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Multiple District 4 California Lions

CALIFORNIA LIONISM AWARDS

 

 

Awards (AKA Academy) are presented at the MD4 Convention.

Nominees* should be the District’s winners of the prior year at the sitting Governors discretion.

 

Categories are:

 

MD4 Lion of the Year

MD4 LEO of the Year

MD4 Kay & Denise Fukushima Couple of the Year

MD4 Club of the Year

MD4 Small Club Project of the Year

(Small Club 20 members and below)

MD4 Medium Club Project of the Year

(Medium Club 21 – 39 membership) 

MD4 Large Club Project of the Year

(Large Club 40 and above in membership)

 

*Governors Only, if you do not have these awards in your District, you may submit a nomination for any of the categories from the time frame listed. 

• All Lions in good standing within their Club, District, MD4 and LCI are eligible.

• A Sub-District may submit only one nominee per each category. 

• The District Governor (or their designees) of said year should forward the nominations to the address below.

In the event a nominee is not submitted by the end of said year the following cabinet may send in the missing nominations by the deadline.

 

The MD4 Office

129 Los Aguajes Avenue

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

• E: admin@md4office.org

• B: (805) 963-6681

• The Awards Committee will procure the judges

• The deadline for nomination submission is 11/30/21 

• Any exceptions to the deadline must be approved by the current Council of Governors prior to 11/30/21

CRITERIA FOR THE CALIFORNIA LIONISM AWARDS 2020-2021

(To be awarded February 26, 2021 in San Diego)

District Governors (or their designees) will be responsible for forwarding all nominations to the MD4 Office.

MD4 Master of Ceremonies TBD

The deadline for nomination submission is November 31, 2021  Any exceptions must be approved by the current Council of Governors prior to November 15, 2021.

MD4 Lion of the Year

            Districts wishing to participate should submit their District Lion of the Year for 2020-2021 or any other eligible Lion for service during the time period July 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2021.  Consideration for this award can include service at District level and above.  All Lions in good standing within their club, District and MD4 are eligible.  

MD4 LEO of the Year

            Districts wishing to participate should submit their District LEO of the Year for 2020-2021 or any other eligible LEO for service during the time period July 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2021.  Consideration should be given to service and accomplishments outside of LEO as well as participation in LEO clubs activities and support of their District.  All LEO in good standing within their club, District and MD4 are eligible.  

MD4 “The Kay and Denise Fukushima” Couple of the Year Award

            A couple selected by their District Governor will have shown exemplary leadership on behalf of the District and Multiple district, based on the theme, “One World, One Heart”.  Service through the years should be considered, not just during the current year.  A couple receiving this award may consist of a Lion and significant other who does not have to be a Lion. 

MD4 Most Outstanding Project for the Year (Small Club, Medium Club and Large Club):

            This award is designed for a Club who has a “Signature” project; for which the Club is most renowned.  The amount of money spent can be considered and the project could be a fundraiser.  Districts wishing to participate should nominate projects done during the time period July 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2021.  

District Governors may nominate one club in each category.

  • Small Club is a club with 20 or less members.
  • Medium Club is a club with 21 to 39 members.
  • Large Club is a club with 40 or more in membership

MD4 Lions Club of the Year

            This award is designed for a Club who has gone above and beyond in their service to their community during the time period July 1, 2020 thru June 30, 2021.  It should embodiment our motto “We Serve”.  The amount of money spent should NOT be a consideration and the project should NOT be a Club fundraiser.  The Club project(s) should be “Hands on” in nature and for which members turn out to do physical labor or service for the betterment of their community.  

Submission Form

NAME OF CATEGORY

NOMINEES 2021

Lion of the Year

 

 

LEO of the Year

 

 

 

Kay and Denise Fukushima Couple of the Year   

 

 

 

Club of the Year 

 

 

 

Small Club Project of the Year   

 

 

 

Medium Club Project of the Year

 

 

 

Large Club Project of the Year   

 

 

 

 

Academy Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 WINNERS!

