Good Sunday morning Lions,
I hope everybody who came to the District meeting/picnic had a great time! It was great to hear everybody having so much fun. A gigantic thanks goes to the La Habra Lions for the great job of cooking all the burgers and dogs. Way to go La Habra Lions!!! It was wonderful to have such a huge turnout of Lions for the meeting/picnic.
Please, lets remember not to forget to report your service hours for the meeting on MyLion or to fill out the EZSR. Did your club pick up TRASH? Remember to report that!!!
Lets not forget to follow up the fun by attending the upcoming Corn-Hole tournament. The money raised will benefit the MC Kenna Clara Foundation AND Let It Be Foundation. This is a Childhood cancer District project/fundraiser! So lets see all these smiling faces again at Kiwannasland in Garden Grove. Please, come out and enjoy the fun and fellowship with other Lions and please feel free to bring your friends. You might be surprised when they become the next Lion in your club.
Additionally, I would just like to boast how much fun Drew's crew is having on our visitations, we get the chance to hear about all the different service projects that each club participates in and participate in the meeting fun! Thanks to each and every club for all the work that you put into your Lions journey. We are definitely enjoying your experiences that you share with the governor team.
Your Lion 1st Vice District Governor Scotty and Irish
A big thank you to everyone that brought cookies for the District Meeting Cookie Contest. We had some AMAZING TREATS!!! The district voted AND THE WINNERS ARE................ PDG Judy Schnitzer and Lion Nikki Muller (yes TWO, they tied!!!)
LA HABRA HOST LIONS ROCK!!! They showed up in force with grills and lions and cooked up a delicious district meal of Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Beyond Burgers!! Way to go working HANDS IN SERVICE!!!!
Our TRASH CLEAN UP WAS AMAZING........... We had a successful environmental project with our District Meeting, Lions clubs picking up and cleaning up we 80 pounds of trash.............way to go lions. A BIG SHOUT OUT TO LION CAT BADAME AND HER DAUGHTER who AFTER the meeting went to the lake at the park and picked up TWENTY FIVE POUNDS of trash from around the lake, they made a HUGE IMPACT and difference to that area!! We had at least six clubs participate and turn in trash bags to Environmental Chair Mike. Our first place team with more then 60 pounds of trash is La Habra Host Lions, they COOK AND CLEAN!!! 2nd place was Garden Grove Host Lions with a little over 10 pounds including picking up a broken beach chair and 3rd place goes to OC Chinese American Lions with a little over 5 pounds. Thank you to Pomona Host, Orange County Central and Harbor Mesa for cleaning up trash as well!!
A HUGE HUGE THANKS to our event chairperson Lion Linda Mahaffey for coordinating the set up, items needed including food, cooking and clean up. Things ran like a well oiled machine!!! Thank you to her committee Lion Jeff Schlagheck, Lion Kari Schlagheck, Lion Marianne Allen and Lion Penny. GREAT JOB!!!! You are all superstars!!
A SHOUT OUT TO LION DOUG GUIMOND, SEAN ARNES, AND JEFF SCHLAGHECK, who all stepped up to help in the setting up and clean up! We could not have gotten all the cars unloaded and repacked without your help! A special thanks to Lions Vanessa Perkins and Bobbie Olson who also helped in unpacking and setting up!
Congrats to our big 50/50 raffle winner Lion Chris Brown from Buena Park Noon Lions. All in all we had 141 adults, 5 children and everyone left well hydrated, well fed, some having helped clean up the environment and everyone we saw left with a smile! Many newer lions on their way to a PROUD LION by attending!!! GREAT JOB and thank you for attending!!!
PROJECT POWER - 4L4 & AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
I am looking to recruit a minimum of 25 adults and at least 25 youth aged 5-12 to from District 4L4 to register and participate in two separate Project Power online/virtual sessions.
NON LIONS WELCOME!!
Participants NEED TO BE registered by the end of September, and ready to start the programs in the first week of October. The sessions will end by 12/31/23.
This initiative falls within LCI's Global Cause of serving to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for those diagnosed.
Project Power also fits as a part of LCI's Strides activities that are a fun and engaging way for Lions and Leos everywhere to promote diabetes awareness and help their community members prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.
1. Project Power is a No Cost diabetes lifestyle change program for adults, 18+, that raises diabetes awareness and offers diabetes risk reduction education to people with diabetes and prediabetes. Participants can be Lions Club members, family or friends that are prediabetic or diagnosed as Type 2.
2. Project Power is also a program for youth ages 5 to 12 to slow the trajectory of childhood obesity, help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, and its complications through health promotion, nutrition education, increased physical activity, and family involvement. The target youth participants would be children and grandchildren of Lions Club members or friends of Lions.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER
Rudy Huezo, District 4L4 Diabetes Chairperson
EZSR - UPDATED QR CODE
EZ Service Report for 4L4
The EZSR is a way that ANYONE can report service projects in clubs! Any Lion can go to the EZSR report the service project details including name, date and number of people and hours served along with photos.
Let’s work together to meet our district
goal of 100% reporting in 4L4!
We are Lions Changing the World!!
Click here to report (https://www.district4l4.org/ezsr/)
OR SCAN THIS UPDATED QR CODE
OUR DISTRICT WEBSITE
LOGIN TO DISTRICT4L4.ORG
CLICK ON THE MEMBERS TAB AND LOGIN OR SIGN UP TO VIEW OUR DISTRICT DIRECTORY
WE HAVE A NEW SECTION UPCOMING EVENTS AND WILL BE POSTING CLUB FLYERS ON THIS
Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Opportunity
The Ronald McDonald House is looking for 5 or 6 volunteers to assist at their Beerfest on Saturday, October 7. The shift would be from 3pm to 8pm and is held at the Championship Soccer Stadium at the Great Park in Irvine. (The Beerfest is in conjunction with the OCSC Home game) Volunteering would include: Handing out promotional items, helping at check in table, Scanning tickets, Wristband attendees, Pour beer from taps (no you don't need to be tips certified), minimal cleanup, transport items from one place to the next.
If you would like to participate in volunteering for this event please contact me by text, calling, or email. Looking forward to working with you.
949 922 8463
PEACE POSTER KITS NOW ON SALE
"DARE TO DREAM" IS THE THEME
Dare to dream to a young person, a dream isn't just a wish, hope or desire - it's a path, a goal, an ambition. But achieving that dream takes hard work. So this year we are asking young people to show how they'll turn their dream of a peaceful world into reality.
OCTOBER 1ST is the deadline to purchase your kit(s)
The contest is open to children between 11-13 years of age with a birthday between Nov 16, 2009 and Nov 15, 2012.
Remember we are looking not only for PEACE POSTERS but for Essays from the Visually Impaired.
You must purchase one kit for each contest you sponsor and each contest must be a sponsored in a local school, sponsored youth group or individuals. But please keep in mind that a club that sponsors a Leo or scout troop can not hold a contest in those groups, those students may participate in their school contest or other organized group.
The deadline for the posters and essays is November 15th.
Please be sure to read the rules on the size of the poster and number of words for the essay as we don't want to disqualify any entries!
I am looking forward to seeing all the young artist as work and hope to have multiple essays to check out!!
Club Posters and/or Essay must be submitted to our Peace Poster & Essay Chairperson Lion Jennifer Kelder
Submissions must be post marked by November 15th or given to Jennifer Kelder PRIOR to November 15th. No late entries will be excepted. Contest will be held on November 18th, 2:30PM-4:30PM at the Garden Grove Clubhouse.
If you club is participating please contact Jennifer at
HELPING HANDS ARE NEEDED!!
We are looking for volunteers who can help direct attendees to different breakouts, seminars, the exhibition hall, restrooms, and connect them with individuals who can provide assistance if they encounter any issues during the convention.
If you are available and willing to volunteer your time and support, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
Your Availability: Please specify which days and times you will be available to volunteer during the convention. The event spans several days, so your flexibility is appreciated.
Contact Information: Provide your name and contact information, including a phone number where we can reach you during the convention.
Your assistance as a volunteer will be instrumental in ensuring the success of this event. Your dedication to the Lions community is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your willingness to contribute to the MD4 Convention, and we look forward to working with you to make it a fantastic experience for all attendees.
Should you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to reach out.
PDG Phil Burch
San Jacinto Lions
951 282 5621
Student Speaker Contest Dates
Club contest on / before 02/26/24
Zone Contest on / before 03/28/24
Region contest on / before 04/15/24
District contest on / before 05/06/24
Area contest on / before 05/20/24
FINAL CONTEST WILL BE HELD AT THE JUNE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS MEETING
TRAINING FOR CONTEST WILL BE HELD BY DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON LION LYNDA DURAND
November 6th 8PM - Virtual via zoom
November 18th 8AM - Virtual via zoom
Student Speaker Contest Topic
For a better world-what would you change?
ORDER YOUR PACKET TODAY - DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 2ND.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO ORDER
Lions Step Up
To Help in the Disaster Relief/Recovery
As your LCIF chairperson, let me thank ALL of the clubs and individual Lions who have contributed to, or are planning to, help support the Hawaii Disaster Relief Fund.
Some have done this by giving directly to LCIF. Others have gathered supplies and sent funds directly to Lions/organizations in Hawaii.
I wish I knew who all of you were, so I could recognize you here. Those clubs that I know of (as they have contacted me directly, or posted on social media that I have seen) include:
Cucamonga District Host
Orange Chinese American of Orange County
Costa Mesa Newport Harbor
If your club or members have also done this, please send me that information to my e-mail address: email@example.com so I can recognize you as well.
Once again, this is solid proof that “Where there is a need, there is a Lion”
Lion PDG Steve Lacey, District LCIF Coordinator
Lions Near and Far
It Is Time To
Get Your Calendars Out!
The MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP EVENT this year:
#1….Is a luncheon, not a dinner
(Sunday, January 7 th , 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.)
#2….It will be held at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel
(Not the Orange Mining Company)
#3….Attire is business casual
(Unless you have been waiting for the opportunity to “dress to the 9’s”)
So mark your calendars now….
Plan to make this a club event….
Come one and all to our MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON.
Any questions about LCIF? How the money is used? The best way to give? How to apply for LCIF grants…just contact
Lion PDG Steve Lacey, your LCIF District Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 909 921-6560
SAVE THE DATE
DISTRICT 4L4 CONVENTION
MAY 2 - 5, 2024 FOR THE DISTRICT 4L4 CONVENTION
JOIN OUR TEAM FOR SOME FUN AND FELLOWSHIP
HOLIDAY INN, CARLSBAD
LINK TO BOOK ROOM CLICK HERE
OR CALL 760-438-2725 CODE IS LD4
ROOMS ARE $149 PER NIGHT
CUT OFF DATE FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS
IS APRIL 11, 2024
MORE DETAILS TO COME
QUESTIONS ?? CONTACT CONVENTION CHAIRPERSON
PCC DAVID RADTKE
October 6 - Diamond Bar Breakfast Lions Bingo & Dinner
October 6, 7 & 8 - Tustin Tiller Days
October 7 - Tustin Tiller Days Pancake Breakfast
October 8 - District 4L4 2nd Annual Childhood Cancer Cornhole Fundraiser
October 13, 14 and 15 - La Habra Corn Fest
October 20 - October 23 - Buena Park Lions Silverado Days, William Peak Park
October 21 - Harbor Mesa Quartermania
October 23 - Costa Mesa Newport Harbor 5th Annual Ryan Ferryman Memorial Golf Tournament - click here for flyer
October 26-28, MD4 VIRTUAL Council of Governors Meeting, Garden Grove Lions Clubhouse
October 30 - Brea Lions Charity Golf Tournament
November 4, 2023 - Chino Valley Lions, Cucamonga District Host Lions, Ontario-Upland Lions and Upland Lions CLFIS Vision Screening
November 18, 2023- District Peace Poster Contest PRIOR TO DISTRICT GOVERNOR FUNDRAISER - GARDEN GROVE CLUBHOUSE - 2:30PM
November 18, 2023 - District Governor Fundraiser - Garden Grove Clubhouse 4PM
2023 - date to be determined - Harbor Mesa Snuggle Day
January 7, 2024 - Melvin Jones Banquet Luncheon , Knotts Berry Farm Hotel
January 13, 2024 - CLFIS Vision Screening in Costa Mesa - sponsored by Laguna Niguel and Harbor Mesa
January 14, 2024 - District Leo Meeting
January 20, 2023 - 2nd District Meeting - working on details
February 3, 2024 - Pomona Host Lions Bingo
February 21 - February 25, 2024 - MD4 Council of Governors Meeting and MD4 Convention - Riverside, CA
March 9, 2024 - Tustin, Orange County Central and Santa Ana Lions CLFIS Vision Screening
April 6, 2024 - Huntington Beach Host Lions Annual Crabfest 3pm to 7pm
April 14, 2024 - Fullerton Host Charity Family Putting Tournament at Golfers Paradise in Fullerton
May 2 - May 5, 2024 - District 4L4 Convention, Holiday Inn Carlsbad
May 11, 2024 Chino Valley Lions CLFIS Vision Screening
May 18, 2024 - 2024-2025 President & Secretary Training
June 13 - June 16, 2024 - MD4 Council of Governors Meetings - Sacramento
June 15, 2024 - STUDENT SPEAKER FINAL CONTEST, Sacramento, CA
June 18, 2024 - 2024-2025 Presidents Training
June 21 - June 25 - International Convention - Melbourne Australia
August 31, 2024 - 1st District Meeting 2024-2025 - Picnic & Officer Installation - Kiwaniansland
September 5-8, 2024 - USA Canada forum Kentucky
July 4-8, 2025 Lions Club International Convention - Mexico City, Mexico
September 2025 - USA Canada Forum - Atlantic City, New Jersey
July 3-7, 2026 - Lions Club International Convention - Atlanta, GA
July 2 - 6, 2027 - Lions Club International Convention, Washington DC
DON'T SEE YOUR UPCOMING PROJECT OR FUNDRAISER SEND AN EMAIL TO TheWrap4L4@gmail.com
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE ORANGE COUNTY
Ronald McDonald House Orange County is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they will stay, their next meal or transportation to and from the hospital and/or appointments.
OTHER WAYS YOUR CLUB CAN HELP RONALD MC DONALD HOUSE
The House is still under construction (and currently housing families in a hotel) but there are still opportunities to support the house. They are in need of many items including gift cards to offer to the families. Please see the attached Wish List.
They are also looking for clubs to fill snack bags for the families to offer convenient items to snack on while they are in
the hotel. Please see the attached Snack Bag Flyer.
Volunteer at our Ronald McDonald Family Room
Help us support the families of Orange County by volunteering at our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms inside Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in Orange and Mission Viejo.
If you are interested in more information about becoming a weekly volunteer at the Family Room at CHOC Children’s, please email Mary Pat Dooley email@example.com
If you are interested in the Family Room at CHOC Children’s Mission, please email Joni Allen-Ooms at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep collecting your pull tabs. The House is not currently accepting pull tabs, but i will collect them at every district meeting and turn them in as soon as possible.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE LONG BEACH
Feast from the Heart - The meals you provide are an act of kindness that brings love into the House. Groups of up to 12 volunteers can prepare a meal. Breakfast is served daily at 9:00 am, lunch is served at 12:00 pm and dinner is served daily at 6:00 pm.
Qualifications: Show off your creativity and cooking skills. We supply the kitchen and equipment, your group just needs to bring the ingredients. All food must be prepared and cooked on-site or brought directly from a commercial retail kitchen. Maximum of 6 volunteers, including chaperones.
- Location: Long Beach Ronald McDonald House
- Commitment: Scheduled date to prepare a meal
- Minimum Age: 12+ with adult supervision - 1 adult per 3 youth volunteers
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kevin Bebe, to learn more about these volunteer opportunities.
Liz Kelder, Ronald McDonald House Chair
EYES OF HOPE are now the certificates we will be distributing to both adults and students.
Cathy currently has certificates available for both adult and students.
Any club that needs certificates please email Cathy
Click here to email Cathy Newton, Vision Chair
SHOP FOR YOUR LIONS FLOAT INC MERCHANDISE BY CLICKING HERE - T-SHIRTS, TOTES, HOODIE, PINS, BANNER PATCH POLO SHIRT.....
CLICK HERE TO GO SHOPPING!!!
LIONS FLOAT INC DECORATIONG SCHEDULE 2023
click here for a copy of schedule
Tips for Volunteer Decorators:
- The "Barn" is unheated and you will be working with glue that does not come out of clothes!
- Parking is sparse, so be prepared to hunt and walk.
- Children under 13 are NOT allowed to decorate. It's an insurance issue with the builder not us. They have asked those who violate this request to leave. There's just too much going on and we work in tight quarters.
- Dress warm and "Socially Grubby" (clothes you would wear to help a neighbor paint their house)
Notes & Suggestions for all Decorators
- On the after-Christmas times, there are lunch (12 Noon - 12:30PM) and dinner (6PM - 6:30PM) breaks.
- Shifts on the after-Christmas days are from 8AM - 4PM and 4PM - Closing.
- Please break for shifts at the shift changes, or at meal breaks, but not both on the same day.
- Club members, spouses, children, parents, friends, neighbors, (and total strangers) are welcome. Children less than 13 are not allowed to be part of the Crew. (If you can't behave as well as a 13 year old, you may be asked to leave.)
- Please PLEASE, PLEASE, show up for your shifts on time or early. The crew chiefs need time to bring new people up to speed on where we are on the float and what work needs done. It's easier for them to tell 50 people about it than 5 groups of 10.
- Please do not bring radios, walkmans, cameras, handbags or jewelry. Bring your I.D. and money only. Fanny packs work great.
- Wear old but warm clothing and sturdy shoes with closed toe and heel. Tie back long hair.
- Fire lane must be kept open at all times and the area around float should be kept clean.
- Please do not expect to use the office phones. There are pay phones located outside the north door for your use. Incoming calls will not be accepted for workers and no paging will be allowed from the office. We will take emergency calls only.
- No one is allowed inside the building during judging. When you are asked to step outside please do so promptly and remember take out any personal items with you.
- All breaks are to be taken outside.
- Volunteers are here to work. There will be some not-so-glamorous jobs that need to be done besides decorating; it needs to be done.
- No smoking is allowed in the buildings.
- No more than 3 people are allowed on scaffolding at a time.
- Do not wear flowers at any time, even after the floats have left the building.
- Please sign-in with your crew chief when you arrive at your float and when you leave. Sign-in sheets are collected daily.
- There is no eating allowed in the float barn at all. Phoenix will only allow eating in the barn in inclement weather.
- There are many fast-food places nearby to eat, on Irwindale Ave, and Arrow Hwy, as well as a "RoachCoach", and on site vendors.
- Have Fun!