Club Projects 

Lions Club International founder, Melvin Jones, once said, “You can’t get very far unless you start doing something for somebody else.” ​

VisionEnvoy and Lake Oswego Lions at the DSNO Buddy Walk

            On Sunday, September 24th, the Lake Oswego Lions and the VisionEnvoy Branch arrived at the Millenium Plaza in Downtown Lake Oswego for the annual DSNO (Down Syndrome Network of Oregon) Buddy Walk. The goal of this advocacy event is to raise money for DSNO, while also creating a safe community for those who attend.Our VisionEnvoy and Lions volunteers arrived at Millennium Plaza by 8:30 am and started to set up the grills to cook lunch. They worked for several hours straight, serving hundreds of meals until 1:30 pm. Although it was quite rainy,  our volunteers persevered and served towards a great cause. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Submitted by VisionEnvoy Club Branch member Jessie Pan



Pic 1:

Time to start cooking! VisionEnvoy & Lake Oswego Lions volunteers set everything out and go behind the grill. Left to right: Sophia Liu, Senior Lion Gen, Sonia Zhang, Ophilia Lu, Ya Li Jia

Pic 2:

Teamwork! Ophilia Lu and Senior Lion Dave work together to pour the sausages in.


Pic 3:

VisionEnvoy volunteers cook sausages for the event. Left to right: Lucien Lu, Linda Yu, Min Jin

Pic 4:

Ophilia Lu, Lucien Lu, and Senior Lion Dale Rollins serve a variety of drinks while also offering cheese for the visitor’s lunch.



VisionEnvoy Lions Branch at the Y2K Flea Market

On Sunday, August 20th, the VisionEnvoy Lake Oswego Lions Branch arrived in downtown Portland to participate in the Y2K flea market as a non-profit partner. The Portland Y2K flea market is Portland’s first Y2K themed market  where the different vendors selling all sorts of vintage items will send shoppers  back to the early 2000’s. 

At this market, VisionEnvoy was able to host a fundraising booth focusing on ancient Chinese fashion styles. Some of our youth volunteers dressed up in gorgeous hanfus and explained to interested shoppers the history of the piece of the cultural clothing and why it’s special. At our booth we also hosted an interactive game where you could answer trivia questions about Ancient China in exchange for prizes! All in all, the event went smoothly. Thank you to Portland Y2K for hosting VisionEnvoy and giving us this opportunity to share Chinese culture and raise money for our cause. 

Submitted by VisionEnvoy Club Branch member Jessie Pan

VE at Y2K Flea Market 8.20.2023 Lucy Xu, Sandy Tang, ShengYao Liu

VE at Y2K Flea Market 8.20.2023 Alice Young and ShengYao Liu introduce the visitors into the world of hanfus! 

VE at Y2K Flea Market 8.20.2023 Alice Yang sells one of the many beautiful items on the table.



VisionEnvoy and Lake Oswego Lions at the Guide Dogs For the Blind Adoption Event

On Saturday, July 22nd, the Lake Oswego Lions and VisionEnvoy Club Branch arrived in Boring, OR for the annual cook-out at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Adoption Event. The Guided Dogs For the Blind is a dog school where future guide dogs are trained to help families. The volunteers arrived at 7:15 am and got straight to work cooking breakfast and dinner until 2:00 pm. Everyone worked together, and in the end, the event was a success! The Lions donated $500 to Guide Dogs For the Blind, and everybody had a great time in the nice weather.

Submitted by VisionEnvoy Club Branch member Jessie Pan


Pic 1:

Melissa Mei pets one of the training dogs

Pic 2:

Young Vision Envoy volunteers serve pancakes. Left to right: Kadee Liang, Grace Wang, Amy Liu

Pic 3:

Let’s get cooking! Vision Envoy volunteers cook onions on the stove.  Left to right: Grace Wang, Kadee Liang, Melissa Mei, their grandmothers

Pic 4:

Senior Lions Dale & Sharon Rollins serve sausages while enjoying the sunshine.

