Articles in this Roarings
  • Speaker on Februaru 14
  • Logan Street Restuarant -new meeting location
  • RMLEB 40 years
  • Lion Camp Enrolment and Hiring
  • Did you know this about Lion Camp
  • Savio Accreditation
  • New Progam Chair - Steve Kinsky
Speaker -on Feb 14 - Denver Chief of Police
Chief Ron Thomas began his career in law enforcement as a Denver Department of Safety cadet, shortly after graduating from Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School. In 1989, Chief Thomas joined the Denver Police Department, continuing a family tradition of public service to the Denver community. Since then, Chief Thomas has held numerous assignments in Patrol, Investigations, Police Administration, and Special Operations, including assignments as Commander of Police District Two, Police District Five, and the Internal Affairs Division. In 2018, Chief Thomas was selected as the Division Chief of Patrol where he served until his appointment by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock as Chief of Police for the Denver Police Department.
As a Division Chief, Chief Thomas maintained a well-established reputation as a collaborative leader and consensus builder, developing and sustaining lasting partnerships with neighborhood organizations, community leaders, and other city agencies. Additionally, while leading the Internal Affairs Division, Chief Thomas spearheaded the creation of the Denver Police Wellness and Resiliency Unit.
Chief Thomas graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia Southern University and completed postgraduate study at the Naval Post-Graduate School, the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University Command College, and the Senior Management Institute for Police.
In addition to being steadfastly committed to the residents of Denver and the mission of the Denver Police Department, Chief Thomas is also an avid sports fan, engages in several outdoor activities, and enjoys coaching and mentoring Denver’s youth.
Logan Street Restaurant 
The new location at Logan Street Restaurant is working out very well. 
Rocky  Mountain Lions Eye Bank Celebrates 40 years

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank is to fulfill the wishes of eye donors and their families to help others overcome blindness through transplantation and research.

In 2022, we are celebrating 40 years of pursuing that mission. We were founded in 1982 by the Lions Clubs of Colorado and Wyoming. Since then, we have helped to transplant over 58,000 cornea grafts to restore sight locally, nationally, and internationally.

CLICK HERE for the annual report.

Lions Camp Open for Enrollment 
Pass this information on to anyone you know have a need for Lions Camp
Our camper application is live! The link to the application is here! We have begun processing applications for the summer and have started our countdown to the first week! If you have any questions about Summer 2023, call our camp office!
The themes for the summer are: -Wild, Wild, West: June 4-9 -Monster Mash: June 11-16 -CLC Hogwarts: June 18-23 -Game Show Week: June 25-30 -Christmas in July: July 2-7 -Christmas in July (Kids Week): July 9-14 -Survivor Week: July 16-21 -CLC Shipwrecked Island: July 23-28
Lion Camp Is Hiring
Open Positions
-Male and Female Counselors
-Arts and Crafts Specialist
-Sports and Nature Specialist
-A Kitchen Aid
- A Cook
Working at camp provides individuals with such a unique experience. If you know anyone who
would make a great fit for our team, recommend the camp to them! To learn more about working at camp visit our website or call the office!
Did you know this about CO Lions Camp?
In 1964, Lion Dr. ML Crawford offered his cabin in Steamboat Springs to be used for the very first camp session sponsored by the Lions Clubs in Colorado. There were five girls that attended that summer; each girl was visually impaired. In 1966, several Lions signed personal notes to purchase the present location of the Colorado Lions Camp.
At the 1968 State Convention, the Lions of Colorado voted to build a permanent camp, and forty acres were purchased from the Brethren in Pike National Forest, just north of Woodland Park.
In 1969, the Lions Camp hosted its first year of residential camping in the newly constructed facility which serves as the Luke Lodge today. A total of 16 campers who were visually impaired attended. Today, over 400 campers with a variety of abilities attend our summer and respite programs throughout the year.
The Colorado Lions Camp and Conference Center is a project of the Lions Clubs from the state of Colorado.  The camp is a year-round facility that provides summer and respite programs for individuals with varying abilities age 8 to adult. In addition, the camp is available for rental groups during our off-season months (August 15 to May 15).
The camp is nestled at 8,500 feet in the mountains of Pike National Forest, just 30 minutes west of Colorado Springs and four miles north of Woodland Park on Highway 67N.
If you are interested in learning more about the Colorado Lions Camp, please contact the camp office at (719) -687-2087 or
Savio Accreditation 
Savio successfully completed their 4th reaccreditation cycle with The Council on Accreditation (COA), the highest National accreditation for non-profit human services organizations.  The intensive process reviewed 593 standards, including all of Savio’s policies and procedures to ensure best practices and strive for continuous improvement.  Savio first gained accreditation in 2009 and successfully met all requirements again this year. This achievement underscores the organization’s quality of services for children and families.  Congratulations to Savio for meeting this high standard!
New Lion Speaker Program Chair
Lion Steve Kinsky is the new Lion Speaker Chairman.  He will arrange the speakers for our meetings.  He will always be looking for speaker ideas.   Please send him your contacts and ideas.  303.263.3901
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