Thursday, September 21, 2023

Loads of Change serves 54 needy individuals

Poulsbo Lions spent $521 ($73 of that was individual Lions' donation) on this month's Loads of Change.

We helped 54 unhoused/low income people wash 92 loads and dry 97 loads.
Thanks to Michael from Georgia for buying 10 pizzas for everyone!And special thanks to Ray and Ria McMahon for volunteering every month. Also helping was Terry Blais, Dennis Deitch and Lee Metcalf.


Monday, September 18, 2023

Two more sleeps till laundry day

Laundry day is coming up Wednesday, Sept. 20! This is for North Kitsap residents only - unhoused and low-income please. Last load of wash goes in at 5:30 pm if you want to get it dried.


Thursday, September 14, 2023

Dunmire a welcome addition to our club

We're happy to announce new Poulsbo Lion Gretchen Dunmire. Gretchen was inducted at today's meeting. She was born and raised in Poulsbo, graduating from North Kitsap High School in 1986. She is sponsored by her mom, Lion Beth Olsen (her late Uncle Doug Mong was a long-time Poulsbo Lion, as well).

Gretchen has two daughters. She worked for 35 years as an executive assistant, but turned to contract work 2 years ago.


Monday, September 11, 2023

Flags set up for Patriot Day

 American flags for Patriot Day.

Viking Way

And on Front Street

More flags can be found on Highway 305

Friday, September 8, 2023

Mums for sale in front of Les Schwab on Viking Avenue all day

We just picked up more mums from our fabulous sponsor, Valley Nursery, so come on down to Les Schwab on Viking Avenue. We'll be here till 5 today and 10-4 tomorrow.

Lion Mum Chairs Karen Reitan and Elda Armstrong (front) with Lion Dennis Deitch in back.

Lion Dennis Deitch with Lion Greg Supancheck helped set out mums along Viking Avenue.

Gorgeous mums from Valley Nursery

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Mums for sale over next two days on Viking Avenue

Don't forget - tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 8, 10-5 pm) and Saturday, (Sept. 9, from 10-4 pm) Poulsbo Lions will be in front of Les Schwab on Viking Avenue selling Mums for $10/pot to benefit our Loads of Change service project, which provides laundromat services to North Kitsap's unhoused and low-income individuals. As a bonus, we'll have our 2024 NK Photo Calendars on sale too ($10 each). #comeonby #mumsnottheword #buyamum #cleanlaundry #loadsofchange #poulsbolions #weserve @lionsclub


Burgh becomes Leo to Lion and starts college

Our newest Lion has already met the criteria for earning a blue vest! Emalee Burgh received her vest at Thursday's meeting. Now she's off to college! #leotolion #ouryoungestLion #poulsbolions #weserve


Friday, September 1, 2023

September brings new calendar photo by Alexis Schroeder

Welcome to September! This colorful photo by Alexis Schroeder is featured in our 2023 NK Photo Calendar. We now have our 2024 calendars in hand and available for $10 each. Ask a Poulsbo Lion to purchase one, or come by our table in front of Les Schwab on Viking Avenue next Friday from 10-5 and Saturday from 10-4 (Sept. 8 and 9).


Valley Nursery provides mums for club fund-raiser

Lion Karen Reitan has a variety of mums for you to buy for $10 each. Thanks to Valley Nursery for helping us offer you this great deal. I saw mums at a local grocery store for double the price. Buy from Lions because the money goes to our Loads of Change service project which provides free laundromat services for the unhoused and low income in the North Kitsap community.

To buy your mums, please email Karen at


Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone