Parks Appreciation Day

Be part of a county-wide effort on Saturday, April 26th from 9:00am-12noon. 2,500 volunteers will converge on 50 local parks and natural areas to “give back” by pruning, pulling, and planting. You can be part of this effort at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 8950 64th St W in University Place. For more information about what you will be doing at the site please contact

Lions Crab Feed set for April 26

Do you like to eat crab? Do you like to dance? Then plan on attending the Lakewood First Lions Club’s Crab Feed and Dance at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Clover Park Technical College’s Sharon McGavick Center.

Wine, beer and pop and water are available or you can select to purchase a bottle of wine from the organization’s Wall of Wine. Music provided by the well-known Lakewood band, “The Derivatives.”

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Westside Story – Lakewood First Lions Club Crab Feed

Lakewood First Lions Crab Feed

I met John and Nancieann Anderson back in the 1970s when we worked at New York Life Insurance Company. The two of them have been serving our Lakewood community for decades as members of Lakewood First Lions Club. John has 40 years of volunteer service with the Lions. Nancieann has 20 years service.

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Trueit named Educator of the Month

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Jennifer Trueit, a first grade teacher at Lakeview Hope Academy in Clover Park School District, was named Lakewood Rotary’s Educator of the Month at the club’s regular meeting on Friday, April 11.  With Michael Auton (principal of Lakeview Hope Academy) in attendance as well, Rotarian Kim Prentice noted that Jennifer is described as a leader among her peers.  She demonstrates sound instructional delivery in each of the five elements of teaching:
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Caring for Kids taking over Carrs April 15

Caring for Kids will be the focus of this month’s takeover at Carrs’ Restaurant. Please come, have fun and enjoy a great meal between 4:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. on April 15 to support this hardworking organization. The monthly takeovers involve four other organizations, including LASA, the Methodist Church Fish Food Bank, Clover Park Kiwanis and the Lakewood First Lions Club. So mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of every month to support these hard working organizations. They are all making a big difference in our Lakewood community.

Ready for Two Big Events at Tacoma Narrows Rotary

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President Jay will discuss the May 10th ”Celebrate U.P. Schools” event and gets us on track for the August 23rd Polo Match at the April 15 (7 am) meeting of the Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows.
The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at the Fircrest Golf Club for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker.