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This month's schedule
July 2015
1-No Meeting
3-Commodities Distr. Cam Bey Apts. 9:30 am
7-Woodcutting—Recycle Center 9:30 am (POC Lion Mel Rogers)
8-Meeting: “Burger Burn” Post-GS BBQ for Volunteers, Town Park—FUN/GAMES
11-Garage Sale Barn CLEAN-UP 9 am-Boyer (POC Lion Julian Sayers)
13-14 Camp Horizon Meal Service
15-No Meeting
22-Board Meeting/Dinner
/Meeting/ Program: Sarah Steen: "Field School Project" Induction of Leo Marisa Etzell (former Student of the Quarter

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MD19-District H-Zone 7
Club #7928

contact us at
PO Box 473
Coupeville, WA 98239

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We meet weekly-Wednesdays, September – May
 bi-monthly June, July, August
Fellowship 6:00-6:30 PM -  Dinner 6:30-7:00 / Meeting & Program 7:00-8:00 at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
608 North Main St. Coupeville, WA 98239 

Hello fellow Coupeville Lions. As president, I have the privilege of writing a few words each month for Cagey Comments. I hope to keep them brief but informative, leaving enough space for other lions to do some “roaring”. If you have an interesting story, an update on your favorite function, or just a few words of encouragement, let us all hear them.

Success at anything new requires having a vision and setting goals. That is no easy task, when everything seems to be running like a well-oiled machine. We don’t want to re-invent any wheels, but there is always room for improvement, here and there. I have some ideas of my own, but the input should come from more than just one source. To that end, I’ll soon be announcing a special “See the vision and Set the Goals” meeting. We need to have a blueprint first, before we start with the building. Without the blueprint, the building will not make any sense. But this club belongs to all of us, and each Coupeville Lion can have input. As I said, we are not going to re-invent the wheel. A little tweaking and fine tuning, however, plus some new visions and goals will help to keep our club healthy and vibrant. to continue reading . . .


Burger Burn, Wednesday, July 8th. Come to the 36th After-the-Lions-Annual-Garage-Sale-Picnic, aka “Burger Burn”. This year’s celebration of all of our hard work to once again put on the best Garage Sale anywhere will be held in the Coupeville Town Park on Wednesday, July 8 th starting at 6:00pm. All Lions, Leos, family, friends, and neighbors who worked on setting up and running the Sale are invited to join us at no cost. We will serve sirloin burgers, condiments, potato salad, “Kohl” Slaw (dressing by Lion John Kohlmann!), and a dessert, along with hot and cold beverages.
You will have one last chance to get your entry into the “Guess the Gate” pool; your guess on how much we grossed during the two days of the sale. The winner will be the entry that comes closest to the total, to be announced that evening at the end of the picnic. Pre-sales income and sales expenses will be tallied later and the official amount will be announced at the meeting on July 22nd .
Bob Johnson

Lions Camp Horizon News
July 13-14 see page 2 this issue Cagey Comments for more information
- Ebey's Reserve Field School, Restoration of the Coupe House. Now that this year’s great garage sale is over and Coupeville Lions are getting their well deserved rest, it is time to start looking forward to Ebey's Reserve/Coupeville Lions eighth annual Building Preservation Field School.

This year’s school, restoring the Capt Thomas Coupe House at 504 Ninth Street in Coupeville, will be held the first two weeks of August. Unlike past years when the school was four weeks long, this year the school will be only two weeks, August 3-14, Monday thru Friday. Sessions are four hours in length, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We will learn how to restore and practice restoration of windows and siding. This school is open to individuals with all levels of experience.

This is one of the oldest houses on Whidbey; built by the namesake for Coupeville in 1852. This project provides participants with a rare opportunity to get up close to and to study this historic structure on the shores of Penn Cove.
Sarah Steen, Preservation Coordinator at Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve, will be re-viewing the project at our meeting on July 22nd. A sign up sheet will be available at that time.
If you have any questions, please contact Ron Boyer at
or call 678-1902.

Captain Coupe's house ca 1933
Captain Thomas Coupe's home, ca 1933


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Our current board

Lion Bruce MacNair
Lion Sue Hartin
1st Vice President
Lion Ricardo Reyes
2nd Vice President
Lion Dave Fish
3rd Vice President
Lion Doug Kroon
Lion Jackie Feusier
Membership Directors
Lion John Kohlmann
Tail Twister
Lion Joe Walck
Lion Tamer
Lion Gary Parker
2nd Year Directors
Lion Noel Hanson
Lion Ken Halvorson
1st Year Directors
Lion Jim Shank
Lion Bob Johnson
Immediate Past President
Lion Molly Hughes

Program Chair
Barb Vaughan





  July 4, 2015 updated
The Coupeville Lions Club Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization