Spanapark Sentinel

Volume XXIV Issue 10

April 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 fellow Lions,

“In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials” – 1 Peter 1:6 

Times are hard.  We all know that.  Together we will get through this.  

We have had to change things in our lives.  The way we do things are not the same as they were a couple of weeks ago.  We have to learn how to keep our distance from each other but we have to stay in contact with each other. Call someone you know that is by themselves or is not in good health.  Make sure they are ok.  Take time out of your day to stay in touch with the people you love.  We, as fellow Lions must take up the challenge to make a difference.  Things will get back to normal. Stay home and stay safe.

The month of April is the time of change.  Spring has sprung and the days of winter are behind us.  Warmer weather is on the way.  Daylight hours are getting longer and my favorite holiday is on it’s way.  Easter… The beginning of a new life! A new time of year.  We will all have a different out look on life as Easter approaches.  Things will change as we go into summer.  Life as we know it will not be the same.  The way we do our shopping to the way we go to work.  Most importantly is the way we treat each other.  Human beings need contact.  As this month goes on hopefully we will get back to being able to touch one another again.  Be nice to your neighbor and to each other as you pass each other at the grocery store and on the street. Keep your social distance until we can beat this virus.

Again I say “Stay home and stay safe”.

President Don Becker


23rd Annual Bowling Classic

Regrettably, we were forced to postpone our annual bowling classic this year due to COVID-19 and the Social Distancing guidelines currently in place. This fundraising event is our main event for collecting donations to fund our programs for the year. We will reschedule as soon as we are able. We will offer refunds for those who have paid and will not be able to attend the rescheduled date for whatever reason. Please reach out to President Don Becker if you have any questions on obtaining a refund. Thank you for your patience through this time. In the meantime, we urge everyone to stay home and stay safe until this passes and it is safe to return to our normal social functions.

The “Can’t Miss” Event of the YEAR!!!

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”

Arnold H. Glasow



Recipe from:

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12 servings



  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 2 Large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup full fat yogurt
  • zest from 1 or 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (zest your lemon before juicing)
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable oil

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour the Bundt pan
  3. Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
  4. Beat eggs for 2 minutes until pale and thick. Gradually beat in the sugar.
  5. Blend in the rest of the wet ingredients and mix well.
  6. Fold in the dry ingredients and mix just until completely blended.
  7. Turn the batter into the pan and bake for 30-35minutes, until just beginning to turn golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Don’t over bake.
  8. Let the cake cool on a rack for 10 minutes before turning it out. Let cool completely before dusting with sugar.


Club Officer Nominations

This month we will have the elections of officers. As of this newsletter we probably will not have a meeting. We will do the elections by email. I will send out email to let you know how this will be done. The following members are running for office:

  • President – Lion Ann Fowler
  • Vice President – Lion Chris Fowler
  • Secretary – Lion Linda Youngquist
  • Treasurer – Lion Keith Foley
  • Service Chair – Lion Jim Wagner
  • 1st Year Director – Lion Jim Wagner
  • 1st Year Director – Lion Deb Burks
  • 2nd Year Director – Lion Rose Becker
  • 2nd Year Director – Lion John Thurber
  • Lion Tamer – Lion Chris Fowler
  • Tail Twister – Lion Britnee Backman


The COVID-19 Virus is affecting all of us in some way. We may be struggling health-wise, financially, or mentally during this time of quarantine. Please reach out to your fellow Lions, friends, neighbors, loved ones and maybe even strangers. We are all going to need each other to get through. As Lions, we are here to serve, in whatever capacity we may be needed.

If you are feeling sick, or displaying any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, we urge you to seek medical attention. Some resources can be found on the CDCs website Here .

If you need supplies, please don’t be afraid to reach out to your fellow Lions for assistance. We have younger Lions that are more than willing to help those who are unable to venture out to obtain needed supplies or food. Others may have extra supplies on-hand. Don’t risk your health and safety. Ask for help. We are all here for each other.

Stay Home – Stay Safe


“Paw Prints”
How are your New Year Resolutions going?   As we begin spring we can have a new beginning.  Start with a fresh set of resolutions.  Not the ones that say “I am going to lose 10 pounds in 2 month, but the ones that rely matter.    
Consider the following ideas:
“I am going to help at least one person a month without expecting anything in return”.
“I am going to help one charity a month without anyone knowing it”.
What would happen to the world if everyone would do just that?  We belong to the largest service organization in the word “Lions”.  It is the best kept secret in the world.  We all must work to let everyone know about us.  Not to get rewarded, but to help the less fortunate.  If we all worked toward this end, wouldn’t we all get reworded in the end?  Start spring with a new outlook on life. You don’t have to look at other parts of the word, just look in your own neighborhood, your own block, and your own family.
Put a new spring in your step to leave your:
“Paw Prints in the Sand”?
Pres.  Don Becker

Photo by Adrien Bruneau on Unsplash


District 19-C Spring Conference – CANCELLED

Voting will be completed via email april 15th – april 30th


Club Meetings and Board Meetings are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19 and Social Distancing regulations. We hope to resume meetings in May. Stay tuned for more updates.



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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