Saturday, May 21, 2016

I love a parade!

Lion Ginger Shields (aka Leo the Lion) leads our Poulsbo Lions down the parade route Saturday at Viking Fest. That's Pat Burch, VDG Jan Weatherly and Sherri Burch carrying the centennial banner, with the pickup (notice the eyeglasses!), Leos walking alongside and Lions riding on the bed.

We had a minion on our float!

Lions Jacquelin Stenstrom and Karl Ostheller hold signs about what our club is all about.

Pancakes: A Viking Fest tradition and $10k in scholarships!

Miss Poulsbo Kaitlyn Morrell oversees Little Miss Poulsbo Olivia Jensen
as she learns the secrets of making perfect pancakes!
Poulsbo Noon Lions are giving out $10,000 in scholarships this year! Thanks to everyone who came and ate at our pancake breakfast at NK High May 21 and 22.

This event was chaired by Scott Puhn and John Macdonald. They secured $1,600 from sponsors (many thanks to First Security Bank, Grunden's, Liberty Bay Auto, Modern Dentistry and the Clearwater Casino. If you get the opportunity, please thank these businesses for helping us help student scholars!).

The scholarship recipients (four at $2,000 each and two at $1,000 each) won't be named until after their schools' awards nights. One special $2,000 scholarship given this year is in memory of Jim Stark, our club president who recently passed away.

Volunteer Kelley Vincent shows off the great-looking pancakes coming off of the grills at the pancake breakfast Saturday morning. Chase Blais, 17, is on the left.

The breakfast grossed $9,588, and the club had a large expense to deal with ($1,350 to repair the 1940s mixer), but the Raab Foundation contributed $4,000, along with $2,000 donated for the Jim Stark Scholarship.

Lion Dick Prine whips up another batch of batter in the rehabbed mixer.

Sylvie Blais, 15, served up warm butter and syrup - a crowd favorite!

A close-up of the magical pancakes.

Sausage links

Scrambled eggs

Evening Pride Lions Dottie Ridgeway and Cecilie Burleson were selling $5 raffle tickets for a Holland American cruise for 2. Other Evening Pride members were conducting vision screening near the entrance of the breakfast.

Lions Neil Torvik, Jim Schoettler, Sandi and Jay Dahlquist at the money/ticket table.

Many of the Saturday morning crew: Lions Pat Burch, Steve Calhoun, Joe Stenstrom, Chris Willets, Sherri Burch, Dennis Deitch, Greg Supanchek, and Charles Peach.

We love having area Leo students helping us out! In the drink and condiments area were (from left): NKHS seniors Madi Skansi and Savanna Obernberger, KHS sophomore Connor Clifford, and Lion Sherri Burch.

Lion Dennis Tesch cooking eggs to order.

Helen and sign man Mike Thatcher wait while Dennis Tesch cooks their eggs.

Lion Dennis Peters loves making pancakes!

What the heck? Lol. Steve Calhoun grabs a grill thermometer from Dennis Peters' pocket.

Lion Ken Rury designed a special Facebook banner during the breakfast.

From left: Dennis Peters, Dick Prine, President Kent Lord, co-chair Scott Puhn, Dennis Tesch, and co-chair John Macdonald.

Nothing is better than a good breakfast with friends!

Sponsors like First Security Bank helped offset some costs and enable us to give more scholarships.

Sponsorships added $1,600 to the pancake breakfast budget.

Many thanks to the local businesses that supported our club!

Evening Pride members David Risley and Marta Maxwell conduct vision screening.

Evening Pride Lions Joyce Smith, Nancy Patzer and Erika Risley sell cruise raffle tickets.

Larry Linn griddles with Kent Lord shuttling pancakes from grill to serving station.

John Macdonald and Tom Stark clean up the dirty dishes.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Strawberry shortcake nets $1,104

Rain or shine, the strawberry shortcake leaving our booth at the waterfront during Viking Fest was well received! The booth brought in $1,104 profit that will go right back into the North Kitsap community. Ginger Shields has chaired this event for years and does a FABULOUS job! She was helped out by 22 Lions and 1 Rotarian (her hubby), and they all logged 90 hours from set-up on Monday to take-down on Sunday.

Lions Pat Osler, Sherri Burch and Ginger Shield in the booth.

A happy customer gave it a thumbs up!

Lion Ken changed our Facebook banner to highlight our booth.

Central Market makes the best shortcake!

Of course the strawberries are delectable too!

Lions Steve Calhoun and Marta Maxwell

Lions took 2-hour shifts from Friday through Sunday - one to make the shortcakes and the other to handle the money and customers.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Come join us!

We'd love for you to join us! We meet Thursday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Social Hall at First Lutheran Church on 4th Avenue, Poulsbo. We'll even put you to work at our pancake breakfast this weekend!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

White Cane Days brings in $4,500+ in 2016 campaign

Miss Poulsbo Kaitlyn Morrell, 18, helped Lion Pat Burch (co-chair of our club's White Cane Days event), along with 9-year-old Little Miss Poulsbo Olivia Jensen May 6 at Central Market.

Poulsbo Noon Lions collected more than $3,500 over May 6, 7 and 8 at various Poulsbo locations that included Central Market, Red Apple, downtown, the post office and Walmart. Terry Blais and Pat Burch co-chaired the event. Evening Pride Branch collected $1,004 at Kingston locations with Joyce Smith the chair.

In addition to the Lions who helped collected funds for sight conservation, we were also helped by North Kitsap High Leos, as well as a few family members and friends.

Lion Joyce Smith, Evening Pride event chair

Lion Joe Stenstrom helping at Walmart.

Lion David Risley and friends

Lions June Cotner and Scott Puhn outside the post office.

Lion Dennis Deitch collecting downtown.

Lions Sandi and Jay Dahlquist teamed up at Walmart Sunday, May 8.

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone