Wednesday, September 2, 2015

We do amazing things

Right now we have our Annual Birthday Calendars on sale for $6 each. All monies go right back into the NK Community! Also, we're gearing up for our Oct. 10 Dinner Auction. Leave a message if you'd like tickets or have something to donate!

Most recently our King Lion Jim Stark earned a pin from Lions International for sponsoring 2 new members, we had an official visit from our Zone Chair Ginger Shields (also a Poulsbo Lion), we're getting a new Leo Club going at Kingston Middle School, and members of our club passed the hat to give $400 to Fishline Food Bank.

It's GREAT to be a Poulsbo Lion.
We meet every Thursday at noon for a terrific lunch and program. Join us!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bev Puhn wins Hillbilly Horseshoe game and toilet brush

Photos courtesy of Lion Ken Rury
By Lion Ken Rury
Our Poulsbo Noon and Evening Lions picnic was tonight at Nelson Park with about 70 people attending. Got to be in my first Hillbilly Horseshoe game, basically throwing toilet seats at plungers like ...horseshoes. Guest speaker was Annika Hald who was sponsored as an Exchange to Germany to be with a family for a week, then 2 weeks at Lions Camp with 24 other countries.
Lion Tom Settle grabbed second-place honors at Hillbilly Horseshoes.

Lion Karen Reitan (left) and Lion Herb Armstrong flinging a toilet seat.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Kelly joins Poulsbo Noon Lions

King Lion Jim Stark oversees the induction of new member Jan Kelly (right). Her sponsor is her uncle, Lion Tom Settle (middle).

Tom places the Lions pin on Jan's yellow vest. Now she can start checking off the list of things to do to earn her blue vest. Congrats Tom and Jan!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Golfers put up the highest score

The Poulsbo Lions foursome of Larry Linn, Ginger Shields, John MacDonald and Chuck Weaver represented us in the Hoodsport golf tournament at the end of June. Linn said, "We took last place with ease, but there was no prize.
"Several close calls on the course - the golf cart saved Chuck from a stray shot, or was it John???  John nearly won the long drive contest!  He was edged out by twenty or so others.  I hit John in the nose with the rear hatch door on my van, causing him to spill coffee on his white shirt front - this happened before play started.
"Chuck wore pink shorts."
 Linn said he's looking forward to attending the event next year.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

$2,000 scholarship awarded

Congratulations to Isabel Beaulieu, a recent graduate of Kingston High School, on earning a $2,000 scholarship from our Poulsbo Lions-Raab Foundation. Isabel and her family came to our noon meeting June 18. Isabel has a 4.0 GPA and will be attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, most likely in math or science.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Highway interchanges are clean once again

Is it wrong to enjoy a nice stroll along the highway while picking up litter? Our club doesn't think so. We clean up three different Highway 3/Highway 305 interchanges every quarter, and it only takes about 90 minutes from start to finish. Above, you'll see Eric Blais and Chuck Weaver chatting and picking up garbage. Eric found an unopened pack of Red Bulls. Chuck found a couple of coins. But Joe Stenstrom found BMW keys and fob. Now to find the car....

Pat Burch found $10... Monopoly money. Pat and Sherri got everybody new pinchers. They're fabulous!

The one non-Lion helping out, Eric Blais, took this photo (left to right): Karl Ostheller, Chuck Weaver, Terry Blais, Eric Thanem, Lynnea Heerman, Joe Stenstrom, Denise Zaske, Sherri and Pat Burch.

Chuck, Karl and Eric cleaned up the first highway interchange.

Sherri, Joe and Denise cleaned up the third interchange and wait for Pat and his crew to arrive. It was a 70-degree, sunny day.

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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2015 Viking Fest activities for our club

This year's Viking Fest featured many new events, such as a donut-eating contest, paddleboard contest and bike tour, but our pancake breakfast has been a mainstay for 44 years. This year, $5,500 was raised for North Kitsap area scholarships at the breakfast. The Raab Foundation added $3,000, so six students will be receiving scholarships varying from $750 to $2,000 when they're invited to join us at a noon meeting.
The local Vikings LOVE our pancake breakfast, and come every year.
Little Miss Poulsbo, Addison, brightens up the cashier's table with Neil Torvik, Jim Schoettler and Jay Dahlquist.

Ginger Shields headed up our Strawberry Shortcake booth again on the waterfront, bringing in close to $700.
Looks delicious, doesn't it?

Elda Armstrong, dressed in her Norwegian best, fills a grill with pancakes.
Tom Settle and Dick Prine are the pancake batter kings.
Charles Peach helped out in the back room, keeping the batter dispensers full.
Service with a smile from Karen Reitan, and Paul and Linda Burris.

Gwen Woods and her hubby, Andy, helped out for a shift.
Chuck Weaver works his magic on the bagged eggs. He also cooked the sausage links all weekend.

Jim Stark and Kent Lord find time for breakfast and coffee.

Poulsbo's finest came for breakfast Saturday morning. We had Sherri Burch (back left) handling the drink area, along with several North Kitsap High Leos.

Herb Armstrong gives instruction to Miss Poulsbo Nicole and Little Miss Poulsbo Addison.

A Poulsbo Middle School Leo helps crack eggs for the eggs-to-order grill Dennis Tesch was cooking on.

Just a quick look at some people happily enjoying their meals in the NKHS Commons.

Here's a man who's thrilled with his breakfast!
Sandi Dahlquist and Joe Stenstrom.
Our pancake breakfast co-chair, Scott Puhn, shows his expertise on the grill.
Pat Burch and Greg Supanchek make orange juice.
Miss West Sound Outstanding Teen Mataya Giffey gets a lesson on making pancakes from Karl Ostheller.

Evening Pride Branch Club members were at the breakfast selling cruise raffle tickets for $5 apiece. From left: Joyce Smith, Dick and Ginny Risley.
Mike Alvarado and Michele Grenier were set up in one corner of the Commons to conduct vision screenings for Evening Pride.
We usually cap off Saturday with a Lions float in the parade, handing out candy. The float was ready, but the pickup wouldn't start.
Pat Burch was ready to walk in the parade with a Norwegian flag and Viking helmet. Joe Stenstrom, who organized our float, is to the right.

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.