Events

EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER

We welcome volunteers of all ages to help with the recycling of eyeglasses, either in donations of used glasses or working at the ERC at 5621 Bunker Blvd., Watauga, TX 76148. The Colleyville Lions work weekend is the third Saturday of each month.

The District 2E2 Eyeglass Recycling Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 foundation of the Lions of Texas, with the support of the Lions International Foundation.

Where do the glasses Go? First the glasses go to Watauga, TX to be cleaned and sorted (according to prescription) then they are distributed where needed throughout the world.

CLC OFFICER INSTALLATIONS

Join the Fun when Colleyville Lions install our new officers for the 2019-2020 year.

Paul Richards – Leader Dogs for the Blind

Speaker Paul Richards – Lions Club District 2E2 Chairman for Leader Dogs for the Blind

At Leader Dogs for the Blind we believe that everyone deserves a life of independence and mobility. All of our services are provided free of charge to our clients, including travel in the U.S. and Canada, room and board, equipment and training. This means that no one is excluded from living their most fulfilling life due to lack of funds.

We are 100% philanthropically funded by individual donors, Lions clubs, corporate partners and foundations. Simply put, we could not provide over one million days of independence each year without the immense generosity of our supporters.

Our programs are designed to provide our clients with the tools and training to reintroduce them to a life of confidence, safety and independence. Through our full-range of services—Guide Dog Training, Orientation & Mobility Training and Summer Experience Camp—we meet the mobility needs of our clients at every stage of their lives.

EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER

We welcome volunteers of all ages to help with the recycling of eyeglasses, either in donations of used glasses or working at the ERC at 5621 Bunker Blvd., Watauga, TX 76148. The Colleyville Lions work weekend is the third Saturday of each month.

The District 2E2 Eyeglass Recycling Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 foundation of the Lions of Texas, with the support of the Lions International Foundation.

Where do the glasses Go? First the glasses go to Watauga, TX to be cleaned and sorted (according to prescription) then they are distributed where needed throughout the world.

CLC Business Meeting

Colleyville Lions Breakfast Meeting every Friday 6:45am – 8am at the First United Methodist Church of Colleyville.

We feature a guest speaker each week with a variety of topics.

Please come join us and learn how you can become a Lion!

Deanna Blair – Mental Health & Mental Illness

Deanna Blair will speak to us about the importance of Mental Health. She has transformed herself from a successful marketing and promotional business owner after 12 years into a public speaker on mental health and mental illness. This transformation came about two years ago when her mother was stricken with several health issues that left her a paraplegic. Her mother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia 34 year ago. This is mental health disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave clearly.

After running away from this illness most Deanna’s life, the illnesses that occurred with her mom over the last couple of years, led Deanna on a new path of wanting to speak to others around the world about mental illness. She is helping people understand that they are not alone, and that mental illness can be overcome. She is in the process of writing two books, which are due out this summer. Deanna is currently attending Tarrant County College working on her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a Mental Health Family-to- Family Education Teacher for National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI). She is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Deanna is working toward being a Master Certified Health Coach and Life Coach within the next two years.

Bill Waybourn – Tarrant County Sheriff

Bill Waybourn, Tarrant County Sheriff, began his career in service when he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1978, serving in both the active duty and reserves. On April 30, 1981, after serving active duty, Bill began working for Dalworthington Gardens Police Department. Bill was promoted to Chief of Police on June 1, 1984 making him the youngest police chief in the state of Texas.  Later, he transitioned the city through combining the police and fire services making him the Chief of Public Safety.

In his 31 years as Chief of Dalworthington Gardens, he has testified on numerous cases as an expert witness, pioneered the Texas model for DWI “No Refusal” program – which is now being used as the model for several surrounding states, and testified before the state legislature on a diverse array of issues relating to the Second Amendment and civilians carrying firearms. He worked with state legislatures on Texas’ original concealed handgun license laws in the 1990s, as well as the most recent open carry law that passed in 2015. Bill is also extremely honored to have helped the Chris Kyle Bill become law in Texas – a bill that streamlines the process for military service men and women to become police officers.

He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, and a master’s degree in conflict resolution. Bill is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Texas A&M Police Academy, and is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He currently speaks at colleges and police instructor classes on topics ranging from criminal justice and criminal procedure to firearms safety and self-defense.

Bill is the current President of the Peace Officer’s Angels Foundation, and feels strongly about protecting the fatherless. He is married to Laura and they have ten children, eight of which have been adopted.

Fred Miller – Six Barriers to Investment Success

Fred Miller – Vice President, Senior Advisor Consultant
Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc.

Fred Miller is a vice president and senior advisor consultant representing Franklin Templeton in Texas. As a trusted business partner, he brings valuable perspective to financial advisors in the areas of practice management, asset allocation and portfolio construction. Fred supports financial advisors and their clients in their pursuit to reach their long-term investment goals.

He began his career in the financial services industry when he joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 1999. As an advisor to the advisor, Fred is a resource for all of Franklin Templeton’s investment solutions, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), separately managed accounts, 529 plans and insurance products.

Fred is a FINRA registered representative and general securities principal. He is the two-time recipient of the “Richard C. Stoker Award”; honoring Franklin Templeton’s Senior Advisor Consultant of the Year. Fred served four years in the United States Marine Corps and is a well decorated two-time combat veteran. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix and currently resides in Argyle, TX.