Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A successful vision screening at the library

Thanks to Sharon at the Poulsbo Library for taking a photo of our vision screening Lions at today's screening. We screened 10 individuals, half children and half adults. This was a good session. From left to right: Jim Schoettler, Dottie Ridgeway, Larry Linn and Karen Reitan.
 
Thanks to Sharon at the Poulsbo Library for taking a photo of our vision screening Lions at today's screening. We screened 10 individuals, half children and half adults. This was a good session. From left to right: Jim Schoettler, Dottie Ridgeway, Larry Linn and Karen Reitan.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Giving The Coffee Oasis a thousand bucks

Photo: Our club presented The Coffee Oasis in Poulsbo with a $1,000 check this morning to continue helping struggling youth in our community.

From left to right: Daniel Frederick, director of community development; Pat Burch, Poulsbo Lion and Zone C-4 chairman; Kayla McAfee, store manager; Dennis Tesch, Poulsbo Lion and club liaison; Mitch Glasser, community development manager; and Poulsbo Lions President Dennis Peters.
Terry Blais photo
 
Our club presented The Coffee Oasis in Poulsbo with a $1,000 check this morning to continue helping struggling youth in our community.

From left to right: Daniel Frederick, director of community development; Pat Burch, Poulsbo Lion and Zone C-4 chairman; Kayla McAfee, store manager; Dennis Tesch, Poulsbo Lion and club liaison; Mitch Glasser, community development manager; and Poulsbo Lions President Dennis Peters.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall Fling Dinner & Auction nets $21,000

 

 We had a beautiful day for our Fall Fling Dinner and Auction Saturday, October 4, at the Sons of Norway. Set-up went smoothly and we even added a car at the last minute. Net revenue to our Lions club will be about $21,000 before expenses.

 
This 1999 Infinity I30 got detailed and new brakes before the auction. Lion Joe Stenstrom won this beauty for $1,900.

 
This is a watercolor painting donated by Lion Dick Daugherty.

 
Here's a look at a place setting, with a bid card, auction catalog and car flyer. We sold 131 tickets - 127 people attended.

 
Lion Pauline Ostheller with past Zone Chairman Monte Foust and wife (sitting), and Miss Poulsbo with Lion JanetMarie Valiga. A total of 44 Poulsbo Lions were involved - by selling tickets, getting donations, etc.

 
We exceeded last year's donations to our silent auction. There was something for everybody.

 
It took quite awhile to see everything on all of the tables.

 
Our dessert table featured all kinds of homemade goodies.

 
Lion Karl Ostheller enjoys a plate of hors d'oeuvres.

 
Ticket sales are good when you have two pretty girls wearing tiaras selling them!

 
The princesses are joined by Poulsbo Lions Club President Dennis Peters, who is also the dinner and auction chairman, and auctioneer Pat Pearson.
 
 
Washington Tractor generously donated this pedal tractor and wagon to our live auction.

 
A spokeswoman for Martha & Mary, one of our Fund-a-Need organizations, explained the need for automatic electronic defibrillators (AED). Bid cards were raised to the tune of $5,520.

 
It's impossible to get the entire room in one photo. We had a wonderful turnout, excellent food, and great donations with proceeds that will help out a variety of community organizations.
 
 
Karen spoke about our second Fund-a-Need organization, the NK Boys and Girls Club. Bid cards went up for more than $4,000 towards the club's computer needs.

 
People were already starting to check out during the live auction.
 
 
Raised bid cards is a beautiful sight.

 
Everyone had a great evening with friends. (All photos courtesy of Dottie Ridgeway.)
 

 



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 poulsbolions42@gmail.com. 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!