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First Cabinet Meeting

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Join us in Ventura for the First Cabinet of the 2014-15 Lion Year. Grab the registration form and join in on the Friday night Ghost Walk led by local ghost hunter/author Richard Senate, followed by a splendiferous spread at the Tavern Restaurant, where the installation of the new Cabinet officers will take place. Saturday's business meeting will take place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Get your reservation in right away. Download the Agenda and we will also be called upon to approve the minutes of the District Convention, so grab a copy.

Sandwich Board Grant

Lion 1VDG Richard Davis has secured a grant to allow clubs to purchase sandwich boards to advertise their events. These are VERY reasonable prices for excellent signs. Please take a look at Lion Richard's email plus the pictures at the bottom.

District Roster

Club officers should be receiving their paper copies of the 2014-15 District Rosters over the next couple of weeks. If you are impatient, aren't an officer of just prefer electrons over paper, download it here.

District Newsletter

The April District Newsletter is out. Grab a copy here.

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 Denise Daniel 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.

Help Grow a Forest

The USDA Forest Service had a Penny Pines program where you can help the reforestation of Southern California forests. For about $68 you can sponsor an acre of forest. Lion IPDG Dick Kane had approved this as a District activity. See the attached flyer for more information.

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 2014

August 5 District Governor's Visitation Goleta 12:15 pm
August 5 District Governor's Visitation San Luis Obispo 6:30 pm
August 6 District Governor's Visitation Santa Maria Sunrisers 7:15 am
August 7 District Governor's Visitation Santa Barbara Host Noon
August 7 Carpinteria Lions Annual Horseshoe Tournament Carpinteria Lions Park (see flyer) 7:00 pm
August 7 District Governor's Visitation San Miguel 7:00 pm
August 9 Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament Santa Maria Sunrisers Lions, 830 Twilight Court, Santa Maria (see flyer) 5:00 pm
August 12 District Governor's Visitation Santa Maria Valley 11:45 am
August 12 District Governor's Visitation Cayucos 7:00 pm
August 14 District Governor's Visitation Morro Bay 7:00 pm
August 15-16 First Cabinet meeting Ventura (see flyer and registration)
August 16 Pancake Breakfast Pismo Beach Cities Lions Club: 190 Cypress Street (corner of Cypress and Addie Streets behind the 7-11 Store in Pismo Beach) (see flyer) 7 - 11 AM
August 21 District Governor's Visitation Nipomo 6:30 pm
August 28 District Governor's Visitation Vandenberg Village 12:10 pm
August 28 District Governor's Visitation Shandon Valley 7:00 pm
September 3 District Governor's Visitation Arroyo Grande 7:00 pm
September 9 District Governor's Visitation Pismo Beach 7:00 pm
September 11-13 Canada/USA Forum San Juan, Puerto Rico
September 13 3rd Annual Nate Lipscomb Memorial Golf Tournament Black Lake Golf Resort, 1490 Golf Course Lane, Nipomo (see flyer & registration) (see Poster) 7:30 am
September 13 Movie: "The Miracle Worker," plus Vision Expo Camarillo Community Park, 1605 E. Burnley Ave,Camarillo (see flyer) 4:30 PM
September 17 District Governor's Visitation Orcutt 7:00 pm
September 20 Bonco Party Fundraiser Orcutt Lions Den, RSVP by September 15 (see flyer)
September 23 District Governor's Visitation Simi Valley-Moorpark 7:00 pm
September 24 District Governor's Visitation Atascadero 7:00 pm
October 2 District Governor's Visitation Lompoc Host 7:00 pm
October 5-6 White Cane Days
October 9 District Governor's Visitation Carpinteria 7:00 pm
October 14 District Governor's Visitation Paso Robles 7:00 pm
October 19 Vision Screening Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 500 N. Juanita Ave, Oxnard 8:30 am
October 21 District Governor's Visitation Oxnard Channel Islands 7:00 pm
October 23 District Governor's Visitation Santa Paula 6:00 pm
October 25 Dinner In The Dark La Purisima Parish Hall, 213 W. Olive, Lompoc (see flyer) 5:30 pm
November 19 District Governor's Visitation Saticoy 7:00 pm
November 11 District Governor's Visitation Pleasant Valley 7:00 pm
November 13 District Governor's Visitation El Rio 7:00 pm
November 19 District Governor's Visitation Santa Maria Noontimers 12:10 pm
November 20 District Governor's Visitation Ventura Downtown Noon
December 5 District Governor's Visitation Oxnard Noontimers Noon
TBD District Governor's Visitation Allan Hancock Campus pm
TBD District Governor's Visitation UCSB Campus pm