Archive for January, 2019

Fairfax Lions Club Member Donates 156 Lbs of Food for Charity

Posted on January 21, 2019Comments are off

 A club member recently hosted a holiday party and asked guests to bring a donation of shelf-safe food. Fairfax Lions Club checked all the donated food for valid “use by” date, grouped food by category (fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, pasta, rice) and delivered all to the Food for Others food bank on January 18.  In all, this donation represented 156 pounds of food that goes to feed families and individuals in our community.  Fairfax Lions continue to serve the Fairfax community,  since forming in 1951!

156 pounds of food items donated by one Fairfax Lions Club Member


Lions Learn About the World’s 1st Nuclear Reactor

Posted on January 21, 2019Comments are off

Mr. George Tressel was guest speaker at the Fairfax Lions Club Jan 15 dinner meeting.  George discussed the film he wrote, directed and produced:  “The Day Tomorrow Began.”  It tells the story of a proof-of-concept chain reaction, designated Chicago Pile-1, that occurred on Dec 2, 1942 underneath the University of Chicago’s old football stadium with a team of scientists led by Dr Enrico Fermi.  That event was an essential preliminary to development of the atomic bomb that ended World War II.  The film includes a video clip of the atomic bomb exploding over Hiroshima.  That clip was taken by then Director of Los Alamos Lab – Harold Agnew – who was riding in the B-29 bomber that followed the Enola Gay on the bombing run. 

You can watch the entire 30 minute film at this web site:  

Lions Club President Karen Udell Parker Presents Gift to Mr George Tressel

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