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Lions Broom Sale Rescheduled for May 10th
Press Release
Monday - April 21, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

Due to inclement weather over the weekend, the Kempsville Lions Club has rescheduled it's Spring Broom Sale for Saturday May 10, 2014 from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm at Fairfield Shopping Center located in the heart of Kempsville in Virginia Beach, VA.
Lions at one of our Blind Made Broom sales & fundraiser.
The Kempsville Lions Broom Sale is one of the major fundraisers that fund the Services & Programs, such as the Sight & Hearing Prevention and Eyeglass/Hearing Aid Assistance Program, that the Kempsville Lions provide.  So mark your calendars to attend this important event!

24th Annual Charity Golf Tourney
Heron Ridge Golf Club
Wednesday - April 16, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club gathered on April 16, 2014 to host it's 24th Annual Charity Golf Tourney. The event was held at the Heron Ridge Golf Club in Virginia Beach, VA.

The weather was cold and windy, and unlike last year, the sun was out and helped warm things up by mid-afternoon.  A delicious BBQ buffet was prepared and served by Lion Lewis Falls and his AWESOME Crew.

The Annual Charity Golf Tourney is one of the major fundraisers that fund our Services & Programs, such as the Sight & Hearing Prevention and Eyeglass/Hearing Aid Assistance Program, that the Kempsville Lions provide.  This program assists those individuals in our service area (which has the largest population rate in Virginia Beach and includes 3 High Schools, 3 Middle Schools and 10 Elementary Schools) that either have no insurance or can't afford to pay for eyeglasses and hearing aids. In some cases we pay 100% of the costs.


John Clyburn's team at the 2013 KLC Charity Golf Tourney.
More details and photos to come once they become available.  
For more updates and in-depth information, results and photos, visit our Annual Charity Golf Tourney Page on this Website or for automatic updates and photos visit our Lions Annual Charity Golf Tourney Page on Facebook, and while you are there, make sure to "LIKE" us and "RATE" us by selecting how many "Stars" you think we deserve, and leave a nice comment about us when you do.
Thanks to ALL of our Advertisers, Sponsors, Teams and Volunteers for making our Annual Charity Golf Tourney a HUGE success!  And Thank You for supporting the Kempsville Lions Club!


Upcoming Children's PediaVision® Screening
Press Release
Saturday - April 12, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club has announced that they will hold a PediaVision® screening for children on Monday June 16, 2014 from 2:00 pm till 4:30 pm at the Kempsville Area Library located in the heart of Kempsville in Virginia Beach, VA.
How does PediaVision® work?
The measuring principle is based on photo-retinoscopy. Infrared light is projected through the pupils onto the retina. Depending on the refractive error, the reflected light forms a specific brightness pattern within the pupil.

Now the PediaVision reader is wireless and reads faster.

PediaVision® utilizes an infrared camera that combines auto-refraction and video-retinoscopy. From one meter (just over a yard) away, the camera is used to take a digital photograph. The information acquired is used to automatically assess a child’s vision in as little as five seconds.

So mark your calendars to attend this important event!
More details to come once they become available.  For more information on PediaVision please visit our District 24D PediaVision Page.

5th Annual Frosty 5K Run For Sight & Hearing Date Set
Press Release
Saturday - April 12, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The KLC Frosty 5K Committee announced that they have set a date for the 5th Annual Frosty 5K Run for Sight & Hearing.  The event is set to take place on Saturday January 10, 2015 and will move back to Mt. Trashmore Park located in Virginia Beach, VA.
Runners posing for a photo-op at our 2012 Frosty 5K
The Annual Frosty 5K is one of the major fundraisers that fund the Services & Programs, such as the Sight & Hearing Prevention and Eyeglass/Hearing Aid Assistance Program, that the Kempsville Lions provide.  So mark your calendars to attend this important event!
More details to come once they become available.  For more updates visit our Lions Frosty 5K Page.

KLC Partners With SAUMC To "Feed Kempsville"
Press Release
Friday - April 11, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club Board voted unanimously at last night's meeting to partner with St. Andrews United Methodist Church, as a service project, in their ongoing "FEED KEMPSVILLE" initiative.

"FEED KEMPSVILLE", an initiative of St. Andrews UMC, was formed to bring attention and focus to the church's efforts to meet the critical demand for food for hungry people in our local community.
It brings their partnership with Church of the Ascension's food pantry and their support of Virginia Beach City Public Schools' Beach Bag program under one ministry.  In addition, they have planted a "community garden", donating the harvest to the "FEED KEMPSVILLE" program to help meet the needs within our community.
How can you help?  You can help in ANY of 4 ways:
1)  The program is in need of Food donations.  What kind of foods?  Tuna, Green Beans, Macaroni & Cheese to name a few.  These items are very cheap to purchase at your local grocery store or a store like Dollar Tree or Family Dollar.  Want to know other items you can get during your next grocery store visit?  Click Here for a sample shopping list.
2)  The program is in need of  Monetary donations.  I know it's easier to pick up a can of Tuna than make a cash donation, but when you donate using your cash, check or your credit/debit card, the money goes farther and can be used to purchase those items that the program REALLY needs.  Please make checks payable to St. Andrews UMC with Feed Kempsville in the memo field and mail to the address listed below.  For your convenience, St. Andrews UMC is also set up to take Online Donations through their Secure eGive Website.  So consider donating today. And remember, your donation is Tax Deductible.  Click Here to go to their Secure eGive Website.
3)  If you have your own garden consider donating part of your crop harvest to the program.
4)  Donate seeds or plants to the program.
Where can I drop off items?  Items can be dropped of at either St. Andrews UMC or at ANY Kempsville Lions Club event or service project (Broom Sales, White Cane Events or PediaVision Screenings).  Please check our Website & Social Media Sites like Facebook for a schedule of events.  St. Andrews UMC information is below:
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church 
717 Tucson Road
Virginia Beach, VA  23462

The church office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Please note that the office is closed between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm for lunch on Monday through Thursday.

What if I need items picked up?  In the case you have bulk items, large quantities or you are unable to make it to a designated drop location to drop off your items, Click Here or call 800-659-9097 ext. LION (5466) and let us know about it, and we will have someone contact you for more information.

For more information or if you have questions, please feel free to contact us via our Contact Us page.

We thank you ALL for your support of Kempsville Lions Club Service Projects and Programs.


33rd Annual Journey for Sight
Saturday - April 5, 2014
Holiday Trav-L-Park
Virginia Beach, VA

Members of the Kempsville Lions Club gathered on April 5, 2014 at the Holiday Trav-L-Park in Virginia Beach, VA to provide food services for the 33rd Annual Journey for Sight Poker Run & Tractor Rodeo event.

Thanks for coming out and joining us for this important event.  We look forward to seeing you next year.  And as always, Thanks for supporting the Kempsville Lions Club!

Barry Behrman's Induction Ceremony
Thursday - February 13, 2014
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club was honored to welcome our newest member, Lion Barry Behrman, into the KLC Family at our February 13, 2014 meeting.  Current District Governor, Lion Donnie Johnson, also sponsored Lion Barry into the Club.  The induction was preformed by Current District Governor, Lion Donnie Johnson and Past District Governor, Lion Don Burson is his KLC sponsor.
Pictures will be posted once they are available.

4th Annual Frosty 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday - January 11, 2014
Virginia Beach Sportsplex
Virginia Beach, VA

We held our 4th Annual Lions Frosty 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.  We thought we got lucky last year with the weather being misty.  This year however we were very fortunate, even Blessed.  The day was perfect. a slight mist in the air that burned off quickly and a high of 70-74.  A  1 Mile Fun Run/Walk began @ 10:00 AM with ALL kids getting a medallion for their efforts and the 5K Run takes place @ 10:30 AM.  

Check back to this page often for more In-depth Information and Online Forms (Address Information, Signup Forms, Sponsor Sheets, Course Layout, etc.) as they become available.  You can also follow us on our Social Media sites for more updates the way YOU want it.  Want to connect to our Social Media pages but aren't sure how? See the bottom oANY of our webpages for Direct Links.


Alex Foushee Becomes KLC Honorary Special Lion
Saturday - December 28, 2013
Smithfield Station
Smithfield, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club was honored to welcome our newest KLC Honorary Special Lion, and Lion-to-be, 9 year old Alex Foushee.  Alex is the son of Lion Angela Foushee, and grandson of Lion Vice President Ron Schneider.  Alex attends Great Bridge Intermediate School.
KLC Honorary Special Lion, 9 year old Alex Foushee.
His Mom says she can't get the KLC hat off of him, and he wears it everywhere.  So in essence, he is a walking signboard for our Club.  And for that, We Thank You Alex!

Angela Foushee's Induction Ceremony
Thursday - December 12, 2013
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club was honored to welcome our newest member, Lion Angela Foushee, into the KLC Family at our December 12, 2013 Holiday Party.  Lion Vice President Ron Schneider, Angela's Father, also sponsored Lion Angela into the Club. The induction was preformed by Past District Governor, Lion Don Burson.


Carl Cleanthes' Induction Ceremony
Thursday - November 14, 2013
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club was honored to welcome our newest member, Lion Carl Cleanthes, into the KLC Family at our November 14, 2013 meeting.  Lion Sammie Reid sponsored Lion Carl into the Club.  The induction was preformed by Past District Governor, Lion Bud Warren.


Tangier Island, VA Missions Trip
Monday October 14 thru Saturday October 19, 2013
Through St. Andrews UMC, Virginia Beach, VA
Tangier Island, VA

Lion Rusty Bishop, a member of the Kempsville Lions Club headed out on Monday October 14, 2013 thru October 21, 2013 with 17 other members of various churches around the state participated in a week long mission trip to Tangier Island, Virginia.

Click here or the photo to visit the Official Tangier Island Website

Tangier is an island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Tangier was first discovered around 1608 and first inhabited in the 1680’s. It has been a fishing community for its entire existence and because of its seclusion, many of the people still speak with a very heavy accent called “Elizabethan.”  Also due to its seclusion the people have had to depend on themselves in difficult times. Help is hard to find and harder to get.

Lion Rusty Bishop and recipient of a NEW roof on Tangier Island, VA.
We first went to Tangier last November and found an incredibly independent, hard-working community with significant need for help. No skilled trades live on the island due to the inability to make a living from the small population. Consequently, plumbing, electrical, heating, and carpentry/roofing work goes undone or is Jerry-rigged by residents with some basic knowledge. The end result is numerous roofs that are years past their life spans leak severely. Plumbing that is ineffective, substandard and defective electrical wiring. Most homes on the island were built before codes were established in the county, and others have been built since without code review, because of the physical barrier of the bay from the mainland.
Lion Rusty Bishop and crew replacing a roof.
The first year we visited the island we came with no real idea of the needs and just brought basic supplies. We painted, winterized, and made very minor carpentry and roof repairs. This October we tried to arrive with a plan to start addressing more serious needs in the community. We received donated roofing materials and money that paid to replace the roof of one house illustrated in the photographs.  We also made initial repairs to another roof that we plan to continue working on with our trips. We replaced the back door on another house where the owner had the replacement door for over 6 years but could find no one to put it in. It had been leaning against her living room wall for 6 years. A living room where the ceiling had caved in some years before due to roof leaks. A roof we hope to take care of on our next trip. We painted, fixed ceilings, repaired plumbing leaks and built handicap porch stairs.
Lion Rusty Bishop and crew making repairs to a roof.
There is still much to do. Four of us are returning on November 14th for three days to install a shower in the church education wing for the use by future mission groups.

KLC Broom Sale
Saturday - September 14, 2013
Fairfield Shopping Center Kempsville
Virginia Beach, VA

Members of the Kempsville Lions Club gathered together on Saturday September 14th to participate in one of our Blind Made Products Broom Sales.  We had a lot of people stop by and buy brooms, make a donation to the Club and gather literature off our table or just to say "Hello."  Below are some photos from the event.


Debi Lupton & Phil Pfeil's Induction Ceremony
Thursday - July 11, 2013
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club was honored to welcome our newest members, Lion Debi Lupton and Lion Phil Pfeil, into the KLC Family at our July 11, 2013 meeting.  Lion President Paul Steele sponsored Lion Phil Pfeil into the Club and Lion Lewis Falls sponsored Lion Debi Lupton. The induction was preformed by Past District Governor, Lion Bob Larmore.


Appalachia Service Project (ASP)
Saturday June 23 thru Saturday June 29, 2013
Through Community UMC, Virginia Beach, VA
Avery County, NC

Members of the Kempsville Lions Club gathered from Saturday June 23rd thru Saturday June 29th, 2013 to participate in the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Missions trip. They volunteered to work in Avery County, NC assisting low income families that needed repairs to their houses.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation -- bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families.
But ASP is more than just a home repair program. Yes, Appalachia's poorest families urgently need your help, but they can help change your life, too. Because when you change the lives of others, they have a way of changing you. 
Lion Lewis Falls hanging out with some of the team members.
After a few days of hard work repairing homes with ASP, your hands will grow a little tougher, your arms a little stronger, and your relationship with God a whole lot deeper. You'll return home to your community with a passion for service, a renewed compassion for other people, and a fresh appreciation for your place and purpose in this world. Best of all, you'll discover first-hand that regardless of geography, education, or economic class, we are all equal members of the family of God. We like to say that our goal is to make homes warmer, safer and drier for needy families. And for more than 40 years, we've done exactly that for thousands of families.
Lion Paul Steele and his "Purple" team.
Yet for all that, we are only able to serve one in ten families who apply to us for help. We need many, many more volunteers to make a lasting dent in Appalachian poverty. In other words, we need you. So come on and join us. Sure, you'll install insulation. Repair porches. Reinforce foundations. But even more importantly, you'll build a whole new you.
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