Have you heard the one about the charity crab feed?
The 27th year of said event for the DeAnza Lions Club of Cupertino. A fund-raiser that started humbly more than two decades back.
Crab feeds are popular (at least) on the west coast of the US. A quick web search pulls up event after event, crab feeds as fundraisers for schools, churches, and service groups.
And so, last night, our 27th crab feed, brought about by a simple ethos: Lions. We Serve.
About 150 guests enjoyed good music, drink, a silent auction, and a humble feast of salad, garlic sourdough bread, pasta, and Dungeness Crab. Lion members, Friends of Lions, a handful of community-minded students, and a whole lot of “sweat equity” brought together to make this event a success.
Lions Clubs International, the umbrella organization that includes about 50,000 clubs in 200 countries and nearly a million and a half members.
The Global Mission: To empower Lions clubs, volunteers, and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives globally, and encourage peace and international understanding.
Each club operates independently; each club exists to serve the community and provide fellowship along the way.
Service comes in many forms, but might be most simply defined in two ways: service projects and fundraising to provide fiscal support to charitable causes and those in need.
And so another humble crab feed to raise money for fiscal support of projects and charitable causes in our Santa Clara valley community and beyond.
And so a MASSIVE effort by a veritable handful of like-minded, well-meaning folks pulled off a GREAT night of fellowship for a good cause.
LIONS. WE SERVE. Among many other things…Crab!