Assemblymember Salas Honors Kings Lions Club as Nonprofit of the Year

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Assemblymember Salas with Kings Lions Club

Kings Lions Club recognized during California Nonprofits Day

SACRAMENTO – Today, during California Nonprofits Day, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) honored the Kings Lions Club as the 32nd Assembly District’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year.  The Kings Lions Club is an affiliate of Lions Clubs International, the largest service organization in the world with an association of over 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.  Chartered in 2013, the Kings Lions Club has over 40 dedicated members from the Lemoore/ Hanford area.  Last year they donated over $60,000 to the community and volunteered thousands of hours through various programs and service projects.

“The Kings Lions Club’s passion for service is inspiring and shines through in every member I meet.  I am proud to recognize the Kings Lions Club for their dedication to improving lives in the Central Valley.  I can always count on the Lions Club to lend a helping hand in our community,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “We partner with them on a variety of events such as our annual Stuff the Bus event to provide young students with backpacks stuffed with school supplies and last year’s tree dedication ceremony for the Gold Star mothers and families.  By working together we can create a positive impact in our community.”  

Kings Lions Club proudly serves its local communities in Kings County and gives back in many different ways.  Some of their ongoing projects include: Stuff the Bus School Supply Collection Project, Highway Clean up, West Hills Middle College High School Scholarships, Stratford Easter Egg Hunt, Movies with Santa/ Can Food Drive, and the Lions Student Speakers Scholarship.

 “All of the members of the Kings Lions Club are extremely honored and humbled to be recognized by Assemblyman Rudy Salas as the Nonprofit of the Year for AD 32!” said Kings Lions Club member, Dr. Jeffrey Garcia.  “Our sincere desire to serve our community is found in the heart of every one of our Kings Lions Club members, it is what draws us together to service here in Kings County and globally.  We will continue to work diligently to help improve the quality of life of our neighbors in need.” 

The Kings Lions Club will be hosting their annual Kings Brewfest Fundraiser on Saturday, June 15th at the Kings Lions Complex in Lemoore.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to their local communities

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Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Hanford, Corcoran, Delano, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Avenal, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.