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									           Lions International Multiple District 4-L5 District 4-L5

                                          Happy St. Patrick’s Day

                                              The Pride
 Volume 6, Issue 9
Inside this issue:
  March 1, 2008
                                           “All for one and one for all.”
 Leo District &      Pg. 3   Governor Bob’s Message
                             Fellow Lions,                 writer-producer, he is        information will also be
                             After attending our           associated with television    used in our district. Please
 Lions Tribute       Pg. 6   MD4 Convention I              and movie industry with       start compiling copies of
                             would like to tell of         such notables as Steven       news articles and photo's
 Friends Across      Pg. 8
                             plans being made for          Spielberg and many            on each of your club's
 the Border                  the celebration of our        others of the same caliber.   history and
                             100th anniversary in          We are planning to put        accomplishments, keep
 4th District        Pg. 9   2017. This will be a          together a sixty minute       the originals, only copies
 Meeting Info.               long celebration and          video to be shown on          are to be sent to me and
                             planning must be              NBC showing what Lions        PDG Merle. We can make
                             started now. PDG Merle        around the world do. In       this a great event. Monthly
                             Schulze and I are             order to accomplish this I    updates will be published
                             working on this project       will be compiling a folder    in the Pride to keep you
                             in our District. Past         on each of our clubs          all informed on the
                             International President       showing the history and       progress we are making to
                             Kay K. Fukushima has          accomplishments they          make this happen.
 DG Bob Niez                 enlisted the help of Lion     have made and how they        DG Bob Niez
                             Jim Bryan of Hawaii.          have impacted their
                             His background is a           communities. This

                             VDG AL’S Tales From the Den
                             At our Multiple District      what? Just think about all    as possible, as well as
                             Convention I had the          of these communities and      visiting our Leo clubs. I
                             opportunity to meet our       people who are missing out    want to thank all of you for
                             International President,      on being able to help their   your courteousness,
                             Mahendra Amarasuriya,         community and others          hospitality, and generosity
                             and he reminded us that in    around them. We as Lions      that I have noticed. It has
 VDG Dr. Al Andrews          California we now have        owe it to them to invite      been very rewarding and
 PHD, PRP                    over 36,000,000 people, of    them as guests to our         uplifting. What a good
                             which over 26,000,000 are     meetings and show them        feeling it is to experience
                             adults, and 22,600 Lions.     what Lions are all about.     this camaraderie. Thank you
                             That is about 1 Lion for      Governor Bob and I have       again.
                             every 1,000 adults.           completed our official club   Sincerely,
                             Question, do we have          visitations; we hope to       VDG Al
                             opportunities for growth or   attend as many club events
Cabinet Secretary’s Message
Reminder – Club election should be completed by April 15, 2008 and PU-101’s filed no later than April 30,
2008. Meeting these deadlines is a must to be considered for 100% Secretary . Please send me a copy of
your PU-101’s and if you are having difficulty with filing them, please call or email and I will be happy to
help you. This is necessary for your 100% secretary award.
Also, I would like to encourage all to attend the Convention in May
Deborah Post, CS

Valley Region Chairperson's Message
In keeping with my promise, I'm letting all know what our clubs are doing for community service, This is
early since we are leaving for vacation on Feb 5th so some clubs may not be noted.
Temecula - served the local Library and Museum
Canyon Lake Lions & Lioness - held a very successful blood drive
San Jacinto - worked their 2nd Harvest Food Bank
Anza - Had their Student Speaker Contest
Murrieta Evening - Continue CCI puppy training, assisted the blind and did PEO service
Hemet - worked the Eye Glass recycling project
Hemet Breakfast - worked on Books for the Braille Institute, visited schools in promoting
youth exchange
Murrieta Breakfast - had their Student Speaker Contest, served a lunch for the Habitat for Humanity
workers, performed an eye screening for 93 students at Oak Grove School, assisted the elderly and did PEO
Hope you all have a VALENTINE'S DAY full of love and chocolates.
PDG John
Valley Region Chair

North Citrus Region Chairperson's Message
North Citrus Region Meeting will be held Saturday, April 5, 2:00 PM, at Lions Pride Park in Lucerne Valley.
This will be our Region Student Speaker Contest, as well as our elections for all Zone Chairs in North Citrus,
Region Chair, 2-year Director for Budget and Finance Committee, and North Citrus Region Representative for
Convention Committee. Please send your candidates applications as soon as possible to Region Chair Cliff
Reed , PO Box 167, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356. Doors will be closed promptly at 2:00 PM. Nominations can be
made from the floor but it would be nice to have the ballots prepared and ready before the meeting. Please
consider serving your Region/District. Please check your directories for qualifications for these positions and get
into the spirit of Lionism.
RC Cliff Reed

  Just A Reminder
   Need your officers elections completed and the club PU 101's sent to International and myself no later
than April 30.
   I am now working on our 2008-2009 directory and I am looking for Lions in our district to participate on
committees and projects. These are all very rewarding and necessary to make our district stronger. Please
contact me so I can have the opportunity to make our directory as correct and informative as ever.
 VDG Al Andrews

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South Citrus Region Chairperson's Message
Hello fellow Lions, What a busy time we are having! Most clubs are trying to plan for The upcoming elections for
club and or district officers, holding student speaker contest, having fund raisers and trying to get new members.
Trying to get fellow Lions to run for the appropriate office can sometimes be frustrating. In the next few months we
Lions will have to elect a new Zone chair, a new Region Chair, a member for the budget and finance committee, a
Vice District Governor and a District Governor. We need to make an effort to select the correct person for each of
these positions. If you know some one who is the correct person for one of these positions, encourage them to run for
that position.
How about those fantastic students who are participating in our student speaker contest? make plans to attend the
upcoming Zone , Region And District student speaker contest. The Zone "B" Contest is being held on Tuesday,
February 26th at the Fontana Breakfast Lions Club, 6:30 P.M. The South Citrus Region contest will be held on March
27th at The Grand Terrace Lions Community Center. The District Student Speaker contest will be held on August
19th at The Guide Dogs Of The Desert. I challenge each and every Lion in the South Citrus Region to put on to their
calendar the dates of all three of these Student Speaker Contest and be in attendance to see who will win this year
Student Speaker Contest!
Region Chair Lion Ralph Sanders

Desert Region Chairperson’s Message
Hello Fellow Lions.
It's so nice for the weather to feel more like Spring, or at least it is the day I'm writing this. Our Clubs are
very active as the weather becomes nicer. Coachella Valley Lions had their 50th annual Pancake Breakfast
in conjunction with the Date Festival in Indio. the Palm Springs Club volunteered many of their members to
help with the Tour-de-Palm Springs bicycling event and the list goes on and on. I would like to encourage
everyone in our Region to become involved with your Club. Now is the time the Clubs select new Officers
and it's important that all of you step forward and volunteer your time as a Board Member. We will be
electing new Desert Region Officers on March 27th at 7 PM at the Guide Dogs, so please think about
helping our Region by becoming the new Region Chair or one of our 3 Zone Chairs to be elected that
evening. Hope to see you all there and we'll have our Region Student Speaker contest that night as well.
See you all soon,
Lion Brian Gray,

Leo District Chairperson Message
Are you concerned about your membership numbers? Leos            either, or did we…. There are countless other experiences and
are a possible solution, not only to our membership efforts      things to be learned from being a Leo youth!
but to our community service work as well. Why? Because          March 22, 2008 a Leo District Meeting and Appreciation Day has
youth are not only our future but also our present. If you       been scheduled by Governor Bob. This will be held at the Guide
helped youth yesterday in some small (or large) way, you         Dogs of the Desert Facility 10 am to 2 pm. Pizza included for
have helped the future since it is now today and yesterday is    $5.00 per person. You can help by contacting your sponsored Leo
gone. Think about it— it is actually that simple!                club advisor and encouraging the clubs attendance. Our Leo
Did you know that upon graduation from high school a Leo         District is very new and needs your support through participation,
can transfer in to a Chartered Lions Club. They do not need      donations to the district, attendance, additional new Leo clubs and
to pay the International admittance fee and their dues to        most of all maintaining contact with our Leo Club advisors so that
International are reduced 50% until they reach 30 years of       they know all of the advantages open to them. Advantages range
age. Teaching youth to serve their communities helps them        from Student Speaker Contest & Youth Exchange to project
to be better citizens? It helps them to look more promising      partnership with the sponsor club on activities.
on their applications for scholarships too. It also helps them   Please RSVP for the meeting ASAP Be a real Lion– support our
to know how and to want to be involved with Lions and            youth.
their communities. This may not all happen immediately           Cathy Shine, District Leo Chairperson 951.741-4971
but none of us became ‘over 30’ as fast as we thought

