About/Organization:

Lions Clubs – Ready to Help, Worldwide

When there’s a Need, there’s a Lion

Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.

The World’s Largest Service Club Organization

Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world’s largest service club organization. We’re also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.

Our club is always looking to recruit new members. Lions Clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.
For more information or to get involved with the Lakewood First Lions Club, please contact our club through our email info@lakewoodfirstlions.org.  The Lakewood First Lions Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, at Lakewood Ram, 10013 59th Ave SW, Lakewood WA 98499

Lakewood First Lions hold elections every year in which club officers are elected to a number of positions. Lakewood First's line up for the lion year 2017-18 is:

President: Michael Brandsetter
Immediate Past President: DeAnne Bennett
1st Vice President: Dr. Robert Allen
Secretary: Janet McCaffrey
Treasurer: Nancy Burri
Membership: Jan McCaffrey
Community Director:  Eric Warn
Youth Director: Nancianne Anderson
Senior Director: Jan Rich
Speaker Directors: Zem Murray & Dave O’Keeffe
Social Director: Salle Saunders
Sunshine Director: Kathleen Theoe
Eyeglass & Hearing Aid Assistance: Michael Stocke
Tail Twisters: Lt. Chris Lawler & Roger Martin
Lion Tamers: Pete Piotrowski & Roger Martin
Public Relations: Jan McCaffrey
Online Manager: Brendan Keyport
Foundation President: John Anderson
Foundation Treasurer: Jeff Rich

A multitude of additional committees and offices assure members that there will always be positions of responsibility ready and waiting for when they are prepared to step up to the task. Of course, Living Like a Lion means there will always be those with experience ready and willing to assist members wanting to learn a new position.

There is a club board of directors as well as a foundation board of directors. In addition, committees and their chairs may be appointed to manage special events such as fundraisers, community projects, etc.

In addition to the club, local lions are organized into Zone 19C1. This zone covers most of Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, and intervening areas. Further, that zone is part of District 19C, which is most of Pierce, Kitsap, and Thurston Counties.

For Information on this, please see: http://www.md19clions.org/

District 19c is part of Multiple District 19 which is the area covering British Columbia, North Idaho, and Washington. If you want information on Multiple District 19, please see: http://www.lionsmd19.com

After that, we all organize into the International club, worldwide. For information on them, see http://www.lionsclubs.org

Leadership Profiles:

DeeAnn Bennett
Past President

Hers is a true tale of heading to the top with DeeAnn Bennett jet propulsion. She has proven willing to take on challenges with little hesitancy and stepped out of her comfort zone while also suffering from a sickness to be on stage as replacement host at our crab feed. She's a brave and dedicated member with a love for everyone. She is the latest recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship recognition for her service and dedication.

Jan McCaffrey
Secretary & Membership

Among the most challenging duties for a volunteer organization is recruiting. Attracting new members from the community is perhaps part good fortune in meeting someone open to the idea, and part good timing in happening Jan McCaffreyupon someone who happens to have time to devote to additional outside interests, but mostly it's about persistence and belief in the organization you serve. Jan knows her duties are critical to the survival of the club and approaches the assignment fully confident that she will see her efforts multiply the membership.That belief and positive attitude shine like a beacon attracting new members.