2014-15 Board of Trustees
Jason Shaner, Chair (District G)
Jason was born in California and has lived in Hood River since 1980. He is married to his middle school sweetheart. He has two great boys, Darin and Jason Jr. 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.
Carleene Iverson, 1st Vice Chair (District R)
Carleene was born in White Salmon, Washington. She has lived in 40 states and Germany. She has been a Lion for eight years. Carleene has been to four USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forums. She also attended the Pacific Northwest Lions Leadership Institute. She has been Bulletin Editor, Membership Chair, 1st and 2nd year Director, 2nd, 1st Vice President and Club President with Pacific Sea Lions Club. Carleene has worked to help organize the District 36R convention for five years, has been District 36-R's "Lion’s Heart” for four years, and a Region and Zone Chair. She has worked with the Multiple District and District R Extension committee in setting up new clubs. Outside of Lions, Carleene has been in retail for 25 years and in management for 20 years. She has a certificate in bookkeeping. Carleene enjoys working in her yard and doing paper crafts.
Brian Rangitsch, Treasurer (District R)
Brian is an Oregon native, raised in La Grande. He is married to Sherri Rangitsch and together they have three beautiful daughters and two spectacular grandchildren. Professionally, he has been in public accounting 27 years and has been a partner in the accounting firm Windedahl, Rangitsch, Groeneveld and Norton, LLC since 1995.
Brian graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a BS in Business Administration in 1984 and moved to Salem where he worked for Albertson's, Inc. until 1987.
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. He served as Treasurer of the Salem Art Association from 2000-2004. He served as Treasurer of Camp Fire USA Willamette Council from 2004-2005 and from 2010 until it's dissolution in July of 2013.
Brian became a Lion in 1993 and has held numerous positions. He has been President and Treasurer of the Salem Downtown Lions Club, a Zone Chairman and a Region Chairman for District 36R. He is currently the Treasurer of District 36R and is a member of the Finance and Budget Committees for the Multiple District and Camp Taloali. He was named a Melvin Jones Fellow by his Lions Club in 2004. Brian's hobbies include family, hiking, bad golfing and travel.
David Rich, PCC, Immediate Past 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.
Sharon Rollins, Secretary (District O)
Sharon was 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.
Richard Smith, Treasurer (District G)
Richard was born in Corvallis and graduated from Eddyville High School in 1957. He attended Oregon State University attaining a BS degree in 1961. He attained a Master’s of Science degree in School Administration in 1971. He attended Peace Corps Training for the Dominican Republic at the University of Washington then enlisted in the US Air Force from 1963-69, where he attained the rank of Captain. Richard taught Secondary Vocational Agriculture, and then served as a school administrator from 1970 to 1996. He has been married to Vicki Thrapp since 1963, has three children, and seven grandchildren. Richard joined Lions in 1973 and served as District Governor from 2002-2003. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping, restoring old JD tractors, and improving a tree farm.
Ray Andrieu, PDG (District E)
Raymond (Ray) Andrieu is the Past District Governor for District 36-E and Tailtwister for the Klamath Falls Lions Club. 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 and transferred to Klamath Falls Lions in 2011. He has served as secretary, president, director, treasurer, membership chairman and tail twister for the club, and has been zone chairman, region chairman, cabinet secretary, and district governor as well. Ray has four children and three grandchildren.
Rod Bach, PCC (District R)
Rod was born and raised in and around the Portland area. After graduating from Oregon College of Education with a BS in Elementary Education, he started teaching at Portland Community College and Portland State University. He completed a Masters Degree at Oregon College of Education in Information Technology in 1972. Rod taught college for 32 years. He and his wife, Debbie, have been together 16 years. Between them they have four adult boys. In 2000, Rod joined both the Oregon Master Garden Association and the Central Lions Club. He served as the Marion County Master Gardeners chapter President for two terms. He then served as the OMGA State President in 2007. Rod has been honored by his club and District with a Melvin Jones Fellowship and was named Oregon Lion of the year in 2009. Rod is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. His hobbies are gardening, bicycle riding and or course, volunteering. According to Rod, joining Lions is one of the best things he has ever done. Helping folks is a wonderful thing, and the TLC and friendship that is shown between Lions and their fellow man is hard to describe. He truly believes that with the Lions attitude we can accomplish anything.
Dale Bachman (District R) - Pending
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.
Wylie Johnson (E) - Pending
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 VDG)
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.
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.
Dixie Sexton (District O)
Jim Stagl (District G)
Jim was born in Portland, Oregon, but raised in North Dakota from the age of four where his parents helped on the family farm. Upon graduation from St. Mary's High School, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1956 and received training to be a mechanic on reciprocating aircraft engines at Navy Schools in Norman, Oklahoma and Memphis, Tennessee. After training, he was stationed at Anocostia Naval Air Station in Washington, D. C. and Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center in St. Mary, Maryland. Leaving the Navy after one tour, he returned to North Dakota for a brief time and then returned to Oregon where he began a career at The Irwin Hodson Company, a family- owned printing and specialty products company in Portland. After serving an apprenticeship and several years as a journeyman, he was promoted to middle management in charge of production in the marketing systems division. Jim retired in 1999 after 35 years with the company.
Jim met his wife Carole in 1998 and they were married two years later. In 2003, they built their retirement home on property they purchased in Crooked River Ranch.
Jim was invited to join the Crooke River Ranch Lions Club in 2005 and in 2006 was elected Vice President. Halfway through his term, he inherited the role as presidency and served in that capacity until 2009. Jim was intrumental in growing club membership from the mid-20s to 69 members at the end of his term. In 2009, he was elected 2nd Vice District Governor in his district, 1st Vice District Governor in 2010, and served as Governor in 2011-12. Jim also served as Zone Chair 2009-10 and is a Guiding Lion for the new Redmond Club. He has received an International President's Certificate of Appreciation, an International President's Certificate of Commendation, a "First Believer" Excellence Award from International President Wing-Kun Tam, a District Award of Excellence, was named MD-36 Club Lion of the Year for 2008-09, and is a Melvin Jones Fellow. His personal mottos is, "Don't tell me why we can't do it—tell me HOW we can do it."
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 (Trustee at Large)
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.