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Minutes for 7/106/2019 Meeting

Our new Lake Oswego Lions Club President, Diane Mead began the meeting at noon with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lion Fae offered the invocation. There were 13 members including newest member, Loren Brody and 1 guest, Kathy Parreira in attendance.
 
New LOLC Tail-Twister, Lion Bonnie collected happy bucks (many related to the happy completion of our 70th Annual LOLC 4th of July Pancake Breakfast) and sold raffle tickets.  The net proceeds of $15 was delivered after the meeting to be added to the administrative fund. 
 
Lion Dane reported that Lion Dean was on his way and introduced Loren Brody our newest member who heard about LOLC from Lion Dean and was happy for the opportunity to join us,  She shared … Her first memory of lions was as the recipient of a Lions club scholarship as the winner of a speech competition.  Loren lives in Mt Park and works at AAA Insurance on Kruse Way. She is single, loves to travel but loves being home and in the community to. She loves cats (especially Lions) but doesn't have any.
 
Lion Carol announced that Lion Dean Surface and former Lion Sally Ford have birthdays this week.
 
Discussion and reflection on the statistics and experiences of our 70th annual LOLC 4th of July Pancake Breakfast including appreciation of all who volunteered and worked so hard to make it a success including Lion Tamer Greg Olson who was still folding up clean purple aprons to be ready for the next use and Publicity Committee Chair (and brownie maker extraordinaire) Lion Gretchen Olson who organized and oversaw an army of volunteers.
 
Lion Gen made several photos she took during the event available for publication in the Lions Magazine. 
 
Lion Sharon (not in attendance today) reported via email that perishable leftovers were happily received by  the Good Neighbor Center. (Learn more about the center at  https://goodneighborcenter.org/
 
Early figures from Treasurer Lion Jim Vincent are follows: Pancake Breakfast $17,506 (gross receipts - startup cash); Veterans Raffle: $512 (WOW); and Dimes for Diabetes: $338 (Note that none of the expenses have been deducted from the breakfast total.) A refund of $70.35 came in for the returned, unopened pancake mix. Please submit receipts for supplies you purchased out of pocket for the event to Treasurer Lion Jim Vincent for a reimbursement. 
 
Also requested: Everyone who worked at the event take a few minutes to jot down your thoughts about what worked well and what could be improved. Then send your thoughts to Lion Dean Surface, Chair of the Events Committee, at deanrsurface@aol.com.  
 
A final note: Lost and Found Lion Greg is missing one box cutter and a camera lens filter was found.  Let us know if you have any information on either of these items.
 
Moving on, Lion Gen introduced she is working on information about children's book collection and donations to SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) as a Youth Focus Project for LOLC.
 
We reviewed upcoming events, reiterating the fact that we are on our every other week, Summer schedule so we will not meet at the Heritage house again until Wednesday, July 24th.
 
Lion President introduced the topic of increasing membership.  We need to talk it up and help each other encourage more new members.  The discussion turned to the need to have a mentoring program in place to make new members feel informed and prepared to serve as Lions.  Out of that a Mentorship Committee was formed. Per Lion President Diane's request and his enthusiastic acceptance, Lion Dane Parreira was appointed the Mentoring Committee Chair and Lion Gen Ford and Lion Fae Lloyd volunteered to serve on this new committee.
 
Lion Bonnie conducted the membership drawing (Lion Melita was not present to win) and raffle drawings, and Lion President Diane adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
  
7/20, 9am-2pm Guide Dog Fun Day Cookout Guide Dogs for the Blind, Boring
7/24, 12pm-1pm LOLC meeting Heritage House
7/29, 6pm-7:30pm Events Committee meeting Village Inn
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let Secretary Lion Dale Rollins know
Just filling in....Blessings,
Lion Bonnie  :-).
 
Thanks to Lion Bonnie for taking the minutes while Lion Sharon and I were with our granddaughter for her birthday.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 6/26/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon. Lion Jim C led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lion Bonnie offered the invocation. There were 13 members in attendance.
 
Lion Kat collected happy bucks and sold raffle tickets.
 
Lion Dane reported that Lion Dean is home recovering from a mild stroke. He is doing well and thanks members for their good wishes. Lion Diane asked whether Lion Dean and Susan need help with anything, and Lion Dane said they do not; Susan’s daughter and granddaughter are helping with whatever they need.
 
Lion President Eric said Lion Gretchen is looking for a list of sponsors from last year’s pancake breakfast. Lion Tina reported she has a list that she will send to Lion Gretchen.
 
Lion Sharon presented awards to two members who were unable to attend the Installation & Awards Dinner last week. Lion Kat was honored with a Norm Ross Fellow Award; Lion Bonnie, with a Vision & Fellowship Award. Both are OLSHF awards and include club donations to support the foundation’s Patient Care and Mobile Health Screening Programs.
 
Lion Dane reported that Lion Dean arranged for all the pancake batter for next week’s pancake breakfast to be donated. He will be meeting with Lion Dean this afternoon to get details about that and any other information we need.
 
Lion Gen introduced Josy Lemain, the speaker for the meeting. She was born and raised Kenya and now lives in Eugene. She told us about her difficult life growing up in Kenya and about Pasha, her son, who was born prematurely with a heart defect. Because of her experiences she has started a nonprofit foundation to help Kenyan children who have physical challenges. She wants to provide physical and occupational therapies, an accessible playground, and mobility devices (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.) for them. She handed out the attached brochure about the foundation. Lion Dane suggested that the club make her foundation our Charity of the Month.
 
We spent the rest of the meeting wrapping knives and forks in napkins for next week's pancake breakfast.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
7/3, 2pm-5pm Set-up for Pancake Breakfast George Rogers Park
7/4, 5am-3pm 4th of July Pancake Breakfast George Rogers Park 
7/10, 12pm-1pm LOLC meeting Heritage House
7/20, 9am-2pm Guide Dog Fun Day Cookout Guide Dogs for the Blind, Boring
7/24, 12pm-1pm LOLC meeting Heritage House
7/29, 6pm-7:30pm Events Committee meeting Village Inn
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 6/13/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric called the meeting to order at 12:02 PM. He led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Lion Gretchen gave the invocation.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected Happy Bucks from 6 members, who shared their happy stories.
 
Lion Gen introduced the guests for today’s program: Marietta Harrison and Marcia Solberg of the Snowman Foundation and Play it Forward.
 
Lion Kat reported that the bank statements were the only correspondence in the mail box.
 
Lion Carol reported that there are no birthdays this week. However, Lions Gretchen and Greg will celebrate their 32nd anniversary and Lions Sharon and Dale will celebrate their 50th anniversary in the next week.
 
Lion Gretchen asked that more volunteers step up for the pancake breakfast set-up on July 3 and the clean up after the breakfast on July 4. Help will be needed from 2-4 PM on July 3 and clean up will last through approximately 2 PM on July 4. The club meeting on June 26 will be focused on the 4th of July event, including further wrapping of serving ware and napkins.
 
Lion Sharon explained, for Secretary Lion Dale, that it is important that all dues be mailed to Dale by the end of next week. Members must be dropped if dues are unpaid, although members can be reinstated immediately if the late dues are paid. 
 
Lion Dean shared about the possibility of ordering a club shirt as part of a group order; Dean will continue to work on this order. 
 
Lion Sharon reported on the successful Leadership 101 training held on June 8. 43 Lions from 18 clubs attended, and were trained by 7 experienced Lion leaders.
 
Lion Sharon shared the sign up for the June 19th awards and installation dinner evening. At this point, there are 23 Lions and 14 guests (including scholarship and award recipients, our current DG Dan Wolf and his wife Nancy and our incoming DG Terry Bowman and his wife Lulu). The officer installation will be done by PCC Steve Thomson, and his wife Linda will also attend. Please see the sign up sheet below. If you are NOT signed up and do want to join the gathering, please RSVP to Sharon immediately at sgrollins@comcast.net. Please be generous with your potluck food item, as our 14 guests will not be adding to the table spread but will enjoy it along with us Lions.
 
 
Lion Fae will work on setting up a fundraiser with the Panda Express restaurant in Tigard for Thursday, June 27 from 11 AM to 8 PM - to be held in honor of Helen Keller’s birthday. A flyer is needed to hand to the employee at the time of ordering in order for the donation to be sent. Fae is working with Jim Vincent regarding the donation to come to the L O Charity Fund; another possibility is donation to OLSHF. Fae will send out an email when the arrangements are complete.
 
Lion Gen introduced the program speaker, Marietta Harrison (wife of well-known local pianist Michael Allen Harrison). Marietta shared the goals of the Snowman Foundation and its Play it Forward program. The Harrisons and their Snowman Foundation believe in the deep, powerful human value of music, and following this belief use donations to provide music awareness and education. Through their Play it Forward program, used instruments are found, rehabilitated, and donated to school students who cannot otherwise afford music education. As well, 7 teachers (college graduate students or graduates of piano music education) are funded to go into 7 local schools to give lessons. 70 kids were in this marvelous program in the 2018-2019 school year, and the goal for 2019-2020 is 100 kids. Funds for these programs are raised through the “10 Grands” piano concert at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall each spring, and the “10 Grands at the Hops” on August 10 (held at the HIllsboro Hops stadium), as well as Christmas concerts at the Old Church in downtown Portland. Assistance is always welcomed, through donations, through donation and transport of used instruments (largely pianos but also orchestral instruments), and attending the fall Gala (TBA) or the “10 Grands” events. Further information is available on the website “MichaelAllenHarrison.com”.
 
Lion Kat did the membership and raffle drawings.
 
Lion Eric closed the meeting at 1:05 PM.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
6/14, 8-9 Chamber Networking LO Arts Council
6/15, 9-12 Organize trailer Wilsonville
6/17,6-7:30 Events Committee meeting Village Inn
6/19, 12-?? Set-up for Awards Dinner Heritage House
6/19, 5-8 LOLC Awards/Installation Dinner Heritage House
6/26, 12-1 LOLC meeting Heritage House
7/3, 2-4 Prep for 4th of July Pancake B'fast George Rogers Park
7/4, 5-4 4th of July Pancake Breakfast George Rogers Park
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 6/5/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon. He led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lion Gretchen offered the invocation. There were 8 members in attendance.
 
Lion Kat collected happy bucks. Because of the low attendance she didn’t sell raffle tickets.
 
Lion Diana reported on the Rose Festival Luncheon. It was a good event, and several of the princesses’ families attended.
 
Lion Kat said we received thank-you notes from two of the scholarship recipients.
 
Lion Dale reminded everyone that dues payments are needed this month. If you have not sent your dues to him, please do so quickly.
 
Lion Gretchen asked for volunteers for set-up and clean-up for the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast. Set-up help is needed on Wednesday, 7/3, starting at 2 PM at George Rogers Park and again Thursday, 7/4, morning starting at 5 AM. Breakfast sales begin at 7 AM. Help with clean-up is needed that afternoon. Please contact her if you can pitch in. She also needs snacks for the volunteers on Wednesday and Thursday. If you can provide some, let her know. 
 
Lion President Eric brought up the question of whether we want to continue having dinner meetings next year. Lion Dale reported that several of the members who attend the lunch meetings on a regular basis have missed at least half of the dinner meetings and that none of the other members (those who don’t usually attend lunch meetings) have attended any of the dinner meetings. Various ideas were discussed (meeting on a different night, meeting at the Heritage House instead of a restaurant, etc.), but no decision was made. Lion Dale will send out a survey to all members to ask for their thoughts.
 
LIon President Eric distributed an updated flyer for the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast. Members were asked to post them in markets, stores, churches, etc., in the area to publicize the event.
 
Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
6/8, 9-12 36-O Leadership 101 training Tigard Methodist Church
6/10, 6-7:30 Events Committee meeting Village Inn
6/12, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
6/19, 12-?? Set-up for Awards Dinner Heritage House
6/19, 5-8 LOLC Awards/Installation Dinner Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 5/15/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting about 6:30 after most members had their meals. We had an informal meeting, so we dispensed with the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation. There were 8 members in attendance and one guest, Heidi Guffey, the speaker for the meeting.

Lion Bonnie gave a brief report of the Women’s Symposium she and Lion Sharon attended last week in Springfield. She also read a thank-you note from one of our scholarship recipients.

Lion President Eric reported that we did not receive any applications for the technical/trade school scholarship that we had planned to award. He and other members had discussed awarding a third academic scholarship instead, and we agree that we should. Members reviewed the three remaining applications and selected one to award with the third scholarship.

Lion Gen introduced Heidi Guffey from the Good Neighbor Center in Tigard. She told us that the Center serves families (with children) who are homeless by providing a safe place for them to stay and helping them transition to permanent, independent housing. The Center has space for nine families, each with its own room, and serves three meals daily. Classes in life skills and parenting are offered as well as after-school homework help and a summer school. Heidi handed out a brochure, a list of volunteer opportunities, and a list of items they currently need (see attached). For more information visit their website at  www.goodneighborcenter.org

LIon Gen noted that we donated the excess food from the recent Pacer Baseball Cookout to the Good Neighbor Center.

Lion Bonnie reminded us that the NAMI Walk is this Sunday, 5/19. Registration begins at noon, and the walk kicks off at 1:00 at the Eastbank Esplanade in Portland.

The beautiful raffle basket that Lion Bonnie put together for the Chamber of Commerce Networking meeting on Friday was on display all during the meeting.

Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at about 7:30.

The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:

5/17, 8-9 Chamber Networking Heritage House

5/18, 10-12 36-O Cabinet Meeting Guide Dogs for the Blind, Boring

5/19, 12-3 NAMI Walk Eastbank Esplanade, Portland

5/20, 6-7:30Event Committee meetingVillage Inn

5/22, 12-1LOLC lunch meetingHeritage House

Theresa Kuhlhoff, LO City Councilor, "Planting Trees"

5/29, 12-1LOLC lunch meetingHeritage House

Michele Veenker, Executive Director of NAMI Clackamas

5/30, 11:30-1:30Rose Festival LuncheonDoubletree Hotel, Portland

If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale

LO Lions Club Secretary


Minutes for 5/8/2019 Meeting

Lion Diane began the meeting at noon with Lion Gretchen leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Teddy June offered the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance and one guest, John riles, the speaker for the meeting.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Sharon passed around a sign-up sheet for the installation dinner. She asked members to list what they plan to bring to the potluck and what they will volunteer to help with (set-up, take-down, etc.).
 
She also reminded us of the West Linn Lions tea from 11 to 3 on Saturday, 6/1. She hoped that several members could attend and share a table or two. This is a fundraiser for West Linn — $16 per person.
 
Lion Diane reminded us about the Chamber of Commerce Networking meeting the club is hosting on Friday, 5/17, from 8 to 9 AM. Lion Bonnie is collecting items for a pancake-themed basket that will be raffled off at the meeting. Refer to Lion Bonnie’s 5/7 email for a list of items to be included in the basket. If you have something for the basket, please take it to Lion President Eric’s office. Set-up for the meeting will begin at 7:30.
 
Lion Gretchen is compiling a list of volunteers for the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast. Please contact her if you can help with the event.
 
Lion Sharon reminded us about OLSHF’s Keep the Promise Breakfast next Wednesday, 5/15, from 7 to 8:30 at the Oregon Zoo. She and Lion Dane are each hosting a table. The breakfast is free, and the foundation’s program is always interesting and moving. Various opportunities to donate to the foundation will be available.
 
Lion Bonnie reminded us about the NAMI Walk starting at noon Sunday, 5/19, along the Eastbank Esplanade. She encouraged anyone who can to join her team, Bonnie’s Brigade of Stigma Busters. If you can’t join in the actual walk, you can still join her team as a virtual walker. Contact her for details.
 
Lion Gen introduced the speaker, John Riles, an amateur photographer (and next-door neighbor of Lions Sharon and Dale). He showed and talked about a variety of beautiful wildlife photos that he took in Oregon, Yellowstone, Alaska, and Baja California. He showed several types of birds (pelicans, owls, geese, ospreys, eagles, ravens) as well as bison, caribou, elk, pronghorn, bears, coyotes, and whales.
 
Lion Sharon gave a brief recap of last weekend's MD36 Convention. Lion Dane was honored with a Presidential Leadership Award, the third highest award offered in Lions. She and Lion Sarah each had a photo that placed in the top 5 of the Environmental Photo Contest. Congratulations to all three Lions.
 
Lion Diana asked whether anyone had items from the Pacer Baseball Cookout that need to be returned to the club’s storage trailer. If so, please get them to Lion Dean.
 
Lion Jeanine reported on the two scholarships the club is granting. She will speak to Lion President Eric about attending the awards ceremonies at the two high schools to present the scholarships and speak briefly about Lions.
 
Lion Sharon reported on Lions Joe and Sandy. Lion Joe is at one of the Avamere facilities (probably in Hillsboro), and Lion Sandy is Edgewood Point Assisted Living on Scholls Ferry Road in Beaverton.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion Diane adjourned the meeting at 1:10.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
5/13, 6-7:30 Event Committee meeting Village Inn
5/15, 7-8:30 OLSHF Keep the Promise B’fast Oregon Zoo (RSVP to OLSHF required)
5/15, 6-8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
Heidi Guffey, Good Neighbors Outreach
5/17, 8-9 Chamber Networking Heritage House
5/18, 10-12 36-O Cabinet Meeting Guide Dogs for the Blind, Boring
5/19, 12-3 NAMI Walk Eastbank Esplanade, Portland
5/22, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Theresa Kuhlhoff, L.O. City Councilor, "Planting Trees"
5/29, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Michel Rinker, NAMI Organization
5/30, 11:30-1:30 Rose Festival Luncheon Doubletree Hotel, Portland
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 5/1/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Jim C. leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offered the invocation. There were 18 members in attendance and one guest, Lion Art Abbott from the Gresham Breakfast club.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Carol passed around a birthday card for Lion Hal, a get well cards for Lions Joe and Sandy.
 
Lion Gen introduced the guest, Lion Art Abbott who was visiting to sell tickets for his club’s Ultimate Summer Barbecue. The raffle prize is a barbecue, freezer, and a $500 gift card.
 
Lion Dean asked members to help wrap knives and forks in napkins for the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast.
 
Lion Jeanine reported on the two scholarship recipients, Ke'alohi Lilly from Lake Oswego High and Zane Friesen from Tigard High. After the meeting Lion President Eric called both to congratulate them and reported both were very professional and appreciative.
 
Lion Sharon auctioned off two large geraniums that were a thank-you gift from New Leaf Greenhouse, the supplier for our Spring Plant Sale. Lion Diane got one and Lion Bonnie got the other, both for $35 to the admin fund.
 
Lion Gen asked if anyone knows of potential speakers for upcoming meetings. She needs someone for the 5/22 and 5/29 meetings. If you have someone in mind, please contact Lion Gen.
 
Lion Diane reported on her attendance at the NW Lions Leadership Institute. She and Lion Gretchen had an enjoyable, informative time. 
 
Lion Dean asked everyone who took club-owned items home to clean after the Pacers Baseball Cookout to return them to him so he can get them back to the storage trailer.
 
He also reported that the club aprons are old and in poor condition. He made a motion that we buy 20 new ones from the LCI store to replace them for a cost of about $600. Lion Sharon seconded his motion, and the motion passed.
 
Lion Sharon reminded us about the OLSHF Keep the Promise Breakfast on Wednesday, 5/15, starting at 7 at the Oregon Zoo. The foundation always presents an informative, heartwarming program, and the breakfast is free. Please RSVP to the OLSHF if you plan to attend.
 
She also announced the graduation ceremony for the Coffee Creek Eyeglass Class on Sunday, 6/2, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM (check-in at 8:00). Space is limited, and if you want to attend, you must undergo a background check. LEDS forms are due to Amanda Moore no later than 5/10. See the 4/27 email (subject: CCCF Eyeglass Graduation) for details and the LEDS form.
 
Lion Sharon reminded us that the Oral Hull Foundation is asking for donations for camperships. See the 4/27 email (subject: Oral Hull Foundation Campership Request) for details. She also said their annual High English Tea is scheduled for 6/15.
 
Finally, Lion Sharon told us that the final 36-O Cabinet meeting will be held Saturday, 5/18, at Guide Dogs for the Blind in Boring from 10:00 to 12:30 with lunch to follow (price is $6; RSVP to DG Dan Wolf is required so they know how many lunches to prepare). And we are all invited to the graduation ceremony that afternoon to commemorate the completion of the two-week training course by students and their new guide dogs.
 
Lion Diane reminded us about the pancake basket for the Chamber of Commerce Networking meeting we are hosting on Friday, 5/17. See the minutes for last week’s meeting for the list of items we already have and of what we still need.  
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
5/3 & 5/4 MD36 Convention Seaside Convention Center
5/5, 6-7:30 Events Committee Meeting Village Inn
5/8, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
John Riles, Amateur Wildlife Photos
5/15, 7-8:30 OLSHF Keep the Promise B’fast Oregon Zoo (RSVP to OLSHF required)
5/15, 6-7:30 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
5/17, 8-9 Chamber Networking Heritage House
5/18, 10-12 36-O Cabinet Meeting Guide Dogs for the Blind, Boring
5/19, 12-3 NAMI Walk Eastbank Esplanade, Portland
5/22, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
5/29, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
5/30, 11:30-1:30 Rose Festival Luncheon Doubletree Hotel, Portland
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 4/24/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 10 members in attendance and two guests: Elizabeth Federici (the meeting’s speaker) and Kathy (Lion Dane’s wife).
Lion Dane sold raffle tickets and collected Happy Bucks.  All shared the happiness of Lion Genevieve Ford's good report on her long overdue eye exam, Lion Diane's grandson's score on Easter baskets, Lion Jeanine's sister's fabulous 70th birthday celebration/excursion in New York, Lion Barbara's appreciation of the moderate temperatures and sunshine we have enjoyed recently, Kathy's "no more treatments" and among other happy happenings, Lion Teddy June's experience of planting magical Easter jelly beans to grow lollipops!
Lion Bonnie reported in our PO Box there were requests for donations to Heifer International and Clackamas Women's Services which would be matched.  These will be forwarded to Treasurer, Jim Vincent to be processed if these are in our budget plan.
Lion Carol announced that Lion Hal Schmidt will be celebrating his 84th birthday on May 5th.  Happy Birthday Dear Hal!
 
Lion Dane reported that Lion Joe Cecchini was hospitalized due to a life threatening bowel obstruction, underwent emergency surgery and is now being treated for C-diff infection. Lion Sandy has been moved to a care facility while Joe is recovering.  This will likely be a process of several weeks.  Lets remember them both during this difficult time.
Lion Dean reported that the Pacer Baseball event went very well.  The new menu items were a big hit including doughnuts and our soon to be famous Lions Breakfast Sandwich.  Our next big fundraiser will be our 70th Annual Lake Oswego Lions Club Pancake Breakfast.  We will ban together to wrap napkins around flatware we will be passing out to the masses of hungry supporters that day.  Expect to multitask at upcoming meetings!
 
Patty Sadowski sent word requesting extra hands to help with Friday's Plant Sale Order Delivery Lakewood Center for the Arts.  (Now that that has passed I can report that all went very well)  Thank you Patty for spearheading this fundraiser and many thanks to those who submitted orders and helped with the final tasks.
Lion Gen reminded us that we will be hosting the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce Networking Event on Friday, May 17th.  Please arrive at 7:30 to help set up.  We will have refreshment catered, lots of information about what we do and how we fund our service projects, and a host prize raffle basket.  Lion Diane announced that the theme for the basket is "A Red White and Blue Pancake Breakfast" and passed around a sign-up sheet of suggested items for our members to donate.  Please bring your donated items(no perishable items) to our upcoming meetings. Bonnie volunteered to put the basket together. 
So far we have:
  • 2 Tickets to this year's LOLC Pancake Breakfast - LOLC
  • Spatula - Carol
  • Measuring Spoon Set - Dane & Kathy
  • Measuring Cup Set - Dane and Kathy
  • Pancake/Waffle Mix - Diane
  • Sugar - Diane
  • Berry Syrup - Teddy June
  • Eating Utensils - Teddy June
  • Coffee - Dean and Susan
  • Patriotic themed items (bandanas, flags, etc) Dean & Susan
  • Plates - Carol
  • Napkins & Placemats - Carol
  • Cooking Utensils/Flipper - Jeanine
  • Apron - Jeanine

Other suggested items area as follows:

Mugs, Canned Juices, Juice Glasses, Teas, Pecans, Applesauce, Apple-butter, Pam Cooking Spray, Mixing Bowl, Griddle, Maple Syrup, Cooking Oil, Table Cloth; ….Anything other theme related item you can think of...

June 19th - Save the date!!  Plans are being made for the 2018-2019 Awards and Installation of Officers Banquet and applications for the 2019 Ross Scott Memorial Scholarships have been received.  You will be hearing more in the near future as we approach the June 19th date.

Lion Gen introduced our guest speaker Elizabeth Federici a recruiter from the US Census Bureau.  She shared with us the following Census Facts and was happy to know we would welcome her to leverage our Lions events as a platform for recruiting the people needed for this important task.
 
• As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, America gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The  U.S. Census Bureau counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the  U.S. Constitution and takes place every 10 years. Not only do we have to count people, we have to know where they live so we can provide accurate population numbers for counties, states, municipalities, etc. These numbers are used to draw school and voting districts.
• Census data, collected every 10 years, determines your representation in Congress and determines how funds are spent in your community on things like roads, schools, and hospitals.
• The 2020 Census will use a new design that incorporates online and phone response options in addition to the traditional paper option. The online response option allows people to respond on their desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, or tablets.
 Here’s how the census helps us and our community:
  •  Communities use the information to plan bus routes, draw school district boundaries, and offer community services.
  •  Businesses use census data to decide where to put a store, office, or plant. These new locations create jobs and support the community’s economy.
  •  Businesses use the information to determine what to sell in their stores so communities get what they need.
  •  The information helps your community receive funding from the federal government.
Our assistance is essential in informing members of our community (relatives, friends, businesses, church, organizations, etc.) about the 2020 Census and spreading awareness about temporary job opportunities with the U.S. Census Bureau and encouraging people to apply.
To learn more visit 2020 Census Job FAQs at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs/faqs.html  If your question is not listed within the FAQs, please call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020) and select 1 for technical help, 2 for more information about these jobs, or 3 to reach a local census office. 
 
Lion Dane conducted the membership and raffle drawings (won by Barbara, Jeanine, Kathy and Elizabeth), and Lion Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, May 1st, Noon-1 LOLC lunch/board meeting at Oswego Heritage House.
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let Lion Dale know.
Just filling in...
Lion Bonnie  :-)
Upcoming Events:

LOLC Lunch Meeting
May 01, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Oswego Heritage House
Program: LOLC Board Meeting

OLSHF Board Meeting
May 02, 2019
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Seaside

MD36 CoG Meeting
May 02, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Seaside

MD36 Convention
May 03, 2019
All Day
Seaside

MD36 Convention
May 04, 2019
All Day
Seaside

LOLC Lunch Meeting
May 08, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Oswego Heritage House

Women's Symposium
May 09, 2019
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Springfield

Keep the Promise Breakfast
May 15, 2019
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Oregon Zoo

Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce Networking
May 17, 2019 7:30 -9:30 Heritage House

36-O Cabinet Meeting
May 18, 2019
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Guide Dogs For the Blind 32901 SE Kelso Rd, Boring

LOLC Lunch Meeting
May 22, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Oswego Heritage House

LOLC Lunch Meeting
May 29, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Oswego Heritage House

Rose Festival Luncheon
May 30, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland


Minutes for 4/17/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at 6:30 with Lion Dane leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offered the invocation. There were 14 members in attendance and seven guests, Jollean Bangerter (a Beaverton Lion who is joining our club as an associate member), Kathy (Lion Dane’s wife), Judy (Lion Jim’s wife), Susan (Lion Dean’s wife), Macy and Jenny Maxwell (our Peace Poster winner and her mother), and Ken Iverson, the speaker for the meeting.
 
Lion Carol passed around a birthday card for Lion Jan.
 
Lion Dean collected Happy Bucks and introduced the guests. He also thanked all those who helped put candy into plastic eggs for the Hope Community Church Easter Egg Hunt.
 
Lion Eric reminded us about the Pacer Baseball Cookout this Saturday at Lakeridge Junior High School. Lion Gretchen passed around the volunteer list and asked those who are not on the list, but want to help, to add their names and those who are on the list to confirm/correct their information.
 
Lion Sharon reported that the delivery truck for the Spring Plant Sale is scheduled to arrive at the Lakewood Arts Center at 11:00 Friday, 4/26. Volunteers for setting up the plants for pick-up should be there around 10:30; no need to come at 9:00 as originally scheduled. Plants will still be available to be picked up by buyers from 1 to 4 that afternoon.
 
Lion Bonnie reported that her NAMI Walk team is half way to meeting their fundraising goal and thanked all who are helping.
 
Lion Dean introduced Ken Iverson who entertained us with a couple of amusing Irish stories. He belongs to a storytelling group and passed out a flyer about storytelling.
 
Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 7:25.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
4/20, 7:30-2:30 Pacer Baseball Cookout Lakeridge Jr. High School
4/22, 6-7:30 Events Committee Mtg Village Inn
4/24, 9:30-4 Lions Day at the Capitol Salem
4/24, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Elizabeth Federici, Asst. Census Taker, New US Census
4/24, 2-6 Bonnie’s Retirement Party Eric’s office, 470 6th St., Ste A
4/26, 10:30-12 Plant Sale Order Set-up Lakewood Center for the Arts
4/26, 1-4 Plant Sale Order Delivery Lakewood Center for the Arts.
4/26-4/28 NW Lions Leadership Keiser
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 4/15/2019 Events Comittee Meeting

Good day to all.  Here’s minutes from our meeting on Mon, 4/15.  Please let me know of any corrections, questions, etc.  I’ve attached a copy of the menu and the current volunteer list.  GO
 
Absent:  Gen, Dane, Tina, Jim
 
Present:  Dean, Eric, Diane, Greg, Gretchen
 
Clean Up
-spatulas, bowls, utensils-  Gen? (GO sent email)
-aprons- GO take home, Diane will wash & return to club (p/u from Gretchen 4/21 about 1:30, leave on porch)
-onion cutter/slicer- Carol  (GO sent email)
-tables, canopies- Eric will take, clean & back to trailer
-left overs- water, soda, juice (5 20 lb bags) will be stored
 
Storage Space (at school) - to store tables, cook stove, etc (anything we want to store after event, then take back later)
-non-perishable only
-pick up before 11 AM during the week
 
Set Up
-Dean shopping- all food stuff, utensils, canopies, equipment, coolers, cups, napkins, plastic ware, “boats” for hot dogs
-Dean has the key, back to Eric at Wed mtg, plastic cover for tables, gloves (do we have?)
-Dane & Eric- meat, eggs & ice (5 20 lb bags) on Fri & take to church, Dean will provide list of p/u & quantity 
-Greg- p/u food & ice from fridge at church Sat AM (Eric will drop off key)
-Thur AM-p/u trailer & check propane to make sure it’s full, meet Dean & Susan
-find replacement tarp for trailer per Dean
-volunteers- Gretchen will print volunteer list for check in, now have 1 NLYM for AM and 3 for PM
-gloves- must be worn if handling food
 
Done- insurance paperwork in order, food handlers in plastic, Menu & volunteer lists ready to print
 
Wed AM Email- copy to Eric (to print), to Dane (to call people), to Dean (info purposes)
 
Bring Sat
-canopies, card tables (all), plastic covered chairs, buckets
-stuff in car right now (roaster pan, )
-volunteer list printed- for check in; we have 3 NLYM volunteers, GO working w/Lisa to get at least 2 more
-food handler permits in plastic neck holder
-menu w/cost printed (will go in plastic Dean brings)
 
Lion Gretchen Olson
gretchenolson@icloud.com

Minutes for 4/10/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Greg leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offered the invocation. There were 14 members in attendance and two guests, Jollean Banngert (a Beaverton Lion) and Bob Brown, the meeting’s speaker.
 
Lion President Eric passed the Dollars for Diabetes jar around, and Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Carol announced that Lion Bonnie’s birthday is this week (the big 70), and we sang a special birthday song for her.
 
Lion Dane reported that Lions Hal and Melita are doing well. Lions Joe and Sandy have doctors appointments so they couldn’t get to today’s meeting, and Lion Tina has pneumonia. We wish her a speedy recovery.
 
Lion Sharon led the election of club officers for next year. We had the choice of voting for the offices individually or for all the offices at once (there was only one candidate per office). Lion Eric moved and Lion Dane seconded that we vote all at once, and the motion passed. Lion Sharon read the list of candidates, after which Lion Gen moved and Lion Fae seconded that we elect the list as read, and the motion passed. The officers for next year (2019-2020) will be:
 
President Diane Mead
1st Vice President Jim Castle
2nd Vice President Gretchen Olson
Treasurer Jim Vincent
Recording Secretary Dale Rollins
Membership Chair Dane Parreira
Service Chair Dean Surface
Director (1st year of 2) Teddy June Smith
Director (1st year of 2) Sharon Rollins
Director (2nd year of 2) Gen Ford
Director (2nd year of 2) Greg Olson
 
Lion Sharon encouraged all new officers to attend the Leadership 101 training Saturday, June 8, at the Tigard Methodist Church. Training for specific offices will be offered as well as training on the new MyLion app, which is the new tool for reporting the time members spend on Lions activities and is available on the web and for mobile phones. 
 
Lion Sharon also read an email from DG Dan Wolf. His last cabinet meeting will be May 18 at Guide Dogs for the Blind in Boring, and he is asking each club in 36-O to consider donating toward the purchase of guide dog harnesses. Guide Dogs gives one of these specially designed harnesses to each person who is paired with one of their dogs so they need over 200 harnesses each year. Lion Dane moved and Lion Bonnie seconded that the club donate $400 (the cost of one harness), and the motion passed. (After the meeting Lion Sharon spoke with Lion Jim V, the treasurer, and he said the budget has $1000 for a Guide Dog donation, so he will send the entire amount to the district treasurer rather than just $400. That will buy 2.5 harnesses.) 
 
Lion Dean reported on the Pacer Baseball Cookout scheduled for Saturday, 4/20. In addition to the hamburgers and hot dogs we’ve sold in the past, this year we will also try selling donuts and breakfast sandwiches in the morning. If you want to help with the event and haven’t already signed up, please contact Lion Gretchen or Lion Dean.
 
Lion Fae talked about a Dolly Parton project that provides books for children (younger than school age). She will do further research and let us know what she learns about this. Lion Dean suggested this might be of benefit to the women at Coffee Creek who like to read to their children when they visit.
 
Lion Jeanine reminded us about the Spring Plant Sale. She has order forms for anyone who needs one. Lion Sharon asked what time the plants would be delivered to the Lakewood Arts Center, and Lion Jeanine said she would ask Lion Patti and let her know.
 
Lion Gen said she brought bags of plastic eggs that need to be filled with candy for the Hope Community Church Easter Egg Hunt. Some members began filling them during the meeting, and others took bags home. All eggs need to be back to the church by Saturday, 4/20. 
 
Lion Gen introduced Bob Brown, who spoke to us about the Iridium Satellite System. He told us it is the basis for a messaging system for use in “extreme environments” when cell phone service is unavailable or unreliable, such as after a major earthquake or in remote areas. The system involves a handheld device that can send a 140-character text message to a satellite, which then transmits it to a server in Maine. From there it is sent to a receiving device such as a cell phone, a computer, or another Iridium-capable device. The system is intended for emergency situations, not everyday communication. Use of the system requires buying one of the satellite devices and signing up for a monthly messaging service.
 
Lion Carol reported she has received all the flags, stand, and labels for Flags for First Graders. The club owes $226.95 to the Tualatin Lions, who supplied them. She will get the invoice to Lion Jim V. for payment.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:05.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
4/12, 8-9 Chamber Networking Oregon Eye Specialists, 9 Monroe Parkway, LO
4/15, 6-7:30 Events Committee meeting Village Inn
4/17, 6-7:30 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
Ken Iverson, "Irish Tales" story teller
4/20, 7:30-3 Pacer Baseball Cookout Lakeridge Jr. High School
4/24, 9:30-4 Lions Day at the Capitol Salem
4/24, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Elizabeth Federici, Asst. Census Taker, New US Census
4/26, 9-12 Plant Sale Order Set-up Lakewood Center for the Arts
4/26, 1-4 Plant Sale Order Delivery Lakewood Center for the Arts.
4/26-4/28 NW Lions Leadership Keiser
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 

Minutes for 4/3/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Gen leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offered the invocation. There were 15 members in attendance and one guest, Rachel Gustafson.

Lion President Eric passed the Dollars for Diabetes jar around, and Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.

Lion Barbara reported that Lion Pat is in the hospital, but he did not have a stroke.  Lion Pat was released the next day and he and Lion Sarah are happily living in their their new home.

Lion Bonnie reminded us about the NAMI Walk scheduled for Sunday, 5/19. She has a team that anyone is welcome to join, and you can be a virtual walker (be with her team in spirit without actually having to walk). Contact her if you’re interested. There’s no registration fee in either case. The purpose to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Lions Kat reported we received a scholarship application in the mail. Lion Jeanine volunteered to deliver it to Lion Sandy, who chairs the Scholarship Committee. The scholarship application is on the club’s website where high school seniors can access it.

Lion Gen said she is assembling eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt that Sparrow Services is holding. They need 15,000 total. She suggested  members could help individually or at a meeting.

Lion President Eric reported that the Events Committee is planning for the Pacer Baseball Cookout. It will be on Saturday, 4/20. Lion Gretchen passed around a sign-up list for volunteers.

He said Lion Gretchen needs help with the registration fee for the NW Lions Leadership training she will be attending later this month. Several members contributed.

Lion Sharon reminded us about the Rose Festival Luncheon coming up next month. It is a good opportunity to meet and interact with the princesses; each will be seated at a different table for lunch, and they will each be interviewed by PDG Bert Diamond and Doug Thompson, the executive director of OLSHF. Lion Sharon encouraged everyone to attend if they can.

Lion Sharon also reported on Lions Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, 4/24. This is an opportunity to meet with your legislators and to thank them for supporting vision screen for school students in the past and to encourage them to continue that support with SB187, which would provide permanent (rather than biennial) funding for the screenings. As usual the West Linn Lions Club will be grilling and serving hamburgers (free of charge) for one and all (legislators, staff, visitors, and Lions).

Lion Sharon reminded us that the MD36 (state-wide) Convention will be held in Seaside on May 3-4 (Friday and Saturday). Many interesting sessions are planned, and Eye Promise (the OLSHF retail eyeglass shop) will be there offering 25% off frames and lenses. Two hotels are offering discounted room rates for Lions who attend, but the rates expire at midnight April 9. So if you plan to attend and haven’t booked your room yet, you must do so by April 8 to get the discounted rate. Call the hotel directly to book your reservation.

Finally Lion Sharon reported that OLSHF has established a task force including some audiologists that is researching how to effectively screen school students for hearing problems. School environments are not quiet enough to conduct accurate screenings; too many false positives occur.

Lion Jeanine reminded us about the OLSHF Keep the Promise Breakfast that is scheduled for 7 AM Wednesday, 5/15, at the Oregon Zoo. Breakfast is free, and the presentation is always interesting and heart-warming.

Lion Dale showed a one-page overview of the OLSHF eyeglass recycling program. He has handed it out at all the collection sites where he picks up donated glasses so that the people who work there and those who donate glasses can learn what happens to the glasses. He distributed copies so that other members who pick up from other sites can hand them out there too. Contact OLSHF if you need more copies.

Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.

The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:

4/4, 6-7:30 Zone 7&8 meeting Eye-to-Eye Clinic, 8269 SW Wilsonville Rd
4/10, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Bob Brown - Garmin Systems
4/17, 6-7:30 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
Ken Iverson, "Irish Tales" story teller
4/20, 8-4 Pacer Baseball Cookout Lakeridge Jr. High School
4/24, 9:30-4 Lions Day at the Capitol Salem
4/24, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Elizabeth Federici, Asst. Census Taker, New US Census
4/26, 9-12 Plant Sale Order Set-up Lakewood Center for the Arts
4/26, 1-4 Plant Sale Order Delivery Lakewood Center for the Arts.
4/26-4/28 NW Lions Leadership Keiser

If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary


Minutes for 3/27/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Jeanine leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offered the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance and four guests: Lion Dane’s wife, Kathy, PDG Sandy Woolverton, Peggy Shaeffer, and Lion Kristin Brown from Portland Downtown Lions.
 
Lion Bonnie sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Teddy June’s birthday was this week, so we sang Happy Birthday to her.
 
Lion Bonnie announced that May will be Mental Health Month and that NAMI will hold its annual fundraising walk on Sunday, 5/19. She has a team signed up, but more are welcome to join either as real or virtual walkers.
 
Lion Gen reminded us that the club will host a Chamber of Commerce Networking meeting on Friday, 5/17, from 8 to 9 AM at the Heritage House.
 
She also said that Sparrow Services is looking for volunteers to assembly plastic eggs for their upcoming Easter Egg Hunt. It’s simply a matter of putting a few pieces of candy into each plastic egg. We can do this individually or at a club meeting.
 
PDG Sandy Woolverton announced her club, Portland Hollywood, is having a 50/50 raffle to benefit OLSHF. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and the raffle prize is usually over $2000.
 
Lion Jeanine offered order forms for the club’s Spring Plant Sale to anyone who needed them. Lion Bonnie thanked Lion Greg for posting the order form on the club’s website. Anyone who wants to place an order can print the form from the website and send it to Lion Patti. The deadline for orders is next Thursday, 4/4.
 
Lion Sharon reported on the Rose Festival Luncheon. It will be Thursday, 5/30, from 11:30 top 1:30 at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel. She encouraged anyone who is interested to attend to see and hear the princesses in their final judged event. And if you would like to escort one fo the princesses into the luncheon, see the attached flyer.
 
Lion Sharon also read the list of nominees for next year’s officers. This was the second required reading; the club will vote at the second club meeting next month, 4/10.
 
Lion Carol passed around a sign-up sheet for Flag for First Graders volunteers. If you can help at a school, please contact Lion Carol.
 
Lion Gen introduced the meeting’s speaker, Lion Kristin Brown from the Portland Downtown Lions Club. She spoke about the Fostering Success program at PCC, which her club partners with to help children and teens in foster care. She presented an overview of Oregon's foster care system and spoke about several organizations that are involved with children and teens in foster care (refer to their websites for more information on each). All of them have service opportunities for Lions and others.
 
Embrace Oregon embraceoregon.org
Angels in the Outfield theangelsintheoutfield.org
Kindred Matters kindredmatters.org
Friends of the Children friendspdx.org
Bridge Meadows bridgemeadows.org
Kinship House kinshiphouse.org
Oregon Foster Youth Connection ofyc.org
PCC Fostering Success pcc.edu/fostering-success
 
Lion Kristin also thanked us for donating a basket to her club’s raffle in support of PCC Fostering Success. They thought our basket was so good that they made it a silent auction item rather than having it as part of the raffle, and it was bought for $600.
 
Lion Bonnie conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:05.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
3/23, 8-9 Chamber Networking Consigning Women, 1235 McVey, LO
4/1, 6-7:30 Events Committee Meeting Village Inn
4/3, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
4/4, 6-7:30 Zone 7&8 meeting Eye-to-Eye Clinic, 8269 SW Wilsonville Rd
4/10, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
4/17, 6-7:30 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 

Minutes for 3/20/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at 6:30. He led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lion Bonnie offered the invocation. There were 10 members in attendance and four guests: Sierra Parsons, the speaker for the meeting, Susan Fairchild (Lion Dean’s wife), and Ray and Linda Erland from the Beavercreek Lions Club.
 
Lion Dean collected happy bucks, and Lion Bonnie reported on correspondence received in the mail.
 
Lion Gretchen reminded us of the need for volunteers to help the Publicity Committee on an as-needed basis and compiled a list of names.
 
Lion Jeanine reported on the Spring Plant Sale. She has flyers and order forms for anyone who needs them. She also reminded us of the new feature this year — buyers can pay $15 to have their orders delivered to their homes within 20 miles of Lake Oswego.
 
Lion Sharon read the list of members who have been nominated as club officers for next year. This was the first required reading. She will read them again at the next meeting, and then the club will vote in April.
 
Lion Dale presented a Diamond Centennial Award Pin to Lion Gretchen for bringing in a new member (Lion Greg) during the Lions Centennial celebration.
 
Lion Gen said Lion Carol plans to attend the work party at Camp Taloali 4/13 and is interested in carpooling. She is gathering names to go and work at their "clean up" day from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Since this camp is near Silverton, drive will be about 1 hr to and from -- thus beginning at 9:00 a.m..  
 
Next Lion Gen presented the Pot of Gold Raffle prize check to the winner, Lion Ray Erland from the Beavercreek Lion Club. Lion Ray thanked us, noting that he has bought many raffle tickets from our club and others and this is the first time he has won anything. He also handed out flyers (attached) for the upcoming auction his club is having on Saturday, 4/13, in Beavercreek. 
 
 
 
 
Lion Gen introduced the speaker, Sierra Parsons from Youth Villages. This is a nonprofit child welfare organization that focuses on keeping children safely at home as opposed to being in the state foster care system. They offer three programs: 
  • YVIntercept, an in-home program that provides treatment to troubled children and families in their own homes.
  • YVLifeSet, a program that helps former foster and transition-age youth become successful, independent adults.
  • Crisis Support, a program that provides crisis support services to children and teens experiencing behavioral health issues who have been brought to hospital emergency rooms. 
More information is available at www.youthvillages.org/about-us/locations/oregon.
 
The scholarship application for high school seniors was discussed. Lion Bonnie has updated the application, and Lion Greg has posted it on the club website. Lion Dale also emailed it to the Lake Oswego High School councilor who had asked about it. Lion Dean will contact Lion Sandy, who chairs the Scholarship Committee, to check the status.
 
Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 7:05.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
3/22, 8-9 Chamber of Commerce Networking Winona Grange, Tualatin
3/23, 9-11 Eyeglass Sorting Party LERC, 2826 NW Nela Street, Portland
3/23, 12-2 Eyeglass Sorting Party LERC, 2826 NW Nela Street, Portland
3/27, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
4/1, 6-7:30 Events Committee meeting Village Inn
4/3, 12-1 LOLC lunch (& board) meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 3/13/2019 Meeting

We gathered for lunch and an informal meeting at Manzana’s Grill. 16 members attended. No speaker, but we (actually our server) did draw the winning ticket for the Pot of Gold Raffle. Congratulations to Ray Erland. We sold about 200 tickets with gross proceeds of over $800, so Ray will receive about $400, and we will donate the remainder to OLSHF.


Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 3/11/2019 Meeting

 

Present:  Dean, Eric, Dale, Diane, Tina, Gen, Gretchen, Jim, Carol Higgins
 
Absent:  Greg, Jeanine
 
Next Meeting: Mon, Apr 1  Village Inn.  Please RSVP to Dean.
 
Events Committee:
 
Pot of Gold Drawing 3/13, noon (regular mtg) @ Manzana
-drawing for 
-Jim- still pay Heritage House for the day due to contract w/them
 
Plant Sale Delivery:
-order forms handed out 3/10, need order form to sell plants
-distribution?
-Diane & GO will be at leadership mtg, so can’t help
-how organized/sorted in past- nursery delivers plants & they’re sorted according to plant name,
-$15 charge added so we deliver to person
-Apr 26th, Fri pick up in afternoon between (talk to Patti), if ok for Young Men person to contact her directly (advise Dean)
-GO contact Young Men person & give her info for Patti so they can coordinate if Patti okays
 
Pacer Bball (April):
-no contact yet, still pursuing
 
Induction/Awards Potluck Dinner (June 19th):  usually on Wed, 5-9:ish
-Past president, Eric, does good part of it
-we need to get things going to get planned, set up, programs, etc- find volunteers quick
-District Gov usually there to do inductions
-Gen has copy of last year, will get copy to GO
-Awards Committee- Sharon chairperson
 
Scholarship Fund- Greg need to get application on website, Bonnie will provide
 
Pancake Breakfast (7/4):
-GO contact musicians now
-GO set up shifts who does what, get guys to set up/take down tables, etc
-address coffee & water shortages- GO get plenty water & use for rest of summer event
-motion continue serving bottled, Diane, GO second… carried
-Tina-get water donated?   Tina will do this
-Coffee- must think of now!  Dane contacted John Francisco & they will do this year
-reserve shelter w/city, Dean, & get check Jim to pay for it
-food permits, etc- Dean
-Diane- must have enough people w/food handlers permits
-Juice- Carol “need another container to mix”, Dean- 2 orange & 2 blue, Eric “it’s worked well in the past”
-New Seasons donates the juice, we post a sign
-Gluten Free Pancakes- New Seasons donates times to grill them, we provide/batter & eggs
-Ice- 
 
Guide Dogs for the Blind (7/20):
-hamburgers/hot dogs- all food provided, we do cooking, Dean-"bring good attitude”
 
Flags for First Graders (Apr)  Carol Higgins
-new flyer w/vital info being done now by Brad King Tualatin, Carol will contact re: when done
-they print flyer & cost of flags together then we’ll pay for flyer & flags together- Dean suggested
-1st graders only
-lost list of volunteers, will see if she can find it, or recruit new volunteers, Eric “have Dale send out request & reply
to Carol
-4 schools scheduled
 
Doggie Fun Day (7/20):  Not discussed
 
Car & Boat (Aug 25th, Sun):
-we are exclusive vendor for this event
 
Buddy Walk Down Syndrome (Sept):  Not discussed
 
Memorial Day Ribbon Cutting
-we declined to do so due to time/$$ constraints
-Dean “they indicated that just wanted to give us chance to make $$, no need to find someone
 
Publicity- GO sent email, trying to get dates to meet, if not done by Fri, GO pick a date/time & invite “hope you can be there”
 
Gretchen Olson
 

Minutes for 3/6/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Jim C. leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offered the invocation. There were 15 members in attendance and one guest: Lion Dane’s wife, Kathy.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lions Dane and Gen have birthdays this week, so we sang Happy Birthday to each.
 
Lion Carol reported on Flags for First Graders. Four schools have responded to her. Three would like the flags in April; one, in May. Lion Carol is waiting to get specific dates from each school.
 
Lion Patti spoke about the Spring Plant Sale. The sale begins today, March 6, and she distributed sale fliers and order forms. All orders and payments must be returned to her by April 4. Plants will be available for buyers to pick up at the Lakewood Center for the Arts during the afternoon of Friday, April 26. She asked for volunteers to help distribute the plants into individual orders the morning of that day. For an extra $15 donation buyers can get their plants delivered to their homes that afternoon instead of picking them up at the Arts Center. She asked for volunteer drivers to make those deliveries.
 
Lion Gen reported on the Pot of Gold Raffle. The raffle drawing will be at the club meeting next Wednesday, 3/13, and the prize will be presented on Saturday, 3/16. Lion Kat has the extra raffle tickets for members who need more, but she is going out of town in a few days. Before she leaves, she will give the extra tickets to Lion Bonnie. 
 
Lion Dean reported on the Chili Cook-Off that was held last Sunday, 3/3. There were five entries, and our club tied with the Tualatin club for first place.
 
Lion Sharon shared that the Beaverton club is having its second annual Name That Tune dinner on Saturday, 4/6. See the flyer below.
 
 
Lion Sharon also reported that the Guide Dogs organization in Boring has asked us to grill hamburgers for their Summer Fun Day on Saturday, 7/20. Guide Dogs will supply all the food; all they ask us to do is grill the hamburger patties and onions and help serve. Lion Dane moved and Lion Gen seconded that we do so, and the motion passed. See the flyer below.
 
Lion Sharon reminded us of the Lions Leadership 101 training on Saturday, 6/8, at the Tigard Methodist Church. It will provide training for next year’s club officers: President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Chair, Zone Chair, and Service Chair. It is not limited to new officers, though; anyone who is interested in learning about any of those positions is encouraged to attend too. See the flyer below.
 
 
Lion Dale presented a Gold Centennial Award Pin to Lion Dean for sponsoring a new member during the three-year Lions Centennial celebration.
 
Lion Dale reported that he received an email for a Lake Oswego High School counselor asking about the club’s scholarship application. This led to a discussion of the application and what it should contain. Lion Gen moved and Lion Barbara seconded that the application specify the scholarship is for “post-secondary education, which includes 2- and 4-year colleges as well as trade or vocational schools"; the motion passed. Lion Sharon moved and Lion Dane seconded that the application specify the scholarship is available to seniors who either:
1. Attend a high school in the Lake Oswego School District,
2. Attend a high school in the Tigard-Tualatin School District,
3. Attend a private high school and live in the city limits of Lake Oswego, Tigard, or Tualatin.
That motion passed too.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:15.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
3/8, 8-9 Chamber Networking LO Orthodontics, 15962 Boones Ferry Rd., Ste 108
3/10, 2-4 PID Bill Rollins’s memorial Riverview Cemetery, 8421 SW Macadam Ave.
3/11, 6-7:30 Events Committee Village Inn
3/13, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Manzana’s Grill, 301 1st Street, LO
Pot of Gold Raffle Drawing
3/20, 6-7:30 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
Sierra Parsons, Youth Villages in West Linn
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 2/20/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at 6:40 (after most members had finished their dinners). He led the Pledge of Allegiance and offered the invocation. There were 9 members in attendance and one guest: Nancy Dunis, the speaker for the meeting.
 
Lion Dane sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion President Eric reminded us that Pot of Gold Raffle tickets are available at his office for members who need some to sell.
 
He also reminded us of the Chili Cook-Off at the King City Community Center on Sunday, 3/3.
 
Lion Gen introduced the speaker, Nancy Dunis, who told us about a pioneer family. Charles Wesley and Mary Fay Bryant with their two children traveled in a Methodist wagon train and settled in the Lake Oswego area. They acquired a donation Land grant of 612 acres and built a house. They grew hops and fruit trees, and Charles worked as a millwright and carpenter. Over the years they had seven more children. Being early  settlers, their family name is seen in a number of places in Lake Oswego: Bryant Road, Bryant Woods Nature Park, and Bryant Woods Neighborhood.
 
 
Lion Dane conducted the raffle drawing, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 7:20.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
2/22, 10-1 36-O Cabinet Meeting Embassy Suites, Hillsboro
2/23, 9-5 36-O Convention Embassy Suites, Hillsboro
2/25, 1-2 OR Legislative Hearing State Capitol, Salem
Bill to fund school vision screening for future years
2/27, 12-1 LOLC Lunch Meeting Heritage House
3/3, 11-3 Lions Chili Cook-Off King City Community Center
3/4, 6-7:30 LOLC Events Committee Village Inn
3/6, 12-1 LOLC Lunch Meeting Heritage House
3/10, 12-1 LOLC Lunch Meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

 


Minutes for 2/13/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Greg leading the Pledge of Allegiance; Lion President Eric offered the invocation himself. There were 17 members in attendance and five guests: DG Dan Wolf and his wife, Nancy, Lion Lulu Bowman from the Rockaway Lions Club, Lion Dane’s wife, Kathy, and Marc Browne.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Gen introduced the guests (listed above).
 
Lion Greg announced that the Publicity Committee wants to compile a list of members who will volunteer to help with specific club publicity tasks on an as-needed basis. A sign-up list was passed around. Volunteers will not be listed as members of the Publicity Committee, but may be contacted when the committee needs extra help. Of course, if someone cannot help when contacted, s/he is free to decline.
 
Lion Tina showed the sign that local businesses can post to show they approve of the services our club provide. The sign was designed by a friend of hers and can be easily modified for use by other Lions Clubs.
 
Lion Sharon reported on four proposed changes to the OLSHF bylaws that will be presented for approval at the MD36 convention in May. They are:
 
  • Change the term for at-large trustees from a single three-year term to a one-year term with as many as three consecutive terms.
  • Change the name of the Endowments Funds to Long-Term Investment Funds.
  • Change the name of the Mobile Health Screening Committee to Program Services Committee and update the description of the committee’s purpose.
  • Establish the Board Development Committee as a standing committee and provide a description of the committee’s purpose.
 
Lion Jeanine suggested that “Program Services Committee” should include “Health” and Lion Sharon said she would pass the suggestion along.
 
Lion President Eric reported on two emails he received. One announced the annual clean-up day at Gales Creek Camp on Saturday, June 1, starting at 9:00 AM. The other concerned the Honor Flights of Central Oregon nonprofit. Both emails were forwarded to the entire club within the last few days; see those for details. The King City Lions Club raises funds for Honor Flights, and Lion Dane suggested your club talk with them to see how we can help. He will contact them about that.
 
Lion Gen reported on the club’s desire to host a Chamber of Commerce Networking meeting. The proposed date of 5/10 was already taken, but the next week, 5/17, is available. She moved and Lion Dane seconded that the club host the meeting on that date, and the motion passed. Lion Jeanine noted that we need to establish a budget. 
 
Lion Gen also reported on the Pot of Gold Raffle: 500 tickets are available for sale, $5 per ticket or $20 for five tickets, drawing on 3/13. Members can get tickets to sell from Lion Kat.
 
Lion Dean reported on the Cedar Hills Chili Cook-Off. Any Lions Club in 36-O can take part in the competition, and the proceeds will be split among the clubs that enter, based on voting by people who attend. The event will be Sunday, 3/3, from 11 to 3 at the King City Community Center. Tickets are $10/person, which buys four chili tastings. Additional tastings are $2 each.
 
In his position as Zone Chair, Lion Dane introduced 36-O District Governor Dan Wolf and his wife, Nancy. DG Dan spoke about several things. He reported that for the first time in a few years 36-O has a net increase in membership; we’re at +13 over last year. He said we are close to having 1000 members in the district and expects to reach that number by the end of this Lion year. He noted that his entire Global Action Team (GAT) was present: Lion Lulu is the Global Membership Chair, Lion Sharon is the Global Leadership Chair, and Lion Fae is the Global Service Chair; and he handed out an LCI diagram showing the GAT organizational structure. He also handed out another LCI diagram showing the suggested club structure. He spoke about some of the LCIF grants that 36-O has received in the past few years. He recommended that clubs have a special eyeglass collection event on a particular day somewhere in the community and another diabetes awareness event; both would help raise visibility of the club. He handed out three diabetes assessment questionnaires that can be used (see attached). He also talked about LCIF's Campaign 100: to celebrate LCIF’s 50th anniversary this is an effort to serve 200 million people per year for the next three years (2019-2021), to raise $300 million, and have 100% of Lions participate.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:15.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
2/15, 8-9 Chamber Networking Spicer & Assoc, 393 N State St.
2/18, 6-7:30 Events Committee meeting Village Inn
2/20, 6-8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
2/22, 10-1 36-O Cabinet meeting Embassy Suites, Hillsboro
2/23, 9-5 36-O District Convention Embassy Suites, Hillsboro
2/27, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 2/13/2019 Meeting

 

Lion President Eric was out of town, so Lion VP Diane began the meeting at noon with Lion Teddy June leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara offering the invocation. There were 14 members in attendance and one guests, Kathy, Lion Dane’s wife.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Kat reported we received a package of brochures from Choice Magazine Listening, a nonprofit organization that provides free audio recordings of articles from leading magazines to people who are blind or visually impaired. LIons Barbara and Gen took some of the brochures to distribute; Lion Sharon will hand the rest out at the 36-O convention. A photocopy is attached.
 
 
 
 
Lion Dean reported on the upcoming Plant Sale. He learned that Lake Oswego High School has its own plant sale, so they are not interested in participating in ours. He is waiting to hear from Lakeridge High. Our sale will be during March with delivery of plants on April 26.
 
He also announced that Cedar Hills Lions is having its second annual Lions Chili Cookout on Sunday, 3/3, starting at 11:30 at the King City Clubhouse. All Lions Clubs in District 36-O are welcome to participate by having three members (or more) bring a pot of chili plus their own toppings. Anyone may attend to sample and vote on the various chilis; admission is $10 per person. Lion Dean moved and Lion Dane seconded that our club enter the contest, and the motion passed.
 
Lion Gen reported that Lion Carol, who is vacationing in Hawaii, has contacted all the LO elementary schools about Flags for First Graders and is waiting to get class sizes. A volunteer list for those who want to participate was passed around at the last meeting and again at this meeting. We need a script for the presentation, and Lions Jim C., Dane, and Dean each said they have one. 
 
The Charity of the Month was discussed. None has been selected for February, but Reading Results was chosen for March. John Wendland spoke about this at the 1/30 meeting.
 
Lion Gen reported on the Pot of Gold Raffle. The raffle tickets will be two-sided with a sample list of the club’s service activities on the back. 500 tickets will be available for sale at $5 each or $20 for 5. 50% fo the net proceeds will go to the raffle winner; the other 50% will go to OLSHF.
 
Lion Dean summarized the minutes from the recent Publicity Committee meeting, which were emailed to all members a few days ago.
 
Lion Gen suggested that the club could host a Chamber of Commerce networking meeting at the Heritage House as a way of promoting club activities. After some discussion, she moved and Lion Teddy June seconded that Lion Gen investigate the potential cost for use of the Heritage House and for refreshments (drinks and snacks) and reserve the 5/10 meeting date with the Chamber, and the motion passed. A budget (based on the potential costs the Lion Gen comes up with) will need to be drafted and presented to the club for approval.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion VP Diane adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
2/8, 8-9 Chamber of Commerce Networking Deno’s Pizza
2/13, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
DG Dan Wolf’s official visit
2/20, 6-8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
2/22, 10-1 36-O Cabinet meeting Embassy Suites, Hillsboro
2/23, 9-5 36-O District Convention Embassy Suites, Hillsboro
2/27, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 1/16/2019 Meeting

We met for dinner at 6:00 at the Village Inn. Lion President Eric began the meeting at 6:30, and Lion Gretchen offered the invocation. There were 10 members in attendance.
 
Lion Dean reported that he and Lions Dane and Roger met a few days ago to talk about having the girls’ athletics teams from the two LO high schools participate in the upcoming club plant sale. The idea is that the girls could take plant orders from their families and neighbors, and the club would split the sale proceeds with their athletic departments. We discussed the idea after which Lion Gen proposed and Lion Eric seconded a motion that Lion Dean contact the two high schools to investigate further; the motion passed.
 
Lion Jim V. presented his treasurer’s report (attached below). He handed out final reports for the past two Lion years (2016-17 and 2017-18) and a YTD report for the current year (2018-19). Each of these lists income and expenses for the relevant year. Some income and expense items are administrative; the others are for community service. Each income/expense name begins with a single letter, whose meaning is:
 
I Income to LOLC (from fundraising, donations, dues, etc.)
D Donation may by LOLC (for community service purpose)
E Expense paid by LOLC (for community service purpose)
N Expense paid by LOLC (for administrative purpose)
 
He also handed out a report showing the current balances in the club’s checking account, savings account, and cash on hand. The total of these is greater than the overall total on the 2018-19 report because these accounts include funds from prior years.
 
Lion Jim also handed out a report for the club’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Lake Oswego Lions Club Charities, Inc. (hereafter referred to simply as Charities Inc.). Lion Diane reminded us that Charities Inc. is a separate organization (from LOLC) with its own officers and board of directors. The club’s immediate past president is its president, and Lion Jim is its treasurer. Charities Inc. funds are kept in two separate accounts: one at Bank of America, the other at Edward Jones. Lion Jim’s report consisted of a BofA check register listing deposits made and checks written this Lion year, and a second register listing interest paid into the EJ account.
 
During the discussion of the treasurer reports the subject of the Lions Leadership Institute in April came up. The registration fee is $290. Lion Gretchen will be attending and has received a 36-O scholarship for $100 toward the fee, and the club voted previously to cover another $100. Lion Diane said she would like to also (she will be club president next year). Lion Dean moved and Lion Carol seconded that the club pay the portion of the registration fee for both Lions that is not covered by scholarships or other donations; the motion passed. 
 
Lion Gretchen summarized what the Publicity Committee has been thinking about and working on. They have many good ideas, which they plan to share with the club membership and ask for feedback. When they are ready to do so, they will draft emails, which the club secretary will broadcast to all club members. She also pointed out the importance of the Publicity Committee knowing what the Events Committee is doing. To facilitate that, the Publicity Committee chair will be added as a member of the Events Committee.
 
Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 8:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
1/21, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
1/23, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Chris Meyers, L.O. Library, Topic - Kanopy & Library Services
1/30, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
John Wendland, LO City Councilor: Topic - "Reading Results”
1/31, 10:30 Publicity Committee mtg Gretchen’s house
2/6, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
LOLC board meeting
2/6 to 3/8 Pot of Gold Raffle sales
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 1/9/2019 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Kelleen the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offered the invocation. There were 17 members in attendance and two guests: Barbara Sherman from the King City Lions Club and Paula Paver, a prospective new member.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Dane suggested we all introduce ourselves to help new members get to know us, which we did.
 
Lion Carol reported that the Charity of the Month for January is the Chico Breakfast Lions Club who are providing food to victims of the Camp Fire in Northern California. Members who want to donate can give cash or a check (made out to our club’s 501(c)(3), Lake Oswego Lions Club Charities) to Lion Jim Vincent, the club’s treasurer. He will consolidate all the donations into a single check for the Chico Breakfast Lions Club.
 
Lion President Eric noted we received a thank-you letter from PDG Bert Diamond for our donation to the District 36-O Eyeglass Task Force, which helps provide vision exams and eyeglasses for those in need who are not served by a local lions club.
 
Lion Dane asked whether the club would be interested in starting a branch club at the Friendsview Retirement Center in Newburg, where Lions Hal and Melita live. A branch club requires at least five new Lions members. LCI would view them as members of our club, but they would operate independently; they would have their meetings, service activities, and fundraising. Some members thought this was worth pursuing so Lion Dane will explore the possibility.
 
Lion Dane also asked about starting a new club in Summerfield, an area in Tigard. He will look into this too.
 
He also described an activity he saw at another club — passing the baby picture of a member around at a club meeting and challenging us to identify who it is, with a fine for guessing wrong. He asked members to send him their pictures as babies or young children.
 
Lion Gretchen reminded us that she is compiling a database of our eyeglass collection sites. If you pick up eyeglasses for recycling and have not given her the site information, please do so.
 
Lion Sharon talked about the Guiding Lamp Award. See the attached flyer.
 
She also reported that she spoke with Lion Sharon Elder, the Oral Hull Park director, about Choice Magazine Listening, an organization that provides a free “talking magazine” for people who are blind or visually impaired. 
 
Lion Sharon reported on the club awards that will be presented at the district convention next month. These are for various forms of publicity or public relations, a few of which we already do. We could consider adding some of the others next year.
 
Lion Bonnie reminded us about the basket raffle at the district convention. There is two cash prizes, one for the most popular basket (most raffle tickets collected) and another for the best depiction of the theme.
 
Lion Jeanine introduced two Pacer Baseball players who talked about their fundraiser, a crab dinner. Their flyer is attached.
 
Lion Gretchen said she wants to attend the NW Lions Leadership Institute in April. She has received a $100 scholarship from the district, but needs help with the rest of the $290 registration fee. Lion Sharon moved and Lion Diane seconded that the club donate another $100, and the motion passed.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
1/16, 6-7:30 LOLC dinner/board meeting Village Inn
1/23, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Chris Meyers, L.O. Library, Kanopy & Library Services
1/30, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
John Wendland, LO City Councilor, " Reading Results"
2/6, 12-1 LOLC lunch/board meeting Heritage House
Pot of Gold Raffle begins
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 12/12/2018 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon leading the Pledge of Allegiance himself; Lion Gretchen offered the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance and two guests: Peggy Dickerson from Hope Community Church & Sparrow Services and Darlene Fritsche from Compassion in Action Clackamas County.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Sharon read an email from David Page regarding Choice Magazine Listening, a nonprofit that serves adults with impaired vision by producing free audio collections of selected magazine articles. Mr Page asked our club to help make potential listeners aware of what his organization offers, e.g., by making the organization’s brochures available. Several club members made suggestions about how to do this. Lion Sharon will contact Lion Sharon Elder at Oral Hull Park to ask whether she is aware of the recordings.
 
Lion Sharon also reported on the sale of holiday greenery. All orders have been picked up or delivered, and she estimated that our net proceeds are about $350.
 
Lion Fae, who recently transferred from the King City club, passes around the information cards she developed listing services for the homeless in Washington County. Members can hand these out to homeless people to let them know about services that are available. She will develop new cards for Clackamas and Multnomah Counties. Lion Gretchen moved and Lion Teddy seconded that the club reimburse Lion Fae for the cost of printing the current cards (about $21).
 
Lion Gen brought pillow cases to be filled with toys to donate to children in need (pillow cases are being used this year instead of stockings). Lion Kat will take extra pillow cases to the Senior Center to be filled there. 
 
Lion Gen also reported on collecting coats and other clothing from the library, city hall, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Heritage House. These went to Hope Sparrow Services. 
 
Lion Carol reported on the donations for the family the club adopted for the holidays. All the family’s requests have been filled. She and other members will pick up toys at KPTV tomorrow at 1:00. The gifts and holiday dinner will be delivered to the family on Thursday, 12/20.
 
Lion Carol then introduced Darlene Fritsche, the speaker for the meeting, who talked about Compassion in Action Clackamas County. This is a nonprofit organization that "matches members of the community, service organizations and companies who contribute their time and resources, providing Holiday food boxes & toys, with families and/or individuals in need who are eligible for services.” 
 
Lion Carol presented Darlene with the club’s $125 donation to Compassion in Action Clackamas County, and Lion Dean presented another $125 donation to Peggy Dickerson for Hope Sparrow Services.
 
Lion Bonnie reminded us about our annual holiday dinner next Wednesday, 12/19, at the Heritage House. She has a list of those who plan to attend and another list of those who cannot. If you are not on either list, please let her know whether you are coming or not.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
12/13, 1:00 Christmas Toy Pick-up/Sorting KTTV Studio/Kat’s home
12/19, 12-2 Prep for Holiday Dinner Heritage House
12/19, 5:30-8 LOLC Holiday Dinner Heritage House
12/26 No meeting
1/2 No meeting
1/7, 6-7:30 Events Committee meeting Village Inn
1/9, 12-1 LOLC lunch/board meeting Heritage House
1/16, 6-7:30 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 11/28/2018 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with himself leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 17 members in attendance and two guests: Kathy, Lion Dane’s wife), and Jeff Gudman, the speaker for the meeting.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Carol reported that Lion Joe's birthday is this week, but since he wasn’t present, we did not sing Happy Birthday.
 
Lion Carol gave us an update on the family we’ve adopted for the holidays: a single mother with four children aged 3 to 11. She passed around a sign-up list for their gifts. The deadline for the gifts is 12/19 at our annual holiday party. We also need to provide a holiday meal for the family. Lion Gretchen suggested buying one from Safeway. Lion Dean moved and Lion Sharon seconded that we do so, and the motion passed. Lion Dane took up a collection to cover the $50 cost.
 
Lion Carol also reported that the Charity Committee proposed splitting the club’s $250 charity donation between Hope Sparrow Services, a local food pantry, and Compassion in Action, an organization that matches families in need with service organizations and companies who want to provide help. Lion Dean moved and Lion Gretchen seconded that the club donate $125 to each organization; the motion passed.
 
Lion Sharon reminded us that we’re all invited to join Lions Hal and Melita for lunch next Friday, 12/7, at Friendsview in Newberg. She needs to let Lion Hal know how many plan to attend so he can reserve enough space in the dining room, so she asked for a show of hands. If you plan to attend and were not at the meeting, please contact Lion Sharon in the next couple of days, i.e., by Friday, 11/30.
 
Lion Sharon also said that the holiday wreaths will be available for members to pick up at the Heritage House next Wednesday, 12/5, from 11:30 to 1:00. The club is not meeting that day because the Heritage House is being used to a holiday bazaar instead. The wreaths will be available on the front lawn by the kitchen door. Please plan to stop by to pick up the wreaths and other greenery you ordered.
 
Lion Dean reported that the final pick-up of donations for Coats for Kids will be next Friday afternoon, 12/7, except for the donation box at the Heritage House. That will be picked up on Tuesday, 12/2.
 
Lion Gen introduced Jeff Gudman, a Lake Oswego City Councilor. He spoke about the importance of the city’s infrastructure (roads, bridges, buildings, etc.) and focused on the bridges in Lake Oswego. There are nine of them, not including the one on Hwy 43, which is a state bridge. The average age of the nine is 43 years, and the average of the four oldest is 63 years. Weather (hot summers and cold, rainy winters), the heavier weight of today’s vehicles, and the increased number of vehicles all put strains on bridges. All the LO bridges are safe to use, but the city needs to start planning for their replacement.
 
Jeff also talked about his experiences as a city councilor. He said there are four lessons he learned over his time on the council:
* The power of eight words: if we do this, what don’t we do. As with everything else, the city’s time and money are limited, so it is necessary to prioritize and consider tradeoffs.
* The importance of understanding budgeting, planning, and legislating.
* The ability to count to four. The LO council has seven members, so four votes are needed to accomplish anything. But he emphasized that a consensus (7/0) or near consensus (6/1) is much better.
* The importance of informing and persuading (other councilors and the community at large). As an example, he referred to the columns he has written for the Lake Oswego Review.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:15.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
12/1, 9-12 OLSHF Board Mtg Springfield
12/1, 1-4 MD36 Council of Governors Springfield
12/5, 11:30-1 Pick up wreaths you ordered Heritage House
12/7, 11:15-1 Lunch with Hal & Melita Friendsview, Newberg
12/7, 2:00 Final pick-up for Coats for Kids LO Library, City Hall, Chamber
12/12, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
12/19, 5:30-8:30 LOLC Holiday Party Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 
Lion Jim V. reported that Lion Patti donated $64 to celebrate her birthday, one dollar for each year.

Minutes for 11/14/2018 Meeting

On November 14, 2018 Lion Jim Castle began the meeting at noon leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 10 members including 1 associate member and 2 guests, Rod Bach of Central Lions and Steve Thomson of Portland Bentham Lions in attendance.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.  Lion Genevieve was happy to attend and share a picture taken of her and Lion Carol at the OLSHF Gala on Saturday, Lion Jeanine was happy to report a successful delivery of coats for adults delivered to the Good Neighbor Center, Lions Diane, Gretchen and Nathan were especially happy to be able to attend today's meeting, Lion Bonnie was happy to feel semi-retired and Lion Jim Castle was happy to still have his 14 year old grandson who suffered a heart attack after finishing a marathon.  It looks like the boy may need a heart transplant.  …. Life is fragile, handle with prayer.

Lion Dean introduced our guests, Steve and Rod.

Lion Dean reported that he attended the Veterans Day Celebration at Foothills Park on Sunday, 11/11, which included a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Veterans Memorial Wall.  It was good to see the beginning of the fruition of this project. LOLC has made more than $1000 in donations to support the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial to honor those that have served our country. Recognition will be given to the main branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard), along with Lake Oswego Firefighters and Police. Individuals with connections to Lake Oswego will also be honored. If you have suggestions for someone to be honored, or want to recognize a loved one, please contact the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial throughwww.LOVeteransMemorial.org

 

Lion Dean confirmed with our treasurer, Jim Vincent, that our club has set aside $500 to donate the Eyeglasses and Hearing Task Force to help people in need of eyeglasses and hearing aids but do not live in an zip code area where there is an active Lions club to facilitate their application for help.

 

Upcoming service projects including the Pillowcase Project, Coats for Kids and Adopt a Christmas Family we discussed. 

Fill A Stocking, Fill A Heart, returns this year as the Pillowcase Project! This gives us a perfect opportunity to participate in service to our community as  Lions. If you want to get an early start, you can pick up one of these beautiful handmade pillowcases at Lake Oswego City Hall or get one at our next LOLC meeting on November 28th (Lion Genevieve will pick up several) They will need to be filled with basic-needs items along with a few special gifts (a list of suggested items will be attached to each pillowcase) and returned to City Hall by Friday, December 14. These delightful pillowcases will be of use all year and hopefully bring some comfort to those in need. 

Again this year we have an opportunity to serve as we make donations of coats for kids (and any other cold weather clothing items such as gloves, hats and scarves) You can bring your donation to our upcoming LOLC meetings or drop them off at any of the donation sites: the Lake Oswego Library, Lake Oswego City Hall and the Oswego Heritage House.  Lion Gen will be in charge of picking up, keeping a list of what is collected and delivering all those items.  Hope Sparrow Services will distribute these items throughout the winter to families in need in our community, especially children.

We are still waiting to hear from Darlene Fritsche of Toy and Joy/Compassion in Action Clackamas County to find out who our Christmas family will be this year so stay tuned.  We will have a nice wish list soon! (in plenty of time for Black Friday shopping) 

Donate what you can, volunteer your time, and enjoy the season! Just be sure report your efforts to our secretary, Dale Rollins so he can include it in his LCI Service Report. 

 

Lion Gen introduced our guest speaker, Lion Steve Thomson who spoke to us about Champaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service, the most ambitious fundraising effort in LCIF’s history.  Campaign 100 will span three years and seek to raise US$300 million by June 30, 2021 with the goal of bringing more help and hope than ever before—empowering service for generations to come. Watch a short video at https://youtu.be/x2oyXsVuiVY to get inspired and be ready to get involved. We serve. 

 

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." ~ Helen Keller

Lion Kat conducted the membership drawing and Lion Dean's name was drawn.  He used his winnings to make our club's first donation to Campaign 100.
 
Lottery tickets were won by Lions Jeanine and Carol in our raffle drawing.
 
Lion Jim Castle adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
 
11/16, 10am LOLC Publicity Committee Meeting and Eric Weberg's office
11/21 No LOLC meeting  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
11/28, Noon-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House,
wit special speaker, Jeff Gudman, LO City Councilor, LO Bridges
 
12/5 No LOLC meeting  The meeting room will not be available to us.
12/5 Christmas Wreath orders will be delivered to the Heritage House front lawn and available there for pick-up
 
Friday, 12/7 We have been invited to have a holiday lunch with Lions Hal and Melita Schmidt at their home, Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg in lieu of our Wed meeting.
 
Wednesday 12/12, Noon-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Wednesday 12/19 No LOLC meeting in lieu of....
Wednesday 12/19 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. The Lake Oswego Lions Club Holiday Potluck Dinner/Auction and Ornament Exchange
 
Wednesday 12/26 No LOLC meeting  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
 
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let Secretary Dale know.  Thanks for the opportunity to serve as your acting secretary while he was traveling this week!
 
Blessings,
Lion Bonnie  :-)

Minutes for 10/31/2018 Meeting

Because it was Halloween, we had an informal meeting (no agenda, no speaker). Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with 12 members and four guests in attendance: Fae Lloyd and Nancy Hayes from the King City Lions Club, Susan (Lion Dean’s wife), and Kathy (Lion Dane’s wife). Many wore costumes for the occasion.

 
Lion President Eric led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lion Gretchen offered the invocation.
 
Lion Sharon said she has Lion Sandy Woolverton’s clothing catalog that we can use to order club vests. Contact her if you want one.
 
She also reminded us that this was the last day for holiday wreath orders. She collected several and will put together a consolidated order to send to Ida’s Wreath Shop.
 
The remainder of the meeting was devoted to playing bingo. Winners were able to select prizes that had been provided by several members. There were also a variety of snacks that we all enjoyed.
 
Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:30

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 10/24/2018 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with himself leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Sharon offering the invocation. There were 11 members in attendance and two guests: Fae Lloyd from the King City Lions Club and Wendy Beyer, the speaker for the meeting.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Sharon and Dale both have birthdays this week so we sang Happy Birthday to them.
 
Lion Sharon reported that Lions Hal and Melita invited us to join them for lunch on Friday, Dec 7, at Friendsview in Newburg where they live. If you can make it, please RSVP to Lion Sharon by Nov 7; she will then let Lion Hal know the total number so he can reserve enough space for us in the dining room. Plan to arrive by 11:15.
 
Lion Gen introduced Wendy Beyer from Home Instead who spoke to us about her company’s offerings and about flu prevention. Home Instead provides in-home services for seniors and disabled people that enable them to continue living in their homes instead of having to move to nursing homes. They offer a variety of services such as simple companionship, personal care (help with bathing, etc.), and local transportation (for shopping, doctor visits, etc.). They also have emergency caregivers who can arrive within an hour when needed. All caregivers undergo a thorough training program.
 
Wendy also talked about how to prevent getting the flu. Exercise, a healthy diet, and avoiding germs are all important. Keep your environment clean and wash your hands with soap; hand sanitizer is OK, but not a substitute for soap. Keep hydrated by drinking water. Get a flu shot; it may not prevent you from getting the flu, but it will reduce the severity. There are a variety of flu strains, and the shot for any year only counters the most likely ones. She distributed three flyers, which I will send out early next week when I have access to a scanner (Sharon and I are in Sunriver celebrating her birthday with both our kids families).
 
Lion Dean reported that Lion Gretchen has had her medical procedure. She is home and doing well.
 
Lion Sharon reminded us that wreath orders are due at the meeting next week. Then she will send the combined order to Ida’s.
 
Lion Tina talked about her idea for raising awareness of Lions and increasing visibility of our club in the community. She's drafted a flyer that we could ask local businesses to post to show their “approval” of the Lake Oswego Lions Club. Her idea was enthusiastically received. She will work with the Publicity Committee to finalize the flyer.
 
Lion Diana handed out a flyer for an event tomorrow night, Thursday, Oct 25, from 6 to 9 to benefit PCC Fostering Success, a group involved with foster children. Laugh, dance, and donate all for a good cause. Drinks, food, and fun for only $25 per person (21 and older only) at the Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway #300. Tickets online at pcc.edu/fosteringsuccess
 
Lion Dane reported that the Portland Downtown Lions Club is supporting residents of Taft House for the holidays. Taft House is a residential care community "where senior and disabled adults receive the care and respect they deserve.” Portland Downtown plans to give small gifts to the residents and is asking other Lions Clubs to help. Some residents would prefer getting a $20 Fred Meyer gift card, and Lion Dane suggested that our club or individual members may want to provide some.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
10/27, 9-11, 12-2 Eyeglass sorting party LERC, 2826 NW Nela Street, Portland
10/27 Beaverton Mystery Dinner Tannesbourne Senior Center
10/31, 12-1:30 LOLC bingo/costume party Heritage House
11/3, 10-1 36-O Cabinet meeting OLSHF
11/7, 12-1 LOLC lunch/board meeting Heritage House
11/10, 4:30-8 OLSHF Masquerade Gala Elysian Ballroom, 918 SW Yamhill
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 10/18/2018 Meeting

On Thursday, 10/18, at the Village Inn Lion Eric Weberg called our meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Lion Dean pulled up the American flag on his phone and we recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 8 members in attendance and two guests: Kaylin Rice and Mary Lee Turner, the speaker for the meeting. Lion Eric started the meeting with reminders of upcoming events and campaigns including:
 
Saturday, 10/20 9AM Odell Lions Applerama at Fisherman's Marine in the Oregon City Shopping Center (Just $12 for a 23-25 lb. box)
 

Wednesday,10/24, Noon-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Wendy Allison Beyer, Flu Prevention

Saturday, 10/27 9-11 AM & Noon-2PM Eyeglass Sorting Party at the OLSHF Warehouse. If you and your friends and family members plan to participate let Tracy at the foundation know so she knows how many folks to expect! 503-413-8378 or tracy@olshf.org

Wednesday,10/31,  Noon-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Halloween Bingo Party wear a costume and bring snacks and prizes  AND your Christmas Wreath orders (10/31 is the deadline)

Saturday, 11/3, 10AM-1PM 36-O Cabinet meeting at OLSHF - All are invited.

Wednesday, 11/7, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House LOLC board meeting and Club Quality Initiative

Saturday 11/10, 4:30-9 OLSHF Masquerade Gala at the Elysian Ballroom.  Lion Eric agreed to sponsor a table and the 10 seats were quickly filled.  At that event will be an announcement of the winner of the 10-day stay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Raffle tickets are 1 for $25 or 5 for $100  Call 503-413-7399 or email gala@olshf.org to purchase raffle tickets.  The winner need not be present to win.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 8AM -  District 36-O Convention.  If you register before 1/23/2019 your name will be put into a drawing for the registration fee to be paid by District O ore ONE Lion to attend the MD-36 State Convention at Seaside Convention Center in Seaside - May 3-4, 2019.  We will be collecting purses and toiletry bags for personal hygiene kits for less fortunate - please be generous and donate what you are able.

Lion Dane read information about Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service.  Visit http://www.lcif.org/BE100 to learn more..

Lion Bonnie shared an appeal for a donation to Heifer International for the club to consider again.  Visit http://www.heifer.org to learn more.

 
Lion Bonnie passed around the sign-up sheet for members who can help Lion Gretchen while she recovers from next Tuesday's medical procedure.  See the "Gretchen Squad" documents attached.
 
Lion Dane introduced our guest speaker, PDG Mary Lee Turner who shared with us her relationship to her constant companion, her "information stick", white cane she has named "Seymour".  She described her "Seymour" as a powerful tool that helps her to function with safety, efficiency, dignity and fun!  She spoke from her personal lifetime experience observations of her sister's experiences and the hundreds of encounters with those she has been honored and privileged to assist in her service to the blind an low vision community including several trips to with the Lions Mexico Vision and Health Clinic.  
 
 
She encouraged us to get involved with the White Cane Program to raise awareness and support for the efforts to help the blind and low vision community and gave us a card that reiterates the traffic law concerning a pedestrian using a white cane
 
A driver approaching a pedestrian who has limited vision or a pedestrian who is blind or deaf-blind, who is carrying a white cane or accompanied by a dog guide, and who is crossing or about to cross a roadway, shall stop and remain stopped until the pedestrian has crossed the roadway..
 
We enjoyed the presentation and our meeting was finally adjourned by Lion Eric at 8PM.  A special thanks to Lion Dane who provided Mary Lee transportation home.
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

 

Blessings,

Lion Bonnie  :-)


Minutes for 10/3/2018 Meeting
 
Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with himself leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 12 members in attendance and three guests: Fae Lloyd and Carleen Simmering from the King City Lions Club and Paula Pawer, a friend of Lion Carol.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Carol said there were no birthdays this week.
 
Lion Barbara suggested that members may want to have small cards listing services available in the area to hand out to people who are soliciting money at street corners, in shopping centers, etc. Lion Dane said Just Compassion has such cards for the Tigard area. Several members expressed interest.
 
Lion Sharon reported that she has 25 entries for the Peace Poster contest, all from Lake Oswego Junior High School. 128 students drew posters, and some of the school staff selected the 25 to submit for the contest. We will judge them ourselves at our meeting next week, 10/10.
 
Lion Gretchen will be having a medical procedure later this month, and she will need help at home while she recovers. Lion Sharon suggested having a sign-up sheet to coordinate volunteers.
 
Lion Sharon led the club through the first assessment of the Club Quality Initiative. This involved members answering a series of questions service projects we perform. In general, the consensus was that we are doing well. Area where might improve are in partnering with other organizations in the community and using LCI and LCIF resources. Lion Gretchen suggested that some meetings could focus on informing us about various LCI resources and where to find them on the website.
 
Lion Dane updated us on the new White Cane Day project. The Lake Grove Lions Club has initiated the project as a fundraiser for OLSHF. See the attachment for details.
 
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
10/10, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Jane Schuster, Tips on Diabetes
10/17, 7-8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn Mary Lee Turner, White Cane Program
10/24, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Wendy Allison Beyer, Flu Prevention
10/31, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Halloween costume & bingo party
11/3, 10-1 36-O Cabinet meeting OLSHF
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale R. Rollins

Minutes for 9/26/2018 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with himself leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 19 members in attendance and five guests: Fae Lloyd and Bill Gerkin from the King City Lions Club, Jim Green (a prospective member), Daniel Johnson (the speaker for the meeting), and Lion Dane’s wife, Kathy.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Carol announced that Lion Kat's birthday is today, so we sang Happy Birthday for her.
 
Lion Fae Lloyd announced that the Tualatin Lions Club, where she is an associate member, is having their annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, 10/6. It will include a 50/50 raffle for which she sold tickets. She also announced that the King City Lions Club is having a pancake breakfast on Saturday, 10/20, from 8 to 11.
 
Lion Bill Gerkin also sold tickets for the 50/50 raffle that the King City club is holding. The drawing will be in December.
 
Lion Diane reminded us that the King City club maintains a supply of convalescent equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.) for use by those in need. They would be happy of have any donations that members know of.
 
Lion Teddy June read a moving thank-you note from a vision client we helped recently. Several members suggested we use the note (without the client’s name) in various forms of publicity. Lion Gretchen, the chair of the Publicity Committee, took responsibility of doing that.
 
Lion Dean spoke briefly about selling See’s Candy as a new fundraiser and passed around a list of products. The Events Committee will come up with a recommendation to present to the Board of Directors.
 
Lion Sharon distributed order forms for the wreath sale including pictures of some of the wreaths. All orders must be back to her by Wednesday, 10/31, but earlier is OK too.
 
Lion Gen introduced Daniel Johnson from Wilderness4Life. He spoke about his foundation whose mission is "to serve at-risk young people and their families through Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare programs.” They offer financial assistance to families in Oregon and Washington who have children who would benefit from wilderness therapy programs. Daniel handed out the attached brochure, and details are available at the foundation’s website: http://pbjf.org.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
9/29 MD36 GAT meeting Bandon
10/1, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
10/3, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Club Quality Initiative
10/10, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Jane Schuster, Tips on Diabetes
10/17, 7-8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn Mary Lee Turner, White Cane Program
10/24, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Wendy Allison Beyer, Flu Prevention
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 9/19/2018 Meeting

We had an informal meeting for dinner at the Village Inn. 15 members attended, and we had seven guests:
 
Fee Lloyd and Nancy Hayes from the King City club
Kaylin Rice, a prospective member
Sheri Young from the Wilsonville club
Bob Hill and Mike and Dotty Holm from the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial
 
Lion Dean presented our $545 donation check to Bob and Mike for use in building the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial that their group is working on. Bob and Mike reported on the progress of plans for the memorial and showed pictures of what it will look like. The memorial wall will be built in Foothill Park and will be maintained by the city of Lake Oswego. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 1:00 on Veterans Day, 11/11. Their brochure is attached.
 
Lion Sheri spoke about the Masaka Lions Club in Uganda, the club that is interested in twinning with our club. Lion Sharon said she has emailed them, but has had no reply. Lion Sheri said she would follow up. She also passed around a poster showing a vision event they put on.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 9/12/2018 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Jim C. leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance and two visitors: Julie Hubbard from the Pearl on Kruse Way and Jim who Lion Gen met and suggested attend one of our meetings.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Carol said said no one has a birthday this week.
 
Lions Teddy June, Bonnie, and Carol spoke about the highway clean-up last Saturday. Eight members picked up trash along a 2.5 mile stretch of Highway 43, filling nine trash bags and receiving thanks from people walking and biking along the way.
 
Lion Dean reported on the Buddy Walk event next Sunday, 9/23. We will be cooking and serving hamburgers and hot dogs to participants at the Buddy Walk for Downs Syndrome. This is a community service event, not a fundraiser; the meal is included in the price of the Buddy Walk registration, and they will reimburse all our expenses. They will also give the club an extra amount beyond the expense reimbursement, which we will simply donate back to them.
 
Lion Dean also spoke about a new fundraising possibility — selling See’s candy either by preorder or booth sale or both. With a preorder members would take orders and collect payments; then the club would buy and deliver the ordered candy. With a booth sale the club would buy boxes of candy and then sell them at various locations, such as the Christmas Bazaar at the Heritage House. Members asked a few questions that Lion Dean said he would get answers for:
 
Can the club set is own prices, or would we have to use the See’s retail prices?
What is the shelf life in case we don’t sell everything at a booth sale?
Can we pick up ordered candy at a See’s store (e.g., Tualatin) to avoid a shipping charge?
 
After Lion Dean gets the answers, the Events Committee will develop a proposal for presentation to the board for review and decision.
 
Lion Sharon reported on the holiday wreath sale. We have done this each of the past few years. It is mainly by preorder, but Lion Dean suggested the club could buy extra wreathes to sell at the Christmas Bazaar (see above). Club members would take orders during October with the combined order going to Ida’s, the supplier, on Nov 9. Wreathes would be picked up and delivered the first week of December. Lion President Eric offered the use of his SUV to avoid paying Ida’s to deliver them. Lion Sharon noted that Ida’s had to raise their prices a bit because the cost the metal rings the wreathes are built has gone up, so our prices will need to increase too.
 
Lion Gen introduced the meeting speaker, Lion Nathan, our newest member. He spoke about the services offered at the Pearl at Kruse Way where he is the executive director: skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and memory care. The first two are short-stay offerings (usually one or two weeks) for patients needing help to transition from hospital to home. Memory care is long-term; typically the Pearl is the permanent residence for people who can no longer live on their own and need more help than can be provided at home. Lion Nathan also introduced Julie Hubbard, the RN manager of the memory care unit at the Pearl, who told us about Alzheimer’s disease, which is a main diagnosis for people needing memory care. They also passed out some informative materials, which are attached, and Lion Nathan reminded us about the community carnival the Pearl is hosting from 1 to 3 tomorrow, Thursday, 9/13.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
9/17, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
9/19. 10-1 OLSHF Program Services OLSHF
9/19, 6:30-8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn Veterans Memorial Wall presentation
9/23, 8-2:30 Buddy Walk Millennium Park, LO
9/24 OLSHF Golf Tournament Langdon Farms Golf Club, Aurora
9/26, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Daniel Johnson, Wilderness 4 Life
9/29 MD36 GAT meeting Bandon
10/3, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House LOLC board meeting
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 9/5/2018 Meeting
Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Dean leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 18 members in attendance.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Jim C. said Lion Tina has a birthday this week, so we sang Happy Birthday to her.
 
The roadside clean-up is this Saturday, 9/8. We will meet at the Burgerville on Hwy 43 at 9:15 to get started.
 
Lion President Eric reported that the West Linn Lions may want to borrow one of our grill trailers. Theirs is being repaired and may not be ready for events they have this month. Lion Bonnie moved and Lion Sharon seconded that we lend one of our grill trailers to the West Linn Lions Club if they need it with the stipulation that they tow it from where it is parked in Wilsonville, clean it thoroughly when they are done with it, refill the propane tanks, and return it to its storage site in Wilsonville; the motion passed. Lion President Eric will have the West Linn president contact Lions Dean and Greg to make the arrangements. Lion Greg will show the West Linn members what they need to know to operate our grill trailer properly.
 
Lion Dean briefed us on the Buddy Walk event on Sunday, 9/23. We will cook and serve hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. Lion Gretchen is maintaining the list of volunteers, which was passed around during the meeting.
 
Lion President Eric circulated the list of club committees. Lions Carol and Sharon have signed up for the Charities Committee, which was the last one added to the list. Lion Dale will distribute the list to all members, so everyone knows who is doing what.
 
Lion Sharon gave a brief recap of the 36-O cabinet meeting in at the Rockaway Lions clubhouse on Saturday, 8/25. Aside from the usual cabinet reports, she noted that the district is looking into doing a White Cane fundraiser. 
 
She also talked about the Club Quality Initiative process. She passed out the evaluation booklets at the last meeting and passed out more to those members who hadn’t gotten one. There are four sections, and the plan is to cover one section at each of the next four board meetings (Oct - Jan).
 
Lastly she reported on the Peace Poster contest. She has ordered the materials from LCI and expects them within the next couple of days. She has contacted three schools, but only one (LO Junior High School) has expressed an interest. We will judge the entries at our last meeting in October and will send the winner(s) on for district-wide judging at the 36-O cabinet meeting on Saturday, 11/3. (Note: in the meeting we said we’d do the judging at our first Nov meeting, 11/7, but that would be after the cabinet meeting, so we’ll have to do it on 10/31 instead.)
 
Lion Kat reported that she delivered our donated backpacks to the Community Transitional School, which serves homeless students in the greater Portland area.
 
Lion Gen suggested we look into helping in the SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) school reading program. However, the LO school district does not participate in SMART, but has their own similar program. She will find out whether there is something we can do to help in that program.
 
Lion Sharon asked whether we want to do a wreath sale again this year. Lion Gen moved and Lion Bonnie seconded that we do so; the motion passed.
 
Lion Dean raised the possibility of selling See’s candy as a fundraiser. There are two approaches: preorder and booth sale. With preorders club members would take orders and collect payment, then the club would order the candy from See’s, and deliver to recipients. With a booth sale the club would buy candy from See’s and sell at locations around town. The Events Committee is looking into both approaches and will report back to the board of directors.
 
Lion Nathan announced that The Pearl at Kruse Way, where he is the executive director, is hosting a community carnival next Thursday, 9/13, to which all are invited (see attached flyer). Parking will be available at the Lake Bible College, which is across the street from the facility.
 
We decided to have a bingo party at our last meeting in October, 10/31, Halloween. No speaker that week.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
9/10, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
9/12, 11-11:30 Special Board meeting Heritage House
9/12, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
9/17, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
9/19, 6:30-8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
9/23, 8-2:30 Buddy Walk Millennium Park, LO
9/24 OLSHF Golf Tournament Langdon Farms Golf Club, Aurora
9/26, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 8/22/2018 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Dean leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 18 members in attendance and many guests: several members of the Lake Oswego Girls Little League Softball Team and some of their parents, and Mike Teague, the guest speaker.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Dane announced that we are ready to do a roadside clean-up. After some discussion, it was scheduled for Saturday, 9/8. Volunteers will meet at 9:15 at the Burgerville on Hwy 43. Lion Dane will have the equipment and will email members with details.
 
Lion Dean gave a recap of our efforts at the Lake Oswego Classic Car Show last Sunday. He thanked all who worked, especially Lions Gretchen, Greg, Kat, and Eric, all of whom were there for the entire time.
 
Lion Dane said the Lake Grove Lions Club is cooking hamburgers at the Lakeridge Elementary School Back-to-School Picnic on Thursday, 8/30. They are looking for volunteers to help serve. Anyone who wants to help, please contact Lion Dane.
 
He also invited any and all to attend the zone meeting tonight at the High Rocks Restaurant in Gladstone. The meeting will begin at 6:30, but be there by 6:00 to order dinner.
 
Lion President Eric circulated the committee sign-up sheet again. Only the Charities Committee needs a chair and members.
 
He also passed around a volunteer sheet for the Buddy Walk, which is scheduled for Sunday, 9/23. We will be cooking and serving hamburgers and hot dogs to participants and their families.
 
Lion Gen introduced the speaker, Mike Teague of the Western States Fire Protection company. He spoke about the company’s fire protection products and services, which include equipment, monitoring, inspection, and servicing. He described the four main types of fire protection systems.
 
Lion Sharon reported on the BBQ planned for next Wednesday at the Rollins house. 
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 12:55.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
8/27, 6-7:30 Events Committee Village Inn
8/29, 5-8 End of Summer BBQ Rollins’s house, 13205 SW Genesis Loop, Tigard
9/5, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
9/12, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
9/19, 6:30-8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
9/23, 9-2 Buddy Walk Millennium Plaza Park, LO
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 8/8/2018 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Jim C. leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 19 members in attendance and two guests: Kelly Hobson from the Cedar Hills Sunset Lions Club (she is filling in for Lion Bonnie at Lion Eric’s Edward Jones office), and Lion Dane’s wife, Kathy.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Jim C. announced that Lion Dave George had a birthday recently, and the club sent a birthday card. He also said the Lion Carol is taking over the birthday calendar.
 
Lion President Eric reported that the LO Little League girls team is in the International Little League World Series, which is being played in the Portland area. Some of the teams from other countries need financial help in order to participate, and we received an email request from LO Little League asking whether we can help. Lion Hal moved and Lion Melita seconded  (via email) that we donate $250 to help defray those teams’ costs, and the motion passed (voting was also by email). 
 
Lion Dean reported on our plans for cooking breakfast and lunch at the LO Classic Car Show on Sunday, 8/19. Volunteers are still needed, especially for the set-up (5:30-7) and clean-up (2-4) shifts. If you can help and have not already signed up, please contact Lion Gretchen; she maintains the list of volunteers.
 
Lion Dane is organizing the roadside clean-up project. He passed around a sign-up sheet for volunteers. No date has been selected yet.
 
Lion President Eric passed around the list of club committees. All the committees are well staffed now, but a couple don’t have chairs yet. (Subsequently Lion Gretchen volunteered to chair the Publicity Committee, and Lion Sharon volunteered to chair the Member Awards Committee, so now all committees have chairs.)
 
Lion Sharon inducted Nathan Nielsen as our newest member.
 
Lion President Eric brought up that the Portland Downtown Lions Club is having a basket raffle as a fundraiser. The winning basket will receive $100. Lion Bonnie volunteered to oversee the creation of a basket.
 
Lion President Eric announced that OLSHF has started their second annual 5-Star Service Award Program. We already meet many of the qualifications, and Lion Sharon asked whether any members joined the Pride Monthly Donor Program during the last Lion year. Several did, so our club does qualify as a 5-Star club. Lion Sharon will submit our application.
 
Lion Sharon also reported on the possibility of twinning with a club in Uganda. She has emailed them and waiting for a reply.
 
Lion Dean reported that the $400 from our yard art raffle and the $138 from the sale of hats and flags at the 4th of July Breakfast will be donated to the LO Veterans Memorial Wall project, as approved by the board of directors last spring.
 
Lion Dane began a discussion of honoring volunteers from club member families who helped at the 4th of July Breakfast, such as Lion Eric’s daughters, Lion Gretchen’s daughter, and Lion Carol’s granddaughter to name just a few. Thank-you notes and certificates of appreciation were suggested as well as offering to write references for college applications.
 
Lion Sharon talked about the LCI Club Quality Initiative for assessing the current status of our club, identifying areas that could be improved, and planning how to achieve those improvements. She handed out survey booklets to members who were present and email others asking them how best to get copies to them too. She asked that members fill the surveys out and bring them to the 9/5 board meeting. Lion Dane also handed out copies of the LCI Purposes and Code of Ethics, both of which may be good references when filling out the survey.
 
Lion Gen said we received a thank-you for all the books we donated to the Oregon Women Lawyers (OWL) Association. One of their efforts is collecting books for inmates at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, which is where the eyeglasses we collect are sorted, cleaned, and calibrated. Lion Gen suggested that we continue collecting and donating books to OWL. Lion Dean moved and Lion Gretchen seconded that we do so, and the motion passed.
 
Lion Sandy asked whether we wanted to donate backpacks for students again this year. Lion Bonnie moved and Lion Dean seconded that we make this our Charity of the Month for August, and the motion passed. Members can purchase backpacks and bring them to the 8/22 meeting. They will be taken to the Salvation Army where they will be filled with school supplies and distributed. Walgreen’s, Walmart, and other large chain stores often have inexpensive backpacks right now.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
8/11, 9-12 OLSHF Board Meeting Hood River
8/11, 1-4 MD36 Council of Governors Hood River
8/13, 11-1 36-O Global Action Team  Camp 18
8/13, 6-7:30 Events Committee meeting Village Inn
8/19, 5:30-4 LO Car Show Breakfast/Lunch George Rogers Park
8/22, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Mike Teague will speak about fire safety
8/25, 10-1 36-O Cabinet Meeting Rockaway Lions Clubhouse
8/29, 5-8 LOLC End of Summer BBQ Rollins’s home, 13205 SW Genesis, Tigard
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale

Minutes for 7/25/2018 Meeting
Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Jim C. leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 20 members in attendance and three guests: Nathan Nielsen, Sarah Rourke, and Michael Murphy. Nathan is the executive director of The Pearl at Kruse Way and was visiting to learn about our club with the intention of joining. Sarah is one of our scholarship recipients. Michael is the founder of Hunger fighters of Oregon and was the speaker for the meeting.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Sandy introduced Sarah, who thanked us for her scholarship and told us a bit about herself, including the Red Shoe project that she helped with.
 
Lion Jim C. said that Lions Gretchen and Sandy had birthdays recently, and we sang Happy Birthday to Lion Sandy (Lion Gretchen was not present).
 
Lion Sharon reported on the Guide Dog Fun Day where several members grilled and served hamburgers for the puppy raisers and families who attended the event. This is an annual event at Guide Dogs for the Blind in Boring. The West Linn Lions Club has done the grilling in recent years, but they had a scheduling conflict this year, so Guide Dogs asked us to step in. 
 
Lion Dean updated us on the LO Car & Boat Show, Sunday 8/19, where we will be cooking pancakes for breakfast and hamburgers for lunch. There will be two shifts, and several members have already signed up to work. Lion Gretchen is maintaining the list of volunteers, so anyone who wants to help should contact either her or Lion Dean.
 
Lion Dane is the Zone Chair for our club. He and Lion Carrie Bartley of the Milwaukie Lions Club are co-chairing two zones. Lion Dane will handle the club visits, and Lion Carrie will do the reporting. He invited any and all to attend a meeting at OLSHF on Tuesday, 7/31, to discuss ideas for activities, membership growth, etc. Contact him for details.
 
Lion President Eric handed out two awards, which had not arrived in time to be delivered at the Installation/Awards Banquet last month. Lion Dean received a Past President plaque, and LIons Sharon and Dale shared a Lion of the Year plaque.
 
Lion Carol asked about getting a large container to put onions in after they are cut for grilling. Lion Bonnie moved and Lion Gen seconded that the club buy such a container (estimated price $15); the motion passed.
 
Lion President Eric passed around a sign-up sheet for club committees. (This is the same list that Lion Dale emailed to all members last week.)
 
Lion Gen introduced our speaker, Michael Murphy, a junior at Lake Oswego High School. He spoke about Hunger Fighters of Oregon, a food pantry he established at Lakeridge Jr. High School. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves 90-100 people twice a month. He and his board of directors are working on setting up food pantries at other locations: Jefferson High, Gladstone, and Beaverton. They welcome donations and volunteers. Their website is www.hungerfightersoregon.org.
 
Lion Sharon inducted three new members who joined last month: Dan Murphy, Colleen Willis, and Trisha Underwood. We then celebrated with ice cream sundaes and brownies.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
8/6, 6-7:30 Events Committee Village Inn
8/8, 12-1 LOLC board meeting Heritage House
8/11, 9-12 OLSHF Board Meeting Hood River Senior Center
8/11, 1-4 MD36 Council of Governors Hood River Senior Center
8/13, 6-7:30 Events Committee Village Inn
8/19, 5:30-3 LO Collector Car Show George Rogers Park
8/29, TBD End of Summer BBQ Rollins’s house,
13205 SW Genesis Loop, Tigard
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 7/11/2018 Meeting

Lion President Eric began the meeting at noon with Lion Jim C. leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Teddy June offering the invocation. There were 14 members in attendance and one guest: Kelly Hobson from the Cedar Hills Sunset Lions Club (she is filling in at Lion Eric’s Edward Jones office while Lion Bonnie is on vacation).
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Dane announced that Lion Dean is in the hospital because of a vision problem. (Subsequently, he learned that Lion Dean had a minor stroke.)
 
Lion Gretchen reported on the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast. Thanks to all who were able to help, especially Lion Eric’s daughters, the League of Young Men, the Pacer Baseball players, and Lion Greg, who hauled, repaired, and cleaned the grill trailers. Lion Gretchen said she will prepare written procedures with photos to use at future breakfasts. She also reported on Lion Dean’s suggestion that we set up a mentoring effort to cross-train members on the various tasks involved in the breakfast so that we have back-ups in case the lead member on a task is not available for some reason.The club also gave a big thank-you to Lion Gretchen for all her work in organizing and working at the breakfast.
 
Lion Sharon reported on the upcoming Guide Dog Fun Day (Saturday, 7/21). This is an annual event at the Guide Dogs for the Blind facility in Boring where puppy raisers bring their dogs for a day of events, tours, and camaraderie. We will be grilling and serving hamburgers for all the puppy raisers and their families (the West Linn Lions usually do this, but they had a conflict this year, so Guide Dogs asked us to fill in). Lion Sharon passed around a sign-up list for volunteers — 4 grillers from 9 to 11 and 7-8 servers from 11 to 1. 
 
Lion Sharon also invited the club to an end-of-summer BBQ at the Rollins “farm” at 6:00 Saturday, 8/29. Please RSVP to her if you can attend (503-702-5917 or sgrollins@comcast.net). The address is 13205 SW Genesis Loop, Tigard.
 
Lion Sharon reported on her attendance at the LCI Convention in Las Vegas last week. It was HOT (triple digits every day). She displayed various hand-outs from the convention and talked about a recommendation from one of the sessions she went to — linking our club’s Facebook page to the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. This is an easy way to increase the club’s visibility. However, we discovered that no one at the meeting knew the club’s Facebook password, so Lion Gretchen sent out an email asking if anyone knows it.
 
Lion President Eric passed around a list of existing and proposed club committees and asked members to sign up where they have an interest.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Eric adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
7/13, 8-9 AM Networking Glassbaby, 390 N State St, LO
7/13, 4-8 Eye Promise Anniversary Party OLSHF, 1010 NW 22ND Ave, Portland
7/21, 9-3 Guide Dog Fun Day 32901 SE Kelso Rd, Boring
7/23, 6-7:30 Events Committee: Car Show Village Inn
7/25, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
Michael Murray, Hunger Fighters of Oregon
8/8, 12-1 LOLC board meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

 


Minutes for 6/6/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Bonnie leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance and one guest: Lion Dane’s wife, Kathy.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Sharon reported that Lion Jeanine’s husband, Ken, is doing very well after his quintuple bypass surgery. Lion President Dean reported that Lion Pat is also doing well, recovering from his two strokes. A number of members have seen him walking with his guide dog around town. Lion Dane told us that Lion Jim V.’s father died Monday; he had been ill for some time. 
 
Lion President Dean read a short story entitled A Dog’s Purpose.
 
Lion Dane said that our road clean-up project is ready to go. All we need to do is pick a date. Then he can arrange for getting the equipment. This will wait until after the July 4th Pancake Breakfast — probably in later July or August.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us about our Charity of the Month — collecting books for the OWL project (Oregon Women Lawyers). Several members brought books to the meeting. The books will be donated to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, where the eyeglasses we collect throughout the state go to be cleaned and calibrated.
 
Lion Bonnie reported on the Rose Festival Luncheon, which was held last Thursday. Lion Eric hosted a table, and several members attended. The Rose Festival Princesses were interviewed by two Lions: Doug Thompson, the Executive Director of the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, and Bert Diamond, the 36-O District Governor.
 
Lion Bonnie also passed around sign-up sheets for our Installation/Awards Banquet on Wednesday, 6/20.
 
Lion Dale reminded us that it is time to pay dues for next year. He distributed a spreadsheet showing the dues for various types of membership (regular, family, student, associate, and new). It also showed the allocation of dues among LCI, MD36, 36-O, and our club. 
 
He suggested that this spreadsheet replace the one on the club’s website, which is incomplete and out of date. Lion Gretchen said she would ask Lion Greg to post it. Several members wrote their dues checks during the meeting and gave them to Lion Dale. 
 
Lion Dale also reported that LCI will no longer waive the dues for someone who drops his/her membership after the beginning of the Lion year (July 1). In the past LCI credited the club for people who dropped during July; now the club must pay the dues for everyone on our roster as of 7/1. This led to a discussion of whether we should do anything to encourage members to pay their dues quickly. Various suggestions were made, but none were accepted. Lion Dane volunteered to call all members during the next week to ask whether they intend to remain members, so that any who want to drop can be removed from the LCI roster before 7/1. Lion Dale will send out dues emails in the next few days. 
 
He also reminded us that LCI is waiving the $35 new member fee for those who join between 6/7 and 6/30. That applies to Kelleen Nicholson and Jill Henderson, our two newest members.
 
Lion President Dean passed around a sign-up sheet for volunteering at the Pancake Breakfast. There will be three shifts: 
 
5 to 8, which includes set-up, cooking, and serving (starting at 7)
8 to 11, more cooking and serving
11 to 2, cooking and serving (until noon), then clean-up
 
He asked members to contact family, friends, neighbors, and other Lions who might want to help. Please send him the name and contact info (phone number, email address) of anyone who volunteers.
 
Lion President Dean and Lion Gen conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
6/9, 9-1 Lions Leadership 101 Tigard Methodist Church
6/11, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
6/13, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
6/18, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
6/20, 12-2 Banquet set-up Heritage House
6/20, 5:30-8 Installation/Awards Banquet Heritage House
6/27, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Helen Keller’s birthday
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 5/30/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Bonnie leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara offering the invocation. There were 13 members in attendance and five guests: Rebecca Benoit (the meeting speaker), Lions Irv and Sheril Smith of the Oaks Bottom Lions Club, Dan Murphy of Pearson Financial Group, and Lion Dane’s wife, Kathy.
 
Lion President Dean reported that Lion Greg repaired the club’s bell, which had somehow been damaged. The club thanked Lion Greg with a round of applause for a job well done.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Irv announced that his club, Oaks Bottom Lions, is having a raffle for a crab fishing trip (see the attached flyer).
 
Lion Bonnie reported that Lion Tina was in the hospital due to an auto accident. Some bruises, but no broken bones. She is recuperating at home now and sent her thanks for the well wishes she received from members.
 
Lion President Dean asked Dan Murphy to tell us a bit about himself. He works at Pearson Financial Group, which is owned by Lion Conrad. He is looking for a community involvement opportunity, so Lion President Dean suggested he visit our club.
 
Lion Dane reported that Kelleen Nicholson, who visited our club earlier this month, has submitted an application for membership. He said her boy friend is considering joining too. And he expects Jill to join soon as well (sorry, I didn’t get her last name).
 
Lion Barbara reported that Lion Pat is up and walking after two strokes.
 
Lion Sharon also gave us an update on the potential twinning club in Masaka, Uganda. Their club has about 50 members, both women and men, and they are enthusiastic about twinning with us.
 
Lion Jim C. reported that two members are having birthdays: Lion Carol and Lion Eric. Neither was present so we didn’t get to sing Happy Birthday for them.
 
Lion President Dean read a short story, “The Eagle”,
 
He also said that Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) is collecting books for the women in the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility again this year. Lion Kat suggested that we make this our Charity of the Month for June, which we agreed to do. Members are encouraged to donate books (new or lightly used), but nothing with violence. They need books for a variety of reading levels, including children’s books.
 
Lion Bonnie passed around the sign-up sheets for the Installation/Awards Banquet next month.
 
She also said there is one seat left at Eric’s table for the Rose Festival Luncheon tomorrow. Lion Sharon said there is one seat at her table also.
 
Lion President Dean asked what the Lion motto is (answer: We Serve). He then asked us to tell ways in which Lions serve and awarded a We Serve bracelet to members who volunteered answers.
 
Lion Gen introduced the guest speaker, Rebecca Benoit, a professional photographer. She offers classes in photography using both camera and cell phones. Her presentation was entitled “Seeing and Living with a Photographer’s Eye.” She said it’s important for a photographer to pay attention to light, people, and story (i.e., something to capture a viewer’s interest). Some benefits of viewing your surroundings through a photographer’s eye are you tend to slow down, you experience things at a deeper level, and your photos create a legacy.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
5/31, 11:30 Rose Festival Luncheon Doubletree Lloyd Center
6/4, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
6/6, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House - LOLC board meeting
6/9, 9-1 Lions Leadership 101 Tigard Methodist Church
6/11, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
6/13, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
6/18, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
6/20, 5:30-8 Installation/Awards Banquet Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 

Minutes for 5/23/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with visiting Lion Sharon Elder leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 14 members in attendance and five guests: Lois Van Pelt (Lion Carol’s friend), Kathy (Dane’s wife) and Sharon Elder, Carolyn Olley, and Kerri Scott, all from Oral Hull Park and Retreat Center for the Blind and Low Vision.
 
Lion Sharon reported that Lion Jeanine’s husband, Ken, is in the hospital for quadruple by-pass surgery. Lion Bonnie reported that Lion Pat is recovering from two stokes. Lion Kat passed around get-well cards for each of them. Lion President Dean reported that Lion Jim V’s father is in the hospital and not doing well. He asked us to keep all these people in our thoughts.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion President Dean read a short story, “How to Change the World”,
 
Lion Bonnie reported on the successful NAMI Walk last Sunday. She and Lion Kat both participated. Lion Bonnie said she expects to meet her team’s fundraising goal of $2000 and expects NAMI to meet its overall goal of $225,000. She thanked all those who supported her team.
 
She also passed around sign-up sheets for the club’s installation/awards dinner next month (6/20). 
 
Lion Sharon reported on the MD36 Convention, which was held last weekend in Eugene. Six members of our club attended: Dane, Dean, Raema, Diana, Sharon, and Dale. She said the service project, Every 28 Days, was very successful. It involved assembling 200 feminine hygiene kits, which will be distributed to women’s shelters in the Eugene/Springfield area. There were lots of extra supplies, which will be distributed also. Lion Sharon also received a $200 donation for supplies, which she did not need to spend, so she will forward it to the Klamath Falls Lions Club to use to buy feminine products for young women in their area. 
 
Lion President Dean announced that voters at the convention elected Lion Sharon to be MD36 Council of Governors chair for 2019-20 and that many Lions at the convention signed up for the OLSHF PRIDE (Prestigious Recurring Individual Donor Entourage) program in which Lions make automatic monthly donations to the foundation. Lion Dane was honored as a 36-O Lion of the Year, and Lion Dale was honored as a MD36 Lion of the Year.
 
There was an impromptu collection of donations for LCIF Diabetes Awareness. If $1000 was raised, PDG Garry Charbonneau would sacrifice his beautiful, long white tresses. The goal was exceeded, so Lions Sue Jaggers and Erin Beck (the wife of the visiting International Director) trimmed PDG Garry’s hair during Saturday’s dinner. He will also receive a Helen Keller award from LCIF.
 
Lion Sharon reported that Lion Sherri Young of the Wilsonville Lions Club visited the Masaka (Uganda) Lions Club and they are interested in twinning with our club. Lion Dane moved and Lion Gretchen seconded that we explore the possibility; the motion passed.
 
Lion Sharon Elder spoke about new programs at the Oral Hull Park and Retreat Center. They are now offering 2-hour classes dealing with low vision and blindness at retirement centers in the Portland area. They have also developed a 4-day training program for care providers in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities that teach them how best to care for people with low vision or blindness. She showed a video that illustrated the programs that Oral Hull offers to people with low vision or blindness: Adult Adventure Retreats, which include white water rafting, archery, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, and many others; and the Living with Vision Loss Seminars, which teach about using technology, accessing public transportation, cooking, Braille, etc. She also invited anyone interested to attend the Tea in the Gardens of Enchantment Fundraiser on Saturday, June 30, at Oral Hull Park.
 
 
Next, Lion Sharon Elder showed a second video highlighting a recent Eyeglass Mission trip to Mexico. Oral Hull Park participated by providing white canes and mobility training for low vision/blind people who came to the vision clinic.
 
In Lion Kat’s absence (she had to leave early) Lion Carol conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:05.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
5/30, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House - Rebecca Benoit, Professional Photographer
5/31, 11:30 Rose Festival Luncheon Doubletree Lloyd Center
6/4, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
6/6, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House - LOLC board meeting
6/9, 9-1 Lions Leadership 101 Tigard Methodist Church
6/11, 6-7:30 Events Committee mtg Village Inn
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 5/9/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Dane leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance and two guests: Kelleen Nicholson, who is looking for a LIons Club to join and Kathy, Lion Dane’s wife.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Dane introduced Kelleen Nicholson, and she spoke briefly about herself. She recently moved back to Oregon (Tigard) from Alaska, where she was a Lion, and is visiting local Lions Clubs to find one to join.
 
Lion Bonnie reminded us that NAMI Walks is our charity of the month and Lion Kat collected donations. Lion Bonnie is well on her way of meeting her financial goal for the charity walk.
 
Lion Bonnie also passed around three sign-up sheets for our installation/awards banquet on June 20, one each for set-up, clean-up, and food/potluck. The theme is Making a World of Difference.
 
Lion President Dean read a short story, Two Brothers, about building bridges to bring people together rather than fences to keep them apart.
 
Lion Jim V. reported that Lion Kat will deliver the check ($1015) to the Pot of Gold winner, who will then write her own check to donate the same amount to OLSHF for which she will receive a Helen Keller award.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us of the upcoming OLSHF Keep the Promise breakfast this Friday (5/11) at Marylhurst University. Seats are still available. The breakfast is free, and the foundation staff will talk about the various programs/services that OLSHF offers.
 
He also reminded us about the two service projects planned for the MD36 convention next weekend in Eugene: food donations to the Eugene food bank and the creation of feminine hygiene kits. Club members who are not attending the convention can still participate by donating food items or feminine products (pads, tampons, and wipes). Lion Sharon is collecting the feminine products and needs any donations by next Tuesday (5/15). 
 
Lion Carol gave a talk and slideshow on her recent trip to Kenya. She told us about Friendship Force, “a nonprofit cultural organization focused on promoting understanding, cultural education, and citizen diplomacy through homestay journeys and personal friendships.” She and other “citizen ambassadors” from the Portland area traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, where they stayed in the homes of local families who belong to the Nairobi chapter of Friendship Force and went on a number of tours that the host chapter had arranged. After her time with the host family in Nairobi, Lion Carol went on a safari where she saw a variety of wild animals and experienced monkeys up close and personal.
 
Lion Dane announced that he will be the zone chair for zones 7 and 8 next year, which will keep him even busier than he has been this year. Lion Gen suggested that club members may want to help him with his club visits. Lions Dane and Dean encouraged us to do so.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
5/11, 7-8:30 OLSHF Keep the Promise B’fast Marylhurst University, Bldg E
5/17, 6-8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
5/17, 9-12 OLSHF Board Meeting Valley River Inn, Eugene
5/17, 1-4 MD36 Council of Governors Valley River Inn, Eugene
5/18 & 19 MD36 Convention Valley River Inn, Eugene
5/20, noon NAMI Walk in Portland Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade
5/23, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
5/30, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 5/7/2018 Meeting

Present:  Dean Surface, Eric Weberg, Jim Vincent, Genevieve Ford, Jim Vincent, Gretchen Olson
 
Absent:  Dane Parriera, Dale Rollins, Diane
 
Agenda:  4th of July Pancake Breakfast
-areas of responsibility, streamline operations, website (post manuals on website for future availability)
-Dean will get all emails to Gretchen for future reference
 
Next Meetings- May 21, June 4, June 18 or 25, July 2
-all on Mon, 6 PM at Village Inn
 
A. Website- ask Greg Olson to help w/website updating, post manuals, etc.  Dean will contact Greg
B. Task- assign key tasks (ie grocery shopping, p/u supplies like flour 
sausage at Tigard Costco- 
a. Sausage- ten 10 lb bags, get less, or more??
b. Syrup- from Fred’s, donated??
c. Juice- donated by New Seasons
d. Milk- we buy unless we can get donated??  480 vs 576 purchased to serve; gals vs pints?  Hard to serve using gal
e. Coffee- by Starbucks hopefully, or find donator of $$ to help – NOTE- Starbucks can’t brew, not fast enough
-Eric- get professional to sponsor brewing & then club won’t have to be running back & forth from supplier to Park
-had rented 4, had 5 total
-Raema do coffee again? Expressed she was tired, Dean will talke to her
with expenses, Genevieve will try to get donation from OPB, get someone to prep & bring, or find someone to prep & serve (2-3 people)- 2-3 people, from 3:30 to noon;  
-Dean and Genevieve will research coffee details
-need 6 total pots if brew by Lions, rent pots??
-Portland Brewing- ask them for brewing equipment, team to do coffee, will they donate? 
Donations- Small sign crediting donators??  Small sign “coffee provided by…”
C. Volunteers- all need to know what jobs they are assigned & what to do
a. Dane will instruct & supervise volunteers re: what to do, how to do, etc.
b. Have a pizza part 1 wk before to train and/or instruct what jobs to do- date of party between 6/26-6/28
D. Grills- Dane will schedule grill check w/inspector, set date and invoice Jim
a. Large grills stored south of Women’s Prison
b. Hauling- Greg p/u one, Dean the other
c. Suspension damage on one- Dean will have someone examine & have it fixed
d. Get check to person who stores grill, Dean will deliver 
E. VIP Table- Patti take care of
a. Auctioned  at Rotary, usually same person gets yearly
F. Food Start Time- be ready at 6:30 AM with grills on & start “testing” pancake making so that we’re ready to go w/perfect pancakes to serve at 7 AM
a. Use “test” pancakes to feed volunteers
G. Prep-  Table, seat set up
a. Set up tables, place boards for top & seat day before
b. Greg organize July 4th covering tables & seats w/paper & staple paper on (flip boards if damp)- will have crew to do this & Greg will “supervise”
H. Parade- OR Sight & Hearing needs driver for SUV in parade, can we do this? $200 fee;  Consensus- skip this year, no driver”
I. Batter by Sheldon- Sheldon makes batter, provides all 
ingredients, grills pancakes & serves separate from Lions… allow it this year?
a. Pro- he provides own batter so we buy less, has own grill & grills own… are these pro?
b. Eric- he promotes self, pushy, these comments from volunteers
c. Dean- will ask Kat
d. All You Can Eat- keep offering all you eat vs have 2nds?
-too hard to track 2nds only, not many people come back more than 2x, might save batter, etc.  Agreed- stick w/all you can eat 
J.  Band- Gen taking over from Dean, play 9-11 AM
a.  arrive at 8 AM to set up
b.  Jim suggested play 8:30-10:30
c.  will play full range of music, “more patriot” Jim suggested
d.  Gen- need “long extension cord”  
K.  Propane Tanks- Greg fill?  Ask Greg
L.  Shack Access- Dane will get key
M. Eggs- Offer from Lions?  No, have allowed us to cook when 
people bring their own… will continue this policy
N.  Advertising- at Banner Bank across from Safeway during June
P.  Freezer- at Presbyterian church on S. Shore
Q.  George Rogers Park- Jim mentioned that park is being used for fireworks display, could cause problems with people showing up early to stake out spot, must ask City for details re: when people can start staking out spots because this could be a problem for pancake breakfast
R.  K-9 Companions- Diane Meade can’t take care of contact because she will be out of town, who else can take care of it??
 
 
Manuals for future reference & operation- Dean is working on these, Gretchen will help by typing up
 

Minutes for 5/2/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Don leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Teddy June offering the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance and one guests: Kristen Robbins, a friend of Lion Gen.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Kat also reminded us that NAMI is our charity of the month and passed around the charity pouch for donations.
 
Lion President Dean read a short story, The Wise Teacher and the Jar.
 
Lion Teddy June reported that one of our hearing aid recipients needs an aid that is molded to her ear canal. The cost is $95, which is in addition to the $125 that the club paid for her hearing exam and the $150 that she paid for the hearing aid. Lion Gen moved and Lion Gretchen seconded that the club pay for the mold, and the motion passed. Members also discussed whether the club could/should pay for a second hearing aid, which the recipient needs. Lion Sharon explained that these are discounted hearing aids available through OLSHF, they have a limited supply, and there are many people who need them, so OLSHF has a policy of only one hearing aid per person per year. So, the club would have to pay full price for a second aid, which would be much more than the $150 discount price — probably $1000-2000.
 
Lion Kat began a discussion about the Events Committee. Lion Dale reminded the members that the board voted to create the committee at the first board meeting of the year. (The following is from the minutes of the 7/12/2017 board meeting:
 
Lion Hal suggested that a formal committee is needed to oversee club events such as the pancake breakfast and the meals at the antique car/boat show. He made the following motion:
 
A. That the club establish an Events Committee composed of the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and two club members at large.
 
B. That the committee’s key purpose be planning for each major fundraising event, including the Annual July 4th Pancake Breakfast for the next Lions year.
 
C. That the committee identify and document the tasks and duties involved in each event.
 
D. That the committee present those documents to the full board for its review and adoption as the LO Lions Club Operating Manual.
 
Lion Patti seconded the motion, and it was voted on and passed. Lion Bonnie suggested that the operating manual should be posted on the club website so that it is easily accessible by any club member. Lions Gretchen and Dane volunteered to be the two at-large committee members.
Lion Kat recommended that Lion Dean serve as chair of the committee for the next Lion year, which he agreed to do. This is not an elected position; the club president appoints all committee chairs. Lion Bonnie said Lion Eric, our incoming president, would appoint Lion Dean.
 
Lions Dean and Carol recommended that we establish a vocation scholarship starting next year. Lion Jeanine moved and Lion Gretchen seconded that we do so, and the motion passed. Lion Jeanine suggested that we consider LO students who attend schools other than four where we currently offer scholarships. There was general agreement that the Scholarship Committee should consider this when they begin work next year.
 
Lion Bonnie told us about the upcoming NAMI Walk on May 20 and passed out information about it (see attached).
 
Lion Bonnie also reminded us of our end-of-the-year installation/awards dinner on June 20. The theme will be “Making a World of Difference.” She passed around sign-up sheets for set-up, clean-up, and potluck contributions. PID Sunny Pulley will attend the dinner and will install next year’s officers.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
5/7, 6-7:30 Events Committee meeting Village Inn
5/9, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
5/11, 7-8:30 OLSHF Keep the Promise B’fast Marylhurst University, Bldg E
5/17, 6-8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
5/17, 9-12 OLSHF Board Meeting Valley River Inn, Eugene
5/17, 1-4 MD36 Council of Governors Valley River Inn, Eugene
5/18 & 19 MD36 Convention Valley River Inn, Eugene
5/23, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
5/30, 12-1 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 4/23/2018 Meeting

 

We joined LIons Hal and Melita at 5:30 for dinner at Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg, where they live. We shared good food and conversation in a private dining room.
 
After everyone had eaten, Lion President Dean began the meeting at 6:05 with Lion Marlene leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Teddy June offering the invocation. There were 20 members in attendance and four guests: Susan, Kathy, and Judy (the wives of Lions Dean, Dane, and Jim C., respectively) and Frank Engle, the Marketing Director at Friendsview. Lion President Dean said Lions Raema and Jim V. were sorry they could not attend.
 
Lions Hal and Melita welcomed us and thanked us for coming. They then introduced Frank Engle, who gave us an informative overview of Friendsview and of retirement communities in general and answered all the questions posed by members. He described Friendsview as a life-plan retirement community, noting that this term has replaced “continuing care” in the industry. It offers individual living, assisted living, 24-hour nursing care, and in-home care. He encouraged people to think about their futures and investigate the alternatives that are available. Lions Hal and Melita said they are very happy at Friendsview.
 
Lion President Dean reported that the Spring Plant Sale was almost thrice as successful as last year’s, netting about $900. The Pacer Baseball Cookout was also noteworthy. We sold over $2700 in hamburger and hot dog meals. We ran out of hot dogs before noon and had to buy more, and we sold all the hamburgers before we closed in the afternoon.
 
Lion Bonnie announced that the theme for the installation/awards banquet is “Make a World of Difference” and asked that it be featured in any publicity.
 
We roundly thanked Lion Greg for his hard work in cleaning the grill from the Pacer Cookout, and Lion President Dean reported that the two large grill trailers have been moved to their new storage location in Wilsonville.
 
Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 7:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
5/2, noon LOLC lunch meeting LOLC board meeting
5/9, noon LOLC lunch meeting
5/11, 7 - 8 OLSHF Keep the Promise B’fast Marylhurst University
5/17, 9 AM OLSHF Board Meeting Valley River Inn, Eugene
5/17, 1 PM MD36 Council of Governors Valley River Inn, Eugene
5/17, 6 PM LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
5/18 - 19, 8 AM MD36 Convention Valley River Inn, Eugene
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 4/18/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Gretchen leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara offering the invocation. There were 15 members in attendance and two guests: Christine Kennedy and Marjorie Synakiewicz of the West Linn/Lake Oswego (WLLO) Village.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Jim C. said there were no birthdays this week.
 
Lion President Dean read a short story, A Very Special Bank Account, about time management.
 
Lion Sandy reported on the scholarship recipients, one from Lake Oswego High School and another from Tualatin High School. Both will be invited to attend our installation dinner in June.
 
Lion Jeanine updated us on the Spring Plant Sale. People can pick up the plants they ordered on Saturday, 2/21, from 9 to 11:30 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts. Volunteers should be there by 8 to help unload the plants and set up for their delivery. The sale was very successful this year. Total sales were $2688 for a net profit of about $900. That is almost triple the amount from last year.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us that our meeting next week will be on Monday, 2/23, at the Friendsview Retirement Center in Newberg where Lions Hal and Melita live. We will join them for dinner in the main dining room, and the meeting will begin after everyone has eaten. Everyone should be in line by 5:30 when the dining room opens. The cost is $6.00. Several carpools were organized.
 
Lion President Dean also reminded us about OLSHF’s Keep the Promise Breakfast at Marylhusrt University on Friday, 5/11, from 7 to 8. The breakfast is free and will include an informative presentation by the OLSHF staff. All club members are encouraged to attend. Lion President Dean is hosting a table and still has a few seats available; please let him know if you would like to sit at his table. Lion Sharon is hosting another table, which is full, but other tables still have room. Please contact the foundation if you would like one of those seats; they need to know how many meals to plan for.
 
Lion President Dean called our attention to the schedule for the Pacer Youth Baseball Cookout this Saturday, 2/21, which was attached to the meeting agenda (see below).
 
Lion Gen introduced the two speakers, Christine Kennedy and Marjorie Synakiewicz. They told us about the West Linn/Lake Oswego (WLLO) Village, which they are currently organizing. This will be a program offering volunteer services to seniors in those communities to help them continue living in their homes — services such as rides for shopping or medical appointments, light yard work, household tasks, etc. The program will also offer a variety of social events for members such as meeting for coffee or lunch, potlucks, movie outings, etc. Finally, the program will provide contact information about other resources in the area, which the program itself cannot provide. There are already over 300 such villages around the country and about eight in the Portland area. Christine and Marjorie are in the planning stages now and hope to have the program in place by June 2019. 
 
Lion President Dean announced that the club’s installation dinner will be Wednesday, 6/20, at the Heritage House. 
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
4/21, 9 to 11:30 Plant Sale delivery Lakewood Center for the Arts
4/21, 9 to 2 Pacer BB cookout Lakeridge Middle School
4/23, 5:30 LOLC dinner meeting Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg
4/25 no meeting
5/2, noon LOLC lunch meeting LOLC board meeting
5/9, noon LOLC lunch meeting
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 4/11/2018 Meeting

Lion President called a special board meeting, which began at 11:40 at the Heritage House. He reported that Lion Roger found a storage location for our four trailers. It is at a construction company in Wilsonville near Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The rental cost is $160/month for all four trailers ($50 for the two larger trailers and $30 for the two smaller ones). This is $40 more than we pay now, but is still substantially below the cost at other locations we have looked at. Lion Diane moved and Lion Jim C. seconded that we begin renting this storage space for the trailers, and the motion passed. The board meeting adjourned at 11:55.
 
Lion President Dean began the regular meeting at noon with Lion Jim C. leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance and three guests: King City Lion Fae Lloyd, PDG Garry Charbonneau, and Lion Dane’s wife, Kathy.
 
Lion Dane sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Jim C. announced that Lion Bonnie is having a birthday, so the club sang Happy Birthday for her.
 
Lion Greg updated us on Lion Gretchen’s medical condition. She is doing well on her new epilepsy medication.
 
Lion President Dean read an interesting story about pocket watches and why railroads used to sell them.
 
Lion Diana spoke about the Rose Festival Luncheon, which is put on by the Greater Portland Area Lions Clubs. This will be the last judged event for he Rose Festival Princesses. The luncheon will be on May 31 from 11:30 to 2:30 at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel. Tickets are $35. Lion Eric has purchased a table, which seats eight, as an Edward Jones sponsor, and has invited club members to join him for the luncheon (see the separate email from Lion Bonnie). 
 
 
 
 
Lion Sharon reported that several club members and other Lions gathered at the LERC last Friday, 4/6, to assemble hygiene kits for the homeless. This service activity was organized by Lion Red Rowley from the Forest Grove Lions Club and was meant to use up the supplies left over from similar projects at the USA-Canada Forum and our 36-O convention. We accomplished that goal, making 1539 kits, which were then distributed to homeless facilities in Portland. 
 
Lion President Dean reported on the board’s decision to store the grilling trailers at the new location in Wilsonville (see above). Lion Diana asked whether we have insurance on the trailers. Lion Sharon asked Lion Jim V., via text, and he said they are not insured. (Subsequently, I checked the Oregon DMV website and learned that Oregon recommends, but does not require, trailers to be insured.)
 
Lion President Dean reminded us that our charity this month is the Children’s Cancer Association.
 
Lion Bonnie told us about the upcoming NAMI Walks NW, a 5K walk along the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade on May 20. This is a fundraising event for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Lion Bonnie will have a team in the walk and welcomes donations. She also suggested that we adopt this as our charity for May, which we agreed to do. Details are available at their website: www.namiwalks.org
 
Lion Sharon announced two sessions of Leadership 101, a training session for any interested Lions. The first is scheduled for Saturday, 6/9, at the Tigard United Methodist Church; the second, for Saturday, 6/23, at the Rockaway Beach Lions Clubhouse. Training for several Lions offices will be offered (see the attached flyer).
 
 
 
 
Lion President Dean introduced our speaker, PDG Garry Charbonneau from the Amity Lions Club. He gave presentation about the two eyeglass missions to Mexico that he went on, complete with many photographs of the people, towns, and mission events. He explained that each mission involved a series of stations, including check-in, glaucoma test, blood pressure test, vision test (both before and after the person was fitted with eyeglasses), eyeglass cleaning/fitting/repair, distribution of eyeglasses cases, readers, sunglasses, choice of a small gift, and check-out. Each mission was open to people for five days and saw 400-500 people each day. The missions were staffed by Lions from the local area, from MD36, from Alberta, Canada. Local interpreters helped make each mission a success. Each mission started with 8000-9000 recycled eyeglasses from OLSHF, and those that were not distributed were left with the local Lions for later use. PDG Mary Lee Turner handed out white canes to those who needed them and taught how to use them. PDG Garry also spoke about the two preschools in San Blas, Mexico, that the Lions of MD36 and Alberta support, one of which is for low-vision students.
 
Lion Dane conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:20.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
4/16, 6 to 7:30 Events Committee Village Inn
4/18, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Christine Kennedy - The WLLO Program
4/21, 9 to 11:30 Plant Sale delivery Lakewood Center for the Arts
4/21, 9 to 2 Pacer BB cookout Lakeridge Middle School
4/23, 5:30 LOLC dinner meeting Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg
4/25 no meeting
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 

Minutes for 4/4/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Jim V. leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara offering the invocation. There were 17 members in attendance and two guests: King City Lion Fae Lloyd and Lion Dane’s wife, Kathy.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Jim V. reported that LIons Hal and Melita would like to have a club meeting at Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg where they live. This suggestion was enthusiatically received and planned for Monday, 4/23. We will have dinner in the facility’s dining room ($6.00 per person) at 5:30 and have the meeting after everyone has eaten. The address is 1301 Fulton Street, Newberg. Lion President Dean recommended car pooling. 
 
This change in our meeting schedule led to two other changes. We cancelled the regular lunch meeting on Wednesday, 4/25, and we changed the prior week’s meeting (4/18) from a dinner meeting to a lunch meeting.
 
Next, Lion President Dean began the board meeting. He asked Lion Fae Lloyd to talk about her yard art she had displayed. At our last 4th of July Pancake Breakfast we raffled one of Lion Fae’s, and Lion President Dean asked whether we want to do so again. Lion Gen moved and Lion Sharon seconded that we purchase one of Lion Fae’s pieces (at a cost of $70) and raffle it with the proceeds going to the Lake Oswego Veterans’ Memorial; the motion passed. 
 
Lion Dane asked whether we wanted to raffle another of Lion Fae’s pieces with the proceeds designated for a vocational scholarship. Lion Sharon moved and Lion Dane seconded that we buy a second piece and raffle it at the Lake Oswego Heritage Car Show and use the proceeds for a vocational scholarship; the motion passed.
 
Lion Teddy June reported that a prospective hearing aid recipient needs two aids according to the audiologist. The recipient’s family can provide the $150 for one aid, and Lion Teddy June asked whether the club could spend $150 for the second. Lion Sharon suggested she check with Melinda at OLSHF because a foundation rule limits a recipient to one aid per year. Lion Teddy June said she will do so.
 
Lion President Dean temporarily closed the board meeting and initiated a regular meeting so that we could vote on next year’s officers. Lion Sharon read the slate of nominations, and Lion Dane moved and Lion Barbara seconded that we have a single vote for the entire slate; the motion passed. The vote was then held, and the entire slate was elected. Next year’s officers are:
 
President Lion Eric Weberg
1st Vice President Lion Daine Mead
2nd Vice President Lion Jim Castle
Recording Secretary Lion Dale Rollins
Treasurer Lion Jim Vincent
Membership Chair Lion Teddy June Smith
1-year Directors: Lion Hal Schmidt
Lion Melita Schmidt
Lion Gretchen Olson
2-year Directors: Lion Greg Olson
Lion Genevieve Ford
 
Next Lion President Dean began the board meeting again and suggested a donation to the Children’s Cancer Association, which Kelly DeGraaf spoke to us about at our 3/14 meeting. Lion Dane asked whether this should be made our Charity of the Month for April. Lion Jeanine moved and Lion Sharon seconded that we do so, and the motion passed. $118 was collected during the meeting and given to the treasurer, Lion Jim V. We will continue to collect donations from members during the rest of the month and then Lion Jim V. will send a check for the total to the charity.
 
Lion Eric suggested the club should have a chair for the Charity of the Month. Lion Sharon moved and Lion Jeanine seconded that we do so, and the motion passed.
 
Lion President Dean passed around a sign-up sheet for working at the Pacer Youth Baseball Cookout on Saturday, 4/21. Setup will begin at 9:00 at Lakeridge Middle School, and serving will be from 11:00 to 2:00. He reminded us that we are double-booked that day; Plant Sale orders will be available for pickup from 9:00 to 11:30 the same day.
 
He asked whether the club would be interested in another cookout for River Grove Elementary School. After some discussion it was decided that he would investigate further (e.g., when would the school event be, would other food vendors be present, how many people would be expected, etc.).
 
Lion Gen asked about the status of a new location for our grill trailers. Lion President Dean said we have not found a permanent site, but a temporary site is available for three months. Lion Gen suggested a Uhaul location that recently had a large expansion. 
 
Lion Dane reported that King City Lions cannot use our newspaper trailer after all. He will talk to other clubs to see whether one would be interested in it. Lion Sharon suggested he ask the Astoria Lions Club, which is still able to sell the newspapers they collect.
 
Lion President Dean reported that MD36 Convention registrations are now available online at:
 
 
The convention will be May 18-19 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene. The full registration fee is $100, but goes up to $125 on May 10. This includes lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday. The registration form offers other fee options that eliminate some or all of the meals.
 
Lion President Dean asked for volunteers for the awards committee. Lions Gen and Teddy June said they would be on the committee.
 
Lion Sharon asked about the status of our participation in the Chili Cook-off on 4/22. Lion President Dean said the Event Committee had voted to no participate because of the two events we are doing the day before (Plant Sale and Pacer Baseball Cookout). Lion Sharon said she would notify Lion John Drake, who is organizing the cook-off.
 
Lion Sharon reminded us of the OLSHF “Keep the Promise” breakfast at Marylhurst University on May 11. She is hosting a table and still has room for anyone who wants to attend.
 
Lion Diana spoke about the Rose Festival Luncheon on Thursday, May 31. Lion Eric said he will buy a table as an Edward Jones sponsor. Members who want to sit at Lion Eric’s table should contact him to reserve a seat. Members are also encouraged to make a donation to offset the cost of the luncheon. 
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
4/6, 9 to 2 Hygiene kit project LERC, 2826 NW Nela Street, Portland
4/11, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House PDG Garry Charbonneau
4/18, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Christine Kennedy - The WLLO Program
4/21, 9 to 11:30 Plant Sale delivery Lakewood Center for the Arts
4/21, 9 to 2 Pacer BB cookout Lakeridge Middle School
4/23, 5:30 LOLC dinner meeting Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 3/28/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Don leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Teddy June offering the invocation. There were 15 members in attendance and three guests: Melaine Mueller and Heather Jacobs from the American Diabetes Association and Fae Lloyd from King City Lions.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Jim C. announced that Lion Teddy June is having a birthday, so the club sang Happy Birthday to her.
 
Lion Kat shared the following thank-you letter from OLSHF for the club’s donation from our Pot of Gold raffle.
 
Lion President Dean read a short, humorous story about teamwork featuring Buddy, a blind horse.
 
Lion Sharon read the list of nominations for next year’s club officers. This was the second reading.
 
Lion Jeanine, filling in for Lion Patti, collected plant orders and payments. The deadline for turning orders in is Monday, 4/2.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us about the Pacer Youth Baseball cookout on Saturday, 4/21. We will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs at Lakeridge Middle School. 
 
He also said club members can donate new or gently used clothing to Re-Runs, the nonprofit consignment thrift store that is operated by Lakewood Center Associates in support of the Lakewood Center for the Arts. They are having their annual resale next week, 4/5 to 4/7, which is their major fundraiser for the arts center.
 
Lion Sharon spoke about the OLSHF “Keep the Promise” Breakfast on Friday, 5/11, from 7 to 8 at Marylhurst University (17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst). This is a free breakfast with an informative presentation by the foundation staff. Lions Sharon and Dean are each hosting a table for 8, so there is plenty of seating available for club members. Please contact either of them to reserve a seat.
 
Lion Sharon also told us about the Rose Festival Luncheon on Thursday, 5/31, at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel. This will be the last judged event for the 14 Rose Festival Princesses and is hosted by the Portland Downtown Lions Club.
 
Lion President Dean reported that the newspaper trailer is still open for recycling newspapers and magazines. We hope to fill it by the end of May. Then it can be emptied and donated to the King City Lions Club.
 
Lion Sharon spoke about the service project at the MD36 convention. This is to assemble 200 women’s hygiene kits that will then be donated to homeless shelters in the Eugene area. She is collecting donations of pads, tampons, and wipes for the kits. The convention will begin Friday, 5/18, so donations need to be to her by Wednesday, 5/9.
 
Lion Gen introduced Heather Jacobs from the American Diabetes Association, who gave an informative presentation on diabetes. Their mission is “to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.” Diabetes is a condition involving insulin. Our bodies break down the sugars and starches that we eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which is used for energy. Insulin is a hormone that our bodies need to get that glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of our bodies. Melaine told us about:
  • Type 1 diabetes, which is when a person’s body does not produce insulin. Only 5% of the people with diabetes (about 1.25 million in the US) have Type 1. It is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, but has been found in older people as well. Treatment requires the injection of insulin multiple times per day.
  • Type 2 diabetes, which is when a person’s body is insulin-resistant, i.e., it produces insulin but does not use it properly. 95% of the people with diabetes (23.75 million) have Type 2. This can also occur in people of any age and is treated with a healthy diet and exercise, but may also require oral medication or insulin.
  • Gestational diabetes, which can occur during pregnancy. This is a temporary condition that is managed with special diet and exercise.
  • Pre-diabetes, which is a precursor to Type 2, i.e., a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. 33% of the entire American population is pre-diabetic! However, studies have shown that the National Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the rest of developing Type 2 by 58% in the general population and by 71% in people over 60. Melaine and Heather distributed the following test to assess our risk.
 
Heather also told us about their local programs dealing with diabetes. Safe at School is a program that trains school personnel to assist diabetic students with testing their blood sugar and injecting insulin. The What Can I Eat program educates people with Type 2 diabetes about healthy meals and food choices. Let’s Play Portland is a pilot initiative the Menlo Park and Lincoln Park schools which teaches about healthy foods and helps students monitor their physical activity. She also said there are volunteer opportunities at the Tour de Cure bicycle event at AmberGlen Park in Hillsboro on 7/28 and Walmart Wellness Days on 4/21.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
4/4, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House LOLC Board Meeting
4/6, 9 to 2 Hygiene kit project LERC 2826 NW Nela Street, Portland
4/11, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
4/18, 6:00 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
4/21, 9:00 Plant Sale delivery Lakewood Center For the Arts
4/21, 9:00 Pacer Youth BB cookout Lakeridge Middle School
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 

Minutes for 3/22/2018 Meeting

The club met for dinner at the Village Inn.

Lion President Dean began the meeting at 6:35 PM with Lion Sharon leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 8 members in attendance and two guests: Joan Freed, the speaker for the meeting, and Susan, Lion Dean's wife.
 
Lion Gen sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion President Dean announced there were no birthdays to celebrate.
 
Lion Carol shared an article from the Lake Oswego Review about a program at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in which inmates are working with the Oregon Zoo and the US Fish & Wildlife Service to save endangered butterflies. Here’s a link to the article:
 
 
Lion Carol also reported that the Scholarship Committee decided to limit applications to four high schools: Lake Oswego, Lakeridge, Tualatin, and Westside Christian. This will enable the club to focus our scholarship efforts to students in our immediate area. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of scholastic ability and financial need. Lion President Dean asked about providing vocational scholarships, and Lion Sharon said she remembered this being discussed before. Lion Dale said he would look through the past meeting minutes. (I did that and found that in the 8/16 meeting we  voted to use the net proceeds from the Sept. 9th Iron Jubilee cookout to fund vocational scholarships. However, in the 9/6 meeting we voted to donate the cookout proceeds to the Eagle Creek fire relief.)
 
Lion President Dean told us about the We Are America musical event he and Susan attended at the River Grove Elementary School.
 
He reminded us that Kelly DeGraaf from the Children’s Cancer Center spoke at our last meeting, and he suggested we make a donation to the center. Lion Dale recommended this be brought up at the next board meeting.
 
Lion Sharon reported that the service project at the MD36 convention in May will be to assemble 200 “Every 28 Days” feminine hygiene kits. Lion Carrie Bartley, the 36-O secretary, distributed an email with details. Lions were asked to donate supplies for the kits by May 1.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us about the project on April 6 to assemble unisex hygiene kits from supplies left over from the USA-Canada Forum service project. This will be at the LERC (2826 NW Nela Street, Portland), starting at 9:00. Volunteers will clean eyeglass cases and then assemble the kits.
 
He told us that Lion Jim V. reported the gross income from the Pot of Gold Raffle was $2030. The club’s half will go to the 36-O Eyeglass Task Force, and the winner wants to donate her half to OLSHF via the club’s charity account. This way she can receive a Helen Keller Award as a thank-you for her donation.
 
He announced that we have been asked to grill hamburgers and hot dogs for Pacer Youth Baseball on April 21. The club has done this for a number of years. Lion Sharon pointed out that this is also the pickup day for the Plant Sale. 
 
Lion Gen introduced Joan Freed, who spoke about two volunteer efforts she participates in. The first was SMART — Start Making A Reader Today. Adult volunteers read to students (PreK through 3rd grade), and students are given books to take home. 
 
Joan also told us performing in musical theater productions at the Lakewood Center For the Arts and her involvement with the Lakewood Center Associates, a group of volunteers who support the arts center. The volunteers conduct various fundraisers, including Re-Runs, a nonprofit consignment thrift shop, whose annual clothing resale in April 3-4.
 
Lion Sharon presented Lion Gen with a certificate for completing the Guiding Lion training.
 
Lion Gen conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 7:50.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
3/28, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
4/4, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House LOLC Board Meeting
4/6, 9 AM Hygiene kit project LERC 2826 NW Nela Street, Portland
4/11, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
4/18, 6:00 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
4/21, 9:00 Plant Sale delivery Lakewood Center For the Arts
4/21, 9:00 Pacer Youth BB cookout 
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 

Minutes for 3/14/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Dane leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 20 members in attendance and two guests: Kelly DeGraaf, the speaker for the meeting, and Kathy, Lion Dane’s wife.
 
Lion Gen sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks while Lion Kat collected the Pot of Gold tickets and proceeds.
 
Lion Jim C. said Lion Raema is having a birthday.
 
Lion Joe auctioned two goodies: a plate of lemon bars that Lion Sandy baked and an apple pie that Lion President Dean provided. These raised $30 for the administrative account.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us that today is “Pi Day” and explained that pi is a mathematic constant that is used in formulas to compute the circumference of a circle (pi x diameter = circumference). It is also used to compute a circle’s area (pi x radius-squared = area).
 
Lions Gen and Carol shared that they visited the Oaks Bottom Lions Club along with Lions Dane and Dean.
 
Lion Sharon read the list of candidates for next year’s officers 
 
Lion Patti collected plant order forms and payments. All orders must be turned in by March 31, and plants will be available for buyers to pickup on April 21 from 9:00 to 11:30 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts. Lion President Dean distributed a flyer for the plant sale that Lion Roger designed and asked members to get them posted wherever they can. He also asked Lion Greg to post it on the club website and will send it to Lion Carrie Bartley, the 36-O cabinet secretary, asking her to forward it to all the clubs in the district.
 
The Pot of Gold drawing was held at 12:30. Lion Kat announced that the raffle brought in $2030 total, so, after expenses, the winner and the OLSHF Eyeglass Task Force will each receive about $1000. She called the winner, whom she knows, to let her know she won.
 
Lion Gen introduced Kelly DeGraaf from the Children’s Cancer Association, who told us about the services they offer to children with cancer and their families. This a nonprofit organization, established in 1995, that operates primarily in the Portland area. They have four programs:
  • Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin -- a 24-acre retreat facility that children and their families can enjoy away from the hospital environment
  • Chemo Pal Mentors — a program that pairs a child with an adult who provides fun and friendship (games, hobbies,  music, events, etc.) both in the hospital and out in the community
  • Link — a network of people and organizations that can provide families with assistance and support
  • MyMusicRx — teams of specialists who provide the healing power of music to children during their cancer treatment
Kelly explained that all four programs are available in several hospitals in the Portland area, and the fourth, MyMusicRx, is also available in some in other cities. CCA does not charge either the families or the hospitals for any of these programs. CCA is supported entirely by donations and is largely staffed by volunteers. 
 
Lion Gen conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
3/17, noon St. Patrick’s Day luncheon Heritage House POG presentation
3/22, 6 - 8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
3/28, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 

Minutes for 3/7/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Sarah leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara offering the invocation. There were 17 members in attendance.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks. 
 
Lion Barbara reported on an email scam she received, which led to a general discussion of spam email and junk phone calls. Lion Jim suggested that we not click the inscribe button in spam email because that verifies the validity of the email address and the spammer won’t actually remove your address. Lion Barbara told us about a service for blocking rob calls — nomorobo.com.
 
Lion Jim C. said two members have birthdays: Lion Dane, whose birthday is today, and Lion Gen, whose birthday is a couple of days. We sang Happy Birthday to both.
 
Lion Sharon reported on the service project planned for the MD36 convention in May — assembling hygiene kits specifically for women. She asked members to donate feminine hygiene products, which will be used along with supplies for the regular kits from the 36-O convention.
 
Lion President Dean presented a Lions Centennial coffee mug to Lion Sarah in appreciation for her work on the club scrapbook and all the photos she takes.
 
Lion Sharon presented a Gold Membership Pin to Lion Gretchen (Lion Greg accepted in her absence) for bringing in a new members during the Lions Centennial. There was also a membership banner patch, which she gave to Lion Dane to attach to the club banner.
 
Lion President Dean thanked Lions Greg and Dane for refurbishing the club’s name-tag box. It was in bad shape, but now we can begin using it again.
 
Then because March 8 is International Women’s Day, he read a story about an important woman in the author’s life, and he asked members to think about and share important women in their own lives.
 
Lion Patti reminded us that the annual plant sale is underway and asked that all orders and payments (made out to the club) be sent to her. The fundraising goal is $1000, and deadline for orders is 3/31. Plants will be available for pickup at Lakewood Center for the Arts on Saturday, 4/21, from 9:00 to 11:30.
 
Lion Dane shared how much he enjoys visiting other clubs. Lion President Dean has joined him on some visits. He has also helped at school vision screenings and encouraged other members to do so too. the OLSHF website has the complete schedule of screenings for the year. Lion Sharon reported that although the legislature passed SB187, the level of funding was only 1/3 of the proposed total. That is only enough to pay for screening 35% of the students in the state, and 10% of the funding will be used to pay for administrative costs at the state. And none of the funding will be disbursed until after the end of the school year, so the money OLSHF is spending to conduct the screenings this year will not be repaid until then. Lion Sharon encouraged everyone to continue donating to the foundation to help their cash flow.
 
Lion President Dean said we have not found a new location for parking our grill trailers, so please let him know if you know of a possibility.
 
He also reviewed the plans for the St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at the Heritage House on 3/17. This will be a potluck, and he has the signup sheet for those bringing food.
 
The Pot of Gold Raffle is well underway. Most tickets have been sold, and members are encouraged to sell any they still have so that we can maximize our fundraising income.
 
Lion Sharon reminded us that nominations for next year’s club officers must be read twice this month. The members of the nominating committee are Lions Sharon, Jim C., and Dean.
 
Lion President Dean then conducted the membership and raffle drawings (Lion Kat had to leave early) and adjourned the meeting at 1:05.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
3/14, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House POG drawing with media coverage
3/17, noon St. Patrick’s Day luncheon Heritage House POG presentation
3/22, 6 - 8 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
3/28, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 2/20/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Jim C. leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara offering the invocation. There were 13 members in attendance and four visitors: Lion Tina McMurry of the Lake Grove Lions Club, Lion Sandy Woolverton of the Portland Hollywood Lions Club, and Zayne and Zyan Mayfield, the guest speakers.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Jim C. announced that Lion Melita is having a birthday, but because she was not present, we signed a birthday card for her instead of singing Happy Birthday. However, it was the birthday of one of the guests, Zayne Mayfield, so we did sing to him.
 
Lion President Dean recounted a short story, Changing Our Vision, which dealt with changing ourselves to fit our surroundings instead of trying to change our surroundings to fit us.
 
Lion Patti reported on our Sprint Plant Sale fundraiser, which is now underway. She distributed order forms and a description of all the plants that are available. Please return order forms and payments to Lion Patti, either in person or by mailing them to her at the address in the flyer she passed out. The plants will be available for pick-up on Saturday, 4/21, at the Lakewood Center for the Arts between the hours of 9:00 and 11:30 AM. This is a different location from years past.
 
Lion Jeanine shared an article about the club from the LO Review. In it Lion President Dean told of our need for a permanent storage location for our grilling trailers and our Pot of Gold Raffle.
 
Lion Carol reported on her recent trip to Kenya. She got first-hand experience of life in Kenya while she lived with a Kenyan family for a week. She gave them a box of recycled glasses from OLSHF, which they will share with others in the town. Lion Carol also enjoyed the safari she went on.
 
Lion Kat reported on the Pot of Gold Raffle. Members have taken 400 of the 500 tickets for sale, so there are only 100 left in her inventory (and most of those were taken by the end of the meeting). She encouraged members to buy a ticket for themselves as well as selling to others. The drawing will be at our lunch meeting on Wednesday, 3/14, and the prize will be presented to the winner on Saturday, 3/17, at our St. Patrick’s Day potluck luncheon. Members are asked to bring Irish dishes; Lion Kat has several Irish recipes that you are welcome to borrow. A potluck signup sheet was passed around, and Lion Kat also asked everyone to indicate on it whether they plan to attend or not so we have a head count. Setup for the luncheon will begin at 10:30, and the meal will be from noon to 2:00.
 
Lion Sandy Woolverton announced her club is having its annual 50/50 raffle and offered tickets to those present. She also brought her clothing catalog for anyone who wanted to order a Lions shirt or jacket.
 
Lion President Dean presented Lion Sarah with the International President’s Lions pin as a thank-you for all her efforts in preparing the club’s scrapbook. She passed the scrapbook around for members to enjoy.
 
Lion Kat asked members to begin collecting newspapers for recycling again. International Paper will buy what we have on a one-time basis, but the load must be at least 10 tons. Lion Kat estimated that the trailer can hold about 12 tons, but it is currently only 2/3s full, so we need to collect at least a couple more tons.
 
Lion Gen introduced the speakers: Zayne and Zyan Mayfield. They spoke about their business, TEK, which stands for To Every Kid. They offer technology classes for elementary-aged students in 40 schools in the greater Portland area and at The TEK Center in Lake Oswego. The classes provide hands-on education in electrical engineering; mechanics, design, and construction of technologic devices; computer programming; and website design and coding. More than 10,000 students have attended. The classes emphasize CROKER: creativity, rigor, ownership, knowledge, energy, and relationships. Their brochure is attached.
 
Lion Sharon presented an LCIF pin to Lion Bonnie and a Silver Centennial Membership Pin to Lion President Dean. She will also present a Gold Centennial Membership Pin to Lion Dane at the next meeting.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
3/5, 6:00  Trailer Team meeting Thai Basil, 6328 Meadows, LO
3/7, noon LOLC board meeting Heritage House
3/14, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House POG drawing
3/17, noon St. Patrick’s Day luncheon Heritage House POG presentation
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 2/14/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Greg leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Patty offering the invocation. There were 8 members in attendance and one visitor, Robert Dalley Executive Director of the Gales Creek Camp.
 
Heart shaped valentines were destributed to each member present, who wrote their names on one side.  These were then collected, shuffled, and passed out a second time.  Each member was then asked to write a compliment to the Lion whose name they had drawn.
 
Lion President Dean talked about a valentine story by Cheyenne Knopf http://www.sheknows.com/love-and-sex/articles/1013569/your-stories-best-valentines-day.
 
Lions Dean, Gen, Joe, Sandy and Patty posed with the POG flyers and Raffle tickets for a photo session with Vern of the Lake Oswego Review.  This is for a story to be published 2/22.
 
Lion Dean then discussed the trailer space issue, and requested that members ask on Nextdoor for space for the four trailers (ideally covered with a concrete or gravel "pad").
 
Lion President Dean then updated the club on the status of the POG raffle and asked the members how ticket sales were gowing.  He discussed flyers he has posted and asked the members to distribute more, listing the locations where he has already done so.
 
Robert Dailey then gave a presentation on the Gales Creek Camp.  Some highlights:
- Established 1953
- Serves children with type 1 diabetes who are 17 or younger.
- There are two types:
- Type 1 which is an autoimmune disease where the pancreas does not produce insulin.
- Type 2 where the body is resistanct to insulin.
- People with type 1 have to check insulin levels every 3 or 4 hours
- Too little insulin - you die (ketones poisoning)
- too much insulin - you die (lack of blood sugar - coma)
- A child has to have someone trained to help them 24/7.  This doesn't stop - ever.
- The camp gives both child and parent a break and provides a positive, "normal" experience for the child.
- The camp servers 500 kids a a year, in eight sessions.  1/3 of parents pay little or nothing out of pocket.
- In 2017 they provided $40k in scholarships - exclussive of sponserships by groups Like the Lions.
- Volunteer Clean-up Day/Open House is 6/2 from 9 to 12, to be followed by a BBQ.
- Volunteers should contact Mr. Dalley.  The camp is also looking for volunteer drivers & Art House assistants.
 
After the presentation, Mr. Dalley drew the Valentine hearts one by one, and the person called selected a white elephant gift.  Contrary to popular tradition, no one "stole" any of the gifts chosen by the others.
 
Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
2/22, 6 - 7:30 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn Christine Kennedy: WLLO Village
2/23, 1:30 - 4 36-O Cabinet meeting PCC Rock Creek Campus, Rockwood Event Center
2/24, 9 - 5 36-O Convention PCC Rock Creek Campus, Rockwood Event Center
2/28, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Zane/Zion Tech Group
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 
Greg 
 
(Filling in for Dale, LO Lions Club Secretary)

Minutes for 2/7/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Diane leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara offering the invocation. There were 14 members in attendance and one visiting Lion, Kevin Alvord, president of the Vancouver Lions Club.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion President Dean talked about this date in music history: The Beatles arrived in New York for their first US appearance on this day in 1964. Several Lions offered their own memories of the time.
 
Lion President Dean then updated the club on the board’s discussion of our newspaper recycling project. As has been reported in previous meeting, the company that used to buy our papers will no longer do so. The board met this morning prior to the club meeting and talked about the situation and consider alternatives. Lion Jim V. reported we sold one trailer load each year for the past three years, raising between $600 and $900 per year. Lion Dane has contacted other possible buyers, but none are interested in buying our papers on an on-going basis. He also spoke with the King City Lion Club, who are still able to sell the papers they collect (about 10 tons every month). He contacted their buyer, International Paper, to ask whether they would buy ours too, but is awaiting their answer. Lion Jim V. moved and Lion Diane seconded that the club discontinue collecting newspapers and dispose of the trailer; the motion passed. Lion Gretchen moved and Lion Gen seconded that we donate the trailer to the King City Lions Club; the motion passed. Subsequently Lion Dane received word from International Paper that they will buy the papers we have (if the load is at least 10 tons) for $60/ton with no transportation charge. Lion Kat said the trailer currently has about 9 tons, so we need to start depositing papers in it again to get to the 10-ton minimum.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us that the theme for our meeting next week is “Love a Lion.” Members are encouraged to bring a white elephant gift (something you already have, no need to buy one). He will also supply Valentine cards for members to exchange with one another.
 
Next, he reported that our four grilling and supply trailers must be out of their current storage location by April 2. A committee is looking for a new storage site for them. Anyone with a suggestion should contact Lion President Dean or Lion Dane.
 
Then, Lion President Dean discussed two new fundraising ideas: Mystery Dinner and Chili Cook-Off. He and a few other members met recently with PDG Joyce Anderson of the Beaverton Lion Club to learn from her experiences; her club has hosted several dinners in the past. The Chili Cook-Off is being organized by Lion John Drake of the Cedar Hills - Sunset Lion Club. Several members expressed interest in participating, but Lion Sharon pointed out that the planned event date, 3/25, is Palm Sunday and also the beginning of spring break for schools. Consequently Lion President Dean will reply to Lion John that our club is interested, but only if the cook-off is rescheduled for a better date.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us that the club is planning a St. Patrick’s Day potluck lunch at the Heritage House (3/17) at which the Pot of Gold Raffle prize will be presented to the winner. Lion Gretchen will coordinate the food; please let her know what you plan to bring.
 
Lion Dane presented Lion Eric with his 10-year membership chevron. 
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
2/14, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Bob Dailey: Gales Creek Camp
2/22, 6 - 7:30 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn Christine Kennedy: WLLO Village
2/23, 1:30 - 4 36-O Cabinet meeting PCC Rock Creek Campus, Rockwood Event Center
2/24, 9 - 5 36-O Convention PCC Rock Creek Campus, Rockwood Event Center
2/28, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Zane/Zion Tech Group
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 1/31/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Jeanine leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 18 members in attendance and two guests: Kathy Parrera (Lion Dane’s wife) and Elke Bruton, the guest speaker.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Sarah reported she has the winning photo from the Photo Contest and asked what the club wants to do with it. Auctioning it off was suggested, but no decision was made.
 
She also asked members to give her photos, mementos, etc., for the club scrapbook. She needs any contributions by the end of next week (2/9) so she has time to put the scrapbook together before the scrapbook contest at the 36-O convention (2/24).
 
Lion President Dean shared some information about the Cullinan Diamond.
 
Lion Kat reported she has the tickets for the Pot of Gold Raffle. This is a 50/50 raffle, with half the proceeds (after expenses) being split evenly between the raffle winner and the club. The club will donate its portion to OLSHF. Each ticket costs $5 or 5 for $20. The drawing will be at our weekly club meeting on March 14, and the winner’s check will be presented on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.
 
Lion Gen introduced the speaker, Elke Bruton from the Talking Book and Braille Library, a division of the State Library of Oregon. This library division supplies audio and Braille books to print-disabled Oregonians, i.e., those who have a visual, physical, or reading impairment that precludes reading books and magazines with regular-size print. This is a free service available to all Oregonians who qualify — any age, anywhere in the state. The books are sent and returned through the US Mail, postage free. The books and audio players are supplied by the Library of Congress (paid for with Federal tax revenue). The library has over 85,000 titles and adds about 1,000 new titles each month. Their website is at:
 
 
Lion President Dean announced we will have a “Love a Lion” white elephant gift exchange at the Feb. 14th meeting. He asked members to bring an inexpensive gift (preferably something you already have). Each member will receive a free ticket at the meeting and can select a gift when that ticket number is drawn. Or a member can pay for the privilege of taking a gift that someone else has already selected.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
2/7, noon LOLC board meeting Heritage House
2/14, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Rob Dailey: Gales Creek Camp update
2/22, 6:00 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn Christine Kennedy: WLLO Village
2/24, 9 - 4 District 36-O convention PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd., Portland
2/28, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Zane/Zion Tech Group
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 1/25/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at 6:30 at the Village Inn Restaurant with Lion Carol leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Dane offering the invocation. There were 12 members in attendance and two guests: Susan (Dean’s wife) and Douglas Mecham, the speaker for the evening.
 
Lion Gen sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Diane read a quote from Kinky Freeman: Money can buy a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
 
Lion President Dean read a short story about Dr. Glen Cunningham, who overcame major injuries he sustained in a fire. The moral of the story was: never give up.
 
Lion Gen introduced the guest speaker, Douglas Mecham, from the Gresham Hypnosis Center. He spoke about the use of hypnosis to deal with stress and led a brief self-hypnosis exercise (see attached handout).
 
Lion Teddy June reported on the club’s sight and hearing efforts. We helped someone get hearing aids from OLSHF and received a thank-you email from an eyeglass recipient. Last Lion year we help three people get eyeglasses through the LEAP Lab at OLSHF, and this year we have already helped four people do so.
 
Lion Carol said she will be taking recycled reading glasses and sunglasses from OLSHF to distribute in Kenya when she travels there soon.
 

Lion Gen gave us the status of the Pot of Gold Raffle. The ticket proof is at the printer. There will be 500 tickets printed. They will be packaged in sets of five and sold for $5 each or five for $20.  The Pot of Gold Raffle drawing will be during our regular lunch meeting on Wednesday, 3/14. The raffle check will be presented to the winner on Saturday, 3/17.

 
Lion President Dean reminded us to send photos and other materials to Lion Sarah for inclusion in the club scrapbook for the contest at the district convention next month.
 
Lion Jim V. reported that we budgeted two $1000 donations for the OLSHF Parade of Checks: one for the district convention and the other for the multiple district convention.
 
Lion President Dean shared a flyer about the Youth Action Council, an LO Parks and Rec program, which the club supported last year. Lion Gen moved and Lion Diane seconded that we donate $150 again this year, and the motion passed.
 
Lion Gen conducted the raffle drawing, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 7:40.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
1/31, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Elke Bruton: Oregon Talking Books
2/7, noon LOLC board meeting Heritage House
2/14, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Rob Dailey: Gales Creek Camp update
2/21, 6:00 LOLC dinner meeting Village Inn
2/24, 9 - 4 District 36-O convention PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd., Portland
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 1/17/2018 Meeting

 

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Dane leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 13 members in attendance.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Dale announced that today is Lion Lynnie’s birthday.
 
Lion President Dean read a thought-provoking story titled “The Seed of Honesty.”
 
Lion Gen gave us the status of the Pot of Gold Raffle. She has the tickets designed and will meet of Lion Jim V. to ensure they have all the required information. We plan to begin the raffle around the end of this month, and the drawing will be on St. Patrick’s Day, 3/17.
 
Lion Dane announced the following Lions Anniversary Awards, which will be delivered or mailed to the club members:
 
Cyndy Fletcher 10 years
Melaine George 15 years
Peter Heitkemper 20 years
Martha Hirsch 20 years
Conrad Pearson 20 years
Hal Schmidt 25 years
Jim Vincent 25 years
Eric Weberg 10 years
 
He also reported that the club’s application for Adopt a Highway has been approved. We are responsible for a section of Highway 43, and the necessary signage is already in place. Eight members have previously volunteered to help with the highway cleanups, but some training is necessary before they can begin.
 
Lion President Dean suggested having a bingo party for the regular meeting on 2/14, with lunch provided (e.g., pizza or sandwiches) and donated prizes. Unfortunately, several members present will be out of town that day, so the consensus was to consider another date.
 
Lion Gen introduced the guest speaker, Mark Browne, from the Oswego Heritage House. He spoke about his activities after retiring and selling his dental practice. He volunteered at the San Diego Natural History Museum where he worked in the paleontology department extracting fossils from rocks and later as a curator. After he and his wife moved to Oregon, he has been volunteering at Oswego Heritage House.
 
Lion Sharon announced that OLSHF’s annual Keep the Promise Breakfast is scheduled for Friday, May 11, and will be on the Marylhurst campus rather than the Oregon Zoo.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
1/25, 6:00 LOLC dinner meeting TBA (Miller’s Homestead is no longer open for dinner)
1/31, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
2/7, noon LOLC board meeting Heritage House
2/14, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
2/21, 6:00 LOLC dinner meeting TBA
2/24, 9 - 4 District 36-O convention PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd., Portland
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 1/10/2018 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Kat leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance and one visiting Lion, Tom Hammond from the Milwaukie Lions Club.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Tom distributed applications for next month’s District Convention. It will be held on Saturday, 2/24, at the PCC Rock Creek Campus. 
 
Lion Sharon attended an MHSP meeting at OLSHF this morning. She reported that about 135,000 school screenings have been performed so far this year and another 50,000 are expected the rest of the year. Although SB187 provides funding for the screenings, the money will not be available until after the end of the school year, probably sometime in late summer. This presents the foundation with a financial challenge since the expenses incurred for the screenings will not be repaid until then. 
 
She also reported that OLSHF received a $500,000 donation from the Eugene Hearing Center, a nonprofit that closed in 2017. The donation will be invested, and the foundation will use the annual earnings (about 5% of the total) for the ROAR hearing program.
 
Lion President Dean reviewed what the Events Committee discussed at its meeting last Monday. Upcoming club events include:
 
LOLC Plant Sale in March-April
Grilling at a Pacers baseball game in April
July 4th pancake breakfast
Grilling at the Guide Dog Fun Day in Boring on July 21
Grilling at the LO Heritage Car Show in August
 
The club discussed having another Pot of Gold Raffle. Lion Gen moved and Lion Gretchen seconded that we do so, and the motion passed. Lion Gen will chair the raffle effort. This will be a 50/50 raffle (500 tickets) with the drawing to be held on St. Patrick’s Day (3/17). Lion Sharon suggested the club have a pot luck that day in conjunction with the drawing and volunteered to organize it. Lion Sharon also moved and Lion Patti seconded that the club donate it’s portion of the raffle to OLSHF for school screenings, and the motion passed.
 
The Events Committee also discussed several possible new fundraisers. Lion Dale will survey club members to assess their interest in any/all of these:
 
Mystery Dinner
Auction of member services (e.g., dessert baking)
Wine Tasting at Wizer’s Fine Wines
Bingo
Some kind of meal at Our Lady of the Lake
 
Lion Sandy asked about the vocational scholarship that we voted to provide. (I found this in the 8/16/2017 minutes where we said we’d use the net proceeds from the LO Iron Jubilee grilling for this purpose. However, we subsequently decided to donate those proceeds to disaster relief due to the fire in the gorge, so we need to revisit the scholarship issue.) A scholarship committee was formed consisting of Lions Sandy and Jeanine and Lion Dane’s wife, Kathy.
 
Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
1/17, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
1/25, 6:00  LOLC dinner meeting TBA (Miller’s Homestead is no longer open for dinner)
1/31, noon LOLC dinner meeting Heritage House
2/7, noon LOLC board meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 12/13/2017 Meeting

 

Lion President Dean began the meeting at 12:05 with Lion Gene leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 17 members in attendance.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Jim C. announced that Lion Diana had a birthday last week, so we sang Happy Birthday for her.
 
Lion Kat reported that no buyer for our recycled newspapers has been found, so we will stop collecting them. She has told the places where she was picking up papers about the situation and that she will no longer be taking them; anyone else who collects from a location should do the same. She will lock the trailer, which is partially full, and leave it for now. Unless or until a buyer is found, members should dispose of their papers in their curb-side recycling. There is no word on what other clubs (e.g. King City) are doing, but we assume they are in the same fix. 
 
Lion Diane reported that more than 125 coats and vests have been donated in the Coats for Kids drive, as well as lots of hats, scarves, boots, etc. Lion Dane will make the last pickup of donated clothing on Friday, 12/15, from the city hall and library.
 
Lion President Dean read several humorous letters to Santa and a few replies from Santa. He also asked members to share any stories about Santa letters, and several did.
 
He then asked our newest member, Lion Gene, to tell us about himself. Lion Gene said he grew up in Virginia and attended an all-boys school before going on to Duke University. He has been married three times and has a son and a daughter. He worked as a civil defense lawyer in a local law firm for over 30 years before retiring a few years ago. He is currently taking classes at PCC and may attain a masters in psychology. As a member of our club he wants to focus on bringing in new members.
 
Lion Sharon shared a bit about Just Compassion, the coalition of religious, service, civic and business organizations that have joined together to network and share resources for creating a safe and hospitable environment and a community-centered response to the needs of those without homes and those living in poverty in Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. She also passed out invitations to a benefit auction and dinner (see below) hosted by Bethlehem House of Bread, a food pantry in Tigard, which is part of Just Compassion. 
 
 
Lion Gretchen offered a prayer for Ruth Smith, a long-time member of our club, who died a few years ago on this date.
 
Lion Kat suggested we put on a pickleball tournament as a service project for diabetes awareness, one of the Lions Global Service Areas. Her idea was well received, and Lion President Dean asked her to bring it up again after the first of the year.
 
Lions Gen and Sharon reminded us of the food drive challenge from the Tualatin Lions Club. Conducting a food drive is in another Lions Global Service Area, Service to Fight Hunger.
 
Lion Sharon reported that she and Lion Dale visited Lions Hal and Melita last Saturday. Lion Hal is doing well and putts around in his motorized wheelchair, but Lion Melita has trouble seeing because of retinitis pigmentosa. Lion Sharon suggested giving them some DVD movies to watch.
 
Lion President Dean wound up the meeting by asking some Christmas trivia questions with candy as prizes and reminded us about about the holiday party next week. Members can bring gifts and food donations for the family we are helping. Members are also encouraged to bring something for the ornament exchange and the gift raffle. Lion Joe will be the auctioneer, and he asked that anyone bringing an “expensive” gift tell him what the minimum bid should be. Lion Sharon passed around the potluck signup sheet one last time (see attached). 
 
 
 
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership drawing, which Lion Diana won, and the raffle drawing; and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
12/14, noon Toy pickup
12/15, 10–12 Last Coats for Kids pickup LO city hall & library
12/20, 12–3 Holiday Party setup Heritage House
12/20, 5–8 LOLC Holiday Party Heritage House
1/3, 7–8 Events Committee mtg Miller’s Homestead (meal at 6:30)
1/10, noon LOLC board meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 12/6/2017 Meeting

 

Lion President Dean began the meeting at 12:05 with Lion Jeanine leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 17 members in attendance and one guest, Lion Brad King of the Tualatin Lions Club.
 
Lion Gen sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
MD36 Council Chair Brad King inducted Lions Dane, Dean, Sharon, and Dale into The Order of the Champion Chauffeur for their service in transporting Lion VIPs between the airport and their hotels during the USA-Canada Lions Leadership Forum, which Portland hosted in September. He also read a thank-you note he received from ID Joyce Middleton.
 
Lion Gen delivered the week’s correspondence, and Lion Carol passed around an excellent article from the Lake Oswego Review about the club's eyeglass recycling efforts.
 
Lion Sharon inducted Gene Buckle as a new member of our club. Welcome Lion Gene!
 
For the Lions Roar segment of the meeting Lion President Dean read a moving story about Sgt. Stubby, a heroic dog who served in the trenches during World War 1.
 
Lion President Dean reported on the family that the club is supporting for the holidays. The mother is very appreciative of our help, and the son has decided to participate after all. Lion Carol has details on gift suggestions for each member of the family. Lion Kat will pick up toys from KEX on 12/22, and those that do not go to the family will be donated to Nursingale in Tigard. Donations for the food basket for the family should be delivered by 12/22 also. 
 
Lion Sharon reported that the holiday wreath sale netted about $325 for the club. Thanks to all who participated. 
 
She also passed around the potluck signup sheet for the club’s holiday party. 
 
Finally she reported that Guide Dogs for the Blind (in Boring) needs our help for their Fun Day in July next year, an annual event for their puppy raisers. The West Linn Lions Club usually cooks the burgers for the event on their mobile grill, but they have a conflict next year, so our club has been asked to do the grilling instead. She moved and Lion Dane seconded that we take on this request, and the motion passed. Guide Dogs will supply all the food, so the only cost to the club will be towing one of our grills to Boring and back. Volunteers will be needed to grill burgers and onions in the morning of July 21st and to help serve the burgers at noon. Volunteers will have the opportunity to tour the facility, see lots of puppies wandering around the grounds with the families who are raising them, and attend the ceremony where puppy raisers receive new puppies.
 
Lion Diane reported that the Coats for Kids drive continues to receive generous donations. It’s doing better than last year. Lion Dane suggested we get some publicity for the club by putting an article in the Oregon Lions magazine. Lion Diane volunteered to write an article, which Lion Sharon will send to Leah Hawes, the MD36 Executive Secretary, for publication.
 
Lions Gen and Bonnie mentioned Lion Scott Stierle's (of the King City Lions Club) Laps for LEAP project. Lion Scott is raising money for the OLSHF Lions Eyeglass Assistance Program (LEAP), which provides high-quality, low-cost eyeglasses to those in need. Details are available at the following OLSHF website: www.olshf.org/laps-for-leap.
 
Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:05.
 
Before and after the meeting Lions Sharon and Dale distributed the holiday greenery that various members had ordered.
 
Upcoming activities for the next few weeks are:
 
12/13, noon  LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
12/20, 12--3 Setup for holiday party Heritage House
12/20, 5-8 LOLC holiday party Heritage House
1/3, 7–8 Events Committee mtg Miller’s Homestead (dinner 6:30)
1/10, noon LOLC board meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 

 


Minutes for 11/29/2017 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at 12:05 with Lion Jim C. leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara offering the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion Jim C. announced that Lion Joe had a birthday.
 
Lion Kat reported we received a request for hearing aids, which she will give to Lion Teddy June when she sees her next.
 
Lion President Dean shared a quote from Stephen Covey: Seek first to understand, then to be understood; and a verse from Susan Polis Schutz.
 
He and Lion Diane reported on the Coats for Kids winter clothing drive.  Over 180 clothing items have been donated so far. The collection box at the Heritage House has been emptied and removed (as originally scheduled). The boxes at city hall and the library will be emptied and removed between 10:00 and noon on Friday, 12/15.
 
Various members have bought gifts for the family the club is supporting for Christmas. Lion Carol reported that the 16-year old son does not want to participate so his information was omitted from the family’s description. Lion President Dean said the toy pickup will be at noon Thur, 12/14. Lion Patti suggested that we donate the extra toys to the Nursingale party for medically fragile children.
 
Several members brought Christmas stockings, which Lion President Dean took to deliver to FASFAH.
 
Lion Sharon shared that MD-36 is undertaking six service projects in conjunction with LCI. Clubs are encouraged to:
 
1. Collect used eyeglasses for Service in Sight Week
2. Hold a Strides activity (walk, run, bike, etc.) for Diabetes Awareness
3. Organize a food drive for a local food bank for Service to Fight Hunger
4. Distribute reading glasses to homeless shelters for Helping the Homeless
5. Hold a community improvement project (cleanup, tree planting, etc.) for Protect Our Planet
6. Hold a returnable can/bottle drive and donate proceeds to LCIF for research for Pediatric Cancer
 
She noted that we already do some of these. She also shared an MD-36 flyer challenging us (and all other clubs) to join the food drive competition that the Tualatin and Beaverton Lions Clubs have had for the past few years. And, she reported on the Together We Can contest that LCIF announced in the Dec. issue of the Lion magazine (inside cover) to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Finally, she presented Lion Dane with his certificate for completing the Guiding Lion training.
 
Lion Sharon passed around a potluck signup sheet for the club’s holiday party, and Lion Bonnie asked everyone who wants to volunteer to let her know what they can do (setup, cleanup, decorations, etc.).
 
Lion Gen introduced the guest speaker, Tonia Hunt, the executive director of Children First for Oregon, who spoke about the organization. It advocates for children on a statewide basis in four program areas:
 
> Legislative Solutions — Through our United for Kids Initiative, we bring together over 100 partners to champion state legislative policies that benefit children’s economic security, education, health, and safety.
> Foster Youth Advocacy — Our Oregon Foster Youth Connection program empowers foster youth to share their voice through peer support, leadership skills, and civic engagement tools.
> Child Abuse Prevention — In partnership with Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon, we empower service providers to foster prevention services for families across the state.
> Research & Data — Our Kids Count Oregon initiative provides child advocates and decision-makers with reliable data to better serve their communities.
 
She finished by asking club members for their thoughts and ideas regarding children’s needs, and several members responded.
 
Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:10.
 
The upcoming activities for next few weeks are:
 
12/6, noon LOLC board meeting Heritage House Holiday wreaths will be distributed
12/13, noon  LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
12/14, noon Toy pickup
12/15, 10—12 Coat donation box pickup LO city hall & library
12/20, 5:00 LOLC holiday party Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 

Minutes for 11/15/2017 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at 6:30 with Lion Greg leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 13 members in attendance.

 
Lion Jim C. announced that Lions Patti and Joe have birthdays.
 
Lion Sharon reported the club received two banner patches from LCI: one for our LIons Legacy Project at Tucker Maxon School and another for Silver Centennial Service in all four of the service areas.
 
Lion Dane suggested continuing our legacy project at Tucker Maxon. LIon Bonnie moved and Lion Gen seconded that we contact the school to ask what we can do to help; the motion passed. Lion Gen will make that contact.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us that the Christmas stockings we are filling are due in by 11/29. They can be brought to the club meeting that day. He has the cats, gloves, etc., that were donated at the USA-Canada Forum, which can be used to help fill the stockings. 
 
Lion President Dean also thanked Lion Sarah for making signs for the Coats for Kids donation boxes. The boxes are in place at the LO City Hall, the LO Library, and the Heritage House. Lion Diane said the Heritage House box will be emptied on 11/29; the others on 12/15. She said she will need help emptying the boxes on 12/15 (because of the expected volume of donations) and asked anyone who can help to please call her. She also reported that an article about the coat drive will appear in the LO Review next Thursday. Lion Gretchen said she is knitting scarves for the drive. We will also include the remaining coats, hats, etc., from the Forum donations.
 
Lion Carol reported she has received information about the LO family that the club is supporting at Christmas — a mother and her 3-year old daughter. She passed out the family’s wish list, which is attached at the end of these minutes. If you plan to buy something, please let Lion Carol know so we don’t end up with duplicates.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us that our holiday party will be at the Heritage House on Wednesday, 12/20, starting at 5:00. Lion Bonnie is overseeing the decorations, and Lion Sharon is coordinating the potluck. Each will create a volunteer signup sheet, which Lion Dale will email to all club members. Please let them know what you plan to sign up for. Lion Bonnie said table/chair setup will begin at noon. She also reminded us to bring something for the ornament exchange and a nicely wrapped gift for the gift auction.
 
Lion Sharon reported that Lion Hal’s recovery will take quite a while, but he is in good spirits.
 
Lion Gen introduced Micheala Weilert, who owns Lil’ Hands Sign Language. She gave a very interesting presentation on the use of signing with preverbal children, i.e., those who are not yet old enough to speak. She said signing enables them to communicate with their parents in a 2-way conversation. This can relieve some of the children's frustration in not being able to make their wants and needs known. It also provides earlier understanding of and experience with language, which has congative benefits. She answered many questions from club members.
 
Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 7:40.
 
The upcoming activities for next month are:
 
11/22 no meeting (Thanksgiving is the next day)
11/29, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Miranda Rabuck: Children 1st for Oregon
12/6, noon LOLC board meeting Heritage House Holiday wreaths will be distributed
12/13, noon  LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
12/20, 5:00 LOLC holiday party Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 11/08/2017 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Gen leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets, collected happy bucks, and handed out American flag lapel pins.
 
Lion President Dean gave us a brief history of Louis Braille and the creation of the Braille writing system for the blind. 
 
He and Lion Dale described their work yesterday helping Lion Red Rowley (of the Forest Grove Lions Club) at the LERC. We three sorted, bagged, and distributed about 200 caps, gloves, scarves, and socks that the Jackson Medical Center Lions Club (of Mississippi) donated as part of one USA-Canada Forum service project. We also distributed about 2000 hygiene kits that Forum attendees assembled during another service project.
 
Lion Carol reported that an LO family has been assigned for the club to support at the holidays: a 37-year old mother with two children, a 16-year old son and a 3-year old daughter.
 
Lion President Dean asked Lion Jim V. to talk about the two upcoming events at Wizer’s Fine Wines. The first is a fundraiser for Our Lady of the Lake School from 3:00 to 7:00 on Friday, 12/1. Wizer’s will donate 20% of all purchases to the school (this is in lieu of the usual discount on partial- or full-case purchases). The second event is an open house from noon to 4:00 (or 5:00) on Saturday, 12/2. 12-15 wines will be available for tasting.
 
He then announced that a veterans luncheon will be held at 11:30 tomorrow (Thursday, 11/9) at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center. The event is open to all; the lunch is free for vets and $5.00 for non-vets. RSVP is required (so they know how many meals to provide); please call 503-697-6517 if you plan to attend.
 
He also announced that a networking meeting, hosted of several Chambers of Commerce, will be held at 7:30 tomorrow morning (11/9) at the Tigard Costco. Attendees will be able to shop in the store after the meeting before it opens for regular business.
 
Lions Gen, Dane, and Dean continue to search for a company to buy the newspapers we collect for recycling.
 
Lion Diane reported that the club received 16 holiday stockings and handed them out to club members to be filled. Each stocking comes with a list of suggested items to include for each age range. The deadline for turning them in 12/11, but please try to return them the week before that; the earlier, the better. 
 
She also said that the donation boxes and signs for the Coats for Kids service project are ready and will be placed at the LO library, city hall, and Heritage House. She will write an article to be in the LO Review Lion next week. President Dean brought in some of the clothing from the Forum service project (see above), and members chose what they needed for their stockings. The rest of the clothing will be used in the Coats for Kids service project.
 
Lion Dane suggested that the club send get-well cards to Lion Hal, who is recovering from a broken foot, and to Lion Roger, who had surgery this morning; Lion Kat circulated cards for these two members. He also suggested sending a card to Lion Joyce Anderson (of the Beaverton Lion Club), who fell after attending a meeting Friday night and was in OHSU for a couple of days. Lion Sharon said that Lion Joyce is downplaying her accident and probably would not want a card.
 
Lion Diane reported that Lion Palmer Smith died recently. HIs memorial service will be at 1:00 Saturday, 11/11, at Lake Oswego Methodist Church. A dinner will be served following the service, and all are welcome, but please RSVP to the church.
 
Lion Sharon gave a presentation about LCIF, the Lions Clubs International Foundation. She reported that Charity Navigator (America's largest independent charity evaluator) gave LCIF a four-star rating (its topmost) because every penny donated to LCIF is used for service projects and grants. Since it was founded in 1968, LCIF has:
 
> Awarded over 13,000 grants ($1 billion total).
> Funded almost 8 million cataract surgeries.
> Given over $118 million in grants for disaster relief projects.
> Provided 24 million vision screenings for children through Sight for Kids.
> Screened over 370 thousand Special Olympics athletes for vision or hearing problems.
> Provided Lions Quest, its signature youth program, to children in 100 countries.
 
Just this year LCIF has provided four $100,000 grants for disaster relief in North America: for hurricane relief in Houston, Puerto Rico, and Florida; and for earthquake relief in Mexico. Since 1968, LCIF has given almost $600,000 to our MD-36: for our eye bank (Lions Vision Gift), for our OLSHF Mobile Health Screening Program, for the equipment that OLSHF uses for school vision screenings throughout the state, and for the OLSHF optical lab. In addition, LCIF has given over $235,000 to our local district (36-O) for flood relief, Oral Hull and Gales Creek Camps, Lions Quest, etc. Lion Diane reported that Dogs for the Deaf in 36-E received an $85,000 grant from LCIF. 
 
Lion Sharon encouraged the club and individual members to donate to LCIF to support its valuable work. She said the easiest way to donate is through the LCIF website (www.lcif.org); there’s a Donate link near the top of the page, which leads to a series of pages where you enter the necessary information. She added that PID Karla Harris, who was the speaker at our MD-36 Convention in 2015, died recently and requested that donations in her memory be made to LCIF Disaster Relief. 
 
Lion President Dean reported that the West Linn Lions Club's annual poinsettia sale is underway.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next month are:
 
11/9, 11:30 Veterans Tribute & Luncheon LO Adult Comm Car
11/15, 6:30 LOLC dinner meeting Miller’s Homestead Michaela Weilert: Li’l Hands Sign Language
11/22 no meeting (Thanksgiving is the next day)
11/29, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Miranda Rabuck: Children 1st for Oregon
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 11/01/2017 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Dane leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara offering the invocation (including asking members to say what they are thankful for). There were 18 members in attendance and one visitor, Dane’s wife, Kathy.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion President Dean presented Lion Gen with a Silver Centennial Membership Pin from LCI. He also led us in a word game followed by a Q&A activity with Lions as the subject and with his surplus Halloween candy as prizes. 
 
We discussed our holiday outreach. Lion Carol is working on identifying a family for us to support, and Lion Diane will get us 15 stockings to fill. Lion Diane also gave us a recap of the winter coat drive (see her full report in the minutes for last week’s meeting).
 
Lion Sharon is finalizing the holiday greenery order, which she will send to Ida’s Wreath Shop tomorrow. She asked whether Ida should deliver the wreaths (for a $35 charge) or does someone have a pickup truck that can be used to pick them up. Lion Joe offered his truck, and Lion Barbara offered to pay the delivery charge. Rather than drive to Ida’s in St. Helens, we decided to accept Lion Barbara’s offer.
 
We began planning the club’s Christmas party, which is scheduled for 12/20. Lion Bonnie will organize the decorations, and Lion Sharon will circulate a signup sheet for the potluck dinner.
 
Lion Gretchen reported that she has developed a database of locations where we have eyeglass collection boxes. Lion Jeanine has written a brief article for the LO Review, which lists the major locations, and Lion Carol will getting it to the newspaper. The article will include a picture of a box so people will know what to look for. Lion President Dean has signs to go on the boxes.
 
Lion Jim announced that his wine shop, Wizer’s Fine Wines, is having a
fund raiser for the Lady of the Lake Catholic School the evening of 12/1 (Friday).  20% of all sales will be donated to the school.  On 12/2 (Saturday) they will have an open house (noon to 4). Various wines will be available for tasting at both events.
 
Lion Dane reported that Lion Hal is doing well, but his recovery will take longer than in the past.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next month are:
 
11/4, 10 to 4 36-O Cabinet meeting Mt. Hood Lions Clubhouse
11/8, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Lion Sharon: LCIF
11/15, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Michaela Weilert: Li’l Hands Sign Language
11/22 no meeting (Thanksgiving is the next day)
11/29, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

 Minutes for 10/26/2017 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at 6:45 at Miller’s Homestead with Lion Teddy June offering the invocation. There were 11 members in attendance.
 
Lion Sharon’s birthday is the next day, so the club sang Happy Birthday to her.
 
Various members showed the pumpkins they had decorated and related Halloween stories or memories from their past.
 
Lion President Dean led a discussion regarding the loss of the buyer for the newspapers we collect for recycling. Two suggestions were made: 
 
Contact Oregon lumber mills to ask whether they would be interested in buying the papers.
Contact the company that buys the newspapers that the King City Lions Club collects.
 
Lion Sharon reminded us that wreath orders are due to her by Monday, 10/31. She has to send the combined order to Ida’s Wreath Shop on Wednesday, 11/1.
 
Lion Diane reported on the Coats for Kids program (see attached). Lion Carol will see about publicizing this in the LO Review and Hello LO. Lion Diane has also requested 10 Christmas stockings for club members to fill and can ask for more if needed.
 
 
Lion Carol is in the process of getting a family for the club to support for Christmas. She has asked for a family that lives in Lake Oswego and has a number of children.
 
Lion Sharon suggested the club could host a mystery dinner next spring with proceeds going to the admin fund.
 
Lion Jim V. asked whether the club’s donation to Mt. Hood Lions for their Thanksgiving dinner event should come from the 501(c)3 account or the regular community service account. The club decided to use the 501(c)3 account.
 
For the meeting’s program Lion Jim V. gave a very interesting and informative talk about wine. He talked about different wine regions, both in the US and in Europe, and discussed various types of wines. He also answered several questions from club members. No samples were offered, however. ;-(
 
Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 8:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next month are:
 
11/1, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House LOLC board meeting
11/4, 10 to 4 36-O cabinet meeting Mt. Hood Lions clubhouse
11/8, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Lion Sharon: LCIF presentation
11/15, noon LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House Michaela Weilert: Lil’ hands sign language
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 10/18/2017 Meeting

 

 

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Gen leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Teddy June offering the invocation. There were 16 members in attendance and one visitor: Tina VanPhung of NW Insurance.
 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks. She also told us about two items of correspondence: an invitation to an open house that Breast Friends is hosting at their office on Nov. 9 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and a note from PDG Red Rowley thanking us for our club’s donation to the USA/Canada Forum service project that he chaired.
 
Lion Carol reported that she is working on identifying a family for the club to adopt for Christmas.
 
Lion Gen said a Compassion Clinic is being held on Oct. 22. She has the details.
 
Lion Diane reported on the winter coat drive. Two collection boxes will be available. New coats, gloves, etc., are preferred although gently used items are also acceptable, and items for all ages (infant through adult) are needed. The drive will start in mid-November. She also reminded us that she is a collection point for donated pet food for people in need. She also told us that there is a food pantry in Lake Oswego.
 
Lion Bonnie reminded us that the District 36-O Cabinet meeting will be Nov. 4 (10 to 4) at the Mt. Hood Lions Clubhouse. The planned service project is to provide turkeys to the Mt. Hood Lions Club to support their annual free turkey dinner for the community. She suggested that we make a donation (Turkey Bucks) to the club instead of purchasing and delivering frozen turkeys. Lion Gretchen moved and Lion Sharon seconded that we donate $120 for this. The motion passed.
 
Lion Diane reported that the Canine Companions for Independence training facility in Santa Rosa, CA, which was threatened by the wild fire in that area is safe. However, they did evacuate all the dogs from the facility to the homes of various staff members.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us about collecting used eyeglasses for LCI's Service in Sight project. Lion Sharon will be going to the OLSHF office next week and offered to deliver all the glasses we collect for the project.
 
Lion President Dean then read several well-known phrases that are attributed to William Shakespeare. 
 
He also told us about pumpkins he brought. He asked us to take one home, decorate it to express an emotion, and bring it back to the meeting next week.
 
Next Lion Gen introduced Tina VanPhung, who spoke about Medicare. She gave us an overview and answered many questions from club members. Her handout is attached below.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
Upcoming activities for the few weeks are:
 
10/23, 7:00 PM Events Committee planning mtg Miller’s Homestead
10/26, 6:30 PM LOLC dinner mtg Miller’s Homestead
11/1, noon LOLC board meeting Heritage House
11/4, 10 to 4 36-O Cabinet mtg Mt. Hood Lions Clubhouse
12/20, 5:00 LOLC Holiday party Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary
 

Minutes for 10/11/2017 Meeting

Lion Jim Castle began the meeting at noon. He led the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 12 members in attendance and one visitor: Andrew Edwards from the Lakewood Center for the Arts. 

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks. She also passed around a thank-you card we received from the women in the eyeglass recycling program at Coffee Creek.
 
Lion Carol reminded everyone that the Tualatin Lions Club is having an Oktoberfest this Saturday, 10/14, at the Tualatin Elks Club. 
 
Lion Kat (?) reported that the company that was buying the newspapers we collect will no longer do so because China has stopped importing most recycled materials. This presents the club with a challenge since newspaper recycling has been a significant fundraiser. 
 
Lion Dane reported on the OLSHF Roaring 20s Gala held last Sunday. A good-sized crowd, many dressed in outfits of the period, enjoyed good food and fellowship and helped raise funds for the Foundation through the oral and silent auctions and the paddle-raise.
 
Lion Dane also said that Lion Sharon Elder is collecting soft eyeglass cases for the upcoming vision mission trip to Mexico. These cases are distributed to people when they receive their eyeglasses. If you find soft cases amongst the used eyeglasses you collect, please give them to Lion Dane, and he will get them to Lion Sharon.
 
Lion Diane told us that she is a collection point for pet-food donations, which go to seniors, veterans, and homeless folks to help defray the cost of feeding their pets.
 
Lion Gen introduced Andrew Edwards, who spoke about the many events and programs offered at the Lakewood Center for the Arts. These include plays put on by the Lakewood Theater Company, art festivals, and educational programs for all ages.
 
Lion Sharon reported that the funds we raised at the 150th Iron Jubilee, which we earmarked for disaster relief in Cascade Locks, will go to the FISH (Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help) food bank in Hood River, which serves Cascade Locks and other communities in the Columbia Gorge area.
 
Lion Sharon reminded everyone that order forms for holiday greenery are due to her at the 10/26 meeting so she can consolidate them into a single order to go to Ida's. The greenery will be delivered to club members at the 12/6 meeting.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion Jim adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next month are:
 
10/10-16 Service in Sight Week Bring collected eyeglasses to 10/18 meeting
10/18, noon LOLC lunch meeting LO Heritage House Tina VanPhung will speak about Medicare
10/26, 6:30 LOLC dinner meeting Miller’s Homestead
11/1, noon LOLC board meeting LO Heritage House
 
If you spot any errors or omissions in these minutes, please let me know.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 10/4/2017 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at 11:55 with Lion Kat leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Teddy June offering the invocation. There were 13 members in attendance and two visitors: Dr. Leasa Lowy from the 360 Me Clinic and the Borland Free Clinic and Dr. Chelsea Ban also from the Borland Free Clinic.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion President Dean reported that Lion Carol is doing well after her medical procedure and that Lion Hal is in good spirits.
 
Lion Gen introduced the two guests, who then spoke about diabetes, pre-diabetes, and the services available at their clinics. They also distributed a screening test (see attached).
 
Lion Jeanine reported that she contacted the Good Neighbor House in Tigard regarding the club providing dinners for the residents. The usual arrangement is for an organization to signup for one night per month, which is more than our club can take on, so she will look into partnering with 2-3 other Lions clubs or other organizations.
 
Lion President Dean told us he had received a thank-you letter from LCIF for the club’s $1000 donation to disaster relief. He will send the letter to Lion Bonnie so that she can try to get it reported in the Lake Oswego Review.
 
Lion Gen said that Lion Carol, because of her medical situation, needs help arranging for a family for the club to adopt for Christmas. Lions Kat and Sharon offered their help.
 
Lion Diane asked about the annual coats/jackets drive. The club expressed interest in participating in this again this year.
 
Lion President Dean reminded everyone that contributions to the OLSHF Gala’s silent auction and Wall of Hooch are due today. Lion Sharon will deliver them to Kelly Asbra, who lives nearby, and she will transport them to the Foundation.
 
He then reported that Lion Dane has submitted the club’s application to participate in a highway cleanup and is waiting for it to be processed. 
 
Lion Sharon reminded everyone that order forms for holiday greenery are due to her at the 10/26 meeting so she can consolidate them into a single order to go to Ida's. The greenery will be delivered to club members at the 12/6 meeting.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 12:55.
 
The upcoming activities for next month are:
 
10/8, 4:30-7:30 PM  OLSHF Roaring 20s Gala Tiffany Center
10/11, noon LOLC lunch meeting LO Heritage House
10/10-16 Service in Sight Week Bring collected eyeglasses to 10/18 meeting
10/18, noon LOLC lunch meeting LO Heritage House
10/26, 6:30 PM LOLC dinner meeting Miller’s Homestead
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 9/27/2017 Meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Sharon leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Bonnie offering the invocation. There were 20 members in attendance and two visitors: Dane’s wife, Kathy, and Gene Buckle, who Lion Raema has been talking to about our Lions club.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Lion President Dean reported that Lion Carol had a medical procedure and a get-well card was circulated. He also presented a Centennial Membership pin to Lion Teddy June for bring in new members during the Lions Centennial year.
 
Lion Jim Castle announced that Lion Kat has a birthday this month, so we sang Happy Birthday to her.
 
Lion President Dean thanked the members who helped with the Buddy Walk hamburger event. He gave special thanks to all the nonmembers (Kathy Parreira, Lion Eric’s daughters, and others) who also helped. He reported that it was well organized and ran very smoothly. We cooked about 450 hamburgers. Lion Dane moved and Lion Gretchen seconded that the club give a $25 gift certificate to Lion Erik’s daughters as a thank-you for their help. The motion passed.
 
Several Lions spoke about their experiences at the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum. Many members volunteered in various capacities to help make it a success. 
 
Lion Sharon asked whether the club wanted to buy a table at the upcoming OLSHF Gala. The cost would be $600 for a table of 10 — a savings of $50 based on the $65 price for an individual ticket. The club decided not to buy a table since fewer than 10 members plan to attend the Gala. Lion Sharon also said the Foundation is soliciting items for the silent auction and for the Wall of Hooch (wine, beer, and liquor). In addition, raffle tickets for a 10-day stay at a timeshare in Puerto Vallarta are being sold for the Gala. Lion Dane suggested that the club buy six tickets (for $100) and, if one of those is the winning ticket, that the club then raffle it off among club members. Rather than using club funds for this, Lion Dane took up a collection among individual members.
 
Lion Sharon passed out order forms to those interested in selling holiday greenery. She said that payments must be collected when orders are placed since the vendor requires payment in full before delivery. Orders must be returned to Lion Sharon by  the meeting on Nov. 1. The greenery will be delivered to club members at the 12/6 meeting.
 
Lion Dane reminded us that the club agreed to clean up a section of Highway 46 and passed around a sign-up sheet for that task.
 
Lion Gretchen reported that she has started a list of the locations where club members collect eyeglasses and newspapers. She asked that anyone who makes pick-ups send her the location addresses and any special instructions (e.g., preferred days or times) so that she can complete the list. The list will enable us to cover for each other when members can’t make their usual pick-ups.
 
Lion President Dean reminded us that October 10-16 is Service in Sight Week when all clubs are encouraged to collect used eyeglasses. He asked that members bring any eyeglasses they collect to the meeting that week so that we can make a combined delivery to OLSHF.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:00.
 
The upcoming activities for next month are:
 
10/4, noon LOLC lunch meeting LO Heritage House
10/8, 4:30-7:30 PM  OLSHF Roaring 20s Gala Tiffany Center
10/11, noon LOLC lunch meeting LO Heritage House
10/18, noon LOLC lunch meeting LO Heritage House
10/26, 6:30 PM LOLC dinner meeting Miller’s Homestead
 
Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 9/13/2017 LOLC meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Jim Vincent leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 12 members in attendance.

Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.

Lion President Dean reported on our success in selling hamburgers at the 150th Iron Jubilee, given the small crowd that attended.

He next suggested the need for more eyeglass collection sites. Lion Gretchen volunteered to create a list of all our current sites and asked all members who pickup eyeglasses from a collection site to send her the name and address of the location (and any other relevant information, such as preferred pickup time). Lion Greg post the list on our club website, so that it is accessible to everyone.

Lion Sharon pointed out that collecting eyeglasses is one of the six state-wide service projects planned for this Lion year. They are:

  • Oct 10-16 Service in Sight Week — Collect used eyeglasses
  • Nov 13-19 Service to Halt Diabetes — Hold a Strides Walk
  • Jan 8-14 Service to Fight Hunger — Organize a food drive for local food bank
  • Mar 11-17 Helping the Homeless — Distribute reading glasses to homeless shelters
  • Apr 21-23 Protect Our Planet — Hold community improvement project (e.g., plant trees, clean up park)
  • Jun 3-9 Pediatric Cancer Donations — Hold returnable can drive; donate monies to LCIF for research

Lion Gretchen suggested we create a similar list for newspaper recycling locations. So, anyone who picks up newspapers somewhere, please send her the name and address of those sites too.

We can also recycle eclipse glasses by turning them in at the Lake Oswego Library.

Lion Sharon proposed that we sell holiday greenery from Ida’s Wreath Shop again this year. She volunteered to distribute individual order forms and compile a master order form from them. Lion Gretchen seconded the motion, and it passed. Lion Sharon will distribute the order forms at the last meeting of this month, and they will be due back to her at the last meeting of October.

There was a brief discussion about the upcoming Buddy Walk. The plans are complete, and the club is ready to proceed.

Lion Barb asked whether anyone had an update on Lion Hal’s condition; no one did. She said he would enjoy telephone calls; the phone number in his room is 503-554-7455. Lion Sharon reported that Lion Diana is recovering well and plans to be at the Forum next week.

Next, Lion President Dean asked all members who were present to fill out a club assessment survey form. He will tabulate the responses and report the results at a future meeting.

Lion Kat conducted the membership and raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 12:55.

The upcoming activities for the next couple of weeks are:

  • 9/15 West Linn Cookout Trillium Creek School
  • 9/20 No LOLC meeting due to the USA/Canada Forum
  • 9/21-23 USA/Canada Forum Convention Center
  • 9/24 Buddy Walk Millennium Plaza Park
  • 9/27 LOLC lunch meeting Heritage House

Dale

LO Lions Club Secretary

Minutes for 9/6/2017 LOLC meeting

Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Dale leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 19 members in attendance and four visitors from the Lake Oswego Veterans and First Responders Memorial Foundation — Jim Hanan and the rest of the board.

 
Lion Kat sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks.
 
Jim Hanan spoke briefly about the foundation’s efforts to create a memorial for military veterans and first responders (police, fire, etc.) in Lake Oswego, and Lion President Dean presented him with the club’s donation check.
 
Lion Dane reported he had telephoned Lion Hal and Lion Diana, both of whom are recovering from health issues. He said both are doing well. Lion Hal is in a rehab center recovering from a broken knee, and Lion Diana is home recovering from a stroke.
 
Lion Jim Castle said Lion Don had a birthday recently, and the club sang Happy Birthday to him. 
 
Lion Barb reported that two of our members, Lion Sarah and Lion Pat, are getting married in Cape Cod.
 
Lion President Dean began the board meeting by calling on Lion Jim Vincent to report on how we did serving breakfast and lunch at the Lake Oswego Heritage Car/Boat Show on Aug 27. Lion Jim said we grossed $3772 on the meals and after deducting expenses netted about $2000. We also collected $119.35 in diabetes donations.
 
Next, we discussed donating to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. Lion Jim Vincent moved and Lion Dane seconded that the club donate $1000 to LCIF disaster relief. The motion passed. 
 
We also discussed a donation to those affected by the Eagle Crest fire in the Columbia Gorge. Lion Sharon moved and Lion Gretchen seconded that the club donate the net proceeds from serving hamburgers at the 150th Iron Jubilee to the Cascade Lock Lions Club there. The motion passed.
 
Lion President Dean presented an idea for frame sign boards that the club could use at meeting and events. His proposal was discussed, but tabled due to the need for further investigation.
 
Lion President Dean presented Lion Teddy June with a membership key award for bringing in two new members.
 
Lion Gen suggested the club have another 50-50 raffle since the first one did so well. This was discussed, but tabled due to the need for further investigation, particularly into the legal limits on raffles.
 
That concluded the board meeting.
 
Lion Kat conducted the membership raffle drawings, and Lion President Dean adjourned the meeting at 1:10.

Minutes for 8/16/2017 meeting

The club met for dinner at Miller’s Homestead.
 
Lion President Dean began the meeting at 6:30 with Lion Dale leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Gretchen offering the invocation. There were 18 members in attendance and four visitors, including Lion DG Bert Diamond.
 
DG Bert installed the club’s newest member, Lion Nancy, and presented Lion Dane with a certificate and pin for bringing her into the club. He also delivered his official DG presentation, bringing greetings from International Lion President Dr. Naresh Aggarwal and discussing the state of District 36-O. 
 
Lion President Dean spoke about the upcoming Lake Oswego Pioneer Iron Jubilee that is planned for Sept. 9. He said the club has the opportunity to sell burgers at the event. Lion Sharon moved and Lion Joe seconded that the club do so, and the motion passed. The net proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for students who plan to attend vocational schools.
 
Lion Gen reported that all the eclipse glasses were sold. The profit was $354.
 
Lion President Dean spoke about the service project planned for the USA/Canada Leadership Forum in Portland next month. Attendees will have the opportunity to assemble kits for the homeless in the area. Lion PDG Red Rowley of the Forest Grove Lions Club is chairing the project. The goal is to produce 5000 kits. He has asked businesses to donate supplies for the kits, but none have been willing to, so instead he is soliciting cash donations from Lions Clubs and members. He estimates he needs $5000 (one dollar per kit). Lion Gretchen moved and Lion Joe seconded that the club donate $250 for supplies. The motion passed. 
 
Lion Dane suggested the club challenge other clubs to match or exceed our donation. Lion Gen moved and Lion Joe seconded that the club do so. The motion passed.
 
Next Lion DG Bert led the members in assembling about 20 kits for the homeless. These were similar to those planned for the Forum, but with somewhat different contents. Two people who were having dinner at another table in the same room also helped assemble a couple of kits.
 
Lion President adjourned the meeting at 7:45.

Dale
LO Lions Club Secretary

Here are the July 12th Lake Oswego Lions Meeting Minutes!

 
Lion President Dean began the meeting at noon with Lion Greg leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Teddy June offering the invocation. There were 19 members in attendance as well as two visitors from the King City Lions Club: Janie Berry and Fae Lloyd (Fae is the artist who provided the painted rock yard art that was raffled at the pancake breakfast). 
 
Lion Dane sold raffle tickets and collected happy bucks: $43 total.
 
Lion Jim Castle said two members have birthdays this month: Melanie and Dave George. He passed birthday cards around for members to sign.
 
Next, Lion President Dean began the board meeting, which covered the following three items:
 
1. Veterans Memorial Wall Raffle Donation
 
Lion Jim Vincent reported that we collected $457 from the raffle at the pancake breakfast. He moved, and Lion Gen seconded, that the club augment that amount for a total of $500 as the club’s donation to the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial Wall. The motion was voted on and passed.
 
2. Trailer storage and pull charge increase
 
Lion President Dean reported that the storage fee, which was $25 per trailer per month, is increasing to $30 (total of $120) and that the pull fee, which was $75, is increasing to $80. Lion Bonnie pointed out that the club does not really have a choice about this, so she moved, and Lion Patti seconded, that the club accept the increases. The motion was voted on and passed.
 
3. Club Events Committee
 
Lion Hal suggested that a formal committee is needed to oversee club events such as the pancake breakfast and the meals at the antique car/boat show. He made the following motion:
 
A. That the club establish an Events Committee composed of the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and two club members at large.
 
B. That the committee’s key purpose be planning for each major fundraising event, including the Annual July 4th Pancake Breakfast for the next Lions year.
 
C. That the committee identify and document the tasks and duties involved in each event.
 
D. That the committee present those documents to the full board for its review and adoption as the LO Lions Club Operating Manual.
 
Lion Patti seconded the motion, and it was voted on and passed. Lion Bonnie suggested that the operating manual should be posted on the club website so that it is easily accessible by any club member. Lions Gretchen and Dane volunteered to be the two at-large committee members.
 
That concluded the board meeting after which the regular meeting resumed.
 
Lion Treasurer Jim Vincent reported that he received a $1046 check for newspaper recycling and that the pancake breakfast brought in the following:
 
- Financials redacted -
 
Lion Dane showed three new patches that have been added to the club banner.
 
Lion Carol provided a hamburger-shaped cake, which Lion President Dean auctioned off. Lion Janine bought it for $10 and divided it among the attendees. 

 

Here are the June 28th Lake Oswego Lions Meeting Minutes!
 
On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 16 people gathered, including 14 LOLC members, 1 associate member and 2 visitors/guest speakers/potential new members at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.  At noon the Lake Oswego Lions Club Meeting was called to order by President, Gen Ford.  Lion Bonnie led the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara offered a prayer for God to help Lions spread cheer wherever we go.
 

Our Tailtwister, Lion Kat Riley sold tickets and gathered Happy Bucks ($31). Lion Jeanine was happy to report her husband has retired and they are adjusting nicely.  Lion Teddy June was happy for the experience of a wonderful cruise on which she took over 800 pictures in places like Sicily and Rome where they skipped the lines and enjoyed a wheelchair accessible Vatican tour with an expert guide and of course to have Don getting back to normal and able to be at the old familiar LOLC meeting.  Lion Melita was happy to have her final cataract surgery and good results - better eyesight!  Lion Bonnie was happy to be taking minutes for the last time.  Lion Dane was happy to see Lion Don (as we all agreed) and to see things coming together as Lions work together in preparation for the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast. 

 

Lion Jim Castle reminded us that Lion Dean is celebrating his "40th" birthday (Close enough, said Dean,) and we sang the traditional happy birthday song.

 

To express the appreciation of LOLC, Lion Bonnie was presented with a thank you card signed by the members as well as a lovely bouquet of roses.  Lion Gen was also presented with flowers in appreciation for her service to the club and the many muffins devoured by Lions Dane and Dean.

 

We were reminded that membership renewal notices we sent and are due by the 1st of July. If you need another copy or have any questions please contact Treasurer, Jim Vincent atJFVincent@msn.com or 503-635-8481

 

Lion Gen relayed the message from the USA/Canada Forum Hotel Greeter Committee Chair,

Art Abbott about the need for volunteers. There was some interest and discussion about filling the need for Hotel Greeters and  Lion Bonnie agreed to send a separate email re: Volunteers Needed for USA Canada Lions Leadership Forum. (Check you 6/29 inbox) 
 
There was some discussion about recognizing the efforts of individual members (such as Lion Dale who reported collecting 288 pairs this month.  Thank you, Lion Dale!  This information was reported to LCI in the June Service Activities Report under the title, "Lake Oswego Lions Collect and Recycle Eye Glasses"  Lion Dale was the only one mentioned in the report because he was the only one who reported the activity.  This is an ongoing club effort and we appreciate all who help in this effort in any way.  The report has since been edited to include others who reported at the 6/28 meeting.
 
Lion Dean reminded us of the opportunity to enjoy our LOLC Evening Out/Dinner/Social.  Reservations have been made for Saturday, July 1st with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. at Arrivederci Wine and Jazz, 17025 SE McLoughlin Blvd. (just north of SE Roethe Road) Portland, OR 97067 and entertainment starting at 7:30 with "Sellwood Jazz" Please RSVP to Lion Dean at 503-201-4165 or deanrsurface@aol.com   See http://www.arrivederciwine.com/ for more information and Lion Bonnie's email for other links of interest.
 
 

Lion Gen introduced our guest speakers, Oswego Heritage Council Executive Director Nancy Niland and Board Director/Collections Manager Dr. Mark Browne who are full-time and passionate about their work.  They came equipped with visuals and with the emphases on "HERITAGE" shared stories from the Lake Oswego Heritage House vault discussing Lake Oswego specific stories and history with special interest given to the archival project undertaken this past year that rescued items that had been neglected for 50-60 years. Mark has had the wonderful opportunity to listen to people like Joe Smith who are still around and willing to fill in the gaps in the stories depicted in the vault's finds.  Mark and others are working painstakingly, long hours to preserve this treasure trove with today's technology to share it with everyone today and for generations to come. It was with the same sense of pride that a new mommy tells about her firstborn that Nancy shared information about the latest addition to the Oswego Heritage House, The Oswego Heritage Museum which opened in November of 2016 and is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., free and open to the public.  Oswego Heritage Museum's permanent Oswego history exhibit begins with an introduction to local Native American history and continues around the room, bringing you to Oswego's more current history. From time to time, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a revolving exhibit that focuses on Oswego Heritage Council events throughout the year. Come and see the current exhibit, "Creating Community: Oswego Women"   For your information and delight visit http://www.oswegoheritage.org/   Volunteers are critical in the success of OHC.  If you would like to volunteer, contact Nancy Niland at director@oswegoheritage.org

 

 We proceeded to the drawing of names and tickets.   Lion Patrick Bloedorn's name was drawn for the membership prize.  The bad news is he was not present to win the money.  The good news is that we will see him and Sarah and Hoda on the 4th!   The winning tickets were drawn for Lions Barbara, Melita, Carol and Dane.  Our meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m.  We all went home winners!


Hello, Lake Oswego Lions and Friends!

 
Here are the June 21st Lake Oswego Lions Meeting Minutes!
 
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 15 people gathered, including 14 LOLC members and 1 visitor/guest speaker at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.  At noon the Lake Oswego Lions Club Meeting was called to order by President, Gen Ford.  Lion Eric Weberg led the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Carol Higgins presented a few thoughts on how we might use our commute time as a time to commune with God, using traffic situations as cues for prayers.  My favorite: When stopped by a train, use each passing railcar to list things for which you at thankful - one blessing per car!

Our Tailtwister, Lion Kat Riley sold tickets and gathered Happy Bucks ($43). Lion Gen was happy to report her nephew has taken apposition as Professor of Archeology at the University of New Mexico, Lion Carol and Barbara were happy their granddaughters graduated from their respective colleges, Lion Jim Castle was happy to have had a wonderful Alaskan cruise experience with Judy, Lion Sharon was happy to have attended the Oral Hull Tea on such a beautiful day on Saturday.  Lion Bonnie was happy for the honor of being Lion of the Year and the smooth transition of officers into another year of LOLC membership (Eric's checks are in the mail!) and Lion Hal was happy for an opportunity to see our dear friends and members now residing in Fountain Hills, AZ, Dave and Melanie George who send us their greetings.

Lion Jim Castle announced that Lion Marlene Dutton is celebrating her birthday and we were all happy to sing the happy birthday song to her.

We were reminded that our membership renewals are due on July 1st per the emails sent by LOLC Secretary Elect, Dale Rollins.  Please contact Lion Dale directly at drrollins@comcast.net if you didn't get your notice.

Lion Gen proposed that we might want to order a Peace Poster Kit and offer the opportunity to compete to the 11-13 year old students so they can work on them this Summer and submit them before the deadline date in the Fall.  After some discussion, Lion Bonnie made a motion to let this project go this year because of the late date and look at it again in January of 2018 when the new kits are made available. Lion Kat seconded the motion and it was approved by all present.

Lion Dean reported on our plans for the 68th Annual Lake Oswego Lions Pancake Breakfast.  We will have great volunteers including the Lakeridge Pacers Baseball Teams who will be helping with set up on Monday, July 3rd at 9;00 a.m. and could use the help of any and all LOLC members and friends. We'll once again have member of the Lake Oswego National League of Young Men to help us on the 4th.  Lions Sarah and Patrick and Hoda will be on hand to sell flags and hats and to promote vision protection we will also offer solar eclipse glasses.  The special raffle of "Turning Over a New Leaf for Old Glory" to benefit the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial is on and we hope to have representatives present in all their glory.  Our musicians, "Miller & Rogers", negotiated for a raise from $300 to $350 this year.  After some discussion, Lion Dean made the motion to pay the $350, it was seconded by Lion Jim C and it was approved by all present.  Lion Patti is working on reservation for the VIP Tables.  We are going to have a GREAT 4TH!

Lion Gen introduced our guest speaker, Stephen Wasserberger, Executive Director of Marathon Scholars a non profit organization founded in Portland, Oregon, by eight friends on September 11, 2002. In the aftermath of the events of 9/11, these friends were united by their desire to make a meaningful difference in the community.  Struck by the low high school and college graduation rates among children from low-income families, they developed a model of a long-term, one-on-one relationship between a child (“Scholar”) and an adult (“Partner”).  Marathon Scholars believes that higher education is life changing and should be accessible to all who aspire and that personal, long-term relationships have the ability to transform the lives of both the scholars and their mentors.  So they bring together caring adults and talented, under-resourced children to make the dream of a college degree a reality and break the cycle of poverty for their families.  They offer an array of programs including one-on-one mentoring, college scholarships, school and college family visits, college and career prep and much more.  "Marathon Scholars connects with kids early, in the 4th grade, to get them on the path to success and works hard to keep them on that path. We know it’s a marathon, not a sprint!", said Wasserberger. 

Learn more at http://marathonscholars.org/   and

watch the video at http://marathonscholars.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Video-Small.mp4 

With that, President Gen became Auctioneer Gen and took bids on the two bottles of wine left from Thursday night's event.  The high bidders were Lions Dean and Dale who were happy to get such a deal ($5 each)!!  We proceeded to the drawing of names and tickets.  Scott Dodd's name was drawn for the membership prize.  The bad news is, he is no longer a member.  The winning tickets were drawn for Lions Hal for a new 4th of July hat and the lottery tickets went to Lion Marlene (for Melita), Lion Dean, Lion Dean for our guest speaker, Steve, and Lions Sharon and Dale.  Our meeting was adjourned at 1:00 p.m.  We all went home winners!

 Thank you for the opportunity to serve as the Lake Oswego Lions Club Recording Secretary!

Blessings to all,
Bonnie :-)


Hello LO Lions!

Here is a recap of "A Year to Celebrate", our 2016-17 Lake Oswego Lions Awards and Installation of Officers Banquet/Potluck held on Thursday, June 15th at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.  

Twenty-four LOLC members, one associate members, District 36-O  District Governor, Garry Charbonneau and seven other guests arrived and enjoyed a beautiful array of lovingly prepare dishes that covered the buffet tables, Lions Lynnie Zeigler and Eric Thurman led us in the Pledge to our flag and Lion Barbara Buckley asked God's blessing on our evening and our Lions service to our community 

President Lion Gen Ford welcomed all including our district governor, her step-son, RJ and our graduates/scholarship winners and their family members.  She  expressed her appreciation to all for attending and all the members of Lake Oswego Lions Club for making her year as President such a wonderful experience.

As we continued to enjoy our dinner, the 2017 Ross Scott Memorial Scholarships were presented by Lion Gen to the top two of 31 deserving applicants, Lakeridge High School graduate, Mark Yazhari who will be going to Northwestern University in Chicago  (studying medicine) and Tigard High School graduate, Dante Friesen who will attend Boise State University  (studying engineering). Each of these fine young men addressed the club expressing their gratitude for the support Lake Oswego Lions has afforded them.  

It was Lion Gen's pleasure to talk about  how "Norm" Ross helped form the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation in 1957 and served as the first Chairman.  The prestigious Norman Ross Fellow Award represents a donation of $1,000 or more designated for support of Patient Care or MHSP Programs in honor of innovative leaders committed to humanitarian service.  This year's recipient was Lion Eric Weberg.

Reminding us of what "Keep the Promise" means to Lions, PDG Lion Sharon Rollins presented the Helen Keller Benefactor Award, named in honor of an advocate for people in need.  Representing a donation of $1,000 or more this distinguished award recognizes a Lion who is committed to eliminating preventable blindness and deafness.  This year's recipient was Lion Carol Higgins. 

Lion Jim Vincent had the privilege to present the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.  Lions Clubs world-wide recognize outstanding individuals by bestowing on them this award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones.  This award is the Lions Club International Foundation's  highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideals consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.  The recipient of this award becomes a model of exemplary service to his club and the community which it serves. This year's very deserving recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award was Lion Dane Parreira.

Lion Diane Mead had the pleasure of presenting the award representing a donation of $1.000 to the Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence. This year's recipient of the LPCCI Fellowship Award was Lion Dean Surface (who was sure his cats would not be offended).

Special presentations by District Governor Garry Charbonneau came next.  He started by returning a Ross Scott Friendship Banner presented to a Lions Club during one of Lion Ross Scott's club visitations many years ago - a sweet piece of LO Lions history.  As a matter of unfinished MD Convention business he was finally able to present a Certificate of Appreciation to Lion Diane Mead for her year of service as a member of the District 36-O Cabinet and Canine Services Chair. He also presented a Certificate of Appreciation and lapel pin to Lion Dane Parreira for his year of service as a member of the District 36-O Cabinet and Zone 4 Chair.

But wait, there's more... District Governor Garry Charbonneau presented the Multi-district Governors' Choice for Lion of the Year Award to Lion Dane Parreira.  And last, but not least, he presented the Lions Club International President's Appreciation Award to Lion Dane Parreira.   This recognition for Lion Dane's extraordinary, above and beyond service would have been presented and the convention in Pendleton had he been in attendance but it was so nice for all of us to be able to share the moment and celebrate with him in the intimate 6/15/17 gathering of the Lake Oswego Lions as we did.  Congratulations, Lion Dane.

Lion Gen presented, in the form of a beautiful Lions Clubs Centennial Commemorative Coin the award that represents the Lake Oswego Lions Club's appreciation for a year of a job well done, the Lion of the Year.  This year's recipient was Lion Bonnie Roeder. She also received a certificate of recognition from District 36-O for her achievement as "100% Secretary" and a beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers.  

President Elect, Lion Dean Surface did the honors of listing the many ways our outgoing president has provided leadership with hospitality at the many "Monday Morning Muffin Meetings", united club members and our community and encouraged bonding with "LOLC Evenings Out" during her term and presented Lion Genevieve Ford with a beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers and the Lions Club President Award.  

DG Garry Charbonneau served as the Installing Officer as each incoming LOLC officer expressed their pledge to fulfill their role. "I pledge allegiance to my country and the cause of peace throughout the world.  I believe in the principles of Lionism as contained in the Lions Code of Ethics.  I am proud to be a Lion dedicated to the service of others."  Club President - Dean Surface, Club Secretary - Dale Rollins and Club Treasurer - Jim Vincent. 

2017-2018 Lake Oswego Lions Club President Elect, Dean Surface closed the evening with words of appreciation for all who have helped him to this position in his Lions career and encouragement for all of us to continue in our commitment to service into the next century. 

And with that everyone pulled together into a wonderful clean-up committee illustrate the words we live by - "We Serve" - and we all went home enriched by our evening together. 


Here are the June 7th Lake Oswego Lions Club/Board Meeting Minutes!

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 14 LOLC members and 1 Associate Member, Diana Richardson gathered at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.  At noon the Lake Oswego Lions Club Meeting was called to order by President, Gen Ford.  Lion Eric Weberg led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion Barbara Buckley offered the invocation asking God to give us the heart of Lions as continue to serve our community.

Our Tailtwister, Lion Kat Riley offered tickets for chances to win chances to win the Oregon Lottery and gathered Happy Bucks ($29). We were all happy to see each other again and to those that shared special happiness were Lion Dean for Susan's new crown, Barbara for her Moose Mama/granddaughter really packin' in Alaska, Dane for David Platt and the Lions display at Banner Bank, Gretchen for getting to ride her Harley to Lions today, Carol for her daughter moving from Pasadina and a sweet adventure with Gen in the Wallowa Valley visiting Enterprise and Joseph, Kathy for grandsons graduating to new peaks in their academic and personal lives, Kat for a great trip with Keith to revisit his heritage and a new granddaughter on the way, and Jim V for fascinating tours of wineries he had only read about on bottles and for yet another birthday!  Of course, with that, we broke into the Happy Birthday song and sang it again to dear Kathy Parreira who will also be celebrating her birthday this week.

Lion Diana Richardson offered Portland Downtown Lions Club raffle tickets at $10 each of 3 for $25.  The raffle winner will receive a case of wine.  If you missed your opportunity, contact Diana directly at dianarich@aol.com or 503-246-5696.

Lion Carol in conversation with Katie Warren at the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation inquired about how we can help.  Katie said they need volunteer who can help with sorting the donated items that come in.   Carol will be organizing a work party to do just that.  If you are interested in helping contact Carol at carolhigg22@gmail.com or 503-697-4404 to let her know when you would be available so she can coordinate a time with Katie and get some sorting done.

Lion Gen reported that Lake Oswego Lions Gen, Dean, Carol, Raema, Jim, Sharon and Dale and Lions Club members from around the state celebrated the centennial anniversary of the first Lions Club with the State Convention in Pendleton . Lake Oswego Lions Club won two awards:  The first was the MD 30 2016-2017 for our Outstanding Web Site which she presented with thanks to our webmaster, Lion Hal Schmidt . It's been like magic! Many thanks to our WebMaster, Lion Hal Schmidt for the time and effort devoted to making LOLC website terrific! Lion Hal has been the webmaster since about 2005 and has passed the baton, turning over the Lake Oswego Lions Club Webmaster job to Lion Greg Olson. 

Please send information or articles to Lion Greg at gjo@yahoo.com  And see it at http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lakeoswegoor/index.

The second award was the MD 30 2016-2017 for Club Community and Cultural Activities Award which she presented to Dane for his role in instigating our Tucker Maxon Centennial Community Service Project.  We received banner patches for each award.  We also received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Patch fro LCI which will be added to our club banner. 

Lions Carol and Gen reported on their experience of Coffee Creek Optical Program Graduation to celebrate the accomplishments of the ladies finishing the program!. Lions Gen Ford, Carol Higgins, her friend and prospective "new" LOLC member Doreen Knoll and Lions Sharon & Dale Rollins attended.  The presentations Kevin Bradley-Director, and others and comments from the graduates were nothing less than inspirational as they thanked PCC and the Foundation for allowing them to learn something so they can be something. Some other Lions clubs in the area were in attendance as well.  And, we had an opportunity to wear "fun" glasses during the event." said Lion Gen.   Two bags and one box of books were delivered to the facility for the Coffee Creek ladies to read who send their appreciation to LOLC members for their donations!

We were reminded that Oral Hull Park Foundation for the Blind is needing volunteers as the continue to promote the physical and social well being of blind and other disabled persons, their families and friends by providing and maintaining Oral Hull Park, a 23 acre retreat/conference/camp site to accomplish this mission.  Please contact Sharon Elder at 503-668-6195 or oralhull@gmail.com to set up your next impactful service project!

We were reminded that next Thursday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. we will gather at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, for our 2017 Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet/Potluck Dinner.  A sign-up sheet was passed around and emailed to all and an updated guest/food/volunteer list will be sent soon.  If you have not already done so, please RSVP by replying or contact Lion Bonnie at 503-655-1538, 503-729-3335, or bonnieroeder@comcast.net 

Lion Dean distributed fliers for the upcoming 4th of July Pancake Breakfast.  Please use these (and any other means of communication) to get the word out!  Download it and print as many copies as you need or attach it to you invitation emails! 

The board agenda included discussion and decisions on the following:

1. We addressed and discussed the appeal from Camp Taloali for funds for recreation and craft supplies.  Treasurer, Jim Vincent informed us that we have $300 available and budgeted for the camp. It is just a matter of time to the check to be issued.  It will happen. Visit their website to learn more. http://www.taloali.org/ 

2. We addressed and discussed Bert Diamond's  appeal for $102 from each Lions club in the district to fund health kits for the homeless.  Lion Dane made the motion to have a check issued for the project, Lion Barbara seconded it and it was approved by all.

3. We addressed and discussed the cost of hiring musicians for our 4th of July Pancake Breakfast in the amount of $300.  Lion Gretchen made the motion to have a check issued for the musicians, Lion Dane seconded it and it was approved by all.

4. We addressed and discussed the need to purchase two large ice chests (at approximated $100 each) to be used at this year's 4th of July event and future events to insure keeping perishables cold. Lion Dean made the motion to have make the purchase, Lion Dane seconded it and it was approved by all.

5. We addressed and discussed increasing the price of adult pancake breakfast from $8 to $9.

Lion Diane made the motion to do so, Lion Dane seconded it and it was approved by all.

6. We addressed and discussed the offer of Pancake Guru, Sheldon Penner to add his own pancake grill to ours and help us make and serve pancakes (He does 52 pancakes every 2 minutes!) We will cover the cost of his pancake mix but his service will be totally voluntary. Lion Dean made the motion to accept his offer, Lion Dane seconded it and it was approved by all.

7. We addressed and discussed the opportunity to purchase at a reduced cost of $65 a beautiful piece of yard art (Thank you Lion Dane for that great idea!) which we have named "Turning Over a New Leaf for Old Glory" (Thank you Lion Bonnie for that great idea!) to be raffled off at the pancake breakfast with all proceeds to be donated to the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial. (Thank you Lion Carol for that great idea!) Lion Dean made the motion to do so, Lion Dane seconded it and it was approved by all.  Lion Jim Vincent will follow up with LOVM to let them in on it.

 

8. We addressed and discussed the unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to promote the  Be Wise – Protect Your Eyes! campaign centered around Oregon's being prime viewing territory for a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 by purchasing (at $1 or less) and selling (at $3 each) solar eclipse glasses (along with flags and hats) at the pancake breakfast.  Lion Dean made the motion to do so, Lion Dane seconded it and it was approved by all.

9. We addressed and discussed another unique, perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity.  Lion Sharon Rollins, as we know, has been involved in leadership in District 36-O and MD 36 as well as OLSHF for the past 16 years.  She has been our District Governor and held many other MD 36 - level positions.  Now she has asked to run for the position of Council Chair of MD 36 for the year 2019-2020.  It was with great joy and pride that Lion Bonnie Roeder made the motion to endorse the candidacy of Lion Sharon Rollins for the position of Council Chair of MD 36 for the year 2019-2020, Lion Dane seconded it and it was approved by all.  We love you Lion Sharon!  What an example you are! 

We closed our meeting with a drawing for the membership prize but Lion Marleen was not present to win.  Winning tickets were pulled for Kathy and Lions Barbara and of course Melita and we all went home winners!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as the Lake Oswego Lions Club Recording Secretary!
Blessings to all,
Bonnie :-)
 
Please let me know if you have any corrections, additions or updates in your contact information at:
bonnieroeder@comcast.net or bonnie.roeder@edwardjones.com
or call H: 503-655-1538, C: 503-729-3335 or W: 503-699-8446
 
p.s. LOLC website link to more:
http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lakeoswegoor/index.php

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, June 15 ... 5:30 p.m. at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, Our 2017 Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Banquet/Potluck Dinner.  Please RSVP by replying to updated sign-up email or contact Lion Bonnie at 503-655-1538, 503-729-3335, or bonnieroeder@comcast.net

Saturday, June 17...1pm-4pm Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind and Low Vision "Tea in the Gardens of Enchantment" Fundraiser at Oral Hull Park in Sandy, OR, 43233 SE Oral Hull Road.  This event will feature a variety of teas and mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres.  Wear your best “tea party hat”!  Great prizes for the biggest hat, the funniest hat and the hat with the most flowers!  Please call 503-668-6195 for tickets. $15 each or 2 for $25  Kids 10-18 $7.00     Ages 5-9  $4.00    Under 5- Free  If you have any questions contact Sharon Elder, Executive Director for the Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind, Inc.Office  503-668-6195, Cell 971-570-8956
 

Saturday, June 17... Doors open at 6 then 7 - 9 Milwaukie Lions Club Bunko Party at St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 2036 SE Jefferson St', Milwaukie Oregon 97222. Cost $10 per Person, All Ages Welcome!Prizes and Refreshments Provided. For more info: Carrie Bartley 541-391-0767 or cls24@hotmail.com

Wednesday June 21...Noon Meeting at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 with guest speaker, Stephen Wasserberger, Executive Director at Marathon Scholars. 

Wednesday, June 28...Noon Meeting at the Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 with OLSHF Ambassador, Ella Osborne - Fighting for Kids with Vision Impairment

Saturday, July 1... 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. LOLC Dinner/Social at Arrivederci Wine and Jazz, 17025 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97067 with "Sellwood Jazz"  Please RSVP to Lion Dean at 503-201-4165 or deanrsurface@aol.com 



 

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