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News and Events
2016-2017


2017.05.04-06

 

District 4-L1 Convention 2017
May 4 - 6, 2017

The Lions of District 4-L1 at DG Grace’s request combined her Convention with a Centennial Celebration. The Convention logo was designed especially for this once in our lifetime event. The schedule highlights included First Nighter Thursday May 4, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM followed by Bingo; Friday May 5, 2017 Kick Off Breakfast, International Food Faire, Casual Dinner with Helen Keller Life Presentation; Saturday May 6, 2017 Voting and Election of District Officers, Memorial Service, International Luncheon, Governor’s Ball.

The event was even more meaningful with the presence of our honored guests International Director Nicolin Carol Moore, and her husband Rudy. We were fortunate to have them join us from Trinidad and Tobago.

Rudy Moore was our Kick Off Breakfast Speaker and provided information on the history of Trinidad and Tobago, and the ways he helps extend Lionism through his personal efforts in addition to helping ID Nicolin.

Lunch was our International Food Faire. Since it was a cruise, the menu and attire was as varied as the many cruise possibilities. Food items included Hot Dogs, Nachos, Italian faire, Cuban Chicken to name a few. In addition, we had games for those in a competitive spirit. Games included Cornhole (For those from the mid-west y’all know what game that is and very competitive we are told); Ring Toss; Pointless Darts (Magnetic – as would not want any Lions to get hurt), Card Toss (On a windy day, I might add), and Tic Tac Toe using golf like ball, but not so bouncy. The games were King of the Hill (as long as you win, you continue to play). Folks seemed to have fun. Ridgecrest Lions won best decorations and outfits, and L.A. Envision Lions Club won best food.

Dinner was an inspirational event as PDG Margaret Dunlevy, and husband PCC Bill Dunlevy reenacted Helen Keller’s speech at a Lions Convention when she challenged Lions to be “Knights for the Blind”. Further, they have added a segment on conversations with Anne Sullivan, Helen’s teacher. If you have not had an opportunity to see PDG Margaret, and PCC Bill perform this reenactment, you are missing out.

ID Nicolin Carol Moore was our Luncheon Speaker on Saturday and shared views of many things being developed and considered at Lions International. ID Nicolin did clarify one point that Rudy kiddingly mentioned about the NBA, but did say that they knew the Alcindor family from Trinidad.

 Saturday was the District Governor’s Ball, and for all the free and easy fun during the weekend, was very formal with a Grand March. L.A. Chinese won District 4-L1 Club of the Year, and Metro Region Chair Nancy Chan won District Region Chair of the Year. After dinner and awards, DG Grace was able to “loosen the reins”, and in addition to distributing “personal” gifts to her cabinet, family and honored guest. DG Grace had an extra special First Aid kit for incoming DGE Steve Morgan including Aspirin, Tums, and a “Dammit” Doll.

All in all, it was a fun weekend, and a well-deserved reward to all District 4-L1 Lions that were able to attend for their efforts with membership, and most of all community service.

That’s a Wrap!

Convention logo image at http://98.130.241.112/Flyers/2017_MD-4_Convention.pdf

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2017.03.18

 

District 4-L1 Desert Region Meeting 

 About 50 LIONS from all over gathered for a cozy meeting that included speeches and honors starting at 0900 2017.03.18 Saturday in the Hilton Garden Inn in Palmdale, CA  to update each other on Club activities, to learn about events outside of the District, and to hear about concerns and issues. 

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 Please send information about the folks in the pictures by referring to the picture number and providing the information to Doc Ellis the Web Quack 

More Desert Region Meeting pictures at http://tinyurl.com/k9vb77q by Lion Eric Zhang
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2017.01.22

 


Valley District Regional Meeting

LIONS from all over gathered for a cozy meeting that included speeches and honors on this date at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA to update each other on District and Club activities, to learn about events outside of the District, and to hear about concerns and issues.
The Saturday meeting ended with musical performances by Academy of Music for the Blind members during lunch.