Pic 5:

Senior Lion Sharon Rollins talks about the event while Vision Envoy volunteers stand on stage. Left to right:  Melissa Mei, Di Mei, Grace Wang, Alice Yang, Sharon Rollins





Asian Cultural Festival
April 08, 2023
2 pm - 9:00 pm
Pre-purchase tickets for $5 for the performances
Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Rd Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Our Lake Oswego Lions Club VisionEnvoy Club Branch will be participating in the Asian Cultural Festival on Saturday, April 8th! The general event (2 pm - 6:15 pm) is free and open to all, purchase tickets online to watch the performances (6:30 - 9 pm)! Get all the details at . . . It's so exciting to see our VisionEnvoy Club Branch making such an impactful contribution to our community!


Lake Oswego Lions Club VisionEnvoy Club Branch will be hosting a Food and Clothing Drive on Saturday, March 18th! Let's help Bethlehem House of Bread help our community! Together we can!
Bring your donations to Westlake Park,
4800 Melrose Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


It's that time of year, again! 

Congratulations to all our 2023 high school graduates! 

Now is the time to apply for the

2023 Lake Oswego Lions Club $1000 Ross Scott Memorial Scholarship!  

Deadline: April 24, 2023


Download your application at


May is “Walk to Kick Childhood Cancer” Month

Let’s support programs to help kids challenged by cancer. Plan a fun walk with your family and friends in the park or location and on the day and time of your choice. Wear your t-shirt! (link to order form below) Have a picnic! Your donation of support can be made directly to one or both of these organizations: Camp UKANDU provides a joyful outdoor experience for kids and their families impacted by childhood and adolescent cancer. It’s a time for each camper to enjoy a respite from the challenges that they face daily in their fight.

Donate at:

The Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program raises funds to empower some of the best and brightest doctors in a fellowship program at Doernbecher who do amazing research in the fight for a future without children’s cancer.​

Donate at:  

Order your T-Shirt today!

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T-Shirt orders must be received by Monday, April 17. Please make checks payable to: Lake Oswego Lions Club. Mail order form and check to:

Lion Sharon Rollins

13205 SW Genesis Loop

Tigard, Or 97223

For more information, contact Lion Sharon or 503-702-5917

Thank you for your donations, generous and kindhearted people of Lake Oswego, and thank you Bethlehem House of Bread for getting the donated items to the people who need them!

The Winter Clothing Drive was a huge success! 



















Kicked off by a Food and Clothing Drive on Sunday, November 6th, the Lake Oswego Lions Club and Vision Envoy Club Branch again is collecting NEW socks and new and gently used warm coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for children and adults. The clothing will be distributed by Bethlehem House of Bread in Tigard to those in need. Collections boxes have been placed at 4 locations: The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave., the Lake Oswego Fire Department Station, 300 B Ave, the Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, 1855 South Shore Blvd., and at the Lake Oswego Library, 706 4th St. and will be there until December 13th.


Celebrating almost 76 Years of Service from the Heart, Lake Oswego Lions Club continues to love and support the Downs Syndrome Network of Oregon and we will be back to serve up our famous hot dogs and “Lions-burgers” at the 2022 Buddy Walk on Sunday, September 25th! Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Lion Bonnie, at or 503-655-1538 to let us know if you would like to volunteer to help. Together we can!

For more information see › buddy-walk Share this flier and invite others to participate! If you'd like to join our Buddy Team or make a donation, Lake Oswego Lions Club Buddy Team can be found at




Don't miss the 2022 Cultural Xchange this Sunday!
September 18, 2022
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego
Exciting news, Lake Oswego Lions!
Our VioionEnvoy Club Branch will be representing Lake Oswego Lions Club and the Chinese community as they participate in the 2022 Cultural Xchange on Sunday, September 18, 2022 - from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We are happy for this opportunity to "encourage peace and international understanding" a mission of Lions International. How will we understand if we don't know and how will we know without the help of those who do? Celebrate the cultures of our community and world at our multicultural festival. Channeling the feeling of a bustling market abroad, the event showcases different nations through traditional dance and music performances, artisan vendors, food vendors, nonprofit groups, and more. Festivities take place at Millennium Plaza Park with performances at two stages throughout the day. There will be many unique vendors to peruse and a beer & wine garden too! Share the news with your friends and neighbors and bring your family and enjoy this free event!
Together we can!


is the theme of our
2021-22 Lions Club Internation Peace Poster Contest.
We sponsored two art classed at Lake Oswego Junior High School. And, our club-level winners are....
On the left is 8th grader, Collin Hanada with his amazing, detailed creation depicting Atlas carrying a heart-shaped world and images of the many elements of and places on Earth including the Seven Wonders of the World all connected by strands of DNA. It took first place in the Studio Art Class's competition among 13 participants
"Peace is when people can co-exist and treat each other well despite their differing beliefs." ~ Collin Hanada
On the right is 8th grader, Kanon Fuller with her bright and beautiful entry that won in the 2D Art Class's competition also among 13 participants. Depicting the technology we are utilizing, she captured the essence of what it has meant for all of us to stay connected near and far no matter what our circumstances.
"Even through all of our hardships, we are all connected" ~ Kanon Fuller
And, in the center, is their Art Teacher, Debora Owen, M.S., M.A.Ed., who has for several years wholeheartedly embraced the LCI Peace Poster Contest and turned it into a class project for her students.
"I sincerely appreciate your help this year in making this wonderful Peace Poster project a success. It's so important to help young minds understand the power of peace and how WE ARE ALL CONNECTED and can work together to make our world a better place." ~ Debora Owen, M.S., M.A.Ed.
Lake Oswego Lions Club proudly submitted these winning entries to the next level of competition at today's District 36-O cabinet meeting and another decision was made there. The votes are in and the winner at the district level is.....
8th grader, Collin Hanada!
Congratulations to our winners! Collin and Kanon will both be recognized at the club level, with a certificate and $50 cash prize and Collin will be honored at the Lions District 36-O level with recognition including a $100 prize! That will allow him to buy as many art pens as he would like! I say that because a wonderful little side story came to light during this project/competition. There was another wonderful peace poster created by Collin's classmate, 8th grader, Cheng Qiao. Cheng's poster was a favorite among the entries but had to be disqualified because he turned 14 on October 19th (He was 27 days too old to qualify) As they were working on their posters, Cheng helped Collin by loaning him his pens and giving him some pointers. What a wonderful demonstration of peace and connection!



As we hoped, you are helping us raise funds for our community service and no-one was disappointed with their purchases! (A BIG THANK YOU to Lions Dale Rollins and Sharon Rollins for their hard work to organize this event!)   lion Dale reports: The Lake Oswego Lions Club just completed its most successful holiday wreath sale ever! We sold over 160 wreaths, swags, garlands, and centerpieces -- about double what we did last year. The first picture shows what our supplier, Teufel Holly Farms, delivered to our driveway. Then Sharon and I unpacked everything and grouped the items for each club member to deliver to their customers. The second picture shows our garage as members came to get their orders (some had already been picked up). Everyone had a good time, and we raised some money that our club will use to provide eyeglasses and hearing aids for people who can't afford them, scholarships for high school seniors, and donations to other organizations we support.

Thank you for your support as "WE SERVE"! 

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And, Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation Executive Director, Doug Thompson reports: Always happy to support the Lake Oswego Lions with my annual porch pot purchase (say that three times fast). Thank you, Sharon!
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Many thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate

Lake Oswego Lion Club's 75th Anniversary

of Service from the Heart 

at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 on Saturday, October 16, 2021, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. with a lunch buffet, Lions information and entertainment, a Silent Auction, and a Wine Raffle!


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For many years we have participated in the Buddy Walk. Celebrating 75 Years of Service from the Heart, Lake Oswego Lions Club continues to love and support the Downs Syndrome Network of Oregon and we will be back to serve up our famous hot dogs and “Lions-burgers” when we get together for another fantastic in-person Buddy Walk! But until then, we are showing our Lion-hearts as the Lake Oswego Lions Club Buddy Walk Team! Join our team and donate to this wonderful cause at
Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels
Staff prepares Lunch2Go during the COVID 19 quarantine.
Lake Oswego Lions Club members decided to make Meals on Wheels in Lake Oswego our charity of the month. All of us who can will be making a donation. I have. Can you donate too? Every $25 donation means a senior in need of meals in Lake Oswego will receive five meals. More money equals more meals! Meals On Wheels Lake Oswego serves over 85 people and is funded 100% from donations from people like us. Seniors who for myriad reasons are homebound rely on us to supply them with fresh weekly hot meals. Without this support, they would not be able to live independently with dignity. Please contribute to this essential program...your support is critical to its success! You can donate at
or mail a donation to LO Meals on Wheels, PO Box 369, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.
Your donation, your thoughtfulness, and your kindness will make a difference. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
Nursingale - Together for Good 2021
Many thanks to all who have participated in our charitable efforts for Nursingale, our Charity of the month - They Can, They Will, Watch Them!
If you missed the gala, you can see how it all came "together for good" at
This is a wonderful opportunity to make a concerted effort to promote this wonderful cause that is so near-and-dear-to-the-heart of our own Lion Patty Sadowski. "We Serve" and we can help Nursingale serve medically fragile individuals in our community as only they know how! Get all the details at
Nursingale - Together For Good 2021



YUM-Raising with See's Candy Store

Thank you for supporting the LAKE OSWEGO LIONS CLUB!
Our summer See's Yum-Raising candy store is closed for now. If you ordered or sent a donation you know you made it a "sweet" day in more ways than one! 
Stay sweet and celebrate LOLC's 75 years of Service from the Heart! 
For those not familiar with us, the Lake Oswego Lions Club is one of 48,000 Lions Clubs in 200 countries. All clubs are groups of volunteers who are interested in serving their communities, particularly in the areas of vision and hearing assistance, hunger relief, diabetes awareness, environment, and childhood cancer.
The LO Lion Club helps provide vision and hearing exams, eyeglasses, and hearing aids for people who cannot afford them. We also help screen students (K to 6) for vision problems and collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling. Among our many other projects are collecting food donations for Hunger Fighters (a local food pantry) and providing scholarships for high school seniors.
If you don't want to buy any See's Candy, consider making a tax-deductible donation directly. Make checks payable to Lake Oswego Lions Charities and mail to PO Box 163, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.



Lake Oswego Lions Club "Be A Sweetheart" Dessert Drive

Lions clubs all over the world serve to improve human flourishing. We see how the global hunger and nutrition crisis bears upon our local communities, and believe true community improvement depends on the thriving of its members. We want to help ensure all community members have access to nutritious foods.
On a very cold Saturday, February 6, 2021, we worked to add some joy as well as nutrition by inviting all to participate in the Lake Oswego Lions Club "Be A Sweetheart" Dessert Drive. It was a "drive-through and drop off your donations" event held at 41 B Ave, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 (1st & B) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  We took in some wonderful items as well as some cash donations to help stock the Hunger Fighters Oregon Food Pantry shelves with not only wholesome foods but also some sweet treats for the sweet people who rarely get such a thing.
Here is a list of suggested/collected items.
1. Jello and Pudding Mix
2. Cake, Brownie, and Dessert Mixes
3. Flavorings, Spices, and Extracts
4. Chocolate Chips and Cocoa
5. Nuts, Cocoanut, Peanut Butter 
6  Lemon Juice
7. Canned Pineapple and Pie fillings
8. Raisins and other Dried Fruit
9. Sugar - brown or white
10. Flour, baking soda, baking powder, shortening, and salt
11. Toppings and Frosting - ready to use or mix
12. Cookie Cutters, Cupcake Papers, and of course, Sprinkles
A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Lake Oswego Lions Club "Be A Sweetheart" Dessert Drive to help Hunger Fighters! Even if you aren't able to participate in this event on February 6th you can still "Be A Sweetheart" by donating.
Thank you!

See  for details.


Lake Oswego Lions Club offers facemasks for free!
As a service project, spearheaded by the current president of Lake Oswego Lions Club, Gretchen Olson, club members, and other local volunteers have hand-crafted and distributed over 3,400 cotton masks free of charge to essential service providers and the general public since March.
If you need a mask or want to help with this service project, contact Gretchen at
The masks are 100% cotton and come in four different sizes, including a child's size. They are made with one elastic loop and a small metal piece that helps the mask fit around the nose. They are very effective and have a pocket for an additional filter, to make them even more effective.
Donations of cotton fabric or cash donation for purchasing supplies needed for constructing more of these masks are welcome and tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt from Lake Oswego Lions Club Charities, Inc.


For over three decades, Lions clubs around the globe have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. Lake Oswego Lions Club contacted local schools about this unique opportunity and it was wholeheartedly embraced by Lake Oswego Junior High art teacher, Debora Owen, M.S., M.A.Ed. who turns the contest into a class project for her students.
She wrote, "Yes...lots of things have changed since we last met. And yes, because I believe it is more important than ever in our present circumstances, we need to make the peace poster project happen! Once again I definitely want to help my 11-13-year-old students focus on the importance of peace in our world even if that means from their homes.  I’ll be teaching all my art classes online but I look forward to working with you and the LO Lions Club this school year!"  The mission of Lake Oswego Junior High is to inspire and empower students to safely grow into healthy adolescents, critical thinkers, deep learners, respectful citizens, experienced leaders, and creative artists with necessary educational and technical skills that will prepare them for success in high school, college, and career.
Due to the current circumstances, our LO Lions Club will be accepting all the entries submitted online. We are not having face to face meetings in the foreseeable future so we will receive each entry in an email with the artist's name, date of birth, gender, class number, and a sentence or two (perhaps 50 words or less) expressing their thoughts behind their poster.  We can easily forward each to the membership and collect votes. When the two winners are determined we will physically collect their posters and process them on to the next level of the competition.
Lake Oswego Lions Club sponsored two of Mrs. Owen's classes, received 70 entries, and proudly submitted the two winning entries in the 2019-2020 Peace Poster Contest in keeping with the theme of "Journey to Peace" created by Katelyn Chun and Jorie Liang. Both artists were honored at the LOLC Christmas banquet with a certificate of achievement and a $50 prize.  Jorie's creation won and was honored at the Lions District 36-O and Multiple District levels as well. She is an amazing young woman, busy with her school work, artistic creations, and her favorite activity of rhythmic gymnastics. Jorie and her parents, as well as her two sisters, have asked to join the Lake Oswego Lions Club and be a part of serving their community!
The 2020-2021 contest theme is   “Peace Through Service”.  Lions have provided an important reminder to the world that, through service, we can give and receive so much—joy, kindness, hope, and PEACE. This year, young people have the opportunity to express their visions of peace through the lens of service.
Submitted by:
Lion Bonnie Roeder
Lake Oswego Lions Club and District 36-O Peace Poster Chairperson

This scholarship competition is open to seniors currently attending
high school.
Submit completed application to:
Lake Oswego Lions Club
PO Box 163
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

The Lake Oswego Lions Club is dedicated to
serving and meeting the needs of our local
community as well as working on world wide
causes serving the blind and visually impaired.
We are also dedicated to youth programs and
helping youth worldwide. This scholarship
provides one avenue to assist our young people.

All enrolled high school seniors who plan to
continue their education at the post-secondary
level are eligible. The Lake Oswego Lions Club
awards scholarships without regard to race,
religion, gender, disability, or any other legally
protected status.

Download application Here!






Lion Patt (co founder of Tools4Troops) would like to report that will be featured on channel 8 (KGW) Wednesday (12/21) at noon.  The interview with Laurissa tomorrow will be "live" and about 5 minutes.

