4th of July Festival
The Golden Lions Club had another sucessful 4th of July Festival. Burgers, brats, pulled pork sandwiches, chips and soft drinks were provided by American Legion Golden Post 21. Over 270 prizes, donated by local businesses, were won in the Golden Lions 4th of July raffle with Kelley Trucking winning the Superbowl XXXIII John Elway signed football and Jenn Warner winning the $1000 first prize.Click here for a list of donors. 3 great bands furnished live music all day and a great fireworks, sponsored by the City of Golden, concluded the festivities.
Win a 2016 Harley-Davidson Road King
The Golden Lions Club is holding its 6th Harley Davidson Road King Motorcycle Raffle during 2016. The Harley-Davidson Road King is on display at the Buffalo Rose Saloon, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden CO. Tickets are available and the drawing will be held at 8PM October 29, 2016 at the Buffalo Rose Saloon in Golden Colorado. Tickets are
$100 each - only 300 tickets being sold.
The Golden Lions Club will pay the sales tax for the winner. You need not be present to win.
To purchase a ticket:
Call Ed Dorsey 303-829-5195 or
Contact any Golden Lions Club member.
Golden Lions Present Scholarships to Three Golden High School Seniors
The Golden Lions Club presented $2000 scholarships to three Golden High School seniors who were selected from over 20 candidates submitted by administrators and teachers. Rebekah Anderson will attend Montana State University and study environmental science, Dylan Johnson will attend University of Utah and was at the school participating in the national debate competition, Lindsey Thorsheim will attend the University of Colorado and is enrolled in the Leeds School of Business.
Picture (Left to right) are Lion Peter Keppler, Rebekah Anderson, Lindsey Thorsheim, Lion Ed Dorsey, Dylan Johnson, Lion Mike Klis.
Golden Post Office Food Drive
The Golden Lions Club, along with the Young Professionals from the Golden Chamber of Commerce, sort and transport food collected by the Golden Post Office to the Christian Action Guild in Golden. Over 19,000 lbs was processed.
Foothills Art Center Cleanup
The Golden Lions Club participated in the spring cleanup of the grounds of the Foothills Art Center. Trees were trimmed, ground up into mulch and redistributed amongst shrubs and flowers. Also helping were staff and volunteers of the Foothills Art Center and Colorado School of Mines students.
Free Homemade Chili Supper
The Golden Lions Club Annual Chili Supper fund raising event took place Saturday January 23rd, 2016. The event this year was significantly different than the past 40 years.This year we had free chili and craft beer was available for purchase at $5 per glass from the three most popular brew pubs in Golden: Barrels and Bottles, Golden City Brewery and Mountain Toad.
Family Tree Project
The Golden Lions Club, along with 39 volunteers from Anthem, provided community service to the Family Tree Organization by removing unwanted furniture and equipment, relocating various other items to the Family Tree Thrift Store and cleaning a three story building to be repurposed as a possible homeless shelter. The anthem employees and family members made great contirbutions and provided very positive feedback to a successful Lions/Anthem day of service event. For the Lions, this was one of many projects in which we have performed a service project for the Family Tree Organization including building two outdoor children's playground sets, replacing a fence, replacing flooring and constructing shelving in the Thrift Store.
Volunteers for 9 Health Care Fair
Golden Lions support another 9 Health Fair in Golden. Eight Lions turned out to assist the Oct 17, 9HealthFair held at Bell Middle school in Golden. Over 200 participants benefited from the testing and services of the health fair.
Golden Lions Club Celebrates Ten Years Supporting the KidSight Program
The Golden Lions Club has been providing KidSight screening to northern Jefferson County schools, parts of St. Vrain school system, the Head Start Program and selected Denver public schools for the past ten years. In 2006, 148 kids were scanned; in 2014 the Golden Lions screened 2985 and have set a goal to increase that number by 20% in 2015.
KidSight Colorado provides free vision screening for children six months through six years. Lions Club volunteers throughout Colorado conduct vision screening sessions at preschools, kindergartens and other early childhood centers. Undetected vision problems, if left untreated can lead to Amblyopia (lazy eye), which is the leading cause of vision loss in children. The current goal for KidSight Colorado is to screen 40,000 kids yearly, which represents more than 50% of the children born each year in Colorado. The Colorado Lions KidSight Program screened 43,189 children in Colorado in 2014. That is a 14 percent increase over last year's screenings. 5,048 children were referred for a complete eye exam due to detection of a vision problem.
The Golden Lions KidSight volunteers are now using a new PlusOptix camera. The process is as simple as taking a child's picture. The camera allows performance of the scan of both eyes at the same time and is done from three feet away. This allows quicker scanning and because both eyes are measured at the same time the camera is able to pick up additional vision problems that scanning one eye at a time was not able to do. The new camera is able to detect signs of the following possible problems
All results from referral scans are returned through the schools to the parents to allow follow-up with vision professionals. The Golden Lions club has programs to help any parent needing financial assistance either with the exam or with needed glasses.
- Myopia (Nearsightedness)
- Hyperopia (Farsightedness)
- Strabismus - Strabismus is when the eyes are not directed to an object simultaneously.
- Anisometropia - This is a condition in which the two eyes have unequal refractive power. If there is a large difference in clarity between the two eyes, the brain will often suppress the vision of the blurrier eye in a condition called Amblyopia, or lazy eye.
- Anisocoria (Unequal Pupil Size) - Unequal pupil sizes of more than 1.5 mm may be a sign of an eye, brain, blood vessel, or nerve problem.
During Sept alone, the Golden Lions visited 16 schools with 155 volunteer hours, scanned 1242 kids and referred 78 children for further review. The program will continue through December and into January if needed.
Community Rehabilitation Project
The Golden Lions Club participated in the 2013 Community Rehabilitation Project with over 220 citizens of Golden. Golden Lions Robert Williams, Ed Dorsey, Roger Wagstaff, Ken Park, Kevin O'Connor, George Arrambide, Elwood Henry, John Spice and Bill Eckhardt built new steps and constructed a new shed as their project. This is the second year the Golden Lions have participated in the community event.
Golden Lions awarded KidSight Club of the Year for 2014-2015
At the Colorado Lions convention in Aspen the Golden Lions Club received the KidSight Club of the Year for 2014-2015 award for outstanding service to the KidSight program. The club received special acknowledgement for the extra effort it put forward to scan over 500 kids in the St. Vrain Valley school district. St Vrain Valley school district made a last minute decision to become part of the program but local clubs were not able to provide the screening needed. The Golden Lions stepped in and volunteered to travel the 50 miles to the district on three different occasions and screened over 500 children. This effort was in addition to the over two thousand kids that were screened in the local community.
Lion Ed Dorsey received the award on behalf of Golden Lions Kidsight Chairman Robert Storrs and the rest of the Kidsight Committee.
Volunteers for 9 Health Care Fair
The Golden Lions Club again volunteered as cashiers with the 9 Health Care Fair at three locations in the West metro area.
Golden Lions Build Bus Stop Shelter
The Golden Lions Club constructed a Bus Stop Shelter at the Lewis Court Senior Apartments. 2200 Jackson St bus stop. The shelter was purchased with funds provided by the Golden Lions Club and the Golden Civic Foundation.
Assistance with the construction was provided by Steve Kurtz and the Golden "Streets Department" to lift the roof into position.
The Golden Lions Club's collected and transported 20,000-25,000 pairs of used eyeglasses to the Sterling Prison. The Golden Lions Club collected eyeglasses from local establishments and Lions Clubs throughout Colorado. The Sterling Prison refurbishes the glasses, determines the optics and packages them for distribution to organizations such as "Doctors Without Borders", which provide them to anyone needing them around the world.
Family Tree Fence Project
The Golden Lions Club's recent service project was to power wash and stain the Family Tree "Karlis Center" fence, which they built a number of years ago. The Family Tree Organization is one of the many organizations supported by the Golden Lions Club.