Foster City Lions Club
We Serve
2016-17
Officers & Directors
President
Shikha Bakshi-Hamilton
1st Vice-President
Patrick Sullivan
2nd Vice-President
Pierre Morrison
3rd Vice-President
Chris Colgin
Past President
Ilan Rosenthal
SecretaryKaren Aboldt
Admin TreasurerRay Rosenthal
Activities TreasurerLori Meurer
Bulletin EditorCindy Smith
Membership ChairMary True
Tail TwisterChuck Ogburn
Lion TamerMaria Vorobieve
1st Year Directors Jimmy Ness
Danielle Rosenthal
Wendal Quan
2nd Year Directors Carolyn Cox
Martha Sandy
Wing Yu
Sight Projects
In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" and members have eagerly embraced the call ever since. The Foster City Lions Club is an active participant in a worldwide movement to provide resources and services to the blind and visually impaired.
  • Eyeglass Recycling
  • Sight Conservation
  • Blind Veterans Association
  • Blind Babies Foundation
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Guide Dogs of the Desert
  • Guide Dogs Calendar Sales
  • Guest Speakers Series
Fundraising Projects
The Foster City Lions Club conducts and participates in a variety of projects for the purpose of raising funds that benefit the local community.
  • July 4th Celebration
  • Summer Concerts Series
  • Head of the Lagoon Regatta
  • Annual Garage Sale
  • Football Calcutta
  • Flu Clinic
  • White Cane Bingo
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Police & Fire Bingo Spaghetti
  • Crab Feed
  • Youth & Community Raffle Tickets
Community Activities
Throughout the year, the Foster City Lions Club plans numerous holiday-related events as well as participates in activities that touch many lives.
  • Blood Drives - Bimonthly
  • Flag Day
  • Police & Fire Recognition Awards
  • Family Overnighter Boothbay Park
  • Relay for Life
  • Halloween Festival
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Cub Scout Pack #447 Sponsor
  • Eyeglass & Hearing Aid Collection
  • Foster City Little League Hit-a-thon
  • AYSO Kick-a-thon
  • Senior Lunch & Bingo
  • Veterans Fishing Trip
  • Veterans Luncheon
  • Special Olympics
  • Peace Poster Contest
  • Fire Safety Poster Contest
Donation Recipients
The Foster City Lions Club donate funds directly to organizations that provide charitable services, boost athletic programs, maintain public safety and promote the arts.



  • Asian American Donor Program
  • AYSO
  • Blind Veterans Association
  • Blind Babies Foundation
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Commission on Disabilities
  • CORA (Battered Women Shelter)
  • College Scholarships
  • Ear of the Lion Foundation
  • Faces of Tomorrow
  • Fire Safety Poster Contest
  • Foster City Elementary Schools
  • Foster City Chorus
  • Foster City Library
  • Foster City Police Department
  • Foster City Fire Department
  • Guide Dogs of the Desert
  • Hillsdale Music Boosters
  • Hillbarn Theatre
  • Lions Eye Foundation
  • Little League
  • Lucile Packard Children's Fund
  • Maple Street Meals
  • My Fair Lady Pageant
  • Mission Hospice
  • Our Common Ground
  • Pony Colt League
  • Park & Recreation Scholarships
  • Project 90
  • Samaritan House
  • San Mateo Drama Boosters
  • Save the Music Festival
  • Sight Conservation
  • Soap Box Derby
  • Special Olympics
  • Student Speaker Contest
  • USO
  • Walk for Hope
  • Women's Recovery Center
  • Veterans Projects
  • Vista Foundation
Past Major Projects
Past major projects that have help shaped the landscape of Foster City include:
  • Foster City's First Ball Field
  • Sea Cloud Park Equipment Storage Building
  • Community Signboards
  • Edgewater Park Tree Planting
  • Levee Benches and Beautification
  • Leo Ryan Park Par Course and Stage
  • Audubon School Playground Equipment
  • Aububon School Lunch Court Umbrellas
  • Recreation Center Landscaping
  • Hillbarn Theatre Fire Safety Upgrades
  • Boat Park Improvements
  • Shorebird Park Landscaping