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.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

$1,000 for Kilo

Photo courtesy of Charles Foster
Poulsbo Police Office Nick Hoke is shown here with the PD's new narcotics dog, Kilo. Our club donated $1,000 toward Kilo (money from our first dinner and auction in September 2013). We're looking for your support for this year's Fall Fling Dinner & Auction, which is October 4 at the Sons of Norway. If you can be a sponsor ($100-$500 levels), donate items or gift certificates, or even just buy a $40 ticket, please contact President Dennis Peters at Thank you!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Saying goodbye to Lloyd

It is with great sadness that Lloyd D. Brown passed away Sept. 5 at the Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton at the age of 90. He was born on April 10, 1924. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New past president pin tradition

Immediate past president Pat Burch (left) receives Lloyd Brown's much larger past president pin from President Dennis Peters at our September 4 lunch meeting. The engraved pin will be passed from past president to immediate past president each year.

Chapman earns blue vest

Lion Dwane Chapman (left) gives a huge smile and handshake to his sponsor, Lion Chuck Weaver, at our lunch meeting on September 4. Chapman fulfilled all of the new member requirements to earn his blue vest. Congrats Dwane!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Recognizing our flag program

Many thanks to the handful of Poulsbo Lions who set up and took down the flags for Labor Day. They're always spectacular! The next set-up is September 11.
A group of dedicated Lions set up and take down the flags on numerous holidays in downtown Poulsbo, as well as along Viking Avenue. They really make our city shine!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Health screening van a hit at Touch a Truck event

Photos courtesy of Lion Pat Burch
Our club had the Lions health screening unit at Poulsbo Village Shopping Center August 23, and screened eyes, ears, took blood pressures and blood sugar readings. Above, Lions JanetMarie Valiga with Leo the Lion (Joe) and Pauline Ostheller.
Here's the health screening unit. All photos were taken by Poulsbo Lion Pat Burch, our zone chairman.

Every year, kids and their families flock to the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center to sit in trucks, climb into a bus and on other equipment, honk horns and sit in police cars and ambulances.
Lion Ginger Shields (left) chaired this year's Touch a Truck committee for our Poulsbo Lions Club. She was helped by Lion Lynnea Herrman (far right).
Other Poulsbo Lions helping out (from right) included Jim Schoettler, Larry Linn, and Steve Calhoun.
Above, Lions Larry and Jim chat with Lynnea looking on.