6W CLUB DIRECTORY

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Here are all the Lions Club chapters that comprise District 6W in Western Colorado. Many of the Lions Clubs in District 6W have links to their own website; some just have a Facebook page. Click on a club near you to get more information. Or email tracy.r.dvorak@gmail.com if you would like more information about any club below that does not have a website link.

Basalt

Bayfield

Carbondale

Clifton

Collbran

Cortez

Craig

Delta

Durango

Eagle

Fraser River Valley

Fruita

Glenwood Springs

Grand Junction

Hayden

Hotchkiss

Jackson County

Leadville

Mancos Valley

Meeker

Montrose

New Castle

Orchard Mesa (Grand Junction area)

Palisade

Paonia

Redlands (Grand Junction area)

Rifle

Steamboat Springs Ski Town

Surface Creek Valley


Club webmasters may create their own free website by going to:  http://e-clubhouse.org

We also encourage clubs to start up a Facebook page to engage their communities. If you need help, Lion Tracy Dvorak can assist you. Email her at Tracy.R.Dvorak@gmail.com.

More info on the GRAND JUNCTION LIONS

• GJ Lions Club Facebook?  www.facebook.com/gjlions

• Twitter? @GJLions

• Club’s website? http://www.gjlions.org/

• Grand Junction Lions Club history:

The Grand Junction Lions Club was chartered in 1921 (Oct. 28 , 1921) by a group of hearty businessmen in downtown Grand Junction. The club started with 28 charter members whose names are on the charter documents in the Lions Club showcase at Two Rivers Plaza.

In the 95 years of the club, the Grand Junction Lions Club has generated and donated back more than $5,000,000 back to the Grand Valley Community in Mesa County, Colo.

The motto of the Grand Junction Lions Club is: “Doing the most good, for the most people … while having the most fun.”

• When, where and what time does your club meet for meetings? The Grand Junction Lions Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction, Colo.

• What’s your club’s main fundraisers?

Since 1929 the Grand Junction Lions Club has held an annual Carnival, Raffle and Parade the third Saturday in February (the Saturday following Valentine’s Day). This event is the only fundraiser that the club regularly holds on an annual basis. Because of this event, and thanks to the volunteer efforts of our members, the Grand Junction Lions Club has donated more than $5,000,000 back to the Grand Valley Community in Mesa County, Colo.

• What local and/or national nonprofits do you support with your fundraising money?

Over the 95 year history of the GJ Lions Club, dollars raised have been donated back to the community in recognizable projects and improvements such as: the Riverfront Trail Project, The Art Center, The Botanical Gardens, Two Rivers Convention Center, Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, the Fruita Community Center, Lincoln Park-Moyer Pool, the Museum of Western Colorado, Mesa County Search and Rescue, Colorado Mesa University (CMU), as well as projects at nearly every school in District 51, local Little League parks and many other youth-oriented programs.

• Interested in learning more about the GJ Lions Club:

Email either gjlionsmembership@gmail.com or gjlionsexecsec@aol.com.

 

More info on the NEW CASTLE LIONS CLUB

• Where and when do you meet?

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month. During the odd months, the club meets at 7:30 a.m. at The River Center, 126 N. Fourth St.; during the even months, the club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Housing Rec Room, 201 Castle Valley Blvd.

• Main fundraisers or events the club does?

The club holds the Hogback Hustle 5K Race in New Castle, which is part of a summer series in the area. They also do the Burning Mountain Day Pancake Breakfast and Pie Sales. They also host Thanksgiving Dinner at the Community Center.

They also collect used eyeglasses for reconditioning and repurposing in Third World countries. They are also active in the Colorado KidSight Program. They participate in Salvation Army bell-ringing and highway cleanups. They offer local high school scholarships and make monetary contributions ot the Lions Summer Camp in Colorado.

• Interested in more information, contact any of the members:

Visit www.NewCastleLions.org.

 

More info on the REDLANDS LIONS CLUB (Grand Junction)

• Redlands Lions Club Facebook?    www.facebook.com/RedlandsLionsClub

• Club’s website?   www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/redlandsco

• Redlands Lions Club history:

The Redlands Lions Club was chartered on June 6, 1968. The sponsoring club was the Orchard Mesa Lions. Twenty-nine new members (charter members) were the bedrock of the club and built it up over the years. The first president of the club was Robert Winkelman. The meeting place has always been the Redlands Community Center.

The club has produced four District Governors for 6 West — George White, Ev Huitt, Don Dove and Chuck Stevenson.

Over the years the club has had many fundraising projects like Tri-Lions, which was made up of the Redlands, Orchard Mesa and Fruitvale Lions Clubs to run the food concessions at the Veterans Park during events like horse racing, concerts and equestrian events. The club will celebrate its 50th year of service in 2018.

• When, where and what time does your club meet for meetings?

The club meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month except for November and December. On those two months we only meet on the second Thursday of the month.  All meetings officially begin at 7 p.m. Once a quarter we have a Guest/Spouse night where the “social” begins at 6 p.m. and the “dinner” is at 7.

• What’s your club’s main fundraisers?

The club’s main fundraiser is “Flags.”  We sell our flag service to over 600 households and businesses in the Redlands area. We put up over 700 flags on eight holidays/commemorative dates per year.

We also hold a Chili Supper on the first Friday in December. This fundraiser is held at Redlands Middle School. Along with the chili, we also have a cake wheel to raise additional funds for our projects.

• What local and/or national nonprofits do you support with your fundraising money?

KidSight, Kids Aid, Alzheimer Foundation, Hope West, eyeglass purchase for those in need, JUCO, Colorado Lions Camp, Marillac Clinic, Redlands Community Center, Colorado Mesa University scholarships, Boy Scouts, Lions Eye Bank, Colorado Lions Foundation, Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF), Canine Companion Initiative for Wounded Veterans

• Interested in learning more about the Redlands Lions Club:

Call (970) 201-8432 or email redlandslionsclub@gmail.com.

 

More info on the STEAMBOAT SPRINGS SKI TOWN LIONS

• What’s your club’s Facebook link? SkiingLion

https://www.facebook.com/skitownlions/

• What’s the Steamboat Springs Lions Club’s website link?

Steamboat Springs Ski Town Lions Club – Lions e-Clubhouse

• When was the club chartered?

1922

• When, where and what time does the club meet?

The club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at The Egg and I, 325 Anglers Dr., in Steamboat Springs.

• What are the club’s main fundraisers?

The club does a Winter Carnival; the Mustang Round Up; the Hot Air Balloon Festival; and Christmas Tree sales.

• How can I get in touch for information or questions?

Email tia_rex07@yahoo.com

More info on the SURFACE CREEK VALLEY LIONS CLUB (Cedaredge)

• Where and when do you meet?

Meetings are held the second Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Cedaredge Community Center (senior center), 140 NW 2nd St. The club’s mailing address is P.O. Box 261, Cedaredge, CO 80413.

• Fundraisers or events the club does?

The club holds Bingo on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., come after 6 p.m. for great food at the community center.

• Interested in more information, contact any of the members:

President, Ray Hanson Rfhanson3374@aol.com

Vice President, Pat Means HEIDIH00@tds.net

Secretary, Deanie Papurt nadinelpapurt@gmail.com

Treasurer, Jeannie Pippin jeannie.pippin@gmail.com

Club Membership Chair, Chris Anderson LionSterker@msn.com