Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wheelchair van finds new owner

A Bainbridge Island family donated a wheelchair van they no longer needed, and it went to a local family who did have a need for it.  Jim Sund at North Kitsap Auto Rebuild fixed the fender at a greatly reduced cost to assist in this effort.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2015 Viking Fest activities for our club

This year's Viking Fest featured many new events, such as a donut-eating contest, paddleboard contest and bike tour, but our pancake breakfast has been a mainstay for 44 years. This year, $5,500 was raised for North Kitsap area scholarships at the breakfast. The Raab Foundation added $3,000, so six students will be receiving scholarships varying from $750 to $2,000 when they're invited to join us at a noon meeting.
The local Vikings LOVE our pancake breakfast, and come every year.
Little Miss Poulsbo, Addison, brightens up the cashier's table with Neil Torvik, Jim Schoettler and Jay Dahlquist.

Ginger Shields headed up our Strawberry Shortcake booth again on the waterfront, bringing in close to $700.
Looks delicious, doesn't it?

Elda Armstrong, dressed in her Norwegian best, fills a grill with pancakes.
Tom Settle and Dick Prine are the pancake batter kings.
Charles Peach helped out in the back room, keeping the batter dispensers full.
Service with a smile from Karen Reitan, and Paul and Linda Burris.

Gwen Woods and her hubby, Andy, helped out for a shift.
Chuck Weaver works his magic on the bagged eggs. He also cooked the sausage links all weekend.

Jim Stark and Kent Lord find time for breakfast and coffee.

Poulsbo's finest came for breakfast Saturday morning. We had Sherri Burch (back left) handling the drink area, along with several North Kitsap High Leos.

Herb Armstrong gives instruction to Miss Poulsbo Nicole and Little Miss Poulsbo Addison.

A Poulsbo Middle School Leo helps crack eggs for the eggs-to-order grill Dennis Tesch was cooking on.

Just a quick look at some people happily enjoying their meals in the NKHS Commons.

Here's a man who's thrilled with his breakfast!
Sandi Dahlquist and Joe Stenstrom.
Our pancake breakfast co-chair, Scott Puhn, shows his expertise on the grill.
Pat Burch and Greg Supanchek make orange juice.
Miss West Sound Outstanding Teen Mataya Giffey gets a lesson on making pancakes from Karl Ostheller.

Evening Pride Branch Club members were at the breakfast selling cruise raffle tickets for $5 apiece. From left: Joyce Smith, Dick and Ginny Risley.
Mike Alvarado and Michele Grenier were set up in one corner of the Commons to conduct vision screenings for Evening Pride.
We usually cap off Saturday with a Lions float in the parade, handing out candy. The float was ready, but the pickup wouldn't start.
Pat Burch was ready to walk in the parade with a Norwegian flag and Viking helmet. Joe Stenstrom, who organized our float, is to the right.

Monday, May 18, 2015

One more Lion on The Lions Journey

Congrats to Lion Larry Linn for earning this award - The Lions Journey for Service, Growth and Leadership - presented to him by President Dennis Peters at our May 14 meeting.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Postal food drive nets tons

Members of the Lions and other volunteers helped pick-up food from the Poulsbo Post Office food drive that collected food for NK Food Bank. Above middle and right, Lions Steve Calhoun and Linda Burris (also a Fishline employee). Burris said 10,700 pounds of food was picked up!

Postal employees picked up food left by customers along their postal routes. Lions and volunteers were asked to drive routes where the postal employees didn't want to pick up the food.

A great haul that helped to fill the food bank shelves.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Collecting donations for sight

Leo (aka Ginger Shields) and Steve Calhoun took the first shift at the Poulsbo Farmers Market - our first time here for White Cane Days May 1 and 2. Our Poulsbo Noon Club collected more than $2,800 over the two days, while the Evening Pride Branch Club collected $1,700+ in the Kingston area.

A boy and his mom greet Leo at the farmers market.

You don't have to be a Poulsbo Lion to help out! The entire Vincent family - Kelley, Eric and little Regan - collected donations at Albertson's for our club.
Chase and Sylvie Blais helped out (which happens when your mom is co-chair of the event), and their cousin, Regan Vincent, stayed on for another hour so she could be with them at Albertson's.

Jim Stark shook down people at the post office. It's one of our best sites for donations!

The number one spot for White Cane Days - downtown Poulsbo! Here is Pat Osler with a giant collection jar.

Mike Regis and Denise Zaske took the second shift at Poulsbo Farmers Market.
Dennis Deitch covered a second part of the four-way intersection downtown.
Miss Great Peninsula's Outstanding Teen, Abigail Dominguiano stopped by the Kingston Market for a few hours on Saturday.


Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone