November / December 2008 Page 1 LIONS Energizer LIONS INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 4-C6 Inside this issue: Second District 4-C6 Meeting Second District Meeting 1 Visioning is Believing 1 Ever want to tell the District Where to GO? 4-C6 District Officers 2 Come to the Report on USA/Canada 2 SECOND DISTRICT 4-C6 MEETING Forum 2008 Introducing Our Region Chairs 2 “Visioning is Believing” District Master Calendar for 3 Your ideas are welcome! 2008—2009 Saturday, November 8, 2008 8:30 am-2 pm Second District Meeting 4 Agenda Prunedale Grange Hall District Directory Additions 5 and Corrections Lunch by The Prundale Lions Club $10 4-C6 Joins the Globalstar 6 17890 Moro Road (exit Hwy 101 at San Miguel Canyon, at stop light, Moro Rd, turn Membership Team right proceed up a slight hill to Grange Hall) Sharing Electronic Documents 7 See Meeting Agenda on Page 4 Lions Helping Lions 7 White Cane Days Kudos AJ Robinson Screening Unit 7 8 Visioning is Believing By DG Marlene Duffin Changes What a wonderful way to reenergize by listening to the motivational speakers at the Li- San Jose Holiday Parade 8 ons USA Canada Forum. "Visioning is Believing" is the theme for our Nov. 8th District Meeting. Fitting right in was David Okerlund who talked about "Managing the Margins of AJ Robinson Mobile Health 8 Screening Unit After the Holi- Greatness". His theme was everything starts with a dream. "Good is the enemy of day Parade Great" the Good ask "why" the Great ask "what if". He felt we stop creating new ideas around age 38. Lions 4-C6 Will Help Santa 8 Claus So, LIONS we have to open our minds wide to create a vision of what more our Lions Support Student Speaker 9 Clubs can accomplish. We need new ideas to inspire our District to serve. Foundation David Okerlund feels redun- Taste of Saratoga 9 dancy is the enemy of Walk for Hope 10 change. Our Clubs should News From MD 4 California 11 be encouraging flexibility 2009-90th MD-4 Annual 12 and the strong belief to do Convention Form well while doing good. We News of Our Clubs 13- must keep our ethical val- 15 ues as we accomplish our goals, this strengthens our Reminder to File 990 Form 15 A spectacular opening performance by the local Saskatoon, with IRS faith and service to others. Saskatchewan Indians highlighted an outstanding USA Canada Memorandum 16 See you at the Prunedale Forum that featured outstanding speakers including Interna- Accolades “We Serve” 18 Grange. tional President Al Brandell Please send your club news and comments to District Newsletter Editor Lion Wen Doong at email@example.com November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 2 4-C6 District Report on USA/Canada Forum 2008 Officers By VDG Joe Pugliese District Governor Linda and I had the pleasure of traveling to Saskatoon, Sasketchewan, for the Marlene Q. Duffin USA/Canada Forum. E:Marlduffin@comcast.net The Forum provided an opportunity to Vice District Governor meet the leaders in Lions Clubs Interna- Joe Pugliese tional, the International President and Past Presidents, and to learn more about E:firstname.lastname@example.org the History of Lionism, Leos Clubs, Youth Cabinet Secretary Exchange, Lions Missions, to name just a Bob Ferber few. Seminars included such topics as how to be a master of ceremonies, club E:email@example.com development, chartering a new club, Treasurer women in leadership roles, website devel- Bob Stewart opment, ideas for fundraising, a diverse E:firstname.lastname@example.org list of topics too numerous to list. Region 1 And of course, there’s the Forum Store, the Pin Trading, and just plain fun of Lois Ferber meeting Lions from all over the USA and E:email@example.com Canada. Region 2 The luncheon and dinner speakers were Mary Kelly inspirational and motivational. Corry Collins, the Saturday Night Closing E:Mary@gofigureinc.com Speaker, had the room mesmerized with his story of being near death, in a coma, on life support, and somehow he woke up and was left with zero physical Region 3 residuals and how it changed his life. His message of what he learned upon Joe Armas being given a second chance was to never give up, keep the faith, live life every day, make every second count, and always keeping one‘s humor. Something to E:firstname.lastname@example.org think about as we live our daily lives as committed Lions, eh? Region 4 Attending a Forum is an experience that I highly recommend to everyone if you Michael Olson can possibly do it. Next year’s Forum will be in Memphis, TN, home of Elvis E:email@example.com Presley’s Graceland and Beale Street Blues, and promises to be great fun. Region 5 Jean Westcott Introducing Our Region Chairs E:firstname.lastname@example.org Region 6 Judy Nunes E:email@example.com David Lawson Back Row: Lois Ferber, Mary Regus_patoff@razzolink.com Kelly, Joe Armas, Michael Olson and Jean Westcott; Front Row: Bob Stewart Treasurer, Joe Pugliese VDG, Marlene Duffin DG and Bob Ferber Secretary November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 3 District Master Calendar for 2008 — 2009 Updated October 15, 2008 November 8 Student Peace Poster Contest Final Judging District Membership/Cabinet Meeting Prunedale Grange 8:30am Greenfield Anniversary Dinner November 20 Prunedale Reverse Truck Draw Drawing 831-663-3456 November 28 Santa Cruz Host Christmas Tree Lot Elks Lodge George 831-423-0819 December 5 Gilroy Omelets & pancakes Bill Hart 408-847-7829 December 7 San Jose Holiday Parade Peter Herrera 408-262-9299 Alan Woertink 978-1011 December 13 Freedom Lions Christmas Party Norma Conrad 831-722-3889 Cabrillo Host Holiday Party 831-688-3356 guests invited $16 December 16 Sunnyvale Host Christmas Party Hugh Donagher 650-967-4541 January 17 Salinas NorthStar 1st anniversary Celebration 831-757-0157 Santa Clara Host Cioppino Feed $40 408-244-1054 or 408-241-2520 January 17-19 Leadership Institute at Harris Ranch Greg Snow 408-354-8500 January 24 DeAnza-Cupertino Crab Feed Phil Lellman 408-255-3093 or 408-255-3093 January 31 Diabetes Lunch Rene & Maggie O.DeLuna 925-516-2506 Val Isaacson 408-278-7077 February Student Speaker Contest Pat Khan 408-741-1616 February 7 District 4-C6 Women's Information Workshop Leticia Acosta 408-255-6261 February 9 Salinas Northstar Casino Trip Sonny 831-757-0157 February 11 Beverly Burbank Valentines Party Eugenio Ramirez 408-209-4684 February 13-15 MD4 Convention Fresno Coordinator Virgil Williams 831-455-1041 February 21 3rd District Membership/Cabinet Meeting Santa Clara Valley Blind Center Governors Roast PDG Chris Morris 408371-6866 February 23 Student Speaker Club Contest Completion February 24 Scales of Justice Jumbalaya Feed Jim Goodheart 408-323-1557 February 28 Los Gatos Cioppino Feed St Mary's Hall $35 March 14 Scotts Valley Cioppino Feed firstname.lastname@example.org San Jose Host St. Patrick's Day Dinner 408-993-8669 March 15 Student Speaker Zone Contest Completion March 22 Healthy Club Workshop Santa Clara Valley Blind Center Joe Pugliese 408-996- 2986 email@example.com Milpitas Host Magic Family Show 2pm Dinner show 6pm 408-469-1991 March 28 City of Hope Trip Maureen Moore 831-724-7919 April 11 Carmel Host Breakfast with the Bunny 8:30am Nick Nicholson 831-648-4250 April 28-May 2 4-C6 District Convention Don Simpson 408-238-1919 May 16 Almaden Super I Care Bike Classic www.icareclassic.org May 17 SJ Visionary Fiesta Santa Clara Valley Blind Center June 4 Cupertino Host Wild Game Feed Bob Ferber 408-268-6739 June 7 San Jose East Valley Pancake Breakfast Val Esquivel 408-251-3563 June 27 Santa Cruz Host 80th Anniversary July 4 Santa Clara Host Linguica/Tri-Tip Central Park Kiely Blvd August 15 Sunnyvale Host Annual Family BBQ November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 4 Second District Meeting Agenda (9 - 2 PM Nov-8, 2008) 8:30-9:00 Sign In and Coffee (Official Greeter—Zone Chair Judy Nunes) Club Presidents—Pick up your Packets from PDG Rene De Luna and Secretary Bob Ferber Members—Buy Pins and Directories from Cabinet Secretary Bob Ferber 9:00-9:15 Video (Wen Doong, Tech Committee) 9:15 Call to order (Region Four Chair Michael Olson) Pledge of Allegiance (Zone Chair Bob Madsen) Invocation (District Chaplin Arlon Moon) Song (Susan Moon and songsters) Introduction of Guests, PDG's, Tailtwister, First time attendees (Michael Olson, Region Four Chair) Roll Call (District Secretary Bob Ferber) Constitution & Bylaws (Chair Jeff Lockner) Cabinet vote to place on the ballot at the May District Convention an amendment to include a Second Vice District Governor in the 4-C6 Constitution & By-Laws which ratifies the vote taken by Lions Inter- national at the convention in July 2008 Introduction of District Governor (Zone Chair Maureen Moore) District Governor Report (DG Marlene Duffin) Introduction VDG (Zone Chair Jan McClure) Vice District Governor Report (VDG Joe Pugliese) Cabinet Secretary and Treasurer Report (Secretary Bob Ferber & Cabinet Treasurer CT Bob Stewart) Convention Update (PDG Don Simpson) AJ Robinson Unit (PDG Chris Morris) Diabetes Lunch Jan 31 (PDG Rene Ozuna deLuna) BREAK Visioning is Believing Panel (PDG Bob Froom and Committee) Women's Development Day (Leticia Acosta) Soledad Lioness Report (President Lourdes Infante) DAMES (PRC Ray Maglalang Senior Leadership Institute) Awards (DG Marlene Duffin) Freedom Lions presentation Hero's Banner Tech Team Presentation (Hugh Donagher and Committee) Lunch Prunedale Lions (Salad, Smoked Pork Tenderloin Beans French Bread — $10) Committee Reports Eyeglass Mission to Mexico (Liz Crooke and Lila Johnson) Peace Poster Contest (Medy Malate, June Fauson, Paul Grabeel, and Medy Malate ) MD4 Convention (PDG Virgil Williams) City of Hope Trip (Zone Chair Maureen Moore) Introduction of visiting Governor Jane Perry (Marlene Duffin) Introduction of visiting VDG (Joe Pugliese) Club Announcements (30 seconds or TA will get you) Close Formal Meeting Workshops (Approximately 1 - 2 PM) So You Want to be District Governor (IPDG Bob DeUnger and Committee) Does YOUR Club want to be a Winner? (Club Contests Rick Silveria & PDG Don Simpson) Using the Lions Web Site (John Kelly, Hugh Donagher and Tech Team) Next Cabinet Meeting — February 21 Santa Clara Valley Blind Center (101 N Bascom, San Jose) November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 5 District Directory Additions and Corrections Email addresses/Phone Numbers Tuscany RE at 1451 Mccarthy Blvd, Milpitas Brian Rountree, webmaster— San Jose Almaden Super—Secretary Steve Marks 955 firstname.lastname@example.org Garden Dr., San Jose 95126; 408-243-0914 smarks- email@example.com Past ID Joe DiDuca—firstname.lastname@example.org San Jose East Valley—Secretary Carla Evans 408-274- Pres Jim Hunt—email@example.com 4728; BayAreaIndoAmerican Secretary Jullie Mallison Songmaster John Lochner—firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Pres Dirk Van Straaten—LionDirk1@yahoo.com Treasurer Leena Wadhera firstname.lastname@example.org 408-483-9441 Tom Smith—email@example.com Meeting Date 2nd Monday of the month Steve Marks—phone # 408-243-0914 San Jose Host Secretary Barbara Stone 372 Avenida Don Simpson—delete phone # 866-531-1417 Palmas, San Jose, 95123 408-629-5530 barbarab- firstname.lastname@example.org; Treasure John Prevolos 2490 Meri- Lanny Ross—email@example.com dan Ave., San Jose 408-269-4512 Ignacio Villegas—phone: 408-569-9397 firstname.lastname@example.org Carla Evans—phone: 408-274-4728 Meeting Dates and Location changes John Kelly—cell phone: 408-910-6597 King City— bi monthly 1 & 3rd Monday Pat Carey—email@example.com San Martin—Regular Meeting 1st Tuesday of month PGD Ed Rittue—43 Primrose Lane; firstname.lastname@example.org Cupertino DeAnza PM Club—Roundtable Pizza 4400 Cupertino DeAnza Secretary—Kerry Edmonds Ed- Stevens Creek, San Jose 6:30pm first Wednesday of email@example.com month Esther Tuiao– cell phone 408-921-0391 San Jose Maharlika — 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7 PM Jan McClure