Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kyle's Special Heart

Please join the Rainier Lions Club in supporting the 
Kyle Lindemann fundraiser:

Kyle was born March 15, 2013, weighing in at 8 pounds 14.9 ounces.  He was 20.5 inches long.  When he was 28 hour old, standard newborn testing was done and he failed the pulseox test repeatedly.  This showed that he potentially had congenital heart defects.  He was eventually transferred to Seattle's Children's Hospital, where they found he has a unique set of CHD's that will require a minimum of three surgeries to correct.

Please feel free to visit Kyle's Special Heart webpages at: or

Timberland Regional Library Summer Reading 2013

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

White Cane Days Results for 2013


Art & Linda giving out White Canes to Jim Bob customers.

Linda handing a White Cane to an active soldier:
Thank you for serving.

King Lion George Johnson at Jim Bob's Chuck Wagon.  
He set up this fundraiser with Cheryl, one of the owners of the restaurant.  

Rodney eating dinner at Jim Bob's.  (He's come to relieve George J.)

Bernice Beck, right after she arrives to give out White Canes.

George Johnson - enjoying the atmosphere at Jim Bob's with his friends, Rod & Bernice.

MAY 2:  Thank you Lions Art Runyan, Linda Lazelle, George & Linda Johnson and Rod Mitchell for handing out white canes to customers at Jim Bob's Chuck Wagon in McKenna on Thursday, May 2nd from 10 AM to 7 PM.

We all agree -- Jim Bob's staff give great service and the food is tasty. They made us feel very welcome being there. It was enjoyable promoting Rainier Lions to the friendly customers. If you haven't eaten there -- we can highly recommend giving it a try.

We will be receiving our donation from the Restaurant within a few days.


MAY 4:  Thank you to the new Lions Bud & Julia Green and Terri & Bill Rendahl, President George Johnson and Rainier High School student Tori Skinner for handing out white canes to customers at the Rainier Texaco on Saturday, May 4th from 10 AM to 3:45 PM. Rich & Kelly Hill and family stopped by also. The weather was the best to be working outdoors! The Lions were excited to tell customers their white cane donations support projects to restore sight and hearing. Bud Green enthusiastically gave white canes to customers at the gas pumps who didn't need to go into the store -- this definitely helped donations for the day.

We will give all of our members a financial update when Jim Bob's gives their donation.  George set up for white canes both mornings. 

With everyone having projects of your own, work, family, etc., it is so much appreciated that you have taken time once again to make sure the Rainier Lions fundraiser was adequately staffed and successful. It is wonderful working with all of you. Thank You!

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Bernice Beck

Lions World Diabetes Day Webinar

Lions - Get Ready for World Diabetes Day 2013!
LIONS CLUB MEMBERS: Join us for a Webinar on May 22
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
World Diabetes Day (WDD), led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), is celebrated every year on November 14 to engage millions of people in diabetes awareness and advocacy.  This webinar is for Diabetes, Sight and Lions Services for Children chairpersons and other interested Lions who want to get involved with WDD projects.  The webinar will highlight an extensive range of activities, as well as resources for planning a diabetes project.  IDF presenters will discuss the growing diabetes epidemic and ways you can impact your community.  Get ready for World Diabetes Day ... and keep diabetes firmly in the public spotlight.
Lions - Get Ready for World Diabetes Day 2013!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FREE Lunch Program for Youth in Rainier WA (Summer 2013)

 Volunteers are needed to cook and serve lunch.  Please contact Julia Pia for more information about volunteering:

Phone:  (360) 867-3233

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rare Helen Keller Video on May LION Digital Magazine

Watch historic newsreel footage and other rare films of Helen Keller with Anne Sullivan in the digital May LION Magazine.
View these videos in the LION Magazine to see Helen speak about her greatest disappointment and meet with Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra and other legendary figures. Also, a 1950s documentary presents Helen's daily life.