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Even Better Together
Even Better Together
Camas Lion President Announces "Even Better Together" Theme for Upcoming Year (Photo) - 07/11/24

Camas, WA – 7/12/2024 – Building on the success of last year's "Better Together" initiative, Camas Lions Club President, Stephanie O'Dell is thrilled to announce the theme for the upcoming year: Even Better Together!

This theme reflects the club's commitment to fostering collaboration and achieving even greater results through teamwork.

"Inspired by Helen Keller's quote, 'Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much,' last year's 'Better Together' initiative led to incredible accomplishments," said Queen Lion Stephanie, President of the Camas Lions Club. "We witnessed the power of collaboration in projects like food drives, the Treasure House weekend backpack program, ReFuel Friday Meals, and our first golf tournament."

This year, the club aims to elevate collaboration to a new level. Key goals include:

Enhancing Brainstorming and Project Impact: Encouraging committee members to push each other's ideas further, ultimately leading to projects with a greater impact on the community.
Expanding Community Reach: Building partnerships with other Lions Clubs and local organizations to reach a wider audience and achieve even greater results.
Embodying the "Better Together" Spirit: Continuing to exemplify collaboration and teamwork in everything the club undertakes.

"We are incredibly proud of what we achieved together in 2023-2024," said Stephanie.  "With the 'Even Better Together' theme guiding us, I'm excited to see what we can accomplish as a team this year!"

About the Camas Lions Club

The Camas Lions Club is a local chapter of Lions International, the world's largest service club organization.  The club is dedicated to serving the needs of the local Camas community through various volunteer projects and initiatives, as well as helping to resolve global causes around the world.

For More Information:

Stephanie O'Dell
StephanieOdellCamas@gmail.com
360-608-3395

Attached Media Files: Even Better Together
Leslie Chasse dancing with fellow Disrict Governors at the closing plenary session in Melbourne
Leslie Chasse dancing with fellow Disrict Governors at the closing plenary session in Melbourne
Congratulations, Governor!! (Photo) - 07/11/24

Congratulations to Camas Lion and long time Camas resident, Leslie Chasse on being officially sworn in as District Governor of Lions District 19N at the 106th Lions International Convention in Melbourne, Australlia, June 21 - 25, 2024!  We are proud of Lion Leslie for making this great commitment to service by offering to lead our Lions District for the 2024-2025 Lion year.  Camas Lions have pledged to support Leslie for the last three years as vice-president,  and now Camas Lions support DG Leslie in his new role!  Go Lions!

Casey O'Dell
Casey O'Dell
Lions Roar with Success! A Hole-in-One Charity Tournament (Photo) - 07/11/24

We're thrilled to celebrate a fantastic day at the Fort Vancouver/Camas Lions Charity Golf Scramble! 
A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this event such a resounding success.

 

A Sold-Out Spectacle!

We couldn't have asked for a better turnout, selling out with a record-breaking 18 teams – that's 72 golfers swinging for a great cause! We're incredibly grateful for your participation and generous support.

 

Lions on the Loose – Making a Difference!

This wouldn't have been possible without our amazing team. 
A special roar of appreciation goes to:

Leslie: Our fearless leader who orchestrated the event, 
then seamlessly transitioned into a supportive teammate.

Tim and Nancy: The dynamic duo at registration, keeping things smooth and spoiling players with pre-assembled goodie bags.

Peggy: Our food cart queen! Her freshly acquired food handler's permit fueled happy bellies with delicious food.

Casey: The grill master extraordinaire! Smoked sausages and Louisiana Red Hots that stole the show (and many compliments).

Denise: Our lucky charm and social butterfly, cheering on golfers and radiating good vibes all around.

Stephanie: The glue that held the Camas team together – 
we couldn't have done it without your dedication!

 

High Fives to Fort Vancouver Lions!

A massive shout-out to our fellow Lions from Fort Vancouver! Their "Putting in the Dark" crew deserves a standing ovation for raising additional funds for Leader Dogs for the Blind – a truly innovative and impactful initiative!

 

Thank You, Sponsors and Players!

Our deepest gratitude goes to all the generous sponsors (and Lions who got the sponsorships) who stepped up to support this event. And of course, a heartfelt thank you to each and every golfer who signed up and played. Your participation made this a day to remember!

 

Well done, everyone! We raised a significant amount for charity and had an absolute blast doing it. Here's to many more successful events to come!

Sherry Keene, Denise Davis
Sherry Keene, Denise Davis
Time Travel! Camas Lions Unearth History (and Ice Cream) at Parkersville Day! (Photo) - 07/11/24

Step back in time at the thrilling third annual Parkersville Day! Held on Saturday, June 1st, this Washougal event wasn't your average history lesson. From noon to 3 pm, Parker's Landing Historic Park transformed into a living tapestry of the past.

Storytelling wizards spun tales of Washington's first settlers, their voices weaving a spell over the crowd. History buffs young and old could test their skills at forgotten games, experiencing a bygone era firsthand. Budding Picassos showcased their talent in a student art showdown, their works a vibrant testament to the enduring spirit of creativity.

But wait, there's more! This year, Parkersville Day unveiled two showstopping new features! The Vancouver Happy Hoppers cut a rug with a high-kicking square-dance demonstration, their infectious enthusiasm drawing cheers from the crowd.

And for the ultimate taste of the past, the Camas Lions Sherry Keene and Denise Davis unveiled a sight to behold: an ice cream pushcart! The Lions dished out Blue Bunny ice cream bars, a delightful blast from the frosty past that had everyone reminiscing.

Parkersville Day wasn't just a celebration of history, it was a time capsule come to life! It was a day of discovery, laughter, and sweet treats – a day that proved the past is anything but boring!

Attached Media Files: Sherry Keene, Denise Davis
Casey O'Dell, Emily Shin, Peggy Liggit, Sherry Keene
Casey O'Dell, Emily Shin, Peggy Liggit, Sherry Keene
Camas Lions Club Awards Scholarships to Local Graduates! (Photo) - 07/11/24

The Camas Lions Club is proud to announce the awarding of two $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors this year!

At the Thursday, June 6, 2024 meeting held at Natalia's Cafe in Camas, WA, the Camas Lions Club celebrated the achievements of Emily Shin and Maria Navarro. Emily, joined by her proud parents, was on hand to receive her award in person. Maria, unfortunately, could not attend due to graduation practice commitments, but her accomplishment was no less celebrated.

Emily Shin will be continuing her education at the prestigious Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Her dedication to academics and her involvement in the community made her a standout applicant. We have no doubt she will achieve great things at Ross!

Maria Navarro has chosen to pursue a degree in criminal justice at Washington State University Global. Maria's commitment to making a difference is inspiring, and we're excited to see her future contributions to the field.

The Camas Lions Club is dedicated to supporting the next generation of leaders. These scholarships are just one way we invest in the future of our community. We congratulate Emily and Maria on their well-deserved awards, and wish them both the very best in their academic endeavors!

Patty Wolf awaiting customers as Tyler Brown serves a tamale
Patty Wolf awaiting customers as Tyler Brown serves a tamale
Camas Lions Tackle Hunger with Heartwarming Tamale Feast! (Photo) - 07/11/24

Camas Lions brought smiles and full bellies to the Washougal community on Friday, June 7! These dedicated volunteers planned, cooked, and served a delicious tamale and rice meal at Refuel Washougal-Friday Meals, a program fighting hunger with a warm welcome since 2015.

 

Every Friday, 80 to 140 guests find comfort and connection over a hearty meal at the Washougal Community Center. The Camas Lions stepped up in June to ensure no one went hungry, exemplifying their commitment to Lions International's global fight against hunger.

 

The Camas Lions believe a thriving community depends on the well-being of all its members. By tackling hunger locally, they're making a real difference, one delicious tamale at a time! Is your heart full of service? Join the Camas Lions and be part of the solution!