Events

2021 IMPORTANT DATES AT A GLANCE
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Some events, like the Foodbank, Roadside Cleanup, Maytown Coffee, etc. are scheduled as needed. All 2021 events are subject to COVID restrictions until we know more, and may be rescheduled or cancelled. Specific dates will be added as we learn more. If I missed anything, send me an email. Thanks, Joel

JAN 21 Thurs 9-Noon Foodbank Warehouse Sorting/Packaging after club zoom meeting. What a nice way to kick off 2021, helping people in need of food. POC: Lyell Clark

Postponed? FEB Open House & Chili Cook Off at the Lacey Senior Center

FEB 10 24-foot Wheelchair ramp installation.

FEB 14 Valentine’s Day cards and candies to members who have not been attending our zoom meetings.

FEB 18 Thurs 9-Noon Foodbank Warehouse Sorting/Packaging (2260 Mottman Rd) after club zoom meeting, helping people in need of food. POC: Lyell Clark

MAR 4 Thurs 7:30am DENNY’S Start club meetings

MAR 11 Thurs 7:30am (arrive 7am) EVERY WEEK at DENNY’S for breakfast and fellowship, while continuiing ZOOM for those unable to attend.

MAR 13 9-11am zoom Strategic Planning Meeting. Link will be sent to members.

MAR 18 Thurs 9am-Noon Foodbank Warehouse Sorting/Packaging (2260 Mottman Rd) after club zoom meeting, helping people in need of food. POC: Lyell Clark

MAR 20 Sat 9am Roadside Cleanup. POC: John Christiansen 360-493-1440

APR 15 Thurs 9-Noon Foodbank Warehouse Sorting/Packaging (2260 Mottman Rd) after club zoom meeting, helping people in need of food. POC: Lyell Clark

MID-APRIL start annual budget process.

MID-APRIL Melvin Jones/Lion of Year Committee convene. POC: Roberta Pinson

APR 22 Thurs 6pm LSL Budget Meeting. Club members automatically sent link. POC: Dave

Apr 30-May 1 Fri & Sat–White Cane Days fundraiser–only two days at Grocery Outlet (Marvin Rd and Martin Way). Contact Roberta Pinson or Linda Bucknell to sign up . With these funds, the goal is to help visually-impaired children and adults in the Pacific Northwest regain their sight and self-reliance.

ancelled MAY LACEY CITY FUN FAIR

MAY 1 Sat 8:30am Flags Over Lacey @ Lacey City Offices (420 College St) — a celebration. Volunteer criteria: 3 jobs–drive, carry flags, install flags. Do what you are able. Contact Pat to get on a team. Pat.Bucknell@gmail.com

MAY 4 Tues 6pm Lacey Sunrise Lions zoom board meeting. Link automatically sent to members.

MAY 6 Thurs 6pm Second Annual Budget Meeting

MAY 16 Sun 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament which benefits Lions Project New Hope NW, Mary Bridge Children’s Cancer Fund for Families, and others. Tee off 1:00pm. Volunteers arrive 11am. As of April 20, all teams are full.

MAY 20 Thurs 9-1130am Foodbank Repackaging/Sorting–right after our morning club meeting (2260 Mottman Rd, Tumwater) helping people in need of food. POC: Lyell Clark

MAY 22 Sat 8:30-12:30pm MD19C New Club Officer Training. If you are a new club officer, go to LionsMD19.org to view flyer and register for this free training program.

Cancelled MAY 29 Tues 10am to noon All Kids Win (formerly Homeless Backpack program) repacking food into smaller portions. POC: Berta Fender To volunteer, contact Berta :: rlfender at comcast.net

Cancelled MAY Lacey Spring Fun Fair but save the date 21-22 May next year

MAY 31, 3pm TAPS ACROSS AMERICA The idea is to play taps on the instrument of your choiice as a way of honoring our fallen heroes. In 2021, Joel stood on his front porch and played his harmonica through a microphone and amp. It was loud enough for the neighbors across the street to hear. If you would like to particpiate in 2022, be sure to let him know. POC: Joel LionJoelGraves@gmail.com

JUN 1, Tues 630pm BOARD MTG (link automatically sent to club members)

JUN 1-18 Olympia Coffee Roasters Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Chai fundraiser:: see our website home page to order

JUNE Wed before school out — V.O.I.C.E. Milestone Celebration for graduates (The Vocational Opportunities for Independent Community Employment training). POC: Nine Davenport npdavenport23 at yahoo.com

JUNE 19, 4-8pm Installation Banquet and awards at Indian Summer. Where we say goodbye to the old crew and welcome the new officers.

JULY 3 Lacey Fireworks Spectacular will be a drive up event this year.

JULY Lions Project New Hope float in Tumwater Parade

JULY American Flags Down after 4th of July

JULY Lions Project New Hope float in Rainier Days Parade

JULY Lions Project New Hope float in Tenino Oregon Days Parade

Cancelled on 25 May AUG first weekend Thurston County Fair fundraiser. We have a booth for the quilt raffle, donations, and to explain Sunrise Lions programs and Lions Project New Hope.

