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Sight and Hearing Assistance

If you, or someone in our community, have a limited income and need glasses, a hearing aid or related assistance, Click here: Application Form to print the form to be submitted to obtain assistance from the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation of Cowlitz County.


New Officers for 2017 - 2018

These are our new officers and board members for the next year 2017 - 2018. We are sure they will lead us successfully to serve our community. A lot of work yet to be done this year. A big Thank you to last years officers and Board. You have done a great job and are much appreciated.


The Kalama Lions, CAP and the City of Kalama colaborated to install a bus shelter in downtown Kalama. The effort was made by the Lions to commemorate 100 years of Lionism. CAP donated the shelter, the City of Kalama helped to pick it up and moved it from Longview. The Kalama Lions and some Kalama volunteers assembled and installed it. The shelter should help bus riders keep dry and provide some summer shade while waiting for a CAP bus. Here Lions Mike Shreve and Tom Lefevre clean it up to prepare it for use. Thanks to everyone who helped make the shelter possible.


District 19G Newsletter for 2017

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Our District Govenor Monte Ward and his wife Anne

Sight and Hearing Support

A bunch of Kalama Lions recently turned out to raise funds for the Sight and Hearing Foundation of Cowlitz County. Patrons of the Kalama Chevron station were generous on the windy, rainey day of the fund raiser. Thank You to everyone who helped out. The donated funds will be used in Cowlitz County and will pay for eye exams, glasses, hearing exams and hearing aids and  cornea transplants.

Recently the Lions Sight and Hearing Van came to Kalama and club volunteers tested 313 kids at the Kalama Elementary school for vision and hearing problems. Problems detected were reported to the school nurse who contacted parents for followup on the tests. The Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation will assist low income families obtain glasses or hearing aids. An application for assistance can be printed by clicking at the top of this page.

Lions Club Magazine

While we try to keep the local activities of the Kalama Lions recorded here, Lions Clubs around the world are active and trying to help people in local communities. You can read about them by clicking here:

LION Magazine



  • June 23rd Budget Meeting 10:00am At Mary G's
  • June 26th - 30th Toutle Rest Stop
  • July 3rd - Board Meeting
  • July 13 -15 Kalama Fair and Parade

Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Recycling

We are proud of our communities efforts to help us recycle Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids. The items received are taken to a facility in Olympia where they are sorted, cleaned and prepared to be distributed around the world to those in need. Please help us by donating un-needed glasses and hearing aids. Donation locations are listed at the bottom of this page.

So far this year, we have received:

  • Eyeglasses: 390 pair  (including 30 received in April)
  • Hearing Aids: 29 (including 9 Receved in April)


Every year the "Walk and Knock" food drive has been a great success. Last year, helpers included 8 Lions and about 40 community members. About 8500 lbs of food was donated and cash donations exceeded last year's. Thank you to our generous communiity. The Food Bank is open at 11:00am, Tuesdays and Thursdays to provide food for those in need and to receive donations. They are located at 191 Cloverdale Rd. (360) 673-2814. Thanks to the hard work and generosity of all that have helped make it a success. Lions Randy Gillespie and Darrell Thomas pickup food donated by Safeway each week and deliver to the food bank. Thanks guys for your help. CAP also provides a lot of the food donated.

Paper Recycling

One of the Kalama Lions primary fund raisers is Paper Recycling. Five recycling donation boxes are located around Kalama (see the list of locations at the bottom of this page). Paper is picked up once a week and then is sorted by Lions and loaded into a 53 foot trailer. It is then transported to a recycling center. Thanks to all the Lions for their help with our recycling effort and thanks to our community for the paper donations. The money will be put to good use in our community.  See the Paper Recycling Schedule on the "Club Projects" page.

Review of this years accompishments:

Fund Raising focus:

  • Paper Recycling

  • Kalama Car Show

  • Two Lions Garage Sales

  • Kalama Fair Food Booth

  • Bingo Games

  • Fathers Day Breakfast

  • Sale of old fairgrounds buildings

  • White Cane Collections for SIght and Hearing 

  • Buses to Red Wind Casino

  • Chamber of Commerce Bar

Community Service Support provided to:

  • Sight and Hearing Screening for 313 kids at Kalama Elementary School

  • Luggage of Love (assists children placed in Foster Care)

  • 2 Scholarships to Kalama High Scool Graduates (1 Pending)

  • Flags for 1st Graders

  • Sight and Hearing Foundation of Cowlitz County

  • The NW Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation

  • The Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC)

  • Roofing for the Helping Hands Food Bank Building

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Camp Kalama

  • Walk and Knock to benefit the Kalama Food Bank

  • Lions Screening Van for Sight and Hearing

  • Shop with a Cop

  • Collected Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids to Recycle

  • Delivered Christmas Baskets for the Alone in Kalama

  • Delivered Food to the Elderly

  • Road Cleanup on Old Pacific Highway and Meeker Drive

  • Assistance to the VFW for a flea market sale

  • Kalama Community Bldg

  • Leader Dog Program Support (guide dogs for the blind)

  • Kalama Fair Princess Program

We thank our community and our members for their hard work and dedication supporting these projects. Come give us a hand, as a group, we can do more good in the community than any one person. Our motto is

"We serve"



If you have used glasses or hearing aids,  or have paper to donate to our recycling project please drop them off at one of the following locations (no window envelopes or cardboard please):

  • 4859 Old Pacific Highway (at Kalama River Road, across from old fairgrounds)

  • 2943 Old Pacific Highway (north of Carrolls)

  • 560 N. 1st Street (behind Columbia Inn)

  • 6315 Old Pacific Hwy So. @ the Kalama Public Works & Recycling Facility (City Shop)

  • Todd Road and Killkelly Rd (east side of I5)

  • Columbia Terrace Trailer Park (box is on Boston View between Clydsdale Ct and Harbor Hts)

  • Kalama School (paper from the classrooms)

‚ÄčThought for the day

We are Lions -

Spread your arms to those with needs,

And serve with joy and zest;

Fill each day with golden deeds,

And give your very best.


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