2023 Key Peninsula Lions Club Citizen of the Year Nominees

Congratulations to all of you!

Being nominated by your peers is confirmation that you are something special. Your actions to help people in need and dedication to the community is an inspiration!



Purchase your tickets to our Citizen of the Year Celebration by clicking the following link.

See you there!


Thinking about becoming a Lion and benefiting your community? Check out the link below to see what we are all about.

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, Bill Jones @ (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.




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