Archive for March, 2024

Lion Cindy Graduates George Mason University

Posted on March 20, 2024Comments are off

Fairfax Lion Cindy recently graduated from George Mason University with a major degree in Criminology and a Minor in Forensics. Join all Fairfax Lions in congratulating Cindy on her accomplishment!

Canine Companions (CC) – Service Dogs

Posted on March 20, 2024Comments are off

Lion Jim Purton told Fairfax Lions about Canine Companions… 1,110 puppies are now in training, several hundred CC dogs are currently in service, over 600 people are on waiting list. One in four Americans lives with a disability – Canine Companions can help! Fairfax Lions Club makes a generous donation each year to CC.

Click link to see live “Puppy Cam” of adorable future service dogs.

Short part of a video Jim showed about Canine Companions in service

FX Lions Club President Greg DeRosa Thanks Jim Purton for Presentation

Fairfax Lions Club Bland Music Contest

Posted on March 12, 2024Comments are off

Since 1948, Lions Clubs across VA – at Club, Regional and State levels – have held annual music competitions and awarded cash prizes and scholarships to youth.  They are called the “Bland Music Contests,” named for the Black composer James A. Bland (1854–1911), one of the greatest writers of American folk songs…he composed over 700 songs, including “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny.”

On March 10, 2024 Fairfax Lions Club held its annual Bland Contest. Congratulations to all contestants; their performances were excellent; It was a pleasure to watch such fine talent on display by today’s young people.

Three young persons were awarded cash prizes and advance to the Regional competition on April 7th.

Judy Leonard, age 14, 8th Grade at Rocky Run Middle School
1st Place Vocal
Jude Bruce, age 11, 6th Grade at Trinity Christian School
2nd Place Instrumental
Connor Kim,  age 12, 7th Grade at Liberty Middle School
1st Place Instrumental
 Composition:  “On My Ownfrom Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg.
 Composition:  Concert Etude (Un Sospiro) S. 144, No. 3  by Franz Liszt.

Composition:  The Lark by Glinka/Balakirev.

Youth Counselor Speaks to Fairfax Lions

Posted on March 6, 2024Comments are off

Dr Unnatti Jain is an expert in mental health and wellness, specializing in working with Generation Z youth to address challenges and unlock their full potential. See Dr Jain’s webpage.

Dr Unnatti Jain (Center) accepts Fairfax Lions Club appreciation gift from Club President Greg DeRosa (Right) and 1st VP Karen DeRosa (Left)

A Fairfax Lion for 50 Years

Posted on March 6, 2024Comments are off

Lion Joe Breda was recognized at the Fairfax Lions Dinner meeting on March 5, 2024, for his 50 years service as a Fairfax Lion. Congratulations Joe!

Fairfax Lions President Greg DeRosa Presents Lion Joe Breda a Copy of his Original Membership Certificate from 1974

“James Bland” Lions Youth Music Contest – March 10

Posted on March 6, 2024Comments are off

Watch local youth perform (instrumental & vocal) in Fairfax Lions Club’s annual James A Bland music contest. Prizes and the opportunity to advance to next level of Lions Clubs music competition are awarded to winners.

Contest: Sunday, March 10, 2024: 1:30-4pm, Providence Presbyterian Church at 9019 Little River Turnpike Fairfax, VA 22031