Board of Trustees
Keith Price, PCC, 2011-2013 Chair (District O)
Keith was born in Eugene and owns Oregon City Grocery Outlet. Keith married Denise Lukens-Price on December 27, 2008 and they still consider themselves newlyweds. Keith says, “God has blessed me by bringing Denise into my life. I am a very lucky man.” Between them they have six children; the youngest is Kayle, a sophomore at the University of Oregon.
Keith joined Lions in 1997 and is a member of the Beavercreek Lions. He is a Past District Governor and is the immediate past Chairman of the Council of Governors.
Keith is a golfer and he and Denise love to travel. They go to Mexico a couple times a year to “just relax.” They both love to read and play the card game Nertz—Keith says Denise is the “queen” of Nertz. Since he was born in Eugene, Keith was raised as a Ducks fan. He goes to all of Oregon’s home football games with his kids and they tailgate for hours before each game. He just got back from the Rose Bowl and even had that Beaver, Dennis Tichenor, go with him. What matters is that Keith “loves being a Lion!”
David Rich, PCC, 1st Vice Chair (District O)
Born and raised in Oregon but left in 1962 after graduating from Washington High School in Portland and returned to Oregon 40 years later to purchase a business with his oldest son. His professional career, working as a civilian employee for the Department of the Navy, gave him the opportunity to live in Oregon, Northern Virginia, California and Ohio. David joined the Suisun Valley Lions Club in California on 1977. He soon became aware that his passion for Lions was in helping to develop projects that served our children and our community. David was the guiding Lion for the West Wind Leos Club and helped them develop several fundraising and service projects that helped members of the community.
In Ohio David moved up the chairs reaching the District Governor position. During this time they started the “Flags for the Community” program that is similar to our “Flags for 1st Graders” program. They also started a 24-hour relay challenge project for the City of Beavercreek that fosters community spirit between youth and adults, provides an opportunity to increase healthy behavior and raises funds for youth programs. To help build community spirit David volunteered to help restart the cities 4th of July celebration, initiated a city beatification project and the helped in the restoration of the cities cemeteries. One of his proudest accomplishments as Governor was to start the Vision Screening project for pre-verbal children.
After moving back to Oregon in 2002 David has been very active in Oregon Lions Leadership activities. He have been on the board and served at president of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) program. He am also the board treasurer of the KEX Kids Fund, which furnishes glass to needy children in Oregon and Southern Washington.
David is an active member of the Beaverton Lions club. He has served as President and Membership chair. He also chaired the Peace Poster Contest, the Young Ambassadors program and is heavily involved in the Flags for 1st Graders program for the club along with three successful Mission Cataract Days. He also felt fortunate to be able to participate in and support other programs such as the Shoes and Sox for Kids program, the Mexico Eyeglass Mission program, the Blind Veterans Association Convention, the Vernonia Disaster Relief efforts, the Marysville Elementary School fire school supply drive and many other programs.
Brian Rangitsch, Treasurer (District R)
Brian was born and raised in La Grande, Oregon. He was married 27 years and has two beautiful and gifted daughters and two spectacular grandchildren. Professionally, he has been in public accounting 22 years and has been a partner in the accounting firm Windedahl, Rangitsch & Thompson since 1995.
Brian graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a BS in Business Administration in 1984 and worked for Albertson’s, Inc. where was next in line for a company sponsored scholarship to USC’s Masters Program in Food Industry Management. When Albertson’s discontinued this program, he decided to pursue a career change. He attended night school at PSU and WOU to obtain the necessary college credits to sit for the CPA exam. He then left Albertson’s and entered public accounting.
Brian is a 1996 graduate of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce two-year Leadership Salem Program. He was President of the Salem Area Chapter of the Institute of Management Accounts 1997–1998 (a 143 member organization with a 24 member Board). He served as Treasurer of the Salem Art Association ($1,000,000 budget) from 2000–2004 and continues to serve on their Finance committee. Brian was voted Volunteer of the Year for the 2004 Salem Art Fair, a nationally recognized NW community event with average attendance exceeding 100,000. Brian served as Treasurer of Camp Fire USA Willamette Council for two years 2004–2005 and was heavily involved in facilities relocation and the sale of substantial timber and land holdings including portions of Camp Kilowan. Since 1993 he has held numerous positions in Lions (his true passion) and was named a Melvin Jones Fellow by his Lions Club and what he considers the highest honor of his life. Brian’s hobbies include family, hiking, bad golfing and travel.
