September 1, 2023
By Lion, Milt Fox
Please come and join us on Sunday September 3rd for a Burrito Breakfast. Hours are from 7:30 am until 11:30am. Price at the door is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for kids 10 and under. Special adult presale tickets are available for $10.00 at Welches Mountain Building Supply, Welches Clackamas County Bank, Whistle Stop Tavern, and Coffee House 26, or ask any Lion. The net proceeds from this fundraiser will go to support our 2024 Swimming Lessons program.
According to Lion Carol Norgard, our Bingo Co-Chairwoman, this year’s Bingo will open on Friday September 29th, with doors opening at 6:00pm and Bingo starting at 7:00pm. We have a great special surprise for you, so please mark the date on your calendars! Lion Carol tells us that we have to break last year’s attendance records! She’s so bossy.
Red Cross Blood Drive!
We will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday September 30th. Hours are 9:00am to 2:00pm. To schedule your appointment or for more information, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org; Sponsor Code: MtHoodLionsClub. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions for the day of your appointment.
Community Resource Fair!
We hosted a “Community Resource Fair” on Saturday August 19th, with many local and governmental organizations present explaining their various services. Thank you to all of these organizations and to those of you who attended.
We hope you have enjoyed our “Good in the Hood Community Markets’’ this summer. Thank you for your great support! Lion Chairwoman Cari Gesch said everything went very well for all three events. We had good crowds and served a lot of hamburgers and hot dogs. Funds raised at our August 27th event will go to support the club’s swimming lessons program.
I missed much of our Charter Night program, you know, where we celebrate the chartering of our club, and now Lion Dan Wolf’s birthday. We did have as a special guest speaker, Jay Wilson of Clackamas County. His talk was followed by members of the Sandy Lions Club presenting President Lion Tyler Lehmann with a special plaque thanking him for the club’s help on their environmental project, gathering used plastic items for recycling. It’s very fitting as one of our club’s earliest projects was picking the location of the Brightwood Dump along “Joe Creek,”’ which has been renamed “Little Joe Creek“ by revisionist historians who watched “Bonanza” in their youth.. This was recycling at its best as the dump was washed away during the 1964 flood.
It’s great to be a Lion!