firstname.lastname@example.org 2nd Thursday 1217 Pembroke Dr., San Jose David Lawson email@example.com 4th Thursday 536 Rainwell Dr Club Officer Information San Jose Milpitas Host Treasurer—Brant Whiteside Milpitas Host — Zahir's Restaurant 174 W Calaveras San Jose Los Amigos President Alberto Gomez—1163 Blvd, Milpitas (Interchange 880/Hwy 237) Plum St., San Jose 95110 408-205-2583 Almaden Super — Every Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 am at San Jose Pioneer—Secretary Mun Han; Treasurer Ming- Denny's, 1140 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95118, chen Wang 650-588-9350 408-266-6299 Soledad Lioness—President Lourdes Infante 913 Ter- Milpitas Vietnamese — Meeting Date 2nd Sunday of raza St. Soledad 831-678-4963 month Secretary Debbie Perez 480 Belle St 831-678-3547 Greenfield Secretary—John Brueggerman 267 Palo Verde St Greenfield 93927; Johnb0424@yahoo.com King City Secretary—Robert Garcia 831-385-4546; Treasurer Ron Higginbotham 832-385-4049 November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 6 4-C6 Joins the Global Membership Team By DG Marlene Duffin International GMT Member Pat Dimond coordinated a very successful work- shop on Oct 18th at San Martin Lions Hall. Close to 50 Lions attended repre- senting 23 District Clubs. Membership Coaches Karen Fillmore and Liz Crooke with "straight man" PDG Chris Morris started out with interactive skits entitled "JUST ASK". What you are passionate about in Lions interests other people; for example, dogs can lead into a discussion about canine companions, health issues discuss dia- betes, cancer City of Hope trip and Walk. Membership Coaches Karen Fillmore PDG Chris discussed where you can find Lions: neighbors, friends, family, and Liz Crooke discussed member- business associates, at service projects, civic and social groups. The impor- ship. tant thing is JUST ASK. If rejected, smile and say Thank you. Never give up, just ask someone else. Next, a Great Panel of Lions discussing how they grew their club. Jean West- cott member of the new charter club "Mission Trails of Carmel" stressed local service projects as bringing in new members, Tom Smith, Almaden Super said MAKE Membership a priority. Every meeting speak a few minutes about Membership. Set a goal, such as a new member every quarter. Tony Avelar, President of Santa Clara Host, has brought in 11 new members with several more waiting in the wings. Believe in what you are doing, share the passion. Use the internet to find new members. Panelist Tom Smith (Almaden Super) discussed what works and what does Ray Maglalang, Milpitas Executive, noted the club projects of Youth Exchange not. and Chamber of Commerce Mixers as places that they have recruited many members. He uses Direct Contact with potential members & hands out bro- chures. The next exercise was "The Elevator Speech". Lions learned how to sell Lions in 30 seconds. 3 points to make are: 1. 1.3 million men & women throughout the world are serving their com- munities 2. Sight preservation is a major goal motivated by Helen Keller 3. Leadership Development training that is useful in every day life Skit on all the attributes of a poor Club Meeting was presented by Chris, Liz, PDG Pat Dimond discussing with Wen Karen, Jean, and Lois Ferber Doong about his presentation at lunch with Bob Ferber, Cabinet Secre- Why people do not join or leave Lions, a few reasons are: tary 1. Start meeting late 2. No agenda 3. Too many people talking at the same time Wen Doong gave an outstanding presentation on the use of the Web and finding potential Lions. How our web sites should have keywords on our web- site so persons interested in volunteering can find our clubs on the Inter- net. The Tech Team is putting on a workshop at the next cabinet meeting to help clubs with their web sites. After lunch Jim Goodheart discussed membership retention with great in- sight, noting the do's and don'ts . Pat Dimond presented Global Membership Jim Goodheart discussed member- Team pins to all the meeting participants. ship retention in the afternoon ses- sion. November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 7 about your setup, operating system, software, etc, so Sharing Electronic Documents that we may give you effective guidance. By Tech Committee Once you have mastered the simple art of creating a Emailing out a flyer, or posting an electronic flyer to a PDF document, you should use this in all situations web site is a quick and cost effective way to help where the recipients of your document do not need to spread the word about your event or fund raiser. Some- edit it, simply to read it for information. This means you times we run into problems, however, because not eve- can send word processing documents, spreadsheets, ryone uses the same brand of computer, operating sys- page layout documents, scanned files, images and just tem (Windows, Mac, Linux) or software (MS Word, MS about any other type of document as a PDF. Works, Apple Pages). Questions about this topic and other technical support At some point, you have probably experienced the frus- issues can be emailed to lionstech- tration of receiving a document that you can't open, or firstname.lastname@example.org. that doesn't open properly. Luckily, a relatively simple solution exists for this problem. We now have the tools to exchange documents in a nearly-universal format called "Portable Document Format", shorthanded as Lions Helping Lions "PDF." This format, created by Adobe, distills documents that exist in proprietary formats such as .doc (or .docx) Seen enjoying the Monterey Lighthouse Bar B Q are into documents that end with .pdf, that can be read on VDG Spouse Linda Pugliese, Cabinet Secretary Bob any computer running Adobe Reader (available for free Ferber, PDG Dennis Miller and RC Mary Kelly. Scales from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/ of Justice Lions cooked, Scotts Valley Lions helped readstep2.html). while PDG Steve & Sandy Brown coordinated all the Creating a PDF is as easy as printing a document. Using activity. the tools and procedures outlined below for either Mac Over 80 Lions and or PC, simply "print" the final version of your document friends enjoyed the to a PDF file for electronic distribution by email or web lunch and contrib- site posting. uted to a good On the Macintosh, if running Mac OS X, select cause that will >File>Print and from the dialog box that opens next, keep Monterey where you would normally tell the computer how many Lighthouse Lions copies to print, etc., simply select the button labled solvent and able to "PDF" in the lower left corner, then select "Save as contribute back to PDF", name the document and select the location their community. where you want it saved. On Windows, you may already have software to do the same thing. If not, you can install a free tool called Pri- White Cane Days Kudos moPDF from http://www.primopdf.com/. Once this tool BY DG Marlene Duffin is installed (or another like it), simply print the docu- ment, selecting the PrimoPDF "printer" as the target Thanks to all the Clubs that participated in White Cane printer (rather than your HP, Canon, Epson, Lexmark or Days. other printing device), name the file and select it's loca- WHO benefits monetarily: mostly The Blind and Visually tion. Impaired Center in Pacific Grove and the Santa Clara You will now have a PDF that will look and behave the Valley Blind Center. way you expect it to on virtually any computer it's WHO benefits organizationally: opened on. YOUR CLUB working together to meet the public and let our com- If you are experiencing trouble with this process, feel munities know our mission of free to email the Tech Committee for some feedback. If you do email us, please be sure to include some details "Sight Preservation" November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 8 AJ Robinson Screening Unit Changes By PDG Chris Morris We have made a couple of policy changes for scheduling the AJ Robinson Unit. As of the first of the year anyone wishing to use the unit must have their contract and check in to the scheduler one month prior to the event. No contract, no check, no AJ. The main reason for this is to prevent our having to run around to schedule drivers at the last minute. Our drivers have a life too! So does the scheduler. One of the things that we have found out over the last few years is that the people who have not sent in their con- tracts and are late with their checks are the same folks who have not lined up their volunteers and health care pro- fessionals. Remember, you are responsible for staffing the unit for your events. Hopefully we can get all of the clubs working a couple of months in advance to make sure that their event is a success. We continue to hear success stories from the screenings. It seems like every time we go out to the public with dia- betes screenings there is someone with an undiagnosed case of diabetes. At the screening at Mission College we again found someone with a blood sugar high enough to cause an immediate trip to the hospital. That is a success. Every time we prevent someone from a heart attack or stroke, every time we keep someone from kidney damage, we have helped. “We serve.” San Jose Holiday Parade A J Robinson Mobile Health Screening By DG Marlene Duffin Unit After the Holiday Parade By Val Isaacson (Almaden Super) Want to be on TV? Once again the Almaden Super Lions Club is sponsor- Come join our march downtown San Jose, Sunday, De- ing the AJ Robinson Mobile Health Screening Unit after cember 7. Family invited! the San Jose Holiday Parade Sunday 12/7/08 at Cesar Wear Lions shirts, jackets, vests. Staging area is Santa Chavez Park from 10 am to 4 pm. Lions will be recruit- Clara St. and Delmas Ave., San Jose. ing people to the screening, having participants sign Parade starts at 8:30 am so be there before 7:30 am forms before entering unit, and assisting with screen- Information check out www.holidayparade.com or call ings for blood pressure, vision, and hearing inside the 408-995-NOEL; Questions contact Alan Woer- unit. Please contact Lion Val Isaacson at cell number tink email@example.com or Peter Herrera 408-590- 408-464-3896 if you can help . 0015 Lions 4-C6 Will Help Santa Claus By Lion John McCarron, Liaison Lion to CDF The annual Holiday Food Basket program is again underway. The Christmas Dinner Fund, Inc. committee members have been meeting again this season and expect to provide packed food boxes for some 750 Low Income families. This CDF was established in 1985 and the number of families served has increased each year. A prominent com- mittee member and moving force was the Lions’ own late PDG Bob Hansen. Other members of the committee are members of Kiwanis and San Jose State University Police Dept. Christmas boxes will be packed on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 7am in the morning at the SJ University Police Dept. Garage at the corner of S. 7th & San Salvador Streets in San Jose. It is advisable to wear gloves and warm clothes. Coffee and donuts will be provided for all volunteers. The packed boxes need to be delivered to the families in the Santee School area in San Jose. Santa Helper Lions can expect to deliver boxes to some 125 families. Obviously appropriate sleigh drivers and their vans, trucks, Hum- mers, stretch limos etc. are asked to volunteer to distribute packed boxes late in the morning or early to mid- afternoon. November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 9 Support Student Speaker Foundation By PDG Dennis Miller, Student Speaker Foundation Trustee I would like you all to ask your Lions Clubs in your area to join in and support the Student Speaker Contest by pur- chasing a patch. The Student Speaker Contest can not work without the support of our Lions Clubs. I have attached a form for the patch and the Fellowships available to purchase for your outstanding Lions, Lioness & Leos. Without our clubs support the Student Speaker Contest couldn’t happen. Taste of Saratoga and Taste of Morgan Hill Smiling at their Lion table at "the Taste of Saratoga" are members Rose Marie Dipple and Emily Lo. With the help of President Berdan Mardinly, they collected about 15 email addresses of prospective members. Next weekend at the "Taste of Morgan Hill" Region 3, Zone 2 Lions from Extension Chair John Kelly and Mary, Gilroy President Marilyn and Eli, Region Chair Joe Armas and Laila and Zone Chair Allen Ritter and Cathy kept the Lions name visible and talked to prospective members. November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 10 Walk for Hope By City of Hope Walk for Hope Team Captain, Lina Pugliese With rain threatening, Lions for Hope met at Applebee's parking lot on a dark but dry Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. to drive to San Fran- cisco for our second annual Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer for the City of Hope. There were about 30 brave souls wearing their pur- ple t-shirts, pink boas, and pink sprayed hair representing the 90- member District 4-C6 Lions team in yet another gorgeous day along The Embarcadero. We had the Lions spirit "deep in our hearts, up in our heads, and down in our feet" as we strolled leisurely for 3 miles. Our team came in second place in total donations for the San Fran- cisco walk with $13,785 raised to date. We will have until the end of the year to make our check to City of Hope even larger when we pre- sent it at City of Hope's Lions Appreciation Day in March. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so keep the momentum going and if you haven't donated, please go to http://www.tinyurl.com/ lionsforhope and give as generously as you can, whether it's $10 or $1,000. Scales of Justice President Lydia Montano's clan was present, all five of them and Denise from Almaden Super was there with her little dog on a leash. PDG Carl Anderson had a pink goatee and accompanied his wife Elaine, another star in raising money. We had a representa- tive of District 4-C4 attending, Sandee Ige. We had quite a few folks from "over the hill," City of Hope Chair Mau- reen Moore from Freedom; Jean Westcott and her daughter Ginger from Carmel; the Bustichis from Scotts Valley, Irene, Harvey and Lisa; PDG Denny and star fundraiser Jan Miller from Salinas; June Fauson from Marina. Joyce Valdez from East Valley bopped along in her bouncy fancy shoes. East Valley Bob and Valerie Long were on their way and unfortunately had an incident with their car on the way and couldn't make it. Next year! Jan McClure from West San Jose/Campbell was there with her two lovely daughters. Val Isaacson and Jeff Spedding from Almaden Super were first-timers and had a good time. It was Scales of Justice Pat Khan's first time, too, and she was in great form. Hugh Donagher and Brian Rountree from Sunnyvale always show great enthusiasm. Milpitas Executive Frances Maglalang walked and took Ray's place this year. Thanks for your support for Lions! And of course, Immediate Past District Governor Bob and Suzie, along with current District Governor Marlene and Vice District Governor Joe were, as always, in attendance and major supporters. To see all the pictures go to www.lionsforhope.blogspot.com and click on the link. A big thank you to all of you who joined the team and walked "virtually," especially those who reached out and added to the total, like Heather Ribbs, who raised $1400. You helped us to get our sec- ond place prize, a basket of Bert's Bees goodies, which will be raffled off at some time soon for even more funds going to City of Hope. Congratulations, Lions! November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 11 News From Multiple District 4 California BY DG Marlene Duffin Awards at the MD4 Convention are going to be spectacular. Many 4-C6 Lions will be nominated! Convention Registration is in the District Newsletter This is a great learning opportunity and Club Presidents should attend Dates February 13-15 in Fresno contact PDG Virgil for further information firstname.lastname@example.org Leadership Opportunities at MD4 Again several positions are open in June, 2009 for MD4 positions Please let me know if you would like your name submitted for the 3 year term of Leadership, Retention and Extension Committee and Club Services and MD4 Convention Management Committees. District 4-C5 Information At the Cabinet meeting at the Guide Dogs of the Desert Facility outside Palm Springs lis- tened to a fascinating presentation by "Friends Across the Border", a 4L5 Project. It is dedicated to assisting Mex- ico with vision exams and other services. They visit Tecate on the second Saturday of each month(Friday thru Sun- day) They also visit other towns. They encourage any Lion to join them: email friends@friendsacrossthe border.org. Don Ranney and Dr Brian Van Dosen coordinate the operation. For any interested Lions that wish to serve this is a great opportunity. Student Speaker Contest MD4 Chair Chris Ohrmund reminds ALL Clubs to let MD4 Office know if they need materi- als for the contest. Call 805-963-6681 or 800-546-6634 or email email@example.com. 4-C6 Chair is Pat Khan 408-741-1616. Topic is "Water –will California be left High and Dry?" Healthy Club Workshop March 22, 2009 the MD4 Leadership Committee will put on a "New Officers Workshop" at the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center. Save the date incoming presidents. VDG Joe Pugliese will coordinate. 4- C3 and C4 will join our District. All Lions are welcome. Reminder from 4-A1 Newsletter — on their front page DON’T forget to file your 990's or E-File your 990N by the No- vember 15th Deadline. All Treasurers are expected to comply. Article from 4C5 Newsletter Diabetes is a disorder that damages the body's ability to utilize food appropriately for energy. Normally, the food you take in is digested and broken down to a simple sugar know as glucose. The body requires insulin, an essential hormone produced by the pancreas, to transport glucose from the bloodstream into the cells to be used as fuel for the body. A healthy pancreas regulates the amount of insulin based on the level of glucose. If you have diabetes, this proc- ess malfunctions, and blood glucose levels become too high. Over time, these elevated blood glucose levels can compromise the body and cause serious complications, includ- ing heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and amputation. This is why Districts all over California Walk to Fight against Diabetes. November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 13 From Milpitas Host Milpitas High Leos build 2 African Libraries! Milpitas High School Leo Club gathered between 2,000 and 3,000 books all in one day! The Milpitas Library recently held a "Friends of the Library" book sale, and at 3:00 pm on a September Sunday afternoon, the Milpitas High Leos pulled up a moving van, donated by Councilwoman Debbie Giordano, in front of the library. The leftover books were destined for 5 large garbage bins waiting outside. With the help of the Friends of the Library volunteers and Milpitas Host Li- ons club members, they chose the books that would be suitable for the Afri- can Library Project, where these books will be shipped to Africa to build 2 Milpitas Leos and Their Book Drive for libraries in mid-November. Many of the books will also go to Alum Rock Alum Rock School School District for their Middle Schools. The books are being stored in a bay of a shopping mall, which was donated by Shapell Homes in Milpitas for this purpose. Funds needed for shipping: The Leo Club is currently fundraising to collect enough money to pay for the shipping of the books! They only have under a month to raise $1,000, and their deadline is November 10th. They are planning silent auctions, car washes, and much more. Any club who are able to help are requested to send their donations to District Leo Advi- sor Irene Whiteside. Call 408-469-1991 for details. Milpitas Host Lions Feed the Homeless Milpitas Host held their annual BBQ and Halloween Party for the San Jose Family Shelter on October 24th in conjunc- tion with Boy Scouts Troop 163. Games were arranged and conducted by the Boy Scouts while the Lions members cooked burgers, hot dogs and chili, and served potato salad, chips and ice cream bars. Approximately 160 were served, and there was enough left over for the next day at the Shelter. Memorial to Frank Lemmon By DG Lion Marlene Duffin A Saratoga Lions Testimonial to THE MOST EFFECTIVE SARATOGA LION OF THEM ALL! Frank Lemmon, who was recruited into the Saratoga Lions in 1994 by Marlene Duffin, has held almost every office and responsibility that the Saratoga Lions Club could provide. He managed the Middle School Awards Program in 1995, served as Club President in 1998-99, Club Treasurer in 2000, Chairman of the Saratoga Lions Charitable Board in 2004-05, and Club Secretary from 2005 to 2008. And this is only a partial list! His most valuable accomplishment among many during all these years is his organization and management of our annual mail campaign to solicit donations for our charitable activities from Saratoga residents. From 2004 through 2007 these campaigns brought in over $75,000 in donations to the Saratoga Lions, far more than all of our other charitable efforts combined! Frank created the solicitation letters for these drives, acquired lists of the mailing ad- dresses of likely donors, and made sure that the drives were sponsored by leading Saratoga citizens. Frank just passed away and he will be missed. November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 14 From Region One Zone Two (Zone Chair Eric Childs ) LIONS HELP WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS EVENT Gunderson High School in San Jose was the site of the Special Olympics Regional Soccer Playoff Games on Satur- day 10/11/08. The Almaden Super Lions Club sponsored the Lions A.J. Robinson Mobile Screening Unit for the event and Lions Rick Silveria and Lanny Ross with “Iron Horse Catering” provided the food for the athletes, coaches, and supporters. Zone Two Clubs are: Almaden Super, Los Gatos, Cupertino DeAnza, and Saratoga. In addition Cupertino Host and West San Jose Campbell also assisted. Of the people tested there were three that probably have diabetes and one that possibly has pre-diabetes, and two who have diabetes but were not in good control. All of these were referred to their doctors for follow-up. Another example of Lions serving the community! Waiting for customers Len Grilli, Val Almaden Super Lions PDG Don Simp- Inside the AJ Van workers Zone Chair Isaacson, Roger Mason and Eric son, Rick Silveria and Lanny Ross as Two Los Gatos Lion Eric Childs, Sara- Childs, seated Harry Hall and Jim they prepare hot dogs and hamburg- toga Lion Paul Zic, Almaden Super Goodheart ers for 600 people. Val Isaacson, Cupertino- DeAnza Li- ons Kathy Golkar working on a spe- cial Olympics participant. AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION WALK: STEP OUT TO FIGHT DIABETES (by Co-chairs Val Isaacson & Jeff Spedding) On Sunday, 10/12/08, Lions, for the first time, was a sponsor for this annual fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. This was made possible thanks to the donations from over 10 Clubs. District 4C6 was well repre- sented by over 35 Lions walking and collecting over $6,000. Seen pointing to one of the sponsors After the Team Photo Lions and Seen in front of our 4-C6 Lions Booth mem- of the event, LIONS, are DG Marlene friendly dogs split up so the 10K bers from the 10 Clubs present including Duffin, District co-chairs Jeff Sped- runners could take off and the 5K SJ Beverly Burbank, SJ North Valley,Salinas ding and Val Isaacon, and Lions Jen- walkers could warm up. Host, Saratoga, Almaden Super, Cupertino nifer Hanner and Jim Isaacson from Host, SJ East Valley, Militias Executive, Cupertino Lions. Scales of Justice and Morgan Hill. November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 15 Reminder to File 990 Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald House Form with IRS By Jan Miller, Salinas Host To All 4-C6 Lions Club Presidents, Sec- Just reminding everyone that I am still collecting for the Ronald McDon- retaries, and Treasurers: ald House and to bring all your pull tabs and Wish List items for the Ronald McDonald House to the next cabinet meeting! We still have time The IRS requires all charities and non- to get more items together, so there's no rush as yet! profits to file a 990 tax form with the IRS by November 15, 2008. For addi- Thank you to everyone who's given in the past and thank you for anything tional information or obtaining the you can offer this year again! See you at the Cabinet Meeting! forms, please go on-line to www.irs.gov and click on charities and non-profits. This is an annual requirement to retain your tax exempt status. The following additional tax filing infor- mation is shared from Lions District 4- C5: “Two excellent services can assist with 990 submission. Reference efile.form990.org for clubs with over $25,000 in gross income, and epost- card.form990.org for those needing the new 990-N, both hosted by the Ur- ban Institute. These friendly sites lead the user through the process, step by step. Once the forms are completed on line, they can be submitted directly to the IRS. The Club’s federal ID # is required. Information is retained by the site(s) from year to year for Club filing comparisons. “An extension for the 990 with the IRS will be honored by the State of CA as an extension to the RRF-1 without addi- tional filings. Go to http://ag.ca.gov/ charities/forms.php to download a boilerplate RRF-1 form and the instruc- tions.” Bob Stewart, District Treasurer We Can Do Better By Val Esquiver, East Valley Lions I was contacted by Joe Iacocca , case manager for City Team Ministries, for glasses for their homeless members. I told Joe that he was out of our area but would call other Lions Clubs for help. I called three other Lions Clubs but all declined to help for various reasons. I called Joe back and said we would provide glasses for six members which we did. We should all work together to help any organization that seek our help in the future. November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 16 MEMORANDUM To: District Governor, Vice District Governor, Cabinet Secretary &Treasure, District Cabinet, Constitution & By- laws Committee, Convention From: Lion Jeff Lochner (Chair, Constitution and Bylaws Committee) Date: August 15, 2008 Re: Revisions to District Constitution & Bylaws to conform with International Bylaws Re: First and Second Vice District Governors PURPOSE OF THE AMENDMENT(S) At the most recent International Convention, Lions Clubs International (LCI) passed an amendment to Arti- cle IX the International Constitution & Bylaws pertaining to District Conventions & Elections. This amendment re- quires that District elections now include an election for the position of both a "First Vice District Governor “and a “Second Vice District Governor.” Included within this Article are various requirements for serving each office. Additionally, Article X of the newly amended LCI Bylaws specify the "Duties of District Officers." Included within these duties are specific duties for the First Vice District Governor and Second Vice District Governor. In order to comply with the requirements of the LCI Constitution & Bylaws (as recently amended), our District must amend our Constitution & Bylaws to segregate the position of “Vice District Governor” into two separate positions consisting of a “First Vice District Governor” and a “Second Vice District Governor.” In addition, our Bylaws must be amended to properly state the duties of the District Governor, First Vice District Governor and Second Vice District Governor as detailed in the newly amended International Bylaws. IMPLEMENTATION Following LCI's passage of amendments to its Bylaws as discussed above, uncertainty remained concerning how each district would implement these changes into their respective Bylaws. For instance, District 4C-6’s Bylaws specify that amendments may take place only after submission of the proposed amendment to the Cabinet no later than the third cabinet meeting followed by 2/3 approval of the voting delegates at the District Convention. Thus, it was originally thought that full implementation of this new position could not take place until after the 2009 Con- vention. However, our district has received instructions from the International Director (and LCI) instructing each district to implement the new position of Second Vice District Governor for District elections for the 2009-2010 fiscal year and each year thereafter. As a consequence, it is recommended that this position be placed open for the upcoming District Convention subject to the terms of the International Bylaws (and our proposed amended Bylaws). Is further proposed that the amended bylaws be placed on the ballot at the upcoming District Convention for ratifi- cation by the membership consistent with our Bylaws and the International Bylaws. SUMMARY OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS A "Redline" version of the proposed revised Constitution & Bylaws is attached. In summary, the following changes are proposed to our Constitution & Bylaws in order to render them compliant with LCI’s newly revised By- laws: Amendments to Constitution November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 17 Article V. (Officers) Revise Section 1 - to replace the position of Vice District Governor with a First and Second vice District Governor. Revise Section 2 - to replace "Vice District Governor with "First Vice District Governor." Revise Section 5 - to replace the position of Vice District Governor with a First and Second vice District Governor. Revise Section 9B (First vice District Gov) to include all the