HOORAY, it's back to the Bold Knight Bistro for our club meetings. Starting April 2nd, we'll be back on our normal schedule at our normal place having our normal meetings on the first and third Tuesdays on the month. LET'S HEAR IT FOR NORMAL!
Welcome to the new online home of the San Jose Host Lions, the oldest Lions club in the Bay Area. This club was established in 1920 and has celebrated its 90th anniversary. As always, we want to "keep up with the times," using new technology to reach out to friends, fellow Lions and the community. We hope you will check back often for updates about our "new" old club!
We have received many calls about helping those affected by the Oklahoma Disaster.
Our best option is to make donations to the LCIF Disaster Relief Fund. LCIF is in contact with District Leaders and Lions Clubs in the affected areas. Donating directly to LCIF Disaster Relief Fund is the quickest way to get help to those in need.
To make donations or obtain more information, you can go to:
*So many people want to be able to help the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings. The Newtown Lions Club goal is to provide long term couseling services for the school and community. To find out more about this project, visit the Newtown Lions webpage at http://www.newtownlions.com/.
Each year San Jose Hosts provides vision screening for kindergarteners in the San Jose Unified School District. This fall we provided for testing of 1079 students. 273 of these students were referred to eye care specalists because of a possible vision problem. In addition to this, we also provide eyeglasses to adults through our referral program. We'd like to thank Lenscrafters for helping make this possible!
*To view our new online Lions Club magazine, click here:
NEWS FROM THE BULLETIN
Pres. Joe is in Texas visiting his daughter and her family today so Immed. Past Pres. George Sole grabbed the reins and we were under way.
VISITORS AND GUESTS
Lion John Costere from the Santa Clara Host Lions Club visited with us today and he came bearing gifts to boot. Read below.
ILLNESS AND CHEER
Gordon Rooney was in the VA Hospital for 5 days with a problem involving breakouts and blisters on his legs. He is now at home but needs treatments every other day and is generally in a fatigued state. He really wants to get to a meeting but just hasn’t been able to do so.
Barb Stone advised us that Ruby Goodnight, a 98-year old that used to help our club tend the Salvation Army kettles during the holidays, has been diagnosed with incurable cancer. She also told us that her late husband’s (Ken’s) mother passed away at age 96. Ken was a Past President of our club.
Christine Long, Gordon Rooney and Barb Stone have birthdays this month with Barb being the only one of the three to get to the meeting today and, WOW, did we serenade her! Restaurant staff and a couple of customers came to see and hear.
++Our District Convention was held last week in Sacramento and reports that I get, it was a fine time. Our new Dist. Gov. is Jim Goodheart, 1st VDG is Karen Fillmore and 2nd VDG is now Jan Miller from the Salinas Host Lions Club, who beat out Alan Woertink from the Almaden Super Lions Club for that position. Our heartiest congrats to all.
++As stated above Lion John Costere brought our club a gift of several boxes to be used for used eyeglasses collection which we will put to good use. Many thanks, John.
++Jim McCoy suggested that each member donate a sum to the horrendous Oklahoma tornedo that caused so much damage, death and injury to so many people and you can do so by sending a check to LCIF (Lions Club International Foundation), 300-22nd St, Oak Brook, Il 60523.
A business meeting on June 4th at Noon. Please make an effort to attend.
None held today.
None made today.
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