Friday, October 31, 2014

A not-so-rare social event: Steak Night!

Photos by Lion Dottie Ridgeway
 
Our club really enjoys Steak Night in Port Gamble every fall. There was a bit of rain, and a definite chill in the air. Above, Lions John MacDonald and Chuck Weaver cook the steaks on grills on the deck of the Masonic Lodge October 30.

 
Sonda Tesch with Lions Jay Dahlquist and Dennis Tesch, chatting while waiting for their steaks to cook. Notice the festive Halloween tablecloth, pumpkin and candy!

 
Helen and her Lion hubby Greg Supancheck shoot the breeze with Lion Sandi Dahlquist.

 
Everyone digs into their steaks, baked potatoes and salads. It was a fun, social evening - free for those Lions who sold at least 20 of our annual birthday calendars.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A successful vision screening at the library

Thanks to Sharon at the Poulsbo Library for taking a photo of our vision screening Lions at today's screening. We screened 10 individuals, half children and half adults. This was a good session. From left to right: Jim Schoettler, Dottie Ridgeway, Larry Linn and Karen Reitan.
 
Thanks to Sharon at the Poulsbo Library for taking a photo of our vision screening Lions at today's screening. We screened 10 individuals, half children and half adults. This was a good session. From left to right: Jim Schoettler, Dottie Ridgeway, Larry Linn and Karen Reitan.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Giving The Coffee Oasis a thousand bucks

 Our club presented The Coffee Oasis in Poulsbo with a $1,000 check this morning to continue helping struggling youth in our community.

From left to right: Daniel Frederick, director of community development; Pat Burch, Poulsbo Lion and Zone C-4 chairman; Kayla McAfee, store manager; Dennis Tesch, Poulsbo Lion and club liaison; Mitch Glasser, community development manager; and Poulsbo Lions President Dennis Peters.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall Fling Dinner & Auction nets $21,000

 

 We had a beautiful day for our Fall Fling Dinner and Auction Saturday, October 4, at the Sons of Norway. Set-up went smoothly and we even added a car at the last minute. Net revenue to our Lions club will be about $21,000 before expenses.

 
This 1999 Infinity I30 got detailed and new brakes before the auction. Lion Joe Stenstrom won this beauty for $1,900.

 
This is a watercolor painting donated by Lion Dick Daugherty.

 
Here's a look at a place setting, with a bid card, auction catalog and car flyer. We sold 131 tickets - 127 people attended.

 
Lion Pauline Ostheller with past Zone Chairman Monte Foust and wife (sitting), and Miss Poulsbo with Lion JanetMarie Valiga. A total of 44 Poulsbo Lions were involved - by selling tickets, getting donations, etc.

 
We exceeded last year's donations to our silent auction. There was something for everybody.

 
It took quite awhile to see everything on all of the tables.

 
Our dessert table featured all kinds of homemade goodies.

 
Lion Karl Ostheller enjoys a plate of hors d'oeuvres.

 
Ticket sales are good when you have two pretty girls wearing tiaras selling them!

 
The princesses are joined by Poulsbo Lions Club President Dennis Peters, who is also the dinner and auction chairman, and auctioneer Pat Pearson.
 
 
Washington Tractor generously donated this pedal tractor and wagon to our live auction.

 
A spokeswoman for Martha & Mary, one of our Fund-a-Need organizations, explained the need for automatic electronic defibrillators (AED). Bid cards were raised to the tune of $5,520.

 
It's impossible to get the entire room in one photo. We had a wonderful turnout, excellent food, and great donations with proceeds that will help out a variety of community organizations.
 
 
Karen spoke about our second Fund-a-Need organization, the NK Boys and Girls Club. Bid cards went up for more than $4,000 towards the club's computer needs.

 
People were already starting to check out during the live auction.
 
 
Raised bid cards is a beautiful sight.

 
Everyone had a great evening with friends. (All photos courtesy of Dottie Ridgeway.)
 

 



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