Saturday, April 30, 2022

Hooked on Fish back with 2-pounders!

It was amazing to host another Hooked on Fish after two years of not having it due to Covid-19. We had lots of Poulsbo Lions on hand to help with pole set-up, bobbers, bait and tips. We had royalty on hand to brighten the day, which started out rainy. And we saw some 2-pounders caught by more than a couple kids. Also, for the first time, we offered $25 to the kid catching the biggest trout - thanks to Hudson Auto Center.

Cashel Jacobson brought in two big trout. The biggest was 19-3/4". He was there fishing at the pond by Poulsbo Middle School with his two brothers and dad.

Five-year-old Nico Bustamante of Bremerton was more than happy with his catch! He caught two (the limit) and was going to get this one cleaned, thanks to Lions Lee Metcalf (7-10 am shift) and Dick Prine (10-1 shift).

Here we have Miss Washington Evergreen Pre-Teen Sydney Brandt of Bremerton on the left, Miss West Sound's Outstanding Teen Reyna Blackwood of Silverdale in the middle, and Miss West Sound Austin Douglas of Lakewood.
This mom helped save her son's fish when the line got caught in a branch. Both the branch and fish were brought in safely.

The pond was surrounded by kids and their parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents.

Our Poulsbo Lions enjoy Hooked on Fish as much as the kids do! Fortunately everybody was able to get bait before Lion Scott Puhn (left) ate all of the worms. We even had a guest, Quilcene Lions President Craig Uchida (next to Scott).

Lion Tom Settle keeps the lines, hooks and fishing poles in good shape. Our Poulsbo club has many poles to lend to kids who don't have their own. 

Lion Pat Osler helps a little girl get set-up to fish.

Lion Lee Metcalf volunteered for fish-cleaning duty.

Julia Ann Salazar smiles as her dad shows off her big catch, which measured 18-1/4".

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Poulsbo Lions clean up around trout pond

 Kids aged 12 and under will have a much easier time casting their fishing lines since a group of Poulsbo Lions cleared out some brush around the perimeter of the horticulture pond, which is next to Poulsbo Middle School. We stocked the pond Wednesday with trout weighing up to 2 pounds! Special thanks to President Dennis Deitch, Scott Puhn and Rick Wright.


A cleaner Waaga Way

A mixed group of Lions and volunteers picked up 12 bags of trash on Waaga Way Wednesday, April 27. Many thanks to Lions Sherri McCormack Burch, Dave Demazo, and Lee Metcalf, along with volunteers Larry W. and Doris.

$25 prize added for biggest fish caught at Hooked on Fish tomorrow

 NEW! We've added a $25 first prize for the kid with the biggest fish at our Hooked on Fish event this Saturday from 7-1 p.m. at the pond by Poulsbo Middle School. There will be Lions on hand to help set up poles, bait, etc. If you have a pole, please bring it. We do have some you can borrow. We even clean the fish for you! And Leos will be on hand selling hot chocolate, water, coffee and donuts. See you there!


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Hit us with your best shots

Have you taken a great photo recently in North Kitsap? We'd love to consider it for our 2023 NK Photo Calendar. We have a $500 prize for the photographer whose picture is chosen for the cover. Please send photos to Thanks!


Friday, April 22, 2022

Stenstrom birthday fundraiser brings in $1,367 on Facebook


Lion Joe Stenstrom had a birthday fundraiser and raised $1,367 for our Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation! That's money we can put to good use in our community. Thanks Joe!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Dictionaries for students

Our vision for the Poulsbo Evening Pride is to improve literacy for our youth by providing every student in North Kitsap with a dictionary to inspire them.  We need your help to continue this program.   

Please donate by clicking the link and specify "Poulsbo Evening - Dictionary":

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

29 individuals helped with latest Loads of Change

Today's Loads of Change helped 29 people with 108 loads of laundry for $312.50. Many thanks to those individuals who donated. Special thanks to Lions Ray and Ria McMahon and Terry Blais for being there

Lion Ray McMahon feeds quarter after quarter into one of the biggest washers at the Village Laundromat Wednesday, April 20.


Friday, April 15, 2022

Six rows of onions added to Firehouse Garden

Poulsbo Lions Rob Ratcliff and Lee Metcalf, along with photographer Sherri Burch, planted 6 rows of onions today in the Firehouse Garden.


Thursday, April 14, 2022

New member and a big check for St. Vincent de Paul


We had a fun meeting today. Welcome to our newest Lion, Lee Metcalf. His father was a Lion. Originally from Oklahoma, Lee came to Seattle in 1981 and moved to Poulsbo in 1994. He's a retired pharmacist. His wife died last year and their daughter lives in Bellingham. Welcome Lee!

Also at today's meeting, Lions Dennis Tesch (left) and Pat Osler presented Mike DeAscentiis of St. Vincent de Paul with a $6,000 check from our Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund.


Sunday, April 10, 2022

Another 100+ tulips sold on Viking Way

Thanks for coming by our tulip sale yesterday! We're around 500 pots sold. You haven't missed out though - there are more available. Just leave a message here. Each pot is $10.


Friday, April 8, 2022

Random Eggs of Kindness

 "We've been egged!" We're handing out Random Eggs of Kindness Monday thru Friday next week at businesses and organizations. Our Leo mascot and a Lion will come and hand out eggs that have a positive affirmation and chocolate in each one for a suggested donation of $25. Text Terry at 360-517-0573 to pick the day and time we can egg your place! Or email

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Fishline receives Bellringer Fund check

Lion Dennis Tesch (left) and President Dennis Deitch present Fishline executive director Lori Maxim with a check for $6,000 from the Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund at today's meeting.

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone