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Coupeville Lions Club Info:

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PDF Year at a Glance

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Our current board

Lion Doug Kroon
Lion Sue Hartin
1st Vice President
Lion Brian Pulk
2nd Vice President
Lion Rick Walti
3rd Vice President
Lion Janet Burchfield
Lion Gary Youngs
Membership Director
Lion Sandy Johnson
Tail Twister
Lion Ginny Munn
Lion Tamer
Lion Duane Baumann
2nd Year Directors
Lion Harold Hertlein
Lion Dennis Bullock
1st Year Directors
Lion Dennis Egan
Lion Rob Johnson
Retention Director
Lion Marilyn Pulk
Immediate Past President
Lion Dave Fish
Program Chair
Lion Barb Vaughan

MD19-District H-Zone 7
Club #7928

contact us at
PO Box 473
Coupeville, WA 98239

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last updated April 22, 2019

Aluminum Pull Tabs:
to turn in pull tabs that are pure aluminum for recycling. The funds received go to help fund Camp Horizon

Blood Drive:
Contact Lion Sue (503-789-3595)
Five times a year we have our blood drive sponsored by Coupeville Lions for Bloodworks Northwest.
2019 Blood Drive Schedule - January 24, March 21, May 23, August 15, and November 21

Boy Scouts of America:
Contact Lion Gary (360-678-6216)
Our Club sponsors Troop 4058 and encourages Lions to be involved in Troop activities. The Scouts assist our Club during our Garage Sale as well as our Annual Deception Pass Spring Clean-up.

Burger Burn:
Contact Lion Doug
Follow up post the garage sale at the Coupeville Town Park

Cagey Comments:
Contact Lion Gary (360-678-6216)
Our monthly Club newsletter, providing information on current and upcoming Club activities.

Camp Horizon:
Contact Lion Dave (360-678-7181) and Lion Karen (360-678-7181)
amp Horizon is a facility operated by our District H that provides camping opportunities for people with disabilities. Our District Clubs provide financial support and Lion volunteers do maintenance work and provide help during camping weeks.

Centenial Project & Coupeville High School Liason:
Contact Lion Bob (360-678-6480)

Commodities Distribution:
Contact Lion Marilyn (425-449-2014)
On the first Friday of each month, Lions unload surplus government and community donation commodities that are picked up at Oak Harbor’s North Whidbey Help House. Our club joined forces years ago with Help House to provide a fluctuating level of low income Coupeville families (between 22 and as high as 45) with help to stretch their monthly food resources. We meet at The Cambey Apartments multi-purpose room at 9:30 AM (wearing our Lions vest) for sorting, repackaging and distribution to qualified Coupeville recipients. Commodities generally consist of boxes of canned goods, rice, pasta, beans, soups/sauces, milk, cereals, juices, dried fruits, sometimes eggs and even frozen berries, chicken or fish that are sorted for many Cambey residents and low-income community members. Those who are unable to pick up their commodities up have been notified of deliveries and will have their boxes delivered by Lions. The time required is 1-2 hours.

County Road Pickup and State Highway Pickup:
Contact Lion Hugh (360-682-2053)
Quarterly, the Club picks up trash along two miles of Highway 20.
Semi-Annually trash is picked up along local central Whidbey roads.

Coupeville Non-Profit Fair
Contact Lion Molly

Hearing & Vision Screening:  
Vision: Lion Carol (360-678-7181) and
Hearing: Lion John (360-678-3817)

Used eyeglasses Recycling :
Contact Lion Ginny 360-678-4105
Lions’ eyeglass collection boxes are placed throughout the community. Eyeglasses which are collected are sent to a Lion’s facility for repair & classification and are then used to support vision programs for needy people. This is also done with hearing aids. All glasses even broken parts, and did you know that we also collect prescription sunglasses? And now we collect cell phones too. Coupeville Lions has a collection box at the Coupeville Post Office, inside. And we have a collection box at Careage of Whidbey, Whidbey Health Hospital , Cascade Eye Center (street behind Wells Fargo Bank.), Heritage/Whidbey Bank, and outside Red Apple Grocery Store, the old newspaper box painted yellow.

Hearing Loss Services: 
Lions clubs often provide communications aids for deaf and hard of hearing persons in the community. These aids include: sign language, hearing devices, hearing dogs
The Lions Clubs International Hearing Aid Bank Program-HARP
- To establish an international hearing aid recycling program to promote the collection, refurbishing and distribution of donated hearing aids.
- To provide clubs with a means of providing hearing aid assistance at an affordable cost.
- To promote communication among Lions who collect used hearing aids.
- To closely identify Lions with hearing aid recycling and distribution.
- To facilitate the international expansion of the Lions Clubs International Hearing Aid Recycling Program.

Help Instructions to begin the process:
Start searching for a free hearing aid by discussing the matter with a healthcare professional. A doctor’s diagnosis is necessary to qualify for hearing aid assistance, and healthcare professionals are some of the best sources for assistance information.
Contact the Lions Club International. The Lions club provides assistance for hearing loss sufferers who cannot afford the proper care. Many chapters of the Lions Club have hearing aid banks for people in need. Contact the Coupeville Lions Club Program Chair for further assistance.

Game Night - 5th Wednesday of any given month, with the exception of August

Contact Lion Rick (360-678-8793)
Pickup Coordinator: Contact Lion Ginny  (360-678-4105)
We’ve decided that this year we will limit the area in which we pick up donations.
We will now pick up donations from Classic Rd. on the south, north to Crosby & Ault Field Roads and the eastern Oak Harbor city limits.  Exceptions may be made for large donations (such as a house full of furniture) or high-value items.

The major source of recurring income for the Coupeville Lions Foundation is derived from the annual “Garage Sale”. Income from this sale helps support a wide variety of local services including Coupeville Schools, Boy Scouts, scholarships, food bank, senior services, parks, youth coalition, sports, learn-to-swim, sight and hearing, medical equipment, Camp Horizon and others. Every dollar realized from the sale of donated items goes to make our community a better place.

• We can’t take everything. Sorry, we’ll say it again…we can’t take everything.
• Great quality may make an item sale-able even if it’s on the “don’t take” list. Good judgment is the key!

Please call 360-678-4105 to learn more about donations


We seek good donations. We need them!  Please be aware that we are grateful for the support of quality donations but we can’t use everything. go to our Garage Sale page for specific information pertaining to donations and the sale.

Harvest Festival
This supports Gifts From the Heart Foodbank in Coupeville

Health Screening Van:
Contact Lion Al (360-678-4391)
The Lions’ Northwest Sight and Hearing Foundation owns and operates the health screening unit which comes to Coupeville schools annually. The Coupeville Lions visit and volunteer to test our school children for possible sight and hearing problems.  The van visits Coupeville yearly. Lions of Multiple District 19 and the Northwest Lions Foundation received high public praise for our sight and hearing service recently when the popular television show King 5 Evening Magazine covered the debut of our new Lions Health Screening Unit. Meeghan Black and crew covered the unit’s debut Friday, March 11, 2011. Meeghan’s report includes an interview with Red and Beverly Bingham, who donated the brand new Kenworth tractor that pulls the new trailer in style. The broadcast also includes kind words from Meeghan and Evening Magazine for the Lions volunteers who staff the LHSU at schools throughout Washington and Northern Idaho.
 The 62-foot-long, medically-equipped Lions Health Screening Unit (LHSU) travels throughout Washington and Northern Idaho to give free health screenings at schools, fairs, and other public events. Checking for glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, and sight and hearing loss is key to interventions in potentially life-threatening health problems. This year, the Lions Health Screening Unit will provide free screening for an estimated 30,000 patients, the vast majority of whom will be children. The Foundation’s annual cost to operate the Lions Health Screening Unit is more than $170,000. As more and more children and adults come to depend on these screenings. We would greatly appreciate your financial support

Historic Restoration Team:
Contact Lion Ron (360-678-1902)
Lions provide hands-on assistance in preserving historic buildings in central Whibey Island in support of various local governmental organizations. Completed projects since 2007 include: Davis Blockhouse for Island County Cemetery District #2; Crockett Blockhouse for Island County; Hollbrook Barn for Town of Coupeville and Ebey House cabinets for Ebey's Reserve.

In addition, Lions have been the backbone of Ebey's Landing Historical Reserve annual field school including the following structures: Alexander Blockhouse, Boyer Barn, Kineth Water Tower, Ferry House, Engle Carriage House, Coupeville Wharf, Fort Casey Plotting Room, Captain Coup's House, Jacob Ebey Blockhouse, Sunnyside Tombstones & Pratt Machine Shed. An example of our work can be seen here. For the field school, experience is not required. This is a school to learn about and how to preserve our historic buildings in our community.
2018 Historic Preservation Projects The format of this years Ebey's Reserve Field School will be a little different than past years. Three projects on or around historic structures are planned.

1. Deconstruction of the Libby House rear addition. Date: Thursday, June 14 from 10 am to 4 pm volunteers will strip off the exterior siding and interior trim of the old Libbey House addition on Main Street for the Preservation Materials Bank (to be stored at Pacific Rim Institute). 5-10 volunteers are needed for the project, to bring gloves, safety goggles, as well as crowbars and hammers if they have them. A safety talk will be given beforehand and tools will be provided for any who don't have them.

2. Repainting Disappearing Guns at Fort Casey. Date: Late July. In preparation for the 50-year ceremony celebrating the guns arrival at Fort Casey on August 11th (something the Lions were instrumental in), volunteers are needed to repaint the guns. A more specific workscope will be provided as soon as it is developed.

3. Site prep work on the Ferry House outbuildings. Date: probably later this summer. National Park Rangers are preparing to restore the summer kitchen behind the Ferry House which will probably take place early next year. Volunteers are need to help remove all the materials now piled in the structure, clear the blackberry and other vegetation nearby and possibly clear blackberries and brush down the old wagon trail. Any questions should be directed to Lion Ron Boyer at

International Peace Poster:
Contact Lion Gary & Sandy (360-678-5809)
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. The theme of the 2015-16 Peace Poster Contest is "Share Peace."Students, ages 11-13.

Keystone Park Maintenance:
Contact Lion Hugh (360-682-8312)
State Ferry Systems pays Coupeville Lions for maintaining the grounds around the Keystone Ferry Landing. Funds received benefit the Club.

Leos Club
Contact Lion Chris (360-678-6580)
The Leos Club was started in the Fall of 2012 and officially Chartered by Lions Clubs International in January 2013. They are a high school service club with meetings during the high school lunch period. The Leos develop and vote on all their service projects.  The  Leos Club has been quite busy in the last year, but almost all members are new Leos who were never inducted. So on March 13th, ZC Ron Wilkinson inducted eleven Leos. Lion Principal Larry Walsh spoke about how the Leos are a real credit to the high school with their community service. The Leos now wear their Leo tie-dyed t-shirts on Mondays when the Club meets, which gives the Club good visibility around the school.

Lion Tamer:
Contact Lion Duane
Provides setup and registration for each meeting. Sets out flags and banners

Meals on Wheels:
Contact Lion Von , (360-678-2289) Lion John (360-678-3817)
Lion Dennis (360-679-2735)
This program delivers meals to folks in our community who are unable to cook or shop for themselves. These community members are especially vulnerable since they may not have friends and family in the area to help them, and our Lion members are an important social contact for them as well. The Coupeville Lions have been delivering Meals on Wheels for over 25 years!
HELP WANTED–The Meals-On-Wheels team needs one or two more relief drivers. There are times when a regular driver cannot deliver and other drivers are committed elsewhere, are incapacitated or on vacation. The time committed is 2 to 2.5 hrs. and starts at 11:00 am on a Monday, Tuesday, or Friday. There is compensation for gasoline expense. If you think you can help, contact Lions Von , John or any of the other regular drivers. They will take you on their route to show you what is involved in meal delivery.   They are always looking for substitute drivers. Ride along with them, and see if you want to be a substitute driver.
Presently, they pick up the prepared meals from Sheri, Cambey Apartment Kitchen (Senior Services). The MOW are delivered throughout Coupeville to Greenbank to eighteen clients.

Medical Equipmen
t: 360-678-4105- Contact please call our line to guide you to the equipment you require:

Lion Mel, Lion Rudy, Lion Bob N, Lion Vin, Lion Tim and Lion Ginny
A wide range of medical equipment (walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, canes, shower benches, bedside commodes, hospital beds,& seat extenders) is available for loan to people in the community. No fee is charged, although some users choose to show their appreciation with a donation. It should be stressed that availability varies, but we try!
WE ALSO ACCEPT DONATION OF GOOD, USED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Storage of Medical Equipment Provided by Coupeville Storage 360-678-3324
180 SW Terry Rd, Coupeville, WA

Meeting Dinners:
Contact Lion Deanna (360-678-7727)
Lions set up the meeting room, Meal reservations, serve the meal and clean up afterwards.

Meeting Programs:
Contact Lion Barb (360-678-0514)

Memorial Day Parade:
Contact Lion Carol (360-678-7181) and Lion Vicky (313-729-3615)


Scarecrow Contest:
Contact Lion Sandy ( 916-600-0513) and Lion Vicky (360-682-5250)
Each year the town picks a theme and the Lions participate and set their entry at the corner of Main and Highway 20.

Salmon BBQ:
Contact Lion Rick (360-682-8793) and Lion Sandee (509-994-1074)
The annual community salmon BBQ picnic at the Town Park, in conjunction with the final summer Concert on the Cove.
A little History of the Salmon BBQ:The origins of Lions Salmon dinners have been obscured by the passage of time. Sometime in the late 1950’s to early 1960’s the Club built the grilling pit at the town park. We know the Coupeville Lions built it as the plaque on it says so. But exactly when it was built and by which Lions is not known. Perhaps it was built in conjunction with the Arts and Crafts Festival with local tribes doing the cooking.
In 2005 Lion Mayor Nancy Conrad and the Town Council had the idea to tie a Salmon BBQ in with the free end of summer concert the Town was sponsoring and make it a bigger event.
The first few years had the Swinomish Tribe supply the salmon and do the cooking. However they were not able to supply the salmon the next year due to a poor fish run and we had to serve hamburgers. The following year Rosie and Billy James of the Samish Tribe came in and did the cooking of commercially caught salmon with our Lions helping.  After two years of their help we decided to take on the entire operation, giving us better control of the event with the goal to improve reliability and quality.
Last year and again this year the salmon will be fresh caught, not frozen thanks to Lion Gordon McMillan’s contacts. The menu was expanded to include corn on the cob, thanks to Lions Mayor Nancy and Gordon, and this year we plan to improve the dessert. We hope to serve between 200 and 250 dinners. Profits (if any) will be deposited in the Coupeville Lions Club Foundation account.

Contact Lion Bob (360-678-0288)
Graduating Coupeville High students are selected to receive wide range of scholarships based on academic achievement, community service, need, and/or field of study. The Scholarship Committee is made up of Coupeville Lions who evaluate the applications and recommend the winners and the amounts to be given.  The scholarships are paid directly to the colleges.

Scholarship Auction:
Contact Lion Brian (425-241-3171)
Scholarship page for current year's information. Because the Coupeville Lions Scholarship Dinner and Auction is so generously supported by our community and is such a successful fundraiser, our Club is able to award between 20-26 Scholarships to Seniors from Coupeville High School each year.  The Scholarships are generally between $500 and $1,500 each and the Club usually distributes around $24,000 each year.  We award scholarships to students attending four-year universities as well as community colleges and trade schools.  We have special scholarships for students studying education, the environment, the arts, business, and medicine.

Shopping Spree:
Contact Lion Diane (360-678-6215) and Lion Sandee (360-678-5809)
The Shopping Spree will highlight the months of October and November. The raffle tickets for this event will be distributed to be sold by Coupeville Lions. The Shopping Spree will be held at the Prairie Center Red Apple. The holder of the winning raffle ticket will have three minutes to collect as many items as they can (not including meat, alcohol, tobacco and health and beauty products). Fifty dollars worth of meat will be added after the spree. The winning ticket will be drawn during the Lions Club meeting. Signup sheets for the two hour shifts selling tickets at the bank or store will be circulated. Proceeds go to the general fund.

STEAM Coupeville High School
Contact Lion Bob (360-678-8480)

Students of the Quarter/Year:
Contact Lion Sandee (509-994-1074)
In collaboration with the Coupeville School District. The Coupeville Lions have been recognizing Students of the Quarter from Coupeville High School for over 35 years.  Every quarter, all the teachers at the high school are asked to vote for one female and one male student who they believe best exemplifies the qualities of a well rounded student.  They are asked to consider qualities such as good grades, participation in athletics, the arts or student government and community service.  We are looking for good leaders, good role models and students with high integrity, excellent values and a good work ethic.  Each quarter the winners, along with their families, come to a Lions meeting and give a short talk about their school years in Coupeville, experiences that have had a lasting effect on their development and their plans for the future. These four programs are some of the best attended meetings as all of the Lions really enjoy getting to know these exceptional young people.  The quarterly winners receive a plaque from the Club.  At the end of the school year, the eight quarterly winners are again placed on a ballot and the high school teachers select two Students of the Year.  These two winners are each presented with a $500 check at Senior Award Night.

Contact Lion Penny ((360-682-5467)

Swimming Program:
Contact Lion Doug (951-255-8288) Camp Casey pool is being renovated this summer. Dennis Egan met with Robyn Meyer about holding swim lessons at Admirals Cove Pool.

Contact Lion Harold (360-678-4273)

White Cane Drive:
Contact Lion Deborah Morrison Chair Co-chairs be Sandee & Bob Allen & Rick Walti.
An annual fund raising campaign to support the Lions Northwest Sight and Hearing Foundation and local community sight and hearing needs. Funds are solicited through letters and local stands/public events. All proceeds of the drive support sight and hearing programs.

Wood Cutting:
Contact Lion Gary (360-678-3441)
The wood cutting program started in early December 2004 when the Central Whidbey Lions Club discontinued their program. It took until the first part of March 2005 to get the approval and the legal requirements all satisfied with Island County and the Solid Waste Facility just south of Coupeville. The program was to cut and split the logs into firewood that the County acquired from storms, roadside clearing or whatever, and distribute the wood to needy individuals or families. The program was perceived as a needed service to the community. Referrals were obtained from Gifts from the Heart, Readiness to Learn Foundations, commiserate people, and specific requests.
The program started slow with haphazard scheduling, splitting by hand and with few people. We eventually obtained usage of Lion Ed Chupat’s splitter, which required the cylinder to be resealed and not used after his death. Lion Bob Johnson volunteered his splitter, which we are still using today. (Thanks, Bob). Lion Mel Rogers advertised for a chain saw donation. (the donor is my neighbor who donated her late husband’s chain saw.) Mel keeps this saw in running order.
Our crew now runs between five and six at the nearly regular cutting parties on the Tuesdays following the official Board of Directors meeting. Faithful Lions cutting up include Fred Bronson, Dick Eisenbray, Warren Ivy, Dale Riddle, Mel Rogers, Bill Roberts and John Roomes. Approximately twenty Lions have helped provide the firewood over our history of the program using their own tools in the woodcutting program. About twenty cords have been cut to date and delivered to twenty people in various amounts.
We have also sold wood to Lions and other individuals to provide funds for our scholarship auctions and other philanthropic efforts.
We cut wood as announced (weather permitting).

Woodshop Assistance Coupeville High School
Contact Lion Bob (360-678-8480)

Festivals we participate with:

Penn Cove Musselfest
Penn Cove Water Festival
Penn Cove Roots video courtesy of Whidbey TV
Arts and Crafts Festival


Information pertaining to our club:

Visitations And Contests: Contact Your Sponsor or Club Director. Visitations are not just to have an excuse to get out of your house & Town, nor are Lions Contests just for wining prizes (although it’s nice visit other Clubs and also recognize winners). Visitations can be educational in a fun way. Ideas to exchange between Clubs can be beneficial and strengthen
Clubs with new ideas or ways to solve problems. Contests are to help members to learn and become better Lions as well as for Clubs to become more active and stronger. AND your sponsor and the Board of Directors member. They are to help you, and they also need your help. Communicate…it’s a two-way street. Share ideas as well as problems. You may hold the solution that they have been looking for.


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