Friday, January 23, 2015

Lions and NK High Leos put together 360 kits

Poulsbo Lions and North Kitsap High School Leos came together January 22 at 3 p.m. to assemble 360 hygiene kits in the NKHS Commons. The kits include shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, comb, disposable razor and soap. Above, President Dennis Peters and Lion Pauline Ostheller place stickers on the baggies saying the kits are compliments of "your local Lions club."

These NKHS Leos put together a lot of baggies (from left to right): Autumn Johnson, Madison Skansi, Jenae Arnold, and Gabriela Castilleja.
Lions Steve Calhoun and Sandi Dahlquist. The hardest part of assembling was closing the baggies!
Tables were set up as two different assembly areas, with people on each side of the tables.

Lions Pauline, Michele Grenier and Nancy Patzer (the latter two are Evening Pride Branch members).

Many hands make for light work. It took everybody approximately 30 minutes to put together all of the kits.

Lion Steve Calhoun and NK High Leo Sean Millard assembled their share of hygiene kits.
Lion Clubs in our zone had been collecting donated items for the kits for weeks.
Zone chairman Pat Burch shows off kits that filled up his car. Pat drove around to all of the clubs in the zone collecting donated items over the past several weeks.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The state of the Poulsbo Lions Club

Our Poulsbo Lions Club year starts July 1, which means we hit the 6-month mark on January 1. President Dennis Peters gave the following highlights in a State of Poulsbo Lions report:

  • We've completed 30 projects with 186 members participating.
  • We've had three fund-raising projects with 94 members participating.

Of course we have many projects coming up over the next six months, including assembling baggies of travel-sized toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, comb, toothbrush, etc. for Project Connect (distributed through Fishline Food Bank) on January 22, and a FREE community open swim at the North Kitsap Pool Saturday, February 28, from 12-2 p.m. (tell your friends!).


April - Hooked on Fish fishing for kids.
May 1-2: Poulsbo Lions and Leo club students will be taking donations at area stores for White Cane Days for sight.
May 16-17: Our annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast at the NK High Commons during Viking Fest.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Bellringer campaign is underway!

Struggling with gift ideas this holiday season?
Give a donation to the Poulsbo Lions Club - Raab Foundation. It's tax-free and you'll be helping the North Kitsap community.
Just click on the link below to donate. It's that simple!
Thank you!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Martha & Mary gets big check from our club

Poulsbo Lions presented Martha & Mary with a $5,520 check from our 2014 Fall Fling Dinner & Auction, which was in early October. From left to right: Lions President Dennis Peters, Sherri Burch, Pat Burch, Pauline Ostheller, and M&M's Holly Shepherd, administrator of the Health and Rehab Center, and Gary Becker, the center's Director of Nursing.
Martha & Mary was one of our Fund-a-Need organizations, where auction participants simply raised their bid card to donate funds.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Now selling Kitsap Cards for only $25

Get local savings every day at 109 Kitsap businesses! Poulsbo Lions are now selling the 2015 Kitsap Card (which you can start using immediately) for only $25. For each card sold, our club receives $8. Please contact Chuck Weaver for your card: 779-5464.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Awards, new member and visit from district governor

These Poulsbo Lions were presented chevrons for years of service for District Governor John Kirry at our November 6 noon meeting. From left to right: Steve Swann, 30 years; Jay Dahlquist, 10 years; Sandi Dahlquist, 15 years; DG Kirry; Karl Ostheller, 15 years; Charles Peach, 30 years; and Pauline Ostheller, 10 years.

 Poulsbo Lion Steve Calhoun receives The Power of Lions award from DG Kirry. Calhoun was recognized as an outstanding Lion who tends to fly under the radar. He’s been a member for only 9 months and has done more in the name of service than most of our members after five years.

 Our own Poulsbo Lion and C-4 Zone Chairman Pat Burch introduces the district governor at our November 6 lunch meeting.

District Governor John Kirry, left, sits in at our board meeting. Kirry asked us to make our annual donation to Lions Club International designating that it go toward eradicating measles and the Sully Hat competiton.

DG Kirry inducts new Lion Boone Eidsmoe, a senior sales associate at Dahlquist's Fine Jewelry, Ltd., with sponsor Sandi Dahlquist looking on.

Friday, October 31, 2014

A not-so-rare social event: Steak Night!

Photos by Lion Dottie Ridgeway
Our club really enjoys Steak Night in Port Gamble every fall. There was a bit of rain, and a definite chill in the air. Above, Lions John MacDonald and Chuck Weaver cook the steaks on grills on the deck of the Masonic Lodge October 30.

Sonda Tesch with Lions Jay Dahlquist and Dennis Tesch, chatting while waiting for their steaks to cook. Notice the festive Halloween tablecloth, pumpkin and candy!

Helen and her Lion hubby Greg Supancheck shoot the breeze with Lion Sandi Dahlquist.

Everyone digs into their steaks, baked potatoes and salads. It was a fun, social evening - free for those Lions who sold at least 20 of our annual birthday calendars.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A successful vision screening at the library

Thanks to Sharon at the Poulsbo Library for taking a photo of our vision screening Lions at today's screening. We screened 10 individuals, half children and half adults. This was a good session. From left to right: Jim Schoettler, Dottie Ridgeway, Larry Linn and Karen Reitan.
Thanks to Sharon at the Poulsbo Library for taking a photo of our vision screening Lions at today's screening. We screened 10 individuals, half children and half adults. This was a good session. From left to right: Jim Schoettler, Dottie Ridgeway, Larry Linn and Karen Reitan.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Giving The Coffee Oasis a thousand bucks

 Our club presented The Coffee Oasis in Poulsbo with a $1,000 check this morning to continue helping struggling youth in our community.

From left to right: Daniel Frederick, director of community development; Pat Burch, Poulsbo Lion and Zone C-4 chairman; Kayla McAfee, store manager; Dennis Tesch, Poulsbo Lion and club liaison; Mitch Glasser, community development manager; and Poulsbo Lions President Dennis Peters.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall Fling Dinner & Auction nets $21,000


 We had a beautiful day for our Fall Fling Dinner and Auction Saturday, October 4, at the Sons of Norway. Set-up went smoothly and we even added a car at the last minute. Net revenue to our Lions club will be about $21,000 before expenses.

This 1999 Infinity I30 got detailed and new brakes before the auction. Lion Joe Stenstrom won this beauty for $1,900.

This is a watercolor painting donated by Lion Dick Daugherty.

Here's a look at a place setting, with a bid card, auction catalog and car flyer. We sold 131 tickets - 127 people attended.

Lion Pauline Ostheller with past Zone Chairman Monte Foust and wife (sitting), and Miss Poulsbo with Lion JanetMarie Valiga. A total of 44 Poulsbo Lions were involved - by selling tickets, getting donations, etc.

We exceeded last year's donations to our silent auction. There was something for everybody.

It took quite awhile to see everything on all of the tables.

Our dessert table featured all kinds of homemade goodies.

Lion Karl Ostheller enjoys a plate of hors d'oeuvres.

Ticket sales are good when you have two pretty girls wearing tiaras selling them!

The princesses are joined by Poulsbo Lions Club President Dennis Peters, who is also the dinner and auction chairman, and auctioneer Pat Pearson.
Washington Tractor generously donated this pedal tractor and wagon to our live auction.

A spokeswoman for Martha & Mary, one of our Fund-a-Need organizations, explained the need for automatic electronic defibrillators (AED). Bid cards were raised to the tune of $5,520.

It's impossible to get the entire room in one photo. We had a wonderful turnout, excellent food, and great donations with proceeds that will help out a variety of community organizations.
Karen spoke about our second Fund-a-Need organization, the NK Boys and Girls Club. Bid cards went up for more than $4,000 towards the club's computer needs.

People were already starting to check out during the live auction.
Raised bid cards is a beautiful sight.

Everyone had a great evening with friends. (All photos courtesy of Dottie Ridgeway.)