Thursday, January 31, 2019

Noon Lions give money, blue vest and milestone awards

Ida Courier, vice president for St. Vincent de Paul's, and Mike Deascentiis accept a $5,000 check from John Macdonald, who represents our Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund.

Deascentiis said they served 71 clients (14 new) and helped with everything from power bills and rent to gas cards and nights in a hotel. St. Vincent also puts together Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, as well as almost $1,500 in bus tokens.

St. Vincent de Paul will be celebrating 100 years in 2019!


Lion Diane Mayda was so happy to receive her blue vest today, especially with sponsor Kent Lord at her side.

 1st Vice District Governor Pat Burch congratulates Dick Prine on 35 years in Lions.

 June Cotner received a letter and chevron recognizing her 10 years in Lions, from 1st Vice District Governor Pat Burch.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Kingston Leos share info with Klahowya Leos

Today, 7 LEOs from the Kingston High School LEO Club held an exchange with the Klahowya Eagles LEO Club, sharing project ideas.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Coffee Oasis receives $1,000 from Bellringer Fund

President Steve Calhoun presented a $1,000 check from our Bellringer Fund to Coffee Oasis Thursday. Bryan Collins, Poulsbo center supervisor, and Jeri Delaney, Hope Inc representative for Poulsbo, accepted the check.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Loads of Change following building

We helped 6 people with a combined 40 loads of laundry (washer and dryer) yesterday for our Loads of Change service project, and received a donation of quarters! Next month's Load of Change is Feb. 20 from 2-6 pm.  Special thanks to Lions Terry Blais, her daughter Sylvie (shown above right), Dave Risley and Diane Mayda for helping to feed the machines with quarters.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Leos help out Friends of the Library

19 LEOs helped the Poulsbo "Friends of the Library" with their book sale Jan. 18-20. Friday was set-up, Saturday was sales day, and Sunday was break-down and box-up day. LEOs helped in all three phases and were frequently praised for their help and enthusiasm. We had 8 LEOs from NKHS, 8 LEOs from Poulsbo Middle School, and 3 LEOs from Kingston HS.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Leos recognized for excellence for 4th year in a row

District Governor Sharon Sikes visited North Kitsap High School to meet with the NK Vikings LEO club. 1VDG Pat Burch, Lion Sherri Burch, and 19C LEO Chairperson Karl Ostheller also were there to award the club the 2017-2018 LEO Club Excellence recognition.

How impressive is this award? Worldwide there are 7000+ LEO clubs in 145 countries; 57 of those clubs received the 2017-2018 LEO Club Excellence; of the 57 clubs - 2 clubs in MD19 (District C and District F) received this award; one of the 2 clubs was District 19C NK Vikings LEO Club. Such a great group of young people.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ridgeway celebrates 30 years in Lions

Congrats to Dottie Ridgeway, an Evening Pride Branch Club Lion, on 30 years of service! Dottie receive a 30-year milestone chevron from District Governor Sharon Sikes at last night's meeting.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Mayda joins Noon Lions

 Welcome to our newest Lion, Diane Mayda of Poulsbo. She was inducted at our meeting yesterday. Her sponsor is Lion Kent Lord.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Weaver earns Diamond Centennial Pin

Congrats to Lion Chuck Weaver on receiving a Diamond Centennial Pin for members he's brought in. Lion Sandi Dahlquist presented the pin.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bellringer Fund at $15,000

Our annual Bellringer Fund is lagging behind previous years with only $15,000 contributed thus far. If you'd like to make a donation, please click on the DONATE button to the right, or mail your Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation check to POB 1244, Poulsbo, WA  98370. Every bit helps someone in our community.

Evening Pride Branch collects $168 wrapping gifts

$168 in donations was collected during Evening Pride's Christmas 2 wrapping sessions at Barnes & Noble Dec. 5 and 13.

Monday, January 7, 2019

315 third-graders receive new dictionariesMiche

13 Evening Pride Branch Club Lions handed out new dictionaries to 315 kids at 6 schools for a total of 13 hours!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Australian exchange student swaps flags with us

Australian exchange student Armani brought Lions flags for our club Thursday, presenting them to President Steve Calhoun. Armani is staying with Lion Jan Kelly and is friends with Jan's previous exchange student, Lucy.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Service hours given for December

When you're a Lion, you make a difference! 207 Lions worked 938 hours and served 11,286 people in December 2018.

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone