Monthly Archives: May 2014


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Milpitas Executive Lions Club cordially invites you to
2014-15 Installation of Officers
Induction of New Members
Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 10:00 am
Beverly Heritage Hotel
1820 Barber Lane Milpitas
California 95035

Cost: $25.00 per person

*Nelly Danao Cabuslay will be the Incoming Club President

For more information call (408)430-7830 or send us an e-mail:

In Memoriam 2014

On this Memorial Day weekend, in memory of our departed Lions, 2013-2014, who not only served the community as Lions, but many of whom served our great country as veterans.

LEOs receive Young Leaders Service Awards

Seven Monta Vista High School students are this year’s recipients of the prestigious Lions Clubs International Young Leaders in Service Award. The award honors students who contribute 50 or more hours of community service in a given year. Caroline Chen, Katie Chen, Sharon Tung, Jennifer Chen, Rachael Tham and William Chang received Silver Seal Awards (50 hours), and Kevin Coe received the Gold Seal Award (100 hours). Kevin Coe is a two-time recipient of the Gold Seal Award, an honor realized by only 3-4 four students per year world-wide.

The students are all members of the De Anza Lions sponsored Monta Vista High School Leo Club, a campus community service organization. The awards were presented by De Anza Lion Kent Vincent on May 18 at a banquet held in honor of the Leos at TGI Friday’s Restaurant in Cupertino.  Two-year Leo Club President and graduating senior Jessica Ho was also honored with a special Lions award for outstanding leadership. The club has tripled in membership (105 members), outreach and charity fundraising during her tenure, focusing on such projects as the Special Olympics, the National Children’s Cancer Society and One Sight programs for disadvantaged students needing glasses.

De Anza Lions Club is one of the largest and most active in the Bay Area. It has introduced and motivated many students to community service and made possible the service hours that earned so many members this year’s Lions Clubs International Young Leaders in Service Award.

Contributed by DeAnza Lion Kent Vincent

Wine Tour seats available

WineGraphic2014With convention approaching this week, the Wine Tour is filling up, but we still have a few seats available. Here’s our itinerary:

9:30 Meet at the lobby of the Marriott
10:30 Stop at Garré Winery for wine tasting
12:00 Dine at Poppy Ridge Golf Course for lunch. Browse the menu.
1:30 Head over to 3 Steves Winery for more wine
3:30 Back to the hotel

Leave the driving to us: $15 covers the cost of transportation. You pay for winery tasting fees—$5 at Garré and $10 at 3 Steves, can be applied towards purchase—and lunch.

RSVP to Mary Kelly at 408-836-2051 or

County of Santa Clara and City of Milpitas to Proclaim May as Eyeglass Recycling Month

Eyeglass Box

County of Santa Clara and City of Milpitas to Proclaim May as Eyeglass Recycling Month


May 20, 2014 Tuesday, 9:00 AM at the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor Chamber located at 70 West Hedding,  San Jose, CA.

May 20, 2014 Tuesday, 7:00PM at Milpitas City Council chamber, 2nd floor, 455 East Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas, CA.

For over 80 years individual Lions clubs and districts in the United States, Canada and other countries has been collecting used eyeglasses to be donated to needy people throughout developing countries. In October 1994 the Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Program was adopted as an official service activity of the Lions Clubs International. In 2012-13 Lions clubs received more than 3,235,917 pairs of reusable eyeglasses.

Eyeglass recycling boxes are distributed by District 4-C6 Clubs in different. Lions members volunteer their time and services by collecting used eyeglasses for donation, cleaning, repairing, classifying and distributing them through other Lions Clubs hosting optical missions in various countries.

Thank you to all the clubs for your continuously supporting this project.


Meet Special Guest Lion Betrand Duvier at Milpitas Gateway on Tuesday Evening!

Coat of Arms of Namur, Belgium

Namur, Belgium

Lion Betrand Duvivier, Immediate Past President (IPP) of Namur Lions Club in Namur Belgium will be the special guest of Milpitas Gateway Lion during their regular club meeting on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 pm at Denny’s Restaurant, 333 S Abbott Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035.

Lion Betrand will give us a 10 minute presentation, telling us all about the Namur Lions Club, and the activities of Lions in Belgium.

It’s bound to be informative and fun, and a great opportunity for for MD 4-C6 Lions begin building first hand relationships with Lions Clubs around the world. Don’t miss it!

We invited and encourage all Lions, whatever your club, to join us and make Lion Betrand welcome and learn about the activities of Lions in Belgium



Seaside Lions Chicken Dinner fundraiser

chicken dinnerThe Seaside Lions Club will be holding a Chicken Dinner fundraiser on Saturday
May 31, 12noon to 3pm, Pick Up only, at the Seaside Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Avenue. Donation $8 per dinner.
Contact any club member for tickets, or Andy 372-5913.
Club meets on 2nd Thursday 12 noon and 4th Thursday 6:30pm at the Black Bear Diner on Fremont Street.

**HELP San Martin Lions put in a PLAYGROUND**

The  San Martin Lions are excited to be building a brand new PLAYGROUND in the San Martin Community Park. We would love all of our Lion friends throughout the District to join us for an absolutely FUN and memorable day for your entire family! The playground will be installed using 100% volunteer labor from over 200 people in 6 hours on JUNE 7. Be there at 8am for breakfast and we will provide gloves, tools, food and beverages…not to mention music and a little comedy to kick us off! All ages and ability levels are encouraged to SIGN UP! Click the picture of our playground below or go to to VOLUNTEER or LEND needed tools!! SEE FLYER HERE

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