Message from our new President,
Bruce Mac Nair
Hello fellow Coupeville Lions. As president, I have the privilege of writing a few words each month for Cagey Comments. I hope to keep them brief but informative, leaving enough space for other lions to
do some “roaring”. If you have an interesting story, an update on your favorite function, or just a few
words of encouragement, let us all hear them.
Success at anything new requires having a vision and setting goals. That is no easy task, when everything seems to be running like a well-oiled machine. We don’t want to re-invent any wheels, but there is always room for improvement, here and there. I have some ideas of my own, but the input should come from more than just one source. To that end, I’ll soon be announcing a special “See the vision and Set the Goals” meeting. We need to have a blueprint first, before we start with the building. Without the blueprint, the building will not make any sense. But this club belongs to all of us, and each Coupeville Lion can have input. As I said, we are not going to re-invent the wheel. A little tweaking and fine tuning, however, plus some new visions and goals will help to keep our club healthy and vibrant. to continue reading . . .
Burger Burn, Wednesday, July 8th. Come to the 36th After-the-Lions-Annual-Garage-Sale-Picnic, aka “Burger Burn”.
This year’s celebration of all of our hard work to once again put on the best Garage Sale anywhere will be held in the Coupeville Town Park on Wednesday, July 8 th starting at 6:00pm. All Lions, Leos, family, friends, and neighbors who worked on setting up and running the Sale are invited to join us at no cost. We will serve sirloin burgers, condiments, potato salad, “Kohl” Slaw (dressing by Lion John Kohlmann!), and a dessert, along with hot and cold beverages.
You will have one last chance to get your entry into the “Guess the Gate” pool; your guess on how much we grossed during the two days of the sale. The winner will be the entry that comes closest to the total, to be announced that evening at the end of the picnic. Pre-sales income and sales expenses will be tallied later and the official amount will be announced at the meeting on July 22nd .
Lions Camp Horizon News July 13-14 see page 2 this issue Cagey Comments for more information
August 3-13- Ebey's Reserve Field School, Restoration of the Coupe House. Now that this year’s great garage sale is over and Coupeville Lions are getting their well deserved rest, it is time to start looking forward to Ebey's Reserve/Coupeville Lions eighth annual Building Preservation Field School.
This year’s school, restoring the Capt Thomas Coupe House at 504 Ninth Street in Coupeville, will be held the first two weeks of August. Unlike past years when the school was four weeks long, this year the school will be only two weeks, August 3-14, Monday thru Friday. Sessions are four hours in length, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We will learn how to restore and practice restoration of windows and siding. This school is open to individuals with all levels of experience.
This is one of the oldest houses on Whidbey; built by the namesake for Coupeville in 1852. This project provides participants with a rare opportunity to get up close to and to study this historic structure on the shores of Penn Cove.
Sarah Steen, Preservation Coordinator at Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve, will be re-viewing the project at our meeting on July 22nd. A sign up sheet will be available at that time.
If you have any questions, please contact Ron Boyer at
Captain Thomas Coupe's home, ca 1933