Lions Tales, September/October 2014

President’s Message

Fellow Lions,

We are in a unique position.  We have something that others want, and we have plenty of it.  What is it?  Let’s look…

We are entertained each week with the best speaker’s series in all of Northern Colorado, and probably in the whole Rocky Mountain region: college presidents, coaches and athletes, mayors, industry leaders, scientists, authors, teachers, musicians, actors, and of course, people who represent many charitable causes.

We have ample opportunity to volunteer, share our talents and our efforts with others, and often hear, “Thank you so much!”

We belong to a group of like-minded people.  A group that is overwhelmingly positive, supportive and fun to be around!

We have a sense of humor, and we’re not afraid to use it.

And, we have a mission.  A direction.  A purpose.

What we have, in short, is Lionism.  It is not too rare, as over 1.3 million others share it with us, but it is relatively unknown here in our fair city.  If people know what it is, truly understand it, many will want it too.  But how to introduce others to Lionism?

Just as it is difficult to learn a new game, or to learn how to drive, or to learn a new language, it can be difficult to decide to join a new group of people.  It is nerve wracking for most people to contemplate entering a roomful of strangers.  Much different though to go to lunch with a friend, or even an acquaintance.  That’s easy.  And once here with us, a guest can begin to decide if he fits in and if he likes the group.  Invited a second time he may start to consider joining the group.  If he comes a third time he will likely join.

Remember this:  When he joins, he gets the benefit!

Surely we want the help, and we need more willing hands.  He gets the whole list that I started with, all at once and in one place.

Why not give the gift of a trial subscription to this great product, our club.  You can do that by simply inviting someone to lunch.  If you wear your Ask1 pin, it will be easier than ever.  You may just change a life for the better.

God bless,
David Lambertson, President
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Bruce Walther, Vice President, of Front Range Community College            spoke about some of his experiences was a recent speaker at our club
Bruce Walther, Vice President, of Front Range Community College spoke about some of his experiences
was a recent speaker at our club
Ken Curry, US Air Force Veteran, spoke about some of his experiences while flying 157  B-52 missions in South East Asia.
Ken Curry, US Air Force Veteran, spoke about some of his experiences
while flying 157 B-52 missions in South East Asia.

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MEMBER UPDATES

Jason Burkett has a new address

Rusty Holsten has a new phone number and email address

Kevin Jones has a new e-mail address

New member: Robert G. McLean

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KidSight Screenings are Underway!

We have a new camera that is pretty amazing. It is able to screen BOTH of the children’s eyes at the same time!

If you would like to help at any of the schools please let Lion Carole Kitchell know.

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YOUTH CAMP & EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship provides $800 for a Colorado Youth to attend a Lions Youth Exchange Camp in another country. Camps on the Lions International approved list and recommended by the Lions of Colorado will be identified in early December. Most camps are for three weeks (2 weeks with a host family and one week at camp with youth from all over the world). Nearly all camps will be conducted in English.

The scholarship winner will be chosen on the basis of community service, ability and willingness to be a youth ambassador and financial need. Applications must be endorsed by a Colorado District 6NE Lions Club.

Applications are due no later than December 15, 2014

To: Steve Leroux, Email:
If you know a young person (Must be age 17 to 20, on June 15, 2014), who would be interested in attending a camp, please urge them to apply. Applications are available to download on our website at Lions District 6NE Youth Camp and Exchange Scholarship Application (Summer 2015)
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CAMPBELL’S LABELS

Save your Campbell’s Labels for the Lions Camp in Woodland Park. If you need a list of the products that have the labels on them, go to the Labels for Education website. Give them to Lion Faye Lockner, Camp Co-Chair.