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Important Lion Dates
  • Lions Club Board Meeting - Tuesday, Oct 1
  • First Service Tuesday -  Tuesday, Oct 1
  • Savio Board Meeting - Wednesday, Oct 2
  • Lions Club Meeting - Tuesday, Oct 8
  • Rude Park Board Meeting - Thursday, Oct 10
  • Lions Mixer - Tuesday, Oct 15
  • Last Friday Gathering - Friday, Oct 25
  • KidSight at Operation Freebird - Saturday, November 23
  • Lions Holiday Party- Tuesday, Dec 17
  • Dragon Boat Festival - July 25 - 26, 2020
 
 
Service Tuesday - Sorting Glasses Oct 1
The Denver Lions collects used glasses from 100+ boxes.  We now need to sort the glasses.  (Em did this for 10 years and has retired)   We have well over a thousand glasses that need soring.  At this Service Tuesday, we will sort the damaged and scratched glasses and pack in boxes for shipment to Sterling Lions for further processing.  
 
We need a lot of help as we have a lot of glasses.    The picture below shows just four of the boxes we have.  We have over 15 boxes.   Come sort and have lunch.  
 
 
Event:        Lions Recycled Eyeglass Sorting
Date:          Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time:          11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Lunch:       Included
Location:  First Baptist Church (14th & Grant behind the State Capital) 1373 Grant St Denver
Parking:     Next to church
 
RSVP:        Need to know who is coming so we have enough food.
                    Fletcher Brown   brownsinco@gmail.com     303.619.8486     
Lions helping at Thomas the Train
Denver Lions volunteers at the Thomas the Train event at the Colorado Railroad Museum.  This event was over four weekends in September.  Twelve Lions worked 120 hours.  A big Lions ROAR for these Lions:  Bill and Kathy Adams, Myrna Adkins, Doug Brown, Erika Taylor, Dan and Silvia Kiel, Steve and Suzy Kinsky, Russ Lynn, Bill and Judy Henderson.   A special thanks to Lion President Bill Henderson in arranging all this. 
 
New Lion Member
During the last Denver Lions Meeting,  John Lohmeier was inducted into the Denver Lions.  Lion John is the new Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Lions Eyebank.  

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.

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.

Eyesight Campaign a Success

Denver Lions and Latino Lions Branch Eyesight Screening Campaign 

DLC and its Latino Branch conducted an eyesight screening campaign on Wednesday, September 25, at Aurora Community Connection, a nonprofit that advocates for the Latino Community. Lions Bill Henderson, Myrna Ann Adkins, Razz Cortes-Maceda, Susy and Steve Kinsky, Carla Osorio and Sandra Vargas volunteered; Patrick Martinez, son of Latino Branch President Janneth Arroyo, also helped out.

Two optometrists and several associates of ACC helped with acuity testing, eyeglasses dispensing and crowd control and also with interpreting, to accommodate many attendees who did not speak fluent English. 

DLC dispensed distance vision eyeglasses, bifocals, and readers to 45 patients; an additional 3 will get their custom-made because no suitable match was available among the recycled glasses that the campaign stocked.  The eyeglasses come from the glasses collected by Denver Lions and processed by Sterling Lions. 

ACC plans to host another campaign in March 2020. Before then, the International Eyesight Missions Committee will work a 9 Health Fair event on October 19 in Denver and make a special trip to Mongolia in November to train a newly formed Lions Club there to conduct campaigns of its own.

Denver Lions Mixer
Bring your favorite beer stein so you can sample some great Colorado craft brews. If you are not a beer drinker, never fear, there will be other libations. Plan to enjoy
this social time with fellow Lions and bring your beer-drinking guests to the home of Lion Dwight Steen.   Em already indicated he will be here early, but
don’t worry about him drinking all the craft beer-we will have Coors for him.
 
Event:  Denver Lions Mixer
Date:  Tuesday, Oct 15
Time:  5:30 to 8 pm.  Come when you can
Location:  2735 Havana St, Denver, 80238   Stapleton neighborhood. 
303.653.8780
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A Call to Action
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Upcoming Events
KIDSIGHT AT G.P.A (Mapleton PS) Tish
Sep 30, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 PM
 
LIONS CLUB BOARD MEETING
Savio House
Oct 01, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
 
Review using Meet Up
Oct 01, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
 
SERVICE TUESDAY - Sorting Glasses
First Baptist Church
Oct 01, 2019
11:23 AM – 1:30 PM
 
SAVIO BOARD MEETING
SAVIO HOUSE
Oct 02, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 
KIDSIGHT AT SEWALL ALLIANCE
Oct 03, 2019
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Lions Club Meeting
Magganio's
Oct 08, 2019
12:01 PM – 1:30 PM
 
KIDSIGHT AT CLAYTON (Mapleton PS)
CLAYTON
Oct 09, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:35 AM
 
KIDSIGHT AT Monterey (MPS)
Oct 09, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
 
KIDSIGHT at EXPLORE (Mapleton PS)
EXPLORE (Mapleton PS)
Oct 10, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
 
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Speakers
Oct 08, 2019
Colorado KidSight update
Oct 08, 2019
Denver Lions Foundation annual report
Oct 22, 2019
Highline Canal Path
Nov 12, 2019
Update at Eyebank
Nov 26, 2019
What is Capitol Hill Community Services
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