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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. 


OUR CANDY STORE IS OPEN!
The Lake Oswego Lions Club has opened a new online See's Candy Store as a summer fundraiser! You can make it a "sweet" day in more ways than one! You order directly from See's, they ship directly to you, and our club receives a percentage of each sale. The store is open now but August 13th is the last day to place an order. Prices range from $6 to $25, and all candy prices are See's retail prices -- no mark-ups.
To see the selection, please visit our online store at the link below.
For those not familiar with us, the Lake Oswego Lions Club is one of 48,000 Lions Clubs in 200 countries. All clubs are groups of volunteers who are interested in serving their communities, particularly in the areas of vision and hearing assistance, hunger relief, diabetes awareness, environment, and childhood cancer.
The LO Lion Club helps provide vision and hearing exams, eyeglasses, and hearing aids for people who cannot afford them. We also help screen students (K to 6) for vision problems and collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling. Among our many other projects are collecting food donations for Hunger Fighters (a local food pantry) and providing scholarships for high school seniors.
If you don't want to buy any See's Candy, consider making a tax-deductible donation directly using the QR Code or Donate Button or make checks payable to Lake Oswego Lions Charities and mail to PO Box 163, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.
 

 

 

    

  

 

Many Thanks to all who joined

Lake Oswego Lions Club for our

Virtual 72nd Annual LOLC 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

"Pancakes@Home"

 

If you didn't get a chance to do so you can still enjoy the video:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KYIUFWl8CMWvTOhK8yU9_nEswyj2X54T/view?usp=sharing

Even though we had to make the difficult decision to not host our traditional breakfast event at George Rogers Park this year we hope you will continue to support us as "WE SERVE" and plan to attend our 73rd Annual LOLC Pancake breakfast on Monday, July 4th, 2022.  But before that, become a member, volunteer to help with and/or participate in upcoming fundraising and service activities, LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lakeoswegolions, and spread the word about what we are doing!  And, of course, we encourage you to please consider making a donation. You can make a check payable to Lake Oswego Lions Club and drop it in the mail to LOLC, PO Box 163, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 or use the link below to make an easy and secure online donation. “WE SERVE” and everyone can help.

The Annual Lake Oswego Lions Club 4th of July Pancake Breakfast is the major fundraiser for the Lake Oswego Lions Club and each year provides donations to many charities.  We understand how many lives have been touched by our service projects through the years.  This is a great tradition and the Pancake Breakfast is an event we are proud to present each year. It gives our entire community an opportunity to gather and support many worthy causes. This year due to the pandemic, we'll focus on raising funds to support our top causes such as the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, Gales Creek Camp for Diabetic Children, and organizations providing vital food assistance such as the Oregon Food Bank, Bethlehem House of Bread, and Hunger Fighters

We also want to continue our support for the youth of our community through programs such as Flags for First Graders, the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest, our Ross Memorial Scholarships, and other activities involving youth,  to conduct environmental projects as needed, such as road clean-up along our "adopted" section of Highway 43, and to reach out to special needs in our community as they occur, as we did during this past year's COVID-19 crisis with our mask-making project. Lake Oswego Lions Club has continued to serve in our community for almost 75 years. We want to continue to serve for many more years! 

We will continue to have fun, and raise awareness and money for those "We Serve".  We are grateful to the many who continue to support the Lake Oswego Lions Club and this important fundraising event each year. We look forward to getting together for pancakes again.

Thank you,
Lake Oswego Lions Club

 

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in our 2021 Spring Yard Sale.  What a great success!  

Enjoy the rest of this sunny weekend with family and friends!
LAKE OSWEGO LIONS CLUB
Spring Yard Sale
*NEEDED* Helpers *NEEDED*
*NEEDED* Donations or Items to Sell *NEEDED*
*NEEDED* Customers *NEEDED*
 
The Lake Oswego Lions Club Spring Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, May 29th, at the home of Lion Dean and Susan, 6414 Southwest Dawn St., Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Activities will include a RAFFLE of artwork by local Lions/artists and other premium items, a SPIN to WIN Wheel of Fortune, and possibly a SILENT AUCTION! All this in addition to the regular yard sale.
Proceeds will help Lake Oswego Lions Club help the community "WE SERVE".
 
You can make a cash donation anytime. 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 below.
HOW CAN I HELP?
 
Start gathering your no longer needed treasures for this upcoming event! Bring your treasures to Lion dean by Saturday, May 22nd. Volunteer to be a helper! Set up helpers will arrive at 7:00 a.m. Shop and join in on all the fun on Saturday, May 29th. The sale begins and the cash register starts ringing at 8:00 a.m. Activities will include a RAFFLE of artwork by local Lions/artists and other premium items, a SPIN to WIN Wheel of Fortune, and possibly a SILENT AUCTION! All this in addition to the regular yard sale. We will close at 4:00 p.m.
 
Please contact Lion Dean at 503-968-6604 or 503-201-4165. Email: deanrsurface@aol.com to make donations, volunteer, or with any questions you may have about appropriate donation items. Donations are expected by Saturday, May 22nd to allow time for merchandising, cleaning, and pricing.
 
Suggested Items
 
1. Household kitchen goods, such as vintage dishes glassware, and functioning small appliances.
2. Large colorful table books only.
3. CDs and DVDs.
4. Lamps.
5. Hand or power tools.
6. Hats.
7. Furniture.
8. Yard and garden tools.
9. Handbags and small carry-ons.
10. Games and toys.
11. Camping gear.
12. Artwork and decorator items.
13. Exercise equipment.
14. Premium items for the raffle.
 
Contact Lion Dean 503-968-6604 or 503-201-4165. Email: deanrsurface@aol.com

 

 
Many thanks to all who submitted orders and/or made donations during the
Lake Oswego Lions Club 2021
REMINDER: The wonderful veggie plants, geraniums, sun and shade planters, and hanging baskets you have ordered and paid for will be ready for you to pick up on Friday, April 23 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., in the parking lot of the Lakewood Center for the Arts (368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034). 
 
If you're not into gardening you can still help! 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 below. 
 

    


There is nothing better than a friend,

unless it is a friend with chocolate.

 Linda Grayson

 

See's Candies Yum-Raising - Lake Oswego Lions Club - Lake Oswego Lions Spring Candy Store
Happy Spring, friends, and a big THANK YOU to all who placed orders or made donations during our See's Candy "Yum-raising"!
Whether you made your day delicious or made someone else's, you made it a "sweet" day in more ways than one! A percentage of every order and 100% of all donations will help Lake Oswego Lions Club as "WE SERVE".
For those not familiar with us, the Lake Oswego Lions Club is one of 48,000 Lions Clubs in 200 countries. All clubs are groups of volunteers who are interested in serving their communities, particularly in the areas of vision and hearing assistance, hunger relief, diabetes awareness, environment, and childhood cancer.
The LO Lion Club helps provide vision and hearing exams, eyeglasses, and hearing aids for people who cannot afford them, help screen students (K to 6) for vision problems, and collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling. Among our many other projects are collecting food donations for Hunger Fighters (a local food pantry) and providing scholarships for high school seniors.
Our See's Store is closed for now but you can make a donation anytime. 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 below.

 

 
 

   

 

 

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

Click Here!

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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If you would like to donate click the button below

 


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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