Archive for May, 2019

Lions in National Memorial Day Parade

Posted on May 28, 2019Comments are off

On Monday May 27, Lions had a strong presence in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC.  Eighty Lions from Virginia, DC, Maryland, and Delaware walked or rode in the parade.  Ten clubs, including Fairfax, had banners in the parade.  Miss America and Miss Teen America rode on the Lions’ float.  Fairfax Lions Club was represented in the parade.

Fairfax Lion Jeff Root in the National Memorial Day Parade

Vision Screening at The Lamb Center

Posted on May 24, 2019Comments are off

Fairfax Lions conducted vision screenings at The Lamb Center, May 13-14.  We worked with 23 Guests of The Lamb Center, successfully screening the vision of 21, and referred 12 (57%) for a complete eye exam.  57% referral rate is one of the highest we’ve experienced.  We suspect one Guest had cataracts and a considerable amount of damage in one eye.  Several guests were in their 70s and one guest who was 81.   The Fairfax Lions Club is proud to help others in our community with this vision screening service.

May 2019 Food Drive

Posted on May 23, 2019Comments are off

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and area food bank inventories will soon take a dip, as food-insecure families look for help in feeding their children during the summer months. Once again, Fairfax Lions Club stepped up to meet this community need.

At the Lions May 7th dinner meeting, many members generously responded to this need by digging into their personal home pantries and bringing shelf-safe food to the meeting. Food (canned chicken and tuna) was also purchased with the remaining Food Basket Delivery program account balance for this year. In total, Fairfax Lions delivered 144 pounds of nutritious food to Food for Others food bank on May 9.

We care – We serve!!

Lions delivered 144 pounds of food to FOOD FOR OTHERS food bank