Fairfax Lions Make the News – in the “Golden Gazette”

Posted on August 21, 2019Comments are off

The Golden Gazette is a free monthly community newspaper published by the Fairfax County Government. It covers local news-to-use and human interest stories for residents who are 50+. 

Recently, our club President Mike Rumberg was interviewed for an article which is the featured story appearing on the front page of the August issue.    

To see the article, click this link: Golden Gazette, August 2019

Lion of the Year Honored

Posted on August 8, 2019Comments are off

Immediate Past Club President Karen Udell Parker presented to the city of Fairfax, Lion Joe Breda – the Lion of the Year for 2018-2019. The ceremony was in the Sherwood Community Center with City Mayor David Meyer participating.

Joe Breda has been a valued member of Fairfax Lions Club for 46 years, and is both a regular and hard working participant in charity fund raisers and service activities. Joe was Fairfax Lions Club President for the year 1982-1983. He is the model of the Lions motto: “We Serve.”

Left-Right: Past Lions Club President Karen Parker, Mayor David Meyer, Lion-of-the-Year Joe Breda, President of Fairfax City InterService Club Council Larry Larson.

Thank You for Supporting Our July 4th Food Stand

Posted on July 6, 2019Comments are off

At the City of Fairfax Independence Day parade, our Fairfax neighbors bought 171 hot dogs and 240 beverages at our food stand.  All proceeds from our fund raisers go to our charity programs in our local community.  The proceeds from July 4th make it possible, for example, for the Fairfax Lions Club to provide eye exams and new prescription glasses to 10 persons in our community.   The Lions THANK YOU for supporting our commumunity service!

AND, we delivered all unsold hot dogs to The Lamb Center to help our neighbors there!

Get Your Discount Car Wash Tickets

Posted on June 26, 2019Comments are off

To raise funds for charity, Fairfax Lions are selling discount FULL SERVICE CAR WASH tickets good at any of the five Embassy Car Wash locations in Northern VA (locations at https://embassyautowash.com )

Tickets for Full Service Embassy Car Wash:

1-4 tickets, $12 each (Embassy retail price, $16 each)

5 tickets, $55 (Embassy price, $80)

10 tickets, $105 (Embassy price, $160)

Buy tickets at the Lions Hot Dog stand on July 4, 2019, 8am – 12 noon, in the side lot at 10410 Main ST, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Stay for the excellent Independence Day Parade!

Record Year for Eyeglass Recycling!

Posted on June 26, 2019Comments are off

  Below is the end-of-year (July 2018- June 2019) report from the Fairfax Lions Club’s Eyeglass Recycling committee.  These volunteers work at least twice every month at the Northern VA Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, and collect donated eyeglasses from various points in the Fairfax area.

    Please note:  10,229 pair of used eyeglasses were collected and delivered to the Recycling Center – the most ever in one year!  The Recycling Center has over the past 21 years delivered over 3.5 million pair of eyeglasses to persons in need around the world – WE SERVE!

Fairfax Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling Committee Report

Lions Support Three All-Nite-Grad-Parties

Posted on June 14, 2019Comments are off

Fairfax Lions recently contributed $1500 ($500 each to three local high schools) to support All-Nite-Graduation Parties. The HS: Fairfax, Woodson, Robinson. Our Lions Club is a strong advocate for such youth programs. The motivating factor behind the PTSA-sponsored All-Night-Grad parties is to provide graduating seniors a safe, fun place to spend graduation night and celebrate with fellow students and friends. Since All-Night-Grad Party inception, no teen in the entire state of VA has been involved in a traffic fatality on graduation night! (See: https://www.fairfaxptsa.org/about-all-night-grad-ang ). We are happy to work hard to raise funds that we can provide for such worthy functions in our community!

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