A Message from the Governor

Lions of District 4-A2 raise almost $12,000 for LCIF

When the Melvin Jones Fellowships were totaled and all the cash counted, the final total was $11,850 raised for LCIF!  Thank you, thank you and thank you Lions!  What an amazing Cabinet Meeting!  This wasn’t just a cabinet meeting; it was a cabinet meeting on steroids!

If you were there, you know what I am talking about it.  If you weren’t, I will try to do the Lion energy justice here.  I will say our Lions made me proud while in Three Rivers for our Third Cabinet meeting, January 30-31.

Let’s begin with the Lions in attendance.  We had 120 Lions pre-registered weeks in advance, a good indicator of attendance.  By meeting time there were 130 pre-registered and another 40 walk-ins on Saturday.  Yes, we had more than 170 Lions at a Cabinet Meeting!  We had Lions there from two clubs who hadn’t been to a District event in decades; I have been asked to leave their names off this report as they may now be in the Lion Witness Protection Program for stepping outside of their home clubs…lol…thank you guys so much, please keep coming back.

On Friday night, in keeping with Super Bowl weekend, our Lions wore their favorite team’s jersey.  Lots of fun and laughs and great Lionism was in the air.  The Lions of the Three Rivers Lions Club greeted us well and fed us some very tasty food.  Then it happened…the double-dog dare. 

I was talking with my Lions and asking them how we could improve our donations to LCIF.  We talked about where we were in donation levels and how much I really wanted us to succeed.  We began to focus on a Melvin Jones Fellowship raffle, how would $10 per ticket work, would we sell enough for a fellowship?  And that’s when it happened.  Lion MaryAnn Sayers, the President of the Fresno Host Lions Club, stood and announced that Fresno Host would offer the first $1,000 and commit to purchase a Melvin Jones Fellowship.  That was quickly followed by the Parlier Lions Club President, Lion Carlos Herrera, matching the MJF commitment from his club and challenging anyone else to match. 

From there, over the next two days of the Cabinet Meeting, there were challenges and donations and raffle tickets sold.  It was more than I could keep up with from the podium; I know $100 and $20 bills piled on the podium in front of me.  There were $100-challenges by the Club Presidents, Region Chairs, Lions, Tailtwisters, Military Veterans, our District Chaplain and both Governors.  So many more Lions rushed to our Treasurer to participate and purchased $10 raffle tickets.  It took our District Treasurer and LCIF Coordinator a bit of time to get everything straightened out.

Ultimately, nine MJF were committed by clubs and $2,850 in cash was collected.  How was that for 4-A2 stepping up big-time…$11,850 in cash donations and pledges towards LCIF and Melvin Jones Fellowships from one cabinet meeting.

Your generosity allowed for two MJF to be raffled at the cabinet meeting, the first winner was Lion Bill Mayer and the second was the Visalia Sequoia Lions Club.  The good news is we have over $800 in credits towards a third MJF and $600 in undeclared monies from the District, so I plan on carrying this over and raffling off a third MJF at our convention.

Our spotlighted Region was the Central Region and Lion Dick Piepenburg gave a great report.  He had pictures and information from so many of his clubs’ projects.  Lions followed along and some took notes on a project or fundraiser profiled.  The clubs in his region have definitely been active.  Much thanks to all the clubs who provided Lion Dick so much information!

We also gave away beautiful plaques to each of the 64 Club Presidents.  From LCI, we presented 13 pins and banner patches to Clubs and Lions for accomplishments in Membership and Club Excellence.  It was a huge day of thanks, praise and recognition.

Our guests were Governor Warren ‘Buck’ Larsen and 2VDG Audrey Wottrich, both from 4-C2.  They had fun and both thanked us for a nice weekend.  They were both good Lions and took part in tossing rally shirts and even singing ‘Neon Moon’ to our Lions over lunch.  Lion Buck said he plans on taking some of our excitement back to his District.  

I know my year is far from over, but I want to thank all of you for making my third and final Cabinet Meeting so much fun and a huge success.  There was so much energy and commitment from the Lions.  Always remember, there is nothing we can’t do in 4-A2…Growing Stronger Together!

Semper Fidelis,

Governor Anthony T. Martinez


Lion Steve WakefieldNorth Fresno Lions

ANNOUNCES IT'S FIRST ANNUAL "STEVE WAKERFIELD MEMORIAL POKER TOURNMENT" event.
Here is an excerpt from North Fresno Lions "ROAR" newsletter...

Feb. 28 2015 the 1st Annual Steve Wakefield Memorial Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament. 
Beloved Lion Steve Wakefield organized an annual poker tournament for Lions as a fun and lively fundraiser. This year we are renaming the tawdry affair to honor Lion Steve. So save February 28, 2015 at 4 pm to play Texas Hold'em until there is only one winner with all the chips! Don't know how to play-----no problem!! The casino teaches you (and if you are lucky Lion Van will coach you!) Entry is $85 and there are cash prizes for the top three finishers. The 500 Club Casino at Shaw and Willow Avenue in Clovis is the place to be. Invite friends, put the attached flyer on Facebook or give to your family and friends. Proceeds less cash prizes to winners will be donated to Lions Charities. Contact Lion Gwen to reserve your seat!


Updated 3rd Cabinet Meeting Agenda

Please be advised of the necessary changes and updates of the meeting agenda. 
Click Here for Agenda


Kings Lions ClubFeatured Club Series...

KINGS LIONS CLUB of Lemoore receives recognition for it's outstanding community service. The Kings Lions Club is proud to announce that they were selected  by the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce as the Organization of the Year for 2015!

Congratulations to the Kings Lions Club for being selected as the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce’s Organization of the Year for 2015!
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Click Here to View Assembly Resolution Received

The Kings Lions Club, despite being chartered on October 15, 2013 has given back so very much to our Community in so many ways.  The Kings Lions Club is made up of 40 hard working and motivated community members.   The Kings Lions Club membership is diverse in every way, truly representing Lemoore and Kings County’s diversity. 

The Kings Lions Club actively seeks out opportunities to help those in need in our own backyard as well as internationally.  Their very first community service project was the Heritage Apartment Fire last year, right here in Lemoore.  When they heard that there was a tragic fire that displaced several families, the Kings Lions Club was first on the scene and first to organize and deliver much needed food and supplies directly to the affected families.  Yes, even before the Red Cross had arrived.  That is what makes the Kings Lions Club and our Community so great, the willingness to get involved and help our neighbors in need.

Since then, their list of their accomplishments is clearly very impressive.   To date, they have donated over $26,000 back to our own Community and countless man hours towards their projects

In addition, the Kings Lions Club was voted as the 2015 Hanford Sentinel’s Readers Choice Award as the “BEST Non Profit Organization”.

The Kings Lions Club has provided significant contributions and has enabled many organizations and families to not have to go without.

Services/Charities Supported with Donations

                Lemoore Apartment Fire

                Lemoore Senior Citizens Center

                “ROAR” Program (250 Back Packs/supplies)

                Lemoore Boxing Club

                Hanford Boxing Club

                Lemoore Police Explorers

                Local BMX Bike Riders

                Stratford Soccer Team

                Naval Air Station Aviators Memorial

                Badge of Brothers

                Sarah Mooney Museum

                Lions International Rose Parade

                Free eye glasses/exams for needy families

                Free eye surgeries for needy families

                Holiday canned food drive/raffle with Santa

                Annual Community Christmas Dinner

                Adoption of Kings Lions Complex (19th Ave Park)

                Lions Operation Friendship, Ensenada, Mexico

                      (school building and health care delivery)


Calendar...

  • MD4 Convention in Visalia in February
  • Operation Friendship in Ensenada in March
  • Distrcit 4-A2 Convention in Cayucos in April

3rd Quarter Newsletter

The third quarter 2014-2014 "ROAR" newsletter is out for you information and includes much information about what is going on in Lions in the district including Registration for the cabinet meeting including the International Food Faire , hotel registration and golf registration. 

Also there is information about the4-A2 Convention registration and the MD-4 Convention registration.

CLICK HERE FOR "ROAR" NEWSLETTER




 

Operation Friendship March 19 - 22

This is another Lion first, a tradtion that has endured for years!  Enjoy a vacation with lots of work, too.  Work that LIONS do for others as "We Serve".


Join the excitement and feeling of being a "Proud Lion" and serve the Mexican community as well as we have done for many years.  We will be staying in Hotel El Cortez and there are choices of STANDARD or PREMIER room packages.  You can find out more about these hotel offerings by downloading the
VISITATION PACKAGE & HOTEL RESERVATION

Also, make your reservation on the ELIZALDE CHARTER BUS, that will take you directly to the headquarters Hotel (El Cortez) .  Enjoy a NO HASSLE at the border crossing to Ensenada on this FIRST CLASS BUS with lots of fun and fellowship.  Seats are ONLY RESERVED when payment is made so hurry and get your seat secured.  To sign up and receive more information about this fun trip you can download all of the necessary information now by clicking on
BUS RESERVATION FORM.  Do it Today!