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Installation Dinner

Reminder: Our club installation dinner will be held on Monday, June 24 at 6pm at Three Flames Restaurant, Meridian Ave, San Jose.  Please prepay at the meeting.  This is your chance to see and steal the club charter!!!

Installation Dinner 2019

Our installation dinner will be held on June 24, 2019 at Three Flames Restaurant on Meridian Ave, San Jose at 6pm.  Please sign up at one of our meetings and choose from of three entrees. Please pay prior to the dinner — no paying at the door.  PDG Marlene Duffin will be the installing officer.

Please Pay Your Dues!

Here is what you need to know about paying your dues. Please pay them as soon as possible.

How much do I owe for dues?

  • $65 for the next six months, or
  • $130 for the entire year.

How do I pay my dues?

There are three ways to pay your dues:

  1. At a club meeting
    Pay by cash or check (made payable to: West San Jose-Campbell Lions Club)
     
  2. By mail
    Pay by check (made payable to: West San Jose-Campbell Lions Club).
    Mail it to:
    West San Jose-Campbell Lions Club
    c/o Roald Alexander
    392 Menker Avenue
    San Jose, CA 95128-2401
     
  3. Online
    Pay by credit or debit card
    -Go to wsjclcdues.eventbrite.com. The password is: wsjclc
    -Purchase a ticket to pay for 6 months dues.
    -Note: A credit/debit card processing charge of $3.64 will be added to your purchase
    .
    -You do not need to print a ticket to show us. Eventbrite will let us know about your payment.

Activities: Spring 2018

Student Speaker Contest:

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).

Pancake Breakfast:

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.

Meeting News: Oct. 24, 2017

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.

White Cane Days a Success!

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.

White Cane Day Information to Share

White Cane Day

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:

  • 500 W. Hamilton Ave., Campbell, CA | Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm | Sat 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • 1750 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA | Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm | Sat 10:00am – 2:00pm

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

A Few Notes

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).

  • Tuesday, October 3: Mike Stonehouse, Campbell Chamber of Commerce, with some facts about the Pledge of Allegience
  • Tuesday, October 10: Special guest and new US Citizen, Lion Henrik S., in town for another visit to our club and a discussion of US Immigration and Citizenship.

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:

  • White Cane Days (10/6 & 10/7): Last Tuesday, the sign-up list still had some blanks to be filled in. Please contact Lion Ed Pansullo at 408-378-7327 if you can help.
  • Oktoberfest (10/21 & 10/22): There were still a few slots open, mostly on Sunday afternoon. Contact Lion Art Low at 408-839-5495 if you are ready to have some fun working alongside your fellow Lions.

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.

Our Digital Presence (Cheat Sheet)

The club is expanding its digital presence. The club’s addresses and numbers are listed below for your reference and exploration:

  • Club Phone #: 408.915.8674
    A “permanent” Google voice # (free), currently forwards calls to Roald Alexander, Ed Pansullo.
  • Club Email: Lions (at) wsjclions (dot) org
    Public email address. The older address, info (at) wsjclions (dot) org, also works.
  • Club Web Site: https://wsjclions.org
    The club’s website, with club information, an event calendar, and more.
  • You can follow us on Twitter. Twitter handle: @wsjclionsclub
    Not on Twitter? View our Twitter posts on the Web: https://twitter.com/WSJCLionsClub
  • Eventbrite: https://WSJCLionsClub.eventbrite.com
    Site being tried for taking online donations, selling event tickets, making dues payments. It accepts credit and debit cards.
  • Web http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/san_jose_campbell_wsj/
    Our club’s e-clubhouse web page, from Lions International.
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