Sunrise Lions Service Projects and Fund Raisers

Highway Cleanup 4 times per year. Our club was the first organization to participate in the "adopt a highway program" in the state of Wyoming. We clean a 2 mile section of I-25 from Pershing Blvd. to Central Ave. exits. 2014 marked the 25th year since the program began.

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 4, 2019 is the date for our 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

Club Officers              2018-19

President                            Robin Walters

1st Vice President             Denise Miller

2nd Vice President            Vacant

Treasurer                            Deane Skinner

Secretary                            David Orr

Tail Twister                         Bill Walters

Lion Tamer                         Jim Landen

1 year Directors                 Lloyd Gallion

                                            Bill Breeden

2 year Directors                 Gus Lopez

                                            Joe Bruner

Membership Director        Jim Reynolds

Club Calendar (Click here for Club Calendar page)

All Regular Club and Board meetings will be at Little America, 2800 W. Lincolnway at 6:30 AM.

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

December
   
4 – Board Meeting
  10 –
No Regular Meeting, Christmas Party 6:30 PM @ Grace

          United Methodist Church (2950 Spruce Dr.)
  24 –
No Regular Meeting, Christmas Eve
January
       
8 – Board Meeting (moved from Jan. 1)
      14 – Regular Meeting, Program: Sue Hume on Fall Proofing our environment
      28 – Regular Meeting, Program: Laramie County School District #1 Superintendent, Boyd Brown

Club's updated

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Cheyenne Sunrise Lions Train

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Lions of Wyoming - District 15

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 307-222-8460, email: dorr7111@gmail.com