Save the dates for upcoming Lion Events
Upcoming Denver Lions events.
  • Saturday Aug 25 – End of Summer Picnic (see article)
  • Friday Aug 31 – Last Friday Gathering at Bull and Bush
  • Wednesday Sept 5 – Savio Board Meeting
  • Saturday Sept 8 – Denver Lions Board Retreat for past and present board and past presidents
  • Tuesday Sept 11 – Denver Lions Club meeting with a speaker from RMLEI
  • Wednesday Sept 12 – Rude Park board meeting
  • Tuesday Sept 25 – Denver Lions Club meeting
  • Tuesday Oct 2 – Lions Meeting – Service Tuesday at the Baptist Church
End of Summer Picnic Aug 25
You are invited to join us for our
LIONS ANNUAL PICNIC POTLUCK & Volunteer Appreciation Day
Entrance fee to the museum and tickets for the Galloping Goose Train are complimentary for you and your family. (Just mention that you are a Lions member/invitee.)
Bring a dish to share; the Club will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks (Beer and soft drinks).
11:00 am – 2:30 pm on Saturday August 25, 2018
Hosted by the Denver Lions Club
At the Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403
It is time for KidSight
KidSight is starting up.  We need some help.  Contact Lion Fletcher  303.619.8486   Below are the upcoming screenings:
Monday Aug 27
9100 Poze Blvd
Thorton, CO  80229
Tuesday Sept 5
Meadow Elementary School
9150 Monroe Street
Thorton, CO  80229
Friday Sept 7
7700 Delta St,
Denver, CO  80221
Monday Sept 10
1200 East 78th Ave
Denver, CO  80229
Wednesday Sept 12
660 West 70th Ave
Denver, CO  80221

We Serve
Part of being a Lion is We Serve.  We all know we all have busy schedules but being a Lion is serving even in a small way.  We have small project where we could use help.
Recycle for Sight Collection
One of the programs Lions are well know is the collection of used glasses.  Colorado Lions collect over 60,000 glasses a year which are give to those in need around the world.  The Denver Lions has sponsored over 100 collection boxes and we continue to receive new requests.  This is a very easy volunteer activity.
All that is required is to check on the boxes every 1-3 months and pick up the glasses.  Some locations are more active than others.  Then take the glasses to the Denver Lion office or to a club meeting.   That is it!!  You can sign up for one or more locations.  Generally, we can find locations convenient for you.
We really need help as some of our Lions are no longer able to collect glasses.  Contact Lion Fletcher to volunteer.   303.619.8486
Lions Poster Contest
LCI provides the materials and theme for the year.  It is short time frame.  The process:
  1. Contact the art teachers for their interest. We will have a list of contacts.  We would like 6 schools participating next 3-4 weeks as schools are opening.
  2. The awards to each of the top three poster are given gift cards and certificates.  Teacher judges the posters.
  3. Visit the schools to introduce yourself, deliver materials and review the program  Provide gift card to teacher for materials. 
  4. Go back to school before Nov 13 to make awards to students and pickup one poster.
  5. At the Lion Meeting on Nov 13 the Lions will judge the wining poster from the schools.
  6. Send winning poster to District Governor by Nov 15
  7. Either go back to the schools or send the winners the gift card awards
A short easy project that one or several Lions can do.  Please get involved by contacting Lion Fletcher   303.619.8486
Meeting Program Team
This is not as hard as it may sound.  There are a lot of people out there who would like to speak to us.  We need to search for the right ones.  We already have several scheduled.  We already have an extensive list.  We need a committee of three with Fletcher being the leader for this year.  So what would the team do:
  • Meet one time for probably two hours as early as possible to prioritize possible speakers and get organized.  After one meeting most of what needs to be done is by email and telephone.
  • With the priority set we send email to the potential speaker.  We have developed and basic email for the speaker invitation which can be altered for your style.  Sometimes a phone call is needed.
  • We will have a google share spreadsheet to enter when we have scheduled a speaker.
  • Once you scheduled a speaker you will follow up a week or two before the meeting to confirm.  We have a confirmation email you can alter is needed.
  • We try to schedule out as far as possible. We need 1 in September, October is full, just 12 more for the balance of the year.
Speech Contest Leader
This one is really easy.  Three schools with debate teams have a speech contest based on the topic we provide.  The winner of each school comes to one of our meetings to give their speech. The Lions at the meeting judge the speech and gift cards are awarded.  The winner at our club will go to the district and possibly onto the state contest.  There are gift card awards at each level.  Here is what team would do:
  • Need one to three people to meet with each school’s teacher / debate coach and provide details of the program. We have the details and judging materials.
  • The teacher fits our program into there other programs and finds a date to have the school contest.
  • The Lion would attend the contest and make the gift card awards.  The teacher judges the speakers.
  • The speech contest at our meeting is on April 9 so the school contest can be any time before then.  Depending on the teacher there may need to be some follow up
  • If necessary help arrange for the student to come to the meeting.  The teachers and parents are also invited.
Please get involved being on the Speech Contest team and contact Lion Fletcher   303.619.8486
Thomas the Train
A “Day out with Thomas” at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
The Railroad museum is hosting the “Thomas the Tank Engine” for the 17thconsecutive year and the Denver Lions have an opportunity to be Thomas Volunteers and help with this year’s program.  Last year there were 14 Denver Lions volunteered 32 shifts and the all said they had a blast.  With the number of volunteers, the Museum did not charge us for the use of the pavilion.  We again need volunteers this year.
Thomas will be running on three weekends.  September 8/9, 15/16, 22/23
If you would like to help, you can sign up for a shift in the morning, afternoon or all day on any one or more of the six days.
It is a fun time and you will be a part of making a lot of little kids very happy.  Thomas the Train is a big deal for the little kids.
If you are interested, please contact:
Lion Bill Henderson    (303) 638-8690.
He will provide information about the activities, shift starting times, directions, lunch card, Thomas T-Shirt, parking pass and some quick training.
Again, this year we are having “Lions End of Summer Picnic”  at the Colorado Railroad Museum on Saturday August 25.
Help Support USO

Remember we had Skip Vanderbach the director of USO in Denver.  He showed us how much the USO provide services to our men and women in the military.  Now here is a chance to help the USO.  This is particularly for golfers and want to be golfers.

USO Denver could use our help in spreading the word about our USO Denver 2018 Swing for Service Members on September 13, 2018 at TopGolf in Centennial CO.  They about 3 weeks out from the tournament and still have over 89 spots open for the event. 
Individual registration includes four hours at the TopGolf facility with warm up time, two TopGolf run tournament events, an All-American lunch buffet, two drink tickets, and a player gift bag.  Players can bring their own clubs or use ones provided at TopGolf.  You do not have to be a good golfer to have fun at this event.  There will also be a silent auction as part of the event.
USO Denver served over 182,000 military members and their families in 2017 and plan to support the same in 2018.  As a 501(C)3 non-profit, we rely on proceeds from this tournament to allow us to continue our mission.  They would love for any of our members to join them at the event and help be part of the team that is “The Force Behind the Forces.”  If you have any questions, please contact Skip at 303-324-2231, or Gayle Melges at 720-550-3330,
Click here for registration and more details
Help support the Club buy King Soopers Cards,
A Call to Action
This weeks edition of A Call to Action is:
Sign up for a service project 
Upcoming Events
Denver Lions End of Summer Picnic
Colorado Railroad Museum
Aug 25, 2018
11:01 AM – 3:00 PM
Aug 27, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Bull and Bush
Aug 31, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Meadow Elementary School
Sep 05, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sep 05, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Sep 07, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:03 PM
Lions Board Retreat
Savio House
Sep 08, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sep 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Lions Club Meeting
Sep 11, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Sep 12, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Sep 11, 2018
Oct 09, 2018
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