This Week in the Roarings
This week in the Roarings
  • This Week's Speaker
  • You got to watch this new Denver Lions video
  • Lion Golf Outing
  • Why you should go to the Lion State Convention
  • Denver Lions Member Survey
  • KidSight screenings
  • Lion Camp Grill Masters
  • How much is volunteer time worth?
This week speaker - Laurna Kaatz - Climate Scientist 

Laurna Kaatz is the climate scientist and adaptation program manager for the Planning Division at Denver Water. Her primary responsibility is to coordinate climate investigations and implement the findings into the planning process. Laurna’s work incorporates many areas of water resource planning, including climate and drought planning, operational and water rights analysis, and long range integrated resource planning. Before her career at Denver Water, Laurna was a Professor of Physics at Sweet Briar College, and then went on to work as a climate science researcher with Aurora Water. She has a Master’s degree in physics and a Bachelor’s in physics and mathematics. Laurna is an avid skier, road biker, hiker and backpacker, and plays in ultimate Frisbee leagues all year round.

Denver Lions Club Video - You got to watch this
To help celebrate our 100 years the Centennial Committee developed a Centennial Video.  This video is a combination of the Clubs history and several of our Lions talking about our service and what Lions means to them. This video can be used to promote Lions and the Denver Lions Club.  To see the video click here.  It will take you to the YouTube video.   Thanks to all on the Centennial Committee for all their work on the video. 
Annual Golf Outing
Save the Date for a lot of fun
June 17 at noon
Annual Golf Outing at Meadow Hills GC
Why you should go to the Lion State Convention
Many ask why I should go to a Lion convention.   This years convention will be like no other.  Here  is why.
This year we are celebrating 100 years of Lions in Colorado.  This year’s combined State/Districts convention will be fitting for this celebration.  Through surveys and interviews over more than a year, we have feedback from Lions throughout Colorado on what they want in the Lions convention. What we have heard is Lions want Service, Learning, Fellowship, Interaction and Fun
This celebration convention will have it all.  We have Service Projects with a touch of competition between districts.  This will have some amazing rewards.  The service projects will include Vison, Youth, Hunger and Environment
We will have Learning Breakout Sessions with new ideas you can use.  Through the feedback from Lions we know the topics you want to hear.  The goal is learning something you can use now.
We heard loud and clear Lions want a more Interactive convention.  We will have this through the new format Lions Program Breakout Sessions as well as the Service Project and Learning Session Breakout Sessions.
Fellowship is just all of the convention!  From all the breakout sessions to the meals to the hospitality suites to meeting Past International President Joe Preston. This convention will have a lot more opportunities for fellowship.
This convention will be more fun like no other.  If not just being together is not enough fun, we will have professional comedian - motivational speaker, Brad Montgomery.  He is good. He has spoken to major corporations and non-profits.  Just one of his awards was being inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.  Check on him at
Yes, coming to the convention costs money. But you are getting a lot of value for your money.  In addition to everything listed above you get, to name a few – great meals (not the normal convention food), snack breaks in the morning and afternoon, commemorative 100 year program, name badges, convention pin.
It is in Denver at the DoubleTree at Orchard and I 25  on May 19 - 20.  The Denver Lions have three members running for office:  Dwight Steen, Eye Bank Board;  Flossie O'Leary, Lion Camp Board; Steve Kinsky, District Governor.  Need your Vote. 
Most of all, you will celebrate 100 years of Lions in Colorado with your fellow Lions.
Click Here for information and registration or go to and in the header is a link.
Member Survey on Mixers
This coming fall we are changing the format of our meetings and mixers.  One of our goals is to improve the mixer format.  As with other surveys, it is valuable to the Club Officers and Board to have input from members on mixers.  The only way we can improve is with your input.
Click here to complete the survey.
KidSight Opportunities to Volunteer
Need help with KidSight Screenings.  Click here for more details on each screening.
Thursday May 4 @ Swansea
Wednesday May 8 @ Teller
Monday May 10 @ McMeen
Contact Fletcher at  303.619.8486
Grill Masters needed at Lion Camp
Calling all grill masters! The Colorado Lions Camp has a great opportunity to get plugged in to our camp programs. We are looking for Lions Clubs, service organizations, or families to come to camp on Sunday afternoon and grill hotdogs and hamburgers for our campers and staff while the campers are checking in for their week at camp. The camp provides all the supplies. This is an excellent way to see the camp and to bring new members and show Colorado Lions oldest State project in action!
We just need volunteers that will help cook, serve, and meet our fabulous campers and staff! We need at least 6 volunteers. No experience necessary - just a love to 'serve"!
For more information, call the camp at 719-687-2087 or email us and let us know if you can help!
How much is volunteer time worth?
National Volunteer Appreciation Week 
How much is an hour of volunteer time worth? The answer is $24.14 an hour, and in Colorado it is worth $25.97 an hour.  . Without you and all of the countless hours you put in we would be at a loss, and so would those in the many communities we serve. Thanks to all the Lion Volunteers!!
 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
KIDSIGHT at Swansea
May 04, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
KIDSIGHT at Teller
May 08, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
McMeen (ECE - 5)
May 10, 2017
8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
CO Lions State Convention
May 19, 2017 8:03 AM –
May 20, 2017 8:04 PM
Annuall Golf Outing
Meadow Hills GC
Jun 17, 2017
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 02, 2017
The effects of Global Warming
May 09, 2017
Meeting will be at Savio House
May 23, 2017
The Future of Denver Public Library
May 30, 2017
Denver Rescue Mission
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