The Thread: 01/15/23

January 15, 2023

“Evolve and Thrive”

District Governor  John Hui

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Upcoming Events

January 2023

Monday, January 23

Peninsula Council of Lions Clubs Meeting

Wednesday, January 25

SF Coordinating Council of Lions Clubs Meeting NEW

Saturday, January 28 – Monday, January 30

MD-4 Lions Leadership Institute – Santa Rosa 

Saturday, January 28

San Carlos: Crab Feed


February 2023

Saturday, February 11

District 4-C4 Third Cabinet Meeting UPDATED

Silicon Valley Cyber: 7th Spring Festival Banquet & Valentine Party NEW

Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26

California Lions (MD-4) Convention NEW

Saturday, February 25

SF Geneva-Excelsior: Crab Feed

Sunday, February 26

Save the date: District 4-C4 Region 4 Pediatric Cancer Fundraising Event


March 2023

Friday, March 3

Lions Day with the UN

Sunday, March 5

Tastes of 4-C4 Lions Clubs NEW

Saturday, March 11 

Save the date: District 4-C4 Region 6 Eyeglass Collection

Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26

MD-4 Lions Leadership Institute – Anaheim

Friday, March 24

Save the date: Peninsula Council of Lions Clubs Annual Police & Firefighter Awards 

April 2023

Saturday, April 8

Save the date: SF Chinatown Miss Teen Chinatown Scholarship & Charity Gala

Saturday, April 22

Save the date: Region 1 Diabetes Awareness Project

Sunday, April 23

Save the date: Region 5 Rise Against Hunger Project

Friday, April 28

Save the date: Burlingame: Blood Drive

Save the date: Daly City Hot: Pasta Bingo

Sunday, April 30

Save the date: District 4-C4 Student Speakers Contests 

May 2023

Thursday, May 18 – Sunday, May 21

Save the Date: District 4-C4 Convention 


June 2023

Friday, June 23

Save the date: Burlingame: Blood Drive

July 2023

Friday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 11

Lions Clubs International Convention

September 2023

Saturday, September 16

Save the date: Millbrae & SF Chinatown: Rocky Lombardi & Art Pignati Memorial Wine Tasting NEW

Thursday, September 21 – Monday, September 23

USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum

Ongoing Lions Projects/Events

2022-2023 District Student Speakers Contest Schedule UPDATED

Contact Lion Denise Kelly at 650-218-9960 for Contest Packets

Region 3 Environmental Project

District 4-C4 Plastic Film Recycling Challenge  


OneVet OneVoice SF

Cameron House NEW

Peninsula Special Interest

Flu Vaccinations  

SF Geneva-Excelsior

Fundraising Partnership: Lions Youth & Community Raffle

California Lions (MD-4)

Environmental Photo Contest


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

District 4-C4  

Daly City Host


Menlo Park Live Oak NEW    


San Bruno 

San Mateo 

SF Geneva-Excelsior

SF Unified

District 4-C4 Committees

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 

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

Contact Lion Denise Kelly at 650-218-9960 for packet

Click here for information about Student Speakers Contest and to view video of 09/29/22 Training Video

Student Speaker Handbook

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 Vision Screening Project

District 4-C4 is launching a vision screening project coordinated by PDG Mel Phillips. Click here for details and contact PDG Mel Phillips for information – email

Outdoor Vision Screening – learn why not  

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

District 4-C4 Youth Protection requires compliance with California Regulations:

AB-506 Youth Service Organizations: Child Abuse and Neglect Protection

Frequently Asked Questions

Club Youth Protection Certification Form

For additional information, please contact Youth Protection Officer 2nd Vice District Governor Clayton Jolley

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

Flu Vaccinations  

USA/Canada Leadership Forum

2023 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Volunteer Sign Up


California Lions (MD-4)

First Responders Luncheon 02/25/23

District 4-C4

Region 4 Pediatric Cancer Project

Lions Clubs International

Click here to donate

District 4-C4 Clubs

SF Chinatown: 52nd Annual Miss Teen Chinatown Scholarship & Charity Gala

District 4-C4 Committees

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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 (


Click here for 2022-2023 District Directory Corrections/Updates

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
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