Citizen of the Year Award Dinner & Celebration Get your tickets now at



**Citizen of the Year  Nominees**

Marilyn Brennen



Stephanie Brooks



Peggy Gablehouse



Diane Gressley & David Starkweather



Marcia Harris



David Haycock



Tim Kezele



Jill Peters and Sasha



Victoria Schauer



Lulu Smith



Thomas Smith




Alberta Stave



Ed Taylor



Don Zimmerman




You are all deserving of this prestigious award!




Welcome to the Key Peninsula Lions Club Website

Club Meetings:
Club meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Meetings begin at 6 pm and typically end at 8 pm. 

If you would like to be our guest speaker at one of our meetings to promote what your organization is doing in our community, please contact us through e-mail or call the club President @ (206) 200-1567. No political topics or candidate endorsements, please.


In Memory of Charter Member Hugh McMillan  

           Hugh McMillan was born in Canada and as a child moved to Tacoma, Washington, where he grew into an American Patriot, served his country through service with the Central Intelligence Agency, and upon retirement, he settled his family into the Key Peninsula community where he satisfied his restless sole through volunteerism that included, over the years, service with Fire District 16, Communities in Schools and many other groups.

            Not being satisfied with what already existed, Hugh was key to forming the Key Peninsula Lions Club, which brought more opportunities to volunteer in the KP and throughout the world. He helped develop the KP Citizen of the Year Banquet, the KP Volksmarch, was active in what has become Key Pen Parks, supported high school scholarships, Lions Youth Exchange, eyeglass recycling, KP Little League, KP News, KP Lions distribution of dictionaries and pocket constitutions to 3rd and 8th-grade students, and many other activities.

            Although Hugh, for many years, was not physically active, he participated in and guided every KP Lion activity. He had a firm conviction that everyone should volunteer whenever and wherever possible. His volunteerism was not limited to the KP. He was recognized by the Gig Harbor Rotary because of his activities on both Peninsulas. The role played by Hugh was too great and broad to encapsulate in a few words. Hugh will be greatly missed.


Citizen of the Year Award Celebration 

March 25, 2023 the Key Peninsula Lions club is looking forward to resuming the tradition of celebrating our communities selfless, hard working volunteers and charity workers. It has been a long 3 years of Covid restrictions, so we are excited to finally announce the well deserved winner from the 2019 volunteer nominees. Join the Lions for a delicious dinner, dessert, entertaining speaker, raffle with prizes while you enjoy the company of community members, friends and family. A limited number of tickets will be avilable at the door, so online purchase is encouraged.

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Holiday Door Swag Fundraiser

Our first annual holiday door Swag fundraiser is in full swing. Each decorative Swag is made from fresh cut pine bows and assorted greenery, embelished with pinecones, decorative berries then topped with a beautiful handmade bow. Order yours today by clicking the following link.


Key Peninsula's Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night 

January 21, 2023,  6:00pm    Key Peninsula Civic Center

  We have the perfect holiday gift idea!  Great for family members, friends and coworkers... tickets for the Laugh out Loud Comedy Night on sale now!

Join the Key Peninsula Lions club for a night of fun with friends, food and drinks. Jerry Miner and Duane Goad will have you "Roaring" with laughter (See what we did there? You know, like a lion). Grazing trays (charcuterie tray), soft pretzel with cheese, nacho dip with chips, beer, wine, soda and more will be available for purchase.


Jerry Miner

Did you hear the one about the guy who was born in Athens, Greece, grew up surfing, was a doorman at a comedy club, a bartender at the House of Blues on Sunset, held Slash’s guitar, wrote a show for a Sex Pistol, married a comedian and moved to Tacoma? 
With over 25 national television appearances and 1000 stories from Hollywood and back, Award winning comedian Jerry Miner's observant, intelligent brand of humor sucks you in, slops you around and holds you under for just a few seconds. It’s a rip tide of laughs. Entertaining and appropriate for all audiences. Just ask the kids.
"Very Entertaining!"
--Orange County Weekly
--Los Angeles Times
"Jerry Miner's easygoing onstage presence and smart, witty material is evidence of someone with an intelligent writing style and ability to connect with his audience to create an enjoyable night of stand-up."
Allan Johnson, Chicago TribuneComedian 


Duane Goad

Duane Goad has performed at some of North America's top comedy clubs including Yuk Yuks, The Improv, and Comedyworks. He's been featured at numerous comedy festivals and was also a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition.

Audiences may recognize Duane from his television appearances on Comedy Central, NBC and F/X. as well as numerous commercials for Ford, Bank of America and Gillette. As an opening act, Duane has shared the stage with such comics as Flight Of The Conchords, Jim Gaffigan, Damon Wayans, The Impractical Jokers and Bill Burr. He has also been the opening act for music superstars Earth Wind & Fire and The Jacksons.

Audiences agree, Duane Goad is one comedian all audiences can enjoy...and no one should miss.



As it has done for over 30 years, the Club is continuing to award a high school scholarship each year.

Lions Youth Exchange Program

The club actively supports Youth Exchange, the Lions Home Stay program for youth from other countries, and for local youth wishing to travel to other countries.  For information about Lions Youth Exchange Program,  check these websites ,  and  or contact KP Lions YCE Chair PDG George Robison by phone at 253-853-2721 or e-mail . The club has donated regularly to the Youth Exchange Foundation to support scholarships for youth travel.

                                                   WHITE CANE DAYS

Due to COVID 19, White Cane Days for 2020 have not been scheduled. The 2019 fundraising drive raised several hundred dollars to help pay for eye exams and glasses. The Club regularly pays for exams and eyeglasses for students in three Elementary and one Middle Schol on the Key Peninsula.

                                             Speaker Schedule and Events

Social time beings at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 6:30.  The meeting officially begins at 7 with introductions and a guest speaker.  Speakers range from politicians reporting on government activities to business people explaining the complexities of their enterprises or to Lions explaining special projects of the Club or District.  Some speakers tell of interesting events in their own lives.  Every speaker brings an interesting story or challenge that you will find enjoyable or learn from.  


Key Peninsula Parks
On November 17, 2018, the KP Lions publicly unveiled a bronze plaque commemorating dedication of the Key Peninsula Lions Memorial Amphitheater in memory of Lion Rhys Wood. It was placed at what is commonly referred to as the T-Ball Field or the lower field. Club members played a significant roll in development of the field and annually sponsor a T-Ball team.
Smoke Alarms
In partnership with the Key Peninsula Fire District and the Red Cross, KP Lions Club donates smoke and CO detectors as part of a program to assure that all homes have protection to provide early warning in case of fire or CO emissions. Applications for alarms are availble through the Fire District office in Key Center.
Camp Leo
Some of our members have toured Camp Leo and as a result will encourage the club to help fund scholarships in the future. For a better understanding of what Camp Leo is about, click the link,
As part of the Club's Environmental Program, we have adopted a one mile stretch of Olson Road.
 Our efforts help to maintain the beauty of the Key Peninsula.

Lions Eyeglass Recyling Center

Members regularly visit the Center where they perform tasks from sorting, washing and drying glasses to reading prescriptions in preparation for missions to other countries. The Club has decided to set a day regularly to take over the Center for a couple of hours to wash and dry glasses.


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