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Plan to attend the Aquia Evening Lions 

Annual Community Yard Sale 

Saturday, June 6, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Lions Park

 Clean out your closets and your garage, rent a space and sell your treasures & crafts at the annual AEL Community Yard Sale!

Space Rentals $20.00 (must provide your own table)

 Registrations is required

Call Jane Gill today to reserve your spot. Space is limited

 (540) 659-6111 or email: gillj5@aol.com

 all proceeds from the rental spaces go to programs and services to improve the lives of children and families in our local community.

 

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    Members Only Activity

 "Club Excellence Process (CEP)"

 Thank you to those who participated in the CEP process. The Board reviewed the results of the survey and drafted a plan in response. The plan is designed to build on our success and addresses areas where we might improve. Below are the board recommendations.

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    • Developing a “pin” recognition programs for participation. For example when a new member joins they might receive a “Red Badge”, as they participate in various club activities, they might receive the next level badge such as blue until they have participate in all of the club activities and they will receive a Gold Badge etc.
    • Host a “Member Family” picnic to include Lions activities such as screenings for family members and fun activities. This is to give the members the opportunity to engage their families and children and highlight the work they are doing as volunteers.
    • Keep Attendance at the dinner meetings
    • Send the News Letter via email to all members
    • Incorporate pedivision into L:ions events like Breakfast with Santa
    • Encourage New Members to come to Board Meetings
    • Continue to conduct regular new member orientations
    • Establish best practices for Sponsors/mentors and provide training
    • President give an orientation about Lions from the podium

Members are invited to attend a final CEP session scheduled for May 28, 5:30 pm at the Club House prior to the monthly General Meeting. At this session we will present the findings from the survey took by the members, seek your feedback  and discuss the recommendations made by the board..

 


LIONS Early Childhood Vision Screening Project (ECVSP)

ECVSP is a vision screening program to identify treatable or preventable causes of blindness in preschool and young children in Eastern Prince William, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Westmoreland Counties.  The program also provides for professional eye exams and treatment of vision defects.  While the focus is for pediatric care, Lions Clubs' vision screening is available for all residents in our service area. 

OUR MEETINGS

We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Aquia Harbour Country Club. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and lasts approximately two hours. If you would like to be our guest for dinner, and to learn more about Lionism, please contact us for an invitation. You do not have to live in Aquia Harbour to become a member - many of our members live in the surrounding area. 

The Aquia Evening Lions Club is a 501(c)(3) charity: 
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Stafford Aquia Evening Lions Charities, Inc., our 501(c)(3), has a newly designated CFC number for the Potomac Combined Federal Campaign.  Our number is 99070 and is a universal number for use in any Combined Federal Campaign.  Federal employees/service members may only designate their donation to the CFC in which our organization is approved--Potomac Combined Federal Campaign, Number 99070.  The 2013 campaign will begin on September 1 and run through December 15, 2013.   Remember us when it comes time to donate.  WE SERVE.

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Do you have old eyeglasses you would like to donate? You can drop them off at the following locations:

  • AHPOA Information Center, 1221 Washington Drive, Stafford
  • The Clubhouse at the Aquia Harbour Country Club, 204 Bow Cove, Stafford
  • John Musante Porter Memorial Library, 2001 Parkway Boulevard, Stafford
  • Office of Genice Mancini, OD, 45 Doc Stone Road, Stafford
  • Office of My Eye Doctor, 1515 Stafford Marketplace #121, Stafford

There are two Lions Clubs in Aquia Harbour: the Aquia Evening Lions, whose membership is entirely female, and the Aquia Host Lions, whose membership is entirely male. The Aquia Evening Lions were originally chartered in 1981 as the Aquia Lioness Club, which was a women's auxiliary to the Aquia Harbour Lions. Once Lions International offered women full membership rights, the Aquia Evening Lions Club was chartered in 1992, and the men's club name was changed to the Aquia Host Lions Club. The two clubs continue to have a close relationship, and work together on several projects and fundraisers throughout the year.

 

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