The Thread: 05/26/24

July 3, 2024

“Leadership Through Service”

District Governor Kevin Guess

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District 4-C4 and Area 2 Student Speaker Contest Winner, Raya Skaf, will compete in the Multiple District 4 Final on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Hilton Sacramento Arden West Hotel, 2200 Harvard St, Sacramento CA 95815. Raya Skaf is sponsored by Bay Area Global Outreach Lions Club.

Installations are being scheduled. Please email the date of your installation to to be listed on The Thread as “Save the Date” We are hoping to help prevent conflicts. We don’t need a detailed flyer now, just the date.

Lions Club International Dues will be $48.00 per year beginning July 1, 2024. Dues invoices from LCI will reflect this increase beginning with our 06/30/24 invoices at $24.00 per member. Please make sure that your club roster is current.

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Friday, May 31

Burlingame: Blood Drive

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Saturday, June 1

SF Latinos Unidos: Pool Party

Sunday, June 2

San Bruno: Posy Parade NEW

Thursday, June 6

San Carlos: Installation Changed to 08/29/24

Saturday, June 8

District 4-C4: Club Officer Training

Foster City: Blood Drive

Monday, June 10

San Mateo: Lions & Leo Installation

Friday, June 21 – Tuesday, June 25

Lions Clubs International: 106th Annual Convention

Monday, June 24

Save the date: PCL: Meeting hosted by San Carlos

Wednesday, June 26

Save the date: SFCCLC: Meeting hosted by SF Cosmopolitan

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Thursday, July 4

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

Save the date: Half Moon Bay: 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, July 7

Silicon Valley: Annual Picnic NEW

Friday, July 12

Save the date: Burlingame: Installation

Sunday, July 14

Foster City: Installation

SF Unified: Get Your Rear in Gear

Tuesday, July 16

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

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Saturday, August 10

Save the date: District 4-C4: Cabinet Installation

Friday, August 23

Save the date: Burlingame: Blood Drive

Thursday, August 29

Save the date: San Carlos: Installation NEW DATE

Saturday, August 31

Save the date: Bay Area Global Outreach: Installation

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Thursday, September 5 – Saturday, September 7

USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum

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Friday, October 25

Save the date: Burlingame: Blood Drive

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06/08/24 Club Officer Training

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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

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District 4-C4

Foster City

Menlo Park Live Oak


SF Geneva-Excelsior NEW

SF Veterans

Multiple District 4: Global Action Team Dashboard

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Lions International Foundation

Presidential LCIF Recognition

Endorsed Projects:

California Lions Foundation

Canine Companions for Independence

City of Hope

Lions Eye Foundation of California-Nevada

Lions Veterans Charities:

“USO Experience” Fundraiser NEW

Student Speakers Foundation

#3e3e3e; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0;" align="left">Lions Grant Opportunities

#3e3e3e; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0;">Lions Clubs International Foundation

Click here for specifics or contact District 4-C4 LCIF Co-Coordinators Michael Coffaro ( or Amy Fink (

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Hunger Grant Program

Click here for more information or contact PDG Mario Benavente (

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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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The Thread Publication Policy

  • The Thread will be published once a week – usually on Sunday evening
  • Event and Community Service Flyers may be included on The Thread if the event is sponsored by LCI, MD-4, District 4-C4, 4-C4 Lions Club(s) in good standing with the sponsoring Lions Club(s) listed. If the sponsoring club(s) are not listed, flyer will be returned to sender to modify.
  • Ongoing Projects are activities/events not held on consecutive days/dates.
  • Flyers/Announcements may be listed/included on The Thread if received by Noon each Friday. Please email to Flyers will be acknowledged as received to the sender – if you do not receive an acknowledgement, please resend.