 

Lion of the Year

Past Club President Paul Wagner, Linden Lions Club, 4-A1

 

Couple of the Year

Lions Nicole & Daniel Craven, Higgins Diggins Lions Club, 4-C5

 

Leo of the Year

Halle Schaffer, Carlsbad-Encinitas Leos Club, 4-L6

 

Lions Club of the Year

Ventura Downtown Lions Club, 4-A3, President Domonique Gray

 

Small Club Project of the Year

Homeless Project, San Francisco Buddah Lions Club (4-C4) President Lion Sano Kanchhi Tamang

 

Medium Club Project of the Year

AC Ministry, Fresno Diwata Lions Club (4-A2) President Lion Rudy Pedagat

 

Large Club Project of the Year

Hope - Suicide Prevention, Higgins Diggins Lions Club, 4-C5, President Lion Laura Barhydt

Previous Winners

Leo of the Year

2005     Ilene Bautista     (4- )

2006     Ashley Smith     (4-L1)

2008     Matthew Tate     (4- )

2009     Anantha Singarajah    

2010     Georgina Salant, La Costa Canyon     (4- )

2012     Linda Chang     (4-A1)

2013     Logan Thomsen     (4-C5)

2014     Cynthia Vu     (4-C3)

2015     Sylvia Guan, Diamond Bar HS Leo Club    (4-L4)

2016     LEO Erika Barajas, Capay Valley Leo Club    (4-C5)

2017    Leo Madison “Madi” Berry, VBA Leo Club     (4-L4)

2018    Julie Bach, James Lick High School Leo Club    (4-C6)

2019    Vanessa Nunez, ElCajon Valley High School Leo Club    (4-L6)

2020    Maddie Hutcherson, Heart of Temecula Leo Club    (4-L5)

2021    Halle Schaffer, Carlsbad-Encinitas Leos Club (4-L6)

 

Kay and Denise Fukushima Lion Couple of the Year

2005     Marcia and PDG Bill Newyear     (4-L1)

2006     PDG Ann and PDG Bob Tognetti     (4-A1)

2007     Vickie and ID (PCC) Bob Smith     (4-C5)

2008     Gert and Bob McDougall    (4-L5)

2009     Marynance and Peter Schellenbach     (4-L1)

2010     Shahin Nojan-Alinaghian and Dr. Mosher Alinaghian    

2011     PDG Pam and PDG Ron Burdick     (4-L1)

2012     PDG Bert and Julie Melliza     (4-C5)

2013     PDG Jon and VDG Sheila Casteel     (4-L4)

2014     Lion Bing and Lynn Ventura     (4-C5)

2015     Scott and Cathy Newton    (4-L4)

2016     PDG Ike and Lion Marilynn Enzenauer, Ranch Santee Lions Club    (4-L6)

2017    Scott and Diane Quinlan,     (4-L4)        Huntington Beach Host Lions Club and Tustin Host Lions Club

2018    Juan “Jay” Ruiz and Dr. Ceferina Ruiz, San Diego Majestic Lions Club    (4-L6)

2019    Jeanine Healy & Robert Caballero, San Martin Lions Club    (4-C6)

2020    Lions Jodi & Jim Sutton, Higgins Diggis Lions Club    (4-C5)

2021    Lions Nicole & Daniel Graven, Higgins Diggins Lions Club (4-C5)

 

MD-4 Project of The Year - Small Size Club 

2009    Calimesa Breakfast Lions Club    (4-L5)

2010    San Leandro Lions Club, “Eye Care Clinic at Juvenile Hall”    (4-C3) 

2011    Brea Lions Club, “All-Star Football Game”    (4-L4) 

2012    None

2013    Shasta Lake Lions Club     (4-C1)

2014    Northwest Glendale Lions Club     (4-L1)

2015    National City Host Lions Club    (4-L6)

2016    Folsom Lake Lions Club, “Folsom Prison – Hooks & Needles”    (4-C5)

2017    Stanton Lions Club, ”Renovation of the Stanton Boys and Girls Club”    (4-L4)

2018    San Francisco Veterans Lions club, “Bicycles for Feterans”    (4-C4)

2019    Folsom Lake Lions Club, “Hooks and Needles”    (4-C5)

2020    West Point Lions Club, “West Point Community Center”    (4-A1)

2021    Homeless Project, San Francisco Buddah Lions Club (4-C4) President Lion Sano Kanchhi Tamang

 

