Lions News
Lions News


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Important Notice About Email For Lions!

To keep getting emails from Lions Club, please add the new secretary's email address to your email program's contacts list. We have just created a new email address which will remain constant even when we change secretaries. Adding this to your contacts list will help keep our emails from going directly to your spam folder rather than your inbox. The address to add to your Contacts list is:

Grocery Rebate Program

Debbie Buhayar has set up a program with both Safeway and City Market to benefit Lions Club. A new page on this web site under the Home tab has more information. Follow this link for more information.

Updated Roster Available

The roster of our members (complete with phone numbers and emails) is available on line for members only. The roster is available by logging in and going to the Roster page under the Members tab. The Members tab and all its "child" pages are only visible to Club members who login to the web site. If you need help with login, look for instructions under the Home page tab. If you're still having trouble, contact Jerry at 303-641-2367. Please review your personal information on the roster and send any corrections to our membership chair, Jill Childress by clicking hereBe sure to thank Kirk for all his hard work on this!

Community News

New Source for Local Water Information
Friday, March 09, 2012

Windy Gap Firming-Final EIS
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Defend the Colorado
Monday, October 24, 2011

Sky Hi News Water Article January 31, 2011
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Sky Hi News Water Article January 31, 2011
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Local Events Calendar
Saturday, November 12, 2011

Water on TV
Monday, October 24, 2011

Colorado River Cooperative Agreement
Monday, October 24, 2011

Denver Water's Moffatt Collection Update
Friday, September 30, 2011

Local Newspaper Link
Monday, September 12, 2011


Lions Club & Local News

Officer Election Finalized at April 17 Meeting

This year, we offered all Lions the opportunity to vote both online and in person. Online voting was done via email, in-person voting was done at our April 17 meeting. The slate of officers was enthusiastically elected. Our new officers are: Jan Boynton, Jeff Browne, Deb Buhayar, Jill Childress, Claude Diamond, Kent Hughes, Kirk Klancke, Jerry Nissen, Bill Steinmiller and Dennis Troutman, with Peter Kerswell as our previous president. Congratulations to our new board members and many thanks to retiring board members, Howard Venezia and Dawn Browne.

Moffat Agreement Action Needed

Trout Unlimited hosted a meeting on March 27 to learn about the proposed Moffat agreement, why Trout Unlimited supports it, and why we need to push to get certain requirements included in the permit. Grand County, Trout Unlimited and Denver Water have reached a compromise which will ensure the future of the Fraser We now have only a short time in which to make this compromise part of the final agreement. For more information, go to the local Trout Unlimited website.

9Health Fair Schedule

On October 11, our Club will again host the 9Health Family Fair at Fraser Elementary. Two local spring 9Health fairs are coming up in Grand County:  
    April 26 Granby Elementary School at 200 W. Topaz    
    May 17 Middle Park Medical Center at West Grand Elementary and Middle School in Kremmling at 715 Kinsey Ave.

May Meeting Schedule

We'll have our regular Club breakfast meeting May 1 at Carvers, but our second meeting of the month will be a dinner meeting on May 22, rather than a breakfast meeting on the 15th. To be clear, there will NOT be a breakfast meeting on the 15th.

On May 22, we'll have our traditional spring dinner meeting at a local restaurant. It will replace our regular morning the previous week. Jerry is currently working on bids from local restaurants and menu details. Details will follow as they are finalized. Online registration and dinner selection will be available as soon as possible. 

Festivities will start with cocktails at 5:30. As usual, there will be a brief meeting and swearing in of officers. For now, just save the date.

Lions Golf Tournament June 24

Be sure to sign up all your friends to golf at the beautiful Pole Creek course on June 24. Dawn Browne is the chair of this year's golf tournament and will be recruiting Lions to golf or work the event. We'll also have a raffle of a Karen Vance giclee and a silent auction. More information is available at the Golf page under the Home tab or by clicking here.

Board Meetings at New Location

The board tried our April board meeting at Devil's Thumb Ranch in the afternoon rather than an early morning meeting. Everyone was happy with the result. Why not, it was happy hour after all. We'll meet for our next board meeting on Monday May 12 at Heck's at 4PM. Every effort will be made to get the actual agenda covered quickly in order to allow sufficient time for appetizers and adult beverages.

CASA Volunteers Needed

Shanna Ganne from CASA educated us about the Court Appointed Special Advocates program at our last meeting. Several Lions were interested in learning more about volunteering with CASA. They're looking for volunteers. Here's what Shanna had to say.

"I wanted to thank you again for allowing me to come visit with the lions club about Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA. 
I would like to share a call for volunteers with the lions club, if possible -

Northwest Rocky CASA is seeking community members to become CASA volunteers.  CASA volunteers advocate for children that are victims of abuse and neglect within the court system.  If you have any questions, please contact Shanna Ganne at or visit our website "

Lions Donate Nearly $60,000

A pride of proud Lions attended our first-ever Grants Award Luncheon at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch. We invited all of our new grant recipients to join us for a celebratory lunch intended to give Lions the chance to see just where our hard-earned money goes. The lunch also enabledLions Grant Check the grant winners to meet Lions and learn a little about our Club. We're proud to have given out $59,732 earned by our Lions activities. Congratulations to all our grant recipients and to our Club for all our hard work which allows us to be so generous in our community. Photos from the event are available in our online photo album by clicking here. The Sky-Hi Daily News published a photo and brief article about the event on Friday, January 24. Follow this link then flip to page 7 to see the details. For more about our Foundation and the non-profits we support, click the Foundation tab..

Major Water News March 6

On March 6, an agreement between Denver Water and Grand County, with significant input from Trout Unlimited, was negotiated. This agreement gives some major concessions to Grand County. To learn more about this very promising agreement on the local Trout Unlimited website, click here. Be sure to go to the local Trout Unlimited website to learn what you can do to help make this a reality:

Special Invitation for Veterans

Lions Club has just created a new program to make it even more affordable for veterans to become Lions! For more information, click here. 

District 6W Convention May 2-4 2014

Everyone remembers last spring’s District 6W Convention here at the Winter Park Hotel. The next District Convention is scheduled for May 2-3, 2014 in Glenwood Springs. This time we can be attendees at an event with another Club doing all the work! That means we can go to seminars, attend the parties and order a cocktail without worrying if the next part of the event was going to be perfect. Let's have a nice showing of support from our Club.

For details click here. If you have questions contact Gary Broetzman at 970-984-3360 or Lindel Silvertooth at 316-655-7753.

June 14 Shred Event & Non-Profit Flea Market

Grand Park will again host our free shred event which allows you to bring your documents to be destroyed. We'll also do a new flea market event for other local non-profits.

   Kirk Klancke Water Issues Video

   Local Grand County TV channel 18 filmed two interviews with our own Kirk Klancke. Kirk discussed many water-related issues. The first interview is now being broadcast in Grand County on Comcast channel 18 and is also available online by clicking here.

  Too many water-related events have happened recently to be included here. For the latest information, go to the local Trout Unlimited web site by clicking here. 

Lions Club Roster Available

The roster is available to members only by logging in and going to the Roster page under the Members tab. The Members tab and all its "child" pages are only visible to Club members who login to the web site. If you need help with login, look for instructions under the Home page tab. If you're still having trouble, contact Jerry Nissen at 303-641-2367. Please review your information and send any corrections to our membership chair, Jill Childress by clicking here. 


Special Note From Your Webmaster
  Because so many of our members have slow internet connections here in rural Colorado, there are no moving images, flashing banners or the like. There are also very few photos on the site itself, but here is an easy link to our extensive on-line photo album.
   Please note that there is now a reason for members to log in (not register) to the web site. The club roster as well as meeting minutes and agendas are available ONLY to authorized users who log in. I've created a generic login that works for all Lions Club members. If you need these login instructions, please contact me directly.
   Remember this is your web site. It's here to serve you as Lions and community members. I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions!
       Jerry Nissen, Chief Web Lackey  Email:

Minutes & Agendas

Minutes From Meetings Available

Minutes and agendas from our meetings are available to members by logging in to this web site and looking under the Members tab. While you're logged in and looking under the Members tab, be sure to check out the Tail Twister Question for our next meeting.


Photos from many events are available on our extensive photo album here