Archive for September, 2017

Senior Olympics on Fairfax Lions Bocce Ball Court

Posted on September 29, 2017Comments are off

A few years ago, Fairfax Lions Club volunteers built a Bocce Ball court at the Fairfax City’s Green Acres Senior Center. Lion Bill Trent led that effort. The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics bocce competition on Sep 14, 2017, was held on that very court. Full story at  Fairfax Lons Club – WE SERVE!

Senior Center Bocce Ball Court




Lions Award Major Catastrophe Grant in Puerto Rico

Posted on September 27, 2017Comments are off

Recent disasters struck several places with devastating results – among them hurricanes in the US and Caribbean islands.  Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF, which all Lions Clubs contribute to) has awarded a $100,000 grant to support relief and reconstruction in Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricane destruction. Emergency and major catastrophe grants allow Lions on scene to provide much-needed supplies.

LCIF makes emergency grants to local Lions; Lions in the disaster area work with local government officials and other agencies to ensure the right supplies getto areas most in need, without duplication of effort.

Support your local Lions club – WE SERVE!

Lions Recycle Record Number of Donated Eyeglasses

Posted on September 25, 2017Comments are off

Fairfax Lions collect eyeglasses donated by area residents, and provide them to people in need. There are collection boxes at numerous locations; see list at:

September, 2017, was a bountiful month; we collected 921 pairs of eyeglasses (and 4 hearing aids – which we also recycle for persons in need). We thank everyone their donations!

Lions clean, inspect, categorize, and package the donated glasses at the LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA in Arlington, VA This volunteer service is especially rewarding when you consider the number of people who can see better after receiving a pair of recycled eyeglasses.  WE SERVE!

Lions Support Little League

Posted on September 19, 2017Comments are off

Last year, Fairfax Lions Club allocated roughly 47% of its charity budget to youth programs. The programs included: Braille books for children, support for Sprout therapeutic riding, art and music contests, rennovation of the VA Lions Youth Camp, and support to two Little League teams.  We have supported local little league teams for years.  Here is a 1961 Fairfax City team called the “Lions.”

Uniforms Featured Lions Club Logo & Team Name “Lions”

Lions Call Bingo at Fairfax Nursing Center

Posted on September 10, 2017Comments are off

Each month (usually on the 3rd Wednesday) the Fairfax Lions call bingo for residents of the Fairfax Nursing Center.  It is a relatively small effort involving a handful of Lions, but this Bingo night is something the residents look forward to and enjoy.  Winners (and we try to assure everyone wins) receive coupons they can exchange in the Center’s store; all participants receive a small gift from the Lions club.

Lion Anh-Thu Phan Helps Residents Mark Their Bingo Cards  (Lion Jeff Root, in Background, Calling Bingo)