The Thread: 10/29/23

October 29, 2023

“Leadership Through Service”

District Governor Kevin Guess

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Sunshine News

Upcoming Events

November 2023

Friday, November 3

SF Healthcare Providers Cyber: Panda Express Fundraiser

Sunday, November 5

SF Unified: Participation Invitation – SF Veterans’ Day Parade

Thursday, November 9

District 4-C4: Student Speaker Contest Orientation & Training

Friday, November 10

District 4-C4: Golf Tournament

Saturday, November 11

District 4-C4: 2nd District Meeting

Sunday, November 12

Bay Area Global Outreach: Music is Medicine III NEW

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

SSF Golden Gate: Autumn Dinner Dance

Wednesday, November 15

SF Coordinating Council of Lions Clubs: Meeting NEW

Friday, November 17

Foster City Bair Island Cyber: Installation & Keystone Leo Club Charter

Burlingame: Thanksgiving Lasagna Bingo Night

Saturday, November 18

SF Veterans: BIKES-4-VETS

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

SF Healthcare Providers Cyber: Cache Creek Casino Trip UPDATED

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

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

11/09/23 Student Speaker Contest

Save the dates:

12/05/23 Service Project Roundtable

01/16/24 Vision Screening

01/30/24 Conflict Resolution

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

02/13/24 Naturally Recruiting New Members

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

Foster City

Menlo Park Live Oak

Millbrae NEW

SF Geneva-Excelsior NEW

Solicitations and Donation Requests

District 4-C4: Golf Tournament Tee Sponsorship

District 4-C4 Clubs:

Multiple Clubs: Annual Holiday Kids’ Toy Drive NEW


Lions International Foundation

Endorsed Projects:

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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