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Palolo Lions Club was organized on April 14, 1953, with 32 members. Our charter was presented on June 20, 1953, by District Governor Masaru Kanemura at the District 50 Convention in Wahiawa.  The Palolo Lions Club was sponsored by the Kaimuki Lions Club.

At the time the Kaimuki Lions Club was confronted with the problem of either finding a new meeting place to accommodate a growing club or sponsor a new club within its area to take care of the ever-increasing membership.

Finally, the Kaimuki Lions decided to sponsor a new club since a larger meeting place was not available in the area.

Our founding president was Lion Clifford Nishina who was still active in the club and driving his white Cadillac well into his late 90's.

Our members canvassed the valley selling broomsticks, newspaper holding tubes to Huli Huli Chicken & sushi. In the club's early years the Palolo Lions sponsored yearly carnivals and most recently sponsor and supported the community event named "Palolo Pride".

Most notable members of our club were US Senator Spark Matsunaga & State Representative Ted Morioka who the Palolo Recreation Gym is named. Lion Wallace Ohta is not a household name such as Sparky Matsunaga.  Lion Wally is most notable for his accumulated volunteer hours at Kuakini Medical Center.  In 2017 he finally retired at the age of 93  from his volunteer work at Kuakini.  Rep. Calvin Say a member of the House of Representatives and held the title of Speaker of the House for 13 years until 2013. Everyone in the valley knew George Preston he was always there at any event supporting the Palolo Valley community.