Service Tuesday Nov 6 at Savio

On Tuesday, November 6 will have our Service Tuesday.   This is an opportunity for Lions to do a service project and have lunch and fellowship with other Lions and guests.  It will be a hands-on project.   See below for location.

This service project will be assembling kids backpacks with medical supplies to go to kids in countries and communities in need.  The backpack has basic "medicine cabinet" items that are scarce in the developing world. If a child gets hurt, families might have to travel a long distance by bicycle, bus or even on foot to receive care at the nearest hospital or medical clinic.  

We are partnering with Project Cure for the backpacks.

Date:  Tuesday, November 6

Time: Noon to 1:30 pm

Location:  Savio at 1530 W 13th Ave, Denver, CO 60608 in Multi-Purpose Room.

Guests:  Bring a guest to show a Lions service project

Lunch:  Buffet lunch

RSVP:  Email   or leave a message at 303.504.6293

Parking:  There is FREE parking around the office.  

KidSight Opportunities 
Upcoming KidSight where we need help.  Contact Lion Fletcher
Wednesday, Nov 7 and Thursday, Nov 8
Auraria Early Learning Center
950 9th Street
DENVER, CO 80204        
Morning session only
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
1395 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80204
Only 20 kids
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Operation FreeBird
Water World parking lot
8001 Pecos St
Federal Heights, CO
Just 9:30 am to 2 pm
KidSight at Operation Freebird  - November 17

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office will be gave away 3000 free turkeys at Operation Freebird! They also gave away gift certificates after the frozen turkeys were gone. 

In partnership with local businesses, they had medical, dental, hearing and vision screening (our KidSight program) flu shots, career and personal advice, haircuts, child ID kits, free hot dogs and soft drinks, music and demos.  Everything is FREE.

Our KidSight program screened 104 kids.
Date:  November 17
Time:  10 am to 2pm
Where:  Water World Parking lot
KidSight Stats
KidSight Stats – 2018
Total Screened in Colorado: 17,242
Total Referred: 2,048
Referral for the state: 11.9%
A big Lion roar to all the Denver Lions who have helped.
Breakdown by Type of Vision Problem 
  • Anisocoria (Unequal pupils) .03%
  • Anisometropia (Large refractive differences) 10.9%
  • Astigmatism (Elongation of cornea) 39.2%
  • Hyperopia (Farsightedness) 5.3%
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness) 3.6%
  • Strabismus (Misaligned eyes) 1.6%
  • Two or more vision problems 14.4%
  • Other 24.6%
New Updates Coming to the Plusoptix Screeners
A new software update will allow us to screen pupils that are smaller in size. This should allow us to screen without worrying as much about lighting conditions and might eliminate the messages on the camera indicating “Pupils Too Small”. The update also makes some changes to some of the settings on the camera.  These updates will be done over the next month or so.  The PlusOptix is easy to use and this update will make it even easier. 
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
Lion Michael James works with Volunteers of America.    As we approach the Holiday Season there are a number of volunteer opportunities.  CLICK HERE for all the events offered by VoA.
Thanks to Lion Michael for all the good work he does
Senegal Eyesight Campaign - January 2019

DLC’s International Eyesight Missions is planning a screening campaign to Senegal in early January. Clinics are scheduled for January 2nd through the 7th. There will be time beforehand and afterward for touring around Dakar, where the campaign will take place.

We will be screening needy Senegalese for vision problems and distributing eyeglasses. Our plan is also to conduct eye surgeries, especially strabismus surgeries on young children. We will collaborate with one or more Lions Clubs in Dakar.

In January 2016, we conducted a screening campaign in Thiemping, Senegal, near the border with Mauritania. We worked for 5 days there and saw over 1,000 patients. We distributed 450 pairs of single vision eyeglasses for distance vision and 410 readers.

More details to follow...

Colorado Gives Day - Dec 4 
Save the date for Colorado Gives Day  - December 4
You can extend your donation to the Denver Lions Foundation by doing it through CO Gives Day.  

Join one of the largest one-day giving movements in the country.

Each December Coloradans come together with the common goal to strengthen the community by helping to power nonprofits. Community First Foundation and FirstBank partner to make this day rewarding for givers, nonprofits and the community as a whole.

This year Colorado Gives Day was Tuesday, December 5, and featured a $1 million Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day received a portion of the fund, increasing the value of every dollar donated. Colorado Gives Day has grown to be the state's largest one-day online giving event, raising more than $182 million since it began in 2010. 

If you are eligible you can use part of your Required Minimum Deduction (RMD) to make a donation.

Click here to donate to the Denver Lions Foundation through CO Gives Day   CLICK HERE
 Strides for Diabetes - Nov 17
On November 17, 2018, members of the District 6-Central Lions Clubs, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association–Colorado Region, community participants, their friends and families, will walk in the Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness event.
The Strides registration/sign-in will begin at 12:00 Noon at the Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora, CO 80010.
The walk will begin at 1 pm from the Stanley Marketplace trail to the finish line.  Total distance covered will be 1 mile. 
Gather your family, friends, and neighbors to walk in the Strides event.  This is an enjoyable way for the community to join together in the fight against diabetes. 
Health screenings and information from local companies is available to the public free-of-charge at the marketplace on walk day
Proceeds from the walk will benefit youth camperships (ages 5-17) at American Diabetes Colorado camps. Online registration waiver (discount) code: CHAMPIONS.
Make checks payable to:  American Diabetes Association (note Lions 6C Walk for campers).
Mail to: Janice Davis Colorado Lions District 6C 2485 S Truckee Way Aurora, CO 80013               
(303 755-8952/303(h) 303  378- 2236 (c)
 AJ McCulloch AJ McCulloch, Associate Manager, Donor Relations, American Diabetes Assoc  2460 West 26th Avenue, Suite 500C Denver, CO 80211  720-855-1102 Ext. 7018
Lions and the American Diabetes Association are organizing the Strides event in the local community to heighten awareness of diabetes and its complications and to provide information on preventing and managing the disease.  Strides events promote regular, healthy exercise and include participants of all ages.
Meet the campers and hear their stories on how the Colorado diabetes camps enrich their lives
Join our team/Donate online: Team Name: Colorado Lions District 6C Event Name: CO-Aurora-11/17/2018-Colorado Lions Strides for Diabetes 
To learn more and sign up CLICK HERE
Help support the Club buy King Soopers Cards,
A Call to Action
This weeks edition of A Call to Action is:
Sign up for a service project 
Upcoming Events
Nov 01, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:03 PM
Nov 02, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:35 AM
Lions Service Tuesday
First Baptist Church
Nov 06, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Auraria Early Learning Centert
Nov 07, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Nov 07, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Auraria Early Learning Centert
Nov 08, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Lions Club Meeting
Nov 13, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Nov 14, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:31 AM
Nov 14, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
KIDSIGHT AT Sunshine Academy
Nov 15, 2018
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Nov 13, 2018
Denver Lions Foundation Annual Report
Nov 27, 2018
Colorado Lottery - where the money goes
Dec 11, 2018
Fishing in Hordorus
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