Friday, September 9, 2016

Tickets available for Canadian getaway

Canada, eh? Poulsbo Noon Lions are selling raffle tickets for $5 each for a little getaway to Victoria that includes the ferry, hotel and tea! Contact your favorite Lion for tickets, or leave a message here. All proceeds go right back into our wonderful North Kitsap community. Thanks!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Prine wins Hillbilly Horseshoes Golden Plunger

And the Golden Plunger trophy goes to.... (drum roll, please).... Lion Dick Prine! Prine earned the special plunger AND a Whoopee cushion for his first-place finish in Hillbilly Horseshoes (toilet seats instead of horseshoes) during the Poulsbo Lions Club annual club picnic at Nelson Park Thursday, August 25.

Our annual club picnic features hamburgers and hotdogs, corn on the cob and whatever everybody else contributes!

Dick shows great form while throwing a toilet seat during Hillbilly Horseshoes.

Dick shows off his prizes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

23 screened for health issues at Fishline lot

Poulsbo Lions Club health screened 23 people at NK Fishline in Poulsbo. If even 1 person identified a health issue it was worth it, despite the 90+ heat. It takes about 7 volunteers per shift and the financial support of many clubs to make this van available to our communities. Lions Herb Armstrong and Ken Rury are shown above with Mike - a volunteer. They greeted people before they entered the unit.

Lion Larry Linn (right) helps with vision screening.

Lion Patrick Burch kept busy.

Poulsbo Lions Jim Schoettler (bottom left), Larry Linn (black polo), Elda Armstrong (back), Ann Best (seated), and Patrick Burch (middle) with Pat and Mike, who drive the unit.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

All aboard the Thea Belle tug boat

Photos by Dottie Ridgeway
Lions and friends set sail for a tug boat ride on the Thea Belle Saturday, August 13. The ride was one of the live items featured at the 2015 Poulsbo Lions Fall Fling Dinner Auction. The group had wonderful weather, fabulous vistas, old ships and lunch.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Work on Fish Park boardwalk progresses

Work continues on the Fish Park boardwalk August 6 with Lions (from back to front) Dick Prine, Bob Springer, John Macdonald, Tom Settle, Steve Calhoun and young Mason Peters, whose grandfather Dennis Peters is taking this photo.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Shields receives zone chair plaque

Past District Governor Al Hedstrom gave Ginger Shields, our outgoing zone chair, a plaque for being Zone Chairman 2015-2016 at our August 4 lunch meeting.

Also, Poulsbo Lions took 650 pairs of eyeglasses to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center recently.

We have several things coming up, including continued work on the Fish Park boardwalk (it'll be completed Saturday), and a free pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at North Kitsap High School August 30 for teachers and staff. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Evening Pride donates veggies to food bank

These photos were taken at the Evening Pride Pea Patch. Currently, 45 pounds of vegetables have been donated to Fishline Food Bank in 2016! We had a weeding day and all ages arrived to help!

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.