Local Governing Documents
- District 4-C4 Constitution and Bylaws (LY2022)
- District 4-C4 Policy Manual (LY2022)
- Leo District 4-C4 Constitution and Bylaws
These documents are maintained by the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, which can be contacted at email@example.com for questions and clarification. Officially:
Any Lion member, of this District, who believes that action or policy of this District is in conflict with this policy Manual shall refer the question of the action or policy to the Constitution and By-Laws Committee for disposition 45 days prior to the next cabinet meeting.Lions District 4-C4 Policy Manual Section 2.2.1
Lions District 4-C4 is a 501(c)(4) registered nonprofit with the State of California and the Internal Revenue Service with Employer Identification Number 51-0213386. Lions Clubs in good standing are also 501(c)(4) generally tax exempt organizations, as long as they continue to fulfill their filing obligations with the state and federal authorities. Information about tax exempt status can be fielded to the Compliance Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions made to the District and our member clubs are generally not tax exempt, except in the case that a club has an associated 501(c)(3) foundation.
Lions Clubs International affirms a policy of non-discrimination. Lions clubs and members may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. A violation of this policy would be considered conduct unbecoming a Lion and/or Lions Club and may result in placing a club in “status quo” and/or cancelling a club charter in accordance with the policies set forth by the International Board of Directors.Lions Clubs International Board Policy Manual Chapter XVII Membership, Section I Non-Discrimination Policy
Per Lions District 4-C4 Constitution Article 10 Section 4, and Leo District 4-C4 Article IX, the Governing Documents of Lions Clubs International shall have supremacy over our local governing documents, with any changes made there being in most cases automatically reflected within our documents.
These documents have been linked below for your convenience, although effort should be put into checking the official website, lionsclubs.org, in case these links are not up to date:
- LCI: la4 – Standard Form Lions District Constitution and Bylaws (PDF)
- LCI: la4 – Standard Form Lions District Constitution and Bylaws (Word)
- LCI: Board Policy Manual page (click here for full list, below is
- Chapter IX: District Officers and Organizations
- Chapter X: Extension
- Chapter XVII: Membership
- Chapter XXII: Leo Club Program (contains Exhibit B Standard Leo District Constitution, which our Leo District is mandated to follow)
All clubs within our District are also a member of Multiple District 4 – California Lions, and are subject to their governing documents.