The Thread: 09/03/23

September 3, 2023

“Leadership Through Service”

District Governor Kevin Guess

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San Francisco Highlands Club is saddened to report the passing of Lion Lily A. Arcala. Lion Lily joined the club in 2014 and served on the board of directors and was the 2nd Vice President at the time of her passing. Cards may be sent to her home at 250 Campana Ave, Daly City 94015.


Sad news from the Burlingame Lions Club on the passing of Eddie Salamera. Many will remember Eddie Salamera’s smiling face as he worked alongside Ning, catering many of Burlingame’s meals as well as other District and club events. His memorial service will be on Saturday, September 16th at St. Catherine of Siena Church. Click for details. Cards may be sent to Ning, 2217 Hillside Drive, Burlingame CA 94010

Lion Yvonne Kantola, Sunshine Chair

Upcoming Events

#3E3E3E; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0;">September 2023

Friday, September 1

Silicon Valley: Installation

Saturday, September 2

SF Dynamic: Installation

SF Fil Am: Service at SF-Marin Food Bank

Sunday, September 3

District 4-C4: Student Speaker Contest Bowling Tournament

Tuesday, September 5

MD-4: Youth Protection Policy Training

Saturday, September 9

District 4-C4: 1st 2023-2024 District Meeting

Multi Clubs: Blood Drive

Wednesday, September 13

Half Moon Bay: Watercolors with Mary Kay (Lions Only)

Friday, September 15

Half Moon Bay: Poker Night

Saturday, September 16

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

SF Healthcare Providers Cyber: Installation

SF Host: Cache Creek Casino Trip

Sunday, September 17

SF Coordinating Council of Lions Clubs: Installation

Tuesday, September 19

Bay Area Global Outreach: BAGO-Oakland A’s Filipino Heritage Night

Thursday, September 21 – Monday, September 23

USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum

Friday, September 22

Bay Area Global Outreach: Panda Express Fundraiser to Support Maui NEW

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Saturday, October 7

Bay Area Global Outreach: Installation & 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, October 8

SF Latinos Unidos: Health Fair

Monday, October 9

SF Ocean Ingleside: Thunder Valley Casino Trip

Friday, October 13

Foster City: 17th Annual White Cane Bingo & Lasagna Dinner

Saturday, October 14

Save the date: San Carlos: “Walk a 1/4 Mile in Her Shoes” NEW

Friday, October 20

Save the date: Daly City Host: Pasta Bingo

Saturday, October 21

Peninsula Special Interest: 1st Responders and Veterans BBQ

Save the date: San Carlos Tri Tip Dinner

Save the date: SF Cosmopolitan: Installation

Sunday, October 22

Peninsula Special Interest: Walk to End Lupus Now 2023

Wednesday, October 25

Save the date: SFCCLC and PCL: Joint Meeting

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29

Save the date: MD-4 Council of Governors Meeting – Virtual

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Peninsula Special Interest

Annual Fall Flu Clinics

Lions Float, Inc.

Rose Float Decorating Schedule

USA/Canada Leadership Forum

2023 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Volunteer Sign Up

District 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 (

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Daly City Host


Foster City NEW

Menlo Park Live Oak


San Bruno 

San Mateo 

SF Geneva-Excelsior

SF Unified

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#3E3E3E; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0;">Lions Clubs International Foundation

California Lions Foundation

Canine Companions for Independence

City of Hope

Lions Eye Foundation of California-Nevada

Student Speakers Foundation

#3E3E3E; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0;" align="left">Lions Grant Opportunities

#3E3E3E; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0;">Lions Clubs International Foundation

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

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Click here for specifics or contact PDG Mario Benavente (

#3E3E3E; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0;" align="left">Information

2023-2024 District 4-C4 Cabinet Contact Information UPDATED

2023-2024 Clubs by Region & Zone

District 4-C4

PO Box 25301, San Mateo, CA


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