Beautiful San Geronimo Valley

2023-2024  Projects

Calendar of 2024 Lions Projects (September 2023 - August 2024)

September 2023

  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Wednesday
  • Family Pot Luck Dinner 4th Wednesday


October 2023

  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Wednesday
  • Monthly Dinner Meeting at Giacco’s Road House, San Geronimo 4th Wednesday


November 2023

  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Thursday
  • Monthly Dinner Meeting at Giacco’s Road House, San Geronimo 4th Thursday of month


December 2023

  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Wednesday
  • Annual Xmas Dinner (Minimal Meeting)
  • Rancho Nicasio
  • 6-8 Come early to meet and greet
  • $60 per person


January 2024

  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Wednesday
  • Monthly Dinner Meeting at Giacco’s Road House, San Geronimo 4th Thursday
  • All hands helping and planning for Annual Crab Feed


February 2024

  • Annual Crab Feed Date and time TBD
  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Thursday
  • Monthly Dinner Meeting at Giacco’s Road House, San Geronimo 4th Thursday


March 2024

  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Thursday
  • Monthly Dinner Meeting at Giacco’s Road House, San Geronimo 4th Thursday


April 2024

  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Thursday
  • Monthly Dinner Meeting at Giacco’s Road House, San Geronimo 4th Thursday


May 2024

  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Thursday
  • Monthly Dinner Meeting at Giacco’s Road House, San Geronimo 4th Thursday
  • Eyeglass Collection Month (Probably extend several months)  Collection boxes placed at 4 SGV Post Offices


June 2024

  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Thursday
  • Monthly Dinner Meeting at Giacco’s Road House, San Geronimo 4th Thursday
  • All hands helping and planning for  4th of July Celebrations


July 2024

  • 4th of July Celebration, Parade. Flea Market, BBQ
  • Board of Directors meeting 2nd Thursday This is the final meeting of the Lions year, to be picked up again in September


August 2024

  • No formal meetings planned this month





2022-2023  Projects

Calendar of 2023 Lions Projects (September 2022 - August 2023)


West Marin Community Health Fair Vision Screening & BBQ in Pt. Reyes (Sept 14)

Family ot Luck Dinner Meeting (Sept 29) _


SGVCC Health Fair ​- Vision Screening and Blood Drive in San Geronimo (oct 20)

Dinner Meeting 4th Wednesday



Tomales Community Health Fair Vision Screening & BBQ in Tomales (Nov 3)

Rebuild the Valley Project; build a wheelchair ramp for a compromised valley resident

Dinner Meeting 3rd Thursday


Annual Holiday Art Faire, Kathmandu Booth

Xmas Party (Dec 15)


Dinner Meeting 4th Wednesday


Annual Crab Feed Feb 4

Dinner Meeting 4th Wednesday


Dinner Meeting 4th Wednesday


Dinner Meeting 4th Wednesday


Eyeglass Recycling Month

Dinner Meeting 4th Wednesday


Planning for 4th of July

Deliver recycled eyeglasses to distribution center in Vallejo

Dinner Meeting 4th Wednesday


Parade, BBQ, Flea Market on 4th of July


No meetings in August, meetings start up in Septmber with new officers


Be A Part of these Great Projects



 Lions Flea Market

Dickson Ranch, Woodacre CA

(Hopefully without actual fleas)

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Greatest little flea market Woodacre has ever seen!  Be prepared for an amazing assortment of:

  • Craftspeople
  • Jewelers
  • Tarot Readings
  • Fortune Tellers
  • Palm Readers
  • Antiques
  • Country Collectables
  • Whatzits

Fun and best buys start at 9 AM; have a great breakfast at the fire department’s pancake breakfast and mosey over to the ranch and be amazed!

If you are a vendor, you are in luck.  Tables come in multiple sizes and costs to suit all vendors who will be treated to live music, fun and games.  Vendors are virtually guaranteed to leave with full smiles and pocketbooks as well!

Vendors can view and print the attached entry application and terms.



Woodacre Parade

Downtown Woodacre 12:00 noon (valley time)

(does Woodacre really have a downtown?)

Travel down Railroad Ave. then veer two blocks into Dickson Ranch for burgers, flea market, fun, games and great music.

  • Showoff your legs
  • Ride your horse
  • Drive your antique car
  • Float your boat
  • Hitch your wagon
  • Support your favorite non-profit
  • Strut your stuff down Railroad Ave
  • Or just kick back relax and be entertained by a fantastic small town parade.

Anyone, yes even you, can join in the parade and mosey, saunter or dance down Railroad Ave.  But first submit an application.

View and Print Applcation



Dickson Ranch, Woodacre CA

Immediately after the Parade (12:30 ish) to 4:00

Free Admission


Real country fun for your inner cowboy/cowgirl

  • Horse & Pony Rides
  • Horse Exhibits
  • Bingo
  • Kids games
  • Gunny Sack Races
  • Beautiful Men’s Legs Contest
  • 2-Man Saw Contest
  • Music by our very own SKY BLUE BAND

AND Above all, at a very reasonable price:

  • Great burgers and dogs
  • Beer and soda
  • Snow cones, cookies and brownies

San Geronimo Valley Lions Annual Crab Feed!



A Great Time Awaits You!


Dee-lish Crab, Salad and Bread included (Full meal!)

 Live Auction ~ Silent Auction ~ Raffle Prizes Galore

Two seatings 5:00 (first seating $TBD)  7:30 (second seating $TBD)

Annual San Geronimo Valley Lions Club Crab Feed

Purchase tickets thru Eventbrite

This event sells out - get your tickets early!

San Geronimo Valley Lions Club Crab Feed

Woodacre Improvement Club, One Garden Way, Woodacre, CA 94973


Eyeglass RecyclingApril and May

Starting with the month of May, valley residents will begin seeing eyeglass recycling boxes at valley post offices and other selected locations.  If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, you can use these boxes to donate them to a good cause.  Lions volunteers will collect donated eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs) to be cleaned, sorted by prescription strength and packaged and distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.

Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed.

4th of July Parade and BBQ - July

The 4th of July Starts with:

The Marin County Fire Department will hold its annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast on July 4 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Marin County Fire Department's Woodacre headquarters, 33 Castle Rock Avenue in Woodacre.

  • Pancakes, eggs, and sausage will be on the griddle
  • A "bounce house" will be set up for children
  • Various community groups will have informational tables at the event

Continues with:

San Geronimo Valley's 38th annual Fourth of July celebration will begin at noon at noon at Woodacre Improvement Club at 1 Garden Way and follows Railroad Avenue to Dickson Ranch at 182 San Geronimo Valley Drive. There will be, games, barbeque and music.

And is a full day of fun at the Dickson Ranch:

The Dickson Ranch is down home country fun.  It will include a scrumptious Lions Club barbecue, flea market, horse riding contests, pony rides,  a flea market, bingo, gunny sack races, a two-man saw contest, men’s leg beauty contest and a free music concert by the Sky Blue Band.  The event is sponsored by the San Geronimo Valley Lions Club..

Bus Shelters for San Geronimo Valley

San Geronimo Valley Lions completed construction of bus shelters in Forest Knolls (2013), San Geronimo (2014) and Lagunitas (2015).  These projects, which took years of planning, permits and construction, produced comments of ‘THANK YOU LIONS’, ‘Wow it is beautiful’, Cute Doll House and ‘Great for the winter rains’.  Several bus drivers have expressed extreme gratitude for the shelter and are requesting additional shelters in our beautiful valley.

Forest Knolls Bus Shelter – 2013


San Geronimo Bus Shelter – 2014




Lagunitas Bus Shelter – 2015




WOW, What happened to our San Geronimo Valley Bus Shelter?

No one knows; consensus is that it got a 2020 Corona Virus.

San Geronimo Bus Shelter – 2020



Lions to the rescue.  On a vey hot weekend over in August, 20 Lions and non-Lions volunteers came to the rescue and rebuilt our beloved bus shelter better than before.  It was moved 5 feet farther away from the road for better traffic visibility, new inside benches adhering to OSHA standards, and a new coat of paint inside and outside.  This is a beautiful sight of which the entire valley can be proud.

San Geronimo Bus Shelter Rebuilt – 2020


OK, there you have it.  They throw down the challenge, and we respond with ‘sure, no problem’.  

‘We Serve’


Fall Blood Drive - October 2020 at the SGV Community Center (Cancelled due to staffing shortage) 

​Spring Blood Drive in 2023 will be in April/May timeframe.


How many Chances do you have to save a life?  Now is your Chance!!!


The San Geronimo Valley Lions Club is sponsoring two Blood Drives per year and we need your help.  There is always a low supply of blood, and this year is no exception.  Disasters happen without warning, and when they do blood demand spikes.  Let’s prepare for the inevitable.  Show everyone that San Geronimo Valley is a ‘Giving Community’, ready to support each other and everyone in need.  Actual date and location TBD.

Petra Toriumi 488-4862 



Rebuild the Valley – One Home at a Time - October

This will be the fourth year the San Geronimo Valley Lions have conducted a Rebuild The Valley Project.  It is a joint project of the San Geronimo Valley Lions Club, the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, and West Marin Senior Services. This year, the RBTV project will be at the senior housing on Sage Lane.  The Lion house is named for the financial and maintenance support from the San Geronimo valley Lions.

In 2013 we made significant safety improvements at the home of an 88 year old man in Forest Knolls.  It included rebuilding and improving stairways, improving a pathway by leveling and installing handrails, reworking dangerous electrical wiring, adding basement ventilation and general cleanup and touch up of peeling paint.

In 2012 we installed pathways for a wheelchair-bound Woodacre resident, which were much appreciated by the recipient.  This was a very enjoyable project for all participants.

In 2011 we replaced a deck of an elderly Forest Knolls resident that was in the late stages of decomposition (the deck, not the resident).  The project took longer than expected, involved a sizable all volunteer crew over two Saturdays and was a major learning experience for all.






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