Spanapark Sentinel

Volume XXIV Issue 11

May 2020

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

IN THIS ISSUE


  • 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

LETTERS FROM THE PRESIDENT


Hello fellow Lions,

“Stay home and stay safe”.  Are you like me and am getting tired of hearing this?  I know it is for our good but it is still hard to do.  I miss my kids and grand kids. I miss all of you. I miss going to church. I miss going out to dinner and a movie.  I can do most of these thing on line but that is not the same. I miss doing things out of the house.  Most of all I miss doing the things I want and being told I can’t do them! I know it for my own good but being told not to do them makes me mad.  Just like when I was a child my mom and dad told me what I can and cannot do.  I am grown up now and can make my own decisions!  Can I make my own decisions?  I don’t have all the information I need to make those decisions.  Just as it was when I was a child I did not have all the information.  We elected our officials to make these decisions.  Lets trust and pray they have all the information they need to make good decisions and get us back to being able to make our own decisions.

If anyone of you need help at anything let me or a member of our club know and we will see what we can do.  We are here for you.  

President Don Becker

SPECIAL EVENTS


24th Annual Bowling Classic

While our 23rd Annual Bowling Classic Event is still in limbo pending release of the Stay-Home Stay-Safe Orders and the re-opening of Bowling Alleys and gatherings, we have been able to nail down a date for next years event.

We will post more information as it becomes available for this year’s fundraising event.


Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

MARCH 28, 2021

Stay Tuned for Details


“People are always making rules for themselves and always finding loopholes.”

William Rotsler

RECIPE OF THE MONTH


GRILLED FISH TACOS


Recipe from: bonappetit.com

Prep Time: 60 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 70 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
  • 2 cups chopped white onion, divided
  • ¾ cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grill
  • 5 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 lb. cod, striped bass, or sturgeon fillets
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, sliced
  • ½ small head of cabbage, cored, thinly sliced
  • Salsa Verde
  • Lime wedges (for serving)
Instructions

  1. Stir garlic, orange juice, oregano, 1 cup onion, ¼ cup cilantro, ¼ cup oil, and 3 Tbsp. lime juice in a medium bowl. Season fish with salt and pepper. Spread half of onion mixture over bottom of 11x7x2″ glass baking dish. Arrange fish over onion mixture. Spoon remaining onion mixture over fish. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Turn fish; cover and chill 30 minutes longer.
  2. Whisk mayonnaise, milk, and remaining 2 Tbsp. lime juice in a small bowl.
  3. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat; brush grate with oil. Grill fish, with some marinade still clinging, until just opaque in the center, 3–5 minutes per side. Grill tortillas until slightly charred, about 10 seconds per side.
  4. Coarsely chop fish; arrange on a platter. Serve with lime mayonnaise, tortillas, avocados, cabbage, Salsa Verde, lime wedges, and remaining 1 cup chopped onion and ½ cup cilantro.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Club Officer Nominations


The following members will be your new Club Officers for the 2020-2021 Lion’s Year:

  • 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

COVID-19 RESOURCES


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 IN THE SAND

““Paw Prints”
Chapter 1
I walk down the street.  There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I fall in.  
I am lost… I am helpless.  It isn’t my fault.  It takes forever to find a way out.
Chapter 2
I walk down the same street.  There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  
I pretend I don’t see it.  I fall in again.  I can’t believe I am in the same place.  
But it isn’t my fault.  It still takes a long time to get out.
Chapter 3
I walk down the same street.  There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I see it is there. 
I still fall in. It’s a habit.  My eyes are open.  I know where I am.  It is my fault. 
 I get out immediately.
Chapter 4
I walk down the same street.  There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I walk around it.
Chapter 5
I walk down another street.
Life is full of decisions.  How will yours affect your: 
“Paw Prints in the Sand”?
(Taken from “There’s a hole in my sidewalk” by Portia Nelson)
Pres.  Don Becker

Photo by Adrien Bruneau on Unsplash


NEWS FROM OUR DISTRICT & BEYOND


2020-2021 Election Results

District Governor Donna Murr
1st Vice District Governor Luis Montes-Gonzalez
2nd Vice District Governor JJ Budzak
NW Lions Foundation Trustee Roland Arper

Congratulations!

DISTRICT “C” CELEBRATION LUNCHEON

WHEN
Sunday, July 26, 2020
1 pm – 4 pm

WHERE
LaQuinta Evergreen Ballroom
1425 East 27 St, Tacoma, Wa

CELEBRATION WILL FEATURE:
Celebration of 2019 – 2020 Lions Year
Memorial Service
Presentation of Awards
50/50 Raffle Winner Announced
Contest and Award Winners
2020 Banner Passing
Raffles Items- If your Club was going to donate a Raffle Basket at the Convention, please consider donating it to this District Celebration

ALL LIONS AND LEOS ARE INVITED

LUNCH $25 PER PERSON

YOUR MEAL CHOICE:
Beef Stroganoff or Chicken Fettuccine

SEND CHECK**
BY 7/15 TO:
PDG MARILYNN DANBY
4323 S Warner St #B
Tacoma, Wa 98409

Sorry no meals will be
available at the door.


COMING UP NEXT

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

JOIN US


SPANAPARK LIONS CLUB MEETING LOCATION

American Legion Hall Post #2

11204 Park Ave South, Tacoma, WA 98444

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

CONTACT US


Spanapark Lions Club

PO Box 401

Spanaway, WA 98387

253-473-1855

liondonbecker@msn.com

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR


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: lionannfowler@gmail.com

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

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