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Multiple District 4 California Lions

Committee Openings for Members-At-Large Accepting applications


Standing Committees

Budget and Finance Committee

PDG Josephine Louie 4-L1,Term 2021-25 - Area 3

PDG Len Blottin 4-L6 Term 23-24, Area 4 

PDG Bill Ridle, 4-C3, Term 22-26 - Area 2

PDG Sue Kerr, 4-C1 Term 23-27, Area 1


Constitution and Bylaws and Rules Committee

PCC Logan McKechnie 4-A1, Term 2020-24 - Area 1

PDG Ken Echeberry 4-L1, Term 2022-2026, Area 3

PDG Larry Wehage 4-L2, Term 23-25, Area 4

PDG James Lee 4-C3, Term 23-27, Area 2


Convention Management Committee

James Fong 4-C5, Term 20-24 Area 1

PDG Kevin Chiragkumar Patel 4-A2, ​Term 2021-25 - Area 3

Lion Virginia Williams 4-L6, Term 2022-26 - Area 4

Lion Venetia Young, 4-C4, Term 23-27, Area 2



International Convention Hospitality Committee

Lion Josephine Fong 4-C5, Term 2020-24 - Area 1

Lion Kerry Holquin,  4-A2, Term 2021-25 - Area 3

PDG Kurt Vanderwest, 4-L4, Term 2022-26 - Area 4

PDG Gary Wong, 4-C3, Term 23-27, Area 2


Long Range Planning and Research Committee

PDG Eduardo Ovieto, 4-L2, Term 2022-25 - Area 4

PDG Larry Hidalgo, 4-C6, Term 2022-26 - Area 2

PCC Denny Grotrian, 4-C3, Term 23-27, Area 2

PDG Jose Nichols, 4-A3, Term 23-27, Area 3


Marketing Committee 

Lion Gopa Kumar 4-C3, Term 2022-2026 - Area 2

Victor Martinez 4-A3, Term 23- 27 Area 3

Liz Steves, 4-L4, Term 23-27, Area 4


Student Speakers Committee

Lion Michael Coffaro, Term 2021-24 - Area 2

Lion Loreen Berlin, 4-L4, Term 2021-25 - Area 4

PCC Dave Johnson 4-C5, Term 2022-2026 - Area1

Mary Ann Novak, 4-A3, Term 23-27, Area 3



Lions Youth Outreach Committee 

Lion Margaret Lee, 4-C4,  Term 2020-24 - Area 2

Lion John Mendoza, 4-L6 Term 2021-2025 - Area 4

PDG Jamie Hart, 4-C1, Term 22-26, Area 1


Other Required Committee


Youth Exchange Committee

PDG Thelma Batilo 4-C6, Term 2020-24 – North

Lion John Mendoza, 4-L6 Term 2021-2026 – South

PDG Jun Valera, 4-C4, Term 23-27, North


Special Chairs

Vision – Norm Mackenzie 4-L6

Hunger – Eleanor Britter 4-C4


Diabetes – Lidia Petrov-Jones – 4-L5

Pediatric Cancer – open

Environment – open

Leo Advisor – Melanie Hunter – 4-C1

Peace Poster – Diane Quinlan – 4-L4

Cal Refresh – Elisa Coyle, Kevin Guess, Drew Sasser - Governors

Youth Protection – PDG Juanita Nichols


GLT – PDG Manny Sanchez

GMT – PDG Juanita Nichols

GST – Lion Kathy McCracken






To All Lions of MD4: 

MD4 Council of Governors is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:


MD4 Technology Information Specialist 


Click the title for the Job descriptions for each of the listed vacancies. The following documents must be submitted to our Council by the end of the day on Monday​, May 15, 2024. 


1. A cover letter addressing the following: 


    a. Why are you seeking the position? 

    b. What do you envision for the coming year? 

    c. What do you see as the greatest challenge? 

    d. Why are you the best candidate? 


2. Resume 


Please reply by email with Cover Letter and Resume attached by Monday​, May 15, 2024.

Interview date is to be determined. 


Selection Process: Following the interviews, each governor team will cast their vote after reaching consensus on the person they select. (Governor, 1st & 2nd Vice-District Governors). 


Please submit your packet to the MD4 Administrative Office.


