The Golden Lions Club partnered with the City of Golden to purchase and erect a new gazebo in Vanover Park for their Centennial Project. This project is to commemorate 100 years of Lionism (1917-2017) and to honor all Golden Veterans for their service. A picnic table and two benches will be installed in the Spring. View additional pictures here.
(April 22, 2018) The Golden Lions Club dedicated the new gazebo in Vanover Park to "Golden Veterans". Representing Golden veterans were members of the Golden Lions Club, Golden American Legion - Post 21, Golden VFW - Post 4171 and Colorado School of Mines Veterans Organization. Also in attendance were Golden's Mayor, City Manager and Parks Director, Colorado Lions District 6C Governor and members of the Golden Transcript.
Donating to Golden Backpack Program
The Golden Lions Club(GLC) donated the funds necessary to purchase a large freezer for the Golden Backpack Program(GPB). The Backpack Program was receiving more food than they could store, prior to distributing it through their food pantry. Golden Lions Bill Eckhardt, Roger Wagstaff, Judd Dickey, Ken Park and George Arrambide assisted the backpack staff with unloading a full truck load of dairy, fruits, vegetables and grains and stocking shelves with everything. They were finished in less than 2 hrs with GLC help. The GBP, headed by Leanne Dunn, was very appreciated for the much needed help. Thanks for all the help.
Da Vinci Reader Donation
The Golden Lions received a donation of a Da Vinci Reader. We wanted to donate it to a person in need. Lion Myrna Ann Adkins of the Denver Den helped locate an appropriate recipient. Golden Lion Bob Storrs delivered it to Kathy Hand who lives in Conifer and has maculate degeneration. She is only able to see outlines of people who sit in front of her. She uses a 62 inch TV as her computer monitor and still has to increase the size of the text to a very large size. She has specialized glasses to see TV that have two lenses much like a telescope.
Here is her thank you message.
Myrna: I cannot thank you enough for reaching out and helping me receive the DaVinci Reader. Lion Bob came to Conifer to my home and was very kind. He even knew how to plug the power cord in! LOL. Although I am not an expert as of yet, I reviewed the User Manual already to get an idea of the DaVinci’s capabilities. The DaVinci has OCR, which gives it "text-to-speech" capabilities, which means I can put material on the platform and it will read the text. I found it takes a “picture” of sorts, so I can have the mateiral it is reading in my hands and be able to scan as it reads the text.
I mentioned to Lion Bob that if the Lion’s Club ever needed a project done that someone with my disability could do, I would be happy to volunteer my time to help the Lion’s Club. I extend that offer to the Lion’s Club and am assuming the Club understands the limitations of a visually handicapped individual. I have been in the legal field for 36 years and have done so much paperwork, and now retired. I help friends with what I can, and consider the Lion’s Club my friend!
Again thank you for the DaVinci. If you should ever need anything, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Sincerely, Kathleen "Kathy" Hand
Induction of New Members
Past District Governor(PDG) Donna Sly-Redd performs the induction ceremony for 5 new members of the Golden Lions Club. Pictured (l-r): Golden Lions Club President Robert Storrs, PDG Donna Sly-Redd, Devin Bewley, Christina Bewley, Janice Waring, Robert Niswander and Paul Haseman.
Sondra Welsh Receives Anne Sullivan Award
Golden Lion Sondra Welsh received the Anne Sullivan Award fron the Colorado Lions Foundation. The Anne Sullivan award was created to honor people who work behind the scene and do not expect any reward. Sondra received an attractive lapel pin, a plaque and a congratulatory letter. Pictured (l-r): District 6C Colorado Lions Foundation Trustee John Spice, Lion Sondra Welsh and Golden Lions Club President Robert Storrs.
Puerto Rico Food Packing Event
The Golden Lions Club volunteered to help the Golden Kiwanis Club and other Kiwanis Clubs pack 20,000 meals. The meals will be sent to Puerto Rico to support their recovery efforts. Over 100 volunteers participated in packing event.
Thank you from the event organizer, "Thanks to everyone who participated in this great event. A generous sponsor has been found to facilitate the delivery of our 20K meal packs, plus an additional 20K donated by another organization, to the island of Puerto Rico! While they probably won't make it by Christmas, we hope to provide some relief shortly after the New Year.
Our collective energy was truly inspiring as we completed our mission in record time! We continue to look for creative ways to support the recovery in Puerto Rico. I'd like to update our online donation portal with pictures from the event, so please send me any pictures you'd like to share.
Thanks again for the comradery and support. I feel proud and blessed to be part of a group so energized to help those in need, especially at this busy time of year! Who knew helping others could be so much fun! You guys are awesome!"
Golden Lions Ring Bells for Salvation Army
Golden Lion and City Council-elect Paul Haseman was just one of eight Golden Lions to work 15 shifts ringing bells for the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however they can.
Winter Clothes for Christian Action Guild
Golden Lion Sondra Welsh and Marc Richard deliver 9 bags of winter clothing collected by the Golden Lions Club to the Christian Action Guild.
Pictured (l-r) Sondra, Kelly Ivan, CAG Operations Manager and Marc.
Dictionaries for Shelton Elementary 3rd Graders
Golden Lion Larry Skaggs and Golden Lions Club President Bob Storrs hand out 83 dictionaries to the Shelton Elementary 3rd grade class. This is an annual project that the Golden Lions have been doing for years. Each dictionary is personalized with each childs name.
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 200 prizes, donated by local businesses, were won in the Golden Lions 4th of July raffle with Christian Action Guild winning the $1000 first prize. 3 great bands furnished live music all day and a great fireworks, sponsored by the City of Golden, concluded the festivities.
Golden Lions Present Scholarships to Three Golden High School 2017 Seniors
The Golden Lions Club presented $2000 scholarships to three Golden High School seniors who were selected from over 25 candidates submitted by administrators and teachers.
Picture(Left to right) Emily Nguyen, Sidney Toler and Emma Markovich.
Golden Post Office Food Drive
The Golden Lions Club, along with the Young Professionals from the Golden Chamber of Commerce and Golden High School students with the Interact Club, sort and transport food collected by the Golden Post Office to the Christian Action Guild in Golden. Over 22,000 lbs was processed.
Golden Lions Volunteer at 9 HealthFair
The Golden Lions Club volunteered as cashiers at three locations during the 2017 9Healthfair. Pictured (l-r) are Golden Lions Dennis, Ken and Wendy.
Golden Lions Celebrate Arbor Day with Fairmont Elementary
The Golden Lions Club celebrated Arbor Day with the Fairmont Elementary 4th grade class. One tree was planted in front of the school and over 120 trees were handed out to the 4th grade class to take home to plant.
Lion Kris Flaherty discussed how Arbor Day started and the meaning of Arbor Day.
Golden Visitor Center has a new walkway.
The Golden Lions Club provided funding to replace the walkway from the front of the Golden Visitor Center along the side to the back Golden Lions Patio.