The Thread: 05/07/23

May 7, 2023

“Evolve and Thrive”

District Governor  John Hui

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We are pleased to share that Mills High School Student Sabrina Guo will be representing District 4-C4 at the Area 2 Student Speaker Contest next Saturday, May 13, 2023. Sabrina Guo represents the club contest held by the SF Global Art Cyber Lions Club.


Please join us congratulating Sabrina Guo and wishing her well at the next level of competition.


Lion Mary Carbullido

2022-2023 District 4-C4 Student Speaker Contest Chair

Upcoming Events

May 2023

Saturday, May 13

District 4-C4: Service at SF-Marin Food Bank

District 4-C4 Training: Certified Guiding Lion Program POSTPONED

Thursday, May 18 – Sunday, May 21

District 4-C4 Convention:

Hospitality Room

Amateur Show

Barbershop Quartet

Costume Parade

Food Fair


Tail Twister 

Sunday, May 28

District 4-C4: Region 5 Rise Against Hunger

June 2023

Saturday, June 3

District 4-C4 Training: Club Officers NEW

Sunday, June 17

SF Coordinating Council of Lions Clubs Police, Fire & Sheriff Awards NEW

Friday, June 23

Save the date: Burlingame: Blood Drive

July 2023

Friday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 11

Lions Clubs International Convention

Sunday, July 30

SF Unified: Get Your Rear In Gear NEW

August 2023

Wednesday, August 2 – Sunday, August 6

Save the date: 6th USA/Canada Leo Leadership Forum

Saturday, August 12

Save the date: SF Unified: Lion’s Dance Festival

Saturday, August 19

Save the date: District 4-C4 Cabinet Installation

Saturday, August 26

Save the date: Bay Area Global Outreach: Installation

September 2023

Saturday, September 16

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

Thursday, September 21 – Monday, September 23

USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum

October 2023

Saturday, October 7

Save the date: Bay Area Global Outreach: 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Ongoing Lions Projects/Events

Peninsula Special Interest

Flu Vaccinations  

Silicon Valley Cyber

Peace Poster Exhibits with SF Veterans & Foster City Bair Island Cyber


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

District 4-C4

Daly City Host


Menlo Park Live Oak  


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. 


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

MD-4/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


District 4-C4 Clubs

Half Moon Bay: Tactical Medical Kits NEW

District 4-C4

Region 4 Pediatric Cancer Project

Lions Clubs International Foundation

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 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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