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We are offering you an opportunity to support the Lions Reading Action Program through an initiative with one of our literacy partners, Reading is Fundamental (RIF). This will allow you to distribute free books to children in need.
RIF partners with Macy's for the annual "Be Book Smart" campaign. RIF is seeking to pair specific Macy's stores with a "Local Impact Site." The "Site" would be the recipient of free children's books, which the Lions can distribute to the low-income children they work with.
RIF is looking for U.S. Lions Clubs working with an elementary school/library serving children, ages birth to 11, predominantly low-income children, that could use new, free books at some time during the coming year.
Please consider this opportunity, and share with Lions clubs in and around the following community, who are involved with a local literacy project, or who plan to start one, at a nearby elementary school or library.
If a club is involved with a local literacy program, and is interested in this opportunity, please have the club send the following information via email to: LIS@rif.org on or before September 22, 2014, with a cc email@example.com: Club Name Lion representing the club Contact information for Lion representative: email and telephone
Under the "Be Book Smart" campaign, "Local Impact Sites" spots must be filled quickly, on a first come, first served basis for clubs that contact RIF. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to distribute free, new books to children in need.
If you have any questions, please firstname.lastname@example.org. But to get involved with the RIF program, contact them via email, as noted above: LIS@rif.org
Please cc the district -email@example.com
Lion Alison Wilson, Chair of District Lions Services for Children
Click here for photos of PCL 2014 Installation. Click here for photos of SFCCLC 2014 Installation.
Click here to read letter re: donating to diaster in China Click here to donate on-line Click here to download Adobe PDF Form
District 4c4 GL and GMT Leadership Training being held from September 30
► Invitation on-line. 6:45 - 9 pm Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Parkside Intermediate School 1801 Niles Avenue, San Bruno CA 94066l click here for directions
2nd Cabinet Meeting November 8, 2014 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Special invited guest is our own current International Director Larry Dicus.
►St Anne of the Sunset Catholic Church (click here for directions) 850 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122 Hosted by Region 1 and 2.
LEOs 2015 Youth Leadership Institute being held from March 27 - 29, 2015 ►Information and Registration on-line.
Club secretaries submit the ►Proud Lion Mentoring Program application on-line.
PEACE POSTER CONTEST
The theme of the 2014-15 Peace Poster Contest is "Peace, Love and Understanding." Students, ages 11, click here for kits. LAST DAY TO ORDER 10/1
STUDENT SPEAKER CONTEST click here for Student Speaker Form
The Student Speaker Topic "Water Conservation - What can we do to Conserve, Recycle and Reclaim?"
The deadlines are as follows:
Club Contest by Wednesday February 18, 2015
Zone Contest by Sunday March 15, 2015
Region Contest by Sunday April 5, 2015
District Contest by Sunday April 26, 2015
Area II Contest by Sunday May 17, 2015
MD-4 Final Contest on Saturday June 6, 2015
LIONS ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEST click here for entry form and guidelines
The Lions Environmental Photo Contest provides a way for Lions to portray, through an original photo, their pride and commitment to improving, protecting and preserving the environment. Every Lion from a club in good standing can enter a photograph of his or her immediate surroundings into the club-level Lions Environmental Photo Contest.
Fellow Lions and Friends:
As your District Governor, I welcome you to our District 4-C4 web site. This site contains important information about Lions Clubs International and about the wonderful Lions Clubs' events and programs that are occurring right here in our District, which incorporates 1,250 volunteer members in 43 Lions Clubs throughout San Francisco County, San Mateo County and the City of Palo Alto.
Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world. We are in 208 countries with 1.36 million volunteer members in approximately 46,000 clubs. We, as lions, take great pride in volunteering our time, our hands and our hearts to help those in need and the less fortunate. We are dedicated to making our communities better and safer places to live, work and raise our families.
Our International Organization formed in Chicago in 1917, and in 1925, Lions accepted the challenge from Helen Keller to become "Knights of the Blind." As a result, a number of our local and worldwide projects involve vision restoration, as well as providing vision care and medical related vision assistance to those in need. If you would like additional information, visit a club or become a member of our wonderful organization, please feel free to contact us at our email address, "firstname.lastname@example.org".
Jack L. Van Etten, District Governor 2014-15
“To Protect and To Serve"
Proven Leadership, Practical Experience, Personal Integrity
L. to R. : IPDG Steve Picchi and DG Jack Van Etten.
Lady Rosie Picchi holding ribbon and Lady Lynn Van Etten in the front.
2014-2015 District Cabinet (click on photo for larger image)
COMMUNITY VOLUTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE: If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your community – and communities around the world. You can join a local club that meets in person. A cyber club meets online. Or a special interest club based on your profession, a hobby or anything you care about. You can plan a local project to protect the environment. Recycle eyeglasses to help the working poor. Or bring clean water to a remote village. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sharing, caring and making a difference.
TOOLS TO GROW YOUR CLUB
More members mean more service, and satisfied members lead to active and engaged clubs. Here are key resources for growing and strengthening your club:
- Just Ask! – This new member recruiting guide will get your club ready to invite new members and be prepared for success when you do.
- Membership Satisfaction Guide – Learn how you can keep members happy and coming back.
- Club Excellence Process – Get your club performing at its highest level through the interactive CEP workshop. Now available in two versions – CEP Pro and CEP Lite.
- Start a new club – You can give others the opportunity to make a real difference by starting a new club in your community.
Lions International Purposes
To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.
To Coordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions clubs.
To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
To Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.
Muliple District 4 http://www.md4lions.org represents the Lions Clubs International 15 Sub-Districts within the State of California and an Administrative Office in Santa Barbara, California. MD4 is governed by the District Governors and Vice District Governors from these Districts and is known as the Council of Governs (COG). The Council Chairperson is elected from the preceding year District Governors. Lions Clubs International http://www.lionsclubs.org The World's Largest Service Club Organization with 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members is the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.
District 4-C4 Welcome to your District web site. Since 1917, whenever there is a need at home or around the world, Lions members are there to help. We Serve! Lions improve the quality of life in their local communities by building parks, offering medical clinics, empowering children and adults. We care. Lions are leaders in providing support for preventing global blindness and restoring sight for people around th world Lions are the Community Leaders. Since Helen Keller challenged Lions to be knights of the blind in 1925, Lions clubs have worked on sight and hearing projects. We Serve and have Fun Together! Click here for Membership Information on becoming a valued member of the largest volunteer organization in the world.