We work to make our corner of the world a better place to live.
STUDENT VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS
Oregon law mandates annual hearing and vision testing of all elementary students. Since the mandate is unfunded, Oregon Lions Clubs take on this task at no cost to the public.
During the past year, Forest Grove Lions screened approximately 115 elementary school children to detect vision deficiencies and more than 200 students for hearing loss. Students found in need of further examination and care are referred to professional providers.
DARREL BRADY LIONS GARDEN
Lion Fred Marble sets a sprinkler for the watering system in the downtown Forest Grove community flower garden built by Forest Grove Lions.
The garden is named for Lion Darrel Brady who spends many hours planning, tending and watering his namesake.
Club members replant and share in continuous maintenance of the garden throughout the growing season each year.
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
Some of the groups Forest Grove Lions donate financial gifts to each year include:
Pacific University College of Optometry student scholarships
Pacific University College of Optometry. AMIGOS Eyecare nonprofit organization of students, doctors and lay people who providie free quality eyecare to underserved people in Washington County and throughout the world.
Forest Grove Library Foundation
Local youth sports organizations.
To learn more about Forest Grove Lions service activities to people in need in our area, see the club's introductory brochure (272k pdf). For an overview of the structure, programs and purposes of Lions Clubs International, Lions VisionGift, and Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, see the new member brochure (2.7mg pdf).