Jason Shaner, Secretary (District G)
Jason was born in California and has lived in Hood River since 1980. He is married to his middle school sweetheart (Amalia, 15yrs). He has two great boys, Darin (15) and Jason Jr. (11). He enjoys playing basketball, watching sports and traveling.
Professionally, he is the president of Shaner Enterprises, Inc. DBA Rivers Edge Towing and Automotive. They have three locations in the Columbia River Gorge (Cascade Locks, Hood River, The Dalles), with 16 trucks. He is also the Secretary of the Board for the Oregon Tow Truck Association.
He has been a Lion since 2000, he has held many offices including President, Treasurer, Tail Twister, Zone Chair, Region Chair, District Governor and has served on the Lions Eye Bank of Oregon board. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow, Norm Ross Fellow and Lion of the year for his club.
Ray Andrieu, PDG (District E)
Raymond (Ray) Andrieu, 36-E Past District Governor and current Co-Cabinet Secretary, is a native of Klamath Falls, Oregon, born in 1941 and grew up on a farm nearby. He graduated from Merrill High School and Oregon State University. Ray managed a farm implement dealership in Klamath Falls for a while then took a commission in the US Air Force for 20 years as an aircraft maintenance officer and instructor, retiring in 1986 as a Major. A brief period running the family farm lasted until 1989 when Ray qualified for an Oregon Real Estate Sales License. During his real estate career, he served a term as President of the Klamath County Association of Realtors. Ray joined the Merrill Lions Club in 1988, serving as secretary, president, director, treasurer and membership chairman and has been zone chairman, region chairman, cabinet secretary, and district governor. Ray has four children and three grandchildren. Lion Anita Harris is a very dear friend.
Sam Angelos (District R)
Sam was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He originally worked for a wholesale drug company in Idaho Falls where he was a salesman for five years, and then moved to Salem in 1965. At that time he opened the American Family Steak House Restaurant, where he worked until 1972. After the restaurant, he worked for the state as a counselor for worker’s comp. Sam and his wife, Joy, managed the Wolf Creek Tavern, twenty miles North of Grants Pass. Sam ran the kitchen and Joy ran the restaurant. They both retired and moved to Corvallis to be with their son and his family in 1991. In 1992, Sam moved back to Salem and began travelling. Sam and Joy were married for 56 years, and had two children, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Sam has been a Lion since 1972. He is a member of the South Salem Lions Club and has been Club President and Zone Chairman several times. He has been on the Board of Advocates for the Visually Impaired for many years. Sam is in his second year as a Foundation Trustee and has served on the Patient Care Committee for four years now. When he’s not busy with his volunteer activities, Sam enjoys a round of golf.
Bruce Boone, VDG (District E)
Bruce is a retired meat cutter and after retirement he and his wife spent 10 years roaming the U.S. in their RV. He has four daughters and three grandchildren. Bruce has been a member of the Sutherlin Lions for 14 years and his daughter Carol and her husband Doug Brink are also members. He has served as Club President, Vice President, Board Member, Lion Tamer, Tail Twister, District 36E Zone Chair and Vice District Governor, and Lions Eye Bank of Oregon Board Member. Bruce’s awards include Lion of the Year, Helen Keller and Melvin Jones Fellowship.
Being a Lion provides him with the opportunity to help his fellow man and as a bonus the Lions Club is a perfect venue for friendship and camaraderie. OLSHF is an outstanding organization that
provides sight and hearing assistance on a regular basis to Oregon citizens of all ages. As a board member Bruce looks forward to supporting their effort.
Gerald Caldwell (District O)
Gerald was born in 1940; he was raised and still lives in Portland. He attended Holladay Elementary School, Washington High School, Clark Junior College (A.A. Banking & Finance). He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served four years Active Duty and 24 years in Reserve. In 1964, Gerald began a banking career with First National Bank of Oregon. He started as a teller and retired as a Branch Manager. In 1978, he began working for First State Bank of Oregon as Assistant Manager then Personnel Officer. In 1988, he began work at Bonneville Power Administration as a Real Estate Specialist/Land Manager. Gerald retired from BPA in 1995. Gerald also served in the Army Reserve, and as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with Multnomah County. He retired in 1997 from the Army Reserve. Since retirement, he has become very involved with Lions, The American Legion, Oregon Convention Center, Employer Support of Guard & Reserve, and a church Men’s Club (all volunteer positions). He works part time at the Oregon Convention Center as a receptionist and ticket agent. Gerald enjoys yard work, small projects around the house, travel with his wife and reading.
Art Carroll (District G)
Art grew up in upstate New York, in Saratoga Springs. He served in the U.S. Army artillery prior to attending and graduating with a B.S. in Forestry at Michigan State University. Art married his college sweetheart Diana, an elementary school teacher, from Grand Rapids, Michigan and they moved west for work with the US Forest Service in 1961 in Truckee, CA. He has four children and eight grandchildren. Art served 39 years with the U.S. Forest Service with 25 years in 5 different National Forests in California, 5 years in Utah and 9 years as Area Manager of the National Scenic Area in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Twenty-nine years of his career was in management and officer positions. One of the highlights of his Forest Service career was the development of the first recreation facilities in the National Forest System to accommodate the disabled. This project was accomplished all with donated funds and services in partnership with the local Lions Club and was the forerunner of Art’s later work with local Lions clubs and the Foundation. Art retired in June 2000 to Hood River. He is active in numerous volunteer efforts such as Hood River Food Bank, Neighborhood Irrigation District (Chair), Hood River Valley Parks & Recreation District (Vice Chair), Gorge Discovery Center at The Dalles (Board) and Lions Foundation. He is also a member of the Historic Highway Advisory committee. Art has been President of Odell Lions Club three times and presently serves as Vice President. He manages the annual MHSU visit to screen all six elementary schools in the District and the contract to park cars at the Hood River County Fair that involves 65 Lions over a four day fair. Art plays golf and works on forest trails for the local park district.
Mary Fechtel (District R)
Mary was born in Wenatchee, Washington, and spent the first 16 years of her life as an Army brat being stationed from Okinawa, to Texas, to Washington, to Germany, to Virginia, and back to Washington. She completed one year at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR after which she married, moved to Eugene, and raised two children.
Mary was employed as a legal assistant and paralegal for 30+ years in the Eugene area until her husband’s health became such that she “retired” for two or three years. Her husband passed away in 2001, and in 2003 Mary went back to work full-time in the field of banking. She is currently employed as an Assistant Vice President and Special Assets Officer for Umpqua Bank in Eugene. Mary’s non-profit involvement began with NALS (a tri-level legal professionals association) serving 20+ years in many officer and board positions including President on both the local and state levels, then as a Director on the national board.
In 2002 Mary joined the Eugene Downtown Lions Club. She has served as President and has been and continues to be on the Eugene Downtown Lions Club Board (and the Board of the Eugene Downtown Lions Foundation) in one capacity or another since 2003. Her Lions Club involvement has included serving as a Zone Chair and two years as Cabinet Secretary for District 36-R, and for Lions Clubs International serving as the Registrar and as part of the faculty and planning committee for the Northwest Lions Leadership Institute held in Oregon in 2011. Mary also serves as an eye courier. She is passionate about the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation’s Patient Care Program and the current 2020 Vision Capital Campaign which will increase screening services. She is excited about the tremendous service and gift of sight we will be able to give Oregon children and their families as a result. This is her first year serving as a Trustee for the Foundation.
Marcia Hocker (Trustee at Large)
Marcia is a servant leader who has worked with and assisted those in need and the disabled. While serving on the Board of the Laytonsville Havens Shelter for men and women in Bethesda, Maryland she assisted in raising money, organizing food and clothes drives. She was the Administrative Assistant at the non-profit Low Vision Information Center in Bethesda whose primary clients were those contending with macular degeneration.
