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."


Welcome 2015

January Newsletter

As we begin a new year, I hope that 2015 will bring great things to you, your family and the Lions of MD 36.

Each of our districts is hard at work with plans for District Conventions and Conferences. These events are such great ways for Lions to re-energize and to share ideas with other Lions. I hope that you are making plans to attend your district event.  This is a good time to involve your new members.  They will have the opportunity to make more Lions friends and hear about what others are doing in their communities.

Our Multiple District is hosting the Northwest Lions Leadership Institute, April 10, 11 and 12, in Salem at the Red Lion.  This is a great training for all Lions and I want to encourage you to register and attend.  Please encourage your club to support this event and help a club member attend.

Be sure to visit the MD 36 website to more information on the Conventions and the Institute.  Registration forms and additional information can be found at

The month of January is a busy month for Lions.  January 10 – 16 is Lions Worldwide Week of Service and a great way to celebrate the birthday of our founder, Melvin Jones.  When your club holds any type of service project, be sure that it is reported on MyLCI.  There are banner patches available to clubs that participate and then report the event.  This is part of the beginning steps of preparation for the 100 year Anniversary of Lions Clubs International that happens in 2017.

A big THANK YOU to all Lions Clubs who participated in the 2014 Peace Poster Contest this year.   From the four District Winners that were sent to me, you had great participation and terrific talent.  The Multiple District 36 winner is Kalea Adams from Hedrick Middle School in Medford.  Congratulations Kalea and the other finalists.  What beautiful talent we have in the children in our Multiple District.  Please consider participating in this inspiring program next year.  The new kits will be available from Lions Clubs International on January 15th.

Wishing each of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!  

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