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Possible Point of Confusion — Please Read This!

A number of Lions have already accepted invitations that were sent out last week to join this site so that they can begin to contribute information by writing their own posts. Bear in mind, that we are all learning this software togethere. Those of us on the committee implementing it are only one to three steps ahead of the rest of you and some situations may arise that take us by surprise. I even have a real life example.

One early adopter went throught the process of creating his account and then immediately wrote a post. I happened to call him later that evening about something else and he told me what he’d done. I was puzzled, because i couldn’t find his post on the site, so I told him I’d investigate and he said he’d poke around too, see what he could learn.

Long story short, when you accept the invitation to be a part of the WordPress community, and a member of this particular group, you are also granted your very own blogspace. At least some of you are, anyway. Clearly there’s a choice that you all are making somewhere along the line, because as I look at the membership records from the administrative page, one piece of information I’m given about each of you is the URL to your blog. For some of you, that URL is the same as the URL for this site: 4c6lions.wordpress.com. For others of you, your URL is to a different WordPress blog, namely, yours, but you are all members of this group. However those of you who do have your own blogspace may need to pay attention to which blog you are posting to when you do. Otherwise you might be sitting at your computer wondering where your words are going! That’s exactly what happened to the Lion in my example last week, We found his post on his blog, so he came back and re-wrote it into this one.

Contact us if you have any problems or questions about this.

AND START POSTING! Let’s just fill this space with all the news and information about what’s happening in 4-C6. I predict that by the end of this Lions year, we won’t know how we ever managed without a resource like this at our disposal.

Cheers!

HD

UPDATE 10/8/08: Here’s a tip to make sure you’re posting to the correct blog: When you are in the “Write Post” mode, the screen should look something like this:

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Note the prominent text that reads “District 4-C6 Lions” if anything else appears but that text, you are posting to the WRONG site! 🙂

How to get your mail or email to every club president and/or secretary in the District.

I was recently asked how one would go about getting an email, a flyer, a letter or other materials distributed to the primary officers of every club in the district: the club presidents and secretaries.

To send paper (snail) mail, one requests of the Cabinet Secretary, the labels for either or both groups, then apply those labels to your stuffed envelopes, stamp ’em and mail.

To send email, contact the Cabinet Secretary. It may be that he will simply forward your message to his distro list of these folks, or hey may provide you with a list of email addresses.

In either case, the CS will have the most current and accurate information for everyone in our district, particularly those two very important members of each club.

District Calendar

The calendar application that we’re trying out at this time is pretty straightforward and it’s free! Of course, being free, there are some minor annoyances, but this is probably a stopgap measure until we identify (or develop) a more permanent approach.

One of the limitations of this free software is that we can only have one login name and password. So, I figure w’ll share for now, anyway. To learn what password will let you in so that you can add all your club’s events, contact Hugh Donagher (Sunnyvale Host). You know where to find me. (Sitting at my computer, of course!)

Cheers!

Hugh Donagher

Lions of this District are invited to contribute to this site

If you would like to post information about your club’s happenings and publicize your projects and fundraisers, or if you are a District officer or chairperson who would like to promote your projects, meetings and evens here, simply contact Hugh Donagher or John Kelly, whose contact information can be found in the district directory.

(Please note that publishing personal phone numbers and email addresses on publicly accessible blogs is not something we recommend. Read the post on protecting your privacy for more discussion on this topic.)

Cupertino Host Lions Club to be featured on Cable15

(Posted on behalf of Lion Jim Isaacson, from an email he distributed.)

At the Cupertino Lions Fish-A-Thon videotaping was conducted for showing on public access TV. A ‘in-studio” session was taped with Governor Marlene and myself. The two segments have been edited into a “For the Better Part” series show. Here is the schedule I received for the showing (schedule was also sent to the “Cupertino Scene”). If you have cable please look for “The Better Part”. The segment on Lions will be shown on most public access channels in the area of District 4C6. Please publish notices wherever possible. After the showing we Lions will be able to purchase DVD copies, which hopefully will be useful in letting out the secret on Lions.

Jim Isaacson

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Cupertino Senior Television Productions

Cupertino Senior Center~ 21251 Stevens Creek Boulevard

Cupertino, CA 95014

408-777-3150

Date: August 04, 2008

To: Distribution

From: Carl McCann, Secretary

Re: “The Better Part” September 2008 Coordinated Schedule for Channel 15 in Cupertino, Los Altos and Mountain View.

NOTE: The Programs listed below are aired Mondays at 4:30 PM on Channel 15 in all three locations. The repeat showings are on Channel 15 at 7:00 PM in Cupertino and Los Altos only.

Programs for September 2008 include:

September 15, 16 & 19 — #912 Cupertino Host Lions Club

The International Lions Club in 202 Countries. Learn about the Community Service of the Cupertino Lions.