Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Lions feel loss of Tom Stark


We're sorry to say we lost a great Poulsbo Lion in Tom Stark, 82. He died Dec. 11. He was a fun guy with a great sense of humor.
Tom's twin brother, Jim, was also a Poulsbo Lion who passed away many years ago.
A service was held at Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church Dec. 22, 2023. Donations can be made to the Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, WA

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Poulsbo Middle School LEOs spread joy


From LEO club advisor Kate Cox-Ebert
The Panther LEO Club ran a Teddy Bear Drive to gather new stuffed animals to give to children undergoing treatment at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital during the holidays. They gathered over a dozen bears, dragons, puppies, and koalas to add to the 50+ toys gathered by the Poulsbo Lions Club.

The LEOs are also holding a Winter Warmth Drive to benefit Georgia's House, a shelter facility in Kitsap County providing refuge for families in need. We just completed our first delivery of "wish list" items last week, and will do a second delivery after the winter break. So far, students have collected over 150 lbs of "wish list" items from clothing to cleaning supplies.

#WeAreNKSD #BestStudentsEverNKSD

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Happy times for Loads of Change clients


McQuinn was overjoyed to receive a special Christmas card with $100 bill inside.

Shauna couldn't believe her luck!

Mike gratefully gave hugs for his card

It was a memorable Loads of Change today as three clients went home with $100 each for the holidays. Numbers we're drawn at 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. You can see the photos below.
Poulsbo Lions spent $373, serving 28 people with 66 loads of wash and 72 loads in the dryer.
Many thanks to Ray and Ria McMahon for their service tonight, Dennis Tesch, Lee Metcalf, Terry Blais and Dennis Deitch.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Laundry day for unhoused tomorrow

One more sleep and then it's time to do the laundry for the unhoused and needy low-income of North Kitsap. Last load should be in the washer by 5:30 pm so there's time to dry it.


Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Join our club!

 We're always looking for good people who want to do great things in our community! You're welcome to attend a Thursday meeting at Vinland Lutheran Church, 2790 Finn Hill Rd. Coffee and water are available. We start at 12:15 and end at 1:15 with fun, announcements and a program in between!


Sunday, December 10, 2023

Make your contribution count at tax time


Make a contribution to Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund and get a nice deduction on your taxes! Our Bellringer Fund helps with hunger, vision, hearing, at-risk youth, veterans and so many people who need a hand up here in our North Kitsap community. You can contribute online by visiting and hitting the Donate button, or by mailing a check to Poulsbo Lions, POB 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

Friday, December 8, 2023

Poulsbo Lions sing in style at Christmas party


Poulsbo Lions celebrated Christmas with stuffed animals for Mary Bridge Children's Center, good food and drink, and lots of great company at the Clearwater Casino Resort Thursday, Dec. 7.
Sherri tested us with Christmas trivia, and Dori, Elda, Karen and Karl led the singing of Christmas carols, including the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas.
Lee Metcalf, Andy Hento, Steve Calhoun and Scott Puhn

Kevin Hogan, Gretchen Dunmire and Beth Olsen

Alan and Michele Grenier

Jackie, Kimberly and Joe Stenstrom

Alan and Michele Grenier, Pat Burch and Ginny Risley

Dori and John Swokowski

Becky and Dave Damazo
Guest with Michele Grenier and Laurie Carson

Scott and Bev Puhn

Laurie Sarver and Kim DeArton

Karen and Steve Calhoun

Pauline Ostheller and Ginny Risley

Pat and Sherri Burch

Karen Reitan and Dori Swokowski

Connie Lord, guest, Elda Armstrong

Laurie Sarver and David Risley

Friday, December 1, 2023

Our calendar photos featured at Hot Shotz Java downtown for December

We've got 2024 NK Photo Calendars at Hot Shots Java, 18881 Front St, Poulsbo! They'll be featured for the entire month of December Come and see the beautiful photos and grab a coffee and sandwich.

Calendar Co-Chair Dennis Deitch with the framed calendar photos

We also have calendars available in the following stores: The Maritime Museum on Front Street in Poulsbo, Coast Do It Best Hardware in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center, Fluff N Stuff on Finn Hill, The Historical Society, Red Apple Market on Viking Ave., Farmers Insurance on Jensen Way, and Hansville Grocery in Hansville.

A merry month indeed

 Jon DeArman's beautiful photo of a decorated Port Gamble Theater was featured in our 2023 NK Photo Calendar.

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone