Wednesday, November 29, 2023

One size fits all when it comes to this stocking stuffer


Please join us in our 2024 NK Photo Calendar campaign!
We're now offering to mail your calendars if you buy 2+. The options below are for 2, 3 and 4 calendars. Just click on the link:

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Get the biggest bang for your buck on Giving Tuesday here!

It's Giving Tuesday! And you can give to 5 helpful agencies at once by donating to the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund. Donations benefit Fishline Food Bank, ShareNet Food Bank, The Coffee Oasis, St. Vincent de Paul at St. Olaf's, and American Legion Post 245.

Visit our blog at and click on the Donate button below. Or, you may send a check to Poulsbo Lions, PO Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370. And enjoy a WONDERFUL day!


Sunday, November 26, 2023

Our 2024 NK Photo Calendars make GREAT stocking stuffers


Nesika Bay by Bob Rosenbladt

Don't forget your 2024 NK Photo Calendar, a Poulsbo Lions fundraiser, for your stocking stuffers this year! At $10 each, they're a bargain - AND they're 13 months instead of the regular 12.
These community supporters have calendars available: Maritime Museum, Fluff N Stuff, Red Apple Poulsbo, Coast Do It Best Hardware, Farmers Insurance on Jensen Way, Hansville Grocery and the Historical Society.
Proceeds benefit OUR community in the way of eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids, improving parks, and helping kids and veterans.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Viking Avenue clean once more

Poulsbo Lions picked up 5 bags of trash from Viking Avenue Nov. 15!

Thank you Sherri and Pat Burch, Greg Supancheck, and Pat Osler.

Friday, November 17, 2023

NKHS Leos earn Leo Excellence Award


It was a great day for our North Kitsap High Leos! The club earned the Leo Club Excellence Award, which was presented today by MD19N District Governor Lisa Ikeda.
Above: L to R: Poulsbo Lions President Larry Linn, Frosh Rep: Dagny Melone, Leo Secretary: Emma Nodolf, Leo President: Ava Obernberger, Leo Treasurer: Tiffany Le, Leo VP: Audrey Crossgrove, and Ikeda.
On hand were NKHS Leo Advisor Karl Ostheller and Zone Chair Patrick Burch.

District Governor Lisa Ikeda presents NKHS Leo President Ava Obernberger with the Leo Excellence Award as Lion Advisor Karl Ostheller looks on.
2023-2024 NKHS Leos


Calendars now available at Coast Do It Best Hardware

Do you have your calendar yet?

For $10 you will be supporting sight, hearing, kids, parks, veterans, the unhoused and low income and more right here in North Kitsap!
We now have calendars available at Coast Do It Best Hardware in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center.
Other locations: Red Apple on Viking Way, Fluff N Stuff, Maritime Museum, Historical Society and Hansville Grocery Store.


Thursday, November 16, 2023

Peters, Cary are club Peace Poster winners


Jane Peters (holding certificate) with mom and grandparents

Our Poulsbo Lions Club and Leo Advisor Karl Ostheller are proud to announce our 2023 Peace Poster prize winners - Aidan Cary representing Kingston Middle School (pictured with his mom and grandma), and Jane Peters representing Poulsbo Middle School (pictured with her mom and grandparents). Both students received a certificate and gift card. The Peace Posters will go on to the Lions' district competition. Way to go!
Aidan Cary with mom and grandma


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Loads of Change reaches 50 unhoused and low-income in November




Josh and Mike were just 2 of the 50 people Poulsbo Lions served today at the Village Laundromat during our monthly Loads of Change.
We spent $645 ($45 in Lions' donations).
We washed 115 loads and dried 105.
Special thanks to Lions Ray and Ria McMahon for being an integral part of the program, and Lions Dennis Tesch and Terry Blais.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Laundry for unhoused and low income at laundromat tomorrow


This is tomorrow, Weds., Nov. 15, from 2-6 pm. We ask that the last load of laundry go in the washing machine no later than 5:30 pm so there's time to dry it!

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Camp Leo dinner raises $80,000


Lion Pauline Ostheller

Poulsbo Lions Karl and Pauline Ostheller attended the Camp Leo Founders dinner hosted by T1 United Fundraiser at Boeing's Museum of Flight recently. The event raised $80,000 for the Camp Leo program, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of those affected by Type 1 Diabetes through programs that inspire, empower, educate, and promote community. The Osthellers presented the Poulsbo Lions' contribution of $1,500 to the fundraiser.


Saturday, November 11, 2023

American flags go up for Veterans Day

Poulsbo Lions put up American flags downtown, along Hwy 305 and Viking Avenue. Happy Veterans Day!


Friday, November 10, 2023

Help Reliable Storage with food drive


We hope you'll be able to help Reliable Storage collect food for Fishline in a food drive that ends Nov. 30. You can help by donating non-perishable food items at any Reliable Storage location.

Reliable Storage has supported our Poulsbo Lions Club for many years, which we truly appreciate! Help us help them in their food drive this month. Thanks!
On November 18thfrom 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. join us at our Poulsbo site for our Fill The Truck event. Our goal is to fill our 15' Reliable moving truck with your donations. Donate 5 non-perishable food items and be entered to win a $500 Seahawks memorabilia gift basket. Please spread the word to your family and friends and help us get families the food they need.

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Lions calendars offered at Brookdale senior living today only


Lion Terry and her daughter, Sylvie, are selling gorgeous Poulsbo Lions calendars and unique canvas prints at Brookdale senior living on Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo during its Holiday Fair. It's free to get in, there are a variety of vendors and we'll be here till 4!

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Calendars available at NK Holiday Fest

NK Holiday Fest is well underway, complete with carolers. We're in the middle of the gym. Come by and get your calendar for $10. Credit cards accepted! #nkholidayfest #2024nkcalendars #poulsbolions #weserve


Friday, November 3, 2023

Burch earns Lions International gold pin for contributions

Debbie Mansell, immediate past district governor of Lions and a guest at our meeting yesterday, gave our Poulsbo Lion Pat Burch a gold pin he earned by donating $200/month to Lions International.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Our club's vision team visits two schools

Our vision screening team finished October strong! On Oct. 25, Lions Karen Reitan, Laurie Sarver, David DeMazo and Steve Calhoun went to the Island School on Bainbridge. They screened the eyes of 16 kindergartners and kids new to the school. There was only 1 referral.

On Oct. 30, our vision team was at the Poulsbo Adventist School screening the sight of 13 kids, with 3 referrals. Thanks to Lions Karen, Michele Grenier and Steve. #sightfirst #saveeyes #kidvision #visionscreening


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

We have beautiful calendars for sale


This autumnal photo was taken in Kingston by Jolly Sienda of Jolly Sienda Photography. It's featured on our 2023 NK Photo Calendar, which reminds me - 2024 Lions calendars are on sale NOW!

Lions Gretchen and Terry will be in front of Bad Blanche Friday, Nov. 3, from 2-4 pm, and Terry will also be at the NK Holiday Fest Nov. 4 and 5 at North Kitsap High School. Calendars are $10 each and raise funds for things like eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids, our laundromat program for the needy, and so much more!

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone