Archive for July, 2017

Service in Lions Year 2016-2017

Posted on July 30, 2017Comments are off

Fairfax Lions raise money to donate to charitable programs and also perform hands-on community service. A summary of our service for Lions fiscal year 2016-2017:

                          Fairfax Lions Service, 2016-2017



What to Do If You Are a Victim of Stolen Personal Information

Posted on July 23, 2017Comments are off

More tips offered at our July 18 dinner meeting, by the  City of Fairfax Police.

Stolen ID? Quick Steps

Avoid Scams and Fraud

Posted on July 21, 2017Comments are off

At our dinner meeting on July 18, Fairfax City Police provided this advice for senior citizens:

Fairfax Lion Speaks to National Federation of the Blind

Posted on July 20, 2017Comments are off

Dr. Suleiman Alibhai spoke at the  June 15, 2017 meeting of the Fairfax chapter of the National Federation of the Blind.  Dr. Alibhai, a member of the Fairfax Lions Club, is very well known across the vision impaired community. Dr. Alibhai runs a local low vision clinic which assists people with vision loss to find tools to enable them to achieve their goals.

Dr. Suleiman Alibhai

Blind and visually impaired individuals are disproportionately unemployed or underemployed when compared to individuals with other disabilities.  They are also likely to be marginalized and misunderstood by the “sighted population.”  At this meeting Dr Alibhai urged representatives of low vision organizations to educate and inform the public that blind and visually impaired individuals live normal productive lives raising families, working and participating in recreational activities just like normally sighted individuals.  Interactions between normally sighted and visually impaired individuals at schools, in the workplace and social/recreational events is one way to the bridge the gap between these two groups. While there are totally blind individuals, there are also many people who are classified as being “low vision” meaning they cannot see normally even with glasses or contact lenses. Regardless of the classification, everyone deserves the opportunity to interact and participate in society in a productive manner.  All should become aware of the issues related to being blind or low vision and know how best to engage with individuals regardless of their vision status.

Patriotism Dinner Meeting

Posted on July 19, 2017Comments are off

Lion Yankee Doodle Dandy

The Fairfax Lions meeting on July 18th focused on Patriotism.  We were encourgaed to wear our national colors (USA flag) – many did.  We nominated patriots…men or women we look up to, try to imitate, or who have inspired us.  It was a fun night – enjoyed by all!

Next dinner meeting: Tuesday August 1 – 6:30pm, American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax, VA, 22030.

Join us!   If you are interested in attending as our guest, let us know at:


Thank You for Supporting Lions July 4th Hot Dog Sales!

Posted on July 4, 2017Comments are off

Farifax Lions set up early in downtown Fairfax City, and by 9am were selling hot dogs and cold beverages to parade watches on Main Street. 

Thanks to your support, we sold out of hot dogs just after the parade ended.  This was a productive fund raiser – and every penny of proceds goes to help those in need in our Fairfax comunity!

If you want to help us in future fund raisers, or service projects, send an email to: