Successful Fall Festival Fund Raiser – Oct 10th

Posted on October 11, 2015Leave a comment

Fairfax Lions each year raise funds by operating a food booth at the Fairfax City Fall Festival.  It is a great opportunityto have fun, interface with our comminity, and raise funds that go directly to our service programs. We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization; ALL PROCEEDS go to charity.  We thank the Fairfax community for suporting us, and enabling our mission of service to those in need.  THANK YOU!

If anyone wants to hear more about what Lions do, or want to visit us as our guest at a dinner meeting, please contact us! (link on this web site)

Lion mascot meets children

Lion mascot meets children

GMU students (Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity) help Lions sell food

GMU students (Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity) help Lions sell food

Feed and Beer Sales Site

Feed and Beer Sales Site

We had a GREAT day!

We had a GREAT day!

Speaker: Child Abuse

Posted on October 8, 2015Leave a comment

Our dinner meeting guest speaker on October 6 was Ms. Kay Corbett.  Kay is the author of “Calla Lilies: A True Story of Four Sisters and Their Struggle to Survive Abuse, Addiction, and Poverty in America.”  We learned about life-long struggles of young people who suffer abuse, as told from Kay’s perspective as step-mother of 4 abused girls, and the insensitivity of our justice system to such problems.  Of note: Fairfax County has set aside funding as a test to help treat victims of abuse who are now incarcerated; Kay considers this a big step forward.

More at: http://www.amazon.com/Calla-Lilies-Sisters-Struggle-Addiction/dp/1490536779

If you are interested in community service, and helping others, please consider attending a Lion’s dinner meeting – as our guest.  Contact us at:  http://www.fairfaxlions.org/contact-us/

We look forward to meeting you!

Ms. Kay Corbett speaks to Fairfax Lions Club

Ms. Kay Corbett speaks to Fairfax Lions Club

Fairfax City Recognizes Lion of the Year!

Posted on August 6, 2015Leave a comment

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Fairfax City Mayor T. Scott Silverthorne recognized our Lion-of-the-Year Marty Lockhard.

Marty Lockhard was named the Club’s Lion of the Year by Immediate Past President Mike Schutz, for Matry’s overeall enthusiasm and effort serving our community, and especially his work – as a new member – to initiate vision screening for persons at the Lamb Center.  Lions have conducted four separate screenings so far at the Lamb Center with state-of-the art-equipment, resulting in detecting vision issues in several deserving persons.

At the August 5 ceremony, held by Inter-Service Club Council of Fairfax, the city Mayor presents Marty with the honor.

Marty - Lion of the Year

Left to Right:  Mayor Silverthorne, Marty Lockhard, Fairfax Lions Past President Mike Schutz, ISSC President Larry Larson

Congratulations Marty on being recognized as our Lion of the Year!

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