Lions Club & Local News
Our local campgrounds began opening for the season on Memorial Day weekend and are all open! Campground hosts are now on site and can be called directly for the latest information. Camping spots are currently available. For more information, follow this link to our Campgrounds home page or hover over the Campgrounds tab for additional options.
August 21 Picnic Recap
Rather than our regular breakfast meeting, we had a picnic at the Lions Pavilion near Safeway. This fun event was hosted by our Tail Twisters, Claude and Kent.
A spirited rendition of the Turtles hit, "Happy Together" was sung for Kirk Klancke and Darlene Carter in celebration of their upcoming wedding. They were also presented with a "Lions Club Wedding Cake" made from leftover Lions pancakes from the summer. Yummy!!
Additional entertainment for the evening included your humble Club president Jerry Nissen doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in memory of his wife Barbara who died from ALS. Barbara was a dedicated Lion, and a recipient of Lions International's highest award, the Melivin Jones Award. Photos and video should be available soon! Jerry challenged everyone at the meeting to do the Challenge or donate to the ALS Association. You don't need to do the Ice Bucket Challenge to donate to ALS. For more on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, click here.
September 4 Breakfast Meeting
Our first meeting in September is our regular breakfast meeting at Carvers on the 4th at 7:30 AM. Our guest speaker today will be Winter Park-Fraser police chief Glen Trainor. Glen will talk about the impact of the new marijuana laws and other topics of interest.
September 25 Kidsight
Deb Buhayar is our local KidSight coordinator. Our KidSight program allows us to do vision tests for many common problems, even on very young children. She's planned our next KidSight screening for September 25. For details, go to our KidSight page by clicking here or contact Deb directly.
9Health Fair October 11
On Saturday October 11 we'll host our annual 9Health Fair at Fraser Valley Elementary School. We'll open the doors at 7:30 AM. This year's 9Health Fair is again a FAMILY fair, so kids are welcome. We'll have several kid-oriented tests and child care will also be available. If you're interested in volunteering (especially if you have medical training) please contact Susan Odneal at email@example.com
FRVLC Facebook Page is Live!
We finally created a FaceBook page for our Club. The link lives in the upper right area of this home page for now. Check it out and be sure to "like" our page!
We always need volunteers for events! To see our current list of volunteer opportunities, please login and go under the Members tab to out Volunteer Signup Forms & Info page.
Lions Summer Brochure
The new 2014 Summer Brochure (formerly the Campground Brochure) is now available by clicking here.
Lions Donate Nearly $60,000
A pride of proud Lions attended our first-ever Grants Award Luncheon at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch. We invited all of our new grant recipients to join us for a celebratory lunch intended to give Lions the chance to see just where our hard-earned money goes. The lunch also enabled the grant winners to meet Lions and learn a little about our Club. We're proud to have given out $59,732 earned by our Lions activities. Congratulations to all our grant recipients and to our Club for all our hard work which allows us to be so generous in our community. Photos from the event are available in our online photo album by clicking here. The Sky-Hi Daily News published a photo and brief article about the event on Friday, January 24. Follow this link then flip to page 7 to see the details. For more about our Foundation and the non-profits we support, click the Foundation tab..
This spring, an agreement between Denver Water and Grand County, with significant input from Trout Unlimited, was negotiated. This agreement gives some major concessions to Grand County. To learn more about this very promising agreement on the local Trout Unlimited website, click here. Be sure to go to the local Trout Unlimited website to learn what you can do to help make this a reality: www.coheadwaters.org
Special Invitation for Veterans
Lions Club has just created a new program to make it even more affordable for veterans to become Lions! For more information, click here.
Lions Club Roster Available
The roster is available to members only by logging in and going to the Roster page under the Members tab. The Members tab and all its "child" pages are only visible to Club members who login to the web site. If you need help with login, look for instructions under the Home page tab. If you're still having trouble, contact Jerry Nissen at 303-641-2367. Please review your information and send any corrections to our membership chair, Jill Childress by clicking here.