Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lions presentation at Poulsbo library October 1

Lions Jim Stark and Elda Armstrong will be making a presentation about Lions for the Poulsbo Friends of the Library meeting on Monday, Oct. 1.

The meeting will be held in the Poulsbo Library community room at 9:30 a.m. All Lions are invited to attend and wear their vests.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bench ceremony in memory of Garvin Tootle Thursday

Edited to add: Lion Jim Stark passed around an envelope at the Sept. 27 lunch meeting and collected $400 toward a fridge or freezer for Fishline!

Our Lions club purchased a bench for Fishline in memory of Garvin Tootle.
There will be a bench ceremony tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 1:30 p.m., right after our regular weekly meeting.

Please plan on joining us at Fishline for the presentation; and, if you have a red "Garvin shirt," please wear it.

Bench Ceremony in Memory of Garvin Tootle

Here's an email from Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson:

Thank you all for thinking of Garvin. I know that I miss him every Wednesday. Garvin used to call me or shoot me an email every week about what Fishline needed….(almost always peanut butter!!) and I would announce it at Council.

I miss him very much….his gruffness and compassion.


Rebecca (Becky) Erickson
Mayor, City of Poulsbo

Friday, September 21, 2012

Two new Melvin Jones fellows named at 70th anniversary party

District Governor David Risley (above) and Dale Anderson (below with wife Bev), a Poulsbo Lions Club member for more than 40 years, were honored by Lion Elda Armstrong with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award at the club's 70th anniversary bash Thursday evening at the Sons of Norway.
The fellowship, which was created in 1973, is named in honor of the founder of Lions Cubs International, Melvin Jones. The fellowship was established as LCIF’s highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service.
Melvin Jones Fellows receive an attractive lapel pin, a plaque and a congratulatory letter.
The recipient of this award becomes a model because of the exemplary service to his club and the community for which it serves.

We are proud to have within our membership individuals that have received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.
This photo shows all of our Poulsbo Lions MJF Award recipients present last night at the club's 70th anniversary party. From left to right: Jim Schoettler, Dottie Ridgeway, Larry Linn, Karl Ostheller, Elda Armstrong, Dale Anderson, Chuck Weaver, David Risley, Dick Risley, Dennis Tesch, Manny Xenos, Herb Armstrong, and Dennis Peters.
Edited to add Poulsbo Lion Matt Alvarado, who earned the MJF while a member of his previous club, Key Biscayne.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lion Neil hits 45 years of service

Lion Neil Torvik was recognized at today's Lions meeting with a pin and certificate for 45 years as a Lion. His sponsor was not a Poulsbo Lion. He said he transferred into the club.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

You're invited! Here's what's coming up in the next 3 weeks...

Here are a few great reasons to make time to attend a Poulsbo Noon Lions' gathering:
  • Sept. 13 - Camp Leo program, presented by Lion Karl, with two attendees to tell us their stories.
  • Sept. 20 - 70th Anniversary Club celebration (no noon meeting), Sons of Norway, potluck
  • Sept. 27 - Fishline manager will give a presentation.
Please contact Lion Matt Alvarado, membership chairman, at if you'd like to attend one of these get-togethers. You're always welcome! Lunch is on us.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Dine out Sept. 12 for North Kitsap schools

Enjoy a great meal with family and friends on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and help North Kitsap schools.

When you dine out - anytime Sept. 12 - with these community partners, a percentage of the sales will benefit the North Kitsap Foundation.

The restaurants:
  • Bella Luna Pizzeria
  • That's-A-Some Italian Ristorante
  • Port Gamble General Store and Cafe
  • Mora Ice Creamery
  • Hansville Cup of Joy
  • Mor Mor
  • Stella's Pizza & Pasta
  • The Grub Hut
  • Main Street Ale House
  • Sheila's Port Side Restaurant and Bar
  • Agate Pass Cafe
  • Hot Shots Java

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Our members give decades of service

Lion Herb Armstrong (left) sponsored Lion Mike Alvarado.
King Lion Ginger congratulates Lion John on his 35 years
of service. He was sponsored by Lion Claude Best.
Lion Herb and King Lion Ginger. Lion Herb's sponsor was Lion Erwin Smith (Smitty).

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Please donate blood Sept. 25 at Poulsbo Fire Station

Lion Jim is spearheading a blood drive on Tuesday, September 25 at the Poulsbo Fire Station, 911 NE Liberty Rd, Poulsbo. Please tell your friends and family about it! The more, the merrier. You even get cookies and juice.  You can pre-register and reserve a time at .

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...