We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.
Walk & Knock/Drive & Drop Thanks You!
On Dec. 5th, hundreds of people to brought donations of non-perishable groceries, toiletries and cash to the drop-off location in Camas, where volunteers from the Camas Lions & Camas/Washougal Rotary unloaded donations from their vehicles.
Those who missed the Dec.5 event, dropped food in barrels monitored by the Camas Lions, located at local retail locations throughout December. The participants were:
Les Schwab 2375 SE 8th St, Camas
Riverview Bank 450 NE 3rd St, Camas
Les Schwab 192nd Av & 34th St, Vancouver
Riverview Bank 320 SE 192nd Av, Vanc.
Riverview Bank 11505-K NE 4th Plain Rd, Vanc.
Cost Less Auto Parts 10507 NE 53rd St, Vanc.
Riverview Bank 3307 Evergreen Way, Washougal
The Camas Lions Club is working to help fight hunger, provide scholarships, and assist people with sight and hearing needs in our local community of Camas, WA. You can help too by purchasing these delicious nuts, snacks, and chocolates. Please help us with a purchase today!
A portion of every product sold on this fundraising website benefits Camas Lions Club!
(oh, and they're really good)
Each order ships for a flat rate of only $5 per address (for any size order, anywhere in the U.S.).
The Camas Lions have refined their ongoing styrofoam/blockfoam recycling effort; creating contactless neighborhood drop off points for delivery to the county transfer station.
Each year, The Camas Lions divert significant quantities of environmentally damaging packaging foam from landfills, remaking it into marketable, green consumer products.
Our next effort will be announced presently.
We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, and exciting community-building events.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Call our Membership Chairman Racheal at 360-907-6296
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
THEODORE JAMES MORRIS
November 3, 1925 ˜ October 28, 2020
Ted Morris was surrounded by his loving family as he peacefully passed away on Oct. 28, 2020, just a week shy of his 95th birthday. Born of immigrant parents, Ted used to say that he was “made in Greece and born in America.”
Ted was a true “Papermaker.” He made Camas, WA, his lifelong home and spent his career working at Crown Zellerbach paper mill, retiring in 1992 from the technical department. He also owned and managed the Glamour Room in downtown Camas.
Ted graduated from Camas High School in 1944 and then went on to join the Navy. He served in the Pacific during World War II and was witness to the raising of the American flag at Mount Serabachi on Iwo Jima. Ted also served in the Air Force; he was stationed in Japan where he made regular flights to Korea; and earned the Korean Service Medal and the UN Service Medal.
While attending WSU in Pullman in 1946, Ted married his high school sweetheart, Maxinne McGill. They shared 59 years of marriage and together raised their three children, Cres, Candy and Jim.
Ted believed in serving and greatly impacted his community by giving back with his time and talents. He proudly served on the Camas School Board for 24 years and played a key role in developing the Sister City program with Hosoe and Hamamatsu, Japan. He also helped launch and support the Community Concert Series for the entire run of that organization.
Ted was a member of the Lions Club, Camas-Washougal Historical Society, the Greek Orthodox Church, 49ers RV club, Fern Prairie Modelers, and provided leadership in Little League and Boy Scouts.
Ted is survived by his three children, Cresoula (Bill) Leszczynski, Candace Michener and Demetrious (Lindsey) Morris; sisters, Helen Varkados (Portland) and Alex Soldano (Seattle); six grandchildren; and many great-and great-great-grandchildren. His service, dedication, work ethic, and devotion to family is the legacy that lives on in the four generations he left behind.
A family service was held Nov. 4, 2020, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland, followed by internment at Camas Cemetery.
The family is ever grateful to the staffs of Columbia Ridge and PeaceHealth Hospice for the care, love, and support given to Ted and his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PeaceHealth Hospice or a charity of your choice.
As one of the most-well known volunteer organizations in the country, the Lions Club is also the sponsor of several important Lions club scholarships that benefit college-bound youth each year. With nearly 1.5 million members serving in 200 countries, the goal of the Lions Club is to establish a difference at both the national and the local levels. This is accomplished through a variety of local branches. Offering Lions scholarships is just one way the Lions Club assists at the community level.
Historically, the Lions have strongly stressed the importance of community service and strive to improve their local communities in a variety of manners. Providing Lions club scholarships to deserving youth is just one such example of the way local Lions work to provide community service.
The Camas Lions fund two $2,000 scholarships every year for Camas High School Seniors.
The Camas Lions supports Our City Cares, an organization which exists to unite city governments, businesses, schools, non-profits and churches to combat the tragedy of suicide.
The Clark County Lions Hearing Committee (CCLHC) is funded by a partnership between the Northwest Lions Foundation & 13 Lions Clubs in Clark County. The Committee is secondary to Medicaid and source of last resort for assistance in obtaining hearing aid(s) and is intended for residents of Clark County, Washington who meet certain income and residency requirements.
For over 49 years, Inter-Faith Treasure House has provided food and assistance to Camas and Washougal residents in need. It functions almost entirely with the help of volunteers and donations.