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Mt. Hood Lions Club: Mountain Roar

By Lion, Milt Fox

Mt. Hood Lions Club: Mountain Roar

Lions lend a hand to the community
Friday January 19th through Monday January 22nd the Lions Club was used as a Community Resource Center. Organized by Clackamas County Disaster Management and the Hoodland Fire District, the charter was to assist those folks trying to get through some miserable weather along with power outages, frozen pipes and everything else that comes with a winter storm.

About 30 Lions responded along with another 30 to 35 community members passing out drinking water, food, disaster assistance information and to just help during this emergency event. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the special needs of our community.

Bingo reopened on January 12th and closed during the storm on January 19th. Well, we’re back up and running again and will continue to operate every Friday night through May 10th. Remember doors open at 6:00pm and Bingo starts at 7:00pm. We have had great turnouts this season. Thank you for your support.

Lions Hall
The Lions Club may be rented for your family events! That’s right, when you are looking for a place for your family and friends to hold a gathering consider renting our clubhouse. Lion David Anderson is our club’s House Manager. Give him a call at 971-373-3869 and he’ll be happy to help you.

Lion Craig Calvert spent about a week working over our ovens, adjusting thermostats and doing just a lot of cleaning. They seem to be working as if they were new. Our kitchen gets a lot of use during club fundraisers and club dinners. Thank you, Craig.

Remembering Lion Richard “Dick” Jones
Lion Dick Jones passed away January 24th, 2024. Dick was a long time (34 years) member and great Lion. He was our club Secretary for more than five years. He could never quite give that job up, so he invented the job he liked best and titled it “Assistant Secretary,” a position he held for 10 or 12 years. He handled club membership, reporting to Lions International and District 36-O. Lion David Buoy and I had the pleasure of meeting with Dick this past October. We had planned to be there for about an hour, so as not to tire him too much but Dick was sharp as could be and kept us there for three hours. We will surely miss you, Dick.

Some upcoming events to mark on your calendars
This year’s Scholarship Dinner will be held Saturday April 13th and will feature Italian dishes (using Lion Jim Turin’s famous recipes).

Saturday June 1st we are planning on having a Mexican Dinner to support our Swimming Lesson program, to be held again at Camp Arrah Wanna. The program will begin the week of Monday, June 17th and continue through the week of Monday, June 24th.

This year’s Chuckwagon Breakfast will be held on Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th.
We’ll keep you informed on these and other events in future columns. It’s Great to be a Lion!

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