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.

Monday, May 19, 2014

A special visitor to the Strawberry Shortcake booth

This 'lady in waiting' stopped at our Strawberry Shortcake booth Saturday at the waterfront and talked about her costume and its history. 

She did not buy any strawberry shortcake, but did attract several others that did!
Our strawberry shortcake booth brought in net proceeds of $820.93. Lion Ginger  Shields headed up the booth with set-up and take-down help from her hubby, Jim, and Lions Chuck Weaver and Tom Settle. Several Lions helped from Friday thru Sunday. Below are Lions Larry Linn and Sherri Burch.

Photos courtesy of Larry Bennett

Sunday, May 18, 2014

I love a parade

Here are Lions Pat and Sherri Burch in the Viking Fest parade Saturday afternoon.
Photo: Here's a photo of Lions Pat and Sherri Burch in the Viking Fest parade Saturday afternoon.
Photo courtesy of Johnny Walker at