Important Lion Dates
  • Kidsight at the Dragon Boat Festival - July 27- 28 NEED VOLUNTEERS
  • Eye Bank Circle of Light  - Sat Aug 24
  • Lions Picnic - Saturday, Aug 31
  • Denver Lions Board Retreat  Saturday, Sept 7
  • Thomas the Train at Railroad Museum  September 7/8, 14/15, 21/22 NEED VOLUNTEERS
  • First Lions Meeting of the year - Tuesday, Sept 8
  • First Service Tuesday - Oct 1
KidSight at the Dragon Boat Festival
Come help with Lions KidSight Vision Event.  Finding kids with possible vision problems can have a huge impact on their lives. Kids need to see to succeed.   
We have KidSight screenings during the Dragon Boat Festival.  This is a big event.  In the past, we have screened 300+ kids over the two days.  The festival is also a lot of fun for the whole family to attend.  We need six volunteers for each shift.
No experience is necessary for this KidSight event.
Event:  KidSight at the Dragon Boat Festival
Date:  Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28
Time:  10 am to 4 pm each day.  Can use help for as long as you can.
Volunteer shifts:   10 – 1 and 1 – 4 each day. 
Location:  Sloan’s Lake. (Sheridan and Byron)
Parking:  Free Shuttles from the parking lot at Parking @ Auraria Campus
Free shuttle to the event - 10 min ride
Contact:  Fletcher Brown    Mobile 303.619.8486
More information on the Dragon Boat Festival
Kits For Kids Project Results
A huge thank you from PROJECT C.U.R.E. to the Denver Lions Club!
Established in 1987, Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of medical donations to developing countries.  Project C.U.R.E. operates distribution centers in Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Arizona, as well as 9 collection centers across the U.S., collecting donations of excess medical supplies and previous-generation equipment from U.S. hospitals and medical manufacturers.  Thanks to the dedication to more than 25,000 volunteers nationwide working 160,000+ hours last year, three to four semi-truck trailer-sized containers of life-saving aid leave Project C.U.R.E.’s Distribution Centers every week.  Project C.U.R.E. has touched the lives of patients, families, and children in more than 130 countries.
Thank you to the Denver Lion’s Club for your great generosity and efforts in providing Kits for Kids.  The Kit for Kids is a simple, powerful package!  As you know, it is filled with personal hygiene and basic “medicine cabinet” items that are scare in the developing world.  Due to a lack of access to basic healthcare, 15,000 children under the age of five die every day –with more than half of the conditions being preventable or treatable because families can’t afford or don’t have access to treatment. Kits for Kids allows parents to provide their children with basic care at home to sick or injured children instead of having to travel a long distance by bicycle, bus or even foot to get care.  These basic supplies may be impossible or difficult to obtain and can mean the difference between life and death for kids around the world. 
The Kits that you donated were sent out in containers and also hand-carried by medical professionals on Clinic trips around the world.  Your Kits were delivered to Honduras, Ghana, and Zambia.    Last year, your contribution added to a total of over 10,000 Kits for Kids that were delivered to over 30 countries.  By completing a Kit for Kids, you have helped Project C.U.R.E. deliver health and hope to the world.  Project C.U.R.E. wants to send a huge thank you to the Denver Lion’s Club and we look forward to working with you again!  You have made a huge difference to kids and families around the world!
Through the Eyes of a Guide Dog - Lion Penn Street
Beethoven Hello Colorado Lions! My name is Beethoven. I have met many of you, but not all of you. I wanted to share my story so that you will learn about the hard work I had to endure to become my human’s Guide. I was born in Smithtown, New York on Long Island. I don’t remember much from those days. I do remember my Puppy Raisers. Puppy Raisers are incredible people who take puppies like me into their homes, their lives, and hearts. They make sure we are good puppies so when we grow up, we will be good dogs. My Puppy Raisers are a mix of an amazing woman who lived in a prison in Georgia. I don’t know why she was in prison because she was super nice to me and taught me lots of things. On the weekends I got a pass to leave the prison with Stuart and Sco8! I had to be good around them, but not as good as when I was in prison. Stuart and Sco8 took me on lots of adventures and took me to the doggy spa for pampering me. They took me to shows, the park, out to eat, and tons of other super cool stuff. I practiced all my good puppy skills so that Stuart and Sco8 would give me treats and hugs. The treats were delicious, but the hugs were the best! Right an er my first birthday I had to say goodbye to the nice woman in the prison and to Stuart and Sco8. I was super sad, but Stuart and Sco8 told me that someday I would meet my human that I would be with forever. I was put into a car and we drove for thousands of miles. I did not mind too much because I love riding in the car. When the car ride finally ended, I was back on Long Island where I started. I met a super nice man, Sebastian. I liked Sebastian from the start! He taught me my right from my left. He taught me how to stop at curbs and look both ways. He put something called a harness on met not so sure, but I soon learned that harness meant I was going for a fun walk in the mall or in the park. We even went into the big city of Manha8an! It was super busy and noisy, but I loved it! We rode on subways, busses, and in cabs. Sebastian even put a blindfold on and trusted me to cross streets while he held onto the harness. I knew this was important so I made sure I followed all the rules. Right after my second birthday I was taken into a room and introduced to a woman. I could tell she could not see very well so I made sure I stuck my face super close to hers. She passed me all over and gasped at my big fuzzy tail. I am still not sure what that was all about. Her name is Penn Street. At first, Penn was not overjoyed with me like every other human in my life. It was like she did not trust me even though I was trying my hardest. I still liked her and she told me stories about a place called Colorado. My stomach flip flopped when she talked about the high mountains we would climb. I kept waiting for her to talk about the doggy spa. Everyday all day we went for walks and challenges. We passed all of them!
Penn and I got on an airplane which is a lot like a bus and flew to Colorado. I met Moses and I saw the high mountain that I knew we would be climbing. Penn took me to work with her and introduced me to all her friends. I showed them all that I was a good dog, but Penn still did not seem to love me as much as all the other humans did, unl the big truck almost spla8ered us! We started crossing the street by Penn’s work just like we had the previous nights on our way to catch the bus home. I was keeping my eyes out for danger when I saw a large truck that I just knew was going to run us over if I did not think fast. I leapt forward as hard as I could pulling Penn behind me. She screamed and I might have, too. The big truck made an illegal turn at too high of a speed. I am not sure how I knew we were in danger, but I knew I had to save Penn. A wonderful lady saw the whole thing and helped us to the curb. Penn was shaking all over and I might have been, too. The nice lady got a paral license plate and called the police. Penn knelt down and gave me a gigantic hug and even kissed me on my ears and on my nose. She hugged me hard for a long time. She cried into my furry neck. I think it was so the lady did not know how upset she was, but I did not care. From that moment on Penn and I were a team and even when I am a little naughty, I know Penn loves me more than any human has ever loved me. Penn is always helping people through Lions and through her work at No Barriers. She has a lot of fun doing it. I heard she even dressed up as a Lion, but I was sleeping so I am not sure if that was just a rumor. We get to visit Lions Clubs and do fun service projects! Next year Penn will be 1VDG for 6NE. I am not sure what that means, but I am sure it will be an adventure! And YES, we climb mountains! Penn climbs mountains for all the humans who can’t. She climbs to raise money so that people like her have opportunities to grow up and become Lions! - by Beethoven Lion Penn is a member of the Loveland Sundown Lions Club.
End of Summer Picnic Aug 31
You are invited to join us for our
LIONS ANNUAL PICNIC POTLUCK & Volunteer Appreciation Day
Entrance fee to the museum and tickets for the Galloping Goose Train are complimentary for you and your family.
(Just mention that you are a Lions member/invitee.)
Bring a dish to share; the Club will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks (Beer and soft drinks).
11:00 am – 2:30 pm on Saturday, August 31, 2018
Hosted by the Denver Lions Club
At the Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403
Help support the Club  sign up for King Soopers Cards,
A Call to Action
This weeks edition of A Call to Action is:
Sign up for a service project 
Upcoming Events
Bull and Bush
Jul 26, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dragon Boat Festival - KIDSIGHT
Sloan's Lake
Jul 27, 2019 8:30 AM –
Jul 28, 2019 3:00 PM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Jul 29, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Aug 07, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
RedLine Contemporary Art Center
Aug 24, 2019
5:30 PM – 10:07 PM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Aug 26, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Bull and Bush
Aug 30, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Denver Lions End of Summer Picnic
Colorado Railroad Museum
Aug 31, 2019
11:01 AM – 3:00 PM
Sep 04, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lions Board Retreat
Savio House
Sep 07, 2019
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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