Thursday, November 18, 2021

Welcoming a new Lion

We're happy to welcome our newest Poulsbo Lion, Gil Williams of Poulsbo, who was inducted at today's meeting. His sponsor is Greg Supancheck. Gil is retired from the Navy, and retired from civil service in October 2021. He is currently a substitute teacher.

   

Bellringer starts with $1,100

 So far we've collected $1,100 to kick off our annual Bellringer Fund! Our goal is $25,000, which goes right back into the North Kitsap community. If you'd like to contribute, please click the Donate button in the right column.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund 2021 is underway!

 

In the mid 1940’s the Bellringer Fund was started by Frank and Mabel Raab. Frank was a charter member of the Poulsbo Lions Club and challenged the club and North Kitsap community to help those families in need during the Christmas holiday. The proceeds of the fund drive were used by the Lions Club to purchase food and gifts for families in need. Members of the Lions Club then distributed these items.

The Herald helped with the challenge by publishing the donations and followed the actions of the Lions. Local churches and similar organizations provided the lists of families. The fund drive has run uninterrupted since.
As time passed the fund drive was able to raise significant funds and in one year raised over $35,000.
Last year despite the Covid-19 pandemic the fund raised over $17,000. The goal for this year is $25,000.
 
The Lions Club, while still sponsoring the drive, no longer distributes food and gifts but rather distributes the funds to Fishline, ShareNet, St. Vincent DePaul and Coffee Oasis.
To make a donation it can be mailed to: Lions Club Bellringer Fund, P.O. Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370 or by selecting the donate button in the right side column. All donations are tax deductible.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Lions and LEOs help at Salmon Days

Steve Calhoun and Karl Ostheller provided a Poulsbo Lions information booth at Salmon Days in Fish Park on Saturday, November 6. We were assisted by 6 LEOs who helped set up and take down. We had lots of visuals of Lions in action and provided a Poulsbo Lions brochure for whomever was interested in seeing what Lions are all about.




 

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone