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
  • Need volunteers for KidSight at Dragon Board July 29 - 30
  • Lion Picnic August 12
  • International Mission to Mongolia
  • Savio House update
  • Third Thursday Mixer Aug 24
  • Volunteers at Railroad Museum
  • Vision Mission on Aug 5
  • We Serve 
Denver Lions Summer Events
Mark your calendars for the Denver Lions Summer Events
  • July 29-30 - KidSight at the Dragon Boat Festival - this is a big KidSight event. We sceened over 300 kids
  • August 5 - One Day Eye Clinic
  • August 12 - Summer Lion Picnic at the Colorado RR Museum
  • August 13 - 22  International Vision Campaign to Mongolia - Contact Myrna Ann Adkins for details
  • August 26 - Board Retreat
  • September 12 - First Club Meeting
KidSight at the Dragon Boat Festival
Come help with Lions KidSight Vision Event.  Finding kids with possible vision problems can have a huge impact on their lives. Kids need to see to succeed.   
We have KidSight screenings during the Dragon Boat Festival.  This is a big event.  In the past we have screened 300+ kids over the two days.  The festival is also a lot of fun for the whole family to attend.  We need six volunteers for each shift.
No experience is necessary for this KidSight event.
Event:  KidSight at the Dragon Boat Festival
Date:  Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30
Time:  10 am to 4 pm each day.  Can use help for as long as you can.
Volunteer shifts:   10 – 1 and 1 – 4 each day. 
Location:  Sloan’s Lake. (Sheridan and Byron)
Parking:  Free Shuttles from the parking lot at the North Parking of Mile High Stadium. 
Contact:  Fletcher Brown    Mobile 303.619.8486
More information on the Dragon Boat Festival
Lions Vision Mission  Saturday Aug 5
The Denver Lions Club in partnership with the Inner City Health Center and Treasure House of Hope is having a Free vision screening, eye exams and glasses to people in need.  Optimist will be on sight for eye exams.   Glasses will be provide from the Recycled for Sight program.  Volunteers needed.
Kids and adults need to see to succeed.  This is one of the mission of Lions. 
Event:  Lions Vision Mission
Date:  Saturday August 5
Time:  9 am to 3 pm
Location:   Inner City Health Center, 3800 York St, Denver CO 80205
Contacts:  Steve Kinsky   303-263-3901
Lions Summer Picnic Saturday Aug 12
Get ready to ride the rails at the Colorado Railroad Museum.  We are having our Denver Lions summer picnic at the museum this coming Saturday August 12.  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 August 12
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
Lions - We Serve a lot
The service that Lions provide is not only incredible, it is in great demand, and is critical to the health and wellbeing of people everywhere! As of the date of this article (June 25, 2017), our district has reported 1,240 activates  encompassing 18,685 Lion hours, serving 93,482 people with 740 participants, collected 38,811 pairs of eyeglasses, planted 273 trees, raised $64,618 and donated $97,500. OUTSTANDING! Here is the scary part… many clubs are not reporting everything they do, and twenty percent of our clubs have not reported their ANY activities! Our numbers are even greater than what is shown! The Lions of MD 6C truly live our mo0o, “WE SERVE,” to its fullest. For every participant in a Lions activity, “WE SERVE” 126 people in our community!
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.  
Savio House update
Through our sustainable and effective in-home therapy methods we have been able to serve over 1,100 families so far in 2017.  These families have been served through a variety of programs including our child protection program, adolescent in-home interventions, evidence-based programs, day treatment, residential and foster care, managed care, and our individualized casework.  
Savio is able to serve a variety of demographics along the Front Range. 
Thanks to Thomas the Train Volunteers
Many thanks to the volunteers at the Thomas the Train events at the Railroad Museum.  The Lion volunteers covered 31 shifts.  This is an important event at the Museum and attracts thousands of kids and their families.  Thanks to:  Bill & Kathy Adams, Chuck Anderson, Steve and Susy Kinsky, Rico Leon, Dwight Steen, Rod Wicklund, Ellie Weidner, Mark Williamson, Wil Henderson, Bill & Judy Henderson 
International Mission to Mongolia
Did you ever think about going on an International Vision Campaign.  Now is your chance.  Denver Lions is partnering with the Denver Sister Cities on a campaign to Mongolia.  On this trip you will not only be providing vision exams and glasses to Mongolians in need but also seeing the sights of Mongolia.  We will be taking 3,000 Recycled for Sight glasses  These are glasses collected by Colorado Lions and processed by Sterling Lions.   The campaign is from August 13 to 22, 2017 For more details contact Lion Myrna Ann Adkins    303.880.8219;  Lion Susy-Osorio    303.773.2703;  Lion DG Steve Kinsky  303-263-3901 
Denver Lion Myrna Ann Adkins is in Mongolia working with the delegation of the  Denver Sister Cities.  One of the Denver Sister Cities is Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  While in Mongolia Myrna Ann is working on the logistics for the Vision Campaign.  Pictured are members of the Ulaanbaatar Lions Club.  
 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
KIDSIGHT AT Dragon Boat Festival
Sloan's Lake
Jul 29, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
KIDSIGHT AT Dragon Boat Festival
Sloan's Lake
Jul 30, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
One Day Eye Clinic
Inner City Health
Aug 05, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Denver Lions Summer Picnic
Colorado Railroad Museum
Aug 12, 2017
11:01 AM – 3:00 PM
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
Sep 12, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Sep 13, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sep 13, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sep 20, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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