Speaker Aug 11- Jenna Spendlove
Update on the fundraising for the new Rude Park building
Jenna Spendlove’s experience covers over 20 years of fundraising and event planning for a wide variety of organizations and individuals.  She thrives in team environments and working for a “cause” to make the world a better place.  To that end, she worked on behalf of ALS/Never Surrender to promote modernization of ALS research techniques.  Jenna has also worked for the Foundation for Water Education Colorado and the Colorado Water Wise Council, increasing awareness of important water issues.  Additionally she assisted with meeting and conference coordination for the Colorado Banker’s Association as well as their political action committee.
Jenna has planned and coordinated events of all sizes, from small school related parties up to Presidential Balls and receptions.  She prides herself on responsibility, integrity, confidentiality and commitment to her client’s organizations and purpose.  She wants things ‘crisp and clean’ and will stress over the smallest of details to make sure everything is perfect.  She is highly skilled at working with multiple stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, VIP elected officials, vendors, Boards of Directors, and major donors.
Jenna is the owner entrepreneur of Revolutionary Remedies Health and Wellness, and a certified DoTERRA Essential Oils Wellness Advocate.  She has served on the Board of the Sand Creek Regional Greenway organization, dedicated to education and clean-up of the greenway.  She was recently recognized as a Top Fan by the Ohio State Buckeye’s Facebook page.  She is a fanatic college football fan, Colorado Rockies and NASCAR fan, but saves her loudest cheers for her son’s State Championship winning Marching Band.
Denver Lions Memorial Wall
As part of our Denver Lions website our web master, Maria Wallace, has created a Memorial Wall of our Lions who have passed on.  Click here to go to the Wall.    The Wall includes a picture if available and the obit
In the end, it's not the years in a life, it's the life in the years.
-----Thank you for your service, Lions. You will always be remembered.-----
If you have a Denver Lion you would like memorialized on our website and social media, please send us an email with their name, date of birth, date of passing, and a photograph. To send an email, please click here: Denver Lion Memorial Wall
Update on Recycle for Sight
Reconditioned Glasses Shipped
Glasses Shipped from Sterling
51 ,290
 Sterling Lions has sorted 49,200 pair of processed glasses in the current fiscal year at their Tuesday afternoon sessions. They still sort every week in the summer while the club is on vacation. Due to the Covid 19 shutdowns, no sorting has been done since March 10. 2020. It is unknown when we can begin again.
 The Sterling Correctional Facility shut down all volunteer programs on March 12, 2020 due to the Covid 19 outbreak. We have received no processed eye glasses since March 10, so our program is essentially shut down for the time being..
 The company in Missouri that buys a limited amount of prescription sunglasses from us is still generating income for our program. We receive $400 for each shipment of 5 boxes. He will also purchase Ray Ban, Oakley and Maui Jim prescription, sunglasses and cases as well as "paddle" bowed glasses. Received an additional $5,344.00 for the new products in the fiscal year. That is worth the effort of looking for them.
 Our program is about 19 years old and we are working on our second million pair shipped! All Colorado Lions Clubs should be proud of their efforts in collecting and sorting used eyeglasses.
Used Hearing Aids:
We do take used hearing aids in our collection boxes and either send them on to the Texas Lions Recycling Center or use them in the Sterling Lions Hearing Aid program. I-CI carries a Hearing Aid Recycling decal (IAD-19) that can be added to the eyeglass recycling box.
Mission Groups:
If anyone knows of a mission group that wants to take glasses to developing countries, they can contact David Conley at 970-522-1319-home, 970-520-3840-cell, or for more information or an order form. Glasses are FREE and the only expense to the ordering party is shipping the glasses to them. We almost always have enough stock on hand to fulfill any order.
RMLEI Foundation Report
RMLEIF Report, July 2020 Fellow Lions,
Families and Friends, Wyoming and Colorado Lions have exceeded our Mission 20/20! Goal! Because of the unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in, your RMLEIF has effectively suspended our fund-raising activities for Mission 20/20! and pleased to announce we have exceeded our goal to contribute $250,000 for the necessary equipment to fill 5 new examination rooms currently under construction.
 Local funds from Wyoming and Colorado Lions will be matched with LCIF matching grants to make our gift nearly $ 300,000! An area containing 6 new examination rooms will be named recognizing the Lions’ contribution.
 There is still work to be done to close out our financial goal, but we are moving forward with that effort and hope to be complete by year’s end.
Our thanks to all that have helped in this important effort through individual financial contributions and the various Lions Clubs of Colorado and Wyoming donations. Once we have the final work complete, we will be issuing special thanks to all that helped reach this goal.
 Last year we were all saddened by the passing of Lion Harold Hein, one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation and long-time Treasurer. For his miraculous contribution, the new examination hallway will be named in his honor.
We welcome Lion PDG Bob Johannes from Fraser (Colorado 6W), Lion Scott Nesman (Colorado 6 NE) and PDG Dave Orr (SD 15) to our board. They will be serving three-year terms with meetings every-other month.
There will be new and exciting challenges ahead for your RMLEIF as we come to the end of our Mission 20/20! Campaign and launch into a new era.
As of this writing, thankfully all your Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation Board of Directors’ members are safe and healthy. Stay safe, stay healthy and as always, where there is a need, there is a LION!
Sincerely, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation Board of Directors
A thank you letter
Lion Camp Celebration
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