Fairfax Host Lions Club

Fairfax Lions Club was established on February 21, 1951, as part of Lions Clubs International – the largest service organization in the world with 46,000 clubs in 206 countries and 1.4 million members.  As part of the Lions global service network, Fairfax Lions Club’s mission is: WE SERVE THE WORLD AND OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY WITH PRIDE, COMPASSION AND KINDNESS

Fairfax Lions Club raises charity funds through activities such as citrus fruit sales each year, a vehicle donation program, and food booths at the City of Fairfax’s Independence Day Parade and Fall Festival. These funds are used to help the underserved in the local area, especially those with sight or hearing problems or needing additional food items. Each year we conduct vision and hearing screening in local schools and community events, to identify individuals who may require vision or hearing correction. For financially qualified persons, we pay for eye exams and glasses and also purchase hearing aids. We provide scholarship grants to the visually impaired. We provide holiday food baskets for 30 qualified families twice each year, and give food and money to local food banks. We support the local shelter for the homeless, “The Lamb Center,” with food, money and “readers” eyeglasses. We conduct a vocal and instrumental music competition each year for middle and high school students; winners receive scholarships and progress to state level competitions. Annually, we hold an art competition for middle school students as part of the world-wide “Peace Poster Contest;” and we sponsor a Little League Baseball team in Fairfax. We focus on service projects our members want to support.

Fairfax Lions meet twice a month at 6:30 PM on the first and third Tuesdays at the American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak Street, Fairfax. Visitors are cordially invited to any meeting or activity; please see our web page for information: Fairfax Lions Club.

Fairfax Host Lions Club’s
Volunteer of the Year 2022/2023:
Kenneth A. Schutz