Lions Community Blood Drive

We are coordinating another Lions Community Blood Drive, and this one will be our first-ever to be held on a Saturday!  The date is March 27, 2021, and the hours will be 11 AM to 3 PM.  The location will be the same as our November blood drive, in the large conference room (the Sacramento Room) at Vitalant Headquarters, located at the former Mather Air Force Base.
A question came up about timing from a potential blood donor who is scheduled to receive the 2nd vaccination three days before the blood drive.
I have communicated with staff at Vitalant.  I have been informed that there is NO waiting period between receiving either the Moderna or the Pfizer vaccines and donating blood.  When you are asked about recent vaccinations during the registration process at the blood drive, simply tell the staff person which vaccine you received so that it can be added to your Vitalant record.
Lions Blood Drive date:  Saturday, March 27, 2021, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location:  Vitalant Headquarters, 10536 Peter A McCuen Blvd., Mather, CA 95655

Please bring a Photo I.D. /
Please eat well and drink plenty of water prior to donating.
Donors must wear a mask or face covering that meets CDC guidelines

Blood Drive 3.27.2021 Lions and Scouts e-flyer

For more information or questions regarding the blood drive, please contact
Capitol Lion Dave Pevny at

NCLSA Needs Directors

NCLSA (Northern California Lions Sight Association) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose members are all Lions in good standing from the Lions Clubs of District 4-C5.

The Board of Directors are composed of 16 elected Directors, along with our immediate Past NCLSA President, the current District Governor, Vice District Governors, and our Immediate Past District Governor.

What does the NCLSA do?

  • We Provide Assistance To Citizens That Need Various Forms Of Eye
  • We Have Provided Many Donations To Society for the Blind, UC Davis Eye Center And More.
  • We Have A Well-Equipped Large Van For Eye Screening.
  • We Purchased PlusOptix Eye Screening Machines.
  • We Do So Much For The Community.

If you are interested in giving up a little time each month to further our mission of providing our services, contact:

Lion Bing Ventura, President – or 916-837-5682
Lion Zenny Yagen, Election Chair – or 916-599-6544

Click Here to Read More About It

2021 Montreal Lions Clubs International Convention to be a Virtual Event

Due to the continuing concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the board of directors voted to transition the 2021 Montreal Lions Clubs International Convention to a virtual event that will be delivered totally online. This decision was made with the health and safety of our Lions, staff and vendors in mind as limiting international travel and large gatherings is key to global containment strategies.

Although we are disappointed that we won’t be able to host this event in person, we are excited about hosting our first virtual international convention that can safely connect Lions from around the world. We are still finalizing the details of your new convention experience, and will share those with you as soon as they are ready.

Here are some important details about the 2021 virtual convention we’d like to share with you:

  • Everyone’s invited – Our 2021 convention will be a virtual event that’s open to all Lions and Leos around the world.
  • Registration fees – The registration fee will be US$50 until March 31, then US$75 beginning April 1. The registration fee for Leos will be US$30 regardless of date. Convention is currently scheduled for June 25-29. Additional event and registration details will be provided soon.
  • Current registrants – Lions who are currently registered for convention will receive an email soon with more information about their registration options.
  • Elections – Executive officer and international director elections will be conducted electronically, and voting procedures will be forthcoming.
  • Convention updates – Check our convention website LCICon for convention updates and details as they become available.

This global health pandemic has forced us all to make decisions and changes that place health and safety first. However, we are optimistic that with each new day there is hope, and as Lions, we continue to find new ways to stay connected, safely serve our communities and continue our global mission of service.

We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time for our organization and the world, and thank you for your incredible service as a Lion.


Dr. Jung-Yul Choi
International President

New Officer Training – Virtual Online Program

Officer Training 2020-2021 Click this link for a copy of the flyer

Sign up now for our virtual training for new club officers. It is critical that you get a jump on the skills that you will need as you step into these offices. The training is set for July 11th from 8:00 to 3:00, depending upon which class you are taking.

