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Official Publication of Portland Downtown Lion’s Club   

Volume 3 Issue 4 (October)

 

AUCTION AUCTION

 

     Man!  The Auction Committee is doing an AWESOME JOB (that’s “SunnySpeak”) There are some fantastic items up for bid, both silent and oral.  How about a Caribbean cruise complete with airfare, for starters?  Saturday, November 18th, is the date.  4:00 P.M. is the starting time.  $30.00 per ticket is the price.  The World Forestry Center is the site. It’s located near the Oregon Zoo at 4033 SW Canyon Road. Tables for 8 or 10 people can be arranged.  The proceeds from the auction will go to our Portland Downtown Lions Foundation. And the theme is…

 

THE LIONS ROAR TONIGHT!!!

 

Some great items to bid on:

 

     Cruise on Holland-American Lines, including airfare, to Mexico or the Caribbean or Alaska (your choice).  A standard OUTSIDE cabin for 2.  WOW!!!  There is a minimum bid on this item.

 

·          A 6’ by 8’ pre-assembled garden shed (or doghouse)

 

·          A 4th-of-July Fireworks Fest & Cocktail Party for 8 – overlooking the Willamette

 

·          12 dinners for 2 – one per month for a year!

 

·          2 sets of hand painted dishes, setting for 8 including serving dishes

 

     There will be our traditional BID FOR THE CAUSE.  The “Cause” this year is the KEX Kids Fund.  Paul Linnmann, KEX personality, community leader and friend of the Lions, spearheads that drive for funds that provides glasses for children.  (Lions clubs provide glasses and hearing aids for persons 18 years of age and older.)  Mrs. Linnmann administers that fund for KEX.  Paul and his wife plan to be at our auction to support the BID FOR THE CAUSE.  Isn’t that super great!!

 

     Bring your friends and neighbors.  We want lots of non-Lions there to help us have a really great auction.

 

HOT DATES

 

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

11/8:  Eyeglass sorting party at OLSHF, 9:30

11/14:  World Diabetes Day (diabetes is the leading cause of blindness)

11/18:  Eyeglass sorting party at Legacy Recycling Center, 9:00

11/23-24:  KEX 1190 Radio-Thon for Kids Fund

11/27-28:  KEX 1190 Radio-Thon for Kids Fund

 

CALENDARS

 

Come on!  You don’t want to see poor Lion Mark Smith carrying around a bunch of beautiful 2007 calendars?  Sell them for $10.l00 (the club nets $6:00) and Mark will be relieved of his burden.  Also, our administrative fund will reap the benefits of the sales.

 

TAX CHECK OFF

 

It’s time to think about the Oregon Income Tax Charitable Check off.  The Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation is on the list to receive contributions from your State tax refund.  Last year, our first on the program, we received more than $2,000.  We can beat that!

 

CALLING ALL HAMS

 

The MD36-O Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Task Force is presenting its 2nd Annual Talent Show  on January 27.  Polish up your talent and call Kerith Vance, (503) 252-7183 and tell her you will showcase your talent for the good of the cause.  The funds raised will be used to help people in those areas where there are no Lions clubs or where the clubs are out of money.

 

PROGRAMS

November 3:  “Our Environment Needs Your Help”:  Nancy Chase will speak to us about the benefits that will accrue from passage of ballot measure 26-80.  The measure will provide funds to maintain and improve water quality, preserve fish and wildlife habitat, etc.  Ms. Chase managed the open space bond measure that passed in 1995 and that purchased over 8,000 acres for the region.  Lion Cliff Temple will introduce the speaker.

 

November 10:  “The Salvation Army”:  Our member, Capt. Chris Mitchell, will speak to us about that wonderful organization.  He will remind us, to be sure, that bell ringing will be coming up in early December.   Our Club has a long history of support for the Salvation Army.  Lion Jerry Monroe will be Chair of the Day.

 

November 17:  “What’s New at the World Forestry Center”.  The timing couldn’t be better since our Auction will be held at the World Forestry Center the following evening.  Dr. Gary Hartshorn, CEO and President of the World Forestry Center will be our speaker.  Dr. Hartshorn has a long and very distinguished career in forestry management, having worked throughout the tropics in the fields of forest ecology, forest management, biodiversity conservation, and environmental assessment.  He has published over 250 professional and technical papers.  Lion John Nesbitt will be Chair of the Day.

 

November 24:  MEETING CANCELLED

 

December 1:  “Find Balance in Your Life”  Ms. Lois  Shenker is an accomplished speaker and is widely known for her talks on personal motivation and “developing balance in your life”.  Lion Jerry Monroe, who is Chairman of our Program Committee, will introduce Ms. Shenker.

 

December 8:  “911, A History and Overview”:  That vital and interesting service will be presented by Ms. Wolfe.  You will learn everything you ever wanted to know about “911”.  Lion Jerry is arranging the program.

 

December 15:  THE GRANT HIGH SCHOOL ROYAL BLUES will present their annual Holliday concert.  It is a happy time to bring your spouse, special friend, neighbor, and especially bring yourself.  Don’t miss it.  Our member and President, Keith Pulley will introduce the group.  Lion Keith is a former member of the Blues.

 

December 22:  MEETING CANCELLED

 

December 29:  MEETING CANCELLED

 

LIONS SERVING PEOPLE

 

Service statistics for September from OLSHF:

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

# Eyeglass & hearing aid Referrals to clubs...................................................................

# of used glasses collected............................................................................................

# of used hearing aids collected.....................................................................................

# of children served through the KEX Kids Fund............................................................

# of days MHSU was on site........................................................................................

# of people served by MHSU........................................................................................

# of problems identified by MHSU................................................................................

# of tissue donors to Eye Bank......................................................................................

# of cornea transplants from tissue................................................................................

# of tissues placed for research and sclera.....................................................................

 

 

5

92

18,000

167

22

37

4,223

1205

106

115

96

 

PROMOTE THE KEX KIDS FUND

 

Paul Linnmann (see AUCTION AUCTION above), will be raising funds through his morning program on Radio1190 KEX on November 23 & 24, and November 27 & 28.  KEX personalities Mark and Dave, who have an afternoon show from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. will also be promoting the Kids Fund on those days.  Listen in and support the fund.  The monies raised are administered by the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.  Eyeglasses are purchased for children under 18 years of age, in Multnomah and several surrounding counties.  Without those funds, the Lions could not possibly meet the needs for both children and adults.

 

SIGHT FIRST

 

Lions clubs worldwide are in the midst of a fund drive to continue and expand our effort to conquer preventable blindness.  The effort is called SightFirstII.  Two of the primary diseases that are targeted are River Blindness, and Trachoma.  River blindness is caused by parasitic worms that enter the body from the bites of small black flies that swarm around fast-moving rivers.  Early treatment solves the problem.  Trachoma is an infectious disease that causes the eyelashes to turn inward, scarring the cornea and leading to blindness.  Again, early treatment is the key.  Our club’s foundation has pledged $3,000 toward SightFirstII.

 

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