See the following pictures taken in Cagayan De Oro & Iligan Cities (Jan 16, 2012) with Lion President Jay Ruiz, Jr. and other Lions from Cagayan De Oro Metro LC and Iligan Amity LC



July 7, 2011  -  At the General meeting last night, those present, unanimously approved donating $300 to the fire victims of Calauag, Quezon, Philippines.  The donation will be given to Calauag Bay Lions Club for proper distribution.


Our 2nd Anniversary celebration and Installation of officers (July 3, 2011) at Applebee's in Plaza Bonita was a huge success.  Attended by member(s) of the following clubs:  La Mesa, Montgomery, SD Agape, SD Classic, SD Delta, SD Cosmopolitan, SD Executive, SD Majestic, SD Mt. Pinatubo, SD North County, SD Premier, and SD Presidents, along with friends and associates.  It was also with the attendance of 1st VDG Blessie Trott (Installing Officer) and 2nd VDG Napoleon White. Thank you all for making our event very memorable.

See some pictures below:

From Left to Right - Lions Daughlet Ordinario, Ellen Guevara, Priscilla Garrovillas, Jay Ruiz, Jr., Jay Ruiz, Sr., Jorge Balares, Josie Rabelas & 1st VDG Blessie Trott

End Installation Pictures




May 3, 2010 - Attending the recently completed 68th District 4-L6 Convention in Ontario, CA (DoubleTree Hotel) and witnessing the presentation of awards Saturday night during the Gala Governor's Ball we would like to share the names of our members with their respective awards:

PDG Art Arboleda - District Certificate of Appreciation as Chairman of Extension, Above and Beyond & MD-4 Excellence Medal and Certificate

ZC Priscilla Garrovillas - Distirct Certificate of Appreciation as Zone Chair & 21st Century Hall of Fame

Lion President-Elect Josie Rabelas - Trophy for our club award as the Best Club Overall

PCT Jay Ruiz - MD-4 Excellence Medal and Certificate, International President's Plaque of Appreciation & International President's Medal


February 7, 2010:  PDG Art Arboleda and Lions Linda, Luz, Jay & Cef just came back from MD-4 Convention in Riverside.  It was a well-worthy travel to meet other Lions in our Multiple District and learn a few things here and there.  We also had an opportunity to participate in training the "Certified Guiding Lions" in our Multiple District Four.  


The honored guest is PIP Judge Brian Stevenson, PIP Bill Biggs and his wife PID Dana Biggs, PIP Kay Fukushima, PID's Bill Iannaccone, David Stoufer, Ted Fusco, and of course PID Bill and his wife DG Julie Crawford were also present.  A number of PCC's and PDG's and Lions from many of the Sub-Districts were also in attendance.


During the International President's Luncheon, a number of awards were presented - two of which went to ZC Priscilla Garrovillas who received the "#3 of theTop 10 Zones" in Multiple District 4 and our club received the "#1 of theTop 10 Clubs" in Multiple District 4 (Membership Development).


The highlights of the convention are the different learning seminars along with the number of program presentations of what we, Lions, do.  Saturday night Governor's Banquet was highlighted with the presentation of the Academy Awards - two of the prestigious awards went to District 4-L6.  PCT Jay Ruiz received the "Greatest Number of New Clubs by a Member" award and the other went to LEO Georgina Salant of Encinitas/Carlsbad LEO Club as the "MD-4 LEO of the Year.


The next MD-4 convention will be in San Diego, CA (2022).  We strongly recommend that we all plan to attend.  More about convention will be published at our Website and/or the District 4-L6 Website.





It was before the Second World War that the idea of introducing Lionism in the Philippines was first conceived by the "old timer" Col. G. J. Oden, USA (retired). The idea was well taken by his friend and mentor Atwood Lawrence, but it was only acted upon during the 1948 Lions Clubs International Convention in New York City, USA when the International Officers decided to organize Lions Clubs in the Philippines.

Early in 1949, Lawrence came to the Philippines to start organizing the Lions Clubs. He was introduced to Federico Calero, a realtor, who became the moving spirit in aiding Lawrence in his work. Calero later became the first Provisional District Governor of Lion District 301 Philippines.

Lionism was formally introduced in the Philippines when the 1st club, the Manila (Host), was organized in March 23, 1949 with Francisco Ortigas, Jr. as its Charter President with 23 members and was sponsored by Hawaii Lions Club.

Soon after, the spirit of Lionism started to spread. Within weeks after organizing the first club, a second club Rizal (Pasay) City Lions Club was organized on April 16, 1949 with Dr. Juan Salcedo as its Charter President. The 3rd club, Quezon City Capitol Lions Club was organized on May 27, 1949 and Hon. Nicanor Roxas was elected President. On June 19, 1949 the 3 clubs held their Joint Charter Night at the Manila Hotel.

Lionism in the Philippines continued to grow tremedously. As of October 31, 2005, there were more than 10,600 members in 380 Lions Clubs in the Philippines grouped into seven Districts

History of Lionism in the Philippines - from

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