Committees and Activities

AUDIT
Chairs: Doug Cross, PDG & Phil Sharpe
The Audit Committee reviews District financial records and ensures accuracy for audit and tax purposes. 


AWARDS
Chair: Joel Kendall, DG
Responsible for reviewing the State Achievement Award forms and requirements each year and recommending any changes for the following year.

















GLOBAL ACTION TEAM:
Supports member satisfaction efforts by providing clubs with guidance and resources to properly induct and instruct new Lions into our Service community.  To help retain current Lions by educating them as to the roles, responsibilities and activities at the Club, District and LCI level.
Report January 2021

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
District Coordinator: Glen Logan, PDG

GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP APPROACH:
Chair: Bobby Anderson

GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP TEAM
District Coordinator: Dr. Sally B. Kenavan, PDG

GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP TEAM RETENTION – NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Donalda Lovelace, 2VDG

GLOBAL SERVICE TEAM
District Coordinator: Sharon Hart, PCC



NORTHERN VIRGINIA LIONS MOBILE SIGHT AND HEARING SCREENING UNIT
President: Ralph Cooper
Secretary: Douglas Taggart
Treasurer: Jim Alexander
Van Scheduler: Shea Megale
Lead Van Technician: Melissa Hart
Represents the District Governor and Cabinet on the organization Board and serves on the District Cabinet. Make presentations to promote and increase use of the van, obtain and increase financial contributions, and enroll volunteers.



NORTHERN VIRGINIA LIONS YOUTH CAMP
President: Jay Moughon, PDG
1st Vice President: Sharon Schrack
2nd Vice President: Wilma Murphy, PCC
Secretary: Sharon Diefendorf
Treasurer: Mark Armendaris
Special Advisor: Phil Schrack, PCC
Coordinates activities and donations and represents the District Governor on the organization Board of Directors.

SIGHT & HEARING MOBILE SCREENING UNIT
President: Greg Hart
Secretary: Sharon Hart, PCC
Scheduler: Sharon Hart, PCC
Treasurer: James Golladay
Supports the upkeep, maintenance, and operations of the program and encourages Clubs to use the van(s) for sight and hearing screenings.


SOCIAL MEDIA
Chair: Tejas Patel
Assists Clubs in effectively using social media to share activities and attract members. 














BLAND MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, INC.
President: Shirley Wilson, PCC

BLAND MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
James E. Christiansen, PDG, Roland Santos & Shirley Wilson, PCC
As part of the Board of the Bland Music Scholarship Foundation, is responsible for the administration of the statewide program. Also oversees Bland contests within the District and organizes the District contest.
Report 2016


HEARING AID BANK FOUNDATION
President: Mike McLaughlin
Secretary/Treasurer: Jan Fowler

HEARING CONSERVATION
Chairs: Mike McLaughlin & Sharon Hart, PCC

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Chair: Glen Logan, IPDG
Encourages use of technology. Coordinates production and distribution of website and Paw Prints newsletter.
More Info
Webmaster: Sally Cooney Anderson
Paw Prints Newsletter: Sally Cooney Anderson
Report January 2021
OFFICER SCHOOL (INCOMING)
Chairs: Vicki Davies & Tejas Patel
Plans and executes annual new Club officer training and encourages participation in training throughout the year.











SPECIAL NEEDS EQUIPMENT
Chair: Sharon Hart, PCC
Responds to requests from people with visual and hearing impairments and coordinates requests for assistance with local Clubs.











BUDGET
Chairs: Doug Cross, PDG & Phil Sharpe
Works with the District Governor to establish a proposed budget for the year, which is approved by the Cabinet at the first meeting of the year.
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
Chair: Joel Kendall DG
Keeps membership updated on the International Convention and encourages attendance.

