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|Montclair Lions, DIST 24-A, Dumfries, VA|
|P.O. Box 246, Dumfries VA, 22026 Updated Feb 2014 |
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The Montclair Lions meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at the Montclair Country Club. An open invitation exists for anyone who would like to join us in Lions fellowship and community service. Please drop off your used eye ware at the MPOA office or at the office of Dr. Conrad DDS & associates so that we may recycle them for those in need. Visit our facebook web page "https://www.facebook.com/montclairlionsclub/info"
|Who we are: Chartered in 1979 by a group of local businessmen and golfers, the Montclair Lions club continues today as an arm of the world’s largest, most active service club organization, the International Association of Lions Clubs. The membership today is more varied and includes men and women, professionals and retirees from all walks of life. These individuals have come together to provide assistance to the less fortunate in the local community specifically in the areas of sight, hearing, health and youth services.
|2013-2014 Officers||Commitee Chairs|
|Special Thanks to our Club Sponsors|
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 of 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 to 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, and 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.
PURPOSE TO CREATE and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
TO PROMOTE the principles of good government and good citizenship.
TO TAKE an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community. TO UNITE the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
TO PROVIDE a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest, provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
TO ENCOURAGE service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.
| Montclair lions club history 1979 through 2008|
Our history is a work in progress. There are periods where only a minimum amount of information has been preserved, but the records that do remain show the club has consistently strived to support those less fortunate in the local area through a wide range of fund raisers and the dedicated service of our members, both past and present
The Dale City Lions Club was our sponsoring Lions Club and helped us initiate our first meeting at the Montclair Country Club in January 1979. The first president elected at the organizational meeting was Ron Milam. He returned to the club as our guest speaker in January, 2003 to kick off our 25th anniversary year. Our initial fund raiser for the club was a charity golf tournament. The club has subsequently held a charity golf tournament every year since then. The 30th annual Montclair golf tournament was held in May 2008. Major benefactors of these funds were the Dale City Boys and Girls Club and Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS).
The first charter night was held in February 1979 with forty four charter members signing the chartering document. The club has since recruited over two hundred members during its 25 plus year history. The current membership includes over 30 members. Prince William county is a very transient area as evidenced by the fact that only one charter member remains active with the club today; Lion Terry Tallent. Two charter members are known to have passed away. Eleven other past charter members still live in the general area. Lion Marcel Bedard was in the Dale City Lions for a number of years before signing our charter as one of our sponsors. He has subsequently transferred his membership to the Montclair Lions where he is still an active member and serves as our secretary.
The club has raised in excess of a quarter of a million dollars during its twenty five plus year history. These funds have been raised from a wide variety of fund raisers to include citrus sales, white cane day collections, Luminaria sales, White House Christmas ornament sales, E bay auctions, yard sales, bingo, food sales, Christmas tree sales, light bulb sales, work at Nissan Pavillion, aluminum can recycling, entertainment book sales, raffles, art auction and Texas Hold-um tournaments to name but a few. In addition the club has donated manpower for community activities to include Habitat for Humanity, ACTS, Montclair Property Owners Association (MPOA) events and others.
As a not for profit organization, all monies raised have been distributed to a wide variety of local, zone, district, state, national and international projects. Some of the organizations that received funds include local high schools graduates who received college scholarship money, ACTS, Boys and Girls Club of PWC, little league teams, Boy Scouts of America and too many more to list. Our financial reports through the years list many more who have benefitted from our work. The Montclair lions club sponsored a Leo club at Potomac High School from 1989 until 1994. The club also established a Leo club at Hylton high school but the exact dates have not been determined at this time.
The club has held many social functions where the spouses were invited. The major social functions continue to be Valentines and Christmas. Other social functions have included picnics and wine tasting tours. Our spouses have always been invited to participate in our charter and installation meetings as well as our fund raising activities.
At the present time, the club is aware of the deaths of two charter members; Alvin Hochmuth and Nick Romano. In addition these two individuals were also past presidents. One other past president has also died; Dave Vowell.
Our first female Lion was Sally Horn, who joined in 1990. Our first female board member was Kathy Grover who served as our lion tamer in 1996 – 1997, and our first female president was Betsy Austin 2002 -2003. Others have followed as the club continues to serve for diversity and common morals.
Thanks to Lion Terry N. Tallent, our 26th president, and last remaining charter member for providing the majority of information captured above.
|MONTCLAIR LIONS, DIST 24-A, DUMFRIES, VA|
P.O. Box 246 Dumfries, VA 22026