Calendar Dates for 2016-17 Lion Year for District 36-O!


8/20, District O Cabinet Meeting, Rockaway Clubhouse

10/1, OLSHF Hall of Fame Gala, Tualatin Country Club, 4pm

11/5, District O Cabinet Meeting, 10am-1pm, Mt. Hood Lions Clubhouse

11/12, OLSHF Trustee Meeting 9am-noon and Council of Governor Meeting 1-4pm, Springfiled Justice Center.

2/17, District O Cabinet Meeting, Amity Fire District Firehouse,  10am-1pm

2/18, District O Convention, McMinnville Community Center, 600 NE Evans St. 9am-4pm

3/24, OLSHF Trustee Meeting 9am-noon and Council of Governor’s Meeting 1-4pm, Shilo Inn, Klamath Falls

4/21-23, NW Lions Leadership Forum, Lake Oswego Crown Plaza

4/29, District O Cabinet Meeting, Oral Hull Camp for the Blind, Sandy, 10am-1pm

5/11, OLSHF Trustee Meeting 9am-noon and Council of Governor’s Meeting 1-4pm, Wildhorse Resort, Pendleton

5/18-21, MD36 Convention, Pendleton Convention Center

Discussion at District Cabinet Meeting 8/20/16

At the District Cabinet Meeting, we held a discussion in small groups about how to retain club members. Some of the responses were to:

1.  Care and keep in touch with all members.
2.  Giving each member a job, no matter what the size, to help create ownership
3.  Providing a place for all parts of the society. Courteous to all including special needs individuals.
4. Find a job for new members right away so that they begin to feel some ownership in the club and its activities.
5. Find out what their passion is and then try to channel them in that direction.
6. Use a buddy-system to mentor them, educate them, and keep them involved.
Listen to their ideas and be willing to try to do it their way; there is more than one way to do just about everything.
Try to help them feel like they have value and that they are needed.
Do not micro-manage.  We learn more from our mistakes than we do from our successes.
7. Keep in touch with all members and stay tuned-in to what is going on with each individual both in Lions and in their personal lives.
8. Share important/appropriate family and business information with all members.
9. Always use good manners.
10. Keep in touch with all members personally.
11. Say please and thanks you with ALL members.
12. Capitalize on members’ strengths.

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District Officer Training at Rockaway Lions Clubhouse

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There’s DG Garry Charbonneau welcoming Lions at the District Officer Training 101. His theme this year is “Lions Can Do”. The bottom photo shows PDG Sharon Rollins presenting about the Centennial Service Challenge Porject.

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Workshop presenters at the District Office Training 101. There’s Carrie Swesso-Bartley (top), David Bartley (left), and Tom Hammond (in right photo on the right).  About 30 Lions were present for the training for club presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, treasurers, and club membership chairs.

Please Donate! to the District Sight and Hearing Task Force

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Lions receive over 600 requests for help with exams, eyeglasses, and hearing aids every month.

Help provide free eye/hearing exams and free eyeglasses and hearing aids to needy people in NW Oregon who do not live near a Lions club.

Click on the link below that will take you to the CROWDRISE website to donate.

Our goal is $1,000. This fundraiser is managed by the Portland Bentham Lions club and all money raised will go to the Task Force and club’s sight and hearing programs. There’s a very small fee charged by the website company that is added to your donation amount.