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The Oakdale Lions Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Meeting dates, times, and locations are noted on the Calendar page and in the Featured Events information noted in the upper right corner of this page. If you would like to learn more about the Oakdale Lions Club or attend a meeting as our guest, please contact Club president John Fauria (click John's name to start an email).

Oakdale Lions have a dynamic history. The Oakdale Lions Club was chartered in 1943.  We are celebrating 75 years as an active Lions Club in October.  Over the years the Club has volunteered for many different kinds of community projects. Our members volunteer over 200 hours each month at Oakdale Community Sharing, a local food bank. The Club provides walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, and other equipment at no cost to the recipient through our medical equipment outreach program.  

Oakdale Lions give sight. Like Lions throughout the world, we work toward the Lions’ mission of providing vision for all. Three years ago we helped purchase two Spot Vision testing machines. In the fall of the year, these devices will be used by Oakdale Lions in cooperation with Oakdale and Riverbank Joint Unified School district staff to evaluate the eyesight of school children.  Last year over 3000 children had their eyes evaluated.  The Club also provides eye care for children as they are brought to our attention.  Last year, eyesight and hearing activities accounted for 16% of our financial donations. 

Oakdale Lions serve youth. Every December, Oakdale Lions and other volunteer chaperones take over 200 deserving Oakdale area children on a clothing shopping trip. We fund college scholarships for high school students and Oakdale’s Distinguished Young Women’s Program. We also contribute to High School music and High School Sober Grad Night and sponsor a student speaker contest. Last year, youth accounted for 73% of our financial donations.

Oakdale Leo Club, a youth group was sponsered by the Oakdale Lions and chartered in September.  The Leo Club is a group of students from 12 to 18 years old.  We are proud of this new group and look forward to working with these students. Contact us if you are interested in this group.

Oakdale Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." The Club provides the food, cooks it, and serves breakfast at Relay For Life of Oakdale, lunch for the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults of Modesto, lunch for hearing impaired campers at Camp Pacifica, and cooks hot dogs and hamburgers for the annual National Night Out (a police/community partnership) among other events. Lions wind the town clock and maintain the flags at the top of the building at F Street and Yosemite.  Club members display our country's flag on major streets during Federal flag holidays and Oakdale's annual rodeo parade. Club members also collect pull tabs which are turned in to the District to sponser nights at the Ronald McDonald house by the Childrens Hospital in Madera.  Save your tabs and give them to a Lions member.  Hundreds of pounds have been collected and many families have benefited from this ongoing activity.

Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller and communities get better. That's because Lions help where help is needed – in Oakdale, as well as, around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.

 

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