In this issue of Roarings
  • Upcoming Lion Events
  • This week's speaker
  • Lion Joe Beagler
  • Lion Camp
  • Glasses for Kids Project
  • Bronco Ticket Sale
  • Lion Golf Outing
  • Successful Lion Vision Event
  • Dragon Boat
Denver Lions Upcoming Events
Denver Lions Events
Apr 24 - Denver Lion Club Meeting
Apr 28 - 9 Health Fair
May 1 - 16 - KidSight at Boys and Girls Clubs
May 5 - District 6C Convention
May 18-20  - Colorado Lions Convention
June 1,2,3 - VSP Mobile Eye Clinic
June 5 - Denver Lions Golf Outing
June 29 – July 2 – International Convention LasVegas
July 28 – 28  - Dragon Boat Festival – KidSight and Boat Race
This Weeks Speaker - Lion Emily Fay - ADA
New member Lion Emily Fay is the Territory Directive of Youth and Family Initiatives of the American Diabetes Association.  One of the new Lions International initiatives is Diabetes Awareness.  Lion Emily will present the goals of the ADA and the impact of diabetes in Colorado.   It is estimated 1 in 4 people have undiagnosed diabetes 
Lion Joe Beagler hurt at Lion Camp
On the annual Lions workday 4/14/18, Denver Den Lion Joe Beagler fell about 5 feet, landing on his back and left shoulder.  He and 3 other Denver Lions (Jim Hannifin, Russ Lynn and Flossie O’Leary) were dismantling the upper of two wooden staircases that allow you to walk down the retaining walls on the south side of the main lodge, from the parking lot to the covered picnic area.  He was reaching for something and took a misstep on, I think, the extension cord, which he then stepped back off of, but that area sloped above the retaining wall, and he lost his balance and fell.
The group working on the lower steps got to Joe first, and Jim Hannifin dropped down.  he was coherent and mobile.  They touched him for pain and he seemed ok so they helped him stand.  Joe was wabbly so a bench was brought over for him to sit on and catch his breath.  Seeing he appeared OK, Flossie went to the lodge to alert Jodi Franke, the camp’s executive director, about the fall.  Given his age (94), she asked about calling an ambulance, but given the time for them to arrive Jodi suggested taking him to Pike’s Peak medical center in Woodland Park.
Joe at first was hesitant to go, but agreed to go get checked out, especially given we could see a laceration on the back of his head.  Flossie and Jim took him.  His oxygen levels were low upon arrival, so he was given oxygen. It was discovered that Joe fractured his pelvis, and his ribs which led to the partial collapse of his left lung.  The head injury seemed minor. They were planning to ambulance him down to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.  When they went to put in a chest tube to assist with collapsed lung, there was a lot of blood and so that required he be helicoptered down to Memorial Hospital. During this time, Flossie had been in touch with Joe’s son Steve and daughter-in-law Helen, a retired nurse. 
Jim and Flossie returned to the camp and finished with the project.  They, along with Russ, then stopped at Memorial Hospital to see Joe on their way back to Denver, and met Steve and Helen Beagler.  By that point the neurologist had visited and confirmed the head injury wasn’t of concern.  Helen said that once the lung stopped bleeding they’d find a rehab facility to transfer Joe to so that his pelvis could heal, he wouldn’t be able to return to independent living for awhile. 
I got a text back from Steve Beagler on Tuesday saying nothing new to report.  I called Joe today to wish him a happy birthday (he turned 95 yesterday). He’s still at Memorial Hospital and hasn’t heard about a final decision yet on a rehab facility, though a place in Littleton has been mentioned.  We will  keep you updated  on Joe's progress.  Keep him in your prayers.
Lion Camp Work Day 2018
A big THANK YOU to all the Lions volunteering at the Lions Camp work day.
Glasses for Kids
The Denver Lions have partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs and VSP Mobile Clinic to provide KidSight screening, eye exams and a pair of glasses to kids in need.   This is an exciting huge project and we need a large number of Lion volunteers.
First the numbers:  screening 1200 kids at 10 Boys and Girls Clubs.  From the screenings the kids with vision problems will go the VSP Mobile Clinic to have a complete eye exam and then given a pair of glasses.  The VSP Mobile Clinic actually makes the glasses and the kid has a new pair when the leave.   This is a big project and we need a lot of help.
Boys & Girls Clubs KidSight Screening.
We have 10 locations with over 100 kids per location.  The dates listed below. The screening window is short so we need volunteers for only less than 3 hours.   After set up we will be screening from 4 –6 pm.   To handle such a large number of kids quickly we will have 4 PlusOptics units.  We will need a total of 6 volunteers at each location.  Even if you have never tried a KidSight screening it is really easy.  No experience necessary.  This is a great opportunity to give it a try. 
The KidSight Screening Dates at Boys and Girls Clubs are as follows.   More details on each location in greater Denver is on the club website Calendar.
Tuesday May 1                1523 Boston St, Aurora, CO 80010
Tuesday May 1                1550 South Wolf St, Denver, CO 80219
Wednesday May 2          3480 W Kentucky Ave, Denver, CO 80219
Thursday May 3               1275 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80232
Tuesday May 8                4595 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211          
Wednesday May 9          4397 Crown Blvd, Denver CO 80239
Thursday May 10            3325 W 16th Ave. Denver, CO 80204
Monday May 14              3333 Holly St. Denver CO 80207
Tuesday May 15              808 Inca St, Denver CO 80204
Wednesday May 16        1800 Longspeak St, Brighton, CO 80601
VSP Mobile Clinic
We predict we will have over 120 kids that have been referred to the VSP Mobile Clinic for an eye exam and glasses to be made.  For this part of the project will need to recruit optometrist to conduct the exams.  VSP provides all the equipment we just need the optometrists.  We will also need some Lions volunteers to help manage the flow of people.
The VSP Mobile Clinic will be located at the Boys and Girls Club at 2017 West 9th Ave, Denver CO 80204 on June 1, 2 and 3, 2018.  There are four exam stations for three days, so we will need 24 optometrists.
What has been done:  Letters and flyers have been sent to VSP optometrist in the area, Colorado Optometrist Association, and VOSH a volunteer vision organization.   What can Lions do.  Use the flyer to recruit your personal optometrist.    If you are collecting Recycled for Sight glasses, ask the optometrist at the box location.  
Our Moto is “We Serve” 
This is a big project that will impact the lives of over 100 kids. This is what Lions is all about.  Please volunteer for one of the events.
Dwight Steen – 303.503.8780
Fletcher Brown  303.619.8486
Bronco Tickets
It may be springtime but it is always Bronco's time.  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 $3162 for one pair of tickets for the regular season games.  The pre season 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. 
Lions Golf Outing
Yes, it is that time of year again.  The snow has melted and the grass is turning green so you know what that means....
it's golf and fun time for our club!
This year's golf fun day and dinner will be held at Meadow Hills CC, 3609 S Dawson St, Aurora, on Tuesday, June 5th with tee times starting at 12:03pm.Immediately following, we will have our dinner and prizes with cash bar.
This is an event for all our members, not just golfers.  Golf is a four person scramble format, so anyone that knows which end of a golf club to hold can play.  You can select just golf, just dinner or both golf and dinner.  It is the best social event on our calendar every year.
Non Lions are welcomed and encouraged to come play as well.  Invite your friends, spouses, kids, girlfriends, boyfriends, any friends!
You can sign up your own foursome or just let me know you want to play and you will be assigned to a foursome.  
Please respond to this email by May 15th with your interest to play and dine or just dine and let me know who you will be inviting along with you.
Golf is $66.00 per person to play that includes practice balls and your motorized golf cart.
Dinner cost is still TBD as we select the menu.  Estimate around $25/pp
No money is needed up front.  You will get billed from the club.
As we did last year, we want to give prizes out to everyone that comes to the dinner.  So in order to do that, I am asking your help for donations whether they be gifts or cash.  Thanks to all that contributed last year.
Let's make this the biggest golf outing ever!
Lion (Bogie Boy) Steve Krebsbach
Successful Vision Event North American School
We serve more 120 participants form the refugee and immigrant community at the North American School.  We were 21 volunteers from:  Englewood Lions C, Westwood, Rocky mountain Cyber L. C., Stapleton, Denver Den, Denver Latino Branch Club, CU Denver, New American School and volunteers from the community.  Participated from 4 to 9 pm
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
Help support the Club buy King Soopers Cards,
A Call to Action
This weeks edition of A Call to Action is:
Complete the online Dragon Boat survey sent to you by email. 
Upcoming Events
Apr 24, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
KIDSIGHT AT Sheridan Health Services Clinic
Sheridan Health Services Clinic
Apr 28, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
Apr 30, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Force Boys and Girls Club
May 01, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Boettcher Boys and Girls Club
May 01, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Club Office at First Baptist Church
May 02, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Owen Boys and Girls Club
May 02, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Jefferson County Boys and Girls Club Emory School
May 03, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
May 08, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
KIDSIGHT at Boys & Girls Club
Wilfley Boys and Girls Club
May 08, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
May 08, 2018
Consumer Fraud and Denver DA Office
May 22, 2018
Officer Inducton
Jun 12, 2018
Meeting will be at Savio House
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