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The Alexandria Lincolnia Lions Club is involved in various projects throughout the Community.  They include:

Leon the Lion

For more than 20 years, Leon (Lion Dan Duncan) has been the smiling face of the Alexandria Lincolnia Lions Club.  While no one has been able to get Leon to speak, his hugs and his exceeding good looks have spread the goodnews of Lionism throughout Northern Virginia.  Leon is always ready to pose for a photograph.  His den may be with the Alexandria Lincolnia Lions Club, but he is at home wherever Lions are working to help others.  If you would like to have Leon at your next Club event, please contact the Alexadria Lincolnia Club. 

  

Stamps For The Wonded

The Alexandria Lincolnia Lions Club supports "Stamps For the Wounded" which was established in 1942.  This organization collects used postage stamps which are used by bedridden patients, long-treatment patients, and convalescent patients to make artwork. 

PDG Lion Wendell Keyes has spearheaded this project and to date the Club has cumulatively provided 1,435 used stamps (620 donated on 10 Jan 2019).  More information can be found at:    http://www.angelfire.com/va2/ayrhill/SFTW.htm

Plastic Pill Bottle Collection Project

By the efforts of Lion Lisa Romano, the Alexandria Lincolnia Lions Club has been collecting, cleaning, and donating plastic pill bottles to Matthew 25:  Ministries since March 2017.  AS of November 2018, our club has mailed out six large boxes of empty plastic pill bottles.  Matthew 25: Ministries accepts donations of empty plastic pill bottles for inclusion in shipments of medical supplies and for shredding and recycling.  Their pill bottle program fulfills the dual needs of improving medical care in developing countries and caring for our environment. Pill bottles that are not appropriate to include with shipments are recycled for cash that goes toward Matthew 25:  Ministries programs.  More information about this program can be found at:  http://m25m.org/pillbottles/

Lions International Peace Poster Contest

Lion Lisa Romano and the Alexandria Lincolnia Lions Club has sponsored Holmes Middle School for the past twenty-two (22) years.  Each year Lions International selects a theme for the students to interpret into their peace posters.  The contest is a wonderful opportunity for clubs to work with youth in their community to stress the importance of peace tolerance and international understanding.  The contest encourages young people ages 11-13 to think about peace, creatively express what it means to them and to share their own unique visions with the world.  In 2018-2019 / Theme - Kindness Matters, one of Holmes Middle School students received an Honorable Mention for her peace poster under Lions Club District 24-L.  

More details regarding the contest can be found at  

http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/youth/peace-poster-contest/index.php

Used Eye Glasses Program

PDG Lion Wendell Keyes has led the Club's Used Eye Glasses Program.  In 2019 a total of 160 pairs of eyeglasses have been provided to the program. 

Eat for a Cause

Lion Tejas Patel, leads one of the fundraising efforts entitled "Eat for a Cause".  Lions and their supporters eat at local restaurants with a portion of the bill coming back to the Alexandria Lincolnia Lions Club.  These funds are then used to provide eye glasses for the needy and other local efforts.   

Road Cleanup

Lion Ken Romano leads the Road Clean-up efforts for our Lions Club.  We clean the road located in Alexandria, VA once a month.

 

Joint Activities with other Lions Clubs

The Sgt. Mac Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to honor the memory of Marine Sgt. Eric McColley (https://www.sgtmac.org/)

The National Wreath Project places wreaths at the graves of Veterans at Quantico National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

 

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