Saturday, July 2, 2016

Outstanding Leos honored with awards

We have more fabulous North Kitsap High Leo awards to share with you! Gillian Grenan was the NKHS Leo Club vice president for 2015-2016. She came to our June 30 lunch meeting to receive her Lions scholarship from our Lion President Kent Lord. Way to go!

These girls sang for our club! From left: Emily Jones, Hope Doherty and Bryndis Hill with President Kent Lord.

Tara Battaglia was selected Leo of the Year. In addition to the framed award, she gets her name engraved on the plaque that hangs at NKHS. Tara is the secretary for the Leo Club starting in the fall.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

New officers come in, awards given out

June Cotner receives the Invisible Lion Award with Sandi Dahlquist and President Kent Lord looking on. June handles PR for our club and is responsible for the articles and photos published about our club in the local newspaper.
Poulsbo Lions enjoyed an evening celebration at The Point Casino June 23 that included the installation of officers for 2016-2017, and awards. It was the first year our club has used that venue.

Incoming officers are Kent Lord (president), John Macdonald (1st vice president), Steve Calhoun (2nd vice president), and Ginger Shields (3rd vice president), Jay and Sandi Dahlquist (treasurer and secretary, respectively), Sherri Burch (membership), Scott Puhn (tail twister), Andy Hento (lion tamer) and our board of directors - Dennis Deitch, Greg Supancheck, Jan Kelly and Bob Springer.

Steve Calhoun earns the President's Appreciation Award with Sandi and Kent looking on.
Awards were given to Tom Stark (Rookie of the Year), Andy Hento (Spirit Award for his ever-present cheerful demeanor), and Terry Blais (Martin Anderson Lion of the Year).

Award winner Jim Schoettler, Sandi, Barb Stark and Kent.
Barb Stark presented Jim Schoettler with the Gordon Smith Fellowship because Jim Stark had specifically chosen Jim as the recipient. A special appreciation award was presented by King Lion Kent to Barb and her family in memory of Jim Stark, who passed away in April.

Our newest Melvin Jones Fellow John Macdonald, receiving his plaque from Sandi.
North Kitsap High teacher and Leo Club Advisor Stephen Nolet received an award from Karl Ostheller for his service.
Karl Ostheller presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Leo advisor Stephen Nolet, who teaches at North Kitsap High School. All four Leo advisors were invited to the banquet. Jim Stark coerced Nolet into taking on the Leo Club, promising him his room at the school in return.

Joe Stenstrom received the first Lennie Baylor Scholarship Award from Sandi.
Joe Stenstrom was awarded a scholarship in memory of Lion Lennie Baylor, who died earlier this year. Joe will be continuing his education at Western Washington University, where he is an excellent student!

Our honorary Lion, Barb Stark.

Barb Stark gives incoming president, Kent Lord, his gavel and president's pin.

Ida Malone, past district governor, helped install the club's new officers and Scott Puhn was our master of ceremonies.

District Governor Al Hedstrom, Linda and Dick Prine, John Macdonald and Barb Stark.

Lana and Steve Swann seated, then from left: Candy Peters, Ginger Shields, Dennis Peters,Linda and Bob Springer.

A few of our newest Lions! Seated from left: Marta Maxwell, Ann Best, Jan Kelly and Sherri Burch. Standing, Pat Burch and Cecilie Burleson.

Karen Reitan with Val and Larry Linn.

Dennis and Denise Deitch with Bev Puhn.

Karl and Pauline Ostheller with Scott and Karen Calhoun.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Handful of scholarships given out June 16


Lions Roger Sherrard and Karl Ostheller present NKHS Leo Gemma Ferland with the 100% Leo Club President Award. Gemma is the first to receive the Jim Stark Memorial Leo Scholarship. She is headed for the University of British Columbia. The Leo of the Year for NKHS is Tara Battaglia, who will be the club secretary for 2016-2017.


A few of our pancake breakfast scholarship winners came to the Poulsbo Noon Lions' June 16 lunch meeting. These are outstanding teens! They all just graduated from North Kitsap High School. Above, President Kent Lord with North Kitsap High scholarship recipients Zach Halstead, Gemma Ferland and Kiley Pugh.

Lion Roger gave Zach Halstead what is only the second Raab Foundation Scholarship. Zach was an active NKHS Leo and is headed to the University of Portland.

Lion Roger hands Kiley Pugh a scholarship check. Kiley and Gemma were co-salutatorians for their NKHS graduating class. Kiley is headed to Oregon State University to study in the field of biology.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Evening Pride adds Power

Evening Pride President welcomes newest member Diane Power to the Poulsbo Lions with her sponsor, Jan Kelly, on the right.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Hillbilly Horseshoes featured at zone picnic

Lions know how to have fun! These photos - including games of Hillbilly Horseshoes (complete with toilet seats) are from our zone picnic on Saturday, June 4. Above is our Zone Chair Ginger Shields with David Risley.

 Nothing says fun like throwing toilet seats!

District Governor Al Hedstrom, Mike Peterson and Pat Burch.

Dave Risley tosses close to the plunger.
Past zone chair Pat Burch

Elda and Herb Armstrong watch the games.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Lions, Leos help at CF Walk

Some Poulsbo Lions and NKHS Leos helped set up for the Cystic Fibrosis Walk Saturday, setting up tables and chairs, moving chain link fence sections, setting up hay bales for people to sit on while listening to live music, and taping up and painting signs. Event registration started at 9 in a field behind Home Depot. There were monster trucks, a classic car show, military and law enforcement vehicles, a Home Depot kid project, coloring contest and more!

Leos and kids help paint in the CF Walk logo stencil at the starting line.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Best, Willits receive blue vests

Congrats to Lions Ann Best and Chris Willits on receiving their official blue vests at today's noon meeting! New members are given a yellow vest and earn the blue one after completing a series of tasks.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

I love a parade!

Lion Ginger Shields (aka Leo the Lion) leads our Poulsbo Lions down the parade route Saturday at Viking Fest. That's Pat Burch, VDG Jan Weatherly and Sherri Burch carrying the centennial banner, with the pickup (notice the eyeglasses!), Leos walking alongside and Lions riding on the bed.

We had a minion on our float!

Lions Jacquelin Stenstrom and Karl Ostheller hold signs about what our club is all about.

Pancakes: A Viking Fest tradition and $10k in scholarships!

Miss Poulsbo Kaitlyn Morrell oversees Little Miss Poulsbo Olivia Jensen
as she learns the secrets of making perfect pancakes!
Poulsbo Noon Lions are giving out $10,000 in scholarships this year! Thanks to everyone who came and ate at our pancake breakfast at NK High May 21 and 22.

This event was chaired by Scott Puhn and John Macdonald. They secured $1,600 from sponsors (many thanks to First Security Bank, Grunden's, Liberty Bay Auto, Modern Dentistry and the Clearwater Casino. If you get the opportunity, please thank these businesses for helping us help student scholars!).

The scholarship recipients (four at $2,000 each and two at $1,000 each) won't be named until after their schools' awards nights. One special $2,000 scholarship given this year is in memory of Jim Stark, our club president who recently passed away.

Volunteer Kelley Vincent shows off the great-looking pancakes coming off of the grills at the pancake breakfast Saturday morning. Chase Blais, 17, is on the left.

The breakfast grossed $9,588, and the club had a large expense to deal with ($1,350 to repair the 1940s mixer), but the Raab Foundation contributed $4,000, along with $2,000 donated for the Jim Stark Scholarship.

Lion Dick Prine whips up another batch of batter in the rehabbed mixer.

Sylvie Blais, 15, served up warm butter and syrup - a crowd favorite!

A close-up of the magical pancakes.

Sausage links

Scrambled eggs

Evening Pride Lions Dottie Ridgeway and Cecilie Burleson were selling $5 raffle tickets for a Holland American cruise for 2. Other Evening Pride members were conducting vision screening near the entrance of the breakfast.

Lions Neil Torvik, Jim Schoettler, Sandi and Jay Dahlquist at the money/ticket table.

Many of the Saturday morning crew: Lions Pat Burch, Steve Calhoun, Joe Stenstrom, Chris Willets, Sherri Burch, Dennis Deitch, Greg Supanchek, and Charles Peach.

We love having area Leo students helping us out! In the drink and condiments area were (from left): NKHS seniors Madi Skansi and Savanna Obernberger, KHS sophomore Connor Clifford, and Lion Sherri Burch.

Lion Dennis Tesch cooking eggs to order.

Helen and sign man Mike Thatcher wait while Dennis Tesch cooks their eggs.

Lion Dennis Peters loves making pancakes!

What the heck? Lol. Steve Calhoun grabs a grill thermometer from Dennis Peters' pocket.

Lion Ken Rury designed a special Facebook banner during the breakfast.

From left: Dennis Peters, Dick Prine, President Kent Lord, co-chair Scott Puhn, Dennis Tesch, and co-chair John Macdonald.

Nothing is better than a good breakfast with friends!

Sponsors like First Security Bank helped offset some costs and enable us to give more scholarships.

Sponsorships added $1,600 to the pancake breakfast budget.

Many thanks to the local businesses that supported our club!

Evening Pride members David Risley and Marta Maxwell conduct vision screening.

Evening Pride Lions Joyce Smith, Nancy Patzer and Erika Risley sell cruise raffle tickets.

Larry Linn griddles with Kent Lord shuttling pancakes from grill to serving station.

John Macdonald and Tom Stark clean up the dirty dishes.