Monthly Archives: October 2012

4th Annual Blanket Drive

Somewhere there is a child who is cold… and we’re helping again!

In the past three years we have collected over 2,500 blankets. Please join us as we once again collect blankets for Sacred Heart. Main drop-off is on November 11, 2012 at 1150 Hillsdale Ave (next to Denny’s) San Jose, 95118 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. You may also bring your blankets to the cabinet meeting on Nov 10 and give them to any Almaden Super Lions member or visit to find early drop-off sites.

Prunedale Lions Reverse Drawing

Prunedale Lions is selling tickets for their reverse drawing to be held on Nov. 15 at the Prunedale Grange. Cocktails 5:30 Dinner at 6:00. Tickets available at Dick’s Auto Service or Freeman Lumber or call Bob at 831-594-5206.

Election Night Couriers Needed

Earn cash for your club AND help support the election process by volunteering to bring ballots up to the Registrar of Voters (ROV)  in San Jose on election night.  All clubs in Santa Clara County are eligible to participate.  We are in need of 45 teams (90 folks) immediately. Each team will earn $120 stipend for attending a 90 minute training session and for driving the ballots to the ROV.  What’s the catch?  You and your teammates must complete the training before next Monday, Oct. 22.  For a list of training sessions, click  TRAINING CALENDAR . For more information call Lion Jeanine at 408-210-5515 or read the ROV November 2012a F.A.Q.

Scales of Justice Lions First Meatball Cook-Off

Italian chef

14th Annual Spaghetti Feed and First Meatball Cook-Off to benefit the Lions Measles Initiative October 21 at San Martin Lions Hall.

Join Scales of Justice Lions in their quest to find the Perfect Meatball and raise money for the Lions Measles Initiative.  For every $2 raised by Lions, $1 is matched by the Gates Foundation.  For less than $1 we can vaccinate a child for life and help save 157 million children this year.

Enter your perfect meatball and let the judges decide who makes the best meatballs.  Enter for a chance to win the Scales of Justice Lions Summa Spicy Meatball Cook-Off Trophy!  

Go to for more details.

Want To Help Our Campus Club?

District Lions, San Jose Spartan Lions at San Jose State University is the first Campus Lions Club developing in Silicon Valley,  in our 4-C6 District, and so far in Northern California.  They could use some help by clicking “Like” on their Facebook page.  Nothing else, and no obligation. Let’s help them out,  just go in and “Like” them.

Karen Fillmore
2nd VDG, District 4-C6

Camp for Kids with Diabetes Fundraiser (Update)

Attention Lions! The Camp for Kids with Diabetes Fundraiser date has been changed to 19 January 2013 from 3:30-7:30 PM. Tickets will be distributed at the 2nd Cabinet Meeting on November 3rd. We are expecting a large crowd this year at the Elks Club on Alma Avenue in San Jose so send in your checks as soon as possible to reserve your space.

Update on Camp for Kids Fundraiser: New menu, Tri-tip and pulled pork sliders plus some really fabulous desserts! New this year, Silent Auction with plenty of golf and beauty spa visits. And don’t forget our Gift Basket Competition: Have your club build a fabulous gift basket and win $200.00 for your charities!

The Diabetic Youth Foundation (celebrating their 75th Anniversary in November) has taken over the administration of Camp de los Ninos and we are working closely with them as well as the Elks to bring in more supporters of this traditional fund raiser for District 4-C6. For this reason, we are doing our best to support them in their fundraisers as well. Click here for more information about their 75th Anniversary Party and Gala, which is also a good time for Lions to get to know this new partner of ours in helping Kids with Diabetes.

Please share with your club. Thank you for your past and future support.

Co-chairs Lion Peter, Lion Val and Lion Don