Camp Taloali Clean Up Day, Saturday, May 2, 2015


May 2, 2015,  9 am – 3pm

Help us keep camp looking great and have lunch on us! Hot dogs, chili and drinks will be provided.

Items to Bring:

  • Outdoor tools
  • Chain saws
  • Pressure washers
  • Lawn mower
  • Weed eater
  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Garden hoe
  • Hedge trimmer
  • 6’+ ladders
  • Utility trailer

contact: or (971) 239- 8153

Lions Rose Festival Luncheon, May 27, 2015


                                Rose Festival Luncheon
“Blooming Good Time” 2015
Celebrate the 2015 Rose Festival with us. Meet the 2015 Rose Festival Court and witness the final Judged event prior to the selection of the Rose Festival Queen.

Wednesday May 27, 2015 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Doubletree Hotel – Lloyd Center, Cascade Ballroom – 2nd floor, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland
Individual tickets – $35 Reserve a table of 8 – $280
For more information contact: Diana Richardson: (503) 246-5696, Or Jeanine Jensen: (503) 638-5729,

The 39th Annual Mid-Columbia LIONS FOLLIES

The 39th Annual Mid-Columbia LIONS FOLLIES presents Follies in the Ozarks

(A Ma and Pa Kettle Story)
April 10, 11, 12 & 17, 18, 2015
Curtain 7:30 PM — 2 PM Matinee on April 12 Hood River Middle School Auditorium
General Admission $10.00, $9.00 presale Children $8.00, $7.00 presale
Presented for the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation
For presale tickets, or questions, please contact Trudy at 541-386-2763 or

Region 1, Zone 1, 36G, is getting ready to present our 39th year of the LIONS FOLLIES.  This is a Zone project in the Hood River Valley and The Dalles area.  We create a unique musical comedy show every year; all amateur talent–both Lions and non-Lions of all walks of life who live right in our area.  We know you’ll love our music and zany comedy–we have as much fun as you will!  All proceeds go to the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation; in fact we are very proud that as of last week’s Trustee meeting, we are now an official program of the Foundation!  We enjoy seeing Lions from all over the state in our audience supporting us, and hope you might be there too.

Mt. Hood by Flickr user deshields89


Eyeglass Graduation at Coffee Creek on Saturday, March 21st at 8:00AM

From Optical Lab Director Kelly Asbra…

This year we have moved the graduation forward from May to March 21st. I would love it if you wanted to attend to celebrate the accomplishments of the ladies finishing the program!
It will be on Saturday, March 21st starting at 8:00AM.  We are asking people to arrive around 7:20AM to get processed in as this can take some time.  If you have come to visit me in the past and are interested please let me know as I might have all of your information on file so I can submit that.  
If you have never been to Coffee Creek for a visit to the eyeglass program you will need to complete a background check form. Please e-mail or if you need this form, I will need this no later than March 3rd (next Tuesday).

Thank you and I hope to see you there


ORAL HULL CAMP CLEANUP, Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 4, 2015 10 am – 1 pm Lunch Served at 1pm
Trimming bushes, Clearing hiking trails,
Washing Windows, Inventory of linens
And other spring cleaning chores!
Our annual spring cleanup couldn’t be possible without our Lion friends and family coming out to the park to prepare for our busy spring and summer retreats for those with blindness and vision loss.
As a thank you, we will prepare a lunch featuring our sumptuous and famous “Mt. Hood’s Best Burger.

Please be sure to RSVP by March 31st, so we know how many to serve for lunch! 43233 SE Oral Hull Road, Sandy, OR 97055. Phone: 503-668-6195
Please remember to bring gloves. If you have rakes, clippers, pruners and wheel barrels, please bring them with you. If you do not have these items don’t worry, we can use what we have in our shop area. There will be plenty to do with or without tools! Inside or outdoors!!

Lunch Menu
Mt. Hood’s Best Burger
Potato Salad
Baked Beans
French Silk Pie
Coffee, tea, lemonade
43233 SE Oral Hull Road▲Sandy, OR 97055▲503-668-6195▲

District 36-O Cabinet Meeting 8/23/2014 from 9 AM to 11 PM

Our first cabinet meeting of the year is coming up quickly in beautiful Rockaway Beach!

Here is a link to the agenda for you to review, if you are able, please print and bring a copy with you.

Cabinet Agenda August 23

It should be a gorgeous day to enjoy the beach and area activities including bingo with the Lions that evening beginning at 6 PM.

I hope to see as many Lions there as we can fit into the club house as we will be hosting and recognizing members of the visiting Lambayeque Lions Club.

See you there so we can do more better!

DG Brad

PS: For those of you close to the OLSHF offices, there is a chance to meet the Lions of Lambayeque from Peru. Please join the Legacy Lions Club in hosting the Lambayeque Lions Club (from Peru) August 21st at 12:00 PM in the auditorium located on the first floor in building 2. A potluck lunch will be provided by the Legacy Lions Club for anyone who is interested in this exclusive opportunity to learn about Foundation for the Advancement of Cleft and Services (FACES). Find out how you can help others in need worldwide.


Lions of District 36-O, Thank you! I am honored to serve you and serve with you.

When I think of 36-O Lions I think of our motto – We Serve, and how 36-O Lions live that motto all the time. We do more service and we do better service! I kept that in mind trying to select a simple theme for this year. So … simple, bad English … DO MORE BETTER. Service, Membership, Leadership and Fellowship … and publicizing it all. DO MORE BETTER.

I was also set to work a few months ago establishing goals, so …

  • Let’s do more service better by partnering with all of the clubs in your zone and partnering with non-Lions.
  • Let’s do more better (and smarter) with our membership efforts.
    1) Remember, the most important person to recruit to your club are the existing members of your Lions Club. There are NO Lions that we should lose.
    2) Invite friends and acquaintances to your service projects.
    3) Keep your Lions and gain 2 more in your club this year (really only 1.5, but that would be messy!)
    4) Let’s do more to help your Global Membership Team with a new club in North Portland – the Jefferson Lions – and campus clubs at University of Portland, PCC, Linfield and PSU and let’s save the clubs that need us!
  • Let’s do more Leadership better! We’ll have two simultaneous sessions of Officer Training and Leadership 101 on June 21st at Rockaway and King City. Let’s have at least 15 36-O Lions attend this year’s Northwest Lions Leadership Institute. Your Zone Chairs will facilitate for you and lead and challenge you! And they’ll have new opportunities!
  • Let’s do more do more better about telling people who we are and what we do by publishing articles in your local newspapers about our projects. You’ll hear much more from me about this!
  • Lastly, let’s do more fellowship better! That’s simple – HAVE FUN BEING A LION! Enjoy, enjoy your club your service and enjoy your fellow Lions!

In-coming Lions International President Joe has a simple theme this year, too: Strengthen the Pride. If we act like 36-O Lions and keep doing more, better! That’s how we’ll Strengthen the Pride.

Thank you to my good old Lion Mentors. Thank you to my Mighty Tualatin Lions, those who remind me what Lions are. Thank you District Governor Sharon and all of your team for leading and challenging me. Thank you to my bride, Laura, for your endless love and support.
Thank you again for the faith you show in me. Let’s have fun! Let’s do more, better! I am honored to serve you and humbled to be counted among you.


Thank you!

District 36-O Lions:

I thank you all sincerely for the amazing contribution that has been made in
my name to Lions International Foundation! With your generous gift, a
Progressive Melvin Jones award will be created in my name. What a marvelous
gift to help with worldwide Lions service.

I have deeply enjoyed my year as District Governor, or, as my husband Dale
has said, “Chief Encourager” of our clubs and Lions. Each and every club
visit was a positive and just plain fun experience. June will bring several
club installations and year-end celebrations and I’m looking forward to each
one. And then – I’ll hand over the position to DGE Brad King for another
active Lions year!

Thank you, all.  Our District 36-O is truly “Growing Together Through

DG Sharon