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
History
By the time Foster City itself was incorporated in 1971, the Foster City Lions Club was already actively serving the community. Twenty-two charter members convened in 1967 for the club's first meeting. Some of the early projects included the Christmas tree lot and 4th of July fundraisers. In 1986, the club was further strengthened when it merged with the women's auxiliary membership. Through more than four decades of service, the Foster City Lions Club has left an indelible mark on the city, including the city's first baseball diamond, numerous blood drives and unwavering support for local schools, police and fire departments.

Former and current city leaders have been members of the Foster City Lions Club, including:
  • Wayne McFadden, first mayor of Foster City
  • Bill Walker, mayor
  • Roger Chinn, mayor
  • Tom Battaglia, mayor
  • Paul Nelson, mayor
  • Peter Gilbert, mayor
  • Linda Koelling, mayor
  • Ron Cox, mayor
  • Art Kiesel, mayor
  • Herb Perez, mayor
  • Phyllis Moore, school board member
Past Presidents
  • Gordon Penfold: 1967
  • Chuck Archer: 1967-68
  • Ken Elder: 1968-69
  • Gary Lee: 1969-70
  • Michael Mooney: 1970-71
  • Wayne Bershaw: 1971-72
  • Roger Chinn: 1972-73
  • Mike Hewitt: 1973-74
  • Carl Dittmar: 1974-75
  • Tom Battaglia: 1975-76
  • John Prothro: 1976-77
  • Alan McIntosh: 1977-78
  • Donald Aron: 1978-79
  • Jim Stephens: 1979-80
  • Dick Lawhead: 1980-81
  • Paul Nelson: 1981-82
  • Marty Strauss: 1982-83
  • Jerry Boettcher: 1983-84
  • Andy Parks: 1984-85
  • Mal Stowell: 1985-86
  • Lynn Dreeszen: 1986-87
  • Harry Koustik: 1987-88
  • Tim Collins: 1988-89
  • Bob Martin: 1989-90
  • Ray Rosenthal: 1990-91
  • Dave Stevenson: 1991-92
  • Morris Houck: 1992-93
  • Richard Lee: 1993-94
  • Herman Jew: 1994-95
  • Kris Bakshi: 1995-96
  • Woody Andrews: 1996-97
  • Al Jacobsen: 1997-98
  • Fred Sommer: 1998-99
  • Fabiola Suwanto: 1999-2000
  • Fred Kelley: 2000-01
  • Sam Lerner: 2001-02
  • Kurt Tollefson: 2002-03
  • Mark Olivier: 2003-04
  • Janis Kiesel: 2004-05
  • Carolyn Cox: 2005-06
  • Lucy Tan: 2006-07
  • Jon Froomin: 2007-08
  • Art Kiesel: 2008-09
  • Phyllis Moore: 2009-10
  • Eleanor Britter: 2010-11
  • Ron Cox: 2011
  • Mary True: 2011-12
  • Martha Sandy: 2012-13
  • John Miller: 2013-14
  • Amor Traceski: 2014-15
  • Ilan Rosenthal: 2015-16
Past Lions of the Year
  • Mike Mooney: 1967-68
  • Wayne Bershaw: 1968-69
  • Roger Chinn: 1969-70
  • Ralph Lomele: 1970-71
  • George Menzoian: 1971-72
  • Jerry Calhoun: 1972-73
  • Tom Battaglia: 1973-74
  • Mike Hewett: 1974-75
  • Lynn Conley: 1975-76
  • Al Jacobsen: 1976-77
  • Carl Dittmar: 1977-78
  • Marty Strauss: 1978-79
  • Dave Stevenson: 1979-80
  • Franz Lorist: 1980-81
  • Dick Lawhead: 1981-82
  • Paul Nelson: 1982-83
  • Mal Stowell: 1983-84
  • John DeSanto: 1984-85
  • Tim Collins: 1985-86
  • Harry Koustik: 1986-87
  • Ray Rosenthal: 1987-88
  • Frank Schwarb: 1988-89
  • Lynn Dreeszen: 1989-90
  • Jim Stephens: 1990-91
  • Eydie Kelson: 1991-92
  • Ron Cox: 1992-93
  • Ed Lum: 1993-94
  • Barry LeBendig: 1994-95
  • Ed Beck & Bob Larson: 1995-96
  • Fred Sommer: 1996-97
  • Woody Andrews: 1997-98
  • Karen Abolt: 1998-99
  • Fabiola Suwanto: 1999-2000
  • Kurt Tollefson: 2000-01
  • Janis Kiesel: 2001-02
  • Kris Bakshi: 2002-03
  • Carolyn Cox: 2003-04
  • Lucy Tan & Jon Froomin: 2004-05
  • Fred Kelley: 2005-06
  • Art Kiesel: 2006-07
  • Susan Merport & Mary True: 2007-08
  • Barbara Bergero: 2008-09
  • Stephen Moore: 2009-10
  • Wendal Quan: 2010-11
  • Rich Lee: 2011-12
  • Jody Johnson: 2012-13
  • Joan Smith: 2013-14
  • Martha Sandy: 2014-15
  • Doug Crom: 2015-16