Our Activities

Poulsbo Lions make a difference in the Poulsbo community and North Kitsap. Here are some of our regular activities:

      Adopt-a-Highway
      Our club has two highway signs and three interchanges in Poulsbo where we pick up litter every quarter. We started September 2013. We also pick up litter on Viking Avenue twice a year.




Bellringer Fund
Fund-raising primarily occurs during the holiday season. These funds help people with food, rent, gas, bus tickets, etc. The funds go to Fishline Food Bank, ShareNet, and St. Vincent de Paul, The Coffee Oasis in Poulsbo and American Legion Post 245.

Community Calendar - August/mid-September
Lions sell beautiful 12" x 12" photo calendars for $10 apiece. All proceeds goes back into the community. The calendar features photos from around North Kitsap. Photographers may enter as many photos as they please up to July 15. Please contact a Lion to buy your calendar. (Ended Dec. 2023)

Community Firehouse Garden
Lions grow fresh vegetables for the Kingston area food bank, Sharenet, at Poulsbo Fire Station located off of 10th Avenue. Last year we contributed 700+ lbs of fresh produce.

 

Fall Fling Dinner and Auction
Our club held its first such event in September 2013 and raised more than $30,000, benefitting the Poulsbo Elementary School computer lab and Retsil Veterans Home Alzheimers Unit, as well as many other community items. Our second auction in October 2015 benefitted Fishline's Food for Thought program and Rolling Readers. We held a third auction in October 2017 for our 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee.


Flags
Our club has annual contracts with local businesses to display the American Flag on all national holidays, Patriot Day (Sept. 11), and when events necessitate. This is a great fundraiser for our club.

Hooked on Fish - last Saturday of April
This is a fishing derby for children aged 12 and under. Lions pay to stock the pond behind Poulsbo Middle School with trout. Fish are cleaned for free and refreshments are available to purchase from our NK LEOs. Parents are encouraged to help.  Time: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Joint Food Drive with Rotary Club
Our club started a joint food drive with the local Rotary Club in September 2015. It brought in tons of food and thousands of dollars to support North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank. We did the food drive again in 2016.


Loads of Change
Started in October 2018, Poulsbo Lions offer free monthly laundromat services to unhoused and low-income individuals in North Kitsap once a month. We bring detergent and fabric softener, and typically have bottled water, snacks, socks, toiletries and hygiene kits to hand out.


Miss Poulsbo Pageant
The Lions contribute $1,000 annually to the scholarship fund, and assist as ushers.
 
Martha and Mary Nursing Home
On the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2:30 p.m. a one-hour musical presentation is provided for the enjoyment of residents.

North Kitsap Fishline
Our members do everything from work parties to shopping and picking up goods from area grocery stores.

White Cane Days
Club members collect donations the first Friday and Saturday of every May at various locations in Poulsbo (downtown, Walmart, Town & Country, Red Apple as well as Safeway in Kingston and Town & Country on Bainbridge Island).

PARKS:
Fish Park - Located at Viking Junction, 228 NW Lindvig Way, Poulsbo. The Lions are supporting this community project - a 20.73 acre park - at the head of Liberty Bay. Our club has built several observation platforms, as well as worked on the boardwalk. We are now stewards of the park, taking responsibility for keeping up the last observation deck and surrounding area.



Lions Park - Located on the corner of Fjord Drive and 6th Avenue at 585 Matson Street. Lions Park is one of thousands of parks nationwide donated to our communities as a clean, safe place for family outings. There are tennis courts, a playground, picnic area, winding paths, lawn/sitting area, restrooms.

Nelson Park - Located at Viking Junction, 22989 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo. The Lions are supporting this community project to build a park at the head of Liberty Bay. The Martinson cabin is there. It's a 100-year-old structure that was donated. The Poulsbo Historical Society restored it.
Poulsbo Waterfront Boardwalk
Repair of the boardwalk; and, in 2004-2005 replaced the decking and handrails.
 

Preschool Vision Screening Event
Our club held our first screening at the Poulsbo Library in January 2014 and continues to visit area schools, daycares and the Poulsbo Library to screen infants, children and adults.

Project New Hope

Spaghetti Feed
Our club preps, cooks and staffs this fund-raiser, which benefits the North Kitsap Schools Foundation. All proceeds benefit schools in North Kitsap. The first spaghetti feed was October 2012, and the second was February 2014.

Touch-a-Truck Event
Our club offers free eye screenings every August at the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center.

Viking Fest Pancake Breakfast - 3rd weekend in May
The best pancakes around! The breakfast is held in the NKHS Commons from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.


Viking Fest Smoke Turkey Leg and Frozen Banana Booth - 3rd weekend in May at the waterfront. We've got Bubba's 7-foot smoker for these Viking turkey legs and plenty of smiles on hand. We made more than $3,000 our first year (2023).

Starting to garden

Reitan hits membership milestone