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April 15, 2009 > Peace Begins With Me

Peace Begins With Me

Submitted By Ray Maglalang

Yennie Shyu, a 12-year old, 7th grade student at Sierramont Middle School, is now an internationally recognized artist who started by winning a local competition sponsored by the Milpitas Executive Lions Club.

Shyu's poster was among more than 350,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International sponsors the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. The poster advanced and was selected by Lions District 4-C6 for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the 2008-09 contest theme "Peace Begins With Me."

Come join us at a reception for Yennie Thursday, April 16, 11 a.m. at the Milpitas Public Library multi-purpose room. Pleae RSVP to

The theme of the 2009-10 Peace Poster Contest is "The Power of Peace." Students, ages 11, 12, or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate. For more information, please contact Thelma Batilo, MELC Peace Poster Chair and/or Ray Maglalang, MELC Membership Director at (408) 262-8425.

Visit for more information about the contest. Click on "our work" then "youth programs" and "Peace Poster Contest."

Peace Poster reception
Thursday April 16
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Milpitas Public Library
160 N. Main St., Milpitas
(408) 262-8425

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