In This Roarings Issue
  • Lion Important Dates
  • This weeks speaker
  • Service Tuesday 3/19
  • Vision Event 3/20
  • St Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Vision thank you
  • Co Lions Scholarships
  • Recycled For Sight
  • Broncos Tickets
  • In Memory of Lion George Custard
Important Lion Dates
  • Tuesday, March 12  - Club Meeting – Speaker Dave Aguilera - CBS Meteorologist
  • Tuesday, March 19 – Service Tuesday
  • Wednesday, March 20 – Eyesight Mission
  • Tuesday, March 26 – Club Meeting – Speaker Lenny Eckstein Founder Deerhammer Distilling Co
  • Friday, March 29  - Lions Last Friday Gathering
  • Monday, April 1 – Last day for Scholarship Applications
  • Wednesday, April 3 – Lion Club Board Meeting
  • Wednesday. April 3 – Savio Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, April 9  - Club Meeting
  • Thursday, April 11 – Rude Park Board Meeting
  • April 13 – Lion Camp Workday
Speaker - Dave Aguilera - CBS Meteorologist 
Dave is a Colorado native. He is an Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist born in Pueblo. He has worked in every television market in the state and has been at CBS4 a long time .. since 1993!
Having lived through and reported on many major weather events, including everything from droughts and floods to blizzards and tornadoes and has seen how the weather deeply affects people. He has been a TV and Radio broadcaster in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region since 1986.
He is, perhaps foremost, an optimist, which is a good thing to be when people tend to blame you for the bad weather. But no matter what the sky is doing, Dave looks forward to coming to work, and he always tries to bring a little sunshine into the lives of his audience, no matter what it’s doing outside.
As far back as his senior year in high school, Dave knew he wanted to work in television, but he assumed it would be delivering the news. After graduating in 1987 from Colorado State University/Pueblo (formerly University of Southern Colorado) with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications/journalism, he found his direction shifting. His interests were looking up – literally. Everything Dave wanted to know was now in the sky. He went on to earn a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
He holds the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, a professional recognition of the quality of his weather broadcasts. Among radio and television meteorologists, the CBM designation is sought as a mark of distinction and recognition.  Dave is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorology Society and holds the Television Seal of Approval from both organizations. Dave has worked as a weather anchor at KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico; KOAA-TV in Pueblo/Colorado Springs, Colorado; and at KREX-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado. He also worked as a news reporter/anchor for KHOW-Radio and KOA-Radio in Denver, and as a Disc Jockey for KCCY, KRYT, and KDZA, in Pueblo. In September 1993, Dave accomplished the goal he had set for himself in college by joining CBS4 as a meteorologist.
Dave spends a lot of his time every year teaching thousands of elementary school children across the Front Range and encouraging students to become part of the CBS4 team by becoming Junior Weather Watchers. Dave participates in and emcees numerous fundraising events for nonprofit groups throughout the year. He feels the community has given him so much and this is his way to give back. His hopes for the future are to continue to work for CBS4. Living in Denver, which he thinks is the “greatest city in the country,” means playing golf when the weather is nice, skiing when it’s snowing, and coaching his kids’ soccer and basketball teams in-between.
Service Tuesday March 19

On Tuesday, March 19  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 sorting eyeglasses for the upcoming event at the ​​​​Aurora Community Connection on March 20.

These are eyeglass that has been collected from over 100 Recycled for Sight donation boxes and then cleaned, read, and then processed by the Sterling Lions Club.

Date:  Tuesday, March 19

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   or leave a message at 303.504.6293

Parking:  There is FREE parking around the office.  

Denver Lions Eyesight Missions  March 20
The Denver Lions Eyesight Missions program is conducting a screening later this month. Here are the details:
  • Place: 
    • Aurora Community Connection
    • 9801 East Colfax, Suite 200
    • Aurora CO 80010
  • Time: Wednesday, March 20, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
We're doing this in collaboration with Aurora Community Connection (( Aurora Community Connection (ACC) is family resource center that has been committed to serving families in the North Aurora community since 2008. They provide programs such as ESL and nutrition classes, among others, in English and Spanish.
We will need several volunteers to handle the eye refractions, using both a Plusoptix and a Nikon Retinomax (both easy to learn if you would be new to this work), and to dispense eyeglasses (also easy) as well as handle other tasks. Please let Susy ( or me ( know if you are interested. 
Lions in St Patrick's Day Parade March 16
Lions in the 57th Denver St Patrick’s Day Parade
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time:  Step off at 9:30
Staging Area Location: Second Group, 9:30 am, Lot B
Unit Number:  Colorado Lions  # 2-21
Lion Contact:  Lion Janice Davis   303 378-2236 (cell)
If you are walking or marching in the parade, you must park and walk into the staging area.  The parking garage at 27th & Blake will be open from 7:00 AM until 9:00 AM.
A Vision Thank You
Mr. Lutts,
It has a couple of years since I have been able to see clearly and I am thankful to you and the Lions Club!
Thanks for all that you do for my type of community.....
CO Lions Scholarship
Do you know a graduating high school senior wanting to apply for the Colorado Lions Foundation Scholarship?  The Foundation awards four $2500 scholarships.  The deadline for the online application is April 1, 2019. 
Scholarship Eligibility
To be considered for an Educational Scholarship, an individual must be:
  • A legal Colorado resident High School Graduating Senior
  • Accepted for enrollment at an accredited Institution of Higher Learning
The link for all the details and the online application is:
Reconditioned Glasses Shipped
2015-16         2016-17         2017-18             2018-19                              
49,420          58,435              69,300              10,180
General Information:
· Sterling Lions has sorted 23,360 pair of processed glasses in the first half of the current fiscal year at their Tuesday afternoon sessions.   They still sort every week in the summer while the club is on vacation.
· The Sterling Correctional Facility is processing 1200 pair of eyeglasses per week if they have a full staff and are not shut down.  The prison was locked down for three weeks in November due to an assault on four guards by inmates.  This affected our November production.  Whenever there is turnover in inmates, we take samples of their work to a local Optometrist for confirmation of their readings.  Usually they are at a 90% accuracy rate or better.  If not, we do some additional training.
· We currently have 2 boxes of Gold and 10 boxes of Titanium frames being processed by Respecs in Los Angeles, CA.  Unfortunately, there are not a lot of recyclers for these frames, so it takes a long time for Respecs to process them and send us reimbursement.  I have contacted Respecs concerning a long time between receipt of glasses and payment.  I know they are still in business, but they don’t respond to phone calls or e-mails very well.  We also have Six more boxes of glasses to send them, but I am reluctant to send any more until we receive payment for what has been sent in 2018.
· Sterling can use hard eyeglass cases but doesn’t need any soft cases at this time.
· The company in Missouri that buys a limited amount of prescription sunglasses from us is still generating income for our program.  We receive $400 for each shipment of 5 boxes.  He will also purchase Ray-Ban prescription and sunglasses and cases as well as “paddle” bowed glasses.  We received an additional $2,537 for the new products in the last 6 months. That is worth the effort of looking for them.   
Used Hearing Aids:
We do take used hearing aids in our collection boxes and either send them on to the Texas Lions Recycling Center or use them in the Sterling Lions Hearing Aid program.  LCI carries a Hearing Aid Recycling decal (IAD-19) that can be added to the eyeglass recycling box. 
Mission Groups:
If anyone knows of a mission group that wants to take glasses to developing countries, they can contact David Conley at 970-522-1319–home, 970-520-3840-cell, or  for more information or an order form. Glasses are FREE and the only expense to the ordering party is shipping the glasses to them.  We almost always have enough stock on hand to fulfill any order.
Shipping glasses to the Sterling Lions Club:
Clubs can ship glasses directly to David Conley, 358 Bannock St, Sterling CO 80751. They can also bring them to the Golden Lions garage or a drop off location in Aurora – Michelle Ramsey at 26612 E. Calhoun Pl., 325-340-2856.  Jon Berquist can be contacted at 303-431-0469 for the Golden location.  Call the day before so they can arrange access  If someone is coming to Denver for an Eye Bank, Eye Foundation, etc meeting, call Jon and he’ll be glad to get any glasses you can bring.  John Spice IT Chair and State Webmaster is trying to get a website set up that will have all the locations in the State that eyeglasses can be dropped off.  I do not know all those locations, so each individual club should contact John to get him the information.  John is making progress on the drop off location website but still needs more clubs to respond.
Lion Dave is a member of the Sterling Lions Club.
Bronco Tickets
It is almost springtime and time to think about Bronco's.  The Club has two pairs of Bronco's season tickets.   The seats are section 103 rows 13 and 16.  If you ever sat in these seats you would know how great they are.  Up close to the action on about the 30-yard line.  Pure excitement. 
As we did last year we will auction the tickets to Lions..  The process is if you are interested in one or both pairs of tickets send an email to Lion Dwight that you are interested.   He needs to receive the email that you are interested in participating in the auction by April 30.  We will then have a sealed bid auction with the interested Lions.  High bid wins.  
The face value and minimum bid is $3452 for one pair of tickets for the regular season games.  The preseason games are available at no charge.  We usually give the preseason games to Savio house.  The winning bid above the face value can be given the Foundation.  
If you want to be in the auction send an email to Lion Dwight. 
The Home games are:
  • Jacksonville Jaguars       
  • Tennessee Titans            
  • Chicago Bears   
  • Detroit Lions     
  • Cleveland Browns           
  • Los Angeles Chargers (AFC West)             
  • Oakland Raiders (AFC West)       
  • Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West)
In Memory of Lion George Custard
Lion George H. Custard, 95, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, in Englewood, Colorado. George was born in Brockton, MA on November 189, 1923.  George is survived by his daughter, Alice Custard and his brother in law Dr. Channing (Eloise) Lushbough. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Custard.  
Lion George was active in the Denver Lions Club.  He held many positions including Club President, Denver Lions Foundation, Rude Park. For his service he received awards; Melvin Jones Fellow, Key Member, and Life Member.  Lion George was a Lion for 53 years
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, 3245 Eliot Street, Denver, Colorado.  Or at
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A Call to Action
This weeks edition of A Call to Action is:
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Mar 12, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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Mar 14, 2019
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Mar 19, 2019
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Club Office at First Baptist Church
Mar 25, 2019
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Mar 26, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Bull and Bush
Mar 29, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Apr 03, 2019
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Apr 03, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lion Club Meeting
Apr 09, 2019
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The Weather
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Wiskey Distilling
Apr 23, 2019
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