During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are meeting virtually on Zoom, at 12:15 (almost) every Tuesday.
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for a link to our meeting.
Here is what you need to know about paying your dues. Please pay them as soon as possible.
There are three ways to pay your dues:
-You do not need to print a ticket to show us. Eventbrite will let us know about your payment.
It’s a contest! We have two speakers now, one each from Monte Vista and Mitty. The club level contest will be held in mid-February (date to be confirmed).
The church had to change the date of our breakfast. The club’s Annual Pancake Breakfast will now be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Tickets and more to come soon.
We had a good turnout for this meeting. Back from his summer hideout in Canada was Lion Ward Eister. Lion Larry Edson was also in attendance, and future Lion Hobee made his second of three visits (he also helped work the beer booth at Oktoberfest this past weekend).
Save the Date: Lion Bert Caro let us know that the club’s Holiday Party is tentatively set for Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30pm, at Aldo’s.
Campbell’s volunteer appreciation dinner takes place Nov. 1 at Nordahl Hall, 580 W. Parr Ave. in Los Gatos. It is a free event in appreciation for all of those individuals (including our club members) who volunteered over the past year at events and activities like Oktoberfest. If you are going to attend, register with the Campbell Chamber of Commerce so that they can order enough food.
The Lions Eye Foundation’s latest newsletter mentions our club for donating $1,000 last year. Note that most of our donations last year were higher than usual because of a surplus of unspent money in the charity fund, left over from the previous 3 years.
The club received a thank you from Stop Hunger Now for our donation to help them purchase food for distribution. They will need volunteers to help pack the food on November 2nd. Contact Lion Pres. Judy if you are interested in helping.
We continue to collect pill bottles (labels removed), plastic bottle caps, and cell phones—along with our traditional used eyeglass collection. If you have any of these items, bring them to a meeting.
We collected for White Cane Days on October 6 & 7. This year’s budget had a goal of collecting $1,000. As of the meeting on Tuesday, 10/10, Lion Ed Pansullo reported that we had collected a total of $1,481.93. Thank you to everyone who turned out to collect money, and to all of those who donated.
Several pairs of glasses were donated both days as well.
The West San Jose-Campbell Lions Club will be collecting donations of cash and checks on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7. We will be in front of these two post offices during business hours:
We will also accept donations of your used eyeglasses at both locations.
You can donate online with a credit card now through October 10 at wsjclionswhitecane.eventbrite.com
We have two special programs to start the month of October, and we would like all club members, former members, friends, and others to attend (and bring a guest if you can).
We always like to have good attendance for our speakers, and we enjoy seeing you at a meeting. Please join us if you can.
We would also like to see you at one or both fundraising events this month:
There’s another way to help with White Cane Days! For the first time, we are trying out taking White Cane donations online (credit and debit cards only).
We are asking you to send a note to your Facebook friends, or an email or anything to anyone else you know, inviting them to visit https://wsjclionswhitecane.eventbrite.com and make a donation to the club. There is more information about the club and White Cane Days on that page that you can copy and use in your note.
The page will be available to take donations now through October 10.
Our website (wsjclions.org) will be changing soon. This will mainly affect the “front”, or “landing” page.
When it changes, the new front page will be a static page with general information about our club. The first page you have seen in the past, with the latest news and the club calendar, will still be accessible under a [News] button on the menu.
If you bookmark the News page after the change is complete, then for you it will seem like nothing has changed.
The club is expanding its digital presence. The club’s addresses and numbers are listed below for your reference and exploration:
1st VP Roald Alexander was in charge this week, with Lion Pres. Judy and Lion Sec. Jan both away on vacation. They are expected to return on the 29th. What started out to be a quiet meeting became quite busy.
[Breaking News!] There is a supply hiccup.
Our two, school related contests are both approaching as well.
We have lost most of our school contacts. If you have any contact information for Middle Schools (Peace Poster contest) or High Schools (Speaker Contest), please let the project chairs know. We came up with a few possibilities in the meeting, but we definitely need more.
Lion Pres. Judy reminded the club that she and Lion Sec. Jan will be on vacation next week (8/22), returning for the 8/29 meeting.
The following week, Lion Art Low will be one of five or six doctors on a relatively large Lions in Sight trip to Panama. He, and any other participating Lions, will miss the meeting on 9/5.
With all of the absences, Lion Judy has asked District Governor Bob Stewart to postpone his visitation, scheduled for 8/22, until sometime in September.
The AJ Robinson Foundation is looking for more drivers in the northern part of District 4-C6. They already have drivers for the southern part of our district.
Lion Art announced that Campbell’s Oktoberfest will be held on October 21 & 22. We will need a lot of volunteers to sign up for serving beer on both days. The ABC training, if you need it (registration required), will be held on Sunday 10/1.