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Address: P.O. Box 25301, San Mateo, CA 94402 | E-Mail:

Serving San Francisco County, San Mateo County and the City of Palo Alto

Our motto is "We Serve" Lions are a diverse group of business, retired, professional, veterans, self-employed, college students, moms and dads, teens, in short people working together to accomplish our goals, to serve our local community and the world.

Fellow Lions and Friends:
As your District Governor, I welcome you to our District 4-C4 web site. This site contains important information about Lions Clubs International and about the wonderful Lions Clubs' events and programs that are occurring right here in our District, which incorporates 1,250 volunteer members in 43 Lions Clubs throughout San Francisco County, San Mateo County and the City of Palo Alto.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world. We are in 208 countries with 1.36 million volunteer members in approximately 46,000 clubs. We, as lions, take great pride in volunteering our time, our hands and our hearts to help those in need and the less fortunate. We are dedicated to making our communities better and safer places to live, work and raise our families.

Our International Organization formed in Chicago in 1917, and in 1925, Lions accepted the challenge from Helen Keller to become "Knights of the Blind." As a result, a number of our local and worldwide projects involve vision restoration, as well as providing vision care and medical related vision assistance to those in need. If you would like additional information, visit a club or become a member of our wonderful organization, please feel free to contact us at our email address, "".

Jack L. Van Etten, District Governor 2014-15
“To Protect and To Serve"

Proven Leadership, Practical Experience, Personal Integrity

IPDG Steve and DG Jack at Ribbon Pulling
L. to R. : IPDG Steve Picchi and DG Jack Van Etten. 
Lady Rosie Picchi holding ribbon and Lady Lynn Van Etten in the front.

2014-15 District 4-C4 Officers
2014-2015 District Cabinet (click on photo for larger image)

COMMUNITY VOLUTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE: If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your community – and communities around the world. You can join a local club that meets in person. A cyber club  meets online. Or a special interest club based on your profession, a hobby or anything you care about. You can plan a local project to protect the environment. Recycle eyeglasses to help the working poor. Or bring clean water to a remote village. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sharing, caring and making a difference.

More members mean more service, and satisfied members lead to active and engaged clubs. Here are key resources for growing and strengthening your club:

  • Just Ask! – This new member recruiting guide will get your club ready to invite new members and be prepared for success when you do.
  • Membership Satisfaction Guide – Learn how you can keep members happy and coming back.
  • Club Excellence Process – Get your club performing at its highest level through the interactive CEP workshop. Now available in two versions – CEP Pro and CEP Lite.
  • Start a new club – You can give others the opportunity to make a real difference by starting a new club in your community.



  • Student Speaker
  • Environmental Photo
  • Join the Conversation

Student Speaker Contest Richard "Rich" Picchi - Student Speaker Foundation Trustee Chair, (650)728-7639. Toni Nava Student Speaker Contest Chair (650) 504-5223. Topic: The topic for this year Student Speaker Contest is: Community service, What does it mean and Why does it matter? Order your Student Speaker Packets soon, dead line is Oct 1, 2013 at There will be a charge of $15.00 if your Lions Club orders the packet after Oct. 1. Effective 2014 -2015, the club contest winner will be awarded $100.00 and the other contest speakers will receive $25.00. At the Zone Level, the winner will receive $125.00 and the Region Level, the winner will receive $175.00. This way our district is at the same level of all the other service Organizations. There will be some changes to the handbook, so be sure to read it closely! Most of all, KNOW the contest rules and the causes for disqualifications.

Lions from clubs in good standing can enter an original, unaltered, black-and-white or color photo (without people, taken within District 4-C4) of the environment of their Lions club in the following 2013-14 Lions Environmental Photo Contest categories:  Animal Life  Landscape (Urban or natural)  Plant Life  Weather Phenomenon  Special Theme: A dream for a healthy environment o Seeing the beauty and value of our natural environment for today and tomorrow. Questions/Information contact Co-chairs Scot Marsters (650) 450-0990 Co-chair Eleanor Lindquest-Britter (415) 378-6789 ► Contest Official Rules
District 4-C4 Environmetal Photo Contest 2013-14 Form.

Join the District 4-C4 Conversation
Join the Conversation with Lions in District 4-C4

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District 4-C4 Governor
Jack Van Etten
District 4-C4 Governor Jack Van Etten

2014-15 International President
Joseph Preston

International President Wayne Madden

International President Joe Preston Pin

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District 4-C4 District Governor & Cabinet

2014-15 District 4-C4 Officers

District 4-C4 is divided into four Regions and nine Zones. The District is managed by the District Governor. The 1st, 2nd, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past District Governor Global Membership Team Leader, Global Leadership Team Leader and Region and Zone Chairs make up the Administration team.

District 4-C4 Clubs

District 4-C4 has 41 active clubs with 1231 members.  Click here to find a club, learn about service projects, read news. Clubs meet monthly on the Peninsula (PCL) and in San Francisco (SFCCLC) to share ideas and service.

District 4-C4 Councils

District 4-C4 has 2 Active Council of Lions. The Peninsula Council of Lions and The San Francisco Coordinating Council of Lions ClubThe purpose of the two Councils is to coordinate the Police and Fire Awards and to provide a venue for Club Presidents and Club members to gather and share ideas.

District 4-C4 Events

Both the District and Clubs have events throughout the year. Lions Club can be fun, friendly and incredibly satisfying.

District News

Read District and Club newsletters to find out interesting stories, fun, and service projects.

District Resources

Officer manuals, By-Laws, Policy Manuels, Contest Rules, California Vision Resources.

District Photos

In Memory



Contact your local Lion Club. Click here for a list of clubs