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Every penny earned goes directly back to the community.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PEACE POSTER
"Congratulations to the San Francisco Korean American Lions Club for sponsoring the winner of this year's District 4-C4 Peace Poster Contest. Joshua Ko of Wells Middle School, Grade 7
San Francisco Korean American was awarded Honorable Mention in the State of California - among the top 3 artists in the State of California.
A special thanks to all of the contestants and all the lions clubs who participated in this years Peace Poster Contest.... you're all winners in the eyes of our great District!
Download Sample Letter to Recruit New Members
2014 District Free Vision Care Information Information on-line. Bring used Eye Glasses to Children First Conference. We have a conference room reserved for used eyeglasses!
Plan for 2015
Children First Conference March 28, 2015 ► Information and Registration on-line.
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.
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.
Click here to read letter re: donating to diaster in China
Click here to donate on-line
Click here to download Adobe PDF Form
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.