Foster City Lions Club
We Serve
2016-17
Officers & Directors
President
Pierre Morrison
1st Vice-President
Jimmy Ness
2nd Vice-President
Verdie Thompson
3rd Vice-President
Chuck Ogburn
Past President
Patrick Sullivan
SecretaryWing Yu
Admin TreasurerMatt Crom
Activities TreasurerJeanne Gallagher
Bulletin EditorSowmya Vundamati
Membership ChairCarolyn Cox
Tail TwisterDanielle Rosenthal
Lion TamerMarsha Kliewer
Club LCIF CoordinatorShikha Bakshi Hamilton
1st Year Directors Ray Rosenthal
Martin Ticas
Mary True
Melite Wood
2nd Year Directors Doug Crom
Jim Traceski
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.



  • AYSO
  • Blind Veterans Association
  • Blind Babies Foundation
  • Bowditch Middle School Drama Boosters
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Commission on Disabilities
  • CORA (Battered Women Shelter)
  • College Scholarships
  • Ear of the Lion Foundation
  • Fire Safety Poster Contest
  • Foster City Boys Scouts
  • Foster City Girl Scouts
  • Foster City Chorus
  • Foster City Elementary Schools
  • Foster City Fire Department
  • Foster City Library
  • Foster City Police Department
  • Foster City Village
  • Grace House, Cambodia
  • Guide Dogs of the Desert
  • Hillsdale High School Drama Boosters
  • Hillbarn Theatre
  • Humane Society
  • Lions Eye Foundation
  • Lions Wilderness Camp for the Deaf in Roseville, CA
  • Lucile Packard Children's Fund
  • Mission Hospice
  • Our Common Ground
  • Samaritan House
  • San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation
  • San Mateo High School Drama Boosters
  • San Mateo High School Music Boosters
  • Sight Conservation
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Anthony‚Äôs Dining Room
  • StarVista, San Mateo County
  • Student Speaker Contest
  • Tanforan Memorial
  • USO
  • Veterans Projects
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
  • Shorebird Park Shade Structure