Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lions Aid Playground Construction

Here are photos of Don and me on Wednesday morning August 20 — we arrived at 8 am and I stayed until 2, Don until 3.  We (and others) moved a mountain of mulch about twice as high as in the picture and three times as long, mostly by shoveling it onto tarps and hauling the tarps into the adjacent play area, which ended up with about 2 feet of mulch!  The playground will serve a nursery school that started its history in Alexandria as one of the first African American nursery schools and that will share the playground with the neighboring community.  Disney payed for it, in memory of an employee in their security office, who came from Herndon.  Many of the workers were former colleagues of his, either at Disney (they flew in from California for the event) or in the federal security services.   The event was very well organized by Kaboom, an outfit that provides opportunities for children to play outdoors.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Sarah Quan, senior at South Lakes High School in Reston, won first place in the instrumental category of the Virginia State James A. Bland competition, and a $2500 scholarship, held at the Virginia State Lions Club Convention on May 16. She is a violinist and played Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major. The convention was held at the Sheraton Premier Hotel at 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Virginia. To reach the state finals, Miss Quan won the local competition in Reston in February and the district competition in Alexandria in April. She competed against the winners from five other state districts in Vienna to win the state competition. Two hundred and ninety talented musicians competed at the local and district levels in the instrumental category. Miss Quan plans to continue her education in music at Brigham Young University. In the picture, Miss Quam is shown with Reston Lion Steve Reber who was co-host with Lion Jack Gazlay at the Reston competition.
Picture was taken by Jim Ryan on May 16.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Reston Farmers Market Opening this Weekend - Come See Lions

Come see us at the Reston Farmers Market May Through November!


Lake Anne Plaza, Reston, VA.

Saturdays 7:30 to Noon

Details:  We will be handing out balloons, taking membership information and raising funds to serve our community.  We will be fundraising through the sale of the following items.

Ice-cold bottled water ($1/20oz bottle)
Virginia Whitley Brand Peanuts

Small Peanuts:
Salted                                     7.50
Unsalted                                7.50
Sea Salt and Pepper           7.50
Honey Roasted                    8.00
Buttered Toffee                    8.00

Medium Peanuts:
Salted                                     12.00
Unsalted                                12.00
Sea Salt and Pepper           12.00
Honey Roasted                    12.50

Large Peanuts:
Salted                                     16.00
Unsalted                                16.00

Limited time:
Chocolate clusters
Small Milk Chocolate          9.00
Medium Milk/Dark                17.00

More info on Reston Farmers Market here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

PediaVision Screening to be offered at GRACE Ministries

The Reston Lions will be offering PediaVision screening at the GRACE Ministries of the United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, VA 20171 on Saturday, May 5th, 2014 as part of the chruch food distribution process which begins at 9 AM.  All are welcome.  PediaVision is a non-invasive procedure that takes only a few seconds to complete and detects the potential presence of problems such as nearsightedness and eye misalignment. Results are provided to parents to determine if follow-up vision care is needed.

Lions Screen Children for Vision Problems at Local YMCA Event

The Reston and the Sterling Lions Clubs maintained a booth to provide PediaVision screening of eyes of children, 6 months to 19 years old, at the Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26, held at the YMCA, 12196 Sunset Hills Road in Reston. PediaVision is a non-invasive procedure that takes only a few seconds to complete and detects the potential presence of problems such as nearsightedness and eye misalignment. Results are provided to parents to determine if follow-up vision care is needed. On Saturday, 40 children were screened. Results were provided to the parents of 8 children to determine if additional care is needed. Above, Reston Lions Club President, Don Leas, is shown administering a test to a visitor to the booth. For more information on PediaVision, visit or

Picture was taken by Gerry Washburn on April 26.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Reston Lions to Fill Weekend with Service

The Reston Lions will be spending the weekend performing service activities throughout Northern Virginia this weekend.  Among the activities offered are Roadside Cleanup on Sunset Hills Road in Reston, Youth Camp cleanup at the Northern Virginia Lions Youth Camp in Boyce, VA, a PediaVision Vision Screening event at the Reston YMCA, and to cap off the weekend, the Northern Virginia Foundation Fighting Blindness VisionWalk in Alexandria, VA.  All activities are welcoming of volunteers that just want to help out.  More details below.

Roadside Cleanup:

On Saturday 8-11am we will be performing out twice-a-year Adopt-a-Highway duties.
We maintain a stretch of Sunset Hills Drive in Reston, VA from Wiehle Ave to Hunter Mill Road.

Youth Camp Workday (Cleanup)

We will be performing cleanup All Day Saturday the 26th as a District Starting at 9am to prepare the site for use this upcoming camping season.  Contact for information.  More on Camp at :
1100 Lions Lane Camp
Boyce, VA 22620
On Site Emergency Phone: 540-837-9365

YMCA Pediavision Vision Screenings:

Saturday, April 26, 2014
10am - 1pm

YMCA Reston is offering you more than just a day of play. Join us as we celebrate the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative that inspires families to move and learn all summer long. At our FREE event, you can take part in fun, active play and educational opportunities that will build healthy habits for life.

Schedule of Activities:
Kids Yoga & Zumba
Arts & Crafts
Carnival Games
Healthy Snacks
Car Seat Inspections
Family Games
Face Painting & Balloon Animals
Obstacle Course
Under the Sea live animal presentations
Photo Booth
Wellness Screenings
Visits from the Fire/ Police Dept., DJ Michael, Lion's Club and more!

We can't wait to see you there!

VisionWalk Information:

Date:   Sunday, April 27, 2014
Location:   Cameron Run Regional Park
4001 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA
Registration:   9:00 AM
Presentation:   9:45 AM
Walk Begins:   10:00 AM

VisionWalk Course and Map
Walk Day Details and FAQs 
NOVA Walk Map