Equipment Loan Program:
Our medical equipment loan program is available to people in need throughout the upper Yakima County, including Union Gap, Yakima, Selah, Naches, and the White and Chinook Pass areas.
The Naches Lions Club was chartered in 1949, one of the first in this area, with 33 original members. The number of active members has been pretty consistent over the years... usually between 30 and 40 or so. Most of the Naches Valley's key citizens have been part of our club over the years.
Our longest running service activity is the annual Sportsman's Days Festival. This great little bit of small-town-Americana is still the highlight of the year for Naches Valley folks. In recent years we have encouraged more participation and leadership of this event from other groups and individuals in Naches. As a result, the celebration gets ever better each year!
Other major accomplishments and services we have provided over the years include:
- Armed Forces Flag Pavilion at Depot Park
- Applewood Park
- Health Screening checks
- High School Football field lighting
- Picnic Shelters at Depot Park
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Halloween Hot Dogs in the bandstand
- Assistance with glasses
- Other sight- and hearing-related needs
- Special assistance to handicapped and special-needs students
- Assistance to families in need of a ramp, a roof or other home improvement
- Scholarships to Naches Valley students
- Town decorations - especially at Christmas
- Hospital equipment (beds, wheelchairs, etc.) for needy neighbors
- Newspaper recycling
- Camp Prime Time cabin sponsor
Each year we elect a Board of Directors and Officers from our membership. For 2020-21, they include:
President: Lesley Downing
1st Vice President: Andrew Sinift
2nd Vice President: Shayne Downing
3rd Vice President: Dan Wade
Secretary: Jim Gillie
Treasurer: John Strong
Tail Twister: Open
Lion Tamer: Dan Sperry
Member at large: Ron Freeze
Member at large: Paul Kauzlarich
Member at large: John Miles
Membership Chair: John Anderson
Emergency Services Liaison: Ron Freeze
Other club members fulfill important responsibilities in the organization, as committee chairs.
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equipment Loan Program:
DOCUMENTS FOR MEMBERS
Expense Request Form
Instructions for these forms
As part of the largest service organization in the world, there are other ways you may find to provide service. Lions clubs around the world cooperate in efforts to bring health, safety, and education to many millions of people.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) - Every day, LCIF works to fulfill our mission: "To support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants."
- - Sight
- - Youth
- - Disaster Relief
- - Humanitarian Needs
Northwest Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation - restores sight and hearing to individuals throughout the Pacific Northwest who can not afford the expensive medical care or special equipment they need.
Lions Club International
Upper Valley Bulletin Board
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