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Past events, Listed here are for information as to the type of activities usually sponsored by the Fullerton Lions Club. Please note that all times and dated are OUTDATED, therefore, do not make plans to attend the events listed below. For up to date events please go to our "activities" page:

Past News:

October 16-18, 2015: We ran a food-booth during the "Silverado Days" in Buena Park. Multiple items were available during this fund-raiser.
  This is an annual fund-raising event featuring cotton candy and other  tasty items.
Both of our associated Leo Clubs – at Sunny Hills and Troy – provide volunteer support

Pictures of Past Silverado Fair events :

November 2015, Selection of the winner for the International Peace Poster contest. This contest is a Lions Clubs International event (with the United Nations) open to all children from 11 to 13 years of age, around the world. Only 25 are selected as finalists, and our club has sponsored 3 already! Below is a photo of Esther Kim's 2012 entry:

peace poster


 Exciting news at the Fullerton Lions Club:

Extra! Extra! Fullerton Clubs to Merge!

Yes, it is true: Both Lions clubs in Fullerton have united in December of 2010.
The new "Fullerton Host Lions Club" combines projects from both and engage in mutual support of the Lion causes. This means reinforced activities for the citizens of Fullerton.
After all, our motto is "We serve." Below is a picture of our "Founding Fathers"; Crawford, Rountree, PDG Hunyadi and Baron. Sadly, Crawford passed away 2 months after the picture was taken.

Crawford, Rountree, Hunyadi & Baron

We have learned that the club entry in the Lions Club International "Peace Poster Contest" has been awarded a "Merit award" by LCI. the award is bestowed on only 23 entries out of the 120 finalists.The artist, Esther Kim of Parks Jr. High School, was among 360,000 children  from all around the world,11 to 16 years of age, who participated in this annual contest. Congratulations to Esther, and her Lion sponsor Dave Crawford! (Artwork below)

2010-2011 Peace Poster merit award

2009-2010’s 4L4 district winner was the speaker from the Fullerton Host Lions club competition, Colin Wilke. Colin was a junior at Orange Lutheran High School where he is an honor student.  This year Colin does it again! As a Senior, for the 2010-2011 contest he has won the Club, Zone and Region levels. Although he was not successful at the District level, his acheivements should be lauded! Thank you Colin for a great run.

Student speaker winner

In July, The Club presented checks to the winners of our 2011 "Bob Burnette" ($500.00) and "David Crawford" ($250.00) Scholorships. The Burnette was awarded to Mabel Tsui, past president of the Troy High School Leo Club, and past-president of the District 4L4 Leos. She is attending USC as a freshman. The Crawford was awarded to Andrea Lam, past-member of the Troy High School Leo Club, and also a freshman of USC. Congratulations to both!

winner of Bob Burnette awardLeo Scholorship winners



Please scroll down to read the full listing of activities for throughout the year!

We are actively involved with the Sunny-Hills Leo club through the coordination of Marc Poli, and the Troy H.S. Leo club coordinated by Pete Baron. Many activities involving the community and the environment are persued, including a bi-weekly clean-up of Orangethorpe elementary school ground. The club conducts a bi-weekly trash pickup to keep the Orangethorpe Elementary School campus squeaky clean for Monday morning.
We will participate in the upcoming "Orphanages of Thailand" fundraiser.

Past Events:

Last November Event: 11/5/10 Annual “Revamped” Casino Night at the Boys & Girls Club.  Texas Hold’em Tournament and card games only. Raffle prizes. No food. $20/person. Casino 2010 flyer
Click for ticket Order form

Call: Peter Baron at 714-525-2635 for more information.


Peace Poster Contest: this gives Middle School children the opportunity to design a poster that may be used for Lions International to promote their annual themes. Money and recognition are bestowed to the international winner.


Student speaker contest. This provides the opportunity for High school students to earn scholarship money by displaying their oratory skills.  Each year the clubs hold a Student Speaker competition for high school students.  The winner of the competition goes on to compete at zone, region and district levels for scholarship prizes of  $75,  $100 and $150. The next level is a BIG one: the winner of Lions District 4L4,wins a $4500 scholarship! Winning the area and then the state competitions can result in winning a total of $21,000 in scholarships. (2010 Picture).
2009-2010’s 4L4 district winner was the speaker from the Fullerton Host Lions club competition, Colin Wilke. Colin was a junior at Orange Lutheran High School where he is an honor student.  This year Colin does it again!  for the 2010-2011 contest he has currently won the Club, Zone and Region levels. His sights are aimed high and he wishes to reach the State level this year.

Flags are given out to every First grader (with a flyer retelling it's history and significance) in Fullerton: SEE PICTURES. To be distributed by President's Day. We have been doing this for over 20 years, and give out approximately 1100 flags yearly


We will be attending the American Diabetes Association "Health fair" in Santa Ane, providing eye-sight screenings in cooperation with doctors and interns from the SCCO (Southern California School of Optometry). Look for the Lion District "Eye-mobile". This is a new event for this year.


  Feria de Salud/ Health fair in Santa Ana;
This event is organized by the American Diabetes Association of Orange County, and combines the health care resources of the area to provide Free health screenings for all attendees.  We conducted a vision screening in our famous "Eyemobile" with the help of local Doctors of Optometry, and the Southern California College of Optometry (Fullerton).

04/09/11  Monster Garage Sale at 1219 W. Baker st. Fullerton.
Proceeds will be donated to the Fullerton Education Foundation, which will enable 6 graders of Orangethorpe Elementary school to attend a 3-day Science Camp.

We conducted a Vision and Hearing screening at the City sponsored "Gilbert Health Fair" on April 23rd, located at Gilbert Park (on Orangethorpe east of Gilbert st.).

4/30/11    A Saturday morning 4-hour “Ask-a-Scientist Day”  for junior high students sponsored by Fullerton Lions – brings science and engineering college professors and industry experts to campus to encourage students to consider careers in these fields,


05/07/11: We will participate in the popular "Faces of Fullerton" fair. This is located at the Downtown Plaza, adjacent to the Fullerton Museum. It runs from 10am to 2pm, and features booths from all the local service groups. This fair is geared toward the family, and we will be giving away cotton-candy to every person who draws a Lion. There will also be an interactive Chess demonstration. Note: there will be an eyeglass collection box, so bring your used eyeglasses (they must be intact - Broken pairs will be discarded).

Chess Tournaments:
Fullerton City Chess Championship tournament will be held on May 13, 6:30 pm, at the Fullerton Senior Center (same as past years, 324 W. Commonwealth). This a grade-level tournament; every grade has its own tournament (section); if there are more than ten students in a grade, there will be two (or more) sections for that grade.
Each first, second and third grade trophies are awarded in all sections of six or more players; only two trophies for sections of five or fewer. Only Fullerton school students and Fullerton resident students will be eligible to win trophies.
Another Tournament: "Fullerton Junior High Team Chess Tournament" will be a five-person team tournament to determine the top Junior High team in the city. It is scheduled for 05/27/11 at the Fullerton Senior Center.  Tournaments are free, with trophies for the winners. (for more information: click here)

05/21 Saturday, 10:00 am – Fullerton City Health Fair at Garnett Community Center – support with vision screening (eyemobile)

06/05  Sunday - Support Vision Walk at Cal State Fullerton

June/ July:

Officer installation and Dinner. Summer break.
Lions International Convention.

Charity Putting tournament: "Putting for Chess".
At "Golfer's Paradise" in Fullerton;( SEE PICTURES of past events). Last year's event (08/12/10) was a great success with 42 golfers: Only one hole in one by Eric Poli. Last year’s overall winner was Larry Iboshi, and the net score winner Jim Guarin was determined after a playoff round against Joe Klahorst. Contact Pete Baron to participate as a player or a sponsor in next year's event.


09/13/11: We will give a presentation at the networking commitee of the Fullerton"Chamber of Commerce". Our speakers will provide an over view of the Fullerton Host Lions Club and the many contributions we make to our community and the  world.

Community Yard Sale:
We held another yard sale for Saturday, September 17, from 7:00 to 12:00 am at 1219 W. Baker (corner of Baker and Orchard). This time the proceeds will be dedicated to the more traditional Lions charity: vision care.  We run two annual vision screenings in concert with the Fullerton Community Health Fairs, and provide  vision care and financial assistance to those who can’t afford it. We also collect used glasses (do you have any?) for processing and distribution by Lions International.
Your contributions of electronics,  furniture, household items and clothes are appreciated. Please drop items off at above address. Call Pete Baron at 714 525 2635 or on cell phone 714 225 2635 to ensure that he is there to accept them, or if you need help with transporting items.
NOTE: Thanks to the support of the Orangethorpe Elementary neighborhood community, the two yard sales we had this past  year netted enough for the Lions to donate to Orangethorpe Elementary $900 for computer program site licenses, and $1000 to help send  a number of 6th grade students (who otherwise couldn’t afford it) to a 3-day Science Camp.

We are planning our "White Canes" days and selling First-Aid Kits at a location TBA.


10/08/11: We will hold our Annual "Putting Tournament". This fun-raiser combines generations of players together at "Golfer's Paradise" putting course (Full 18 holes), to fund our chess and youth programs.

Silverado Days is back with a vengeance: we will be running a Cotton Candy booth as we have in the last 29 years: Cotton candy, Pickles & Fried Candy bars, in what is one of our largest fund raising activites of the year; over 20,000 people attend this local fair in Buena Park. The event will run from Friday 10/14 to Sunday 10/16/11 at the William Peak Park (off of La Palma Ave.). Entrance is Free of charge. Come check out our cotton-candy booth!

Ongoing Activities

  • Fullerton School District Chess program sponsored by the Fullerton Lions
    (see detailed schedule)
    - Weekly and in some cases intermittent chess club meetings at junior high schools (Nicolas, Parks, Ladera Vista) and elementary schools (Laguna Road, Golden Hill, Acacia, Orangethorpe)
    - Weekly chess workshop on Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 pm at Banco Popular, 1701 N. Euclid,
    Middle & High school chess tournaments
  • Collection of Used Glasses at the Fullerton Public library (Main), for processing by Lions International to help their global program to improve vision for all.

  • Camp Teresita Pines (for the deaf children) charity contributions and significant labor to upgrade and provide maintenance upkeep,

  • participation in Sight Conservation program, including eyesight examinations at Health Fairs, and assistance for local students.

  • Guest Speakers and Programs.

Meetings are @:
IHOP restaurant, 155 W. Orangethorpe ave.
Corner of Orangethorpe and Harbor
First & third Thursday of each month at 7:15am / 7pm, respectively.

All editorial contributions and items of news should be submitted to Marc Poli at

All complaints must be addressed to Matt Hunyadi.

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