Monthly Archives: October 2011

Order your Student Speaker Packets Now

Order your Student Speaker Packets Now….

If you’re waiting for the ever popular post card from MD-4 to order your Student Speaker Packet, you won’t be receiving one this year.  You may order packets one of two ways: send in the form at the bottom of page 2 of the MD-4 billing statement or go online at  Please order your club packet as soon as possible, packets will not be sent after December 31, 2011.

As you are aware, no club with an outstanding balance may participate in the Student Speakers Contest. 

If you have further questions, please call the District Student Speaker co-chairs, Lions Bud & Jean Westcott at 831-624-5783 or

San Jose Host’s Oktoberfest A German Treat!

San Jose Host Lions Club recently staged its annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 23rd at the San Jose Blind Center. Chef Jim McCoy and family, with the assistance of John Costere from Santa Clara Host, prepared a German feast of Bratwurst and more for the assembled partygoers! Lions Gayle Kludt and Donna Rooney assembled raffle prizes and silent auction gifts for this annual fundraiser for vision screening of 1250+ third graders in the San Jose Unified School District. Music was provided by the Tony Raymann Dance Band and had the attendees singing, dancing and toasting with German gusto!  This event along with the club’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash are the major generator of funds for supporting our vision screening program. To view a slide show of the event, click here:

For additional information about San Jose Host, visit our website at:

 *Many thanks to Jeanne MacKenzie from for the

Oktoberfest pictures! 


Carmel Host Fondue Festival

Join Carmel Host on Nov 3 for their 3rd annual Fondue Festival. Hosted at Luguano Swiss Bistro, your fondue experience will begin with a cheese fondue and baby romaine salad, followed by a chicken and beef fondue with dipping sauces, Swiss roesti and vegetables to dip, finishing with a chocolate fondue with fresh fruit for dipping.

The dining fun begins at 6:00 PM and is $45 per person at the Barnyard Shopping Village on Carmel Rancho Boulevard, under the windmill. Contact Lion Nick Nicholson at 831-624-5636 or 831-648-4250 or see the flyer for more info.

Milpitas Executive – “Make A Difference Day” Community Service Event


Hear Yeah! Hear Year! – Come One, Come All!

” Milpitas Community Services Awareness”

DATE: OCTOBER 29, 2011
TIME:  10:00 am TO 4:00 pm
PLACE: Seasons MarketPlace at Landess Shopping Center
LOCATION: Special Events Parking Area
1535 Landess Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035

• Milpitas Fire Department – Emergency Information
• Toys for Tots –Place your gift in the barrel and put a smile on a child this Holiday Season
     • Milpitas Police Department – Child Fingerprinting & Canine Demonstration
     • Health Screening Mobile: (FREE) Check your Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Vision, Hearing
     • Red Cross – Disaster Preparedness – Community Collection
     • Canine Companions – What is this program and how can you become a Puppy Raiser?
     • Books Aloud – Free Audio Library for the visually, physically and learning disabled
     • Milpitas Food Pantry/Clothes Closet – Drop off food, clothes and other household items
     • Girl Scouts of Northern California
• Milpitas Emergency Preparedness Commission
• Asian American Recovery Services
• EARTHCARE Recycling – FREE Electronic Waste Drop Off Site
• Vendors – Unique items to browse and buy
… and much more! 

For more information Contact Milpitas Executive Lions Club:
Vendors Chair – President MariCris Benitez:
(408) 430.7830 /
Space Layout Designations – Past President Thelma Batilo:
(408) 772.1432 /

Event Chair Frances Maglalang:
(408) 262.8425 /

Click to Download the Make A Difference Day Flyer 2011 Season’s MarketPlace at Landess
Click Here if you would like to Volunteer at the AJ Robinson

Reminder – Tree Planting Project at Lake Cunningham

I Planted a Tree Button

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This is a reminder for those Lions who will be attending the San Jose Tree Planting project at Lake Cunningham on this Saturday.  We will be there assisting the San Jose “Our City Forest” Program who are providing the trees.  It is a San Jose Area project on Saturday, but all Lions are requested to continue your tree planting efforts in your own communities.  Several reports from District 4-C6 Clubs have indicated planting trees in their own vicinities, which is the overall goal as requested from our International President Dr. Wing-Kun Tam.

