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Sunday May 16, 2021 Lacey Sunrise Lions
7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
The tournament is our best fundraiser and planning starts early. The tournament raises funds for North Thurston School District scholarships, Project New Hope–help for veterans suffering from PTSD, and Mary Bridge Cancer Fund for Children’s Families, among others.
Volunteer Criteria: We have tasks before the tournament (11-1pm) and after (5:30-7pm). Arrive 11am. All tasks are pretty easy: sitting at a table selling things or talking about things. Driving golf cart to install small signs or take down, etc. POC: Joel. You can just show up and we will find something for you to do, a place to help, or you can provide enthusiastic support.
GOLFERS: ALL SLOTS ARE FULL. In case someone drops out, email LionJoelGraves@gmail.com to get on the waiting list.

At the last minute, we decided to add in a putting contest, which starts at noon. Now, why must the golfer be at least 21 years old? Because they are putting at some pretty nice bottles (liquor, wine, beer, water, and other prizes). You get to keep the first thing your ball makes contact with–from 12 to 12:45pm.

Started March 4th :: Breakfast every Thursday
7:30-8:30am
(some folks arrive at 7am ) College & Martin Way. Denny’s opens at 6am.
CONTINUING ZOOM 7:30. Each person decides if it is something they want to do. But get your shots and join the Denny’s group when you can. NON MEMBERS: Contact the Secretary for the zoom meeting link LionJoelGraves at gmail.com.

April 15–from bottom left and up: John Kubena (his last day with us), Isabella and John Colvin, KL Dave, Mike Ragan, Roberta Pinson, the across to Linda Bucknell, Pat, Cliff in booth, Ted in wheelchair, Ike, and Marty.

FLAGS OVER LACEY
May 1st gathering at Lacey City Hall
We gathered–KL Dave Noble, Isabella Colvin, Pat and LInda Bucknell, Mike Ragan, Joel Graves, the local AUSA chapter, the 1-2 Striker Brigade, Thunder Battalion artillery. Mainly, we focused on the flags for Martin Way from I-5 to Hawks Prairie on both sides. Made some new friends and shared in supporing our community Started about 9am and finished about 11am.

On Wed, April 14, Pat, John Colvin, Michael Ragan, Dave Noble, and Joel built ten new three-point flag mounters (the mounter secures the flag from three points of contact, not one). They work great, as you can see in the video, and are more secure and stable in the wind.
FLAG CAPTAINS: Ten new flag mounters are in the Lacey Police storage building where the flags are kept. If you have trouble with one or it breaks, we have two spares. Call Joel for any other problems. (Dave and John in video)

WHITE CANE DAYS FUNDRAISER
Apr 30-May 1 Fri & Sat at the GROCERY OUTLET (corner of Marvin Road and Martin Way). PHOTO: From left Dorothy & Dennis Reed and Cliff Brandsma seated.
It’s about raising awareness, meeting people in the community, and helping those in need. Might not seem like much, sitting at a table talking to folks, but it matters more than you think.


FOODBANK REPACKAGING
MAY 20, Thurs 9 to 1130ish Third Thurs after club meeting. Thurston County Foodbank Warehouse (2260 Mottman Rd). Typically, we take bulk food and repackage into smaller portions.
Volunteer Criteria: Most jobs require extended standing, but there are chairs to sit and rest in. Light to moderate lifting—your choice. Some jobs are seated. POC: Lyell Clark lyellc@comcast.net

MAY 25 Tues 10am to noon repacking food into smaller portions (formerly Homeless Backpack program). Mission Statement: To end the cycle of homelessness one student at a time.
Volunteer Criteria: Low-impact duties. Light to moderate lifting. Some work can be done seated.
To volunteer, contact Berta rlfender at comcast.net

ADOPT-a-ROAD CLEAN UP JUN 19, Sat 9–10am along Carpenter Road from Pacific Ave to Roolan Care Center.
Parking by school bus parking area in turn.
Volunteer Criteria: Able to stroll along at a leisurely pace, visiting with others. How far you walk is up to you. Use mechanical grabbers to pick up trash and place in trash bag. Also, you can just show up. From left: Paul, Lyell, Laurel, Judy Ann, John, Randy, Frankie, Gil.
POC: John Christiansen jlc4glf@comcast.net

June 25-29 This year, the annual 103rd Lions Club International (LCI) Montreal, Canada convention will be virtual. So for all of you who would like to attend (I attended when it was in Seattle), click here for the details: LCI LINK

SUNRISE BALL CAP This has evolved into an ongoing fundraiser, because people need hats at all times of the year. It’s easy to order a high quality hat: Click on this link to choose a color, then email the Secretary LionJoelGraves at gmail.com with your color choices and quantities. Go to our Payments webpage for payment options:
Mail a Check, Credit Card via Paypal, or see the Billpay set up instructions. $20 per hat.

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