This weeks speaker - Sam Bailey, VP at Denver Chamber  -Oct 24

The Denver Lions are members of the Chamber with the goal of expanding our visibility among the Denver business leaders. But the Chamber does more than networking.  This year the Chamber is celebrating 150 years of service to Denver.  It has had a significant impact on the economic policy and development in the region. 

Sam joined the Metro Denver EDC in August 2017. As vice president of economic development, Sam manages economic development efforts and develop strategic initiatives to expand the Metro Denver region’s economic competitiveness and ability to attract leading industries and talented workers.

He most recently served as president and Chief Executive Officer of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation in Golden, where he managed a team of four staff members, led business recruitment and expansion activities, and enhanced public and private sector engagement in the community’s economic development efforts. Previously, Sam worked as a senior manager of global business development for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Economics and Political Science from Regis University. He serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for Colorado Companies to watch and serves as a Professional Development Mentor and Board Member of the Regis University Young Alumni Board. 

Denver Lion of the Year
Susy Osorio-Kinsky was awarded the Denver Lions Club Lion of The Year.  Susy is tireless with the Lions programs and projects.  Lions Susy is the Club’s 1st VP.  She has lead or work on so many projects this year including.   Recycled for Site on the Mall, mission trip to Mongolia, Centennial Celebration Committee, Fund Raising Committee, KidSight, and Domestic Mission for glasses to homeless, interfacing with the Spanish speaking community, and on the Club Board.  In addition she is married to District Governor Steve and helps with his projects.  Susy is passionate about service to the community and Lions.  Congratulations Susy on being the Lions of the Year.
Rocky Mountain Eye Institute 
 We honored Bob Sweeney, Anita Albrecht, and other Denver Den and Wyoming Lions at the Celebration Dinner. The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute was built primarily with private funding and was constructed simultaneously with the Cancer Center, a state-funded project; both were the anchor projects on the Anschutz Campus of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Bob Sweeney in his role at the King Foundation and as a Denver Den Lion was critical in bringing the project to fruition.  Anita Albrecht and Gail Phillips put their hearts and souls into the effort. This was a difficult endeavor and probably the greatest achievement of the Denver Den in these first 100 years. Bob Sweeney has done so much for Denver and the state of Colorado as well as the University of Colorado. He should have received a public thank you long ago. The 100th Anniversary of the Denver Den was ideal setting to recognize his contributions.
I very much appreciated the opportunity to publically congratulate and honor them. Amazingly, this was the first public opportunity since the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute was built. Unfortunately, we have lost Don Fullerton, Don Martinson and several others who should have been thanked and honored.
I wish the Denver Den a successful next 100 years.
Best regards,
Bronwyn Bateman
How does the King Soopers card work and the benefits
You may think when you buy a King Soopers card from the club that is it.  Oh no, there  is much more. 
  • You buy the card for $25 from the club.
  • The card number is tied to Denver Lions so the club receives benefits
  • You use the card to buy groceries and gas from King Soopers. 
  • You do not just use the card for $25, you keep it and reload.
  • When the card amount you reload the card with any amount you want
    • Reloading the card can be done at the cashier with a credit card.
    • Then use and reload as many times you like.
Now here is the amazing benefits.
  • When you reload the King Soopers card with a credit card that has rewards you get those points
  • When you use the King Soopers card you gain gas points.  Yes you can use the card at the King Soopers gas pumps.
  • Finally the big payoff – Denver Lions gets 5% of your purchases.
We have 10 members using the King Soopers card and the club has gained thousands of dollars.
In summary your win with credit card rewards and King Soopers gas points.  The club receives a rebate from King Soopers.
The King Soopers cards make a great Christmas Gift.  You can buy the card from the Club for $25 and if you want to increase the amount you reload at the store.  Once again you have all the benefits.  While the card says King Soopers it is good at any Kroger store nationwide.
Finally, to make if easy you can charge the $25 to your Club account and it will be billed with your quarterly dues.
Buy your cards now.  See Lion Susy Osorio-Kinsky for your cards.
Needed Team Leader for Lion Speech Contest
The Denver Lions have not participated in the Lions Speech Contest for a while.   This is a worthwhile experience for the students and the Club.  We need a Lion to lead this program.  It will not take a lot of work.  The topic is chosen by LCI.  We work with the high school speech / debate teachers who judge their students speeches. We have the contact information.  The speech team will make the awards to the winners at the high school.  The high school winners will come to a Denver Lion Club meeting to speak.  The Lions at the meeting will judge the speakers and make the cash awards.   The winner of our club will go on to the district and state conventions. The work will start in January.    The Denver Lions Foundation is funding this program.  Contact Lion Fletcher Brown   C/T 303.619.8486
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. 
Savio - What does evidence base mean?
The Aspens have started turning, fall is in full swing, and it's a wonderful time of year to learn more about Savio House and what we do!  Savio House supports 10 evidence-based models of therapy.  But what exactly is an evidence-based model?  According to the Social Work Policy Institute, evidence-based models are , "a process in which the practitioner combines well-researched interventions with clinical experience and ethics, and client preferences and culture to guide and inform the delivery of treatments and services. The practitioner, researcher and client must work together in order to identify what works, for whom and under what conditions. This approach ensures that the treatments and services, when used as intended, will have the most effective outcomes as demonstrated by the research. It will also ensure that programs with proven success will be more widely disseminated and will benefit a greater number of people."

Savio House is a pioneer in the pursuit of bringing evidence-based models of therapy to Colorado and the United States.  Our success as an organization when serving children and families is rooted in the practice of these models.  The effectiveness of these well researched methods allow Savio House to maintain an 89% rate of positive, sustainable outcomes for our families.  For more information about how Savio House implements these practices everyday, visit our website,  
Strides Walk for Diabetes Nov 18
CO Gives Day - Dec 5
Mark your calendars!
December 5, 2017
Colorado Gives Day is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to your favorite nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado. It is our hope that you will donate to Denver Lions Foundation at this time. 
You can schedule a donation in advance starting November 1, 2017. The official day of donating is December 5, 2017. For a direct link to Denver Lions Foundation CO Gives page, CLICK HERE
If you do not have the ability to donate online, you may also mail a check to our office at 1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203.  We do have to receive these payments by December 5th for the funds to go towards our Colorado Gives Day campaign.
Thank you very much for your participation!
UpcomingLions Events
Oct 24 Tuesday - Next meeting speaker - Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Oct 27 Friday – KidSight at 3 Bears Academy
Oct 30 Monday - Foundation Board Meeting
Nov 4 Saturday - Dress for Success Event by Cyber Lions
Nov 8 Wednesday - Denver Lions Board Meeting
Nov 9 Thursday - Lions Mixer at the Baptist Church
Nov 11 Saturday - KidSight at 9Health Fair
Nov 18 Saturday - KidSight at Operation FreeBird.
Dec 2 – Saturday – KidSight at H.O.P.E
Nov 14 Tuesday - Lions Club Meeting
Nov 18 Saturday - Strides Walk for Diabetes Awareness
Nov 24 Tuesday - Lions Club Meeting
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
Oct 25, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Oct 27, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:35 AM
KIDSIGHT AT Three Bears Learing Center
Three Bears Learning Center
Oct 27, 2017
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church
Nov 09, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Nov 11, 2017
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Auraria Early Learning Centert
Nov 15, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Auraria Early Learning Centert
Nov 16, 2017
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Water World parking lot
Nov 18, 2017
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
KIDSIGHT at H.O.P.E at Co Accademy
Colorado Academy
Dec 09, 2017
7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lions Holiday Party
First Baptist Church
Dec 21, 2017
5:16 PM – 8:30 PM
Oct 24, 2017
Denver Metro Chamber has ecomomic impact.
Nov 14, 2017
Colorado KidSight
Nov 14, 2017
Update on District 6C
Nov 28, 2017
Economic Development and International Trade
Dec 12, 2017
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The Denver Den Impacts 100,000 People Each Year