Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Poulsbo Middle School LEOS all sport new t-shirts

Poulsbo Lion Dan is heading up the LEO club at Poulsbo Middle School. The kids meet every Thursday after school. The Poulsbo Lions provided the t-shirts for this promising group.

The PMS LEOS are in the process of collecting warm clothing for those less fortunate in the community through Thanksgiving. The kids are looking for coats, jackets, sweaters, gloves, mittens, socks, blankets, and anything else warm for children and adults. Please contact a Poulsbo Lion if you have something to donate.

65 Lions show up for Steak Night!

Lions Jay, Pat, Sandi, Joyce and friend.
Steak Night in October is always a great reward for a job well done selling our annual birthday calendars. This time around, under the leadership of Lion Larry, the Poulsbo Lions will net a little more than $2,500, and the calendars will be available this month.

Lion John waiting for the fires to die down.
Lion Beth organized the Steak Night at the Port Gamble Masonic Lodge, with help on the tables from Lion Lynnea, and help in the kitchen making salads and prepping the bread from Lion Karen. Lions Jay and Sandi brought the baked potatoes, Lion Jim S. picked up the steaks from Albertson's, and Lions Chuck and John grilled the meat. It was a fabulous meal!
Lion Mike

Lion Dottie
Lions Beth and Karen heat and cut the many loaves of bread.

Lions Herb and Elda
Lion Jim S.

King Lion Ryan and wife Traci

Lion Karl

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Steak Night for Calendar Sale slated for Oct. 28

It's time for a steak dinner to celebration the completion of our Lions Club calendar sales. The dinner will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Port Gamble. There will be no noon meeting.

Any Lion who sold 20 calendars or more gets a free dinner. All other pay $9.00. Remember to bring your own fork and steak knife, as well as a plate. For more information, call Lion Beth at 779-5358.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lions complete Fish Park boardwalk

These guys can finally relax - the Fish Park boardwalk and bridge are complete after many Saturdays of hard work.

In the bottom photo, you can see the Lions who worked on the project (from left to right): Lions Tom, Dick, Chuck, Karl, Ryan, John, Rick, Kent, Larry and Dale.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lifetime member and 25-year chevron for Xenos family

Lion Manny presented his son John with a 25-year chevron at our annual picnic Aug. 19.

And Lion Manny was made a lifetime member of the Poulsbo Lions.

Touch-a-Truck event...

The Evening Pride Branch had the early vision screening van at the Touch-a-Truck event on August 28 in the Poulsbo Village parking lot.

Pictured here are: Dottie, our Lion mascot, and the people who helped with the screening, including LEOs.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Two Lions hit 60 years of wedded bliss

Lions Dale and Bev brought two cakes to a Poulsbo Noon Lions meeting a few weeks ago, in celebration of their 60th anniversary.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

A visit to Emerald Downs

The Poulsbo Lions make an annual visit to the track at Emerald Downs for a fun day of horse racing. It's a fun social event.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Golf tourney slated for Sept. 24 in Tacoma

Federal Way Lions are hosting their first-ever golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 24, at the North Shore Golf Course in Tacoma.

The cost is $85, which includes 18 holes, range balls, a $10 golf cart credit, a cheeseburger buffet dinner. In addition, there will be loads of terrific prizes you'll have a chance to win when you purchase raffle tickets.

If you're interested in this tourney, please contact Lion Dennis for a registration form.

Texas Hold'em Tourney to raise money for Zone C4

Lions will get together September 24 from 7 p.m. to midnight for a Texas Hold'em Tournament at the picnic shelter at the Bremerton Elks Club.

The cost to enter is $20 (with an additional $5 for 1,000 chips). The maximum number of players is 40, so make your reservations with Lion Dick R. at rizpcc@comcast.net, or call (360) 930-2788. All players must be Lions. If you're not, call and join us!

All sorts of food and snacks will be served. If you'd like an adult beverage, you need to bring it yourself!

LEOs, Evening Pride Branch stage McTakeover

Kingston High LEOs, under the leadership of Lion Candy, participated in a McTakeover at the Poulsbo McDonald's Sept. 15 from 6-8 p.m., along with the Evening Pride Branch. The two groups will split the proceeds.

Summer time is a great time for a picnic!

Poulsbo Lions filled Nelson Park on Aug. 19. Lion Beth chaired the social committee, out-doing herself with flowers on the tables and water balloons.

Lion Dick provided ears of corn. The club provided hot dogs and hamburgers, which were grilled to perfection by Lions Dennis and Chuck. Other members brought beans, salads and desserts.

After eating, Lion Manny presented his son - Lion John - with a 25-year chevron. Our club currently has several multi-generation family members.

Lion Manny was voted in as a Lifetime Member of the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club, and was gifted with a book of photos of club members and Lions' activities. Lion Manny joined the club in 1963 and has been involved all of those years. He was responsible for donating the vending machines that provided activity income for many years. He claims to be the Tail Twister who made the most money in fines. There are many high-spirited stories about Lion Manny.

Friday, September 10, 2010

MD19 Fall Forum is October 1-2 in Pasco, WA

The Fall Forum for Multiple District 19 will be help October 1 and 2 at the Pasco Red Lion Hotel in Pasco, WA.

This is a fun time with fellow Lions from all over the multiple district. You'll make new friends and get some new ideas for fund-raisers and service opportunities.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lions enjoy annual picnic

Every year in August, the Poulsbo Lions gather for their annual picnic.

This year, they were at Nelson Park on Aug. 19. It's an evening of good fun and good fellowship.

Pictured below is Lion Dennis on the grill.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lion Dick leads Poulsbo Lions flag program...

Here's the King of the Flag Program for Poulsbo Noon Lions.

Lion Dick makes sure the flags are set up and taken down every holiday - of which there are many - during the year.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Foot bridge completed at Fish Park

After several Saturdays of working at Fish Park constructing a new foot bridge, the project is complete!

The Poulsbo Lions have previously constructed two observation platforms and part of the boardwalk at Fish Park.

Below, you can see 10 of the Lions who worked on the project.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Miss Poulsbo and little friend show up at our breakfast

Miss Poulsbo 2010 Erika Scott showed up at the armory for our annual Viking Fest Pancake Breakfast with a little friend in tow.

Here, they're pictured with Poulsbo Lions Herb and Elda in their finest Norweigan cooking gear.

Our breakfast raises money for high school scholarships. This year there were five recipients chosen just days after the breakfast ended.
This photo shows Lions Karen and Beth serving pancakes and eggs.

Monday, May 17, 2010

King Lion Mike and Lion George work breakfast

Sunday, May 16, was the second day of our annual Viking Fest Pancake Breakfast.

On hand was King Lion Mike, who was taking people's money for the food, and Evening Pride Lion George, who was trying to take more money for raffle tickets for a cruise and Lions cookbooks.

Pancake Breakfast co-chair were Kent and Rick.

For sale: $5 raffle tickets for a cruise and cookbooks

Evening Pride Lion Nancy spent time at this table during our annual Viking Fest Pancake Breakfast May 15 selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a week-long Holland America cruise to either the Caribbean or Mexico.

She took on double-duty selling extra Lions cookbooks.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Poulsbo Lions in Viking Fest parade

Our Poulsbo Lions Club made a good showing with our mascot and North Kitsap Leos in a fine white pickup truck in the Viking Fest parade Saturday morning, May 15.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 3 at Raab Park

Get the kids and grandkids ready for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Raab Park, off Caldart Avenue.

And make sure you write May 1 on your calendar also for the Hooked On Fish event. We sent a check to the North Kitsap FFA to purchase $500 fish for the pond, which is located by Poulsbo Middle School, off Hostmark. Fishing will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The photo at right shows Nicoletta at last year's event.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Best Soda Bread ever March 13

The Poulsbo Lions are hosting a St. Patrick's Day dinner Saturday, March 13, at the Warren G. Harding Masonic Lodge.

The lodge is located on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Front Street. The dinner will take place upstairs from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
A genuine Irish Lion will bake Irish soda bread. Other menu items include corned beef and cabbage (of course).
Tickets are $15 ($8 for children under 10), and may be pre-ordered from a Poulsbo Lion, or purchased at the door, or you may get tickets at Dahlquist's Fine Jewelry, Bayside Engravers and Liberty Bay Auto.
The goal is 250 dinners.

Hope to see you there!

Candy sales net almost $700 for club

Our 2nd Annual Valentine's Day Candy Sales brought in $693.05 this year.

Lions Neil J. and Ryan co-chaired the sweet fund-raiser.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Evening Pride Branch helps scholarship program

The Evening Pride Branch of the Poulsbo Lions Club is hosting a Burger Bash at The Loft restaurant in Poulsbo March 15 from 6-9 p.m. The Miss West Sound Scholarship Program will get two bucks of each burger sold during that time period.

The EPB Scholarship Committee will also be selling gift cards for The Loft for $25 each, receiving a portion of the sales.

Your support would be appreciated!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chamber of Commerce Honors Poulsbo Lions

Poulsbo Lions were presented with an "Organization of the Year 2009" award by the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce.
Citing work done with the viewing platforms and boardwalk in Fish Park, Hooked-on-Fish fishing derby, Vikingfest Pancake Breakfast scholarships, Sight and Hearing contributions, Camp Leo volunteers, and other fund-raisers, i.e. Share-the-Love candy drive, St. Paddy's Dinner, White Canes Drive, etc.
The past president of the Chamber, Lion Glenn Anderson, awarded a plaque to president Mike Regis and Past President Karl Ostheller for the Lions work in 2009. Submitted by PZC Karl Ostheller

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lions curl in Canada weekend of February 13

Take your sweetheart to Campbell, B.C., and participate in the Lions Curling Bonspiel the weekend of February 13.
Here are photos of last year's Lions competing.

For more information, please contact Dick Prine at (360) 779-9590.

Give at the blood drive March 30

Our Leos are hosting a blood drive March 30 at Powder Hill. Please share this information with family and friends so there'll be a great turnout! Thanks.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lions help in Haiti

(Note: For the most up-to-date information about LCIF's ongoing relief efforts, please visit www.lcif.org)

Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) is working non-stop with Lions in Haiti to support "Lions Hope for Haiti."

Lions Hope for Haiti has mobilized more than US$350,000 to date. Lions around the world are responding generously and quickly to the LCIF designated fund for this disaster.

Lions around the world are also assisting:
  • Lions in neighboring Caribbean countries are sending cargo containeres of requested supplies through connections with transportation companies.
  • Lions in Sweden are sending large tents through the Swedish government to provide housing for those who are now homeless as well as relief workers, as they did for the China earthquake.
  • Lions from District A-9, Ontario, Canada, were in the area when the earthquake hit, helping to establish a clean water system for an orphanage, and responded by establishing a make-shift medical clinic, treating 600 people.
  • Lions are contributing generously, some examples include: US$86,000 pledged from Lions in Norway; US$20,000 from Lions in China; US$14,000 from District 105-I, England.

Like other previous disasters, LCIF is not only commited to meeting the immediate needs of the people, but will be working through the Lions in the region to provide relief for years to come. After other relief organizations have moved out of the area, Lions will still be on the ground, overseeing long-term reconstruction projects. Similar to previous disasters, Lions will be discussing the possibility of rebuilding homes and hospitals, redeveloping the eye care delivery system, providing human resource support, and assisting the disabled, including those disabled as a result of this disaster.

If you haven't already done so, consider making a donation to LCIF to support this diaster. One hundred percent of every donation will go directly to Haiti relief. Administrative cost are paid by interest earned on investments. LCIF just recently received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating possible from the independent charity evaluator.

This is much of an email sent by Al Brandel, chairman for Lions Club International Foundation

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The look of the Poulsbo Lions in 2010

We took a minute to get a photo of all of the Poulsbo Lions present at the January 7, 2010, club meeting.

Lion Dennis receives Melvin Jones award

Though Lion Dennis Peters joined our Poulsbo Lions Club in 2009, he'd put in many years in his previous club in Pinedale, WY.

Peter was awarded the Mevin Jones Fellowship at our January 7 lunch meeting. Pictured with him are other Poulsbo Lion MJF award recipients (from left to right): Herb Armstrong, Dennis Peters, Dick Prine, Larry Linn and Tom Settle.

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone