Archive for August, 2020

Scholarship Grants for Sight Impaired Individuals

Posted on August 26, 2020Comments are off

Virginia Lions Eye Institute Foundation (VLEIF) seeks applications for scholarship grants to sight impaired individuals.  The scholarships provide financial aid intended for training or education.  Fairfax Lions Club is happy to sponsor individuals deserving of a scholarship. 

Help us pass the word – to teachers, eye care professionals, neighbors, etc…make them aware of this source of financial aid for sight impaired individuals (that is, not someone whose vision is correctible by glasses, but someone with more limiting circumstances.)

The grant application is available at: Scholarships. Applicants have a better chance of being successful if they are sponsored by a Lions Club.

If you are interested, contact Fairfax Lions Club by email to [email protected], or leave a phone message at 703-879-5795.

COVIDWISE Smart Phone App

Posted on August 15, 2020Comments are off

VA is the first state to implement a free COVID-19 exposure notification app. The app is called COVIDWISE; it was developed in a partnership between VA Department of Health, Google, and Apple.  COVIDWISE allows your smart phone to anonymously notify others if you have tested positive for COVID-19, and notifies you if you’ve likely been exposed to the virus based on anonymous reports from other app users.

The goal is to reduce risk for your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues.  But, it only works if most people use it. Here’s how you can:

  1. Visit the App Store or Google Play Store and download COVIDWISE
  2. Share information about COVIDWISE with friends, colleagues, and family
  3. Post & share your support on social media

Absentee Voter Registration

Posted on August 6, 2020Comments are off

The “Center for Voter Information” recently (early August 2020) mailed absentee ballot applications to many Fairfax County residents. That “Center” is an independent organization unaffiliated with the City of Fairfax or Fairfax County. 

The form they sent is a valid form to request a by-mail ballot in VA.

But the return mail envelope they sent (pre-addressed, no postage req’d envelope) may have an INCORRECT ADDRESS where voters should mail their application.

It may be better for voters to apply for absentee ballots on-line at: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

At the above web page, you can Register to vote, update your current VA voter registration, apply to vote absentee by mail, or view your polling place/election district/absentee ballot status/voting history.

The DEADLINE to apply for Absentee Ballot by mail is Oct 23, 2020. APPLY NOW, AVOID THE RUSH.