The Thread: 03/31/24


The Thread: 03/31/24


March 31, 2024


“Leadership Through Service”

District Governor Kevin Guess


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Theme: “For a Better World – What Would you Change?”


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Sunshine News


Millbrae Lions Club sadly reports Anthony “Tony” Robert Montes, a beloved figure known for his vibrant spirit in the Millbrae community, passed away on Thursday, March 28th, 2024 at the age of 91.  Tony owned JC Express trucking company in the Bay Area. A Korean War veteran and former Army football quarterback, he enjoyed golf and community involvement. Predeceased by his wife Nancy, he is survived by his son, daughters, and many close friends.

Family and friends can visit on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, after 9:30 AM at the Chapel of the Highlands, located at 194 Millwood Drive, El Camino Real, Millbrae. A funeral Mass for Anthony Montes will follow at 11:00 AM at St. Dunstan Catholic Church in Millbrae. A reception will be announced after the Mass. Please bring flowers to the church service and photos to the reception to celebrate Anthony Montes’ life.

    Tony’s family appreciates donations to the Millbrae Lions Club, P.O. Box 328, Millbrae, CA 94030 –


    San Francisco Chinatown Lions Club is saddened to report the passing of Lion Patrick Auyeung. Lion Patrick joined Lions in 2000, was club treasurer twice and President in 2012.

    The family has informed us that there will be no services, but kindly request that any contributions be sent to the San Francisco Chinatown Foundation. His wish was for donations made in his honor to directly benefit those in need. Donations may be sent to: San Francisco Chinatown Lions Club Foundation PO Box 318001, San Francisco CA 94131

Lion Yvonne Kantola, Sunshine Chair


Upcoming Events


April 2024


Tuesday, April 2

District 4-C4: Autopsy of a Deceased Lions Club CANCELLED

Saturday, April 6

Save the date: District 4-C4: Region 6 District San Carlos Trail Cleanup

SF Chinatown: Miss Teen Chinatown Scholarship & Charity Gala

Saturday, April 13

SF Healthcare Providers Cyber: Casino Fundraising Trip

Friday, April 19

Daly City Host: Pasta Bingo

SF Global Art Cyber: Spring Banquet

Saturday, April 20

District 4-C4 Region 5: Diabetes Awareness Walk NEW

Peninsula Special Interest: Vision Clinic NEW

SF Host: 104th Anniversary Dinner Dance

Sunday, April 21

Peninsula Special Interest: Vision Clinic NEW

Monday, April 22

PCL: Meeting hosted by Half Moon Bay NEW

Friday, April 26

SFCCLC: Police, Sheriff, & Fire Awards

Saturday, April 27

Millbrae: Second Annual Lobster Feed

Save the date: District 4-C4: Region 3 Service at SF-Marin Food Bank

Sunday, April 28

Save the date: District 4-C4: Region 2 Childhood Cancer Project


May 2024


Wednesday, May 15 – Sunday, May 19

District 4-C4: 2024 Convention

Online – Registration

Paper – Registration

Hospitality Room Registration SOLD OUT!

Convention Contests

Food Fair

Saturday, May 25

Bay Area Global Outreach: Spring Dance Fundraiser

Friday, May 31

Burlingame: Blood Drive


June 2024


Thursday, June 6

Save the date: Peninsula Special Interest: Health Clinic NEW

Monday, June 10

Save the date: San Mateo: Lions & Leo Installation

Friday, June 21 – Tuesday, June 25

Lions Clubs International: 106th Annual Convention


July 2024


Thursday, July 4

Save the date: Foster City: Foster City 4th of July Birthday Bash w/Fireworks

Saturday, July 7

Save the date: Silicon Valley: Annual Picnic

Friday, July 12

Save the date: Burlingame: Installation NEW

Sunday, July 14

SF Unified: Get Your Rear in Gear NEW

Tuesday, July 16

Save the date: San Mateo & Peninsula Special Interest Annual Restaurant Walk


August 2024


Friday, August 23

Save the date: Burlingame: Blood Drive


October 2024


Friday, October 25

Save the date: Burlingame: Blood Drive


District 4-C4 Training Events


04/02/24 Autopsy of a Deceased Lions Club CANCELLED

Save the dates:

05/07/24 To Be Announced


Ongoing Lions Activities/Projects/Events



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 (

Vision Screening Suggestions


Lions Business Network


Lions Veterans Charities, Inc.

USO Experience Night NEW


City of Hope

Lions City of Hope Tribute Day 2024 NEW



Robert G. Smith Walk to Cancel Out Parkinson’s “COP” 04/06/24






Solicitations and Donation Requests




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


Hunger Grant Program NEW


Click here for more information or contact PDG Mario Benavente (






District 4-C4


PO Box 25301, San Mateo, CA



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