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3rd Cabinet Meeting and Awards

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Membership Message
Our membership is still building and we are still holding our own.
Be creative and stimulate your Club. Here are some things to think about. Is your club fun and is there variety to
your club environment? Develop goals and challenges for all your members. Recognize and reward their
performance. Set a good example for your members and your club. Include all members in the planning process.
Keep your members informed to what you expect of them. Be sure to communicate with all. Be creative and involve
your club in District, Region, and Zone meetings. At last listen to your members, they may have some good ideas.

In Lionism
Lion Donita Jepsen

Convention Update
Convention Countdown...
Holiday Inn Select Bakersfield
May 17-20, 2008

By now everyone should have access to the convention registration forms... they are available on the Lions
4-L5 website, by email from me, and they have been mailed to all the clubs... twice. But... if you still need
the forms, just call me at 909-585-8755 and I will get them to you.

And don't forget to call the Holiday Inn Select Bakersfield to make your hotel reservation by April 15. The
hotel will not honor our special convention rate after that date. Their number is 661-323-1900.

The Convention Committee has an excellent convention planned, with lots of good things for everyone to
see, to do, to eat, to learn, and lots more. The host hotel is very hospitable, and is very interested in
providing everyone with a wonderful experience. So we hope every club will be well represented.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions,
Lion Jeanne Vaughan, Convention Chairperson
(District 4-L5 Directory, Pages 16/32)

Editor’s Notes

If you wish to put an article in the Pride please have it to me by the 15th of the month previous to the issue
by sending it to me at:
The Pride is on line You can make copies for your club.
If you wish personal copies of the Pride they are being offered for $20.00. This is for the year’s
subscription. Please send to:
Lion Sheila McDougall,
1400 Detroit
Norco, CA 92860
    Lions that have sent only $5.00 for their subscriptions if you wish to
 continue receiving the Pride you must sent $15. to me to continue the year.

                                                   Page 5
Humor in the Den
Irish castaway                                               "And how long has it been since you've had a drop of good
 One day an Irishman, who had been stranded on a             Bushmills Irish Whiskey?" asked the blonde.
deserted island for over 10 years, saw a speck on the        Trembling, the castaway replied, "Ten years."
horizon. He thought to himself, "It's certainly not a ship." Hearing that, the blonde reached over to her right sleeve,
 As the speck got closer and closer, he began to rule out unzipped a pocket there and removed a flask and handed it
even the possibilities of a small boat or a raft.            to him.
 Suddenly there strode from the surf a figure clad in a       He opened the flask and took a long drink. " 'Tis nectar of
black wet suit. Putting aside the scuba tanks and mask the gods!" shouted the Irishman. " 'Tis truly
and zipping down the top of the                              fantastic!!!"
 wet suit stood a drop-dead gorgeous blonde! She walked At this point the gorgeous blonde started to slowly unzip
up to the stunned Irishman and said to him, "Tell me,        the long front of her wet suit, right down the middle. She
how long has it been since you've had a good ! cigar?" looked at the trembling man and asked, "And how long has
 "Ten years," replied the amazed Irishman.                   it been since you played around?"
 With that, she reached over and unzipped a waterproof With tears in his eyes, the Irishman fell to his knees and
pocket on the left sleeve of her wet suit and pulled out a sobbed, "Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Don't tell me that you've
fresh package of cigars and a lighter.                       got golf clubs in there too !!"
 He took a cigar, slowly lit it, and took a long drag.
 "Faith and begorrah," said the castaway, "that is so good!
I'd almost forgotten how great a smoke can be !"

                  Victorville Lions and Lioness invite you to come on their
                         turn-around to Buffalo Bill@ Stateline NV
                                    Donuts,             Games,              Movies
                                                 MARCH 8, 2008
                Please contact Edward Bables                 or                          Mary Starks
               (760) 9551093                                                           (760) 946-1304

City of Hope Update
Lions Tribute Day Sunday March 30

All the plans for Lions Tribute Day at City of Hope are well underway, and the invitations have been mailed to all
clubs. They have a very special "thank-you" day planned for all the Lions of MD-4. A delicious lunch will be
prepared, tours of the hospital and grounds are being mapped out, and the program is being finalized.
is limited for Tribute Day, so please get your reservation cards mailed in to City of Hope by March 7. If you did not
receive the invitation, just contact me at 909-585-8755, and I will get the information to you.

Special thanks to all the Lions and Lioness clubs of our great District 4-L5. Your incredible generosity has given over
$12,000 in donations to City of Hope, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Tribute Day will be very
special for all of us this year. And I will thank you all at the District Convention in Bakersfield in May as well.

I have been given a sneak preview of the new National Recognition Program for Lions, and it is a very special thank
you for donations. I'll have all the details soon, and will share them all with you. So hope to see you on March 30…

Jeanne Vaughan, City of Hope Chairperson
(District 4-L5 Directory, Pages 32/40)

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                  Remembering Our Lions
                     Member          Club
                       William Grier                     Anza Lions Club
                       Charles Lafferty                  Canyon Lake Lions Club
                                                32nd Annual
                                             USA/Canada Lions
                                             Leadership Forum
                                           September 18-20, 2008
                                      Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
                 Everyday Heroes Performing Miracles Through Service
                              All the information on the Forum can be found at:
                              Early bird price break still available. Register now.

              2008 Spaghetti Dinner                                      Murrieta Lions Club
                                         March 16, 2008
                   Mama rose’s Pizzeria, 39621 Los Alamos, Murrieta, CA, 951-677-7777
     1:30 to 2:30 pm and again 3:30 to 4:30 pm              Adults $10.00 Children under 12 $7.00
                      Contact Lion Jay 951-244-8106 or Lion Shirley 951-244-0929
                Garlic Break, Salad, Dessert, Soda, Water, Coffee, Tea, Raffles and Prizes

                                 MARCH 15, 2008 4:00– 7:00 PM
                               ADULTS $10.00 CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER $5.00
                CONTACT GILL ANDERSON 951-242-0881 OR JOHN CHAVES 951+685-5603

Welcome to Lionism
New Member         Sponsor            Club              New Member         Sponsor        Club

Deanne Tucker      Debbie Tucker      Baker Valley      Cynthia Fonda      Heather Walker Baker Valley

Caterine Trott     Heather Walker Baker Valley          David Peterson     Bill Bailer    Coachella Valley

James Bauchert Gene Carlstrom Grand Terrace             Terry Reagan       Rex Edmundson Grand Terrace

Bill Gallahan      John Bodnar        Murrieta          Dorothy Gallahan Mary Jane        Murrieta
                                      Breakfast                          Bodnar           Breakfast
Dorothea           Mary Jane          Murrieta          Scott Leyde      Herbert Horton   Norco
Gallahan           Bodnar
Yursel             Rose Magnuson Primm Valley           Cheryl Bischof     Autumn Peebles San Jacinto
                                                  Page 7
Friends Across the Border
On Saturday, February 9th the Lions from the following Clubs participated in a sight clinic at Tecate, Mexico;
Hemet Lions Club - Debbie Capen
Crestline Lions Club - Ricardo Terrones
Yucaipa Valley Lions Club - Steve Fedor, PDG's Carl & June Decker
Calimesa Breakfast Lions Club - Rob Manning, Ron Meader, Jim Selby, Dr. Brian Van Dusen, Don Ranney
Non-Lion - Carlton Luthas
We gave 151 eye exams and dispensed 138 used eyeglasses. We have to make 13 new eyeglasses for children that
we could not fit with an used pair of eyeglasses.
After the clinic, the Tecate Lions Club treated us to carne asada tacos and all the beer we could drink, except for the
poor driver.
We used our new computer assisted program to dispense the eyeglasses. It was a huge success. We were able to
dispense 138 used eyeglasses with only 5 Lions.
It was a nice day for all involved directly with the clinic and showed the true spirit of helping those less fortunate
than ourselves.
Our next sight clinic will be on March 8 at Tecate, Mexico. On March 14 we will be going to an overnight sight
clinic at Baker, CA. You need to contact chairman Don Ranney for details on this sight clinic. 951-927-8835 or
ATTENTION: We are going to have a sight clinic at Baker, CA. on March 14 & 15. We will leave on Friday,
March 14 and set up at the Health Fair in Baker Friday night. We will be staying at a hotel in Baker Friday night.
Details are not set yet. I am waiting for information on the hotel in Baker. I will e-mail you with departure times
and hotel info when it is available.
On March 8 we will have a sight clinic at Tecate, Mexico. Leave Yucaipa at 5:00 am, Hemet 5:45 am, Menefee
6:30 am.
Our last clinic was yesterday at Tecate. We gave 150 eye exams; 137 used eyeglasses, 13 new glasses to be made.
We only had 11 volunteers go but managed the clinic because of the new computer program developed by Lions,
Rob Manning and Ron Meader. Come along on our next trip so you can see this program work.
Don Ranney 951-927-8835, 909-821-3988 - cell
Some information about our sight clinic to Baker, CA. on March 14. We will leave the Hemet Lions recycle center
on Inez in Hemet at 2:15 PM. We will leave Dr. Brian's Yucaipa office at 3:00 PM. Brian's office address is, 34590
County Line Rd. We plan on eating dinner at Baker. I still need your reservations for the motel.
The sight clinic at Thermal, CA. for the Flying Doctors is set for Saturday, April 5.
Our next clinic at Martha's Village will probably be in May but no date has been set.
March 8 - Tecate, Lv. Yucaipa 5:00 AM, Lv Hemet 5:45 AM, Lv. Menefee 6:30 AM
March 14 - Baker, CA., Lv. Hemet 2:15 PM, Lv. Yucaipa 3:00 PM
April 5 - Thermal, CA. Lv. Hemet 5:15 AM, Lv. Yucaipa 6:00 AM
April 25-27 - K-57, Lv Yucaipa 7:00 AM, Lv. Hemet 7:45 AM, Lv. Menefee 8:30 AM
May 10 - Tecate, Lv. Yucaipa 5:00 AM, Lv. Hemet 5:45 AM, Lv. Menefee 6:30 AM

Changes and Deletion Please put the changes in your directory
Pg. 21    New Zone B Chairperson in North Citrus Pg. 18           New Leo District Chairperson is Cathy Shine. Her
          will be Leo Meister His address is P.O.                 address is 2680 Clark Street, # 318, Norco, CA
          3497, Crestline, CA 92325. His phone                    92860 Phone numbers: R 951-7361465 C 951-741-
          number is: 909-338-5095                                 4971
Pg. 26,   New time and place for Norco Valley          Pg. 26,    Yucaipa Valley Lions will meet only on the
56        Lions meeting: Sizzler Restaurant,           61         st Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. The location
          Hamner Ave., Norco @ 6:00 pm second                     has not changed.
          Monday of the month

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                               4th District Meeting
                                     HOSTED BY THE DESERT REGION
                           District Student Speaker Contest to be held at this meeting
                                     April 19, 2008
                                 Guide Dogs of the Desert
                                   60740 Dillon Road
                                  Whitewater, CA 92282
8:30 AM Mini Cabinet Meeting                                                       9:00 AM General Meeting
MENU:              Pulled Pork with apple-cider vinegar & honey sauce,
                   Baked beans smothered in molasses, Cole slaw,
                   Chuck wagon Corn, Roll & Desert.
                   Vegetarian available with reservation. Must request!

