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."


June Newsletter

Last month I identified how a healthy body is similar to a healthy Lions club.

Attitude is also an essential ingredient in a Lions club being able to be of service.  A positive outlook towards our club projects and our members will produce positive results.

The more our members are appreciated for their volunteer work, and acknowledged by other Lions in the club and the District, the more they will want to serve the community.  One of the best things the District leaders can do is to thank the Lions for what they do.

At the MD36 Convention this year, Lions were appreciated and recognized for their volunteer work.  I was impressed with our Governors and their clear and substantial “thanks” for the Lions in their respective District’s.

Our International Director Rod Wright delivered an impressive speech at the Saturday night banquet emphasizing how Lions are there to support each other in times of stress and need.  I was personally appreciative of his message because of the help provided by the Council of Governors, particularly Vice Council Chair Brad King for his chairing the COG meeting while I was at a doctor’s appointment.  Thank you, Brad.  The Governors also did an exemplary job while fulfilling their assigned sessions.  Thank you, Wes, Chuck, Hank and Paul.

This last article as Council Chair gives me an opportunity to personally thank each of the Committee chairs for fulfilling their requested responsibilities throughout the year.  Thank you. 

“Where There’s a Need There’s a Lion “; our MD36 Lions were all in this 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