An installation ceremony was held on June 24 at Singha Thai restaurant for incoming officers of the Lake Grove Lions Club.

Mark Ritacco, who has been an active member of the club for the past seven years, was elected club president for 2007-08. Susan Grant-Higgins was elected to serve as secretary and Ed Wolters as vice-president.

Since the club's chartering in November 1966, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, including serving luncheon at the Adult Community Center, ringing bells for the Salvation Army, giving flags to first-graders and sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest in local schools, recycling newspapers and cleaning up Gales Creek Camp for diabetic campers. Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to local high school student scholarships, scouting camperships, Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, glasses and hearing aids for low income individuals, Northwest Medical Teams and Clackamas Women's Services. Contributions are also made to international projects that provide disaster relief, eyeglasses and clean water to prevent eye diseases. The club is currently planning a fall flags for first graders event and selecting schools for the Peace Poster Contest.

On the 4th of July, Lake Grove Lions Club hosted its annual barbecue at Millennium Plaza Park. Funds raised will allow the Lions to meet various needs in the community, including scholarships for the Leo program and local scouting.

The Lake Grove Lions Club has 25 members and meets at noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Szechuan Kitchen in Lake Grove. For more information or to get involved with this group, contact Susan Grant-Higgins at 503-636-8663 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Web site at

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