August 4, 2012
Join San Carlons for the 4th Annual San Carlos Lions Club “Parade Your Pride” Car Show on September 9th at Sparky’s Hot Rod Garage. Located at 975 Industrial Road, Suite B.
FOR INFORMATION: WWW.SCLIONSPARADEYOURPRIDE.COM
October 19, 2011
Join us for our 12th Annual San Carlos Lions Club Tri-tip Round-up dinner on Saturday, October 22, 2100. The is a fundraiser for the San Carlos Youth and Community Activities. Dinner will be served by Eaton Hills 4-H Club.
The fun includes a Raffle, Auction and our one and only Singing Cowboy.
5:30 Hors d-Oeuvres and Wine
At Mahany Hall, located at 1336 Arroyo Ave. in San Carlos.
$30 per person, for tickets call 650-255-3784.
No host bar! Have fun and support our city. Enjoy!
May 3, 2011
Where: Sparkey’s Hot Rod Garage, 975 Industrial Rd, San Carlos. Come and join us again this year for our Parade Your Pride Car Show. We have a lot of vintage and very special cars. This is a great family event as well.
- Date: June 5, 2011
- Time: 9:00am–3:00pm
Proceeds benefit San Carlos Lions Local Community Projects, a non profit 501c3 organization. Come out to see great cars, vendors, eat great food hear great music and have fun at Sparkeys Hot Rod Garage. for more information or car entry call Ginger Silverman @6504002601 or our Lions website at www.sancarloslions.org
- Features: Benefit, Free, Open to All, Outdoor, Volunteer
- Website: http://www.sancarloslions.org
- Price: free admission
May 9, 2010
The Lions of San Carlos are putting on another Car Show, along with Sparky at his GREAT garage. All cars are welcome. The 1st 100 cars registered get t-shirts,dash plaques, and a great goodie bag. $100 cash prize from the 1st 100 cars to register. Only $25 for a wonderful day at a great location. We are a 501c3 group. Would you like to be a sponsor?
Email: Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 06, 2010, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
975 Industrial Road in San Carlos, of course!!!
January 22, 2010
No Host Bar 5:30 p.m. – Dinner served 7:00 p.m.
Live Auction and Lots of Raffle Items
$40.00 per person
For advance tickets call Lion Kevin Clay at 650-245-1374
Funds benefit the San Carlos Youth and Community Activities and
Boy Scouts’ Pacific Skyline Council 100th Anniversary Endowment Fundraiser
1336 Arroyo Ave. San Carlos
July 31, 2009
I participate in supporting our shelters. Please come and join me in the “Network’s Annual Benefit Breakfast”.
A real treat is the guest star, Dan Rather, it is always a treat to see him. Event is on October 8th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Burlingame. from 7:30 – 9:00 am. (YES, it is breakfast).
More info. is at 650-685-5880 X115 or JLUCIANO@SHELTERNETWORK.ORG
Dan Rather is deeply committed to protecting the least fortunate amoung us and supporting organizations like the Shelter Network that help people overcome homelessness and return to self-sufficienty.
July 27, 2009
I have read about this before and was quite concerned. Where is the dialogue about the budget shortfall for parks? All I’ve heard is what parks will be closed. How about taking the money out of administration and keeping parks open? Another blogger was kind enough to remind me of all this. The whole article appears at: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/25/MNPJ18UJ3C.DTL
“We want to cobble together some deals and see if we can keep some of these parks open,” said Roy Stearns, the spokesman for the state parks system. “We’re hoping we can do that all across the state.”
The plan, according to Stearns, is to negotiate partnerships with cities, counties, private companies, nonprofit organizations and philanthropists in an effort to provide maintenance, concessions and other functions that the state can no longer afford.
It has been estimated that for every dollar spent, the state parks generate $2.35 in tax revenue from economic activity in the local communities surrounding the parks.
The deal struck Friday to close most of the $26.3 billion budget gap avoids the plan previously proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to shutter more than 219 state parks, including Mount Tamalpais, Angel Island and 48 other Bay Area sites.
Nine Bay Area parks were listed then, including Henry W. Coe State Park near Morgan Hill, Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve near Guerneville, Tomales Bay State Park near Point Reyes, windswept 170-acre Candlestick Point State Recreation Area and Benicia Capitol State Historic Park.
The California State Parks Foundation had proposed charging Californians $15 extra to register their cars. The fee would have covered the parks’ $145 million general fund and allowed California drivers to visit the state’s 279 parks free.
“We’re concerned that the closing of 30 to 50 parks this year is just the start of annual budget problems,” she said.
July 24, 2009
(ARA) – If you’re an adult American, chances are you’re in debt. What would happen to that debt if you should die unexpectedly? It’s not likely your debtors would write it off. It’s far more likely they’ll pursue your estate or surviving spouse to recoup the debt. And money taken from your estate is money taken from your survivors – be they a spouse, children, parents or even siblings.
“If you have debt that will survive you, you need life insurance to protect loved ones left behind,” says Scott Luchesi, president of Garden State Life Insurance. “In today’s economic climate, where debt is more prevalent than at any other time in our history, life insurance is a must for virtually every debt-carrying adult.”
Life insurance is no longer a families-only financial planning tool. Increasingly savvy young, single professionals are also opting for life insurance as a way to ensure that their student loans, credit card debt, car loans and other debts won’t diminish the estate they may leave behind to parents, siblings or other survivors. Families also continue to rely on life insurance to replace the deceased’s income, pay off mortgages and provide for children’s education.
Stiff competition in the insurance industry has created a new crop of affordable, exam-free term products, like Garden State’s BudgetGard. These are continuing to grow in popularity as more consumers realize that term life provides the best coverage value for their money, and is more convenient and less intrusive than applying for a life insurance policy that requires a medical exam.
“With term life, you purchase a policy with affordable monthly premiums for a specific term,” says Luchesi. “If you die during that term, your beneficiary receives the full policy value, just as they would with a whole life policy. The advantage to you is that the premiums are generally far lower for term than with other types of policies, and you can use that savings in premium to apply more money towards reducing your debt more quickly or saving for your future.”
With BudgetGard term life, you won’t need to take a health exam and your premium is guaranteed not to increase for the level premium period you choose – one, seven, 15 or even 20 years.
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This is just a start, you do need life insurance at any age, if you are responsible for a loved one. I have several recommendations for you. But, this is a start for you to gather information.
All the best for you and your loved ones…
July 15, 2009
(ARA) – The U.S. dollar continues to decline in value and fears about inflation are growing faster than previously expected. In a short period of time, Americans have lost trillions from their investment portfolios and retirement accounts, thus many are looking for a safe investment in a difficult economy.
For centuries, gold has been a reliable and solid investment, and since 2001, the value of gold has increased 300 percent. Investors who want to protect their hard-earned wealth from the floundering stock market, fluctuating dollar and uncertainty of real estate are flocking to gold because it’s a safe-haven asset with a solid history of wealth preservation and profit.
Some of the advantages of investing in gold include:
- While gold does not earn interest, the price appreciation could more than make up for it.
- Gold production cannot match demand, causing the price to increase due to lower supply.
- Gold funds have reached historic highs in recent years and are still climbing.
- Economic forces that affect other assets are different than those determining the price of gold. Gold helps reduce risk in your investment portfolio.
- Gold can easily be converted to cash.
“Investors seeking short-term profit should look into modern-day gold bullion products,” says John Halloran, senior advisor at the Certified Gold Exchange — North America’s premier precious metals trading platform. “When mainstream investments like stocks and bonds aren’t doing well, many investors choose to diversify into bullion products. Bullion is a debt-free, physical possession asset that you own outright and has a low premium.”
“Long-term, preservation-seeking investors should consider certified gold coins,” says Halloran. “Certified gold coins have historically proven to profit at higher ratios than bullion, while at the same time their non-government confiscation status leaves investors with peace of mind and instant liquidity during the worst of times.
The Certified Gold Exchange only buys and sells the most widely traded bullion bars, bullion coins and certified gold coins with free next day delivery to your door. They do not deal with stocks or exchange-traded funds, so there is less risk involved. Their Economic Research Team has over 40 years experience analyzing economic factors and their effects on gold; account representatives are all certified and will work with you to find the investment product that’s right for your situation.
Visit CertifiedGoldExchange.com to request your free 2009 Gold Starters Kit, which could help protect your investment portfolio and retirement account. Please make sure you check this out for yourself, since I cannot confirm all the information that I learned.
July 11, 2009
(ARA) – Reverse mortgages are a hot topic in the market and Congress right now, as both seniors and the government try to manage the financial difficulties resulting from the dismal state of the economy. In fact, the government reports a 13.9 percent increase in reverse mortgage applications this year over last year.
Anyone interested in a reverse mortgage needs to do proper research and find qualified professionals to work with, such as a trusted lender, broker and/or realtor. This becomes increasingly important as the market for these kinds of mortgages grows and more lenders and mortgage professionals enter the market to take advantage of the demand.
A reverse mortgage enables older homeowners (age 62 and older) to convert the equity in their home into ready cash, without having to sell the home or take on a new monthly mortgage payment. Loan proceeds can be taken as a lump sum, a line of credit, a fixed monthly payment, or a hybrid of these. The amount of money one can borrow depends on the homeowner’s age, the appraised value of the home, the current interest rate and the mortgage limits set by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), among other factors.
Some key components of reverse mortgages:
- The home is the primary residence.
- Homeowners must pay off any existing mortgages with the proceeds from the reverse mortgage.
- The loan comes due when the homeowner sells the house, moves or passes away (or with couples, when the last remaining spouse passes away). Thus, the home will not be left free and clear for heirs. Heirs must repay the loan if they wish to keep the home.
- Unlike a home equity line of credit, there is no monthly payment on a reverse mortgage and, unlike traditional loans, reverse mortgages don’t have minimum-income requirements. A reverse mortgage pays the homeowner, and is available regardless of current income or credit score.
- Reverse mortgages typically have closing costs (fees) higher than those associated with a traditional second mortgage or home equity line of credit. These fees are highly regulated by HUD and there are maximum fee limits that all reverse mortgage lenders and brokers must adhere to.
- Reverse mortgages also require that you maintain the home and pay property taxes.
Reverse mortgages can provide useful options for some, but it’s important to keep in mind that the upfront costs associated with a reverse mortgage may make other options (such as a home equity loan, no-interest home repair loans, grants offered by the county government or a local non-profit, or a tax deferral program for individuals having problems paying property taxes) less expensive.
You can review and compare options for reverse mortgages through a free, no-obligation quote from Bills.com.