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Naches Lions Club

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Naches Lions Club
P.O. Box 488
Naches, WA 98937
Email nacheslions@gmail.com
Website www.nacheslions.org
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Current Membership: 27
Cost of Annual Membership: $20.00/quarter

Membership is open to anyone 18 and over. Applicants must be invited by current members. We hold annual open house meetings to recruit new members.

It also entitles a person to vote at meetings and it entitles a person to work with some GREAT members of our community at community service projects and fundraisers.

About the Naches Lion's Club

The Naches Lions Club is a service organization chartered by Lions Club International with over seventy years of service to the Naches Valley. The Lions Motto is "We Serve" and we do! Sight and hearing projects are a major interest of Lions Clubs. We can tap into Lions Multiple District funding for major sight and hearing projects. Most sight and hearing projects are paid with funds generated in the Naches community. Our Club sponsors Sportsman's Days, a community function that allows other organizations to raise funds.


Each month brings a different service project, From Christmas Decorations to Easter Egg Hunts, from collecting funds for the Sight Foundation (White Cane Days) in May to operating Indian John Hill Coffee Stop in the spring or summer. The Club sponsors and maintains a cabin at Camp Prime Time, a camp near Clear Lake for families with special needs children. The planning for Sportsman's Day and running the event is our major activity.

Food and Blood Drive are organized periodically in connection with American Red Cross at the Naches High School. Donors can register to donate blood at the Red Cross Donation Website.  Non perishable food donations are accepted on site, and delivered to the Highland Food Bank.

NOTE: Because of COVID, many activities have been temporarily curtailed. Current information is available at our website.

Sportsman's Days Celebrations in Naches held each September.

Each year the club organizes Sportsman's Days. Sportsman's Days promotes the greater Naches community and allows nonprofit groups to earn money. The event also provides a great time of community fellowship, which far exceeds the value of the money brought in during that weekend.

Regular monthly meetings

We meet three times a month. You can buy breakfast and lunch at those meetings, if you wish.  The final Thursday meeting dinner is paid for by the club. Attendance at the meetings is NOT mandatory, but you'll be missing out on a lot of fun, fellowship and information if you miss too many!

  • Board meetings on the second Wednesday at 7:00 am at the Nazarene Church Social Hall
  • Dinner meetings (pot luck) on the fourth Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Naches Fire Department (Because of the holidays, November and December dinner meetings are canceled.)

Medical Equipment

For many years the Naches Lions Club has received donations of medical equipment from community members and provided free use of this equipment to others. Depending on availability, we may be able to provide a hospital bed, wheelchair, beside commode, walker, and other durable medical equipment for home use, free of charge.

Items must be picked up at our Naches warehouse. For more information, contact Paul Kauzlarich at pkauz46@gmail.com (509) 653-2408.


Club Leadership

Our club leadership for 2022-2023:

  • President: Andrew Sinift
    1st Vice President: Dan Wade
    2nd Vice President: Shayne Downing
    3rd Vice President:
    Secretary: Jim Gillie
    Treasurer: John Strong
    Tail Twister: Lesley Downing
    Lion Tamer: Dan Sperry
    Member at large: Ron Freeze
    Member at large: Paul Kauzlarich
    Member at large: John Miles
    Membership Chair: Lesley Downing
    Emergency Services Liaison: Ron Freeze


Last updated November 28, 2022.

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