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District Governor Grace Joe (L A Mid-Valley) works during 2017 Valley District Regional Meeting


 


  
PDG Wayne Hoffmeyer (Palmdale Lions Club) talks about eyeglass collection and processing & about pull tabs

   
LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA to update each other on District and Club activities, to learn about events outside of the District, and to hear about concerns and issues.


  
District Governor Grace Joe (L A Mid-Valley) works during 2017 Valley District Regional Meeting


 
Zone Chair George Kezios (Castaic) speaks to LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA

  
Trudy Nodohara (L A Little Tokyo) talks about LCIF to LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA

 
PDG Ross Adams (NW Glendale) talks about Tournament of Roses Parade float and about Guide Dogs to LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA

PDG Lucky Yasin Lakhani (Northridge) talks about sight conservation to LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA



   
PDG Fredy Perez (L A Host) talks about sight conservation to LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA

 
Aggie Vosburg (L A Toluca Lake) talks about nominations, and PDG Lita Guidotti (Greater West Valley) talks about Global Membership to LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA

 
Guest speaker talks about and demonstrates eye tester to LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA

                                                           
Cabinet Secretary Owen Kato (L A Mid-Valley), IPDG Fredy Perez (L A Host), and 2dDVG Sondra Tersigni (Acton) at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA

 
PDG Dave Hebebrand (Tehachapi) twists tails of LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting that included speeches and honors at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA as 1VDG Steve Morgan (Ridgecrest) waits behind ZC George Kezios (Castaic).

 
Academy of Music for the Blind members prepare to end a Saturday meeting by performing during lunch before LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA

  


 
Academy of Music for the Blind members end a Saturday meeting by performing during lunch before LIONS from all over at a cozy meeting at Therapeutic Living Center in Reseda, CA

 



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2016.11.05

 

7th Annual Glendale Health Festival Report 

by Lion Vincent De Santis 

Congratulations to all of you for volunteering at the 7th Annual Glendale Health Festival! The combined talents of our dedicated volunteer doctors, optometry students, GCC scholars students, walk-on volunteers that just showed to up to work, and all you Lions that came to support us made this Glendale Heath Festival a huge success!................... 

.....................The totals for the day were 318 Adult Eye Screens, 40 qualified people received VSP Certificates for free comprehensive eye exam and a pair of prescription eye glasses and 40 more qualified people received VSP Certificates for a free pair of prescription eye glasses, 186 pairs of prescription reading glasses were dispensed, approximately 150 hearing tests, and some 15 Kids had their eyes digitally imaged with our iScreen Vision Digital camera!................. 


2016.11.01

 

GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP TEAM COORDINATOR
BY: PDG Lita Guidotti

It is a common knowledge that a district or any branch of an organization cannot survive without a strong membership program. 

During the 1st quarter of 2016-2017, I am proud to say that we chartered 2 new clubs, the LA Luminous Lions Club and the LA Sunrise Lions club with respectively 36 and 33 charter members; clubs recruited 29 members and dropped 45 with a positive net growth of 53.  GMT has been working on “Engaging, Maintaining and Strengthening Membership”. 

The challenge is for us to reach 1,250 members in compliance with the LCI requirements, however, this year we will work on the Governor Grace's Goal of 900 members. Together we can reach that goal.

more at link


2016.07.23

 

District 4-L1 Metro Region Meeting 

Over sixty LIONS from all over gathered for a cozy meeting that included speeches and honors starting at 0900 2016.07.23 Saturday in the Glendale Hilton in Glendale CA to update each other on Club activities, to learn about events outside of the District, and to hear about concerns and issues.

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Please send information about the folks in the pictures by referring to the picture number and providing the information to Doc Ellis the Web Quack


More Metro Region Meeting pictures at https://www.facebook.com/laenvision/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1784054171879273 by Lion Eric Zhang