Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lions spend Earth Day cleaning up interchanges

Photo by Eric Blais
Happy Earth Day! Our club completed another highway litter clean-up. Seven people showed up and it took just over an hour. Even the rain held off until we were done. Our three interchanges are spotless! In the photo above, from left to right: Lions Chuck Weaver, Sherri Burch, Terry Blais, Larry Linn, Eric Thanem and Pat Burch.

Lion Larry Linn
Our Adopt-a-Highway areas were pretty clean. We left only four white bags of trash behind with a couple of larger pieces of plastic.
Lion Chuck looked oh so pretty with his found bow.

Eric, Chuck and Larry

Monday, April 21, 2014

Another egg hunt under our belts

Photos by Lion Lynnea Heerman
Lions Dennis Deitch and Patrick Osler took on parking duty at the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Raab Park Saturday, April 19.

A little rain didn't spoil the joy Leo the Lion (aka Lion Ginger Shields) brought to the kids.

Lion Ryan Smart's son, Aiden, ready to hunt with his adorable Easter egg basket.

Miss Poulsbo Emily Ward and Miss Silverdale Ryleigh Hazen showed up for the event too.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fishing for the big one

Photos by Lion Terry Blais
For many years, Lion Herb Armstrong has chaired the Hooked on Fishing Derby event. For one day in April every year, kids aged 11 and under can come and fish for rainbow trout for free.

This April 19th day was chilly with a few sun breaks, but the banks of the pond - located between Poulsbo Elementary and Poulsbo Middle schools, was lined with kids and parents, or grandparents.
Our club not only has a bunch of fishing poles kids may use, but also offers services such as attaching a hook on a line (as Lion John MacDonald is doing above for 7-year-old Regan Vincent), teaching a kid how to cast, explaining what a bobber is, and putting bait on the hook. Worms and power bait was available to everyone.
Lion Chuck Weaver brought his granddaughter, Hanna, to fish. She caught this on her first cast!
North Kitsap High School freshman Thorne measures and cleans fish for kids like Lorenzo, above. This fish was 16" long - the biggest catch of the day.
Lion Pat Olsen and his wife, Jessica, were able to enjoy the event after Pat worked so hard to clean brush from around the pond last week.
Lion Lynnea Heerman brought her camera and little dog to the event.

Work party helps clean up pond

Photos by Terry Blais
 Lion Patrick Olsen (above) led the pond clean-up efforts Friday, April 11, between Poulsbo middle and elementary schools. The work party cleared litter, branches and more from the pond, which was stocked with 480 trout for our club's annual Hooked on Fishing Derby.
Lion Steve Calhoun loads blackberry vines and other debris into a wheelbarrow.

Lion Kent Lord chats about the clean-up plan with Bill Stock of Trout Unlimited.

Lion Tom Settle got a weed eater capable of cutting back some saplings growing along the banks.

Ducks and Canada geese enjoy the far side of the pond. It's really a pretty area.

Pat Allen of Trout Unlimited dons chest waders to pull out cattails in the pond. Our Hooked on Fishing Derby is Sat., April 19, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EP Lions awarded at Spring Convention 2014

These Evening Pride Branch Lions have every reason to be proud. The International President's Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Erika Risley (left) for her outstanding work as the District Membership Chair at the Multiple District Spring Convention in Tacoma April 11-12.

IPDG Dave Risley was awarded the District Governor's Appreciation Award for Service as Election Chair.

And the International President's Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Dottie Ridgeway for her work on Lions Project New Hope Northwest and for contributions to the Poulsbo Noon Lions and Poulsbo Evening Pride Branch Lions Clubs
Photos courtesy of Dottie Ridgeway
Poulsbo Lions Pauline and Karl Ostheller went to Spring Convention, along with President Pat and Sherri Burch. Pat was named Best Dressed Putt Putt Golfer. Sorry we don't have a photo of that! The miniature golf event was on Friday afternoon.

Also in attendance were Poulsbo Lions Sandi and Jay Dahlquist, Elda and Herb Armstrong, and Karl Ostheller.

Claudia and George Dierking of Evening Pride Branch enjoy the Saturday night banquet.

