Speaker - Conversation with a Ukrainian Refugee.

Lena Karabushin, M.A. is a multilingual educator passionately advocating for multilingual students. She is ESL Faculty at the Community College of Aurora. Before CCA, Lena was a Lead Trainer of a pre-employment training program for refugees at Spring Institute. She immigrated to Denver, Colorado from Kyiv, Ukraine with her family as Jewish refugees in 1991, one month before the collapse of the Soviet Union. She lives in Aurora, Colorado with her husband and three children.

Lions Helping Ukraine 
Responding to the humanitarian crisis The conflict in Ukraine has driven millions of people from their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis that is forcing families to search for safety and security. In this time of great need, Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) is awarding grants to make sure Lions are there to help provide immediate relief to those struggling to meet their most basic needs, and Lions around the world are uniting through kindness to help the people who desperately need it in Ukraine.
Important Volunteer Opportunity
One of the largest service projects of the Denver Lions is providing exams and glasses to those in need in Denver. The Denver Lions Foundation supports this program with an over $50,000 grant. Lion Terry Lutts is the chairman and processes over 500 exams and glasses a year.
This is a lot of work for one person and he needs some assistants.  It would entail processing 5 to 10 requests per month which will take 5 to 10 hours per month.   All the processing can be done on a home computer. 
If you want to make a difference in an individual’s life by helping get them eyeglasses this is the volunteering opportunity for you.
For more information contact Lion Terry at  303.777.8013

Upcoming Denver Lions Events

Put these dates on your calendar
  • April 12 - Lion In-Person Meeting - Ukraine​​​​​​
  • April 21- Mixer - networking event
  • April 26 - In-Person Lions Meeting- Speaker DU companion robot
  • May 7 - Lions Camp Workaday 
  • May 13-14  Lions State Convention
  • June 7 - Golf outing
  • July 23 - 24  Dragon Boat Festival
Outdoor Dropbox at Stanley Marketplace
We now have three Outdoor Dropbox locations.  Lions Loree and Dwight installed a box at the Stanley Marketplace.  The others are at the entrance of the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute and at the First Baptist Church on Grant Street.
Get Ready to Sign up for Dragon Boat Race Team
Get ready to sign up for the Denver Lions Dragon Boat Race Team.   This is so much fun.  No experience is necessary.  The last time we race we won first place in our division.   Just be a Lion or a family or friend of a Denver Lion.  Race day is Sunday, July 24 starting at about 8 am. 
You will need to attend at least one and preferably both training/lesson sessions at Sloan’s Lake starting at 5:30 pm.  Registration and team shirt are $45 per person. 
For more information contact team captains  Dan Kiel  and Brian Henderson 
Building a Better Future for Kids
Denver Lions, we need your support for the Denver Lions Early Learning Center capital campaign! By now you should have received the campaign brochure and cover letter. We have made great progress and are now ready to start raising money. We are seeking over seventy percent of the funds for our project through federal grants and government funding.  To release federal funds, the grant makers will be looking at individual member support of this project.  Therefore, every Lions Club member donation is so important in reaching our overall goal of seven million dollars!  We are asking every Denver Lion to donate to this legacy project.  We will be listing the names of donors, not the amount, on the website unless they want to be anonymous.  
Lions Mixer Thursday April 21
As we slowly get back to "normal" we are again starting Lion's Mixers.  This is an opportunity to once again see in-person our fellow Lions. 
Even though this is a month away put it on your calendar to save the date.
Date:  Thursday, April 21st
Time:  4 to 9 pm  - Come and go as you want.  Just come.
Location:  Party Room at 4192 W Pondview Dr. Littleton, CO This is just south of West Bowles Ave off South Platte Canyon Rd.
Beverages and hors d'oeuvre will be avaliable 
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