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Multiple District 4 California Lions

CALENDAR 2020-2021

July 1 2020

  • Kindness Matters Service Award launches!

August 2020

August 12 International Youth Day

August 13-15 LCIF Board of Trustees Meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

  • Leo Club Excellence Award applications due

August 31 Deadline for the Club and District Team Excellence Awards

September 2020

September 14-16 Lions Hill Day (Washington, DC, USA

October 2020

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

October 10-13 International Board of Directors Meeting (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)

October 24 United Nations Day Lions Day with the United Nations (Vienna, Austria)

  • Multiple District GST Kindness Matters Service Award nomination due to Lions Clubs International

November 2020

  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • November 14 World Diabetes Day
  • Leo October Membership Growth Award nominations due

December 2020

  • International Leo Day

January 2021

January 7 Executive Committee Meeting (Oak Brook, IL, USA)

January 11-18 LCIF Week

January 13-15 LCIF Board of Trustees Meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

January 21-22 2020-21 Peace Poster Judging event (Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois)

January 27-28 Mid-Winter-Council of Governors Meeting TBD

February 2021

  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

February 1 Hunger Drive

February 2-4 First Vice District Governor/District Governor-Elect Seminar (Days 1-3)

February 13 Application deadline for CA I & II Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) (Chicago, IL, USA)

February 19-21 Mid-Winter Council of Governors Mtg.

March 2021 

March 1 Leos of the Year Award nominations due

March 15 on or before Club Student Speakers Contest 

          No Contests are to be held prior to March 1.

March 20 Lions Eyes Across California Day

March 29 on or before Zone Student Speakers Contest 

March 31 Last day for regular convention registration fees

 April 2021 

  • Environmental Awareness Month
  • Family & Friends Month
  • Leo Club Awareness Month

April 19 on or before Region Student Speakers Contest 

April 22 Earth Day

May 2021

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

  • Deadline for GAT District Funding submissions

May 3 on or before District Student Speakers Contest

May 10 Application submission deadline for Matching, Diabetes, Hunger, Childhood Cancer, SightFirst, and Lions Quest grants to be considered in August 2021 by the LCIF Board of Trustees and the Lions Quest and SightFirst Advisory Committees.

May 14-17 CA I & II Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) (Chicago, IL, USA)

May 17 on or before Area Student Speakers Contest

TBD MD4 Convention TBD

TBD Youth Forum MD4con TBD

TBD Final Student Speakers Contest 

June 2021

June 1 Helen Keller Day

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

June 25 First Vice District Governor/District Governor-Elect Seminar (Day 4)

June 25-29 103rd International Convention (Montreal)


About Council Meetings

There are 4 Council of Governors Meetings each year. The Organizational Meeting held the first weekend in August; The Fall meeting held in October/November; the Mid-Winter meeting held the two days prior to MD4con; and the Joint meeting held in May/June. Any Club or District may bid to host the meetings.

The Council Chair presides over each meeting.

The District Governors, Vice District Governors and select MD4 Committee members are required to attend such meetings.

All Lions are welcome to attend. 

The Caucus is always scheduled on the Friday of the 3 day meetings (Friday - Sunday) and on Tuesday of the 2 day Mid-Winter Meeting, and if any Lion has something to bring before the Council they may after seeking approval from the Council Chair. Please include your District Governor and the MD4 Office with a formal request. During the Caucus Lions are encouraged to take the mic on any issues brought forward for discussion by the Council Chair.

Click here to go to the administration page with Schedules and Agendas.


MD4 Excellence Previous Winners

California Lionism Awards (Academy Awards)

GMT Awards

GLT Awards

Peace Poster Awards

Peace Essay Award


Disaster Preparedness

Lions Leadership Institutes

Leader Newsletter

Lions Clubs International

Click here to enter LCI website.


LCIcon 2021  Coming Soon!

Montreal, Quebec "Oui!" Will be Virtual

June 25-29, 2021

LCI Foundation

LCIF-VSP Gift Certificate Request Form 2021

VSP has partnered with the Lions Clubs International Foundation to provide adults and children in need with access to affordable or no-cost eye exams and eye glasses through local participating VSP Vision Care providers. Gift certificates are available to individuals in select Lions districts throughout the United States. More information about the VSP Gift Certificate program can be found at

Note: All gift certificates will be issued to one representative in your district. If you are requesting certificates for your Lions Club event, please contact your District Governor or District Sight Chair for availability. 

Lions Eyes Across California (LEAC)

Marketing Communications (PR)

Member Dues and Compliance

Club Dues (per capita tax)

Tax Compliance 

MD4 Endorsed Programs

MD4con "State Convention"

The 2022 MD4 Convention
​February 25-27, 2022.
Windham San Diego Bayside

Click for more information.

Peace Poster and Peace Essay

This International Peace Poster and Peace Essay (for the visually impaired), Contest is held once a year for children 11-13 years of age (please see the rules). These students are tasked with applying their vision of peace set to a yearly theme by Lions Clubs International. The artwork and the essay are judged on Originality, Expression of the theme, and technical ability. All children meeting the age criteria are encouraged to enter. Click for more information.

Proud Lion Mentoring Program

Scrapbook Contest

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