The 2015 Lake Run was a huge success!

A hearty thank you to all runners, sponsors, volunteers and supporters!

Because of your participation, many of those in need  in our community will benefit from your kindness and generosity.  Thank you!

To see event pictures and your race time, go to the Lake Run pages.

LOWC members present 100 pieces of
member-crafted jewelry to Abby's Closet

Several members meet monthly to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings to donate to Abby's Closet. This collective effort began last year when members put together 40 pieces of jewelry; this year they more than doubled their efforts and created 100 pieces from a mixture of new, donated, unused and broken strands. LOWCs February general meeting was held at Abby's Closet where the jewelry was presented. A work party followed the general meeting and the ladies helped to sort many of the 7,000 gowns that are eventually collected. LOWC members also volunteer at the prom gown give-away in March. 

LOWC members present the hand-crafted jewelry

Members sort and admire the gowns!

C’est si bon!

Save the Date -- September 24, 2015

15th Annual Charity Fall Luncheon & Fashion Show

Oswego Lake Country Club

Tickets will go on sale beginning June 24 and further details will be revealed on the Fashion Show web pages. Bonne Journée!

For a peek at last year's fashion show, see the Fashion Show pages.

Net proceeds benefit our philanthropic organizations.

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Upcoming events

Thu, June 18, 2015 5:00 PM • 352 SW B Ave, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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LOWC sponsors Arts Council
of Lake Oswego's First Friday opening reception

In our continuing partnership with the Arts Council
of Lake Oswego
, LOWC sponsored the opening First Friday event for the current exhibit, "Mothers and Makers", on May 1st.  The exhibit, focusing on the creative feminine, was well attended by local arts patrons. The exhibit continues through May 22.

LOWC members volunteer at Abby's Closet gown giveaway

Following on from jewelry-making for Abby's Closet, LOWC members Denise, Fran and Minita volunteered at the 11th annual prom dress giveaway held Saturday, March 28th. Abby's Closet collects and donates evening gowns to area teens so that they can enjoy a memorable prom. The LOWC ladies were delighted to meet with Abby herself (pictured below). High school students from all over Oregon and Washington were able to select from 7,777 gowns. Denise worked with the girls to pick out the perfect prom dress and Fran and Minita helped with accessories.

   Pictured L-R: Denise, Abby, Fran, Minita

To learn more about this fun and worthy cause or to volunteer, visit the Abby's Closet website. It is an impressive story! 

LOWC hosted the recent LO Community Reads Dessert

Anthony Doerr, author of the LO Reads 2015 book selection, All The Light We Cannot See, spoke to a sold-out crowd of over 600 at Lake Oswego High School on February 11, 2015. LOWC sponsored the complimentary dessert by providing the confections, hand-crafted Paris-themed decorations and bookmarks, and cheerful hostesses!

Several of the LOWC volunteers are pictured below with author Anthony Doerr.

For other events and displays, see Lake Oswego Reads.

LOWC members serve up breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House

Members joined together Sunday, January 25 and again on February 22 to put their cooking skills to the test by making breakfasts for the residents. Visit the Ronald McDonald website to learn more about this great organization.

Murder and mayhem at the masquerade ball murder mystery!

Members enjoyed a social gathering Valentine's Day evening complete with "whodunit", food and drink and comaraderie! Character role-playing was at its best and those attending had a fabulous time.

2014 Funding Recipients

Local Charities

Angels in the Outfield
Child Advocates, Inc
Children's Center
Clackamas Women's Services

Community Support

LO Reads
LO Parks & Recreation

Details can be found on our Philanthropy pages.

Scholarship Recipients

Abigail Chadwick
Blaine Danielson
Samantha Wong
Zoe Wong

Community Support

LO Reads
LO Parks and Rec Scholarship

Details can be found on our Philanthropy pages.

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