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December District Newsletter
What other clubs are doing over the holidays and an early look at 2023.

At our meetings on Thursday Dec 1st and Dec 8th, we will pass the hat to raise more money. Jan Goebel’s husband–Jerry–was a teacher at Pleasant Glade Elementary School. He started a program to help families over the holidays. After he passed away, she kept it going and calls it Jerry’s Kids. We budget $1,000 each year, but also take special donations over the holidays. Last year the program helped 40 families with 100 children, and the need is even greater this year.

Dec 10th, Saturday, Santa Breakfast.
Two shifts 9-10am and 11-12pm. We serve the meals (pre-packaged food, no cooking) at the Lacey Community Center.

Dec 11th, Sunday 1pm, LACEY FIREFIGHTER’S CHRISTMAS CHARITY – In conjunction with the Adopt-a-Family program, Lacey Sunrise and Lacey Lamplighter Lions join the LFD to help at least 50 families (150-175 kids) with food and gifts. This year Adopt-a-Family will have Santa Fire House, face painting, crafts, treats, and a visit by Santa himself. Location: The Old Fire Station 34, now called TEC, located behind the New 34 (across from Ostrom’s Mushroom Farm :: 8407 Steilacoom Rd SE), stopping at stations for food and gifts. Volunteers to help with crafts table (help kids), treat table (bring cookies and candy), decorating (you can also bring decorations), To volunteer, please contact Frankie sokso@comcast.net.

at the Lacey Fred Meyer. Although the shifts are full, stop by and encourage our intrepid bell ringers.
Dec 13th, Tues
12-2pm Randy and Peggy
2-4pm Connie and _______
4-6pm Berta and Laurel
Dec 14th, Wed
12-2pm Frankie and Sherrie
2-4pm Bill and Jan Goebel
4-6pm Gil and Linda White

Wed, Dec 14th, 10am Wheelchair Ramp Install Straight 16 ft ramp. Approx 3 hour job. Husband has a tumor in his back. VOLUNTEERS: We do have a group of people with experience and handy with the tools. But we also need folks who can hold a board, fetch the screws, move lumber, etc. If you show up, you will be put to work! So don’t be bashful. Wear appropriate clothes for the weather – yes, we work in the rain and snow. We might send you on a coffee run.  IF YOU PLAN to attend, please let Joel know.

Dec 15th, 9-11:30am–every third Thursday
after our club meeting. Thurston County Foodbank Warehse :: 2260 Mottman Rd SW, Tumwater. Repackage items from bulk into family portion sizes, and any other tasks required. VOLUNTEER CRITERIA: Most jobs require some standing, but there are chairs to sit and rest in. Light to moderate lifting—your choice. Some jobs are seated. POC: Lyell Clark lyellc@comcast.net
Let him know if you want to participate. (at left, Frankie, Mike, Peggy, Laurel, Maria, Judy Ann)

Dec 17th 4:30pm $15 gift limit. At the Bucknells (2402 Abernethy Road NE, Olympia). Linda Bucknell will work out the gift exchange rules (it is not the White Elephant type), so there is no confusion about what to expect. FLYER

VOLUNTEER to help out at our local schools. In order to do things like deliver dictionaries to 3rd graders, you need to be a registered volunteer with the school district. Here are two links to get you going. Can get results in one day, although some have taken up to two weeks.
Volunteer Program Info *** Volunteer Application

Volunteer at the Lacey Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC). Monday thru Wed, & Sat 9am to noon. Call first to be sure they are open (360) 923-2075. LERC provides used glasses for people who cannot afford them all around the world.

In order to help cook and handle food at our upcoming events this fall (Spaghetti Bingo), you must have a Food Handlers Card. To take the training and the test, please visit https://www.foodworkercard.wa.gov/ Give Lyell Clark the receipt and the club will reimburse you for the cost.

Wear your vest to weekly meetings, when out putting up and taking down flags, picking up paper along the road, at any service project or fundraiser.
Gold Lions Vest
MEN #A138-BM WOMEN #A138-WBM $34.95
Made of 100% poly-twill in gold/yellow color with blue trim. Full length with trimmed pockets on each side as shown. Lions emblem sewn to left chest. Confirm sizes prior to placement of order. Allow 4 weeks for delivery.
HOW TO ORDER 1. Go to www.LionsClubs.org. 2. In the upper right, click on SHOP. 3. Upper left see Apparel. A dropdown menu will show clothes—on the far right see Vests and Lion Vests. 4. Choose the first vest—it is the best quality and what everyone else has—as pictured above.

HOW to add our website quick link to your phone
1. Open Google (or your browser) and then
2. Go to our website (http://LaceySunriseLions.org).
In the upper right corner, you see three dots
3. Click on the dots to see a dropdown menu
4. Near the bottom, click on Add to Home Screen
That’s it. Easy, huh?


Like everything else in our world lately, the price of these caps has more than doubled. If you want a Lacey Sunrise Lions ball cap, please go to Tags (3643 Pacific Ave, Oly :: 9-5pm M-F) and order it directly. You can chose the color and pay them.

JOIN US. If you would like to join Lacey Sunrise Lions and be involved with like-minded people serving your community, click on the Payments/Join link above.

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