Monthly Archives: February 2012

San Jose Host’s Weekly Blog #5

One in twenty preschool age children in the U.S. has a vision problem that, if left uncorrected, could lead to permanent sight loss sight, according to Prevent Blindness America. The Lions’ “KidSight” program addresses this problem. Over a million children have been screened in 17 states, D.C., and elsewhere, and more are being screened each year. Many of the conditions discovered through this process are easily overlooked by pediatricians and, for some, if treatment isn’t rendered quickly, sufficient damage may be done causing the child never to have normal, healthy vision. Continue reading

One Warm Coat and One Warm Heart at Cabinet Meeting

Getting coats from the closet to those in need involves a lot of people. Social service agencies across the country are the final step to sharing the warmth.  Please help Scales of Justice Lions by looking through your closet and taking your clean, gently used warm coat to the Cabinet Meeting for our One Warm Coat drive.  For you crafters out there, click here for easy directions to knit or crochet “Heartfelt Scarves” for One Warm Coat.

Coats and scarves will be donated to Sacred Heart Community Service for immediate distribution to those in need in our local community.  Scales of Justice Lions has collected over 50 warm coats.  We would like to see that number over 100.   Together, we are truly warming communities – and real people’s lives – one coat at a time.

If you don’t have a warm coat to give, Governor Liz is asking for a donation of  canned goods and other food items for local community shelters.

Update: Canine Companion Outing

District Canine Companion Outing: TIME CHANGED to leave at 9:00am from Applebees restaurant on Saratoga near 280 on 2/17/12.  Everyone who is going please pack a lunch as we have been invited for a Special tour of the Canine Companion Campus (see tour information below) and we need to be sure to arrive on time. Please let me know how many from the Lions club will be attending.

Canine Companions for Independence
CCI’s campus has some Peanuts character statues around because Charles Schulz donated the property it is built on.  The tour consists of showing the process from the puppies being brought in from the breeder caretakers to the “puppy park,” the vet clinic, the kennels, the training rooms, and the dorms and what occurs at each location. The culmination of the process is graduation.

While you are on tour, you will see a lot of the puppy raisers that are turning in their puppies for Advanced Training as well as some puppy raisers who have graduating dogs that have just met the recipients of their dog.

Karen Fillmore
District LPCCI Trustee
408 813-5106

San Jose Host’s President’s Blog, Issue #4


As previously noted, there are more than 1.2 million Lions Club members worldwide and sight preservation is our primary focus.  From local projects to worldwide campaigns, since 1990, Lions have raised more than $415 million dollars through our “Sight First” project and that money has been used for projects such as training more than 650,000 eye care professionals and building more than 315 eye hospitals.  More than 100 million people now have access to improved eye care.

Lions’ sight projects have provided more than 8 million cataract surgeries, 10 million annual doses of the sight-saving drug azithromycin, distributed more than 147 million treatments for river blindness and vaccinated more than 14 million children against measles – a leading cause of childhood blindness. 

There are many other such programs including saving the sight of more than 14 million children by providing eye screenings, glasses and other treatments through “Sight for Kids”. 

Besides sight preservation, we also conduct non sight-related projects.  More on that in the next blog.  In the meantime, San Jose Host Lions will host our annual “St. Paddy’s Day Bash” on Sunday, March 18, beginning at 4:30 PM at the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center.  It’s a great, fun event featuring Irish Step Dancers, a band, terrific Irish themed food and drink, wonderful raffle prizes and even a silent auction with really great items.  Tickets are $30 per adult, $12 for kids 8-12 and free for kids under 8.  You can contact Gayle Kludt as noted below, for tickets and/or additional information.

To learn more about Lions visit and if you would like to attend a local meeting, or speak with a San Jose Host Lion, please contact Gayle Kludt at

Until next time,

Joe Adamson

President, San Jose Host

Membership and Retention Session following Women’s Seminar

MEMBERSHIP AND RETENTION SESSION will be held immediately following the Women’s Seminar on Sat., Feb. 11th from 2 to 3pm for all interested. Bring your ideas and questions for an informal discussion of what is working and areas of concern. There will be a panel of 4 Global Membership Team members who will share some of their ideas that have worked and answer your questions.

USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum
Tampa Bay

Forum LogoSeptember 13-15, 2012
This year don’t worry about being away from the family, 
bring them with you!

Your time in Tampa can be exactly what you want it to be.  A family destination with so many things to do.

The Forum Planning Committee has created an event that is completely designed for families.  The location, the many attractions and most importantly a learning event filled with new seminars and inspiring speakers.

Regardless of whether you are a new Lion or a Lion leader that wants to increase your knowledge and leadership skills, Tampa is ready with open arms that creates an experience you will always cherish.  Take a few minutes to register today by clicking here, you’ll be glad you did!

January 2012 Forum Newsletter

Third District Cabinet Meeting

Greetings Lions of 4-C6 !

Join us at our 3rd Cabinet Meeting at the Santa Clara Blind Center on February 18th. The theme for this meeting is “Sports”, so plan to wear something from your favorite sports team. We also will be collecting gently used warm coats and canned or packaged food for the local community, please plan to bring one or both to the meeting!

Plan to attend one of the 3 training sessions that will start once the Cabinet Meeting is over…

  1. “How to Save Time Filing Your PU-101 on the LCI Website” – Tech Team
  2.  Lions Orientation and Branch Club training – GMT Experts
  3.  Community Disaster Emergency Preparedness – Alert Team

Join us for a lively and informative Cabinet Meeting, stay for the training sessions and don’t forget the Governor’s Roast !

Click here for Agenda.

Liz Crooke, DG
District 4-C6

Sunnyvale Host Lions Club 80th Anniversary and Annual Family BBQ

Join us as we celebrate 80 years in Lionism!
The Celebration will be held at the Annual Family BBQ

Date:  August 11, 2012
Time:  1:00pm to 6:00pm

Tri-Tip, BBQ Chicken, vegetarian fare, beans, salads and all the trimmings!
The meal will be served at 2:00pm

Location:  Santa Clara Elks Lodge
1680 Martin Avenue, Santa Clara, Ca

Tickets:  Adults:  $25.00   Children: 13 – 18 $10.00.  Under 12 are free.

There will be a bounce house, wading pools, face painting and games for the kids!  There will be tons of raffle and silent auction items!

For tickets please contact:

  • Club President Suzie DeUnger  408-378-1678
  • Club Secretary Bob DeUnger  650-996-4127
  • Club Treasurer Dennis Moreno 408-739-0808

*Tickets also available at the door!   Click here for flyer