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Serving Kent Since 1938

Kent Lions i n v n e rsary A h t 5 7 Our Motto:

We Serve!

The Kent Lions is an all-volunteer “Community Service Organization� We are a group of individuals dedicated to help those in need, providing enhancement to our community through hands-on projects and grants, and to creating an environment that allows our members to enrich their own lives by selflessly serving others. We proudly present the community of Kent with the Kent Farmers Market, Kent Cornucopia and Winterfest to name a few.

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Serving Kent Since 1938 Our Core CommitteeS! Our primary reason for existence as an organization is Sight - Hearing - Diabetes Primary “Sight & Hearing” Committees: • Eyeglasses to kids: We provide eye exams and eyeglasses to any kid in the Kent School District that cannot afford it. • Hearing aids to seniors: In partnership with the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing, we provide hearing aids primarily to senior citizens within Kent who cannot afford them. • Used eyeglasses & hearing aids collections: Each year we collect up to 15,000 pairs of used eyeglasses and about 25 hearing aids from the community. We give the hearing aids to the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing (NWLFSH) and the eyeglasses to Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (NWLERC), both regional Lions organizations that collect and process these items. Other Sight & Hearing sub Committees: • Lions Camp Leo—providing scholarships to diabetic Kent youth and help at this camp • Leader Dog—support and funding for dog training for the blind • NWLERC—by not only collecting used eyeglasses, but cleaning, sorting, measuring, and storing eyeglass at the site in Lacy, WA • MD19 touring Health Unit—support and maning this unit from NWLFSH • White Canes Day—providing physical public awareness for eyesight issues & Lionism

Our High Visibility Committees! Kent Cornucopia Days Committee: • By far Kent Cornucopia Days is the reason most people know about us. This event is wholly owned by the Kent Lions and is now one of the top ten largest events in the State of Washington and is a award winning and nationally recognized event that benefits nearly 250 non-profit or charitable causes. This is also our primary fundraising event that allows us to fund all of our other community service projects. This committee works year around to insure the success of this very important community event. There are multiple subcommittees within this committee that needs volunteers to help with and is generally divided into Administrative / PR, Operations, and Events. Kent Farmers Market Committee: • This is our second largest community service project that is held each Saturday during the months of June through September. We helped establish this market back in 1974 and the City of Kent asked us to resurrect the floundering Market and we took complete control of the Market in 2004 at Town Square Plaza. Kent Winterfest Committee: • This is our third largest community service project and is rapidly becoming one of our communities favorite. At this event, we organize and produce the “Santa Parade” which is a lighted entry and holiday themed parade, and with the help of the City of Kent, we organize and produce the beautiful “Lighted Christmas Tree Ceremony” and provide food and treats for the community at Town Square Plaza.

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Tahoma National Cemetery: • The Kent Lions have put on every Memorial & Veteran’s Day Observance, including its Dedication Ceremony, since 1997. The Tahoma National Cemetery Support Group organizes the program and we and the Tahoma Staff set up the events with our tents, staging, & PA equipment. We then help manage the program and break it all down.

Our Other Committees! The Kent Lions provides several projects and support to local families and our community. We are real active with several youth needs and organizations in addition to providing numerous services to the needs of our local senior citizens and veterans. The Board of Directors sub-committees: • Financial Committee • Audit & Tax Committee • Nominations Committee • Melvin Jones Committee • Constitution & Bylaws Committee Classic Kent Lions Committees • Program (meetings) • Bulletin • Newsletter (mail & email) • Scrap Book • Public Relations • Community Awards • Socials • Visitations • International Relations Other Kent Lions Committees • Youth • Irv Hamilton Scholarship • Senior Breakfast & BBQ

Kent Lions 75th Anniversary


Serving Kent Since 1938 We invite you to join us. Helping those who are less fortunate than you is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Our Community Service

Projects and fellowship at our regular meetings are rewarding in many ways. We meet at Downhome Catering, 211 1st Ave, Kent, WA 98032 on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Guests are welcome!

If you would like to learn more about the Kent Lions & Foundation and its many community service projects, or request an invitation for membership, write or call us at anytime! PO Box 5094, Kent, WA 98064 • 253-852-5466 • kentlions@gmail.com • Sponsor of Lions White Canes (sight conservation) • Provide Kent youth scholarships • Sponsor of Miss Cornucopia & Miss SEAFAIR • Sponsor of several City of Kent Youth Sports Teams Christmas Recycle and Food Drive • Sponsor of Boy Scout Units • Sponsor of Children’s Therapy Center • Sponsor of the Kent International Festival • Sponsor of the Kent Kids Art Day • Founding sponsor of the Seattle South King Sluggers, the area’s first National Beep Baseball Association team • Sponsor of Kent Senior Center • Sponsor of Kent Food Bank • Life Member of the Kent Sister City Association • Life Member of the Kent Historical Society • Sponsor of numerous City of Kent projects, including several parks, youth programs, and art projects • Sponsor of Kent Cornucopia Days and all non-profit groups who participate • Sponsor of the Kent Farmers Market • Sponsor of the Kent Winterfest • Sponsor of Kent “Summer Splash” • Sponsor of Kent Summer Concert Series • Sponsor of Tahoma National Cemetery This is a partial list of the nearly 250 charitable causes that the Kent Lions supports each year.

What do the Lions do? The main charitable cause of the Lions worldwide is eyesight & hearing conservation programs. This is only a partial list, as individual Lions Clubs are involved in a wide scope of other charities. We raise funds through the community and our members contribute their time, money, and effort in order to provide assistance on the various Kent Lions projects. The prestige and importance of Lionism’s work in all fields of service endeavor is recognized throughout the entire world. The Kent Lions & Foundation provided grants and work parties to the following City of Kent Parks: Kent Memorial Park, Kent Lions Skate Park, Burlington Green Park, Kherson Park, Service Club Ball Fields, Wilson Playfields, Clark Lake Park, Morrill Meadows Park, Lake Fenwick Park, and many others.

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Kent Lions Community Service Projects • Free eye exams & glasses to local needy, with special emphasis to Kent School children • Free hearing exams & aids to local needy, with special emphasis to Kent area seniors • Free diabetes exams & equipment to local needy • Free breakfasts for seniors at the Kent Senior Center • Collection of nearly 15,000 used eyeglasses annually by our club alone and distribution around the world • Founding sponsor of Mill Creek Cafe at the Kent Senior Center • Founding sponsor of Project Lighthouse (teenage activities) • Founding sponsor of PICC • Sponsor of the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing • Sponsor of the Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center • Sponsor of Lions Quest • Sponsor of CARE • Sponsor of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) • Sponsor of Lions Camp Leo, diabetic youth


Serving Kent Since 1938 The Kent Lions & Foundation invites the Greater Kent community

Saturday, November 2, 2013

to celebrate our 75 Anniversary! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Program starts at 7 p.m. The location is at the Auburn Golf Course at:

29630 Greenriver Road SE, Auburn, WA Cost is $40.00 per person or $70 per couple.

Appetizer: Bruschetta Salad: Insalata Verde & Caesar Salad Side Dish: Stuffed Shells & Smoked Salmon Farfalle Main Dish: Chicken Parmigiana

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Kent Lions 75th Anniversary This ad provided in part by the following friends of the Kent Lions

and Kent Lion Bill Westcott & Family

Please order your tickets by completing the form below & mailing to: Kent Lions & Foundation Re: 75th Anniversary c/o Judy Brenden, Secretary P.O. Box 5094, Kent, WA 98064 RSVP by 10/30/13 I would like to purchase ______ tickets at $40 each or $70 per couple. Those attending are: ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ For questions you may contact Judy Brenden at jcook4159@hotmail.com 253-852-5466 903506

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