         Cost $15.00 with reservation $18.00 at the door with out reservations
   .RSVP a must called to RC Brian Gray by Saturday April 12, 2008 to 760-778-5663
    Checks can be sent to: RC Brian Gray, 729 Scenic View, Palm Springs, CA 92264
     Please indicate whether you’ll be attending when you make your reservations.
                        a reservation made is a reservation paid.


                        Desert Region Please bring your club BANNERS
   ADDITIONAL: There will be a training class offered to become a Guiding Lion
 immediately following the General Session. It will last 2 to 2 ½ hours. The class is free!

                 The Norco Lioness invite you to The Sweetheart Pageant
                                              March 8, 2008
                      at Church on the Hill, 2000 Norco, Dr., Norco Dr., CA
                    1:00 pm girls aged 3-10 yeas old, 3:30 pm girls aged 11-19
              Judges will be Governor Bob and First Lady Mel Niez and Doretta Theis
                           Contact PLDC Shari Cummings 951-735-0166

Club President Helper

 Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires,
   issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot
        control. Instead invest your energy in the positive
                                                  Page 9
  Lions International
  District 4-L5

       Lion Sheila McDougall
       1400 Detroit Street
       Norco, CA 92860

                    We Serve

Irish Blessing
May your troubles be less, your blessings more,
and may nothing but happiness, come through your door.

District Events
March 1-2: Lions Hearing Days
March 6: Zone B, Desert Region Student Speaker Contest at the Guide Dogs Facility 6:30 pm Contact RC Brian Gray for further
information 760-778-5663
March 7: Pull—Tabs Collect a Million Day @ Loma Linda University Contact PDG Bob Domenigoni
March 8: Norco Lioness Sweetheart Pageant @Church on the Hill. 2000 Norco Drive, Norco, CA Begins at 1:00 pm
March 8: FAB Tecate, Lv. Yucaipa 5:00 am, Lv. Menefee 6:30 am
March 8: Victorville Lions and Lioness Turn-around bus Trip to Buffalo Bills, Stateline, NV 8:00 am Midway appliance
Parking Lot, 14444 Atstar Rd., Victorville, CA (behind Victorville Motors. $20.00 pp included transportation and dinner. Contact
Edward Bables (760) 955-1093 or Mary Starks (760) 946-1304
March 14: FAB Baker, CA Lv. Hemet 2:15 pm, Lv. Yucaipa 3:00 pm
March 15: Cathedral City Pancake Breakfast at Date Palm & Gerald Ford Street, Cathedral City, CA. 7:00 am –11:00 am Cost
$6.00. For more information contact RC Brian Gray at 760-778-5663
March 15: Riverside Lions and Jurupa Lions invite you to the Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner 4:00-7:00 pm @ Jurupa Lions Club
House, 5981 Limonite Ave, Riverside, CA Contact Lion Gil Anderson at 951-242-0881 or John Chaves, 951-685-5603 Menu
March 16: Murrieta Lion Spaghetti Dinner, @ Mama Rose’s Pizzeria, 39621 Los Alamos, Murrieta, Ca. 951-677-7777. Adults
$10. Children 12 $7.00 Contact Lion Jay 951-244-8106 or Lion Shirley 951-244-0929
March 17: Norco Lions Las Vegas Nite @ Norco Club house. Contact Ed Burtch for details (951) 340-2525
March 20: Last day for Zone Student Speaker Contest
March 22: Leo’s District Cabinet @Guide Dogs of the Desert, 10:00 am-2:00 pm Lunch $5.00 Contact Lion Cathy Shine at
951-741-4971 for RSVP and further information
March 27: South Citrus Region Meeting Student Speaker Contest and Election @ Grand Terrace Club House, 22130 Barton Rd.,
Grand Terrace, CA, more information to follow
March 27: Desert Region Student Speaker contest and Region Meeting @ Guide Dogs of the Desert, 7:00 pm. Contact Brian
Gray 760-778-5663
March 30: Lions Tribute Day at City of Hope, Duarte , CA Contact Lion Jeanne Vaughan 909-585-8755

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