The Thread: 10/08/23

October 8, 2023

“Leadership Through Service”

District Governor Kevin Guess

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Sunshine News

It is with a heavy heart that the San Francisco Unified Lions Club announces the loss of their charter member, Lion Wayne Leong. Lion Wayne lost his 3 year battle against lung cancer, passing peacefully surrounded by his family on September 23rd, and will be remembered for his love of music. He and his brother, Lion Gordon, founded the Sound Innovations. His kind heart, soul, and talent will be truly missed.

Cards may be sent to the Leong Family at 609 26th Ave. SF, CA 94121


Lion Yvonne Kantola, Sunshine Chair

Upcoming Events

October 2023

Monday, October 9

Millbrae: Golf Tournament

SF Ocean Ingleside: Thunder Valley Casino Trip

Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15

Half Moon Bay: Grilled Burgers & Corn on the Cob At HMB Pumpkin Festival

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”

Tuesday, October 17

District 4-C4: Certified Guiding Lion Training NEW

Friday, October 20

Daly City Host: Pasta Bingo CANCELLED 

Saturday, October 21

Peninsula Special Interest: 1st Responders and Veterans BBQ

San Carlos: Tri Tip Dinner

SF Cosmopolitan: Installation NEW

Sunday, October 22

Peninsula Special Interest: Walk to End Lupus Now 2023

Wednesday, October 25

Save the date: SFCCLC and PCL: Halloween Joint Meeting

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29

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

Saturday, October 28

San Bruno: 80th Birthday BBQ

November 2023

Saturday, November 4

District 4-C4: 2nd District Meeting DATE CHANGED TO 11/11

Friday, November 10

District 4-C4: Golf Tournament

Saturday, November 11

District 4-C4: 2nd District Meeting NEW

Sunday, November 12

Save the date: Bay Area Global Outreach: Music is Medicine

San Mateo Beauties International Club Branch: 6th Anniversary Charity Gala NEW

SSF Golden Gate: Autumn Dinner Dance

Friday, November 17

Burlingame: Thanksgiving Lasagna Bingo Night NEW

Monday, November 27

Save the date: PCL Meeting

December 2023

Saturday, December 2

Save the date: Bay Area Global Outreach: Rise Against Hunger w/Skylawn

Saturday, December 9

Save the date: San Carlos: Blood Drive

January 2024

Sunday, January 14

Save the date: District 4-C4 LCIF Melvin Jones Birthday Party Fundraiser

Friday, January 27 – Monday, January 29

Save the date: MD-4 Leadership Institute No CA

February 2024

Saturday, February 3

Save the date: District 4-C4: 3rd Cabinet Meeting

Save the date: San Carlos: Crab Dinner

Friday, February 10

Peninsula Special Interest: 11th Annual Diabetes Lobster Fest UPDATED

March 2024

Saturday, March 9

Save the date: Foster City: Annual Crab Feed NEW

Saturday, March 22 – Monday, March 24

Save the date: MD-4 Leadership Institute So CA

May 2024

Wednesday, May 15 – Sunday, May 19

Save the date: District 4-C4: 2024 Convention

District 4-C4 Training Events NEW

10/17/23 Certified Guiding Lion

Save the dates:

11/09/23 Student Speaker Contest

01/16/23 Vision Screening

02/06/23 How to Apply for 501(c)3

03/19/23 Filing Your Club Taxes

04/02/23 Club Treasurer (date may change)

05/07/23 To Be Announced

Ongoing Lions Activities/Projects/Events


Student Speakers Contest

District 4-C4 2023-2024 Student Speakers Contest Information

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 (


San Francisco Host: 2023 Health Fairs Schedule


Global Initiative for Health & Wellness

Annual Fall Flu Clinics – October Dates

Lions Float, Inc.

Rose Float Decorating Schedule


District 4-C4

Daly City Host


Foster City NEW

Menlo Park Live Oak

Millbrae NEW

SF Geneva-Excelsior

Solicitations and Donation Requests

District 4-C4: Golf Tournament Tee Sponsorship NEW

SF Cosmopolitan: 10/21/23 Installation Sponsorship NEW

Lions International Foundation

California Lions Foundation

Canine Companions for Independence

City of Hope

Lions Eye Foundation of California-Nevada

Student Speakers Foundation

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 (


2023-2024 District Directory Updates and Corrections

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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