Salmon Creek Lions Club History

The Hazel Dell Lions Club sponsored the Salmon Creek Lions Club and chartered on February 13, 1982. Its Foundation was established in 2013 as a 501c3 organization (EIN 46-3418367), donations to which may be tax-deductible. Through the years, the Club has been a committed supporter of the Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County and the Lions Hearing and Speech Conservation Committee of Clark County. Club members have served key roles in both organizations, and the Club has been a significant financial supporter to both organizations through the years.

Through the years, the Club’s Foundation has made significant donations to organizations and programs such as:

  • Clark County Food Bank
  • Diabetes education programs at our local hospitals
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors (serving community needs in five local zip code areas)
  • Gales Creek Camp & Camp Leo (for diabetic children/youth)
  • Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in Lacy, WA (serving needs globally)
  • Leader Dogs for the Blind (a Lions’ national program) and Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • CARE (since 1945, fighting poverty and world hunger)
  • Northwest Lions Foundation (helping restore the sight and hearing of needy persons)
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation (the charitable arm of LCI for meeting humanitarian needs worldwide)

You may donate to any of the above causes through the Salmon Creek Lions Club Foundation, and your donation is always greatly appreciated!

Note: To sign up to serve at any of our events and activities, go to this site’s  CALENDAR section, click on the date/name of the event in which you are interested for information, and even sign up for the shift of your choice (or contact the project/event leader listed there).

Other key dates for the Club are the monthly meetings of its Board of Directors on the second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, and the Club Membership Meeting on the fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The latter will be held in person at Felida’s Los Potrillos Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. unless the membership is notified of other arrangements via the website calendar or email.

Following is a listing of Typical Activities and Events for the Club. These are subject to change, so be sure to check the Calendar section of this site for the latest information and to sign up to participate.

Typical Activities and Events (subject to change; check Calendar section):


  • Cook and serve food at various events
  • Cleanup of Gales Creek Camp for Diabetic Children 
  • Provide vision-oriented services at various events for the homeless 
  • Pick up litter on Salmon Creek Greenway Trail and 117/119th Streets


  • Pick up roadside litter on 117/119th Streets
  • Plant trees throughout the Vancouver area via Friends of Trees
  • Conduct free paper-shredding event
  • Carry out vision screening of children
  • Hold a post-Thanksgiving sale of wreaths and swags
  • Provide Christmas gifts for children via Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  • Participate in the Walk & Knock Food Drive
  • Ring bells for Salvation Army


  • Cleanup of Salmon Creek Greenway Trail
  • Major roles in the Klineline Kids Fishing Event (contest booth and provide food service)
  • Plant trees via Friends of Trees
  • Conduct Spring Flower Sale
  • Conduct free paper-shredding event

We welcome community members to join with us at any of the above events as we strive to live out the Lions’ motto of We Serve! Just contact us!