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Lions Clubs: Hood River, Odell, Cascade Locks


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Who are “The Lions”
We are a diverse group of men and women from our community. We are your family members, friends, neighbors and people you’ve never met. All who care deeply about our community.
Locally, we provide eye glasses, vision screening, cataract surgeries and hearing aids. We provide free vision screenings to elementary and middle school children. We help the youth of this community through scholarships, athletic equipment and other services as needed. We help the schools, police and fire department with special needs. We have helped the parks & rec¬reation department, the library and the hospital. We have provided some of the start-up funds for the Ray T. Yasui Dialysis Center and the Fish Food Bank and then helped secure matching Funds form Lions Clubs International Foundation.
We work with other non-profit organizations in a united effort to improve our community. As a group we volunteer hundreds of hours every year. One hundred percent of the money we raise is given back to the community or used to support international projects.

What we do:
Our Clubs raise funds by parking a lot of cars. We also sponsor local schools to participate in an International peace poster contest, distribute Flags for First Graders, hand out programs at football games, ring bells for Salvation Army, and sponsor the Mid Columbia Lions Follies. We sponsor a Boy Scout troop, Cub Scout Pack, a co-ed Venturing Crew and a Little League team. We recycle bottles & cans and Christmas trees too. We cook breakfast, burgers & fajitas. We put on an awesome Fourth of July fire¬works show with a parade and multiple events at Jackson Park. We sell local fruit in the Metro Area to raise funds for projects back here. The Lions clubs in the area contribute an incredible amount of volunteer hours and money to the community. We meet regularly to enjoy the company of fellow community spirited individuals and to discuss service projects. We become an extended family working together for the benefit of others.


Hood River Lions Club
President: Linda Holloway
Meeting Place: Riverside Community Church, 317 State Ave.
Meeting Time: First 4 Tuesdays @ noon
Mailing Address: Hood River Lions
P.O. Box 860, Hood River, OR 97031
Membership:, Greg Simpson

Hood River Eyeopeners Lions Club
Presidents: Terri Tyler
Meeting Place: Charburger Country, 4100 Westcliff Dr., Hood River
Meeting Time: First 2 Tuesdays – 7 AM; second 2 Tuesdays – 6:30 PM; 5th Tuesday – TBA
Mailing Address: Hood River Eyeopener Lions 1767 – 12th St., #136 Hood River, OR 97031
Email Address:
Odell Lions Club
Co-Presidents: Chuck Bugge / Art Carroll
Meeting Place: Pine Grove/Odell Methodist Church, 3422 Odell Hwy, HOOD River, OR 97031
Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday at 6:30PM
Mailing Address: Odell Lions Club, PO box 1, Odell, OR 97044

Columbia Gorge Lions Club
President: Jessica Bennett
Meeting Place: Cascade Locks Community Church, 5 SW Benson St., Cascade Locks, OR
Meeting Time: 6:30PM, First Tuesday of the month
Mailing Address: Columbia Gorge Lions, PO Box 774, Cascade Locks, OR 97014

Hood River LEO’s Club –
Hood River Valley High School
Meetings Held: 1st & 3rd Sundays, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Leos Redeemable Bottle & Can Collection Held the first Saturday of each month, 9 am to 1 pm, Rosauers parking lot – all proceeds benefit the community. Contact Email: