This Week in the Roarings
This issue of the Roarings has more information than usual about our Summer Events and upcoming service opportunities.   Even though it is summer Denver Lions are still active. 
  • Summer Event Summary
  • Lion End of Summer Picnic Saturday Sept 2
  • Savio House school supplies
  • Third Thursday Mixer Aug 24
  • Lions on TV
  • KidSight starting up
  • KidSight at Dragon Boat
  • Congratulations to Lion Tim O'Brien
Denver Lions Summer Events
Mark your calendars for the Denver Lions Summer Events
  • September 2 - Denver Lions End of Summer Picnic
  • August 13 - 22  International Vision Campaign to Mongolia 
  • August 26 - Denver Lions Board Retreat
  • September 12 - First Club Meeting
  • October 14 - 100 Year Celebration Dinner
Save the Date - Mixer  August 24
With the change in meeting format we want to have mixers at interesting locations. Our first mixer will be hosted by Walter Fullerton at the Fairmount Cemetery, one of Denver's oldest cemeteries.
Founded in 1890, Fairmount is Denver’s third oldest cemetery.  So many milestones of Colorado’s diverse history are represented at Fairmount: the earliest settlers, Veterans, leaders of industry, Civil Rights pioneers, early educators and many more; at every turn the past surrounds you. It is the home to collections of unique art and architecture; impressive examples can be seen in many styles: Victorian, Greek revival, Gothic, Neo-classical, Egyptian and Exotic Revival.  The Fairmount Community Mausoleum is home to the largest collection of stained glass windows in Colorado and Riverside has the largest know collection of zinc monuments in North America.
Date:   Thursday August 24, 2017
Time:   Walking tour   4 to 5 pm,   Mixer 5 to 6:30 pm, possibly a short tour at 5pm
Location:   Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S Quebec St, Denver, CO 80247
Directions:  Park inside the Quebec Street Gate.  Mixer is in the Main Building.
Thanks to:  Lion Walter Fullerton for hosting.  
RSVP to Walter Fullerton  303.518.8825
Lions End of Summer Picnic Sept 2
Get ready to ride the rails at the Colorado Railroad Museum.  We are having our Denver Lions end of summer picnic at the museum this coming Saturday September 2.  This is a great family event.  Kids have a lot of fun on the trains.
All Lions and their families are invited.  Also anyone who is interested in the Lions Club is encouraged to come.
Please sign up so we know how many Lions are coming.  You can sign up on the website at:     or send email to   or call 303.619.8486
Event:  Denver Lions Picnic
Date:  Saturday Sept 2
Time:   11:00 am to 2:30 pm (come early and stay later to enjoy the railroad)
Location:  Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO 80403
Entrance: Need to enter through the main entrance.   Lion Bill Henderson has arranged for FREE entrance for Lions.  Just say you are a Lion.  You’re proud to be a Lion so wear your Lion hat or shirt.
Directions:  The Museum is located 12 miles west of downtown Denver. Take Exit 265 off of I-70 onto Colorado Highway 58 and follow the signs.
What to bring:  The club will provide burgers and hot dogs and fixings and beverages   Please bring a side dish or desert to share with others.
Thanks to:  Lion David Lambert and his Allwell Rents for the grill and Lion Bill Henderson for arranging for free entrance to the museum and the use of the Pavilion   
What to do:  Besides eating, drinking and visiting with Lions there is a lot to do.  Take a tour with a Host at 1 pm.  Take a ride on the unique Grey Goose (and extra $4), climb on the old engines and ring the bell, and see the model railroaders play with the big modes in the Garden Railroad.
Contact:  Fletcher Brown   303.619.8486
Web signup CLICK HERE
Denver Lions on TV - Colorado and Company
Denver Lions DG Steve Kinsky and Susy Osorio-Kinsky were on Colorado and Company promoting Lions and a Vision Screening event.  Thank you Lion Susy and DG Steve for great PR.
Big Success for KidSight at Dragon Boat Festival 
What a big success for KidSight at the Dragon Boat Festival.  Over the two days of the festival the team screened 325 kids.  A new  record for this event.  This was even though it rain off and on all day Saturday.  Most important we had 18 referrals.  The screening identified potential vision problems for these kids.  This weekend we made a difference in the lives of 18 kids  and families.   
Lions do a lot great service that goes unnoticed.  There are over 100,000 people attending the  Dragon Boat Festival.  That is a lot of visibility for Lions.  
Many thanks to the team:  Tish Taylor, Walter Fullerton, John Molberg, Dan Kiel, David Weisberg, Steve and Susy Kinsky, Myrna Ann Adkins, Doug Brown, Fletcher Brown, Leon Rico (new member) Michel Burrell (Park HIll), Ken Moore (Gill) and Michelle McGowan (Gill)
Get Ready For KidSight
It is time to get ready for KidSight.  Last year we had a successful year with screening 2344 kids.   Thanks to all the Lions who helped.  We are already making appointments with the school nurses with five screenings scheduled in September.  With the Denver Lions website calendar you can see upcoming screenings and plan ahead with your personal schedules.   Schools have most of their kids to be screened in the morning.  Usually this takes 1-3 three hours in the morning.  If you only can do a morning session that is OK.  We will manage the screening of any afternoon kids.    We will have a lot more kids to screen this year and will need the help of more Lions.  
KidSight is a way to make a difference in a kids life.  It is easy with the PlusOptix screener and only takes a couple of hours in the morning.  
One Day Vision Clinic
One Day Vision Clinic was held at the Inner City Health Center.  The clinic provided screening, exams and glasses to people in need including some homeless. It was a successful day with Lions serving 120 people.  Of these 75 were provide glasses form the Recycled for Sight glasses. 
It is a big effort to organize an event of this size.  Thanks you’s go to Steve Kinsky and Susy Osorio-Kinsky to putting this all together.  Sponsors of the event included: Mayfair Vision, American Best, Walmart Vision. All Copy Products.   A big thank to the volunteers Lions Tish Taylor, Myrna Ann Adkins, Carla Osorio, Ivy Kinsky, Sharon Bobel, Beth Bennett, Bob Storrs, Nancy More, Roy Donaldson, Gary Lussenhop, Bob Bantra, Mayra Baltazar.  Thanks to the Sterling Lions for providing the recycled glasses.
Congratulations Lion Tim O'Brien
Denver Auditor Lion Timothy O’Brien was awarded the national 2017 Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award for local government. The award, presented by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), recognized O’Brien for his efficiency, effectiveness and innovative services as a certified public accountant.  Congratulations Lion Tim.  CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE ARTICLE. 
Helping Savio with school supplies
Did you know Savio has an Education Center located at our main campus?  Students are usually served by the Savio Education Center on average for 3-6 months.  Savio is able to work with a wide population of students that includes regular education students and special education students.