Laurissa, a veteran who is visually impaired, will be featured and she will talk about how she benefited from the donation of the Enhancer/Magnifier. She and her husband are driving Springfield today.

Tools4Troops changes lives, one tool at a time. We have donated over $175,000 in tools to veterans from donations we have received.


Some pictures that include L O Lions members at the Macy's Parade 2016

           Macy's Holiday Parade

Lion Raema did such a great job of organizing all the volunteer/Float Marshalls for the November, 25, 2016 Macy's Holiday Parade!  Along with Lions form all over the district including our DG Garry Charbonneau, Lake Oswego Lions who served included Raema Manning, Dane Parreira,  Eric Thurman, Bonnie Roeder and her friend, Mary Hagle and Associate member Diana Richardson.  Our Thanks for the experience goes to Lion Raema!  It was "just duckie"!!  And... so much fun to see the "Dane-ish Pastries"

At $20 per volunteer, it is estimated we raised $600 for sight and hearing in our district.

Number of Lions       4
Number of Lion Hours       20
Number of People Served       4
Funds Donated (USD)       600
Funds Raised (USD)       600

Lion Raema with three other Float Marshals

How many faces do you recognize?

Lion Carol Higgins along with other volunteers from our area  helping distribute used eye glasses in Mexico.





DG Garry Charbonneau and Dane met to discuss Lions business and Lionism 1/30/17

Pictured L to R;
Lion Dane Parreira, volunteer cooks Mary & Leslee and Lion Fae Lloyd
Fae and I volunteer at the weekly Thursday  luncheon "Just Compassion"
provides for the homeless.

Mary and Leslie are on a rotating volunteer list to donate, prepare and deliver lunch for the homeless.
Just Compassion is staffed by volunteers

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact:
Sue Stephens
Ph. 503-313-6423

Dane Parreira, , DG Elect Bert Diamond, and DG Garry Charbonneau met for dinner prior to the meeting in Sherwood. Discussions included:   Feb. 18 convention , membership goals, State projects & etc.

 A note from Dane:    
I volunteered today, on behalf of the Lions club, at the Just Compassion event on Tigard. I am one of 5 Lions members who regularly volunteer for the Thursday event held at The Four Square church located on Pacific Hwy 99. It is available to homeless people who need social services, a warm dry area to relax and enjoy a nice lunch, free clothing and personal hygiene items, or other service required to assist them through their days. Just Compassion supervises the day with the assistance of several volunteers from the community. Doors open at 10A, when you can come in out of the weather to relax, take a nap on the clean mattresses that are provided, eat a shack, or many other activities. Lunch is served at noon and continues until the doors close at 2P.
Other services are provided should the need arise, whether it be here or at another referred agency.

Recent Noon Speaker at our Lions Club

Santa Mike

More pictures from the Christmas dinner 2016 at Special Events

Perfect Day for having a ice cream social at the Tucker Maxon School Friday 9th of September.

Lions Eric and Kat ready to serve the ice cream.

A friend with Lion Dean and Lion Gen all agree that Vanella is the best!

Happy Family

Great Day at the School

Lions Dale, Dane, Red, Sharon showing how to advertise for used eye glasses and hearing aids by using an old USPS collection mail box. 


Heritage Council's Collector Car & Classic Boat Show

Keith and Jim V

The Past, Present & Future (presidents)

VP Lion Dean can't believe how great of a day for the Classic Car Show.

Luke & Kathy

Lions Dane and Jim V

Lions Dane, Gretchen, Eric, Kat & Marlene

Lions Gretchen, Eric and Luke

Friend & President Gen Ford

Dane, Susan, Gretchen, Eric, Luke, Kathy, Diane, Diana

Lion Marlene with the Onion Slicer

"A well deserved rest says Lion Kirk!"

Susan and Kat

Keith & Jim V.

The New Life  Volunteers

67th Annual July 4th Breakfast






Lion Sally teaching about the American flag.


Lions Sally, Darrell and Carol on break between the various sessions.









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