Projects

Lake Stevens Lions Club is a very active club and has several projects in and around the greater Lake Stevens Area. Some of our activities include the following:



Adopt-A-Park

This is an on-going project in which we periodically collect litter an properly dispose of it from Eagle Ridge Park in the City of Lake Stevens. Additional projects within the park are also performed by the Lions Club.

Adopt-A-Street

This is an on-going project for maintaining 20th Street NE in the City limits of Lake Stevens. We periodically collect litter and properly dispose of it.

Aquafest

Every year at the annual Lake Stevens Aquafest celebration our club is involved in a number of activities. Our barbeque beef sandwiches are a favorite.

Blood Drives

Periodically our club sponsors blood drives in the community. Watch for local advertisements about these gifts of life.

Christmas Santa Float

Club members participate in several evenings of spreading Christmas cheer by Santa giving children candy canes and collecting money and/or food for the Lake Stevens Food Bank.

Coffee Stop

Once a year the club serves coffee and cookies to traveling motorists at the Smokey Point safety rest area on I-5. Cash donations help to support various club activities, primarily hearing programs.

Community Supper

Periodically our Club provides the food and personnel to serve the free Thursday evening dinner at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens.

Crab Feed Dinner

In 2003 our club brought back the fall crab feed dinner. This event is one of the things that our club had become famous for and it is great to see its return.

Eye Glass and Hearing Aid Recycling

Several collection boxes are placed around the community for used glasses and hearing aids. Glasses and hearing aids from the boxes are collected and sent to a Lions collection facility where they are checked out to be in proper repair. Eventually they end up going to third world countries for their continued use. If you know of a location that would like to have a collection box for eyeglasses or hearing aids contact Lion Marilyn at 425-334-1825.

Fishing Derby

In 2007 our club started an annual fishing derby on Lake Stevens. In 2010 this event became the Lake Stevens Kokanee Salmon Derby. Derby tickets can be purchased at Rainy Days Caffe, Greg's Custom Rods, as well as other locations around town.

Hot Dog Sales

Our club started out with an old ice cream vending van named "Weenie Wagon" to sell Hot Dogs, chips and sodas around the community. In 2006 the club purchased a concession trailer to replace the aging original Weenie Wagon in order to meet stricter health department regulations.

Lake Stevens Food Bank

Throughout the year we support those in need by making donations to the Lake Stevens Food Bank. Several of our members volunteer time at community food bank each month.

Lion of the Year

Each year a club member is chosen for their outstanding service to the club and community.

Local Hero Award

Periodically a member or members of the community are recognized for contributions they have made. To nominate someone for a local hero award please send us an email as to why the person deserves the award and our Local Hero Chairperson will be in contact with you.

Holiday Raffle

Every year before Christmas we sell raffle tickets for a nice raffle prize. The drawing is held just before Christmas so someone will have a nice gift. For several years through 2005 the grand prize was a Model Train Layout. With homes getting smaller, we found a number of people that did not have room for a train layout. In 2006 the grand prize switched to a laptop computer.

Peace Poster Contest

This contest is taken to the Jr. High Schools in our area. Students are given a theme in which they create a drawing. Winners progress to zone, district, and international competitions.

Play It By Ear (formally known as Golden Ears)

A Lions project for the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing.  This program provides hearing aids at a fraction of the normal cost to qualifying individuals.

Scholarships

Each year several $1,000 scholarships are given to graduating seniors at the Lake Stevens High Schools. These scholarships are based on community service. For more information contact the counseling center at the school or our Scholarship Chairperson.

Scouting Programs

Lake Stevens Lions Club sponsors Cub Scout Pack 43 and Boy Scout Troop 43 in the Lake Stevens area. Each year we recognize a Scout of the Year.

Sight and Hearing

Eyeglasses and hearing aids are purchased by our club for children and adults in the community that cannot afford to purchase them. We would like to thank Lake Stevens Vision Clinic for providing exams for our eyeglass project.

Visitations

Periodically our club will visit and network with other Lions Clubs in the area.

White Cane Days

Each year around the first of May, Lions across the United States hand out White Canes and accept donations. In this area all donations goes to the Northwest Sight and Hearing Foundation & Sight Conservation Awareness.