2020

Officers

President: August Valera

Immediate Past President: Helen Marte

1st Vice President: Sal Tandoc

2nd Vice President: Lorna Feria

Secretary: Augusto "Dr. Jun" Valera

Club Administrator:

Treasurer: Lorna Feria

Membership Chair: Rufo Macaraeg

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Chair: Helen Marte

Service Chair: Luisa Valera

Marketing Communications Chair: Tessalou Valera

Board of Directors

Director (2 year term): Tessalou Valera

Director (2 year term): Paul Caoili

Director (1 year term): Vanessa Valera

Director (1 year term): Candace Tandoc

Auxiliary Officers

Auditor: Jun Guevarra

Lion Tamer: Ronnie Dori

Parliamentarian: Ferdinand Feria

Safety Officer: Jun Guevarra

Tail Twister: Veny Zamora

Leo Club Advisor: Paul Caoili

Standing Committee Chairpersons

Fundraising Chair: Ferdinand Feria

Fundraising Chair: Jun Guevarra

Fundraising Chair: Rufo Macaraeg

Fundraising Chair: Mario Panoringan

Golden Jubilee Chair: Mario Panoringan

Golden Jubilee Chair: Dr. Jun Valera

Health Fair Chair: Dr. Jun Valera

International Relations Chair: Rufo Macaraeg

International Relations Chair: Dr. Jun Valera

Peace Poster Chair: Tessalou Valera

Student Speaker Chair: Helen Marte

Sunshine Chair: Ferdinand Feria

Sunshine Chair: Veny Zamora

Youth Exchange Chair: Paul Caoili

Youth Exchange Chair: Rufo Macaraeg

Youth Exchange Chair: Luisa Valera

Youth Exchange Chair: Tessalou Valera

Youth Protection Chair: Jun Guevarra

Youth Protection Chair: Dr. Jun Valera

Continuing to Meet Virtually Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The club continued to meet online via videoconference for the majority of the year due to restrictions on non-essential gatherings and indoor dining.

Virtual International Installation

We held our Installation of Officers and Induction of New Members virtually, jointly across three time zones and countries, presided by Lions Clubs International 2nd Vice President Brian Sheehan of Minnesota, and with the San Francisco Nueva Vizcaya Lions Club, the Nueva Vizcaya Tribu Vizcayano Lions Club in District 301-C, three clubs from District A-711 in Canada, and two Leos Clubs from our District in participation.

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinics

Our annual series Health Fairs in the various churches and community centers around San Francisco and San Mateo Counties was not feasible due to government shelter-in-place health orders, however, a solution was found in the form of a Drive Thru Flu Shot clinic on the premise of Samaritan House in San Mateo, in partnership with the Global Initiative for Health and Wellness and the San Francisco Host Lions Club.

Endorsement and Election of Lion Dr. Jun for District Governor

  • January 1, 2021: Endorsement letter of 1VDG Dr. Jun Valera's candidacy for District Governor submitted to the District and disseminated to all clubs

  • May 16, 2021: Election results announced at District 4-C4 Convention (virtual), making Lion Dr. Jun our first District Governor in our club's history

  • June 29, 2021: DGE Dr. Jun is installed at the 103rd International Convention (virtual) by International President Douglas Alexander of New York

First In Person Meeting Since the Pandemic Began

For the final meeting of the year, we held our first in-person meeting at Chevys Restaurant in South San Francisco on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, which was the exact date of our 50th Charter Anniversary.

Endorsement of Lion Dr. Jun Valera for DG

Mid-year Appointments

  • Marketing Communications Chair: Lion Tessalou Valera replaces Lion August Valera

  • Health Fair Chair: New member Lion Beth Yulo added

  • Secretary: Lion Dr. Jun Valera replaces Lion Candace Tandoc

  • Club Administrator: Lion Dr. Jun Valera steps down when becoming Secretary