Announcements 2017-2018

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Greetings Fellow Lions,
I am happy to be able to represent Desert Zone A for another year. Just a few dates and reminders for our zone:
1) Zone Meetings
Our Zone Meeting dates are: January 6, March 6, April 21 (tentative joint meeting with Zone B)
I would like to host breakfast zone meetings at my home. In this way they are social as well as an opportunity to share all the good things clubs do for their communities. 
My address is 2035 Galloping Way in Acton. Please RSVP by e-mail or phone: 269-5476. We will meet at 9:30 am. Please invite any interesting club members, all are welcome. Scott anticipates that he will be  home by our first zone meeting and he makes GREAT eggs!
2) Club Activity Reports
Please submit your reports to LCI, you can do this online.
Larry Taylor needs copies of your reports. These reports document all your wonderful activities and involvement in Lions. Larry’s e-mail address is:
Please remember to send copies to your Zone Chair (Virginia) and your Region Chair (Catina Hood at, and to our District Governor’s. 
3) Diabetes Awareness
Diabetes awareness will be focus this year for Lions. November is diabetes Awareness Month.
Yours in Lionism and friendship,
Lion Virginia Wedding 
Acton Lions Club 
Zone A Desert Chair



District 4-L1 Installation and Valley Meeting Pictures

Yours in Lionism,
Lion Eric Yufan ZhangMD4-L1 – 4-L1 Today Newsletter Editor
Los Angeles Envision Lions Club – 2nd Vice President | Newsletter and Website


PDG Manny Sanchez of District 4-L2 has a video on his site of the MD-4 participants in the International Parade in Chicago at this link:

Lions Janey Wratten & Owen Kato displayed PDG Grace’s signed banner the length of the parade.  They pass PDG Manny’s video around 3 minutes into the video.




Student Speakers Contest 2018 Topic and Dates

Hello everyone,

Please forward this information to your club student speakers chair.  I am looking forward to another great year in our district’s participation in the student speakers contest.  As I promised at our Valley Region meeting, you will hear from me frequently about the student speakers contest. 🙂 I am here to help you to get started, to find students, or to find judges.  

It is time for you to pick a date for your club contest!  Region and Zone Chairs, it is also time for you to pick a date for your region/zone contests!  Please see below for the contest deadline dates​​, and for information about the District, Area, and Multiple District contests.  

Please send me your dates and I will compile a list for our district.  

This year’s topic: Integrity and Civility Play What Role in Today’s Society?

On or before Monday, February 26, 2018                                Club Contest

On or before Monday, March 19, 2018                                    Zone Contest 

On or before Monday, April 9 2018                                         Region Contest

Saturday, April 14, 2018                                                    District Contest (location TBD)

On or before Monday, May 21, 2018                                       Area Contest 

June 9, 2018                                                                      MD-4 Final Contest (Wyndham Hotel, Visalia, CA)

 The deadline to order the packet is October 1st at!  Don’t wait!  

 Very truly yours, 

Ginny T. Hsiao




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 and click on “YouthExchange” for a better “Understanding” of this program.Thank you Lion Eileen
Youth Exchange Committee


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