2021 IMPORTANT DATES AT A GLANCE
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
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 QFC and Grocery Outlet (Marvin Rd and Martin Way). Contact Roberta Pinson to sign up firstname.lastname@example.org. With these funds, the goal is to help visually-impaired children and adults in the Pacific Northwest regain their sight and self-reliance.
MAY 1 Sat 8:30am Flags Over Lacey @ Lacey City Offices (420 College St) — a celebration. Volunteer to help. There are three jobs: Drive, Carry Flags, Install Flags. Do what you are able. Contact Pat to get on a team. Pat.Bucknell@gmail.com
MAY 16 Sun 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament which benefits Project New Hope, Mary Bridge Children’s Cancer Fund for Families, and others. Tee off 12:30pm.
FLYERS: Tournament :: Team Registration :: Sponsor
MAY 25 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
JUN Olympia Coffee Roasters Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Chai fundraiser
JUNE Wed before school out — VOICE Milestone Celebration for graduates (The Vocational Opportunities for Independent Community Employment training). POC: Nine Davenport npdavenport23 at yahoo.com
JUNE New board members installation
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
JULY 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 Charter Night
AUG Applebee’s Breakfast fundraiser
MID-AUGUST Peach Sales $30/25 lb box fundraiser
AUG MD19C Celebration & Banner Passing
SEPT 5-12th American Flags Up and Down Labor Day
SEPT 11 Sat First Responders Day and Governor’s Proclamation
OCT Apple Sales fundraiser POC: Frankie Sokso
OCT Applebee’s Breakfast fundraiser
OCT Lacey Fall Fun Fair
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-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. POC: Carol O’Rourke
DEC Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Fred Meyer.
DEC Lacey Fire District 3 Christmas gifts for families in need.
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.