Monday, November 14, 2016

Rainier Lions Club activities and SERVICE projects July - Dec 2016

Rainier Lions Club activities and SERVICE projects 

for 1st half of Lions year July - Dec. 2016.


July 3rd week - Capital Lake Fair Lions Burger Den, provide person power to cooking and serve..

August- 2nd week. Peaches Pears and Nectarines (PPNs project) fruit arrives Sat. August 13th
        8 AM at Rainier Chapel. 815 boxes for 2016 and every group that sells gets $5./ box.
        for their community SERVICE Projects. Any non-profit is invited to participate.
      - Rainier Round UP Days parade float and Bluegrass in Wilkowski Park 4th Friday & Sat.
      - Burger Den with breakfast, lunch & dinner for bluegrass musicians and visitors and
      - corn feed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM.

Sept. - Dictionaries for 3rd graders in every school in Rainier School District public & private.
        Lions Sight & Hearing van screening for all elementary students in Rainier Schools.
      ( Rainier Lions is planning to expand this project to all Day Cares in Rainier in 2016)
       - Healthy Snacks for students in all classes of Rainier School District for school year.

Oct. - Apple sales to support Camp Leo for kids with type II diabetes in WA held every summer.
       Support Halloween in the Park if requested by the group running it.

Nov.-Donations to Food Bank, Food Baskets for families through American Legion & Rainier Auxiliary.

     Spouffske Christmas Tree sales and donations for needy families in Rainier w/o Christmas!
Dec. - Support / help the group(s) Caroling for Cans to collect food for food bank when requested.
Jan. Feb. Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit working with N. Thurston Kiwanis to support SERVICE projects.

Mar.- Lions MD-19 Spring conferences and training for all Lions in the multiple districts.

April - Youth essay contest for elementary and high school students.

May _ Dinner for the TOP FIVE Seniors in Rainier High School
    - REF Auction and scholarships ( in 2016 Rainier Lions awarded scholarships to 3 seniors.

June - New member inductions / club officer nominations / elections / installations.

 The Lions year ends June 30, 2017.   The next Lions Club International year begins July 1, 2017

Friday, September 2, 2016

Rainier Bluegrass Pictures 2016

Nancy Bay has given permission for her Rainier Bluegrass Pickin' Party pictures to be posted here on our blog.  Thank you Nancy!

Art & Charlotte Runyan's dog "Buddy."

Art & Charlotte Runyan.  The couple who started
the Rainier Bluegrass Pickin' Party over 20 years ago...

Charlotte Runyan playing her harpsichord.

Bluegrass Pickin' Party Float in the Rainier Round-up Days Parade.

Fishnet Stocking / High Heel Lamp.  Ooo la la! 

Rainier Lions President:  Chris Beck

Left to Right:  Teena, Sharon, George (back) Lori, Linda & Thela.
Ladies helping at the Rainier Senior Center Bake Sale.

Rainier Lions Club Burger Den - 
being run by adults and students 
from several Rainier School groups.