A familiar emcee on Portland's prolific Jazz scene, Marcia has been a volunteer host on KMHD 89.1 FM Radio since 2001. The Station Manager appointed her as the Deejay Liaison between five paid staff members and 63 volunteers. She served in this historical position for four and a half years covering crisis management/conflict resolution. During the transition to OPB, this proved to be of vital importance in providing guidance to both the leadership at Mount Hood Community College and OPB. In April 2010, OPB selected her to receive the Jan Henderson Award for Leadership.
Marcia performed varied duties while serving in the Faith Ministry with her husband at a Christian church in Boring, Oregon for eight plus years and continues to support him in his current position as an official of the City of Portland. Originally from New York City she holds an FCC Third Class License, graduated from the Negro Ensemble Company, is a Drama Instructor and President/CEO of her company TAGG: The Art of Good Grooming where she participates in Career Day school programs. Marcia is a soloist who has performed both in the United States and overseas while serving with her husband on Diplomatic assignments at American Embassies in foreign countries. She enjoys her granddaughter and grandson in California.
Pat Jaffer (District R)
Pat was born in Iowa, and raised in Minnesota and North Dakota. She graduated from N.D. University at Grand Forks with a double major in Social Science and Social Work. Pat is married to Mo Jaffer and they have five children. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Special Ed from OCE, now known as Western Oregon University, in Special Education with a focus on Deaf Education. Pat taught at the Oregon School for the Deaf. She obtained her insurance license and was an agent for 19 years. After retirement, she coordinated the Ella Curran Food Bank for Monmouth-Independence for 16 years. She was a co-founder of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a non-profit group formed to provide good housing to low income families. She has been the treasurer and manager of apartments for 15 years. Pat is also active in the Social Concerns area of her church, her Lions Club and other local groups.
Cy Kauffman (District R)
Cy as born, raised and educated in Pennsylvania. After graduating from Penn State he spent the next 27 years of his life as a Naval Officer (ship-driver). He retired from the Navy in 1984 and worked with the YMCA of San Francisco as a Facility Director for various sites in the Bay area. In 1990, he married his present wife Judy and, together, they have six children (the couple has two sons and one daughter each) and twelve grandchildren. In 1998, Cy retired from the YMCA and moved to Yachats, Judy's birthplace, and a 120 acre working cattle ranch. In 1999, Cy joined the Yachats Lions Club as a way to meet new people and was soon moving up the leadership ladder. After being President for two years, then Zone Chair followed by Cabinet Secretary, he became District Governor of 36-R in 2009.
Wes King (District E)
Wes was born in Klamath Falls and attended school in Willamina and Tillamook. He served 22 years in the United State Navy, advancing from F-1 to W-3. Wes has degrees in Personnel Management, Marine Biology, Farm Management and Wildlife Management. After his military service, Wes worked as a heavy equipment operator and started his own business in heavy construction in 1990. Wes moved from California to Oregon in 2001 and launched his current profession of commercial fishing in 2002.
Wes became a Lion in 2005 and has served as Lion Tamer, Tail Twister, Vice President, President (twice) and Zone Chair (twice). He enjoys being a Lion to provide service to those who are in need.
Marge LaTourrette (District E)
Marge is a graduate from Southern Oregon University with a B.S. in Education. Her first four years of teaching were in Applegate where she taught first and second grades in a four room school with eight grades, after which she obtained a teaching position in Grants Pass. She has lived in Grants Pass for 43 years and taught first and second graders for a total of 33 years. Marge has been married to Charlie for 44 years, has three children and four grandchildren. She likes spending time traveling with the kids, loves to read, and enjoys scrapbooking. Marge enjoys the many great projects the Grant Pass Lions Club do. The club sets up and runs the Fourth of July Fireworks display and a Christmas display in Riverside Park. Marge is currently the MD-36 and District E Lions Quest Chair, has been Club President three times, a Past Zone Chair and Past Club Secretary. Currently, Marge holds the Tail Twister and Lion Tamer positions in her club.
Helen McNaughton (District O)
Helen is a native Oregonian and was raised in Milwaukie. She graduated from Marylhurst University with a degree in Humanities and Communication in 1996. She has been married to PDG Fred McNaughton, Jr. for 43 years and they have four children and six grandchildren.
Helen joined Lions Auxiliary in 1975, was a charter member of the Milwaukie Lioness Club in 1977 and joined the Milwaukie Lions in 1986. She has been active in her club, as well as volunteering in local schools and through her church. She was presented with the Helen Keller Award by her club in 1998. She enjoys spending time babysitting grandchildren, writing poetry, making cards and jewelry, reading and traveling.
Paulette Nordin (District G)
Pauline was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 15. She graduated from Xavier High School and then attended St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing; she has been a registered nurse since 1969. As an RN, Pauline has held many positions and worked her way up in management to become a Director of Nursing after graduating with Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Pauline has held quality management positions in the nursing field, providing nursing education for staff at the hospitals where she’s worked. She has also written many policies and procedures for several nursing departments. As a Director of Nursing, she was responsible for the budget for over 200 nursing staff and implemented the case management process at one hospital.
Now retired, she is very active in the Crooked River Ranch Lions Club and is past treasurer of the club and District 36-G cabinet treasurer. Pauline is also chairman of the club’s Annual Buffalo Feed on The Ranch.
In 2000, Pauline and her husband purchased property at The Ranch and in 2006 even built the log home they currently live in. They love living in Oregon and enjoy the rural atmosphere, but anticipate traveling in the future. Pauline looks forward to serving as a OLSHF trustee.
Greg Pierce (District R) - Pending
Sharon Rollins, Vice District Governor (District O)
Sharon as born and raised in Southern California and graduated from Whittier College with a BA in biological science and history. Further graduate work in education led to teaching at the middle school and upper elementary level and to school administration, interrupted by several years of stay-at-home motherhood. A conscious decision to leave the Southern California environment for greener and cleaner Oregon opened new doors to community involvement, including teaching natural science at Tualatin Hills Nature Park, restoring the banks of the creek behind our home, and joining the Tigard 2000 Lions Club. A Lions connection provided the opportunity to join an office of the Edward Jones investment firm as a part-time office administrator. Leadership positions in the local Lions club, the Lions District and Multiple District led to leadership in the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation.
Al Scott (District O)
Al was born and raised in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1977 with a B.S. in Industrial Management. He and his wife, Becky, have been married for 23 years. They have two children, ages 19 and 16. They have owned and operated the Oak Grove Day Care and Preschool in Milwaukie, Oregon for the past 21 years. Al serves as an elder and council member for New Life Christian Center in Milwaukie.
Al has been a member of the Milwaukie Lions Club since 1995. He has served his local club and the Lions District 36-O in various capacities. He is Milwaukie Lions Club’s Sight and Hearing Chairman, screening approximately 40 people per year for vision/hearing assistance. He is very proud of his club’s dedication to purchase eyeglasses and hearing aids for those less fortunate. Al was a presenter at the 2009 NW Lions Regional Leadership Institute and a Helen Keller award recipient.
Al enjoys spending time with his family, reading, golf, fishing, gardening, and Lion’s club events.
Jan Stewart (District G)
Jan was born and raised in Pendleton, OR, which she left right after high school. During her working years, she was Secretary for Quality Control (Secret Clearance) for a defense sub-contractor and a Full-Charge Bookkeeper for B-W Acceptance Corporation – both in Washington, DC area. While living in Hawaii she was Officer Manager for her church and later for a Veterinarian. She later became Administrative Assistant for a tree trimming company and was relief supervisor for nine crews of up to twenty-seven men doing work schedules and dispatch. After moving to Seattle area she was Secretary of Materials Department and Materials Analyst for a company that made Aerospace Composites. She then became a Materials Analyst for Inventory Management and later was Master Scheduler (APICS certified-American Production and Inventory Control Society and CPIM-Certified in Production and Inventory Management) for a company that made aerospace products. After retirement, she returned “home” to Pendleton in 2000. Since then she has been employed seasonally with a program to help low-income families keep their heat on in the winter. Jan is also busy volunteering at the local Food Bank, driving low-income clients to medical appointments and staying very active in her local Lions Club (Treasurer 2002-2005, Newsletter Editor 2000-present, four years as Cabinet Secretary, President of Club 2009-2010).
