Japan 2018

August 11 to August 25, 2018


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Arrival via flight United Airlines UA 5635 scheduled to arrive at 09:13 at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) Terminal A (check flight details link for delays or terminal changes when picking up).

Volunteers and student assignments for pick up and the day's activities:

  • Lion Ronnie (SF Fil-Am)
    • Will take care of 2 students of Lion George, drop off at Lion George's house, where he also lives
  • Lions August and Paul (SF Fil-Am Lions)
    • Will take care of Paul's 1 students
  • Lions George P. and Ora (SSF Golden Gate Lions)
    • Will take care of their 4 students
    • LIon Manny with his truck, will help with the baggage ( Lions Manny and Ora will communicate to each other)
  • Lion Feli Mely (SSF Golden Gate Lions)
    • Will take care of her 2 students ( split with Lions Bing/Ora)
  • Lions PDG Macy and Michael
    • Will take care of their 3 students, proceed to Fountain Lake for the night after day's activities
  • Lion Dr Jun (SF Fil-Am Lions)
    • Will take care of Lion Dons/Janelle's 1 student, drop off at her host family, Janelle Kobayashi in SF. This student will have separate activities until August 14.Possible Lions August and Paul will drop 1 student to Janelle depending on the logistics.Discussed with Janelle.
    • Will also take care of 2 students of Lion Rufo, drop off at SF Nueva Vizcaya Lions fundraising event in Vallejo
  • Lion 2VDG Helen will be at the Sac Airport to "welcome" the students.

Brief orientation with students on the Youth Exchange Program, location TBD, directly after they are picked up.

Suggested Activities for the day (up to the individual):

  • Sightseeing and lunch around Old Sacramento
  • Tour of the state capitol
  • Lions PDG Macy and Michael Chan invite everyone to Fountain Lake, 1701 Springvale Road, Placerville 95667 from 2 PM to midnight
  • Stop by Treasure Island vista point of San Francisco skyline on the way back
  • Host families can go on their own schedule

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Welcome and Orientation Potluck Party from 11:00-14:00 at Lion Bing Yamat's residence at 2340 Donegal Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Lions Bing, Ora, George, and the South San Francisco Golden Gate Lions Club will chair this event.

Lions who will attend and bring potluck should communicate with Lion Ora to coordinate before Thursday.

Lions and host families are invited to join.

PDG Macy's students will not attend the orientation as they will have stayed the previous night at Fountain Lake, and will instead go to the American River and Gold Rush Museum, and then back to SF to attend the PCL Installation in the evening.

In the afternoon, Lions Dr. Jun, August & Paul, and Rufo (SF Fil-Am Lions) will take the students to Twin Peaks Ocean Beach. Lion August and Paul's 3 students also went to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park (briefly) and also Twin Peaks (foggy).

PCL Pres Erik Winkler (Burlingame LC) is inviting all the Japanese Youth Exchange students to attend the PCL Installation in the evening. He is working for the complimentary tickets for the students. Host families accompanying the students need to RSVP for the PCL Installation/Dinner.

  • Lion George might attend with his 2 students to PCL. He needs to RSVP esp . inform Lion Erik that his 2 students are coming .

Monday, August 13, 2018

Morning meeting at 08:30 at Lion Bing Yamat's residence at 2340 Donegal Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080 to convoy to day activity. On the way, they will stop by Lion Paul's house to pick up him and his 1 student at 08:45.

Volunteers: Lion Dr. Jun, Lions George P. and Ora., Lions PDG Macy and Michael (will take care of 2 students of Rufo), Lion Paul

Lion Dr Jun (SF Fil-Am Lions) will accompany students in volunteering at the Lions In Sight of CA warehouse in Vallejo warehouse from 10:00-13:00, c/o PID Dr. Bill, PDG Linda, and PDG Walter (Lions in Sight). The warehouse is located at 1404 Lemon St, Vallejo, CA 94590.

Lion Feli ( SSF Golden Gate) together with her 2 students will meet the group at Lions In Sight warehouse in Vallejo.

Possible- Lion Rufo ( SF Fil-Am) will meet the group in LIons In Sight ware house in Vallejo.

After Lions in Sight, students will proceed to a free tour of the Jelly Belly Candy Company Factory at 1 Jelly Belly Ln, Fairfield, CA 94533.

If time allows, students will visit and shop for souvenirs at the Vacaville Premium Outlets at 321 Nut Tree Rd, Vacaville, CA 95687.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Volunteers: Lions Dr Jun , Lions George and Ora.Lions PDG Macy and Michael. Lion Paul.

Student count - Lions Dr Bing/Ora -4, Rufo-2, George -2, Paul-1,PDG Macy 3

Lion Vem ( SF Nueva Vizcaya) will provide sandwiches and fruits for lunch.

Because of extreme fog and cold weather, the Stow Lake picnic and boating as well as the Golden Gate Bridge Biking, etc were postponed to other day. Students went to SF Museum of Modern Arts ( tickets c/o Lions Uni and Conn, SF Host) and Yerba Buena Gardens Park.Dinner at Lion Dr Bing's Place c/o Lions Ora, George and Feli.

Hana attended the CPR class with Lion Dr Jun at SF VA Med Center/UCSF. Hana was dropped to his new host family ( split with Janelle),

Lions Don and Betty ( Daly City Host).

For PDG Macy's students: Foster City Lions Club's visitation in the evening

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Lion Paul not available to volunteer.

Lions Ora and George will have their own activities with their 4 students.Lions PDG Macy and Michael will have their own activities with their 3 students. Lions George and Marie will have their own activities with their 2 students. Lion Feli will have her own activities with her 2 students.

Lions Dr Jun and Luisa will have 2 students ( of Rufo) and 1 student ( of Paul)- Palace of Fine Arts, Twin Peaks, Legion of Honor, Japan Town, and Dinner at Ramen House c/o Lions Dr Jun and Luisa.

For PDG Macy's students: Redwood City History Museum, Possible boat ride at Foster City, dinner at PDG's house

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Lion Paul Not available to volunteer

Volunteers ( Lions Dr Jun, Ora, George P.)

Sutro Bath, Golden Gate park, Stow Lake Boating,Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands then Dinner at Lion Feli Mele's ( SSF Golden Gate) house in Mill Valley, Dinner c/o Lion Feli Mele and son.

For PDG Macy's students: UC Berkeley, Oakland Museum of California

*take note, if weather is good- possible Stow Lake/Golden Gate Bridge Biking

Friday, August 17, 2018

Possible Rest day or shopping day. Students requesting to have rest day.

Lions Dr Jun and Luisa with 2 students of Rufo and 2 students of Ora went to University of California at Berkeley.Then attended the SF Fil-Am LC club meeting together with 1 student of Paul.

Lion George and 2 of his students went to the Mall.

Lion Don and his student went the Redwoods and - Basin.

Lion Ora and her students went to the Mall.

For PDG Macy's Students-Golden Gate Park and SB Park Concert c/o IPDG Mario Benavente (San Bruno Lions)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lion Paul not available to volunteer

Lion George and his 2 students are scheduled to go to Santa Cruz and will not attend activity.


  • Lions Dr Jun, Luisa, and August Valera (SF Fil-Am Lions) will take Lion Paul's student, Lion Rufo's 2 students, and Lion Don's student (after Millbrae only)
  • Lions Ora and George will take their 4 students
  • Lions Macy and Michael Chan will take their 3 students

Meeting Place: Lion Dr Bing's place at 9:30 AM.

In the morning, we will go to the Millbrae Machines Car Show c/o Lion Calvin Chin and Lion President Bart Speccia (Millbrae Lions) in downtown Millbrae.

We will have lunch at In-n-Out burger at Millbrae.

In the afternoon, we will take a tour of Silicon Valley. Stops include:

  • YouTube headquarters in San Bruno
  • Google Android Lawn Statues and Google Merchandise Store
  • NASA Ames Visitor Center at Moffett Field
  • Intel Museum
  • Apple Park Visitor Center

Dinner at 6:00 PM at Lions Uni and Conn Buckley's (SF Host Lions) place: 2320 Clarke Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Thanks Lions Conn and Uni for the Pizza, Pasta, Chicken, Fruits, etc.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Volunteering at the San Francisco Food Bank from 9:00-11:00 with Lion Luisa (SF Fil-Am Lions).

Church at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Daly City from 11:30-12:30.

Chinese food takeout lunch at Lion Ora Seyler's house at 1:00 c/o Lions Jun and Luisa (SF Fil-Am Lions).

Sightseeing at Devil's Slide Vista Point and the nearby beach to follow.

Dinner at Lion Ora Seyler's house (leftovers).

PDG Macy's students will attend Central Peninsula Church in the morning. Will visit Stanford University and Cantor Arts Museum on campus. Will Attend SF Chinatown Installation in the evening.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Lion Paul not available to volunteer

Volunteers ( Lion Rodger ,SF Host and Lion Dr Jun , SF Fil-Am, and Lion George P. SSF Golden Gate.

Lombard Street , Coit Tower, Fisherman's Warf, Pier 39. Pier 39 Clam Chowder and Mini- donuts c/o Lion Rodger.

Cable Car Ride, Public transportation experience, Muni Bus.

Oakland A's vs Texas Rangers Game, $9 tickets per person

For PDF Macy's- Golden Gate Park,Cliff House. Lion Irene ( SF Chinatown) will bring them out.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Lion Volunteers: Lion Fernando Briosos (SF Aeta) and Lions PCC Emil and Yvonne ( SF Chinatown)

SF City Hall guided tour.

Asian Museum Tour. Tickets c/o Lion Fernando Briosos ( SF Aeta) , Lunch at Vietnamese Restaurant. Lion Dr Jun joined late in afternoon.

Lion Dr Jun and Lion Paul will volunteer.

For PDG Macy's students: PCC Emil and Lion Yvonne (SF Chinatown) will bring them out . Attend Millbrae Leos meeting.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

For PDG Macy's Lion John and Venetia bring them out for lunch. Attend Foster City Lions Club's meeting.

Lions Jun, Luisa, and August Valera (SF Fil-Am Lions) and Lions Ora and George (SSF Golden Gate Lions).

Lunch at Lion Ora's place, then drive to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in the afternoon.

Short stop at Pigeon Point Lighthouse on the way back.

Dinner at Lions George and Marie Poon. Dinner c/o Lions George and Marie Poon.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lion Paul not available to volunteer

Volunteers- Lions Dr Jun and Luisa, and Lions Ora and George P.

Toured the NASA Discovery Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore.

Shopping at San Francisco Premium Outlet in Livermore.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Dr Bing brought her 6 students to Exploratorium then King Wah Dimsum for lunch.

Host families have their own activities.

For PDG Macy's students-Genentech Tour c/o Lions Scot ( San Carlos)and Calvin ( Millbare), Dinner with PDG Macy's granddaughters.

Pot Luck Goodbye Party at Lion Dr Bing's place. Well attended -Lions Dr Jun,Luisa, August and Paul, Lions Dr Bing, Ora, George P , Feli Meli, and other SSF Golden Gate Lions, Lions George and Marie Poon, Lions Don and Betty Fleming, Lions Rufo and Vem, Lion 1st VDG Helen.PDG Macy and Michael Chan. DG Lydia Taylor presented her pins to the students. Students were given the chance to shared their experience and expressed their gratitude, Host families also shared their experiences as well as other lions volunteers, too shared their experiences. Very enjoyable and emotional events.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Volunteers: Lions Dr. Jun, August, Dr. Bing, Ora, George P, George Poon and Lion Marie, Lions Rufo and Vem, Lions Don and Betty ,

Lion Ronnie ( 15 4-C4 students). Lion George 0f 4-C6 with 3 students, and other Lions volunteers with 4 students from 4-A1 and 1 student from 4-C5.

Departure at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at 12:45 PM. Everything went well.

Other Plans in the Works

Note: Host family activity is the priority.

Host Families

Lion Paul Caoili (SF Fil-Am Lions): 1 student

Janell Kobayashi for first week, Lion Don Felming (Daly City Host Lions) for second week: 1 student

Lion Bing Yamat, c/o Lion Ora Seyler (SSF Golden Gate Lions): 4 students

Lion Fely Mely for first 5 days, Lion Bing Yamat rest of stay (SSF Golden Gate Lions): 2 students

Lion George Poon (SF Supreme Lions): 2 students

PDG Macy Mak Chan (SF Chinatown Lions): 3 students

Lions Rufo and Vem (SF Fil-Am, SF Nueva Vizcaya): 2 students