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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.


Lake Oswego Lions Club announces our 2021 Spring Plant Sale!
 
Although it may be a bit early to begin thinking about spring flowers, perhaps the promise of color will help to brighten our days!
 
We can accept prepaid orders only.  Complete your Order Form and a check made payable to Lake Oswego Lions Club, send them directly to our plant sale coordinator, Lion Sharon Rollins, 13205 SW Genesis Loop, Tigard, OR 97223. Prepaid orders must be received no later than March 30, to allow for processing time. The plant delivery date is Friday, April 23 at 12:00 noon, in the parking lot of the Lakewood Center for the Arts (368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034). For home delivery, please add a $5 donation to cover the cost.

Hello friends!

 
Make your day delicious!
 
For a limited time, we are opening our See's Candy Store for some "Yum-raising"! For every dollar you spend in the Lake Oswego Lions Club Store, 30 cents will land in the Lake Oswego Charities Fund to be used for various local community causes.  If you like See's (and who doesn't) please make your purchase by clicking below. 
 
 
Spring Specials Ends 3/19/21
 
If you don't want to buy any See's Candy consider making a donation directly.  Make checks payable to Lake Oswego Lions Charities and mail to PO Box 163, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 or by clicking on the donate button

   

 

 

Story on KGW about our mask project:

https://www.kgw.com/video/news/local/Lake-Oswego-Lions-Club-sews-face-masks/283-5ce1ca28-23a5-4615-a883-19b2e371def3


Our 2020 Peace Poster Contest winner! "Peace Through Service" has now been delivered to our District Governor, Sheri Young. Congratulations and best wishes for continued success, Haylee!


Happy Birthday to the Lake Oswego Lions Club! Celebrating 74 Years of Together for Others - We Serve


When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves, and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. That’s Lake Oswego Lion Club. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships, and improving the world through kindness. It’s caring men and women who have formed unique friendships and meaningful connections that can last a lifetime, serving together so they can make a lasting impact and change lives.

Founded October 16, 1946, the Lake Oswego Lions Club is dedicated to serving and meeting the needs of our local community as well as working on worldwide causes through civic projects, youth programs, and scholarships for high school graduates, serving those who are hearing or visually impaired who need but cannot afford eyeglasses or hearing aids, and much, much more.

We serve to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve the quality of life for those diagnosed. We serve to prevent avoidable blindness and improve the quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired. We serve to ensure all community members have access to nutritious foods. We serve to sustainably protect and restore our environment to improve the well-being of all communities. We serve to help those affected by childhood cancer survive and thrive. 

Every journey begins with a single step. One act of service, one encouraging word, one gift of generosity is often all it takes to bring hope where it’s needed most. To help us take another step in this beautiful journey of kindness please support us by joining us as together, we serve. And, if you can, make a donation today.

Tax-deductible donations can be made payable to Lake Oswego Lions Charities and mailed to Lake Oswego Lion Club, PO Box 163, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. 

For information about volunteering to help or becoming a member of Lake Oswego Lions Club, contact President Gretchen Olson at gretchenolson@icloud.com  or call Membership Chair, Dane Parreira at 209-604-7348.


And now the 2020 Virtual Car and Boat Show

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If you would like to donate click the button below

You can also send donations to

Lake Oswego Lions Club

P.0. Box 163
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

   

 


The first ever 2020 Virtual Pancake Breakfast

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70th annual Pancake Breakfast


Photos from the Pacers Baseball Kickoff


LO Lions Fae Lloyd and Dane Parreira attended the Portland Hollywood lions fund raiser at the Brick House pizza parlor. 

Approximately 23 Lions from 5 different Clubs attended. 

The group had a great time visiting and eating pizza together. 
Zone 6 Chairman, Lion Bill Stout, who helped, organize the event, did an excellent job of making everything comfortable and happy.



Veteran's Day Groudbreaking & Tribute

11/11/2018 (Centenary or WWI Armistice)

Memorial Supported by the Lions

 

Master of Ceremonies Captain Jonathan Puskas

 

Keynote by Major Alex Runyan (USMC)

Groundbreaking

Graphic of finished memorial


 Buddy Walk 2018


Guide Dogs for The Blind Fun day 2018

 


Lion Dane poses with Princess Kash' Imani Thomas of Jefferson High at the 2018 Greater Portland Area Lions Clubs Rose Festival Luncheon.  Thursday, May 31st, 2018.

 


Bell Repair

Parts after extracting broken bolt from center post

Handle with broken bolt cut off, drilled and tapped (threaded)

Ready to assemble (made stud to match center post & handle)

Finished

 


"We can rebuild him..." (Badge Box)


A brief summary of our hamburger feed at the 150th Iron Jubilee yesterday afternoon and evening — We served about 85 meals between 3:00 and 7:30. We took in in gross proceeds and in additional donations. Per our decision at the last board meeting, the net proceeds (including donations) will go to the Cascade Locks Lions Club to help with relief from the Eagle Creek fire. 


Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Buddy Walk


A few photos from the USA- Canada Forum

Detail of the sign


68th Annual Lake Oswego Lions Pancake Breakfast

Setup

Leading to..

All overseen by...

 


Lion Dane helping at the Mt. Hood Lions pancake breakfast.


Wednesday, June 15 ..Lions rally at the SB187 hearing in the Ways and Means Education Subcommittee

Lake Oswego Lion, PDG Sharon Rollins represented Lake Oswego Lions at the recent SB 187 hearing in the Ways and Means Education Subcommittee.  Lions filled the Hearing Room and an additional room that was equipped with Closed Circuit TVs.  Our testimony was well-received and there appears to be no resistance to public funding for vision screening for Oregon schools.


We now wait for a Work Session to be scheduled for SB 187.  The outlook is very good, so please continue to think positively.

Thanks to all the Lions that showed up in Salem at the State Capitol on short notice, to staff who testified expertly and also the two parents who spoke eloquently!  The turnout was important and sent a positive message to legislators that there is strong support for this Bill.

Thank you!
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation


Flags for 1st Graders      April  2017
Lake Oswego Lions, Sarah, Dean, Carol, Don, Teddy June and Gen presented Flags for First Graders at 3 schools including Westridge, River Grove and Our Lady of the Lake.  All who participated were happy for the experience of serving on this wonderful Centennial Challenge Services for Youth Project. All agreed that it is a very rewarding and as evidenced by all the big smiles and "thank you" cards from the students it is well received and appreciated.


 


 

Lion Hal turns over the Lake Oswego Lions Club Webmaster job to Lion Greg on May 26, 2017.  Lion Hal has been the webmaster since about 2005.   Recent new member Lion Greg has offered to follow the role as the Webmaster.    Please send information or articles to Lion Greg at gjo59@yahoo.com.


LOLC Representatives at Lions Day at the Capital May 2017


LOLC Members Dean, Gen, Carol, Sharon and Dale attended Lions day at the Capitol! They made lobby efforts with Senators Sherrie Sprenger, Lew Frederick,
Duane Stark, Jackie Winters, Alan DeBoer, Betsy Johnson, staff for Sen. Ginny Burdick, Richard Devlin, Mark Hass and Representatives Margaret Doherty and
Nancy Nathanson (Eugene Rep). Lion Sharon reported, "The day was incredibly full and it was most interesting to hear the versions of the status of the state’s
budget woes from so many legislators who are attempting to find answers."
We have confirmed that there is significant support for SB 187 among those with influence: "We can't afford NOT to fund vision screening for our kids" was a
common theme. Bills with appropriations are moving slowly, may not know the outcome until the very end of the session...please stay tuned.


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

Application Download Here


PDG Sharon Rollins inducted Lion David Platt

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


 


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!


 


 Updated   May 26, 2017


 
             

 

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