Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wheelchair van finds new owner

A Bainbridge Island family donated a wheelchair van they no longer needed, and it went to a local family who did have a need for it.  Jim Sund at North Kitsap Auto Rebuild fixed the fender at a greatly reduced cost to assist in this effort.

Monday, May 18, 2015

One more Lion on The Lions Journey

Congrats to Lion Larry Linn for earning this award - The Lions Journey for Service, Growth and Leadership - presented to him by President Dennis Peters at our May 14 meeting.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Postal food drive nets tons

Members of the Lions and other volunteers helped pick-up food from the Poulsbo Post Office food drive that collected food for NK Food Bank. Above middle and right, Lions Steve Calhoun and Linda Burris (also a Fishline employee). Burris said 10,700 pounds of food was picked up!

Postal employees picked up food left by customers along their postal routes. Lions and volunteers were asked to drive routes where the postal employees didn't want to pick up the food.

A great haul that helped to fill the food bank shelves.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Collecting donations for sight

Leo (aka Ginger Shields) and Steve Calhoun took the first shift at the Poulsbo Farmers Market - our first time here for White Cane Days May 1 and 2. Our Poulsbo Noon Club collected more than $2,800 over the two days, while the Evening Pride Branch Club collected $1,700+ in the Kingston area.

A boy and his mom greet Leo at the farmers market.

You don't have to be a Poulsbo Lion to help out! The entire Vincent family - Kelley, Eric and little Regan - collected donations at Albertson's for our club.
Chase and Sylvie Blais helped out (which happens when your mom is co-chair of the event), and their cousin, Regan Vincent, stayed on for another hour so she could be with them at Albertson's.

Jim Stark shook down people at the post office. It's one of our best sites for donations!

The number one spot for White Cane Days - downtown Poulsbo! Here is Pat Osler with a giant collection jar.

Mike Regis and Denise Zaske took the second shift at Poulsbo Farmers Market.
Dennis Deitch covered a second part of the four-way intersection downtown.
Miss Great Peninsula's Outstanding Teen, Abigail Dominguiano stopped by the Kingston Market for a few hours on Saturday.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ask One Today!

Ask someone to come to one of our meetings - on us! We've got White Canes this Friday and Saturday, a Postal Food Drive May 9, and our Pancake Breakfast May 16 and 17. What a great way to get involved in our community!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Lots of trout caught at Fishing Derby

It's not hard to tell Lion Herb is in charge of our Fishing Derby with a cap like that!

A table was set up with bait, bobbers and more at the NK Horticulture Pond Saturday, April 25.

Aiden Krech, age 11, caught this 16" trout, which was cleaned by Lion Kent Lord's grandson, Thorne Tolliver (below). Thorne is a sophomore at North Kitsap High School.
Herb and Kent

It was a beautiful day, though a little wet and chilly in the early morning.

Lions Elda, John and Patrick helped young fishermen get set up.

Poulsbo Middle School Leo Alex Vousboukis and a happy fisherman. Alex removed the hook from the fish for this boy.

These happy faces greeted all who entered through the chainlink fence and gate. (Left to right): PMS Leo Abby Sheldon and volunteer Inga Mansker-Stoker, and NKHS Leos Jenae Arnold and Kiley Pugh offer refreshments. Lions Elda Armstrong, John MacDonald, and Patrick Osler are standing around the table on the right.
Our club provided the refreshments - doughnuts, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, tea and water - while Leos benefitted from the donations.

King Lion Dennis Peters and his grandson, Mason, show off the live trout in the Ziploc baggy.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Viking Fest schedule is set

The Viking Fest schedule is set! Most important - our Pancake Breakfast on May 16 and 17 at the North Kitsap High School Commons, co-chaired by Lions Scott Puhn and Terry Blais. Look for the sign-up sheets at the next couple of lunch meetings.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lions build section of Fish Park boardwalk

Six Poulsbo Lions and a grandson built this section of boardwalk at Fish Park Saturday, April 18. Our club was asked to provide the $600 in material plus labor this time. Lions on the project were Dennis Peters, Chuck Weaver, Dick Prine, Steve Calhoun, Tom Settle, and Ken Rury (photos only).

Hercules, aka Chuck Weaver, showing his strength.

Dick Prine, Steve Calhoun and others adding the side boards.

Dick adds the final bolt.

Mason Peters, King Lion Dennis' grandson, was a big help.

Getting it set up.

Tom Settle making a cut.

Making it look pretty.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Swim, screenings and more

Here's an update on what your club has been doing:

We had another good turnout for our free community swim on April 11, with 35 people (adults and kids) splashing around the NK Pool.

Our vision team screened 43 people (3 adults, 40 kids) at Gateway in Poulsbo on April 14.

We have Lions working on the Fish Park boardwalk this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. And more Lions at Fish Park on Sunday for a work party (bring work gloves!).