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.

Hunger at Home Saves Unused Food

Our speaker on June 16, 2017 was Madison Nguyen, CEO of Hunger at Home. She is also a former Vice Mayor of the City of San Jose, and termed out of office in 2014.

Hunger at Home is a nonprofit that acts as a matchmaker between the kitchens of hotels and convention centers and local nonprofits. A hotel or convention center with unused meals are matched with one or more nonprofits that collect the food and serve it to those in need. On a typical day, 600-1000 meals are distributed, food that would otherwise have been thrown away. Meals were distributed to many of the evacuees of the recent flooding in San Jose. During the recent 3-day long Facebook F8 conference at the San Jose Convention Center, approximately 3,500 unused meals were collected and distributed to those in need.

It doesn’t stop at food either. As hotels rotate out their used linens, pillows, china, even their flat screen televisions, those items are collected and distributed to individuals and nonprofits that can use them.

Learn more about them at

Boogie/Campbell’s Music Festival

Our club was successful in staffing beer booth #4 at the two-day event. A number of Lions and friends helped staff the four shifts.

The very warm weather and fewer booths near our booth led to a slow weekend for us, although the festival appears to have done okay over all.

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