Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Just over a month left for calendar photos


Thirty percent of children referred on during vision screening


Our Poulsbo Lions vision screening crew saw 51 kids and referred 30 percent of them for further eye help May 25 at Martha & Mary kids center. Our Lions will be at the other Martha & Marty center tomorrow for more vision screening. #sightfirst #kidsvision #poulsbolions #visionscreening


Friday, May 27, 2022

More than $1,200 raised by Lions' shortcake booth

Poulsbo Lions are happy to report we made $1,244 from our Viking Fest Strawberry Shortcake booth. Not bad after a couple of years off due to Covid. Many thanks to the help of 10 Lions, 6 friend and family members and 2 North Kitsap High School LEOs. These funds will be put right back into the community! #vikingfest #poulsbolions #strawberryshortcake #WeServe


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Lions have Viking Fest parade entry again

Thanks to Lion Dori Swokowski, our Poulsbo Lions had a really nice trailer to ride on for the Viking Fest parade Saturday afternoon while North Kitsap High and Poulsbo Middle School LEOs walked along handing out candy. It was a super busy weekend for our club!


Friday, May 20, 2022

Pancake breakfast signs go up all over town

Signs have gone up all over town reminding people that this weekend is our 49th Viking Fest Pancake Breakfast for Scholarships. Thanks again to Red Apple, Liberty Bay Auto and North Kitsap High School for putting it up on their readerboards! Also, this weekend we have Lions and friends at the strawberry shortcake booth at the waterfront till 10 pm tonight, from 10-10 Saturday and from 10-6 pm Sunday. 

Lions Joe Stenstrom (above) and Lee Metcalf set up pancake breakfast signs around town this afternoon.

Mayor gives her approval of strawberry shortcake booth

Mayor Becky Erickson visited our strawberry shortcake booth at the waterfront this afternoon. The booth has a little more Norwegian "flavor" that in the past - a suggestion from the Viking Fest committee. As usual, the shortcake is amazing, thanks to the custom baking of Central Market. Lions and their friends will be at the booth till 10 pm Friday, from 10-10 Saturday and from 10-6 pm Sunday.

Royalty stops by our shortcake booth during Viking Fest

Miss Poulsbo and her Little Sisters stopped by our strawberry shortcake booth today while Lions Elda Armstrong, Laurie Carson and NKHS LEO Ingrid were serving up the good stuff!


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Loads of Change helps 40 people

At the end of the yesterday, our Loads of Change service project helped 40 people wash 98 loads and dry 96 loads to the tune of $418.25 (which includes $105.50 in donations). Lions Ray and Ria McMahon were on hand as usual, as well as Terry Blais, Dennis Tesch, President Dennis Deitch and Lee Metcalf. Thanks to all for your help! We'll be here again next month.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Laundry day is today from 2-6 pm


Many thanks to Red Apple for its support

We're grateful to community members like Jeff at Red Apple, who support us with their reader board and are putting mini flyers in grocery bags for our 49th Viking Fest Pancake Breakfast for Scholarships! Thanks so much!!!


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Look for more familiar faces at this weekend's pancake breakfast

Our most recent pancake breakfast was in May 2019. We had Lions Michele Grenier, Jay Dahlquist and Linda Schwind greeting people, taking their money, giving them tickets and stamping hands. Look for these three again this weekend! Oh, and if you haven't heard yet, there's a shuttle from the high school to downtown's festivities for a suggested minimum donation of $3.

Many thanks to Reliable Storage

Here is Lion John Macdonald and Scott Puhn getting a grill in place while setting up for the pancake breakfast during Viking Fest in May 2018. We are fortunate to have the support of Reliable Storage to hold all of our tables, grills, etc. for the pancake breakfast, as well as items such as a fridge, 10-foot booth and more for our strawberry shortcake booth. Thank you so much!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Getting ready for our 49th pancake breakfast for scholarships

Poulsbo Lions Steve Calhoun, Gil Williams and Lee Metcalf put up the pancake breakfast sign off of Highway 305 yesterday. We'll set up at North Kitsap High School Friday and be ready for business at 7 a.m. on Saturday.

