Lions Club & Local News
June Lions Meeting Schedule is Back to Normal
After an abnormal May meeting schedule, we're back to our regular routine in June. Our first regular breakfast meeting is Thursday, June 6, 7:30AM at our location in Winter Park near the Conoco and KopyKat. Brian Lazar from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center will be our guest speaker.
2013 District 6W Convention
On May 3-5, 2013 the Fraser River Valley Lions Club hosted the District 6W Convention in Winter Park. A good time was had by all! Photos from the event are available in our online photo album by clicking here. You may download, print, watch slideshows of the photos.
On Sunday morning following the Convention, an intrepid crew of volunteers showed up to do the final cleanup. Notice the evidence of bloody Marys on the table in the photo below. Offer this group booze and the volunteers will magically appear.
Once again, thanks to all our volunteers and especially to Bob Johannes for his impeccable planning and guidance. The good news is that it will probably be another twenty years before the Districts tells us that we have been volunteered to hold another convention!
Kirk Klancke Water Issues Video
Local Grand County TV channel 18 filmed two interviews with our own Kirk Klancke in April of 2013. Kirk discussed many water-related issues. The first interview is now being broadcast in Grand County on Comcast channel 18 and is also available online by clicking here.
In other water-related news, thanks to County Commissioner James Newberry, County Manager Lurline Curran and our own water guru Kirk Klancke for the update on local water happenings at our March 7 meeting. Too many water-related events have happened recently to be included here. For the latest information, go to the local Trout Unlimited web site by clicking here.
Campgrounds Open May 24
All local Grand County campgrounds managed by the Lions Club are scheduled to open on May 24, 2013. That means they should be up and running smoothly before Memorial Day Weekend. Of course, it's snowing hard in mid-April (where was this all winter?) and that just may delay our scheduled opening by a few days. Go to our Campgrounds pages on this web site for more information.
Local US Forest Service Updates
Sulphur Ranger District is scheduled to update town boards around Grand County over coming weeks regarding its current projects and planning efforts. To learn more about upcoming U.S. Forest Service roadside hazard tree work, trail projects, fuels reduction efforts and forest health projects, plan to attend one of these upcoming community meetings. The presentation takes about 30 minutes and includes time for questions. The following presentations are scheduled:
- Fraser Town Hall: 6:30 p.m. May 1
- Winter Park Town Hall: 8 a.m. May 21
- Granby Town Hall: 6:30 p.m. May 28
Be Aware: Scam Alert
During recent months, there have been a number of phone and email scams involving Lions International, but not out local Club. The perpetrators sometimes pose as members contacting other members to make donations via phone. Unfortunately, if you lose money in a scam, there is no legal recourse and no way to recover the money. If you want to donate to LCIF, you can do so through our local club or by going to http://lcif.org/donate. If you suspect a scam, or if you're unsure, please contact email@example.com or call 1-630-468-6800. For tips on how to protect yourself from scams, visit the Lions Blog.
Read This if You Buy Food In Grand County
Debbie Buhayar has set up a program with both Safeway and City Market to benefit Lions Club. A new page on this web site under the Home tab has more information. Follow this link to the page.
New Lions Club Roster Now Available!!!!
After much pain, suffering and research our new roster of our members was published on line as of November 27, 2012. It's even been updated with new members and a few corrections since then. The roster is available 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.
Minutes From Meetings Available
Minutes and agendas from our meetings are available to members by logging in to this web site and looking under the Members tab. While you're logged in and looking under the Members tab, be sure to check out the Tail Twister Question for our next meeting.
Photos from Many Recent Events are Available here