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History of Spanapark Lions

The idea of a new Lions Club in the Spanaway/Parkland area began in the spring of 1995. Past Council Chairman Bud Dunlap, Past District Governor Larry Grace, and Past Zone Chairman Dick Suter, with the help of Lion Cyndy Olsen, Guiding Lion, brought together 31 people who chartered a new Lions Club. The charter was granted on August 5, 1995. As time went on, we simply became known as the Spanapark Lions Club.

Fundraising Activities

Apple Sales

Proceeds benefit Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes and other Lions projects.


Proceeds benefit our service project funds.

Food Drives

All food collected is used to support our Adopt-a-Families and Local Food Banks.

Annual Bowling Classic

Our main fundraising event that provides revenue to fund all of our service projects.

Grant Applications

Any grants received are used to fund new or existing service projects.

Movie Events

Proceeds benefit
the Mary Bridge Childhood Cancer Foundation.

  • Eye examinations, glasses and hearing aids for people in need
  • Collect, clean, and sort donated used eyeglasses for distribution to 3rd world countries
  • Southeast Asian Ministry (Tacoma area)
  • Camp Leo for diabetic children
  • Undergarments for Veterans
  • Adopt A Family Program to benefit needy families in Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts
  • Project New Hope
  • Contribute food to local food banks
  • Mary Bridge Childhood Cancer Family Foundation

We Serve

We want everyone to see a better, brighter tomorrow. 

That’s why we support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks, and eyeglass recycling, provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight, and raise donations through fundraising campaigns like Campaign SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst ll.

When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: 

We Serve.  In more than 210 countries and geographical locations.  We serve where we live, as well as globally, and we have fun doing it.  We serve in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools, and in eyeglass recycling centers.  Lions are at work helping, leading, planning, and supporting.  Because we are local, we can serve the unique needs of communities where we live.  And because we are global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.

We believe everyone deserves a healthy life. 

From providing health programs that focus on hearing loss to supporting efforts to control and prevent diabetes, we’re working to improve the health of children and adults around the world.

We EMPOWER the next generation. 

Whether it’s providing volunteer and leadership experiences in a Leo club or sharing a message of peace through our Peace Poster contest. Our youth programs invest in the future by reaching out to young people.

We serve local communities AND protect the planet.

From performing hands-on service projects to providing emergency assistance, our community and environmental programs improve our communities – and protect the environment.

Our Membership

Spanapark Lions Club members are dedicated volunteers who serve the surrounding community. We participate in a wide variety of programs designed to make this a better place to live and raise our families.

meeting dates

1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


11204 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444

contact us

(253) 318 9235

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