Spanapark Sentinel

Volume XXIV Issue 7

January 2020

A Newsletter Publication by and for the Members of the Spanapark Lions Club


  • Letters from the President
  • Special Events
  • Recipe of the Month
  • Announcements
  • Paw Prints in the Sand
  • News from our District and Beyond
  • Coming Up Next
  • Join Us
  • Contact Us
  • A Note from the Editor


Hello Lions,

I hope Santa Clause was nice to you this year. I am yielding my article this month to a previous year:

I could not have said it better myself.  

President Don Becker


23rd Annual Bowling Classic


Southwest Egg Rolls

Recipe from:

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 4 chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red pepper, minced
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup corn, frozen
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 bag frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 can (6-ounce) jalapenos, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 bag large flour tortillas

Rub oil on chicken and BBQ or bake until done, let cool and chop into small bite size pieces. Lightly salt and pepper chicken while cooking.

In large skillet preheat with oil over medium high heat.

Add red pepper and green onion and saute for 5 minutes. After soft add chicken and cook for another 3 minutes. Add corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeño, parsley, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Cook stirring for 5 minutes until incorporated.

Remove pan from stove and add cheese. Stir well until cheese is fully melted into mixture.

Wrap tortillas in wet cloth or paper towels and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes until tortillas are soft and pliable.

Spoon 1/2 cup of mixture into each tortilla, fold ends and roll burrito style, and stick toothpick in middle to hold together. Repeat until mixture is gone.

In large pot or deep fryer heat oil to 375°F. No more than 1 or two at a time, drop rolls into oil and cook evenly until golden brown.

Let cool on rack for at least 15 minutes. Cut into halves or thirds and serve with favorite salsa or dipping sauce.


Club Officers

It’s about time to start thinking about nominating new officers for next year. It is time to think of how you can help our club. Think of an office you would like to take and let Lion Ann know. We will all help you in doing a great job.

Good Luck

Wishing the best of luck to President Don Becker on submitting his intentions to become Associate Zone Chairman for MD 19 with the intent of being Zone Chairman in 2021-2022. We know you will do great and look forward to supporting you on your endeavor!

Mary Bridge Childhood Cancer Family Foundation

Lions Chris and Ann Fowler collected donations at their store, ToyStable, through the month of December and raised $180. Each donation earned an entry into a raffle for two items donated by ToyStable. The money collected will be donated to the Mary Bridge Childhood Cancer Family Foundation. Stay tuned for the next fundraising idea they come up with!


Photo by Adrien Bruneau on Unsplash

What is the difference between a goal and a purpose?

A goal is a specific objective we want to accomplish in the near future. Goals are what we do. Purposes are why we do what we do.

Do you belong to Lions for yourself or to help others?

Your purposes should be to help other. Your goals should be to make others self efficient. As we start this New Year, we must look at our goals and purpose, not only in Lionism but in our own lives. If we can understand what our purpose on this earth is about, our goals will become clear. We must be honest about ourselves and the world around us. Goals come and go, but purposes survive because they are long term.

What is your purpose of being a Lion?

Are your goals helping you in that purpose or hindering Lionism? We all must evaluate why we are in Lions.

What is your purpose of your “Paw Prints in the sand”? 

Pres. Don Becker


19C District Cabinet Meeting

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Tower Lanes Breakfast Meeting 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Please RSVP by sending your check to ZC Lisa Ikeda 6205 91st St. E Puyallup, WA 98371 and email for confirmation. Please make checks out to the Fife Lions Club.

Lakewood First Lions Club 7th Annual Crab Feed

Sharon McGavick Event Center @ Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood, WA

January 25th @ 6 PM

$60.00 per person, RSVP by January 18th

Northwest Lions Leadership Institute

Northwest Lions Leadership Institute

June 4-6, 2020 in beautiful Harrison, Hot Springs BC

Please contact PDG Jan Weatherly to learn more about the 3-day event. Register early, space is limited.

Camp Leo for Children with Type I Diabetes

Camp Leo Dates for 2020 have been announced. This is a great volunteer opportunity for those who are interested!

High School Camp – Jul 12, 2020 – Jul 18, 2020

Junior High School Camp – Jul 21, 2020 – Jul 26, 2020

Middle School Camp – Jul 29, 2020 – Aug 2, 2020

Elementary School Camp – Aug 6, 2020 – Aug 9, 2020


General membership meetings

January 7th @ 6:30 pm

January 21st @ 6:30 pm

Board membership meetings

January 14th @ 6:30 pm

General membership meetings

February 4th @ 6:30 pm

February 18th @ 6:30 pm

Board membership meetings

February 11th @ 6:30 pm



American Legion Hall Post #2

11204 Park Ave South, Tacoma, WA 98444

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM


Spanapark Lions Club

PO Box 401

Spanaway, WA 98387



Editorial Policy: Members of Spanapark Lions Club are encouraged to submit articles, poems, jokes and pictures which they believe will be beneficial to our community. While the effort is made to not publish anything which might be offensive to anyone, we seek to make access available to everyone. Spanapark Sentinel is published by and for the members of Spanapark Lions Club.

The Spanapark Sentinel editor is Lion Ann Fowler. Email:

Submission Deadline is the 20th of the Month. Early Submission is always appreciated.

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