Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Poulsbo hosts Albanian Supreme Court justices

Photos courtesy Lynnea Heerman
Members of Albania's Supreme Court visited Poulsbo for a special dinner on October 12. At the dinner was Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson (fifth from left) and Lion Roger Sherrard (fifth from right), who's traveled regularly over the years to guide the Albanian.

An Albanian judge gives a gift to our mayor while Lion Roger looks on.

Many Lions were present, including Chuck and Jim.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Lions give free eye exams at Operation Day of Hope

Photos by Lion Lynnea Heerman
Lions conducted free eye exams at the Gateway Fellowship Operation Day of Hope October 19. Of the 89 people screened, 53 were discovered to have a medical need. 

In the photo above, Lion Lynnea's grandson - Mitchell Johnson - brought two 5-year-old boys to have their eyes tested. Mitchell also had his eyes examined and found he had a
new eye medical need. Lion Mike Alvarado of the Evening Pride Branch sits facing.

Hundreds of people received free clothes, food, legal services, dental services (such as x-rays and cleaning), a hot lunch, haircuts, and crafts at the event. Brochures were handed out regarding safety, WIC, and other services, as well.

Lion Larry tests a child's sight.


 Evening Pride Branch Lions Michele Grenie and Dick Risley (facing).

Lions Lynnea and George (Evening Pride Branch).

Friday, October 18, 2013

Smarsh wins 2013 cruise raffle drawing

Ann Smarsh of Renton is the lucky winner of the 10-day cruise for two to anywhere Holland American Lines sails. The Poulsbo Lions Evening Pride Branch drawing took place Oct. 17.

Smarsh is a Lion and Past International Director of Lions Clubs International. She and her husband, Tom, recently moved to the Pacific Northwest.

The 6th Annual Cruise Raffle brings nearly $3,000 to the Lions Club to support many projects, including: Dictionaries for all third-grade students in North Kitsap, Preventive Care Vision Screening, a community service scholarship for Miss West Sound contestants, and appreciation for first responders in NK.

Many thanks to our community and our Lions family for supporting our efforts.

Enjoying Steak Night

Photos courtesy of Lion Lynnea
It's good food and good fun every October when the Poulsbo Lions have their Steak Night. Every Lion who sold more than 20 community calendars gets the meal for FREE! Nobody goes home hungry because the steaks are huge, along with baked potatoes and green salad.

Lions Chuck (back) and Jim cook up steaks to order in front of the Port Gamble Masonic Hall.

Nobody goes away hungry at this event!

Lions patiently wait on the front porch with a drink while the steaks are cooking. From left to right: Lion Dale, Sandy, guest Connie, Lion Bev, guest Sonja, Lion Karen and Dennis.

There's plenty of time to chat while the steaks are being cooked and during the meal. Here are Lions Sherry, Bev and Dale (facing), and front left to right, President Pat, Jim and Lisa.

A lot of Lions are crammed into a relatively small space! Here are Lions Lisa, Jim and President Pat.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Working on the Horticulture Building at NK High

Poulsbo Lions joined forces with some North Kitsap High students - including some Future Farmers of America - October 5 at the Horticulture Building on Hostmark Street, just up the road from the high school. Above are Lions Matt Alvarado, Dick Prine, John MacDonald, Jim Stark and Lion Pat Olsen (the guy in charge).

Lions Karl Ostheller and Dennis Peters were down on their knees building frames for the garden.         

Lions auction raises $3,400 for Retsil veterans home

Poulsbo Noon Lions Club President Pat Burch presents a check for $3,400 to Don Veverka, superintendent administrator with the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil, WA. Other Poulsbo Lions present (left to right) - Jim Stark, Sherri Burch, Lynnea Heerman, Jay and Sandi Dahlquist.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fischer named Lion of the Quarter

Poulsbo Lion Tamara Fischer received the Lion of the Quarter plaque from President Pat Burch at the October 10 meeting.

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone