Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bellringer funds given to St. Vincent de Paul

Poulsbo Lions President John MacDonald handed $10,000 to John and Maureen Sawaya of St. Vincent de Paul at today's noon meeting from our Bellringer Fund! Lion Dennis Tesch (left) serves on our nonprofit Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation board that administers the funds.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

NKHS Leos raise more than $700 with Les Schwab's help

North Kitsap High School Leos made and held up signs May 26 in front of Les Schwab for their annual hot dog fund-raiser. Les Schwab donates all of the supplies, including condiments and soda, AND matches whatever the students raise.

Leos show a lot of spirit!

Lion Joe Stenstrom grills the hot dogs.

Lots of paying customers came by and donated big bucks for hot dogs, including many Poulsbo Lions. 

Update: $724.16 was raised by the NK High Leos with their hot dog fund-raiser.

Vision of 652 children screened for the 2017-18 Lions year

Poulsbo Lions screened the vision of 21 kids at the Strong Family Picnic May 23, making 5 referrals. For this Lion year (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) we've screened a record 652 children. Last year, that number was just under 500.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

May 24 noon meeting filled with awards and banner gift

Vice District Governor Pat Burch presents Elda Armstrong with a certificate for completing the third and final leg of The Lions Journey, of which there are requirements for service, leadership and growth. Congrats Elda!

Lion Thomas from Norway presented President John Macdonald with a banner from his club today.

President John Macdonald and Vice District Governor Pat Burch were on hand to present former President Kent Lord (far right) with a centennial patch for an increase in members while he led our Poulsbo Noon Lions.

Strawberry Shortcake booth nets $1,400

Many thanks for supporting our Strawberry Shortcake Booth during Viking Fest! It brought in $1,400 to be used in the NK community.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pancake breakfast raises $10k for scholarships

We are THRILLED to announce we're giving $10,000 in North Kitsap scholarships this year thanks to a fantastic pancake breakfast! Vikings overran a pancake grill Sunday, much to our NKHS Leos' delight.

Lion Kevin Hogan and his daughter, Sydnee, were on hand to make eggs to order.

An NK High Leo helps Lion Kent Lord with table bussing and garbage.

Lions Elda Armstrong and Karen Reitan enjoy a moment.

 Lions Tom Settle and Dick Prine whip up another batch of pancake batter.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

$3,225 collected May 4 and 5 for sight and hearing

Thanks to the efforts of many, we brought in a grand total of $3,225 for sight and hearing during our White Canes campaign May 4 and 5. Above, Lions Larry Linn and Sherri Burch collected at Walmart.

Lion Elda Armstrong teamed up with Miss Poulsbo Natalia Tucker in front of Central Market. 

 NKHS Leos Ryon Singleton and Spencer Grubb collected for White Canes at Central Market.

Lion Chuck Weaver collected more than $500 in two hours downtown.

North Kitsap High Leo President Nate Blanchard and Vice President Ashley Jayroe took a late afternoon shift at Walmart.

Lions John Macdonald (president) and Ann Best joined forces at Red Apple for a bit Friday afternoon.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Three Lions graduate from leadership institute

Vancouver, B.C. is gorgeous this time of year with flowers blooming and black squirrels running amuck (see it in the V of the tree?).

Pat Burch (vice district governor and Poulsbo Lion) was a coach May 10-13 at the NW Lions Leadership Institute, while fellow Lions Sherri Burch, Carol Ryan and Terry Blais completed the coursework and graduated.

Meeting Lions from so many other clubs in Washington, Idaho and British Columbia was also a perk. Lots of ideas for service projects and fund-raisers were shared. Above, Carol Ryan ran into another Carol from Vancouver while on a coffee run.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

$10,000 given to Fishline from Lions Bellringer Fund

Poulsbo Lions Club presented to Fishline a check in the amount of $10,000 from their holiday Bellringer funds! Many thanks for the generosity and support of Poulsbo Lions and our community. (Left to right): President John Macdonald, Linda Burris and Dennis Tesch.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Calhoun places second in achievement speech

Congrats to Steve Calhoun on placing second at our district convention for his achievement speech on vision screening! Second Vice District Governor Pat Burch presented the certificate at our noon meeting today.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Highway interchanges are clean once again!

These Poulsbo Lions picked up litter at the Highway 3/Highway 305 interchanges April 24. From left: Greg Supancheck, Dori Swokowski, Pat and Sherri Burch, Carol Ryan, Eric Thanem, Pat Osler and Terry Blais. Sylvie Blais helped too (and took the photo!).

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone