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."


Jump into Fall

        Wow, what a summer this has been!  Just like most summers, there are so many activities around our Multiple District.  The parades, picnics, fairs, community celebrations, garage sales, barbeques, vision screenings at local libraries around the state, family gatherings and Club socials are just some of the activities that our Lions family has participated in.  I hope that you had a great summer and managed to stay cool in the beautiful weather that we have had.  But now it’s time to get down to work.

       It’s time to “Spark” new enthusiasm in our clubs and the projects that we have going in our areas and Districts.  Each of our Districts has held its first Cabinet meeting and the Council of Governors has also met for the first time this year.  Another first, our COG meeting was held in Dorris, CA, in their new Community Center.  It is beautiful and the Dorris Lions are terrific hosts!  What a great group of leaders we have in our Multiple District.  They are ready to get going!  As schools open for the new year, this would be a great time to find out how your club could be of help to the school or to individual teachers. Remember, most of these schools will be screening their children for at least vision needs this year and many of those screenings will be done through the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation’s screening program.  It would be great if your Lions club was visible in the school on the day of the screening.

       September is Eyeglasses Collection Month.  Why not plan and advertise a date and place where you will collect used eyeglasses in your community?  Be sure to report the number of glasses that are collected to your District representative.  We would like to start keeping more accurate records of the work we are doing with our various statewide projects.  If we don’t know the numbers, we can’t do a very accurate job of bragging about our work.  

       The new Multiple District directory is out and full of valuable information.  Each Club President and Secretary has a copy.  Please contact Glynis at the headquarters office if you find changes that need to be made.  Sometimes things change from the time the information was sent in by your Governor until the book gets printed.  It’s easy to just send a quick email to: and let Glynis know the change.
       Please share your Club and District information with all of us in the Multiple District.  I would like to visit your area, if the schedule will allow, so keep me posted!

       You will hear more about the “Spark the Pride” program in future issues of The Oregon Lion magazine.
                                      Dist. Representatives for Statewide Projects:
District O – 1st VDG Garry Charbonneau -; District R – PDG Cy Kauffman –; District E – 1st VDG Wes King – ; District G – Debi Castor –

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