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Speaker Oct 23 Dr Mandava -  RMLEI
Dr. Mandava is a specialist in the medical and surgical management of retinal diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. The retinal service participates in several national clinical trials including treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. The University of Colorado has the most up-to-date specialized equipment for retinal surgery. His research interests include antiangiogenesis in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, complex retinal detachment, and ocular trauma.
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  weserve@gmail.com   or leave a message at 303.504.6293

Parking:  There is FREE parking around the office.  

Buy King Sooper Cards to help the club. 
Using Lions Club King Sooper gift card helps support the Denver Lions.   When you make your purchase with this card a percentage goes to the Club.  The gift card can be reloaded at any time. In the past year, Lions using the cards have earned the Club almost $1630 
 
The holidays are coming and what a great time to buy cards as gifts.   When you buy a card it is charged to your club account.   See Lion Susy to buy cards
 
 
Another successful year at RMLEB
 
Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank’s mission is to fulfill the wishers of eye donors and their families to help another overcome blindness through transplantation and research.
 
By numbers from the annual report
  • Donors 2,688 donors gave the gift of sight
  • Transplants 2,573
  • Research 472 eye tissues used to advance techniques
  • RMLEB sent tissue to 21 states and 10 countries
  • Contributions:
    • Lions Clubs $34,082
    • Corporations and Foundations $18,198
    • Individuals and Memorials $43,712
More details CLICK HERE
Lions Visible Tuesday

Denver Lions Club pitched a tent during lunchtime on the 16th Street Mall last Tuesday. Six DLC members (Chuck Anderson, Brian Heider, Myrna Ann Adkins, Mark Williamson, Steve, and President Susy Osorio Kinsky) and Joshua Pruyn from Savio House each participated for from 2-3 hours hobnobbing with passersby about the Club.

Most of the conversation had to do with Recycle for Sight. Myrna Ann and Susy both dressed in sandwich boards and silly large eyeglasses to get the attention of 16th Street frequenters and others who were downtown at noon. Several expressed interest in knowing where to drop off eyeglasses and in perhaps attending one of our luncheon meetings.

Visible Tuesdays are an idea of President Susy’s to heighten awareness and recognition of the Club’s endeavors, with the ultimate intent being to recruit new members into the Club and expand our wherewithal for doing service.  Flyers that mention the Club’s various projects and contain a QR code that provides immediate access to the DLC’s website were handed out to inquisitive passersby

The event also presented participants with an opportunity to interact with each other about community outreach. At one point, Susy and Brian were overheard discussing ideas that Brian had about news releases to various media outlets in the area concerning substantive Club activities with community impact.

 

The next Service Tuesday will be on November 20. With ample time for preparation and recruitment, it’s hoped that more members will turn out. To have an impact, Visible Tuesdays will require participation from as many members as possible.

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
New Lions International Website
Lions Clubs International has completely redesigned the website.  It is much more user-friendly and a more current design.   CLICK HERE for a short video on the new website.
 
Denver Lions Directory 
The 2018-19 Denver Lions Directory is now available at the meetings.  Pick up yours.  Many thanks to Lion Dwight Steen for putting it together.  
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
Lions Club Meeting
Maggiano's Little Italy
Oct 23, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
KIDSIGHT AT ISABELLA BIRD
Isabella Bird
Oct 24, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:03 PM
 
KIDSIGHT AT RICKS AT DU
RUCKS AT DU
Oct 24, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
 
KIDSIGHT AT WARREN VILLAGE
WARREN VILLAGE
Oct 25, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
 
LIONS CLUB LAST FRIDAY GATHERING
Bull and Bush
Oct 26, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
KIDSIGHT AT SWANSEA
SWANSEA DPS
Nov 01, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:03 PM
 
KIDSIGHT AT WHITTIER
WHITTIER DPS
Nov 02, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:35 AM
 
Lions Service Tuesday
First Baptist Church
Nov 06, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
KIDSIGHT AT AURARIA EARLY LEARNING CENTER
Auraria Early Learning Centert
Nov 07, 2018
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
 
SAVIO BOARD MEETING
SAVIO HOUSE
Nov 07, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 
Speakers
Oct 23, 2018
Latest Eye Disease Research
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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