Now that it’s a new year, perhaps you’ve been thinking about how you could enrich your life and/or possibly make a difference in your community.
Every fall some of our WG Lions goes to help out at Walk to School Day, and then in spring to Bike to School Day.
For every time you are saddened by the hunger and need in our community, there is a Willow Glen Lions project to stand up for the people who need help. We build our projects based on need. We only wish we could do more, but our club is still young and growing.
Among our projects this past year, we held a Burrito Breakfast at the Cruise for a Cause, raising money to help our charities, including Second Harvest Food Bank. We ran a Wine Tasting at Joseph George Fine wines to help raise funds for Services for Brain Injury. We also joined forces with Cupertino Host Lions Club and measured eyesight and hearing in an entire elementary school to help them find those that needed glasses or hearing aids. We ran a Student Speaker competition to find the best orators and debaters among our high school students, and walked kids and families across busy Lincoln Avenue for the Halloween on the Avenue. We participated in trash pick ups and helped at Walk to School Days. And much more.
So THIS IS THE YEAR you can become someone who makes a difference in Willow Glen and the bay area: by becoming a member of Willow Glen Lions! Membership does not involve door-to-door soliciting. It does not mean you have to work alone on projects. It does not mean you pay a fortune in dues, or are expected to chip in money on projects.
Even when there’s work to be done, the WG Lions have loads of fun while making a difference. Left to right: Jeff Senigaglia, Lucy Asfour and Steve Jackson.!
Willow Glen Lions brings together enthusiastic members who want to improve the quality of life for people in our community. We listen to each other’s projects and volunteer to help fellow Lions to make the projects successful. It’s powerful. It’s friendly. And it is really, really fun!
This year we donated hundreds of dollars that we earned through WG Lions projects, to Second Harvest food bank, Santa Maria Urban Ministry for at-risk families and kids, Canine Companions for Independence to help them raise dogs that are miraculous for people with disabilities. And much more
Willow Glen Lions is for you who are busy as well as those who have less going on in their lives. Members of WG Lions have a high number of still-working members, as well as some retired folks.
Our still-employed membership includes real estate professionals, financial consultants, Yoga Center owners, the owner of a company that installs glass enclosures for showers, copywriters and photographers, travel professionals and members of the workforce in the city of San Jose… and more! Our member ages range from 20’s to 90’s! And every member is a stand-up for each other and our community!
Willow Glen Lions’ Helen Tindall chaired the Peace Poster effort this year. To the right of the poster, Medy Malate, District Peace Poster Chairperson helps Helen hold the winning poster, by Mary Jo Mendoza.
Our mission at Willow Glen Lions is simple and straightforward.
Willow Glen Lions Club members share their creativity, commitment and compassion, for the benefit of the people of Willow Glen and the greater community.
Now, If you’re hoping to answer via this site, understand that we’re turning off the comments capability on this site because sadly, we are getting so inundated with junk that we can’t keep up. So we’re going to send you to the Willow Glen Lions Facebook page. When you log into Facebook, use WillowGlenLions in the search and you’ll easily find it.
Create the best year of your life – ask about becoming a Willow Glen Lion! Cheers!