Dear District 4-C5 Club and all members,
Our District has received a $10,000 matching grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to purchase and stock a Disaster Response trailer. This 7’x 14’ x 6’ tandem axle utility trailer, will serve as a place where Lions will be able to distribute emergency food, water, tools, etc. as collected by Lions and the affected communities.
In order to finalize the purchase and stocking of the trailer, the District needs to raise its matching amount which is $1000. If every club can donate $20.00 (it can come out of your community funds) to this effort, we will be able to purchase and stock this trailer before Thanksgiving. If a club or individual wishes to donate more than the $20, any funds above and beyond the matching amount will be used to keep the trailer stocked as the money will go into a Disaster Response Trailer restricted account.
Just so you know, the trailer will be towed to any area within our District that has suffered from a wildfire, flood, earthquake or any other sort of natural disaster. The trailer will be dispatched as needed by the direction of the District Governor, by the District Disaster Preparedness/Disaster Response Team. FYI, District 4-C1, our neighbors to the north, has used their trailer a lot over the last few years.
Please send your donation to District 4-C5, 6921 Mitchlen Court, Sloughhouse, CA 95683 and please put DISASTER RESPONSE TRAILER in the memo section.
Thank you in advance for your generous donations. Please see picture on 2nd page. If more information is needed, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDG Michael C. Retzlaff
Michael C. Retzlaff, District Disaster Preparedness/Response Chairman
September 12, 2018
Passing of a Lion and Partner in Service
It is with a heavy heart I pass along the news of Theresa (Terri) Teakell Galli’s death. She passed quietly at home with family present @ 9:00 pm on the evening of the 12th of September.
Terri was a Greater Natomas Lion. Her husband Phil Galli is a Life Member of the Antelope Lions. Terri also worked in the Twin Rivers School district for 30+ years. She was assigned to Foothill and several other schools.
Terri was instrumental in bringing the LEOS program to fruition in District 4C5. She helped form several LEO’s clubs and was always there to help youth. She and Lion Phil were recognized with a Governor’s award as a couple, for all they had done together for the LEO’s program.
The celebration of life is currently planned for:
Saturday, 20 Oct 2018.
12:00pm – 6:00pm
918 Oak Ln, Rio Linda
Phil has requested that flowers not be sent, rather a donation in her name be made to District 4C5, Lions Education Foundation. If LEF is not a project you support, then monetary donations for the family to help cover funeral costs and defray additional living expenses is appreciated.
You can support the LEF in many ways. One way is to advertise your club and/or your business on the placemats used at LEF function throughout the year.
Click the appropriate link below for more information
LEF Placemat Business ad 2018
LEF Placemats for Clubs 2018
A business card size ad will appear on a placemat seen by hundreds of Lions at:
- LEF Golf Tournament in September
- LEF Event in October/November
- LEF Soup and Salad Dinner in January
- LEF Pasta Feud
- District 4-C5 Nov. & Feb. Cabinet Meetings
Money collected supports LEF Matching Grant Program
Deadline to take advantage of this opportunity is September 10, 2018.
Country Club Lions Club regrets to inform members of District 4-C5 of the passing of our dear friend and member Lion Edith Hemsley. Lion Edith was born May 7, 1932 and has been a Lion since November 1996.
As a dedicated Lion she held the office of Zone Chair, Club Vice -President, Club Director, Blood Drive Chair, White Cane Chair and was a Melvin Jones Fellow.
One of the reason many visitors came to American River Lions Club and Country Club Lions Club was to enjoy her great meals. She was also well known by many other Lions Club members in our District for the wonderful meals she prepared and served at their meetings and events.
Lion Edith’s dedication to service inspired many members of all the clubs she has had the opportunity to work with. to succeed in all of their endeavors. Lion Edith leaves behind three children, Marcus, Douglas and Dana.
Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 10:am. Mount Vernon Memorial Park,
8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks CA, 95628.