Club projects

Community Outreach – Reach out to the community to research the service and financial needs within the area that the Club might help to meet.  Chambers of Commerce, Department s of Social Services, schools, town councils, parks and recreation groups, volunteer organization, day care centers, and churches requests for funds should be made in writing for review and recommendation to the LOW Lioness Board of Directors for final decision and action.


Bridges – The Group Home at Lake of the Woods is operated by Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services for adults with an intellectual disability.  Staff provides around the clock assistance with daily routines and transport residents to their day support center at Orange Bridges, where they are sent out to jobs or kept occupied with games, crafts, and exercise. Committee Chair:  Mary Lou McFarland


Eyeglass Recycling – Committee requests checks from the treasurer for the Leader Dog School and the Lions Sight Foundation of Virginia for the amounts allocated in the budget. It coordinates with the Lions Sight Chair to collect used eyeglasses for the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers and provides Lioness volunteers to work at the Lake of the Woods Eyeglass Recycling Center. The committee oversees any other Lioness activities pertaining to sight. Committee Chairs: Nancy Strain, Paula Hornaday


Germanna Scholarships – Committee reviews resumes of students, submitted by Germanna Community College, who are potential scholarship recipients.  The committee selects and awards several scholarships each year.  Committee Chair: Emily Slunt


Neo-Natal Caps – This group of Lionesses provide knitted or crocheted caps for the newborn at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg.  Committee Chair:  Barbara Tamayko.


SAFE House – This committee provides material/financial support, as needed, to the Services to Abused Families, Inc., in Culpeper.  Committee Chairs:  Phyllis Constanza, Susan Constanza


Wilderness Food Pantry – Lioness volunteers support the Orange County Food Pantry by staffing the pantry in the morning on the first and third Thursdays of the month, the second Wednesday of the month, and the last Saturday of the month.  Lionesses also collect food from local grocery stores and deliver it to the pantry. Committee Chairs:  Karen Cakouros, Betty Beck, Sharon Allen




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