After a busy holiday season, the Santa Monica Lions are ready with more projects in 2019.

The deadline for all grant applications to the SM Lions is February 1.  To access the application and guidelines go to Potential grantees must be 501 (c)(3) organizations and serve the Santa Monica or Westside communities.  Grants range in size from $500 – $2000.  Only completed applications with ALL supporting documentation will be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Susan DeRemer at or 310-442-9513.

Once again it is time for the Lions Student Speaker Contest.  This year’s topic is “Freedom of the Press: What Does It Mean?”  High school students interested in participating should contact their English or debate team departments or SM Lions at to get more information.  This is a great opportunity to add to your college resume and earn scholarship money from the Lions Student Speaker Foundation.  The winner of the first level, the Club Level, receives $100, with the amount increasing as you progress through the levels.  Zone winners receive a $150 scholarship, Region winners receive a $250 scholarship, District winners receive a $4,500.00 scholarship, Area winners receive a $6,500.00 scholarship and the winner of the Multiple District Four Contest receives an additional $10,000.00 scholarship. The Santa Monica Club Level contest will be Thursday, February 21 at noon, at the Santa Monica Elks Lodge, 1040 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

On February 2, we are participating in a District Service Project, hosting a meal for families living at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House while their children receive treatment at one of our local children’s hospitals.  This is truly an amazing experience, as you provide not only food, but a much needed distraction for the families.  The event is from 5:00 – 8:30 PM and the LA House is located near Sunset Blvd. and Vermont Av.  If you would like to join us, please contact Susan at or 310-442-9513. It is an experience you will not forget.

To learn more about Lions Clubs International and the Santa Monica Lions, you are welcome to attend a lunch meeting on the 1st or 3rd Thursday of each month.  Please contact to Yoriko Fisher at to RSVP for lunch.  Our meetings are held at the Elks Lodge at 1040 Pico, Santa Monica from 12:15 – 1:30 PM.



Susan DeRemer

Global Service Team Chair

District 4-L3

Santa Monica Lions Club


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