As most of us Lions are aware, 2017-18 marks the 100 year anniversary of Lions Clubs International, and a host of events and projects have been held and are planned to celebrate the milestone during this Lions year.
Happy Birthday, Marguerite!
Another Centennial celebration much closer to home pertains to the 100th Birthday of our very own Marguerite Hofferber. Oregon Lions that were active in the 1980’s and earlier remember Marguerite as the first woman Chair of the Foundation, leading the organization in 1988-89. Marguerite was honored for her lifetime accomplishments with the Foundation by being inducted into the OLSHF Hall of Fame in 2010. Marguerite is as modest as she is amazing, telling the audience that evening “When I think of all of the fellas that have done such an outstanding job for the Foundation, and how I see this award that you have presented to me, all I can feel is…flabbergasted.”
A Life of Service
Here at OLSHF, we’re not the least bit flabbergasted that Marguerite has made it to the age of 100. Up until just a few years ago, Marguerite continued to volunteer on a weekly basis at the OLSHF offices, sorting eyeglasses and hearing aids and helping out in the office. She even drove herself to OLSHF and to her daily workout, staying in shape and keeping her sharp wit. “Staying active keeps me out of trouble,” Marguerite says, with a twinkle in her eye.
A Way to Honor Marguerite
Something else that will give Marguerite and her family joy is having Lions honor her 100th Birthday by making a donation to OLSHF. To commemorate the Centennial Birthday, gifts of $100 are encouraged although donations of any amount are appreciated:
“I’ve always believed every little bit helps!” declares Marguerite.
There are a variety of ways to make your “Marguerite 100 Gift” and all gifts will be recognized in next month’s edition of the Oregon Lion. To make your gift, please choose from the following:
Mail your gift to OLSHF at 1010 NW 22nd Ave, #144, Portland OR 97007 and put “Marguerite 100” in the memo line, OR