Friday, October 27, 2023

Poulsbo Lions enjoy a great Steak Night and trivia

One of the social events we look forward to is our Steak Night every October. You get a nice, big steak a Lion grills for you, a baked potato, salad and dessert. This year, Lion Sherri Burch arranged a trivia game called Cash Cab! Lots of fun.

Solving the world's problems.

Lions Michele Grenier and Pauline Ostheller (left) and Martina Ferguson-Hazen chatting with Elda Armstrong.

Lions Kent Lord and Tom Settle

Lion Scott Puhn keeps Pat Burch company while grilled New York steaks outside of the Port Gamble Masonic Hall.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Look for Lions and calendars - we take credit cards now!

Once again Poulsbo Lions are asking for your support! This time it's in the form of our 2024 NK Photo Calendars. Talented photographers from around our area have submitted beautiful photos you will enjoy each month when you buy a $10 calendar. These make excellent stocking stuffers too.

Look for our calendars Nov. 3 from 2-4 pm in front of Bad Blanche. Lions Terry Blais and Gretchen Dunmire will be on hand, and you can pay with cash or credit card.

Lion Terry will also be at North Kitsap High for the NK Holiday Fest Nov. 4 and 5. Again, you can buy calendars with cash or credit.

Thanks in advance for your support! We couldn't do what we do without YOU.


 

Monday, October 23, 2023

Lions love Salmon Tours

Look for Lions Karl and Steve to be there. They'll have some of our beautiful 2024 NK Photo Calendars for sale ($10/each).


 

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Fund-raising calendars available at area stores

 

We need your help to make our 2024 NK Photo Calendar fund-raiser successful! Calendars are $10 each - and all proceeds go right back into our community to purchase things like eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids, provide laundromat service for the unhoused and low-income, etc.

You may buy a calendar at: Hansville Grocery, Fluff N Stuff (Poulsbo), Historical Society, Red Apple (Viking Ave.), Maritime Museum, and Farmers Insurance on Jensen St.
 
We'll also have Poulsbo Lions sitting down in front of Bad Blanche from time to time on a Friday or Saturday.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Loads of Change hit 5 years

 

Liz and Brandy are two happy Loads of Change participants

Our club's Loads of Change laundromat program for unhoused and low-income people hit the 5-year mark this month. And it was a very busy month. We hit an all-time high of helping 58 people with their laundry, washing 118 loads and drying 100 loads for $650.75 ($176.75 was donated).
 
In order to accommodate more people, we are going to start limiting people to 5 loads each (a big washer is 3 loads, medium washer is 2, and small is 1). We will also try to help people in the order they arrive.

We could use donations of bleach and vinegar, as well as laundry soap (pods are preferred because there's less of a mess).

Eight wreaths needed to reach goal of 100 for club

Poulsbo Lions are looking for just 8 more wreath sponsors to meet its Wreaths Across America goal. To sponsor one wreath, it's $17, and 2 wreaths is $34, and so on. The wreaths will be put on graves at the Poulsbo Municipal Cemetery or those who've served our country.

Click the link: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/159876/Overview/?relatedId=0


 

 

Silverwood starts off vision screening committee

Our Vision Screening Community is off and running again, this time to Silverwood School on Oct. 18. Lions Kathy Moncrief, Karen Reitan, Laurie Carson and Steve Calhoun screened the eyes of 69 children, referring 9 on for further evaluation.



Cleaning up Fish Park

 

Two of our Poulsbo Lions - Steve Calhoun and Laurie Sarver showed up with 15 North Kitsap High LEOS to clean up Fish Park last Sunday. #kidsdoinggreatthings #keepourparkclean #poulsbolions #nkhsleos #weserve


Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Laundry day for unhoused and low-income tomorrow

Coming tomorrow - Weds., Oct. 18, from 2-6 pm - we've got Loads of Change! Free laundry service for unhoused and low-income individuals living in North Kitsap. #poulsbolions #WeServe #cleanlaundry #LoadsofChange


 

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Animal sanctuary in Kingston well worth supporting

Our club's program today is a fairly new 501c3 nonprofit called Rewild Refuge Farm Sanctuary in Kingston - https://www.rewildrefuge.org/. They need volunteers and donations of things like hay and money. They have wish lists on Chewy.com and Amazon.com.

These animals - horses, pigs, goats, etc. are mostly farm animals and will live out the remainder of their lives at this sanctuary. You can even adopt an animal!
Just sharing because we think it's really a worthwhile cause.

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

NK Leos at middle school, high school line up loads of projects

 (This is from a District 19N Facebook post)

Poulsbo Middle School Leo Club began their school year activities on October 2. They handed out their community service work sheets and looked at service opportunities for this fall. They did a project for the Quilcene Fiber Festival and are making plans for a fall clothing drive and a Teddy Bear collection project for the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Other projects include environmental work at Poulsbo’s Fish Park and helping with Poulsbo Parks & Rec Salmon days program.
 
The NK Vikings Leo Club completed an environmental project at Fish Park and are in the planning stages of their fall blood drive and their “Trick or Treat” food drive for the Fishline Food Bank. The NK Leos began their year with the Viking Rush recruitment day on August 16.



Saturday, October 7, 2023

Lion heads to Mexico for eye clinics for needy

Poulsbo Lion Martina Ferguson -Hazen is heading off to Mexico Nov. 1-11 to hand out eyeglasses to those in need during a 5-day clinic. Martina, who's legally blind, can also show people how to use a white cane. Our board gave $1,000 for her trip, and an anonymous donor contributed $500.

Last year, Martina made a similar trip and said 750 people were helped over 3 days. #visionfirst #recycleyoureyeglasses #Mexicaneyeclinic #poulsbolions #weserve
 

 

Friday, October 6, 2023

Moncrief newest Poulsbo Lion

Welcome to our new Lion Kathy Moncrief of Kingston! Her sponsor is Karen Reitan. Kathy was born in Jersey and was an Army brat. She married her Coast Guard husband and they have three children and four grandchildren. Moncrief was a 3rd-4th grade teacher at Pearson Elementary from 1984-2003. She's also president of Daughters of Norway. #welovenewmembers #poulsbolions #yellowvest #weserve

 



Monday, October 2, 2023

Mum sales raise more than $2,700 for Loads of Change program

Thank you to all of our Lions, friends, family and fans of Mums! We made more than $2,700 for our Loads of Change laundry program for the unhoused/low-income last month, including a couple of donations.

We can't thank Valley Nursery enough! The good people there have helped with our past couple of tulip fundraisers and now this mum one - with great success. Please support Valley Nursery!
And thanks again.


 

Sunday, October 1, 2023

New month, new calendar photo

 This photo by Marianne O'Keefe is our October calendar month. It was taken at Point No Point.

 


Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone