Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rainier Lions Club Minutes for June 10, 2013

Rainier Lions Club Agenda 06/10/13

Guests:  Mike O'Byrne, Pat Baron, Marna Keller

Members:  George Johnson, Linda Johnson, Evan Burnett, Dawn Kenny (& her 3 children), Bill & Terry Randahl, Bud & Julia Green (& their 2 children, 
Linda Lazelle, Rodney Mitchell, Bernice Beck, Art Runyan, Ron Lind, Chris Beck

Pledge of Allegiance
Sing:  America
KL George Johnson - Prayer & Quotes

Mike O'Byrne:  Two topics -  Head of the Photo Contest.  (Gave George a copy of the rules.)  Environmental Photo Contest.  Sent a copy of photos that were entered in previous contests for our members to see. 
Fundraising Idea:  Walk can be exceptionally profitable.  Host the walk on the trail starting here in Rainier.  Wants us to talk about doing this walk together with Lacey Midday Lions Club.  Find a sponsor for T-Shirts and portabile restrooms.  $30 is the low end price range.  5K, 10K, 15K.  We both have 501-c3 foundations that would be helpful in getting funds to buy T-shirts.  (We have restrooms, so portable restrooms aren't necessary.)  Joint committee to get the fundraiser together.  (Planning for next year on the Sunday after Round-up Days.)

George- Sportsman's Club - Ice Cream Social the Friday night of Rainier Round-up Days. 
Rochester Lions Raffles off a cord of wood - made $800 last year.  May do this during Bluegrass
Blood mobile?
Purchase soda in cans for Bluegrass
Cub Scouts,  Boy Scouts & American Heritage Girls will help with the dinners & Breakfasts - on Friday, Sat & Sun

The Air show is moved to  August 10 & 11

Food Bank auction on June 22 to buy personal items like soap  & toiletries.

20th anniversary next meeting  Catered meal, inductions and celebration at the next meeting.

Community BBQ - in July???  Invite other groups in the community.

Pat asked about PPN and freezing or canning the fruit.  She'll talk to Jacqualine Pratt about canning nectarines.

Linda L.  PPN email address 

County is dragging their feet on the concession stand in W. Park.  George will write a letter to the city of Rainier for an update.

Pat:  LERC - new machine to read progressive lenses automatic lensometers.  Should increase their output.  Bill Miller is setting up training with Michael Petty to teach how to use lensometers.

Ron Lind:  Fundraiser - Insuk has lots of 5 gallon buckets that we could use to make into stools to sell.  He has 20 so far.  They are acquiring about 3 buckets a month.  Fishing, gardening, planters, (bug-out bucket? For Boy Scouts?)

Rainier Lions Club Agenda for June 10, 2013


MEAL 6:30-7 P.M.

Pledge of Allegiance
KL George:  PRAYER

Eleanor Roosevelt —“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.”

Helen Keller—“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

Introduction:  Last meetings minutes are on the blog (online)

1. Guest Speaker:  Mike O’Byrne
2. PPN Visitations going forward.
3. Scholarship was announced.
4. Bluegrass
  • Additional Banners?
  • Sportsman Club Fri. night
  • Raffle 1 cord of wood?
  • Blood mobile? 
  • Burger Den (Air Show Aug 10 & 11)
  • Purchase cans of soda
  • Make our own Burger Wagon for future use?  Anyone with a flat bed trailer they’d like to donate?
5. Summer FREE lunch program runs   June 24 – August 29th (need volunteers.)
6.  Food Bank Auction June 22, 2013 6 – 10 PM Volunteers and donations needed.
7.  Dinner at next meeting? 
8.  Combined summer cookout?


City Council meets 2nd & 4th Tues. at 7:00 PM

Senior Center Lunch:  Mon & Wed at noon $2.50 each
Together:  1st & 2nd Wed 5 PM City Hall

Rainier Food Bank: Food available Wed & Sat 9 – 12

Read newsletters that you were sent


June 12-25: Secretary Training (Choice of dates)

June 22:  Rainier Emergency Food Bank Auctions (Live & Silent) Live Music 6 – 10 PM.

June 23:  Picnic @ Dee McDermott’s

June 24 – August 29:  FREE lunch program for school age children under 18 years of age

June 27:  LERC 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Peaches Pears & Nectarines

August 10 & 11th –Air Show

Bluegrass Festival

Support Our:

Rainier Cub Scouts,

Boy Scouts

American Heritage Girls!