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