Monthly Archives: November 2012



This date marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.  Diabetes Education and Prevention is the current theme led by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization.

The World Diabetes Day logo is the blue circle – the global symbol for diabetes. The logo was adopted in 2007 to mark the passage of the United Nations World Diabetes Day Resolution. The significance of the blue circle symbol is overwhelmingly positive. Across cultures, the circle symbolizes life and health. The color blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the color of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic. Continue reading

Scales of Justice One Warm Coat Drive

One Warm Coat flyerThe need has never been greater and it’s never been easier to make a difference in your community.  Here is your opportunity to make sure that nobody goes without such a basic necessity as a coat this winter.

San Jose Scales of Justice Lions Club is collecting clean, gently used coats and jackets as part of the One Warm Coat community service project.  Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome. One Warm Coat is dedicated to distributing reusable coats, free of charge, directly to local children and adults.  The program is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets that you no longer need.

Last year we collected 120 coats and this year on the first day of our drive we collected 60 coats for Sacred Heart Community Service which served over 57,000 individuals last year.  The majority of them came in for clothing and food.  Warm coats and blankets are essential for  families and the homeless.

Contact us at or (408) 641-0765 and we’ll arrange for a pickup or you may deliver them to the address on the flyer.

Freedom Lions Ladies Christmas Party

Lion Maureen’s Lions Ladies Christmas Party is November 29. All ladies and gentlemen are invited to attend. Please bring an unwrapped toy for donation to the Salvation Army. There will be a potluck meal so please bring a dish.  Holidays are the time to remember others less fortunate. Please contact Mo ( or 831-724-7919) if you can join us. We hope to see you there.

Mareen Moore
Freedom Lions

Welcome, Soquel High School Leos Club

Submitted by Allen King, Reprinted from Times Publishing Group

An installation ceremony was held on Thursday, November 8th at the Cabrillo Host Lions Clubhouse in Aptos for incoming officers of the Soquel High School Leo Club. Sarena Hineser-Harwood was elected as the club president for 2012-2013 term.  Hineser-Harwood is a new member of the Soquel High School Leo Club along with over twenty members in the newly chartered Leo Club.  L-E-O-S stands for leadership, experience, opportunity and service. Continue reading

Community Disaster Preparedness Education Project

Dear Lions,

District4-C6 Alert Team has developed, in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, a Lions Club sized presentation about disaster preparedness. We are available and are eager to meet with your clubs and provide a program. For more information about a presentation please call one of the contacts listed below.

Yours in Lionism

Robert “Bob” Ferber
District Governor

Contact Information
T.A. Hunter: 408-836-1540 – tahunter4 <at> yahoo <dot> com

Passing of Phyllis Brown, City of Hope

For those who remember Phyllis from our annual bus trip to City of Hope for Lions Tribute Day, it is with great sadness I pass along a message from Nancy Lewis, City of Hope:

I’m so very sad to share this news. My dear colleague and friend, Phyllis Brown, passed away Friday morning from cancer. Services will be as follows:

Viewing: Sunday, Nov 18th from 2-6pm at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, LA 90068
Memorial Service: Monday, November 19th @ 10 am at Price Chapel AME Church, 4000 W. Slauson, LA 90043
Repast: Price Chapel AME Church

Phyllis will be deeply, deeply missed. Please keep her son, Gary, in your prayers.

Click here if you wish to sign her Memory Book or Share a Memory.

District convention

Our district convention will be at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento from May 8 through May 12. Details to come in February.

This used the be the Radisson, which became the Woodlake, which is now the Red Lion Woodlake. The old Red Lion is now the Clarion. Confused? Don’t be. Go to the old Radisson or click the link above to see the map. See you there!