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Summer Blind Made Broom Sale
Fairfield Shopping Center
Saturday - June 27, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club will be out at Fairfield Shopping Center located in the heart of Kempsville in Virginia Beach, VA on June 27, 2015 for our Summer Blind Made Broom Sale.

Come out and join us and get yourself a quality made broom that supports a worthwhile cause.  Already have a broom?  Come out and get selfie with a Lion!  Tell your friends and neighbors and come out and say Hello, we would love to hear from you.  

Thanks for supporting the Kempsville Lions Club.

 

Spring Blind Made Broom Sale
Fairfield Shopping Center
Saturday - May 16, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club gathered at Fairfield Shopping Center located in the heart of Kempsville in Virginia Beach, VA for our Spring Blind Made Broom Sale  The weather couldn't have been any better with the highs in the low 80's.



Thanks to your generous support we were able to make $638.00.  This will benefit the Blind Made Industry and our Sight and Hearing programs and our other programs and services.

We thank ALL of our friends and the general public for your support in making this a great event.  

What do you say we do it all over again next month!

25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Heron Ridge Golf Club
Wednesday - April 29, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club hosted our 25th Anniversary Charity Golf Tournament and District 24D Governor's Cup on April 29th, 2015 at Heron Ridge Golf Club located in Virginia Beach, VA.



The weather couldn't have been more ideal as it was high 60's to low 70's with a slight breeze.  Thanks to your generous support we were able to make over $5,000.00 for our Sight and Hearing programs and our other programs and services.

We thank ALL of our Teams, Sponsors, Advertisers, Contributor and the general public for your support in making this a great event.  

What do you say we do it all over again next year!

Kemps Landing Park & "Good Game" Statue Dedication
Kemps Landing Park
Saturday - April 18, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

Kempsville PONY Baseball's decision to commemorate 50 years at the Kemps Landing fields with the "Good Game" statue was made in 2010. 

Click here for a copy of the Dedication Ceremony Program.

In 2011, Will Matney (son of Kempsville Lion Brian Matney), then a Pony-age player, dressed out in the traditional pinstripes and stirrups holding a Mickey Mantle signature baseball glove. 

He took the "Good Game" pose for sculptor Richard Stravitz for a series of photos and sketches that led to months of work on the sculpture itself. 

Like many thousands of other players who have played Kempsville baseball, Will represents the quality of play and good sportsmanship that the baseball program has always been about.

KLC Blind Made Broom Sale
Fairfield Shopping Center
Saturday - April 18, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

Members of the Kempsville Lions Club came together on April 18, 2015 to hold our Precursor-to-Spring Blind Made Broom Sale.

The weather couldn't have been better and we had lots of people come out and buy brooms and some just to thank us for what we do in our community.

Thanks to your generosity we raised $666.00 for our Sight & Hearing programs as well as the other programs and services that our Club offers.

Thank you for coming out and supporting this fundraiser and for supporting the Kempsville LIons Club! See you at the next one on May 16th, 2015.

Tom & Tim Kelly Induction Ceremony
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Friday - April 10, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club welcomeTom and Tim Kelly, our two NEWEST members, at our April meeting held on April 9, 2015 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.  Officiating the induction ceremony was Lion and Past District Governor Bob Larmore


Thanks to Lion Lewis Falls for being Tom & Tim's sponsor and helping expand our Pride.  Well done Lewis!

  

Stop Hunger Now
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Saturday - March 14, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club joined St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA for the Stop Hunger Now program as part of our World Service Day.

Club member's and their guests not only helped package over 30,000 bags of food but got to help those who suffer from starvation.

 


Since 2005 the Kempsville Lions have packaged over 488,000 meals for the needy. That's almost half a million meals.

Thanks to Lion Paul Steele and his wife Sylvia, Lion Ed Ellison and his wife Leann, Lion Bill Jennings and his wife Myra, Lion Dave Booz and Lion Bud Warren for volunteering their time for this critical outreach.

 

Feed Kempsville Food Drive
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Saturday - February 14, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club was out at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, in Kempsville on Saturday February 14, 2015, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM for our "Have a Heart" Community Food Drive.  Due to your selfless dedication to those in need we helped raise 405 lbs of food for the Feed Kempsville program. 

FEED KEMPSVILLE, an initiative of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, was formed in April of 2014 to bring attention and focus to the church’s efforts to meet the critical demand for food for hungry people in our local community.  

Click Here for a Shopping List of needed items.

The Need:
Recent estimates indicate that the issue of hunger and food insecurity in our area is quite large.  Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief charity, puts the food insecurity rate in Virginia Beach at almost 11%.  That means that that over 48,000 people in Virginia Beach are in need of food assistance.  In the zip codes closest to St. Andrew’s UMC, over 14,000 people are hungry.  A recent analysis by sociologists at the University of Virginia estimate that the hunger/food insecurity rate could be as high as 30,000 people in Kempsville and the surrounding areas.  

Results:
This young, but vital ministry is having a great impact on our local community, having helped provide 8,319 meals to people in need in 2014. You and your fellow Lions might also be interested to know that last year, with your help and support, Feed Kempsville:

  • collected and distributed 7,974 pounds of groceries to the Food Pantry at Church of the Ascension;
  • planted, grew and harvested 494 pounds of fresh produce – all of which went to the Food Pantry at Church of the Ascension;
  • built and distributed 837 Beach Bags to 8 different elementary and middle schools in our community to feed hungry school children.

What can you do to support this critical outreach?
1    Donate food and supplies to the Ascension Food Pantry Program directly or through St. Andrew’s UMC.  Drop off point:  St. Andrew’s UMC; 717 Tucson Drive, Virginia Beach 23462.
2    Increase your food donations for the VBCPS Beach Bags Program.
3    Financial donations are welcomed.  Make your checks to St. Andrew’s UMC and write “Feed Kempsville” in the memo section of your check.
4    Get involved as a team member of FEED KEMPSVILLE Teams!  Contact St. Andrew’s at 467-1047.
5    Support the Kempsville Lions Club initiative in support of FEED KEMPSVILLE.

Thanks fro supporting the Kempsville Lions Club, St. Andrew's UMC and helping us Feed Kempsville!

 

5th Annual Frosty 5K Run for Sight & Hearing
Mt. Trashmore
Saturday - January 24, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

Hello Frosty 5K Runners and Walkers!

The Kempsville Lions Club is hosting its 5th Annual Lions Frosty 5K Run for Sight & Hearing on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach.

I want to personally thank you for participating in our previous Frosty 5K events. Through your efforts we have raised thousands of dollars to support  the vision and hearing impaired. And as the world's largest service organization with a local focus, you have also helped us serve the community in many other ways. Your participation has helped to benefit the Lions Medical Eye Bank, Leader Dog assistance program, diabetes research, Lions Diabetes Youth Camp, preschool vision screening, eyeglass recycling, and graduating seniors scholarship program.

I look forward to seeing you again on Saturday, January 24, 2015. To register for the event simply click on the link above or below or download the attached registration form. If you have any questions about the event please contact our registrar, Angela Foushee, at angelafoushee@yahoo.com or 919-600-1558.

On behalf of the Kempsville Lions Club I wish you all the best in the new year!

Best regards,
"Lion" Dave

Click Here to register online for the 5th Annual Frosty 5K Run.

Click Here for a printable version of the 5th Annual Frosty 5K Run signup pack.

Click Here for a printable version of the Course Map.

 

Thank You
PRESS RELEASE
Friday - October 10, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

Dear Mr. President,

This is a small letter to inform you that I truly believe in the Lions Club and the help that they provide for the community.  They have helped me out along with my mother with prescription eye-ware.  I am happy that this organization exists to help the people in need.

Hector Lomba

Bryan Nuhn's Induction Ceremony
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Thursday - October 9, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club welcomed NEW member Bryan Nuhn at our October meeting held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on October 9th, 2014.  Officiating the induction ceremony was Lion Beth Stevens.  Bryan's grandfather and sponsor was Past District Governor Bud Warren

Thanks for coming out and joining us for this important event.  We look forward to seeing you at our next function! 

And as always, Thanks for supporting the Kempsville Lions Club!

