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(some folks arrive 7am)
LOCATION College & Martin Way
GUEST SPEAKERS come to Denny’s now.
CONTINUING ZOOM 7:30 link automatically sent to mbrs.
NON MEMBERS contact the Secretary for the zoom meeting link LionJoelGraves at gmail.com.
DON’T LIKE DENNY’S? Recently, I learned of a few members who don’t particularly care for Denny’s–for a variety of reasons–and do not attend. But try to put that aside for the greater good…where we meet to fellowship, plan our community involvement, and hear great guest speakers. If nothing else, pick up a Starbucks and sit with us.

On Sat Oct 9th we took down the 16 foot ramp in less than an hour (see photos below). These people bought the house, which already had the ramp. With the price of lumber now, I am glad they called us to take it away. Within a year, we will probably find someone who needs a 16-foot long ramp.
IN PHOTO: John Colvin, Laurel Strong, Pat Bucknell, Bill Miller, Mike Ragan (Joel took photo).

OCT 9 SPAGHETTI DINNER & BINGO Saturday, 4pm at the Lacey Senior Center — 6757 Pacific Ave, Lacey.
We follow state Covid guidelines.
TICKETS available at Dennys or let Carol O’Rourke know. Adults $20 before or $25 at the door. Kids under five $5.
Doors open 4pm. Dinner 4:30pm. Bingo after dinner.
PRIZES $25 per Game, $100 Blackout.
DRINKS $3 each. MEAL includes spaghetti with meat, marinara or white sauce, caesar salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. KIDS under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must purchase a bingo card in order to play bingo.
FOR TICKETS & INFO, please contact Carol O’Rourke 360-790-6966.

Fresh-picked, fragrant, juicy, beautiful, delicious Wenatchee fugi apples from the orchard we have been using for over twenty years. Arrive October 23 or 24 at Thurston County Food Warehouse–2260 Mottman Rd SW, Tumwater–pick up there or at Frankie’s house after. This is one of our best fundraisers, so get out there and sell apples! Also, you can order apples for donation to the foodbank.
TO ORDER, contact Mike Ragan at MikeRagan at gmail dot com or call 360-480-8288. Or Peggy Rogers at twovettes at comcast dot net

SEPT 30 MD19C District Governor Luis Montes-Gonzalez visit. We had our best turnout yet…22 people at Dennys and 13 people on Zoom (post-pandemic). Gil sold raffle tickets, it was pleasantly noisy, with fun had by all. Luis spoke about clubs working together and honoring those who have been Lions for many years.

We had our best turn out ever (since the pandemic)—22 members at Denny’s–13 on zoom. So for the first time we had more at the restaurant than on zoom. Gil White was selling raffle tickets, it was noisy, fun, and felt like a normal meeting—pre-pandemic. In photo: Isabella Colvin bottom, Michael O’Byrne visiting (C6 chair), left background is Connie Short (she and husband Charlie are new members), Jim Perrou, Bill Miller, Bob Johnson visiting from Tacoma Centennial. In booth behind left, Judy Ann Bergvall (behind Jim Perrou’s head), Linda and Gil White, then next book Cliff Brandsma, Bob Wright and Ed Taylor, next booth Linda Bucknell notorious Tail Twister with Roberta Pinson by window, and you can just see Frankie Sokso behind Luis. Off screen is Charlie Short, Donna Murr, Pat Bucknell, Kathy Cross Reece, Peggy Rogers, and Joel Graves (taking photo).

OCT 2 Roadside Clean Up Sat 9-10am. With nine people, the roadside cleanup took only 25 minutes. But there was a lot of trash and it needed to be done–as you can see by the pile. Carpenter Road at RooLan Care Center (see cars parked in triangle of turn). We walk down the road to Pacific Ave, picking up trash, chatting with friends, and we are usually done in less than an hour. Easy. Time well spent.

October 21, 9-11:30am–every third Thursday
after meeting.
Right after our morning meeting @ Thurston County Foodbank Warehse :: 2260 Mottman Rd SW, Tumwater (across street from SPSCC). Repackage items from bulk into family portion sizes, and any other tasks required.
VOLUNTEER CRITERIA: Most jobs require extended 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.

Friday, Oct 22 thru Sat, Oct 30.
Bremerton Central Lions Virtual Auction. Register in advance to be entered into a special drawing BEFORE the fun begins!
The fun begins Friday, Oct 22 at 5pm with virtual Happy Hour kickoff.
Bidding happens all week from Fri Oct 22 until Grand Finale Sat Oct 30.

Sat Oct 23rd 9am at the Lacey City Police storage building–6204 Ruddell Road. This is an easy volunteer activity: Unfurl flags, check for damage, set aside flags for cleaning, collect unserviceable flags for proper disposal, put address labels on flag handles, roll flags back up and store. IF you want to help, let Pat Bucknell know.

November :: Dictionaries for 3rd Graders. A different schools around Thurston County, club members go to the classsrooms and hand out the dictionaries…the kids really appreciate it. Volunteers must complete the new volunteer application. Please see POC: Paul Conroy for more information — plconroy at msn dot com

Nov 5-6 Multi-District 19 Virtual Annual Convention and 100 Year Anniversary. Click here to register—$25. Starts at 9am.

Nov 20th Charter Night 46th anniversary celebration.
Indian Summer Golf & Country Club
5900 Troon Ln SE, Oly 98501
3:30pm Social, 4pm Dinner.
$40 per person.
Dress business casual.

Jan’s husband–Jerry–was a teacher at Pleasant Glade Elementary School. He started a program to help famlies over the holidays. She kept it going after he died and calls it Jerry’s Kids. We budget $1,000 but also take donations over the holidays. In 2020 we gave them over $2,000. POC: Jan Goebel.

Sat, 9-10:30am @
Put on by Lacey Parks & Recreation

while Lacey Sunise Lions cook and
wait tables. 6729 Pacific Ave SE
For more info click here POC: Carol

Dec 11-12 in partnership with the Lacey Fire District 3 Charity–Santa Firehouse gifts for kids and families in need. Our club (along with other Lions clubs) sponsors families, and we buy and wrap gifts (we sponsored eight families in 2020). POC: Kevin Davenport. More info as we get closer.

Volunteer at the Lacey Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC). Monday thru Wed, 9 to noon. Sat 9 to noon. Call first to be sure they are open (360) 923-2075. LERC provides 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. Open our website (http://LaceySunriseLions.org).
In the upper right corner, you see three dots
3. Click on the dots and see a dropdown menu
4. Near the bottom, click on Add to Home Screen
That’s it.

SUNRISE BALL CAP This has evolved into an ongoing fundraiser, because people need hats at all times of the year. It’s easy to order a high quality hat: Click on this link to choose a color, then email the Secretary LionJoelGraves at gmail.com with your color choices and quantities. Go to our Payments webpage for payment options:
Mail a Check, Credit Card via Paypal, or see the Billpay set up instructions. $20 per hat.

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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