Our Mission, Our Trustees, and Our Officers
Today the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Foundation (RMLEIF) continues its mission by:
Supporting the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute’s new equipment needs.
Providing financial assistance to the Eye Institute’s Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic, which helps visually impaired people use their remaining vision more efficiently to enhance their independence and their quality of life. Patients are evaluated to determine which low vision devices will best help them meet their goals. Example low vision devices are magnifiers, microscopes, and scanners.
Providing financial assistance with transportation, lodging, and meals for needy vision patients and a family member while the patient undergoes examination and/or treatment outside their home area because necessary care is unavailable locally. Working together with Lions Clubs across Colorado and Wyoming, the Foundation receives referrals from local Lions clubs, which share in the cost.
The Foundation's eleven-member Board of Trustees is made up of two members elected by the Lions in each of Colorado's four Lions Districts and three members elected by the Lions in Wyoming's single Lions district. Trustees serve 3-year terms and can serve up to two consecutive times. The Foundation's officers are elected annually by the Board of Trustees; officers are selected by the Board and can be either trustees or non-trustees. The Board of Trustees meets three times per year at the Eye Institute in Aurora, Colorado, once annually at the Colorado or Wyoming state Lions Convention, and meets in special session when required. Committees meet more frequently using internet video conferencing services.
Trustee Meeting Schedule
July 27 & 28, 2023 Thursday-Friday at the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute in Aurora, CO (RMLEI)
October 14, 2023 Saturday at RMLEI
February 10, 2024 Saturday at RMLEI
May 3, 2024 Friday in Akron, CO, in conjunction with the Colorado Lions MD6 State Convention
In addition our annual meeting with all Wyoming and Colorado Lions is on May 4, 2024 Saturday in Akron, CO
2023-2024 Trustees and Officers
PDG Betsy Denney, Trustee, Colorado 6SE
Lion Danielle VanEsselstein, Trustee, Colorado 6SE
Lion Scott Nasman, Trustee, Colorado 6NE
PID Ken Schwols, Trustee and VP, Colorado 6NE
PDG Bob Johannes, Trustee, Colorado 6W
Lion Wayne Wells, Trustee, Colorado 6W
Lion Steve Allen, Trustee and Treasurer, Colorado 6C
CC Ted Peterson, Trustee, Colorado 6C
PDG Dave Orr, Trustee and Secretary, Wyoming
PDG Gary Roadifer, Trustee and VP, Wyoming
PDG Craig Thompson, Trustee, Wyoming
PID John Harper, President, Wyoming