Archive for February, 2018

Ethics in Fairfax Lions Club

Posted on February 26, 2018Comments are off

At our February 20th dinner meeting, we discussed ethics in our service organization.  While new members pledge to exhibit good moral character, we agreed ethics must have a sustained focus.  It is important in order to preclude unacceptable behavior such as:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Misuse of funds
  • False claims
  • Misuse of Lions logo and name
  • Inaccurate records
  • Conflicts of interest

Ethics is a core value of being a member of Lions Clubs International, and all members must:

  • Serve with no intention of personal financial reward,
  • Always try to do the RIGHT and ethical thing,
  • Hold honesty and integrity fundamental to every Lions action,
  • Treat all persons fairly, with respect, and non-discrimination,
  • Maintain an environment encouraging positive results, teamwork, open communication
  • Carefully safeguard organizational assets and – especially – all publicly raised funds
  • Comply with all applicable policy and law and honor commitments.


Lion Jeff Root Commended for Leading Peace Poster Competition

Posted on February 21, 2018Comments are off

Lion Jeff Root has run the annual Peace Poster competition in Fairfax Lions Club for many years.  Every year students put their creative talents to work, representing in an art poster their vision of world peace.  Their posters compete for cash prizes (which can be used to further their interest in art) at Lions Club, local district, state and international levels. This year the Lions local District Governor, Dr. Sally Kenavan, asked Jeff Root to lead the district competition – which of course he did.  And, as usual, Lion Jeff ran an exemplary competition.

On February 20, 2018, Dr. Sally Kenavan presented a certificate of appreciation to Lion Jeff Root for his service to our community and leadership of a project aimed at encouraging development in young people.

Lion Jeff Root Receives Certification of Appreciation


Vision Screening at Chocolate Lover’s Festival

Posted on February 9, 2018Comments are off

On February 3rd, Fairfax Lions conducted a free vision screening for anyone that walked into the Fairfax Fire Station on University Drive during the City’s Chocolate Lover’s Festival.  In that same location, the Fairfax Kiwanis Club held their Annual Pancake Breakfast. So you could have breakfast, and check your vision!


Happy Families After Having Vision Checked

This was a very rewarding service event – we screened 127 people, including many teenagers and families.  Of that total, we referred 15 people for professional eye care, and 11 of those were young persons.

Citrus Fruit Sale, Feb 8-10, 2018

Posted on February 4, 2018Comments are off

Find plenty of fresh fruit, Thursday – Saturday, Feb 8-10, 2018!  We are selling Ruby Red Grapefruit and Valencia Oranges – fresh from Florida, and Vermont Maple Syrup, Virginia Peanuts and Pecans. 

Doors open 8AM-6PM on Thursday & Friday, and on Saturday 9AM – until sold out.

Location:  near Fairfax Circle, intersection of Old Lee Hwy & Old Pickett Road (GPS: 3251 Old Lee Highway) by Home Depot. Look for blue & white moving van (provided by Craig Van Lines).

Our wonderful FL fruit vendor is sending even more navel oranges – as we sold out early in our November sale.

Email discount coupons go out twice before each sale: about 2 weeks prior, and a day before the sale. Sign up now for your discount!  Click here:  citrus-sale-discount coupon


Fairfax Lions Club is an all volunteer, non-profit organization. All proceeds of fruit sales go directly to our local charity programs. Pick up a brochure at the fruit sale and learn about the wonderful programs your purchases support. Fruit Sales are our primary charity fund-raising events. See our webpage: about the Fairfax Lions Club

ALSO – At the fruit sale, we will have information about understanding diabetes – a growing health crisis in our nation and around the world.