Poulsbo Lions Steve Calhoun, Gil Williams and Lee Metcalf put up the pancake breakfast sign off of Highway 305 yesterday.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Strawberry Shortcake is on the Viking Fest menu again

During Viking Fest, not only are Poulsbo Lions busy with the Pancake Breakfast for Scholarships, but we have a Strawberry Shortcake Booth at the Poulsbo waterfront for the 9th year. This photo showing Steve Calhoun and Ann Best is from 5+ years ago. We've updated the booth and it'll have a little Norwegian flair this May 20-22, so we hope you'll come by. Life is short - eat our Strawberry Shortcake!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Poulsbo Lions serving up pancake breakfast since 1971

Poulsbo Lions have been serving up all-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage and eggs since 1971 during Viking Fest. Lion Gordon Hansen is in the photo above, which was taken in 1980 at the Armory, located on Jensen Way. Next weekend (May 21 and 22) you can find this excellent breakfast at North Kitsap High School in the cafeteria. The cost is $10 per adult and $6 per kid.


Friday, May 13, 2022

Our Pancake Breakfast for Scholarships is coming up Viking Fest weekend May 21 & 22

Lion Dennis Tesch cooks eggs to order at our 49th Annual Viking Fest Pancake Breakfast for Scholarships several years ago. You'll still find Dennis hanging out at the grills this coming May 21 and 22! He and other Lions have been putting on this breakfast for decades. Yum!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Vinland preschoolers screened

Poulsbo Lions screened the vision of 150 preschoolers at Vinland May 11, with 21 being referred to optometrists. Many thanks to Lions Larry Linn, Karen Reitan and Steve Calhoun (above), as well as Laurie Carson.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Sight and hearing funds gain $2,365 during White Cane event

 Our White Canes campaign brought in $2,365 for sight and hearing. Special thanks to Pat Osler, our chair for the event. He made sure Lions were in the right place at the right time.


Saturday, May 7, 2022

LEOs help with White Canes

NK Leos are helping out with White Canes right now at Central Market. We've got John and Sophia Balagna and Wren Mason-Todd. Don't let the crazy weather deter you from coming out today! It's our final day of collecting for sight and hearing.

    John and Sophia Balagna of NKHS

                                              Wren Mason-Todd of NKHS

Friday, May 6, 2022

Miss Poulsbo helps Lions with White Canes

Poulsbo Lion Gil Williams and Miss Poulsbo 2022 Gillian Morrison supporting White Canes Day outside Central Market today.


Tulip fundraiser brings in $4,000

Thanks to those of you who purchased tulips - we've raised approximately $4,000! All of that money will go right back into our community. Special thanks to Valley Nursery for going above and beyond and providing amazing pots of tulips


Monday, May 2, 2022

Oliver Laughlin catches 20" trout to win Hooked on Fish first prize of $25

 It was a great Saturday for little Oliver Laughlin as he reeled in a 20" trout at our Hooked on Fish event at the pond by Poulsbo Middle School. Laughlin won $25 from new contributor Hudson Auto Center but wants it to go to our club for more fish next year. Thanks to all of the Lions, LEOs and families that made this a spectacular event!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

LEO students serve up concessions at fishing derby

Do you know we have some terrific LEOs helping us at many of our events? These students below, helping with concessions at the fishing derby yesterday, are from Poulsbo Middle School and North Kitsap High School. We also have LEO clubs at Kingston Middle and high schools. It's never too early to start community service!

Volunteer with Poulsbo Lions! There are a couple of choices


Do you want to volunteer or are you interested in joining Poulsbo Lions? There are many opportunities coming up!

Our Poulsbo Lions meet every Thursday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Rd. Bring a lunch! We'll provide coffee and water. For more info, contact Andy Hento, our membership chairman, at (360) 621-1485.
Poulsbo Evening Pride Branch Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Right now the meetings vary between Zoom or a location. Please contact President Cecilie Maeda Burleson at (808) 258-4018.
Next weekend is White Cane Days. We collect money for sight & hearing. Then May 20-22 is Viking Fest. We'll have our Strawberry Shortcake Booth at the waterfront, as well as our Pancake Scholarship Breakfast May 21-22 at North Kitsap High School.
Try us out! We're a fun group!!!


Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone