Park West Lions Club
"The Red Derby Club"

Park-West Lions Charities, Inc.
Manassas Virginia, USA
703-392-0077 or
pwlions@aol.com

Lions Clubs International Mission Statement

"To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation."

 

 

COMING EVENTS

   

 

Spaghetti Dinner, August 15, 2014

 

$10,000.00 Super Raffle - October 4, 2014

 

The Park West Lions Club, through a grant from Novant Health, now has a SPOT Pediavison to provide free vision screening to children as young as six months old. Click here for more information.

Table of Contents:
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Meetings

Read the Club Calendar

How to Become a Member

Our Club Officers

Our Club Members

The Club History

Rent our Community Center

BINGO every Monday

Eyeglass Recycling

Sign Our Guest Book

Do You Need The Lions Help?

The News and Weather

Visit us on Facebook



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Other Nearby Lions Clubs on the Web:

Dale City Lions Club

Lake Jackson/Mid County Lions

Lake Ridge Lions Club

Manassas Host Lions Club

Manassas Lioness Lions Club

Montclair Lions Club

Woodbridge Lions Club

 


Regional, State and International Lions Organizations:

Lions of Northern Virginia, District 24-A

Lions of Virginia

Lions of Virginia Foundation

Virginia Lion Hearing Foundation & Research Center

Lions Club International Foundation

Virginia Lions Eye Institute

Lions Club International

Lion Net

We serve the Sudley and West Gate areas of Manassas, the Bristow area north of Route 28, the Gainesville area north of Linton Hall Road and State Road 55, and the Haymarket, Bull Run Mountain and Catharpin areas in Northern Virginia, near our nation's capital, Washington, DC, USA

Welcome to the Park West Lions Club 

The Park West Lions are a group of men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in the Manassas, Virginia area and the world community. As part of International Lions Clubs, we are part of the world's largest service organization.  We conduct fund raisers and service projects to help those in need. The Lions' motto is "We Serve."

For more than ninety years the Lions have been recognized throughout the world for their service to the blind and visually impaired.  A majority of the world's eye banks are established and supported by Lions, as are hundreds of clinics, hospitals and eye research centers. One such center, the Virginia Lions Eye Institute, is located at the Fairfax INOVA Hospital.  Over the forty-five years of existence of our Lions club, countless members of our local community have been helped with free quality eye care, eyeglasses, eye surgery, guide dogs, hearing examinations and hearing aids, that they would not otherwise be able to obtain.  We also support various youth activities such as scouts and baseball teams. We own and maintain a cabin at the Northern Virginia Youth Camp located near Paris, VA.  In 2001, we opened the Park West Lions Community Center located just off Sudley Road at 8620 Sunnygate Drive.  This center is used by the club for many of its functions, many other community organizations use the center and it is available for rent by residents of Prince William County and surrounding areas.  Of course we also collect used eyeglasses for cleaning and reuse at our satellite location of the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia.

We contribute to Lions and non Lions organizations in Prince William County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the world community.  Here are some of the programs that we contribute to:
 

Sight and Hearing Services and Organizations:

Mobile Screening Van
Old Dominion Eye Bank
Diabetes Awareness
Recording Services for the Visually Handicapped
Leader Dog for the Blind
Prevent Blindness Virginia
Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia

Youth Services and Organizations:

Bland Music Competition
Cub Scout Pack 1204, Boy Scout Troop 1182 & Venturing Crew 617
Drug Awareness 
Northern Virginia Youth Camp

 
 

Support for our Many Activities

The members of the Park West Lions Club conduct the following fund raising activities which are supported by the local community's participation. The funds we raise goes to support the community activities outlined above. Our Club calendar contains the exact dates of all the annual fund raisers. Click here to go to our calendar. 

  • By far, our major fund-raising activity is BINGO, held every Monday night at the Lions Club Community Center, 8620 Sunnygate Drive, Manassas VA. The early bird games start at  7:00 PM, so come join us for a fun night of BINGO, and maybe go home "the big winner."   The jackpot game pays out $1,000 and our “Make The 7”  and "4 Postage Stamp" progressive games can grown as high as $5,000. 
  • Our Community Center, 8620 Sunnygate Drive, Manassas, is now available for rentals. This is Manassas' newest and finest venue.
  • We hold an "All You Can Eat" Spaghetti Dinner on the third Friday of every month.
  • In December we hold our annual "Breakfast with Santa" at our Community Center.
  • In the spring of the year, we hold our "Super Raffle". Here is a chance to win $10,000, and also enjoy a fun filled evening of food, drinks and dancing.
  • In June we hold our "Charity Golf Tournament." We offer such prizes as an automobile for a hole-in-one, on one of the par 3 holes. The many local business sponsors make this tournament's excellent prizes possible.

 

For further information, click on any of the underlined words above to find out how you may participate. For details of when an event will occur, check our club calendar.

It is not all work, we have fun and fellowship too!

Throughout the year, we Lions also have a lot of fun and fellowship with our fellow members.

  • In the summer we hold our installation of new officers with a large party, with invited guests and spouses of our members.
  • During the winter months we also hold a spouse appreciation party. These events include a catered dinner, and lately an evening of karaoke.. This is open to all of the Park West Lions at no charge for the Lion and their guest.  Click here for the latest photos.
  • At Christmas time we along with the rest of our families all join in a sing along at the Marywood  senior citizens apartments.  Click here for the latest photos.
  • We build a float and participate in the Manassas Christmas parade. Click here for details.
  • In February we will be holding our 18th annual golf trip to Myrtle Beach, SC We have about 25-30 members and guests go each year. We play four different courses and try to pick at least one challenging course, sometimes two. We hold a tournament both in scoring and in putts. Some that go are even good golfers, some of us are not but we have just as much fun. Cost is very nominal, as we go during the slow time of the year.


 

Lions Code of Ethics

  • To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.
  • To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
  • To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.
  • Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.
  • To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
  • Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, as to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.
  • To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
  • To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.

 

  The Red Derby Lion is the work of Frances Franklin. Except for the Lions Logos, the entire contents are copyright 1997-2013, by the Park West Lions Club.  If your Lions Club wishes to copy or link to pages on this web site, you may do so, but please contact us and provide the appropriate credits.