Announcements 2018-2019

This page changes frequently- these are items that may interest you 

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Official District Governor Visitation Schedule 2018-2019 

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District Directory 2019PDF


Lions Youth Exchange Program 

The Lions Youth Exchange Program is one of Lions’ International's biggest peace programs. In order to make our goal a reality, we must find students to go on this program. We also need host families who are willing to take these students during the summer for a two week period. Without your help in promoting this program, our dream may never occur. The program is open to anyone between the ages of 15 ½ to 21 years old. It is a natural progression for all students participating in our student speaker contests and our Leos to go onto the Lions ’Youth Exchange program. The more Lions programs we can keep our children involved in, the greater our chances of them becoming Lions themselves. 
As for our Peace Poster contestants, although they are a little young for this program now, all Peace Poster committee people should relate the Youth Exchange Program to them. This is so they can “save their pennies and get excited about participating in this program. 
Please download and make as many copies as possible of the attached Youth Exchange Flyer to give out to all students you meet. 
Please also go onto our website at MD4Lions.orgclick on "Web Links for Lions", scroll down, and click on “Youth Exchange Foundation” for a better understanding of this program. 
Thank you Lion Eileen 
Youth Exchange Committee




Student Speakers Contest 2019 Topic and Dates

Update 2019.01.23

Lions District 4-L1 donations to the Student Speakers Foundation to date

For the 2018-2019 Lions year 4-L1 has donated $4,250 !!!!!!!

This is very surprising to me, as no one has reported to me as District Student Speaker Trustee any donation at all!!!!

I’m trying to find out if this is correct, and get a list of donations now. If this is correct, then 4-L1 only needs approximately $3,000 to meet our $7,000 goal.


IPDG Steven


Greetings Fellow Lions,

The topic for the 2018-2019 Lions Year is: “ Freedom of the Press:  What Does It Mean?”

With this piece of information all Clubs, Zone, and Region Chairs can start planning Contests, ESPECIALLY the Clubs!!!!!

All Club, Zone and Region Contest need to be “set” by December 31st, 2018.  I will not accept any excuses, especially from the Zone and Region Chairs.

For the Desert, since there is no Region Chair, the two Zone Chairs shall co-sponsor the Region Contest.

The District Contest is set:  Saturday, April 13th, 10:30am, Ridgecrest City Council Chambers, 100 West California Ave.

For those who wish, there will be a “casual” lunch after the Contest at the China Lake Buffet.

For any questions or concerns contact me at                                                                         (760) 977-2600.


IPDG Steven P. Morgan

District Student Speakers Chair

Please keep the Student Speakers Foundation in mind when honoring a community leader, teacher, maybe a long time judge, or a deserving Lion.
Both Lion Dorene and I are “All Fellows” possessing the Harry Aslan, Dwight Stanford, Don Snyder, and Fred Smith Fellowships because we truly believe in the Student Speakers Contest.  There is also a Banner Patch available and the Al Ohrmund  Supporter Award.
Please look at the Student Speakers Foundation website, or you can go to the MD-4 website and follow the link for the Student Speakers Contest.
Let’s continue to reach our goal of $7,000 as in years past, and please do attend Student Speakers Contests!!!
IPDG Steven
Student Speaker Contest Completion Dates
On or before Monday, February 25, 2019 Club Contest
On or before Monday, March 18, 2019 Zone Contest
On or before Monday, April 08, 2019 Region Contest
On or before Monday, April 29, 2019 District Contest-- see above
On or before  Monday, May 20, 2019 Area Contest
June 8, 2019 MD-4 Final Contest 



MEND Referral Form PDF 

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Lions Clubs International Foundation 

Dear Lions,

This year, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) celebrates 50 years of unwavering support of Lions' compassionate works. With this anniversary comes a renewed commitment from the Foundation to meet the changing needs of our world. To help us do just that, we created the Club LCIF Coordinator position for every Lions club. 

If your club is one of the more than one-third of clubs globally that have already appointed this position for 2017-2018, we thank you for your support of this important initiative. That person will retain their position. 


For clubs that have not yet appointed someone to this position, the Lions Clubs International Board of Directors recently approved a policy change. Beginning in the current fiscal year, and moving forward, a club's Immediate Past President shall serve as Club LCIF Coordinator. If that person is unable to accept the role, it can be delegated to another club member. 

Next week, we will also be contacting all Immediate Past Club Presidents to notify them of this policy change.  As of January 1, 2018, the Immediate Past Club President will be designated as the Club LCIF Coordinator in MyLCI for the current term, which ends on June 30, 2018. 

Club LCIF Coordinators receive regular email communication from LCIF, including clear instructions on specific tasks as well as links to the resources needed to complete these tasks. The Club LCIF Coordinator is an ambassador for LCIF at the club level, and serves a one-year term. During that term, the Club LCIF Coordinator speaks to fellow Lions about how LCIF supports their service and how they can, in turn, support LCIF. Club LCIF Coordinators may give presentations, show videos or even host fundraisers throughout the year. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to LCIF's Development department with any questions you might have regarding the Club LCIF Coordinator role or the appointment of immediate past club presidents to serve in it. 


LCIF Development

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If, at dissolution, any of the remaining funds are going to a charitable non-profit 501©(4) organization (such as LCIF, LPCCI, Lions in Sight etc.) then the club is required to file a Form RRF-1 ( the Registry of Charitable Trusts, a division of the Attorney General’s office. If the club hasn’t registered yet, they would need to file a form CT-1( 
 This is an annual filing with the Registry of Charitable Trusts and the RRF-1 would be filed along with a copy of the club’s Form 990. For some clubs who do not file the 990 or 990-EZ because their total receipts are less than $50,000, they would simply file the RRF-1 alone with no attachments. There is also a fee to go with this based on the gross receipts of the club though it is not significant and it is based on the level of gross receipts that are reported on the Form 990.  










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