The 2015 Lake Run was a huge success!

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

Many of those in need will benefit from your participation.  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!

LOWC hosted the 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.

2015 Funding Recipients

Local Charities

Child Advocates, Inc.  (CASA)
Children's Center
Clackamas Women's Services
Saint Child
William Temple House
Parrot Creek

Community Support

LO Reads
Arts Council of Lake Oswego

Scholarship Recipients

Katherine Carter
Ellie Jones
Emma Waibel
Bradley Olson

Community Support

LO Reads
LO Parks and Rec Scholarship

Details can be found on our Philanthropy pages.

Upcoming events

Thu, September 24, 2015 11:00 AM • 20 Iron Mountain Blvd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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Register now for the
15th Annual Fall Luncheon
and Fashion Show
September 24, 2015

LOWC’s 15th Annual Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show will transport you to Paris

You and your friends are all invited to spend a lovely afternoon strolling though our French markets at Oswego Lake Country Club. 

Visit the Fall Fashion Show pages for more details and to register.

Net proceeds benefit our philanthropic organizations.

LOWC members enjoy camaraderie while soaking up a little sun at the June happy hour/general meeting on the patio at Maher's Irish Brew Pub.

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 exhibit, "Mothers and Makers", on May 1st.  The exhibit, focusing on the creative feminine, was well attended by local arts patrons. For current and upcoming exhibits, visit Arts Council of Lake Oswego.

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 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.

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