Ohio Lions,

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of PDG Russell Oxender. PDG Oxender passed away on September 12, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 97.

PDG Oxender served as District Governor in Dist-A in 1985-86. He was a charter member of Pioneer Lions in 1976.

Lion Russ’s body is to be flown back from Arizona Monday or Tuesday. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Thompson Funeral Home (303 1st St, Pioneer, Ohio 43554). A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Pioneer Community Center (100 N. Elm St, Pioneer, Ohio 43554). Due to the ongoing pandemic, the family is asking that masks be worn at visitation and services.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, Relay for Life, and the Melvin Jones Lions International Memorial, Inc.

finance planningImportant update from the Ohio Lions State Compliance Committee.

It’s imperative that our Ohio Lions clubs and Foundations be informed of this most important compliance requirement. Please see below.

PCC Dave Risen
Chairman, State Compliance Committee

Unclaimed Funds Reporting

Who - Olentangy Lions Club, OH-5

What - Holiday Madness Fundraiser

When - NOW until November 8th

Where - 519 Commons Drive, Powell, OH 43065

Who - Jackson Township Lions Club, OH-4

What - Jackson Township Lions Reverse Raffle

When - Tickets sold NOW through October. Drawings held Thursday, November 4th and Saturday, November 13th — Please see drawing Details below!!

Where - Drawing to be held by Zoom

Who - Wauseon Lions Club, OH-1

What - 70th Charter Night

When - Saturday, October 9th. Social time at 6:30 PM and dinner at 7:00 PM

RSVPPlease RSVP no later than Friday, September 24th (see Contact info below).

Where - Christ United Methodist Church, 215 N. Fulton St., Wauseon, OH 43567