Dear Lions of District 4-C3


Let me begin by saying that I am honored to accept the responsibility of the District Governor of a great Lions Clubs District, 4-C3.

Humbly, I would like to submit that I have many people to thank for being in this position. Without taking individual names, I take this opportunity to thank each and every individual who has supported me, given guidance and coaching, and stood behind me during my journey to the district leadership. I would also like to acknowledge the great team of the outgoing leaders under the leadership of District Governor Bill Ridle for their outstanding efforts, to serve the community in the difficult time of the pandemic. Kudos to PDG Bill Ridle, Darlene, and Team for making some much-needed positive impact on society.

As the new District Governor, my slogan is "WORKING TOGETHER WITH DIGNITY, RESPECT, AND COMPASSION".

We can begin our year with a focus on our clubs to strengthen them and further improve our service to the community. The next step is to strengthen the four pillars of our organization - Fellowship, Leadership, Membership, and Partnership. I am sure, together we can make this happen for the sustainability of our organization.

The question before us is - What will the District Leadership do to kickstart the clubs to do service events to provide support to the community?

The answer is - District 4-C3 leadership, in partnership with other organizations will be providing backpacks and supplies through our clubs to the local schools in need to support their low-income students.

Each of the clubs in District 4-C3 can contact the Governor at (510)512-2031 or any district officers to get 25-50 backpacks for each club. This will be a great way to start our year of service. (We have over 1000 backpacks for free distribution, on a first-come-first-serve basis).


Looking forward to working together

James Varghese

District Governor

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