- June 13: Regular Meeting.
- Installation Dinner is Thursday evening.
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. Art
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.
Connie was born in Huntingdon PA on Nov 16th 1938 to the parents Betty and Joe Cullinan, and was the eldest of 3 children including her brothers Mike and Vic. After graduating from Huntingdon High, Connie moved to Lancaster PA to become an RN. During her school year she met the love of her life James Keller and they married on Aug 27th 1960.
Connie and Jim began their lives together in Philadelphia where Connie worked in the OR, became a mother while her husband attended dental school. The navy moved them to San Diego where they lived for the next 3 years before moving to San Jose where her husband set up his dental practice and raised 5 Children: Lisa (Becker), Jim, Steve, Julie (McCloskey) and Andy.
Connie had many passions and was especially a talented photographer. She began her own photography business and enjoyed traveling the world taking photos. Connie also enjoyed learning, reading, puzzles and gardening. She was a devoted catholic and loved spending time with her family; especially her 10 grandchildren whom she was so proud of. She was well loved and will be dearly missed.
A visitation and rosary will be held June 15th from 6 to 8 pm at the Darling & Fisher Campbell Memorial Chapel and a memorial mass service on Friday June 16th at 10:00am at St Lucy’s Church in Campbell.
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.
- June 6: Regular Meeting, with program: Ellen Vogelsang, Close Up Foundation.
- Induction of a “new” member, Roald Alexander
- Sign up for the Installation Dinner on June 15. Only a couple of seats remain.
- 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: 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.
- May 23: Board Meeting.
- Sign up for the Installation Dinner on June 15. Only a very limited number of seats are available.
- Next week (5/30): Regular Meeting.
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 HungeratHome.org
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.
- May 16: Regular Meeting, with program: Madison Nguyen, former Vice Mayor of San Jose and current CEO of Hunger At Home
- Next week (5/23): Board Meeting.