Important Lion Dates
  • Lion Meeting at Maggiano' - Tuesday, Nov 12
  • KidSight at Operation Freebird - Saturday, November 23
  • Lion Meeting at Maggiano' - Tuesday, Nov 26
  • Lion Meeting at Maggiano' - Tuesday, Dec 10
  • Service Tuesday at Savio - Christmas wrapping Dec 17
  • Lions Holiday Party- Tuesday, Dec 17
  • Dragon Boat Festival - July 25 - 26, 2020
Next week speaker - John Lohmeier - RMLEB
John has been with the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank since January 1999. During his time at the eye bank, John has worked as the manager of quality assurance and the technical manager. He was appointed as the executive director in July, 2019.
As the executive director, John is responsible for the total operations of the eye bank.  John's education includes a B.A. in psychology from Midland Lutheran College. While attending MLC, John played three years of football and volunteered his time with Habitat for Humanity.
John is certified through the Eye Bank Association of America as an eye bank technician. He's also a member of the EBAA.
In his spare time, John volunteers as a climbing instructor for mountaineering, rock, and ice climbing courses with the Colorado Mountain Club, and has attempted to climb two of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks
Hearing Conservation - New Team Leader
Lion Sally Hooks is our new Team Leader for Hearing Conservation.   Denver Lions works with the Marion Downs Foundation to provide hearing aids to low-income individuals.  The individual is income-qualified and then arranges for the Club to pay for hearing aids and/or for the fitting fees.

The Lions Club of Denver collects used hearing aids for recycling.   We collect hearing aids (both "behind the ear" and "in the canal") and/or batteries.   The aids we collect are sent to HEAR NOW.  HEAR NOW will recondition them and then assist someone without the means to acquire hearing aids. You should feel really great knowing that you will change a life! The Lions Club of Denver obtains the hearing aids used in our hearing conservation program from HEAR NOW.

We collect hearing aids in the same donation boxes as our recycled eyeglasses.  Collection box locations are on the website

Thank you, Sally.

Call for silent auction items
It is only November but we are starting to plan for the Denver Lions Holiday Party as it is just around the corner (12/17/19).  
This years party will be even more fun with a "Silent Auction" benefiting the Denver Lions Foundation.  As always, the success this is only possible with your help. 
Do you have gifts or can you get donations from the business you know that can be part of the Silent Auction?   Donators will be prominently listed in the Holiday Party program. Gifts should be new, with values from $25 to $500. 
We will have still have the ever-popular White Elephant Gift Exchange and perhaps other surprises.  
Please contact Loree Vanderhye at 720-416-5588 or with questions and to coordinate the collection of the auction items. 
Colorado Gives Day - Dec 10
Save the date for Colorado Gives Day  - December 10
You can extend your donation to the Denver Lions Foundation by doing it through CO Gives Day.  

Join one of the largest one-day giving movements in the country.

Each December Coloradans come together with the common goal to strengthen the community by helping to power nonprofits. Community First Foundation and FirstBank partner to make this day rewarding for givers, nonprofits and the community as a whole.

This year Colorado Gives Day was Tuesday, December 10, and featured a $1 Million Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day received a portion of the fund, increasing the value of every dollar donated. Colorado Gives Day has grown to be the state's largest one-day online giving event, raising more than $182 million since it began in 2010. 

If you are eligible you can use part of your Required Minimum Deduction (RMD) to make a donation.

Click here to donate to the Denver Lions Foundation through CO Gives Day   CLICK HERE
Service Tuesday:  Christmas Gift Wrapping
Get in the holiday spirit by helping wrap Christmas presents.  Help wrap and sort gifts donated through Savio’s adopt-a-family holiday program. Your time will help Savio children experience the joy of the holidays.  
Date:  Tuesday, December 17
Time:  11:30 to 1:30
Location: Savio Downtown Campus (1530 W. 13th Ave, Denver)
Lunch:  Included
Parking:  Plenty of parking in lot behind building
Rude Park Board Openings  
Rude Park Board of Directors has openings for Director positions.  It is an exciting time for Rude Park as the Board assesses the need for a complete rebuild of the building.   The Board meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from noon to 1:30. The location is at Savio House at 325 King Street.
Contact:   Lion Dottie Lynn     303.919.2622
The meeting word is - Chicago
Our history is a long one. And a proud one. For over 100 years, we’ve served with uncommon kindness, putting the needs of our neighbors, our communities and our world first. We look back at our storied past with pride, but we know it’s only the beginning. Every day, we’re building on our legacy with the goal of making an even greater impact in the future.  The Lions Club was founded in Chicago. 
KidSight at Operation Freebird

Come out and help with KidSight at Operation Freebird.  This year it will be inside at the Denver Mart.  This is put on by the Adams County Sheriff's Foundation.  Last year they gave away 6,000 free turkeys and all the fixings to make up a Thanksgiving Dinner.  Everything at the fair is free. The event is a combination of funfair and health fair.  There are many fun things for kids to do and see so a lot of kids come.  This is a family event.

We need your help.  If you can help just a few hours or all afternoon.  You can sign up to help either on the club website by clicking on the event or by contacting me  or cell  303.619.8486.


Event:   Operation Freebird

Date:   Saturday, November 23

Time:  9 to 2 pm

Location:   The Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Help support the Club  sign up for King Soopers Cards,
A Call to Action
This weeks edition of A Call to Action is:
Sign up for a service project 
Upcoming Events
Nov 07, 2019
10:30 AM – 1:09 PM
Lions Club Meeting
Nov 12, 2019
12:01 PM – 1:30 PM
Nov 14, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Nov 19, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Nov 20, 2019
11:24 AM – 1:09 PM
Nov 21, 2019
8:30 AM – 1:08 PM
The Denver Mart
Nov 23, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Nov 25, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Lions Club Meeting
Maggiano's Little Italy
Nov 26, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Bull and Bush
Nov 29, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Nov 12, 2019
Update at Eyebank
Nov 26, 2019
What is Capitol Hill Community Services
Dec 10, 2019
A Shared Vision
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