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     Edmonds Lions Club posts flags throughout Edmonds on specified holidays.

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Meetings: The Edmonds Lions Club meets the Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM September through June. There is no fourth Wednesday meeting in December. 

Address: Maplewood Presbyterian Church

19523 84th Avenue West  

Edmonds, WA 98026  

Edmonds Lions Celebrate 75th Anniversary

The Edmonds Lions Club was organized February 1,1947. The Lake City Lions was the sponsoring club. Ray Cloud was the charter president.


On Wednesday evening, February 22, 2023, the Edmonds Lions celebrated 75 years of service to the community. The well-attended event held at the Edmonds Center for the Arts began with a welcome from Steve Dwyer, co-president of the Edmonds Lions Club, followed by remarks from Ron Wilkie, Emcee for the evening and Past Zone Chair of the Lake City Lions Club.        

The attendees joined together for the

Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of

"America" and "Oh Canada" to the piano

accompaniment of David Little, former

Edmonds School District music teacher.

Reverend Hallack Greider of Maplewood 

Presbyterian Church offered the invocation.

                                                                      Marlon Applewick of the Lake City Lions

                                                                      introduced Senator Maria Cantwell who                                                                              gifted the club with a 5' by 8' American                                                                                flag that was flown over the U.S. Capital                                                                              in honor of the Edmonds Lions Club.


                                                                           A banquet followed.


                                                                      Presentations included a proclamation and                                                                          remarks by Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson.

                                                                      Edmonds Lion Tom Snyder reviewed the                                                                              Club's history. Renton Lion Rosemary                                                                                  Ritchert gave a presentation titled "Lionism                                                                          and Us," and there was a presentation from                                                                        Lions International by Everett Central Lion                                                                          Lee Woodard. 



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 The prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow Award was presented to Steve Dwyer,     current co-president of the Edmonds Lions Club (center holding plaque).     He is surrounded by Melvin Jones recipients in Seattle District 19B.

Chevrons recognizing years of service were awarded to the following:

       Sue Charles     10 Year Chevron

       Sandy Tsiang   15 Year Chevron

       Phil Stone         35 Year Chevron

       Tom Snyder      45 Year Chevron


                          Proclamation from Mike Nelson

                              City of Edmonds Mayor


     WHEREAS, the Lions Club International is the largest service club club in the world; and

     WHEREAS, the objects of the Lions Clubs are to create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world, to promote good governance and good citizenship; to take an active interest in the civic, cultural and social and moral welfare of the community, to encourage service-minded men and women to serve their community without personal financial reward; and

     WHEREAS, the Edmonds Lions Club has met those ideals since its inception on November 11, 1946; and

     WHEREAS, the Edmonds Lions Club is dedicated to serving the community with service projects such as construct fire pits at the beaches, construct the Sierra Park for the Blind, donate park benches, provide eye glasses and hearing devices for the needy, provide college scholarships, provide aid to the local food banks, provide sponsoring of youth sports, support leader dogs for the blind, support summer camp for kids with diabetes, provide Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for needy families, and post flags for holidays, and 


Now, therefore, I, Mike Nelson, Mayor, in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Edmonds Lions Club, and their support for many Community projects to make our community a better place to live, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, February 22nd 2023 to be Edmonds Lions Club Anniversary Day in Edmonds.

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