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Multiple District 4 California Lions

CALENDAR 2020-2021

 July 1 2020

MD4 may apply for 2020-2021 Leo Leadership Grant Program

Kindness Matters Service Award launches!

July 15 Lions Club Activity Report due

 

 August 2020

August 12 International Youth Day

August 4-7 (Tentative) LCIF New Trustee Orientation (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA or Virtual)

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

August 15 Leo Club Program Advisory Panel nominations due

Leo Club Excellence Award applications due

Club service chairperson Kindness Matters Service Award nominations due to the District GST coordinator

August 22 Organizational Council of Governors Virtual Meeting

Speakers Topic Determined 

August 31 Deadline for the Club and District Team Excellence Awards

Deadline for Presidential Zone and Region Chairperson Awards

 

 September 2020

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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

September 15 District GST Coordinator Kindness Matters Service Award nominations due to the Multiple District GST coordinator

 

 October 2020

Vision Awareness Month

Lions Membership Growth Month

Leo Membership Growth Month

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

October 8 World Sight Day

 

October 9-11 Lions Youth Institute Camp Pacifica

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

October 15 Application submission deadline for Matching, Diabetes, Hunger, Childhood Cancer, SightFirst, and Lions Quest grants to be considered in January 2021 by the LCIF Board of Trustees and the Lions Quest and SightFirst Advisory Committees.

 

October 17 MD4 Flag Day

October 23-25 Fall Council of Governors Meeting, Red Lion, Redding 4-C1 (1VDG arrive one day early) 

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

October 31 New Voices nomination deadline

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

 

 November 2020

Diabetes Awareness Month

November 1 International Leo Day Video Contest submissions due

November 14 World Diabetes Day

November 15 Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning Peace Poster (per contest) to the district governor

Leo October Membership Growth Award nominations due

 

 December 2020

December 1 Postmark deadline for a district governor to send one winning Peace Poster entry to the MD4 Office December 5

International Leo Day

December 15 Postmark deadline for MD4 to send one winning Peace Poster to the Public Affairs Division

 

 January 2021

Hunger Awareness Month

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

January 10 Last day for early discount on convention registration fees

January 11-18 LCIF Week

January 13 Melvin Jones’ birthday

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

January 15 Peace Poster Kits go on sale from Club Supplies Sales

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 Grand Sierra, NV

January 29-31 MD4 Convention Reno

January 30 Youth Forum MD4con Reno

 

 February 2021

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

February 1 International Peace Poster contest winners will be notified on or before this date

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

February 4 Application submission deadline for Matching, Diabetes, Hunger, Childhood Cancer, and Lions Quest grants to be considered in May 2021 by the LCIF Board of Trustees and the Lions Quest Committee.

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

February 15 International Childhood Cancer Day

February 22 on or before Club Student Spearkers Contest

 

 March 2021

March 1 Leos of the Year Award nominations due

March 15 on or before Zone Student Speakers Contest 

March 20 Lions Day with the United Nations (New York City, USA)

Lions Eyes Across California Day

March 28 City of Hope Lions Tribute Day

March 31 Last day for regular convention registration fees

 

 April 2021 

Environmental Awareness Month

Family & Friends Month

Leo Club Awareness Month

April 2-5 International Board of Directors Meeting (Gdansk, Poland)

April 5 on or before Region Student Speakers Contest 

April 9-11 Lions Youth Institute, Lions Camp Teresita Pines

April 22 Earth Day

April 25 Lions Worldwide Induction Day

 

 May 2021

Strengthen Membership Month

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

Deadline for convention registration refunds and hotel deposit refunds for individual cancellations

Deadline for GAT District Funding submissions

May 3 on or before District Student Speakers Contest

May 5-7 LCIF Board of Trustees meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

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 11 Executive Committee Meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

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

May 15 Deadline for filing Officer Reporting Form (PU101)

May 24 on or before Area Student Speakers Contest

 

 June 2021

June 1 Helen Keller Day

June TBD Joint Council of Governors Meeting

June TBD Final Student Spearkers Contest 

June 7 Lions Clubs International Birthday

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

June 20-June 24 International Board of Directors Meeting (Montreal)

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.

Disaster Preparedness

Lions Clubs International

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LCIcon 2021  Coming Soon!

We're going to Montreal, Quebec "Oui!"

June 25-29, 2021

Leader Newsletter

Lions Leadership Institutes

MD4con

The 2021 MD4 Convention will be held in Reno, NV.

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MD4 Endorsed Programs

Member Dues and Compliance

Club Dues (per capita tax)

Tax Compliance 

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