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Organization meetings for March 23

The Gresham Outlook welcomes calendar notices for weekly public events and support group meetings in East County. To submit an item, simply send the information to Dateline, The Gresham Outlook, P.O. Box 747, Gresham, 97030; e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or fax it to 503-665-2187 at least 10 days before the event or meeting.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

Gresham Breakfast Lions Club - 6:45 a.m., M and M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. An international community service group that participates in a variety of projects. For more information, call Kent Carter at 503-522-6997 or visit ogblc.org.

West Columbia Gorge Rotary Club - 7 a.m., McMenamins Edgefield, Barley Room, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale. For information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

I Take the Lead - 7:30 a.m., Park Place Coffee, 1288 S.E. 182nd Ave. Helps you build your business by generating professional business leads and referrals. Visit itakethelead.com or call 503-691-9909 for information.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) - 7:45 a.m., Green Tee Mobile Estates Recreation Hall, 900 N.E. Francis Ave. For more information, call 503-492-7854.

Kiwanis Club of Troutdale - noon, Shirley's Tippy Canoe, 28242 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale. A club that participates in community service and youth-oriented projects. Call Steve Abels at 503-669-1894 for information.

Soroptimist International of Gresham - noon, Gresham Elks Club, 3330 Division St. A worldwide organization for women in management and professions, working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.

Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive - 1:30 to 7 p.m., St. Henry Catholic Church, 346 N.W. First St. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Surviving Cancer Together - 4 p.m., Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, 24800 S.E. Stark St. An ongoing support group for individuals and their families who are coping with a diagnosis, treatment and recovery from various cancers, to share information and support in a healing environment. For information, call 503-335-3500.

Alzheimer's Support Group - 6 p.m., Clare Bridge of Troutdale, 1201 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale. Support for caregivers coping with Alzheimer's and other dementias. For more information, call 503-465-8104.

Mental Illness Support Group for Family Members - 6:30 to 8 p.m., Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Administrative Building, Cascade Room, 23800 S.E. Stark St. A drop-in group for family members of people who have a mental illness to share their stories and find support. No registration needed. For information, call Lin at 503-492-1229. Sponsored by NAMI of Multnomah County.

Optimist Club of Gresham - 7 p.m., Courtyard Fountains, Chinook Room, 1545 S.E. 223rd Ave. Adult volunteers join Optimist clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Contact President Ed DeSantis at 503-516-6969 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

Gresham Earlyrisers Kiwanis Club - 6:45 a.m., M and M Restaurant, 137 N. Main Ave. The Earlyrisers club is a service group dedicated to changing the world, one community and one child at a time. For more information, contact Dick Vaughn at 503-760-2106.

Connect with Success AM - 7 a.m., Oregonians Credit Union, 247 E. Powell Blvd. A networking opportunity for members and guests of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 503-665-1131 or visit greshamchamber.org for information.

Celebrate Recovery - 6 p.m., Good Shepherd Community Church, 28986 S.E. Haley Road, Boring. A 12-step recovery program based on Christian values. For information, call 503-666-8501 or visit goodshepherdcc.org.