Civil War Reenactor Speaks to Lions

Posted on July 17, 2024Leave a comment

Rob Calhelha, a Civil War re-enactor in full uniform spoke at the Fairfax Lions Club July 16 dinner meeting. Rob represented a Private of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry of the Union Army.  That regiment spent most of the war in the “Iron Brigade” of the Army of the Potomac, and suffered the largest number of casualties (by percentage of total enlistment) of any Union Army unit.

Rob discussed his weapon (1861 Springfield musket with bayonet) and equipment, and explained early military insignia – such as the solid red circle badge on his hat for I Corps (1st Division). 

 He discussed the horrors of warfare in terms of primeval field medicine at the time (if wounded, the most likely treament was amputation), and the very  large numbers killed – especially in the Battle of the Wilderness.   Ron also showed standard food soldiers carried, hardtack and salt pork

Fairfax Lions welcome anyone to our Club meetings. We have fun and serve our community!

FX Lions Hot Dog Stand – July 4th

Posted on July 4, 2024Leave a comment

We thank our Fairfax community for supporting Lions hot dog sales before, during and after the Independence Day Parade. We enjoyed good sales, and ALL PROCEEDS go to Lions community charity programs…Thank you for visiting us on Independence Day!

New Club President

Posted on June 26, 2024Leave a comment

The Lions fiscal year begins July 1, and a new Board of Directors and Officers are installed for the new year. Of course, the key officer is the club president, who is known within the club as the “King Lion.”

Outgoing President Greg DeRosa was proud to pass the gavel to the new President, Karen DeRosa. Fairfax Lions look forward to a successful year serving the Fairfax Community under Queen Lion Karen!

Outgoing President Greg Passes the Gavel to New President Karen

Lions Donate Books for Young Children

Posted on May 31, 2024Leave a comment

On May 31st, FX Lions presented 42 books (for children ages 3-5) to the Main Street Child Development Center library.

(L-R) Diane, Lion Mike, Carol, Lion Greg, Susan – with children’s books

FX Lions Club and Main Street Child Development Center are partners in several programs serving deserving families and young children in our community.

We thank our community members for their support of our fund raising programs which enable us to perform such service projects. Click: To donate. The Lions motto is: We Serve!

FX Lions Induct Two New Members

Posted on May 31, 2024Leave a comment

At the dinner meeting on May 21st, the Fairfax Lions Club proudly inducted two new members into the Club and Lions International. We look forward to joining these new members in community service projects!

Welcome New Lions Tom Hewlett and Ben Dilzer

FX Lions Orient Prospective New Members

Posted on May 17, 2024Comments are off

Part of joining a Lions Club is a process called “Orientation,” to explain Club processes and expectations for new members.

On May 14th, Fairfax Lions provided an orientation to two GMU students (both pre-Optometry) Ben Dilzer and Jordan Jacobi, and Tom Hewlett.

Above, (L-R) Ben Dilzer, Tom Hewlett, Jordan Jacobi complete Orientation with a hearty Lions Growl!

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