Lions Tales, October/November/December 2016

President’s Message     October – December 2016

As we enter this holiday season we also are approaching the mid-point of our Lions year. We have many successes to be proud of, but we can each look for ways to help make our club better and stronger. Getting and retaining good members seems to always be our number one challenge–what can you do to help us get one new member?

Through Doug Hutchinson’s efforts and with the support from our City Manager, Darin Atteberry, we have received many ideas for a club Centennial Legacy Project. Tobey, Doug and I have met with several city employees from different departments to discuss some of the ideas the City presented. It was our feeling that supporting the reestablishment of the City Park Train was the best choice for us to pursue and I have brought this idea to both the Club Board of Directors and the Foundation Board. Both boards have encourage us to proceed with city personnel to more clearly define how we might help fund this effort and, most importantly, receive significant and ongoing recognition for the Fort Collins Lions Club.

At our most recent Club Board meeting, we also approved working with the Coloradoan newspaper to provide additional scholarship support for their “First Class” project. The Coloradoan and other supporters have provided $1000 scholarships to 12 Fort Collins students whom are the first in their family to attend college in the fall of 2017. Our scholarship would provide $1000 to each of these students who remain in school and have maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average.

Our continued success with Bingo enables us to undertake projects like these. If you are not a regular Bingo worker, please consider helping us as you are able. Many of our members work many sessions every month and we are entering a time when some workers travel or have less time to help.

At our Holiday Party, on December 12th, several members received awards from the club. First VP Melody Bettenhausen and Jaye Leazer were presented with Melvin Jones Fellowships. Faye Lockner and Sue Yadon received Progressive Melvin Jones Awards. My congratulations to these hard-working Lions.

As Christians celebrate Christmas, I would ask us to remember that in America, where we may freely worship as we wish, we are a nation made up of people of many faiths and races with heritages from around the world. At this time, when the world is undergoing changes in leadership, and moral questions are raised, let’s remember that, as Lions, we share a common bond with over 1.4 million Lions around the globe, of many different religions, who work in their communities for good through service to others and share our vision for peace and harmony among all people.

Proud to be your Centennial President–Happy Holidays,
Wayne Crownhart
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Lions Open Space Cleanup – The Environmental Committee

Thank you for helping with the buckthorn removal at the Lions Open Space on Saturday, October 22.  We removed 290 stems of this invasive plant and we couldn’t have accomplished that without the generous time and hard work of the Lions Club!! Removing noxious weeds such as the buckthorn helps the native plants return and restores the ecosystem of that area.  Everything benefits from these efforts!

Nancy Dadisman, Colorado State Forest Service – Volunteer Coordinator

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Teresa Funke honors Lion Bill Funke as Author Visit WWII Honoree

Teresa Funke and Bill Funke
Teresa Funke and Bill Funke

Our club has supported Teresa Funke and her visiting author program for several years. This year, Teresa surprised Lion Bill Funke, by telling his World War II story on her website and printed materials. A copy of the flyer will also be sent to the teacher and students who receive the kit our club funds, so they can learn about the real heroes of WWII. This year we donated $1000 to assist Teresa in her visiting author program. If you would like to read Bill’s story, you can check it out at http://www.teresafunke.com/author/our-honorees.
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Ensight Halloween Eyeball

Ensight’s Halloween Eyeball raised over $13,000 this year. Folks who attended had a great time – fun, food, and frightful festivities! Put it on your calendar for 2017!!

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BONUS BINGO MONEY

The Fort Collins Lions finished our Isle of Capri fundraiser. Over the 6 weeks that we ran the program at our Bingo sessions, we cleared $839.50. This exceeded our goal and will allow us to provide sight exams and glasses for 12 people. During this period, we announced the Isle Casino Hotel raffle to approximately 600 people who attended our bingo sessions and sold 1839 raffle tickets. Thanks to all the Bingo workers who helped make this possible and thanks to the Isle of Capri for donating a suite at their casino and $100 to Farraday’s Steak House!

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After not having a Peace Poster Contest in our Club for many years, we had a wonderful one this year.  Thank you Denise for doing all the footwork, working with the schools and the Peace Posters were great.  We had 24 Peace posters this year from students at the Kinard Middle school.  Members had an opportunity to view the posters on Monday, October 31, at the Ensight Skills Center and vote on their favorites. Final voting was done at the meeting on November 3 among the top three posters. All of the posters were on display at the November 3 meeting.

The three top posters winners from left to right:  Amanda Harmon (1st), Sara Raines (2nd) and Eva Wang (3rd).  Amanda’s poster will now go to the District. Winners received $100, $75, and $75 respectively from our club.
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Lions Help the PVH Foundation at the Diabetes Update Education Program at UC Health

Our Lions Club contributed $500 to the PVH Foundation to help provide support of the gift baskets and educational materials for those attending. Over 100 people attended and we had a table with Lions and Ensight information for those attending, as well. Pictured are Lions Nancy Walther and Judy Coker-Blaa at the Information Table providing information to an attendee about the Ensight Skills Center. The second picture shows a few of the many gift baskets we helped provide, and the recognition cards which we attached to each basket.
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Kidsight Update

So far this year we have screened 2303 kids during our “Autumn Screening Extravaganza!” Lion Carole Kitchell has several schools lined up for screenings beginning in January. If you would like to be a part of this amazing service project, please contact Lion Carole!
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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Operattion Christmas Child Shoeboxes
Operattion Christmas Child Shoeboxes

We had another successful year supporting Operation Christmas Child. Our club donated 24 filled boxes and $168 to cover the shipping of the boxes.

This year, Samaritan’s Purse expects to collect 12 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts that will be delivered to children in more than 100 countries.

Watch for some exciting changes to this program next year in our club!
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Coats and boots operation at Linton Elementary
Coats and boots operation at Linton Elementary

The North Fort Collins Business Association, in conjunction with Jax, purchased Columbia coats and boots to distribute to needy children in Fort Collins. Our club donates about $1000 to this project which costs about $55 per student. Lion Jim Trupp helps coordinate this project. The program began 11 years ago at Irish Elementary after the business folks learned students from low-income families were showing up to school cold and wet on winter days and not ready to learn. This year, 22 schools and 900 kids were helped. The kids are brought in one by one and assigned an adult volunteer, who help the child select a coat and boots and make sure they fit properly. It is a fun, easy project that only takes a couple hours of your time. Consider volunteering to help next year!
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Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army

Thanks to Lions Nancy Walther and her son, Michael, Wayne Crownhart and his wife, Jan Kuhnen, Irene Toliver, Vic Meline, and Tobey and Sue Yadon for braving the cold weather on Saturday, December 17 for ringing bells for the Salvation Army. This year our club was at King Soopers North and the daytime high temperature was 10 degrees F. Also, a big thanks goes to King Soopers for allowing us to set up in their entryway!

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Christmas Party Fun

This year, 61 Lions and their guests attended the Christmas party held at the Midtown Arts Center. Everyone seemed to enjoy the prime rib dinner and entertainment provided by the Centennial Children’s Choir and a beautiful Christmas story read by Lion Aida Raider. Lions Melody Bettenhausen and Jaye Leazer received Melvin Jones Fellowship Awards and Lions Faye Lockner and Sue Yadon received Progressive Melvin Jones Awards. Members brought toys and food donations for the Salvation Army.

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

Lions Tales, July/August 2015

International Students

By Sue Yadon

Tobey and I had the pleasure of hosting two students who were attending the International Lions Camp at Woodland Park. Diego, from Leon, Spain, and Philipp, from Wiesbaden, Germany, arrived on July 23 and were with us until August 18. During our time together, we kept busy! We took the boys to Water World and an all-star soccer game, visited the State Capitol in Denver, bicycled all around Fort Collins, went to several of the free outdoor concerts in Fort Collins and Windsor, and visited the Budweiser Brewery. We also took our students, as well as two others and a host dad, to Rocky Mountain National Park where we were lucky to see a rattlesnake, bighorn sheep, elk, deer, marmots, chipmunks, and a mother bear and cub! On another day Tobey led a group of about 15 students on a hike to Horsetooth Rock and back to our house for a noon-time barbeque for about 20 people (host parents also attended). The kids had the chance to attend a Rockies baseball game and Broncos training camp, have s’mores for the first time, and go to an indoor trampoline park. We also took Diego and Philipp rafting on the Poudre River before they went to camp. At the camp, they were part of the 28 students from 17 countries who came together to see a small part of America, meet students from around the world, get to know one another, and share ideas. Were we busy 24/7 for 3 weeks? Yes! Did we have a great time getting to know these two young men and several of the other students who were with families in the Windsor area? Yes! This is a great opportunity to show off our beautiful state and get to know some interesting young people from another country. Consider hosting next year!

Denver Capitol - Tobey, Philipp, Diego, and Sue 7-27-2015
Denver Capitol – Tobey, Philipp, Diego, and Sue 7-27-2015
Lions Camp at the North Pole 8-14-2015
The 28 students from 17 countries visited The North Pole during their week at the International Lion Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COLORADO LIONS CAMP

Labels for EducationThe Lions Camp was very busy this summer.  They hosted over 350 campers and a lot of them were first timers to the camp.  Sharron is working on getting more groups to use the camp in the off season as a way to help fund the camp and also using it more instead of letting it sit.  A reminder that we should be saving Campbell’s labels and the pull tabs from aluminum cans.  If anyone needs a list of which items have the labels on them, let me know or go in on the Campbell label website http://www.labelsforeducation.com/Earn-Points/Participating-Products for the current list. Just bring your labels and tabs to Faye at any meeting.

Faye Locker

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Pancake Breakfast

Club members served a pancake breakfast which benefitted the Larimer County Search and Rescue on Saturday, July 18. We had great participation and the food was food was awesome, as usual!

Pancake Breakfast logo

Our next opportunity to serve pancakes will be Saturday, August 29, at the Downtown Library. See Lion Bill Funke to sign up for this service opportunity.

 

 

 

 

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Ensight’s Halloween Eye Ball

The Halloween Eye Ball is a costume gala and a fundraiser hosted by the Ensight Skills Center. Ensight’s impact on the low vision community grows larger every year. The Eye Ball is a unique event that encourages our supporters to grab their best costume and celebrate the outstanding work and services provided by Ensight. In the past two years, more than 300 people have attended the event. The 2015 Halloween Eye Ball will be held at the Agave Room located in Old Town Fort Collins. We expect this year’s attendance to be over 200 people. Join us… if you dare.

If you can’t attend and wish to make a donation, please check out the website http://ensightskills.org/halloween-eye-ball/ for more details.

Friday, October 23, 2015
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Agave Room in Old Town Fort Collins
149 W Mountain Avenue
Upstairs of the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

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Lions Picnic

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy …”   The annual family picnic was held on Thursday, August 20, at the Adriel Hills Club House. Over 50 members and guests attended. Guests enjoyed barbeque from Hog Wild, along with the yummy side dishes and desserts provided by our members. It’s a great time for members to get together and have fun. In addition to the delicious food, we played three games of Bingo with CASH prizes!!

Jaye Leazer’s scalloped corn was a big hit with many of the folks in attendance at the picnic. She had so many people requesting the recipe, she agreed to share it here.

Scalloped Corn

This recipe is for a small casserole dish – she DOUBLED this recipe for the 9×13 pan.

1 can of drained corn
1 cup of crushed soda cracker crumbs
1/4 cup of chopped onion
1/3 cup of chopped celery
3/4 cup of diced or grated Velveeta cheese-I grate it so it mixes better
2 eggs beaten
1 cup of milk
2 T melted butter

Combine all Ingredients and put in greased casserole dish.  Bake at 350 or till fluffy and brown, about 50 minutes.

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RECENT PROGRAMS

Lions Tales, November/December 2014

President’s Message

Greetings fellow Lions!

We are deep into another holiday season as I write this letter. Our Christmas party was a success, due in large part to the Country Club’s efforts and the wonderful children’s chorus that we heard. There is something about the traditional music, the traditional gathering, and the traditional stories we hear that produces deep relaxation, comfort, and satisfaction. It produces joy for many, including me.

As Lions, we rely on many traditions to draw us closer together. In our club meetings we pray, sing, commiserate, gamble, laugh, talk and eat. (Not necessarily in that order.). The way we sing, especially because the songs have a common theme of patriotism, draws us closer. The way we sing “Happy Birthday” never fails to amuse me and please me on a deep level. The Pledge of Allegiance reminds us where we belong and why it is free. Our silly raffle wouldn’t be half as much fun if the prizes were really worth the price of entry. And, giving thanks through prayer brings my mind away from the problems of the day and back to where it needs to be, firmly focused on gratitude and love. Our traditions are valuable and worthy of the effort we make to continue them.

We share many other traditions as a club. Just to list them all would take more space than this letter should use. I will list a few:
We have a tradition of earning our own keep.
We have a tradition of helping the community in many ways.
We have a tradition of helping each other, and caring about each other.
We have a tradition of making fun of one another.
We have a tradition of welcoming every invited guest so heartily that we make a startlingly good impression.

All of this forms a culture of belonging, helpfulness, good work, comradery, fun, and accomplishment. There is a healthy dose of humility thrown in for spice. I have never in my life enjoyed a group of people more, not even when I was a little kid.

A while back, in the effort to conform to a more politically correct ideal, another club I belonged to stopped saying the Pledge of Allegiance, because it was thought that some new members of the club might feel uncomfortable when it was said, even though they were not required to participate. I say that tolerance means putting up with things you don’t agree with, not the abolishment of things that might offend others. That club was not made stronger by the change made.

Let’s hang onto our traditions and embrace them. Guests appreciate them and so do our members. The traditions make us who we are, and what we are. In large part they are about why we are a group as well.

I know that we will need to adapt in the future to new circumstances and new technology and new needs in our community. We will need to quite often be flexible enough to overcome obstacles. All of this we will do. Let’s do it proudly, as Lions. As Fort Collins Lions, with all that that entails. It is a good way to do things, and I am proud to be a part of the club that could serve as the model for Lions clubs who really want to make a difference in the lives of people in need.

Finally, I encourage you to be proud of our club, and to invite others to come experience some of our traditions for themselves. Our type of gathering is rare in today’s world. Rare and wonderful. Many who experience our club will hunger for more. Some of those will join to continue our traditions for decades to come.

Merry Christmas and may God bless you,

Your President,
David Lambertson

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Monarch Awards - Joe Hamilton, 25 years; Alan Beaty, 20 years; and Ron Lockner, 30 years
Monarch Awards – Joe Hamilton, 25 years; Alan Beaty, 20 years; and Ron Lockner, 30 years

The Chevron Monarch Award recognizes Lions for their long-term service, beginning at 10 years and continuing in five year increments until 75 years of service. This year, District Governor Bob Kitchell presented service awards to three club members. Thank you, Joe, Alan, and Ron for your continued service to our club!

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Recent Programs

Patti Welfore, from the Aspen Club, spoke about memory loss and gave tips on how to help maintain and improve memory.
Patti Welfore, from the Aspen Club, spoke about memory loss and gave tips on how to help maintain and improve memory.
Lion Bob McLean gave a program about his work and research with the CDC and the Ebola outbreak.
Lion Bob McLean gave a program about his work and research with the CDC and the Ebola outbreak.

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2014 Christmas Party

Mike Reager awards the Humanitarian Award to Lion Joe Hamilton
Mike Reager awards the Humanitarian Award to Lion Joe Hamilton
Alan Beatty receives the Progressive Melvin Jones Award
Alan Beatty receives the Progressive Melvin Jones Award
Cathy and Doug Hutchinson, Denny Moyer
Cathy and Doug Hutchinson, Denny Moyer
Dick and Helen Corl
Dick and Helen Corl
Rusty Holsten and Edna Chavez
Rusty Holsten and Edna Chavez
Aida Raider and Patsy Block
Aida Raider and Patsy Block
Dale and Diane Edwards
Dale and Diane Edwards
Donna and Dan Fahrlander
Donna and Dan Fahrlander

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.