Saturday, February 17, 2024

Wanted: Volunteers like YOU!

We always need volunteers, whether it's for our monthly Loads of Change at the laundromat, the Firehouse Garden (which will be ramping up soon!), or our fishing derby in late April. These are only a few of the activities we do for our community. Come and check us out on any Thursday from 12-1:30 pm at Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Rd, Poulsbo. Coffee and water (and usually cookies) are available.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Laundry day is fast approaching

Coming up in a week - laundry day! To take part, individuals must be from North Kitsap (Poulsbo, Keyport, Hansville, Suquamish, Indianola, Bainbridge) and unhoused or low-income.

If you're in the position to donate, packs of wipes (like baby wipes) would be nice. They come in handy, especially for the unhoused living in the woods or cars. These may be dropped off at John L. Scott Real Estate on 10th Avenue, or bring Feb. 21 between 2-6 pm to the Village Laundromat.


Supancheck reaches milestone


Saturday, February 10, 2024

First Frosty Fest sees Poulsbo Lions serving up a Brat Hot Tub


Come and try our hot and tasty brats in a hot tub! We smother them with onions and peppers in non-alcoholic beer. For $10 we add chips and a drink! Come on by the port's floating dock. You'll see our signs at the top of the Port of Poulsbo ramp.

Lions Dan Holt, Lee Metcalf and Greg Supancheck started the day.

Sylvie and Terry Blais took the cash and credit cards.

Amazing aroma and delicious tasting!


Prine hits 40-year milestone in Lions

 Wish Dick Happy Birthday today - he's 80! And he's spent half of his life as a Lion!!!


Friday, February 9, 2024

Vision team screens Martha & Mary daycare children

 Our vision screening team of Steve Calhoun, Karen Reitan, Laurie Sarver and Kathy Moncrief tested the eyes of 58 kids at Martha & Mary Daycare in Poulsbo on Tuesday, referring 8 kids on for further testing.


Thursday, February 8, 2024

New Lions: Vogel and Neal

Welcome new members Dan Vogel (sponsor Lion Dave Damazo) and Greg Neal (sponsor Andy Hento)!


Vogel grew up in California. He retired as an Air Force firefighter after 30 years. He has been married for 40 years and he and his wife have two sons. Most recently, Vogel worked at the shipyard for eight years.

Neal comes to us from Whidbey Island and retired as an engineer in 2016. He has three children. He now welds sculptures.
Poulsbo Lions are excited to have such diverse new members. Welcome!

Past President Pat Osler earns excellent award


Congrats to Lion Patrick Osler on earning the Club Excellence Award for his year as president, 2022-2023. Pat received a pin and a certificate.

Lions gift The Coffee Oasis in Poulsbo with $3,000 check

 Lion Scott Puhn presented Derrick Means from The Coffee Oasis with a check for $3,000 from our Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund at today's meeting. Derrick, also our guest speaker, asked for a photo with our club.

Poulsbo Lions 2024

The Coffee Oasis' Derrick Means accepting $3,000 Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer check from Scott Puhn, who's on the Raab Foundation board.

Our president logs 35 years in Poulsbo Lions

And he's our current president for the second time!

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Lion Dan cooks up Brat Hot Tub for Frosty Fest Feb. 10

After talking to Eugene at the Port of Poulsbo, we decided to join the Frosty Fest fun! We hope you'll come by from 11 am to 5 pm Saturday to enjoy our Brat Hot Tub, where you get a wonderfully warm meal that consists of a brat smothered with onions and peppers, a bag of chips and a drink for $10.


Sponsoring Afternoon Classics by the Poulsbo Community Orchestra


Afternoon Classics - Doesn't that sound posh? Perfect for Springtime! Come and join us for an afternoon of beautiful and inspiring music. 3:00 pm at Poulsbo First Lutheran Church. Get your tickets on the orchestra's website (they're free as always). -
Poulsbo Lions is a sponsor of the orchestra this year!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Lions gather to start celery seedlings Feb. 24


Poulsbo Lions will gather at Rob Ratcliff's home to plant a couple trays of celery seedlings for the community's Firehouse Garden at 10 a.m. on Feb. 24.

Ratcliff puts in many hours planning and prepping the garden. All of the veggies grown are given to ShareNet Food Bank in Kingston. Many Lions are needed - especially from May to October - to weed, plant and harvest. Please contact Ratcliff at if you're interested in helping. After all, many hands make light work.

Calhoun hits 10 years in Poulsbo Lions


Friday, February 2, 2024

Our club under Deitch leadership earns excellence award

We are proud to announce our club earned the Club Excellence Award for the 2022-2023 Lion year, with Dennis Deitch as president.


Thursday, February 1, 2024

February features Betsy Stephens photo


Our 2024 NK Photo Calendar features this beautiful cotton candy sunset photo at Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island, taken by Betsy Stephens.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Lots of rain means more laundry for Loads of Change



We spent $632.50 ($45 in Lions donations) at today's Loads of Change, which benefits North Kitsap unhoused and low-income people.
We served 46 people, washing 103 loads and drying 114 loads at The Village Laundromat.
Thank you to Lions Dennis Tesch, Dennis Deitch, Lee Metcalf and Terry Blais for their help. Thanks to Laurie Sarver for dropping off a handmade scarf and some detergent pods. And special thanks to Ray and Ria McMahon for their monthly dedication to this Lions service project.


Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Monday, January 15, 2024

First flags of year taken down

 Our first flag set-up and take-down of 2024 is in the books! Many thanks to the Lions who helped. It takes six Poulsbo Lions to set up the flags along Front Street, Viking Avenue and Highway 305. Then it takes another six to take them down. This is an annual fund-raiser for our club, with each business paying $50 for an entire year of flags being set up and taken down on 11 different holidays.

#poulsbolions #weserve #welovenewmembers

Volunteer Sylvie Blais helped take down flags on Viking Avenue


Saturday, January 13, 2024

Our club averages two pairs of eyeglasses per week

Did you know: Lion Pat Osler averages 2 vouchers a week for eye exams and eyeglasses. Individuals need to qualify by filling out a form at Fishline Food Bank. The need has increased from last year.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

We're collecting "stuffies" all year long now


Poulsbo Lions collected 67 new stuffed animals for the kids at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.
Our club is collecting year 'round now. If you'd like to donate a new stuffed animal, please drop it off at John L. Scott Real Estate on 10th Avenue. #stuffies #poulsbolions #kidslovecritters #makeemhappy

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Dunmire earns blue vest

Congrats to Gretchen Dunmire on earning her blue vest, which she received at today's Poulsbo Lions meeting.


Bellringer reaches more than $15,000

Our Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund has reached $15,300 as of today! Contributions may still be made. They will benefit Fishline, ShareNet Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul, The Coffee Oasis and American Legion Post 245. You can donate below, or by mailing a check to: Poulsbo Lions, PO Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370.


Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Lions bring eyeglasses and more to San Pancho, Mexico

Poulsbo Lion Martina Ferguson-Hazen recently traveled to San Pancho, Mexico, to help give out reading glasses, sunglasses, and glass cases for 3-1/2 days of clinic. Lion volunteers bring totes filled with supplies to give out, needing to speak some Spanish while testing people's eyes and giving them eyeglasses we've collected and refurbished. This time, 780 people showed up for vision help.

These eye exams and glasses are so meaningful in areas such as this.

People were happy with a nice selection of sunglasses.

People could select cases to keep their eyeglasses and sunglasses in good condition.

Sunglasses are needed in such sunny places.

A little girl gets the gift of sight.

Lion Martina Ferguson-Hazen and fellow volunteers.


Monday, January 1, 2024

New year, new calendar photo

Happy New Year! This amazing photo was taken by Mark McKnight and is in our 2024 NK Photo Calendar for January. We still have a few calendars left. If you'd like one, please leave a comment. Each calendar is $10, and includes 13 months of gorgeous photos taken in and around North Kitsap.


Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone