Wednesday, April 26, 2017

May 2017 Menu

3C's Relationship Night at Rainier Chapel

I want to let you know about an upcoming relationship workshop I will be leading at the Chapel. We are inviting everyone in the community that would like to improve their relationships or help others to come and join us. Tickets will be $5 unless they RSVP early. There will be no cost for the workshop if you email me at:, or call the Rainier Chapel at: 
360) 446-2614.

Pastor Mark

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Prescription Take Back Week in Rainier

 This week RCC is sponsoring a prescription take back week here in Rainier, as a part of a larger state prescription take back campaign.  How does this involve you?  If any of you have a Facebook page, if you could please post the attached message on FB, and ask your Rainier/Yelm friends to also share it, that would be awesome.  You can also share it off our Facebook page if that would be easier.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Earth Day 2017 in Rainier

Left to Right:  Jesse Nubbe, Autumn Kenney, Chris Beck, Dawn Kenney.  Picture taken by Teri Rendahl

Today on Earth Day and my birthday Dawn, Terry, Autumn, Jesse Nubbe and myself planted flowers at the Rainier Veteran's Memorial and the flower bed by the Welcome to Rainier Sign North end of Rainier. Terry took some pics and will post them to the RLC blog.

It took a whole hour with 5 of us and we were done before the rain came and then all went to Valley Heart for breakfast with Runyon's.

Thanks to all who helped, Chris Beck, RLC, KL

Left to Right:  Jesse Nubbe, Autumn Kenney, Chris Beck, Dawn Kenney.  Picture taken by Teri Rendahl
Left to Right:  Dawn Kenney, Chris Beck, Autumn Kenney, Jesse Nubbe.  Picture taken by Teri Rendahl

Monday, April 10, 2017

Lake Lawrence Bird Study in Progress:

Lake Lawrence Bird Study in progress - New members invited:

– Lake Lawrence Bird Study in Progress, NEW MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO JOIN
An exciting citizen science bird study is currently being conducted near waterfowl concentration areas by Lake Lawrence in SE Thurston County. The monitors are made up of mostly residents from the surrounding area and Black Hills Audubon Society members. The group would love to have new members join the project.

The surveys are occurring in an area of high quality bird habitats including a 120 acre wet meadow currently being restored, the Deschutes River, Lake Lawrence and a 23 acre State designated waterfowl concentration wetland. Concerns that birds while in their diurnal and seasonal travels could collide with a 160’ cell phone tower being proposed next to these habitats is prompting this citizen science effort.

The citizen group prepared a study plan which then was peer-reviewed by the Washington State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. The survey’s goal is to 1) identify priority bird species in the area and 2) determine local migratory flyways near the proposed tower site.

The citizen group of 20+ dedicated individuals so far has worked every Thursday in 2017 for a total of 250 hours and will continue working through April and very possibly extend through the summer months. Surveys are done for three hours after sunrise and three hours before dusk. Bald Eagles, American Kestrals, Virginia Rails, Red Tail Hawks, Great Blue Herons, Bufflehead, Merganser and Gadwall ducks are some of the birds often seen from the three monitoring posts.

New volunteers are welcome and can be trained by experienced birders while conducting the survey. The area is pristine and lovely with an unimpeded view of Mt. Rainier. Please join our community effort and you will have fond memories of a secret beauty in southeast Thurston County.

For more information, please contact: Carolyn Chew, email

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Special Thank You to RSC Kitchen Staff

         THANK YOU!!!

A special "Thank You" goes out to our  kitchen staff, Teena Scott, Cindy Amidon and Nina Muehlen, who volunteer at the Rainier Senior Center.  They do a wonderful job preparing meals for our many members and visitors.  
If you haven't visited our Senior Center, come join us Monday or Wednesday.  Our center opens at 10:00 AM and lunch is served at Noon.  A $3.00 donation gives you a wholesome, home cooked meal complete with beverages of your choice, soup & or salad, entree with side dishes.  On the first meeting of the month we serve breakfast.  On the last meeting of the month we serve meatloaf - complete with all the trimmings - and birthday cake.  Come join us. 

Rainier Senior Center
108 Michigan Ave S.

(360) 446-2258