Fairfax Lions – 73Years Serving Fairfax Community

Posted on April 15, 2024Leave a comment

On April 14th, FX Lions Club celebrated its 73rd year. A new member was inducted into the Club, and we enjoyed a wonderful talk by the senior Lion officer in the area (Governor of Lions District 24L) who presented awards to several Lions for their length of service…longest was to Lion Harry Parker (a past Governor’s Council Chair) for his 45 years as a Lion. It was a most enjoyable evening event at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club.

Fairfax Lions have a great time serving their community; contact us any time to arrange a visit to see what we do. You can join us! Email us: info@fairfaxlions.org. or leave a message:  703-879-5795

New Lion Joe Rovansek is welcomed into the Fairfax Lions Club
Lion Karen DeRosa receives Melvin Jones Fellowship award
Lion District Governor Donalda Lovelace & FX Club President Greg DeRosa with Fairfax Club Charter

Lions Participate in Blood Drive

Posted on April 15, 2024Leave a comment

Fairfax Lions participated in a Blood Drive hosted by Providence Presbyterian Church on April 4th.  The Lions assisted the American Red Cross in registering donors at the door while Lions Scott Dulvaney, Mike Greeley, and Corey Green rolled up their sleeves and donated blood.  Thanks to Providence Presbyterian Church for hosting the event which drew 28 donors and 28 “good units” of life saving blood.

Vision Screen – PreSchool Children

Posted on April 12, 2024Comments are off

Fairfax Host Lions Club screened children’s vision on April 11 & 12 at Fairfax United Methodist Church Preschool.  We screened 22 students, aged 3-5.  Only one student needed to be referred to an optometrist for further testing.  Four Lions served each day…participating Lions:  Mike Greeley, Joe Breda, Joe Rovansek, Gordon Tillery, Harry Pontius, and Marty Lockard.  Working with the youngsters is always fun, and it is a great service – assuring the children can properly see (or need to see a professional for vision correction), before they advance in school. 

Screening Pre-School staff members is an added service!
(L-R) Lions Joe Rovansek, Joe Breda, Pre-School Director Laurie Seaton, and Lion Marty Lockard
Accompanying Lions vision Screening, was Laura Lynch of Fairfax County Health Department. She screened hearing of pre-schoolers. That FX County office goes to preschools (public and private) to provide free hearing and/or speech screenings to make sure children receive recommended speech & hearing services before going to kindergarten…a great compliment for Lions Vision Screening!!!

Lion Cindy Graduates George Mason University

Posted on March 20, 2024Comments are off

Fairfax Lion Cindy recently graduated from George Mason University with a major degree in Criminology and a Minor in Forensics. Join all Fairfax Lions in congratulating Cindy on her accomplishment!

Canine Companions (CC) – Service Dogs

Posted on March 20, 2024Comments are off

Lion Jim Purton told Fairfax Lions about Canine Companions… 1,110 puppies are now in training, several hundred CC dogs are currently in service, over 600 people are on waiting list. One in four Americans lives with a disability – Canine Companions can help! Fairfax Lions Club makes a generous donation each year to CC.

Click link to see live “Puppy Cam” of adorable future service dogs.

Short part of a video Jim showed about Canine Companions in service

FX Lions Club President Greg DeRosa Thanks Jim Purton for Presentation

Fairfax Lions Club Bland Music Contest

Posted on March 12, 2024Comments are off

Since 1948, Lions Clubs across VA – at Club, Regional and State levels – have held annual music competitions and awarded cash prizes and scholarships to youth.  They are called the “Bland Music Contests,” named for the Black composer James A. Bland (1854–1911), one of the greatest writers of American folk songs…he composed over 700 songs, including “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny.”

On March 10, 2024 Fairfax Lions Club held its annual Bland Contest. Congratulations to all contestants; their performances were excellent; It was a pleasure to watch such fine talent on display by today’s young people.

Three young persons were awarded cash prizes and advance to the Regional competition on April 7th.

Judy Leonard, age 14, 8th Grade at Rocky Run Middle School
1st Place Vocal
Jude Bruce, age 11, 6th Grade at Trinity Christian School
2nd Place Instrumental
Connor Kim,  age 12, 7th Grade at Liberty Middle School
1st Place Instrumental
 Composition:  “On My Ownfrom Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg.
 Composition:  Concert Etude (Un Sospiro) S. 144, No. 3  by Franz Liszt.

Composition:  The Lark by Glinka/Balakirev.

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