Illustrating the impact of our sight and hearing programs

Keep the Promise

Greetings OLSHF Board of Trustees,

I hope that this finds you feeling well and that we’re all comfortably distancing ourselves from others, as we work together to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Here’s my weekly update on what is happening with OLSHF:

2020 Keep the Promise Campaign


Yesterday we debuted our KTP Salem video that illustrates the impact of our sight and hearing programs in Salem-Keizer and throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley. Here’s a link to the video:

We ask that you share all of our Keep the Promise videos on your social media platforms and that you copy and paste the link to the video into an email that you can send to friends, family, and any prospective donors that may see value in our work.

Even if someone doesn’t make a donation to support our annual operations through the KTP Campaign, we still raise awareness of our important sight and hearing programs, and we appreciate your willingness to shine a light in the work that we do.

New OLSHF Webinar Series 
Speaking of raising awareness, we begin our new OLSHF Webinar series this Thursday at 11 am with a presentation on the Lions Eyeglass Assistance Program (LEAP). This fast paced, informative webinar will be hosted by OLSHF Optical Director Kelly Asbra and Optical Manager Katie Torgerson.
The “Katie and Kelly Show” has been a big hit at Lions Conventions and they’ll do a great job of kicking off our new webinars.

These webinars are a great way for Lions and others to learn more about OLSHF and the work that we do and as a Trustee we ask that you do the following:

  • Please register and participate in the webinars – most will last about 45 minutes
  • Share the LEAP Webinar promo below with your Lions Club and all of the Lions Cubs that you are an Ambassador for
  • Post the LEAP Webinar promo on your social media platforms – Need Help? Let us know!

You can register (and copy the link to share with others) here:…/6142140639750977549

LEAP Webinar Promo.jpg

OLSHF Committee Meetings
We have two OLSHF Committee meetings scheduled in the next two weeks that are open for any OLSHF Trustee to participate in. We use GoToMeeting for remote participation for these meetings and participants have the option of using their computer or phone to take part. Those will web cameras, laptops with cameras, or smart phones can utilize the video feature and be seen by others. Those that prefer to participate by conference call only, can listen in and participate by audio.

Here are the two upcoming meetings that available for any Trustee – or any Lion that you know of that would like to learn more about OLSHF:

  • Wednesday, April 22nd – 10 AM – Program Services Committee       Agenda items will include: School Vision Screening year end report, update on OLSHF Hearing Tactical Plan
  • Wednesday, April 29th – 10 AM – Strategic Planning Committee
    Agenda Items will include: Review Lions Surveys to date, Identify and assign external stakeholders for data gathering process, review Mid-Term Report Card for 2016-2021 Strategic Plan

I hope these updates are helpful to you – please let me know if you have questions about any of this information OR if you have suggestions for content in future Weekly Updates.

Wherever you are, please be safe. And as my Grandpa John used to say, it’s not good-bye, it’s…

So long for now,


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