How We Organize

Lions Clubs International
International President Chancellor Robert "Bob" Corlew

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Multiple District 19 consists of 9 districts labeled 19A through 19I. Each District is broken down into zones. Our club is organized under District 19C which has a total of 6 zones, 19C-1 through 19C-6.

Club Level:

Lakewood First Lions is one of 8 clubs in Zone 19C1. The clubs each hold elections every year in which club officers are elected to a number of positions, from president on, the number depending on each club. Lakewood First's line up for the fiscal year 2016-17 is:
President: Dr. Robert Allen
Vice President: David O'Keefe
Immediate Past President:
Michael Brandstetter
Secretary: Jan McCaffrey
Treasurer: Nancy Burri
Membership: Jan McCaffrey
Youth Director: Nancianne Anderson
Senior Director: Jan Rich
Tail Twister:Roger Martin
Tail Twister: Roger Martin
Lion Tamer: Pete Piotrowski
Lion Tamer: Roger Martin
Public Relations, Webmaster: Eric Warn
Club Board Chair: Dr. Robert Allen
Foundation Board Chair: John Anderson

A multitude of additional committees and offices assure members that there will always be positions of responsibility ready and waiting for when they are prepared to step up to the task. Of course, Living Like a Lion means there will always be those with experience ready and willing to assist members wanting to learn a new position.

There is a club board of directors as well as a foundation board of directors. In addition, committees and their chairs may be appointed to manage special events such as fundraisers, community projects, etc.

Zone Level:

Zone 19C1
Zone Chair: Heather Gosney-Smith
Zone Clubs: Lakewood First, Lakewood Knights, Lakewood Korean, Gig Harbor, Key Center, Tacoma Downtown, Tacoma Southeast, University Place

Zone 19C2
Zone Chair: James McDermott
Zone Clubs: Union, Olympia Host, Olympia Capitol City, Olympia West, Shelton, Tumwater, Shelton Morning Star,
Zone 19C3
Zone Chair: Lisa J. Ikeda
Zone Clubs: Auburn Noon, Bonney Lake, Covington, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Federal Way Knights, Fife, Kent, Pacific White River Valley, Puyallup, Puyallup Valley, Sumner
Zone 19C4
Zone Chair:Margarita "Margie" C.
Zone Clubs: Allyn, Bremerton Central, Bremerton Chief Kitsap, Bremerton Lady, Bainbridge Island, Belfair, Hansville, Kingston, Port Gamble, Port Orchard, Poulsbo Noon, Poulsbo Evening Pride Branch, Silverdale Dandy, Silverdale Sunrise, Suquamish
Zone 19C5
Zone Chair: Darrell L. Behounek
Zone Clubs: Eatonville, Eatonville Day Break, Graham, Mineral Lake, Ashford, Mount Rainier, Orting, Puyallup South Hill, Spanaway, Spanapark Early Risers, Parkland
Zone 19C6
Zone Chair: John Christiansen

Zone Clubs: DuPont, Lacey Lamplighters, Lacey Mid-Day, Lacey Sunrise, Rainier, Roy Community, Tenino, Yelm, Yelm Mid-Day Branch

District Level:
District Governor: Sharon Sikes, Lacey Sunrise
Immediate Past District Governor: Ron Smircich, Lacey Lamplighters

Leadership Profiles:

Dr. Robert Allen

Bob Allen is the Lakewood First Lions Presidentbob allen for 2018-2019.  He has served as a Lion for 13 years, making a smooth transition from four decades as part of the US Air Force (AF) with its creed of “service before self.”  During his active service with the AF, he performed multiple flight and ground duties.  After retirement, he taught history at Pierce College and was later an AF civil service historian.  He retired again from the latter at McChord Field in 2017.

Faith, family and fun have provided strong foundations for Bob’s experiences with Lions. 
Friends, higher education and lifelong travel have also influenced his outlook on how best to be a part of “We Serve” in Lions.

David O'Keefe
Vice President



Jan McCaffrey
Secretary & Membership

Among the most challenging duties for a volunteer organization is recruiting. Attracting new members from the community is perhaps part good fortune in meeting someone open to the idea, and part good timing in happening Jan McCaffreyupon someone who happens to have time to devote to additional outside interests, but mostly it's about persistence and belief in the organization you serve. Jan knows her duties are critical to the survival of the club and approaches the assignment fully confident that she will see her efforts multiply the membership.That belief and positive attitude shine like a beacon attracting new members.

Nancy Burri

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Eric Warn
Public Relations

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