How We Serve
In Our Community
We partner with the San Francisco Host Lions Club in holding Health Fairs at various church halls in the San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Lions volunteers serve an average of 100 people weekly during the Fall and Winter months, administering free flu shots and blood glucose testing, measuring blood pressure and preforming preliminary health screenings, and distributing free glucose meters and used books donated by the San Francisco Public Library.
San Francisco Food Bank
With our youth affiliate, the GRYPHONS Leos Club, we volunteer at the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank, screening and repackaging food donated by corporate sponsors into individual portions. This food is transported from the warehouse to food redistribution centers located throughout the greater San Francisco area, benefiting communities in need, such as low income households and senior and reduced mobility citizens.
Multi Club Events
Our club was one of the original members of the District 4-C4 Multi-Club, a group of Lions Clubs organized to foster unity and collaboration between the different Lions Clubs of the district. We sponsored and participated in the 1st Multi-Club Installation of officers and members, a joint event celebrating the accomplishments of 20 Lions Clubs and 2 Leos Clubs. We have held many successful fundraisers, including a crab feed to assist those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. We have even bigger plans for the future, as more and more Lions Clubs get involved in this activity.
Abroad and Internationally
Lions in Sight
Our club often volunteers for Lions In Sight of California, at their warehouse and recycling center located in Vallejo, CA, sorting recycled eyeglasses. We also collect used eyeglasses in collection boxes distributed to offices and public spaces in our communities, and then transport them to the warehouse for sorting, grading, cleaning, and eventual redistribution to developing nations. Our club has also contributed in founding Lions in Sight Eye Clinics in the Philippines, with the first one founded in 2011 at the De La Salle University in Dasmariñas, Philippines. In 2018, an additional Eye Clinic was opened in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, during our 2018 Medical Mission.
Youth Exchange Program (YEP)
Since the district's revival of it's Youth Exchange Program in LY 2015, our club has been one of the most active in hosting and accommodating Youth Exchange students from all over the world, including countries such as Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, China, and Japan. Our club is currently home to current Multiple District 4 (California) YEP Chairperson Lion Jun Valera, responsible for facilitating California students' trips to European countries.