This page provides links to valuable resources to assist Milpitas Gateway Lions Club members to develop and enhance their expertise in areas such as:
- Club Governance
- Club Supplies
- Leadership & Organizational Skills
- Service Project Planning & Implementation
- Useful Links
- Student Speaker Contest:
The Student Speaker Contest program is a wonderful Lions program! This year's topic Community Service -- What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?"
OUTSTANDING speeches from some great high school students!
The "Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation, Inc." is a California nonprofit corporation administered by a board of directors and 15 trustees. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide scholarships to augment the prizes awarded to the winners of the California Multiple District Four Student Speakers Program.
This year the Foundation will provide scholarships totaling $103,500.00. From this amount, each of the fifteen District winners will receive a $4,500.00 scholarship, each of the four Area winners will receive an additional $6,500.00 scholarship and the winner of the Multiple District Four Contest will receive an additional $10,000.00 scholarship.
District Winners (15): $4,500
Area Winners (4): $6,500
Multiple District Winner (1): $10,000
How does a student participate?
Each student starts by competing at an individual Lions Club Student Speaker contest, where each entry who speaks for the minimum required time receives a $25 prize, with the winner receiving $75.
Winners of each Lions Club contest progress to the Zone competitions, winners of which progress to the Region contests, whose winners progress to their respective District contests. At each level the cash prize increases:
Club Participant: $25
Club Winner: $75
Zone Winner: $100
Region Winner: $150
This years contest is drawing to its close. So now is the ideal time to start thinking about and preparing for next years contest, where success ranges from some extra money in the pocket of a student to substantial help with college expenses, with the overall winner collecting $21,000 in college scholarship money.
The contest is open to students who reside in MD-4, i.e. California, including foreign exchange students, grades 9-12, of any high school or junior high school, charter school, private school, home school or independent study.
*The scholarship awards are to any accredited two or four year college or university or to any other school approved by the Lions 4th District Student Speakers Foundation, Inc.
2013-2014 Student Speaker Contest Brochure: "Community Service - What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?”
District 4-C6 Convention, Mariott San Ramon, May 14 - May 18, 2014
Download the Activies Fun and Games Schedule in PDF format.
Registration packages are available on the District website.
Click here to register online, then submit registration fee and booking confirmation to Milpitas Gateway Treasurer David Martin no later than April 14, 2014. Note that this date allows time to collate the registrations and submit the associated paperwork and club check to the District Convention Committee by the April 21, 2014 deadline.
- Club Officers Team Manual (LA-15)
- Leadership Resource Center
- Lions Learning Center
- LCI Training Materials & Resources
- LCI Podcast & Audio Messages
- LCI Monthly Webinars
- LCI Webinar Archive
Many more leadership and organizational resources can be found on the Leadership Development pages of the Lions Clubs International (LCI) website.
- Making it Happen - Guide to Project Development (TK-10)
- 20 Ideas for Vision Service Projects (IAD-457)
- A Club Guide for Collecting Used Eyeglasses (IAD-401)
- Today's Children Need Lions More than Ever (IAD-303)
- Lions Services for Children Community Needs Assessment - (IAD-304)
- STRIDES...Lions Walk for Diabetes Awareness: An Activity Guide (IAD-184)
Many more service project ideas and guides can be found on the Planning Projects pages of the Lions Clubs International (LCI) website.