Lions Donate $1000 for Vision Programs

Posted on July 9, 2020Comments are off

Fairfax Lions Club received a thank you note for our recent $1000 donation to Virginia Lions Eye Institute Foundation (VLEIF).

This donation supports:

  1. The INOVA Lions Eye Clinic in Fairfax Hospital: it performs 4200 examinations and 250 free eye surgeries in a typical year.
  2. Joe Lipomi Memorial Scholastic Grants: in 2018, Scholastic Grants totaling $60,000 went to 23 visually challenged students.
  3. The Low Vision Learning Center in Alexandria,VA: it serves individuals with chronic vision loss, that cannot be improved with conventional glasses or contact lenses. VLEIF provides equipment to examine patients, and visual aids for rehabilitation.

The donation helps those in need in our community, and it is possible only because our community supports our Lions Club charity fund raisers. You have enabled our service mission for 70 years; we thank you!

New Lions Club President

Posted on July 1, 2020Comments are off

On July 1, 2020, the Lions begin a new fiscal year with newly elected officers. Fairfax Lions’ new Club President (we call that office, King Lion) offers a few words for all.

Lions Receive Thank You Note

Posted on June 24, 2020Comments are off

The James Bland Memorial Music Scholarship Foundation
Gainesville, VA 20155
June 23, 2020

Fairfax Lions Club
I want to thank the Fairfax Lions Club for the generous donation of $400 to the Bland Music Foundation. This allows us to continue to award scholarships each year. I am gratified that you agree that these young, dedicated, talented musicians are deserving of our support. 
  As you already know, the contestants always display musicianship and professionalism of the highest order. Many of our state participants go on to attend the top music schools and conservatories in the country. Upon graduation, they enrich the cultural life of our country through teaching and performing.
  Conornavirus-19 has interrupted our competition schedule this year but we have been able to hold many of the local and zone level competitions.  As soon as it is safe to resume, we will move forward and hopefully be able to hold the state competition in a central location by the beginning of August..
  Again, many thanks for your continued support. We could not operate without clubs such as yours!


Yours in Lionistic Service,
Shirley Wilson, Bland State Foundation Chairperson

Lions Donate to Food For Others

Posted on June 12, 2020Comments are off

Donating $19,525, the Fairfax Lions Club along with Lions of Virginia Foundation (LOVF), other local Lions clubs and individuals, are supporting a special Food-For-Others priority.  Food for Others (FFO) is one of the largest providers of free emergency groceries in the region, distributing food each week to more than 4,000 local families in need.  Our Lions contribution will help kick-start FFO’s new mobile food pantry delivering emergency food to those not able to get to food distribution centers.  

Club President, Mike, Presents Check to Food For Other Director, Annie

Lions clubs are men and women volunteers who identify needs within the community and work to help fulfill those needs.  Our motto is: We Serve!  LOVF is funded by Lions clubs across Virginia to address statewide emergencies and humanitarian needs.  By teaming up, Lions were able to increase the amount donated to FFO.  LOVF matched donations of individual Lions clubs.  The clubs contributing to this donation: Fairfax Lions, Falls Church-Annandale Lions, Burke Lions, Springfield Global Lions, Clifton Lions, and Alexandria Asian-American Lions.  

As we all suffer from the impact of the pandemic, we are concerned for our neighbors who lost incomes, and families who may not know when they might next have a meal.  Representatives of Lions Clubs presented their cash donation to FFO at their main food warehouse at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax, VA on June 12.  We have hope it will go a long way towards providing basic food to those most in need in our community. 

According to Mike Rumberg, president of the Fairfax Lions Club “It is deeply gratifying how the various Fairfax area Lions Clubs quickly teamed together and partnered with LOVF to contribute this money to put help put food on the table and provide some comfort to our neighbors in need in these hard times. Lions Club members thank every person who supported our fund raising projects that make this donation possible. You truly help Lions make a difference in our community.”

Members of Area Lions Clubs Observe Check Presentation

Lions Learn About Hearing Loss

Posted on June 9, 2020Comments are off

At our video-conference meeting on June 2nd, Fairfax Lions enjoyed an excellent guest speaker – Ms. Bonnie OLooney, of the NoVA Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC,   https://nvrc.org ).

Ms Bonnie OLeary, NVRC, Speaks to Fairfax Lions via Video Conference

NVRC programs bring information and resources to people with hearing loss, introducing them to a range of possible solutions to improve the quality of their lives.   Bonnie helped us understand the physics of hearing, environments where we may be trying to improve our hearing, and various technology solutions to improving hearing.  Over our Zoom hookup, we could all hear great!

Left Chart Illustrates Common Sources of Sound and Compares Volume and Frequency
Right Chart Shows (shaded area) Sounds People with Common Hearing Loss Typically Miss

Anyone interested in learning more about Fairfax Lions Club, send email to [email protected] or leave message at: 703-879-5795

Collecting Cash Donations for Local Food Bank

Posted on May 22, 2020Comments are off

Many people are going hungry in our own community, due to the health crisis. Fairfax Lions Club is raising funds for a special donation to the local food bank “Food for Others.” https://www.foodforothers.org

The Falls Church-Annandale, Springfield Global, Burke, and Clifton Lions Clubs have all joined with us in this special humanitarian effort. We encourage cash donations from all individuals and organizations to combine with money donated by Lions Clubs.

If you can help food-insecure families in our community, send an email to: [email protected] or leave a message at: 703-879-5795

We will send you an address to mail your check (payable to: Food for Others). Fund raising ends on June 7, 2020; soon after we will present all donations directly to Food for Others. Please join us.

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