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URGENT MESSAGE: August Council of Governors CANCELED

URGENT MESSAGE to all California Lions:

The California Lions MD4 Council of Governors Organizational Meeting in Redding, August 3 -5, 2018 is cancelled due to fire conditions. The host Red Lion Hotel has advised that their facility has been transformed to support the fire fighters and other emergency personnel. Right now we ask that you keep everyone affected in your thoughts and prayers, including the firefighters, first responders, our Lions brothers and sisters, friends, neighbors and the beautiful communities up and down our state that are in harm’s way.

District Governor Sue Kerr and her District C1 committee will oversee formal cancellation of the Council of Governors hotel contract and the voiding of individual Red Lion room reservations that were secured through the Lions discounted room rate, and also meal reservation payments.

Plan B for the Council of Governors Organizational Meeting is as follows so that necessary MD4 business is conducted:

1. Student Speakers Contest: Lion Perry Lynn, Student Speakers Chair, and his committee will meet including via conference call to refine the over 150 submissions of proposed topics, and submit a short list of about five to the District Governors. The DG Council will schedule to meet via conference call within the next two weeks to select the topic. DG Don Gall will oversee this process.

2. Committee Budget hearings: Lion Mike Ferrier, Chair, Budget & Finance Committee, will email a form to each MD4 Committee Chair regarding budgetary line item financial requests. Conference calls may then be scheduled for hearings, as may be determined by the Budget Committee. This work will be overseen by DG Skip Zehnder and is to be completed in August.

3. 2VDG training: The plan is to re-schedule for Wednesday, October 24 at the Santa Maria Radisson. DG Dave Hubbard is facilitating with the hotel. Essentially, the Fall COG will commence one day earlier to cover any necessary remaining business from the cancelled Redding COG.

Thank you for your concern and understanding.

CC Bob

Lions Eye Foundation Membership Appreciation and Tour

To All Lions Club Members and Friends of the Foundation:

You are cordially invited to the Membership Appreciation Meeting of the Lions Eye Foundation of California-Nevada, Inc. on Saturday, July 21, 2018. We will meet at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

Lions Clubs and Guest Program:
Will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Enright Room, just past the elevators off from the Lobby area (main hospital, 2333 Buchanan). Coffee and donuts will be available. All interested Lions and their guests are encouraged to attend. Speakers are Gena Damento, MD (resident) and Denice Barsness, supervisor, Ophthalmic Diagnostic Services.

Hot Lunch will start at 12:15 p.m. at Calvary Presbyterian Church (corner of Jackson & Fillmore). Cost is $25.00 per person. Kasra Eliasieh, MD, Residency Program Director, will be our guest speaker.

TOUR of the Clinic (by staff):
Tours will start around 2:45 p.m. at 711 Van Ness Avenue, Room 250. Tours should be completed by 4:00 p.m. Shuttle will be available.

Click here for more information.

Reservation Form


Gilroy Lions Annual Corn Feed and Steak BBQ

Gilroy Lions is hosting their 59th Annual Corn Feed and Steak Barbecue:

Date: Friday, August 17th with dinner served at 7PM.
Tickets: $25 per person before August 13.  $30 afterward August 13, and at the door.
Location: Gilroy Golf Course, 2695 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy.
Price includes rib eye steak, and all the corn, salad, beans and garlic bread you can eat!
Advance tickets may be purchased when mailing checks to:  Gilroy Lions Club  PO Box 2131  Gilroy, CA  95021
Phone:  Dean C. Raymond (408) 500-8626 or Bill Ungs (408) 310-2915.

Scales of Justice Desserts & Dawgs Fundraiser

Sunday, June 24, 2018
4:30 to 6:30 Dinner

1919 Gunston, San Jose, CA

Tickets: $25 Adults    $15 Kids under 12

Buy tickets online here

Cupcake Wars!  Raffles!  Silent Auction!  Fifties Music and Costume Prize! 

All funds raised go to local Lions Charity Projects.  Donations Tax Deductible to the extent allowed.  501(c)3 Public Charity 26-3341996

Desserts and Dawgs 2018 Flyer

Sponsorships Available for 2nd USA/Canada Leo Leadership Forum – APPLY NOW


I have GREAT NEWS. The 2017-2019 Council of Governors has chosen to offer four $750 sponsorships for Leos interested in attending the 2nd USA/Canada Leo Leadership Forum which will take place August 1st thru 5th, 2018 in Westchester, New York. The sponsorships will cover the registration fee, hotel room and four days of meals for participating Leos. The sponsorship does not cover airfare to and from New York, but it is hoped that the Districts and/or sponsoring Lions clubs of the Leos selected to receive the sponsorships may be able to assist with the cost of air travel. Ground transportation from JFK airport of La Guardia airport to the Forum will be provided.
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Santa Clara Host Lions 70th Club Anniversary

Please join the Santa Clara Host Lions Club in celebrating their 70th Club Anniversary happening on April 12th, 2018 @ 6:30pm at the Elks Lodge in Santa Clara. Enjoy wonderful food (prepared by our own club chefs), fun and games, and a raffle. Only a $20 donation at the door, RSVP is required.

Please RSVP now and join us.  Call/email Pauline 408-718-1968

RSVP’s are due by 4/4.  See flyer for more details.