Monday, October 6, 2008

2nd Place for District 4-C6 Lions!

With the 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 Francisco for our second annual Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer for the City of Hope. There were about 30 brave souls wearing their purple 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.

We came in second place with $13,785 raised to date, but we will have until the end of the year to make our check to City of Hope even larger when we present it at City of Hope's Lions Appreciation Day. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so keep the momentum going and if you haven't donated, please go to and give as generously as you can, whether it's $10 or $1,000.

Scales of Justice Lydia Montano's clan was present, all five of them, with little Rebeca sporting her well-deserved pink halo for raising $285. Way to go, Rebeca! Denise from Almaden Super was there with her little dog on a leash. And of course, all the men looked great with their pink-sprayed hair. PDG Carl Anderson had a pink goatee and accompanied his wife Elaine, another star in raising money. We had a representative of District 4-C4 attending, Sandee Ige. Thanks for joining, Sandee, and next year we'll be joining forces against Gallo.

We had quite a few folks from "over the hill," Jean Westcott and her daughter Ginger from Carmel; the Bustichis from Scotts Valley, Irene, Harvey and Lisa; City of Hope Chair Mo Moore from Freedom; PDG Denny and star fundraiser Jan Miller from Salinas; June Fauson from Marina. They had to get up mighty early in the morning and that takes dedication, especially in light of the threatening weather.

Joyce Valdez from East Valley bopped along in her bouncy fancy shoes, and Jan McClure was there with her two lovely daughters. Bob Long and Valerie were on their way and unfortunately had an incident with their car on the way and couldn't make it. We hope everything is okay! 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. Frances Maglalang walked and took Ray's place this year. Hopefully they'll both be there next year. PCS Karen Fillmore couldn't make it but her daughter took her place. Two non-Lion friends, Debbie Landi and Ilyse Zimmerman joined us wearing their purple Lions t-shirts. 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 pictures of us all having a great time, click here.

A big thank you to all of you who joined the team and had to walk "virtually," especially those who reached out and added to the total, like Heather Ribbs, who raised $1400. You helped us to get our second 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!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Great job, Lions!

You should all have received your walk bibs from City of Hope by now. Be sure and take them to the walk so that you can receive your free City of Hope white t-shirt. If you haven't received your bib, give me a call and we can check it out to make sure you get one. It will have the driving directions on it and a coupon for parking at 4 Embarcadero Center Garage.

We will be meeting between 6:45 and 7:00 at Applebee's on Saratoga Avenue at 280 and leaving for San Francisco between 7:00 and 7:15. For those of you who will drive up and not carpool with us, we will meet before the walk for a team picture. Look for the purple shirts!

Our purple District 4-C6 t-shirts have arrived and I will take them to the walk for those of you who ordered them. They are $15. If you want to get them before the walk, give us a call and you can pick them up.

IPDG Bob is threatening to wear his pink tutu and Hugh Donagher will be bringing his pink beads. We'll have our pink hair spray and boas, too. Even though this is for a serious cause, there's no reason we can't have fun and stir things up. Wear funny hats or bobbles on your head, angel wings, whatever. Some of the walks I've been on have had some outrageous costumes. This is great publicity for District 4-C6 Lions.

Last year at this time, if you look in the archives of this blog, you'll see that on September 30 we had $5,932 and this year we show $9,570 with almost $2,000 in the pipeline (sent to LA for processing), a total of over $11,000. We have done phenomenally well, and I am so proud and grateful to you for making this a success. We have gone ABOVE AND BEYOND last year. Congratulations, Lions! We have until the end of the year to make our donation to City of Hope larger and perhaps BEAT Gallo Sales.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sign up now

Sign up now and join your fellow Lions for our fun 5K walk in San Francisco on October 4, 2008.
  1. Click here to sign up.
  2. Click on Join Our Team
  3. Check box in Waiver and click Next
  4. Fill out Participant information. Team name District 4-C6 Lions will be filled in.
  5. Choose Lions Clubs International under Chapter/Industry Affiliation
  6. Uncheck boxes for e-mail updates and eHope if you don't wish to receive e-mail.
  7. Choose T-shirt size. Click Next.
  8. Only click on Add Participant if you wish to add another name using your credit card. Click Next.
  9. Fill in Credit Card information. It's secure and 100% tax deductible.
  10. Save your Login and Password information so you can change your personal web page, adding pictures and words of your own.

Call me or e-mail me if you have questions or would like me to attend a club meeting to answer questions and sign you up.