fellowship at our INSTALLATION DINNER Monday, June 28, 2010, at Growers Pub, 227 Monterey Street in Salinas. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., Prime Rib dinner at 6:30 Prime Rib dinner. $30.00 per person.

Contact Lion Secretary Jan Miller to R.S.V.P 831-663-1202 or dmillerconst@sbcglobal.net by June 23rd.

Salinas Host Lions Installation flyer

Click to download Salinas Host Lions Installation flyer

Lions for Hope Walk for Women’s Cancers, Women’s Cures

Saturday, June 5
Join the Team and walk along the
Embarcadero in beautiful San Francisco or
Donate to City of Hope

Help us achieve a future without women’s cancers

City of Hope is expanding the power of Walk for Hope.  With the help of Lions and other loyal supporters, we’ve raised nearly $30 million to fight breast cancer.

But we want to do more.  We want to save more women.
We want to build a future without women’s cancers.
Walk for Hope is more than a fundraiser.
It is a movement. 

More than 700,000 women will be diagnosed with cancer this year – nearly 70,000 will die from breast and gynecologic cancers.  When you donate to City of Hope you support research, treatment and education dedicated to making sure your mothers, wives, sisters and daughters live longer, better lives.  Click here to view pictures from Lions for Hope for City of Hope 2009.