2023 Lion-of-the-Year

Posted on July 1, 2023Comments are off

Each year, the Club President selects one club member who has demonstrated passion, commitment and excellence in the Lions mission:of service.

For 2022-2023, Lion Ken Schutz is the Fairfax Lions Club Lion-of-the-Year!!!

President Greg DeRosa (L) Congratulates Lion-of-the-Year Ken Schutz (R)

Lion Ken Schutz planned, organized and led the Club’s primary charity fund-raising activities: two citrus fruit sales, the Fall Festival Octoberfest Food Sale, and the July 4th Hot Dog sale. Ken also leads the Club’s Vehicle Donation Program. Each of those activities was a great success, and raised funds that enabled Fairfax Lions Club to pursue numerous charity programs throughout the year.

Join Us in Congratulating Ken Schutz for this Award Recognizing of His Excellence as a Fairfax Lion!

Ken will be publicly recognized on August 2, 2023 in a special Volunteer of the Year ceremony at 7:30pm, in the Sherwood Center where all service club Volunteers-of-the-Year in the Fairfax area will be celebrated. The Mayor of the City of Fairfax presides.

Outgoing Officers & Board Recognized

Posted on June 21, 2023Comments are off

Club President Greg DeRosa recognized Fairfax Lions Club 2022-2023 Officers and Board of Directors at the June 20 dinner meeting. Congratulations for an outstanding year of service to the community!

Greg thanked all for their contributions over the past year with a practical gift – a very nice wine bottle stopper.

Senator Chap Peterson Speaks to Lions

Posted on June 7, 2023Comments are off

On June 6, Virginia state Senator Chap Peterson (representing Fairfax and adjacent areas) updated Fairfax Lions on state legislature actions.

Chap Peterson told us about potential legislation to cap prescription drug prices; “Reinventing HS Senior Year” to better prepare young persons; improving use of Community College capabilities for training young persons; and more.
Lions 1st VP Jim Kaplan Thanks Chap

Welcome New Lion Don Berey

Posted on June 7, 2023Comments are off

Don Berey became a member of Lions Clubs International, and the Fairfax Lions Club, on June 6, 2023, in a ceremony conducted by Lion Bill Bartlett.

Don Berey Accepts Lions Club International Membership Certificate
Don Recalls Buying Citrus Fruit, Being Handed a Brochure About Lions Service Programs…It Prompted Don to Become a Lion to Give Back to His Community

Lions in “HorizonWALKS” to Benefit Childhood Cancer Camp

Posted on May 28, 2023Comments are off

The “You Matter” team included several Fairfax Lions. The team walked on May  21st – at National Harbor – helping to raise funds for children with cancer to attend camp.

Fairfax Lions Jeff Root, Judith Richter-Murphy, Maureen Johnson – part of “You Matter” Team

Vision Scholarship Awarded

Posted on May 17, 2023Comments are off

David Fischer – a 4th grader at Providence Elementary School – accepted a Scholarship award from VA Lions Eye Institute Foundation President Woody Woodward at the Fairfax Lions Club meeting on May 16th.

(L-R) Claudia, Joshua and David Fischer; VLEIF President Woody Woodward; Fairfax Lion Jeff Root 

For information on VA Lions Eye Institute Foundation and vision scholarships, see http://vleif.org

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