Dr. Steve Tronnes (District E)
Steve was raised in Montana. He graduated from Montana State University with B.Sc. in Zoology. He graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry with Doctor of Optometry degree. Steve joined the U.S. Army and was five years active (Korea and Hawaii). He is in private practice in Baker City and John Day, Oregon. Steve is currently working with Dr. Jon Weston in Roseburg. Steve has a special interest in Low Vision and eye diseases causing decreased vision. Steve has always been active in community organizations, especially ones that serve youth. He was YMCA Board President in Baker City and is now in Roseburg. He was a member of Kiwanis in Baker City (served as Secretary and President), Lions in John Day and Roseburg (President in John Day, Secretary in Roseburg), and the swim team, Relay for Life. Steve has been married to his wife Mary, for 37 years and they have four grown children and one grandson. Steve is an active runner and participates in several events including long distance relay races. He is also an active pilot.
Mary Lee Turner, District Governor (District O)
Mary Lee is a native Oregonian who has traveled extensively and had the privilege of participating in a variety of community service projects. After 30+ years of working in the field of blindness rehabilitation, she retired in 2010. Her calendar is filled with commitments to Lionism, volunteering with hospice, serving on the Board of Oral Hull Foundation, participating in courses offered by Landmark Education, has close interaction with family and numerous friends. Mary is renewed by gratitude for the fullness of her life and rejuvenated by walking, reading, swimming, giving away massage, and singing. She is looking forward to the exposure to more service opportunities by serving on the OLSHF Board during 2012-13.
Brenda Wilkinson, PCC (District O)
Brenda is a native Oregonian who was born and grew up in Portland. She is a ‘graduate’ of Kennedy McMenamins Bed and Breakfast (Kennedy Elementary School) and Jefferson High School. After graduating from Pacific University in Forest Grove with a degree in Natural Sciences, she spent a year of training in laboratory sciences at Oregon Health Sciences University (formerly University of Oregon Medical School) and became a certified Medical Technologist (MT ASCP). Her working career of over 35 years was spent primarily in the clinical lab and research areas at OHSU and the Veteran’s Hospital with a short stint at Kaiser Hospital in Honolulu. She also held a part-time position at NW Cancer Specialists, an oncology clinic, after retiring from OHSU.
Brenda joined Lions in 1983 as a member of the West Linn Lioness Club and served in many capacities. She held offices of the District Lioness including president and then went on to hold Lioness offices at the Multiple District level including President, 1991-1992. In 1992 the West Linn Lioness chartered as a Lions Club where she maintained her membership. When she and husband Bud, moved to King City, she became a member of the King City Lions and later, transferred to Tigard 2000 Lions Club where she and Bud are today. Brenda served as the first woman District Governor of District O, 2000-2001, and went on to serve the multiple district as the Chairperson of the Council of Governors, 2002-2003. As a Lioness, Brenda served as a Trustee, and as a DG, she and the other governors were also included on the Board of Trustees. She is currently on the Patient Care Committee.
Brenda enjoys singing with her Sweet Adelines in Vancouver, WA and has taken up quilting and other artistic sewing endeavors in the past few years. She spent time on the Alumni Council at Pacific U back in the ‘80’s and currently is on the ‘Friends of Music’ committee at Pacific. One of these days she intends to get back to playing the organ.
Kyle Yamaguchi (Trustee at Large)
During a trip to his optometrist in 2008, Kyle met his future wife, Shu-Chu, who is an optician. After dating for a year, Kyle and Shu-Chu had the idea to start an eyewear company called 141. The premise behind 141 is very simple: For each pair of 141 Eyewear purchased, they give a new pair of glasses to a person in need. One Four One. Since releasing the 141 collection in 2010, Kyle and Shu-Chu have been able to give over 3000 pairs of glasses to adults in children in Portland as well as other communities around the USA. In summer 2012, Kyle launched another eyewear company called LOOK/SEE which is a direct-to-consumer sunglasses business.
Kyle is originally from Duncanville, TX, and has lived in Portland since 2006. Upon graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Kyle moved to Cincinnati where he worked as a process development engineer for Procter & Gamble. In 2006, Kyle moved to Portland to run the limited edition footwear business for Nike Basketball.