So, thanks for stepping up to be an officer for your club. Your club appreciates your involvement in making your club better.
Meeting ID: 823 6089 9806 ~ Password: 087735 ~ 1(669) 900-9128 US (San Jose)

Nick McNicholas: 530.908.2048

Get Rid of Your Outdated Pills Correctly

Click Here for Out Dated Pills Flyer



Well…..Let Maharlika Lions Club help you!
Bring all your old, outdated pills to the Cabinet Meeting on
Saturday, November 9, 2019 and we will dispose of them the
right way! We will not toss them in the trash, we will not flush
them down the toilet!! We know how to get rid of them that’s
good for you and the environment!

Nepalese Club Blood Drive

As a part of our Blood Drive we have still few spaces left we booked at Vitalant Roseville on Saturday, September 21 and Sep 28 and at Vitalant Sac Midtown on Sunday Sep 22.

Lion Kishore Sherchand
Sacramento Nepalese Lions Club

Peace Poster 2019/2020 – Journey of Peace

32nd annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest

2019-2020 Peace Poster and Essay Contest –Theme “Journey of Peace

The Club DEADLINE is Oct.1st. for ordering the contest Kit. The club must have a kit to enter the contest .The cost of the kit is $11.95 plus shipping, handling and applicable taxes. To sponsor more then one contest you will need a kit for each contest. To order online: Club Supplies Sales at International Headquarters. Or call: Club Supplies Sales at 630-571-5466 or 800-710-7822

The Deadline for the Club contest is Nov.8th. District contest will be at the 2nd Cabinet Meeting Nov.TBA, 2019. Please let me know if your Club will be entering the Contest by Nov 1st so I can have enough space to display the Posters.

Don’t forget to follow the RULES!! this contest is only for 11 and 12 year old students ,but if someone turns 13 ON NOV.15th. BUT NOT BEFORE is permitted.

Thank You,

Lion Larry Vogelesang
District Peace Poster Chair
530 662 3814

A Yarn Story

In 2011 an inmate at Folsom Prison wanted to learn to crochet and after receiving a pattern, and some yarn, he asked about donating “newborn beanies” for infants to a hospital or shelter.  Hooks and Needles was born!

Hooks & Needles floundered for months working with whatever yarn they could get. More inmates got “hooked” and soon they were producing scarves and blankets to go with those beanies.  The Folsom State Prison (FSP) Men’s Advisory Council (MAC) took notice and donated $500.00 from their annual fundraiser. Suddenly, over 40 inmates, all disciplinary free, were spending their down time crocheting and knitting with no expectations other than knowing their creations go to those in need. But there were no supplies. A few of these inmates had jobs and used their meager wages to purchase supplies. Some have relatives who purchase supplies for them, but primarily they are dependent on contributions.  

Then in 2012 they were “adopted” by the Folsom Lake Lion’s Club.  This validated the group, and their generous donations provided supplies for making beanies, scarves, blankets and recently– stuffed animals.  The Lion’s Club also distributes the items to a number of facilities and organizations in the area and helps allay the fears of some recipient groups leery of items made by inmates.

The benefit of Hooks & Needles is far reaching.  Within the walls of Folsom Prison the growth, pride and a giving spirit can be seen by these men of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.  Their time, talent and heartfelt intent is admirable and praiseworthy. And Folsom Lake Lions, by sharing samples of the creations made with other individuals and groups, receives donations of yarn that is given to Hooks and Needles to make more items.  

Then the Flying Samaritans got involved and the circle widened. Flying Samaritans also shares the need for yarn and now the items made by the men in Hooks and Needles are also given to the children in San Quentin, Mexico served by the local Mother Lode Chapter of Flying Samaritans.  In addition, these items are donated to Mustard Seed School, Loaves and Fishes, Placer County Stand Down, St. John’s Shelter for Women, Crisis Nurseries, Lions Special Kids Day, and the Union Gospel Mission.