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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 2021 - 2022.  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                                                                                    
October 6, 2021:  Dan Pulcrano, Executive Editor and Publisher of the the Los Gaton, the new revived local weekly newspaper.  The inaugural edition was released September 1, 2021.  Dan is no stranger to local media as his team team launched the original Los Gatos Weekly Times, years ago.  Their goal is to give the Town quality journalism with news about local people, school sports, and vital community issues.  Dan will talk about this new venture and the local news distribution market.  Go to E & P, The authoritive voice of news publishing to find out more about the Los Gatan.                                                                                                                    
October 13, 2021:  Program speakers, Jena Canote with Hearing Dog Elie and Puppy Raiser Heberta with puppy Hacket.  Companions for Independence.                                                                                                     
October 20, 2021:  The Lions will be honoring 5 new Lions members with their induction to the Los Gatos Lions Club.  District Governor Allen King will be conducting the formal induction of new members, George Herrera, John Kuntzmann, Stacy Gleixner, Walker Pearce-Percy, and Mike Ford.  Congratulations !                                                                                                                                         
October 27, 2021:  John Posey from the Lions Eye foundation.                                                          
November 3, 2021:  Alison Carpenter Davis, freelance writer, editor and disability advocate.   She will talk about her book, "Letters Home From Stanford".  "Letters Home," a collection of 125 years of Stanford students' handwritten and electronic correspondence, evokes the shared heritage, history, and experience common to college students across geography, gender, and generation.  There will be books available and a book signing.                                                                                                                                                            
November 10, 2021:  Jim Yurko, Scoutmaster Troop 539.  Scouts will attend.  This is the Lions sposored scout troop.                                      
November 17, 2021:  Stacy Gleixner: West Valley College Veteran's Program and Holistic Student Support and scholarships                                                                                                        
November 24, 2021:  No meeting.   Thanksgiving week.                                                               
December 1, 2021:  Mary Ellen Graham.  Honoring Veteran's Day.           
December 8, 2021:  KCAT TV Public Media, Melissa Toren, Executive Director and Lissa Kreisler.  Lissa is a veteran South Bay radio broadcaster and well-known to KBAY FM listeners, as she co-hosted the morning drive show for almost 30 years.  She is launching a new television program on KCAT TV called ‘Community Storytelling.’ She’s recruiting people to appear on the show and tell amusing or interesting stories about life in Los Gatos.  Celebrating 37 years of service, KCAT TV15 contributes to the vitality of our communities by producing, creating and delivering dynamic local content to viewers.  KCAT TV15 programs and services include:  professional video production for individuals, organizations and businesses, recording and broadcasting local government meetings, as well as classes, youth camps, and access to media tools, equipment, training, and low-cost studio facilities.                                                                           
December 15, 2021:  Kathy Forward,  staff consultant for NAMI Santa Clara County   Kathy has been one of the principal leaders at NAMI-Santa Clara County as a volunteer teacher, trainer and eventually Education Director. In 2010 she became Board President and served for two years to begin building their staff infrastructure.                                                                                   
December 22, 2021:  No meeting.  Holiday break.    Club meetings resume, January 5, 2022.                                                                                                              
December 29, 2021:  No Meeting.  Happy new Year                                                                           
January 5, 2022:   First meeting of the New Year.                                                                                                                               
January 12, 2022:  Pending confirmation.  Larry Gersten, professor emeritus of political science at San Jose State University and communication specialist. Larry is ​NBC Bay Area’s political analyst .                                                                                                   
January 19, 2022:  Coast Lions Club visitation and presentation on Common Roots Farm.   The Capitola Coast Lions launched a food drive with the California Lions Project Care: Hunger, a statewide service project conducted during February. The club collected non-perishable food items to deliver to the residents of the Common Roots Farm and the families of the Santa Cruz County Volunteer Center.
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