Speaker Sept 10 meeting

Lion Jenny Pool Radway

The 2020 Decennial Census is coming up! It is really crucial that we have an accurate and complete participation every decennial because, with full participation, the once-a-decade population count will drive more than $13 billion dollars in federal funds annually into Colorado.

An incomplete county puts us at risk of losing millions of annual federal dollars and inadequately planning for schools, hospitals, and roads. We need the help of everyone in the community to close this gap in 2020. Together, we’ll engage people in areas that, based on demographics, socioeconomic and housing characteristics, may be hard to count.

Census data are critical to helping our nation — and the businesses and communities in it — make decisions that will fuel our future success. Census data determine your representation in Congress and are used to redraw boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts. They inform more than $675 billion in annual federal funding that reaches communities across the country. They allocate funding for your community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools, senior centers). Census data is also crucial to many non-profit organizations when reaching out to grant-makers, donors and foundations. Let's help ensure that we get an accurate Census count in 2020!

LION Jenny Pool Radway was born and raised in Costa Rica. She grew up in a bilingual and bicultural home and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. She has worked in the nonprofit and social services field for more than 18 years working focusing on the immigrant and refugee communities. Jenny is an expert in developing intercultural relationship skills, facilitating cross-cultural partnerships, diverse organizational and programmatic capacity building, and community leadership development. Jenny has a bachelor’s degree from Ripon College in Political Science & Spanish, a master’s degree from Capella University in Human Services and is currently a master’s degree candidate in Latin American Politics & Economics at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

Lion office move - Need Help on Sept 6
The Lion office is moving on Friday, September 6.  The office will still be at the Baptist Church.  We are moving from the first floor to the newly created space in the basement.  The move will be easy and will be done from 10 to noon on September 6.
The hard part is setting up two units of heavy steel shelving.  For this, we need a couple of able body Lions to come to the church at 10 am.   Please call Fletcher to help  303.619.8486
A busy fall for KidSight - Need help
With the start of our Lions year with a meeting on Tuesday, September 10, we are also starting up KidSight.  During the summer we have been scheduling KidSight events for the fall.  We already scheduled 25 screening between now and December.  It will be a busy fall and will need a lot of help this fall.  Go to calendar for the events.   
The PlusOptic screener is easy to use.  Just attend a screening to try your hand at screening.  Most screenings are less than a couple of hours in the morning.  Most screenings are done by 11 am.
KidSight is a way to make a difference in a child’s life
Volunteer now    Contact    Fletcher Brown   303.619.8486
Denver Lions Retreat  Sept 7
Event: Denver Lions Retreat
Date:  Saturday, Sept 7, 2019
Time: 8:30 – Noon    (breakfast is served)
Location:  Savio House, 320 Lowell, Conference Room, Denver, CO 80219
Current officers and past presidents.   All Denver Lions are also invited.
Eyeglass  Campaign Sept 25
Denver Lions Club is collaborating with Aurora Community Connection (ACC) to conduct an eyesight screening campaign in September. Here are the particulars:
  • What: Eyesight Screening Campaign - We will have optometrists to screen patients and distribute recycled eyeglasses to those in need.
  • Where:
    • Aurora Community Connection
    • 9801 East Colfax Avenue
    • Aurora CO 80010
  • When:
    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    • 3:00 to 7:00 pm
  • We need volunteers to help with:
    • Intake
    • Acuity testing via eyecharts
    • Autorefractor (Plusoptix and Retinomax) readings
    • Eyeglasses distribution
    • Crowd control
If you are interested in volunteering, please reply to this email and let me know. The volunteer team will be supervised by Denver Lions Susy Osorio Kinsky and Razz Cortes-Maceda, who are ACC Board Members.
2019 Lions End of Summer Picnic
The 2019 Denver Lion Picnic was a success.  About 50 Lions and family and friends attended.  Some Golden Lions also attended.  We had a lot of food but not a lot of leftovers.  As always it is fun looking at and riding the trains.  Many thanks to the Railroad Museum for the use of the pavilion.  Thanks to the Lions who help at the Thomas the Train event.  Thanks to Lions Ned Nagel and Brian Henderson for buying the food and grilling.  A special thanks to Lion David Lambert of Allwell Rents for the grill.  Lion David provides the party supplies for our events.  Keep him mind when you are planning a large or small party.  Click here for pictures of the picnic
Circle of Light a Sucess
The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank had their annual fundraising event on September 24.  The Circle of Light event was a tremendous success.  Channel 4 New reported on the event.   Click here for the broadcast.  
The Circle of Light Photo Project is a collection of images photographed by people whose blindness was cured through a cornea or sclera transplant. It aims to show the impact eye, organ and tissue donation has on our communities and hopes to inspire others to leave the legacy of sight and life by becoming eye, organ and tissue donors.
Each of the photos was taken by transplant recipients who benefited from eye donors in Colorado and Wyoming. Some of the photographers had their sight back for only a few months while others had their sight restored a few years ago. In each case, the images in the collection were only possible because of the generosity of an eye donor.   At the event, there was a chance to meet the photographers.  
KidSight at Dragon Boat Festival 
We had a successful Lions KidSight event at the Dragon Boat Festival.  We screened 125 kids and found 10 kids with undiagnosed vision problems.  Many thanks to the Lions who helped with the event. 
Still Help - Volunteering at Thomas the Train
SAVE THE DATES FOR  VOLUNTEERING  A “Day out with Thomas” at the Colorado Railroad Museum.
The Railroad Museum is hosting the “Thomas the Tank Engine” for the 17th consecutive year and the Denver Lions have an opportunity to be Thomas Volunteers and help with this year’s program.  Last year Denver Lions volunteered 32 shifts and they 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 for three weekends.  September 7/8, 14/15, 21/22
If you are able to volunteer for A Day Out With Thomas at the Colorado Railroad Museum, simply click this link to fill out the form
If you would like to volunteer, just send an email to the Event and Volunteer Director
It is a good idea to tell her what day or days you can help. If you have not volunteered for this either of the last two years,
 Try it, you will have a lot of fun.   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.
Lions Top Golf Tournament Sept 25
From Lion Charlie Cockriel.  Hope all is going well with you and Denver Lions Club. As the newly appointed President of Englewood Lions Club, I wanted to reach out to you and Denver Lions with information on the Englewood Lions TopGolf Golf Tournament. This is the first time doing the Golf Tournament at TopGolf so we are trying some new things. One of which is challenging local Lions Clubs to join us in the fun with prizes for the Lions Club that brings the most golfers to the tournaments. 
Event: Lions Top Golf Tournament
Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time:  4:30 to 7:30 PM
Location: Top Golf 10601 East Easter Ave, Centennial, CO 80112 
Cost:  $90.00 per person includes: 1 entry in the tournament and dinner Additional guests for dinner only are $35 
If you have been to TopGolf, I hope you enjoyed the atmosphere and can join us for the fun of the golf with the chance to socialize with other Lion Club members. If you have never been to TopGolf and would like to check it out, now is your chance to join the fun, socialize with other Lion Club members and help support Englewood Lions Club.
Englewood Lions Club would like to invite you to our Rip-Roaring TopGolf Fundraising Tournament. We ask for 3 hours of your member’s time, 4:30 to 7:30, Wednesday, September 25th. We are hoping that the late afternoon start time with no threat of weather cancellation and only 3 hours will make it easier for your members to put together a team or more to join us. We will take single players as well.
Please join us in the fun and see if your Lions Club can take home:
-          Travel  Trophy 
-          $100 Top Golf gift card to the Lions Club that brings the most players.
-          2 free golfers for 2020 Englewood Lions tournament.
Lions club with the most players (not necessarily Lions) to the tournament receives the prizes above. In the event of a tie a drawing will be held at the tournament to determine the winner.  We challenge all Lions Clubs and are offering the first Lions Club to sign up a team of 6 golfers, 1 free golfer.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me.
Charlie Cockriel – President Englewood Lions Club  303-910-9051
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Upcoming Events
Sep 04, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lions Board Retreat
Savio House
Sep 07, 2019
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Lions Club Meeting
Sep 10, 2019
12:01 PM – 1:30 PM
Sep 11, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sep 12, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Meadow Elementary School
Sep 18, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
KIDSIGHT AT Ricardo Flores Magon Academy
Ricardo Flores Magon Academy
Sep 24, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Lions Club Meeting
Maggiano's Little Italy
Sep 24, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Sep 25, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:03 PM
Sep 25, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 PM
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