Lions Wednesday noon meeting program speakers

There is always something interesting to everybody.....

Every week the Lions Club present interesting speakers with a wide range of fascinating topics.......we share, we learn, we educate, and we tell jokes too.  Click on the links where available to learn more about the speaker and program.  Program Chairman, Lion Jim Barth

Upcoming programs and speakers 2024 - 2025.  Speakers at the noon meeting.

The Wednesday noon Los Gatos Lions Club is now meeting in person.  The meetings will be held at 12 PM to 1:30 PM, at the Los Gatos Lodge. 50 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road, Los Gatos 95032                                                                                                                                                                                 
May 1, 2024:   Danny Sheehan,  speaking on 'Government Coverup of UFO's' .  Sheehan has spoken publicy about UFO's and alien visitation, and has served as counsel for Harvard University psychiatrist John E. Mack as well as Steven Grier's Disclosure project.  He represents Luis Elizondo, the former director of the Advanced Threat Identification Program in a case against the US Department of Defense.                                                                                                                          
May 8, 2024:  Steve Leonardis, City of Monte Sereno Mayor.  Steve will speak on the Community Litter Removal Program. "Together We Can Keep Our city Pretty".                                                                                                                
May 15, 2024:  Los Gatos High School Wellness Center, Mariana Cozzella & Amrita Vu.  They will talk about the Wellness Center comfort dog.  The LG Lions sponsored this dog.                                                                                                                                                                       
May 22, 2024:  Kevin Grier, Superintendent Loma Prieta  School District.                                                                                                                                         
May 29, 2024: Ken Perrotti, Los Gatos High School Athletic Director.  Ken wil give an update and review of the year in sports and the achievements for the school.                                                                                                                             
June 5, 2024:  Jill Escher, she is the head of the Escher Fund for Autism, the immediate past president of the Autism Society of America San Francisco Bay Area chapter, and the president of the National Council on Severe Autism.  As an autism research philanthropist though the Escher Fund for Autism she promotes and funds research on the genetic toxicology of autism and related neurodevelopmental pathologies.  As president of National Council on Severe Autism since its inception she is promoting awareness and solutions for individuals and families affected by severe forms of autism. She is also a housing provider to adults with developmental disabilities in the Bay Area through her family business, Claradon Properties, LLC. Most importantly she is the mother of two children with nonverbal forms of autism.                                                                                                     
June 12, 2024:  Los Gatos Lions Club annual Luncheon and presentation of Los Gatos High School Lions Club scholarship recipients.   Mike Destro chairman.                                                                                                    
June 19, 2024:  Laura Ness, Wine Journalist and Columnist.   She writes extensively about the wine industry in the San Jose Mercury News, Wine Industry Advisor, Edible:Monterey, The Tasting Panel and Somm Journal, and tastes thousands of wines yearly at wine competitions and events.                                                                                                                                                                                              
June 26, 2024President Jim Barth final fiscal year meeting and presentation of Lions Awards.                                                                                                                                                                  
July 3, 2024:  No Meeting.  Celebrate the 4th of July.                                                                                                                                 
July 10, 2024:  Alexis Larsen, Tutor, "What I learned From My Students" .  Lion Perry Gardner's daughter.  First meeting for incoming 2024-2025 President Steve Highbarger.                                                                                                                                  
July 17, 2024:  Ken Middlebrook and Kelly Locke will make a presentation about the Billy Jones WildCat Rail Road.                                                                                                                 
July 24, 2024:   Heath Rocha, Assistant Superintendent, of the Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District.  He will speak about student services.                                                                                                                                            
July 31, 2024:   Club presentation on Lionism                                                                                          
August 7, 2024:  Clayton Toller, Stanford Blood Center  Clayton Toller graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science, and has been working with Stanford Blood Center for over 10 years. He specializes in working with large tech companies, helping to fit life-saving blood drive events into the stacked calendars these fast-paced organizations typically have. Clayton loves getting to work with fellow life-savers and getting the chance to help local patients!  The Los Gatos Lions Club Blood Drive will take place on August 21.                                                                                                                                          
August 14, 2024:  Mark Krail, Los Gatos High School Varsity Football Coach.  Mark will give an update and review of the LGHS WildCats.                                                                                        
August 21, 2024:  Annual Stanford Blood Drive sponsored by the Los Gatos Lions Club.  The blood drive will take place at the Los Gatos Lodge El Gato Room.  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.                      
August 28, 2024:  Diabetes Youth Families, DYF.                                                                                 
September 4, 2024:                                                                                                                       
Pending:  Norma Lucía Piña Hernández, is a Mexican lawyer, educator, and President of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation since January 2, 2023, being the first woman ever to hold that position. She's been a member of the Supreme Court since 1 December 2015, replacing Olga Sánchez Cordero.  Born: 1960 (age 63 years), Mexico City, Mexico.  Education: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, BENM - Benemérita Escuela Nacional de Maestros.                                                                                                                                                           
Pending:  Leslie Osborne, Bay FC, Women's National Soccer League.  Bay FC is the first NWSL team in the Bay Area.  Co-founded by four U.S. Women’s National Team legends—Brandi Chastain, Aly Wagner, Danielle Slaton, and Leslie Osborne—in partnership with global investment firm Sixth Street, Bay FC is changing the face of women’s soccer as we know it.                                                                                                                                                                                          
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