Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pot party a rousing success

With many hands, the work of emptying city flower baskets only took about an hour this morning at Bill Austin's place Saturday, Nov. 21. Many thanks to Poulsbo Lions Kent Lord, Karl Ostheller, Pat Burch, President Jim Stark, Terry Blais and her teens, Chase and Sylvie, and Larry, a helpful neighbor.

Lion Kent's work party is affectionately referred to as a "pot party."

Larry and Jim work together to empty the flower pots.

Lion Kent Lord watches as Lion Pat Burch pulls at some dead plants to get the dirt out of the basket.

Everyone developed their own method for emptying the baskets. Here, Lion Karl Ostheller dumps the wooden basket upside down and shakes it.

Chase Blais, 16, gets the chunk of packed dirt out of the wooden basket.

Now that the plastic pots are out of the wooden baskets, the baskets can be cleaned up and repaired for the next season.

Kent Lord, Larry (front), Jim Stark and Pat Burch are standing where the flower baskets were once stacked earlier in the morning.

The crew, after the job was done!

New roof for storage shed

A handful of Poulsbo Lions worked to replace the leaky storage roof this morning at First Lutheran Church. Heading up the project is Lion Tom Settle, with help from Lions Scott Puhn, John MacDonald, Steve Calhoun, Karl Ostheller and Pat Burch.

The new roof lets in much more light! Top: John MacDonald and Tom Settle. Bottom left: Scott Puhn. Middle back: Steve Calhoun. And Karl Ostheller holding the ladder.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bellringer Fund is underway!

Our Poulsbo Lion Bellringer Fund is underway - and we've received our second donation of $75, bringing our total up to $575. Our goal is $30,000. Look for an article in The Herald this weekend. We can accept checks via our PO Box 1244, Poulsbo, or you may drop off donations at The Herald office, or make a donation via Paypal to this email - Special thanks to The Herald for creating this graphic.

New member is president's twin

Welcome our newest Poulsbo Lion, Tom Stark, who was inducted at today's lunch meeting. Tom is calling Poulsbo his home town as of four weeks ago. He is the twin brother of our King Lion Jim Stark. Tom's sponsor is Lion Chuck Weaver.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rolling Readers get $2,950 from our dinner auction

Poulsbo Lions presented a check for $2,950 to Rolling Readers at today's noon meeting. The money was raised at the club's Fall Fling Dinner Auction on October 10. From left to right: Lion Pauline Ostheller, Kimberly Eimers of Rolling Readers, Lion Denise Zaske, and Lions President Jim Stark.

Stenstrom earns award for new members

Lion Joe Stenstrom received an award for bringing in new members to our club. He was given a metal pin hanger by Poulsbo Lions President Jim Stark (right) at today's noon meeting.

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone