The Thread: 08/28/22

August 28, 2022

“Evolve and Thrive”

District Governor  John Hui

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Upcoming Events

September 2022

Friday, September 2

Peninsula Special Interest: Installation 

Saturday, September 3

District 4-C4 Service at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Wednesday, September 7

SF Veterans: Installation & SFVA Garden Clean-up NEW

Friday, September 9

OneVet OneVoice SF: Charter Event NEW

Saturday, September 10

District 4-C4 1st District Meeting CORRECTED 

Multi Clubs Installation  

Sunday, September 11

Silicon Valley: Installation NEW

So SF Golden Gate: Installation  

Thursday, September 15 – Saturday, September 17

46th USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum

Friday, September 16

Daly City Host: Pasta Bingo 

Half Moon Bay: Poker Night 

Saturday, September 17 

District 4-C4 Service at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 

SF Healthcare Providers Cyber with SF Dynamic: Cache Creek Casino Trip

So SF Golden Gate: Autumn Dinner & Dance Fundraiser

Thursday, September 22

SF Unified: Installation

Saturday, September 24

District 4-C4 Service at San Francisco-Marin Food Bank 

October 2022

Friday, October 7

SF Park Presidio Sunset: Golf Tournament 

BASO and San Bruno: Save the date: Golf Tournament NEW

Saturday, October 29

BAGO: Save the date: Installation

November 2022

Saturday, November 5

Save the date: District 4-C4 2nd District Meeting 

Saturday, November 12

San Carlos: Save the date: Trip Tip Dinner NEW 

January 2023

Saturday, January 28 – Monday, January 30

MD-4 Lions Leadership Institute – Santa Rosa 


February 2023

Saturday, February 11

Save the Date: District 4-C4 Third Cabinet Meeting 


May 2023

Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, May 21

Save the Date: District 4-C4 Convention 


Ongoing Lions Projects/Events

SF Geneva-Excelsior: Fundraising Partnership: Lions Youth & Community Raffle  

MD-4 Environmental Photo Contest NEW


Please share your club bulletin/newsletter – add lions4service@gmail to your distribution list.

Daly City Host  


Foster City 

Menlo Park Live Oak   


San Bruno 

SF Geneva-Excelsior 

District 4-C4 Committees

Disaster Preparedness & Response/Alert

We all know that we should be prepared for disasters at home so that we can safely go and help when needed. Are you prepared? Click here for Disaster Home Kit Suggestions.

District Newsletter

District Newsletters will be published quarterly.  Share your club’s activities with us.

Email your submissions to Lion John Gill (

Deadline for submissions: September 8, December 8, March 8, June 8. 

Student Speakers Contest  NEW

2022-2023 Theme: “Social Media: Connects Us or Isolates Us?”

Click here to order your Contest Packet. No cost if ordered by 10/01/22

Contact District Contest Chair Mary Carbullido for more information or for help in organizing your contest. Email: Phone: 650-863-0589


District 4-C4 will send cards to Lions that are ill or in the hospital or condolences on the passing of a Lion. 

Please email Lion Yvonne Kantola ( with any pertinent information and let her know if you the information can be shared.

District 4-C4 Vision Screeners

District 4-C4 has four vision screeners (2 Spot and 2 PlusOptix) available for club use on first come, first serve basis.

Contact Vision Screener Scheduler Lion Mary Picchi (

Youth Protection Policy

Click here for District 4-C4 Youth Protection Program Guidelines

Click here for MD-4 Youth Protection Policy

District 4-C4 Endorsed Projects

Global Initiative for Health and Wellness

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Million Veterans Program and All of Us Research Program

Lions Veterans Charities

Friday, October 21



Lions Clubs International

Click here to donate

California Lions – Multiple District 4

California Lions License Plate Survey

District 4-C4 Endorsed Projects

California Lions Foundation

Click here to donate

Canine Companions for Independence

Click here to donate

City of Hope

Diabetes Innovation Fund

Lions Eye Foundation

Don Stanaway Fellow

Don Stanaway Life Member

Helen Keller Fellow

Student Speakers Foundation

Click here to see the difference between Student Speakers Foundation and Student Speakers Contest

Annual Club Donations

Click here to donate

Lions Grant Opportunities

Lions Clubs International Foundation

Click here for specifics or contact District 4-C4 LCIF Co-Coordinators Michael Coffaro ( or Amy Fink (

California Lions Foundation

Click here for specifics or contact PDG Mario Benavente (

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Click here for 2022-2023 District 4-C4 Cabinet Contact Information

Click here for Contact Information of 2022-2023 Region & Zone Chairs by Club

Club Reporting

Click here to create your LCI Account for club reporting 

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.


New members & member updates should be reported each month on MyLCI


Please report your club’s service on MyLion

Click here for How to Report a Service Activity  

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions 

Club Officers

Club Officers should be updated on MyLCI

Next year’s Club Officers are requested to be reported no later than May 15, 2023.

Please report on MyLCI

District 4-C4

PO Box 25301, San Mateo, CA


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The Thread Publication Policy

  • The Thread will be published once a week – usually on Sunday evening
  • Event and Community Service Flyers may be included on The Thread if the event is sponsored by LCI, MD-4, District 4-C4, 4-C4 Lions Club(s) with the sponsoring Lions Club(s) listed. If the sponsoring club(s) are not listed, flyer will be returned to sender to modify.
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