Thursday, August 6, 2020

Keeping Going During Pandemic

Our club has been faced with the same obstacles that every other club has faced. We have been able to maintain some of our projects, such as of hanging flags around town on holidays. We have also  been able to take on a few new projects, including food distribution. Our meetings became online virtual meetings.

Thursday, November 14, 2019


Every Fall, the club screens the vision of preschoolers in our area. This year, between November 14 and December 12, we screened the vision of 341 children.

Lion Annie starts the process off, while Lion Laura helps the child focus. Lions Carolyn and Jack take care of the paperwork:

Lions Laura, Jim, and Carolyn celebrate finishing at the first school:

Lion President Mike participates on the camera:

PDG Jack takes over the camera:

And Lion Carolyn hands out stickers to reward the children for doing their part in getting their eyes checked:

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Dynamite Days

Dynamite Days is the annual fair for the city of Idaho Springs.

At the event, the Lions Club set up a booth to publicize our activities and services to the community:

Lions Carolyn, Mary, Annie, Carla, and Barb opened the booth:

No doubt that this was the Lions' show:

Attendance at the booth was strong all day:

The club gave away surplus reading glasses. These helped illustrate our services for vision. Lions Carolyn, Mary, Barb, and Jim help staff the later afternoon:

The club also gave away children' books that had been donated. These helped illustrate our services for literacy:

Friday, September 6, 2019

Flaming Fall Foliage Fund Raiser

As a fund-raiser, the club helps support the Flaming Fall Foliage Relay Race, which runs 168 miles from Idaho Springs to Buena Vista.

Set up is at 3:30 am in Idaho Springs, so we can be ready when the first teams of runners arrive at 4:00 am.:

PDG Jack checks the teams in:

Lion Carolyn hands out the T-Shirts:

A bit later, Lion Jeff mans the first relay station, where runners hand off to team-mates:

Yet further down the road, Lions Laura and Sandy man another exchange point:

Runner teams await the arrival of their runner at the exchange location:

Lion Sandy can attest that the work is quite hard:

At least there is spectacular scenery and the company of wildlife at the exchange points:

At another exchange yet further up the road, Lions Mary and Barb help out:

Thursday, August 15, 2019


The Lions held their annual Picnic and Installation of Officers for the coming year.

District Governor Holly Rutherford-Allen installs Don and Carla Allen while PDG Jack Russalesi looks on.

President Mike Morris, Secretary Carolyn Kennedy, Treasurer Jeff Norton, and Membership Chair Jack Russalesi:

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Flying Flags on the Fourth of July

The Idaho Springs Lions Club has a program for the city. We hang flags in front of stores on the main streets of town for each holiday during the year. The stores along the street contribute, to have a flag flown in front of their store. This way, it becomes a fund-raising venture for the club, funding a scholarship at the local high school.

Miner street, the main street in the historic district, with flags up and down on both sides.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cooking for the Lions Camp

Members of the club volunteered to help cook for the Lions Club camp. On Fathers Day!

Lion President Mary and Lion Barb, cooking away.

Lion Barb with camp staff.