AUG (Date to be announced) Applebee’s Breakfast fundraiser

MID-AUGUST Peach Sales $30/25 lb box fundraiser

July 17, 12:30-4pm MD19C Picnic & Banner Passing at PDG Dave Risley’s home 23974 Dove Lane NW, Poulsbo. RSVP: PDG Mariynn Danby mdanby@comcast.net

SEPT 5-12th American Flags Up and Down for Labor Day

SEPT 11 Sat First Responders Day and Governor’s Proclamation

OCT 2, Sat 11-2pm Children’s Day at Huntamer Park

OCT Apple Sales fundraiser POC: Frankie Sokso

OCT Applebee’s Breakfast fundraiser

OCT Tree Planting season starts with Nisqually Land Trust to prevent river-side erosion. This is an all ages event, fun, self-paced, three hours, planting seedlings of trees and bushes. POC: Joel

NOV LIons Project New Hope Veterans Parade in Chehalis

NOV MD19 Annual Convention?

NOV Charter Night?

NOV-DEC Jerry’s Kids fundrasier POC: Jan Goebel

NOV-DEC Holiday Coffee, Chocolate, Chai fundraiser with Olympic Coffee Rosters

NOV-DEC Dictionary Project: dictionaries for Third Graders. POC: Paul Conroy

DEC Sunrise Lions Christmas Party

DEC Santa Breakfast fundraiser — put on by Parks & Rec. POC: Carol O’Rourke

DEC Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Fred Meyer.

DEC Lacey Fire District 3 Christmas gifts for families in need.

2020 Events

FEB 22 Sat Open House & Chili Cook Off at the Senior Center

MAY 2 Sat American Flags Up by Armed Forces Day

Cancelled MAY 16-17 Sat-Sun Lacey Spring Fun Fair

Cancelled JUNE Wed before school out — VOICE Milestone Celebration for graduates (The Vocational Opportunities for Independent Community Employment training).

JUNE 20 Sat New board members installation via ZOOM

JUNE 27 9am Adopt-a-Road cleanup Carpenter Road

Cancelled JULY 4 Sat Lions Project New Hope float in Tumwater Parade

JULY 5 Sun American Flags Down after 4th of July

Cancelled JULY 11 Sat Lions Project New Hope float in Rainier Days Parade

Cancelled JULY 15 2am thru 18th 2pm Coffee for Travelers fundraiser Maytown Rest Stop Exit 93.

JULY 16 Thur 9am Quarterly Thurston County Food Bank volunteer opportunity. 2260 Mottman Road SW, Tumwater.

Cancelled JULY 25 Sat Lions Project New Hope float in Tenino Oregon Days Parade

Cancelled JULY 29 thru Aug 2 Wed-Sun Thurston County Fair fundraiser. We have a booth for the quilt raffle, donations, and to explain Sunrise Lions programs.

Cancelled until further notice AUG 5th 2am thru 8th 2pm Coffee for Travelers fundraiser Maytown Rest Stop Exit 93 (WA State Safety Rest Areas — Free Coffee Program):

MID-AUGUST Peach Sales $30/25 lb box

Cancelled AUG 23 MD19C Celebration & Banner Passing

AUG 30 Sunday The Annual Charity Golf Tournament

SEPT 5 thru 12 American Flags Up and Down Labor Day

SEPT 11 First Responders Day and Governor’s Proclamation.

Cancelled OCT 3 Sat (Time TBA) Buddy Walk for Down’s Syndrome.

OCT Apple Sales was as great success–sold 87 boxes

OCT 27 Tues 9am to Noon :: Tree Planting with Nisqually Land Trust along Powell Creek to prevent erosion.

Cancelled NOV Charter Night

Nov thru 8 Dec Holiday Coffee fundraiser.

NOV 19 Thurs 9am to noon Food Bank Thanksgiving Bag Packing.

NOV 28 — Dictionary Project. This program was drastically scaled back due to the pandemic. But Lion Paul Conroy contacted the schools, ordered the dictionaries and will drop them off per the school’s guidelines. All very safe, and the 3rd Graders will ge their dictionaries by Christms. Thank you Paul for all your work, making this project happen in these unusual times.

Dec 5 Sat Roadside Cleanup (Adopt-a-Road)

Cancelled DEC 12, Sat, Santa Breakfast.

Cancelled December Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Fred Meyer.

DEC 13, 1-3pm Lacey Fire District 3 Christmas gifts for families in need. Sunrise Lions purchased gifts for 8 of the 48 families. Families drive through Fire Station 34 to receive gifts and see Santa on the truck. POC: Kevin Davenport 48 families and 163 kids were helped.

Dec 17, 9 to noon, Foodbank. For almost 4 hours, our members repackaged bulk foods into smaller packages for distribution before Christmas.

DEC 19 9-11am Drive-thru-Christmas Party at Kathy’s office (Imagine Realty:: 8520 Martin Way, Lacey). People drive through to receive gifts of coffee and a card, while being judged for the most outrageous Christmas sweater.