Monday, September 22, 2014

Auction elves finish their work!

Lions Dottie Ridgeway and Candy Peters put the finishing touches on many gift baskets that will be in the Fall Fling Dinner & Auction Saturday, October 4, at the Sons of Norway.
President Dennis Peters can barely walk around his house with all of the auction goodies. Tickets are available NOW for only $40 apiece. Please contact a Poulsbo Lion to get yours today. (Photos courtesy of Dennis Peters)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Remembering Lloyd Brown

Sharing a photo from Lloyd Brown's memorial service this past weekend. Photo courtesy of Pat Burch, zone chairman MD19 C-4

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stark receives membership growth pin from LCI

Photo by Terry Blais
Congrats to Lion Jim Stark, who received the Silver Membership Growth Award Pin from Lions Clubs International for successfully inviting a new member to join our club in April.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

$1,000 for Kilo

Photo courtesy of Charles Foster
Poulsbo Police Office Nick Hoke is shown here with the PD's new narcotics dog, Kilo. Our club donated $1,000 toward Kilo (money from our first dinner and auction in September 2013). We're looking for your support for this year's Fall Fling Dinner & Auction, which is October 4 at the Sons of Norway. If you can be a sponsor ($100-$500 levels), donate items or gift certificates, or even just buy a $40 ticket, please contact President Dennis Peters at Thank you!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Saying goodbye to Lloyd

It is with great sadness that Lloyd D. Brown passed away Sept. 5 at the Hospice of Kitsap County Care Center in Bremerton at the age of 90. He was born on April 10, 1924. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New past president pin tradition

Immediate past president Pat Burch (left) receives Lloyd Brown's much larger past president pin from President Dennis Peters at our September 4 lunch meeting. The engraved pin will be passed from past president to immediate past president each year.

Chapman earns blue vest

Lion Dwane Chapman (left) gives a huge smile and handshake to his sponsor, Lion Chuck Weaver, at our lunch meeting on September 4. Chapman fulfilled all of the new member requirements to earn his blue vest. Congrats Dwane!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Recognizing our flag program

Many thanks to the handful of Poulsbo Lions who set up and took down the flags for Labor Day. They're always spectacular! The next set-up is September 11.
A group of dedicated Lions set up and take down the flags on numerous holidays in downtown Poulsbo, as well as along Viking Avenue. They really make our city shine!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Health screening van a hit at Touch a Truck event

Photos courtesy of Lion Pat Burch
Our club had the Lions health screening unit at Poulsbo Village Shopping Center August 23, and screened eyes, ears, took blood pressures and blood sugar readings. Above, Lions JanetMarie Valiga with Leo the Lion (Joe) and Pauline Ostheller.
Here's the health screening unit. All photos were taken by Poulsbo Lion Pat Burch, our zone chairman.

Every year, kids and their families flock to the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center to sit in trucks, climb into a bus and on other equipment, honk horns and sit in police cars and ambulances.
Lion Ginger Shields (left) chaired this year's Touch a Truck committee for our Poulsbo Lions Club. She was helped by Lion Lynnea Herrman (far right).
Other Poulsbo Lions helping out (from right) included Jim Schoettler, Larry Linn, and Steve Calhoun.
Above, Lions Larry and Jim chat with Lynnea looking on.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Putting on a picnic at Camp Leo

Photo: Mount Rainier! We're on our way to Camp Leo at Buck Creek Recreational Area. Our Lions  club is putting out a spread for the campers and their families today.
All photos by Lion Terry Blais
 A handful of vehicles filled with Poulsbo Lions journeyed more than a couple of hours toward Mt. Rainier to put on a picnic for Camp Leo middle schoolers and their families Friday, August 1 at Buck Creek Recreational Area.
Here's a view of the camp as you walk up from the parking area.
The camp offers everything from a zip line and archery, to arts and crafts and a swimming pool, to hiking paths and more for diabetic kids from elementary school to high school.
The entire back of Lion Chuck Weaver's van was filled with chips, hot dog buns, hot dogs, condiments and the cooking elements. Another vehicle filled with Lions came up with the watermelons, and yet another vehicle came up with the salad fixings. The fourth Lions' vehicle was simply filled with warm bodies.
Lion Chuck set up a cooking element with two huge metal pots of boiling water for the huge Costco hot dogs. We also had tofu dogs as a vegetarian option, along with gluten-free buns.
As Chuck (background) cooked the hot dogs, Terry Blais (taking the photo) would put them in the buns and wrap them in foil. Larry Linn not only kept the hot dogs and buns coming, he also packed the hot dogs in coolers and boxes and moved them to the serving table.

Lions Sherri Burch, Joyce Smith and Greg Supanchek chat, while Pat Burch carries in a couple of chairs.
Joyce, Sherri and Pauline Ostheller prepped the salad and chips tables. Salads and veggies were popular with everyone.
Lions Steve Calhoun and Frank Lawson cut up watermelon for the campers.
There were 89 middle school campers and their families, plus staff members, for a total of around 200 people served. 

Campers and their families, as well as staff members, grabbed their food and plopped down on the grass to eat, or just stood around talking with food in hand. Lion Dick Risley is on the far right.

Lion Dave Risley enjoys a hot dog.
Once past the food tables, everyone could put everything from ketchup and mustard, to relish and onions on their hot dogs. The camp provided water and Crystal Light as refreshments.

Lion Pauline stands on a bridge over White River. Her hubby, Lion Karl, was also at Camp Leo all day, but not pictured.