BOB KELLEY WHEELCHAIR RAMP PROGRAM. Bob left us on September 22nd and is greatly missed. In response, Lacey Sunrise Lions renamed the project he championed in his honor. So on Saturday October 3rd, our intrepid crew descended upon the Batton home and installed a wheelchair ramp in the garage. Joan Batton is in the back, holding up Lions vests that her parents wore, as long time members of the Odell Oregon Lions Club. FROM LEFT: Lyell Clark, Pat Bucknell, Mike Ragan, Dave Azeltine, Randy Harris, John Kubena, Joan Batton, Dave Noble, Laurel Strong. Ilias Murr was there at the beginning of the project before this photo was taken and Kathy Cross Reese came by.
On September 11th at Fire District 3 Headquarters, Lacey Sunrise Lions, along with Mid-Day Lions and Lamplighter Lions, presented Chief Brooks with the Governor’s Proclamation and a cake. In the photo from left: Joel Graves and KL Dave Noble from Sunrise Lions, Chief Brooks, Dick Platner from Lamplighters, and Pat Baron from Mid-Day. PROCLAMATION “Today we remember those we lost on 9/11, and we honor the first responders who risked their lives trying to save them. Their selflessness in the face of crisis represents the best of what it means to be an American,” Jay Inslee on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/WaStateGov/
Our hard working crew of bark spreaders are busy spreading 15 yards of the mulch over 3 newly planted flowering plum trees and 21 Golden Ticket ligustrum shrubs at the NW Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. King Lion Dave Noble showed tremendous muscle and endurance along with Lyell Clark and LERC Director Tim Johnson from Olympia West. Assisting with spreading, shoveling and hauling are Laurel Strong-Olson, Anna Brazil and her daughter Elizabeth (6 yrs old), Roberta Pinson and Pat Baron from Lacey Mid Day. Founder Dr. Bob Pinson stood by with water, ice and encouragement. Last Saturday (8 Aug) our crew planted the trees and shrubs. This is a final project to complete requirements by the county so we can call for a final inspection of our new warehouse. We had to landscape the west side of the warehouse due to a county requirement because D.R. Horton is building 620 homes plus an apartment complex immediately adjacent to our west property line. A really big THANK YOU to all our wonderful volunteers, PZC Roberta Pinson Co-founder of the NWLERC
THURSTON COUNTY FOODBANK
Amid the Covid-19 crisis, we found a club volunteer opportunity, supporting efforts to combat hunger in Thurston County. On this day, Thursday July 16th, we repackaged bulk dry noodles into one-pound plastic bags. Judy Ann, Kathy, Laurel and Marion worked together and made a great team for almost two hours.
June 27th 9am Adopt-a-Road @ Carpenter Road clean-up from Carpenter and Pacific intersection to RooLan care center corner. Group effort for one hour. Generally, we pick up along the road once per quarter. From left: Laurel, Judy Ann, John Christiansen, Frankie, Peggy, Tom, Lyell, Joel