The team effort of teachers, para-professionals, counselors, and parents ensures each student has the support they need to successfully achieve their goals.  With your help, Savio can continue to empower students based on their needs. This is how you can have the most impact!

Here's what your gift can provide:

Your gift in the amounts below will provide the necessary items to make sure our children are succeeding in the classroom and in life:

  • $50 provides 2 used textbooks
  • $100 provides a new large white board for a classroom
  • $500 provides an LCD projector for use in the multiple classrooms
  • $1,000 gift provides new technology such as a new computer or a new tablet for students to stay competitive in today's classrooms.

How will you participate?  On behalf of the children, families, staff, and the Board of Trustees, thank you for your contribution.  

Click here to DONATE.

Denver Lions Sight Committee Making a Difference
This past year the Sight Committee made a difference in the lives of many people in need.   We provided people in need with 309 exams and glasses and 10 eye surgeries costing $45,000.   The committee spent over 450 volunteer hours.  All the funding is from your Denver Lions Foundation.   Thank you to the Sight Committee  -  Lions Terry Lutts, Cheryl Holland and Susy Kinsky.
 We will celebrate the 100 year birthday of Denver Lions on Saturday October 14, 2017.   Put this date on your calendaer
A Call to Action
This weeks edition of A Call to Action is:
Volunteer for KidSight!
Please contact Fletcher Brown if you can help.
Upcoming Events
Third Thursday Mixer
Fairmount Cemetery
Aug 24, 2017
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Annual Board Retreat
Savio House
Aug 26, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Denver Lions End of Summer Picnic
Colorado Railroad Museum
Sep 02, 2017
11:01 AM – 3:00 PM
Sep 12, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Sep 12, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Sep 13, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sep 20, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sep 21, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Sep 22, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sep 27, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Denver Den Impacts 100,000 People Each Year