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Dear Lions Member,

Our District 4-A3 Convention will be happening soon, May 20-22nd, in Ventura. Our District Governor, Richard Davis, invites you and all your club members to attend a great fun venue at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Ventura.

The convention emphasis this year is "Celebrate Your Club", and so the Friday Night dinner is an event to celebrate your club members' creativity and have a lot of fun. Wear your club's colors - or come dressed casual - and come share the fun with your friends. The challenge is to tell a good (clean) joke, tell a Tall Tale, do a funny skit or sing a romantic song, and may the best club win!

Saturday's Food Faire will be themed for the "Exotic South Seas" since we are in a warm climate, gentle breezes, and could be thinking about relaxing in tropical ambiance. So decorate your food booth as if it is a hideaway in a tropical scene, serve an exotic dish to exemplify the Exotic South Seas theme, and earn bragging rights if you are judged to be the winner of the food and/or booth contest!

Grab the convention registration form, the Friday night celebration, and participation in the Saturday Food Faire. The convention registration forms must be postmarked by April 1st before the costs increase. If you have any questions, please contact PDG Tony Manuel or Governor Richard Davis.

See you soon in Ventura!

Lion Tony Manuel, PDG
            Convention Committee Member

District Newsletter Available

The January 2016 District Newsletter is available. Grab your electronic copy today.

Third Cabinet Meeting

The third Cabinet Meeting is scheduled for February 19 - 20 in Santa Maria. Be sure to make your reservations -- use either the Word form or the PDF form.

List Your Event

We have a new procedure for listing your events -- an all-in-one email address that is sent automatically to the District Secretary, District Webmaster and Google Calendar Coordinator. Just send your information and flyers to If any any other district officer would like to be on the list, please email your request to the same address and we'll oblige you. You'll get lots of email.

If you are thinking of holding an event, don't see any conflicts on the District Calendar but want to know if there might be any conflicts on your prospective date, please put "Planning" in the subject line so we'll know not to post it. You can also list several prospective dates and ask for guidance as to which would have the fewest confilicts. Lion District Secretary Heather Olsen will get back to you shortly with guidance.

When you send event listings, please include the important information in the body of the email and then attach flyers in PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, RTF or JPG format. We will attempt to get all listings up within a week. If you have an emergency and need faster posting, please put "Urgent" in the subject.

Calendar Items

If you have an event you'd like to put on our calendar, use the link at the bottom of every page on the site. If you wish to post a flyer along with the announcement, include the content of the flyer in Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or JPG format and sent it as an attachment to

Calendar of Events 2015

Calendar of Events 2016

April 3 Lions City of Hope Day City of Hope, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte
April 4 Student Speakers Contest Deadline for Region Contest
April 6 Santa Maria Lions Charter Night IHOP, 202 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria (see flyer) 11:30 AM
April 8 Channel Islands Lions Bunco Night 801 S. A Street, Oxnard: $25 5:30 PM
April 9 District Student Speaker Contest Orcutt Lions Den 10 AM
April 10 District Contest Reporting Deadline for all District Contests
April 17 Morro Bay Lions Tunes & Noodles 2 Bands & Spaghetti Dinner, Morro Bay Vets Hall (see flyer) 4 PM
April 25 Student Speakers Contest Deadline for District Contest
May 16 Student Speakers Contest Deadline for Area Contest
May 20-22 District Convention Four Points by Sheraton, Ventura Harbor Hotel: Convention Registration form
Friday night celebration
Saturday Food Faire
June 6 Student Speakers Contest MD-4 Final Contest