District Committees assist district officers in accomplishing District Goals and are appointed by the District Governor.

ALERT/DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE

Encourages Lions Clubs to be prepared for all emergencies; be trained to support when requested. Chair oversees Disaster Preparedness Program and Guardian Angel AED/CPR Program.

  • Chair Clayton H Jolley
  • Guardian Angel AED/CPR Program Sandee Schlickman
  • Advisor PDG Jack Van Etten

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE

Meets and greets Lion dignitaries and guests visiting our District.

  • PDG Macy Mak Chan

BUDGET & FINANCE

Develops the Annual District Budget; reviews receipts & expenditures.

  • Chair Mark D Paskvan
  • Member William H Britter
  • Member Conn Buckley
  • Member Frank Tang
  • Member IPDG Helen Ariz Casaclang
  • Member 1st VDG Augusto “Dr. Jun” B Valera
  • Member 2nd VDG John Hui
  • District Treasurer Phillip Guan

CAMPUS CLUBS

Helps to organize new Lions Clubs on college campuses and supports existing Campus Clubs.

  • Margaret Lee

CITY OF HOPE/CANCER

Liaison with City of Hope. Disseminates information about cancer awareness.

  • PDG Ken Ibarra

CLUB CONTESTS

Provides support to clubs participating in District Club Contests and determines winners based on published criteria.

  • Commissioner Maryah Tucker
  • Advisor Denise Kelly

CONVENTION

The Annual District Convention is mandated by the District Constitution. The Convention Committee organizes, manages, coordinates and promotes the District Convention

  • Chair PDG Mario Benavente
  • Housing PDG Lydia Taylor-Bellinger
  • Registration IPDG Helen Ariz Casaclang
  • Secretary/Protocol Denise Kelly
  • Treasurer PDG Michael Simonini
  • Certification/Credentials Oriye “Ora” Seyler
  • Elections William H Britter
  • Entertainment Pat Ancheta
  • Contests PDG Eugene Chan
  • Programs Rich Picchi
  • Memorial Co-Chair Yolanda “Yollie” Cayabyab
  • Memorial Co-Chair Rodrigo “Rodger” Cayabyab
  • Golf/Coordinator – Hospitality Kevin Kielty
  • Coordinator: PDG Steve Picchi
  • Partner in Service Chair Rosemarie Benavente
  • Partner in Service Helen Habeeb
  • Partner in Service Mary Picchi
  • Partner in Service Rosie Picchi
  • Partner in Service Sylvia Pignati
  • PIS Member – Honorary Luisa Valera
  • PIS Member – Honorary Venetia Young
  • PIS Member – Honorary Larry Bellinger
  • Honorary DG Fanny Chu
  • Honorary 1st VDG Augusto “Dr. Jun” B Valera
  • Honorary 2nd VDG John Hui

CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

Responsible for keeping our District Constitution and By-Laws in compliance with the International Constitution. Review and presents potential amendments to the District Constitution before they are voted upon. Reviews and answers all questions and inquiries brought before the committee.

  • Co-Chair PDG Steve Picchi
  • Co-Chair PDG Michael Simonini

COORDINATING COUNCILS OF LIONS CLUBS –
PENINSULA COUNCIL OF LIONS CLUBS

  • President Debbie Kielty
  • 1st Vice President Venetia Young
  • 2nd Vice President Clayton H Jolley
  • Secretary Jimmy Ness
  • Treasurer Mary Koo
  • IP President Martha Sandy
  • Advisor PDG Mario Benavente
  • Advisor/Photographer Paul Larson
  • Advisor Maryah Tucker
  • Photographer Alison Wilson

COORDINATING COUNCILS OF LIONS CLUBS –
SAN FRANCISCO COORDINATING COUNCIL OF LIONS CLUBS

  • President Peter T. Lam AIA
  • 1st Vice President August Salay Valera III
  • 2nd Vice President Sharon Eberhardt
  • Secretary Evelyn Paje
  • Treasurer Fevelyn “Ching” Evaristo
  • IP President: Rodrigo “Rodger” Cayabyab
  • Advisor PDG Larry Wong
  • Advisor PDG Eugene Chan
  • Advisor PDG Esther V Lee

DIABETES AWARENESS & ACTION

Promotes activities to increase awareness of diabetes and promote prevention.

  • Chair Helen Y H Hui
  • Vice Chair Verdie Thompson

DIRECTORY

Prepares District Directory by gathering, sorting and editing the information that goes into the District Directory.  The Directory will be distributed at the 1st District Cabinet meeting of the year.

  • Denise Kelly

DIRECTORY ADS

Solicit ads from Lions, Lions Clubs, and the public for District Directory.  Revenue is a budget line item.

  • Chair   Denise Kelly
  • Member Yvonne Lee

DISTRICT FINANCIAL ADVISOR/AUDIT AND TAX

Advises Budget & Finance Committee, conducts audits of District Financial Documents, and reports findings to Budget & Finance Committee.

  • PDG Steve Picchi

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ADVISORS

  • PDG Ken Ibarra
  • PDG Esther V Lee
  • PDG Rod Mercado
  • PDG Mel Phillips
  • PDG Ray Rosenthal
  • PDG Michael Simonini
  • PDG Lydia Taylor-Bellinger
  • PDG Jack Van Etten

ENVIRONMENT

This committee encourages clubs to implement clean-up days, tree planting, recycling and environmental education. It also manages the Environmental Photo Contest.

  • Kevin Kielty

FAMILY & WOMEN’S MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Promotes families and women to become Lions.  Committee service is a 3 year term.

  • Angie Louie (Term: 2018-19 – 2020-21)

FLAG DAYS

Encourages Lions Clubs to provide programs promoting patriotism and respect for the American Flag.

  • Irene Young

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND REBUILDING TOGETHER

Promotes club activities in both the Rebuilding Together and Habit for Humanity programs within our District.

  • Co-Chair  James D Bigelow
  • Co-Chair  Don Fleming

HEALTH FAIRS

Health fairs are an integral part of our community activities.  This committee coordinates the scheduling of health fairs for District and joint projects.

  • Co-Chair Elizabeth Yulo
  • Co-Chair Marlene Dumpit

HEARING PRESERVATION, AWARENESS AND ACTION

Encourages clubs to support hearing preservation activities.

  • Dr. Librada “Bing” Yamat

HISTORIAN

Keeps records of the activities and actions of the current term and maintains the historical records of the District

  • PCC Emil Kantola

HONORARY

Provides support to District Governor as needed.

  • PDG Eugene Chan
  • PDG Larry Wong

HUNGER

Encourages participation in events and activities that work toward the elimination of hunger.

  • Co-Chair PDG Mario Benavente
  • Co-Chair Debbie Kielty

INFORMATION/COMMUNICATIONS

Coordinates distribution of information to District and publishes The Thread weekly.

  • Denise Kelly

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Encourages participation in Lions Day with the United Nations, International Relations, and community service

  • Co-Chair PDG Macy Mak Chan
  • Co-Chair Michael Chan

KASES FOR KIDS

Collects luggage and backpacks for children who have been placed in shelters and foster homes.

  • Mary Koo

LEO CLUBS

LEO Clubs provide young people with the opportunity to develop leadership skills by performing community service projects. The committee encourages participation through promotions, development and continual support of the LEO Clubs. Liason with Leo District 4-C4. Committee service is for a 3 year term.

  • Charles “Smitty” Smith (Term: 2019-20 – 2020-22)
  • Nina Tang (Term: 02/04/2020 – 06/30/2022)
  • Advisor: Frank Tang

LIONS OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH

This committee coordinates all youth-related activities in the district. Member of the committee include Leo Club, Youth Camp and Exchange, and Peace Poster Contest Chairs.

  • Co-Chair Calvin Chin
  • Co-Chair Jimmy Ness

LIONS QUEST

Lions Quest is a positive youth development program, sponsored by LCIF. This committee encourages clubs to participate in this program by sponsoring teacher training and purchasing materials. Committee service is for a 3 year term.

  • Venetia Young (Term: 2020-2024)

LIONS ROSE PARADE

The California Lions provide a float in the Rose Parade. This committee coordinates fund raising and promotes volunteer float decorators for the New Year’s Morning Parade.

  • 2nd VDG John Hui

LIONS YOUTH CAMP AND EXCHANGE (YCE)

Encourages clubs to participate in youth camps and Youth Exchange Program. Provides support to traveling students by ensuring that they have the necessary travel documents and are adequately insured. Encourages and screens host families and youth applicants.

  • Co-Chair: Rufo Macaraeg
  • Co-Chair: Rodrigo “Rodger” Cayabyab
  • Advisor 1st VDG Augusto “Dr Jun” B Valera

LONG RANGE PLANNING

Searches and investigates the needs and issues facing the District over the next 5 years.  The committee will compile a strategic listing of future needs and a method to fulfill these needs, as well as maintaining our Districts Strategic Plan.

  • PCC Emil Kantola

MARKETING/MEDIA

Promote and market Lions Clubs to “Be Seen Be Heard Be Known”

  • Co-Chair Frank Jang
  • Co-Chair Paul Kozakiewicz

NEWSLETTER

Responsible for producing and distributing the District Bulletin on a quarterly basis.

  • John Gill

PARLIMENTARIAN

The Parliamentarian ensures the use of correct procedure during meetings as written in Roberts Rules of Order.

  • PDG Eugene Chan

PEACE POSTER CONTEST

This committee is responsible for coordinating our district’s Peace Poster Contest and exhibit of posters.

  • Contest Chair Melite Wood
  • Poster Exhibits   Michael Chan

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Responsible for recording the activities of the Governor and Cabinet at all gatherings.

  • Photographer   Michael Chan
  • Photographer   Paul Larson
  • Photographer   Alison Wilson

PIN AND BANNER TRADER

Encourages Lions in our District to learn about the activities of the Lions around the world through pin and banner trading.

  • Carl Miller

PROTOCOL

This committee insures that LCI formal system of rules for correct behavior is followed on official occasions.

  • PDG Lydia Taylor-Bellinger

READING ACTION PROGRAM

This program was started by LCI to encourage clubs to organize service projects and activities to underscore the importance of reading and improve the literacy within our communities.

  • Venetia Young

SIGHT PRESERVATION, AWARENESS & ACTION

The mission of this program is to provide programs and assistance to aid people who are visually impaired. This committee is also responsible for maintaining and scheduling District-owned vision testing equipment.

  • PDG Mel Phillips
  • Vision Screener Scheduler  Mary Picchi

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Encourages volunteer and monetary contributions in support of Special Olympics. Provides information to any club that may be interested in participating.

  • Helen Habeeb

STUDENT SPEAKER CONTEST

This committee coordinates the Student Speaker contest throughout the District, ensuring that each level of the contest is completed as required. Club, Zone, Region and the District Contest are within its prevue.

  • Co-Chair Michael Coffaro
  • Co-Chair Adlai Jew
  • Advisor Rich Picchi

SUNSHINE

The Sunshine Chair informs the District Governor of ill or deceased members and family members and sends appropriate correspondence to those individuals or the family members of deceased members.

  • Marian Mann

TECHNOLOGY, SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBSITE, & DIGITAL LIBRARY

Manages and encourages the use of technology by the District, specifically maintaining the district’s website, social media, and other digital assets.

  • Co-Chair August Salay Valera III
  • Co-Chair Tom Jackiewicz
  • Emeritus Advisor Alison Wilson

USA/CANADA LIONS LEADERSHIP FORUM

Provides information to Lions and encourages members to attend the Leadership Forums that are held annually.

  • Venetia Young

YOUTH PROTECTION OFFICER

Works with District 4-C4 Clubs to ensure participation in Multiple District 4 Youth Protection Policy.

  • 2nd VDG John Hui

DISTRICT SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

LEO TO LION

Works with Global Action Team to encourage Leos to become Lions.

  • ELISE KRATZER

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE TO UNITED NATIONS AND
UNITED NATIONS 75TH ANNIVERSARY

Coordinates District activities with United Nations

  • PAUL M KLIMOS