Thursday, December 15, 2022

Assistance to Senior Center

Project Support put on its annual holiday fund raiser at the Senior Center, with to hot chocolate and caroling. Lion Annie represented the Lions Club in helping out.

The weather outside was windy cold, but inside  project support’s holiday fundraiser was delightful with good Cheer and songs from the Evergreen Children's Chorale warming our hearts!

Friday, December 2, 2022

Lions Playground

Decades ago, the Lions Club created a playground in town. It has been updated and renovated from time-to-time, jointly with the city. Here Lion Annie shows off some new publicity posted at the playground.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

KidSight Vision Screening

We have been able to get back on our regular schedule. We screen several hundred pre-schoolers at public and private schools and day-care centers in 3 counties nearby.

It takes interaction with the kids, so it is fun as well as very worthwhile.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Fall Fund Raiser

As a fund raiser each year, the Lions Club helps with the Fall Foliage Relay Race, which runs from Idaho Springs to Buena Vista.

We help set up, at 3:30 am. Lion Jim checks runners in. 

Lion Carolyn checked in equipment and safety gear:

The first runners started their race at 5:00 am. They ran in teams, with each member taking some of the stages in the overall 165-mile race.

Other Lions helped at Exchange check-points, where teams exchanged runners.

Some of the exchange check points were at mountain passes. The race went over three passes of higher than 11,000 feet elevation.

One of the opportunities for those who got up early was to see the sunrise over Mt. Bierstadt, one of several peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation along the race course.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Lions Annual Picnic

Each year, the Idaho Springs Lions club holds a picnic. Not only is this a time for members and families to enjoy each other's company, but it is an opportunity for the formal processes of installing new members and officers of the club.

This year, the picnic was held at Courtney-Riley-Cooper Park in town.

Of course, a picnic has to have some good food.

PDG Roy Donaldson installed the officers for the coming year.

PDG Donaldson, President Jack Russalesi, Treasurer Jeff Norton, Secretary Carolyn Kennedy, Vice Presidents Mike Morris & Jim White:

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Christmas in July

The city of Idaho Springs sponsored a Christmas in July event. This provided a good opportunity for the club.

Lions Mary and Barb raised the tent (with a little help from nearby friends) and raised Lions Awareness and money for the Social Salvation Orphanage of Nepal. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Peace Poster Contest

The Lions' Peace Poster Contest is open to young people. 

The Clear Creek Rock House provides local teens a safe, supervised place where they can recreate and receive life skills training from caring adults. The Rock House does this through mentoring, tutoring, after-school programs and events.

So our club invited the Rock House teens to join in.

Here is Lion Mike engaging the kids, and telling them about our Lions Club....

...letting them know about our service to the community… our yearly scholarship that they can apply for some day.  Director Cheryl Holmberg had them tell us about what they do for the community and what programs and adventures are available to them through the Rock House.

Lions Mike, Jack, Carolyn, Barb, Brandi, Mary, Vicky and Sandy were on hand to help feed the group, including Cheryl and Three staff members.

After eating, the Peace Poster Contest supplies were laid out - with a variety of mediums for creating a piece of artwork with the theme.