Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dictionary Day in Rainier - Thank You from The Phoenix Rising School


Thank you so much for visiting our school and brightening our day with the delivery of dictionaries to the 3rd and 4th grade students!  I went into the classroom after you left and every student had a huge smile on their face, they were so excited about the gift you had brought each of them.  

We are so impressed with your organization.  The staff at Phoenix Rising thanks you and appreciates the great work that you and the Rainier Lions Club are doing to serve our local community!



Jessica CaldwellSchool Administrator
Igniting the Joy of lifelong Learning
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UPDATE October 1, 2014:  

Thanks again George, I just wanted to tell you that my son is in the third grade class, he is calling his dictionary his "precious" and slept with it last night tucked under his arm.

We appreciate you!


Thank you so much George!  It was so nice meeting you on Tuesday.  I hope Jessica shared with you that her son was so excited about his dictionary that he actually slept with it that evening.  The kids are sharing all sorts of interesting facts that they are reading in their dictionaries.
Many thanks,
Megan (Moskwa)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Big Lots - Friends & Family Coupons

We received the following coupons from Big Lots to share with our friends and family.  They are good on October 5, 2014 at any Big Lots store in the nation.  Big Lots now carries milk, cheese and some frozen items, as well as canned and prepared food.  

You can find everything you need at Big Lots.  

A special "THANK YOU" goes out to the crew and management at the Big Lots store in Olympia for all of their support over the years.  You are a joy to work with.  

George & Linda Johnson

Lions Mission......

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lattin's Country Cider Mill & Farm Applefest & Pumpkin Patch

George & Casey just got back from Lattin's Country Cider Mill & Farm.  They brought the Applefest & Pumpkin Patch flyer home!  If you haven't been to Lattin's - you've got to go!  They have fresh homemade apple fritters on Friday's.  They make their own pastries.  Get there early, because they sell out FAST!!!!

SeaMar Health Clinic now OPEN in YELM


SeaMar Community Health Center's 
NEW Yelm Medical Clinic

Attached is information about Sea Mar located in Yelm in the old med office behind the Shell station. They provide medical services for people with or WITHOUT coverage. No one is turned away.
Reminder on Olympia Gospel Mission who provide eye exams, glasses, dental and medical to qualifying low income people at no cost

Celebrate 25 Years TOGETHER!!!!

Juliette Pia sent this invitation out to our whole community - inviting us to the 25th Anniversary of TOGETHER!!!!  

Together has an excellent Parent Resource Guide for Thurston County that can be accessed  by going to www.ThurstonTOGETHER.org  and clicking on the picture of the yellow cover ( on the lower right  hand side) 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Camp Leo "Thank You Card"

Check out the HUGE THANK YOU we got from Camp Leo!!!

Please support Camp Leo.  Camp for children with diabetes:

September 22, 2014 Agenda

Meeting September 22, 2014

Pledge of Allegiance:
I Pledge Allegiance
To The Flag
Of The United States Of America
And To The Republic
For Which It Stands
One Nation
Under God,
With Liberty
And Justice
For All.

My country 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountain side
Let freedom ring.

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills,
My heart with rapture fills
Like that above.
Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our fathers' God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might
Great God, our King!

Our Prayer; Our Pledge; Our Song:

Where Lions meet be present Lord,
And fill our hearts with one accord.
To do thy will, Lord make us strong
To aid the weak and right the wrong.
Health Van Update:  Ruth Bernstein
Road Clean Up – October 4th
Fuji Apple Sales: Linda L   
Dictionary date, who will be attending.  (Donation letter sent to Timberland Bank.) Linda L & George J
Halloween in the Park: Brenda F & Cub Scouts please donate decorations
Fall Convention - Ballots
Burger Den – REF take over? -  George
School Principals Meeting with Superintendent: George J
Ann Moss’s Door:  George
Tacoma SE 60th Anniversary Invitation:  George Johnson
Welcome to Rainier Signs are back up:  Evan & Chris B    Bury Hatchet with City Hall.  Do we want to put flowers in the beds? -  George
Bluegrass fees - $5.00 increase next year?
Christmas Party – date and menu discussion:  Evan B.
Tail Twister
Rainier Community Gardens 1st Tuesday RHS
Senior Center Lunch:  Mon & Wed at noon - $2.50 each
City Council meets 2nd & 4th Tues at 7 PM
Rainier Community Cares – 1st & 2nd Wed. @ Valley Heart Church
Sportsman’s Club – 1st Mon @ 7 PM
City Council – 2nd & 4th Tues. @ 7 PM
Rainier Food Bank:  Wed & Sat 9 – 12 noon
Historical Soc. – 3rd Thurs. @ 6:30 PM
Valley Heart Breakfast – last Saturday of the month Sat 9 – 11 AM – Free – menu varies - great food!
September 25:  LERC
September 30:  Special meeting with Tim Garchow, principals and Rainier Lions Club member George Johnson
October 4:  Road Clean-up Hwy 507
October 5:  Tacoma SE Lions 60th Anniversary
October 18 & 19:  MD-19 Fall Conference at Ocean Shores
Support Our: Rainier Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts

Tacoma Southeast Lions 60th Anniversary Party!

Hi Lions,  

We received an invitation to members of our club to attend the 60th anniversary celebration of the Tacoma Southeast Lions on October 5, 2014.  The cost is $30.00 per person and you must RSVP with a check enclosed by September 27, 2014.  

If you are attending:  Please print a copy of the RSVP notice & fill out to send in with your check to:  Kim Riley   5918 East "Q" Street   Tacoma, WA 98404


Welcome To Rainier Signs

We were driving to the Rainier Senior Center to have lunch, when we caught the city doing something good today!!!!  The Public Works crew had put the "WELCOME TO RAINIER" signs back and were painting the sign holders!!!  The signs and sign holders look beautiful!!!!  Linda

The “Welcome to Rainier” signs were taken down this Spring because of excess weathering. The general consensus was that they were way beyond being salvaged and could not be put back up.
Driving into town this morning, I noticed Ron and his public works crew were putting the signs back up. The city did it, the mayor, council, public works and city hall staff all managed somehow to bring those signs back to life and they look great. A job very well done. Make sure you thank them all when traveling through town.


Thank you CITY of RAINIER!!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rainier Fire Update....

When we were driving to Rainier Community Garden class on Fermentation, which was held at RHS, we passed the Rainier Market.  The store is surrounded by a chain link fence.  The burned out openings have been covered with plywood and there is a huge dumpster out front.  We were told that the market is going to be restored.  All the activity at the market indicates that they're starting to work on it.

Putting the new tile flooring in before the Rainier Market reopened a few months ago....

Courtesy of Nisqually Valley News

Our hearts go out to Sarb, Jesse & their business partners.  They've been through so much just getting the market up and running.  They start getting some regular business and then there's a fire.  What a terrible, heartbreaking experience this has been for them.   

Please keep an eye out on the Rainier Market.  They owners are wonderful people.  They've put a lot into Rainier and the Market.  When they re-open, please go visit them and support their business.  

Support the Rainier Market!!

What Really Matters.......

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

On this day September 17, 1787

By Scott Bartlett:

Did you know? On this day, September 17, 1787 - forty-two of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their final meeting. Only one item of business occupied the agenda that day, to sign the Constitution of the United States of America.

Eight myths about the Constitution

Only 5 men signed both the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. One of the was Benjamin Franklin (National Archives Identifier 532849)
Only 5 men signed both the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. One of them was Benjamin Franklin. (National Archives Identifier 532849)
Constitution Day is September 17. We’ve got events, programs, and activities at National Archives locations across the United States.
Read the article:  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Shawmut, MA????? I like Boston Better!!!

by Scott Bartlett

Did you know? On this day, September 16, 1630 - The village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
Did you know? On this day, September 16, 1630 - The village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
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Lions 2014 Environmental Photo Contest

Camp Leo "Thank You"

We received a special "Thank You" card from Camp Leo.  Check it out!!!  

Remember to support Camp Leo - a camp for children with diabetes:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Today on: September 15, 1858

Did you know? On this day, September 15, 1858 - The first mail service begins to the Pacific Coast of the U.S. under government contract. Coaches from the Butterfield Overland Mail Company took 12 days to make the journey between Tipton, MO and San Francisco, CA. - Scott Bartlett

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Star-Spangled Banner

From Scott Bartlett of Yore Performers:

Did you know? On this day, September 14, 1814 - Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry," after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD, during the War of 1812. The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.

Scott Bartlett Another interesting fact is that his grandson was a newspaper editor, who was arrested because his paper published anti-Lincoln articles about Lincoln's unconstitutional actions during the beginning of the Civil War. He was wished away and imprisoned at Fort McHenry on the same anniversary that his grandfather saw the attack on Fort McHenry and was inspired to write what would later become the Star-Spangled Banner. His grandson wrote a book about his unlawful imprisonment (because their was no warrant for his arrest, he never stood trial, and was later just released after months of imprisonment) and mentioned the irony of his initial arrest on that day and his prison.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rainier Market Destroyed by Fire

According to the Olympian, it looks like the fire that started with faulty wiring at the Rainier Market at about 11:20 PM, destroyed the whole building.  It's going to be a total loss.  This is sad news.  Sarb and Jesse have worked very hard at the market.  It was starting to take off.  Our hearts go out to them and their family.

Olympian Article about Rainier Market Fire

Facebook posting by Thurston County Scanner:

Overnight posts to page thanks to Aaron MacLean "Commercial structure fire. Rainier Market, Rainier. Active fire with heavy smoke and explosions heard inside building. Threat to gas pumps. Defensive strategy." This came to our page around 11:30 last night.