Fairfax City Recognizes Lion-of-the-Year

Posted on August 4, 2016Leave a comment

A ceremony hosted by the Fairfax City Inter-Service Club Council (ISCC), on August 3, 2016, recognized volunteers-of-the-year from 20 service clubs in the Fairfax area.  Among them was Elden Wright, the Fairfax Lions Club “Lion of the Year.”

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Elden Wright Recognized

(L) Lion Elden Wright, (C) Fairfax Lions Past-President Gordon Tillery, (R) ISCC President Larry Larson

Elden Wright has volunteered in many capacities – always setting the example for exemplary community service.  Elden’s leadership, skillful planning, and constant dedication have assured successful service by the Fairfax Lions Club in our community.  This past year, Elden Wright has planned and led multiple Lions Club service projects – among them 2 blood drives, and the Club’s eyeglass dispensing for needy persons.  Additionally, Elden is the President and Chief Executive of the Virginia LIONS EYE INSTITUTE FOUNDATION, which is co-sponsored by Lions and the Inova Health System.  Elden coordinates free eye care for needy patients with the Inova Cares Lions Eye Clinic. This includes laser, medical and surgical care for all types of conditions of the eye.  Elden oversees funding of: continuing medical education for nurses and para-professionals, equipment purchases for local not-for-profit hospitals, scholarship awards to sight handicapped individuals, clinical research, and rehabilitation of visually impaired individuals through low vision evaluations and use of low vision aids. Elden has also raised significant charity funds to enable Fairfax Lions to complete their mission of serving needy people in our community.  His actions are fully consistent with the Lions’ motto of “We Serve.”

Celebrate Independence Day with a Vehicle Donation

Posted on July 1, 2016Leave a comment

As we commemorate Independence Day, the Fairfax Lions Club thanks you for your continued support.

Our country became a new nation through the personal commitment, dedication and sacrifice of many thousands of colonials seeking a better way of life in the new republic.  This Independence Day celebration reminds us of those generous people and their contributions.

You can help celebrate the 4th of July by donating your vehicle.  Your donation will help support the Fairfax Lions Club in our mission of service to those in need in our community.

This link takes you to our partner, who will pick up your vehicle, sell it, and deliver the proceeds directly to the Fairfax Lions Club charity programs:  http://www.cardonatingiseasy.org/donate/?CharityID=3229


Buy a hot dog and beverage at the Fairfax Lions Food Booth – downtown Fairfax City at the city’s Independence Day parade.  All proceeds go to charity Lions programs.

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Fairfax Lions Help Move the Lamb Center

Posted on May 30, 2016Leave a comment

As a special project, 5 Lions and 3 Lions family members worked on Saturday May 28, to help move the Lamb Center.

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Fairfax Lion Marty Lockard leads Lion service project

Overall, about 50 total volunteers and Lamb Center staff spent Saturday afternoon moving the Lamb Center from leased space to the permanent new home on Campbell Drive.   The 4 hour job was made easier by having many volunteers help, and the loan of a large cargo truck from Central Union Mission in Washington, DC.

The Lamb Center reopens May 31st, Tuesday morning, at 8:00AM, at the new location at 3160 Campbell Drive, Fairfax, VA.  The community is invited to the Grand Opening Open House on Sunday, June 26th from 1:00 – 5:00pm.

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