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.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Calendar sales begin now!

It's time to start selling our annual Poulsbo Lions calendars! For only $6 per calendar, they're a bargain. There's room to write on each day, and you'll never forget your anniversary or family member's birthday because they're printed on the calendar! In addition, some of our advertisers offer FREE goodies or discounts the week of your birthday and anniversary.
Our goal this year is for every new Lion to sell at least 5 calendars. The entire $6 collected for each calendar goes back into the North Kitsap community. Of course, as a Lion you'll want to sell 20 calendars so you'll receive a FREE steak dinner with all the fixin's in October.
If you'd like to add your important family dates to a calendar and purchase one or more, please contact your favorite Poulsbo Lion or Lion Terry Blais at (text 360-509-8041). Thanks!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Evening Pride prepares hot dogs for Relay for Life

Photo: As the Relay for Life in Poulsbo begins here at the  North Kitsap High School track the Poulsbo Lions Evening Pride Branch prepares hot dogs for the participants
Photo by Lion David Risley
As the Relay for Life in Poulsbo began July 11 at the North Kitsap High School track, the Poulsbo Lions Evening Pride Branch prepared hot dogs for the participants.

Homeowner gets new decking installed with winning bid

One Poulsbo homeowner got a terrific deal when she bid on and won a Lions work party at our first Fall Fling Dinner & Auction last September. She asked for the Lions to put on new decking for her. Above, Lion Pat Osler sets the first of 1,500 screws yesterday.

The Lions crew enjoys a cold one, provided by Nancy. From left to right: Lions Dennis Peters, Dick Prine, Steve Calhoun, Pat (standing), and Tom Settle.

Lions Tom, Steve and Dick work out some tricky decking calculus.

A job well done! Not pictured - Lions Karl Ostheller and Candy Peters.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Stenstrom in the club

Photo: Welcome to our newly inducted member, Jackie Stenstrom, sponsored by her son, Joe.
Photo by Lion Terry Blais
Lion Joe Stenstrom invited his mom, Jackie, into our club. Jackie was officially inducted at Thursday's noon meeting. Welcome Jackie!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Does our new zone zone chairman look familiar?


Though he just finished a year as Poulsbo Noon Lions president, Pat Burch stepped up for the zone chairman position for 2014-2015.

Zone meetings - now called District Governor's Advisory meetings - are quarterly, so attendance from our club will be expected to support Burch. It's a dinner meeting, and a good opportunity to meet other Lions in the zone.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Out with the old, and in with the new

Every year in June, there is mostly fun - but part ceremony - as awards are handed out for the previous year and new officers are installed. This year, on June 26, the venue was the Kiana Lodge, which was bursting with colorful hanging baskets of flowers, and has a wonderful view of the water. Dinner was a buffet featuring salmon and flank steak.

Above, incoming District Governor John Kirry says a few words for incoming Poulsbo Noon Club President Dennis Peters (center) and outgoing President Pat Burch.

All photos courtesy of Lion Dottie Ridgeway
Outgoing President Pat Burch (right) shows off the larger Past President's pin given to the club by Lion Lloyd Brown on his lapel.

The Kirrys with Pat and Sherri Burch.

Outgoing Evening Pride Branch President Nancy Patzer passes the gavel to incoming President Dave Risley.

Roger Sherrard had fun roasting Jay Dahlquist as he presented Jay with a Melvin Jones Fellowship. Also earning the MJ Fellowship was Lion Doug Mong, who was not feeling well this evening. Larry Linn made that presentation, and will give the award to Doug at the next meeting Doug attends.
President Pat Burch gave Joe Stenstrom the Martin Anderson Memorial Lion of the Year Award, with Dale Anderson looking on. Joe is always there to help with whatever project or event is in the works.
Terry Blais was named Lion of the Quarter for the fourth quarter.

JanetMarie Valiga earned the Rookie of the Year award for going out of her way to participate in Lions projects, even if it meant rescheduling her personal calendar.

Jim Schoettler was name Invisible Lion of the Year for all of the work he does behind the scenes that nobody else sees, such as picking up eyeglasses.
Pauline Ostheller received the Spirit Award for her cheerful demeanor and willingness to lend a hand wherever needed.

The first annual Gordon Smith Fellowship was presented by Burch for Roger Sherrard for his international work with the Albanian courts. The award is made possible from Multiple District 19 for the club's birthday donations to C.A.R.E.
Outgoing Zone Chairman Monte Faust welcomes Incoming Zone Chairman Pat Burch with a printed oath of office.
Poulsbo Lion incoming officers and board members give thumbs-up.

Anna Hall with her mom, Amanda Cheatham, and other Evening Pride Branch Lions outgoing president Nancy Patzer and Ericka Risley.

Socializing outside were Scott Puhn, Jim Schoettler, Eric Thanem and Bev Puhn.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Handing out some of the scholarship money

Photo: Meet two of our pancake breakfast scholarship recipients Anna Hall of NK High (left) and Emily Calder of NK High, with scholarship chairman Lion Roger Sherrard.
Photo by Lion Terry Blais
Meet two of our pancake breakfast scholarship recipients  - Anna Hall of NK High (left) and Emily Calder of NK High, with scholarship chairman Lion Roger Sherrard. A total of $8,000 in scholarships ($5,000 from our pancake breakfast plus $3,000 from the Lions-Raab Foundation endowment fund) was distributed to North Kitsap School District graduates and former scholarship recipients.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Get your hot dogs TODAY

North Kitsap High School Leos are serving up hot dogs and chili, pop and bottled water in the Les Schwab parking lot today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., so take a friend to lunch!
Les Schwab provided all of the funds for this Leo Club fund-raiser AND will match the club's sales.