Lions Tales, June/July 2016

President’s Message

As we move through the “dog days of summer” it seems like our Lions activities slow down a bit, yet I’ve been amazed, as we had our committee reports, Foundation Annual Meeting and Ensight Skills Center’s Annual Meeting this past week, how many amazing things our club continues to accomplish.

During our Lions International Centennial celebration year we are called to look forward, to find ways we can continue to evolve and enlarge our service. Our Centennial challenge encourages us to feature Youth, Hunger, Vision and Environment programs, but we are not limited to these. Through our committees and grants we serve many other needs in our community.

We are looking to find new ways to be more visible in our community. We are exploring joining the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce as a non-profit organization, where we can network with business people and other service organizations in the city. We are also trying to find a way we can raise the visibility of our club and honor our legacy of service by planning a Centennial Legacy Project. A Legacy Project commemorates our Centennial by making a lasting gift that will benefit our community for years to come. Please help us with ideas of something substantial we can do for our city, while having something that citizens recognize as having been built/donated by Lions.

I invite you to look at the Lions Clubs International web site and browse through the many articles and resources there. As I am looking at it, my attention is drawn to a statement that each Lion around the world impacts the lives of 50 people. We need to work to grow our membership so that there will always be more Lions to continue this legacy.

One more thought…As we have experienced the recent deaths and violence in America and around the world I join with our International President Chancellor Bob Corlew in reminding us the we can be, through Lions, examples of how people of different races, cultures, religions, and diverse backgrounds can come together, peacefully, for a common cause.

Together, let us make this Centennial Year truly special for our club, community and the world.

Your Centennial President,
Wayne Crownhart

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COLORADO LIONS CAMP

Hello Fellow Lions:

Just a reminder that I am collecting Campbell labels and pull tabs from cans for the Lions Camp.

Also, a few of the things on the Camp’s wish list are:

markers, colored pens, construction paper, tissue papers, beads, paintbrushes (all sizes) art paint including fabric paint, safety scissors, colored duct tape, paper towels, Kleenex, garbage bags (all sizes) Ziploc bags (all sizes), pliers, batteries (AA, AAA,9 volt) screwdrivers, post it notes, paper clips, rubber bands, chap stick, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.  These are just a few of the things that are need at the camp and many of them are on sale now with the “back-to-school” sales.

If you happen to have any of these items and would like to donate them to the camp and can get them to me by Thursday, August 4th, Ron and I can take them down to the Council Meeting the following weekend and give them to Sharon and Terry.

You can check out more about the Colorado Lions Camp at  http://www.coloradolionscamp.org/ .

Thanks for your help in this.
Lion Faye

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Ensight Skills Center Open House

Saturday, September 10th from 12-4pm (yes, there is a CSU home game at 2pm)

1740 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO

We have confirmed that the Funke Trio will join us and provide musical entertainment.

The Fort Collins Lions Club will provide the grill and we will have hamburgers and hot dogs for all.

PID Lion Ken Schowls (Poudre Valley Lions Club) will be providing popcorn and snow cones, depending on weather.

We invite every member of the Fort Collins Lions Club to join us as we celebrate this new chapter in Ensight’s service to the community!

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CHANGES TO THE DIRECTORY:

pg. 3 Meeting dates in Aug: are 4, 11, and 25.
pg. 3 August 18 – Picnic 6:00 pm
pg. 3 No Meeting on October 15
Alex Chapman has new address
David Lambertson: has new e-mail address
Nancy Walther: has new e-mail address

NEW MEMBERS:

John Owen, Retired CPA;    Wife, Ginny

 

Lindsey Anzman, Real Estate

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Awards

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Lions Club Family PicnicGarfield picnic

Thursday, August 18, 6:00 pm.     There will NOT be a noon meeting on this day!!!

Adriel Hills Clubhouse, 1900 Kedron Circle, Fort Collins, CO 80524

The club will provide pulled pork, beef brisket, buns, iced tea, lemonade, and soft drinks, as well as plates, silverware, cups and napkins.  There will be a signup sheet at the meetings where you can choose to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share. If you cannot attend the noon meetings, you are still welcome to attend and bring your family.

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Environmental Committee

The Colorado State Forest Nursery Volunteer Program provides hands-on opportunities for people of all ages and experience levels to learn about forestry and natural resources. Three members from our Club helped plant trees on Saturday, June 4, near Davis Ranch Road. Transportation was provided to and from the site. The newly formed Environmental Committee will have more volunteer opportunities available. Consider helping out at the next event!

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Pancake breakfasts

Our club finished up our last two pancake breakfasts of the summer season to benefit the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program and Larimer County Search and Rescue. It is lots of fun and the groups we help earn ALL of the money from the breakfast we provide. We served over 100 people at both sites. Thank you volunteers!

Rocky Mountain Raptor Center – June 18, 2016

The Lions who helped at the Raptor Center were: Dan Fahrlander, Bill Funke, Bob McLean, Dale Edwards, Denise and Mike Clynes, Rusty Holsten, Irene Toliver, Lindsey Anzman, Nancy Walther, Tobey and Sue Yadon.

Larimer County Search and Rescue – July 16, 2016

The Lions who volunteered at the Larimer County Search and Rescue breakfast were Denise and Mike Clynes, Nancy Walther, Lindsay Anzman, Sue Yadon, Ray Tjalkens, Wayne Crownhart, Dale Edward, and Bob McLean. Thank you Lions for your service!

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Rockies Logo 2Take me out to the ballgame …

Lions club members, along with family and friends attended the Rockies vs. Toronto Blue Jays baseball game at Coors Field in Denver on June 29. It was a fun social time for club members – even if our team lost 5-3!

If you have an idea for a fun social event available for members, the club is open to new ideas!!

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Operation Christmas Child

Collection time is just around the corner. If you are interested in providing a shoebox (or more) which we will donate to Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child for distribution in mid-November, here is some information that might be helpful. The Club will pick up the $7 costs for shipping the boxes.

Now is the time for shopping while school supplies are on sale at all the office supply stores and discount stores!!!!  Remember – the $ Store is your friend!!!

You may wrap your own shoebox with Chrismas paper or use a plasic shoebox to hold your items.

Age and Gender
Be sure to label your box – you can use a sticky note and we can add the official labels later.

Girls 2-4, Girls 5-9, Girls 10-14
Boys 2-4, Boys 5-9, Boys 10-14

IDEAS of what to include:

Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as stuff animals, dolls, toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc
Clothing:  Shoes, flip-flops, t-shirts, underwear
School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, colored pencils, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, school safety scissors, etc.
Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs, hairbrush
Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.

Do Not Include
Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

If you wish to purchase items and donate them for others to complete the box, that is okay, also.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child, here is a link to their website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Thanks for your participation!!!

Sue Yadon