The San Bruno Lions Club is involved with many activities that support our community. Listed alphabetically, some of these are:
BLOOD DRIVE – Approximately every two months the club sponsors a blood drive for the Pacific Blood Bank.
CRAB FEED – This year our annual Crab Feed will be held in March at the San Bruno Recreation Center. All proceeds are earmarked for local activities and youth sports. This is an all-you-can-eat event with pasta, salad, bread & butter, and fresh cracked crab, and a full bar. Hors d’ouvres and deserts are included. The evening includes a raffle, door prizes, and dancing to a DJ.
LEOS CLUBS – We are the proud sponsors of three Leos Clubs at two High Schools and one Middle School. The members in these Leos Clubs do projects to support the community.
FOURTH OF JULY – The members of the club volunteer to man the booth for a week. We legally sell “safe and sane” fireworks within the borders of San Bruno. All of the money earned is spent to support local activities and youth sports.
POSY PARADE – The members of the club volunteer to help at this parade which is the first Sunday in June. Floats are built by the participants which consists primarily of flowers. A posy parade princess is crowned. The Lions Club provides free sodas, hot dogs and candy to the kids at San Bruno Park after the parade.
SOCIALIZING – We believe having fun is an important aspect of our fundraising activities. We also host social activities for members and their guests that foster camaraderie and teamwork.
Our annual Holiday Party is often held at Oyster Point Yacht Club. A catered dinner, sumptuous deserts, beverages, sparkling conversation, and games are part of the event. Santa usually makes a surprise visit for the children.
The District Convention in Sacramento is always a time to socialize and meet Lions from other clubs. We have a hospitality room from Thursday evening until Sunday. We serve hot dogs after the skit presentations on Friday night.
Each September at San Bruno Park we have a club picnic/barbecue for members and guests.
Throughout the year we invite spouses and guests to a number of club meetings. Most notably is the Student Speakers Contest and our “invite a guest” barbecue.
WHITE CANE DAYS – One weekend, White Cane Days is designated usually in October. Each year we make a donation on behalf of White Cane Days.
YOUTH & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES – Each year, District 4-C4 sponsors a district-wide raffle. Each active member is required to sell 40 tickets at one dollar each. Additionally, we involve many qualifying organizations to raise funds by selling tickets themselves. Any profit earned by the San Bruno Club is returned to the community to support local activities and youth sports.
YOUTH SPORTS – Our club sponsors several teams through donations to fill specific financial needs. Our donations to youth sports helps provide equipment, uniforms, and enrollment fees.
FOOD BASKETS – Our food basket program is one of our most successful community support activities. We work with the local schools to identify needy families and provide them with baskets full of all kinds of food.
OPERATION SANTA CLAUS – This is another very successful activity. Our club interviews local special education elementary school teachers to learn what special gift their “special” students want the most. The Club purchases the gifts and works with the San Bruno Fire Department to help Santa Claus deliver the gifts to the students during school.
BINGO – San Bruno Seniors play Bingo every Thursday evening. The third Thursday the Club helps at the bingo party. We do whatever is needed to support their activity.
YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT – The San Bruno Lions Club partners with the Millbrae Lions Club to provide a Youth in Government activity that begins with students in government classes at the local high schools writing an essay. Winning essays are selected with the best designated as Mayor. Additional winning essays are assigned executive municipal positions based on the ranking of the essay. The Millbrae Club hosts a formal dinner during the weeklong activities. The students are awarded plaques honoring their involvement.