When our community gathered recently to memorialize Garvin Tootle, Fishline’s respected Operations Manager, a striking display of red and gold was everywhere. In an honoring gesture, the Poulsbo Lions had tshirts made up that celebrated Garvin and his relationship with Fishline, the Lions and our community. The Poulsbo Lions had also taken on the arrangement of the facilities for Garvin’s memorial, and in fine Lions style, quietly and perfectly constructed a setting that will linger long in the minds of those who attended.
This is just one of many, many ways that the Poulsbo Lions group has helped Fishline. For years, some of our most demanding jobs, such as retrieving grocery items from Central at 5 am, have been taken on by members of the Lions community. They volunteer, they raise money and they rally when there is a need, as they have been doing so for many years.
Aside from assisting helping agencies like Fishline, the Lions also help with prescription glasses and hearing aids, a very needed service since many insurance policies do not include it. Because they are so quiet about their accomplishments, many do not realize all that they do to help our community. But Fishline is grateful for this partnership.