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Lions Clean Up Pickett Road

Posted on June 19, 2021Comments are off

Fairfax Lions routinely clean up a section of Pickett Road, to help keep our community appearance looking good. On June 19th, our 10-person crew “suited-up” in safety vests, with grabbers and trash bags. We finished the job in less than 2 hours, and enjoyed breakfast at a local eatery.

Fairfax Lions Club Ready to Work
All Are Welcome to Join the Fairfax Lions Club!

Fairfax Lions Club Presents Three Awards

Posted on June 16, 2021Comments are off

 Club President Mike Greeley, on June 15th, recognized three Club members for extraordinary accomplishments over the past year:

A Special Award for Excellence was presented to Lion Bill Szymanski, for achieving his personal goal of donating 71 “Power Packs” during the Club “70-for-70” campaign. Bill’s achievement was possible only by his exemplary dedication of time and personal resources, and his desire to support Club charitable work helping others.

A Melvin Jones Fellowship Award was presented to Club 2VP Jim Kaplan for his creative and sustained leadership over the past year to keep club operations on track, and members excited to engage, during the year of Covid.

Jim Kaplan Accepts Melvin Jones Fellowship Award

The Lion-of-the-Year Award went to Lion Lion James  Friedlander for his personal initiative in envisioning, creating, leading, and completing the important Club community service of donating nearly 200 “Power Packs” to Food for Others to assure school age children had decent meals for the weekends.

James Friedlander recognized as “Lion of the Year”

Fairfax Lions Club Installs Officers

Posted on June 16, 2021Comments are off

At the Club meeting on June 15th, Past Council Chair (senior position in VA Lions operations) Harry Parker installed the new slate of Fairfax Club officers and directors for the year beginning July 1, 2021.

PCC Harry Parker Installs New Officers
New Club Officers and Directors

Lions Present Children’s Books

Posted on June 5, 2021Comments are off

Fairfax Lions Club supports the mission of Fairfax’s Main Street Child Development Center.

Main Street provides quality early-childhood education, and support, to empower children and families, regardless of financial circumstances. Every child deserves a chance to build a strong foundation for success! https://www.mainstreetcdc.org

On June 4th Fairfax Lions presented 40 children’s books for Main Street’s library. The library is being renovated, and the new books will provide years of learning and enjoyment for 2-5 year old pre-schoolers.

L-R: MS Education Dir Susan Rismiller;  Lion Pres Mike; Lion Reading Chair Anh-Thu; MS Exec Dir Carol Lieske; Lion Gordon
Lion Anh-Thu, Chair of FX Lions Reading Action Program
Book Label acknowledges partnership with Main Street
Lions Mike R, Anh-Thu, Mike G assemble at Main Street

Thank You Note from Food For Others

Posted on May 29, 2021Comments are off

Fairfax Lions are pleased to help others in our community…

Fairfax Zonta – Helping Stop Child Marriage

Posted on May 19, 2021Comments are off

At our Lions Club meeting on May 18th, Blanche Anderson of the Fairfax Zonta Club told us that globally, 21% of girls are married before they turn 18. 

Zonta Club Representative Blanche Anderson Speaks to Lions Club

Early marriage has many bad consequences for the child bride.  They include: early end to education, lower wages and poverty, and higher risks of divorce/high-risk pregnancy/and disease and illness. 

Blanche provided links to several web sites to better understand the problem: www.unchainedatlast.org and. www.stopchildmarriages.org www.tahirih.org and www.tahirih.org and https://www.zonta.org/Web/Programs/ISP/Ending_Child_Marriage

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