BOB KELLEY April 28, 1928 – September 22, 2020
Bob was an icon in Lionism. He was the perfect example of service to the community and his fellow man. He will be remembered as a friend to all and a mentor to most who had the privilege of knowing him. In Lions, he chaired many projects and was a contributor to every project undertaken by the club. His service extended to other clubs also. Always willing to offer assistance and guidance in any situation, he was an enthusiastic participant whenever he was called on. He was famous for his guidance of the Wheelchair Ramp Projects and completed hundreds of ramps for families in need. Even though the last few years he was limited in his physical ability, he was more than happy to add his expertise and guidance to every project, from doing the preliminary assessment of the site, drawing up the plans, ordering the materials, and supervising the construction. He was a pleasure to work with. I remember so many times when families who received ramps, with tears in their eyes, shaking Bob’s hand and thanking him for freeing them from their homes. I remember one young lady who informed her elderly grandfather, sitting in a chair with a blanket over his lap, waiting to test drive the ramp, that a 90-year-old man had just built it for him. Like all the rest he was amazed. Bob was so well known for his ramp work that he, and the program, were profiled on KING 5 news. Bob also oversaw construction of chair risers that were of great assistance to many, many people as well as installing grab bars and other devices in homes for people that needed them. He also chaired the Lions Student Exchange Program for many years as well as helping the Peace Poster Program. There are many, many more programs that he worked on. He was a mentor and a model to me and I will miss him greatly. Randy
FALL APPLE SALES
It’s September and you know what that means…time to sell Fuji apples, truly a COVID-proof activity. This activity is one of our biggest fund raisers of the year, and it takes everyone’s help to make it work. HOW IT WORKS: You take orders for the apples from your friends, co-workers, family and neighbors for $40 per box. Place your preliminary order through me by October 1st and your final order by October 15th. Frankie will call you when the apples arrive at the Thurston County Food Bank.
FREE CONCERT SUNDAY OCT 11th The concert is free but registration is required.
Want to feel good about being a Lion? Recording artists Karen Taylor Good and Stowe Dailey (Lacey Sunrise Members) invite you to join them for a free concert in honor of the Lions. The award-winning singers will perform their live concert for Lions via Zoom October 11 at 5 p.m. PDT.
TO REGISTER, visit the MD19C Lions website at http://www.md19clions.org.
When you register, you will receive 2 emails confirming your registration. Save both as they provide a link and password that serves as your ticket to the event when you sign in again October 11. Seating is limited to the first 1,000 people and registration is first come, first served. So get your reservation secured today. Concert organizers Sharon Sikes and Karen Sell fully expect to be turning people away. Co-sponsored by Lacey Sunrise and Olympia Host Lions Clubs, the free concert will be available on your computer, your tablet, or your phone.
What a great tournament. We were full up (based on cart availability); we had to tee off from only holes 1 and 10, based on pandemic concerns; but the weather was marvelous, the people wonderful, and fun was had by all. A special thank you to the many volunteers, the people cooking those amazing hamburgers, Steve, who runs the course, and everyone who supports the Sunrise Lions charities with generous time and donations.
NO MEETINGS at Panorama until further notice.
But you can attend Thursday 7:30am regular weekly meetings on ZOOM. Contact Secretary Joel to get zoom link LionJoelGraves@gmail.com.
Only November 7th
MD19 Annual Convention
A Virtual Experience
One Day — Saturday 9-6pm
Click here to register
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COMING SOON. Introducing the Ball Cap Fundraiser. Of course, you do not need another hat. But when you buy this beautiful, wonderful, magnificent, astounding, colorful new LSL crown cover, the profits (1/3rd of cost) go to good causes—the many programs and community projects Lacey Sunrise Lion’s support. So, if you personally don’t need one, then by all means buy this fine bonnet for a friend – $20 each. If you did not get the flyer in your email, then CLICK HERE to view. TO ORDER: Send an email to LionJoelGraves@gmail.com with the hat color(s) and quantity needed (one size fits all). Then mail in a check, or use your bank’s Billpay, or use a credit card on our website. Simple.