Monday, September 30, 2013

Poulsbo Lions Fall Fling a huge success

Poulsbo Lions brought in more than $30,000 at its first ever Fall Fling dinner/auction at the Sons of Norway Marine Room. The club sold 131 tickets, including one at the door. Everyone was given a complimentary beverage coupon.

Lion Ryan Smart was the master of ceremonies, and President Pat Burch welcomed guests. The big ticket item of the evening was a 1978 Mercedes 450CL donated by Lion Warren Tytler, which sold for $3,300.

The $30,000 includes ticket sales and paddle donations for Poulsbo Elementary's computer lab ($4,000) and the Retsil Veterans Home ($3,400).

Lion Dennis Peters chaired the event, with 54 Lions contributing many hours gathering auction items, creating the auction brochure and descriptive cards, decorating, computer entries, etc. The Fall Fling committee was made up of: Lions Ginger Shields, Steve Swann, Matt Alvarado, Ryan Smart, Pat Burch, and Dottie Ridgeway.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We have our own stretch of highway

Photo by Lion Lynnea Herrman
Poulsbo Lions President Pat Burch and his wife, Lion Sherri, turn out for the first highway litter pick-up Friday, Sept. 6, in the rain. Lion Sherri heads the effort.

Photo by Lion Jim Stark
Six Lions showed up to help: Joe Stenstrom, Sherri and Pat Burch, Matt Alvarado, Jim Stark (not pictured),and club photographer Lynnea Heerman.

Photo by Lion Lynnea Heerman
Anybody need a bumper?

Photo by Lynnea Heerman
There were some rather large pieces of debris on Highway 3, including an Adopt a Highway sign. Our club will picker up litter once a quarter to help keep our highways clean.

Starting to garden

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