Revolutionary War Soldier Speaks

Posted on July 7, 2021Comments are off

We were honored a re-enactor from the 1st Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line joined us at our Club dinner meeting on July 6. It was also a pleasure to welcome guests and potential members to the Club meeting. (YOU are cordially invited to join us at any meeting, just let us know by email to:  [email protected] )

Corporal Peterson showed us the uniform and equipment worn and carried by Revolutionary War soldiers.

Corporal Peterson and Musket (with Bayonet Attached)
Corporal Peterson’s Equipment

The 1st Virginia Regiment’s webpage is:  https://1varegiment.com

Hot Dog Sales Charity Fund Raiser

Posted on July 6, 2021Comments are off

At the City of Fairfax July 3 parade, Fairfax Lions sold hot dogs and cold drinks to parade goers. We operated for 3 hours – just prior to & after the parade, and raised over $500.

THANK YOU to all who support Fairfax Lions Club – your help enables us to offer various charity programs helping those in need in our community.

Hear a Revolutionary War Soldier

Posted on July 1, 2021Comments are off

Visit the Fairfax Lions Club dinner meeting on Tuesday, July 6 for a special treat: meet Corporal Pete Peterson (re-enactor) from the 1st Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line. Corporal Pete will talk about the Revolutionary War soldier – who he was, what he wore and carried, and what he did. His unit’s webpage is:  https://1varegiment.com

On Tuesday, July 6 we meet at 6:30PM at American Legion Post 177, at 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax, VA, 22030

If you can attend, send us an email at: [email protected] or leave a message at: 703-879-5795

Soldiers of the 1st Virginia Regiment

Fairfax Little League Thanks Lions

Posted on June 23, 2021Comments are off

Each year the Fairfax Lions contribute financial support to Fairfax Little League teams. It is one way we can encourage youth participation in team sports, for their healthy development.

We were proud to receive plaque’s in recognition of our support. One sample is in the photo.

Thank You from the Fairfax Nationals Little League Team

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”

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