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

Miss Poulsbo Kaitlyn Morrell oversees Little Miss Poulsbo Olivia Jensen as she learns the secrets of making perfect pancakes!

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.

Lion Dick Prine whips up another batch of batter.

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.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Strawberry shortcake

Rain or shine, the strawberry shortcake leaving our booth at the waterfront during Viking Fest was well received!

Lions Pat Osler, Sherri Burch and Ginger Shield in the booth.

A happy customer gave it a thumbs up!

Lion Ken changed our Facebook banner to highlight our booth.

Central Market makes the best shortcake!

Of course the strawberries are delectable too!

Lions took 2-hour shifts from Friday through Sunday - one to make the shortcakes and the other to handle the money and customers.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Come join us!

We'd love for you to join us! We meet Thursday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Social Hall at First Lutheran Church on 4th Avenue, Poulsbo. We'll even put you to work at our pancake breakfast this weekend!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

White Cane Days brings in $4,500+ in 2016 campaign

Miss Poulsbo Kaitlyn Morrell, 18, helped Lion Pat Burch (co-chair of our club's White Cane Days event), along with 9-year-old Little Miss Poulsbo Olivia Jensen May 6 at Central Market.

Poulsbo Noon Lions collected more than $3,500 over May 6, 7 and 8 at various Poulsbo locations that included Central Market, Red Apple, downtown, the post office and Walmart. Terry Blais and Pat Burch co-chaired the event. Evening Pride Branch collected $1,004 at Kingston locations with Joyce Smith the chair.

In addition to the Lions who helped collected funds for sight conservation, we were also helped by North Kitsap High Leos, as well as a few family members and friends.

Lion Joyce Smith, Evening Pride event chair

Lion Joe Stenstrom helping at Walmart.

Lion David Risley and friends

Lions June Cotner and Scott Puhn outside the post office.

Lion Dennis Deitch collecting downtown.

Lions Sandi and Jay Dahlquist teamed up at Walmart Sunday, May 8.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lions Park gets an update

Poulsbo Lions have so much to be proud about!

Our Lions Park on the corner of 6th Avenue and Fjord, recently got some new equipment. Read about it here.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Dozens hooked at fishing derby

We had a great turnout at our Hooked on Fish event April 23 at the Horticulture Pond between Poulsbo Middle School and Poulsbo Elementary School.

Click on the link below to see more photos:

Lions Herb Armstrong (chair of the event) and Tom Stark

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Invite a friend and come on by!

We say goodbye to a good one

It's with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our beloved Poulsbo Noon Lions President Jim Stark, who passed away this afternoon.

What can we say except that he will be sorely missed. He was a warrior and inspiration to all of us in the manner he dealt with the dreaded 'C'. His leadership, mentoring skills and sarcastic humor will be missed. He is probably having a cold one and telling a story to St. Peter right now!

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nels Nelson Rd, Bremerton.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Wanted: Sponsors for pancake breakfast

$100 LEVEL - Signage outside event + 2 breakfast passes

$250 LEVEL - Signage inside & outside event + 4 breakfast passes

$500 LEVEL - Signage inside & outside event + product display/advertising
+ 8 breakfast passes

DEADLINE: MAY 13 - We are seeking sponsors for our annual Pancake Breakfast, which is May 21 and 22 in the North Kitsap High School Commons during Poulsbo's Viking Fest celebration. There are 3 levels - $100 (you get signage outside of the event announcing your support and you will receive 2 passes to the breakfast); $250 (signage inside and outside of the event plus 4 passes); and $500 (signage inside and out plus a display of your product or other advertising and 8 passes).

Proceeds from this breakfast provide many scholarships for area students. With your help, we can provide even more!

Please contact John MacDonald at 360-620-2850 or