Thursday, June 29, 2023

Ostheller earns first-ever Progressive Melvin Jones Award; new board installed

Past District Governor Patrick Burch gives Karl Ostheller the club's first-ever Progressive Melvin Jones Award.

Our club's annual Installation and Awards Night took place at the Kiana Lodge yesterday. Top awards went to Karl Ostheller (Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship) for his leadership with Leos at the district and club levels, the Peace Poster contest, and collecting teddy bears for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital among other things.

Elda Armstrong presents her friend Karen Reitan with a Melvin Jones Award.

Two Melvin Jones awards were given to Karen Reitan, who's been serving on the vision committee for years and is our service chair, as well as Rob Ratcliff of the Evening Pride Branch Club for his amazing work in the Firehouse Garden, which has donated thousands of pounds of veggies to Sharenet.

Rob Ratcliff receives a Melvin Jones Award from Evening Pride Branch Club President David Risley.


Incoming Poulsbo Lions Club President Larry Linn received the President's Pin from outgoing President Patrick Osler (above). This will be Linn's second time as president of the club.
Incoming board members for Poulsbo Noon Lions and Evening Pride Branch Club. Back row- Rob Ratcliff, Dennis Deitch, Andy Hento, Lee Metcalf, Steve Calhoun, Dan Holt. Middle row in black and white is Beth Olsen, Sherri Burch, Laurie Sarver, Karen Reitan and Erika Dodsley. Front row - Rick Wright, Julia Ratcliff, EP President David Risley, Poulsbo Noon President Larry Linn, and Kim DeArton.

Photo dump from Installation Dinner and Awards night

Kim Lathom (guest), incoming President Larry Linn, and Joe Stenstrom

Andy Hento, Lee Metcalf and Tom Settle

Elda Armstrong

Installing officer John Kirry from Gig Harbor Lions, outgoing President Pat Osler, and Master of Ceremonies Scott Puhn

Glenn Settle and Jay Dahlquist

Ernie Lathom (guest) and Tom Settle

Evening Pride Branch Club Lions (back) Erika Dodsley and Cecilia Burleson and (front) Julia Ratcliff, Maria Ratcliff (guest) and Rob Ratcliff.

Karen Reitan and Laurie Carson

Pauline and Karl Ostheller

Dan and Sue Holt

George and Laurie Sarver (seated) and Kim DeArton

Dennis Tesch and EP President David Risley

Billie Jo Settle

Denise and Dennis Deitch, with Marsha Wright

David Damazo

Ginny Risley (guest) and Michele Grenier

David Risley talking to Bev Puhn; Beth Olsen (middle) with daughter to left and Sandi Dahlquist to right.

Mike and Paulette Alvarado

Dennis Tesch and Kent Lord

Tom Settle and Kevin Hogan

Master of Ceremonies Scott Puhn

Sherri Burch talking to installing officer John Kirry of Gig Harbor, and Pat Burch.

Val and incoming President Larry Linn

Dick Prine talking with wife, Linda, and Mike and Paulette Alvarado.

Saturday, June 24, 2023

June a big month for Loads of Change service project

Poulsbo Lions helped 40 people wash 101 loads and dry 125 loads at The Village Laundromat June 21 during Loads of Change. We spent $638, which included $43 in donations.)

Many thanks to Lions Ray McMahon, Dennis Tesch and Dave Damazo for volunteering!
This service project is for unhoused and low-income individuals in the North Kitsap area, and is held from 2-6 pm the 3rd Wednesday of every month. #cleanlaundry #loadsofchange #poulsbolions #weserve #nkhomeless


Thursday, June 15, 2023

Poulsbo Lions hand out $21,000 in scholarships


Poulsbo Lion Karl Ostheller (left) handed out $21,000 in scholarships to these fabulous North Kitsap and Kingston High students, as well as a few alumni at today's meeting. Several have earned associate degrees from Olympic College through Running Start, a few have 4.0 gpas, several are athletes, and many have been involved with Leo Club since middle school.
From left to right: Jonah Holmes, Megan Turner, McLean Bowers, Kah-Ty Natrall, Grace Epperson, Nathaniel Kent, Sydnee Hogan, Leah Parmelee, Rylee Turner, Eliana Ginn, Wren Mason-Todd, Ava Banker, and Emalee Burgh. #bestandbrightest #futureisbright #nkhs #khs #poulsbolions #lionscholarships #WeServe #somuchtalent

Clean laundry coming up next Wednesday

 Laundry day for unhoused and low-income individuals is coming up Wednesday, June 21. #cleanlaundry #laundryinNK #poulsbolions #WeServe #loadsofchange


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Lions set up and take down flags for Flag Day


Flag Day is in the books for 2023. Poulsbo Lion Lee Metcalf picked up flags along Viking Avenue today. #flagfundraiser #waveaflag #poulsbolions #weserve

Monday, June 5, 2023

Great list of June programs


You're invited to a great program this Thursday meeting, 12:15-1:15 pm at Vinland Lutheran Church on Finn Hill Road, about a vision clinic in Mexico where one of our Lions (Martina) helped.
Other June programs:
15th: Our scholarship recipients!
22nd: Executive director of the Poulsbo Community Orchestra.
29th: No regular meeting. It's our Installation of Officers.

Friday, June 2, 2023

You're welcome to join our club!

 Join our club! We meet every Thursday from 12:15-1:15 pm at Vinland Lutheran Church on Finn Hill Rd., Poulsbo. #poulsbolions #WeServe #LoveLions #jointheclub

Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness. It’s 1.4 million caring men and women serving together so they can make a lasting impact and change more lives. #KindnessMatters

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Photos of NK area sought for our 2024 photo calendar

This is our June 2023 NK Photo Calendar photo, taken by Jon DeArman at Point No Point in Hansville. Photographers have till July 15, 2023, to submit any and all photos (North Kitsap only) for consideration for our 2024 NK Photo Calendar. #takeaNKpic #poulsbolions #fundraiser #onsaleAug2023 #takeyourbestpics

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone