FOREST GROVE LIONS CLUB
We raise money in our community to give back to our community. This is how we do it.
ANNUAL 10K & 5K RUN & WALK FOR SIGHT
Our major yearly fundraiser "runs" our service opportunities.
Business and individual sponshorship levels range from $25 to $250, and pay the costs of advertising, professional timing, tee shirts, door prizes, insurance and other expenses related to our run/walk. The club is fortunate this year to enjoy a major sponsor, "headliner" Doherty Ford, which contrbuted substantially to the success of our event. Receipts from registration fees generate the funds we later donate to support the operations and programs of numerous community organizations.
8-12-13 Forest Grove Leader story about the 13th Annual Lions Run & Walk for Sight
9-11-13 Forest Grove Leader story about the Run & Walk
9-18-13 Forest Grove News-Times photo and article
9-24-13 Forest Grove Leader Run & Walk story and photo essay
12-04-13 Forest Grove News-Times Community Service Award story
STARS & STRIPES FLAG DAY PROGRAM
Old Glory. All over town.
We sell yearly contracts to downtown businesses to provide, place and retrieve American Flags for all-day display in front of their businesses on the Martin Luther King, Presidents' Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Patriot Day, Veterans Day and Pearl Harbor Day patriotic holidays. Club members work in four teams of two to set our 114 flags early on the morning of each holiday, and retrieve and store them before dark at the end of the day.
ROSE DAY SALE
Everything's coming up roses.
Each spring, members sell and deliver many orders of a dozen lovely and carefully boxed long-stem roses to friends, family, businesses, schools and other local entities. The roses are provided by a wholesale floral distributor located in our region. As in all of our public fundraising projects, 100% of monies received through this program are used to support people in need and benefit our community.
FEES, FINES AND FUN
It's just fine by us.
Funds raised for club administration may be used to benefit the public, but are never obtained from the public. All our administrative funds come directly and willingly from Forest Grove Lions members only.
Administrative costs are funded through annual dues, private fundrasing activity limited to Lions Club members and their spouses, and other individual contributions.Modest sums are contributed by Lions at weekly club meetings through small "fines" we levy ourselves for amusing "offenses," 50/50 raffles, and Happy Bucks announcements.