Monthly Archives: August 2013

Willow Glen Lions 1st Annual Brews and Bites

Please save the date, October 19, 2013.  At 3:30 pm our first annual Brews and Bites event will start.  The event is scheduled to run through 7:00 PM.  Event flier is available here

We will have beer tasting and some savory bites to go with the beer.

This event benefits San Jose Willow Glen Lions Charities and Parents Helping Parent (PHP). Visit their website,  to hear and read the amazing stories of how PHP helps families.

Tickets will be available in advance for $25 and $35 at the door.

Sobrato Building for Non-profits / Parents Helping Parents

1400 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose, CA

3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Opportunity Drawing*

Silent Auction


*Winners need not be present to win, purchase your drawing tickets from in advance, if you’d like.

Red Cross Lions Training Class October 19

download (1)The Red Cross will hold a Lions Training Class on Sat., Oct. 19, 2013 at the Red Cross headquarters @ 2731 North 1st Street San Jose, CA. 95124 from 8 to 12 noon. The class will be FREE and will be open to any Lion in our District.

Also, a Red Cross planning Drill will be held on Sat. 10/5/13 from 8:30am to 4:30pm for anyone interested with a followup critiquing of the drill. Please contact your Zone or Region Chair or Karen Fillmore, Len Grilli or Howard Mukoyama if you would like to attend this important training.

Yosemite Rim Fire – Lions in Action &
Help Request

Please read and take it for an invitation from ID Larry Dicus.  DG Goody


The Yosemite ‘Rim Fire’ continues to rage out of control. As of today, it is only 1% contained.  Since Monday area Lions led by Sonora Lions have been feeding evacuees and firefighters.  Lions Clubs International Foundation has sent disaster grant funds of $10,000 to help the Lions effort.  To date, volunteers from the following clubs have answered the call – working 3 shifts a day to assist Sonora Lions:

  • Arnold
  • Chowchilla Lioness
  • Copperopolis Tullock Lake
  • Lodi MexAm
  • Merced
  • Modesto 500
  • San Andreas 49er 

If you volunteered and your club is not listed, please forgive me!  Rim Fire

Good news:  The Lion volunteer schedule is staffed through Thursday of next week.

How can you help? 

Lion volunteers are being staffed 3 shifts a day:  7 AM to Noon; Noon to 4 PM; 4 PM to 9 PM.   Priority is breakfast and dinner.  The primary need is cooks and servers.  

If you and fellow Lions or friends can volunteer starting next Friday, please call PDG Tom Panhallegon and/or Lion Bob Bader at (209) 694-5191.  Either one can provide you more information on how you can help.

The kitchen and shelter is located at the Sonora Fairgrounds which is accessible by Hwy 108 up from the valley, take the first Sonora exit.

Again, if you can help the Sonora Lions and other area Lions starting next Friday please call.

PLEASE DO NOT JUST SHOW UP!  CALL PDG Tom or Lion Bob (209) 694-5191

Please be aware, the situation is very fluid, and needs may change. However, it would be very helpful to them to have next weekend scheduled ASAP!  They will need relief!

Yours in Service,

Larry Signature

Larry Dicus
International Director

Cupertino DeAnza Lions Halloween Party

The Cupertino DeAnza Lions will have their Second Halloween Party Fundraiser on Saturday, October 19th, 2013, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  The event will take place at the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center (101 North Bascom Avenue; San Jose, CA 95128).  There will be games, prizes, music and dancing with a DJ, and of course food and beverages. Last year’s inaugural event was a great winner with kids and adults alike – this year’s event promises again  fun for the entire family!!!
Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
All proceeds will go to the club’s “OneSight” program.
More details about ticket prices coming soon.


Student Speaker Contest

Remember to order your Student Speaker Packets soon, dead line is Oct 1, 2013. There will be a charge of $15.00 if your Lions Club orders the packet after Oct. 1.

Effective 2014 -2015, the club contest winner will be awarded $100.00 and the other contest speakers will receive $25.00. At the Zone Level, the winner will receive $125.00 and the Region Level, the winner will receive $175.00. This way our district is at the same level of all the other service Organizations.

There will be some changes to the handbook, so be sure to read it closely!   Most of all, KNOW the contest rules and the causes for disqualifications.

The topic for this year Student Speaker Contest is: Community service, What does it mean and Why does it matter?

I  just got back from the Council of Governors meeting and I am passing this information to all the Lions in District 4-C6.

PDG Dennis Miller

Area 2 Student Speaker Chairperson

Zone Ice Cream Social with Hollister, Gilroy, San Martin and Morgan Hill Lions

Come join us for an all-you-can-eat ice cream social at the San Martin Lions Hall on August 15 at 7:30pm. The four clubs in our zone will be sharing their activities and projects, learning about upcoming district opportunities and collaborating for an evening of fun! Bring ideas, pictures or any others way to share what Lions are doing in the area! $5 at the door for Lions, guests of Lions are free!

click here for flyer – First Zone Party

Monterey Lighthouse Lions BBQ

 Club Fundraiser
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chili, Salad & all the fixings
Sunday Sept. 15, 2013 – 12:30PM
Cost – $15.
@ Blind & Visually Impaired Center
225 Laurel Ave. Pacific Grove
RSVP by 9/10/2013

This is an administrative fundraiser open to Lions, to help raise funds to Lighthousefinance this club. Monterey Lighthouse Lions Club is an endorsed District Project. Please show your support by attending or sending in a donation to keep this club/project in operation. Thanks to Scales of Justice Lions for hosting the BBQ.

For tickets, Contact:
PDG Steve Brown


Salinas Host lost a “great” Lion!

John “Smokey” Thompson from Salinas Host Lions, passed away at his home

in Salinas on August 1, 2013!

Celebration of Life with full military honors will be held on August 8, 2013,

at 1 p.m. at the Salinas Sports Complex Banquet Hall.

Located at 1034 North Main Street, Salinas.

The family is having a potluck affair, so please bring a dish.

If you wish to send a card, his home address is:

396 Rainier Drive, Salinas, California  93906

Jan Miller, 2nd VDG