All Lions are invited to attend this Saturday.  The more Lions present and hopefully wearing their Lions vests and/or shirts, the more visible we will be as Lions helping to carry out the goals of the “Our City Forest” and of the Lions Clubs International theme of providing the much needed benefits of planting trees everywhere possible locally and throughout the world.

Thank you all for your participation and we will see you this Saturday at 8:00 AM at Lake Cunningham.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at (408) 996-2986 or by email to:

  • When:  Sat, October 22, 8am – 12pm
  • Where:  S. White Road between Cunningham Ave and Tully Road, San Jose, CA (map)
  • Description:  Come join community members to plant 35 trees! Volunteer needs: 7-10 Tree Amigos and 60-75 general volunteers

Trees Planted Worldwide: 2,731,263

San Jose Host Adopts Local Classroom

San Jose Host has adopted the classroom of Christine Martinez, a special education teacher at Peter Burnett Middle School in San Jose Unified School District. Peter Burnett is located directly behind the meeting place of San Jose Host, the Bold Knight Bistro on North First Street. Ms. Martinez, niece to John Costere of Santa Clara Host, works with students needing additional help in achieving success in school. So far, San Jose Host has delivered three batches of school supplies to room G1A, Ms. Martinez’s classroom. These batches included scissors, tote boxes, rulers, binder paper, pens, pencil sharpeners, erasers, glue sticks, copy paper, rubberbands, colored pencils, binders and felts pens. At the last delivery, Donna Rooney and Gayle Kludt, San Jose Host members and former school teachers, received hand made thank you notes from the G1A students. These notes featured pictures of, what else, Lions!

Donations to this project may be made to San Jose Host c/o Gayle Kludt. Gayle may be contacted at 408 531-1063 or



Lion Amado funeral service will be held this Friday, October 21
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Rd.
Dixon, CA 95620

Due to the long ride, San Jose Los Amigos are planing to reserve a Charter Bus to take anyone that wants to attend the funeral service. They need a minimum of 25 people to RSVP to make this possible. The ride will be free of charge (donations appreciated). Please RSVP by emailing Lion Robert at Please state your club name, names of attendees, and a contact phone number. We will confirm on the bus ride no later than Thursday.

Bocci Ball Tournament

Last chance to join Scotts Valley Host Lions Club at their first annual Bocci Ball Tournament on Saturday, October 15th at Skypark, 361 Kings Village Rd. Scotts Valley, 95066. Registration is 8:30 am and play starts at 9:00am. Cost is $100. for a four person team and includes lunch. RSVP by Friday, October 14th by calling Tim Kirby @ (831) 335-4853

Morgan Hill Lions Preemptive Strike Against Flood

Lion volunteers wow the City of Morgan Hill with 19 pallets of sandbags

Let it rain, let it pour, we don’t care anymore! Morgan Hill is ready for Winter now. The Morgan Hill Lions sponsored a flood preparedness day and converted 12 tons (26,455 lbs.) into 19 neatly stacked pallets of sandbags.

Lions had help from our friends at Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the Boy Scouts, the Live Oak High School Interact Club, Ann Sobrato High School students, and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  A total of 40 volunteers responded to the Lions request for help preparing the city for the upcoming flood season.  The City of Morgan Hill wanted 15 pallets before Winter and did not have a plan in place to have the sandbags filled.  The Morgan Hill Lions rallied the workforce, surpassed the quota by 4 pallets, and probably would have kept going, but the city ran out of empty sandbags!

We can't even fit 19 pallets into the picture, so here's the team!

Students received community service hours and a commemorative pin for participating in the project.


San Jose Host’s 10th Annual Oktoberfest

     Come join us for German beer and German cheer at our 10th annual Oktoberfest, Sunday, October 23rd at the San Jose Blind Center at 4:00 pm. Featured will be a German style dinner, raffles, a silent auction and a “Split the Pot” drawing. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for kids, 10 and over and free for kids under 10.

     View this video of our silent auction gifts:

     To purchase dinner tickets or buy raffle tickets, contact Gayle Kludt at 408 531 1063 or