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Multiple District 4 California Lions

MD4 Committees

Responsibilities of all Committee members:

Each member accepting an appointment on a Multiple District Four committee agrees to attend the required council meetings. (See schedule under each committee.) If for any reason you cannot attend, please notify the committee chairperson and the Multiple District Four Office. The committee chairperson may appoint a substitute (next most senior member) for that required meeting. All committee members are expected to attend the MD-4 convention.


Budget and Finance 

This Committee prepares the budget and oversees the financial affairs of MD4. 
(Full committee 1st and 2nd; Chair and Senior Member 3rd and 4th)

Constitution and Bylaws and Rules
This Committee shall examine the Constitution & Bylaws of MD-4 each year. Rules and reviews all proposed amendments. (See Bylaws for further definition of duties and responsibilities)

(Full committee 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th)

Convention Management 
This Committee manages the convention by overseeing all responsibilities for the annual MD-4 Convention. Forms available in Library.
(Full committee 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Chair only 4th)

International Convention Hospitality 
This Committee oversees all responsibilities for the International Convention. 
(Chair only 1st, 3rd, 4th; Full committee 2nd)

Lions Youth Outreach 
This committee oversees all youth programs to assist our youth in becoming socially responsible adults. 
(Full committee 1st)

Long Range Planning and Research 
This Committee shall formulate and study for the benefit of the Council of Governors all long range planning for the welfare of MD4 and shall conduct all appropriate research to accomplish this purpose.
(Chair only 1st and 4th; Full committee 2nd and 3rd)

Public Relations and Information Technology 
This committee is responsible for informing the general public of any and all Lion related matters and keeping the Lions of MD-4 informed. 
(Full committee 1st, Chair at 3rd)

Student Speakers 
This committee is responsible for matters related to the MD-4 Student Speaker Contest. 
(Full committee 1st and 4th. District chairs are required to attend the 4th)


Youth Exchange Committee 
This committee conducts the Youth Exchange Program. 
See Youth Exchange Foundation website for Forms.
MD-4 Youth Exchange Foundation
(Chair only 2nd; full committee 3rd)

Global Leadership Team (GLT) 
The MD4 Coordinator is trained by Lions International to direct and aid the Team in helping with all leadership training and programs in MD-4. They work closely with the GMT and GST. 
(Full Team 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th)

Global Membership Team (GMT) 
The MD4 Coordinator is trained by Lions International to direct and aid the Team in overseeing Membership Development, Retention and Extension training, and programs for MD-4.
 They work closely with GLT and GST. An extension of the GMT is the Family and Women's Membership Development Specialist.
(Full Team 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th)

Global Service Team (GST) 
The Global Service Team (GST) will champion the service framework of LCI and LCIF and empower Lions and Leos around the world to maximize impactful service, action, and growth. They work closely with GLT and GMT. An extension of the GST is the Lioness Specialist.
(Full Team 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th)


MD-4 Convention Seminars will be determined by the Council of Governors at the 2nd Meeting.

Seminars are considered 1 hour, presented by one person. If this person is required to attend the prior 2 day Council of Governors meeting they will receive reimbursement for the 2 day meeting aligned with the MD4 General Rules of Reimbursement policy, and if not required at the prior Council of Governors meeting, then will be eligible for one day reimbursement aligned with the same policy. Seminars must be approved by the Council at the Fall meeting,

All Committee members are expected to attend the MD-4 Convention at their own expense.

Administrative Office

Cass Cara
Executive Administrator


MD-4 Admin Office
129 Los Aguajes Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Local:  805-963-6681
Toll Free:  800-546-6634
Fax:  805-963-8254

E-mail:  Cass Cara,
MD4 Executive Administrator


Reimbursement form for expenses from committee budgets.

Rules of Reimbursement form for COG meetings.

Appointment Form


MD4 Committee Appointment Form

Committee Appointment Form

To: The Council of Governors and the District Governors-Elect; I am willingly submitting this application to be approved by the Council of Governors. By submitting this form I accept such appointment offered to me.