OLD DOMINION EYE FOUNDATION
Chair: Emily Carnes Fields, PDG
Coordinates activities and promotes awareness of ODEF and the importance of being an organ donor. Encourages financial support.
STAMPS FOR THE WOUNDED
Chair: Mary Probst
Collects canceled postage stamps in response to a 1942 appeal from the Armed Services Hospitals.
Report October 2020
Report January 2021
Lions Project for CANINE COMPANIONS
Chair: Jim Purton
As an officially approved Lions of Virginia statewide project, coordinates activities and promotes awareness of Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence programs to clubs and individuals in the District and encourages financial support.
Report: December 2020
INTERNATIONAL (LCI) DISTRICT CHAIR
James V Cech and Vicki Davis
Supports the District Governor and MD Lead for LCIF by interfacing with Club LCIF Coordinators and Zone Chairpersons to educate Clubs about LCIF Global efforts, to support Clubs applying for LCIF grants, and to encourage Club and individual support and participation in LCIF fundraising efforts.
PARLIAMENTARIAN
Chairs: Don Colley, PCC & Harry Parker, PCC
Ensures the adherence to Robert’s Rules of Order at all District meetings, oversees other protocol, and encourages courteous behavior.




STATE CONVENTION
Chair: Harry Parker, PCC
Ensures all Clubs receive information and assists Clubs in participation.







CHAPLAIN
Chair: James Christiansen, PDG
Performs the Invocations and Benedictions at all District functions, and arranges for memorial services for Lions that have passed within the last year.



INTERNATIONAL LIAISON
Chairs: Roy Wilson, PID
Keeps membership updated about International Relations, encourages Clubs to both visit and “twin” with Clubs in other countries, and encourages participation in Lions Day at the United Nations.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Chair: Roy Wilson, PID
PEACE POSTER CONTEST
Chairs: Sandra Morris & Jeff Root
Coordinates District efforts and works with school art teachers to challenge young people to think about peace and express what it means to them.
Report October 2020


PDG ASSOCIATION
President: Ann Ragland, PDG
USA/CANADA LIONS LEADERSHIP FORUM
Chair: Nenita Yu
Communicates information and encourages attendance.
Report October 2020




CHILDHOOD CANCER
Chairs: Nenita Yu & Zelandac “Daisy” Tucay
Helps those affected by childhood cancer survive and thrive.
More Info
Report October 2020






L.A.M.P. COORDINATOR
Chair: Valerie Gangwer

LEADER DOGS FOR THE BLIND
Chair: Chuck Schwab
Client Services Manager: Melissa Priester
Generates support for Leader Dogs for the Blind whose mission is to empower people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel.
Report May 2021
Report EOY 2020-2021
PIN TRADERS CLUB OF VIRGINIA (PTCV)
President: Hank Ragland
Secretary: Mary Lou Newman
Treasurer: Phil Sharpe
Provides assistance in the design and production and controls the distribution of District and Multiple District pins.





VIRGINIA LIONS EYE INSTITUTE FOUNDATION
President: Woody Woodard, PDG
Coordinates activities and promotes awareness.
Budget 2020-2021
Report October 2020
Report January 2021

VIRGINIA LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING, INC.
Director: Dr. Hauser Weiler, PID
Associate Director: James E. Christiansen, PDG
CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS
Chair: Harry Parker, PCC
Serves on the State committee with one member from each District. Advises the DG, District Council, and Clubs about the intent of the constitution and reviews proposed amendments.
Four Levels of Constitution and Bylaws

CREDENTIALS
Chair: Carol Byers
LEO CLUBS/CAMPUS CLUBS
Chair: Joann Bale

Provides young people with the opportunity to develop leadership skills by conducting civic and service activities in their communities.
More Info



PROTOCOL
Chair: Harry Parker, PCC & Don Colley, PCC
Ensures that things are done properly, that people are treated in a courteous manner, and that dignitaries are recognized.



