The Douglas County Lions Club received their Charter from Lions International in July of 1922, when the town of Castle Rock had an estimated population of 3,000: today Castle Rock is just above 51,300 people. Lions was the first "service club" to organize here. Over these past 92 years, they have lived up to the Lions' Motto of "WE SERVE;" however, we will only list some of today's events, which are helping the less fortunate.
1) Screen annually 1,000 preschool children, with a digital camera that identifies six possible eye problems.
2) Collect 500 pair of "used eye glasses" each month, which are cleaned and the prescriptions read prior to shipping into Third World Countries.
3) Pay for eye exams and purchase four sets of eyeglasses each month for referrals from both the local task force and the public school system.
4) Award four $1,000 HS scholarships to graduating seniors.
5) Honor about 150 senior citizens with gifts and a "homemade" turkey dinner at Christmas, this December will be our 54th year.
6) Act as "money managers' for the annual 9Health Fair, where attendance exceeds 1,000; testing of blood for over thirty items cost only $35.00.
For more information call - 720-600-5739
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.