MD-4 Project of The Year - Medium Size Club

2016     Orange Host Lions Club “Grandma’s House of Hope Garden Project”    (4-L4)

2017    Cabrillo Host Lions Club, “Go-Go Polo”.    (4-C6)

2018    Sacramento Golden State Lions Club, “Burn Victim Sponsorship”    (4-C5)

2019    San marco Lions Club, “KidSight USA Project”    (4-L6)

2020    Montebello Lions Club, “Partnering for a New Playground”

2021    AC Ministry, Fresno Diwata Lions Club (4-A2) President Lion Rudy Pedagat

 

MD-4 Project of The Year - Large Size Club 

2009     Palo Alto Host Lions Club    (4-C4)

2010     Simi Valley/Moorpark Lions Club,“Move for a Cure Arthritis Walk”    (4-A3) 

2011     Almaden Super Lions Club, “Backpacks for Kids”    (4-C6) 

2012    None

2013     Pleasanton Lions Club     (4-C3)

2014     Maharlika Lions Club     (4-C5)

2015     La Habra Host Lions Club    (4-L4)

2016     Higgins Diggins Lions Club,         “Lion’s Read to Succeed Kindle Reading Program”    (4-C5)

2017    San Diego Executive Lions Club,     (4-L6)    ”Dulangan Literacy and Educational Program”

2018    Roseville Sunrise Lions Club, “Camp Ross Relles”    (4-C5)

2019    Los Angeles Olympic Lions, “Community Health and Wellness Fair”    (4-L3)    

2020    Seal Beach Lions Club, “L.A.G. Lions Againist Graffiti”    (4-L4)

2021    Hope - Suicide Prevention, Higgins Diggins Lions Club (4-C5) President Lion Laura Barhydt

 

Lion of the Year

2005    PDG Bucky Blottin     (4-L6)

2006    PCC Vince Vinella     (4-N)

2007    PDG (VDG) Art Arboleda     (4-L6)

2008    James Copner     (4-A2)

2009    PDG Wayne Hoffmeyer     (4-L1)

2010    Ron Raines     (4-A2)

2011    James “Andy” Anderson     (4-C5)

2012    Allen Richards     (4-C5)

2013    Mark Saposnik     (4-C1)

2014    Seanne Carrigan    (4-C3)

2015    Karl Burger    (4-L2)

2016    Lion Elizabeth Steves, La Habra Host Lions Club    (4-L4)

2017    Lion Bernie Milmoe, Roseville Host Lions Club     (4-C5)

2018    Lion Ed Smith, Roseville LIons Club    (4-C5)    

2019    Lion Allen King, King City Lions Club    (4-C6)

2020    Lion Mike Dahl, Gridley Lions Club    (4-C1)

2021    Past Club President Paul Wagner, Linden Lions Club (4-A1)

 

Club of the Year

2014     Byron Delta Lions Club    (4-L6)

2015     Modesto Sunset Lions Club    (4-A2)

2016    Encinitas Lions Club, Lion Sue Tankersley, President    (4-L6)

2017    Visalia Pride Lions Club, Cheri Provancha, President    (4-A2)

2018    Sacramento Antelope Lions Club, Keith Dughi, President    (4-C5)

2019    Whittier Special Olympics Lions Club, PDG Alberto Montes de Oca, Pres    (4-L2

2020    Seal Beach Lions Club, Lion Ryan Ziegenbusch, President    (4-L4)

2021    Ventura Downtown Lions Club (4-A3) President Domonique Gray