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The Passing of Lion Edith Hensley

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.

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In memory of Lion Maryann Bamba

Maharlika Lions Club would like to inform District 4-C5 of the passing of our dear friend Lion Maryann Bamba. Lion Maryann was 57 years old and married to Lion Mark Bamba. She was Treasurer of Maharlika Lions Club as well as the LCIF Coordinator. Lion Maryann’s tireless work and dedication was instrumental in the success of our 2018 Medical Mission to the Philippines which insured our winning of District 4-C5 Humanitarian Award for 2018. Lion Maryann’s dedication to service inspired the well-being and quality of life of those she served. Lion Maryann Bamba will be missed by her friends and family.


Lion Vickie Debord
Maharlika Lions Club

Do you need a mentor? Do you want to be a mentor?

As a district that takes pride in emphasizing training as a key element of our overall goals and objectives, there is a need to seek out powerful ways to grow and develop the skills of our membership. A review of the literature suggests that today’s leaders from all walks of life, have had the benefit of a mentor’s wisdom and experience.

The question is, how might a mentoring program benefit our entire organization? Mentoring is more than just a cost-effective alternative to traditional training programs. It promotes knowledge sharing, leadership development, skill development, and engagement throughout the entire organization.

Membership wise we have had some good years and some poor years. Each year District 4-C5 brings in as many members as leave. Information passed on from LCI suggests that the highest rate of attrition is during the fourteenth to the eighteenth month of service, and some sources (LCI) suggest that the more accurate range is closer to six months to fourteen months.

Although as a district we are not that good at performing exit surveys with the members who leave, we hear when attending the Council of Governors and other events outside our district, that the top reasons that Lions drop are: 1) their club is not doing regular service projects and 2) the member did not have true understanding of Lionism.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of our mentoring program, or you wish to have a mentor give you the one-on-one training to move you forward as a new Lion, please download and fill out the  appropriate application and send a copy to your club secretary.

Mentor application, questions and responsibilities

Mentee application, questions and responsibilities