Lions Clubs of Multiple District 36, Oregon and Northern California

We Serve

Lions of Oregon & Northern California are a part of an international network of 1.4 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Lions are best known for working to end preventable blindness, the giving of eyeglasses and hearing aids for the needy and local service projects.


Mission Statement of Lions Clubs International:


"To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation."


District Governors Break Ground

October News Article
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Our District Governors are breaking new ground.  I wonder if the Lions of Multiple District 36 realize that our 4 District Governors have made a commitment to each other for a net gain of 200 new members by June 30th, 2014. This is a massive goal, a humongous undertaking and they need our help. Each year the clubs of MD 36 are very successful at membership. We bring in hundreds of new Lions, but we also lose hundreds of Lions for many reasons. Some of those reasons a club can do nothing about, such as age and Lions moving to another location. But other things we can do something about, such as making certain that we are having interesting meetings and good projects as well as being a caring friend to our fellow Lions. 

I know we are all working on creating better clubs for our members, so I am wondering if every club would accept a challenge to gain one new member by the New Year. If each club would be willing to do a little extra e.g., ask a friend to a meeting or project, ask one more persons to be a Lion, then we can contribute to our District Governors’ success. We, the Lions of MD36, need to do a little more this year. We have 167 clubs in MD 36 and if each club gained just one new member (in addition to their normal efforts) by the New Year, it would allow your District Governors to be off to a great start with their membership commitment.  

If you need membership ideas, look to your Club Membership team. If they need ideas to increase membership, ask them to talk with the District Global Membership Coordinator. Your Zone Chair, along with the rest of the District Leadership Team, are always available to assist your club with ideas and suggestions.


Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness?
— Helen Keller's Speech at 1925 International Convention Cedar Point, Ohio, USA June 30, 1925