Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rolling Readers get $2,950 from our dinner auction

Poulsbo Lions presented a check for $2,950 to Rolling Readers at today's noon meeting. The money was raised at the club's Fall Fling Dinner Auction on October 10. From left to right: Lion Pauline Ostheller, Kimberly Eimers of Rolling Readers, Lion Denise Zaske, and Lions President Jim Stark.

Stenstrom earns award for new members

Lion Joe Stenstrom received an award for bringing in new members to our club. He was given a metal pin hanger by Poulsbo Lions President Jim Stark (right) at today's noon meeting.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Screening eyes one pair at a time

Poulsbo Lions screened 21 children at Vinland Elementary Tuesday, October 13, and were on hand for more free vision screenings at Gateway's Operation Day of Hope last weekend.

Our vision screening committee has many more dates coming up. If you know of an event or school in the North Kitsap area that would like Lions to offer free vision screenings, please call Jim Schoettler at 598-3151.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Photos from Fall MD-19 Convention in Pasco

Immediate Past District Governor John Kirry giving our Pat Burch, Past Zone Chairman, an International Leadership Medal.

Our current District Governor, Al Hedstrom.

Poulsbo Lions Sherri and Pat Burch (in Mickey Mouse ears) sharing the dance floor with Zone Chair Ginger Fields (white shirt and jeans) and her hubby, Jim.

Proud zone chairs who earned the leadership medal, with PDC Kirry on the right.

DG Al Hedstrom holding up the banner with Vice District Governor Jan Weatherly.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Birthday calendars net approximately $2,329

Our 2016 Birthday Calendar fund-raiser brought in approximately $2,329 that will benefit the community.

Every year for the past 61 years, Poulsbo Lions have sold tear-off calendars to North Kitsap residents that lists their birthdays and anniversaries. Many of the advertisers offer discounts or freebies the week of these events, which is great fun - especially for kids.

This year, our club members sold 254 calendars. Any Poulsbo Lion who sold at least 20 calendars gets a free steak dinner on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Port Gamble. The menu includes a tossed salad and baked potato.

Many thanks to the residents and businesses who support our calendar campaign!

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.