Dick and Ginny Risley of EP Branch were in attendance, as well.
Lion Jan Weatherly was voted 2nd Vice District Governor, and Lion Al Hedstrom was voted 1st Vice District Governor. The new District Governor is John Kirry.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lion Lloyd hits 90 years!

Photo by Terry Blais
Lion Lloyd Brown hit 90 years young on April 10. He's our oldest active member. Happy Birthday Lloyd!

Edited to add: In May, Lloyd invited Lions Jay and Sandi Dahlquist and Dennis Tesch to his house, and asked to resign from the club and return his vest. He also gave our club his collection of trading pins in the hopes that some money could be raised by auctioning them off. Lloyd's past president pin, which is larger than the current one available, will now be part of a new club tradition - it will be passed from the incoming president to the outgoing president each year. Lloyd served as president of Gig Harbor and Bainbridge Island Lions clubs. He has a terminal illness and Hospice has been contacted.

Welcome new members Steve and Greg!

Photos by Terry Blais
Steve Calhoun (left) and Greg Supancheck (right) were inducted at our April 10 noon meeting. Both are sponsored by Lion Jim Stark (center).

Calhoun retired in January. He enjoys volunteering at Fish Park and is a Parks & Rec commissioner.

Supancheck retired from 27 years in the Navy, then retired from the Puget Sound Blood Center. He enjoys volunteering.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lions-Rotarians food drive nets 2+ tons of food, cash

Poulsbo Noon Lions' President Pat Burch got help from 7-year-old Regan Vincent in front of Central Market Friday after the last shift of the food drive to benefit Fishline food bank. The Friday and Saturday event marks the first time Poulsbo Lions have joined efforts with the local Rotary Club, and it was a huge success, bringing in 5,433 pounds of food and $2,113.07 in cash donations.

Food was collected in the Fishline van after each 2-hour shift. Thirty-one Poulsbo Lions worked 98 hours, while 32 Rotarians worked 102 hours.

There was a Rotarian and Lion at each entrance of Central Market, Albertson's, Walmart and Red Apple grocery stores from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Above, volunteer Regan Vincent with Rotarian Jessie Nino and her friend Gwen in front of Central Market.

Lions put car stoppers in place at Fishline

Photos courtesy of Lynnea Heerman
Lions Jim, Kent and Chuck (behind) move a car stopper into place.

Poulsbo Noon Lions Jim Stark, Kent Lord, Chuck Weaver and Dick Prine moved concrete car stoppers into place at the new Fishline food bank Saturday, April 5, only breaking one!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Garvin's bench moved to new Fishline location

Photos courtesy of Jeff Williams
From left to right: Soon-to-be-Lion Greg Supancheck with Lions Chuck Weaver, Kent Lord, Dennis Peters, Jim Stark and Dick Prine.
Poulsbo Lions moved the Garvin Tootle memorial bench from the current Fishline food bank location to the new one on Viking Avenue Saturday, April 5. There was a work party at the new place Saturday to finish painting and moving items into a storage truck so the cleaning process could begin.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sandi Dahlquist named Lion of the Quarter

President Pat Burch named Lion Sandi Dahlquist Lion of the Quarter at our noon meeting April 3. Sandi is not only our club secretary, but also produces the newsletter. Congrats Sandi!

New 2014-2015 club officers elected

Poulsbo Noon Lion members voted on the 2014-2015 officers and directors. They are:

President - Dennis Peters
1st Vice President - Jim Stark
2nd Vice President - Kent Lord
3rd Vice President - John MacDonald
Secretary - Sandi Dahlquist
Treasurer - Jay Dahlquist
Tail Twister - Dick Prine
Lion Tamer - Karl Ostheller
Membership - Pat Osler
1st year director - Terry Blais
1st year director - Joe Stenstrom
2nd year director - Tom Settle

There were no nominations from the floor at the April 3 business meeting.

Joining the above on the board of directors for the 2014-2015 Lions year, which starts in July, will be:

Immediate Past President - Pat Burch
2nd year director - Karen Reitan
Evening Pride President - Dave Risley (nominee)

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone