Saturday, December 31, 2022

Chance to get 2023 NK Photo Calendar

What? You still don't have your Lions calendar? Thank goodness we'll be downtown on Front Street in front of Bad Blanche from 10-2 pm tomorrow selling them. And we can take credit cards! Our 2023 NK Photo Calendar features amazing shots by local photographers like Julian Richardson's Fish Park photo here. And each calendar boasts 13 months! #poulsbolions #fundraiser #NKcalendar #localphotographer #WeServe


Monday, December 26, 2022

Put your money to good use with our Bellringer Fund

Christmas is just behind us and maybe you have money burning a hole in your pocket. Well you can feel good AND help out the needy/veterans/at-risk youth when you contribute to the Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund!
Donate via Paypal at or you may send a check to PO Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370.
Thank you!


Less than 200 calendars available for purchase


This beautiful photo is in our 2023 NK Photo Calendar and was taken by Marianne O'Keefe. Lions will be out this Friday downtown to sell calendars. We've got less than 200 left. BONUS: This calendar goes includes January 2023 AND January 2024.

Wanted: Good people to help our Lions

We always need new Lions to help us with our projects! We set up and take down flags on holidays throughout the year, pick up litter, offer free laundry help on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and so much more!

If you're interested, we meet every Thursday (except Dec. 29) from 12:15-1:15 pm at Vinland Lutheran Church and have some fabulous speakers. Coffee and water are available. Bring your own lunch!
Call our membership chair, Andy Hento, for more information (360) 621-1485.


Saturday, December 24, 2022

Sponsor a wreath thru Jan. 17 and get matched!


Never time to rest...this is a great opportunity to support our North Kitsap cemeteries as well as Poulsbo Lions Club
When you sponsor a wreath through either one of these organizations your sponsorship is matched! Now until January 17, 2023. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Bellringer hits almost $9,000

Donations to our Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund are at $8,787 to date! To donate, you may mail a check to PO Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370; or use Paypal - Merry Christmas! #Bellringer #veterans #atriskyouth #Fishline #StVincentdepaul


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Christmas giveaways with clean laundry

Loads of Change Wednesday saw us spending $324 serving 35 people with 60 loads of wash and drying 60 loads. We had our own little Christmas with some giveaways, including toilet paper, socks, toiletries and more! Many thanks to those who donated - Lions gave $97.25 and a man doing his laundry handed us $11 in quarters! We'll see you Jan. 18. #loadsofchange #cleanlaundry #poulsbolions #WeServe

Sunday, December 18, 2022

LEOs credited with 10 wreaths and their help at Dec. 17 Wreaths Across America

 On Dec. 17, the NK Viking LEO Club assisted Lion Linda Schwind with her Wreaths Across America event at the Poulsbo Municipal Cemetery, setting up and placing wreaths on the graves of veterans. The students also presented Linda with a $75 check for the purchase of 5 wreaths, which will be matched, making a total of 10 wreaths to their credit. #wreathsacrossamerica #poulsbocemetery #veterans #poulsbolions #weserve


Saturday, December 17, 2022

Lions sell another $600 in calendars over the weekend

We had a little help from our magical friends Saturday downtown in front of Bad Blanche as Lions were selling 2023 NK Calendars. We ended up selling 60 calendars, leaving us with 240.

Lions means teamwork. Lions Pat and Sherri Burch helped Saturday and grabbed the attention of the Grinch!

Finally, the Snow Queen stopped by to visit Lion Dan Holt while he was selling calendars Saturday from 2-4 pm. With temperatures in the mid-30s, all Lions are to be commended for their 2-hour shifts Friday and Saturday.

Lions and LEOs turn out for Wreaths Across America

Lion Linda Schwind spearheaded Wreaths Across America here in Poulsbo.

"I want to thank each and every volunteer who attended the Poulsbo Wreaths Across America ceremony today," she said. "Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!




Friday, December 16, 2022

Poulsbo Lions and their Bellringer Fund make a difference


Written by John MacDonald
The charities connected to the Bellringer Fund have long histories of helping individuals and families in the community. The Poulsbo Lions Club has been involved with the North Kitsap Bellringer Fund from the beginning. The connection to helping those in need reaches far beyond the Bellringer Fund and there have been many proud moments in the 80-year history of the Club.

Several members of the Club are weekly volunteers to charities. For several years the Poulsbo Lions Evening Pride Branch has grown produce in their garden next to the main fire station in Poulsbo. This year the members provided 721 pounds of fresh produce from the garden to ShareNet. For several years Lion Elda Armstrong has provided fresh produce to Fishline and this year provided 596 pounds. For the last several years they have provided laundry services to the homeless. As an ongoing project the club
provides for sight and hearing services for those who otherwise are unable to provide for themselves. In the fall each year members of the Club go to all of the elementary preschool and daycare schools, both public and private, and perform sight screening for new students. Dictionaries are provided to student in
several elementary schools. The intersection of Highway 3 and 305 are litter free thanks to members of the Club. Each year the club hosts a Pancake Breakfast and Strawberry Booth during Viking Fest to fund scholarships to deserving North Kitsap students.
The club has been involved in several major projects in the community. The largest project is at Poulsbo Fish Park where boardwalks and viewing platforms were built by Lions members. Club members say that if you walk on wood, they put it there. 
It’s said that where there is a need there is a Lion and It’s GREAT to be a Poulsbo Lion.
Tax-deductible donations for the North Kitsap Bellringer Fund may be mailed to P.O. Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370; or via Paypal at


Thursday, December 15, 2022

Club brings teddy bears for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital

Poulsbo Lions collected 45 bears and LEOs added 32 for kids at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. Lions delivered 149 total bears today, with the rest of the bears coming from other Lions.

Lions Bellringer Fund reaches $7,800 and climbing!


We hit $7,800 today for our Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund! Many thanks to all who contributed. If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation, please mail a check to Poulsbo Lions Bellringer at PO Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370; or via Paypal at #coffeeoasis #veterans #fishline #stvincentdepaul #poulsbolions #WeServe

Lions downtown Dec. 16 and 17 selling calendars


Poulsbo Lions will be downtown selling 2023 NK Calendars Friday and Saturday from 10-4 pm in front of Indigo Plum on Front Street. This is a new fundraiser for our club so we're asking for your support!
If you can't make it downtown Dec. 16 or 17, you may purchase a calendar at the Maritime Museum, Marina Market, Red Apple or Hansville grocery.
This photo was taken by Ben Tilson and is in the calendar! #nkcalendar #poulsbolions #fundraiser #WeServe

Monday, December 12, 2022

Only 300 NK Calendars left - get yours NOW

300 LEFT! Have you seen this gorgeous photo of Poulsbo taken by Shiloh Schroeder? Her photo and many more may be found in our club's 2023 NK Photo Calendar, selling for $10 apiece. We only have 300 calendars left. You can buy one at Red Apple, the Maritime Museum, Marina Market, Columbia Bank inside Town & Country, and Hansville grocery.

We hope you'll support this fundraiser. After all, the money benefits all of us in the NK community. #poulsbolions #nkcalendar #calendarfundraiser #WeServe

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Club goes Mexican for Christmas party

Our club celebrated with a Christmas party at Casa Mexico Thursday. Live music by Jimmy and a friend! Fun times and good food. We also brought 39 new teddy bears to donate to the kids at Mary Bridge hospital.

Steve Calhoun and Dennis Tesch

Billie Jo and Tom Settle

Rick Wright

Linda Springer and Kaori Williams

Elda Armstrong and Karen Reitan

Dori and John Swokowski

John MacDonald and Kevin Hogan

Andy and Joanie Hento
Kim Lathrom and Joe Stenstrom

Karl and Pauline Ostheller

Scott and Bev Puhn


Dave Damazo

Gil Williams and Bob Springer

Laurie Carson and friend

Kent and Connie Lord

Val and Larry Linn

Alan and Michele Grenier

Pat and Sherri Burch

Terry and Eric Blais

Tom Settle with Linda and Dick Prine


Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone