September 16th 2010 Bulletin -


September 16th 2010 Bulletin -
September 16, 2010
To provide its members the opportunity to collectively serve the community. Through the efforts of fund-raising and hands-on projects,
the club focuses on serving the visually and hearing impaired, drug prevention and diabetes awareness.
Maxi’s Cafe: Sacramento Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way,
Sacramento, CA 95815
The last
club meeting: was
held Thursday, September 2nd at Maxi’s Café in
the Doubletree Hotel. The following members were in attendance: Eugene Okada, Dr. Ed
Ishii, Charlene Sanui, Will and
Agnes Deguchi, George &
Shirley Sato, Erin Komatsubara,
PDG Dan Wenger, PIP Kay
Fukushima, Karen Owyoung,
Gloria Inaba, Jerry & Coleen
Nakayama, Ann Brady, Kiyoshi
Sanui, Teri Panscik, Alice Yagi,
Jim and Tee Fujii, Bob Marshall,
Chris Oshiro, Russ Zochowski,
Molly Kimura, Bruce & Sasha
Eastley, Dan Goodwin, Gloria
Smith, Amos Freeman, Gayle
Kono, Gilbert Barrow, Mary
Ann Miyao, 1VDG James Fong,
and several guests from District
4-C1 including Terry & Sandy
Anderson, Francis & Norma
Bognuda, Elizabeth Olson and
guest speaker Victor Mitre.
Guest speaker Victor Mitre,
Director of Fund Raising for the
Medic Alert Foundation, pro-
vided an interesting presentation
on the Medic Alert Foundation
and its initiatives. Medic Alert is
often referred to as the “Jewelry
Prescription”. The Medic Alert
Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides bracelets
(and other jewelry) that contains
personal medical information, a
personal Identification Number,
and a phone number that can be
called in case of emergency that
will connect valid Emergency
Medical Service responders to
the Medic Alert Foundation database which has specific medical
information about the wearer.
Apparently, the Medic Alert
Foundation also works with service organizations such as Lions
Clubs to sponsor children in need
of the Medic Alert services to
help provide bracelets for children between ages 4 and 14.
The children’s sponsorship program covers the cost of the
bracelet and 10 years of Medic
Alert service. The Medic Alert
Foundation has found that children between the ages of 4 and
14 were the most “at risk” and
that is why their program covers
children for that 10 year time
frame. Anyone who has a need
for this type of Medic Alert service can become a member, the
costs are quite reasonable at
about $30 per year after an
initial cost of $45 for the first
year which covers the basic
bracelet and the first year of
service. Immediate Past
President Mary
Ann Miyao was
also presented with a beautiful plaque by current club
President Jerry Nakayama at
the meeting and President
Jerry’s wife
Colene was the
lucky winner of
the very popular 50/50 raffle.
eral small armies but we did
manage to at least put a
dent into the excellent fare.
We had fruit salad (three of
them actually; all wonderful),
Japanese chicken salad,
spam musubi, chili, baked
beans, shrimp fried rice,
marinated tomatoes, Chinese
pork bows (buns), seven layer
dip and chips, sushi rice, BBQ
chicken wings, chicken chow
mien, BBQ trout, hot dogs,
hamburgers, and much, much
more. We also had way too
The next regular club meetmany desserts including
ing: will be held at 6:30PM,
brownies, a basket full of
Thursday, September 16th at
cookies, cheese cake, ambroMaxi’s Cafe in the Doublesia salad, and more. There
tree Hotel. The guest speaker
certainly wasn’t any lack of
will be someone representing
food. We had plenty of wathe Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)!!
continued on page 2 (bottom)
The next Board
meeting: will be
held at 6:30PM,
Tuesday, September 21st in
the Executive Airport Conference Room (previous Board
Meeting Location). Please
note this date and location
The 2010 Club Picnic: was
held Saturday, September
11th at noon at William Land
Park. It was a fabulous day
weather wise and we had
another good turnout. There
was enough food to feed sev-
Special points of interest:
FUNDRAISER - 9/18/2010
WHITE CANE DAYS - 10/8/2010
THROUGH 10/10/2010
JAPAN NIGHT - 10/15/2010
Inside this issue:
September 2nd Bulletin - Sacramento Senator Lions
Walk to Cure Diabetes Info
District 4C5 Lions Partnering With JDRF
WALK and Help District 4-C5 RAISE $
10,000 !!!!!!
Sacramento - Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
8 a.m. Check In , 9 a.m. KICK OFF
West Steps of the State Capitol
Register for the Walk Online!
Sign up on-line at Go to Register for a
Walk Now! State: California click on Find Walk. Pick
Sacramento. Hit Register for this Walk. Fill in your
THE PAST. Please pick:
Choose a Captain: Sara Lopez
This fast and easy way to sign up will also allow you
to send emails to all of your Lions and fellow walkers.
You can also chart your progress, make online donations and upload images.
As many as 3 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, a
disease most often diagnosed in childhood that strikes suddenly, lasts a lifetime, and carries the constant threat of
deadly complications, including heart disease, stroke,
blindness, kidney failure, and amputation. JDRF's mission
is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Thanks to dramatic
research progress, a cure is now within our reach.
Contact: Lion Sara Lopez
[email protected]
Upcoming Events You Should Know About
NEEDED: for the
JDRF Walk to
Cure Diabetes – Sunday morning, October 3rd at the State
Capitol. We’re trying something new this year! This year, our
members will be passing out water to thousands of thirsty walkers who are raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation. We will be directing walkers along the route, as
we cheer them on, and distribute water. We’ll be setting up
sometime before the Walk begins at 9am. Please join in on the
fun, as we support this important event. To sign up, and for
information, please contact Gloria at (916) 501-0676.
Administrative Fundraising Event - “Steak Fry”: Saturday,
September 18, 2010 at the Sacramento Fairy Tale Town starting at 6:00PM, the Senator Lions Club will be conducting a
fundraiser to help the club with our Club “Administrative and
Service” activities fund. The price of this event has been set by
the Board at $25 and tickets are now available through PIP
Kay Fukushima.
White Cane Days: will be held Friday, October 8th through
Sunday, October 10th at the Raleys on Freeport Boulevard.
There will be 2 hour shifts from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. We need
volunteers, so please sign up for White Cane Days with Amos
Freeman at [email protected]
October is New Member Month: Lion Will Deguchi, Chair of
the MERLO Committee, would like to remind everyone that October is New Member Month so please line up those new recruits and get them on out to the Regular Club Meetings and
other events going on now!!
Get ‘em while they’re hot!!!
Got Lions? T-Shirts Now Available
Submitted by Lion Gloria Inaba for Lion Gloria Smith
Do you have your “Got Lions” t-shirt yet? Thanks again, to
Gary Shimotsu for designing our unique Senator Lions t-shirts.
The shirts are comfortable, perfect to wear during work projects, and they help to promote the “Senator Lions Club” with
pride when we are out in the community. The sizes are S, M, L,
XL, 2XL, and 3XL. The t-shirts are available for a $15 donation per shirt. Proceeds will go towards our Service Projects
fund to help us do even more for the community.
Shirts will be available at club meetings, or you may contact
Lion Gloria Smith at (916/203-6001 or [email protected]
Please leave your name, phone number, size, and quantity of
shirts that you would like. Thank you!
INFORMATION (continued from page 1)
ter and sodas and other munchables as well. After we fed our
faces, we all played bingo and had several winners. Finally
we had the water balloon toss which essentially capped the
day’s events. All in all it was another very successful club picnic. We had three visitors from Japan, Mr. and Mrs. Ohashi
and Mr. Iga who all had a great time and even presented our
club with a generous donation of $300 (wow, very generous
indeed)!! See some initial photos from the picnic on page 3.
There were several folks taking pictures at the event so there
will very likely be more photos in subsequent bulletins.
Communication from Dr. Christian Bayer
from the Frankenthal Lions Club in Germany: Dr. Christian Bayer who helped the
Sacramento Senator Lions in our twinning
efforts with the Hamburg-Alster Lions Club
submitted some photos of himself and his
wife, a group photo of his club (the
Frankenthal Lions Club) and a photo of the
Mercedes A-class automobile that their club
continued on page 3 (bottom)
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September 2nd Bulletin - Sacramento Senator
IMPORTANT DATES - Please feel free to inform me of any other important dates to be included in the bulletin
([email protected])
September 16th – (Thursday) – Regular Club Meeting - 6:30 PM
- Maxi’s Café in the Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way,
Sacramento, CA 95815 - Guest Speaker: a representative from
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is expected
September 18th – (Saturday) – Steak Fry Administrative Fundraiser - Fairytale Town, Sacramento CA
September 21st – (Tuesday) – September Board Meeting - 6:30
PM - Executive Airport Conference Room **Date/Location Change
September 23rd - 25th – (Thursday through Saturday) – USA /
October 7th – (Thursday) – Regular Club Meeting - 6:30 PM Maxi’s Café in the Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way,
Sacramento, CA 95815
October 14th – (Thursday) – October Board Meeting - 6:30 PM Low Vision Clinic Conference Room
October 8th, 9th & 10th – (Friday-Sunday) - White Cane Days 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Raleys - 4850 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento
October 15th – (Friday) – Japan Night Fund Raiser - 6:00 PM -
Elks Lodge #6, 6446 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA
October 21st – (Thursday) – Regular Club Meeting - 6:30 PM Maxi’s Café in the Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way,
Sacramento, CA 95815
November 4th – (Thursday) – Regular Club Meeting - 6:30 PM Maxi’s Café in the Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way,
Sacramento, CA 95815
November 6th – (Saturday) – Lions District Forum “Be Inspired By
The Best Of The Best” (hosted by District 4-C3) - 7:00 AM - California Maritime Academy, 200 Maritime Academy Dr, Vallejo, CA
November 6th – (Saturday) – My Sister’s House Run for a Safe
Haven (5K Run/Walk) - William Land Park, Sacramento CA
November 11th – (Thursday) – November Board Meeting - 6:30
PM - Low Vision Clinic Conference Room
November 18th – (Thursday) – Regular Club Meeting - 6:30 PM Maxi’s Café in the Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way,
Sacramento, CA 95815
December 2nd – (Thursday) – Regular Club Meeting - 6:30 PM
Next Regular Club Meeting is
Thursday, September 16th.
Photos from
the Club Picnic held on
Next Board Meeting is Tuesday,
September 21st.
donated to the Pfalzinstitut (school &
institute for hearing impaired children).
Pretty impressive donation, that’s what
we need for our upcoming Japan Night!!
Japan Night is coming fast: The annual
Sacramento Senator Lions fundraiser
“Japan Night” is to be held on Friday,
October 15th at the Elks Lodge #6,
6446 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento,
CA 95831. Tickets for the event are available right now so please contact President Jerry Nakayama via email at [email protected] or via phone (Home: 366-8131 - Cell: 7811225) or George Sato at via email at [email protected] or via phone (Home: 362-3702). Given
the economy and the fact that this event is to be held on a Friday, we really need everyone to do
their best to sell tickets for this event so please get your tickets now and SELL, SELL, SELL!!
Japan Night Raffle Prizes Requested: Lion Jim Fujii is requesting that the Sacramento Senator Lions
“dig deep” and come up with some awesome raffle prizes for the upcoming Japan Night Fund
Raiser event to be held Friday, October 15th. So, let’s do our best to come up with some great raffle prizes (although I don’t
think we are expecting anyone to donate a Mercedes A-class automobile) so that we can make the Japan Night raffle a great
event!! We have a lot of service projects we’d like to do this year so we’ll need funds and raffles like this are a big help!!
Dues are due: This is another friendly reminder that annual club dues are due. Thank you to all the Senator Lions who
have already paid this year’s dues of $120. For those of you that still owe your annual dues, please submit your payments to club Secretary Erin Komatsubara who will gladly record your payment and pass them on to the club Treasurer
who will deposit them into the club’s administrative fund account so we can pay our LCI and various multiple district dues.
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September 2nd Bulletin - Sacramento Senator Lions Club
“We Serve”
Photos from the International Food Fair and World Talent Contest
Sacramento Senator Lions Club
P.O. Box 22614
Sacramento, CA 95822
Club President’s E-mail:
[email protected]
Bulletin Editor’s E-mail:
[email protected]
(courtesy of Lions Greg Hoeger & PDG Dan Wenger)
not sure what to do with it,
they took it home. There,
she counted the money;
fifty thousand dollars! Andy
said, “We’ve got to give it
back.” Sally said, “Finders
keepers.” She put the
money back in the bag and
hid it in their attic.
The next day, two police
officers were canvassing
the neighborhood looking
for the money, and
knocked on their door.
“Pardon me, did either of
you find a bag that fell out
of an armored car yesterday?” Sally said, “No”.
Andy said, “She’s lying.
She hid it up in the attic.
Sally said, “Don’t believe
him, he’s getting senile.”
The agents turned to Andy
Nobody Believes the
Elderly: An elderly couple and began to question him.
was celebrating their sixti- One said: “Tell us the story
eth anniversary. The cou- from the beginning.” Andy
said, “Well, when Sally and
ple had married
I were walking home from
as childhood
school yesterday ....” The
first police officer turned to
and had moved
his partner and said, “We’re
back to their old
outta here!”
Lourdes water:
Haloran, an Irishman, was returning from a visit to
Lourdes. He opened his
suitcase for the customs
inspector. “Sir”, asked the
inspector, “what’s in all
these bottles?” “Lourdes
water,” explained Haloran.
The inspector cast a suspicious eye on the bottles,
uncorked one, and sniffed
it. He did the same with
another, and then another.
“Water, is it?” snapped the
customs agent. “These
bottles contain nothing but
pure whiskey.” “Well, as I
live and breathe!” exclaimed Haloran ecstatically. “A blessed miracle!”
after they retired. Holding
hands, they walked back
to their old school. It was
not locked, so they entered, and found the old
desk they’d shared, where
Andy had carved “I love
you, Sally.”
On their way back home,
a bag of money fell out of
an armored car, practically
landing at their feet. Sally
quickly picked it up and,
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but I got
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the woods as a Lumberjack, but just couldn't hack
it, so they gave me the
axe. 3) After that, I tried
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but that was too exhausting. 5) Then, tried being a
Chef - figured it would add
a little spice to my life, but
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a Deli Worker, but any
way I sliced it... I couldn't
cut the mustard. 7) My
best job was as a Musician, but eventually found
I wasn't noteworthy. 8) I
studied a long time to become a Doctor, but didn't
have any patience. 9)
Next, was a job in a Shoe
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just didn't fit in. 10) I became a Professional Fisherman, but discovered I
couldn't live on my net
income. 11) Managed to
get a good job working for
a Pool Maintenance Company, but the work was
just too draining. 12) So
then I got a job in a Workout Center , but they said I
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was no future in it. 14) My
last job was working in
Starbucks, but had to quit
because it was the same
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