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."





     This month of February begins the district conventions starting with District R scheduled for February 2, and District O scheduled for Feb 22-23.  What a great time for all Lions members to acknowledge the activities and services of the clubs in their districts.  This is also the time when leadership for the future is brought forth and voted on as the new District Governors and Vice District Governors are nominated and voted on.

     During the year the district governors along with the DG team have been observing and taking note of those Lions in each club with those qualities that denote leadership abilities. Every club has those leaders, though often they are not openly visible.  Sometimes the presenting problem is that a person is still working and feels there is not enough time available. In other cases, the person is unsure of their abilities or may lack a bit of self confidence, even though their cohorts and friends may see their potential and tell the person so.  Other times it perhaps is a financial concern in stepping up.

     Though these are all valid concerns, in the long run the most important thing to be considered is the person’s belief in and dedication to Lionism and what it stands for.  When you believe in what you are doing and love what you are doing, you will find a way to make things work out.  You will always have support from fellow members, from district and multiple district officers and from LCI.  There is always training help and mentors that are ever present.

     And, speaking of training, it must be noted that the Northwest Lions Leadership Institute (NWLLI) is one of the best training programs around.  The institute is scheduled for April 26-28 and is being held at the Quality Inn and Suites in Keizer.  The cost of the institute is a mere $290 for the three days and covers all materials, all meals and lodging.   Each district has funds budgeted for training which you can check into for assistance in attending.  Now is the time to get those applications in.  Everyone is welcome to attend up to the position of district governor. If you want further information of the quality of this institute, just ask anyone who has attended.

     This institute not only has much to offer for Lions leadership, but also in your work place and in your community. All of the presenters at this institute are graduates of the Institute and are anxious to work with each and everyone. The seminars are a great way to learn and grow, while being in the friendly surroundings of fellow Lions and another way to “look beyond the horizon”. To get an application please contact PCC Vince Bishop or CC Gail Black.

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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