President: Tim Pasquarelli


Golden Lions Club
PO Box 192
Golden, CO 80402

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Copyright © 1943-2015


Firework cancelled by Golden

The Golden City sponsored (with Lions assistance) 2015 4th of July fireworks display was cancelled based on a City decision because of heavy winds. The City will make a decision about if/or when to rescheduled the fireworks. Typically the reschedule date is another holiday such as Labor Day or another holiday in the year. The City normally makes an announcement far enough in advance for citizens to plan for viewing the fireworks. Thank you for your support of the Golden Lions Club and our fundraising efforts.

Top Raffle Prize Winners

Kelly trucking won the top prize of $1000 and Jeff Neal won the Broncos football autographed by Peyton Manning and 30+ other broncos.

As we have for over 40 years, the Golden Lions are again organizing and hosting the 4th of July community celebration in Lions Park as a way of giving back to their community. Activities start at noon and end in the evening with a large fireworks display. The event is designed to be a day for friends, neighbors and families to get together at the beautiful park on 10th Street to picnic or purchase food and drink, enjoy music throughout the day, and let the kids enjoy the free rides and face painting provided by the Golden Lions Club.

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.

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 Goldxen Post Office to the Christian Action Guild in Golden. Over 20,000 lbs was processed.
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.

Used Eyeglasses
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.
Candlelight Walk Cider
The Golden Lions Club's provided seventy gallons of hot cider during the Christmas Candlelight Walk festivities in Golden. The Lions have provided the hot cider since the inception of the Candlelight Walk. Click Here to view a short film,taken by Golden Lion Jim Smith, of the year's festivities .
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.
Golden Lions Club Awards High School Scholarships
The Golden Lions Club recently awarded three $1,500 scholarships to graduates of Golden High School. The scholarships are awarded in memory of Tom Plummer, past Lions President and community leader who graduated from Golden High School, and former members Bill Pazar and Stewart Reinhard. The winners this year were Desiree Schneider, who plans to attend Metropolitan State University, Anne Progar, who will be attending University of San Diego this fall, and Gage Jones, who is going to the Colorado School of Mines. Presentations were made at the Golden High Senior Awards night on May 21, 2014 by Golden Lions President Chris Quoyeser and Scholarship Committee Chair Bob Branch. The three students are pictured along with President Quoyeser at the June 5, 2012 Lions meeting, where each student introduced their parents and gave a short talk about their achievements and goals.

The Golden Lions Club has been serving the community since 1943. The Club is well known for its Chili Supper in January and the 4th of July Community Festival. Vision programs are high on the list of service projects and include eyeglass recycling, financial assistance for eye surgeries and eyeglasses and eye screening of preschoolers and kindergarteners. The Lions have also constructed many amenities around the City, including the public restrooms in front of Meyer's Hardware and gazebos in several City parks.
Zone B Meeting Hosted by Golden Lions Club
On February 27th, the Golden Lions Club hosted the 6C Lions Zone B Meeting at the American Legion in Golden. Each club presented an update on their various activities completed and planned.
Dictionary Project - Chair Lion Alan Woodard
On December 19th Golden Lion Alan Woodard and Golden Lion Chris Quoyeser went to Golden Mitchell Elementary School and Golden Shelton Elementary School to deliver dictionaries for the 3rd grade students. At Shelton Elementary they were invited to a classroom with all the 3rd graders and gave a brief description of what the Lions do for Golden, followed by a question and answer session. They also went to Golden Bell Middle School and delivered thesauruses for the 7th graders.
Photo: Third graders at Golden Shelton Elementary School show off their personal dictionaries.
Flood Relief
The Golden Lions Club helped Lions District Governor Linda Stephens deliver much neededfood supplies to disaster flood relief victims. They loaded up over 2500 pounds of supplies in Erie and delivered about 1400 lbs to a food bank in Louisville and then to a Boulder food bank and unloaded about 1100 pounds. Golden Lions Ken Park, Jon Berquist, Jerry Fricke, Kevin O'Connor and Bill Eckhard provided the trucks and did the heavy lifting.
Coors Great Water Month
The Golden Lions Club participated in the 2013 MillerCoors Great Water Month with over 35 MillerCoors employees and family members. Golden Lions John Spice, Ken Park and Judd Dickey helped reseed a number of areas, along Clear Creek in Golden from the Billy Drew Bridge to 1/2 mile west of the 6th Ave Bridge, that had been damaged with over use.

This is MillerCoors' largest annual volunteer event to protect beer's most important ingredient: water. The brewer designated September as "Great Water Month," when thousands of MillerCoors employees will participate in projects across the nation to protect local water resources and promote water stewardship. The projects will take employees off-campus and into their local communities to repair riverbeds, clean up coastlines, and remove trash.
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.