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Next Meeting Speaker - Tuesday Jan 9
How the USO serves our military. 
Skip Vanderbach- director USO
Now serving as the USO Denver, Center Director supporting the mission of strengthening America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

Former military professional with 26 years of Air Force leadership experience. Prior Air Force command pilot with more than 3000 flight hours and strong backgrounds in program management, budgeting, acquisitions, transportation, and logistics. 

Specialties: Program Management, Policy Development, Change Management, Foreign Military Sales, Staff Development/Promotion, Operations Scheduling/Management, International Relations,Training Program Development, Supply Chain Support, Budgeting, and Air Force Acquisition Certified
Lions Holiday Party in Villager
Thank you Lion Bob Sweeney for publishing the story about Denver Lions in The Villager.   Click Here to view the article and pictures.  
Lions Holiday Party 2017
The Denver Lions end the year with a fun filled Christmas Party.  There was good food and beverages.  Many Lions brought pot luck dishes to share.  We had our own Santa with Lion Sam McKenzie is the red fur trimmed suit.  Thank you Sam for being our Santa and spreading good cheer.  Almost everyone had their picture taken with Santa. 
The auction yielded almost $500 for the Club.  There was fierce bidding for the auction items.  Lions Dottie Lynn provided a Christmas bouquet, Mary Jane Cook gave a historic Lion Rum Cake.   The Rum Cake has been a tradition since the founding of the Lioness in 1984.  It has been part of a Lioness auction bake sale fundraiser.
A little bit of history.  Denver Charter member jeweler Joseph Schwartz designed the Lion label pin.   Jeweler Lion John Molberg has the original die used to strike the Lions pin. With this die he struck two pins to be auctioned.   Thank your John as these are special pins.
The hit of the evenings was the White Elephant Gift exchange. Lion Brian Henderson was the MC.  The gifts exchanged ranged from crazy to really nice.  You just never know at a Lion gift exchange.  Lion Brian kept us laughing all the time.
We had a small group of Lions signing Christmas carols.  Lions Steve Kinsky, Ned Nagle and Doug Brown started singing and the group grew larger with each carol.
Special thanks to Lions Russ and Dottie Lynn for the table decorations and the bouquet.  Lion David Lambert and his Allwell Rents for providing the dishes and tableware. 
Special thanks to the party organizers.  Lions Bill Henderson, Mryna Ann Adkins, Susy Osorio-Kinsky, and Dottie and Russ Lynn.
When asked for all Lions to stand who did something for the party, (whether it be food, set up, cleanup) almost every one of the 70 Lions at the party stood.  That is how Lions get things done, everyone does something.   Thanks to all for helping have a great party.
We have many pictures of the party.  Click here to see the pictures.
Lion Mixer Jan 18
In keeping with the Western Stock Show wear your boots, hat, bandana, or spurs if you have them to the Lions Western Mixer.
Date: Thursday January 18
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Location: First Baptist Church, 1373 Grant St, Denver, 80205
Parking:  Is easy in lot on south side of the church.
Membership Moment by Lion Kevin Wachter
Hiccups and I get a little nervous about that. So I was thinking the other day about how and why I would invite somebody. And I though well that's because I'm selfish because I get really excited when I think about the trip to Ecuador and I got to see the first, the first child get glasses and see through them for the first time. I get really excited when I go over to Sadia how and I saw all these families that have been reunited and I'm just thrilled. I get very excited when we get together and we have these events and I get to share others experiences. I get really excited when we have our other group, like we have honored all these life members. All these things, I love it when I go down to a school and we screen children and you see that kid over in the corner that's scared to death and against the wall, and their numbers come back horrible and you know they can't see a thing. But you know because we have been there, they will probably see better. So I'm selfish because I get all kinds of joy out of that, I get all kinds of excitement out of that. And I think that's what we should share when we talk to people about it. So think a little differently about why you would invite somebody. You would invite somebody else you know that's selfish. And we all know selfish people. Thank you. 
Membership Committee Meeting Jan 9
Lion Catherine Lopez will be having a brainstorming meeting on new member recruiting before the next club meeting. 
Date:  Tuesday January 9
Time: 10 am - come when you can. 
Location:  Magganio's
Lions in the Rose Bowl Parade
California Lions MD-4 sponsored a float in the Rose Bowl Parade. The theme was "Preserving Our Environment".  They have been doing this for a number of years.  They have won awards several times.  This was seen by millions of people and some potential Lions.
Save the date for Circle of Light - March 9 2017
Our Rocky Mountain Eye Bank presents “The Circle of Light”
What if the blind could suddenly see?  A unique art exhibit featuring photographs taken by people who were once blind but can now see because of a corneal transplant.
Friday, March 9, 2018,  7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Champagne VIP reception: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Artwork Network Gallery & Event Center | 878 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Tickets include:
  • Silent auction bidding on photographs, restaurant packages, exclusive event tickets, and much More!
  • Wine and beer
  • Food
  • Music
All proceeds go to support the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank and our sight-saving mission
More information and tickets  CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to see an excellent promotional video of Circle of Light
Golden Lions Chili Supper - January 27
Help support the Club buy King Soopers Cards,
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
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Jan 03, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Jan 09, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Jan 09, 2018
12:01 PM – 1:30 PM
Jan 18, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jan 23, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Jan 23, 2018
12:01 PM – 1:30 PM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Jan 29, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
KIDSIGHT AT Isabella Bird Community School
Isabella Bird Community School
Jan 29, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Feb 07, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Feb 13, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Jan 09, 2018
How the USO serves our military
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