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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 Alan Graham (click Alan's name to start an email).  The address for the Oakdale Lions Club is P.O. Box 550 Oakdale, CA  95361.  Our Facebook link is oakdale lions club - oakdale ca  

Oakdale Lions have a dynamic history. The Oakdale Lions Club was chartered in 1943.  We have reached our 80th year as an active Lions Club.  Over the years the Club has volunteered for many different kinds of community projects. Our members volunteer over 100 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. Five years ago we helped our Lions Club District purchase two Spot Vision testing machines. In the fall of the year, these devices are 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 and adults as they are brought to our attention.  

Oakdale Lions serve youth. Every December, Oakdale Lions and other volunteer, select over 200 deserving Oakdale area children and give them a gift card at Khols to be used for a clothing shopping trip (CCST). 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. Lions cook a Thanksgiving dinner for the students at Oakdale Continuation High School. 

Oakdale Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." The Club provides the food, cooks it, and serves lunch for the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults of Modesto,and cooks hot dogs and hamburgers for the annual National Night Out (a police/community partnership) among other events. Oakdale Lions and communty volunteers plan, cook and serve the Spirit of Oakdale Thanksgiving dinner which provides a free meal to over 500 people.  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 sponsor 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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