Lake Oswego Lions Club

This historic Heritage House in Lake Oswego is our meeting place.


     The Lake Oswego Lions Club is in a neighboring community to Portland, Oregon.   Lake Oswego is located on the west bank of  the Willamette River.  The club was chartered in October of 1946.  Our membership has 50 active members with a healthy cross-section of both age and gender.

Lion Patti wanted to remind us all... WE NEED MORE PLANT ORDERS!!! Our Plant Sale deadline has been extended to April 5th so make checks payable to Patti Sadowski and mail or deliver your order forms and checks to Patti Sadowski, 4213 West Bay Road, Lake Oswego, OR  97035 5523,   All proceeds from member orders will be earmarked for our administrative fund and all others will go to our charities fund so take this opportunity to talk to your friends and neighbors about our wonderful Lions club and get their plant orders, too!  An order form is attached for your use.  If you need a list of the sale items please hit Club Projects. 

Club Projects


Lion Dane and Lion Carol visiting the OLS&HF facilities and it was an Eye Opening experience.

L to R. OLSHF, Tifanny, lions Dane and Carol and OLSHF, Katie

In Seatle enjoying a Starbuck's!  Kathy, Dane, Jim & Raema


A group of Lions assembled on March 12th for the Dist 36 -0 zone meeting which was followed by Membership Training meeting.  This session included  members from other zones as well.
The information shared by the zone chairs is important in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of clubs within Dist. O.

Lion Buck Larson's presentation provided information and techniques used in approaching possible new members. He asked several members to  come up to practice these his approach. Among other topics was also forming teams to look after and care for each other. Many good ideas were shared for us to use within our clubs.

Lion Buck will be here for the majority of the week to assist local Lions on how to canvas the area and promote Lionism.

Lions Dane Parreira, Hank Calhoun, Dean Surface, Seated Buck Larson.  Also attending from

Lake Oswego Lions Club were Lions Sharon Rollins and Diana Richardson.

Please be advised the deadline to return this

application has been extended to April 21, 2017.

Application Download Here

PDG Sharon Rollins inducted Lion David Platt

Lion Dean receiving instructions as being Lion David's sponsor.

President Gen winner of the Best Picture at the Convention.  See Minutes for more information


Canine Services Chair, Lion Diane Mead was happy to announce to all who did not already hear it at the convention that the efforts spearheaded by Lion Wes King to raise the  $42,500 matching funds for grant in the amount of $85,000 for training dogs to serve children with autism has succeeded in record time!  She also wanted to report that she successfully presented a program to the Rockaway Lions about Dogs for the Deaf and Canine4 Companions for Independence at the Rockaway Club.  Although she did not "steal their gavel she did have her picture taken with it!

Presiden Gen presented Lion Patti the Lions International membership 20 year pin.



          New member Zachery Grill sponsored by PP Dane was installed by PDG  Lion Sharon Rollins at the Christmas Party.  See the minutes of December 22, 2016.

Coat Gathering with Santa's Helpers

Christmas Family Activities.  

Lions Dean, Dane, Carol, and Gen helpers

Macey's Parade 2016

Lion Bonnie going with the flow!

--More pictures in Club Projects

Lion Carol Higgin helping distribute used eye glasses in Mexico.  Go to Club Projects for more pictures.



Friday, November 25...Macy's Holiday Parade.

Volunteers needed! Contact Lion Raema Manning at H 503-635-8481,

C 503-501-7160 or for details

New Member inducted Oct 19th

Pat Billow receiving the Lions Oath from DG Garry Charbonneau with President Gen as

the sponsor of Pat.  

Lion President Gen roaring at the Cabinet meeting!

LO Lions Dane, David (future lion),Gen, Diane & Dean at the LO Chamber of Commerce meeting. Great networking opportunity with 60 Chamber members present.  The LO Lions are always invited to attend the Friday morning meetings.   Ask any of the members above for the time and address of the breakfast and consider in joining us?


We will be collecting new soft bound books for beginning readers (K-3rd grade) to be donated to the SMART program and eventually sent home with the children who participate. Happy shopping, Lake Oswego Lions!  See for more information.

Getting a head start for the 2017 US Canada Forum

Lions Jama and Bud Wahl arrived today to attend the planning committee meeting for the 2017 Forum.
Lions Diana Richardson and Dane Parreira met them at PDX

Another Successful Buddy Walk in LO

 Lake Oswego Lions Club, associate member and volunteers who served hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch to the hundreds of participants at the Down Syndrome Network Oregon (“DSNO”) Buddy Walk at Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Genevieve Ford, Dane and Kathy Parreira, Dean Surface and Susan Fairchild, Eric Weberg and his 3 daughters, Ally, Abby and Anna, Carol Higgins, Kirk Hawkins and Lynnie Ziegler, Teddy June Smith, Eric Thurman, Raema Manning and Jim Vincent, Joe and Sandy Cecchini and Diana Richardson and others. These wonderful volunteers made plans and preparations, started their Sunday morning at before 7:30 and had everything cleaned up and packed away for the next event by 1:00 p.m.  A fun time was had by all who attended the event and the efforts of the Lake Oswego Lions Club and friends are greatly appreciated!


We welcomed visitor, Jerri Ghiglieri of Lake Oswego.  She is devoted to military people and their families and her career is aviation artistry is largely devoted to honoring the men and women in uniform.  Ms. Ghigller expressed her appreciation of our LO community for their stalwart support of our troops and presented us a print of a beautiful Lion painting. I did a little digging on my computer and found a wonderful article about "General Ghigieri" Enjoy!

Submitted by Lion Bonnie

LO Lions giving a helping hand to

our neighboring Lions Club.

L O Lions Dean Surface, Dane Parreira and Genevieve Ford amid the West Linn Lions at their Stafford Elementary "back to school" fundraiser. Everyone attending had fun by either playing games, listening to the DJ spin songs, contests, visiting with friends and neighbors and/or enjoying eating delicious hamburgers/hotdogs prepared by the Lions.


Lions Carol and Gretchen enjoying the Ice cream Social at the Tucker Maxon School.

See Club Projects for more pictures.


Get $30 discount!   To get the reduced price of $255.00, you must pre-register ONLINE ONLY AT   Open time for this special savings begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. PDT and ends on Saturday, September 17, 2016 promptly at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

 LO Lions having a great day at the

Heritage Counci's Classic by Serving!

See more picture by going to CLUB PROJECTS

Members Visiting Other Clubs:  See Members Page


The 67th Annual July 4th Breakfast has been deemed a complete success.  At the last meeting, the numerous comments reflected positive experiences from those who worked at the various stations.    Lion Treasurer, Jim V shared the fact that we easily surpassed previous deposited and with an estimated of about 2800 served.    In fact, we run out of the  regular pancake batter early.   Please check the following for more pictures shared by Lion Sarah and Lion Dane at Club Projects.

Lion Bonnie "May the Peace Be With You!"

More pictures of this event in the Club Projects

Hit SPECIAL EVENTS   for more pictures of the Thursday Night Lions Meeting

Hoda, Lion Patrick's guide dog helping Bill with his new camera.  Perfect posed picture just for you Pat

photos by Lion Sarah


April 17,  2017


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