Monday, September 5, 2011

Planning session September 10 at Dahlquist's

All Poulsbo Lions interested in attending a planning session for the upcoming year are invited to the Dahlquist's home in Belfair, on September 10 at 10 a.m.

Past District Governor Dave Pratt will be facilitating.

Calendar sales underway

If you want your family's names and anniversaries on the Poulsbo Lions calendar for 2012, you need to contact a Lion member now. Each calendar is only $6, with 100 percent of the proceeds going back into the North Kitsap community.

Ad space is also available for a nominal amount.

Calendars need to be paid for by September 15, 2011, and given to Lion Larry Linn.

Every Poulsbo Lion selling 20 calendars or more gets a free steak dinner in October.

September 30 beer tasting at mall

If you enjoy beer, you won't want to miss tasting some microbrews at Hale's Ales and help Silverdale Sunrise Lions make some money at the same time.

The beer tasting takes place at 6 p.m. September 30 at the Kitsap Mall. For $25 per person, six brews will be selected from Hale's Brewery for your tasty consideration, and a food buffet is included.

Reservations are required. Please contact Al Hedstrom at

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Project New Hope

Lion Dick Risley of Evening Pride Branch is heading the Kitsap County branch of Project New Hope.

The project will soon become district-wide. It provides a retreat setting for returning military and their families, to help them as they return stateside after being in a conflict zone.

A fund-raising event will take place at the Clearwater Casino at a date to be announced. If you'd like to help with the project, please contact Lion Dick.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Poulsbo's Touch a Truck event great place to screen for low vision

Poulsbo Lions and LEO Club members, turned out in force to offer free low-vision screening for anybody who wanted it at Poulsbo's Touch a Truck event in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center in August.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Poulsbo Lions finish Fish Park boardwalk phase

After many Saturdays, Poulsbo Lions Club members finished the latest Fish Park boardwalk project, though it wasn't without drama.

A large tree had been uprooted and had fallen close to the almost completed viewing platform. Lion Scott showed up with a chainsaw, but handed it to Lion Garvin, who straddled the trunk and began lopping off branches at top speed.

Another job well done!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lots of fun at annual picnic

Summer temps arrived just in time for the Poulsbo Lions' annual picnic at Nelson Park.

Lions cooked hamburgers, kielbasa, and corn on the cob. Everyone brought something to share with their fellow Lions and family members. It's a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere where everyone gets the opportunity to get to know each other a little better.

Lions Dottie presented past King Lion Mike Regis with a scrapbook commemorating his year as president. Lion Lynnea did the same for immediate past president Ryan Smart.

Lion Irv had four generations of the Spellman family at the picnic. And Lion Ginger brought a pinata for the kids to break.

King Lion Matt and his family enjoy candy from a pinata.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Poulsbo horse comes in a winner

Polish Dollar came in first in the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club Purse at Emerald Downs on July 28. The purse was $6,200.

The horse is owned by a woman (Sharon Radke), trained by a woman (Debbie Van Horne), and ridden by a woman (Deborah Hoonan-Trujillo). Polish Dollar had a time of 0:56.4 in 5 furlongs.

Lion Doug Mong organized the outing for the club. Some came home with empty pockets, while others had a bit more than they'd left with. Lion Sandi had a chance to win $500, but it wasn't to be.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Poulsbo Lions provide security for annual LCI Convention in Seattle

The 94th Lions Clubs International (LCI) Convention was held in Seattle for the first time ever on July 4-8. Our Poulsbo Lions Club was in charge of security. Many Lions were in Seattle to view the huge parade too.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Viking Fest pancake breakfast at new city hall a success!

After the Armory was flattened earlier this year, our club scrambled to find a new location downtown for the annual Viking Fest pancake breakfast. We ended up in the parking garage under the new city hall building, thanks in part to Mayor Becky Erickson.

Lion Elda Armstrong, Miss Poulsbo's little sis, Miss Poulsbo, and Lion Herb Armstrong.
Thousands of pancakes were flipped and served, along with sausage and eggs, making the breakfast a big success and raising thousands of dollars for high school scholarships.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lions hit the streets to gather funds during White Canes Days

Lion Chuck approaches drivers for donations.
Poulsbo Lions and LEOs were out in force the first full weekend of May for White Canes Days. All proceeds are dedicated to vision and hearing assistance for the community.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hooked on Fish, Not Drugs event

Our Poulsbo Lions Hooked on Fish event was a huge success. This year, our Lion mascot, Leo, showed up to visit the kids. Lion Herb was in charge of stocking the pond near Poulsbo Middle School with trout. Lions pitched in to help with everything from digging up worms, to helping kids cast their lines.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Poulsbo Lions provide candy and prizes for Easter

Kids give Leo the Lion a big hug at the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Raab Park on April 23. Our club provided the candy and prizes for the community hunt.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Genuine Irish soda bread and more offered for St. Patrick's Day fund-raiser

A LEO, and Lions Karen, Matt (King Lion), Joyce, Larry and Erin.
Our Lions Club hosted a St. Patrick's dinner with corned beef, cabbage, and all the trimmings, including genuine Irish soda bread headed up by Lion Joyce.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a box of See's candy on Valentine's Day

Lion Ginger with many boxes of See's chocolates.
Lion Ginger helped make this year's Valentine's fund-raiser a chocolatey success.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

NK LEO Club hosts blood drives throughout the year

The North Kitsap LEOS Club hosts numerous blood drives throughout the school year at NK High School. They're always successful, with many students contributing. Our Lions club also hosts blood drives. They take place wherever the van can park.

Starting to garden

52 NK people served with laundry program

  Lion Dori Swokowski helps Robert by feeding the dryer with quarters during Loads of Change tonight. Poulsbo Lions spent $575.25 tonight at...