FLAGS OVER LACEY
May 1st gathering at Lacey City Hall
We gathered–KL Dave Noble, Isabella Colvin, Pat and LInda Bucknell, Mike Ragan, Joel Graves, the local AUSA chapter, the 1-2 Striker Brigade, Thunder Battalion artillery. Mainly, we focused on the flags for Martin Way from I-5 to Hawks Prairie on both sides. Made some new friends and shared in supporing our community Started about 9am and finished about 11am.
WHITE CANE DAYS FUNDRAISER
Apr 30-May 1 Fri & Sat at the GROCERY OUTLET (corner of Marvin Road and Martin Way). PHOTO: From left Dorothy & Dennis Reed and Cliff Brandsma seated.
It’s about raising awareness, meeting people in the community, and helping those in need. Might not seem like much, sitting at a table talking to folks, but it matters more than you think.
Sat, May 8th, LERC SPRING CLEAN UP
Like any yard work, there were chores for everyone to do, regardless of ability or disability. Roberta had the coffee on.
BOB KELLEY WHEELCHAIR RAMP PROJECT
We usually install ramps after the Thursday morning club meetings, but then the snow warning came. So the crew assembled on Wed, Feb 10th in 32 degree weather and built the 24 ft ramp for Marion (91 yrs old) and Maxine (88 yrs old) Smith. Maxine tested the ramp and easily walked up and down the incline, giving us her seal of approval.
FOODBANK WAREHOUSE REPACKAGING
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18 Thurs 9 to Noon. Looks like we are going to be at the foodbank on a monthly basis–3rd Thursday after club meeting . Thurston County Foodbank Warehouse (2260 Mottman Rd) is a massive food distribution center. Typically, we take bulk food and repackage into smaller portions. POC: Lyell Clark
(Bill Miller in photo: Yes, he’s smiling)
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.
From 9am to noon on Oct 27th, Laurel Strong and Joel Graves went out with Nisqually Land Trust’s land south of Yelm to plant short seedling trees in the flood plain (sandy mostly dry soil) 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 and pre-positioned, 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.
Sunrise Lions and Rotary Foodbank Collection Drive On October 24th
Photo from left: Capital Centennial Rotary President Amel Aouam, South Puget Sound Rotary President Mike Peters, Tumwater Rotary President, Dan Smith, Lacey Sunrise Lions First Vice President (i.e. President-Elect) Kathy Cross Reece, and Tumwater President-Elect, Denise Keegan.
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.
FIRST RESPONDERS DAY 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/
BARK SPREADING AT THE LACEY EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER
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