The Thread: 10/15/23

October 15, 2023

“Leadership Through Service”

District Governor Kevin Guess

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Lions international District 4-C4



Please notify District Governor Kevin Guess at of your club’s participate in the Peace Poster and/or Peace Essay Contests. The winning posters and essays from your club must be submitted or postmarked no later than November 14, 2023. Further instructions for submission and delivery will be provided after notifying the District Governor of your club’s participation.

Lion Paul Larson, 2023 Peace Poster Chair

Upcoming Events

October 2023

Tuesday, October 17

District 4-C4: Certified Guiding Lion Training

Saturday, October 21

Peninsula Special Interest: 1st Responders and Veterans BBQ

San Carlos: Tri Tip Dinner

SF Cosmopolitan: Installation UPDATED

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

Sunday, November 5

SF Unified: Participation Invitation – SF Veterans’ Day Parade NEW

Friday, November 10

District 4-C4: Golf Tournament

Saturday, November 11

District 4-C4: 2nd District Meeting

Sunday, November 12

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

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

SSF Golden Gate: Autumn Dinner Dance

Friday, November 17

Save the date: Foster City Bair Island Cyber: Installation & Keystone Leo Club Charter NEW

Burlingame: Thanksgiving Lasagna Bingo Night

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 9

Save the date: Foster City Bair Island Cyber: Crab Feed & Karaoke NEW

Saturday, February 10

Peninsula Special Interest: 11th Annual Diabetes Lobster Fest

March 2024

Saturday, March 9

Save the date: Foster City: Annual Crab Feed

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

10/17/23 Certified Guiding Lion

11/09/23 Student Speaker Contest

01/16/24 Vision Screening

02/06/24 How to Apply for 501(c)3

03/19/24 Filing Your Club Taxes

04/02/24 Club Treasurer (date may change)

05/07/24 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

Menlo Park Live Oak


SF Geneva-Excelsior NEW

Solicitations and Donation Requests

District 4-C4: Golf Tournament Tee Sponsorship

SF Cosmopolitan: 10/21/23 Installation Sponsorship UPDATED

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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