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California Lions Clubs International

MD-4 Deadlines

  • PU101 - June 20, unless input online by end of month
  • Scrapbooks - Bring to August Organizational Council of Governors Meeting 
  • MD-4/District Invoices - Mailed to Clubs Mid-August
  • Student Speaker Packet Requests - by October 1 [extended to October 8] ...after will incur a $25 fee.
  • MD-4 Excellence Awards - Submit nominations to the District and hold voting by the cabinet officers at your fall cabinet meeting and forward to the office by 12/31   
  • Peace Posters and Essays - to the MD4 office by 12/8
  • Membership Reports (MMR) - December 20, unless input online by the end of month
  • MD-4/District Invoices - Mailed to Clubs Mid February
  • 2VDGE Candidates - Names to Office by March-April
  • DGE’s Cabinet Completion - May 31 Preferably earlier

Awards

  • MD4 Excellence admin@md4office.org   December 31, 2017
  • Academy Awards at MD4con PDG Larry L Wehage:  lwehage@aol.com    November 1, 2017
  • MD4 Membership Awards at MD4con PDG Buck Larson: lionbuck51@gmail.com    November 1, 2017
  • Presidential: IPID Howard Hudson: lionhhudson@gmail.com    November 1, 2017 December 31, 2017

LCI link to all the others. http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/lions/awards/index.php

Not included here, other foundation’s awards you can purchase such as:

  • Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)
  • California Lions Foundation (CLF)
  • The Fourth Districts Student Speakers Foundation
  • MD4 Youth Exchange Program Foundation
  • Sight and Hearing of Southern California Foundation

a. Academy Awards: 

This award is presented at the MD4 Convention. The contestants are from each District’s prior year: 

  • Lion of the Year
  • Leo of the Year
  • Club of the Year
  • Kay and Dennis Fukushima Couple of the Year
  • Small Club project of the year
  • Medium CLub project of the year
  • Large Club project of the year

ONE PROJECT PER Category ON APPLICATION.

I hope we can show a video of the contestants Lions and clubs and projects just like the Hollywood Oscars, so in case that happens, photos with the apps would be great. PDG Larry Wehage will assemble the judges to determine the winners.

b. MD4 Leadership/Membership Awards: 

  • Outstanding District GMT Coordinators
  • Outstanding GMT Club Membership Chairs
  • Outstanding GMT/GLT Region and Zone Chairs

c. MD4 Excellence Awards:

  • MD4 Excellence Awards criteria are posted in the MD4 directory.
  • Two awards for each district up to 1200
  • Three awards for district with over 1200 to 2000 members.
  • Four awards for district with over 2000 members as recording on December 31. This year.

These need to be sent to Cass Cara by the end of the calendar year to have time to prepare them for the following COG. 

Lions can only receive this once in their lifetime. 

The district cabinet will review all nominations and select the recipient(s) at a regularly scheduled meeting of the cabinet. The selection shall require a majority of votes cast of the cabinet members present.

The form is for your convenience, you do not have to follow verbatim.

A short essay will do. Your choice.

d. Presidential /Leadership Awards:

The new application will come from IPID Howard Hudson, you will go through him, he will submit the names on your behalf and you have to wait to hear back.

From 2013-14: Presidential Award: Should be considered for Lions who distinguish themselves for their exemplary service that significantly strengthens their community or our Association by: being personally involved in club service projects, being supportive of the programs of Lions Clubs International, being supportive of LCIF and having sponsored at least one new member. Additionally, consideration should be given for any Lion who has contributed to the retention of members and the reduction of membership losses. District Governors will qualify for a presidential award if they achieve the goals throughout the year necessary to do so. Details are available at http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/member-center/dreamachiever.php.

e. LCI Awards

Lions Clubs International offers various award programs to recognize Lions clubs and districts for their accomplishments.

Excellence Awards: Due by: August 31, 2018. Clubs and districts that excel in community service, membership growth, communication and organizational management may qualify for the prestigious Excellence Awards.
http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/lions/awards/excellence-awards/index.php

This includes: 

July 2017

July 1: Beginning of the final year of the Centennial Celebration

July 1: Beginning of Period 1 for the District Governor Centennial Membership Awards

July 1: MD-4 may submit the 2016-2017 Lions Services for Children Symposium application, per the Rules of Audit for the program.

July 1: MD-4 may apply for 2017-18 Leo Leadership Grant Program funds.

July 15: Lions Club Activity Report due

July 15: Last day to enter Centennial Service Challenge / Legacy Projects for 2016-17 in MyLCI

August 2017

Engaging Our Youth Centennial Service Challenge

August 2-6: USA/Canada Leo Leadership Forum (New York City, New York, USA)

August 4-6: MD4 Organizational Meeting Sacramento DoubleTree, 4-C5

August 7: Executive Committee Meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

August 7-13: Worldwide Week of Service for Youth

August 11-13: LCIF Board of Trustees Meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

August 15: Leo Club Excellence Award apps due

August 31: Deadline for the Club and District Team Excellence Awards

August 31: Deadline for Presidential Zone and Region Chairperson Awards

September 2017

September 8: International Literacy Day

September 21-23: USA/Canada Forum (Portland, Oregon, USA)

October 2017

Sharing the Vision Centennial Service Challenge
Lions and Leos Membership Growth Month

October 1: Deadline to purchase Peace Poster Contest kits from Club Supplies Sales

October 1: Deadline to order Student Speakers Contest Packet; ONLINE

October 9-15: Worldwide Week of Service in Sight

October 10: Application Deadline for Standard, Core 4 (including Lions Quest) and IAG grants to be reviewed at the January 2018 board meeting

October 12: World Sight Day

October 16: Application Deadline for SightFirst grants to be reviewed at the January 2018 SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting

October 15: International White Cane Safety Day

October 21: MD4 White Can Day

October 27-29: MD4 Fall Meeting Ontario Convention and Airport, 4-L5

November 2017

Lions Diabetes Awareness Month

November 1: International Leo Day Video Contest submissions due

November 8-14: International Board of Directors Mtg (Dubai, UAE & New Delhi, India)

November 11-13: Advanced Lions Leadership Institute - Constitutional Areas I and II (Denver, Colorado, USA)

November 11-13: Emerging Lions Leadership Institute - Constitutional Areas I and II: (Denver, Colorado, USA)

November 13-19: Worldwide Week of Service to Halt Diabetes

November 14: World Diabetes Day

November 15: Postmark Deadline for a club to send one winning Peace Poster (per contest) to the district governor

November 15: Top Ten Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson Award applications (YCE-110) due

November 15: Leo October Membership Growth Award nominations due

December 2017

Relieving the Hunger Centennial Service Challenge

December 1: Postmark Deadline for a district governor to send one winning Peace Poster entry to the MD4 Office.

December 1: Postmark Deadline for a district governor to send one winning essay to the MD4 Office.

December 5: International Leo Day

December 15: Annual District/Multiple District Youth Camp and Exchange Activity Report (YCE-1450) due

December 15: Postmark Deadline for the MD4 Office to send one winning Peace Poster and one winning essay to the Public Affairs Division

December 26: Postmark Deadline for the MD4 Office to send Delegate info to Clubs.

January 2018

Relieving the Hunger Centennial Service Challenge

January 1: Lions Services for Children Symposium funding for fiscal year 2017-2018 opens up to multiple districts.

January 4: Executive Cmte Mtg (Carlsbad, CA)

January 7-13: LCIF Week

January 8-14: Worldwide Week of Service to Fight Hunger

January 10-13: LCIF Board of Trustees meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

January 13: Melvin Jones’ birthday

January 13: Last day for early discount on convention registration fees

January 15: Leo Club Program Advisory Panel nominations due

January 15: Peace Poster Kits go on sale from Club Supplies Sales

January 20-22 MD4 leadership Institute North: Courtyard marriott in Fairfield

January 26-29: Faculty Development Institute - Constitutional Areas I and II (Atlanta, Georgia)

February 2018

February 1: International Peace Poster contest winners will be notified on or before this date

February 7-8: MD4 Mid Winter Council of Governors meeting Cowne Plaza Hotel SD Mission Valley, 4-L6

February 8: Application Deadline for Standard, Core 4 and IAG grants to be reviewed at the May 2018 board meeting

February 9-11, 2018 MD4 Centennial Convention, Cowne Plaza Hotel SD Mission ValleySan Diego, CA; 4-L6

February 26: MD4 Student Speakers Club Contest (Last Day to hold the contest)

February 17: MD4 Lions Flag Day

March 2018

Eye Donor Awareness Month

March 1: Deadline for MD4 Office to submit a single Lions Environmental Photo Contest entry to LCI Headquarters

March 10-12: MD4 leadership Institute South: Ontario Radisson Hotel

March 19: MD4 Student Speakers Zone Contest (Last Day to hold the contest)

March 31: Last day for regular convention registration fees

April 2018

Family & Friends Month

Leo Club Awareness Month

Protecting Our Environment Centennial Service Challenge

April 1: Leo of the Year Award applications (Leo-LOY) due

April 6-9: International Board of Directors Meeting (Miami, Florida USA)

April 9: MD4 Region Student Speakers Contest (Last Day to hold the contest)

April 13-15: MD4 Youth Leadership Institute at Lions Camp at Teresita Pines

April 16-22: Worldwide Week of Service to Protect Our Planet

April 22: Earth Day

April 24-30: World Immunization Week

April 28: Lions Worldwide Induction Day

April 30: MD4 District Student Speakers Contest (Last Day to hold the contest)

May 2018

Strengthen Membership Month

May 1: Deadline for advance convention registration and hotel room requests to be received

May 1: Deadline for convention registration refunds and hotel deposit refunds for individual cancellations

May 1: Deadline for International Contest (Newsletter and website) entries to be received by Public Affairs Division

May 7: Executive Committee Meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

May 8-10: LCIF Board of Trustees meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

May 12: Application Deadline for SightFirst grants to be reviewed at the August 2018 SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting

May 15: Annual Leo Club Officers and Membership Report Form (Leo-72) due

May 15: Deadline for filing Officer Reporting Form (PU101)

May 21: MD4 Student Speakers Area Contest (Last Day to hold the contest)

June 2018

June 1: Helen Keller Day

June 5: World Environment Day

June 7: Lions Clubs International Birthday

June 8-10: MD4 Joint Council of Governors Meeting, Wyndham Hotel, Visalia, 4-A2

June 9: MD4 Student Speakers final contest

June 15: Deadline for submission of pre-certified delegate forms for voting at International Convention

June 24-28: International Board of Directors Meeting (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

June 29-July 3: Lions International Convention (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

June 30: Close of the 4-year Centennial Celebration