On April 14th, we had ten members at All Kids Win, filling bins with food and things for homeless kids in the greater Thurston County area. POC: Berta Fender.
Mission Statement: To end the cycle of homelessness one student at a time.
Bob Kelley Wheelchair Ramp project January 29th. For the Morningside DEE HOUSE. Remove old deck and ramp, install new 8×8 deck and 12 ft ramp. Photo: front left on ramp – Mike Ragan, then new member Chan Huynh kneeling, back left Kevin Davenport, Pat Bucknell, Laurel Strong, Dave Noble, and far right John Colvin. Randy Harris and Ilias Murr had to leave before photo taken. Debbie Browne of Morningside–also helped.
THE ENVIRONMENT AND RECYCLING
Lions Multi-District 19C is zoom hosting
The 2nd Environmental Summit – Thurs Feb 17 – 6:30pm. The main subject is the TREX program to collect and transform thin plastic bags into benches. To attend or for more info, see this flyer.
On Thurs Dec 16th, we had a wonderful concert with club members Karen Taylor Good and Stowe Dailey. My favorite was the boom boom song. But I also liked the butter song…about their relationship.
After the StoweDailey Concert on Dec 16th, Lacey Sunrise Lions awarded a $150 check to Patty Sanderson, our Denny’s waitress, for appreciation and outstanding service.
Potluck & White Elephant Gift Exchange
Sat Dec 18th FUN had by all. Great food. During White Elephant gift exchange, there was a question about whether a stolen gift could be restolen. Some said no; some said yes. So some gifts were restolen, some not. Will need rules for next year.
On Dec 9th ten volunteers bought gifts for the families, wrapped them, and gave them to Frankie Sokso. She delivered them to the Fire Dept–Firedog and club member Kevin Davenport. Then on Dec 12, the Lacey Fire District 3 Charity–Santa Firehouse gave the gifts to the families they had identified.
Sat Dec 11th BRUNCH WITH SANTA
supporting Lacey Parks and Recreation, serving food and drinks to families in need. At left Kathy and Connie.
Wed Dec 15 & 22 Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Fred Meyer, 700 Sleater Kinney Rd SE. Money raised here changes lives. Five 2-hour shifts: 10-12pm, 12-2, 2-4, 4-6pm each day.
AT LEFT Dec 15th noon shift change: Frankie Sokso, Ed Taylor, Judy Ann Bergvall, Jody Taylor, Jan Goebel, Paul Conroy.
DECEMBER 2021 :: JERRY’S KIDS
Jan Goebel’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 passed 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. This year we gave a little more than before.
CHARTER NIGHT – 46th Anniversary Celebration, Awards Dinner & Silent Auction Sat Nov 20th We started visiting at 3:30pm and then the program started at 4:10pm. KL Kathy was awarded the Melvin Jones honor. We used over-sized playing cards for the raffle and Mike Ragan (Queen of Spades) won. The silent auction items were a hit and raised a lot of money.
November :: Dictionaries for 3rd Graders
Thanks to Paul Conroy, 360 dictionaries were delivered to 3rd Graders around the area. To be involved next year, be sure to fill out the volunteer application on the home page.
APPLES ARRIVED SATURDAY OCT 23
A successful and delicious fundraiser.
We sold 89 boxes for a new club record!
Way to go Lions!
FLAG REPAIR PARTY Sat Oct 23rd 9am at the Lacey City Police storage building–6204 Ruddell Road. Seven people showed up and in one hour they processed the 650 flags. Many hands make light the work. Thank you to Mike, Laurel, Peggy, Lyell, Frankie, John and Pat. Now, the dirty flags need to be washed and remounted on the flag poles. Yes, and we’ll put out another call for he
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 — was a fun and successful event. We raised over $700.
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.
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.
INSTALLATION BANQUET June 19th
We said goodbye to last year’s officers and welcomed the new crew. (Jul 2021-Jun 2022) – see everyone on the About webpage.. Great meal, introduced new members, silent auction, and great fellowhip. Pictured here: King Lion Dave pinning President’s pin on new King Lion Kathy Cross Reece. BELOW: Dave waxing eloquent, Elijah helping Dave, and our newest members: Juanita Johnston, Darrell McVea, Maria Diaz and Anna Bazil. On left: Dennis Reed leading induction. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE pictures on our Facebook page.
At the JULY 17th DISTRICT 19C PICNIC & BANNER PASSING Joel (at left with immediate Past District Governor Donna Murr) was recognized as the 19C District Lion of the Year. First he won the Zone C6 Lion of the year, then the six Zone winners were evaluated, and he was selected as the winner of 19C. Our club won first place for the Newsletter and Brochure, and first place for the Scrapbook (thank you Judy Ann and Carol); second place for the Sunrise website.
Think of Banner Passing as passing the baton from the old team to the new team. We started with a memorial service for members who passed in the last two years (remember, we didn’t have a Banner Passing last year), then passed out awards for the items above (yes, Sunrise did well), and District Governors spoke and passed out personal awards. Two hours well spent. Plan to attend next year.
ADOPT-a-ROAD CLEAN UP JUN 19, Sat 9–10am along Carpenter Road from Pacific Ave to Roolan Care Center. Perfect weather. We were small in numbers but mighty in results. From left: Joel, John, Judy Ann, Lyell, Bill
Volunteer Criteria: Able to stroll along at a leisurely pace, visiting with others. How far you walk is up to you. Use mechanical grabbers to pick up trash and place in trash bag. Also, you can just show up. We try to get out quarterly, or as necessary.
POC: John Christiansen jlc4glf at comcast.net
FLAGS OVER LACEY
Flags went up May 1st and came down July 10th.
Flag route captains and the local AUSA chapter, the 1-2 Striker “Ghost” Brigade, Thunder Battalion artillery. Made some new friends and shared in supporing our community Started about 9am and finished about 11am.
Lacey Sunrise Lions
7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Sunday May 16, 2021
THANK YOU to all of the golfers, volunteers, sponsors, donators (auction items and money), Fire Creek restaurant staff, Capital City GC staff. It was a massive team effort with everyone pitching in 100%–and it worked amazingly well. So congratulations.
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.
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.