​​Sunrise Lions Service Projects and Fund Raisers

Early Childhood Vision Screening-- A joint project with the Lions of SE Wyoming (Cheyenne Frontier and Noon Lions, Laramie and Laramie Plains Lions and the Pine Bluffs Lions. Preschool children are screened using a special device called a PediaVision Screener. This device screens for a variety of potential early childhood vision problems such as amblyopia. The Screener is connected to a computer that prints a report indicating "Pass" or "Refer." The report includes variety of technical measurements that are meaningful to eye care professionals who see the children who are referred. This important project helps identify problems that may be corrected in early childhood and that, if undetected until later, are incurable. The new equipment saves time getting the referral in the hands of the parent and the time of the eye care professional it takes to review the report and examine the child.

Miniature Train - The Cheyenne Sunrise Lions run our miniature street train and provide free rides to children in a variety of events. Each year over 1400 children and parents received a free ride on the train at Super Day in Lions Park (4th Saturday in June). The train also runs in all four Frontier Days Parades (Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). It also makes occasional appearances in the State Fair Parade in August in Douglas and in the Jubilee Days parade in Laramie in early July. It has also become a tradition to appear in Cheyenne Depot Days in June.

Ride for Sight -- The annual Ride for Sight (begun in 1992) is our major fund raiser for the year. This is also a community service, providing a fun family event that encourages physical fitness. August 2, 2020 is the date for our next 100 mile supported bike ride. Our major co-sponsor is The Cheyenne Eye Clinic. We provide five rest stops for a fifty mile (riders go out and back for 100 miles) route through the prairie of southeast Wyoming. As many as 200 riders from all over the state and the region participate in this event. Funds from riders and other sponsors provide support for a variety of programs:    

   Early Childhood Vision Screening  

   Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank

   Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation

   Allen H. Stewart Lions Camp and Summer School for Vision Impaired Youth

   Lions Clubs International Foundation

   Leader Dogs for the Blind

   Lions of Wyoming Foundation

Villains for Vision -- Begun in 2019, this is planned to be an annual event. Prisoners commit to arranging "bail" to be released from jail. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Cheyenne Lions Clubs Vision Program that purchases exams and glasses for low income residents of Cheyenne.

​​​​​Meeting Minutes​​​​

​Archived Minutes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​March 3, 2020 - Board Meeting cancelled

March 9, 2020 - Regular Meeting

March 23, 2020 - Regular Mtg. cancelled

April 7, 2020 - Board Meeting

April 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting

April 27, 2020 - Regular Meeting

May 5, 2020 - Board Meeting

May 11, 2020 - Regular Meeting

May 25 meeting cancelled, Memorial Day

June 2, 2020 - Board Meeting

June 8, 2020 - Regular Meeting

June 22, 2020 - Regular Meeting

July 7, 2020 - Board Meeting

July 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting

July 27, 2020 - Regular Meeting

Club Officers                          2020-21

President                                          Jim Landen

1st Vice President                           Kristin Olaveson

2nd Vice President                          Gail Heimbuck

Treasurer                                          Deane Skinner

Secretary                                          David Orr

Tail Twister                                       Darald Dykeman

Lion Tamer                                       Vacant

1 year Directors                               Bill Breeden
                                                          Gus Lopez

2 year Directors                               Paul Hunter

                                                          Roy Olaveson

Membership Director                      Jerry Egge

Club's updated

By-Laws

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Lions of Wyoming - District 15

Cheyenne Sunrise Lions Train

Cheyenne Sunrise Lions Club

Meetings:

Board: First Tuesday of each month at 6:30 AM

Regular: 2nd and 4th Mondays 6:30 at AM

Location: Little America Hotel & Resort, 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001

For more information, contact Lion Dave Orr 307-631-5423, email: liondave@lionsofwyoming.org

 Club Calendar (Click here for Club Calendar page)

Until further notice, all Sunrise Lions meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. Time for meetings will be 7:30 instead of our normal 6:30 AM. If you would like to attend a meeting virtually, contact Lion Dave Orr for a Zoom invitation (see above).

(Click for Floor Plan of Little America - meetings in Sinclair or Casper Room)​​

July
   6 – Calling Tree for wellness/stay in touch
   7 – Board Meeting 
 13 – Regular Meeting – Ride for Sight prep

 20 – Calling Tree for wellness/stay in touch
 27 – Regular Meeting – Ride for Sight prep

August

   2 - 28th Annual Ride for Sight (click here)

   3 – Calling Tree for wellness/stay in touch

   4 - Board Meeting 

 10 - Regular Meeting - Program TBA

​ 17 – Calling Tree for wellness/stay in touch

​ 24 - Regular Meeting 

​ 31 - 5th Monday