Volume XXIV Issue 12
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
- 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”. Those words still have meaning. As we start to open up our world again, we must remember those words. Phase two and the following phases don’t mean everything we have worked for goes by the way-side. We must keep social distancing. If we throw everything we worked for away, we will go right back to the beginning.
We had our first Zoom meeting last month. We had 12 fellow Lions on-line for the meeting. Thanks for all who made it. Some of you could not be there for one reason or another but you are still part of the club. This month we will have another on June 9th at 6:30 PM. I hope you can make it. I sent out an email for the site for Zoom. Just click on the link and you will be there.
We have a few things we have to get done this month. First we will have an audit of the books. On June 30 we will have installation of officers. We will have it at our regular meeting place. More information will follow on how that will go on.
The last two years have gone by fast. It was a great privilege to serve with you and for you. I would like to thank my board for a great job the last two years. I know Lion Ann will do a fantastic job.
President Don Becker
24th Annual Bowling Classic
While our 23rd Annual Bowling Classic Event is still in limbo pending the re-opening of Bowling Alleys and large 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.
MARCH 28, 2021
Stay Tuned for Details
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”John Quincy Adams
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
PEACH AND PROSCIUTTO FLATBREADS
Recipe from: goodhousekeeping.com
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
- 1 lb. pizza dough
- 3 peaches or nectarines, each pitted and cut into 8 wedges
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp. chopped tarragon
- 3 oz. Gruyère cheese, grated
- 2 c. baby arugula
- 4 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto
- Heat grill to medium. Divide pizza dough in half and shape each piece into a 5- by 14-inch rectangle.
- Toss peaches with oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill dough and peaches until lightly charred, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer peaches to large bowl and pizza dough to cutting board.
- Toss peaches with lemon juice, tarragon, and pinch each salt and pepper. Sprinkle Gruyère over dough and grill, covered, until melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add arugula to peaches and toss to coat. Top cheesy pizza dough with prosciutto and peach-arugula salad.
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
For those who are able, please join us on June 30th at 6:30 for the Installation of our 2020-2021 Club Officers.
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
ADAPTING TO CHANGE
In these changing times we are finding ways to adapt! We have held a couple of Zoom meetings now and will be holding another one on June 9th. Stay Safe All! We will be able to get together for visits soon!
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” Take a look at your day timer. Is it full? No time for yourself? Are you taking time away from your loved ones? Take another look. If you had to prioritize everything, on what basis would you use? Why not prioritize everything you do on the basis of who’s going to be crying at your funeral? When you prioritize in that way, that realization might clear up a lot of things and give you more time to the people that really mater. In this last letter of “Paw Prints” reflect on what you have read in the past year. I hope it has helped your life, or at least made you think. What do you want on your tombstone to summarize your life? How will people remember your, “Paw Prints in the Sand”? Pres. Don Becker
Photo by Adrien Bruneau on Unsplash
NEWS FROM OUR DISTRICT & BEYOND
DISTRICT “C” CELEBRATION LUNCHEON
Sunday, July 26, 2020
1 pm – 4 pm
LaQuinta Evergreen Ballroom
1425 East 27 St, Tacoma, Wa
CELEBRATION WILL FEATURE:
Celebration of 2019 – 2020 Lions Year
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
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
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
Spanapark Lions Club
PO Box 401
Spanaway, WA 98387
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Deadline is the 20th of the Month. Early Submission is always appreciated.