Saturday, March 23, 2019

Two Lions receive gold centennial pin

Congrats to Sherri Burch and Joyce Smith on earning a gold centennial pin for each having sponsored a member who has been active for 2 years!

Sherri Burch
Joyce Smith

Friday, March 22, 2019

70 more children have vision screened

The vision of 70 children at Martha & Mary in Silverdale was screened Wednesday by Lions Karen Reitan, Pauline Ostheller, Sherri Burch and Steve Calhoun. 19 referrals were made.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kingston High Leos hold successful blood drive

Kingston High School LEOs held their spring blood drive March 19. The LEOs signed up over 50 donors and collected 40+ units of blood. The blood drive was considered a success by all parties involved (school officials, the blood bank people, and the kids).



Monday, March 18, 2019

Firehouse Garden planting is underway

Our Firehouse Garden has been rototilled and a few more veggies are in the ground! Thanks to Eric Blais for rototilling and to Lions Rob Ratcliff and Terry Blais for planting seeds Sunday morning. There has been a work party one weekend day for the past few weeks. Come Sunday at 10 am to help!


Eric Blais is not a Poulsbo Lion, though he is married to one. He spent 1-1/2 hours rototilling over the same ground at varying depths.


This raised bed has hay over the soil, then fabric and has also been covered to raise the soil temperature so we can plant. It worked! This bed has peas and radishes in it.


Evening Pride Branch Club Lion Rob Ratcliff (left) is the man with the plan. He checks soil temperatures and determines when each veggie gets planted.


The newly rototilled area where be where pumpkins and corn will be planted. We'll be able to grow so much more produce!



Sunday, March 17, 2019

Free fishing derby announced


Thanks to Lion Karl Ostheller for creating this flyer for our annual Hooked on Fish fishing derby next to Poulsbo Middle School. This event is lots of fun AND there will be donuts and beverages to purchase from our Leos.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Poulsbo Garden Club gives us grant for Firehouse Garden


Poulsbo Garden Club grants awarded: This year the Poulsbo Garden Club gave 8 organizations grants ranging from $200 to $500 for their gardening projects (for a total of $3,300). Organizations receiving grants were Raab Park Youth Garden, Martha and Mary Therapeutic Gardens, Poulsbo Lions/Fire Department P-Patch, Sons of Norway, Raab Park P-Patch, NK Fishline P-Patch, Fish Park and Kingston Village Green Demonstration Gardens. Over the last 10 years the Poulsbo Garden Club has gifted over $34,000 to local organizations for their gardening projects.

Money raised for the grants comes from the club's annual plant sale. So mark your calendar for the 2019 Plant Sale on the first Saturday in May: May 4, from 9 am to 2 pm at 19801 Viking Ave in Poulsbo (old James Lumber site), rain or shine!!! Many unique plants from members' gardens as well as annuals, perennials, veggie starts, bushes, bulbs, garden art and more will be offered at very reasonable prices.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

High school and middle school Leos join for two projects

8 North Kitsap High Leos visited 35 Poulsbo Middle School Leos March 11 to do some joint projects like sorting eyeglasses and packaging dental kits.





Sunday, March 10, 2019

Raised beds covered to increase soil temps


Hoops and plastic went on a couple of raised beds today at the Firehouse Garden to warm up the soil so we can get more veggies planted. Helping out were Lions Rick Wright, Noon President Steve Calhoun and Rob Ratcliff of the Evening Pride Branch (pictured), along with Terry Blais and EP Branch President Joyce Smith.

Lions help set up where pilot house will go at Maritime Museum



A few Poulsbo Lions helped prepare for the delivery of the Hyak pilot house next week at the Maritime Museum downtown. Left: Poulsbo Noon Lions Jim Shields and Dennis Peters. In the "hole" is Lion Tom Settle.





Thursday, March 7, 2019

Many hands get a lot done

For February 2019, 220 Poulsbo Lions volunteered 882 hours and served 25,561 people.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Montessori kids screened

Our Poulsbo Lions vision screening group was in Kingston this morning at a Montessori school where Lion President Steve Calhoun and fellow Lions Karen Reitan, Candy Peters and Carol Ryan screened the eyesight of 14 children, making 3 referrals.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Here's what Lions Club do


Pick a Poulsbo club - Evening Pride Branch Club meets at 7 pm the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month in the Gallagher Building at St. Olaf's on Caldart Avenue. Poulsbo Noon Club meets at 12 every Thursday in the Social Hall at First Lutheran Church on 4th Avenue. You're invited!!!! We do great things in the community.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Blackberry roots cleared from Firehouse Garden


Poulsbo Lions Rob Ratcliff (Evening Pride Branch Club) and Terry Blais (Noon Club), along with Terry's daughter, Sylvie, spent 1-1/2 hours this morning digging out blackberry roots and cleaning up the community garden. Next Sunday, the ground will be rototilled and raked. If the soil is warmer, we'll plant peas!

Starting to garden

52 NK people served with laundry program

  Lion Dori Swokowski helps Robert by feeding the dryer with quarters during Loads of Change tonight. Poulsbo Lions spent $575.25 tonight at...