The Lion's Roar

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Official Publication of Portland Downtown Lion’s Club   

Volume 3 Issue 5 (November)

 

PROGRAMS

 

December 1:  “Find Balance (and Happiness) in Your Life”:  Ms. Lois Shenker, an inspirational and much sought-after speaker, will discuss the importance of having Balance in Our Lives.  Lion Jerry Monroe will be Chair of the Day.

 

December 8:  “The Portland Development Commission”:  Ms. Elicia Gentler, staff member of the Commission, will be our speaker.  The PDC is a major player in our community.  It’s a sure bet that we will have great interest, plus many questions and opinions to present to her.  Ms. Gentler will be introduced by Lion Bud Farm.

 

December 15:  “The Grant High School Royal Blues”:  This is our traditional holiday program; a time to bring your family and friends to enjoy this special treat.  The program will be introduced by our President and former Blues member, Keith Pulley.

 

THERE IS A WELL-FOUNDED RUMOR THAT EGGNOGS WILL BE SERVED!

 

December 22:  PROGRAM CANCELLED!!!

 

December 29:  PROGRAM CANCELLED!!!

 

January 5, 2007:  “The Casey Eye Institute”:  Most of us  know about our relationship with the Devers Eye Institute, but few of us know about the Casey Eye Institute.  Actually, there are many complementary services and shared physicians.  That will be clarified on January 5.  Lion Wally Watkins will introduce the speaker.

 

January 12:  “Where Do We Go From Here”:  Past International Director, Dennis Tichinor, will talk to us about SightFirstII, LCI, and Lionism in general.  Lion PID Bill Rollins will introduce Dennis.

 

January 19:   “Mercy Corps”:  Ms. Minda Hedges has traveled to the trouble spots in the world for ten years.  She knows what Mercy Corps can do for people, and she will tell us “their story”.  Lion Bob Mackey has arranged this program and will introduce the speaker.

 

January 26:  “Autism”:  Autism is a scourge that creates victims of the child, the family and society.  It is finally drawing national attention.  Mr. Joe Taylor from the Autism Foundation, will inform us about the condition and its devastating effects.  Lion Gary Tipton will be Chair of the Day.

 

AUCTION RESULTS

 

The UNOFFICIAL results of  “The Lions Roar Tonight” show that the Lions DID ROAR.  The gross intake was $30,848!  That included $5,750 raised in the “Bid for the Cause”, for the Radio 1190 KEX Kids Fund.  The net for our Downtown Lions Foundation is $19,098 – with some miscellaneous bills expected. 

 

It is impossible to adequately thank the Auction Committee and everyone else who put in an AWESOME number of hours of work (and worry).  Lion Sunny  Pulley was the Chair, and Lion Jeff Mandel was the Auctioneer.  What a job!

 

SHOP FOR A CAUSE

 

The OLSHF is participating in the “Our Children’s Store” this holiday season.  A portion of the sale proceeds will go to the OLSHF Youth Services.  The Store is located on the first floor of the Galleria, at the corner of SW 9th and Morrison. 

 

CAN YOU BELIEVE SIGHTFIRSTII?

 

(From the Oregon Lions Magazine)  To date, $57.5 million has been raised toward the US goal of $150 million.  It’s the number of people who benefit from SightFirsII that’s staggering:  It is projected that a 100% successful worldwide SightFirstII campaign will save the sight of 37 MILLION CHILDREN.

 

HOLIDAY BELLS’

 

Be sure to see Lion Jerry Monroe to help him line up bell ringers.  The Salvation Army needs help more than ever this year because contributions, in general, have been down while requests for service are up.  Pick your corner!

 

   IT’S YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET CALENDARS.  See Lion Mark Smith.

 

BLAZERS HELP OLSH

 

Blazer Tickets for the game on January 12 with Sacramento are awaiting your order.  Ticket prices are reduced and the OLSHF will receive $5.00 from each ticket sold.  Order forms will be on your table on Friday, or call Lion Wally (503) 226-3340.

 

MR. COURRIER

 

Who was our Mr. Courier in September, the guy who carried eyes for the Eye Bank?  LION HERM MEYER.  Thank you, Herm.  Our club is indebted to you.   

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF #14

 

Your IRS Tax Forms will soon be coming to your mail box.  Take a look at the Charitable Check Off, #14, and you will see that it is the OLSHF.  Last year we received $2,528 via the Charitable Check Off.. Oregon Lions should be able to double that figure in 2007.

 

HAM IT UP

 

On January 27, 2007, the MD36-O Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Task Force is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Talent Show.  The talent can come from Lions or friends.  If you can secure a talent (even yours), call Kerith Vance, (503) 252-7183.  If you are dying to attend this event as a spectator, $10.00 tickets will soon be available.  Scalpers are discouraged.

 

LIONS SERVE PEOPLE!!

 

The service statistics for October (from the OLSHF Newsletter):

# of vision surgeries....................................................................................4

# of eyeglass and hearing aid referrals to clubs............................................105

# of used eyeglasses collected....................................................................9,300

# of hearing aids collected..........................................................................57

# served through the KEX Kids Fund.........................................................149

# of MHSU screening days........................................................................37

# of people screened.................................................................................4,608

# of problems identified through the screening...............................................1,362

# of eye tissue donors.................................................................................121

# of tissues provided for transplant...............................................................116

# of tissues provided for sclera and research..................................................4

 

LION

BIRTHDAYS 

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DECEMBER

December 4        Paul Steube

December 11      Diana Richardson

December 13      Stephen Kain

December 28      Jim Smith

 

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