2021 IMPORTANT DATES AT A GLANCE
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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
MID-APRIL start annual budget process.
MID-APRIL Melvin Jones/Lion of Year Committee convene. POC: Roberta Pinson
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 Grocery Outlet (Marvin Rd and Martin Way). Contact Roberta Pinson or Linda Bucknell to sign up . With these funds, the goal is to help visually-impaired children and adults in the Pacific Northwest regain their sight and self-reliance.
Cancelled MAY LACEY CITY FUN FAIR
MAY 1 Sat 8:30am Flags Over Lacey @ Lacey City Offices (420 College St) — a celebration. Volunteer criteria: 3 jobs–drive, carry flags, install flags. Do what you are able. Contact Pat to get on a team. Pat.Bucknell@gmail.com
MAY 4 Tues 6pm Lacey Sunrise Lions zoom board meeting. Link automatically sent to members.
MAY 6 Thurs 6pm Second Annual Budget Meeting
MAY 16 Sun 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament which benefits Lions Project New Hope NW, Mary Bridge Children’s Cancer Fund for Families, and others. Tee off 1:00pm. Volunteers arrive 11am. As of April 20, all teams are full.
MAY 20 Thurs 9-1130am Foodbank Repackaging/Sorting–right after our morning club meeting (2260 Mottman Rd, Tumwater) helping people in need of food. POC: Lyell Clark
MAY 22 Sat 8:30-12:30pm MD19C New Club Officer Training. If you are a new club officer, go to LionsMD19.org to view flyer and register for this free training program.
Cancelled MAY 29 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
MAY 31, 3pm TAPS ACROSS AMERICA The idea is to play taps on the instrument of your choiice as a way of honoring our fallen heroes. In 2021, Joel stood on his front porch and played his harmonica through a microphone and amp. It was loud enough for the neighbors across the street to hear. If you would like to particpiate in 2022, be sure to let him know. POC: Joel LionJoelGraves@gmail.com
JUN 1-18 Olympia Coffee Roasters Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Chai fundraiser:: see our website home page to order
JUNE Wed before school out — V.O.I.C.E. Milestone Celebration for graduates (The Vocational Opportunities for Independent Community Employment training). POC: Nine Davenport npdavenport23 at yahoo.com
JUNE 19, 4-7:30pm Installation Banquet and awards at Indian Summer. Where we say goodbye to the old crew and welcome the new officers. Social 4-5pm, Dinner 5pm, 6-7:30 presentation of awards, recognition of achievements, induction of new members, and installation of new leaders. Dress casual (do not need to wear Lions clothes). Menu: Prime rib, chicken, mashed potatoes, salad, roll, carrot cake. Silent auction. New Member Induction Ceremony PHOTOS See website and Facebook pages for photos.
JULY 10, 8:45am Flags Over Lacey Flags down Saturday morning. Meey at Lacey City Hall. POC: Pat Bucknell
JULY 15 Thurs 9-11:30am Thurston County Foodbank repackaging POC: Lyell Clark
JULY 17, 12:30-4pm MD19C Picnic & Banner Passing at PDG Dave Risley’s home 23974 Dove Lane NW, Poulsbo. RSVP: PDG Mariynn Danby firstname.lastname@example.org $5 cash at the door. POC: Joel
CANCELLED AUG first weekend Thurston County Fair fundraiser. We have a booth for the quilt raffle, donations, and to explain Sunrise Lions programs and Lions Project New Hope.
MID-AUGUST Peach Sales Fundraiser $30 for a 25 lb box (see home page for details)
SEPT 4 Sat 8:45am at City of Lacey offices parkling lot. American Flags Up for Labor Day POC: Pat Bucknell
SEPT 10 Friday 11am FIRST RESPONDERS DAY & GOVERNOR’S PROCLAMATION at Fire District 3 offices–cake and chili feed. POC: John Christiansen
SEPT 11 Sat 8:45am at City of Lacey offices parking lot. American Flags down. POC: Pat Bucknell
SEPT 30 Thurs 7:30am 19C District Governor Luis Montes-Gonzalez visits our club.
OCT 2, Sat 11-2pm City of Lacey Children’s Day at Huntamer Park POC: Kathy
OCT 9, Sat 4-8pm SPAGHETTI BINGO at the Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave, Lacey. For more information, see the announcement on the home page. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER
OCT Apple Sales fundraiser POC: Frankie Sokso
OCT Applebee’s Breakfast fundraiser POC: Carol
OCT Tree planting season starts with Nisqually Land Trust to prevent riverside erosion and restore habitat for animals. This is an all ages event, fun, self-paced, approx three hours, planting seedlings of trees and bushes. POC: Joel
NOV MD19 Annual Convention ?
NOV Charter Night
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 Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Fred Meyer.
DEC Sunrise Lions Christmas Party
DEC 11 Sat 9-10:30am Santa Brunch fundraiser at Lacey Community Center., 6729 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey POC: Carol O’Rourke
DEC 11-12 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.