Denver Lions Upcoming Events
Denver Lions Events
Mar 9 – Eye Bank – Circle of Light
Mar 13 – Denver Lion Club Meeting
Mar 17 = St Patrick's Day Dinner Park Hill Lions
Mar 22 – Denver Lions Mixer at Red Cross HQ.
Mar 26 – Denver Lions Foundation Meeting
Mar 27 – Denver Lion Club Meeting
Mar 30 - Lions Last Friday - Bull & Bush Pub
Apr 14 – Lion Camp Work Day
Apr 14 - Savio Fundraiser
May 1 - 16 - KidSight at Boys and Girls Clubs
May 5 - District 6C Convention
May 19-21  - Colorado Lions Convention
June 1,2,3 - VSP Mobile Eye Clinic
June 29 – July 2 – International Convention LasVegas
July 28 – 28  - Dragon Boat Festival – KidSight and Boat Race
Next Week Speakers - March 13
We have two speakers this week. You will not want to miss this meeting.
Dottie Lynn will present the Lions Rude Park expansion plans.
Cynthia Saunders - Eiber Elementary - will present the impact of the major donation made by Denver Lions 
Rude Park Expansion
You will not want to miss this meeting.  It is an exciting time for Rude Park.  Dottie Lynn, President Rude Park Board, will present the expansion plans for Rude Park.  The first day care center was opened in 1932.  In 1958 the Denver Lions built the current building.  With the changing day care standards the facility was update in 1989 with funding by Denver Lions.  Rude Park Day Care located in the Sunnyside neighborhood and is much needed by the residents.  Sunnyside is going through a major redevelopment and it is now time to completely redo and expand the Lions Rude Park Day Care.  The Lions Rude Park Board will present their plans and ask for your approval.
Cynthia Saunders - Eiber Elementary 

Community Partnerships Help Serve Students and Families in Need:  The Story of Eiber Elementary and the Results of Partnership with the Denver Lions

This past Christmas the Denver Lions donated $900 to Eiber Elementary for Christmas presents and food for the students in need.  Our program on March 13 will give us a snapshot of the population and programs at Eiber Elementary and the need those gifts addressed. 

Our speaker writes:  Cynthia Saunders

At Eiber, we believe all students learn at high levels when educators hold high expectations and ensure a safe, structured learning environment that honors diversity, provides varied opportunities for success, and fosters positive relationships through a spirit of collaboration.  We are a Title One Jefferson County Elementary School.  We have 95 percent of our students on free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Our population includes 400 students with 36 homeless families. We are working on developing  partnerships with community members and organizations who would like to help us assist our  families in need. Many of the families at Eiber have parents who work two jobs, some of the families are homeless, they all are struggling and we want to be able to have programs available that can help take some of the pressure off.

After 14 years of being the leader of our School, and more than 22 years in the educational field, our Principal Ms. Bedell,, has one huge  goal when developing these assistance programs: Empower families.

 All these years of experience has shown her a poverty cycle. To help end it, we ask the families in these assistance programs to give back some of their time as volunteers here at the school. This allows the opportunity for them to discover ways to self-advocate and receive guidance. Also,  by volunteering in the school it opens  the door for parents to participate in their student success.


Lion Michael James - Volunteers of America
Interested in running or volunteering in the Volunteers of America Annual run/walk?  Contact Lion Michael James.
Lions in St Patrick's Day Parade  March 17
Need your support by advertising
We would like your support.   he Lions of Colorado give so much to their communities and we'd love to have you place an ad in our program for the Convention this year on May 18th and 19th to help support the Lions.
Some of you advertised your business, some thanked a person for their service, others advocated for an event or fundraiser.  Most of you are Lions already and know how much we count on you to put on a great weekend of motivation, learning, and fun.
The ads are very cost effective with a business card at $30, ¼ page at $50, ½ page at $75, full page at $100.
Your ad dollars will go towards the program printing, entertainment and seminar speakers.
Please see the Program Advertising Registration form for the Convention
Click Here for the advertising submission form.   Or Carol Louks  720.841.9526
Deadline for advertising is April 15.
St Patrick's Day Dinner
Lions Mixer at Red Cross - March 22
The International Red Cross was established in 1898 and the Colorado Red Cross was started over a 100 years ago in 1914.  We will have the next Lions Mixer at the Colorado Red Cross offices.  We will have a private tour of the Century Center which has exhibits of the 100 years of Red Cross Service.  
So many times we see the Red Cross is first on the scene.  Colorado Red Cross provides disaster relief with a focus on meeting people’s immediate emergency disaster-caused needs. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs. 
Wear something red and/or a red cross to eligible of a really fantastic door prize drawing.  Wear both for two chances. 
Note:  Lion Marie arranged this event as she worked at the Red Cross for 16 years.
Event: Denver Lions Mixer
Date:  Thursday March 22,  2018
Time:  5:30 to 8:00 pm ( come when you can)
Location: Red Cross Offices, 444 Sherman St (near Broadway & Speer), Denver, CO 80203
Entrance:  Front door of the building
Parking:  Parking lot south of building or street parking.
Wear:  Red and/ or Red Cross. 
Save the Date - Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan's Lake
KidSight Sat & Sun July 28 - 29
Dragon Boat Race Sun July 29
Do you know and optometrist ?
June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018
The Denver Lions Club is teaming with VSP Mobile Eyes and the Boys and Girls Club of metro Denver on a Glasses for Kids project.  VSP Mobile Eyes (for more information see will bring one of their mobile clinics to Denver to provide eye exams and dispense glasses to kids who are members of the Boys and Girls Clubs.  The Denver Lions will have screened the kids at all participating Boys and Girls Clubs and those kids who are referred will be tested in the VSP Mobile Clinic.  In those cases where corrective lenses are required the VSP Clinic will provide them.  The Clinic will be set up at one of the central Boys and Girls Clubs.  The mobile clinic has capacity for 3 exam lanes. Two exam lanes are onboard the mobile clinic with one being a traditional exam room and the second utilizing the EPIC System. Another exam room will be set up inside the Boys and Girls Club facility.  
The Denver Lions are recruiting optometrists who are will to donate some time to this project.  The Mobile Clinic will be in Denver June 1st, 2nd and 3rd of 2018.  The three days are being divided into 6 shifts of approximately 4 hours (half day) and there is a need for three optometrists during each shift (any optometrist may volunteer for more than one shift.  If you are willing to volunteer, please email Dwight Steen at  or Fletcher Brown at  Let them know the days and shifts that you would like to participate in this project.
9Health Fair Cashier Training
Service Opportunities
Denver Lions there are several District 6C leadership positions that need to be filled.  This is a great way to service the Denver Community. The open positions are:
  • Colorado Lions Camp Trustee.
  • Colorado Lions Foundation Trustee (2)
  • KidSight Board Director.
  • Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank Board Director.
  • Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation Trustee
If you are interested you need to submit a letter of intent and an endorsement letter from Denver Lions.  The letter needs to be send to DG Steve Kinsky, Cabinet Secretary Barbara Guest, and PDG Jack Beckfield by April 1st.
We need Denver Lions to step up to fill these important positions.  If you would like a lot  more details contact Denver Lions DG Steve Kinsky or President Lion Dwight Steen.
Colorado Lions Convention  May 19 - 20, 2018
To Register for the Colorado Lions Convention go to   
Help support the Club buy King Soopers Cards,
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
Mar 13, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
KIDSIGHT at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Mar 21, 2018
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
KIDSIGHT at Early Excellence Academy
Early Excellence Program of Denver
Mar 22, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Mar 22, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Whittier DPS
Mar 23, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Mar 26, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Mar 27, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Apr 04, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Apr 10, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
KIDSIGHT AT Salvation Army – Denver Red Shield
Salvation Army – Denver Red Shield Communit
Apr 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mar 13, 2018
Community Partnerships Help Serve Students and Families in Need
Mar 13, 2018
Rude Park Expansion
Mar 27, 2018
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
Apr 10, 2018
Lion President Dwight Steen
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