Monthly Archives: August 2010

ADA StepOut:Walk to Fight Diabetes


 Plan to join the Lions Clubs of District 4-C6 on SUNDAY, 10/10/10 in downtown San Jose for this fundraising run or walk and Healthy Living Fair at the Guadalupe River Park Arena Green adjacent to HP Pavilion. 

 Last year we had10 Lions Clubs form teams and we were one of the top fundraising teams for the ADA to accomplish its mission which is to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  The American Diabetes Association is a Lions District endorsed project.  It is important for all Lions Clubs to participate, since diabetes is the leading cause of preventable blindness.

We will also have the Lions AJ Robinson Mobile Health Screening Unit at the Healthy Living Fair.  We need helpers for either the 8 to 11 am shift or 11 am to 2 pm.

 This epidemic affects 24 million Americans.  Your support of the ADA Walk will help them dedicate more funds towards finding a cure for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes as well as provide information, education, programs and services in our community. 

 Information is power and Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by learning about diabetes and having a healthy, active lifestyle.  Participating in Step Out can help our Lions members, friends, and neighbors to set an activity goal to walk daily as we are all at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, already have diabetes, or know someone who has diabetes.

 Contact your clubs team captain from last year about being a team captain again this year or be the team captain for your club by signing up at

 Diabetes Awareness Co-chairpersons

Lion Val Isaacson, Almaden Super Lions, cell 408-464-3896,             

Lion Barb Stone, Milpitas Host Lions, 408-262-9055,

District 4-L2 Montebello Lions visits 4-C6

Everyone had a wonderful time at San Martin Lions Hall Saturday greeting our visitors from District 4L2, Montebello Lions.  There were 50 Lions from all over our District waiting to greet the busload of 21 Lions from southern California who traveled all this way purely for fun and fellowship.  District 4-C6 takes a bus trip every year in the end of March to visit City of Hope for Lions Appreciation Day and every year Montebello Lions puts on a fantastic welcome and dinner for our group. 

Last year (click here for pictures) we had Mariachi entertainment, the year before that a Marimba band.  Always fun, always festive.  We hope we have repaid their hospitality in some small way with our delicious tri-tip dinner, prepared by PDG Dennis Miller and the wonderful music provided by the Tenth Avenue Jazz Band which was arranged for by Lion Jim Goodheart.  Lion Jan Miller did a great job of decorating with flowers from her garden and of coordinating with Lion Debbie Berumen of Montebello to make this trip happen. Click here for slide slow of the festivities.

Save the date of the last weekend in March 2011 for next year’s bus trip to City of Hope for Lions Appreciation Day and a visit with some very special friends that we’ve made in District 4-L2.  If you’ve never toured the City of Hope facilities, it is educational and inspirational to see where our donations go in support of City of Hope research and treatment.

City of Hope Committee

Lions Membership Orientation Seminar – Regions 1 & 2

September 16th, 2010 7:00pm (will last about an hour)
Santa Clara Fire House
1900 Walsh Avenue, Santa Clara
Light refreshments will be served

The Orientation is tailored to all new members as well as older members who have not attended any Orientation Classes. We will be covering all Lions areas, from International, MD4, and our own District of 4C6.

Having a better understanding of the mechanics of Lionism will help you find your nitch within the organization. You should come away from our class with a knowledge and excitement at all the possibilities available to you.

Please make sure all of your club members, new and seasoned, know about this special evening of training and fellowship. Spouses are also encouraged to attend. Be sure your new members are personally invited to this training and that their sponsors attend with them.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Please RSVP by September 9th

District Orientation Chairs
PDG Bob DeUnger (408) 378-1568 or
PRC John Costere (408) 985 985-0384

SJNV 13th Annual Luau Charter Fiesta

Aloha!!! It is not too late to buy tickets to San Jose North Valley Lions Club’s 13th Annual Luau/Charter/Fiesta at the Lions Santa Clara Valley Blind Center, 101 N. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128. Dining, Entertainment and Dancing are included in the ticket price. $35 adults / $10 children 7-12 / children under 6 are FREE. ATTIRE: Hawaiian. Please contact any club member or call the contacts listed on the attached flyer: Melinda Blaza at 408-529-2145; Medy Malate at 408-531-8863; or Esther Tuliao at 408-494-0900

Don’t miss out on our fabulous opportunity drawings if you are unable to attend. You need not be present to win. Simply enter your name and telephone number on the stubs. A partial list of the prizes available is also attached. Instruct your ticket seller to insert your purchased raffle tickets in the numbered receptacle(s) for the prize(s) of your choice.

RAFFLE TICKET PRICES: $5 for 8 tickets; $20 for 40 tickets. Click for SJNV 2010 Raffle Descriptions

Raffle tickets are available from Melinda Blaza at 408-529-2145 or Sue Szucs at 408-250-4107

SJNV Luau Flyer 2010

Click to download SJNV Luau Flyer 2010

Mountain View Leos Build Another Library in Africa

The Leo Club at Mountain View High School, sponsored by Sunnyvale Host, has been named a Global Literacy Champion for 2010 by the African Library Project. The award recognizes the Leo Club’s efforts in collecting, sorting, packing and shipping 1,800 books to the Emcozoni High School in Swaziland. The club also raised the $1,000 needed to pay the cost of shipping.

This is the third library the MVHS Leos have created in the region, with two others to their credit in Lesotho. The club plans to create at least one more library this school year.

African Library Project recognizes Mountain View Leo Club