Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Patrick's dinner a success story

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with corned beef and cabbage and genuine Irish soda bread?

Here are a couple of photos from the Poulsbo Lions Club's First Annual St. Patrick's Dinner Celebration March 14.

Our club put in approximately 130 hours of labor for this project and raised more than $2,000 for Lions projects in the community.

We also had four Leos from North Kitsap High and five from Kingston High serving dinners.

Lion Joyce (in green, of course) was the head chef. In the middle is LEO Taylor from Kingston Middle School, with Lion Tom adding cabbage to plates (pictured on the right).

Below, Lions June and Chuck fill up plates with potatoes and carrots, and the Risley clan eagerly awaits their food.

O Lutefisk singers net second place

Here's a report on Spring Conference from King Lion Karl:

"Even though Poulsbo came through with a brilliant effort, we were once more judged to be a 2nd-place club. Our Poulsbo singers took 2nd place in the musical comedy section.

"The new vice district governor is Dan Comsia of Lakewood First.

"I am happy to report that Poulsbo took 1st place in the achievement speech about our Fish Park boardwalk and the camaraderie of our club. Poulsbo also receive the 1st-place award for club scrapbook. Our club newsletter won a 4th-place ribbon.

"A big thank you to all the Poulsbo Lions that came down to sing and came Saturday (March 7) for the nominating and voting."

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Upcoming events

Lion Chuck is rallying Lions and everybody else to attend the March 14 Irish feast of corned beef, cabbage and soda bread.

If you need tickets for the feast, please contact Lion Chuck at (360) 710-6093.

Other events include:

Thursday, June 11: Installation Dinner at the Kiana Lodge;

Saturday, Aug. 22: Zone Picnic at Lions Park in Bremerton.

Lion Lloyd celebrates 29 years as a Lion!

Lion Lloyd proudly announced that the month of March marks the 29th anniversary of his stint as a lion.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lion of the Year for 2007

Just catching up on some photos from the past.... This is Lion Larry being named the Lion of the Year by then King Lion Sandi.

Lion Larry becomes 2007 Melvin Jones recipient

Lion Larry (blue, flowered shirt) was the honored recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship in 2006. Standing with him in the top photo are other Melvin Jones recipients (from left to right: Lions Jim, Herb, Manny and Dick).

The Melvin Jones Fellowship is recognition of a commitment to humanitarian work. It is not an award in the tradition of Lions awards presented for specific accomplishments.

The fellowship is an honor given to individuals who contribute the equivalent of US$1,000 to LCIF, and persons for whom such donations are made by others.

The fellowship is the foundation's highest honor and represents humanitarian qualities such as generosity, compassion, and concern for the less fortunate.

Melvin Jones Fellows receive a lapel pin and a personalized wall plaque in honor of their commitment to helping others.

The fellowship was created in 1973, and is named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones.

This photo shows past Melvin Jones recipients: Lions Dick P., Manny, Dennis, Jim, Herb and Dick R.

Melvin Jones recipients for 2006

The Melvin Jones award is a huge honor. These photos date back to 2006 when Lion Chuck (pictured with then King Lion Sandi at right) and Lion Dennis (shown below with then King Lion Sandi and his wife Sonda) received the honor.

January Lions of the Month

President Karl (middle) presented Lions Bev and Kent certificates and "We Serve" pins for their contributions to the club for the month of January.

LEOs wrap shoebox gifts for holiday

Though it's been a few months, this photo shows Leos at Poulsbo Middle School with Lion Lynnea wrapping shoebox gifts for the needy.

Poulsbo Lions are advisors to three different Leo Clubs in the North Kitsap area.

Holiday food basket shopping

Bellringer shopping brought out scores of Poulsbo Lions to help fill holiday food basket orders for North Kitsap families. Shopping took place at three area grocery stores.

Pictured from top to bottom: Arlene and Manny; Mike; Larry and Pauline; Hiromi; John, Dennis and Joyce; Eric and son Chase, Joyce; Lynnea and Doug.

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone