Monthly Archives: March 2011

District 4-C6 Japan Disaster Relief Fund

Japan Disaster Wrap Up Event and BBQ
San Martin Lions Hall
Sunday, April 17, 2011

The district is sponsoring a Disaster Relief Raffle. The money raised will be donated to LCIF in the form of Melvin Jones Fellowships.  There are no overhead costs and 100% of the money goes to work. Raffle tickets will be available on Monday from Jim Goodheart and later in the week from the District Cabinet Officers, Zone and Region Chairs. For every $1000 there will be a MJF. Therefore, we need to sell 100 tickets at $10 apiece for each MJF.

Lions, this is a win-win situation for all.  The winning tickets will be drawn on April 17 between 11am and 2pm  at the Japan Disaster Wrap Up Event at the San Martin Lions Hall. Everyone who attends and donates $10 for the BBQ lunch will be entered in the raffle.  Please join us in selling, buying raffle tickets and joining us for a traditional Salinas Host All American BBQ.

4-C6 Youth Exchange Raffle


There are at least Four –  Fun, Exciting Ways That –  You
Can Support & Participate in the YE Program

1) Purchase Raffle Tickets: $2/Each
♥ Raffle donations help share some of the expense incurred
by our host families.
Due to shortage of host families – some of our current families
host up to 3 students at a time.
♥ Assist students who cannot afford to pay for scheduled group outings
♥ 4-C6 Souvenir Gift for each student
3rd Place Winner $100 – 2nd Place Winner $200 – 1st Place Winner $300

2) Find students wanting to visit other countries (ages 15 – 22)

3) Host students from other countries in your home

4) Help chaperone, drive or take  students on day outings
to assist host families

408.346.8888 ♥ ♥ 408.772.1432

5th Annual Lions for Hope Walk for City of Hope

Register now for City of Hope Walk for Hope

Saturday, June 4
Join the Lions for Hope Team and walk along the
Embarcadero in beautiful San Francisco
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.  Lions for Hope team has raised over $40,000 the last 4 years!

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. 

Click here to join the 4C6 team under your name or under your club’s name or support your favorite walker.  For more information, go to

Click here to view pictures from Lions for Hope Team 2009.  Add your favorite recipe to our fundraiser cookbook.  Go to  User name is MD4Lions and password is WeServe.  Deadline 3/22!


Carmel Host “Breakfast With The Bunny”

Pancake Breakfast in Bunnyland

April 23, 8:30-11:30

Devendorf Park, corner of Ocean & Junipero, in Carmel

Join the Carmel Host Lions Club and Mr. Bunny himself for a wonderful breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice, and coffee.

$4 for children 12 and younger, $7 for adults, and $20 for a family of 4.

Opportunity drawings for a bicycle, Easter baskets, stuffed animals, and more.

After breakfast, children will enjoy visiting “Bunnyland” for fun and entertainment, face painting, picture with the bunny, and carnival games.  A passport for Bunnyland can be purchased for $5, and includes participation in all “Bunnyland” events except Breakfast.

(Please note that this is not an Easter egg hunt)

In case of rain, events will be held at the Carmel Youth Center, 4th and Torres.

Japantown Lions Club Charter Night

You are cordially invited to celebrate
the newly-chartered

San Jose Japantown Lions Club


featuring Live Music
13-Course Asian Banquet Menu

Thursday, April 21, 2011
6pm – 10pm

Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
222 Great Mall Drive • Milpitas, CA 95035
Ticket Price: $45

Limited Occupancy – Pre-Paid Tickets Only

RSVP Deadline Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Please Contact: Lion Aimee at 408.648.9984
Please Make Check Payable to:
Mailing Address: 161 Jackson Street, Suite 2 • San Jose, CA 95112

WIN Fabulous Raffle Prizes!
Thank You for Your Generous Support!

13- Course Asian Banquet Menu

  • Barbeque Combination Platter
  • Fried Prawns with Walnuts in Special Sauce
  • Sauteed Shredded Beef with Dried Scallops and Pine Nuts
  • Wonton Soup
  • Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Diced Seafood
  • Roasted Peking Duck
  • Braised Crab Meat and Dried Scallops with Vegetables
  • Smoked Black Cod Fish
  • Sauteed Lobster with Ginger and Green Onions
  • Braised E-Fu Noodle with Crab Meat
  • Special Dessert of the Day

S. Milpitas Blvd.
3 Mayflower Entrance

LCIF Commits $1.25 Million for Japan

by Eberhard J. Wirfs
Immediate Past International President
LCIF Chairman

I am sure you are all equally shocked with the news of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I could have never imagined that I would be traveling home from Christchurch, where I witnessed devastation, only to now experience the extraordinary dimension of this disaster.

Lions, we respond immediately, alongside our fellow Lions of Japan. Within hours of the disaster, Lions Clubs International Foundation committed over US$1.25 million, or 100 million Japanese Yen, for immediate relief for Japan. This includes a major catastrophe grant, six emergency grants and designated donations from Lions worldwide. We gave also established a designated fund for Lions to directly support this disaster.

But, I appeal to you – we need to do more. You know firsthand that in the case of disasters, we Lions are committed for as long as it takes. “We Serve” does not stop at a community or country border but extends to every corner where there is need. Our hands are building bridges for a better tomorrow.

Lions, I ask for your help in making the hope for a brighter tomorrow for those who so urgently need from us. The most immediate way to give hope is through a designated donation to LCIF.

Your financial support of Your Foundation for earthquake and tsunami relief is critical the meeting the immediate and long terms needs of the most vulnerable families. Please consider supporting LCIF for this initiative and being a part of building that bridge of hope for those who are suffering. Visit to make your donation today.

Mission Trail Lions of Carmel “Spring Fling”

April 7, 2011
6:00pm No-host cocktails    –   7:00pm Dinner
Rancho Canada Golf Club
$45 per person
All clubs are invited to attend “Spring Fling” one of the two fund raisers by Mission Trail Lions – silent auction – split the pot – and a great buffet dinner at Rancho Canada.  Clubs can also reserve a table of 8 for their members, just contact Lion Pam Klaumann 831-624-8759.
Spring Fling Flyer

Disaster Relief for Japanese Tsunami

Today, the largest earthquake in Japan’s history devastated the eastern coast of the country, accompanied by a towering tsunami. As always, Lions and LCIF are among the first to respond, bringing aid to the people affected by this disaster. Read more at the Lions Clubs International blog.

Fundraiser for Blind Babies Foundation

Saratoga Lions is sponsoring a benefit for Blind Babies Foundation

West Valley Light Opera presents the musical

“Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

April 9 at 6:30 for Wine & Appetizers  8pm Show

Saratoga Civic Theater on the corner of Fruitvale & Allendale, Saratoga

Tickets $35 payable to Saratoga Lions Charitable Fund  DEADLINE March 18th

Mail to: Beverly Peck, 257 Watson Drive #4, Campbell, CA 95008
This Tony Award-winning musical recently closed on Broadway after nearly 1,200 performances. This hilarious musical comedy celebrates the mania of competition as the funniest, most lovable and sardonically nerdy contestants compete for the Spelling Bee title.

Come join Saratoga Lions for a fun filled evening

Information: President Elaine Clabeaux 408-252-7243  Email: