Monthly Archives: November 2011

All Lions Invited to be in the Morgan Hill Holiday Parade

Oh come all ye Lions!

Come bring your holiday spirit and joy in Lionism to the Morgan Hill Parade.  This wonderful small-town, old-fashioned, holiday celebration is a great opportunity to show that Lions are Santa’s best helpers.  It is an evening parade so we are lighting up ourselves and making lighted signs celebrating the holidays and Lions.  Please join us for the lineup on Depot St. between First and Second Street at 5 pm on Saturday, December 3.  For tips on where to buy battery-powered lights, or more information about the parade, please contact Lion Jeanine Healy 408-210-5515 or jeanine at garlic dot com.


Silicon Valley Lions of Mtn View 2nd Annual Poker Tournament

Join us Saturday January 21st, 2012. Doors open at 6pm; first hand is at 6:30pm.

Location: Hope Services, 460 East Middlefield Road Mountain View, CA 94043

Tournament Grand Prize is a 50″ HDTV. Final Table will win prizes. Buy-in is $30 and rebuys at $15 for those ambitious players who get out a little too early.

We will be providing Free Snacks. We will have a Cash bar serving Wine, Beer and Cocktails.  All you can drink APs (being served by our Hope Services Branch club) and a slice of Pizza for $5! We look forward to seeing you at this years event!

Tickets can be purchased online at

SVLC Poker Night 2011 Flyer

Cabrillo Host Lions Holiday Away

Enjoy a special holiday gift for you and your friends and family December 11. Travel by chartered bus from Twin Lakes Church in Aptos

at 8 a.m. to the newly remodeled Academy of Sciences. After a gourmet box lunch your coach will take you to the War Memorial Opera

House to see the San Francisco Ballet perform The Nutcracker.  Following  the performance your bus will take you back to Aptos while you enjoy

another gourmet meal.  ETA 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss this special treat. $97 is the all-inclusive price. For reservations or more information contact

Lion Steve Irving, 831-234-8622, Lion Tom Schmida,, or Lion Dave Chamberlain,

Fire destroys home of Lion’s family member – UPDATED!!

Thanks so much to all our local Lions who have contibuted to the family of Christy Martisius whose family lost all of their personal possessions in a fire on November 12, 2011 (see original post below). The family has been contacted by a local realtor in the Santa Cruz area and will hopefully be moving into their new rental this weekend. While the seven member family has enough clothing at this time, they still are in need of additional bedding, towels and furniture. This last week they were able to purchase new beds for the family but still need additional blankets and sheets. Also needed are a couch, table with chairs, a coffee table and end tables. If you have good, clean items that the family can use, please contact Gayle Kludt at 408 531 1063.

A very special thank you to the Almaden Super Lions,  John Preovolous of San Jose Host and the Cupertino Lions whose generous donations enabled the Martisius family to get beds and bedding this last week. 

As we all know, Lions are always there when help is needed. In this case, the situation is even more special as the family being helped is one of our own.

On behalf of the Martisius and Rooney families, I thank you for the generous donations to help this young couple and their five children.   

                                                                    ORIGINAL POST BELOW 

Christy Martisius, granddaughter of long-time Lion Gordon Rooney, and her family lost their home and all its contents last Saturday, November 12th in a devastating fire. Destroyed were all the clothing, furniture and household items for the family of two parents and five children, aged seven to seventeen. While none of the children were injured, the father, thinking the youngest daughter was still in the home, was burned and hospitalized after rushing back in the home to go after her. The family is currently being housed by the Red Cross in a nearby hotel but will need to seek another rental for the family soon. Most appreciated would be gifts of cash and/or gift cards to Target, Kohl’s or other stores where the family can purchase clothing, bedding, furniture and household items. Checks payable to Christy Martisius along with gift cards can to mailed to Gayle Kludt, 7060 Via Belmonte Drive, San Jose, CA who will deliver all to Christy and her family!