Sunday, July 23, 2017

Lions Camp

Several members of the club volunteered to help with a cookout at the Lions camp for the handicapped in Woodland Park, CO.

Lion President Mary, Lion Laura, PDG Jack, Lion Sandy, Lion Barb.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

2017 International Convention

The Idaho Springs Lions Club was represented at the International Convention in Chicago.

Lion President Mary and Lion Barb led the charge.

Our district was there in force, marching in the parade...

... including our Lion President Mary.

It was truly an international event!

And it was clearly taking place in Chicago, as an "El" came over the parade.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Hanging Flags on Memorial Day

DG Jack and Lion President Mike getting flags ready to hang up in downtown Idaho Springs

Lions Mike and Jack loading flags into Mike's truck

Flags hanging behind City Hall

Lion Treasurer Jeff hangs a flag on Miner Street

Lions Laura and Sandy getting more flags on Miner Street

Flags on Miner Street

Merchants in town contribute to the club, to have flags hung in front of their stores for each holiday. The contributions for the flags funds the Lions Club annual scholarship to a student graduating from the Clear Creek High School

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Scholarship Award

Lions Club Treasurer Jeff Norton presents the Lions Club Eugene Kiefer Memorial Scholarship to Zachary Schell at the Clear Creek High School Awards Assembly.  

Zach won the $1500 scholarship in a competition with many very qualified applicants.  Zach plans to study Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University.

Gene Kiefer was a long-time resident of Idaho Springs, and a founding member of the Idaho Springs Lions Club in 1952.  He served the community in many ways, including as Sheriff.  Perhaps the most important of his priorities was helping the youth in Clear Creek County, so the Lions Club offers this scholarship each year in his honor.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Party

The Lions Club held its annual Christmas Party at Hildaddy's Restaurant.

Lions Tom, Pat, Carla, Dick, Don and Mary:

Lions Dick, Don, guest, Carla, Jack, Carolyn, guest, Barb, Mary, and Kim:

Lions Kim, Tom, and Bill at the Buffet:

Lions Dick, Mary, and Carolyn:

Lions Barb, Caroly, and Jack:

Lions Kim, Jack, Pat, Jeff enjoying dinner with Tamara:

Guest and Lions Dick, Don, and Carla:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

KidSight, Fall 2016

The Idaho Springs Lions Club participates in the KidSight program to screen the vision of preschool children.  This year we will have made 15 visits to 12 different schools and daycares to screen 500 children.

Lions Jack and Mike:

Lions Carolyn, Jack, and Laura:

Lion Carolyn and Vickie:

Vickie and some of the kids:

Lion Jack:

Lion Jim:

Lion Laura handles the paperwork, and treats the kids to stickers for their cooperation:

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Pumpkin Smash

An organization, Scraps to Soil, in Idaho Springs promotes sustainable practices including composting. The Lions Club has supported their efforts.

Each year, Scraps to Soil holds a Pumpkin Smash on the Saturday after Halloween to promote composting the pumpkins.  But first, everyone has to have fun smashing the pumpkins with everything from a giant hammer to a catapult.

The event has become a major "happening" in town.  The Lions Club had a booth at the event this year, with a good chance to publicize who we are and what we do.

Lions Laura and Barb did all the work, and Lion Jim stopped by for a little while.

Our support for the Scraps to Soil sponsors seems to have been appreciated: