UpcomingLions Events
Dec 9 – Saturday – KidSight at H.O.P.E
Dec 12 - Tuesday - Lions Club Meeting
Dec 13 - Wednesday - Rude Park Christmas Party
Dec 19 Tuesday - Denver Lions Christmas Party
Dec 23 Tuesday - Lions Club Meeting
Jan 9 Tuesday - Lions Club Meeting
Jan 18 Thursday - Lions Mixer
Next week speaker - Ambassador Zakhem
Ambassador Sam Zakhem served in Bahrain in 1986-89.  He will share another perspective on the Middle East situation.  He is currently with Zakhem International a worldwide engineering and construction company.   The Ambassador has also served in other government positions including: Colorado Senator and Representative, Colorado Small Business Administration, White House Peace Corp advisor. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Merilynn, and has three grown sons.
Lions Camp Video
The Lions Camp is magical place for so many.  CLICK HERE for a new video by the camp.  Use it to spread the word about the Camp.
Rude Park Rebuild Project
Just a quick update at what is going on at Rude Park.  We have engaged an architect to draw up the plans for the new Rude Park Nursery.  As most of you might know, our building is over 50 years old and in need of many items that would be so costly that we decided to try and build a new one. We will keep you posted as we go along.
To help get the project started your Denver Lions Foundation donated $20,000.
KidSight at Project HOPE - need help
We have partnered with Colorado Academy Project H.O.P.E. to do KidSight Screening at this event.  This is a huge event and we expect to screen at least 400 kids.  We are planing to use 4-6 PlusOptix to keep up with screening this many kids.  We will need help in screening and managing the flow of kids and parents.   Spanish speakers would be helpful.  They are expecting 2000 people with over half being kids. Below is an event description.   
Founded in the mid-90s by students from the Class of 1996, Students H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) has evolved into a the largest service learning project on the CA campus – and a major event for faculty, parent volunteers, and school staff as well. The first event served approximately 200 people in a downtown Denver homeless shelter. Today, this Upper School student-run event provides gently used clothing, toiletry and baby care items, new holiday toys, basic medical care including flu shots, and a holiday meal to a growing population – 1800 attendees in 2016 – each December on our campus. Many disadvantaged families are bused by CA from downtown shelters and agencies.
Date:  Saturday December 9
Time:  9:30 am to 2pm  - Can work any amount of time you can.  
Location:  Colorado Academy, 3800 S Pierce St, Denver, CO 80235
Contact: Lion Fletcher Brown     303.619.8486
Salvation Army Belling Ringing
December 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2017
Macy’s at Cherry Creek – East Entrance
Please join your fellow Lions in ringing the bell to raise money for The Salvation Army this year!  We all know that the need is greater than ever right now!!  Please sign up below for a time that works for you.  We will try to have two Lions that will work together for each time slot.
Thursday, December 14
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM                                                                                                   
 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM                                                                                                                          
 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM                                                                                                                          
 Friday, December 15
 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM                                                                                                                       
 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM                                                                                                                         
 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM                                                                                                                          
 Thursday, December 21
 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM                                                                                                                       
 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM                                                                                                                          
 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM                                                                                                                         
 Friday, December 22
 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM                                                                                                                       
 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM                                                                                                                          
 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM                                                                                                                         
Please contact Lion Ned Nagle at (303)877-3183 or email at with questions.
Rude Park Christmas Party 12/13
You are invited to the Rude Park Christmas party.  Santa will be present and gifts distributed which you will be amazed at the reaction.  For a lot of our kids, this could be the only gift that they will receive
Date December 13, 2017
Time 3:30 PM
Location:  Rude Park 1275 Decatur Street, just south of Mile High.  
Contact: Dottie Lynn
Needed Team Leader for Lion Speech Contest
The Denver Lions have not participated in the Lions Speech Contest for a while.   This is a worthwhile experience for the students and the Club.  We need a Lion to lead this program.  It will not take a lot of work.  The topic is chosen by LCI.  We work with the high school speech / debate teachers who judge their students speeches. We have the contact information.  The speech team will make the awards to the winners at the high school.  The high school winners will come to a Denver Lion Club meeting to speak.  The Lions at the meeting will judge the speakers and make the cash awards.   The winner of our club will go on to the district and state conventions. The work will start in January.    The Denver Lions Foundation is funding this program.  Contact Lion Fletcher Brown   C/T 303.619.8486
CO Lions Foundation Scholarship Awards
Congratulations to the following: Alec Brandon Benzel, sponsored by Glenwood Springs Lions Club - 6 W; Kylee Larie Holden, sponsored by Lamar Lions Club – 6-SE; Macy Jean, Lafayee Lions Club – 6-C, and Eduardo Mendonza-Vega, sponsored by Planeville Lions Club – 6-NE. These young people will be furthering their education at various institutions of higher learning. As you will no0ce, we were able to help these students through a generous anonymous donation. The commi,ee wishes to thank all the clubs throughout MD-6 who sponsored students in their respective areas. These five students were chosen from a group of over 100 outstanding applicants state-wide. Over the past years the Lions of Colorado have assisted 53 individuals, helping them to achieve their goals with a $2500.00 scholarship.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the trustees who have served with me on the CLF Scholarship Endowment Fund Commi,ee for the past years. They have helped to create a very special program for the youth of our state, with many hours of work. As of July 1st, the Colorado Lions Foundation Board of Trustees will be putting in place a new method for the composition of the commi,ee. It has been a great and rewarding experience to see the program evolve from less than 15 applicants in the 2004 -2005 school year to the present of over a 100 for the past several years. It feels right to be leaving, but it's emotional. Saying goodbye to anything you've done this long is hard. Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world be,er than you found it and I hope we have done this in a small way. Submitted by Lion Barbara Anderson
Why evidence based model?

There are a lot of ways to help strengthen families.  Savio has dedicated our efforts to providing the most effective, in-home interventions because they are scientifically proven to help sustain positive outcomes.  Through rigorous clinical research, evidence-based therapy methods have been proven to be the most effective in teaching and sustaining change amongst behavioral issues.  The intervention methods Savio has selected to utilize are specific, time-limited treatments for family therapy. 

Not only do evidence-based models lead to greater long term success for the individual family, they provide success for the whole community.  Every $1 spent implementing the types of scientifically-proven intervention methods employed by Savio team members equals approximately $25.61 saved by local and state governments (WSIPP, 2013).  That matriculates into thousands of lives and thousands of families impacted by advanced clinical care, provided by Savio.  For more information about how and why our evidence-based methods of therapy are strengthening families visit

Park Hill Lions Christmas Breakfast
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
Dec 06, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
KIDSIGHT at H.O.P.E at Co Accademy
Colorado Academy
Dec 09, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Dec 11, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Lion Club Meeting
Dec 12, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Dec 12, 2017
12:01 PM – 1:30 PM
Lions Holiday Party
First Baptist Church
Dec 19, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Dec 25, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
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
Dec 12, 2017
Middle East
Jan 09, 2018
How the USO serves our military
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