Address: P.O. Box 25301, San Mateo, CA 94402| (415) 545-8107 | E-Mail: Lions4Service@gmail.com

Serving San Francisco County, San Mateo County and the City of Palo Alto

Lions at the heart of the community .. more volunteers in more places than any other service organization. Join us.
Every penny earned goes directly back to the community.


Interested in uploading you photos to the District Photo site?
Click here to visit Flickr photography site https://www.flickr.com/photos/district-4c4/ Sign in district4c4 Password Weserve4c4 (the "W" is capped).

Check out Convention Photographs (and photos throughout the year)
taken by District Photographer Lion Michael Chan
at https://lionmichaelchan.shutterfly.com/

Lions Clubs International Club Excellence Awards Informations

Downloadable PDF Application fo Lions Clubs

Downloadable PDF Application for LEOs Clubs

Downloadable District 4-C4 100% Secretary Award


America Drug Card -Click here - Get Yours Today !this card at all your health clinics, fairs, fundraisers and other events. Get 15% to 55% off -- Call us and we will mail you as many cards as you need. 415-378-6789.

WE SERVE!      Calendar       Events

July 12, 2015
You are Cordially invited
to attend the installation of
District 4-C4 Cabinet Officers

RSVP for  July 12 Installation of Macy Mak

Click here for your invitation

Click here to Download Your RSVP

Advertise Today ! Support Your District

SF Supreme Lions Club  Charter Night Installation of Officer July 25

July 25, 2015
You are Cordially invited
to attend the Charter Night installation of
SF Supreme Lions Club Officer Installation


MD-4 Leadership Institute Application

  MD-4 Leadership
Institute Application 
November 21-23, 2015
Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard St., Sacramento
Cost: $300
Double Occupancy
An extra $120 as a single


Volunteer To Help


District 4-C4
Youth Exchange Program
We need host families for European students from July 11 to 22.
( arrive SFO July 11, Saturday and leave Sacramento Int’l Airport
July 22, Wednesday)
*one student will be arriving on July 10 at SFO
-one family/club can host more than 1 student
-one student can be hosted by 2 families (days split)
We need response ASAP. Please call/email for info:
Lion Dr Jun Valera (650) 296-2870 or lifesaver58@gmail.com or
Lion Romy Molina (510) 881-4411 or romy.molina@yahoo.com
Chairs of Youth Camp & Exchange Committees, District 4-C4


at Special Olympics

The World Games has 7,000 athletes participating from over 170 countries in 25 different sporting events. As you can see, this is a greatopportunity for any Lion that would like to volunteer and be part of history.


Click on picture below for fliers

Get Involved with Special Olympics World Games TodayRegister Today Special Olympics World Games Today

Lions in the Southwest Airlines Chinese ParadeThank you letter to Lions who contributed to the "Ride the Float" ticket competition

Lions Contributors: Thank you lions who contributed to the "Ride the Float" ticket competition for our first ever float in the SF Chinese New Year's Parade. Please see the attached thank you letter for helping our Committee on this District 4-C4 and LCI Project.

Click here to read appreciation letter from District Governor Jack Van Etten

Click here to view photographs of Parade taken by Lion Michael Chan
(Shutterfly - Username: lions4service@gmail.com Password: weserve4c4

Click here to read press release.


click here to donate to the Student Speaker Contest - cell phones, ink cartridges and donations welcomed Please send donations to Lion Rich Picchi, District 4-C4 P.O. Box 1987 El Granada, CA 94018-1987 (65) 703-9834 or Student Speaker Foundation 331 Spur Trail Avenue Walnut California 91789. Student Speaker Foundation and write on memo line District 4-c4 to ensure that our District is credited with donation. Thanking you in advance for your donation.The Student Speaker Topic "Water Conservation - What can we do to Conserve, Recycle and Reclaim?"

HONORABLE MENTION in the State of California!

District 4-C4 SF Karean American Lions Club Sponsored the Winning Peace Poster Conter
click on picture for larger image

"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

FREE VISION CARE INFORMATION 2014 District Free Vision Care Information Check 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

r her immediate surroundings into the club-level Lions Environmental Photo Contest.

Experience The Impact a Donation to LCIF Makes in the World and At Home

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, "lions4service@gmail.com".

Jack L. Van Etten, District Governor 2014-15
“To Protect and To Serve"

Proven Leadership, Practical Experience, Personal Integrity

IPDG Steve and DG Jack at Ribbon Pulling
L. to R. : IPDG Steve Picchi and DG Jack Van Etten. 
Lady Rosie Picchi holding ribbon and Lady Lynn Van Etten in the front.

2014-15 District 4-C4 Officers
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.

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.

District 4-C4 Governor
Jack Van Etten
District 4-C4 Governor Jack Van Etten

2014-15 International President
Joseph Preston

International President Wayne Madden

International President Joe Preston Pin

Click here for International Program

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District 4-C4 District Governor & Cabinet

2014-15 District 4-C4 Officers

District 4-C4 is divided into four Regions and nine Zones. The District is managed by the District Governor. The 1st, 2nd, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past District Governor Global Membership Team Leader, Global Leadership Team Leader and Region and Zone Chairs make up the Administration team.

District 4-C4 Clubs

District 4-C4 has 41 active clubs with 1231 members.  Click here to find a club, learn about service projects, read news. Clubs meet monthly on the Peninsula (PCL) and in San Francisco (SFCCLC) to share ideas and service.

District 4-C4 Councils

District 4-C4 has 2 Active Council of Lions. The Peninsula Council of Lions and The San Francisco Coordinating Council of Lions ClubThe purpose of the two Councils is to coordinate the Police and Fire Awards and to provide a venue for Club Presidents and Club members to gather and share ideas.

District 4-C4 Events

Both the District and Clubs have events throughout the year. Lions Club can be fun, friendly and incredibly satisfying.

District News

Read District and Club newsletters to find out interesting stories, fun, and service projects.

District Resources

Officer manuals, By-Laws, Policy Manuels, Contest Rules, California Vision Resources.

District Photos

In Memory