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August 8 Meeting

Lion President Judy reminded everyone that there will NOT be a Board Meeting in August. This is due, in part, to vacations. The next Board Meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 28th, at 6:30pm.

Our new Pill Bottle collection program continues. We are collecting used pill bottles, with their labels removed, for use in Africa and elsewhere where pills are purchased in bulk and they don’t have individual containers available. Acceptable bottles include

  • Prescription and over-the-counter pill bottles
  • Large and small pill bottles
  • Pill Bottles with and without secure caps (child resistant)

Bring your bottles to our Tuesday meetings, where we will collect them. Lion Linda will gather them for shipment to Matthew 25: Ministries, which packs the bottles along with shipments of medicine being sent to countries in need.

Our newest member has been voted into the club. Lion Linda’s husband is now Lion Dave Logan. Although he has been voted into the club, we are waiting with his formal induction to allow the District Governor to induct him. The DG’s visitation is being rescheduled for a date hopefully in September.

August 1 Meeting

Lion President Judy reported on the July Board Meeting. The main item was the passage of the 2017-2018 budget. We will be spending a little less money this coming year as compared to 2016-2017– this is because we had accumulated a surplus that we spent down over the course of the past year. Now all we have to do is raise all of the money the budget calls for us to spend.

September 12, Lion Art Low will give us a program on the Lions in Sight trip to Panama, taking place Sept. 2-9.

There will not be a board meeting in August. The next Board Meeting will be September 28, 6:30pm.

The club will try to recruit schools to participate in this year’s Lions Peace Poster Contest. This year’s theme: The Future of Peace. It is hoped that either Lion Bert or Lion Ed will chair this project for the club.

Lion Judy reported that the Blind Center is in financial trouble, and it might merge with Palo Alto’s center. The Bascom Ave. location would remain, and additional programs from Palo Alto’s program would be offered there.

Tail Twister’s Party, July 21

It’s almost here! The 2017 Tail Twister’s Party will take place on Friday, July 21, from 6-9pm.

The location is the same as last year: Onyx Condos, 912 Campisi Way, Campbell [Google Map]. It will be in the Community Room, just inside the entrance and to the right. Parking is available across Campisi by The Garett restaurant, or across Bascom Ave. by Wells Fargo Bank.

Lion Art will bring the food, and Lion Larry is bringing the beverages. We need you to bring yourself and your appetite.

We also need a head count. Sign-up at a club meeting, or by contacting Lion Roald at Be sure to state if you are a +1 or more.

Health & Welfare: Connie Keller

Lion Art Low sent the following message on Sunday afternoon.

Hi All,

Sad to say that Connie Keller passed 
last week at home in her sleep.  The services 
will be this Friday at St Lucy's at 10:00am.  There 
will also be a rosary at Campbell Memorial on 
Thursday at 6pm but it's also the time of our installation
dinner so I'll just be attending on Friday.


Mary Constance Keller Obituary

Nov 16th 1938- June 5th 2017
Resident of San Jose

Connie Keller passed away peacefully in her sleep at home at the age of 78.

Installation Dinner on June 15th

Thursday, June 15th, the newly elected club officers will be installed into their respective offices. The installation will take place during dinner at Buca di Beppo in the Pruneyard Shopping Center, from 6:00-8:00pm. Dinner will cost $40, and there is a firm limit of 18 attendees.

We will also be looking to see if Lion Art still has the club Charter, and to see if Pres.-Elect Judy can hold on to it long enough to get it home.

Sign up at the next club meeting.

May 30 Meeting Notes

  • Lion Bert Caro reported on attending Campbell’s Memorial Day Service. This year’s service started an hour earlier than usual, at 9am. Lion Bert didn’t know and had to scramble to distribute flags to the veterans in attendance. He reported that the brick the club had purchased was in place, and that more bricks are still available for purchase.
  • Lion Jan reported that she has answered the call to serve as the Zone Chair for Region 2 Zone 1 this coming year.
  • Lion Art reminded the club that this year’s Relay for Life will be on July 15. If members wish to support the Relay without actually walking, Lion Art welcomed them to sponsor him.
  • Lion Art reported that his son, Ryan, will be sworn in as an Officer in the SJPD on Monday, 6/5. This event will take place at the SJPD HQ, 201 W. Mission St., San Jose.
  • Lion Art also shared that at the end of July he will complete the sale of his practice and the moving of his office. The new location will be at the Family Eyecare Center, 338 E. Hamilton Ave. near Central Ave. in Campbell. He will be working about 1 day per week. (Sounds like advertising, doesn’t it?)

May 30 Meeting

  • May 30: Regular Meeting.
  • On the agenda: a discussion of our presence on the internet, and our “abandoned” websites.
  • Sign up for the Installation Dinner on June 15. Only a very limited number of seats remain.

  • Next week (6/6): Regular Meeting, with program: Ellen Vogelsang, Close Up Foundation.
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