Email to: 


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask one of our council members or reply to this email and your questions will be addressed. 




MD4 Council of Governors


MD4 Committees

Responsibilities of all Committee members:

Each member accepting an appointment on a Multiple District Four committee agrees to attend the required council meetings. (See schedule under each committee.) If for any reason you cannot attend, please notify the committee chairperson and the Multiple District Four Office. The committee chairperson may appoint a substitute (next most senior member) for that required meeting. All committee members are expected to attend the MD-4 convention.


Budget and Finance 

This Committee prepares the budget and oversees the financial affairs of MD4. 
(Full committee 1st and 2nd; Chair and Senior Member 3rd and 4th)

Constitution and Bylaws and Rules
This Committee shall examine the Constitution & Bylaws of MD-4 each year. Rules and reviews all proposed amendments. (See Bylaws for further definition of duties and responsibilities)

(Full committee 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th)

Convention Management 
This Committee manages the convention by overseeing all responsibilities for the annual MD-4 Convention. 
(Full committee 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Chair only 4th)

International Convention Hospitality 
This Committee oversees all responsibilities for the International Convention. 
(Chair only 1st, 3rd, 4th; Full committee 2nd)

Lions Youth Outreach 
This committee oversees all youth programs to assist our youth in becoming socially responsible adults. 
(Full committee 1st)

Long Range Planning and Research 
This Committee shall formulate and study for the benefit of the Council of Governors all long range planning for the welfare of MD4 and shall conduct all appropriate research to accomplish this purpose.
(Chair only 1st and 4th; Full committee 2nd and 3rd)

Marketing and Information Technology 
This committee is responsible for informing the general public of any and all Lion related matters and keeping the Lions of MD-4 informed. MD4 Web Manager
(Full committee 1st, Chair at 3rd)

Student Speakers 
This committee is responsible for matters related to the MD-4 Student Speaker Contest. 
(Full committee 1st and 4th. District chairs are required to attend the 4th)



Youth Exchange Committee 
This committee conducts the Youth Exchange Program. 
See Youth Exchange Page for Forms.
(Chair only 2nd; full committee 3rd)

Global Leadership Team (GLT) 
The MD4 Coordinator is trained by Lions International to direct and aid the Team in helping with all leadership training and programs in MD-4. They work closely with the GMT and GST. 
(Full Team 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th)

Global Membership Team (GMT) 
The MD4 Coordinator is trained by Lions International to direct and aid the Team in overseeing Membership Development, Retention and Extension training, and programs for MD-4.
 They work closely with GLT and GST. An extension of the GMT is the Family and Women's Membership Development Specialist.
(Full Team 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th)

Global Service Team (GST) 
The Global Service Team (GST) will champion the service framework of LCI and LCIF and empower Lions and Leos around the world to maximize impactful service, action, and growth. They work closely with GLT and GMT. 
(Full Team 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th)

Special Chairpersons
The MD4 special chairperson support Lions and Leos engaged or interested in projects to meet challenges at the local and global level. They may collaborate with leadership throughout the organization, including the Global Service Team (GST). Attendance at council meetings is welcomed but not required. 


​All will submit the the MD4 Headquarters a quarterly report 2 weeks prior to a Council of Governors meeting.


MD4 Convention Seminars will be determined by the Council of Governors at the 2nd Meeting.

Seminars are considered 1 hour, presented by one person. If this person is required to attend the prior 2 day Council of Governors meeting they will receive reimbursement for the 2 day meeting aligned with the MD4 General Rules of Reimbursement policy, and if not required at the prior Council of Governors meeting, then will be eligible for one day reimbursement aligned with the same policy. Seminars must be approved by the Council at the Fall meeting,

All Committee members are expected to attend the MD-4 Convention at their own expense.



Reimbursement form for expenses from committee budgets.


Rules of Reimbursement form for COG meetings.

(Lodging, Meals, Mileage/Flight.)



Appointment Form (digital form below.)


MD4 Committee Appointment Form

Committee Appointment Form

To: The Council of Governors and the District Governors-Elect; I am willingly submitting this application to be approved by the Council of Governors. By submitting this form I accept such appointment offered to me.

Budget Request form 2025-2026

Digital Hardcopy of Appointment Form