This week's speaker Maro Casparian - Director of Consumer Protection
Consumer Fraud and Denver DA Office
Predators, those who perpetrate frauds against others for their own personal gain, do so because it is easy, highly profitable and very low-risk.  Unfortunately, scams that have been around for years are becoming more complex. Such con games leave too many victims, especially elders, depleted of their life savings and self-respect.
It is far easier to prevent economic crime than it is to prosecute it.
Joe  Beagler Update
Lion Joe Beagler has been moved to a rehab center in Parker.  It's great that Joe is in Parker since that's where Steve and Helen Beagler live. Nice to be close to family. And it's more accessible for Lions club members to visit than Colorado Springs.
He is on the mend and he is in good spirits.  He would love to see Lions.  If you cannot see him, he would appreciate cards or calls
Life Care Center at Stonegate
Joe Beagler, Room 215
15720 Garden Plaza Drive
Parker, CO 80134
Main Phone (303) 805-2085
Cell 303.918.4841
Lions at Cinco de Mayo a great success 
A great success for the first time at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration.  Over 400,000 people attended the celebration at Civic Center Park on May 5-6.  This was the first event by the Denver Lions Latino Club with many of their members helping.  Over 300 Recycle For Sight readers were provided.   One women was so excited she cried when her vision was not blurred.   Dwight and Fletcher trained the Latino club in how to use the PlusOptix screeners.   The Latino Club KidSight screened 101 kids and referred 16 kids with possible vision problems.  They made a difference in the lives of 16 kids.  Not only all this but there was some interest in Lions and the Denver Latino Club.  Thanks to Lion Susy Osorio for working with the Cinco de Mayo organization to provide us with free booth space.

We need Optometrist

Lions Golf Outing
Yes, it is that time of year again.  The snow has melted and the grass is turning green so you know what that means....
it's golf and fun time for our club!
This year's golf fun day and dinner will be held at Meadow Hills CC, 3609 S Dawson St, Aurora, on Tuesday, June 5th with tee times starting at 12:03pm.Immediately following, we will have our dinner and prizes with cash bar.
This is an event for all our members, not just golfers.  Golf is a four person scramble format, so anyone that knows which end of a golf club to hold can play.  You can select just golf, just dinner or both golf and dinner.  It is the best social event on our calendar every year.
Non Lions are welcomed and encouraged to come play as well.  Invite your friends, spouses, kids, girlfriends, boyfriends, any friends!
You can sign up your own foursome or just let me know you want to play and you will be assigned to a foursome.  
Please respond to this email by May 15th with your interest to play and dine or just dine and let me know who you will be inviting along with you.
Golf is $66.00 per person to play that includes practice balls and your motorized golf cart.
Dinner cost is still TBD as we select the menu.  Estimate around $25/pp
No money is needed up front.  You will get billed from the club.
As we did last year, we want to give prizes out to everyone that comes to the dinner.  So in order to do that, I am asking your help for donations whether they be gifts or cash.  Thanks to all that contributed last year.
Let's make this the biggest golf outing ever!
Lion (Bogie Boy) Steve Krebsbach
Sign Up for Lions Dragon Boat Racing Team
It is time to signup for the Dragon Boat Race Team.
The races are on Sunday July 29 at Sloan's Lake.  No experience necessary.  We will have practices before then.  It is not about strength but paddling in sync.  There will be Team T-shits, a tent to relax between races, water and snacks to keep the energy up.  Bring the family as there is a lot to do at the Dragon Boat Festival.  If you have not done this before it is so much unique fun.  This has to be on your bucket list. 
Contact  Fletcher Brown   or Michael James   303.329.8270
Mongolia International Mission 
Article in the Sister Cities Newsletter
Through a partnership of Denver Sister Cities and the Lions Clubs of Denver and The International Youth Exchange Lions Club of Ulan Bataar, Mongolia, an Eyesight Service Project in August of 2017 took 2500 pair of recycled eyeglasses to Mongolia, tested eyes and gave out glasses in Ger Districts in UB and in the Middle Gobi.  Through collaboration with the Lions Clubs and Soyombo in the Middle Gobi and with the help of local volunteers and local medical personnel, over 1,000 people received glasses.  The remainder of the glasses were used for those in need through local Lions and Soyombo.  During World Downs Syndrome Day March 25, the Lions International Youth Exchange with the Mongolia Down Syndrome Association, gave  91 pair of eyeglasses to children and adults with downs syndrome.  Thank you Denver Sister Cities, Denver and UB Lions, Soyombo and Jim Wagenlander for demonstrating what we can do we we work together. 
Interested in an international misson?
Denver Lions are planning our second eyesight project in Mongolia, based on the very successful odyssey last year, the relationships established with Mongolia Lions and the need in parts of the country we did not visit last year.  
The exact departure date is not fixed, but it is anticipated that we will depart about August 8 and return about August 18.  
The trip will provide the opportunity for eyesight testing and giving glasses in some of the nomadic areas of Mongolia which will by definition involve adventure travel for those who participate.  It is anticipated that we will be holding meetings and perhaps do some training with the Lions in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar,  but most of the time will be spent in the Middle and South Gobi areas, which will require extended travel in land rovers over the beautiful steppes of the country.
Pricing and other details will be available soon, but we need to have an indication of how many are interested as soon as possible.  Please let Myrna Ann ( know as soon as possible if you are interested in receiving more information and possibly joining this service project.
Denver Lions at the District 6C Convention.
The Denver Lions had great participation with 11 members attending the District 6C Convention on May 5.  Two or our Lions were elected to serve in leadership positions:
  • Lion Terry Lutts – Board of Director of the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank
  • Lion Dee Pape -  Colorado Lions Foundation Scholarship Committee
Also elected were:
  • Rick Agotsinger (Highlands Ranch)  - District Governor
  • Holly Rutherford-Allen (Chatsfield) – First District Governor
  • Stokes Anderson (Rocky Mountain Cyber)  - Second Vice District Governor.
Denver Lion Steve Kinsky has served as this past years District Governor.
We thank all these Lions for their service. 
Lions at 9 Health Fair
I have heard it over and over again, especially this year, “Without the help of the Lions, there would be no 9Health Fair.” I wanted to let each and every Lion know how much you are appreciated. All of you Lions that devoted so much of your time volunteering for the 9Health Fairs around the state - THANK YOU! 
 When you think of the many people who are affected by the Fairs we serve, you would be amazed. There are so many stories of lives being not only changed but saved! This is how Lions make a difference, one person at a time.
PDG Lion Corky Carlson Lions State Cashier Coordinator
Lion Ned Nagle - Denver Lions Coordinator
Savio Changing Lives

Thousands of lives changed for the better

Savio has been serving children and families for over fifty years.  Over this time, thousands of lives have been forever changed while maintaining an 89% success rate of positive outcomes for families, Savio has helped save county government vital resources by breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect. 

Through the use of evidence-based therapy, Savio is able to identify and resolve the core causes of child abuse and neglect.  Every day we are saving lives through child abuse prevention.

WOW!! We Hit The 50,000 Mark 
Thank you and congratulations to all of our KidSight volunteers for helping to screen more than 50,000
children so far this year. In the 6C district 30,225 children have been screened and 3,737 referred for a
12.4 percent rate of referral. Thank you so much 6C volunteers! Your efforts on behalf of our program are truly appreciated.   Lion Holly Rutherford-Allen - KidSight Executive Director
Denver Lions Latino Club
The new Denver Lions Latino Club had a full page article in LaPrensa de Colorado.  Thank you to Lions Susy Osorio and Steve Kinsky for sponsoring this new club.
Denver 5 Points Fish Fry June 2
Help support the Club buy King Soopers Cards,
A Call to Action
This weeks edition of A Call to Action is:
Complete the online Dragon Boat survey sent to you by email. 
Upcoming Events
May 08, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Wilfley Boys and Girls Club
May 08, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
May 09, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Denver Broncos Boys and Girls Club
May 09, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:02 PM
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Johnson Boys and Girls Club
May 10, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Vickers Boys and Girls club
May 14, 2018
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Cope Boys and Girls Club
May 15, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Shopneck Boys and Girls club
May 16, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
May 22, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Bull and Bush
May 25, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 08, 2018
Consumer Fraud and Denver DA Office
May 22, 2018
Officer Inducton
Jun 12, 2018
Meeting will be at Savio House
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