The Thread: 09/10/23

September 10, 2023

“Leadership Through Service”

District Governor Kevin Guess

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We are saddened to learn of the passing of Harley Cherne, brother of First Lady Lion Tamera Guess. Condolences may be sent to Lion Tamera Guess, 1050 Borregas Ave., Space 10 Sunnyvale, CA 94089. 


Burlingame Lions Club has reported that former Burlingame Lion Jerry Coleman passed away last week.  Jerry served as City Attorney for the City of Burlingame for 22 years and moved to Sebastopol in 2011.  He was an active member of the Burlingame Lions Club, and an avid traveler.  He loved exploring Great Britain through their canals, and he presented several lunch programs on his adventures there.   After his retirement, he moved to Sebastopol with his wife, Mary.  He joined the Sebastopol Gravenstein Lions Club, serving as President in 2019.  Jerry was also active in the Senior Center for many years, eventually taking a seat on the Board of Directors. 

    Memorial services are scheduled for November 18, 2023 @ 2 PM at the Community Church of Sebastopol.  

    Cards may be sent to: Mary Coleman, 5775 Levie Lane, Sebastopol CA 95472

Lion Yvonne Kantola, Sunshine Chair

Upcoming Events

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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

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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”

Friday, October 20

Save the date: Daly City Host: Pasta Bingo

Saturday, October 21

Peninsula Special Interest: 1st Responders and Veterans BBQ UPDATED

San Carlos: Tri Tip Dinner NEW

Save the date: SF Cosmopolitan: Installation

Sunday, October 22

Peninsula Special Interest: Walk to End Lupus Now 2023 UPDATED

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

Menlo Park Live Oak NEW

Millbrae NEW

SF Geneva-Excelsior NEW

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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

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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 (

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2023-2024 District 4-C4 Cabinet Contact Information

2023-2024 Clubs by Region & Zone

District 4-C4

PO Box 25301, San Mateo, CA


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