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 is Water Conservation – How Can We Reduce, Recycle and Reclaim?
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 $100.
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: $100
Zone Winner: $125
Region Winner: $175
This years contest is approaching. So now is the time to start preparing. Deadlines for completing each round of the competition are
- Club Contest: By Wendesday, February 18, 2015
- Zone Contest: By Sunday, March 15, 2015
- Regional Contest: By Sunday, April 5, 2015
- District Contest: By Sunday, April 26, 2015
- Area Contest: By Sunday, May 17, 2015
- MD Final Contest: On Saturday, June 6, 2015.
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.
2014-2015 Student Speaker Contest Brochure: "Community Service - What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?”
District 4-C6 Convention, Red Lion Inn, Woodlake, Sacramento, Califonria, May 7 - May 10, 2015.
International Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 26 - June 28, 2015.
MD4 Convention, Marriott Convention Center, Visalia, California, February 20 - February 22, 2015.
- 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.