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

Photo: 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.
Terry Blais photo
 
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.)
 

 



Monday, September 22, 2014

Auction elves finish their work!

 
Lions Dottie Ridgeway and Candy Peters put the finishing touches on many gift baskets that will be in the Fall Fling Dinner & Auction Saturday, October 4, at the Sons of Norway.
 
 
President Dennis Peters can barely walk around his house with all of the auction goodies. Tickets are available NOW for only $40 apiece. Please contact a Poulsbo Lion to get yours today. (Photos courtesy of Dennis Peters)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Remembering Lloyd Brown

 
Sharing a photo from Lloyd Brown's memorial service this past weekend. Photo courtesy of Pat Burch, zone chairman MD19 C-4

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stark receives membership growth pin from LCI

Photo by Terry Blais
Congrats to Lion Jim Stark, who received the Silver Membership Growth Award Pin from Lions Clubs International for successfully inviting a new member to join our club in April.