From 9am to noon on Oct 27th, Laurel and Joel went out with Nisqually Land Trust’s land south of Yelm to plant trees in the flood plain alongside the Nisqually River. 12 people of all ages attended. In a nutshell, we were restoring habitat and helping to prevent future erosion. In three hours, we planted 214 trees of all kinds: Western White Pine, Shore Pine, Oregon Grape, Snow Berry, Nootka Rose, Bald Hip Rose, Ocean Spray, Mock Orange, Big Leaf Maple, Douglas Fir. The plants are in pots, so we just dig a hole and plant them right there. Easy. Fun. Necessary. Self-paced.
Contact Joel if you would like to participate: LionJoelGraves@gmail.com.

November 19th, Saturday 9 to Noon

Just before Thanksgiving and greatly needed. Because during this pandemic, the Thurston County Foodbank is doing more for our community than ever before.
To help, please contact Lyell Clark at lyellc@comcast.net

TREE PLANTING with the Nisqually Land Trust – habitat restoration and flood plain stabilization through planting trees and bushes – Nov 17th, Tuesday 9 to noon along Nisqually River in Yelm. No outings in December, but we can go out in January and February, if people are interested. To volunteer, please contact Joel.

COFFEE SALES FUNDRAISER coming soon in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Get your orders in to Peggy Rogers at twovettes@comcast.net.

Congratulations to our Kathy Cross Reece (Sunrise 1st Vice President) for earning and receiving the MD19C C6 Zone Lion of the Year. They recognized her giving spirit, dedication, faithfulness, and great energy to serve her community and our club.

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.

Bob Kelley 11 June 2019

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

THANK YOU ALL for participating in the fundraiser. We sold 84 boxes. Pick up your apples at Frankie’s house on Nov 1st — Sunday afternoon — 1pm.
4432 78th Avenue SW; Olympia 98512

Ben can’t take a straight photo.

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.

Only November 7th
MD19 Annual Convention
A Virtual Experience

One Day — Saturday 9-6pm
$20 Registration
Click here to register

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