Monthly Archives: August 2011

USA/Canada Anchorage
September 22-24, 2011

North to Alaska!

USA/Canada Forum Newsletter

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So, you have never attended a USA-Canada Lions Leadership Forum? Why not? It’s been said this year’s Forum, September 22-24 in Anchorage, Alaska, could be the best yet. The USA-Canada Lions Leadership Forum is probably the best place to learn about Lionism in the whole world. Click on the links below to learn more about it. See you in Anchorage!

In need of volunteers for info booth

We have the opportunity to have a Lions Information Desk at the Italian American Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th. The Festival is located at the Guadalupe River Park next to the Shark Tank (that is the HP Pavilion for those non fans). We need volunteers to attend the booth and explain Lions Clubs to those attending the fest. So far we have had a pretty good response but still have some uncovered shifts. We really need to play this for all we can. Please contact Jim Goodheart at 408-309-5659 and volunteer. The shifts are two hours long.

Saturday, August 27th we need volunteers for the 4pm to 6pm shift.

Sunday we need volunteers for the Noon to 2pm shift, the 2pm to 4pm shift and the 4pm to 6pm shift. Anyone who would like to volunteer any other shift please come on down, bring club brochures, brag boards and banners.


San Jose Host’s Annual Oktoberfest


Come join us and raise those glasses high as we celebrate out 11th annual Oktoberfest, Sunday, October 23rd from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the San Jose Blind Center. German fare, German beer and German cheer will all be available at this yearly event! Costs are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for children from 8 to 12, and free for children under 8! Featured will be wonderful gifts, plus raffles and auction items to help fund vision screening for school children in the San Jose Unified School District. Contact Jim McCoy at 408-267-9077 for reservations!

Click on the link below to view the event flyer:

Oktoberfest 2011[1]

Monterey Lighthouse Annual Fundraiser

Our Annual BBQ Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25th at the Blind and Visually Impaired Center, 225 Laurel Ave., Pacific Grove, 93950.  The club is financed by cash donations from District Clubs and the proceeds from the BBQ.  Monterey Lighthouse is a district endorsed project and club donations can be made from charitable accounts. We are asking all clubs to consider sending a donation, to help our developmentally challenged adults to continue providing service to their community.

The BBQ starts at 12:30 and the cost is $15. Please rsvp to PDG Steve Brown or mail @ 116 Alto Sol Ct, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Hollister Lions Luau Night

Luau Flyer
Warm Summer breezes, graceful hula dancers, and an Hawaiian feast await you at the sixth annual Luau Night presented by the Hollister Lions.

Thursday, September 22, 2011
7 pm
Dunne Adobe Building
Corner of West & Sixth St.
Contact Lion President Lynn Shippley for tickets
Entertainment and Dinner $25 per person or $45 per couple

Submit Your Newsletter Article

The district newsletter is changing. We are placing an emphasis on leadership and education of all things Lions. If your club has an item to share with other clubs or the district, please submit your article. Good articles for the newsletter might include:


  • Successful club community service projects
  • Telling other clubs about exceptional speakers that visited your club
  • Club marketing ideas
  • Highlight your club. Tell us about your club: i.e. how old, longest serving member, number of members, list of service and fundraising projects, etc.
  • Flashbacks: Include photo and caption from events in your club from years past
  • Club retreat ideas


  • Leadership ideas and best practices
  • Committee news
  • Training sessions
  • Awards and Growth


  • Member accomplishments outside your club
  • Tips in your area of expertise
  • Going Green: ideas on what you or your club is doing to conserve resources
  • Safety and Health

We will be contacting district officers, region and zone chairs, district committee chairs, and club presidents and secretaries for submissions, so sharpen your keyboard. Deadline to submit articles is September 10, 2011. Please send articles to

Remember to post your club events and fundraisers to the district website.

Lions Training Day

Are you a new President, Secretary or other club officer? Are you a new region or zone chair? Are you running a speaker contest? If you answered “yes” to any of these, then come down to San Martin this weekend to get trained!

We are holding district training this Saturday, August 20, at San Martin Lions Hall (12415 Murphy Ave) starting at 8:00 AM. We have a number of sessions planned:

8:00 – 8:30 Welcome, coffee & snacks
8:30 – 9:20 Club Presidents Training
Club Secretaries Training
Region & Zone Chair Training
9:30 – 10:20 Tail Twisting
Membership Resource Panel
What Your Treasurer Needs to Know to Stay out of Jail
10:30 – 11:20 How to Find a Student Speaker
Mock Club Meeting
11:30-1:00 Global Membership/Global Leadership

San Jose Host features Program on Elder Fraud!

Recent Club Happenings:

Special programs this month have included a presentation by the District Attorney’s office on elder fraud and identifty theft! Many if not most elder fraud cases are actually done by family members who both physically and financially abuse parents, grandparents and other relatives! ELDER FRAUD IS A CRIME and as such, can be reported at


San Jose has a wonderful elder abuse advocates program and can help friends and family members with investigations and if necessary, protection and prosecution!

Be informed, be safe and be proactive!

SJ North Valley Annual Luau/Charter/Fiesta Fundraiser

2011 SJNV Luau Flyer Saturday, August 27, 2011 – 6:00 PM to Midnight

It is not too late to buy tickets for San Jose North Valley Lions Club’s 14th 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 any of the contacts listed on the attached flyer: Medy Malate at 408-531-8863 or 408-807-2916; Esther Tuliao at 408-494-0900; or Melinda Blaza at 408-217-4003

New this year!!! Take advantage of our fabulous cash opportunity drawings. You need not be present to win. Simply enter your name and telephone number on the ticket stubs and submit them. Ticket prices: $1 per ticket or $10 for a book of 10 tickets. First Prize: $200; Second Prize: $100; Third Prize: $75.  Cash Opportunity Draw tickets are available from any SJNV club member. Buy a book or two today.  Aloha and Good luck!

Region 4 Joint Zone Meeting

The combined zone meeting for Region 4 is Monday, August 22 at 6:30 pm at The Golden Ricksha Restaurant, 115 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville. Our guest speaker will be Lion Peter Herrera and his topic is “Not Your Grandfather’s Lions Club”. Buffet dinner $11.00. Please RSVP Norma Conrad. 831-722-3889 or