The Denver Lions end the year with a fun filled Christmas Party.  There was good food and beverages.  Many Lions brought pot luck dishes to share.  We had our own Santa with Lion Sam McKenzie is the red fur trimmed suit.  Thank you Sam for being our Santa and spreading good cheer.  Almost everyone had their picture taken with Santa. 
The auction yielded almost $500 for the Club.  There was fierce bidding for the auction items.  Lions Dottie Lynn provided a Christmas bouquet, Mary Jane Cook gave a historic Lion Rum Cake.   The Rum Cake has been a tradition since the founding of the Lioness in 1984.  It has been part of a Lioness auction bake sale fundraiser.
A little bit of history.  Denver Charter member jeweler Joseph Schwartz designed the Lion label pin.   Jeweler Lion John Molberg has the original die used to strike the Lions pin. With this die he struck two pins to be auctioned.   Thank your John as these are special pins.
The hit of the evenings was the White Elephant Gift exchange. Lion Brian Henderson was the MC.  The gifts exchanged ranged from crazy to really nice.  You just never know at a Lion gift exchange.  Lion Brian kept us laughing all the time.
We had a small group of Lions signing Christmas carols.  Lions Steve Kinsky, Ned Nagle and Doug Brown started singing and the group grew larger with each carol.
Special thanks to Lions Russ and Dottie Lynn for the table decorations and the bouquet.  Lion David Lambert and his Allwell Rents for providing the dishes and tableware. 
Special thanks to the party organizers.  Lions Bill Henderson, Mryna Ann Adkins, Susy Osorio-Kinsky, and Dottie and Russ Lynn.
When asked for all Lions to stand who did something for the party, (whether it be food, set up, cleanup) almost every one of the 70 Lions at the party stood.  That is how Lions get things done, everyone does something.   Thanks to all for helping have a great party.
We have many pictures of the party.  Click here to see the pictures.