Saturday, March 24, 2012

Old Pictures of Rainier

Lion George Johnson wants to create a community calendar for 2013 using old photos of Rainier, WA. If you have any old photos of activites of the town, please feel free to email them to him at: We would like to make a sample calender to present to the next board meeting. There are not very many vintage pictures of the city/town of Rainier, WA online. Thank you.

Taft Leo Club Launches Vlog

Taft Leo club is embracing technology with this recently launched vlog. The video blog will update members who were unable to attend a meeting and also show the sponsoring Lions what they've been up to. How has your Leo club used new technology to make club administration easier? They have 5 videos, so far. (Video 2 has 2 parts.) Please check it out. It's a great tool for Lions Clubs everywhere. Go Taft LEOS!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Board Meeting News Notes

Last night we had a Rainier Lions Club board meeting.  It was very productive!  We went over the menu for the Blue Grass Festival in August.  We are adding a couple of items: Sauerkraut and strawberry shortcake.  (Not together.)  We will be changing from hot dogs to polish sausage and serving the Sauerkraut to go with the doggies.  

We are looking into getting special "20th Anniversary" Blue Grass coffee mugs made to sell at this years festival.  Anyone buying a mug will get free coffee/refills during the celebration.  We plan on selling the mugs for $5.00.

Victoria has done a lot of work getting everything together for the Health Van.  There will be sight, hearing, diabetes and blood pressure testing and more.  The van will be open from 12:00 noon - 7 PM.  We need everyone to volunteer to man the van for a shift.  There will be free vaccinations provided byThurston County for school age children under the age of 18.  Two dentists have volunteered to do complimentary dental screenings for school age children, too.  WAY TO GO VICTORIA!!!!

We need to discuss several items at our next membership meeting.  The Scholorship is one item.  We have 2 new members, who submitted their family application!  Learn who they are at our next meeting!  Victoria Fanton has agreed to become our Membership Retention Chair next year. 

George has designed a trifold flyer to go out throughout the area promoting Blue Grass. Since the Rainier Lions Club belongs to the local Chamber of Commerce, we can advertise our festival in their newsletter. (George and I ordered a Lion costume last night. The size is 42" chest maximum, so we will need someone who can wear it during the festival.)

Thank you to everyone who attended our board meeting. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Link on Dr. OZ Lions Presentation

“This first-ever women’s symposium is being held to raise awareness of the various health services Lions Club offers to members of the community,” Dr. Paul Lynn of San Francisco Preventive Medical Group said. 

Renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, author and TV host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, was the keynote the symposium.  The conference was hosted by Lions Club of District 4-C4.

For more information click the link below:

Dr. OZ Speaks at Lions Club Health Symposium

Dr. Mehmet Oz@DrOz

Sent out a Tweet on March 10, 2012:  Looking forward to my Bay Area visit today. I’ll be speaking at the Lions Club Health Symposium. The link to the Lions Club website is:   

Check it out!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lions Clubs Return to Free Our Cedar Trees!!!!

District 19C Spring Environmental Project

We received a flyer from Dave Pratt about a park clean up project "Spring Environmental Project for District 19C"   that is being held on April 21 from 9 AM  - 12 NOON in Puyallup to weed and clean up the area around the 400 cedar trees that were planted along Silver Creek at  1014 12th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371

If you have any questions, please email Dave Pratt:

Dave Pratt, PDG
Environmental Chairperson, District 19C
PO Box 1181
Yelm, WA 98597
Phone: 360.791.6531

Saturday, March 3, 2012



Ask your Congressman to Co-Sponsor the Lions Clubs Century of Service Commerative Coin Act.

If passed, the Lions CLubs Century of Service Commerative Coin Act, H.R. 2139, will:

  • Authorize the U.S. Treasury to mint 400,000 $1.00 coins to commerate the 100th anniversary in 2017 at no additional cost to the government or taxpayers.
  • Generate up to $8 million to help the visually impaired, disabled, youth and those affected by disaster
  • Publicize Lions accomplishments.
We need your help to secure 290 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives!
  • Look up your legislator by zip- code at
  • Call your legislator today by using this phone script.

"Hello my name is Lion (insert first and last name) from (insert club name) Lions Club.  As a constituent, I am requesting that you co-sponsor the Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commerative Coin Act, H.R. 2139, celebrating the 100thanniversary of Lions Clubs International in 2017.

Passage of the legistation would raise critical resources for ongoing Lions programs for the visually impaired, disabled, youth and those affeted by disaster.

Thank you,

(You may be asked to leave your full name, address and phone number.)

Questions:  Visit or email them at:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Rainier Lions Family Fun Day!!!!!

April 15, 2012 we will be hosting the Rainier Lions Club Family Fun Day at the Rainier Chapel from 12:00 - 3:00 PM.  

Build & fly your own homemade kite.
Enter paper airplane & kite flying contests. 

Come enjoy Hot Dogs and drinks!!!

Bring your whole neighborhood!

For more information, call Rod Mitchell at:  (360) 259-4070.

BINGO is coming!!!