Beneficiaries for the 2016 Rotary Lobster Feed & Charity Auction
The Lake Oswego Rotary Club in partnership with Lakewood Center for the Arts will once again be undertaking its annual “Lobster Feed & Charity Auction under the Big Tent” on June 18, 2016 and you’re invited to join more than 600 people to raise funds to benefit local charities.
The beneficiaries of the 2016 are still being determined.
Below is a listing of beneficiaries from the 2015 event. They included the Lakewood Center for the Arts, Hospital for Hope, Lake Oswego Meals Network, NAMI Clackamas County, Happy Trails Riding Center and Mobility Impaired Golf Association.
A brief description of services provided by primary beneficiaries:
Lakewood Center for the Arts
Lakewood Center for the Arts a partner/beneficiary of the auction. Together with the Lake Oswego Rotary Club, the two organizations band together to raise funds that benefit our community. Lakewood is a nonprofit cultural organization that works to inspire and nurture a love of theatre and the arts in the Portland metropolitan area, Vancouver, Washington, and the greater Willamette Valley. The Center initiates and sponsors educational and cultural programs in theatre, visual arts and community events for more than 100,000 people each year in the following subdivisions:
Lakewood has been a partner/co-sponsor of the annual Lobster Feed & Charity Auction since its inception. Website: http://www.lakewood-center.org/
HOSPITAL FOR HOPE
Hospital for Hope is a full-fledged 501(C)(3) developing a self-sustainable hospital in an extremely under-served area of the Indian state of Jharkhand. This rural area lacks access to a capable health facility despite the strong prevalence of malaria, typhoid, tuberculosis and dysentery as well as high infant mortality rates. The hospital will focus on primary care and treatment of these preventable diseases through medication and education outreach. Website: http://www.hospitalforhope.org
HAPPY TRAILS RIDING CENTER
The mission of the Center is to enhance the physical, psychological and social well-being of children and adults with disabilities and special needs through horsemanship and the interaction with a special eam consisting of a horse, a NARHA certified instructor and volunteers. Donations from the Lobster Feed will support the expenses associated with making lessons available to all and caring for the horses. Website: http://www.happytrailsridingcenter.org/
LAKE OSWEGO MEALS NETWORK
The mission of the Network is to enrich the lives of seniors and disabled residents, including those who are housebound, by providing nutritious meals and to assist them in maintaining their independence in a positive social environment. The Lake Oswego Meals Network has been delivering meals to seniors and diabled residents since 1972. Today the program serves more than 6,000 meals at the Adult Community Center and delivers over 11,000 meals through the Meals on Wheels program. Website: http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/acc/lake-oswego-meal-network
MOBILITY IMPAIRED GOLF ASSOCIATION
The mission: MIGA provides ongoing golf clinics, along with private and group lessons, year round for children and young adults physically and mentally challenged at Lake Oswego Public Golf Course. All is at no charge with golf clubs and equipment provided. Golf course play is also made available via Golf Jamborees during the year which includes a bbq and special awards for each participant. New golf clubs, bags, and equipment are given to individuals committed to our program. Current beneficiaries and participants include: Shriners Hospital, The Children's Cancer Association, United Cerebral Palsy, Easter Seals, Dornbecker Children's Hospital, Special Olympics, along with children and young adults who are blind and those with autism from throughout the Northwest. Website: http://migolf.org/
NAMI CLACKAMAS COUNTY
For over 30 years, NAMI Clackamas has provided hope for individuals and families in crisis and help finding mental health resources. NAMI Clackamas is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone impacted by mental health issues through support, education, and advocacy. All classes, groups, outreach, and other programs are provided at no cost to the individual. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clackamas County) website: http://namicc.org/