VIRGINIA LIONS HEARING AID BANK FOUNDATION
Chairs: Mike McLaughlin and Sharon Hart
Collects used hearing aids and provides new and refurbished hearing aids to those who need but cannot afford them.
Report October 2020

DIABETES AWARENESS
Chair: Kathleen Gold and Alicia Calayag, RN
Coordinates diabetes education and awareness programs and the LEARNS Grant throughout the District.
Report June 2021
Report July 2021
LIONS ASSISTED MEDICAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR (LAMP)
Chair: Valerie Gangwer
Supports local health fair initiatives, generally held in underserved areas.
Report October 2020


PUBLIC RELATIONS
Chair: Woody Woodard, PDG
Assists Club PR Chairpersons in communicating club information to the community and media as well as tracking media results.
Report October 2020

VISITATION
Chair: Marie Davis
Oversees the program for the District Governor, develops a roster of Club Visitation Chairs, and plans the Visitation Kickoff Awards in August.
Report October 2020
Report January 2021
DISASTER RESPONSE/ ENVIRONMENTAL
Chair: Tejas Patel
Provides ways for Lions to make a difference in response to local, regional, national and international disasters. Encourages Clubs to participate in environmental projects.
More Info

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR
Carol Byers
LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
Chair: James Cech
Serves as an Ambassador for LCIF, educates about the mission and successes of LCIF, supports LCIF fundraising, and supports Clubs in applying for LCIF grant assistance.
Report February 2021
Report June 2021


READING ACTION PROGRAM
Chair: Jean Turner
Brings reading resources to those who are visually impaired as well as anyone who enjoys reading.
More Info
Report October 2020
Report June 2021



WHITE CANE
Chair: Richard Bell
Supports District White Cane activities.
Read about White Cane Safety Day







DISTRICT LIONS CHARITY, INC. (DLCI)
President: Sharon Hart, PCC
Registered Agent: John Knepper, PDG
Secretary: Greg Hart
Treasurer: Harry Leipfert
Director: Don Colley, PCC
Director: David Driver
Director: Norma Shoemaker

ETHICS
Chair: John Knepper, PCC
Answers questions from members and Clubs regarding ethical issues and works with the District Governor to resolve complaints.
LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, INC.
President: Wilma Murphy, PCC
Supports the collection and recycling of used eyeglasses.
More Info









RELIEVING HUNGER
Chair: Nenita Yu
Coordinates District-wide hunger relief efforts and maintains record of Food Banks in the District.
Report October 2020
Report February 2021








WOMEN & FAMILY MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Chair: Dr. Sally Kenavan, PDG
Plans and executes initiatives to enroll more women and families to be Lions.










FALL CONFERENCE/DISTRICT CONVENTION
Chairs: Rose Burrus, 1VDG
Plans and oversees all aspects of the District’s biggest District-wide meeting.






LIONS OF VIRGINIA FOUNDATION (LOVF)
President: Lee Winder
Secretary: Heather Jones-Lancto, PDG
Treasurer: Douglas Cross, PDG
Promote awareness of grants offered by the Foundation and encourages financial support through donations and the sale of raffle tickets.
Report October 2020
Treasurer’s Report 2020-2021
Finance Report July,2019-June, 2021
SERGEANT AT ARMS
Chair: Rich Lavallee
Report October 2020








WORLDWIDE INDUCTION DAY
Chairs: Mary Beth Schwab and Shirley Wilson, PCC
Organizes and conducts District event every April to welcome new members joining since the previous April and recognizes their sponsors.
Report October 2020
Report 2021


FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS
Chair: Davida Luehrs
Coordinates activities and promotes awareness.
Report November 2020

RSVP for March 20, 2021 National Chapter Vision Webinar – Stem Cells

LONG RANGE PLANNING
Chair: Rose Burrus, 1VDG
Ex Officio: Donalda Lovelace, 2VDG
Comprised of 1-2 PDGs, current DG; ex-officio members 1VDG and 2VDG; works with other Virginia Districts to establish future strategic plans.


SIGHT CONSERVATION
Chair: Davida Luehrs
Provide programs and assistance to people who are blind and visually impaired.
Report October 2020



YOUTH EXCHANGE/OUTREACH
Chair: Dr. Erika Laos
Oversees our District’s participation in the program.
More Info




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