duties for this position specified in the international Constitution and Bylaws (article X, section 2, subsection (b)) Add Section 9C (Second vice District Gov) to include this position and to specify all the duties for this position as specified in the international Constitution and Bylaws (article X, section 2, subsection (c)) Article VI (Convention) Revise Section 1 - to replace "Vice District Governor with "First Vice District Governor." Revise Section 6 - to replace "Vice District Governor with "First Vice District Governor." Article IX (Standing Committees) Revise Section 1.4 - to replace "Vice District Governor with "First Vice District Governor." Revise Section 10 - to replace "Vice District Governor with "First Vice District Governor." Revise Section 13 - to replace "Vice District Governor with "First Vice District Governor." Amendments to Bylaws Article I (District Governor Election) Revise Section 1 - to replace "Vice Governor with "First Vice District Governor." Replace section 2 with a new section 2A specifying the from "Candidacy Requirements for District Governor" as specified in the international Constitution and Bylaws (article IX, section 4) Add section 2B "District Governor/First and Second Vice District Governor Elections."Included within this our new subsections (a), (b) and (C) pertaining to the election of the District Governor, First Vice District Governor and Sec- ond Vice District Governor, respectively, as specified in the international Constitution and Bylaws (article IX, section 6, subsections (a), (b) and (C)) Revise Section 3 - to replace "and/or Vice Governor" with "First Vice District Governor and Second Vice District Gov- ernor" Move the "Note" for "Family Membership Dues" from the end of the bylaws to the end of the "Dues Table" November/December 2008 LIONS Energizer Page 18 Accolades “We Serve” By Cabinet Secretary Lion Bob Ferber Cupertino-DeAnza presented a beautiful "Soap Box Derby" plaque to member Kathy Golkan for her generous contribution of funds for a Soap Box Car for special needs kids at the Derby. Hollister had outstanding financial success with their booth at the San Benito County Fair was that beer that they sold? Monterey Peninsula Host had over 67 golfers at their Sept. 19 event. Proceeds will benefit the Blind & Visually Impaired Cen- ter in Pacific Grove. Salinas Host wants ideas to raise $40,000 for "Eyeglasses for Children". These would go to school children in the area. Any ideas call President Mark at 831-758-0063. Salinas Leos were seen helping at Cherries Jubilee selling the best food at the Fair. Prunedale had a real "Road Killer" of an event for White Cane Days, even included karoke singing Cupertino Host is to be commended for the great sign on their new location at Harvest Restaurant De Anza Blvd super visibility and publicity for Lions Lions USA-Canada Forum was graced by the presence of DG Marlene & Ronald, VDG Joe and Linda and Scales of Justice mem- bers Karen Fillmore and Pat Khan. They all found the way to Saskatoon, Canada Almaden Super worked for Los Gatos Rotary doing the electrical hookups for the Rotary Lobster Fest. Alan Woertink and the guys earned money for Lions and also enjoyed some of the lobsters Santa Clara Host celebrated bringing in 11 new members by working them hard at the Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival. They served sausages, sandwiches and corn Cupertino-DeAnza Leos were recognized by the Mayor of Cupertino for outstanding work done at the Cupertino Dinner in the Park. Lion Charlie Peters- thank you for your work with the Leos. Milpitas Executive was recognized by the City of Milpitas and received an HONOR AWARD as the Best Service Club and Best Social Organization in the City. Way to go Milpitas Executive San Jose East Valley participated in the San Jose Salsa Festival and helped serve over 1000 people at Kids Day in San Jose. San Jose Maharlika is working on World Service Day at the Northside Community Center Oct 26-Nov 2. this will include giving flu shots Cabrillo Host donated $1000 to Hospice of Santa Cruz Co. BayAreaIndoAmerican had a booth at the Cupertino Dawli Festival. They ended up with two pages of people's email addresses showing interest in Lions San Jose Maharlika Lorie Magsugi has a great way to collect used eyeglasses. Her 3 daughters are optometrists and they bring them to her… San Jose Host Colombus Octoberfest Celebration was a real Italian-German feast. Food was excellent and the raffle prizes outstanding. This was a unique joint effort of the Italian Heritage Organization with Lions. San Jose North Valley is still recovering from the wonderful Hawaiian Luau and all of us holding our breath as visually impaired Jack Syvertson attempted to do the stick dance. San Jose West Campbell worked the Pumpkin Patch and served beer at the Fall Festival in Campbell Pacific Grove & Mission Trails of Carmel are renting golf carts at Laguna Seca for a super joint fundraising effort Santa Cruz Host went over the TOP with their White Cane Days. Michel Olson did amazing Public Service Announcements on the local radio station alerting the community to support Lions efforts. The Club also published a full page ad on White Cane Days and Lions. Scotts Valley collected over $2,500 for White Cane Days, Good Work! San Martin President Dirk Van Stratten was shorn of his hair by his dad and it was given to "Locks of Love" Will we still recog- nize Dirk? Scales of Justice member Goody (Jim Goodheart) has some great 50 year Lions Eye Foundation pins for sale. $5 for a great cause. Greenfield Lions worked hard at the city "Harvest Festival" It was a very successful event! San Jose Visionary will be selling candy at the Cabinet Meeting for its fundraiser Bring a few extra dollars Send suggestions and news from your club to let the District know that you do great things in your community! Please contact District 4-C6 Lions Energizer Newsletter editor Lion Wen Doong at firstname.lastname@example.org.