2012 / 2013

80s Prom Fundraiser Event


As a club interested in the success of students, we chose to create a Student Development Program as our signature project, that includes projects related to the academic and professional development of students in our community.  To fund this project, our club's first annual fundraiser took place at King Palace Seafood Restaurant on Sunday, March 24, 2013, with a theme of "80s Prom Night".  It was a flashback to the 80s and high school dances, with members and guests dressed in their 80s outfits, including a Prom King and Prom Queen contest!

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SMLC Wine Mixer


We had our first Wine Mixer event in March at Capsity. This event was an opportunity for our members and guests to socialize, eat some great food, and enjoy a glass of wine


Student Speaker Contest

Our club held its first Student Speaker Contest in February 2013.  Three students from local high schools competed in the contest.  The speech topic was "How do we create and keep jobs in America?"

Sacramento Neighborhood Center Thanksgiving Dinner


The Maharlika Lion’s Club and our club arranged for the Lions Vision Van and Dental Screening for the Sacramento Neighborhood Center's (SNC) second annual community dinner event at the Robertson Community Center. 

Sac Metro Lions, their friends, and co-workers also helped SNC collect and wrap over 250 gifts for the Adopt-A-Child Christmas gift program and collected 20 food baskets for families in need.


My Sister's House Fun Run


Several of our Lions particpated in the annual My Sister's House (MSH) Fun Run in Land Park on October 27, 2012.  The Fun Run is a fundraiser for MSH, "the first non-profit organization to specifically identify and address the unique needs
of women and children impacted by domestic violence in the Central Valley’s highly diverse Asian and Pacific Islander community".


Loaves and Fishes 5th Sunday with Maharlika Lions


Several months have 5 Sundays.  On the 5th Sunday of those months, the Maharlika Liosn volunteer at the Loaves and Fishes to distribute lunch.  Sac Metro Lions joined them in 2012 for this community service event.


Club Visitations and Events


An important part of being a Sac Metro Lion is visiting other Lions Clubs and supporting their events, to socialize and to learn more about Lionism.  Lions from our club visited several other clubs in the area and attended several of their events.


District Governor Visit


District Governor (DG) Derek Ledda visited our club and gave us an inspiring speech on what it means to be a Lion.  This official visit by the DG was held at New Canton Restaurant.  "Service is Labor of Love."


2011 / 2012

API Bone Marrow Drive


For the first event of 2012, some of our members volunteered to sign-up potential donors at the Asian Pacific Islander Bone Marrow Drive on February 4, 2012.  The drive was part of the annual Tet Festival in South Sacramento.


District Governor Visit

One of the roles of the Lions District Governor (DG) is to visit each Club in the district, usually at the Club's meeting. District Governor James Fong and members of his cabinet visited us at our monthly meeting on December 7, 2011. For this special visit, our monthly meeting was held at the Holiday Villa Restaurant in Sacramento. Members from Maharlika, Capital Lions, and other Lions Clubs joined us in welcoming DG James Fong to our Club.

Sacramento Neighborhood Center Community Dinner


The Sacramento Neighborhood Center organized their first annual community dinner event at the Robertson Community Center on November 19, 2011, to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner to families and individuals in the community. The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club provided the food and volunteers for the dinner.

With help from the Maharlika Lion’s Club, we arranged for the Lions Vision Van to be onsite to provide free vision screening for adults, and vision screening vouchers for kids.

Sacramento Tree Foundation


For our first service project, we organized a group of Lions to join the Sacramento Tree Foundation on October 22, 2011, in planting trees in the Alder Grove Community, near Muir St and Revere St in Sacramento.  Along with Maharlika Lions and Lions from other Clubs, we helped plant numerous trees to brighten up the community.

Chevy's Happy Hour Mixer


Tail Twister Lion Lisa Ung organized our first social event, a Happy Hour Mixer, on September 22, 2011, at Chevy's on the Sacramento River. This was an informal way for members to get to know each other, while enjoying good food and beverages.

Sac Metro Lion's Charter Night


On September 11, 2011, we became an official Lions Club at our Charter Night, which was organized by the Maharlika Lions Club at the Asian Pearl Restaurant in Sacramento. Members from various clubs in District MD4-C attended the event, including District Governor Fong and other members of the District Cabinet.