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District Disaster Response Trailer

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


PDG Michael C. Retzlaff

Michael C. Retzlaff, District Disaster Preparedness/Response Chairman

Volunteer for Convention Management Committee Needed

To all District 4 – C 5 Lions,

I wanted to share a unique opportunity to participate on a committee that serves at the state level. This committee position is an Area 1, which includes our District as well as C 1 and A 1.

The open position is with the Convention Management Committee. If you like to put together events, and work with a team of Lions to have things go smoothly, then this committee may be the ticket for you. Unlike most open California-wide committee positions, the commitment would only be for 2 years. As an extra bonus, you would not be assuming the Chair position the following year. How fun would it be part of the preparations for the 2018 MD-4 Convention in San Diego! There is a commitment to attend the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Council of Governors meetings, which may seem excessive, but is worth the time to make the California Lions Convention a success. Those of you who were able to attend the Convention held in Redding in February saw the benefits of careful planning.

If interested in this position or if you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me either by email at or by calling my cell phone at 916 337 0914. Don’t be afraid that you aren’t a “mucky muck” to be considered for this position. New ideas and approaches are sought and valued.

Yours in Lionism,


DG Kumar Kalagara, District 4 C 2