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."




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     As we start out this new year of 2019 and the second half of our 2018-19 year of Lionism, I reflect on this year’s accomplishments.  From an international standpoint, this year is the first of seeing a woman installed as the International President of our great organization.  We have continued with services to our communities emphasizing the following: Environment, Hunger Relief and Vision and have added Childhood Cancer and Diabetes to these efforts.  This is the first year of three of the newly launched “Campaign 100” which is well under way.  We have started the new “Lions” app for reporting activities, have a new web site (which some like and others do not) as well as many more new innovations brought forth by LCI.


     Here in MD36 we find that, thus far this year, we have a plus in our membership, and that is a really big item.  We have four great District Governors who are getting the word out in their districts and their clubs about Lionism, encouraging projects and being all around dedicated to what we stand for.  Our MD36 Committee chairs are stepping up and doing their jobs. Isn’t this a great time to be a Lion!


     This year was the start of our Global Action Team, comprised of Global Membership, Global Leadership and Global Service and it has gotten off with a running start.  Each of these leaders have come forward and been very active in their endeavors, from working on getting new clubs started, to leadership training for VDGs and club officers, to establishing projects and writing grants to promote our organization. Yes indeed, it is a great time to be a Lion as we all look beyond the horizon and accomplish our goals.


As I reflect on being your Council Chair for this first half of the year, I have learned much, made new friends, renewed old acquaintances and found this position to have enhanced my joy and fulfillment of being a Lion.I look forward to many more accomplishments by all of the Lions in MD36 in the next 6 months, as well as learning and accomplishing more myself. So to all of you – Job well done and a Happy New Year to all Lions everywhere.

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