Monday, February 23, 2015

Great reasons to attend spring conference

Dear Poulsbo Noon Lions,
You have great reasons to attend the Spring MD-19 District Convention on March 13 and 14 - our club will pay your $8 registration fee (and you need to register by March 7), and take care of your $22 lunch tab on Saturday, which is when the awards will be announced.
Lion Karl Ostheller has been making sure our club is entered in many categories, so you won't want to miss out!
The convention will be held at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Tacoma. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Open swim our club hosts brings in at least 40

Our first free open swim today was a HUGE success - 40 happy swimmers enjoying the water. Lifeguards report "far more" use of the pool today compared to an average Saturday open swim period. A big BRAVO ZULU to Lion Dick Prine for heading up this project.

Our club hosted the swim from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, February 21, for $200. At least two more events may be forthcoming.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Don swimsuits for free swim Saturday

This is just a reminder to let your friends and family know our club is offering a FREE community swim from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, February 21, at the North Kitsap Pool on Hostmark Street. If there's a good turnout, our club is prepared to offer a couple more free swims in the future!

Schoettler interviewed on vision screening

Check out the great article in The NK Herald featuring Lion Jim Schoettler. It's on page 8.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lions return with handful of awards from curling


Ten Poulsbo Lions made the journey to British Columbia for a weekend of curling Feb. 13-15. Our Lions have made the trek for 13 years in a row, receiving the traveling trophy this year. Herb Armstrong received a special wooden crutch-type award so he can pee standing up (you'd have to see it and hear the poem to understand). High-scoring teams were the Burches (Pat and Sherri) and the Prines (Dick and Linda). Others attending were Joyce Smith and her friend, Elda Armstrong, and Scott and Bev Puhn.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Here's a good look at our Lions club

Photo by Dennis Peters
Trying to get a good photo of our Lions club is like... well, herding cats! Here's our first try at taking a Poulsbo Noon Lions Club photo. You can see we tried to represent many of the activities we do - pancake breakfast, flag set-up and take-down on holidays, White Canes, highway litter clean-up, and more with a variety of props.
We'll share the latest group photo, taken by Lion Dottie Ridgeway last Thursday, soon!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Vision screening for preschoolers

Lion Dave Risley screens a child's vision.
The Poulsbo Lions are doing vision screening for all of the kids in Martha and Marys' preschool programs. Thursday, January 27, we were at the Early Learning Center in Silverdale, WA.

Helping out (left to right): Lions Sherri Burch, Karen Reitan, David Risley, Larry Linn, Herb and Elda Armstrong, and Jim Schoettler.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lions and NK High Leos put together 360 kits

Poulsbo Lions and North Kitsap High School Leos came together January 22 at 3 p.m. to assemble 360 hygiene kits in the NKHS Commons. The kits include shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, comb, disposable razor and soap. Above, President Dennis Peters and Lion Pauline Ostheller place stickers on the baggies saying the kits are compliments of "your local Lions club."

These NKHS Leos put together a lot of baggies (from left to right): Autumn Johnson, Madison Skansi, Jenae Arnold, and Gabriela Castilleja.
Lions Steve Calhoun and Sandi Dahlquist. The hardest part of assembling was closing the baggies!
Tables were set up as two different assembly areas, with people on each side of the tables.

Lions Pauline, Michele Grenier and Nancy Patzer (the latter two are Evening Pride Branch members).

Many hands make for light work. It took everybody approximately 30 minutes to put together all of the kits.

Lion Steve Calhoun and NK High Leo Sean Millard assembled their share of hygiene kits.
Lion Clubs in our zone had been collecting donated items for the kits for weeks.
Zone chairman Pat Burch shows off kits that filled up his car. Pat drove around to all of the clubs in the zone collecting donated items over the past several weeks.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ken is our latest new member!

Welcome to our newest member, Ken Rury. His sponsor is Pat Osler. Ken has lived in Poulsbo for 27 years and is transitioning from the corporate world to real estate agent. Ken founded Kitsap Cares on Facebook. It supports area charities!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The state of the Poulsbo Lions Club

Our Poulsbo Lions Club year starts July 1, which means we hit the 6-month mark on January 1. President Dennis Peters gave the following highlights in a State of Poulsbo Lions report:

  • We've completed 30 projects with 186 members participating.
  • We've had three fund-raising projects with 94 members participating.

Of course we have many projects coming up over the next six months, including assembling baggies of travel-sized toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, comb, toothbrush, etc. for Project Connect (distributed through Fishline Food Bank) on January 22, and a FREE community open swim at the North Kitsap Pool Saturday, February 28, from 12-2 p.m. (tell your friends!).


April - Hooked on Fish fishing for kids.
May 1-2: Poulsbo Lions and Leo club students will be taking donations at area stores for White Cane Days for sight.
May 16-17: Our annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast at the NK High Commons during Viking Fest.