A Heartfelt Thank You
PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday - September 10, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for all of your help getting her some new glasses. We went to pick them out during the beginning of last week & we were hoping to get them that day. I forgot how long it takes them to make her prescription. It is very, very strong. They said that it would take about a week in a half. They would be ready on the 9th at the latest. They ended up being ready on the 3rd. That made us very happy until we found out that my sister (who has the same illnesses as I do) had a pretty bad attack & was put on bed rest for a few days. Since that was our ride out there, I think these last few days have been the longest of her life. LOL. She was pretty embarrassed of the old broken glasses. I don't blame her. They were an old pair with a script from about 5 years ago held together with toothpicks, superglue, & rubber bands. I would have been embarrassed if I was her too. Hell, I was embarrassed to have to send one of my children to school like that. I was ashamed. What parent wants to admit that they can't buy their child the necessities they need to function on a day to day basis. It was very hard for me to break down & ask for help. One of my friends on Facebook told me about you guys. It still took me awhile to email though. They broke her glasses at the end of May & it took me until August to contact you. I bought her first pair of glasses 11 years ago, when she was 2. I didn't get sick & start needed help until November 23, 2010. I'm still trying to get used to the fact that I can never work again, or drive again, or pretty much be normal again. I really had to swallow my pride, break down, & realize that it didn't matter what I was scared of anymore. Or embarrassed of anymore. It was about my kiddos & their health. Her vision. Which is really, really bad. Now I'm not embarrassed that I contacted you for help, or had to admit that I needed help. I'm ashamed that it took me so long to do it. We were able to use my step-dad's truck yesterday to go pick up her glasses, & I tell you what, watching my daughter smile at her own beautiful reflection clearly for the first time in months, made it all worth it. You brought my happy daughter back to us. It really is a beautiful thing that you guys do. So Mariah said that she knows no better way to show you how awesome her glasses are then by sending you a pic (selfie) of them, & her smiling face of course. You're a wonderful person. Thank you Dana, for everything!
 

KLC Broom Sale
Fairfield Shopping Center
Saturday - August 16, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club came out to Fairfield Shopping Center, in the HEART of Kempsville, on a gorgeous Saturday August 16th to sell our Blind Made Brooms to the public.  Thanks to you and your support of our Club we raised over $400.00 for our Sight & Hearing and our other Programs and Services. 

Thanks for coming out and joining us for this important event.  We look forward to seeing you at our next broom sale! 

And as always, Thanks for supporting the Kempsville Lions Club!

Year End Stats for PediaVision Screening
PRESS RELEASE
Friday - July 18, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

Over the last year our Kempsville Lions Club helped screen 552 children with the PediaVision Screenings.  Of those children who got screened 51 needed referrals to an Optometrist for more in-depth evaluation from their Eyecare Professional.

This program is FREE to the general public.  To find out our next date follow our Calendar or check back here often for more information.

KLC Broom Sale
Fairfield Shopping Center
Saturday - June 28, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club came out to Fairfield Shopping Center, in the HEART of Kempsville, on a gorgeous Saturday June 28th to sell our Blind Made Brooms to the public.  Thanks to you and your support of our Club we raised over $500.00 for our Sight & Hearing and our other Programs and Services. 

Thanks for coming out and joining us for this important event.  We look forward to seeing you at our next broom sale! 

And as always, Thanks for supporting the Kempsville Lions Club!

Children's PediaVision® Screening
Kempsville Area Library
Monday - June 16, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club held 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.  The team screened 51 children and referred 4 to an Optometrist for further evaluation.


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.

61st Annual Installation & Charter Night
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Thursday - June 12, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club and their guests gathered at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in the heart of Kempsville, to hold it's 61st Anniversary Installation & Charter night. The night was all about celebrating our history and reflecting on accomplishments our Club had made over those sixty years

There were many awards presented at this meeting to very deserving Lions.  The Lion of the Year was awarded to Lion Bill Hoskins and the coveted Melvin Jones Fellow was awarded to Lion Paul Steele

A special "Thank You" goes out to Past District Governor Dick Knox of the Southside Lions Club who did the installation of the Kempsville Lions 2014-2015 Officers.

The outgoing President Paul Steele handed the reigns over to incoming President Ron Schneider and after his Club Address and his own awards, the night was called to an end.  We look forward to a GREAT year with the new administration!

Please feel free to browse through our site.  You can find information on who we are and what we do to serve those in need.  More specifically, you can find information on the activities and events our Club takes part in, as well as a schedule of upcoming events.  If you have any questions about our Club or services we provide, please contact us by Clicking Here.
 
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