In This Week's Roarings
This week's Roariings
  • This week's speaker
  • New Collection Box
  • KidSight
  • Denver Lions Mixer
  • Hearing Dogs
  • Dress for Success
  • Mongolia Mission
  • 5 Points Aniversary Dinner
Change in this weeks meeting to Tuesday Sept 19
Due too an overbooking by Maggiano's the next meeting is on Tuesday September 19.  The October meetings will return to the meeting schedule of 2nd and 4th Tuesday.  October 10 and 24. 
This Week's Speaker - Doug Jackson - President
Dr. Douglas Jackson serves as the President/CEO of Project C.U.R.E. Each week, Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately three semi-truck loads of donated medical supplies and equipment to desperately needy people around the world. Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics in more than 130 countries.
Besides containers, Project C.U.R.E. sends teams of medical professionals to assist partner hospitals and clinics through the C.U.R.E. Clinic program, and provides medical supplies to traveling doctors and nurses in the form of C.U.R.E. Kits. Project C.U.R.E. also sends Kits for Kids, a backpack filled with childrens basic medical items, for those with no health access in developing countries. All of this is done with the 17,000 individuals who volunteer with Project C.U.R.E. annually.
Dr. Jackson has taught at the university level in the disciplines of finance, investments, leadership development, legal and international issues and is a frequent speaker and lecturer to colleges and universities, as well as civic, corporate and community organizations.
Dr. Jackson is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, and was the President of the Denver Rotary Club #31. He serves on the Board of Directors for InterAction, WorldDenver, The Nanda Center for International and Comparitive Law at the University of Denver, and the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professionals at Regis University.
Project C.U.R.E. is consistently recognized with the highest Four Star ranking from Charity Navigator, and was named by Forbes as one of the top 200 charities in America
Do Not Forget to Make Reservation for 100 Year Celebration
If you have not already made your reservation for the Denver Lions 100 year celebration,  THIS IS A REMINDER
Event:  Denver Lions 100 year celebration
Date:  October 14, 2017
Time:  5:30 to 9:00 pm
Location:  Wellshire Inn, 3333 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222
Dinner and Beverages:  $60 per person.  Pay by check or online at
Send Reservation to Marie Wheatley    303.921.9050  
Potential Eyeglass Collection Boxes
The Denver Lions have been conducting research on possible new and larger boxes for some of our eyeglass collections sites.  Some sites collect a lot of glasses, so they fill the small cardboard boxes quickly.  Also the larger boxes create more visibility for the Club.  Some Lions Clubs have been able to get old US Postal Service mailboxes that they paint in Lions Colors.  The Denver Postmaster has informed Club members that these are no longer available.
Many other possibilities have been explored, but cost has been the determining factor.  A group of Lions in Milwaukee posted on-line plans for an inexpensive box made from wood.  Eric and Dwight Steen made one prototype based on the Milwaukee plans (see photo) at a total cost of less than $100.  Jessica and Jenna Steen (15 and 13 respectively) painted the prototype.  The Club has contacted the Littleton Leos to see if they would be interested in building some boxes with the materials being supplied by the Club.  We may also contact some Denver high schools to see if they would be interested in building some boxes.
School Starts and so does KidSight
With school starting we also start the KidSight season.  KidSight is one of Denver Lions major programs with last year screening over 2400 kids and 281 referred.  We have more schools to screen this year and project we will be screening over 3000 kids.  We are in dire need of screeners.   With the PlusOptix unit screening is very easy.  It just takes partnering with a screener to know how to use the unit and the process.   All it  takes is one or two sceenings to learn.  Most of the screenings are in the morning stating at 8:30 and can be finished before 11.  All it takes is one or two screenings a month to be a KidSight Screener.  With many we can do great things.  With the Calendar you can plan ahead for what best meets your schedule.
Being a screener is easy and very rewarding.   When you screen a kid and they need to be referred you know that day you made a difference in that kids life.   We need screeners.  Contact Lion Fletcher Brown  303.619.8486
All the information on each screening is on the website.  Just go to the Calendar and clink on the screening you are interested in.  If there is a screening with an afternoon session and you can do only mornings that is OK, just let me know.
We have a number of screenings in the next couple weeks.  See Calendar for details.  CLICK HERE to go to Calendar
Contact  Lion Fletcher Brown  303.619.8486    
Reminder Mixer Sept 28 at Eye Bank.
Event:  Denver Lions Mixer
Date:  Thursday September 28
Time:  5:30 – 8:00 pm
Location:  Rocky Mountain Eye Bank;  675 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO 80045
Never been to the Eye Bank?  This is a great opportunity to have a tour.  The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank’s mission is to fulfill the wishes of eye donors and their families to help another overcome blindness through transplantation and research. Our dedication to this mission allows eye, organ and tissue donors in Colorado and Wyoming to provide nearly 2,000 sight-restorative transplants each year.  An open invitations to guests to see the eye bank and other Lions programs. 
Lion International Hearing Dogs on Channel 9
This week, two trainers and Bob Cooley were on Colorado and Company (a 9News Program) talking about IHDI and Scruffy, lucky placement #1300!  Check out the YouTube video below. They will be featured again on Friday, Sept. 15 discussing  how Scruffy's placement has gone, plus advertising the Hearing Dog Harvest event scheduled for Sept. 22.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO
Dress for Success Event
The Lion Cyber Club is accepting clothing.  Look in your closet for business clothing you no longer use.  Such as dresses, suits, sport coats, slacks, ties etc. 
Mongolia Mission Trip
Mission Trip to Mongolia was a great success, measured not only in the number of people that we served but in proving, once again, just how much more satisfying true humanitarian work can be when it’s collaborate. The Lions in Mongolia really stepped up.
The catalyst was Denver Lion Myrna Ann Adkins, who’s been to Mongolia numerous times in her role as head of the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning here in Denver, which works with immigrants and refugees to acclimate them to society in the US. We would be part of a Sister Cites delegation to promote goodwill between Mongolia and the US
We collaborated with the Ulaanbaatar Bichigt Lions Club through Lions Oyun Tuul and Davaa Tsermaa. Tuul and Tsermaa recruited other volunteers and interpreters to work with us at 2 sites for 3 days in Ulaanbaatar and also arranged for coverage from 3 different TV stations there. (Here is the video the language is Mongolian, but they’re still worthwhile to watch: 
Click here:  Video 1    Video 2 
We saw 1,140 people in 5 days and distributed 1,015 pairs of glasses, including readers and 42 pairs of bifocals.  
On the Mission Trip were Lion Dee Pape, Myrna Adkins, Steve and Susy Kinsky, Carla Osorio
Denver 5 Points 30th Anniversary Dinner
 We will celebrate the 100 year birthday of Denver Lions on Saturday October 14, 2017.   Put this date on your calendaer
A Call to Action
This weeks edition of A Call to Action is:
Volunteer for KidSight!
Please contact Fletcher Brown if you can help.
Upcoming Events
Sep 20, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sep 25, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sep 27, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
KIDSIGHT AT International Learning Cente
2035 South Dayton Street
Sep 28, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
LION MIXER at Lions Eye Bank
Rocky Mountain Eye Bank
Sep 28, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
KIDSIGHT at Esclante-Briggs Academy
Escalante-Biggs Academy
Oct 04, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Oct 06, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Oct 09, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:03 PM
Oct 14, 2017
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Oct 18, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sep 19, 2017
Project Cure
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Economic Development and International Trade
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